Friday, 3 January 2020

New Year New Challenge!

This last few months I have been getting into mixed media cards and Junk Journals.  I have actually not made a Journal yet but I have spent lots of time watching other people make them!

I’m still a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator but you know us crafty people have to keep mixing things up, well I do anyway.

When searching through my stash of items I’ve found so much that can be used in Junk Journals and mixed media so I started making up some kits to sell.  Check me out on e bay just type in rainbowcardsandcrafts I have lots of crafting items as well as my new Junk Journal grab bags.!



£2.49 pack of 25 cut outs from 1950 annuals.



£2.49 packs of various nature theme items 



Another nature themed pack £2.49

I’m hoping to start some YouTube videos soon too!


Thursday, 19 September 2019

Decorating Envelopes and Faux Stamps






I do like to add a handmade stamp to an envelope sometimes, but today I am going just a little bit further.

Recently seen a couple of Pinterest (spend way to much time here!) pictures of crafters making faux stamps this sparked my interest and I started thinking about my Christmas Cards and how great they would look with an antique looking envelope.






I’ve gone about my faux stamp making in a few ways, my bases have been either die cut with a scalloped edge Square Layering Die, or cut with Pinking Shears.  I have used Crumb Cake or Very Vanilla and inked the edges in Crumb Cake.  I’ve then cut some pages from an old book, or old music sheet to fit inside my bases. If you can’t find old pages just age them with ink.

Very Vanilla seemed like the perfect colour for these vintage feel envelopes, I used Crumb Cake ink all over to give a nice aged feel.  To finish my envelopes I made liners for inside!





I wanted my envelopes to look like they had been though the post already, I searched my collection on current Stampin’ Up! Stamps and found two that I thought could work.



Here’s the video!












Product List
Nature's Beauty Cling Stamp Set
£20.00
Very Vanilla C6 Envelopes
£7.00
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
£7.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
£5.50
Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper
£13.00
Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder
£5.50
Versamark Pad
£8.75
Embossing Buddy
£5.50
Layering Squares Dies
£33.00
Snowman Season Photopolymer Stamp Set (En)
£17.00
Artisan Textures Clear-Mount Stamp Set
£16.00
Sailing Home Cling Stamp Set
£22.00

Monday, 16 September 2019

Let's Get Hopping - Casing the Catalogue





Today on Let's Get Hopping Blog Hop we are casing the catalogue, we have two Catalogue's at the moment and can choose from either.

I’m casing a card on page 9 from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue.



I am using the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley Set, this is a quick and easy card, nearly all sticking!  Great for when you have loads of Christmas Cards to make.











I have made a video!


Please hop along by clicking on the arrow button below, Tanya Ree's is next, I wonder what she may have cased?



















Saturday, 14 September 2019

Stamp 'N Hop September Stamp Set or DSP







Welcome to this months Stamp 'N Hop Blog Hop, this month our theme is Designer Series Paper or a Stamp Set. 

You have just hopped from the wonderful Susan Simpson and you are now with me Linda Handford from the UK, thanks for hopping by!

As the Autumn/Winter catalogue released earlier this month I am going to be using Christmas Paper and a Stamp Set, I have more than one favourite DSP this is one of them!  I’m making a Box of Christmas Cards, four Z-Fold cards and a box to keep them in or gift them!







All my Z-Fold cards are 4” x 4” 




I’ve added some Gold Foil and some Gold Embossing.



My envelopes were very white so I gave them a vintage feel.  I have a YouTube video coming out on Thursday 19th September showing how I give envelopes a vintage feel, liners and some faux stamps! 











My box is a quick & Simple make.

Please check out my video below.




Thanks for joining me today please hop along, Jenn Charles is next, click on arrow below.












Product List
Nature's Beauty Cling Stamp Set
£20.00
Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper
£10.75
Garden Green A4 Card Stock
£8.25
Real Red A4 Card Stock
£8.25
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
£7.00
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad
126973
£6.00
Gold Foil Sheets
£4.75
Sprig Punch
£17.00
Stitched Shapes Dies
£28.00
Layering Squares Dies
£33.00
Layering Circles Dies
£33.00
Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder
£5.50
Embossing Buddy
£5.50
Versamark Pad
£8.75