Saturday, 14 October 2017

CRAFTY INKLINGS 5TH BLOG HOP


Welcome to The Crafty Inklings 5th Blog Hop.


We are a group of fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from Norfolk, Suffolk and a bit beyond, who regularly get together for team events and to share our love of crafting. We are a small number of participants this month but we still have an exciting blog hop for you. Our theme is 'Deck the Halls', so we are all sharing home d├ęcor projects.

Depending on where you have started from, you may have just joined me from Sandra's blog and enjoyed her amazing creation. 

Today I am sharing with you a beautiful and simple festive decoration. I am showcasing the 'Night in Bethlehem' Bundle (#146044 clear mount / #146043 wood mount), which I think is just gorgeous and makes a perfect festive decoration, with the addition of a battery operated tealight. 




This can also be made as a card, by omitting the bottom piece of card, or you can do as I have and add a fold line in the bottom piece, allowing it to fold and fit into a C6 envelope.


I hope you have enjoyed my tealight decoration. You can continue on 'hopping' by clicking here to go to Jacqui's blog to see her beautiful creations.

Here is a list of all participants (with links):


Sandra
Tanya (That's me!)
Jacqui
Cheryl
Barbara

If you wish to purchase any of the items used to make these projects, get in touch using the contact details below and I will get a Holiday catalogue to you. For current products click here to go to the Stampin' Up! Store. Be sure to select me as your demonstrator to receive a free thank you gift for shopping with me!

Tanya x




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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

LABEL ME PRETTY PACKAGING

I've got a quick blog post for you today to show you how to quickly and easily jazz up some plain and boring food/gift packaging.

A few weeks ago I attended an amazing macaron baking workshop at The Cupcake Oven in Manningtree in Essex. 



Since then I have been perfecting my macaron baking skills and gifting my bakes to family and friends, but the packaging was boring and so needed a little something.

I have used the Label Me Pretty stamp set and coordinating Pretty Label punch from Stampin' Up's annual catalogue, which are available as a bundle saving you 10%.

Label Me Pretty bundle Wood-mount #145304 £33.25 Clear-mount #145305 £27.75

I stamped in Berry Burst ink (to coordinate with the deep pink of the macarons) and punched out the label.



Behind the label I placed a piece of burlap ribbon and finished the label with a tiny heart punch from Stampin' Up!'s gorgeous Gold Glimmer Paper.




If you wish to purchase any of the items used to make this project, simply click here to go to the Stampin' Up! Store. Be sure to select me as your demonstrator to receive a free thank you gift for shopping with me!



Tanya x




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Saturday, 19 August 2017

CRAFTY INKLINGS 4TH BLOG HOP

Welcome to The Crafty Inklings 4th Blog Hop.


We are a group of fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from Norfolk, Suffolk and a bit beyond, who regularly get together for team events and to share our love of crafting.  Today we are sharing projects made under the theme 'Autumn/Winter' and you may well get a few sneaky peeks of items available in the up-coming Autumn/Winter Holiday Catalogue, which will be released on September 1st.

Depending on where you have started from, you may have just joined me from Sandra's Blog and enjoyed her amazing creations. 

Today I am sharing with you a few projects made with using a stamp set that will soon be available in the Holiday Catalogue. I am showcasing the 'Hug in a Mug' stamp set (#144933), which I think is just gorgeous and definitely fits the themes of Autumn and Winter. What better way to get warm and cosy during the extreme weather we experience, than with a steaming cup of hot chocolate (whipped cream and marshmallows optional!)

For my first offering, I teamed the stamp set with the new 'Everyday Label' punch (#144668) and the gorgeous plastic 'Treat Tubes' with cork stoppers (#144612) to create this little hot chocolate treat with tiny sugar star sprinkles.



My second project uses a lot of elements in the stamp set.



And the final card teams the stamp set with some gorgeous paper from the 'Quilted Christmas' 6”x6” Designer Series Paper (#144617) and Black Rhinestone Jewels (#144639), again both available in the new Autumn/Winter Holiday Catalogue.


I hope you have enjoyed the projects I have shared with you today. You can continue on 'hopping' by clicking here to go to Cheryl's blog to see her wonderful creations.

Here is a list of all participants just in case the in-text links don't work:
Sandra
Tanya (that's me!)
Cheryl
Becky
Sue

If you wish to purchase any of the items used to make these projects, get in touch using the contact details below and I will get a Holiday catalogue to you. For current products click here to go to the Stampin' Up! Store. Be sure to select me as your demonstrator to receive a free thank you gift for shopping with me!


