Sunday Colour Splash | Congratulations for Special Reason!

Sunday Colour Splash Colour Challenge Floral Congratulations Card using Special Reason from Stampin' Up! UK

Sunday Colour Splash Stampin' Up! Colour Challenge

Oh Yes, here we go again! I’m sure you get the drill by now… use the colours below to make a card, enter your details to win the card… and some other goodies too!

Sunday Colour Splash Colour Challenge Floral Congratulations Card using Special Reason from Stampin' Up! UK

 

I almost took inspiration from the colour combination in my Sunday Colour Splash logo this week, but switched the bright yellow for Basic Gray instead! This card came together really quickly, although I do have to confess a little mistake…. You see the stunning intricate die cut flower? Well, that takes 2 dies, one for the outline and another for the detail in the middle, I managed to cut the outline first and then the details – which is why it is a touch wonky! but seeing as wonky is a theme around here at the minute (really feeling like I should be called the Wonky Crafty rather than Hannah! lol) I though I would leave it… but learn from my mistake!

Sunday Colour Splash Colour Challenge Congratulations Card using Watermelon Wonder Emerald Envy Basic Gray and Special Reason from Stampin' Up!

I’ve been playing with the Special Reason stamp and die bundle again on this one! This bundle is the focus of my current Online Card Class. Booking closes on the 28th at midnight, so you don’t have long to book your place… We are making 6 fabulous cards, and playing around with some gold foil, watercolour and a couple of other techniques too!

Right, are you ready? This is your colour combo this week….


Feel free to add White (like I did!) or even a different neutral.

To enter, complete the form below, I will pick a winner and show-case it on my Facebook Page next Saturday

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Special Reason for a Birthday Card….

Pretty Floral Birthday Card using Special Reason from Stampin' Up! UK

I am loving playing with the Special Reason stamp set at the moment, so much so that when I woke up at 3AM one morning last week (I have been on a month long rotation of night shifts, my body clock is complete broken by this point!), I chose to get up and make a bunch of cards with this awesome set. I manged to make 5 without too much thinking (good at 3AM) and managed to get my samples completed for my current Online Card Class featuring the same stamp and die bundle too!

Pretty Floral Birthday Card using Special Reason from Stampin' Up! UK

I have been stamping this large flower stamp in single coloured ink for a while, but I fancied changing it up a bit today. So I inked it up in Sweet Sugarplum, and then did the stamp rolling technique to add a touch of Rich Razzleberry to the tips of the petals. I’m sure this sounds more complicated than it actually is, and I am almost positive I have a tutorial video using it somewhere (HERE!), but basically you ink up your stamp in a pale colour first, and then roll the edges of the stamp in a darker colour. I would suggest huffing on the stamp before you stamp it, or even lightly misting with water, to encourage the two ink colours to blend a little, otherwise you do end up with a bit of a line where one colour ends and the other starts (as you can see on the top of my flower!)

Pretty Birthday Card using Special Reason from Stampin' Up! UK

The rest of the card is pretty simple, once again I am revisiting one of my favourite card layouts… with an embossing folder and a large boarder! And I couldn’t pass up the chance to make a card in my favourite colour… Rich Razzleberry either!  The other colour here is Old Olive, used to die cut the leaves and stamp the sentiment. Actually, I’m not sure I have mentioned the sentiments in this set yet… very versatile, and little to fit into the smallest of spaces too! Just lovely.


Question of the day: What is your favourite Stampin’ Up! Colour (past or present!)

I’m always drawn to Rich Razzleberry, I just love purple tones and I think Rich Razzleberry has the edge at the moment… I am still mourning the loss of Blackberry Bliss last June!! lol


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Make It Monday | A Special Reason to use lots of Glimmer Paper!!!

Make It Monday Video Tutorial Special Reason Card using Sale-a-bration Glimmer Paper Customer Thank You Cards using Stampin' Up! Products

Make It Monday

Oh, I am so excited for this week! Tomorrow is the launch of 3 brand new and fabulous Sale-a-bration freebies!!! They are all so gorgeous, and I cannot wait to see what you make with them. I spent an afternoon last week making a whole heap of these cards using the new Glimmer Paper to make a bunch of cards for my lovely customers.

