Colour and design (Card making).

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I’m sure by now you will see a trend with my creative habits, I like working with a certain colour pallete and I tend to start out with one idea and just develop it as I create.  My aim today was to create some masculine cards so I went with navy and white for this first lot of cards.

Navy and white is such a classic combination that I love in most areas, especially in my home decor.  I find it easy to create cards when I’m just using a simple combination.

Rooted in Nature is such a versatile set and I went on to expand my designs using sahara sand card stock. I think that these are great designs for both men and women.

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Rooted in nature allows you so many options especially for designer backgrounds.  I will show a few of my other designs below.  With the next group of cards I thought I would go for colour and I hope I have shown you how versatile one stamp set can be.

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Next I couldn’t help but get some pink…if you are ever stuck for a colour combo just add pink to the mix and you will never look back!

 

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What do you think? I love the pink and sahara sand combination. Next week I will show you some other interesting colour combinations that really work.

 

Hope you enjoy!

Much love

Linda L x

 

 

 

 

Flowering Desert.

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I really wanted this stamp set, its so on trend at the moment and I just knew I could  make some beautiful cards with the Flowering Desert stamp set.  As you can see I have a few decorative items in my studio that are cacti….so cute!

Inspiration came quickly with this set as I couldn’t wait to play.

Pool Party Ink

Pool party card stock

Mint Macaron card stock

 

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There are so many options with this stamp set, you can make amazing backgrounds with some of these gorgeous designs. I absolutely love creating my own designer papers for my backgrounds…and Stampin’ Up make this so easy to achieve!

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I just think the above card is simple to put together and yet super elegant, this classic colour combination will suit so many occasions.  I used the subtles card stock for all of these cards.

Whisper white

Subtles card stock

Basic grey Ink

Petal Pink

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Same colours just using a different foliage both the large and small of these stamps combined together make a super design! So its just so easy with Stampin’Up products, choose your stamp set, then your papers and then your co-ordinating inks.

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Black and Lemon Lime twist , what a pop of brightness…this will brighten someones day!

Your designs are only limited by you, so expand your creativity the simple way using Stampin’ Up products and make big colour choices and know that having inks, pens and papers that all co-ordinate will make your projects stand out from the crowd.

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Have a wonderfully creative day,

all my love

Linda L x

 

Hello Cupcake – CTC216

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Welcome to this week’s CASEing the Catty. This week we are CASEing the Sale-A-Bration catalogue and I couldn’t go past the Hello Cupcake stamp set.  This set is free when you spend $90 or more and is a very versatile stamp set.

I created simple watercolour backgrounds using Stampin’ Up Water colour paper, such great quality paper! I love it! I also used the subtles range to help keep my design co ordinated. The circle and square frameits helped tie it all together.

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This one I created my own designer paper using the small hearts and flower stamps included in the set.  This can always give a truly personal touch to your cards!

Fabulous set and I plan to do much more with this set so check in next week to see just how versatile this set can be, and its free with any purchase over $90… please head over to my shop and check out our wonderful products.

Have a wonderful day,

Much love Linda L x

Simply with love…

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This is a simple way to use old stamp sets in new ways.  Sometimes we don’t need or want to go out and buy new stamps.  I believe in getting the most use you possibly can from what you have on your shelves.  So for me when the #simplestamping challenge came up,  I  looked at what I had  available and created this little card.  I’m so pleased with the end result and its a perfect valentines card and super cute too!

 

 

 

Then I realised that many of you wont have this set so I took a current set and created another simple card :

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“You sure know how to make someone happy” is on the front – “my little honey bee” (could easily be put inside the card)! There you have it,  a valentines card in a very untraditional way.  This card has a little wink of stella over each bumble- bee and looks rather fetching as the light catches each bee.  These are easy projects to try at home.

You will need:

Whisper white card

Black memento ink

Dragonfly Dreams stamp set

Wink of Stella

 

What makes something simple? Really its just going back to basics and in card making that means stamps on card and using the most basic of equipment, scissors, card, ink and adhesive.  Its a great way to get started in a creative pursuit of card making and designing. Here are some others I’ve created using  current stamp sets:

 

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Something like this would be a fabulous starter for a friend or relative:

Calypso Coral classic stamp pad

Calypso Coral stampin blends

Make a difference stamp set

2″ circle punch

Lemon Lime Twist classic stamp pad

Lemon Lime Twist card stock

Whisper White Card stock

 

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I love a blue and white design on anything! So here is a simple elegant card anyone can recreate. Its easy and beautiful…

 

I hope you enjoyed this post.

Please feel free to buy from my store , if you purchase from my store you will get a gift from myself and a catalogue sent right to your door.

Happy stamping!

Much love Linda L x

 

 

 

 

Plan your week.

This weeks planning page is all about you. Organising your life around what you have to do and what you would like to do….I’m now meal prepping and taking stock of my daily routine for the next month or so… trying to get as much from my day as I can. Taking notes and observing my day will help me get a good overview of where I need to improve in my life! Plan with me each week and don’t forget to like this page to be in the draw for a new planner!

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Daily observations are my new thing, helping me plan more productive days that allow me more time to do what I love!

Want the planner! Click here to purchase one today!

Much love

Linda L x

simple stamping

Keep it simple!  We have all heard that before and let me tell you that in all areas of design…simple just works!  That doesn’t mean that all design should be simple but keeping things simple can really keep a project on track.  Knowing when enough is enough can be a tough place to be and by planning a simple project in the beginning …can save you a whole lot of card stock later on.

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How to keep it simple:

Choose you stamp set

Choose 3 colours and (white or black)

To give dimension use several mounts, as above I used a frame of blushing bride then whisper white and propped it all onto a blushing bride background using dimensionals, then onto whisper white card base.

The bow was in my stash of stamped extras that I keep at hand but quite easily you could just use something from the same stamp set …to keep it simple! You can see this with the card pictured below.

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To make this project you will need:

Wink of stella glitter brush

Tranquil Tulips

Blushing Bride cardstock

Whisper white cardstock

Inks used:

Balmy Blue

Blushing Bride

Lemon Lime Twist

STAMPIN’ DIMENSIONALS

Another simple technique added to this card was my wink of stella, which I added over the base of the flower petals, this gives a lovely sparkly glow!

Hope you enjoyed this post and try your hand at simple stamping, lots of fun and remember….Keep it Simple! You cant go wrong.

Want to join my team click here or email me for more information!

Linda L x

 

Simple Stampin’

Stamping should be fun and certainly when you first start out should be easy!  Over the next few weeks I will be posting some simple stamping ideas.  Simple cards that are quick and easy but still look simply gorgeous.

All you will need is paper, glue, ink and stamps.  My tip to make simple stamping look super professional is mounting onto several layers of card stock in co-ordinating colours.
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For this project I used four colours, with  basic whisper white

Stock card used:

Lemon Lime Twist

Powder Pink

Inks I used were:

Powder Pink

Lemon Lime twist

Pool Party

Pacific Point

Stamp set “Beautiful Peacock” is retired but any 2 or three set stamp set will do!

 

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Check out my video below that shows how quick and easy this project can be!

Have a wonderful day, feel free to contact me for any further information or if you would like to join my team.

Much Love

Linda L x