Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Butterfly Gala for Kylie's Demonstrator Training Blog Hop, December 2018


Welcome to my blog today.  I am taking part in Kylie's Demponstrator Training Blog Hop with other Demonstrators from all over the world.  There is no given theme for this hop, but there is sure to be plenty of creativity and inspiration along the way. 


Products from the new Spring/Summer catalogue will become available in January 2019, and I'm giving you a little sneak peek to some of them today.  Aren't these butterflies adorable?  And so is the gingham paper!


The Gingham Gala suite has lots of gorgeous goodies including a stamp set with a matching butterfly punch (hooray!).  There are four different butterfly stamps, each with two butterfly images on one stamp; one large, one small.  The punch cuts out two separate butterflies (double hooray!).  The suite also includes a 6" x 6" pack of paper with classic gingham checks in light, fresh colours.  The paper I have used has a small check design, and the reverse side has a larger check design.


The stamp set includes some solid-shaped butterflies that can be used to colour in the outlines - I stamped off onto some scrap paper first so that a lighter shade was achieved.


I stamped, coloured and punched a pile of butterflies and then had fun arranging them
on my card(s).  As ever, indecision came to visit and I ended up with a couple of cards that are pretty similar, but different.  I couldn't choose between them, so I'm sharing them both!


The butterflies are mounted onto a punched shape stack, one plain one embossed with the new Dot to Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The punch comes in the Christmas Traditions Punch Box, which at the time of writing is on the list of Discontinued Products in the Year-End Closeout (at a reduced price, while stocks last).


I have stayed faithful to the colours used in the gingham paper paper pack because I love the fresh, spring like feel of them. The only extra embellishments I've used are basic pearls on the butterflies' bodies and a daubing from the Wink of Stella pen on their wings.


These cards were a joy to put together.  I wonder which version you prefer?  Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and for being part of our blog hop!  I really hope that you find lots of ideas that inspire you to create something special.  You are currently at my blog - Karen Henderson.  So check the list below to see who is next on the list.  Make sure you don't miss any!

Blog Hop List:


If you need any supplies please take a look in my online Stampin' Up! shop.  You can follow the link or click on the pictures below of the products I have used today.

As always, happy crafting,



If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Use the hostess code TX9ZFFZB to get some free product (it will follow in the post after the end of the month).  If your order is over £150 do not use the code as you become a hostess and get rewards.  To place an order, 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

Alternatively, you can click on one of the images below showing the supplies used (some items will not be available until January 2019):









Monday, 10 December 2018

Butterfly Beauty thanks

Hello and welcome to my blog.  I'm delighted to be taking part in Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights for December.  The theme for this month is Gratitude and thankfulness.


The best bit about this Highlight is that you can vote for your favourite five projects in the galleryAt the end of the voting, the top ten winners will get the chance to be part of an international blog hop later this month.  I would love to take part in the hop so I would really appreciate it if you would visit the gallery and VOTE for my card.


My card today uses some brand new products that will be available in the new Spring/Summer catalogue that launches in January 2019.  As a Demonstrator, I am able to purchase from this catalogue before the launch date, and I have been itching to experiment with some new items.  This highlight was the perfect excuse to unwrap some of my new goodies.

We have a season ticket to our local zoo where there is a Butterfly House.  On each trip to the zoo I love to see the butterflies - especially when the weather is inclement outside.  Their delicate wings and their vibrant colours fascinate me.  I decided to use the Beauty Abounds bundle which is all about butterflies comprising of a stamp set and a set of thinlet dies.  There are two butterfly stamps, a selection of words and what I'm going to describe as filler images.  There are two groups of bubbles that you can see on my card and a splatter type image.  All of which are useful for adding that little something extra.  I foresee that these will be used on many cards! 


The dies are nothing less than fabulous.  Two large butterfly dies layer, one on top of the other, filling almost the entire card front.  There are five butterflies hovering within the one die cut.  Whilst I used the complete, page filling die cut there is definite scope for snipping and pruning to create smaller, individual images.  I can't wait to experiment further!  The colours I used today are Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather.  In addition to the two large dies, there are numerous smaller butterflies and accents.  In total, the set contains 20 dies.


The 'thanks' stamp has a handwritten look and sits neatly in the centre of the card on top of the gorgeous striped ribbon.  The butterfly dies are so stunning that I have only added a little extra embellishment in the form of Glitter Enamel dots which come in a variety of colours and sizes.


Creating this card has reminded me that I am thankful for inspiring days out to the zoo and for being able to create with wonderfully coordinating products.  Posting this card out will be a joy.  

Thank you for visiting me today.  If you have enjoyed my project I'd be really grateful if you visited the gallery and voted for my project! 
 

If you need any supplies please take a look in my online Stampin' Up! shop.  You can follow the link or click on the pictures below of the products I have used today.

As always, happy crafting,



If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Use the hostess code TX9ZFFZB to get some free product (it will follow in the post after the end of the month).  If your order is over £150 do not use the code as you become a hostess and get rewards.  To place an order, please visit my online shop: HERE

Did you know that if you join up as a Demonstrator you can add new products to your Starter Kit?  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

Alternatively, you can click on one of the images below showing the supplies used:
 








Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Year-End Closeout



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Today is an exciting day.  The Stampin' Up Year-end close out sale is here.  The Year-End Closeout is your opportunity to take advantage of special year-end deals on retiring items.  Savings are available on select items but some items are last-chance and limited-inventory, so place your order while supplies last!

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Some of my favourite, and most used, items that are leaving us are:



Today, is also the day that the wonderful craft and carry bag for the Stamparatus has become available for you to buy.  I love mine - it stores my Stamparatus and accessories altogether and they are ready for crafting on the go.


Happy shopping,



If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Use the December hostess code TX9ZFFZB to get some free product (it will follow in the post after the end of the month).  If your order is over £150 do not use the code as you become a hostess and get rewards.  To place an order, 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