Merry Patterns by Stampin’ Up!

Merry Patterns by Stampin’ Up!

Well hello my friends! It has been a while, hasn’t it? How have you been? I do hope all is well. I’ve just looked at my blog and I haven’t posted since the end of July! Life has just been super busy of late. I took some time out though yesterday and cracked out the ink pads and stamp sets.

I just love this promotional stamp set, Merry Patterns by Stamping’ Up! which I recently got free with a qualifying order. Yes I do still buy my SU goodies, even though I haven’t had much time to play recently! Once a craftaholic, always a craftaholic!

Merry Patterns by Stamping' Up!

  • I started off by stamping the patterned reindeer onto watercolour paper and then smoothing the pattern out with a damp brush, before fussy cutting the reindeer out once it was dry.
  • The background is embossed with Softly Falling and the two circles were cut out using the Stitched Shapes framelits. The card front was mounted on to a Whisper White card blank.
  • I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink and then heat embossed with White embossing powder.

I love how the card came together and will probably make a batch of these as it was quick and easy to put together. Apologies for the blurry shot – I must be out of practice!

The stamp set is one of the items you can choose for free with orders over £250 until the end of October.

I do hope you like the card. Hopefully I will get the chance to make some more cards soon and I will make sure I take better photographs to post, I promise.

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Umbrella Weather by Stampin’ Up!

Umbrella Weather by Stampin’ Up!

Welcome back to this week’s Create with Connie and Mary. I am very sad to say that this is, unfortunately, my last week with the design team. Having recently gone back to corporate life recently and with two small boys to look after as well, I am finding it a struggle to keep crafting. I have had a great time as a member of Connie and Mary’s design team and will miss the rest of the team dearly. They are such talented ladies and have constantly inspired me over the time I’ve been on the team with them!

Umbrella Weather by Stampin' Up!

Today’s creation combines old and new products. I used the decorative masks and embossing paste for the clouds in the background. I love Pool Party combined with Crumb Cake and Real Red – it’s one of my favourite colour combinations.

I do hope you have enjoyed my creations over the past year and please do keep visiting the other design team members blogs. We all really do appreciate the support.

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Flirty Flowers by Stampin’ Up!

Flirty Flowers by Stampin’ Up!

Welcome back to this week’s Create with Connie & Mary colour challenge. A very quick post from me today. I used Flirty Flowers by Stampin’ Up! for this challenge, stamping the background with Pear Pizazz. I used the Stampin’ Write Markers to colour directly onto the flower stamps and then stamp onto the card stock.

Flirty Flowers by Stampin' Up! Tracy May

The card base is Island Indigo!

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Definitely Dahlia by Stampin’ Up!

Definitely Dahlia by Stampin’ Up!

Welcome back to this week’s sketch challenge over at Create with Connie & Mary. I missed last week’s colour challenge as I’ve had issues with my broadband. Some cowboy contractors cut through the cable when they were replacing a street lamp opposite my house! It’s been such a pain! First world problems though heh? 🙂

I’ve finally discovered the beautiful Definitely Dahlia by Stampin’ Up! Don’t you just love it?

Definitely Dahlia by Stampin' Up! Tracy May

I love the fresh summery colours in this card. I stamped the Dahlia off before stamping again onto my panel. I used Daffodil Delight. I used the new Ticket Tear border punch for the edge of the strip Lemon Lime Twist to the side. The Washi tape is Old Olive and comes from the new Basics Pack 2 Washi tape set.

Thanks for stopping by. Please do pop over and see what the rest of the lovely design team have come up with for you this week.

Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder by Stamping’ Up!

Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder by Stamping’ Up!


Welcome back to Create with Connie & Mary’s Thursday challenges. This month we are CASEing the catalogue. To CASE is to Copy and Share Everything! We can either CASE the colour scheme or layout of selected pictures from the new catalogue which went live globally on 1st June 2017! We are back to the normal sketches and colour challenges next month.

I’ve chosen to use one of the new 3D style embossing folders for my card this week. Can you tell it’s the Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder by Stamping’ Up!?

Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder by Stamping' Up! Tracy May

 

I didn’t have any dotty patterned paper so I created my own background using sponge daubers in 3 of the new in-colours. It works really well doesn’t it?

I do hope you like my card too. Please do pop along and see what the rest of the design team have come up with for you this week.

 Thanks for stopping by!

Pattern Party Decorative Masks by Stampin’ Up!

Pattern Party Decorative Masks by Stampin’ Up!

Welcome back to Create with Connie & Mary’s Thursday challenges. This month we are CASEing the catalogue. To CASE is to Copy and Share Everything! We can either CASE the colour scheme or layout of selected pictures from the new catalogue which went live globally on 1st June 2017!

I chose to CASE the layout (AGAIN) for my project today. Well you know me and my aversion to colour challenges! Lol!

Pattern Party Decorative Masks by Stampin' Up! #CCMC

Instead of embossing the background with an embossing folder, I used the new Pattern Party Decorative Masks by Stampin’ Up! and the new embossing paste! I love them both! They are really easy to use and look fantastic. I do hope you like my card too. Please do pop along and see what the rest of the design team have come up with for you this week.

Pattern Party Decorative Masks by Stampin’ Up!

Pattern Party Decorative Masks by Stampin’ Up!

Welcome to the Dream Theme Blog Hop. It’s a monthly blog hop featuring some amazing Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrators from around the world. Currently you’re visiting me, Tracy May from London, UK. To continue along the blog hop, please use the links below.

