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Watercolor Wishes Card Kit:

Annual15_p080_a watercolor wishes

Just when I thought I’d found my favourite Stampin’ Up! card kit, another gorgeous one comes along!!!

I’ve had such fun with this kit. It makes 20 beautiful cards, covering a range of occasions and the best bit is, each card is different. No two cards are the same. Absolutely everything you will require to make your gorgeous card collection is supplied in a beautiful gift box. You could happily present this set as a gift to friends and family, even if they aren’t crafters, as the stamp set, block, ink spots and embellishments are all supplied. AND!!! the stamps are included in the price! It’s an absolute bargain. Or, make up the cards and present them as a gift set. I have to say the stamp sentiments are really lovely and in such beautiful fonts. There is everything to LOVE about this kit. Now ….. the only warning I would give is …… if you are planning to gift this kit, you will definitely need to buy one for yourself, otherwise you won’t be able to part with it. Yes, it’s that gorgeous!!! Stampin’ Up! have done us proud with this years’ kits, without a doubt.

Below are some quick pics of the kit as I’ve made it up for my Craic & Crafting Classmates this week. I should point out that I’ve added a couple of bits and pieces to some of the cards simply to illustrate that you could use some of your existing Stampin’ Up! craft stash to compliment the kit …. however …. this is not strictly necessary, as the kit in itself is gorgeously complete. I’ve added a link directly to Craft Shopping Heaven for you to make it easier for you to get your hands on this ‘must have’ kit.

Oh and here are some quick pics of some of the Thank You gifts I’m making for this project class. 🙂 They are tiny little fridge magnets. Aren’t they cute!!! And each one will have the recipients initial tied with Natural Thread.

Enjoy x

 

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Sea Street – Prize Draw:

You've gotta get this Sea Street Stamp Set! It's so cute!!!

You’ve gotta get this Sea Street Stamp Set! It’s so cute!!!

 

And the winner is: (drumroll please) – Gillian Whitcombe. I will get this lovely little prize off to you tomorrow Gillian, and thank you for taking the time to leave a comment on my post.

Watch out for next prize draw announcement!! 🙂

Sea Street: with Baby Wipe technique

Hi Folks,

Hooray the sun in shining!! At least for now. Give it another 15 minutes and it could be pouring with rain again. Anyhow, that’s neither here nor there. When I’m in my craft room I’m in my own personal little heaven 🙂 .

You've gotta get this Sea Street Stamp Set! It's so cute!!!

You’ve gotta get this Sea Street Stamp Set! It’s so cute!

 

Today I have a cute little card technique for you. It’s the amazing Baby Wipe technique and I just love it!!! I hope you like it too. Check out my video and don’t forget to leave me a comment/like. I love to hear from you all. As a ‘thank you’, I will enter all blog comments on this post, to a free draw to win the demonstrated card (closes noon 7th July, 15), so do watch out for an update if you are chosen. Open to U.K only I’m afraid as I think there are legal restriction re ballots otherwise. Sorry. 😦

 

 

Don’t forget to check out my Online Shop for 24/7 shopping. All supplies for this project are listed below however this is only a suggestion. There are many gorgeous colour families to choose from in the shop. If you would like me to email you a copy of the supply list, just drop me a line. 🙂 If you’ve any queries, I am more than happy to help if I can.

 

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Cardstock:

133682 – Blackberry Bliss – 10.5 x 29.6cm

106549 – Whisper White – 9.5 x 13.8cm

106549 – Whisper White – 9 x 13.3cm

Cardstock for punched sentiments also required

 

Ink Pads:

131181 – Soft Sky

126982 – Pool Party

133664 – Lost Lagoon

126976 – Sahara Sand

126975 – Crumb Cake

126978 – Soft Suede

133642 – Blackberry Bliss

138327 – Delightful Dijon

102283 – Versamark

 

Reinkers:

133648 – BlackBerry Bliss

133649 – Hello Honey

133650 – Lost Lagoon

(Baby Wipe required)

 

Markers:

