Sunday, 27 May 2018

Falling Flowers for the Random Acts of Kindness Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Random Act of Kindness (RAK) Blog Hop. You are visiting Karen Henderson in the UK. I am showcasing the cards I have given as part of the Random Act of Kindness Group on Facebook. 


Each month, we each select a few people from the Group to send a RAK card to, to brighten their day. Please feel free to join the Group if you would like to participate in the RAK cards movement (blogging is not mandatory). If you would like to join our awesome group here is the link to the group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/randomactsofkindnessgroup/
#imbringingRAKcardsback #makeacardsendacard #randomactsofkindness

These are the cards I have made.  Making and sending these cards was such a pleasure.



I used my Stamperatus (avaiable in the new Annual Catalogue from 1st June 2018) to ensure that the flower images were stamped in exactly the same place on each piece of card.  The coloured card was stamped with ink to match the cardstock and on the Whisper White card I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I used my Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral and Old Olive Stampin' Blends to colour the flowers.


The bottom secton is approximately one third of the card and it lines up with the top section from another piece using the positioning brilliance of the Stamperatus!  The words on the black card are stamped using Versamark ink and embossed using white embossing powder.  The white words, from the Perennial Birthday set, pop wonderfully.



Even though I had fun mixing and matching, I left some of the layers of coloured flowers complete as they were so pretty by themselves.   

  
Opening happy post is just brilliant...there's the excitement of wondering what will be inside the envelope, which is then replaced with a warm humble feeling as realisation sinks in that someone has taken the time to pop some happiness in the post to ME! Over the last few days I have received some fantastic cards.  The kindness and generosity of crafters is so heartwarming.  Thank you to each of you that have brightened my day!   

These are some of the cards I received.



I hope that this project on my blog today has inspired you & brightened your day. You are currently visiting Karen Henderson. Please see the list below & hop around all of the people on the list to see all the projects. You don't want to miss any!




Happy crafting,


If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Use the hostess code 3QSZMWWT to get some free product (it will follow in the post after the end of the month).  If your order is over £150 do not use the code as you become a hostess and get rewards. To place an order, please visit my online shop: HERE

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com

Alternatively, you can click on one of the images below showing the supplies used:




 

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Share What You Love Suite

Today is a very exciting day in the Stampin' Up calendar.  As Demonstrators we can begin to pre-order a selection of products from the new Annual catalogue that will launch on 1st June 2018.  Stampin' Up! is including customers in the excitement too and have released the Share What You Love suite in three differently priced bundles that customers can purchase throughout May!  

Have a look at this video to see the three bundles that are available:


This suite is gorgeous and I have had such fun with the products already.  I started to make a scrapbook page, but I'm so pleased with the way turned out that I've decided to frame it and hang it in my craftroom.  This shows off some of the gorgeous papers from the suite - beautifully thick with pearlised accents to celebrate 30 years of Stampin' Up!, some of the stamps and a delightful flower from the embellishment kit (I had to have the Gotta Have It All bundle!).  In the centre is the Statement of My Heart stamp framed on an oval of Mint Macaron.



To sit on my desk I have made a little frame.  Again, I have used the Statement of My Heart stamp together with some different paper, a couple of the Artisan Pearls and a few gems.  (The dotty ribbon I have used to decorate the edges of the frame is not part of this suite and will be available in the new catalogue.)
 


The Share What You Love bundles available throughout May are:

Just Getting Started Bundle

The Just Getting Started Bundle includes:
Love What You Do stamp set
Very Vanilla A4 Cardstock
Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin' pad
Old Olive Classic Stampin' pad
Clear E block
Very Vanilla Note Cards and Envelopes - Free
Shop HERE for the Just Getting Started Bundle


A Little More, Please Bundle
 
The A Little More, Please Bundle includes:
Love What You Do stamp set
Make A Difference stamp set
Very Vanilla A4 Cardstock
Share What You Love A4 Cardstock pack
Pearlized Doilies
Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin' pad
Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Velvet ribbon
Share What You Love Artisan Pearls
Very Vanilla C6 Envelopes - Free
Share What You Love Embellishment Kit - Free
Shop HERE for the A Little More, Please Bundle


Gotta Have It All
The Gotta Have It All Bundle includes:
Love What You Do stamp set
Make A Difference stamp set
Very Vanilla A4 Cardstock
Share What You Love A4 Cardstock pack
Pearlized Doilies 
Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper 
Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin' pad
Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Velvet ribbon
Share What You Love Artisan Pearls
Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Statement Of My Heart single stamp - Free
Very Vanilla C6 Envelopes - Free
Share What You Love Embellishment Kit - Free
Shop HERE for the Gotta Have It All Bundle

Individual items can be pruchased from 1st June when the Annual catalogue begins but the bundles and the the Statement of my Heart single stamp will not be available after 1st June.

In addition to the Share What You Love Suite bundles, customers can also purchase the new ink pads in the In Colors for 2018-2020.  These are new style ink pads and can be purchased individually or as a bundle (with a saving of 10% on the individual prices).



Shop HERE for the 2018-2020 In Color ink pad bundle.

Lots of information for you! Happy Crafting,



If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Use the hostess code 3QSZMWWT to get some free product (it will follow in the post after the end of the month).  If your order is over £150 do not use the code as you become a hostess and get rewards. To place an order, please visit my online shop: HERE

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com

Alternatively, you can click on one of the images below showing the supplies used:










Sunday, 29 April 2018

A Beautiful Bouquet for the Random Act of Kindness Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Random Act of Kindness (RAK) Blog Hop. You are visiting Karen Henderson in the UK. I am showcasing the cards I have given as part of the Random Act of Kindness Group on Facebook.

Each month, we each select a few people from the Group to send a RAK card to, to brighten their day. Please feel free to join the Group if you would like to participate in the RAK cards movement (blogging is not mandatory). If you would like to join our awesome group here is the link to the group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/randomactsofkindnessgroup/
#imbringingRAKcardsback #makeacardsendacard #randomactsofkindness

These are the cards I have made.



I joined this group a while ago and I have been watching beautiful cards being sent and received.  This month I have participated!  I have just returned from the post office having sent my first batch of cards off in the post.  I had fun making up the cards and I'm so happy that I have made them and sent them.  


I used the Beautiful Bouquet bundle with its delicate flowers and stylishly written sentiments.  I have stamped two sprays of blossom like branches onto the oh so versatile wood textured paper and continued the tree theme by using the Pinewood Planks embossing folder on the Rich Razzleberry layer - I love the texture this creates.  Old Olive die cut leaves are added together with the stamped and die cut flowers to complete the bouquet.  This adorable sentiment is stamped onto a circle of wood grain paper and in turn layered onto shapes punched from Rich Razzleberry and Early Espresso.   The final finishing touches are a twist of natural ribbon with a hint of gold and a spritz of Wink of Stella (a spray made from alcohol and Wink of Stella).


I hope that this project on my blog today has inspired you & brightened your day. You are currently visiting Karen Henderson. Please see the list below & hop around all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don't want to miss any!


Happy Crafting,



If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Use the April Hostess Code 2TZKFYT9 to get some free product (it will follow in the post after the end of the month).  If your order is over £150 do not use the code as you become a hostess and get rewards. To place an order, please visit my online shop: HERE


If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com

Alternatively, you can click on one of the images below showing the supplies used: