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Stampin Up Watercolour Resist

How gorgeous is this card?  I love it. AND it’s purple – I’m not a purple lover, but I still think this is lovely 🙂 I’m calling it “Stampin Up watercolour resist technique” and it’s a take on the clear emboss technique but with a bit of a twist and it was shared on a group that I’m part of last week and I thought I would share with you.

Wendy Cranford is a very talented Stampin Up Demo from the US and she shares how she did this in this video on her blog post HERE.

Here is what she did in a nutshell….

She coloured the background with marker pens to add colour onto Watercolour paper.  Then she flooded the paper with water and to mix the different colours together.  Then dry the design.  Use Versamark ink together with your stamp to stamp your design that you want darker onto your watercolour paper.  Cover with clear embossing powder and heat.  Leave to cool down.  Then add more water over the background to make the background that isn’t protected by the melted powder lighter.

Here’s another design with the similar colours…

Stampin Up Watercolour resist

And another one….

Stampin Up Watercolour resistAnd one last one…


Stampin Up Watercolour resist

I really like the effect and thought you might like it too 🙂

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Have fun! Natalie xxx

Stampin Up Season to Season Wreath kit

Stampin Up at the Sandown Craft Show

Wow – what a great last few days at the Sandown Show!  It was so lovely to see so many people and it’s definately becoming apparent that there aren’t many papercrafters out there that haven’t heard of Stampin Up nowadays.

On Friday, I shared the Stampin Up Season to Season Wreath kit and today I just thought that I would share a picture of the actual wreath on the stand that Jan made.

It just goes to show that you don’t have to make these kits exactly like the instructions but you can change things around a bit.  How lovely is this?

Stampin Up Wreath kit


And the kit comes with so much more too – have a look at it HERE.

I’ve got a very busy couple of weeks ahead of me, so whilst I’d love to be sitting here, in what might be the last of the sunshine, I’ve got to get on! I’ve got my class in Lingfield on Thursday that I need to get ready for and I’ll share that with you on Friday.

Enjoy the last of the weekend!

Have fun! Natalie xxx

Stampin Up Timeless Elegance scrapbook page – for boys!

Stampin Up Timeless Elegance Boy Prom Scrapbook Layout

When I asked the Stampin Up Scrapbook Club ladies who meet once a month on a Monday night in Crawley what they wanted to do for August Club, I was faced with a challenge.

They wanted to use the very flowery, very vintage, Timeless Elegance papers to make a BOYS layout! Well, you can imagine that there are alot of flowers and lace so a boys page is not perhaps what you might go with, but I’m very happy to say I love this page.  And it gave me an excuse to scrapbook photos of our eldest’s prom from John. What a handsome young man!

So, hopefully you can see that if you pick out the more subtle pages and just add a sprinkling of the flowery, lacy papers, you can get away with it!

The hexagon punch came into it’s own and a flash of Pacific Point cardstock brought it to life, I think.

But, I wanted to scrapbook more photos from the prom, so whilst this was the page for Scrap club, I decided to carry on and scrapbook FOR FUN! Not something I get too much time to do recently, but I made this second page….

Stampin Up Timeless Elegance Boy Prom Scrapbook Layout

Yes, it’s all about how you arrive at Prom and unbelievably, these six lads on their mobility scooters stole the show and were on Page 1 of the local paper’s website too! They certainly created a stir!

So, put the two sides together and you can see the hexagons flow from one layout to the other. And I love it!  Hope you do too!

Stampin Up Timeless Elegance Boy Prom Scrapbook Layout

So, if this has made you think outside the box a little for boys layouts, then be sure to get your supplies for this project by clicking below, as you can see, there really isn’t much to it 🙂

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Have fun! Natalie xxx

Stampin Up Gift from the Garden

Stampin Up Gift from the Garden

Today was a tense day in the O’Shea household.  GCSE results day!

Tense, because, whilst I know that Ethan is a bright kid, he unfortunately favours being the class clown, not concentrating and definately not revising.

He wants to go to a local Football Academy and he needed 5 GCSE’s to be able to do the course together with a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport (Coaching, Development & Fitness). He is already talking about going to America to do a sports scholarship afterwards.

So, after what seemed like forever, I got the call (I wasn’t allowed down the school with him!), and I’m happy to report that he got 7 GCSE’s.  I’m so happy, proud (and relieved!) that he got the five he needed.

I think that the penny has now dropped and he realises that he was lucky and needs to work his socks off over the next two years.  However, it’s something that he is passionate about, so hopefully he will be a bit more focussed!

Back on the crafting front, today is also our last card from this month’s Card Class that was held the first Thursday of the month in Lingfield, Surrey and the third Monday of the month in Crawley, West Sussex. Using three of the latest In Colours and the Stampin Up Gift from the Garden stamp set, another great card for those green fingers friends and family that you may know! If you like the look of the cards this week, then why not come along and join us in September – we would love to have you.  See more details HERE

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Have a great weekend and I’ll see you again on Monday x

Have fun! Natalie xxx