Wednesday, 31 July 2013

The Male Room Goes Live

Today is the first day of the first challenge over at The Male Room. Me and my team are inviting you to join us in making 'man cards' or anything else associated with men and boys.
Today's challenge is ANYTHING GOES and you have two weeks nearly to take part.
Here is my card


I've used one of my new favourites - By the Tide and I had great fun colouring my lobster - he's been mounted onto embossed card with 3D Dimensionals.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: By the Tide, One in a Million
Ink: Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral & Cajun Craze Markers
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Gray
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Modern Label Punch, Big Shot, Hexagon EF, Dimensionals
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -

Monday, 29 July 2013

Blurred Vision

No that's not me without my glasses but this month's technique over at Technique Time Tuesday. The technique is called blurred vision and Mynnette has a fab video tutorial over there for you to follow.
I made 3 cards all using this technique and all 3 are very similar as they use the 3 images from the set Simply Sketched. This is a Hostess set and probably one of my favourites - here are my cards





Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Simply Sketched
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke
Card Stock: Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Accessories: Aqua Painter
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

This set is only available as a Hostess benefit - to find out more about this please click on the 'Host a Party' and 'Spread the Cost' tabs above.
See you soon - Jacqueline xx

Paper Piecing

Good morning - these Monday mornings roll around quick don't they?! And rolling around again is this week's new challenge at Make My Monday.
It's Fliss's turn this week and she has chosen PAPER PIECING for us - here is my card


My stamp set of choice today is Fabulous Florets and I have paper pieced my flowers with some odd scraps of DSP from my ever growing pile!

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Fabulous Florets, One in a Million
Inks: Gumball Green, Basic Gray
Card Stock: Whisper White
Paper: Subtles DSP (retired)
Accessories: Dimensionals
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I will see you soon -

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Stitching

Hello - it's Saturday and that means another Christmas challenge over on the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and this week Patricia would like to see some stitching on our cards - real or faux


Here is my card


Needles and thread are hard to find in my house so I went with the faux stitching! I drew the stitches on with a fine end of a marker pen.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Delightful Dozen, Pines and Poinsettias (retired)
Ink: Early Espresso, Chery Cobbler, Always Artichoke
Card Stock:Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Naturals Ivory
Accessories: Big Shot, Window Framelits
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I will see you soon -

Thursday, 25 July 2013

6 Days to Go

That's right in just 6 days my new challenge blog The Male Room goes live with it's first challenge. It's a challenge blog for male only cards and we will be kicking off with an 'Anything Goes' challenge.
Fellow teamie Caz has already started the countdown with her card HERE and today I'm sharing this card on the blog


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: By the Tide, The Open Sea
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso
Card Stock: Whisper White
Accessories: Dimensionals
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

Please do pop over and take a look at the blog - it's going to be great fun!

I am also entering this card into the challenge over at Craft a Scene where the theme is 'Under the Sea'

See you soon

CC&S Sketch Challenge

Good morning crafters - Louise is away on her hols this week but she has left us a cracking sketch challenge over on CAS - Colours & Sketches


As I usually do I have stuck rigidly to the lay out but you could flip it or rotate it to make your cards - take a look at mine


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, Morning Meadow (sentiment)
Ink: Summer Starfruit, Basic Gray
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Summer Starfruit
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Dimensionals, Basic Gray Ribbon
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I will see you soon -

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Calypso Coral Poppies

I fell in love with the colour combination that Dynamic Duos have for us this week and decided to combine it with the sketch challenge over on The Paper Players



I loved making this card as I love colouring in and these poppies are perfect for that - take a look



I love the butterfly - he's from this month's 'Best of ... Butterflies' set (details HERE)

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Best of Butterflies
Ink: Black Stazon, Calypso Coral
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories: Dimensionals
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

It's much cooler here today but I'm hoping for a quieter night after the terrific thunderstorm we had last night - the lightening show was fantastic although I do miss my sleep!
See you soon 

Monday, 22 July 2013

Photo Inspiration

It's challenge time once more at Make My Monday and this week we have a gorgeous photograph to inspire and delight you - take a look


Here is my card


That photo definitely cried out for something pink and girly and I had great fun making this card - here's a list of all the materials I used

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Happy Day
Ink: Blushing Bride
Card Stock: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Big Shot, Adorning Accents, Boho Blossom Punch, Basic Pearls
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I will see you soon -


Saturday, 20 July 2013

Hand Made Flowers

I saw the challenge over on Less is More this morning and I decided to have a play. Time has been taken up so much lately with workshops, classes and DT cards so it was so good to make a card 'just because'.
The theme of the challenge is HAND MADE FLOWERS and I have been having a play with some of the clay and moulds now available through Stampin' Up - here's what I have made


The white clay is pressed into silicone moulds - removed and then left to air dry. You can add colour to the flowers using markers after they have dried or if you have any of the re-inkers add a few drops to the wet clay before pressing into the moulds. My flowers have also been mounted on to the Flower Fusion die cuts and some of the Little Leaves have been added too.