Make It Monday Video Tutorial Special Reason Card using Sale-a-bration Glimmer Paper Customer Thank You Cards using Stampin' Up! Products

This new Glimmer Paper comes in 6 x 6 sheets, you get 12 sheets in 3 gorgeous colours for FREE when you spend £45 on Stampin’ Up! goodies. The colours in this pack are Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron and they coordinate beautifully with the Special Reason stamp and die bundle, as well as the Succulent Garden suite and Falling in Love Designer Series Paper. Speaking of Special Reason, this is my current Online Card Class, and you could choose this new Glimmer Paper as your class freebie when you join me in class too!

These cards are an edited version of one of the cards on the front of the new Sale-a-bration leaflet. I have sent out a bunch of these, but if you don’t have one there will be one available to download from my blog tomorrow when it goes live!

Make It Monday Video Tutorial using Sale-a-bration Glimmer Paper Beautiful You card using Special Reason from Stampin' Up! UK

These cards were do fun to make, but I did have a totally disaster along the way! I had managed to put 3 of them together before my favourite Fast Fuse adhesive ran out! I had no idea I was so short of glue, and I don’t use non-Stampin’ Up! adhesives anymore (why would I, I’m saving 25% every time I buy it!), so I was so shocked when I checked in my back-up that there was a great big gap where my Fast Fuse refils usually sit! I shared this with the girls in the team, and they all found it hilarious that I was basically trying to make cards without glue! Although they did give me some great suggestions of alternatives! So, these cards were put together with a combination of Snail, Glue Dots and Tombow!


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Global Design Project #074 | Special Reason for a Sketch

Global Design Project 074 Sketch challenge Special Reason Love Card using Stampin' Up! products

Hello!

Yes, once again I am playing along with the Global Design Project. I like to get these onto my blog during the first half of the week normally, but this week my scheduling went a bit peculiar and so here we are on a Thursday! This weeks Global Design Project Challenge is a sketch, and a lovely sketch it is too…

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I am having great fun at the moment playing with the Special Reason bundle … so much so that it is my current Online Card Class! Yay! I have altered the sketch a little, in that I needed to change the shape of the bottom of the banner, but otherwise I have kept fairly true to sketch (unusual for me!)

Once I had cut and shaped the banner, using the Triple Banner Punch, I used one of the dies from the Stylish Stems die set (bundled with Special Reason) to cut this pretty flower. This set of dies is special… it cuts the inside shape of the flower, leaving it inside the cardstock. So, I then cut it again in Pool Party and used the out-line die to cut out the flower. To adhere the two together I sponged the middle of the back of the Pool Party flower with Tombow to give me a bit of wiggle room and allowing me to get both flowers perfectly lined up!

Global Design Project 074 Wedding Love Congratulations Card using Special Reason from Stampin' Up! UK

The stripy background is a regular feature of a GDP sketch,  and I almost re-created it with ink… but I had a lovely delivery of Designer Series Paper this week, and so went with polka dots instead. The Pool Party Designer Series Paper is taken from the Subtles Designer Series Paper stack, a mountain of paper in four generic prints; dots, stripes, script and floral – very pretty. The only other colour here is Tip Top Taupe for the heart and the sentiment.

Global Design Project Love Card using Special Reason from Stampin' Up! UK

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Sunday Colour Splash | Need a Special Reason…. 96th Birthday card

Special Birthday card using Special Reason and Number of Years from Stampin' Up! UK

We are so blessed in our family to have celebrated James’ Nannys’ 96th birthday in January. She is just such a special person, and so using the Special Reason bundle to make her card just made sense to me.
Special Birthday card using Special Reason and Number of Years from Stampin' Up! UK

This card caused me so many problems! I had originally stamped and embossed the 96 onto Night of Navy card stock…. except I have totally lost the 6 die! I have turned my Crafty Office upside down trying to find it, I am hoping that it has fallen down the side of my desk (which is actually a chest of drawers) but moving everything to have a look hasn’t quite happened yet.

The Special Reason bundle is so fabulous, I am loving the dies so much. This bundle features in my next Online Card Class which launches on Tuesday…. I cannot wait!

