Thursday, 24 September 2015

Stampin' Up Autumn Winter 2016 preview

Hi all

Thanks for stopping by. Not long now until the new Stampin' Up Autumn Winter catalogue goes live on the 1st September. 

One of the great benifits of being a Stampin Up demonstrator is that you get an early preview of the new products and we just wanted to share a few pictures if what we have created so far. The new catalogue has a great selection of Christmas and Halloween stamps and embellishments. 

All the stamps and other products used are available to purchase from September via our online shop or if you prefer you can contact us direct by email or phone to place your order.

If you would like to have a play with some Stampin Up goodies and your local to basingstoke why not come along to one of our card classes. More details can be found on the classes tab above.

We will post more pics of our creations as we make them. Hope you like what you see so far.

Thanks again for looking
Barry & Jay

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Class Projects

Hi All

We have another stampin' card class next week at

Christ Church (Hannah Moore Room)

Reading Road, Chineham,

Basingstoke, HAMPSHIRE
RG24 8LT
Tuesdady 29th September
10am - 12pm

where we will be making cards using the Sleigh Ride Edgelits and World of Dreams stamp set.

Contact us if you are interested in joining us at

Before then here's the projects we made on our previous class with the bokeh technique.

Thanks for looking and happy stampin'

Barry & Jay

Friday, 18 September 2015

No Bones About It

Hi All

Here's another card using No Bones About It set which I am giving to a workmate who is leaving this week.

Black Card Base 14.8cm x 21cm folded in half to make A6
Very Vanilla card 8cm x 12.3cm for a 2.5cm border

Use the letterpress technique for the background. I used Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake Stampin' Markers to colour the Brick Wall embossing folder before running it through the Big Shot.

Distress the edges slightly.

Stamp the image and sentiment in black ink.

Sponge around the image and edges with Tip Top Taupe.

Use Pear Pizzazz and Always Artichoke markers to add 'moss' on the wall.

Adhere to black card base.

I am entering this to the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart - 77 Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - 279 Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Guys - 88 Embossing Heat Or Dry

Hope he likes it as much as I do! What do you think?

Thanks for looking and keep on stampin'


Thursday, 17 September 2015

Thank You Cards with Awesomely Artistic and No Bones About It

Hi All

Hope you're having a great week so far. The weather has been horrible where we are and it's getting colder, hope you're all dry and warm where you are.

Anyways, I just wanted to share a couple of Thank You cards I made recently using the stamp sets I received for my birthday last month.

I stamped the image on Tangelo Twist card then I used the Blender Pens around the image outline and adding glitter in the middle of the flowers. I also used Gorgeous Grunge stamps to add more interest.

I stamped the same image on the card base then used white Grosgrain ribbon, dyed with Tangelo Twist, folded and adhered on the top left before sticking the topper with foam pads. The sentiment is from Another Thank You set stamped using Archival Gray.

For this card I cut Delightful Dijon card into 4 sections and used opaque embossing powder for the dinosaur. The Gorgeous Grunge stamps were used to add more interest with 1st and 2nd generation stamping before sponging around the image and edges.

The sentiments were stamped with Archival Gray and adhered the 2nd and 4th panels with foam pads.

If you are interested in any of the products used, check them out below. We also run stampin' craft classes in Basingstoke so contact us if you any questions.

Thanks for looking and until next time, happy stampin'


Friday, 11 September 2015

Awesomely Artistic Teacup and Celebrate Card

Hi All

I wanted to share another version of the teacup I made for the ladies who attended our recent stampin' card class and a card using Stampin' Markers to create a background.

There's a great tutorial by Linda Parker on youtube on how to create this teacup. I used Awesomely Artistic stamp set to decorate it and heat emboss in white and clear. I used Heart framelits for the handle and the off cut from this I utilised for the sentiment :)

I used a stamp from Another Thank You set which I highlighted with white pigment pen. I also used the pen for the flowers, punched with the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack.

This card was actually inspired from an old sketch challenge. I used Stampin' Markers on an acrylic ruler, spritz with water before pressing onto Watercolour paper. It left a very uneven edge due to excessive water so I used gold Sharpie to neaten it up. The sentiment is from Endless Birthday Wishes set.

I used the gold Sharpie on the tracing paper before adding the bows, made from the Bow Builder punch. I really like how this card turned out but what do you think?

Thanks for looking and happy stampin'


Wednesday, 9 September 2015

September Events

Hi All

We have 2 more events for September (click on the events for more details):

More details at our Stampin' Up! Demonstrator website

Hope to see you there :)

Barry & Jay

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Flower Patch - Blooming Birthday

Hi All

Hope you've had a lovely week and a better weekend to come. I want to share with you a card using the Flower Patch stamp, the matching Flower Fair Framelits Dies and the Deco Label Framelits. 

The idea behind this was using the dies to cut out the card base to help with composition and masking then putting it all back like a puzzle!

Die cut the smallest and 2nd smallest Deco Label framelit at the middle.
Ink around the edges of the label.
Die cut the leaves at the bottom left and the flowers at the top right.
Stamp the matching images on the die cut pieces.
Stamp on the Very Vanilla card, use 2nd Generation stamping technique to add more depth.
Mat onto Navy card and adhere the die cut pieces back.
Stamp sentiment and heat emboss with opaque embossing powder.
Adhere to card stock and add 3 Pearl Basic Jewels under the sentiment and on the flower.

The magnetic platform was very handy for this project in keeping the dies exactly where I needed them!

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart - 75 Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges - 277 Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers And More - 146 No Patterened Papers
Creative Moments - 76 Anything Goes / Use A Sentiment
Crafty Catz - 291 Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - 91 Anything Goes

Thanks for looking


Thursday, 3 September 2015

World Of Dreams

Hi All

A work colleague is leaving so I made her a card and teacup full of chocolates.

The teacup is CASEd from Linda Parker, using the Envelope Punch Board with World Of Dreams and Petite Petals stamp sets. For the handle, I used Heart nesting dies.

Of course we will miss our colleague but I wanted to focus on the positive so I created a Congratulations card with a stamp from the Bravo set. I used the marker to stamp technique to add 2 colours on the letters and heat embossed the star in gold.

I also pierced around the border and used foam pads to raise the topper from the card base. 

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - 161 Make The Sentiment Big
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - 90 Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - 75 Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges - 277 Anything Goes
Creative Moments - 76 Anything Goes / Use A Sentiment 

Thank you very much for looking and until next time, happy stampin'


Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Autumn / Winter Catalogue

Hi All

The new Autumn / Winter Catalogue has gone LIVE and you can now order new
Stampin' Up! products from us :)

Browse the catalogue HERE


Shop Online NOW

Here's a few projects we've recently created using products from both catalogues.

Happy shopping :)

Mitosu Crafts

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