Monday, 21 August 2017

Masking and embossing, Shabby chic card.

A simply elegant card today which also shows of two easy but effective techniques. This card has both masking and heat embossing used to create the centre piece.

Using the Petal garden paper, memories and more cards and the co ordinating Graceful garden stamp I created a pretty oft shabby/ vintage look. The edges are distressed using scissors and just a small amount of the blue peeps from under the main card front. 

The Gold corners are cut from an ornamental card from the suites memories and more pack and ties in with the stunning gold embossed rose. 

The script is taken from back ground bits which is a FREE set you can buy when you earn stampin' rewards with purchases over £150.00. My hostess code users for July received this set from me as their hostess code gift. 

There is a full step by step tutorial for this card available to watch over on my Youtube channel there is a button to the right which takes you there. You can also find a link to my online store in the top right of my blog should you wish to purchase any of the items I used today ....don't forget if your order is over £25.00 and bellow £150.00 use my hostess code to earn free product the code for August is :- SGKA9AF3

Happy stamping xxxx Amanda

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Friday, 18 August 2017

Autumn/ Winter catalogue paper share ...

Wow !!!! we have some amazing new papers in the brand new Autumn Winter catalogue! The most economical way to get them ALL is to join a paper share. I hold them every time a new catalogue comes out and customers love them as they get a quarter share of every single one of the new releases. 12 x 12 pads are cut into four 6 x6 and all 6 x 6 pads are shared equally between four. So you get ALL of the papers just a smaller amount easier on the bank balance !

Paper shares are a great way to decide which is your favourite then you can order more.

This blog post is to collect initially collect names of those whom would like to join this share. No money will be needed until the 29th of August. The price of the Share including UK postage is £23.00. I also offer this share to demos at the 20% baseline rate they would get if they bought them selves. Customers are rewarded with extra product purchased with the stampin' rewards earned via the paper share order. This is typically a pack of gems or other embellishment.

So if you would like to join my popular paper share simply email me or send me a message on Facebook my email is 
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Here is a list of the papers in the share... These are not available to order until the 1st of September and so you can expect your order to arrive around 10-14 days after that time.

All photographs here are of actual product I have in my possession but you can take a further look in the Catalogue when you receive it ....

happy stamping xxx Amanda

Painted Autumn ( quarter share of ) 12 sheets two of each of 6 double sided designs order number 144613

Merry Music ( quarter share of) 24 sheets four of each of 12 double sided designs order number 144623 NB* this a a speciality light weight paper 

Christmas around the world ( quarter share of ) 12 sheets two of each of 6 double sided designs order number 144629

Spooky Night DSP ( quarter share of ) 12 sheets two of each of 6 double sided designs order number 144610

Merry Little Christmas DSP ( quarter share of) 12 sheets two of each of 6 double sided designs order number 144622

Glimmer paper Red AND you will receive Silver also ( quarter share of)  2  two sheets of each order number ( red) 121790 ( silver ) 135314

Quilted Christmas DSP ( quarter share of)  48 sheets four of each of 12 double sided designs 
order no 144617 ...NB* photo on this one only shows one side 

Champagne foil sheets (quarter share of ) 2 single sided sheets speciality foiled paper order number 144748

Year of cheer speciality foiled papers ( quarter share of) 12 sheets three of each 4 SINGLE SIDED designs order number 144640

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

perfectly pretty lipstick box

I had a fair number of ladies join my team in July , one of those ladies is the lovely Donna Lester. Donna created a stunning box specifically to hold a lipstick and shared it on our private team Facebook page. the second I saw it I had to try she totally inspired me.

Such a simple idea which can be decorated or left plain. I did adjust a few tiny details to suit my needs but I did use Donna's original measurements. 

Such a fantastically easy project you could make many of these in no time at all. I do have a step by step video of me following Donna's measurements showing a few minor adjustments over on my YouTube channel. Here is a link to my channel where you can find my video. 

Here is the link to Donna's video.

I hope you will give this a try and hope you will take time to visit Donna and subscribe to her channel                 ... happy stamping xxx Amanda


cut card to 5 1/4" x 5"
on long side score at 1" and 4 1/4"
turn to short side and score at 1/4", 1 1/2", 2 1/2", 3 1/2" and 4 1/2"

cut and assemble as per instructional video 

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Sunday, 13 August 2017

Sunday card sketch club ..

Happy Sunday everyone its time for the Sunday card sketch club. This weeks theme was " Happy birthday" left ope to interpretation for the creators do do as they liked and here are the fantastic results ...

Card by Grace Carranza

and by Sarah Dunn

Card by Karen McClure

Card by Donna Lester

Card by Valerie Litten

Card by Janet Stokes

card by Marchela Calvo

Card by pauline Johnson

card by Carmel June smith

card by Gaynor Boyce

card by jean Schultz

card by Larry Miller

card by Eli Mendez

Card by Donna Bets.

card by Carol Ann pendleton

Card by Ian Potter.

Card by Sally Spadavecchia Fritz.