Friends of SUBA June Blog Hop

,Welcome to the Friends of SUBA Blog Hop.

SUBA Simply Amazing Business Angels, Louise Sims and Pip Todman bring you Business support training

What does SUBA stand for? SUBA stands for Simply Unique Business Angels, and is run by Pip Todman and Louise Sims.

Back in August 2017 I attended a SUBA Training Course to help move my business into the Social Media arena.  Pip and Louise have welcomed me with open arms and are constantly helping others like me to understand the systems that they use and build the confidence to use them more so. There was another training course in February 2018, the group of  Stampin’ Up! Demo’s who attended, decided to join up to create a blog hop so that what they had learnt could be put into practice. I was lucky to join this group and be able to show you what I have made for this month’s blog hop.

June’s Blog Hop Theme – Masculine/Male

A couple of weekends ago it was Father’s Day and I am very lucky to have both my Dad and Father-in-law around.  With them both being very special people I had to make a special card for them.

I decided to use Tranquil Tide card stock to use as a mat layer.  I love using punches and decided to use the Tailored Tag Punch (after all its my surname), to punch out shapes from the retired True Gentleman Designer Series Paper (as both Dads are True Gentlemen).

These are the cards I came up with:

I hope you have enjoyed visiting my blog today.

Please leave a comment before you click on the next button to visit Caro and see what lovely projects she has done.

Caro at Craft with Caro


Deborah at DJC Creativity   


Leighsa at Leighsa’s Loft  


Ginny at Celebrate the Journey     


Sandra @ Sandra’s Stamp & Craft Studio  


Carrie at The Inky Nook


Cheryl at Stampin’ n Crafting with Cheryl Diana YOU ARE HERE

Stampin Dreams June Blog Hop


Welcome to Stampin’ Dreams June Blog Hop.

The theme for this month is Birthdays.

This is a global blog hop and you have just arrived in England.  I hope you enjoy my birthday cards.

If like me you have bought stamp sets but not quite got round to using them, well, Graceful Garden was one of those that I had.  I chose the roses as in England most of our roses start blooming in our gardens.

Here are the two cards I came up with.

Rose cards x2

Card 1

Rose card 1

This card is a basic A6 card base with a mint macaron card  stock mat layer.  I stamped the rose onto a Whisper White mat layer using Black Memento Ink.  I used Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry watercolour pencils to colour in the rose and blended together using the blender pen.  The leaves were colouring in using Old Olive watercolour pencil.

I edged the rose petals and tops of the leaves with Wink of Stella to give it a slight shimmer.

The sentiment is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set in Mint Macaron to match the mat layer.  I finished off the card with 3 Rhinestones.

Card 2

Rose card 2

This card style is a new one that I was shown at a recent team meeting.  For this card I used Basic Black, Mint Macaron and Whisper White card stock to make mat layers on both front sides of the card.  I stamped the sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday, in Black Memento Ink.

The roses and rose leaves are also from the Graceful Garden stamp set and are stamped in Black Memento Ink and coloured in using the same colours as card 1.   I then fussy cut them out and arranged them onto the whisper white mat layer.

I hope the two cards you’ve seen here on my blog today have inspired you & brightened your day.

Please do leave a comment before using the list below to hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don’t want to miss any!

Home Decor SU Style Blog Hop June 2018

Welcome to Stampin ‘n’ Crafting with cheryldiana.

I am an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from England.  You may have just started with me or just visited Danielle and seen her lovely project.

Today I am taking part in a slightly different blog hop which involves a project for Home Decor.  This is the first time I have taken part in the Home Decor SU Style Blog Hop.  For those of you attending my all day class on Saturday this is one of the projects we will be making.

During a visit with my Demo Upline Sandra Roberts to IKEA we came across the Malma mirrors and knew we could use them with mixed media to make a project.  So of course we bought a couple to try out.

As I was driving to a Business demo meeting at Sandra’s, I was thinking about how I could decorate the mirror for my all day class.  As some of you already know I love pink and butterflies.  I did not have the new butterfly die so I was thinking of using the Dragonfly Dies instead.

When I arrived at Sandra’s, she was doing a mixed media class that day.  I was really surprised to find that she was using the mirror for the project and the dragonflies.  She was also using mint macaron and Share What You Love DSP.

When her class had finished I was able to use Sandra’s resources to make my version of her project.

This is what I came up with:

Finished mirror with mixed media frame

For my mirror I decided to use Blackberry Bliss reinker as the main colour theme.

First the mirror was painted in White Gesso, then corrigated cardboard was glued on to give it some texture, builders scrim was then added for a different texture and using the embossing paste and brick mask to add another texture.

Mirror frame before spraying with colour

This was allowed to dry before spritzing with Blackberry Bliss Ink.

Mirror with spritzed coloured frame

Once everything was dry, areas were then stamped in black memento ink using the Post Script stamp.

To decorate the mirror

Dragonflies and bees were die cut out 3 times using Basic Black card stock and stuck together to make them more sturdier.  The leaves were cut using the Flourish Thinlits in Pear Pizzazz card stock.  3D flowers were made using the layering circles dies with the scalloped edge and Blackberry Bliss, Melon Mambo and Powder Pink card stock.

As the current Stampin’ Up! letter dies were too big for this project I did have to use a retired product.  I chose the word Inspire as it is one of the Stampin’ Up! main words these were painted with crystal effects to give them a shiny look.

Once everything was stuck in place, the mirror was spritzed using Wink of Stella diluted with polypropylene to give it all a sparkle.

I am really pleased with how the mirror turned out and I hope you like it as much.  Please do leave a comment before you hop on over to Leonie in Australia.

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Kre8tors June Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to June’s Kre8tors Blog Hop.  I am a Independent Demonstrator from the UK.  As usual I am joining other Demonstrators globally to showcase items from the NEW Annual Catalogue which is now available from your demo.  Or if you are a demo you will have been able to look at it since On Stage in April.

You may have joined me from Laura and her fabulous project or am visiting me first.

There are so many amazing products available in the NEW Annual Catalogue.  Some new and some favourites.  Today I am showing a project that I designed for a Team Share that was based on the Share what you love bundles which were available as a special in May but are available in the New Catalogue.

Candle in a Box

My project shows that you do not need loads of Stampin’ Up products to make a lovely candle in a box project.

The card stock colours I used were Whisper White, Tranquil Tide and Petal Pink.

I hope you like my project.  Don’t forget to leave a comment before you hop to Rebecca and her lovely project.

June 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call

Melissa Tennison

Su Mohr

Tricia Butts

Jacqui Lawrence

Jackie Lawless

Lisa Kmiec

Kathy Maurer

Maria Calia

Tracy Marie Lewis

Linda Handford

Jan Musselman

Diana Core Tillery

Becky Browning

Sandra Roberts

Jo Blackman

Laura Kate Mackie

Cheryl Taylor – YOU ARE HERE

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Anastasia Radloff