Monday 24 July 2023

Thanks with Paper Florist for the International Highlights Winner's Hop


Hello and welcome to my blog. Earlier in the month, I participated in Kylie Bertucci's International Project Highlights and after the voting had closed I was delighted to find myself in the Top Ten!

Thank you so much to everyone who visited the gallery and voted for my card. If you missed it, you can read all about it here. I am absolutely thrilled to be eligible to take part in this winner's hop.

For my card for today I have chosen to use the same products again: the Paper Florist, Dainty Delight and Fresh as a Daisy dies teamed with the thanks from the Biggest Wish make a lovely combination! Whilst I used some of the same design features using an alternative colour combination gives the card a different feel. Here, I have used Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape.


I made a slim-line base from Highland Heather card. (I am trying to use up my stash of the thin, wide envelopes that Stampin' Up! used to sell but a business envelope would work too!) Over the top of a layer of Gorgeous Grape I added an embossed layer of Vellum cardstock - I love how adding the texture creates a white hue to the previously plain vellum. 

The diagonal layers of card are decorated with die cut flowers and foliage together with Iridescent Pearls and Glittered Organdy ribbon. Adding layers of the delicate foliage gives depth creating a bouquet of flowers, on a card, all tied up with ribbon. The white heat embossed thanks, which is raised and shiny, completes the card.


Click on the names below to hop around and see the other fabulous projects. Enjoy! I hope you have been inspired today - please leave a comment let me know what you think, and if you live in the UK you can purchase these products below.

Blog hop list:

If you want to purchase the items used for these cards, or any other 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.

Stay safe and 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 current hostess code (July 2023 code: HKFUVH9S) 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 the hostess and get the 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

All Star Tutorial Bundles

All Star Tutorial Bundles have 12 AMAZING video tutorials to inspire you each month.



Click HERE for sneak peeks or to purchase.

FREE with a purchase from my online store
 

Bonus Days


Bonus Days are back! Stampin' Up! is running this popular promotion once again. For every £45 spent on products between 6th - 31st July you will earn a £4.50 coupon to redeem between 1st and 31st August

Today's Project

Click on the images of the products I have used today to purchase them in my online shop:

Rembember to use the current hostess code.  

July 2023 code: HKFUVH9S

Saturday 8 July 2023

Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop - Colour Challenge


Hello and welcome to my blog! Today I am taking part in a blog hop with some fellow enthusiasts who love sharing their creative talents using their Stampin' Up!® products. This month the Stamping Inkspirations blog hop is all about Christmas in July using a range of Stampin' Up! colours.


The challenge for us to find inspiration from the Hallmark 2023 Dream Book. You can see several of our colours on the front cover; Wild Wheat, Sweet Sorbet, Pecan Pie, Cherry Cobbler and Pretty Peacock.

For my palette I selected Pecan Pie, Cherry Cobbler and Pretty Peacock. These three colours have such a rich regal feel to them, perfect for Christmas cards! Although I deliberated about the Cottage Wreath stamps and coordinating dies last Autumn, I didn't buy them until they appeared in the Annual Catalogue. So, this is the first time I have used them and I know that they will be well loved and used for Christmas and Autumnal projects.


My favourite way to create frames at the moment is with the Radiating Stitches dies from our Online Exclusive offering. The nesting dies make it so easy to add layers to a card. As it's Christmas, I added very skinny layers of Distressed Gold paper behind each of the die cut layers. I love the hint of shine that it adds.

The Pretty Peacock layer is overstamped with the fir leaf foliage - I stamped off the image so that there is just a subtle impression. The wreath itself is also stamped with Pretty Peacock ink and it's so clever how the stamp generates a varigated image. On top of the stamped wreath I added several gold heat embossed holly leaves - a Christmas wreath would not be complete without holly! Nor would a Christmas card be complete without Gold heat embossing!


The wreath is popped up on dimensionals allowing room for the die cut leaves and the Simply Elegant Trim bow. As a finishing touch I added some holly berries using adhesive backed Festive Pearls.

I hope that you are inspired by my card today and that you will continue along the hop to see what the others have created too. Enjoy the projects. We would love to hear from you and so if you have been inspired, please leave a comment.


Angie McKenzie  ●  Jan Musselman  ●  Mo Rootes

Tricia Butts  ●  AurĂ©lie Fabre  ●  Karen Henderson

Lorraine Tierney  ●  Marieke Bart  ●  Leonie Stuart

Do you need any of the products used on today's card? If you live in the UK you can click on the shopping links below to add them to your collection today.

