Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Party Pandas Valentine

The February class crew made a beautiful Valentine's card using Party Pandas set and a matching cute little box fitting a Lindor chocolate bonbon. Party Pandas if one of those set you can get for free until the end of March. It is such a cute and fun set!  


The sentiment is created with alphabet set, stamped in Berry Burst on a white cardstock. I left a tiny margin around and glued the letters on Calypso Coral base.
The balloon was originally without a colour but at the end decided to colour it in. It's stamped on a piece of scrap, cut out and glued on. It was coloured with the SU! blends. They are so easy to use and created cool shading effects. If I can do it, anyone can!  


The box is not my design, I found the inspiration on the Paper Pixie, Julie DiMatteo's site. It is quite simple that looks just great so I decided to share it further and wanted to show you how I made it.  So I recorded this little video for you.


Here is the list of supplies used:

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Magical Mermaids - Occasions 2018 Stamp 'N Hop

Hello from the UK and welcome to the February Stamp 'N Hop blog hop. Talented crafters from all around are sharing with you their favourite items from the Spring/Summer 2018 catalogue.

I want to show you these beautiful mermaids. They are a part of Myths & Magic Suite. I noticed this suite in the new catalogue and loved it straight away but this is the first time I had a proper play. And I love it even more.


The mermaids and seahorses are stamped and cut with matching dies. I had so much fun colouring these. I used a variety of the SU! blends. Just whatever colour I fancied. 


When I was creating the water (die cut from the Myth & Magic glimmer paper) I wanted to add loads of bubbles and found a suitable stamp in You're Inspiring set. I think it works well together with the waves. Do you like the card? Why not let me know in the comments section below.

Here is a complete list supplies I used to make this card:

I hope you feel inspired. If you'd like to make this card, or any similar, get in touch with me or have a look at my classes schedule and consider to join us in stampin'. I'd love to craft with you!

Now go and hop! Have a look what other projects are featured by other crafters. Click on the image below to visit Melissa Tennison and see her creation!






Eva Pottsova - YOU ARE HERE



Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Green Hearts Everywhere #showthelove

Turn the UK Green on Valentine's Day!


Next Wednesday is the Valentine's Day and I am working on a very exciting project in its connection.

I'm participating in the "Make, Wear and Share a Green Heart" initiative annually organised by The Climate Coalition. Through hand-made green hearts, I am spreading The Climate Coalition awareness and its efforts to action against climate change.

So, in the last couple of days, I sent out crochet green hearts to my friends. I handed them out to strangers too. I made this cute card for everyone wearing my heart as a thank you for spreading the word.

I made a little video how I created the hearts. Want to grab a hook and yarn and have a go at it after watching it? Great! If you are not a crafter but you'd like to #showthelove, please, do get in touch and I will equip you!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Happy Picture Perfect and Perennial Birthday to You

January Birthday Club


Last month I decided to start a new Birthday Club for crafters to get together and make just birthday cards. We had our first gathering and started to work on our annual stash. No more panicking over not having a card ready. Yay!


Both these cards feature Peekaboo Peach colour (that's the soft orange colour). Don't ask me why. I just like it. And even though the paper I used for the second card is now retired, I used it anyway as all the colours are still current and I didn't really work with them those much.


If you like what you see, why not to join us on February 22nd when we are getting together again? Everyone is welcome!

Supplies Highlights

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Happy Wishes All Around

The holidays just whizzed through and 2018 moved in. And with that wintery weather. I'm not talking about New Englandy... just Englandy! Rain followed by rain with some rain.

So, for my January class, I planned colours. Lots of them. And you know what? The sun came out! What a gorgeous day! Well, moments of it, anyway.


The first card, with the beautiful little bird, is featuring a gorgeous Petal Palette Suite. You can judge it yourself in this short video. I am quite sure you agree it's great. This bundle is a new product that just came out. 

And you know what else came out? Our Sale-a-Bration period! I talked about it in my previous blog but basically for every certain amount spent on new products you choose a free goodie!


This card was made with a set that is in the special freebie catalogue. If you get the Petal Palette Suite with wood-mounted stamps you can have this large and versatile Happy Wishes set for free! I love this set. You can get well over 10 different sentiment combinations. In one set! Imagine! Actually, don't imagine. Go to my online store and get it!



As a special project, in this class, we made this gorgeous shadow box. I watched a tutorial of the very talented Julie DeMatteo and I tweaked this and that afterwards. 
Well, when I say tweaked I mean going nearly insane... 1/8s of an inch were coming out of my ears! But at the end, the tictac fits in just perfectly and the box is sliding in its cover beautifully. I am quite proud of myself!
And to celebrate this pride I promise you a video of my own where I'll show you do I made this box! Just give me a day (or five...)

I hope you enjoyed the post. Leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you.

My Cards Product Highlights

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

The SU! Spring Summer Catalogue, Sale-A-Bration Event and Other News

Hello everyone, today I am bringing exciting updates. 

The Stampin' Up! new Spring/Summer Catalogue is live together with the Sale-A-Bration event!

SPRING SUMMER CATALOGUE
Jan 3 - May 31
SALE-A-BRATION
Jan 3 - Mar 31 

What does it mean? In addition to everything in the annual catalogue, there are fantastic products you can choose and SHOP from the new seasonal catalogue AND because Stampin' Up! loves their crafters, for every £45 and now also £90 spent there are FREE Sale-a-Bration products. 

This is the best time to HOST an SU! event as there is an opportunity to earn extra rewards, which means more of the great products.


And lastly, if you were ever thinking you would like to JOIN the SU! family - be it for the love of the products or the at least 20% discount you could enjoy as a demonstrator - this is the best time as there are special extra rewards if you join during the Sale-a-Bration period!
Get in touch with me if you'd like to know more about any of this or if you'd like to get a hard copy of the catalogues (you can view soft version by following the "browse catalogues" in the main menu.
While the Autumn/Winter/Christmas catalogue is no longer current many things did carryover and are still available until the end of May.