Balloon Celebration from Stampin’ Up! #GDP023

Balloon Celebration from Stampin’ Up! #GDP023

Balloon Celebration from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Tracy May #GDP023

I’m back today with another super quick card I made using Balloon Celebration from Stampin’ Up! I’m entering this card in to the Global Design Project Balloon themed challenge #GDP023.

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I had two little helpers for this card one of my sons and another little boy I am looking after today. They told me where the balloons should go and whether the sentiment looked better in black on white card or white on black card. Luckily I agreed with all their design choices lol!

Balloon Celebration from Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Tracy May #GDP023

I did a really quick watercolour background using a pool party re-inker. I dropped some ink directly onto and acrylic block and used a wet paintbrush to pick up the ink and painted it on to the watercolour paper. I dried it with my heat gun, before stamping the dandy lions or aliums, also from Balloon Celebration, in Versamark and heat embossing with white embossing powder.

The balloons are punched out of watercolour paper, painted with Real Red ink and then stamped over using the detail stamps from Balloon Celebration. I finished the card off with white and clear sequins. It really was a quick card. I hope you like it!

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Let me know if you need a copy of the Spring/Summer Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure and I will send you one (UK, NL, DE, FR, AT only I’m afraid).

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from Bedlam & Butterflies

I would just like to wish all my Stampin’ Up! customers, friends and blog followers a very Happy New Year. I wish you all the best for 2016 and may it be a happy, healthy and prosperous year for each of you.

Thank you for all your support in 2015 and I look forward to the new year and new projects and hopefully more video tutorials to inspire you.

Happy New Year Card Softly Falling & Balloon Celebration from Stampin' Up! Tracy May

I’ve used Softly Falling & Balloon Celebration to create my New Year’s card. I love how simple the card looks but with a touch of bling for the celebration theme. Balloon Celebration will be available from January 5th – next Tuesday so not long to go now.

In the meantime, there’s still time to get hold of the retiring items from the Autumn/Winter catalogue and some of them are greatly reduced too. Check out the big year end sale!

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Let me know if you aren’t on my catalogue mailing list but would like to be (UK, NL, DE, FR, AT only I’m afraid).

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Many thanks friends! And once again a very Happy New Year!

Balloon Celebration by Stampin’ Up! – another sneak peek

Balloon Celebration by Stampin’ Up! – another sneak peek

I’m back with project two using Balloon Celebration by Stampin’ Up! this week. Again I am going to be entering the Global Design Project #GDP015, whose theme is celebrate and also Retro Sketches again, as I used their sketch for the second time.

Balloon Celebration by Stampin' Up! with Birthday Bouquet DSP by Tracy May

Balloon Celebration by Stampin’ Up! is definitely becoming a firm favourite and I love that you can create different looks just by changing colour and layout. This card is much softer and more subtle than the one I created on Monday, don’t you think?

Balloon Celebration by Stampin' Up! with Birthday Bouquet DSP by Tracy May

I teamed the set up with the new Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper and coordinating Honeycomb Embellishments and took the colour scheme from those. You can just see a shimmer on the wooden sentiment, which I created using the clear Wink of Stella pen, also coming soon. I’m really spoiling you with all the sneak peeks on this card aren’t I?  😊

Let me know if you aren’t on my catalogue mailing list but would like to be (UK, NL, DE, FR, AT only I’m afraid). I will send out catalogues between Christmas and New Year, so there will be plenty of time to have a good thumb through and get those wish lists written!

I still have a few Christmas projects to complete and I will share those if you aren’t all fed up with Christmas already but oh joy, oh joy, oh joy! The Christmas cards are all done! Bar one or two I’ve no doubt forgotten – I usually do as I have a few separate lists kept in separate places and formats. I really should consolidate but that would be bordering on organised, which I’ve never been on a personal front. Professionally I used to be very organised, as a Project Manager, so maybe that is why I rebelled in my personal life and went with ad hoc or spontaneous as I like to call it (in reality totally disorganised and scatty would be a better description)! 😆

Well that’s it from me today. See you tomorrow!

Balloon Celebration by Stampin’ Up! – #GDP015

Balloon Celebration by Stampin’ Up! – Celebration card for Global Design Project Celebration Challenge #GDP015

I’m back on the challenge merry go round this week, entering #GDP015, with this celebration card using Balloon Celebration by Stampin’ Up! from the upcoming new Spring/Summer 2016 Catalogue.

I just couldn’t resist this stamp set and matching punch combination when I first saw it and remarkably it has sat untouched on my shelf since it arrived last week in my pre-order. I have been itching to use it, but have resisted (until now) as I am still desperately trying to finish off Christmas craft projects before it’s too late.  Just look at that balloon punch out! What do you think?

AWESOME??!!!

Balloon Celebration by Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Tracy May

I love, love, love, it!! I was toying with making this a New Year’s card by adding 2016 to it, but decided against doing so, as the card can be used for any celebration now! Besides I already have a card in my head for New Year’s. It just needs to get out of my head and on to paper!

Balloon Celebration by Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Tracy May

I did a quick wash of Real Red ink on to Watercolour paper and dried it with my heat tool, before stamping the pattern on to the balloon (also in Real Red) and punching the balloon out. The little splatters around the edges are from an awesome new set that will be a perfect partner to Gorgeous Grunge – it’s called Timeless Textures and you can be sure you’ll be seeing as much of that stamp set on my blog as you do Gorgeous Grunge!

Give me more time and I’ll have more projects to share with you using Balloon Celebrations by Stampin’ Up! and the matching punch.  Both of which will be available to order from January 5th. Let me know if you aren’t on my catalogue mailing list but would like to be (UK, NL, DE, FR, AT only I’m afraid).

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