Monday, 26 June 2017

At Home With You- New Home Card

Hello there,
I am sorry for the delay in blogging this last week I had technical issues, then I managed to lose my phone *twice*, well left it behind in London the first time... anyway rest assured I am not going back to my bad blogging habits :), it was just a blip.

My gorgeous sister and her family have recently moved into a new home. Such an exciting time for them all, especially as they have waited an age for the right house to come up in their desired location close enough to London and their work.
But by the grace of God everything worked out for them and the absolute best house is now their happy place :)  And of course, I couldn't wait to make them a New Home card. Plus I had the PERFECT set, well bundle to get that job done :)


I am of course talking about the At Home With You bundle. If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen this card last week. I recently started, ( well I posted twice so far LOL) posting to Instagram even though I had the account for yonks.  I never started it properly, so I am dipping my toes in the water. Of course *One* has to get down with the "insta worthy pics" so if you think what's up with her trying so hard all of a sudden??? you now know why LOL 
Instagram is about all things beautiful and careful considered photos, so I am trying to find a style I can keep consistent going forward, oh Lordy hope it lasts. Now if you wish to follow me on there, you can do so HERE



I used the framelits and some of the fabulous Wood Textures to cut the door, have you seen how cool that door it? it has a score line so you can actually open the door and pop things behind. Very cool.


Of course the Brick Wall embossing folder was perfect as a textured background layer, you can get yours HERE . For the wreath and flower pots I stamped them black first then coloured the flowers using the New In Colour markers for 2017-2019 from Stampin'Up!

What do you think, loving this particular bundle? Can you see the possibilities? I cannot wait to use it for Christmas as well, I think its going to be a keeper. You can get yours HERE right away then you are all set to get creating <3 nbsp="" p="">
Thank you for your visit, see you again soon, till then


xoxoxo
Monica 


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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Stamp To Share- Delightful Daisy Blog Hop

Hello there,
Here I am for the second time this week Blog hopping along, this time with my Global Friends from the Stamp To Share Design Team. And we are playing with the yumilicious Daisy Delight Bundle from Stampin' Up!

And here's my first project, a rather elaborate card made for my beautiful sister who will celebrate a milestone birthday early next week.


 I have chosen the new In Colour Powder Pink and paired it with the lovely Wood Textures Designer Paper , I have to tell you I just cannot stop using this gorgeous paper. Wood texture is so current right now and these papers are such an incredibly easy to use product to add instant va va voom. 

Another *I cannot stop using it* product is the gorgeous Happy Birthday Thinlits Die from Stampin'Up!, I cut it from some of the gold foil card. 


To make the flowers, I punched a few layers of daisies and spritzed them with water to soften them so that I could manipulate them a little. I think they look like the spidery gerberas and the Gold Faceted Gems were the perfect touch for the centres.  


And because I wanted this card to be extra special, I added a bit more interest behind the flowers with some leaves and a few spindly branches from the Colorful Seasons Bundle. I am delighted with this card and I cannot wait to hand it over to the Birthday girl. 

For my second card I went extra simple just because I was a bit crafted out. I made proper daisies from white card, my intention was to use the matching stamp set but I forgot so I ended up distressing my daisies with some inks to make them a bit more real looking. 


And for the background I actually used a card from the Color Theory Memories and More card pack. They are so happy looking, I really loved making them. 


And here's a close up to see the lovely texture a bit of card stretching achieved. Easy peasy daisy squeeze :)

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you have fun checking out what the other design team members have created. So head over to the lovely Amy Koenders. 




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
MoiraMcllroy-France 





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