Springtime Joy for Blogging Friends. Welcome to the Blogging Friends Blog Hop for March, if you are following along, you may have joined from Diane Evans in Canada. You are now in the UK with me, Liz Yuille. I am sharing my first Easter Project with you today, and have definitely gone down the ‘cute’ route.
I have used one of the images from the Springtime Joy Stamp set on page 22 of the Mini Catalogue. This is full of cute animal images, but I selected the Bunny. I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then coloured it with a few Stampin’ Blends. It is such an easy image to colour, and it fits perfectly in one of the Ovals from the Stitched Shapes Dies.
I used Crumb Cake for the body, and only added a little shading. The flowers are in Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Granny Apple Green. I used the light Granny Apple Green for the ground. Can you see the little touch of pink on the bunny’s nose? This is just a small amount of light Calypso Coral blended out with light Crumb Cake.
I decided to use some of the Playful Patterns Designer Series Paper as my background, but wanted there to be an obvious spot for the image and sentiment. A strip of Vellum is perfect for this, and to mirror the lines on the patterned Paper, I scored the Vellum ever 1/8″. This is a very subtle effect that is much more obvious in ‘person’. It is also a perfect place for the fussy cut sentiment, using the scored lines means that you can place these straight first time! Or is it just me who has an issue with straight lines?
The sentiment is stamped in Crushed Curry, so blends with the paper perfectly. Is it just me who loves the colour coordination across Stampin’ Up! Products? The reverse of the Sentiment and the image are perfect places for adhesive to be hidden, which is always a challenge with Vellum.
I hope you have enjoyed your visit today. If you would like to continue on the hop, please click on the link for Melva Peters, who is also in Canada, so you are returning across the Atlantic again!
I have an ordering special for qualifying orders placed between 1st and 31st March that use the following Host Code:
Orders of AT LEAST £50 (before P&P) will receive a Clear Wink of Stella, worth £7.50, as a gift from me. These are in ADDITION to my usual Thank You Card, Gift and Reward Vouchers.
Who wants the chance to win a FREE Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine??
During March, in addition to my Ordering Special, I am continuing the Sale-a-Bration Celebrations by holding a Draw. Anyone placing an order in March will receive a FREE Mini Card Kit from me. This will contain products to make 2 cute cards using some of the Papers from Sale-a-Bration. All you need to provide are adhesives, ink and a sentiment. BUT, and this is where it gets exciting, you will also be entered into a Draw to win a Mini Cut & Emboss Machine as a Gift from me. If your order is over £25 (before P&P) you will get an additional entry for every £25 you order (before P&P) using my Online Store. The Draw will take place on Thursday, 1st April and the prize will be sent out soo after that. Only orders placed through my Online Store are Eligible for entry into the Draw. For a FREE Entry, you can also send a handmade card to me (Liz Yuille, The Old Stables, Fieldside, Long Wittenham, Oxon OX14 4RG), using CURRENT Stampin’ Up! Products only. Cards must be received by me no later than 31st March 2021. Prizes can only be sent to those with a UK Postal Address.
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I pride myself on my Customer Service, so am always thrilled when someone chooses to shop with me so they can experience it for themselves. Each month I have an Ordering Special, so keep your eyes open for that!
But that that is not all. If you place a qualifying order and use the HOST CODE, you can also earn Sunflower Rewards. For every £30 you spend in any ONE order, you earn ONE reward. Earn 10 Rewards and you get to choose up to £30 of current (not discounted) product. Full details are on the Hostess Code Club Page.
If your order is over £150 (plus P&P), please don’t use the Hostess Code as you will get to pick your own rewards, but don’t worry, you will still become a VIP Member. But, even better, if your order is even close to £100, please, please DO NOT ORDER!! Please get the Starter Kit and save money on this order and every future order until at least the end of July 2021.
The Starter Kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the Catalogue! It is such amazing value at a total cost of just £99 (129€) for your choice of £130 (175€) of products (with no additional P&P)!
As a Member of this great Family, you get a minimum of 20% net discount on your future purchases. You also get income from sales you make to other people if you want to use this as a business. Win, Win Right?
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For International A4 Card
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.4 x 10cm)
Second Mat – 5-3/8 x 3-5/8” (14.2 x 9.8cm)
For Letter Sized Card (8-1/2 x 11″)
Standard Card Base (half sheet folded in half to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″)
First Mat – 4 x 5-1/4″
Second Mat – 5 x 3-3/4″
Nail Varnish Colours
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