Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Simple fun notecards in minutes.....



How much fun are these note cards. I chose the hostess stamp set "Love you lots" which is exclusive . You can only purchase these using Stampin' Rewards when spending £150.00 or over. What a great reward this set is super cute with fun characters...which i tried not to determine who was a boy and who was a girl .

The cards are basic 3 1/2 x 3 1/2" square with the dip coming from the subtle range DSP stack. Amazing value 40 sheets of 12 x 12 to play with in all the subtle colours. The dip and the stamp layer were cut in 1/4 " increments very very simple. I coloured the images using Stampin' Up! markers simply with no shading or technique and yet they still look fantastic.

The envelopes are an added extra .If you have the envelope punch board you can make envelopes to fit any card .The measurements are given and you simply follow them to create custom envelopes. These used 6 x 6" paper .

As always theres a full instructional video to go with this post so sit back relax and watch .... Happy stamping xx Amanda


Monday, 27 March 2017

Coffee and a stunning Christening card


Happy Monday I hope you all had an amazing weekend, hope all the mummies in the Uk had a wonderful Mothering Sunday. I had a fab day got some sweet gifts from my little girl who did a mini treasure hun with riddles to lead me to each gift. She's so thoughtful.

I spent the rest of my Sunday planning and creating this beautiful card. Im my mind its a Christening card for a little boy, change the colours up for a girl. It a simple yet elegant card with lots of layers to give depth and also help with layering technique.

I used the Carousel birthday stamps with has a circus fair ground theme adorable. The Embossing folder used is named floral affection, a two piece set I used only one section. The colours I kept minimum Soft Sky and Whisper white. I did bring in my Layering oval dies for the centre piece but you could use an alternative or cut a rectangle by hand. I don't often use more than two things on a Monday card but I had this idea in my head and just had to see it through. I do hope you like it . As usual you can view a full video tutorial on my Youtube below. If you would like to purchase any of the products used just visit my online shop via the link to the right or click the shop now tab. Enjoy the rest of your Monday folks and ... happy stampin, hugs x Amanda








Measurements:-

Base:- 9 x 4"
layer one:- 4 1/2 x 4"
layer 2:- 4 x 3 1/2"
layer 3:- 3 3/4 x 3 1/2"
Embossed layer:- 3 1/2 x 3"
oval used :-3 1/4" and 3"


Sunday, 26 March 2017


Happy Sunday everyone I hope however you choose to spend today you have a fantastic day. Happy mothers day to all the mummies out there hope you are spoilt and get a day off.

So here we are again with our weekly sketch and the cards produced by members of our forum. I am always impressed by the work and everyone who makes the effort to join in . I choose the sketch myself this week and I think some found it challenging ... Take a look at the cards and I hope they can give you some ideas. This is a great way to use up those pesky scraps... enjoy xxx Amanda




Outstanding card by Team Scrimpy member Elaine Spencer . Elaine is a multi talented crafter . The composition of this card highlights her talents.



Beautiful card created by Carol  Ann. Stunning card and as I missed her card last week I had to make sure i didn't miss her this week ...sorry Carol 


Created by the talented Karen McClure using Blooms and Bliss and the beautiful you stamp set.


Fab card created by Cristina Anca.


Stunning card created by Mary McCann. I do adore navy and white a total classy look.



Beautiful card by Team Scrimpy member Barbara Tindle.



Stunning up and away DSP card created by Grace Carranza.



Card created by Steph Stoker with stunning colours.




card created by Donna Betts nice use of the glitter papers from Stampin' Up! 



Lovely card created by Debbie Harper. Fantastic texture effects.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Stunning beautiful you any occasion card



Todays card is simple yet elegant in timeless classic colours navy and White. Thus is one card I really am quite proud of and would love to receive as its so pretty. I used the stunning beautiful you Stamp set and paired it with Floral boutique DSP, So detailed thinlits die and Navy and white card stock.

A very classy look is given by layering the DSP with the So detailed die cut and the Navy back ground. The stamp set just hold its own with the stunning flurry of colour stamp to add that extra special something. I used Soft set and Night of navy on the " inky swoosh" having stamped off first to give a lighter coverage. Cutting the stamped image in a simple rectangle and adding just one rhinestone gives a crisp clean look ... very happy how it turned out. As always there is a youtube tutorial to accompany this card. I do hope you will give it a try and have fun creating. Measurements are below and shop links are above and to the right side should you need anything you see used. As always you can email me at any time details are on my contacts page... Happy Stamping xxxx Amanda










Measurements:-

card base:- 10 1/2 x 5 1/2" score at 5 1/4 to fold
Insert:- 5 x 5 1/4"
DSP:- 5 1/4 x 2 1/2"
The stamped layer was cut to size as required