Sunday Colour Splash | Avant Garden

Sunday Colour Splash Colour Challenge using Avant Garden from Stampin' Up! UK

Sunday Colour Splash Stampin' Up! Colour Challenge

Are you ready for this weeks challenge? I want you to get those inks out, play with that card stock, and get creative with all of that Designer Series Paper….. and play along with my Sunday Colour Splash Challenge to win the card below!

Sunday Colour Splash Colour Challenge using Avant Garden from Stampin' Up! UK

As I wrap up a week of posts using Avant Garden (available for FREE when you spend £45 in a single order in my Online Store) I just want to let you know about the other awesome deals available as part of Sale-a-bration! Ok, so there are 15 different items to choose from as a Freebie when you spend £45 (multiples of £45 accrue multiple freebies!), but you can also grab an extra £20 in Stampin’ Rewards when you spend over £200, and if you choose to grab a Starter kit (always the best deal!) during Sale-a-bration, you can add a further 2 stamp sets to you order for FREE, as well as getting £31 worth of free stampin’ goodies, free postage and 20% off your future orders (at least until the end of June!). I think you’ll agree, Sale-a-bration is Awesome!

Right, so… what is your colour challenge this week? This week I am challenging you to use Watermelon Wonder, Tip Top Taupe and Cucumber Crush!


To enter drop your details into the form below, and if you are selected I will send you this card! I can’t wait to see what you make!

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Happy Birthday from Avant Garden

Birthday Card stamp set sampler using Avant Garden from Stampin' Up! UK

This card came about from me playing about with the Avant Garden when if first arrived in my crafty office last week. I stamped various parts of the stamp set on a piece of Very Vanilla and made a sort of stamp set sampler… which turned into this card! I am loving this fabulous stamp set that is FREE during Sale-a-bration, all you need to do to claim your copy is spend £45 in my Online Store before 31st March

Birthday Card stamp set sampler using Avant Garden from Stampin' Up! UK

I have been playing with Mint Macaron a lot again recently (read: trying to get it out of my system before it retires at the end of May… I am already in mourning), but I don’t think I had combined it with Flirty Flamingo before now….I think I like it?!

My Favourite bit of this card though is the flower at the top, made using the leave stamp from Avant Garden, and I really need to do it again, maybe a whole card just with that one stamp…

right, that’s me blogged for today… I have a busy day of crafting planned, need to get sorted and blogged through til the middle of April before my life gets crazy at the end of March!


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3D Friday | Alternative Style Z Fold Card

3D Friday Alternative Style Z fold Card using Avant Garden from Stampin' up! UK

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Right, super quick blog post and video today…. to make a super quick fancy fold card! Yay! I’m still using the awesome Avant Garden stamp set that is FREE during Sale-a-bration, all you need to do to claim your copy is spend £45 in my Online Store before 31st March

3D Friday Alternative Style Z fold Card using Avant Garden from Stampin' up! UK

Measurements:

Card Stock – 21 x 14.8 cm (8 1/4 x 5 3/4″ or 8 1/2 x 5 1/2″ if you are using US paper sizes)

Score on the long side at – 10.5 and 3.5 cm (4 1/8 and 1 3/8″ or 4 1/4 and 1 7/16″)

Very Vanilla pieces – 14.3 x 3 cm (5 1/2 x 1 1/8″) and 14.3 x 6.5 ( 5 1/2 x 2″)

Old Olive piece – 5.5 x 10 cm (2 1/4 x 4″)

Very Vanilla piece – 5 x 9.5 cm ( 2 x 3 3/4″)

Right, I hope that you have a fabulous weekend, I am working on Sunday but I have a whole day of stamping tomorrow! Yay!


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Advant Garden meets Rose Wonder

Sympathy Card using Avant Garden and Rose Garden from Stampin' Up! UK

Sometimes we have to make cards we don’t like, sometimes we have to make sad cards, cards that are hard to make not because its a technique we struggle with but because its for a sad occasion… this was me last week. Last week I lost my grandfather after a year long battle with Cancer, I don’t write sad blog posts, I write happy smiley blog posts about happy crafting… but this card might be the hardest card I have ever had to make.

Sympathy Card using Avant Garden and Rose Garden from Stampin' Up! UK

I made two of these, one for my dad and the other for my Aunt. They are super simple, but what is more heartfelt than a hand stamped card.

The flower is from Avant Garden (FREE during Sale-a-bration, all you need to do to claim your copy is spend £45 in my Online Store before 31st March) while the sentiments are taken from Rose Wonder…. a set which I had totally not realised has several sentiments perfect for sad occasions, I had only managed to see the wedding side of this stamp set before.

Sympathy Card using Avant Garden and Rose Garden from Stampin' Up! UK

I have to say though, the only thing harder than making these cards was writing in them…

For some things there are just no words…..


