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.

Thanks for stopping by

Weather Together by Stampin’ Up!

Weather Together by Stampin’ Up! for Strawberry Sketches #SS009


I’m joining the lovely Sarah Berry’s Strawberry Sketches challenge again this week. I managed to get back into the craft room in between lots of organising things over the weekend. It took me a while to get back into the swing of things so today’s card is actually my second attempt at Sarah’s sketch. I’m using Weather Together by Stampin’ Up!

Weather Together by Stampin' Up! Tracy May #SS009

This is such a lovely stamp set with co-ordinating dies to cut out all the umbrellas and handles. There are even dies to cut out little raindrops! How cute is that?


I decided to add a bit of interest to the panel underneath by embossing it with the Softly Falling embossing folder. With a bit of imagination it could be rain couldn’t it? Lol! I cut out the clouds and stuck them down underneath the vellum banner before stitching it to the Soft Sky background panel.

Weather Together by Stampin' Up! Tracy May #SS009

I finished off the card with a strip of Real Red DSP from the Brights DSP Stack and a few rhinestones!

What do you think? I think the touches of Real Red really pop out.

Before I go, I want to let you know that the following special offers are still available. We are in week 2 which runs until 14th September (2016):



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Hello! Annual Catalogue 2016 – 2017 Blog Hop Week 5


Welcome to the Hello! Annual Catalogue 2016-2017 Blog Hop! You’ll be hopping around some amazing Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrators blogs, each with an inspirational project, featuring new catalogue products.
Currently you’re visiting Tracy May from London, United Kingdom. Hello there! You can continue hopping by using the previous and next buttons at the end of this post. Now, let’s scroll down to see what I’ve been making.
If you’re in the UK you’ll know, that we’ve been having some really bad flash flooding recently. I have been inspired to use the Weather Together photopolymer stamp set and co-ordinating Umbrella Weather framelits dies, for today’s project, after a very rainy few days late last week and the start of this week.
And, of course, with all that rain, I just had to do another watercolour wash background! LoL!
Weather Together & Umbrella Weather by Stampin' Up! Tracy May
I created the background by first spritzing the watercolour paper with water. I then squeezed a few drops of Soft Sky ink, directly from the ink refill bottle, onto the wet paper. I then tipped the paper this way and that to mix the ink and the water. I dabbed off the edges with some kitchen towel and let it dry. I splashed some water onto it from an aqua painter once it was dry before I left it to dry again.
Weather Together & Umbrella Weather by Stampin' Up! Tracy May
I stamped the raindrops from Weather Together in Pool Party ink and then I stamped the umbrella in Real Red. I used my my clear Wink of Stella brush to mix the colour a little into the white stripes of the umbrella. I cut the umbrella and handle out using the dies and I also cut out some raindrops from Dazzling Diamond glimmer paper.
Thank you for visiting today. The next stop is the talented Caroline van der Straaten from the Netherlands. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
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In case you lose your way on the blog hop, I’ve included the full list of participants for you below!