Monday 14 September 2015

Little and cute.... now what could it be??

I. Am. In. Love. 

Yep. It's official I'm afraid and I am certainly not ashamed to share.... !

A couple of weeks ago I was down at Sandown Racecourse doing Workshops with Tonic Studios and I had a little walk around before the show opened on the first day. I came across Gordon and Justin who own Once upon a Stamp, and the first thing I noticed on their stand was the new collection of Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. Have you seen them? 

Oh my.... they are the cutest ever! And anyone who has followed my blog for the last seven years or so, will know that I love any cute, adorable stamps.... and these are just that!

They asked if I could help them out with a few samples for the stand, and I had to think about it for a nano second to say of course, so I spent that first evening with Sharon, in the hotel room, colouring, cutting and generally having a bit of stamping fun. Thoroughly enjoyed it and here are a couple of samples that were made up. 

I love these little Alpacas... they are so cute and not something I ever thought about using on Christmas cards at all! But just in case you are wondering - easy to stamp, colour and you get a coordinating die to cut around the shape. 

The papers are also from the Lawn Fawn collection and the stamps which had the sentiment 'Merry Christmas' too. The wording is a long fine stamp which is very easy to mould around a die cut shape as I have done.

The alpacas can be used in a few different ways and as you can see from the card below, depending on the colours that you use and the layout you choose to decide to make, you can create something completely different.

The wording on this card along the centre was a die which I cut straight along the centre. I also cut one from black and one from white and did a drop shadow technique to give it extra detail.

The snowflakes are also Lawn Fawn and come on a strip to cut out the various sizes and shapes out all in one go.

The thing I love about these stamps is that they require very little colouring, are very simple to use, as they have the outer edge die to cut them out. And they're cute. Cute cuts it for me every time.

I hope you like the projects today... I have a few more to show you over the next week or so, so please check back and there will be more to inspire you soon. xx

A well needed break....

Evening peoples....

I know it's been a little while since I've been here and posting a few posts for you, but I've had a bit of a busy time, and also a bit of a break, so time's sort of gone by kinda quickly.

We spent a few days away up in the Lake District in the last week or so, and I must say, it's been a well needed break. A bit of 'us' time with the hubby, with lots of walking, sunshine and wonderful fresh air!

We were up in Windermere but travelled around the area and managed to cram lots in over the few days we were there. Anyway, here are a few photos of our time away....

As you can see the weather managed to hold up very nicely whilst we were away, and only on the way home on Wednesday did it turn a little colder. It still didn't spoil the end of our holiday, as we took a slight diversion on the way home through the Yorkshire Dales.

What a wonderful time was had... and I am looking back to returning at some point very soon!
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