Sunday, 7 April 2013

Dream in Colour .....

...... no crafting today, but an exciting announcement! 

Back in 2010, Stampin' Up! revamped their colour chart in a big way and promised an updated colour chart every 2-3 years. The first colour refresh has been announced and we have some fabulous new colours, some returning favourites and ...... we are keeping some of the current In-Colors. A couple of colours have hopped over to new colour families. 

Here are the new colour families that will be available from 1st July 2013. Click on the icon on the left panel to see Carrie Cudney from Stampin' Up! present the new colours.

To make way for our new colours, we do have to say goodbye to some colours. 

The retiring colours are:
Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Certain Celery, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Bravo Burgundy, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard and River Rock

They will be available only while stocks last so supply is not guaranteed to last until the new colours arrive, so if you have a favourite on the retiring list, get the ink, marker, ribbon, card stock etc as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!

To order your favourite colours before it's too late, please get in contact.

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Saturday, 6 April 2013

Everything Eleanor .......

....... in this post! It's pretty picture heavy, so grab a cuppa and put your feet up!

I decided to make another box and card set using just Everything Eleanor and the colours Primrose Petals, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla .... with an occasional splash of Raspberry Ripple and Sahara Sand.

This is the box with it's belly band complete with my monogram from the Broadsheet alphabet set.

The arty shot!

It's an envelope box made from a sheet of 12x12 cardstock and the diagonal Simply Scored board. It holds UK C6 cards and envelopes. This was shared by my upline Cal.

This is the first card which also uses En Francais background stamp.

I added a very generous helping of pearls and jewels. The main flower has one of the large Pearls which has a whopping 8mm diameter!

The inside was decorated too ....

This is the second card and I think that this one is my favourite .... may be the ribbon and bird that swung it!

The sentiment just fits onto the cartouche ... I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to check this before I stamped as I had already cut it out!

Just a little inside decoration too ....

Next up was the first of the fancy folds with a reverse gate.

I love the stitched satin ribbon; it's so soft and luxurious and is available in all of the 2012-14 In-Colors.

I left a small section unstamped for my message which won't be seen if the card is on display.

Lastly, there is a gate fold. The metric Simply Scored board makes these so easy!

The final inside decoration .....

If you would like further information about this project or the products used, please get in touch.

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Wednesday, 3 April 2013

And they went in two by two .....

.... this is a new single stamp that is just soooooooo cute. It is the very aptly named Two by Two.

I stamped the image in Basic Gray for a softer feel and coloured it with watercolour pencils and a blender pen.

I stamped the elephant, lion and lioness heads again and fixed these in place with dimensionals to give some perspective.

The card was finished with a bow from Very Vanilla seam binding ..... gotta love this for making soft bows. The spotty paper is from the subtles family stack.

If you would like further details about any of the products used, please get in contact.

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Monday, 1 April 2013

Planning ahead ....

.... well ahead. 

For this card, I have used another favourite set, or rather my favourite elements of a favourite set so a double winner! Nature Walk was at the top of my wish list as soon as it was released.

The base card is the Naturals Ivory which is often overlooked but can be found on page 160 of the UK Annual Catalogue. It has a lovely texture and flecks of earthy colours. I made the subtle background by inking a couple of my clear blocks; I pressed more on the small block to get the darker colour. The images were stamped in Basic Gray to give a softer feel and then coloured with the watercolour pencils and a blender pen. A little cotton ribbon and baker's twine add the texture.

Here's the arty shot showcasing the bird!

The inside was decorated too.

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