Monday, 9 October 2017

Card Challenge; PCC #262 and Less Is More #349


Hello Stampers,

Today I am sharing my entry for the Less Is More Challenge #349 & combing it with Paper Craft Crew Tic-Tac-Toe Challange (PCC262).

The for Less Is More Challenge we were to create a clean and simple card in the theme of Hot & Spicy Colours. For the PCC Challenge I chose to go with the middle row down; Baker's Twine, Fall and Punch/Die cut.




I pulled out the Coffee Cafe and Merry Cafe stamps sets and teamed it up with some lovely fall colours which also fit the 'hot and spicy' theme needed for the challenge. Keeping it clean and simple, I die cut the coffee cup as my focal point and added a fun Fall border down one side of the card. Finally I added some Twine and raised the stamped panel with dimensionals. 
And there you have a cosy clean and simple card :) 

Items Used:
Merry Cafe Stamp Set (144965)
Coffee Cafe Bundle (145331)
Linen Thread (104199)
Whisper White Cardstock (106549)
Smooth Whisper White Cardstock (106549)
Velum - for the lid of the coffee cup.

Inks: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, and Real Red.

Happy Crafting,

        AMIE

Friday, 29 September 2017

Love Today Planner - Month View Winter Theme

Decorating January 2018 Monthly Spread


I like to get a head start when decorating my planner, but will not start using my Love Today Planner until I have finished my current Planner. I just could not wait to show you some ideas in decorating it, so thought I'd make a head start on next years layouts :) 
I have kept the decorating basic on this spread with a snowflake/winter theme, bringing in some sparkle with the Year of Cheer DSP and some lovely Washi. Check out the video below to see how I went about this.

Products Used:
Love Today Planner - (144257)
Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper - (144640)
Merry Cafe Stamp Set - (144965)
Hang Your Stocking Stamp Set (142114)
Washi Tape

Inks: Soft Sky and Basic Grey


Later I will fill it all in, add some stickers and maybe even some more snowflakes to the white spaces. Hope you enjoyed decorating my planner with me. 
If you are interested in any of these products you can order them 24/7 through my online shop (link top right of my blog) or feel free to get in touch :)

Happy Crafting,

        AMIE


Saturday, 23 September 2017

Card Challenge; PCC #260


Hello Stampers,

Today I am sharing my entry for the Paper Craft Crew (PCC260) Sketch Challenge. Only my 2nd card challenge ever and already I know I'm going to be addicted! The challenge is to create a card using the sketch below; 



I pulled together the Coffee Break DSP and Wood Textures DSP for the bulk of my card, they work fab together! Added a bit of interest to the DSP using the Timeless Textures stamp set...the 'mug stain' is perfect for coffee/tea themed cards! :) I am actually rather happy with how it turned out! More pics below :D

Items Used:
Coffee Break Designer Series Paper (144155)
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (144177)
Timeless Textures Stamp Set (140517)
Coffee Cafe Stamp Set (143677)
Linen Thread (104199)
Glitter Enamel Dots (144200)
Crumb Cake Cardstock (121685)
Whisper White Cardstock (106549)


Inks: Crumb Cake and Early Espresso 

Happy Crafting,

        AMIE


Simple Cosy Cuppa Fall Card



Autumn is certainly here! I love this time of year, the colours are lovely, we all start to cosy up in the evenings and kind of hibernate...plus we cant forget all the fun holiday events coming up!  
I wanted to create with you a super simple Autumn themed card. One that shows of the gorgeous Painted Autumn DSP but one that is also perfect for beginner card makers! A list of what you need is below, so feel free to craft along with the video :) Stay tuned till the end to see some other simple card makes using this fun stamp Set!

You will need:
Crushed Curry - C6 Top folding card base
Early Espresso: 4" x 5 3/4" and 3" x 4 1/4" 
Very Vanilla:  2 7/8" x 4" 
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper - (144613) 4 7/8" x 5 6/8"
Crumb Cake Cardstock - (for lid and cup holder)
Merry Cafe Stamp Set - (144965)
Linen Thread - (104199)
Glitter Enamel Dots(144200)

Inks: Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Peekaboo Peach and Crushed Curry.



Hope you enjoyed the video. If you are interested in any of these products or would like a catalogue feel free to get in touch :)

Happy Crafting,

        AMIE


Thursday, 21 September 2017

Card Challenge; Joy of Sets - Letter T

Hello Everyone 

For the last few months I have been thinking about participating in a card challenge... and now I have finally done so! :D 
This Joy of Sets Challenge is to create a card using any Stampin' Up! stamp set that starts with the letter T. 
I have used Tabs For Everything for a fun Birthday card, using the sentiments in the set for a background. Images of my entry are below :)

Items Used:
Tabs For Everything (143907)
Crumb Cake Cardstock (121685)
Emerald Envy Cardstock (141420)
Smooth Whisper White Cardstock (106549)
Copper Metallic Thread (141696)
Emerald Envy Taffeta Ribbon (142742) - Retired!
Gold Gel Pen

Inks: Emerald Envy, Momento Black, Crushed Curry, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist.

Happy Crafting,

        AMIE

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Quick & Simple Quilted Christmas Card!



Super fun and super simple Christmas card featuring the lovely Quilted Christmas DSP! This card is perfect for beginners or those wanting a quick card to batch make in no time at all. There are plenty of ways to take this card up a notch; why not add some ribbon or twine, place punched leaves behind the 'star/flower' or heat emboss the sentiment.

What you will need:
Cherry Cobbler (or Real Red) - C6 Top folding card base and 5 3/8" x 2 3/10"
Smooth Whisper White:  5 3/4" x  4" and 2 1/4" x 5 3/4"
Merry Little Labels Stamp Set - (144795)
Quilted Christmas 6x6 Designer Series Paper - (1444617) - 5 1/2" x 3 3/4"

Inks: Old Olive (or Garden Green)
Rhinestone Basic Jewels - (144220)



Hope you enjoyed the video. If you are interested in any of these products or would like a catalogue feel free to get in touch :)

Happy Crafting,

        AMIE


Sunday, 3 September 2017

Elegant Black & White Z-Fold Card

Black and White Floral Birthday Card!


Sometimes a simple fun fold card is just what you needed. This card uses the contrast of black and white, with heat embossed elements, rhinestones and vintage trim to glam it up. Fun and super simple to make but has an elegant look and classic feel to it.

What you will need:
Thick Whisper White - C6 Top folding card base. 
Score & fold at 5 7/8" x 2 7/8" (14.7cm x 7.4cm)
Smooth Whisper White:  4 1/8" x  3" (7 1/2cm x 10 1/2cm)
Basic Black Cardstock: 
4" x 2 3/4" (7cm x 10cm)
4 3/8" x 3 1/8" (11cm x 8cm)
Wood Words Stamp Set - (143928)
Better Together Stamp Set - (141736)

Inks: Memento Black, Versamark
Rhinestone Basic Jewels - (144220)
Vintage Crochet Trim - (144611)
Embossing Buddy - (103083)
White Stampin' Embossing Powder - (109132)
Heat Tool - (129054)



Hope you enjoyed the video. I absolutely love the new Vintage Trim which is in our new Autumn/Winter Catalogue. If you would like a catalogue feel free to get in touch :)

Happy Crafting,

        AMIE