Friday, 26 April 2013

Less is More - CASe It! - Week 116

I have not participated in one of the Less is More challenges for quite a while so I thought I would give it a go this week - where the theme is CASe It!  I was really inspired by Jen's card, and have taken the basic layout, colours, embossing and piercing to create my entry.

(Please click on the photo to zoom in)

Paper/Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Vellum
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes, Itty Bitty Banners
Ink: Whisper White, Versamark
Tools/Accessories: Pool Party Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Paper Piercing Tool & Mat, Paper Piercing Occasions Pack, Paper Piercing Essentials Pack, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Big Shot, Stampin' Dimensionals, Self-adhesive pearls

I really love Pool Party and am so pleased that as part of the Colour Refresh this will become a permanent edition.  I also love Crumb Cake, although I don't think I have really used the two together before, but they are definitely a match made in heaven!

Hopefully you will notice that the middle leaves (heat embossed with Pool Party embossing powder) on the card have a slight shadow effect.  I used the principle (although added heating embossing) of one of 15 techniques that I learnt recently in a class held by fellow demo Catherine at Michelle Last's Pinkie Weekend in Birmingham.  So how did I create this effect?  Firstly I stamped the leaves in Whisper White ink, allowing them plenty of time to dry (although I did help them along by gently heating with my heat tool).  At the same time I stamped the image on to the clear sheet of the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  I then lined up the image on the Stamp-a-ma-jig, offsetting slightly from the original image.  I then stamped the same image again, this time in Versamark and then put Pool Party embossing powder over the top image - voilà!

Please contact me if you want to order any of the items used on this card.

Edited to add: My card has been chosen as one of the showcased cards for this challenge - squee!  There were so many other fabulous entries that I feel really honoured - thanks Chrissie & Jen!

A la prochaine! Amitiés!


Sunday, 7 April 2013

Petite Curly Label Punch and Colour Refresh

Many of my customers loved the petite curly label punch (and matching stamp set) that was available during this year's Sale-a-bration.  Good news - the punch (but not the stamp set) is now available to order for £11.50.  I know several of my customers have been eagerly awaiting news of this!

If you want a reminder of some cards that I made using this punch why not visit this previous post to give you some inspiration.

 So why not contact me today to place your order for this cute little punch?

And if that wasn't enough excitement (?!) Stampin' Up! have also announced that we will be having a colour refresh when the new Annual Catalogue is launched on 1 July 2013.

However don't panic! We will be keeping the four Colour Families - Brights, Regals, Subtles and Neutrals but they will include 10 new colours (six of which are returning In Colours from previous years). Some colours have been moved around and there will be four brand-new colours. 

You can see the changes in the table below:

So what does this mean for you? Well, as from today all the card, ink and accessories in the discontinued colours will only be available WHILE STOCKS LAST so if you have any colours you can't be without do get in touch NOW - you don't want to leave it too late if you NEED to stock up on your favourites!!!

The new colours will be available from 1 July when the new Annual Catalogue is launched - I for one can't wait!

So please contact me if you would like to place an order for items in the discontinued colours or if you want to get your hands on that cute little punch!

A la prochaine! Amitiés!



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