Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Stamp To Share Blog Hop - Coffee Cafe from Stampin Up !

Hello, and welcome to another Blog Hop by the Fabulous Stamp to Share International Team <3 nbsp="" p="">This month we are playing with the yummy Coffee Cafe Suite from Stampin'Up! and I am pretty sure if you haven't bought this set yet, by the end of this hop you will. Its a fabulously versatile  bundle and the samples by the team are to die for.
This month was a little different for me, in that a few of the members shared their gorgeous samples on our Facebook group ahead of time, and all this did was making me want to create hot pink drinks LOL

So I pushed past the Mojitos and Strawberry Daiquries and went Hot Chocolate instead LOL

Oh yum, look at that caramelised whipped cream !! LOL I can explain, I stamped the cream topping in crumb cake on white card stock which looked really good, the taupe added a bit of shading defining the swirls which I am sure was the designers intention.  I then added some Texture Paste for a bit of extra oomph, sprinkled with some dazzling diamonds for some even more oomph then after it all dried (didn't take long) I decided to emphasise the shading with some extra crumb cake around the edges for you guessed it... Even more oomph, and that's when it all went wrong. My whipped cream turned into a toasted marshmallow whip, not exactly what you want on a hot chocolate but still, it  looked good enough to eat so I left it alone. 

Sorry what was that?? This set doesn't have a cup with a handle on?? Oh you are right, it doesn't  ... I added a handle by using the Large Letters framelits dies would you believe it ?? It was the letter *C * but there's others that would work as well.

I mounted this on a piece of whisper white that was sponged with a bit of Soft Sky ink, well it seems like everyone's doing it lately and it looks so good so I jumped on it :)

The cup and handle was cut from the Be Merry Designer Paper a strip of the Wood Textures Designer Paper was laid at the base, a strip of lacy trim was punched out from whisper white with the Decorative Ribbon border punch and the cutest Smoky Slate gingham ribbon I have seen in a while, brought that homely feel to it al. The sentiment is from a new set, available on 1st of September and its just AMAZING. You will have to wait a little of course unless you decide to join as a demo then you can see it straight away :)<3 are="" from="" layers.="" nbsp="" p="" seasonal="" snowflakes="" the="">

My next project is something a little more seasonally appropriate :)

I used the coffee sleeve to create a little textured tub and popped in a few globes of ice cream :) 

I simply punched a few circles of yardstick in Blushing Bride, So Saffron and Pool Party. I used the 1 1/4" circle punch

I used the gorgeously sparkly Iridescent Sequins as sprinkles and if you are wondering what the brown stick is, well if you're in the Uk you get a chocolate flake with your icecream , its just as the name describes a flakey chocolate stick that melts in your mouth, gorgeously yummy.

I hope you enjoyed my projects and Thank You so much for joining us today,  now hop over to the lovely Amy Koenders to see what she has in store for you :)

 MonicaGale-UK -(you are here)
 Amy Koenders - USA
 Rochelle Block - Australia
 Sandi MacIver - Canada
 Paula Dobson - New Zealand
 Caroline Van der Straaten - Netherlands 
 BarbaraBecker-Austria
 Nadine Koeller - Germany

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Monday, 7 August 2017

Beautiful Bouquet- Lovely Inside & Out from Stampin' Up! Thailand Incentive Trips Swaps

Hello there,
How was your weekend? The weather it seems, forgot it is still Summer although we can't really complain it was dry and reasonably nice this weekend but didn't make me get the bikini out :)
I am sharing my swaps I did for the Thailand Incentive Trip, with Stampin' Up! last month.

I THREW a lot of different products on this project even though at first glance it looks fairly simple. Swaps in the demonstrators life are valuable tools as they are used to display at events so the customers can see them used, fall in love with them and ultimately buy them LOL. So I showcased a lot of bodies on these beauties. 

I decided on  Lovely Inside & Out  and the gorgeous Beautiful Bouquet  bundles for the imagery and text. 

I started by cutting out the frame and the inner circle for stamping using the fabulous *If you do not have these yet ring me now* Stitched Framelits  . For this I used our Basic Whisper White card, this cardstock is the bestest, smoothest base you will ever use for stamping on.  Then I stamped my array of flowers in Fresh Fig, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist. 

Next my matting layer measuring 9.5cm by 13.5cm had the words hugs cut into it using the matching Lovely Words Thinlits.  Once this step was completed out came the gorgeous Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder and the whole layer embossed. 

Using sponge daubers, I sponged the word in Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango inks. And that was all, everything slotted together with the stitched ring being the last thing to be attached. Oh I forgot, actually the last thing to go on was the thin strip with the remainder of the sentiment and a simple bow made of out linen thread

So there you have it, my lovely swaps I took with me all the way to Thailand :) 

Thank you so much for joining me today I hope to see you again soon. And if you would like to place an order click on any of the highlighted links in this post ad they will take you to my online store.

Till next time, big hugs 

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