Friday, 30 September 2016

World Card Making Day Blog Hop with Stampin' Up! Products

Hi Everyone

Welcome to our World Card Making Day Blog Hop using current Stampin' Up! Products. What better way to celebrate today than to share with you amazing inspirations! You are currently at Mitosu Crafts by Barry & Jay, based in Basingstoke, England and you will be visiting blogs from different places in the hop today. There is a list at the end of the page which will help you to move along so you can see all the amazing projects created just for you.

For our card we wanted to share a wintery scene using the following main products:
Greetings From Santa
Detailed Santa Thinlits
Lovely As A Tree
Gorgeous Grunge

Clear emboss the spatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge on Whisper White
Create masks from copy paper for the mountains and valley
Colour the card with Night of Navy, Rose Red and Old Olive with the Sponge Brayers and Daubers
Stamp the main tree from Lovely As A Tree
Smokey Slate for the card base which is die cut with the border thinlits from Detailed Santa
Adhere Sweet Sugarplum Glitter Ribbon
Stamp the sentiment using the Stamp-a-ma-jig

Thank you for stopping by and we hope you like the card. There are many more amazing ideas and inspirations which you don't want to miss so hop along

Blog Hop List

All Stampin' Up! products are available from our Online Shop where you can also make the most of this amazing promotion!

Happy Stampin'
Barry & Jay
Mitosu Crafts
Your Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators in Basingstoke

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Card Making Class in Basingstoke - 11th Oct 2016

Hi All

Join us at our next fun Stampin' Up! class to learn how to make the Pop Up Panel card on

Tuesday 11th October
10am - 12pm
Hannah Moore Room
Christ Church
RG24 8LT

All levels of crafters are welcome, 18-80+

You will be creating 2 Pop Up Panel cards to take home using a range of Stampin' Up! products.

The class is £10 per person. Please book your place in advance as there are limited space and we can prepare enough materials*

Hot drinks will be available and materials provided to share but please a basic craft kit including your favourite adhesives, scissors, bone folder and 3D foam pads.

Contact us today to book your place.

Barry & Jay
07746 921967

*Please note that a £10 cancellation fee applies if cancelled with less than 48 hours notice.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Marbled Balloons for CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge

Hi All

I want to share a card I recently made for my sister's boyfriend using a marbled card from last month's shaving foam technique class.

The inspiration came from CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #190 combined with the colouring technique I used for CC&S#188


I used the outline balloon stamps from the Balloon Celebration set to create a couple of masks before stamping on the marbled card. I created more depth by using the Aqua Painters to add shadows before colouring the background with Island Indigo marker and drawing the strings using white pigment pen. I then heat embossed the stars randomly in gold as well as adding shimmer on the balloons with a glitter brush pen.

I still have a few of these marbled cards and will share more makes once I think of other ways of using them.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you like the card. 

Mitosu Crafts
Your Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator in Basingstoke

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Stampin' with Flower Patch and Wherever You Go

Hi All

I am sharing with you today a couple of cards using the Flower Patch and Wherever You Go sets from Stampin' Up! 

From my last post, I was inspired by my sister's wedding bouquet and loved the effect so much I created some more using the Flower Fair dies.

I used the Layering Circles die to emboss the base card before stamping and decorating with the flowers. Sentiments used are from Wetlands and Thankful Thoughts.

I used daubers and cotton buds to colour the inside of the flowers then finishing off with the pearls and gold metallic thread.

I was very pleased with these cards and surprised how the vanilla base card made the flowers pop even more.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like the cards. Contact us if you have any questions regarding the products used which are available on our Online Store.

Mitosu Crafts
Your Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators in Basingstoke

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

CAS Colours & Sketches 189

UPDATE: Alas I was too late :( hopefully next week I will be on time submitting my link.

Hi All

A really quick post to enter my card for Challenge 189 at CAS Colours & Sketches.

Using the above colours with the Flower Fair framelits, I tried re-creating flowers from my sister's wedding bouquet. I really like how they've turned out and will try and do more soon.

Thank you for stopping by

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Stampin' on Holiday

Hi All

Just a quick post as I am currently on holiday in Mauritius for my sister's wedding. Its beautiful here - a great setting for their special day.

I am still finding time to do some stampin' and colouring in preparation for our next week's card making class back in Basingstoke.

I hope you are having a great week where ever you are and getting some crafting done too.

Thanks for stopping by

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