Pootler’s Design Team – Week 2

Thank you for joining me for Week 2 of the Pootler’s Design Team Challenge.  I’m having so much fun playing with the Crafting Forever stamp set, I have finished my 4 projects for the challenge and jotted down several more ideas in my notebook that I’m hoping to make in the next few months.

If you follow my blog you will know that I love colouring, I tend to spend a few days each week colouring stamped images with either my watercolour pencils or alcohol markers.  It helps to relieve stress which lessens my M.E. pain.

 

 

Whenever I go away I always take my water colour pencils with me, I love my alcohol markers but they are too bulky to take.  I have a ‘Watercolour To Go Kit’ which is a Clear Mount Stamp Case that holds all my Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Pencils, a Blender pen, an Aqua Painter and a pencil sharpener. Continue Reading →

OnStage Solihull Swaps – Ribbon Scissor Charms

Last weekend Hubby and I went to Solihull for the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Local event which is held twice a year.  Demonstrators who attend get a copy of the upcoming catalogue and play with some of the new products.

For the event I made 50+ swaps and I got to swap and chat with lots of demonstrators. I came home with a bag full of swaps that I can use for inspiration.

 

For my swaps I made Ribbon Scissor charms with the Shrinkles Shrink Art sheets, these are great fun to play with.  They reminded me of when I was at school and I used to put crisp packets in the oven to shrink them and make key rings and badges with them.  Did you do that too?

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Sharing Sweet Thoughts – Pretty Label Punch Showcase

Next Friday I will be a VIP guest at the Stampin’ Up! ‘Birthday Wishes Challenge’ kick-off event in London where we will be making cards for the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).

 

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Sale-A-Bration Simple Sunday – Dimensional Flowers and Monkeying Around cards

Firstly I would like to apologise for not sending out a blog post last Sunday.  I have been so busy trying to organise/set-up a monthly workshop in my area as well as trying to find time to make Birthday cards for my Son and my Mother-in-Law as well as make her Mothers Day Card and present.

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Sale-A-Bration Simple Sunday

I can’t believe we are more than half way through Sale-A-Bration.  I am always excited when my Stampin’ Up! order arrives but it’s even more exciting when there are Sale-A-Bration products in there as well.  When you see the Sale-A-Bration products in a brochure or online it isn’t the same as having them in your hands and having fun seeing what you can create with them.  Stampin’ Up! now have 15 Sale-A-Bration products to choose from.

 

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Tasty Trucks Melon Mambo Card

Last Sunday I shared my cute little Tasty Trucks card that I made as part of my Sale-A-Bration Simple Sunday series (click here if you would like to see the card). 

As soon as I had finished the card I had the idea to make another background using the pancakes, cupcake and ice cream stamps that are in the Tasty Trucks stamp set.
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