Saturday, 16 February 2013
It's been a while since I blogged as I've had the dreaded lurgy (flu) and haven't felt like doing much at all. Just before I got poorly I had a small (but perfectly formed!) event to say thank you to my regular customers. I was really delighted to receive a beautiful card from Linda my upline to congratulate me on a recent Stampin' Up! promotion. I just love butterflies and Linda knows this, what I really love are the colours that she chose for this card, aren't they fab! I also love the use of crisp whisper white and that Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. Love it!
So, during the event I showcased a few other cards that I'd made using items from the new Spring/Summer seasonal catalogue. Let me share them with you now. First up is a card I made and decorated using the fabulouso Sizzlits pinwheel die for the Big Shot. A really simple layout for the card but aren't those little pinwheels adorable? Also a great way of using up scraps of designer paper for a colourful card. The die is only £4.50 and I think this is a bargain for what is proving to be hours of fun for me!!! These pinwheels also look amazing when you stick them onto a cocktail stick and use them to decorate a plate of sandwiches or buns at a party. I also used a new stamp set 'Wishes Your Way' for the sentiment.
My next card is also showcasing a Big Shot accessory; a brand new embossing folder Textured Impressions Honeycomb. I just had to have this as one of my many nicknames is Bee, I've been known as Bee since I was a little girl and so I just love anything Bee related including honeycombs. Again, it's a simple layout but sunny and warm don't you think? I used a little bee stamp from the Spring Sampler stamp set (again from the Spring/Summer seasonal catalogue) which I coloured using Stampin' write markers and then punched out using a small circle punch. I used a stamp from a Sale-a-Bration set 'Pretty Petites' for the sentiment. You can get this set FREE if you place an order for £45 during SAB (until 22nd March). Finishing off with a knotted ribbon - this yellow shade is So Saffron and is so lovely.