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Stampin’ Up! Colour Inspiration

Welcome to the weekend! Here’s hoping for some crafting time all round! I have visitors this weekend, so not sure when I’ll get any, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed and who know when the opportunity might arise?

For a little inspiration, how about a fun colour combination?

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Now, you can’t get more autumnal than an image like this, surely? So many fabulous colours – have I said that Autumn is my favourite season? Use them all, choose a selection – whatever! Let your imagination loose!

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s colour inspiration. If you’d like more inspiration, the Stamping With Val newsletter is stuffed full of it! You can join the list using the button below, or in the sidebar.

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I sent out a newsletter just today with 4 more seasonal colour combinations for you to try – I’m happy to send it out again in a couple of days for all new subscribers. When you join my mailing list, you also get a free tutorial for this fabulous box:

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Thanks for stopping by, I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Crafty Hugs, Val. XX

 

Warmth & Cheer For Global Design Project!

Hi! Happy Friday! To all my UK mum friends – I hope you have a fabulous half term – and a well deserved rest! Or maybe you’ll rest once they’ve gone back to school – ha ha! I feel like I’ve been a busy bee this week – and still have a long list of things I was meant to do! There are never enough hours in a day/week, are there? And forgoing sleep is so not an option for me!

I said I’d probably be back with another project using the Global Design Project sketch this week, and I am! I love this sketch so much:

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So, yesterday I made this card using the sketch – live on Facebook! I did my first (well, second) Facebook live yesterday – and I made lots of fun announcements. I’ll be sharing them here too, but if you can’t wait to hear what they all are, then hop on over to the Stamping With Val Facebook Page and watch the recording.

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Anyway, one of the announcements I made was that I would be doing a weekly Facebook live on my page! Yay! So here was the card I made:

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Pretty quick card actually. That gorgeous Cable Knit Embossing Folder does so much work on making your card, you don’t need much else!

If you live in the UK, and need any Stampin’ Up! supplies to make this, or any other project, you can get everything you need in my Online Shop. For this project, the items I used are listed below and you can click on any product image to add them to your shopping basket:

What You Need For This Project

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£99.00

Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll be back with my Saturday Colour Inspiration for you tomorrow!

Crafty Hugs, Val. XX

Always Grateful For The Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

Welcome to the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop for October! The Artisan Design Team is a group of 20 demonstrators worldwide, chosen by Stampin’ Up! to share their creativity. For this hop, we are focusing on a theme of ‘grateful’.

This post’s title kind of says it all really. I will always be grateful for my time on the Artisan Design Team. It has been a total dream to work with some of the best designer demonstrators out there, and to have made new friends all over the world!

When asked what makes Stampin’ Up! for me – I always reply ‘the people’. I love the product, but for me, the people are what make this little business of mine all worthwhile. The customers, all of whom are now my friends. The staff from local and global home offices. The other demonstrators, both in the UK (can’t wait to meet up with lots in a few weeks) and all over the world as we get to know each other virtually. The people who follow the blog and leave kind comments (wink, wink!). I’m grateful for ALL OF YOU!

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For this blog hop, I kept things kind of simple – and focused on another thing I’m grateful for – cake! I am always grateful for cake! I wish I could send you all a cake!

For this project, I created a ‘tray’ for my cake using the Stampin’ Up! Paisley & Posies Designer Series Paper. I simply used my baking tin as a kind of template to draw on the back of the card, then cut out and stick together.

I always bake my cakes in liners so they don’t stick to the tin, but they also help with minimising the grease staining onto the card tray too.

I then popped my cake into one of the new Gusseted Cellophane Bags then tied it all up with ribbon from the Ribbon Trio Pack in the Stampin’ Up! Autumn/Winter catalogue.

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Finally, I created a tag using a 3×4 card from the All Year Long Project Life Card Collection. I added the sentiment, cut from another PL card, and finished it off with a couple of the cute Copper Mini Pinecones.

Let me know if you’d like more detail on how I created the ‘tray’ for my cake, and I’ll see what I can do.

If you live in the UK, and need any Stampin’ Up! supplies to make this, or any other project, you can get everything you need in my Online Shop. For this project, the items I used are listed below and you can click on any product image to add them to your shopping basket:

What I Used For This Project:

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£4.25

Many thanks for stopping by. Please hop onto the lovely Allison in Canada who I’m sure will be grateful to see you!