Thank you for joining us today! Looking forward to seeing you next time.

Stay safe and 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 current hostess code (July 2023 code: HKFUVH9S) 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 the hostess and get the 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

All Star Tutorial Bundles

All Star Tutorial Bundles have 12 AMAZING video tutorials to inspire you each month.



Click HERE for sneak peeks or to purchase.

FREE with a purchase from my online store
 

Bonus Days


Bonus Days are back! Stampin' Up! is running this popular promotion once again. For every £45 spent on products between 6th - 31st July you will earn a £4.50 coupon to redeem between 1st and 31st August

Today's Project

Click on the images of the products I have used today to purchase them in my online shop:

Rembember to use the current hostess code.  

July 2023 code: HKFUVH9S

Wednesday 5 July 2023

All Star Design Team Blog Hop - Earthen Elegance Suite

Hello and welcome to my blog. I am delighted to be part of the All Star Video Class Group. We create a Video Class Bundle with exclusive tutorials complete with photos, video directions and a supply list that includes both Metric and Imperial measurements, and we also hop together each month sharing another project using the same suite. This month we are using the Earthen Elegance Suite.


Here
is a sneak peek of the Earthen Elegance Suite bundle of video tutorials.


Here is a closer look at the sneek peek of my project in the tutorial bundle.


To enjoy the video class bundle of tutorials you have several options:

  • shop with me -  if you order from my online store you will receive that month's bundle for free
  • purchase - buy the bundle for £11.50 
  • Join my Team - team members will receive the tutorials for free

During July 2023 a subscription option is also available - you purchase five months you receive the sixth month (December 2023) for free.

Every month for the next six months we will be using current Stampin' Up! Suites to create a Video Class Bundle, each containing 12 exclusive video classes. We will be using products from both the Annual Catalogue and the new upcoming September-December Mini Catalogue:

  • July 2023 - Earthen Elegance Suite
  • August 2023 - Bright and Beautiful Suite
  • September 2023 - Zoo Crew Suite
  • October 2023 - Les Shoppes Suite
  • November 2023 - Suite from Mini Catalogue
  • December 2023 - Suite from Mini Catalogue


Thank you for joining me today for the All Star Design Team Video Class Bundle Blog Hop for July 2023.
At the start of each month, each of creates another project using the featured suite of products to give you even more inspiration. Here is my additional Earthen Elegance Suite project.


The sentiments in this suite are written in an adorable Art Deco style font which I absolutely love and wanted to feature in my card. I stamped them in a staggered fashion across the front of a piece of Gray Granite cardstock using Pretty Peacock ink, both full strength and stamped off for a lighter shade.
The tall vase is die cut from Designer Series Paper and the short one is stamped on to Pretty Peacock card with matching ink. They are filled some gorgeous foliage die cut from Copper Clay, Distressed Gold and Pretty Peacock.


One of the dies in the set acts like an embossing folder. It can be used to add texture to the vases or, as I have done, to the background. I positioned the embossing to ground the pots. The Thank You layer is mounted onto a slightly bigger layer of Pretty Peacock card, which in turn is adhered to a top folding card base which has been covered with DSP. Inside there is another vase simply filled with stamped images.


I have had so much pleasure creating with this suite, and I hope you feel inspired to create with it too. Let me know what you think in the comments below. If you would like more ideas using this suite you can purchase the tutorial bundle (along with previous tutorials) HERE

Thank you so much for visiting today. Click on the names below to hop around and see all the other amazing projects. Enjoy! If you live in the UK you can purchase these products below.

Blog Hop List:

Stay safe and 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 current hostess code (July 2023 code: HKFUVH9S) 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 the hostess and get the 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

All Star Tutorial Bundles

All Star Tutorial Bundles have 12 AMAZING video tutorials to inspire you each month.



Click HERE for sneak peeks or to purchase.

FREE with a purchase from my online store
 

Bonus Days


Bonus Days are back! Stampin' Up! is running this popular promotion once again. For every £45 spent on products between 6th - 31st July you will earn a £4.50 coupon to redeem between 1st and 31st August

Today's Project

Click on the images of the products I have used today to purchase them in my online shop:

Rembember to use the current hostess code.  

July 2023 code: HKFUVH9S