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Sunday, 20 August 2017

Stampin'Up Oh So Eclectic Designer Series Paper Card Video

Hello Stampers, Welcome to my Weekend Blog

Today I have a card making video for you to watch and make yourselves a very simple card.

Follow the link   HERE   to the video on Youtube

Feel free to subscribe to my Youtube channel. I hope to add at least one video each week

Card Recipe:-

Cardstock 1 - 1/2 A4 sheet for the card base. I have used Pool Party but any colour is ok
Cardstock 2 in toning colour 5 5/8 x 3 7/8 - I used Bermuda Bay
Cardstock Whisper White 5 1/2 x 3 7/8 for the insert
DSP in matching shades 5 3/8 x 2" I used the spotty DSP from the Naturally Eclectic DSP
Bakers Twine in toning colour
A Happy Birthday stamp
Apropriate sized Label in both cardstock 1 and 2 I used the Pretty Label punch

All of these items are available from my webshop. Follow the Catalogue button at the top to see the range of items

I hope you enjoy this video and have fun experimenting in other ways of making the card
Happy Stampin'

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peak Crafty Cupcakes Team Blog Hop

Welcome to Crafty Cupcakes August 2017 Blog Hop

The Theme of todays Blog Hop is 

"Sneak Peek at the Holiday Catalogue"
(Dont forget to hop over to the other blogs)

I have made two cards, the first one uses the new Stampin'Up " Christmas Quilt" set new and Designer Series Paper

 Below are the other items used to make this card 

The second card I am showing is made using the new "Brightly Lit Christmas and the Santa Paws" stamp sets. 

I love these sets and all the stamps in it. Below are the products that I used to make this card

I know I am going to be making lots of cards with the Santa Paws set!

These new stamp sets, papers and accessories are available to buy from my shop  from 1st September 2017. Follow the link above to order.

I hope you have enjoyed your "Sneak Peek" and are looking forward to seeing the whole catalogue online or contact me for a copy

Thank you once again for visiting my blog and taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss so make sure you carry on hopping through the list. Remember that currently you are at my blog - Jenny Dowding - so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next.

Happy Crafting


Sunday, 13 August 2017

Stampin'Up Crafting Forever Video and Blog post using Smooshing and Embossing techniques

Hello, and welcome to my Weekend Blog Post

Today we are going to use both the "smooshing" watercolour technique and "Embossing"

I   have uploaded a video so that you can see how  to make this card

I hope you have a go at these techniques. 
Below are the various takes on the card that I have done today

As always, all items can be purchase via my webpage HERE 

The list of card essentials is below

Card Recipe:

Cardstock Stampin'Up (SU) Very Vanilla 8 1/4" x 5 3/4" and 5 5/8" x 3 7/8" Item 106550
Cardstock SU Marina Mist - 5 5/8" x 3 7/8" - item 121682
Cardstock Very Vanilla scrap to cut out sentiment base
SU Watercolour Paper - 122959
SU Crafting Forever Stamp Set  - 143958
SU stitches Shapes Framelits Dies item 145372 - I used the largest oval die
Versamark Ink - item102283
Stampin'write markers - 131263
Tombow Liquid glue - 110755
Silver Embossing powder - 109131
Heat Tool - 129054
Silicone Sheet - 
Various inks - 131157, 109020, 119787 and 105225

Happy Stampin'  and feel free to leave a comment below


Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Making a mask from a Stampin'Up metal die - Oh So Eclectic Layers Thinlit die

Hello fellow Stampers
 Welcome to my mid-week blog

Welcome back to my Blogspot. Today I will show you how to make a mask out of acetate, a metal die and your papercrafting die cutter. I am using a Big Shot die cutter and the Big Shot plates. I tried a few times and failed until I got the right "sandwich" of plates.

First choose a die to use. Some dies will cut out the pattern in the middle of your sheet and others will cut out the shape ie a rose, on its own. You will have to try them out on scrap paper to see how they work. I am useless at knowing just by looking at the die.

The "Sandwich"
1 - Sizzix magnetic platform
2 - Sizzix Precision Base Plate
3 - Sheet of acetate
4 - Your choice of Metal Die
5 - Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

Once you die cut the acetate, this is what you will get

Hold the acetate in place where you want the pattern to be on your card. With a sponge dauber or a piece of sponge, use circular motions to ink the pattern on your cardstock.