105021 – White Gel Pen

Non S.U – Versamark Pen

133654 – Blackberry Bliss

138333 – Delightful Dijon

133654 – Lost Lagoon

131261 – Soft Suede

138333 – Cucumber Crush

138333 – Watermelon Wonder

 

Stamp Sets:

133988 – Sea Street

126447 – Summer Silhouettes

130042 – Teeny Tiny Sentiments

133230 – Perfect Pennants

 

Punches:

119857 – Word Window

Modern Label – retired. (could replace with 138396 – Washi Label)

 

Other:

103083 – Stampin’ Buddy

101610 – Stampin’ Sponge

103579 – Paper Snips

109032 – White Embossing Powder

101930 – Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder

Smoky Slate Embossing Powder – retired (could replace with 109131 – Silver)

122941 – Mini Brads

126189 – Piercing Tool

126199 – Piercing Mat

102300 – Bone Folder

110755 – Tombow

129026 – Fast Fuse or 138995 – Tear Tape

104430 – Dimensionals

129722 – Stampin’ Trimmer

129851 – Clear Blocks

126200 – Stampin’ Scrub

102394 – Stampin’ Mist

129055 – Heat Tool

 

Summer Silhouettes: – on watercolour card

Don't you just love the colours in this!!!

Don’t you just love the colours in this!!!

 

 

Hi Folks.

Well, it has finally stopped blowing a gale and we have been having a couple of days glorious sunshine. During those wet, blustery days, I had my New Stampin’ Up! Catalogue to cheer me. I can’t put it down!!! If you would like your very own copy (U.K only I’m afraid – so sorry) just email me to cardcraftsbylilli@gmail.com and I will get one in the post to you. I would ask however that you only request a copy if you plan to purchase from me as obviously there is a cost to myself to purchase these catalogues in the first place. 🙂 Thank you. x

In celebration of all above I’m sharing a bright, colourful little card that was inspired by the very talented Michelle Zindorf. I just love the depth of colour in this. I hope you like my interpretation of it. Do check out my video tutorial and feel free to leave me some feedback. I would love to hear from you.

Details of project and materials are below along with a handy link to my online shop to help you easily purchase your goodies to make this. If you’ve any queries, just drop me a comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can. 🙂

 

Click Here For Supplies !!! 🙂

 

Until next time

Lilian xx

 

 

 

Cardstock:

106549 – Whisper White – 10.5 x 29.6cm

NB: would actually be better put on heavier Whisper White 140490

121688 – Basic Black – 9 x 12.8cm

106549 – Whisper White – 8 x 11.8cm

122959 – Watercolour paper – 7.5 x 11.4cm

 

Ink Pads:

131172 – Blushing Bride

126948 – Melon Mambo

131180 – Pear Pizzazz

133642 – Blackberry Bliss

126959 – Wild Wasabi

106960 – Stazon White

 

Punches:

119857 – Word Window punch

(retired) Modern Label punch – you could possibly use the Washi Label Punch in place of this 138296

Markers:

133654 – Blackberry Bliss

131263 – Pear Pizzazz

131263 – Wild Wasabi

105021 – White Gel Pen

 

Stamp Sets:

126447 – Summer Silhouettes

130042 – Teeny Tiny Sentiments

 

Accessories:

133773 – Sponge Daubers

101610 – Sponges

110755 – Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Summer Silhouettes: That Chocolate Box look.

Hi Folks.

Another quick card (well, for me, it’s quicker than the cards that I would normally do) 😉

I’ve only just purchased this stamp set and this is my first play with it. And of course, I’ve fallen in love with it and this colour combination is probably my favourite. It’s soooooo easy to create a beautiful stamped image so you’ve got to get this if you don’t have it already. What do you think of it?

 

Serene Silhouettes, for that chocolate box look.

Serene Silhouettes, for that chocolate box look.

