Thursday, 16 March 2017

Sale-a-Bration

Hello everyone,

How we all? Enjoying sale-a-bration? Well I am here to remind you that there is only 16 days left!!!! That means everything will soon be over. All the lovely items in the sale-a-bration catalogues will no longer be available. If you would like to make an order now is the time while stocks last! There will be a mad rush now so go go go!

I have absolutely loved the sale-a-bration goodies this time round! Well I do every year! But my favourite will have to be the tin. Some of you may know I have an obsession with any tins or tin kits SU brings out and I always have to have them all.



You can see that there is also a great joining offer going on right now! When you buy your starter kit for £99 you get to pick £130 wirth or products, 1 free business kit and 2 free stamp sets of your choice. What more could you ask for? Anything you want in the catalogue up to the value of £130 and then another 2 free stamp sets all for £99! Hello!!!

Now is the time to take advantage of this great offer and join up now! Or shop now! Why not! Remember as a demo you see things before customers and you get a discount on all the products.

Let me know if you have any questions or need anything.

Much love
C
xoxo
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Creating with a Difference

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

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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Watercolour doggies


Good evening folks!

How has your day been? Good I hope?

So I have never been a drawer or painter or anything in between that, I have been a crafter who dabbles in mixed media sometimes. So when I decided to do a watercolour project for one of my classes I lost the nerve and thought what on earth are you doing Charley?!?!?!

Then I took a breathe and started playing. This is one of my usual cards, 4inch x 6 inch (10cm x 15cm). My layers are 0.5inch (1cm) shorter and narrower. I used the bitty butterfly punch and decorative label bunch.

I done some masking to create the scene at the bottom of my card. I simply used sticky notes to cover the parts of the stamp I didn't want or to protect some of my other stamping. This I colour with the watercolour pencils on some whisper white cardstock. 

My background was on watercolour paper and my base was emerald envy. The white layer between the base and watercolour is also whisper white. 

I used a combination of blender pens and aqua painters on this card to get the desired effect. I punched the smallest flower from the bunch punch and added some white enamel dots. The bitty butterfly gave some balance to the card. 

The very bottom I used a stamp from the FREE delicate details stamp set in sale-a-bration. This was coloured in with clear wink of stella. I am just loving this card. In the last autumn/winter catalogue I got the emerald envy thread and used that behind my bird. 

The pencils I used were yellow, green, blue, brown and black. I think they are fantastic! Great product and I will be buying a few sets to keep me going! My sentiment is from the bella & friends set and all the inking is with the emerald envy ombre pad. This is from the autumn/winter catalogue as well. 

I love the ombre pads and I am collecting every colour as and when I see them. They are my weakness along with the tin kits. 

I think class enjoyed this project, I am trying to give them something difference each week and not just a 'basic' card. Although sometimes simple is the best way to do. 





Product List
Emerald Envy A4 Cardstock
£7.25
Watercolor Pencils
£14.50
Decorative Label Punch
£16.00
Emerald Envy Classic Stampin' Pad
£6.00
Blossom Bunch Punch
£16.00
Bitty Butterfly Punch
£14.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
£3.75
Watercolor Paper
£4.50
Bella & Friends Clear-Mount Stamp Sets
£18.00
Whisper White A4 Card Stock
£8.25
Subtles Enamel Shapes
£8.25
Emerald Envy Ombre Stampin' Pad
£8.25
Silver Metallic Thread
£2.75
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
£7.25
Delicate Details Photopolymer Stamp Set
£0.00
Blender Pens
£9.00
Aqua Painters
£15.50
Whisper White C6 Envelopes
£6.00
Stampin' Trimmer
£27.00
Paper Snips Scissors
£9.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments
£4.50
Much love
C
xoxo
Here are my links -
Creating with a Difference

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

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

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Friday, 10 March 2017

Heated Lilac Flowers

Hello lovely people,

How are you all? Good I hope?

This is one of those cards you have a nightmare making, want to cry by the end and then see if finished and think WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW
Stampin' Up! Copyright


As I have mentioned before since being off for 6 months I certainly lost my mojo, this was one of those bad days that ended with me thinking I am good! I have very low self esteem in many areas of my life but every now and then I will make something and think yes! Hell yes! I have got it! We all deserve that and this project is it.