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Sale-a-bration on Wedneday | Avant Garden

Sale-a-bration Avant Garden just because card using Stampin' Up! products

Sale-a-bration from Stampin' Up! UK

Did you know there are just 31 days left of Sale-a-bration! 31 day to collect your favourite Sale-a-bration freebies, 31 days to earn extra Stampin’ Rewards, 31 days to grab an extra 2 stamp sets in your Ultimate Stampin’ Bundle! Are you ready…. better get your skates on!

Sale-a-bration Avant Garden just because card using Stampin' Up! products

Continuing my week long Avant Garden special, this card uses cast offs from other projects… Yes I cut and score card bases and never use them, and yes, I cut Designer Series Paper and then leave it on a shelf for weeks and forget what I put it there for, and the reason for using these random pieces…. I might have just ran out of Whisper White card stock!!!! Yes, yes, I am very very bad, and by the time this post actually goes live I will have put an order in for some more, but somehow I have managed to totally run out! I just have scraps left… and there aren’t many of those left now either! Check the list at the end of this post for the details of the products I have used…

Have you picked your FREE stamp sets yet? you know, the ones you’re going to choose as your Starter Kit free items?

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If you are struggling to choose your Starter Kit, why not pop over to THIS POST for some ideas…. or you could just grab your kit HERE!


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Avant Garden Congratulations Card

Pretty Floral Congratulations card using Avant Garden and Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! UK

I send a lot of cards (it is my job after all!) but my absolute favourite type of card to send is Congratulations! I love sending these out to team members and my Stampin’ sisters, and I am trying to be better at sending them to friends and family too. I made this card for one of my lovely Stampin’ buddies who managed something totally amazing a few weeks ago…

Pretty Floral Congratulations card using Avant Garden and Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! UK

One of the many many reasons I love Stampin’ Up! is coordination, the Designer Series Paper here is in the exact same colours as the stamping on the die cut circle, and as the ribbon, and the card base and the sentiment…. it all matches, there is no guess work, it just works! The Designer Series Paper is from Blooms and Bliss, and is in Mint Macaron, Island Indigo and Sahara Sand…. and I used it as my colour inspiration for the rest of the card.

Congratulations card using Avant Garden and Designer Tee from Stampin' Up! UK

Can you tell that there is a difference between the backing paper and that circle…. the circle is hand stamped using the Avant Garden stamp set in the same colour … see what I was saying about perfect coordination! Now, I know that there is not a Congratulations stamp in Avant Garden – I selected another Sale-a-bration freebie for this one, Designer Tee (more than just for T-shirts!). I am loving this fabulous stamp set that is FREE during Sale-a-bration, all you need to do to claim your copy is spend £45 in my Online Store before 31st March

Oh, and then I finished this one with the first square knot that I have ever tied successfully! So proud, I have no idea why on earth I struggled so much with it, maybe I’m not bow challenge but ribbon challenged instead!


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Make It Monday | Stamp Layering with Avant Garden

Make It Monday Video Tutorial Stamp Layering Thank you card using Avant Garden from Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration saleabration

Make It Monday

Oh I have a great week of projects for you this week… a whole week, that’s 7 full days of projects using Avant Garden! I am loving this fabulous stamp set that is FREE during Sale-a-bration, all you need to do to claim your copy is spend £45 in my Online Store before 31st March

Make It Monday Video Tutorial Stamp Layering Thank you card using Avant Garden from Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration saleabration

I will confess that I was totally struggling for inspiration for this Make It Monday, but I turned to my main source of inspiration (no, not Pinterest – although that comes a close second!) but the Stampin’ Up! Catalogue. One of the concerns I get a LOT when I’m talking to those of you thinking of joining my lovely team, is about inspiration and not being able to think of things to make for blog posts or classes or parties, and I have to say that Stampin’ Up! give us SO much inspiration that I don’t think that you ever need to look anywhere else…. not only do we have 3 fabulous catalogues filled with ideas every year, but demonstrators also get weekly emails, videos, and events all filled with inspiration, ideas and even techniques and tips! So, I don’t feel guilty for borrowing this card idea from the Sale-a-bration catalogue!

I have changed the colour combination, and added a layer of the gorgeous Sale-a-bration Glimmer Paper in Mint Macaron, but really its very similar to the card in the catalogue!

Make it Monday Video Tutorial stamp layering using Avant garden from Stampin' Up! UK Sale-a-bration SAB

Stamp layering is one of my favourite techniques, getting all inky, playing with different colours and stamps, and every card you make is totally unique! Its really simple, particularly when you use a stamp set like Avant Garden, where the stamps are designed to layer with each other, grab a few inks that work well together and have a play (if you dont want to ‘waste’ card stock, use your grid paper or even some copier paper!)


Don’t forget to shop using the Code Club Code to receive some great FREE product! 

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I will be closing this order on the 28th February 2017


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