Baby it’s hot out there…….

It’s a refreshing 41 degrees outside and about 51 in my craft room. I was really motivated to make lots of cards for today’s blog hop but can not bear to be in there. Luckily I have just come back from a four day scrapbooking retreat and used lots of Stampin Up products on my pages!

The theme for today’s blog hop is something sweet and I think the very versatile Cool Treats stamp set perfectly fits the bill.
 I was scrapping photos from my most recent trip to the USA and had some photos of a very healthy breakfast I wanted in the album……

This set incorporates two stamp stamping. This means you stamp a lighter colour and then stamp over it in a darker colour to add accents. I started by stamping my cups and ice cream.


The base of my ice cream was So Saffron so next step was to stamp the ice cream accents in a darker colour. I used Sahara Sand.


I was using a Project Life page protector from Stampin’ Up and I still had an extra space to fill and decided to do something I rally do anymore and use my own hand writing. I wrote it in pencil first and then used a Stampin’ Write marker to add the writing and accent it with dots.


Of course I rubbed out the pencil lines once I was done! The finished page……


I promise once it cools down to make some cards with this set.

Don’t forget my open house this Sunday 15th January. Just pop in anytime between 12:30 and 4:30.

Want to see some amazing work? Visit the other sites in the blog hop:

Libby Dyson: http://libbystampz.com/?p=9785

Leonie Schroder: http://www.stamp-a-latte.com/freshly-brewed-projects-the-sweet-stuff

What is a blog hop?

Until his week I wasn’t sure but now we can learn together! A blog hop is a way to visit other blogs that are related to the content on this one! Every Wednesday I will be participating in the Freshly Brewed Blog Hop and this weeks theme was the new Stampin Up Watercolour Pencils!  To help show you how cool they are I used them on an item you can earn for free during Salebration that I have accented using a stamp available in the new occasions catalogue.


The pencils are a new item in the Occassions Catalogue which you can purchase from right now! To creat my card I used the Inside the Lines Designer Series paper. This is one of the many items you can earn for free from now until the 31st March 2017. You can pick one item for every $90 you spend.

This pack includes 12 sheets of 12×12 paper that is ready for you to colour yourself. The pack contains three sheets each of four designs.



Before we start let me quickly explain how you use the pencils. There is no need to colour in exactly, just stay inside the lines. I try to press heavier in some places to get a depth of shade. You then use an aqua pen to blend the colours.


Here is a photo of the process underway.


To finish off my card I mounted my picture on some Daffodil Delight after I inked the edges in Rose Red ink. I added some glitter to my little bee and stamped a sentiment from the new Beautiful You stamp set.


I cut my sheet of 12×12 into six sections. These means I could make 72 cards from this free pack of paper!

Don’t forget I have my open house and catalogue launch on Sunday 15th Janaury. Pop in anytime from 1 until 4:30 pm. I will have displays, special gifts, items for sale and special offers. If you need my address please send an email to sandie_away@yahoo.com . Alternatively you can contact me through my Facebook page.

Please have a chat with me if you love being creative and would like to make some extra money to spend on craft supplies, supplement your family income or just because you like making extra money!

Now the whole point of a hop is for you to hop! There are only two of us in this weeks hop so please visit Libby a time: http://libbystampz.com/2017/01/freshly-brewqed-blog-hop-using-watercolor-pencils/

Until next time happy crafting!
Sandie