All my layers are 1cm smaller and narrower than the previous. I put each layer where I thought look good, making sure my heat embossing was always the focal point.

I have included at the end of this post the cards my ladies made in their class. They done a great job! Some of them had never seen heat embossing let alone done it themselves!

The white flowers on the wisteria wonder are heat embossed with the white powder and coloured in with the clear wink of Stella to really make them pop! They are the focal point in this card. I wrapped some linen thread around my fingers to get a few layers so my bow would be fuller. The layers are just all stuck however I felt was pleasing to the eye.

I also added one of each of the white enamel dots sizes. Just to add some bling!

Here is my product list:


Product List
Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad
£6.00
Wisteria Wonder A4 Card Stock
£7.25
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
£4.50
Heat Tool - Uk Plug
£27.00
Linen Thread
£4.25
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
£6.00
Versamark Pad
£7.75
Embossing Buddy
£5.50
Whisper White A4 Card Stock
£8.25
Whisper White C6 Envelopes
£6.00
Pink Pirouette Classic Stampin' Pad
£6.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
£7.25
SNAIL Permanent Adhesive
£6.25
Liquid Multipurpose Glue
£3.75
Oh So Succulent Photopolymer Stamp Set
£19.00
Glue Dots
£4.75
Stampin' Trimmer
£27.00
Here are my class pictures:




I hope you like this card and try if yourself! I am really into the 'playing' style at the moment when I just sit down with some products, play and see what happens!

Much 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

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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Process Video February 2017

Hello world!

Here is the link to a different kind of video. I wanted to show you my process when designing, play with new products or trying to get my 'mojo' going!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3wQE-UicGM&feature=youtu.be

So I put the video on and started creating. I have a scraps box and a box full of punch outs etc from past projects. I just picked the stamps I wanted and went with the colours in all my left overs. This is what happened! These cards are made with no intent and are by far my favourite this year so far. I really felt my confidence build when making these! I hope you like them. Sadly I have lost one of the pictures to one of my cards, hopefully you will notice it in my YouTube video.






There aren't directions or sizes to give as I simply went with my gut and played. Here is a list of some of the products I have used.

Product List
———————— Supplies ————————
• Card Stock A4 Crushed Curry [131288] £7.25 —— http://bit.ly/2mmTe7h
• Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad [131173] £6.00 —— http://bit.ly/2mmUvuZ
• Whisper White C6 Envelopes [106588] £6.00 —— http://bit.ly/2mnauca
• Whisper White A4 Card Stock [106549] £8.25 —— http://bit.ly/2mn1Quh
• Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments [119246] £4.50 —— http://bit.ly/2mn6IzL
• Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad [140931] £6.50 —— http://bit.ly/2mmYmIv
• 2" Circle Punch [133782] £16.00 —— http://bit.ly/2mn9l4I
• 1-1/2" Circle Punch [138299] £14.50 —— http://bit.ly/2mmMpCr
Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies [138135] £15.50 —— http://bit.ly/2mmSQpe
• Big Shot [143263] £99.00 —— http://bit.ly/2mmUvLv
• Big Shot Platform [142802] £23.50 —— http://bit.ly/2mnavNg
• Standard Cutting Pads [113475] £10.00 —— http://bit.ly/2mmTmTZ
Big Shot Die Brush [140603] £10.00 —— http://bit.ly/2mn1QKN
Gorgeous Grunge Clear Stamp Set [130517] £18.00 —— http://bit.ly/2mmXjrS
Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies [141497] £24.00 —— http://bit.ly/2mmTp27
• Pop Of Pink Designer Washi Tape [141649] £7.25 —— http://bit.ly/2mmQlTC
• Basic Black A4 Card Stock [121688] £7.25 —— http://bit.ly/2mmVNWz
• Grateful Bunch Photopolymer Stamp Set [140691] £19.00 —— http://bit.ly/2mmX6Fj
Gorgeous Grunge Clear Stamp Set [130517] £18.00 —— http://bit.ly/2mmXjrS
• Clear Block E [118484] £11.00 —— http://bit.ly/2mn1Ryl
Butterflies Thinlits Dies [137360] £22.00 —— http://bit.ly/2mmQlmA
• Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments [119246] £4.50 —— http://bit.ly/2mn6IzL
Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies [141497] £24.00 —— http://bit.ly/2mmTp27
• Stampin' Dimensionals [104430] £3.75 —— http://bit.ly/2mn98hO
• Liquid Multipurpose Glue [110755] £3.75 —— http://bit.ly/2mn24Sd
• Pop Of Pink Designer Washi Tape [141649] £7.25 —— http://bit.ly/2mmQlTC
• Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad [131173] £6.00 —— http://bit.ly/2mmUvuZ
• Card Stock A4 Crushed Curry [131288] £7.25 —— http://bit.ly/2mmTe7h
• Basic Black A4 Card Stock [121688] £7.25 —— http://bit.ly/2mmVNWz
• Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad [140931] £6.50 —— http://bit.ly/2mmYmIv
• Stampin' Scrub [126200] £15.50 —— http://bit.ly/2mmSQWg
Stampin' Mist [102394] £4.00 —— http://bit.ly/2mmPoLk
• Paisleys & Posies Photopolymer Stamp Set [142196] £19.00 —— http://bit.ly/2mmX6VP
  