The theme for today’s projects is Birthdays! I am terrible at remembering people’s birthdays, so it’s really handy for me to have a stash of cards ready to send out at the last minute. I just received my order from the new catalogue and so I’ve had a few new items to play with. Have you tried the new Pattern Party Decorative Masks by Stampin’ Up! I love them. I’ve been playing around with the new Embossing Paste too. What do you think? Pattern Party Decorative Masks by Stampin' Up! Tracy May Dream Theme

Thank you for stopping by to see my Birthday card idea. I hope you’ve found it inspiring. Please do hop along to see what my lovely and fabulously talented friend Amy has made and keep hopping around the wonderful creations from the rest of the Dream Theme Design team!

 

 

Full list of Demos

1. Teneale Williams (Australia)
2. Patrice Halliday-Larsen (New Zealand)
3. Tracy May (UK)
4. Amy Koenders (USA)
5. Renate Ecklmayr (Austria)
6. Sandi MacIver (Canada)
7. Jennifer Pauli (Germany)
8. Krista Driessen (Netherlands)

More Pick a Pattern by Stampin’ Up!

More Pick a Pattern by Stampin’ Up!

 

Welcome back – it’s now week three of our CASE the Catalogue month over at Create with Connie & Mary! For those of you who don’t know CASE stands for Copy & Share Everything and is at the very heart of the Stampin’ Up! ethos amongst Demonstrators. We love what we do and share what we love!

This week I’m actually using DSP AGAIN! I bet you are in total shock now! But I really love, love, love this new DSP! More Pick a Pattern by Stampin’ Up!

vMore Pick a Pattern by Stampin' Up! Tracy May

I’m CASEing the layout again, as you can probably see. Also I have used the same pattern and colour scheme as my card last week. I wanted to show you how easy it is to use the same supplies and end up with two very different cards! Are you guilty of buying craft products with just one card in mind? You certainly aren’t alone if you are! I do it too! All too frequently! 😬 LoL!

I teamed up the DSP with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits to cut out the star and then cut around it using the Stitched Shapes Framelits . The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments, which I’m glad to say is still going strong. It’s such a versatile set of sentiments. I do highly recommend it.

Please do pop along and see what the rest of the design team have come up with this week. Also there are still two more weeks of CASEing the catalogue (June being a 5 week month) to go, so do come back next week for a peek!

P.S. I have sent out catalogues to all customers who spent more than £20 with me in 2017. If you would like a copy but don’t fall into this category, I’m still happy to send you one. Please just email me with your details and I will post one to you (UK only).

Pick a Pattern by Stampin’ Up!

Pick a Pattern by Stampin’ Up!

 

So it’s week two of our CASE the Catalogue month over at Create with Connie & Mary! For those of you who don’t know CASE stands for Copy & Share Everything and is at the very heart of the Stampin’ Up! ethos amongst Demonstrators. We love what we do and share what we love! This week I’m actually using DSP! I know, I’m as shocked as you are to be honest! But I do love this new DSP – Pick a Pattern by Stampin’ Up!

Pick a Pattern by Stampin' Up! Tracy May

As you can probably tell from the picture, I’m sticking with CASEing the layout again! And just like the label in the catalogue says, this card was Quick & Easy! And I really like it too! Added bonus!

I decided to use Sahara Sand for my card base as it’s one of the focal colours in the DSP. Just like the card in the catalogue, I stamped tone on tone. Basically meaning, I stamped Sahara Sand ink onto the Sahara Sand card base. I used the Painter’s Palette stamp set for the background.

I then stuck on two strips of DSP from the lovely new Pick a Pattern by Stampin’ Up! DSP. It’s a really versatile DSP pack. Hopefully I will actually use the whole pack this time! Hi my name is Tracy and I am a DSP hoarder! Lol!

I tied some black metallic twine around the second strip of DSP. I am ordering the new mini sequin trim from the new catalogue so looking forward to using that in the future. The sentiment is from Eastern Promise just like in the card in the catalogue. What do you think? It really was Quick & Simple!

Please do pop along and see what the rest of the design team have come up with this week.

P.S. I have sent out catalogues to all customers who spent more than £20 with me in 2017. If you would like a copy but don’t fall into this category, I’m still happy to send you one. Please just email me with your details and I will post one to you (UK only).

 

A Brick Wall & Butterfly by Stampin’ Up!

A Brick Wall & Butterfly by Stampin’ Up!

Welcome back to Create with Connie & Mary’s Thursday challenges. This month we are CASEing the catalogue. To CASE is to Copy and Share Everything! We can either CASE the colour scheme or layout of selected pictures from the new catalogue which goes live globally today, 1st June 2017!

So what do you think? Fancy playing along? It’s great fun!

I chose to CASE the layout for my project today. Well you know me and my aversion to colour challenges! Lol!

After various false starts, I settled back to my roots with a butterfly! I teamed up the Butterfly Thinlits with the Brick Wall embossing folder for the focal elements hence a Brick Wall & a Butterfly by Stampin’ Up! And I also wanted to use some of the lovely new in-colours. Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist go so well together don’t you think? Also they go so well with the silver elements in my card.

A Brick Wall & a Butterfly by Stampin' Up! Tracy May

 

I ran a brayer loaded with Crumb Cake ink over the raised lines in the Brick Wall embossing folder before running through my Big Shot. I love that it makes the brick pattern stand out more on the Whisper White card stock.

The small butterflies are stamped using the Watercolour Wings stamp set. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments and fits perfectly under the large butterfly.  Finally I finished the card off with some Silver 1/8″ Ribbon.

I do hope you like it. Please do pop along and see what the rest of the design team have come up with for you this week.

Thanks for stopping by.