Wednesday 2 July 2014

Stampin' Up blendabilities and stamp set giveaway!

"Hmmm? What did you say?!" That's the sound of crafters all over Great Britain and Europe with their noses in the new Stampin' Up catalogue! Have you decided on what you're getting first? One of the first 'must haves' for me was a collection of Blendabilities, Stampin' Up's new alcohol markers, and I've been putting them to use on today's card! Come and see:

These markers are brilliant for colouring in line drawings and blend beautifully to produce a really wonderful smooth, intense colour finish. But you don't need line drawings! This lucky four-leafed clover on this card was made using the tiny heart punch from Stampin' Up's new Itty Bitty Accents punch pack. Here's a close-up:

I coloured each heart with the Old Olive assortment of Blendabilities, starting with the darkest shade on the outside, then colouring over it with the medium shade and finally, colouring the whole heart with the lightest shade. I love the effect! The centre of the clover leaf is decorated with a green gem - it's one of Stampin' Up's super-sparkly gems coloured with the darkest Blendie! (They say little things please little minds and I'm afraid I'm never going to get tired of colouring gems to match my projects - and it works with pearls and other embellishments too!)

If you'd like to win a pack of Stampin' Up's Coastal Cabana blendabilities and or one of Stampin' Up's beautiful photopolymer stamp sets, I've got one of each to give away!

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to leave a comment on yesterday's catalogue launch post (click here to get there.) I'll use a random selector to find the winner and will reveal all at 10 pm (BST) on Friday. Good luck!!!

(Click on each item to find it quickly in my shop) 
Stamps: Metro Type Alphabet photopolymer 
Ink: Hello Honey, Pear Pizzazz marker from the subtles pack,
 Old Olive assortment blendabilities
Card stock: Whisper White, Mossy Meadow
Other: Basic rhinestones, Essentials piercing template, mat and tool.
Click above to place an order any time, day or night,
but if you have any queries, or prefer to speak to me, I'm always happy to help.
You can contact me by email or phone on 01280 820593.

While the end of year tests were going on at school I asked my youngest son (imagining a small plastic animal or lucky pebble) whether he had a lucky object. "Yes," he said at once. "My lucky cross!" It turns out that this is a celtic cross he bought in Northern Ireland with money given to him by one of my kind aunts.

It's small but it weighs a ton and would definitely not be allowed into an exam in case my son clocked the invigilator over the head with it!

See you tomorrow.


  1. the new catalogue is fab, so many lush stamp sets I dont know which to start with

  2. This card is soooooooo lovely!!!!!!

    Best regards

  3. The card is adorable, as always! I love the cross too, Celtic designs are some of my favorites, because they take me back to my Scots roots :)

    Em x
    Creative Em

  4. This card is fab Vicky, I love the effect you've got with the pens...really makes the leaves look 3D!!
    Thank you so much for my birthday card too, I really will be in touch soon :0)
    Jenny x

  5. Hi. Vicky
    Fabulous card....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx


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