———————— Supplies ————————
• Pearl Basic Jewels Embellishments [119247] £4.50 —— http://bit.ly/2mmTC5m
• Linen Thread [104199] £4.25 —— http://bit.ly/2mn0sbn
• Whisper White A4 Card Stock [106549] £8.25 —— http://bit.ly/2mn1Quh
• Crumb Cake A4 Card Stock [121685] £7.25 —— http://bit.ly/2mmWVcS
• Whisper White C6 Envelopes [106588] £6.00 —— http://bit.ly/2mnauca
• Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad [126979] £6.00 —— http://bit.ly/2mmPKBt
• Clear Block E [118484] £11.00 —— http://bit.ly/2mn1Ryl
• Stampin' Dimensionals [104430] £3.75 —— http://bit.ly/2mn98hO
• Liquid Multipurpose Glue [110755] £3.75 —— http://bit.ly/2mn24Sd
• Stampin' Trimmer [129722] £27.00 —— http://bit.ly/2mn9SDu
• White Vellum A4 Card Stock [106584] £6.00 —— http://bit.ly/2mmUeZ4
• Stampin' Scrub [126200] £15.50 —— http://bit.ly/2mmSQWg
Stampin' Mist [102394] £4.00 —— http://bit.ly/2mmPoLk
• Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack [138435] £20.00 —— http://bit.ly/2mna4Tn

———————— Supplies ————————
• Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad [131173] £6.00 —— http://bit.ly/2mmUvuZ
• Card Stock A4 Crushed Curry [131288] £7.25 —— http://bit.ly/2mmTe7h
• Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad [126979] £6.00 —— http://bit.ly/2mmPKBt
• Paisleys & Posies Photopolymer Stamp Set [142196] £19.00 —— http://bit.ly/2mmX6VP
• White Vellum A4 Card Stock [106584] £6.00 —— http://bit.ly/2mmUeZ4
• Whisper White C6 Envelopes [106588] £6.00 —— http://bit.ly/2mnauca
• Glue Dots [103683] £4.75 —— http://bit.ly/2lMJPca
• Stampin' Dimensionals [104430] £3.75 —— http://bit.ly/2mn98hO
• Gold Sequin Trim [132983] £4.50 —— http://bit.ly/2lMWgoC
• Metallic Enamel Shapes [141678] £6.50 —— http://bit.ly/2lMVgAG
• Linen Thread [104199] £4.25 —— http://bit.ly/2mn0sbn



I really encourage you to have a play and use up those scraps! I am all about being frugal with your craft supplies as well as in general life. It's great to know you made something beautiful from some leftovers that others may have just binned.

Let me know what great things you make, remember dig deep into those leftovers and scraps!

Much 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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