Materials Used - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes, Morning Meadow
Ink: Crumb Cake, Crisp Cantaloupe (re-inker)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding
Accessories: Big Shot, Little Leaves, Flower Fusion, Scallop Trim Border, Clay and Moulds
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and take a look - see you soon -

Who's ready for a Recipe?

It's Recipe time at the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - take a look


And here is my card


I had to have a huge search through my craft room to find some Stampin' Up Christmas DSP - this is some from last year along with some old Certain Celery ribbon - it was given to me by a friend and I am determined to use it all one way or another!
My 3 gems are just under my tree image which of course is from Lovely as a Tree - my card stock is Cherry Cobbler.

I hope you all enjoy the weekend - I'm away for a couple of days at my Mum and Dad's - see you Monday! - 

Thursday, 18 July 2013

CC&S Colour Challenge

Good morning all - another scorching day here in Malvern and that's a great excuse to stay in the col and craft!
It's colour challenge time at CAS - Colours & Sketches - take a look at this yummy collection


To non Stampin' Up fans that's - Dark Brown, Light Brown and Mustard.
And here is my card


I decided to use these colours to make a more masculine card this time and I went mad with the mosaics!

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Mosaic Madness
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake
Card Stock: Whisper White, Naturals White, Chocolate Chip, Summer Starfruit
Accessories: Big Shot, Mosaic Embossing Folder, Mosaic Punch, Dimensionals
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I will see you soon -

Monday, 15 July 2013

A Non Inked Stamp

Apparently some crafters buy stamps and then never use them! That's why Caz has chosen this challenge for us this week at Make My Monday - just dig out those stamps or in fact Decoupage Sheets that have never seen ink or scissors and get crafting.
Now I do find it very difficult when I buy stamps not to get them out and ink them up straight away - I'm very impatient like that however, I did manage to find a WHOLE SET of stamps that had never been inked!!
It's a set that goes way back to the Sale-a-bration time and is called Bloomin' Marvellous - take a look


I have used 3 of the new In Colours on this card - how gorgeous are these yummy colours - just like ice cream!
I love my Modern Label punch too - and I like that when you punch it in a co-ordinating card stock, cut it in half  - it fits very neatly behind the sentiment.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Bloomin' Marvellous
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding
Card Stock: Whisper White, Calypso Coral
Accessories: Modern Label Punch, Dimensionals
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I will see you soon -

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Colour Challenge at 52CCT

I think the heat is getting to me a little as I was not feeling too good yesterday. Too ill to craft even!!! So my post for the 52 {Christmas} Card Challenge is late - sorry!
The challenge this week is to use these fabulous colours


Now we do have some very strict rules when it comes to our colour challenges so please do check them out before you link up - of course we would never delete a card from our challenge but if you would like to be considered for an Honorable Mention (and who wouldn't?) you must follow the rules.

Ok - enough talk - here is my card


This is my favourite style of card - I love squares and repeating patterns so much! My ribbon is seam binding and I applied my double sided tape to the card first and then ruffled my ribbon as I went along - love this effect too.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Pines & Poinsettias
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Always Artichoke
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Seam Binding Ribbon
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I will see you soon -

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Best of Flowers

Stampin' Up this year are celebrating their 25th anniversary and each month for 5 months a 'Best Of..' stamp set is being issued.
The first set last month was 'Best Of... Flowers' and I have been having a play with it - come and see





I used all four of the stamps in the set to make these cards and a variety of Stampin' Write Markers and a Smoky Slate ink pad.

You won't find this set in the catalogue as it's a special purchase - if you would like to order it from me it's £13.95 plus £4.95 p+p. Just drop me an e-mail (deezinesart@gmail.com) and I can get it delivered direct to you anywhere in the UK.
There is also the 'Best Of... Butterflies' out now too - more details on that can be found - HERE.

Thanks for looking -

CC&S Sketch

It's another sunny morning here in Malvern - our hills do look lovely in the morning sunshine. It's also Thursday morning and that means another challenge at CAS - Colours & Sketches. Louise is the hostess this month and she has given us this sketch to use


Here is my card


I've stayed true to the sketch as a usually do and used the tripe timed stamping technique with my Swallowtail stamp.

Materials - Stamping Up
Stamps: Swallowtail, Petite Pairs
Ink: Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple
Card Stock: Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple, Very Vanilla
Accessories: White Bakers Twine
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I will see you soon -

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Party Balloons

It's my turn to do the mid-week motivation over on the Make My Monday challenge blog. The challenge this week is Balloons and today I have some party balloons for you - take a look


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Up, Up & Away (retired), Sassy Salutations
Ink: Smoky Slate, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana
Card Stock: Whisper White
Accessories: Dimensionals
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

Thanks for stopping by today to take a look - see you soon -

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Balloons

A little late but here is my card for this week's challenge at Make My Monday - it's my choice this week and I've chosen - BALLOONS


I have to apologise as I am taking liberties again and using a retired set. I chose this challenge way back and didn't realise that by this time the Up, Up and Away set would be retired!