Once you are happy, you can continue to put your card together as usual.

I hope you have a go at making your own free stensils from the dies that you already have. 

Happy Stamping


Sunday, 6 August 2017

Weekend Blog Stampin'Up Oh So Eclectic and Subtles inks

Hello Stampers and Welcome to my Weekend Blog

Today I made this lovely card using the Stampin'Up "Oh So Eclectic" Stamp set and mainly Sublte shades of SU ink.

Using Stampin'Up cardstock in Bermuda Bay I made my A6 card.

I made my cut out window in the Pool Party card with the Oh So Eclectic die and taped the acetate window to the back of the card, trimming off any excess. 

I taped the white card down to my working area with washi tape, only covering the outside 1/4". then using the actual inkpads, I wiped across the white card with Marina mist, Pool Party and Soft Sky, making a random pattern. When I was happy with this I carefully peeled off the washi tape and glued the page onto the back of the window matt so that the colour shows through.

I then made the flowers using scrap Whisper White card. These are 2 step stamps and I find it best to do the background first and then the outlines. I stamped and cut out the sentiment using a Stampin'Up Stitched Framelits Circle Die and the sentiment is from the SU Eastern Beauty Stamp set. The stems are done in Pear Pizzazz.

Finally I put it all together with SU dimentionals and added the little bit of Pool Party Bakers Twine using a glue dot, to make the flowers look like a bouquet. I have highlighted the flowers and the sentiment with Wink if Stella pen which give a nice glitter effect. It is difficult to see here.

These are the items that I used to make my card

Card recipe:-

Cardstock Bermuda Bay 1/2 an A4 sheet 81/4 x 5" 
Cardstock  Whisper White 5 5/8 x 3 7/8
Cardstock Pool Party 5 3/8 x 3 5/8
Scrap whisper white card to make the flowers and the sentiment 
Stampin'Up Inks - Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette
Stampin' Write in Daffodil Delight
Stampin'Up Stamp Bundle Oh So Eclectic
Stamp Set Eastern Promise - for the sentiment
A small sheet of acetate cut to size4 1/2 x 2 
Stampin'Up Bakers Twine - Pool Party 
Wink of Stella ink pen  

All of these supplies can be purchased from my webpage, just follow the link at the top that says shop now

I hope you enjoyed this card
Do leave a comment below

Happy Stampin'


Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Stampin'Up Dandelion card, Balloon Celebrations, Colours, Stampin'Jenny

Hi there, Welcome to My Midweek Blog

Today I have made for you two lovely cards using a stamp set that I never expected to get this result from. 

I was looking at a youtube video by Liz Yuille, and was amazed by what she had made.The link to her video is below.

I used the following to make my cards and am so happy with the results. I think I prefer the more open seed head of the blue to the tighter pink seed head.

The effect is made just using the 2 small seed heads on the Balloon Celebration set. The centre of the head is done using the smaller stamp and the outside row using the larger stamp. 

I hope you have a go at making this card and are pleased with the result

Card Recipe:

Stampin'Up Cardstock - Pool Party / Pink Pirouette - 1/2 A4 sheet for the card, 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 for the matt.
Card stock - Whisper White 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 for the matt which you stamp the seed head pattern on.
Whisper White Cardstock - 5 1/2 x 3 7/8 for the insert.
Stampin'Up inks - 4"
Pool Party and Pink Pirouette
Matching ribbon 
Glue and slue dots 

HERE is the link to the Youtube tutorial  

Happy Stampin' !

Weekend Blog - Stampin'Up Watercolour Wings Card

Hello Friends

 Today I decided to have a little play with the Stampin'up Watercolour Wings stamp set. A few hours previously I had tried out using inks on normal cardstock and on watercolour paper to see which I liked the best. I found that the normal cardstock kinda bubbles if it gets too wet - see below

I decided that I really like the look on the far right which is achieved using Stampin'up ink, and the Aqua Painters, so this is what I used for my card.

I stamped the butterfly in 3 layers , using the stamp set and cut it out with the Bold Butterfly Framelit die.
I stamped the "Stylized Happy Birthday" inside and added a bow of Pool Party Bakers Twine 

I love these colours and will be making this one again.

Hope you like my card and have a go at making it. All items for the project can be purchased via my Stampin'Up webpage HERE

Happy Weekend Stampin'


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