If you any reason, you find the blog hop breaks at some point, please bear with us and try again in a short while. We do our absolute best to have the hop correct at ‘go live’ time, but sometimes mistakes happen. We aim to fix them ASAP, but we are all at different points in our day (it’s 2am for me so I’m asleep, for example) so it might take us a little while to sort it depending on where the problem is.

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Crafty Hugs, Val. XX

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Stampin’ Up! Paisleys & Posies For Global Design Project

Hi! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend? I must admit that the last few weeks of our busy ‘back to school’ routine has me worn out, and by the weekends, I’m just looking for a rest. It’ll get better/easier as we go on, but for now, me and the kids are looking forward to half term next week!

Today I have a beautiful project for you, and I am so in love with it. I think it looks even better IRL! I was inspired by the current challenge offered by the Global Design Project. Run by a talented group of international designers, they always have an inspiring challenge each week. This week is a sketch, and I love sketch challenges the most!

Check out the sketch:

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A classic layout (no wonky bits!) – so I’m in love! Here’s my offering:

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I’m sorry to blow my own horn – but I love this card! The base is Crumb Cake, and onto it I’ve white heat embossed a background of elements from the Paisley & Posies stamp set. I’ve then added my sentiment layer – the sentiment itself is from Mixed Borders, with another Paisley element. Finally, I’ve finished it with it with Gold Shimmer Card just peeping out top and bottom of the sentiment layer.

To make this card, you can grab everything you need from my Online Shop – just click the images below to add them to your basket:

What You Need To Make This Project 

Versamark Pad

£7.75

I’m loving this sketch – I’ll be using this one again – maybe even this week!

Many thanks GDP for a great sketch – I’ll be back!

Crafty Hugs, Val. XX

Saturday Inspiration – Colour Combination

Hi! Popping in quickly with a fun & festive colour combination for you. Will you get any crafting time this weekend? Have you made a start on your seasonal cards yet? I have made a few for various classes I have done, but I’ve not sat down for a serious Christmas card making session yet. Not sure when I’ll get chance actually! I need to get that scheduled in somewhere, ASAP!

When I make my Christmas cards though, I tend to err on the side of traditional when it comes to colours and style, so this combination is a classic for you:

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Did you get the Holly Berry Happiness bundle yet? It’s totally becoming one of my favourites for this year!

I hope you manage to find some crafty time this weekend – enjoy, whatever you’re up to.

Crafty Hugs, Val. XX

Stampin’ Up! Star Of Light Card Class – Card Making Kits Or Online!

Hi! I hope you had a great weekend? I was lucky enough to have a fairly quiet one, which was lovely. I rejoined my local gym last week though, so I spent a few days aching, and not really getting much done. I’m back and raring to go this week though, and I’m super excited about the news I’m sharing with you today!

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I have a brand new class launching using the Stampin’ Up! Star Of Light stamp set. But the really exciting thing is that for the first time ever, I am also offering card-making kits! Check out all the details below:

Star Of Light Christmas Card Making Kit

£40 including delivery (1st Class Signed For) – UK only.

Add on the Starlight Dies for just £20

Online Tutorial only – £10

Deadline to Purchase the Kit: Monday October 24th 2016

Get started on your Christmas card making with the gorgeous Star of Light stamp set from Stampin’ Up! You can’t fail to create stunning cards with this stamp set!

Your Christmas card making kit will include the Star of Light stamp set, supplies to make 12 cards (2 each of 6 designs) and envelopes. You will also receive emailed PDF and video tutorials for all 6 card designs, plus a stunning card-keeper box to store/gift the cards in (tutorial only, no supplies).
You can add on the coordinating Starlight dies for just £20.

Just click the order button below and fill in your details.

You’ll then be sent an email asking you to confirm and pay for the card-making kit you would like.

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In order to create the cards exactly as I have, you will also need the following ink pads: Crumb Cake & Marina Mist. The class also utilises Versamark ink pad, white embossing powder and a heat tool. However, you can substitute any of these items for products you already own, or you can purchase anything you need here:

Purchase additional card making supplies here:

Versamark Pad

£7.75

Class Kits will be posted on 1st November. They will be sent 1st Class Signed For, and should arrive in 1-2 days.

