Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Welcome to the ILWS Stampin' Up! mini Blog Hop

Hi there,
You may have arrived here from the very talented Fiona's Blog. Isn't her work lovely?

I have some cards for you, all made, using the fab new Stampin' Up! products available from today in the Summer Mini catalogue.

It is all very exciting and i hope that i can do justice to these gorgeous new stamp sets, designer papers and tools!

For my first project i have used the new Apocethary Art Stamp set.

I stamped this gorgeous image using Pool Party ink onto Whisper White cardstock and coloured the flowers in using my Aqua painters and Pool Party Ink.
I used another new tool- the fab Framelits dies to cut the out the image.

The sentiment, also from the set, was stamped onto Pool Party cardstock using Versamark ink and heat embossed using SU! White embossing powder.

I added some tiny basic pearls to the image and then this was mounted onto some of the new 'Attic Boutique' DSP.

I  used the new Adorning Accents  Bracket Edgelit die to cut the shape at the bottom of the DSP and also on the bottom of the white card it is mounted onto. Notice also, that i have used the new Textured Impressions Bracket embossing folder too to create the embossed edge on the white card.

On the inside of the white card i place a strip of Pool Party cardstock which i have embossed using the perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.

Now i love the new Attic Boutique Designer papers so much...there isn't one i don't like, so i had to use them some more......

The colours used for these two cards are Pool Party, So Saffron, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla.

The image, again Apocethary Art, is stamped using Soft Suede ink and coloured in using my aqua painters and So Saffron Ink. The image was cut out again using the new Framelits dies.
The frame behind the image was made by using a Framelit to cut a piece of So Saffron card to the same size as the main image. I cut the frame in half horizontally and placed them behind the image top and bottom.

The sentiment is stamped onto a banner cut with my paper snips. However i did use my new Stampin' Up! Scoreboard to score the lines for the folds. It was fixed onto the card giving a raised effect.

Behind the main stamped image i have placed a border made using Pool Party cardstock and the Lace Ribbon Border punch.

Basic pearls finish off the card.

For the next card i simply switched the colours round a bit and added So Saffron Taffeta ribbon instead.

For my final card i have used another  new stamp set called ' Bright Blossoms'.

 This set is great for quick easy cards and this card was just that.

The background card is Daffodil Delight. I have embossed the next layer of Whisper White using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.

The Tempting Turquoise border is made using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch.

The sentiment comes from the Teeny Tiny words stamp set and i used the Oval and Scallop Oval punches.

For the main image i used Melon Mambo and Old Olive ink. I used my Framelit dies again to create the mats, embossing the melon one with polka dots again.

I used the itty bitty flower punch for the flower heads and added some rhinestones. Two daffodil brads were also added.

That is all from me today, thankyou for visiting my blog.
I will now pass you on to Amanda who has some gorgeous projects on her blog for you.

Here is the full list of participants:

Group one
1. AlisonP ~ www.craftyalisoninlyon.blogspot.com
2. Crafting Alison ~ www.craftingalison.blogspot.com
3. Sarnie - www.kraftybiker.blogspot.com
4. Pat - www.pinkycardsandcreations.blogspot.com
5. IOW Sarah- www.stampinsarahiow.blogspot.com
6. Frankiesue - www.frankiesue.blogspot.com
7. Anne-Marie - http://classycrafters.blogspot.co.uk/
8. Angela - www.sparklycards.blogspot.com
9. Elaine - www.thesassystampers.blogspot.com
10. Sara - www.craftingandstamping.com
11. FrenchieJo - www.frenchiejo.blogspot.com
12. Leanie - www.beautifulimpressions.co.uk
13. Michelle (ShellieStamps) - www.craftypaper.co.uk
14. Fiona - http://oakfieldcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/
15. Tina F -http://littlewhitehousecrafts.blogspot.com/16. (9399) Amanda - http://thecraftspa.blogspot.com/
17. Ruth(mamaluke) www.artfulstampin.co.uk
18. Jan (JJ66) - http://jan-crippin.blogspot.co.uk/
19. Bluedaisy (Tracy) - http://bluedaisydaydreams.blogspot.co.uk/

Group two
20. Nuttysgirl (Emily) - http://www.stampinmermaid.blogspot.co.uk/
21 CarolynUK - http://stampaholix.blogspot.co.uk/
22 Allyf - www.serendipitypapercuts.blogspot.com
23 Vronie www.vronstampin.blogspot.com
24 Kim www.kimfeecrafter.blogspot.com
25 Beckie (Littlebeckie) www.bextiesandstickytape.blogspot.com
26 Sally http://girliepink.blogspotcom
27 Christa http://serendipity-stamping.blogspot.co.uk/
28. DonnaM www.head-over-heels-by-dlm.blogspot.com
29 Laura http://airingcupboardstamping.blogspot.co.uk/
30. Emma H http://emma-letsstamp.blogspot.com/
31. Margaret K www.makingpapercrafts.blogspot.com
32. Kate http://stampinupwithkate.blogspot.co.uk/
33. Sarah http://esellek.blogspot.co.uk/
34. Jayne http://jaynescraftycorner.blogspot.co.uk/
35. Clare http://sparklecrafts.blogspot.com
36. Sharon http://stamps-n-inks.blogspot.co.uk/
37. Julie http://www.the-crafty-bug.blogspot.com
38. Anthea http://stampin-divas.blogspot.co.uk/
39. Vicky http://vickylouscorner.blogspot.com


  1. Love the use of the DSP and the edgelits, framelits... so much to love. I will have to check back later when I have to more time to see everything in more detail.

  2. Beautiful cards Tina. I love this paper too. A xx

  3. Loving the delicate look to your cards and then the little 'bright surprise' right at the end is just gorgeous x

  4. Gorgeous! I especially like your Attic Boutique cards. This was my least favourite of the new DSPs but it's growing on me now that I've seen your cards. Glad I added some to my order this morning now!

    Sara xx

  5. oh Tina these are lovely - I may have to look more closely at this Aqua Painter tool - I have no idea how to use it.

  6. lovely attic boutique cards - think am about to change my mind about this set now, it just didn't appeal to me in the catty..............

  7. Lovey cards Tina, great inspiration, I should never have gone on this blog hop my wish list is getting longer, think the apothecary set and framelits may have just slipped onto it!

  8. Fab cards - made me think about the Apothecary set more now!! hehe

  9. Beautiful cards, those papers are gorgeous too!!

  10. loving these papers, they work really well with this stamp set

  11. You've really showcased these papers, I have to get them! Hope you had a nice birthday too :D x

  12. Love love LOVE the Apothecary Art & Attic Boutique cards. What a fantastic colour combination of Soft Suede, Pool Party and So Saffron. Really gorgeous! So I won't be resisting those anymore!!! Oops....