Friday, 20 October 2017

Stampin' Blends - coming 1 November

I've known for a couple of weeks that Stampin' Up! were planning on introducing the Stampin' Blends, and as a demonstrator was able to order some for myself at the beginning of this month. What I didn't know was when exactly they would be available to all.

So, I was really excited to find out that these new alcohol markers will be available to all from 1 November. The new markers have been extensively tested by Stampin' Up! to check for evaporation and longevity and they are confident about introducing them.

I love these new markers, why?

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Fun at Card & A Cuppa

Today,  I thought I'd share the two card options from yesterday's (18 November) Card & A Cuppa.

I always pre-cut and package all the kits before I go. Sometimes I end up taking a couple home of the kits and other times I have just enough. I always take spare cardstock and other supplies should I have the need to cut up more card for kits.

All the kits - cardstock etc cut up and packaged ready to go

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches - Challenge # 245

Emily's third challenge for the month is a colour one and also the first one for this year's Design Team call. You can find more information about the Design Team call on the CC&S Challenge Blog.



I love these colours and found a stamp set that I thought would do them justice.

Birthdays, Big on Birthdays, Challenge, Design Team
Stamped in Archival Black ink and coloured using Stampin' Write Markers

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Embossing Paste and Ink Refills

This weekend's classes were really fun but they got a little messy when the embossing paste, ink refills and glitter came out to play.

Did you know that you can colour the Embossing Paste and have it co-ordinate with any of the Stampin' Up! cardstock? There are so many different things you can do with the white stuff -
  • Use it plain
  • Colour it with Ink Refills
  • Do an ombre effect with the Ink Refills
  • Glitter it
Plus other things we didn't get around to trying in the class.

Here's one of my samples that wasn't made at the class.