Sadly, at this time, I am only able to offer card-making kits to those living in the UK.

However, regardless of where you live in the world, you can still make these projects!

Just purchase the online tutorial below, then purchase the necessary supplies from a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in your market. All my tutorials come with a full supply list, and I can point you in the direction of a demonstrator in your market if you don’t already have one.

If you would just like to purchase just the Online Tutorial for this class, you can do so using the button below. Classes will be emailed on Friday for all those purchasing between now and then, and then within 48 hours after Friday.

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I hope you are as excited about this new adventure in my business as I am – let me know what you think! If you have any questions regarding this class, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Crafty Hugs, Val. XX

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Halloween Week – Mini Cards!

Hi! Thanks for stopping by again. All this week I’ve been sharing Halloween ideas using several seasonal products from Stampin’ Up! For my final project, I’ve some cute Mini Cards for you:

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Sweet and simple – you could have the kids make them to hand out to their friends, or to pop a treat inside.

I’ve used the fabulous bundle; Spooky Fun stamp set and Halloween Scene dies for these cards – it’s my favourite pair of Halloween products from the Stampin’ Up! Autumn/Winter catalogue. These are easy to create, just make an A6 size card base, add a mixture of images and die cuts from the products and add them to your card fronts!

Here’s what I used:

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Click on any product image to add it to your basket in my online store.

I really hope you’ve enjoyed Halloween week here on the blog – I’ve certainly had fun creating and sharing with you.

Crafty Hugs, Val. XX

Halloween Week – Jar Of Haunts for Artisan Design Team!

Hi! Have you been feeling the spooks this week on the blog? Haha! I’m back with another Halloween treat for you today as part of the Artisan Design Team hop. I was worried about created two treats with the Jar of Haunts set this week, but it turned out fun!

Today’s Treat Bag Topper is an idea I played around with over a year a go, but then never turned it into anything! It was fun to revisit an old idea, improve upon using all the new products now available and then share it with you!

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Ah! How cute is that?! Even the little spiders are cute! In fact, the cute rather detracts from the scary! Oh well! Would you like to know how I made it? I thought you might, so I made you a video:

And like so many things, totally not just for Halloween – you could so easily recreate these for birthday treats, wedding favours and more!

Thanks for stopping by today. Tomorrow is my final project as part of Halloween Week, I hope you’ll pop by for it. In the meantime, please hop to the delightful Allison in Canada who will blow you away with her scary talents!!

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If you need to purchase any supplies to create this project, please click on any of the product images below to add them to your basket in my Online Store.

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Crafty Hugs, Val. XX

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Halloween Week – Party Anyone?

Hi! Thanks for joining me during Halloween week, here on the blog. Do you have a party to celebrate Halloween? Get all dressed up, invite the neighbours? If you do, then you’ll be needed some invitations right?

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These invitations are super easy to create using the new Halloween Scene Edgelits. I’ve just die cut the tree and fence, and mounted them onto the Perfect Plum card base. I then stamped the sentiment from Confetti Celebrations, ombre-style onto white card and cut out with a circle die. Finally a couple of stamped bats finish it off. Pretty quick, perfect if you need to make a few of them.

If you need any supplies to create this project, please click on any product image below to add them to your basket in my Online Store – Thank you. X

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Join me again tomorrow when I’ll have more treat packaging for you as part of the Artisan Design Team blog hop.

Crafty Hugs, Val. XX

Halloween Week – Hanging Halloween Treats!

Hi! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the Stamp Review Crew blog hop yesterday? I had fun seeing all the spooky ideas! And if you need more spooky ideas, then you’ll want to join me here all week, as I share a project for Halloween every day Mon-Fri.

Today I’m sharing my Hanging Halloween Treats. I originally shared these on Saturday on my Facebook page as part of World Card Making Day, and I’m happy to share them here with you today too:

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So much fun! Check out the video below to see how I made these:

Do you like to create fun treats for Halloween? I admit it’s not a big tradition here, but I’d love to hear all about how you celebrate it.

If you need any supplies to create these treats, please click on any of the product images below to add them to your basket in my Online Store.

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Back tomorrow with more,

Crafty Hugs, Val. XX

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