Sunday, 22 April 2018

A Sympathy Card with Hopeful Thoughts & Awesomely Artistic

I really don't enjoy making Sympathy Cards but sadly, circumstances warranted the need for another  one last month.   A lovely friend of the family passed away.  He was very courageous and was a super neighbour and friend to my Mother-in-Law.

So this little card evolved.  I used two of my favourite "go to" stamp sets, both of which are on the Retiring List.



It's very understated and hope it's not too sombre. 



Originally, I wasn't going to "Blog" this one, but I had a change of heart.  It was nice to honour a very nice man in my own way.

Have a lovely day - I am off on a family reunion today.  Should be interesting and hopefully a lot of fun !

Bye for now,

Linda xx


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Saturday, 21 April 2018

Share What You Love Suite - Sharing a "Little" Sneaky Peek

I love to tease - and today's little Note Card is really just that. 

It's a very sneaky little peek of a few new up and coming Stampin' Up! products.   Little is the operative word here.



The Share What You Love Suite is being offered as a special pre-order package in three different Bundle choices to customers from 1 - 31 May.   There is also an "A La Carte Menu".  Demonstrators have been lucky to get their hands on the Share What You Love Suite during April.

I have shared the gorgeous sentiment from the Love What You Do stamp set (I just love the font style).  I have shared just the weeniest little square tile of beautiful DSP.  As Stampin' Up! celebrates its 30th (Pearl) Anniversary this year, some of the pretty Share What You Love Specialty DSP is pearlised and super pretty.  Note the little coloured pearl embellishment and a teeny tiny piece of lovely velvet Rich Razzleberry ribbon.

The pretty Bold Butterfly Framelit is sadly retiring but is a very appropriate embellishment for my decorative square tiles.



Clean and simple is my favourite style and I have kept this card pretty clean and simple.



Detailed below are the three differing Early Release Bundles, offering lots of choice and scope.

1.   Just Getting Started Bundle (aimed at beginners in papercrafting) includes ONE FREE item.

  • Love What You Do stamp set
  • Very Vanilla A4 card stock
  • Old Olive Stampin' Pad
  • Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Clear Block E
  • Pack of Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (FREE)

2.   A Little More, Please Bundle includes TWO FREE items
  • Love What You Do stamp set
  • Make A Difference stamp set
  • Very Vanilla A4 card stock
  • Share What You Love card stock pack
  • Pearlized Doilies
  • Grapefruit Grove Classic Stammpin' Pad
  • Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Velvet Ribbon
  • Share What You Love Artisan Pearles
  • Very Vanilla C6 Envelopes (FREE)
  • Share What You Love Ebellishment Kit (FREE)

3.   Gotta Have It All Bundle includes THREE FREE items
  • Love What You Do stamp set
  • Make Difference stamp set
  • Very Vanilla A4 card stock pack
  • Share What You Love card stock pack
  • Pearlized Doilies
  • Share What You Love Specialty Design Series Paper
  • Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Velvet Ribbon
  • Share What You Love Artisan Pearls
  • Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • Statement of My Heart single stamp (FREE)
  • Very Vanilla Medium C6 Envelopes (FREE)
  • Share What You Love Embellishment Kit (FREE)

And so you can see it all with your own eyes - click on the photo below :-


What do you think ?    I loved the Suite as soon as I saw it ...... and everything is just lovely "in the flesh".

And what's more - you don't have to wait until May if you want to get you hands on any of the bundles, because if you join up as a demonstrator, then you can order one of the Share What You Love Suite Bundles as part of your customised kit.


Linda xx




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Thursday, 19 April 2018

Just Add Text in Pink Pirouette

This is one of those stamp sets that has tended to sit quietly on my shelf getting overlooked and now I find it's another which is retiring.  So I thought it was time to show just how pretty the little stamp that forms the focal point of today's little card is before the set is withdrawn.  It's also worth mentioning that the pretty Pink Pirouette card stock I chose to use is also being withdrawn at the end of May.



In fact, what I have done is mask off some words with masking tape, because I just wanted to work with just the word "Beautiful", and added the die-cut word "You". I heat embossed the stamped sentiment with white embossing powder and added a little touch of colour with some Stampin' Write Marker Pens.  I used the Celebrate You Thinlits which were a free Sale-A-Bration item.  That promotion ended at the end of March, but I am happy to report that these dies will be re-available from 1st June, having carried over into the new Annual Catalogue for 2018.



Personally, I think this little card is ever so pretty.   I am thinking of making up a big batch of these in various pastel shades to send out with my May "Thank You" packs. 



By the way ....... for my April customers .... I haven't forgotten you.  I have had a little re-think about how I do things and am sending out my "Thank Yous" in one hit towards the end of the month, as a lot of my customers will have earned themselves "Rewards" for using my Hostess Code last month.  I have now ordered and am in receipt of those Rewards, and have been packaging them up.  This will save on postage costs which have become very expensive.

Talking of Hostess Codes - please remember to use mine if you are placing an order with me worth between £20 - £149 (found in the right-hand column of my Blog).  In doing so, this entitles you to receive a lovely free Hostess Gift from me next month.

This month's Hostess Code is KFDPHMP6.

Well that's it from me today.   I gather the UK is going to be basking in very hot sunshine today (and I shall be stuck in an office wishing I was soaking up some rays !!).  So have fun, whatever your plans are, and thanks for looking.

I will be back tomorrow. Bye for now.

Linda xx

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Bye Bye Blooms & Wishes, Bold Butterfly and Island Indigo !

These gorgeous stamps, dies and Island Indigo card stock and ink have found their way onto the Retiring List.  What a shame ? 

I have had a lot of fun with Blooms & Wishes.  I love the abstract flowers which look stunning in many different colour combinations.



For today's project I decided to use Island Indigo and Gold heat embossing for my colour theme.  Island Indigo is a very strong striking colour and I have found that I get the best results when using the ink, by employing the "stamp on - stamp off" technique.  So before applying the stamp to my card stock, I tend to stamp off the excess ink once on a piece of scrap before stamping directly onto my card.  This softens the colour considerably.

To add a little embellishment, I used my retiring Bold Butterfly Framelits.



I am pleased with the results and just sorry that everything apart from the Whisper White card stock and embossing powder will no longer be available as they are not carrying over in the new Annual Catalogue which will be launched on 1 June.

Hope you like my little composition - thanks for looking.

Bye for now,

Linda xx


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