Kre8tors April Blog Hop

Today I am taking part in a colour challenge with other Independent Demonstrators.  I am based in Cambridgeshire.  In this month’s blog we have been given certain colours to use.  The colours for this Blog Hop are:

In addition we were given 3 neutral colours as well:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Whisper White.

For my project I decided to use a stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue called Petal Palette.  I have had this stamp set a while but never got around to using it as there are so many lovely stamp sets to choose from this catalogue.

I chose to use the following colours:  Berry Burst, Wild Wasabi, Powder Pink, Basic Black and Whisper White to make a quick and easy card.

I made this card with a Basic Black base, a mat layer of Berry Burst.  I die cut 2 sets of leaves using Wild Wasabi.  The stamped in Archival Basic Black the flowers and the sentiment onto Whisper White.  The stamped flowers and sentiment were then cut out using the matching dies.

The flowers were then coloured in using our lovely Write Markers.  These are lovely pens to work with as they have a brush at one end and a normal pen nib the other.

I hope you have enjoyed my Quick and Simple card I have shared with you today.  We do appreciate reading your comments on our posts.

Please enjoy the rest of your ‘hop’ around the globe today by clicking the arrow to visit  Cheryl Hamilton and see the wonderful creations she has to share with you.

April 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call List
Cheryl Taylor          You are Here

Colour Combo March Blog Hop

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Today I am taking part in an Colour Combo Blog Hop.  This blog hop takes place on every 2nd Wednesday of each month.  Active demonstrators from all over the world are invited to come up with a project using three colours.  This month’s three colours are Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz and Basic Black

I decided to use ‘Petal Palette, a new set from the Spring Summer Catalogue (page 23) and design a card.

Option 1

For my first card I have used a Basic Black A5 base for the card, then layered a Pear Pizzazz card base onto Daffodil Delight card base.  By using the leaf stamp and a Basic Black ink pad I stamped two sets of leaves.  I took a length of Daffodil Delight ribbon (from the annual catalogue) and wrapped it around one end of the card bases.  Then I stamped and die cut the set of flowers and leaves which I coloured in using a Pear Pizzazz and Daffodil Delight marker pen.  I love these pens as they have a brush end and a fine pen end. Once this was coloured in I then stuck it onto the card using stampin dimensionals.  Finally I stamped the Congratulations sentiment and die cut it out.  This was also stuck on using stampin dimensionals.

I could not decide what way round to have the colours so I had to make a second card.

Option 2

For this card I swapped over the colours of the base card.  Again the leaves and the flowers were stamped and coloured as in card 1.  I decided to stamp the Thank You sentiment and sponged Pear Pizzazz over it.  I added a strip of Pear Pizzazz card stock and stamped the dots in Pear Pizzazz to which I stuck the sentiment to.

Finally I added another large flower to each card to make it more 3D and added some Wink of Stella to the leaves and the main flower.

I hope you have enjoyed visiting my blog.   I hope that these will help to inspire you to try this colour combination for your next project.
Now it is time to visit Tracy Lewis’ blog and see the amazing project that she has created for this month’s colour combo blog.
Just click the button below to visit her blog.


Tick Tock, Crafty Clock

Tick, Tock, Crafty Clock

One event that I help my Upline, Sandra Roberts, out is the Sincerely Yours craft fair at Thetford.  This year the first one was in January, so to ensure that there were loads of samples and display items, a couple of Sandra’s demos spent the day together working on a number of samples.

One 3D project we worked on could not be shared as it was also one of Sandra’s retreat projects.

I love the colours that Stampin’ Up! produce especially the Melon Mambo which you will see that I have chosen for my business colour.  With this in mind I decided that as I was also holding a Perennial Birthday all day class that I would use the same set and produce my own display samples.

Melon Mambo Clock

Please click on the links below to see how Jacqui and Sandra did theirs.




Sale-a-Bration January 2018

Welcome to a New Year and, of course, a New Year in Stampin’ Up! means a new Occasions catalogue and Sale-a-Bration is available.

For those of you who do not know what Sale-a-Bration is, it runs from 4th January through to 31st March and for every £45.00 you spend on items from the Annual or Occasion catalogues you are able to pick a FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration leaflet.

For my first blog of 2018 I have decided to put together a bundle that will include a FREE Sale-a-Bration stamp set called Party Pandas and show you how to make a simple set of notelets and a display box to put them in as a present.

The bundle comprises of the following:

 Mini Pizza box  #144645  £5.50
 White envelopes   #145829  £8.25
 Whole Lot of Lovely card stock  #144113  £7.25
 Teeny Tiny Sentiments  #120024 (clear)  £26.00
 Total cost  £47.00
 FREE Party Pandas  #147221 (clear)  FREE


First cut a A4 whisper white cardstock at 14 x 7cm and scored at 7cm.  By inserting the A4 card with the long edge at the top cut at 14cm, move along and cut at 14cm again.   Turn each of these pieces and cut into 7cm strips this makes 6 pieces 14cm x 7cm.  Score each piece in half at 7cm.

I used the cardstock from the Whole lot of lovely to make mat layers by cutting into 6.5cm squares and then another mat layer using Whisper White, cut into 6cm squares.

You could always make your notelets using the card stock and having 1 mat layer per notelet.  The choice is yours.

Then using the Party Pandas stamp set I decorated the notelets.

To make the box I cut a piece 8cm x 8cm using the coloured card stock and a 7.5cm x 7.5cm piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I used the same colour cardstock for the sides by cutting it into 8cm x 2cm strips.

To tie the box I used Tranquil Tide Ribbon and fixed it to the box by sticking it under the top layer and the back side layer.

Then by using that Party Pandas stamp set decorated the top.

You can leave the mini envelopes blank or decorate using the Party Panda Stanp set.

Thank you for popping by please enjoy the rest of the blog hop and looking at other ideas using Sale-a-Bration products.