Saturday, July 14, 2018

Dreamy Sunset

Happy Weekend to you all.

I have had a busy week as the kids are off school.  We got to see the Tour de France pass through our local town which was amazing.  I think the kids enjoyed the Caravan before the bikes arrived as each sponsor was handing out souvenirs.  I actually got hit on the head by a sachet of coffee which then bounced into another persons hand, oh well.

Todays project, I thought was more of a masculine card.  You could actually give it to male or female but I think when I made it I was thinking I need some male cards for my stash.


I started by creating my background and blending 4 colours together which are Balmy Blue, Pool Party, Blushing Bride and So Saffron.  This then created a lovely sunset effect.

I then flicked a little water mixed with some pearl ink over the top.


Next I did a little bit of die cutting.  I used the Follow Your Dreams set and die cut the feathers using gold card stock and the word "dream" in black.

I glued the sentiment to the bottom and added foam dots to the feathers and adhered them to my card.

I then mat and layered the background onto some basic black card stock.


Please pop over to the Stampin up Website for more details and when placing an order please add me (Dawn Barwick), country (France) as your demonstrator.  

Thanks for stopping by today.







Friday, July 13, 2018

A Sporting Chance

Hello Crafters.

Its a Sporty theme over at Daring Cardmakers today.  Our lovely host is Kathy who asks that you make a card with a sporting element.

In our house the only sport that's on TV is Motor Sport.  My husband loves F1 and MotoGP.

To make my card I mat and layered some kraft card on to some black card stock and then used a tyre track stencil and some tea dye ink to create my background.


I then used this very cute die from Spellbinders called Little Guy.  In the set you get a train, truck and a car.  I die cut the car using red mirror card and used the cloud from the set to look like exhaust smoke and added the word ZOOM.  I think it makes my car look faster. 


I think I might keep this one for my husband for his birthday over the summer.  Its a fun card for the kids to give to him.

Thanks for stopping by today and please stop by the Design Team Blogs over at Daring Cardmakers for more lovely sporty inspiration. 

Have a great weekend. 


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Clean and Simple

Good morning.

I have a very lovely clean and simple card to share with you today which also has a little background stamping.

I have used the very amazing Follow Your Dreams Bundle  from Stampin Up.

To create the card I started with a piece of Mint Macaron card stock.  I then took a smaller piece of white card stock to lay over the top and used one of the dies from the Follow Your Dreams set to create the design.  I love that the you can see the coloured card stock through it.

I then used some of the inks from the Subtles Collection and used the smaller flower/star stamp from the set to create the background.  I used balmy blue, mint macaron and pear pizzazz.

I then cut the full dream catcher out using gold card stock and glued this just off to the side of the larger dream catcher.


I then finished my card with a stamped greeting in black ink from the Follow Your Dreams stamp set.  If you buy the stamp and die set as a bundle you will save 10%

Please pop over to the Stampin up Website for more details and when placing an order please add me (Dawn Barwick), country (France) as your demonstrator.  
Thanks for stopping by today.







Monday, July 9, 2018

Dreamy Box Frame

Hello Crafters.

I am so excited to share todays project with you as I have made a little home d├ęcor piece.

I wanted to show you that this amazing stamp set from Stampin Up called Follow Your Dreams isn't just for card making or scrapbooking.  You can make stunning pictures with it too.

To begin you will need a box frame.  This one I picked up online at Hobbcraft.  I then cut out my own aperture for the inside using white card stock.


To make this box frame picture I started with a square of white card stock and begin inking and blending using the several inks from the Subtles Collection.  I used Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Mint Macaron and Soft Sea Foam.

I waited for the ink to dry then I used the little stars from the Wood Words Clear Mount Set and using some versamark ink I just stamped randomly over the inky background.  I then applied some gold embossing powder over the top and heat embossed this.


Next I used the Follow Your Dreams stamp set to create the dream catcher.  Again I stamped the dream catcher out and heat embossed this.  I then die cut the centre of the dream catcher using some gold glitter card.  I stamped and heat embossed the feathers and the flowers.

To colour the flowers I used my aqua painter and added the ink from the ink pad.


To finish I die cut the word dream from the Follow Your Dreams set and created a little drop shadow by cutting another from white card stock.

Please pop over to the Stampin up Website for more details and when placing an order please add me (Dawn Barwick) as your demonstrator.  

Thanks for stopping by today.



















Sunday, July 8, 2018

Follow Your Dreams

Hello everyone.

Oh my goodness its the school holidays!!

I wonder how long it will be before I hear the familiar phrase of "I'm bored".

Well I am very excited to share with you my first creation as a Stampin Up demonstartior.

When I was looking through the new catalogue and I saw the Follow Your Dream Bundle I just had to have it as part of my starter kit.  I am so happy I ordered it as I just love it.  Its just the prettiest stamp set I have seen in a long time.

If you are a follower of my blog you will know how much I love shaker cards.  So guess what?  I made this into one.


I started with a piece of white card stock and added some of the subtles collection ink.  I used blushing bride, so saffron and soft sea foam.

I then spritzed this using a little water and some shimmer ink that I had in my craft stash.


Once this was dry I stamped the image over the coloured area.
I then made my shaker part.  I cut the hole in the card using the circle die from the Follow Your Dreams bundle and glued a piece of window sheet behind.

To stop my sequins escaping I like to cut frames using a set of nesting dies rather than foam square as I find it easier.  To make my frames I used the stitched shapes framelits die.  I cut out about 6 and glued them all together.  I glued this around the hole and added my sequins.  


For the flowers I stamped these in black and used an Aqua Painter to add a little colour to the flowers.

I then cut the decorative centre from gold card stock. 

I finished my card with the die cut greeting and stamp from the set.



Please pop over to the Stampin up Website for more details and when placing an order please add me (Dawn Barwick) as your demonstrator.  
Thanks for stopping by today.

















Saturday, July 7, 2018

A Rainbow of Subtles

Happy weekend everyone.

My Stampin Up starter kit has arrived.  I was so excited to open it but before I start crafting and creating I wanted to share with you the beautiful subtles collection that I ordered.


 If you join Stampin Up in the month of July you will receive 10 ink pads from the collection of your choice.  


If you join as a Demonstrator in July you will pay for your starter kit just 129 euros/£99 and receive 175euros/£130 worth of crafting supplies of your choice plus other items to help you get started.




Also with the ink pads that's an extra 81 euros/£63 worth of product.


I just fell in love with the Subtles Collection straight away.  The colours are just so soft and pretty.



Also in my starter kit I selected the A4 cardstock and the 12 x 12 cardstock.


Doesn't it make such a pretty rainbow?

Now I must go and start some crafting but like any crafter I don't want to cut into it. 

Please pop over to the Stampin up Website for more details and when placing an order please add me (Dawn Barwick) as your demonstrator.  

Thanks for stopping by today.

Have a lovely weekend.