Special Birthday card using Special Reason and Number of Years from Stampin' Up! UKBecause this card was for James to give to Nanny, I had to stamp the inside too … it’s always James special request, that and that I put my details on the back. He is so funny

Right, what is the Sunday Colour Splash title all about….. well, I would LOVE to see you make a card with these colours.


Share your creations with me by clicking on the BLUE button below, and I will select a winner on Saturday 18th February 2017. The winner will be contacted by Email and announced over on my Facebook page, I will share the winning creation on my Sunday Colour Splash post next week… oh and I will pop a hand stamped card into the post for them too! Yay!


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Lucky to have a Special Reason

Special Friend Card using Special Reason from Stampin' Up! UK

I rarely get chance to make a card simply for the enjoyment of making, although I never make anything I don’t want to make just so I can blog it (although there are many projects I have made an not been a massive fan of once completed that have appeared here on my blog!). Anyway, a few weeks ago I decided I would just play, get out all my new stamps and just have fun….. and this card is the result.

Just Because card using Special Reason from Stampin' Up! Uk

This stamp set, Special Reason, was an all attendee give away at Stampin’ Up! OnStage back in November, and I immediately fell in love with it. However, paired with the coordinating framelits it’s even better! Stylish Stems includes a heap of great dies, that can be cut in various ways (and I love that Stampin’ Up! have made a video so I don’t have to!)

I am so looking forward to getting some time over the weekend to CASe some of those samples, quite fancy-ing a combination of the stamps and watercolour…. hmmm

Special Friend Card using Special Reason from Stampin' Up! UK

I’m loving this colour combination too… I am all about the colour, its one of the many reason’s I love Stampin’ Up! the fact that I can grab inks, card stock and embellishments that are all the same colour is a big bonus for me! So the colours on this one are;


Aren’t they pretty? Click on the colour names above to see a whole heap of coordinating products in that colour!


Question of the Day: Tea or Coffee?

I’m a big coffee fan. I LOVE my Tassimo machine, although I’m supposed to be on a diet at the moment so my Tassimo pods have become something of a treat!


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Pootlers Blog Hop | Special Reason

Pootles Papercraft Team Blog Hop project using Special Reason from Stampin' Up! UK

Pootles Stampin' Up! Team Blog Hop

Hello everyone! Wow I am so proud of all the girls this month. As you may know I organise and run this blog hop, and we hop as a team to celebrate the launch of a new Stampin’ Up! catalogue. We haven’t hopped since September last year, and with the start of the year being so busy I wasn’t expecting to have such a big hop…. well these girls are awesome, we have 20 lovely ladies sharing their projects with you today. Check out the end of this blog post to find a list of all the ladies and links to their blogs, please check them out and leave them some comment love!

Pootles Papercraft Team Blog Hop project using Special Reason from Stampin' Up! UK

I thought I would challenge myself to use a stamp and die set that I haven’t spent much time with, but also to use a new (to me) colour combination. So I grabbed the Special Reason stamp and die bundle, and the colours Night of Navy, Emerald Envy and Crushed Curry for this card.

Pootles Papercraft Team Blog Hop Spring Summer Catalogue using Special Reason from Stampin' Up! UK

I have added an extra stamp set in here, I recently found a home in my craft room for Touches of Texture, but I hadn’t had chance to use it either. So I’ve added a splatter of Crushed Curry, behind the die cuts and sentiment.

Before I go, I would also love to remind you that we are in the middle of Sale-a-bration! and so can get a FREE Sale-a-bration item everytime you spend £45 in a single order, and if you grabbed everything I used to make this card you would get to pick TWO freebies! Yay!

I hope you have enjoyed this project, now please do click on to the see the other projects in our blog hop!

Sam Hammond Donald

Jill Chapman

Lynn Ellis

Anna Sposato

Lisa Emslie

Laurie Jennings

Heidi Smith

Justyna Cieslinska

Jerim Dickens

Fiona Whitehead

Hannah McCurley —- YOU ARE HERE

Jillian Selwood

Keila Carver

Dee Copus-Read

Anna Krol

Helen Griffin

Karen Taylor

Angelina Clark


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