Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Stamp To Share- Delightful Daisy Blog Hop

Hello there,
Here I am for the second time this week Blog hopping along, this time with my Global Friends from the Stamp To Share Design Team. And we are playing with the yumilicious Daisy Delight Bundle from Stampin' Up!

And here's my first project, a rather elaborate card made for my beautiful sister who will celebrate a milestone birthday early next week.

 I have chosen the new In Colour Powder Pink and paired it with the lovely Wood Textures Designer Paper , I have to tell you I just cannot stop using this gorgeous paper. Wood texture is so current right now and these papers are such an incredibly easy to use product to add instant va va voom. 

Another *I cannot stop using it* product is the gorgeous Happy Birthday Thinlits Die from Stampin'Up!, I cut it from some of the gold foil card. 

To make the flowers, I punched a few layers of daisies and spritzed them with water to soften them so that I could manipulate them a little. I think they look like the spidery gerberas and the Gold Faceted Gems were the perfect touch for the centres.  

And because I wanted this card to be extra special, I added a bit more interest behind the flowers with some leaves and a few spindly branches from the Colorful Seasons Bundle. I am delighted with this card and I cannot wait to hand it over to the Birthday girl. 

For my second card I went extra simple just because I was a bit crafted out. I made proper daisies from white card, my intention was to use the matching stamp set but I forgot so I ended up distressing my daisies with some inks to make them a bit more real looking. 

And for the background I actually used a card from the Color Theory Memories and More card pack. They are so happy looking, I really loved making them. 

And here's a close up to see the lovely texture a bit of card stretching achieved. Easy peasy daisy squeeze :)

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you have fun checking out what the other design team members have created. So head over to the lovely Amy Koenders. 

MonicaGale-UK -(you are here)
Amy Koenders - USA
Rochelle Block - Australia
Sandi MacIver - Canada
Paula Dobson - New Zealand
Caroline Van der Straaten - Netherlands 
Nadine Koeller - Germany

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Friday, 9 June 2017

Fancy Folds Blog Hop- Flap Fold

Hello and welcome to my blog today :)
Its time for a simple but FANCY Fold blog hop again and I am happy that you are joining us. We have been playing with the Flap Fold design this month.

Super easy fold and so much fun,  I decided to have a play with my newly released Coffee Cafe bundle from Stampin' Up! .

Love this so much but as its often the case, when a huge loot of new product arrive at my house, I had a bit of brain fog starting my project.

Still, I got there in the end and as you can see my card ended up looking quite cute. 

I love how the framelits have this piece which will emboss the sleeve around the cup, genius as it adds so much texture. I stamped on Crumb Cake card, in Early Espresso ink then ran it through the big shot. 

I used a selection of scalloped and circle punches to create the flap fold at the top of my card from the matching Designer Paper Coffee Break then added the sentiment. 

And as a last flourish I added some of the new Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon by Stampin' Up!  Its gorgeous and ties beautifully into super full bows. 

Thank you so much for your visit, now please follow the hop round by visiting Martha in Canada next. 
Till next time 

1. Monica Gale (UK)  <<<>>
2. Martha Inchley (Canada)
 3. Shannean Moncrieff (Australia)
4. Tanja Kolar (Germany)
5. Aude Barbara (France)
6. Miranda Mols (Netherlands)
7. Astrid Hofmann (Austria)
8. France Martin (USA)
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