Tanya x




Email me - countrysidecrafter@hotmail.com

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

BABY BEAR CONGRATULATIONS

Today I am going to share with you a card I made for some friends to welcome their gorgeous baby boy into the world and my foolproof way to get a perfect layered image with this beautiful stamp set.



I have used the Baby Bear stamp set from Stampin' Up's annual catalogue, which is a three-step stamp.

Baby Bear #141859 £23.00


The 3D-looking bear image is made up of three stamps that you stamp over each other. I tend to stamp in a different order to the suggestion in the stamp set packaging.

First, I stamped the image labelled '2' in Crumb Cake ink.



Second, I stamp The image labelled '1' in Crumb Cake ink after first 'stamping off' on to a piece of scrap paper to get a lighter tone, using the bears underarms to help with lining up the image, which is so easy with the photopolymer stamps.



Thirdly, I stamp the image labelled '3' in Soft Suede ink.



Have fun experimenting and creating different looks with different colour combinations.

If you wish to purchase any of the items used to make this card, simply click here to go to the Stampin' Up! Store. Be sure to select me as your demonstrator to receive a free thank you gift for shopping with me!



Tanya x




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Friday, 11 August 2017

COOL TREATS NOTE CARDS

Welcome back! I hope the school holiday is treating you well. 
My three children are enjoying the break, but missing some of their school friends; my daughter asked if she could send a letter to some of her friends so I offered to make some cool note cards for her to write in. She loves them!!





I have used the Cool Treats stamp set from Stampin' Up!'s annual catalogue. All of the parts of the ice-creams and lollies are separate and you build the image by stamping them next to, or over each other. There are 36 photopolymer stamps in the set; there are so many possible combinations to create yummy looking cool treats.

Cool Treats #142982 £24.00


I created enough for my daughter to send to all of her friends...guess who's paying the postage??



I used a variety of colour stampin' pads from Stampin' Up! and layered with gorgeous matching summery colours of cardstock: Peekaboo Peach, Powder Pink, Berry Burst and Flirty Flamingo.



If you wish to purchase any of the items used to make these note cards simply click here to go to the Stampin' Up! Store. Be sure to select me as your demonstrator to receive a free thank you gift for shopping with me!



Tanya x




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Monday, 7 August 2017

BABY/CHILD THEMED SWAPS

Welcome back! I hope you are enjoying the school holiday. 

Last month I participated in a swap organised on facebook on Stampin' Up! Swaps UK. The theme was Baby/Child. Although I am a mother, have many close friends with children and more nieces and nephews than I can count, I really struggled with designing a card I was happy with.
I wanted to use the smooshing technique I have seen a lot of crafters doing at the moment, but even after watching a video of the technique, I haven't mastered it. So instead, I sponged the ink onto watercolour card and spritzed with water. The colours I used are Dapper Denim, Night of Navy and Emerald Envy.

Here is my card.



Hot air balloons are suitable for any age and any occasion, so this can be adapted to suit any need by changing the colours and the sentiment to suit.

The swaps I received back were amazing. Unfortunately I cannot share them with you just yet as a few were part of another demonstrator’s up-coming classes.

If you wish to purchase any of the items used to make this card simply click here to go to the Stampin' Up! Store. Be sure to select me as your demonstrator to receive a free thank you gift for shopping with me!



Tanya x




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Thursday, 3 August 2017

TEACHER THANK YOU CARDS

Welcome! I hope the school holiday is treating you well. My three children are fully embracing the long lie-ins, late bed times and enjoying exploring around the farm.

Today I would like to share with you the thank you cards I made for my children to give to their teachers. You will probably notice that I have used the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set (again) Did I tell you how much I love this set?
I teamed this with the So Very Much stamp set that was available for a limited time, during Stampin' Up!'s Sale-a-bration promotion, at the beginning of the year.




I did two colour ways for the children to choose from: Tranquil Tide, Emerald Envy and Lemon Lime Twist and Powder Pink, Berry Burst and Sweet Sugarplum.




I stamped 'Thank You' in black ink and heat embossed with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder.

Which is your favourite?

If you wish to purchase any of the items used to make this card simply click here to go to the Stampin' Up! Store. Be sure to select me as your demonstrator to receive a free thank you gift for shopping with me!



Tanya x




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