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Supplies:

  • Chocolate Chip cardstock – 10.5cm x 29.6cm – score and fold at 14.8cm. – 108599
  • Crumb Cake cardstock – 9.5 x 13.8cm – 121685
  • Whisper White cardstock – 9cm x 13.2cam – 106549
  • You will need some card for the Scallop Oval Punch – 119856 and the Large Oval Punch – 119855
  • Serene Silhouettes stamp set – 127324
  • Gorgeous Grunge stamp set – 130517
  • Chocolate Chip ink pad – 126979
  • Pool Party ink pad – 126982
  • Crumb Cake ink pad – 126975

Until next time

Lilian xx

 

Quick and Easy Cards: May 2015 Thank You Cards

Hi Folks,

Just a wee quickie. Here is a pic of my May, Customer Thank You cards. Design credit for this card must go to Papercraft Ideas. I noticed this card on Facebook and just loved everything about it. So other than changing the Sentiment, it’s basically 100% cased. You can’t improve on perfection 🙂

I think my customers will like it. ❤

A Great Big Thanks!!!

A Great Big Thanks!!!

 

Project Details:

  • Whisper White – A4 x40 sheets – 106549 – 14.8cm x 10.5cm score and fold 10.5 cm
  • Foil Sheet – silver – 132178 – Glimmer Paper would also be gorgeous – 135314
  • Washi Tape – the tape I used is not longer in the catalogue however there are some in the current catalogue and the new catalogue that would be perfect.
  • Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set – 130517
  • Oh My Goodies Stamp Set – 134090
  • Clear Block Starter Bundle – 129851
  • Tempting Turquoise Ink Pad – 126952
  • Pacific Point Ink Pad – 126951
  • Basic Gray Ink Pad – 126981
  • Itty Bitty Accents Pack (mini punches) – 133787 – although the circle punch I used is no longer available, these little accent punches are perfect for the job

Don’t forget to check out my shop for more gorgeous crafting goodies. Our current Catalogue retires on 2nd of June so if you’ve still got items on your ‘wishlist’ this is the time to check if they’re still available. You could get them at a bargain price too!!!

 

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Oh, and a quick question. Could I ask those who ‘follow’ my blog to advise me if they are able to view my blog videos on their phone. I have a sneaking suspicion that I have an issue with that for some reason as I’m unable to view/open my last 2 blog videos on my phone. I would really appreciate it if you could let me know one way or other. 🙂

Until next time

Lilian xx

Celebrate today: – seeing double bunnies :)

More fun with this little Bunny stamp.

Whilst the stamp is sold specifically as an Easter stamp it is easily adapted for many other occasions and I’ve enjoyed having a little play around with it. I hope you enjoy it too.

Drop me a quick comment to let me know what you think. I would love to hear from you.

Use the mirror image technique to create two bunnies

Use the mirror image technique to create two bunnies

 

 

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Materials

Card/Paper

  • Basic Black card stock (124267) – 21cm x 14.8cm card base (Score and fold 10.5cm) or 10.5cm x 29.6cm (Score and fold 14.8cm)
  • Whisper White card stock (106549) – 9.5cm x 13.8cm. Plus card for 2 balloons
  • Pistachio Pudding card stock (131177)
  • Daffodil Delight card stock (121680)

 Punches

  • Itty Bitty Accents (133787)

 Dies

  • Balloon Framelits Dies (137362) – Bundle with the Celebrate today stamp set and save 15% (enter code 138869)

 Stamp Sets

  • Stamp Sets: – Happy Easter Bunny (137152) – Celebrate Today (137138) – Sheltering Tree (137163) – Hello Life (137136)

Embellishments

  • Basic Rhinestone Jewel – 1 (119246)

 Inking and Colouring Tools

  • Heat Gun (129054) UK Plug code
  • Embossing Buddy (103083)
  • Embossing Powder – Smoky Slate (129396)

Inking and Colouring

  • Stampin’ Write Markers – Blushing Bride (131263) – Pool Party (131263) – Melon Mambo (131259) – Night of Navy (100069) – Smoky Slate (131261) – Basic Gray (131261)
  • White Gel Pen (105021)
  • Ink Pads – So Saffron – (126957) Wild Wasabi – (126959) Memento Black Ink Pad – (132708)

Basics: (see Basics page)

  • Multipurpose liquid glue  – Clear Blocks – Stampin’ Scrub – Stampin’ Mist
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