Good morning all.
Lovely to be back blogging. I have a whole file on my computer of edited and ready to go project pictures and I just haven't had any free time to write the necessary blog posts for you. I will ensure I get back on track this week to share lots of lovely crafting.
By way of apology I will share a couple of crafty projects today to get the crafty week started.
The above project was a page from last month's scrapbooking class. I was asked to think along the lines of cruising and holiday scrapbooking. So this was the page I came up with inspired by the Stampin' Up! By The Seashore stamp set and Soho Subway Designer Series Paper (mixed with matching sheets of blue DSP from other sets including the Epic Day This and That DSP and DSP Paper Stacks).
I loved the beach embellishment created with a length of the new Burlap Ribbon in the Autumn Winter catalogue. So simple yet perfect for any seaside or beachy themed page. The '2013' was stamped with the Memorable Moments stamp set in the main catalogue.
And as a Tuesday bonus here is a Christmas card I created for my card class last month. I absolutely adore the Calm Christmas stamp set and love how it matches the Bird Builder Punch (I used this punch to create the leafy branch in the birds mouth). The bird image was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with silver powder. I love the intricate details on the bird and Stampin' Up!'s powder is so fine that all these details are kept when you heat emboss.
The image was then layered on to ovals cut with my Ovals Collections Framelits. I embossed the top layer with the Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and layered this over a Silver Foil Oval. The final detail is the greeting which is from the Stampin' Up! More Merry Messages stamp set and stamped using my Silver Metallic Encore Pad. To find out more about the More Merry Messages set and other carry over sets from last years Autumn Winter catalogue please see this post.
Thank you for joining me today and my apologies again for the lack of creativity recently. I have been snowed under at work and with growing another baby and looking after Summer. It has all got a bit too busy. But I will ensure I share some of my lovely festive projects and I also have some smashing cards to share from my team shoebox swap last night too.
And one quick reminder that if you are placing an online order through my online store during October, don't forget to add the hostess code below for your chance to win the combined hostess freebies for the month:
Happy Tuesday Craftiness to you all and please get in touch with any questions or queries about the projects or about the products I have used. I'd love to help.