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Up, Up & Away (retired)
Ink: Soft Sky, Old Olive, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar
Card Stock: Whisper white, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Dimensionals, Modern Label Punch
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

Thanks for looking - hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather we've been having - seen any balloons yet?! - 

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Crumb Cake Christmas Card

The very Patricia is hosting this month's challenges at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and she kicks off with this fab sketch




This is such a lovely sketch - you can really go to town with backing papers and layers or keep it clean and simple - here's what I did with it


Now I don't know if any of you have had the chance to peruse the new catalogue (sneakily placed in my side bar) but you may have noticed the lack of Christmas stamp sets so I'm afraid I've had to resort to a retired set - Come to Bethlehem. The gorgeous sentiment is current though - phew!

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Come to Bethlehem, Delightful Dozen
Ink: Crumb Cake, Real Red
Card Stock: Whisper White, Real Red, Crumb Cake
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

Please do pop over and check out the other DT cards and have a lovely weekend - Jacqueline xx

Friday, 5 July 2013

Make and Take

Before I launch into my post can I just say - look at my fab new blog design!!! I had it specially designed for me by fellow SU demonstrator and Pinkie Catherine Carroll. She is going to add a link here to her site soon so do watch out for that.
Now this time last week I was preparing for my catalogue launch Open House Event. I love to spoil my customers so the first thing I did with them when they arrived was sit them down to a free Make and Take - here it is


I don't know if you can quite see in the photo but the black CS has been embossed in the Mosaic embossing folder making it super easy to add the mosaic punched tiles. How do you like the pop of yellow - it's a new colour called Crushed Curry - I love it! I've also used another new colour - Smoky Slate - also gorgeous!
My lovely ladies also had a lucky dip on the day and a choice of retiring sets to purchase too plus a free gift for all orders over £25 on the day - I think they all went home happy!

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Mosaic Madness, Happy Day - both NEW, Papillon Potpourri
Ink: Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate
Card Stock: Naturals White, Basic Black
Paper: Modern Medley
Accessories: Big Shot, Modern Mosaic EF, Scallop Trim Punch, Modern Label Punch, Mosaic Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Dimensionals
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks). 

It's SUCH FUN being a Stampin' Up demonstrator - you get to craft for a job how good is that? If you would like to join me and my team please email me on deezinesart@gmail.com and I will give you all the details you need to getting started.
Have a great weekend folks - check out the funky signature below - it's sooooo cool!

Thursday, 4 July 2013

CAS - Colours

Yes - it's challenge time at CAS - Colours and Sketches and this month Louise has chosen our challenges. This week she wants to see clean and simple cards made with these colours


Aren't they just yummy - and don't worry if you don't have the Stampin' Up colours named - just use the closest ones you have in your stash.
Here is my card


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: My Friend
Ink: Pool Party, Lucky Limeade (retired) Pumpkin Pie
Card Stock: Whisper White
Accessories: Sponges
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

Thanks for looking - have a great day - Jacqueline xx

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

More Christmas in July

Good morning all I have another Christmas card to show you today - take a look


Sadly this set has now retired - I made this card a while ago but it uses the sketch that is this week's 'Pick a Previous - Sketch' at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - do pop over and take a look there is still plenty of time to take part. I used the most recent sketch from the beginning of June as I missed that challenge completely. I've also just this minute announced last week's winners so do please take a look.

I am also using this card over on Make My Monday for this week's Midweek Motivation - I've also decorated inside this one - have a look


There's still time to enter this challenge too - take a look HERE for all the details.
And finally I shall be entering this card into the fab Make your Mark challenge over on Addicted to Stamps & More - I've used Basic Gray, Always Artichoke, Poppy Parade, Cherry Cobbler and Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Markers 
Bye for now - Jacqueline xx

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Yay - it's finally here!



Hello folks - yes it's here the brand new Stampin' Up catalogue, bursting with new stamps, papers, accessories and more.
Everything you see in there can be ordered through me - there's a link in the side bar for you to view the catalogue or you can click the paypay button and order one today to have and to hold 'til next year!

Now as if that wasn't enough Stampin' Up have released the July 'Best Of Butterflies' set too


Click HERE for the official flyer and then e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com to place your order.

Still want more???? Well you've more because now you can buy selected greetings sets at a sale price - take a look


Check out the official flyer - HERE and e-mail me to place your order.

Thanks - Jacqueline xx


Monday, 1 July 2013

Christmas in July

Today at Make My Monday we have a fab new challenge set for us by DT lady Laura - she wants to see some Christmas Cards - come and see mine


I was greatly inspired by Vicky's card HERE when I made this - I took her idea of the hanging mosaic shape and expanded a little - they do make lovely little baubles don't they? And guess what? Tomorrow the BRAND NEW Stampin' Up catalogue goes live and you can order them along with the co-ordinating punch in a special bundle.
As I do with most of my Christmas cards I used the now legendary Lovely as a Tree pine tree too with a sparkly star added to the top.
Just the two colours were used - Riding Hood Red (now retired) and Garden Green.
Have fun creating your Christmas cards this week and I will see you soon - Jacqueline xx