Saturday, 28 November 2015

The cheat way to a bendy card

Hello there,
Have you been shopping like mad this last few days?? Its incredible that we are approaching the last month in 2015. And on the crafting front yet again I am almost sure I will be crafting till the early hours on Christmas Eve.
I have so many cards left to do. One of the cards I will be making for those special few in our lives are these.

The was a project I designed for one of my classes at the last retreat I ran in October. As soon as I saw this fab tutorial from fellow demonstrator Anna Smith I knew I was going to incorporate it in my life at some point. And as lovely as Anna's project is for the Retreat I wanted it stepped up a little.. ok it ended up stepped up A LOT as I went and designed a presentation box for the rather bulky card.
I loved the bendy cards using these fabulous Sleigh Ride Edgelits but the tutorials are all a bit too technical for me and if you know me you know I only do easy. I get bored reading instructions with lots of steps so I always choose easy.
And that's how the cheat to a bendy card came to life. And it's so easy, following on from Anna's tutorial we simply cut three strips of whisper white card each 1 cm bigger than the last scored at 1 cm each end and wrapped around the white card base.

The picture makes the line of glue look a bit yellow in real life it sparkles and glistens beautifully. And everything and I mean everything looks ah mazing with these fancy wooden filigree snowflakes... addicted is the word I simple love them.
Have a wonderful weekend here's the list of products used in case you are wondering <3 p="">

Till next time HUGS xxxx
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Thursday, 1 October 2015

Happy New Year !!! You Can Create It

Hello and Happy New Year !! No, I haven't lost my mind today we are entering a New Stampin'Up! year. 
And New Years begins with new resolutions, and so I will be back blogging regularly <3 nbsp="" p="">

 Also today is time for our next You Can Create It challenge and here is my project. 

I had the berry basket since it launched and this was the first time I used it. It makes for a quick and sweet container and this literally came together in a few minutes. The colours are lovely and seasonal as well. 

The kit contained the die cut leaves, some burlap ribbon and gold thread.

I stamped and inked the leaves and added a few wooden embellishments and sentiment.

The colours are Mossy Meadows, Delightful Dijon and Tip Top Taupe <3 nbsp="" p="">
And while I slapped (I mean creatively applied) my leaves on the berry basket Teri my lovely partner in this challenge absolutely thought outside the box and created a wonderful sponged background to her card, love this!! 

 Head over to Teri's blog  to check out the projects of our participants in the challenge :)

Want even more inspiration? follow our other participant countries and their examples, you will find lots of inspiration along the way :) 





Do you want to play with us? Here's how it works?? 

Each month we will send you a little Mystery Kit containing a few Stampin' Up! supplies. The Challenge is for you to use those supplies to create a project. It could be a card, scrapbook page or any kind of 3D item.

You must use at least a part of everything we provide in the kit when you create your project. If you wish to, you can also add additional items from your own supplies. 

When you have finished your project, if you take a photo of it and send it to us .... we will showcase it on one of our blogs on the 1st day of the following month - along side our own creations for that month.

If you have a Facebook Page or if you Blog yourself, you can display it there with a link back to us if you wish to :o)

The cost of one kit for one month is £2.50. Or you can subscribe for 6 months worth of kits for the reduced cost of £12.00 (postage and packing has already been included in the above prices).

The closing date for ordering this month's kit is Saturday 10th October. 
Friday 16th October - at the latest. You will have until Wednesday 28th  to complete your project and send us a photo of it (optional). 
Much love Monica xxx

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