Thursday, 18 May 2017

Stunning medalions





Hello and welcome back to my blog!  Today I want to tell you about the amazing Eastern Palace Bundles...a fabulous co-ordinated group of stamps, dies, papers and embellishments from the new Stampin' Up Annual Catalogue that have been released a month early.  These fabulous products are available to customers at a discount, and with free products, in two bundles, until the end of May, in advance of the new catalogue launch on June 1.

I LOVE these bundles!  The dies are amazing...probably the most versatile and unique collection Stampin' Up as ever offered. The co-ordination is, as you would expect from Stampin' Up, second to none.  The way the papers, dies, stickers and stamps work together makes creating beautiful projects a breeze.  And as a bonus, the bundles contain three of the new In Colour ink pad, and the new Thick Very Vanilla cardstock, or very vanilla notecards and envelopes FREE!

Details of the bundles and prices are available in my online store here

Don't miss out - while the products will all be available in the new catalogue on June 1, the free product with purchase ends this month!


Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Hello baby

Happy Hump Day!  Today I'm sharing a card made with the Love You Lots hostess stamp set.  I love this little elephant image.  The original image has a tiny mouse next to the elephant, but I only inked up the elephant part of the stamp, as I thought it would make the cutest baby card :)


I've watercoloured the image with smoky slate ink and a waterbrush, and diecut the image and the sparkly border, with the layering circles framelets.  A delicate doily sponged with soft sugarplum ink completes the focal point.   The sentiment comes from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set, which contains just about every sentiment you could ever need and is,thankfully, carrying over to the new catalogue.

I hope you like my card today and you will come back to see some more projects inspired by the retiring list through the rest of the week.

Happy stamping!

Allie x

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

More tropical blooms..

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a second card using my favourite Botanical Builders framelets, which are on the retirement list with a lovely 30% discount.


A similar layout to yesterday's card, yet a different look.  The frame is cut using the layering squares dies, using glimmer paper. The flowers are cut from Sweet Sugarplum cardstock, and the leaves from Emerald Envy.  A layer of petals cut from vellum adds delicate dimension.  The sentiment is heat embossed with white embossing powder. A little bit of sponging softens the diecuts and adds dimension.

I hope you like it!

Tomorrow I'm sharing a card with one of my favourite hostess stamp sets.

See you then!

Monday, 15 May 2017

Going, going, gone....

Hello and welcome!

There are only just over two weeks to go until the launch of the new Stampin' Up Annual Catalogue - which means just a fortnight left to pick up any of the retiring items you can't live without.  Whilst lots of things have sold out, there are still many bargains to be had.  I thought I would share some projects with my favourites from the retiring list.  If you would like to buy any of the items I spotlight over the coming days, I would be thrilled to have your custom.  You can order direct from my shop at www.joliepaperie.stampinup.net, or if you prefer, you can call on 0781 4451627 to discuss your requirements, or email me at alliejolliffe@hotmail.com.

So, on with the shares.  My all time favourite framelet set is first up.  The Botanical Builders framelets are reduced to  £21.00 and the companion Botanical Blooms stamp set is down to just £11.25. - fantastic bargains.


I love the dimensional quality of the flowers here, cut from Dapper Denim cardstock and sponged with dapper denim ink to add depth.  I've added white diecut stamens and silver leaves.  The frame, or wreath, is made by punching the centre from a silver metallic doily.  The card is finished off with some rhinestones and a flag sentiment.  This would make a great wedding card, or a silver anniversary card...change the sentiment and it would work well for a birthday too.

I hope you will come back tomorrow for another card.

Happy stamping,

Allie xx


Friday, 12 May 2017

Final birthday blooms

Hello there!  Today I'm sharing the last of my trio of watercolour cards using the Birthday Blooms stamp set.

This card pairs the painted image with some elegant striped patterned paper.I love the look of florals with bold stripes.

I've used some narrow ribbon to neaten the join between the papers and add interest and texture.



Thanks for stopping by!  Please do come back next week for more inspiration.

Happy stamping!

Allie

Thursday, 11 May 2017

More watercolour techniques

Hi there! today i'm sharing another of my watercolour technique cards using the Birthday Blooms stamp set. This is such a lovely set for colouring, and as a bonus, along with beautiful images, there are some super sentiments.

Today's card uses Stampin' Up watercolour paper. I've stamped the image with Stampin Up archival black ink, which won't bleed when you add water. I've painted the image with ink and a waterbrush.  I've added a delicate pale blue wash around the images to make them pop.




I had such fun painting this one! I felt all artistic ;)

I shall be teaching this technique at my upcoming class in Macclesfield.  If you are local to me, why not join me?

Please do pop back tomorrow for the third watercolour card.

Happy stamping!

Alliex

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Spotlight on watercolour

Good morning and welcome back to my blog!  Today's share combines three techniques and is my favourite card from my upcoming Watercolour for Cardmakers class.


The first technique is called "Double time stamping", where the image is stamped on two layers and the layers are separated by a coloured mat.  The second technique is called "spotlighting", where only a selected part of the image is coloured.  The third technique is a  "watercolour" look using an ink pad and blender pen.  This beautiful image from the Birthday Blooms stamp set lends itself beautifully to these techniques.  Some layers, stitching and sequins finish the look of this delicate, feminine card.


And here's the arty farty closeup ;)  I love the delicate pink pirouette and smoky slate colour combo and the stitched detail...lots of white space around the focal image allow these subtle details to shine.

I hope you found this useful.  Please do come back tomorrow for another share. And if you are interested in the products I've used, you can visit my online store to browse or buy 24/7 here

Happy crafting!

Allie x