Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Fast and Fabulous Happy Birthday

I love crafting.  It makes me happy and I love creating something special from simple ingredients.  Now that could be a refreshing lemon drizzle tray bake cake, which always goes down well with my work colleagues, or a batch of chocolate chip cookies, which always go down well at home!  Or the ingredients might be of the paper and ink variety to make a fun card. 


Today's card is fast and fabulous.  It is quick to assemble, yet still striking.  The bold colours and simple layout have impact.  I'm sure that I will recreate this card with a different palette.


The Happy Birthday Gorgeous bundle is the star of the show with the circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits acting as the perfect foil.  The large die cut words are amazing, and so easy to adhere to the card when used with the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets (apply the adhesive to the card stock, die cut the words, peel and stick. Easy Peasy!).  The floating balloon and stamped words emphasise that special birthday message.

Thanks for visiting to day.  Happy Crafting,


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Saturday, 17 June 2017

Wheely missing you, for Global Design Project #091

Today's fun card is made with the Global Design Project's current Theme Challenge in mind.  The theme is Wheels.


Back in April, I attended the fabulous Stampin' Up! OnStage event in Amsterdam.  The event is just for demonstrators.  We all get very excited to be the first to see new products showcased and we even get to make cards using some of them.  One of this year's presentations was by a Dutch demonstrator, called Danielle Bennenk, who showed us some wonderful projects using the new Bike Ride stamp set.  There are so many bikes in Amsterdam, I am sure it was no coincidence that a Dutch demonstrator was asked to showcase this particular set!  At the end of the presentation we were all delighted to receive our very own set of Bike Ride stamps.  Confession time: this is the first time that I have used my set - but when I saw this theme challenge, I just knew it was time to get it out!

http://www.global-design-project.com/2017/06/global-design-project-091-theme.html

To begin with, I created the "watercoloured" background using the largest clear block, some ink and some water.  My first attempt wasn't that brilliant so I tried again, and, after a little experimentation, I made a background that I was happy with. 


I used my biggest (F) clear block and pressed an ink pad directly onto it - Pear Pizzazz for the grass and Soft Sky for the sky.  Then I spritzed water liberally onto the ink covered block and "stamped" it onto Shimmery White cardstock.  I'm really pleased with how this looks.


I've used the beautiful tree from the Sheltering Tree stamp set as the backdrop to my picket fence; there are even small clumps of flowers around its base.  The Crumb Cake picket fence is created simply by stamping the Hardwood background stamp, using Crumb Cake ink, and then punching out planks with the Classic Label punch.


There is a coordinating framelit set available for these stamps, which can be bought together for a bundle saving 10% discount.  My framelits are arriving in my next order, so for this card I have done lots of therapeutic fussy cutting!   Once assembled, the bike leans up against the fence and the cute dog sits on the back of it, waiting patiently.  The cute words are created using the Labeler Alphabet set.


 Thanks for visiting today.  Happy crafting,


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Friday, 16 June 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous - with a twist of citrus zing!

I made this card especially for wonderful colour challenge hosted by The Paper Players this week.

The colours to use are Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist.  They are fresh and zingy and ooze the essence of lazy summer days!  Whilst the colours aren't ones that I would have immediately combined myself, as my card came together, the colour combo definitely grew on me.
http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/pp348-color-challenge-from-leanne.html
I've used the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set to create the lower background section of the card.  Three rows of words, associated with birthdays, are stamped in Pool Party ink on Pool Party card.  Don't you just love that pretty swirly font?  The photopolymer stamps make it straight forward to place the words in the right place!


Next, I have punched out lots of large balloons from Pool Party card to create the faux embossed section at the top.  The two sections are separated with a piece of beautiful Lemon Lime Twist ribbon.


Finally, three balloons are added to ensure that the celebratory mood is confirmed!  The larger of the three balloons comes from another, equally gorgeous, birthday set called Balloon Celebration.  To set them apart from the background they are popped up using dimensionals and they float on Baker's Twine strings.

Thank you for visiting today.  Happy Crafting


If you would like to order any supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Please visit my online shop: HERE

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com

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