Friday, 20 May 2016

Affectionately Yours - New DSP

I am absolutely loving this new DSP it is one of Stampin' Up!'s speciality DSP's and has some beautiful Copper foiling on two of the sheets that are incidentally also more of a card weight than paper.
It's designs are as is usual with SU DSP some are bold and colourful some are mutes and subtly patterned.  The floral designs match the lovely Love & Affection stamp set and there is a new set of 2 embossing folders and a bundle of gorgeous Washi Tape that matches too, making a beautiful product suite that makes creating a breeze.

Here are a few cards that I made that show off the paper in all it's glory.  I think I may well have found the DSP that breaks me of my hoarding tendencies........................

Do you see why I'm loving these papers?


A Pop of Pink

Speciality Designer Series Papers are always that bit more special and this pack has one of my fave colour combos, Black, White, Pink and Gold. It has one of the other things I love too - SPOTS not just any type of Spots but GOLD spots.  Love, love, love this DSP.

I decided to try and recreate a mini book I had made some years ago at a class at the NEC Craft Show . I measured and upscaled slightly and here is how it turned out.  It's waiting for some photos that I would like printed black and white as I  feel they would look nicer in this cute little album.

Would you like a peek inside?  It has 12 places to pop a photo, so for a small 3x3 inch album it can hold quite a few pictures.

I am planning to teach this at a class soon, perhaps in the Affectionately Yours DSP which has some lovely florals and some subtle patterns and a lovely pop of Metallic Copper teamed with Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron and Crumb Cake.  It will be a little less girly than this one.


Thursday, 19 May 2016

Retiring Items

I find myself having a mix of feelings at this time of year, I will be saying goodbye to some old friends, but I am excited about all that is new and on it's way in the new 2016/17 Annual Catalogue and this ones is AWESOME!!

Here is one of my very favourite go to stamp sets which I'm glad to say is staying - Endless Birthday Wishes teamed with the soon to be gone Fun Frames Embossing Folders and my most loved and definitely hoarded far too much paper stack It's My Party.

Dry embossing is such a simple yet effective technique and I have to say it makes such a difference to a card.  It certainly put the WOW into these simple designs.  I will really miss these handy little frames! And I seriously need to be getting into that paper stack and chop, chop, chop it and show it the love it deserves!!

Bel x

Lovely Gift from my Upline Kerry

When our team the Inspirationals attend events like the recent one in Telford we make swaps for each other and our lovely team leader Kerry Timms makes us a little something special to spoil us, and this time it was a very beautiful and very useful planner with super handy plastic wallets inside all housed in a fantastic handbag organiser.  She even included a matching covered notebook and lovely pen.  I was super excited as I am a stationery fiend!!  Yes you heard it right, you can forget the Shoes and Handbags you will find me in the Stationery shops looking at the notebooks, pens, picture frames and eyeing up the gift wrapping.

Isn't it gorgeous?  I am so very lucky to be in Kerry's Team she is a total inspiration and so supportive of us all, doing Stampin' Up! our way with her cheering us on!

Kerry has done so very well herself with doing it her way that she is about to leave on the 2016 Incentive Trip a Mediterranean Cruise and she will be on the seas with other super duper demos from all over the world.  I know that Stampin' Up! will give them an amazing trip and i cannot wait to hear about her adventures when she returns.