Saturday, July 26, 2014

Daffodil Delight meets Blendabilities

Hi everyone.

Are you well?  I hope so..........

Todays card was a joy to do, not only because of the lovely sunny colour, but also because I was again able to sit and colour using the amazing new blendabilities.

I just can't begin to tell you how much I love these pens.  Its because of them that I have rediscovered my passion for colouring ............. I'm now 45 going on 5 (hee hee)

Anyway I used one of my favourite stamps - The swallowtail and stamped it in momento ink and got out my pens .......... sat under the tree in my garden with a cold glass of juice and away I went.  My stress levels went down and all my cares melted away.  Bliss .......

I just love that my crafting takes me somewhere else ......... its a wonderful relaxing hobby which creates something amazing at the end.  Brilliant.

Isn't this gorgeous.  I just love love love it.

And here's a close up to show you how smooth and blended the inks are.  The highlights done with the blender pen come through really well and its all so easy with these pens.

Do you want to see the finished card?

Of course you do ...........

I also had great fun playing with my new embossing folder as well.  I inked one side in Early Espresso and then put in my whisper white card stock and ran it through the big shot.  Look at how cool that is.  I matted and layered the butterfly on Early Espresso card stock and added some ribbon to finish.

What do you think?  I love getting your comments and questions and always try and reply, so please do leave them.

Want to know more about how to get these great pens, or would you like to take part in a monthly class that comes straight to your home?


But be quick tho, I have filled one club and am only three spaces short of filling the second club.  Everyone is so looking forward to receiving their monthly parcels, and I am looking forward to seeing all your lovely creations.

Don't forget this offer in this format is exclusive to Crunchie Crafts, and i'd hate for you guys to miss out.

Watch out for more sneak peaks of September's projects.  You can see August's projects here.  They are at the bottom of the post.

I'm really excited about this club and I know that you guys are gonna love these pens as much as I do and I can't wait to show you the up and coming projects over the next few months ......... birthday, anniversary, christmas etc etc....... there's a bit of everything ....... so what are you waiting for email or call me or text me to confirm your place before their all gone.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Beautiful bunch meets teeny tiny sentiments

Morning everyone, well I say Morning, but for my worldwide followers it could be any time of day,

so a big Hello to everyone, wherever you are.   I hope that you're well and happy.

I have been showing you in the last few posts the Beautiful Bunch stamp set.  This is such a gorgeous set and so versatile.  So far we have done Thank You cards, a Sympathy card and today I wanted to show you a clean and simple card "Just for You".

So what is clean and simple .......... my understanding of this is that the majority of the card is left blank and un-adorned, leaving a clean simple look.

I have based my card today on the challenge at freshly made sketches.


Don't you think this is cute.  Its just crying out for the Beautiful Bunch Stamp set.

I wanted to show you that this set can be used to create borders and other patterns as well as the lovely flowers.

I have used the lovely circular dots to create two rows of stamping behind my flower

I have added a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments and then finished this with the flower from the Itty Bitty Punches pack and a few pearls.  The edge of the sentiment was inked with my lovely new blendabilties.

Above and below are close ups of the gorgeous flower.  This has been stamped and coloured with the Blendabilties four times.  

I have only used one set of the Blendabilties on this card and that is the cherry cobbler set.  I also used the blender pen to bring in some highlights.  These are amazing pens that you will be wanting to use time and time again.

I have cut some up to bring the petals out and then the centre has also been punched and layered.  I finished this off with some dazzling diamonds on the petals and crystal effects in the centre

 and a side view.

I am going to enter this into the challenge.  Its a long time since Ive done any challenge work, so wish me luck.

I hope that I've managed to show you that the Beautiful Bunch stamps and punch are very very versatile and can be used for lots of occasions.  

Have a great day everyone.

Challenges Entered:

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

One Stamp, so much versatility #Beautiful Bunch

Hi everyone.

On my last post I showed you how I had used the gorgeous Beautiful Bunch stamp set to create a tag card with my sister-in-law and her friends.  You can find the post here

But i want to show you this week that one stamp set can be used for lots of different things, just by changing the colours, the layout and the way you embellish the project.

So we've done a card with a lovely tag on the front, but today's card is a little bit more subtle and has a completely different message.

Today's card is a sympathy card.  I hate making these, and it is even harder when it is for a friend who has lost a parent.  

Anyway the Beautiful Bunch set worked so well for this. 

I have matted and layered Basic Black and Very Vanilla card stock and then stamped in Momento Black ink.  The sentiment is from a retired hostess set.

I then stamped the flower three more times onto scrap card stock and punched out, before colouring in with my Blendabilities.

I have used the pumpkin pie and rich razzleberry colours to create the flower.

Can you see how well these pens work.  I am totally in love with them.  They are colouring my life wonderfully and I am afraid my other brands have now gone - and I am a Blendabilities Lady.  I am looking forward to using these lots more in my Blendabilties Clubs

I punched them out, using the co-ordinating punch, and then snipped the centre flower to create separate petals and centre.  All this was layered up using dimensionals.

It just adds a splash of colour and gives the card some dimension.

If you would like this stamp set or any of the other bits I have used today don't forget you can shop online with me at the click of a button.

Yep, the one below.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Workshop for my SIL .......... #a beautiful bunch

and they were truly a beautiful bunch to spend a fantastic evening with.

There were lots of fun and giggles and much competitiveness.  But it was great to see a group of friends enjoying themselves so much.

It was a great workshop with lots of spot prizes along the way, and a quick demo from me.  Unfortunately I gave my SIL the card and forgot to photograph it.  (Silly me!!)

I demonstrated the reflection technique that you can find in this post ...........  TRAVELLER

For the make and take that everyone got to do this was my basic design ....

For the card I have used the gorgeous Beautiful Bunch Stamp set.  Inked it in Lost Lagoon
and created my own background on the card base.

Next I punched out a tag, using the tag topper punches, then inked the edges and stamped the sentiment (from the Something to say Stamp Set).

Added the ribbon and popped on the card.

Finally I stamped two more flowers, one on very vanilla card stock and one on lost lagoon.

Punched them out using the coordinating punch and popped on with stamping dimensionals.

Here's the card from the side.

Below are the cards the 6 girls made ..... what do you think?

 a side view of the set below

I just love the fact that they bounced ideas around and each created something truly unique.

The colours used were from the new In Colour range.

If you would like to get crafty and have your own in-house workshop please give me a call.  

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