Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Update and where am I?

Hi Lovelies

Sorry I have been absent. I am taking time off due to family bereavement and the fact I am having major surgery. I will be back The first week in January I will be back and I plan to blog every other day.

I will also be doing a YouTube video on the opposit day so you will be sick of me by a Sunday! I will be taking Sunday's off so you will get some peace. I am also back at Uni from the end of October so if I have to amend my posting schedule due to work load please be patient with me and I will try to keep you updated with GOOD content and not just ANY content.

I am sorry if this is a pain for you an if you have been wondering where I am. This year has certainly been a testing one. All I can do is promise to improve things next year.

I hope you all have a great run up to xmas, if you need to buy any Stampin' p! Products my online hope will still be open and I am happy to send you an Autumn/winter catalogue. I will be keeping you posted on my business wok page so search Creating With A Difference

Lots of love C
Xoxo

Sunday, 31 July 2016

This week's class

Hi crafters!

I hope everyone is well! This week I teamed up with another demo and we each invited a customer and had the class at my house. She order the supplies and I provided the other bits and bobs.

It was a great experience to team up with another demo and to meet some more new people. It's always great chatting online but having some local SU demo's is great in a different way.

We done the Tin of Cards kit which is in the new catalogue. I was so happy when she emailed me and said she was doing this class and did I want to attend. I got last years tin of cards and I LOVED it!

The whole thin was her idea I was just the place to let it happen. As I needed an accessible venue it made the most sense! I found it so overwhelming to have made a new SU friend who was thinking of me and working around the wheelchair issue. That was lovely!

Anyway the pictures will be up soon. As it's Sarah's class I will wait for her to publish the photos etc and once she has I will add mine to this post and on my Facebook page.

Lots of love
C
xoxo

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Creating with a Difference

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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Cousins Birthday

Hi folks!

I hope you are all well and I hope my new schedule for blog posts is ok, I tried daily but I have a lot on at the moment so I am doing every other day and if one week I have time for once daily I will but that will be an extra not the normal routine.

These cards are for my cousin, it was her birthday last week and I made her a card from us, mum and grandad. Grandad's was an A5 card but mine and mums were a standard 4" x 6" (A6 card).

I did slack a little but if I can get on top of this scheduling thing and have enough projects to schedule then I will be fine. It's a great feature setting posts to publish at a later date but it's getting the chance to schedule them in the first place! lol

Here is a link so you can convert the measurements into whatever format you need: https://www.digitaldutch.com/unitconverter/length.htm

Card 1:

Base: 5.8" x 8.3" (inches)
Layer 1: 5.5" x 8" (inches)
Layer 2: 5.3 x 7.8" (inches)
Layer 3: 4.8" x 7.3" (inches)
Layer 4: 3.5" x 5.3" (inches)
Layer 5: 3" x 4.8" (inches)
Layer 6: 2.5" x 4.3" (inches)

I just stamped Granddaughter by masking the words 'graduation', 'friend' and 'daughter' from thoughtful banners. It's amazing how versatile your stamps can be when you need them too! I then punched it out with the duet banner punch and another one with painters palette. I used the little square image from party with cake to make a border on layer 6 and I stamped a cake. I stamped my sentiments on layer 4 from party with cake and thoughtful banners. I added some retired embellishments and a bow with some flirty flamingo ribbon. Layers 2 and 4 are DSP and layers 1, 3, 5 and 7 are very vanilla. My base is flirty flamingo. 

I used the flirty flamingo envelope paper to make my envelope using the punch board. I think it's a great tool and I always use it for my A5 card envelopes. 



Card 2: 

Base: 4" x 6" (inches)
Layer 1: 3.75" x 5.75" (inches)
Layer 2: 3.25" x 5.25" (inches)

I used the same square image to make a border around layer 2 and I stamped off sometimes to give a feel of depth and texture. I put some retired embellishments in the centre of some of my letter from the sentiment. I add a knot this time at the base from flirty flamingo ink. The base is rich razzleberry and layer 2 is very vanilla. C6 very vanilla envelope.





Card 3:
Base: Peekaboo Peach - 4" x 5" (inches)
Layer 1: Very Vanilla - 3.5" x 5.5" (inches)
Layer 2: Painters Palette - 3" x 5" (inches)
Layer 3: Very Vanilla - 2.5" x 4.5" (inches)

I used the sprinkles image in the party with cake set to make a border on layer 3 and I stamped my sentiments and my hedgehogs on layer 3 as well. I then covered the flower image with some retired embellishments to make it look like balloons. C6 very vanilla envelope. 






I then done the same to the inside of each card. I also flicked on some gold wink of stella onto all of my cards inside and out. I think it adds that pow factor. 

Here is a list of my products and as ever an alternative to any retired products I have used:

Product List
lots of love
c
xoxo


Here are my links -
Creating with a Difference

Website: http://creatingwithadifference.stampinup.net/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2RhYtFn3EcXGJYr5l0RwGA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingwithadifference

Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CreatingDifference?ref=hdr_shop_menu

Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/creatingwithadifferenceforum/

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Monday, 25 July 2016

Baby Bear Artwork

Hi ladies and gents!

How are you all?

Here is another artwork piece I made. It was a commission piece for a christening at the weekend. My directions were Blues, baby bear, grandson and his names. So this is what I came up with ...








I used the letters for you bundle as this was such a large piece. I also cut them out with the matching dies on my big shot. I mounted them on some retired DSP I have which I cut out with a scallop circle punch which also has retired. The stars you see is another retired punch but I have added the newer replacement items for them in the catalogue so you can recreate the same look.

I used all 3 of the baby bear stamp layers and hand cut them out with my snips. I left some white around the edge to make the cutting lines look neater. As the back piece is 19" x 19" it is not whisper white but the rest of the white cardstock is.

I also used some sequins I had in my stash to make the bottom of the frame like a shaker card. As you can see I have simply spelt out all the requested words and laid them out onto the background until I found a pattern I liked. I then took a photo and removed everything.

I literally grabbed a bunch of blue inks to stamp with for the words, bear and background. I also stamped some texture around the edges using gorgeous grunge. I love this stamp set for adding such great texture every time you use it. Whether your using it as a feature or accent it always turns out amazing! It's beautiful, artistic and easy! My 3 favourite things .


As usual I have added a link to a couple products to replace the retired DSP and punches I have used -

Product List
lots of love
c
xoxo


Here are my links -
Creating with a Difference

Website: http://creatingwithadifference.stampinup.net/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2RhYtFn3EcXGJYr5l0RwGA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingwithadifference

Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CreatingDifference?ref=hdr_shop_menu

Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/creatingwithadifferenceforum/

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