Sunday, 28 March 2010

Mini Catalogue Blog Hop Tour!

Hello and welcome to another fantastic In Love With Stamping blog hop for the new Stampin' Up Mini Catalogue which is going to be released in just 4 days on April 1st!!! We know that you are just going to LOVE it. There are so many gorgeous new stamp sets in there as well as some fab papers and accessories.

For those of you who have joined me from Caz's fantastic blog , a big warm welcome to my little corner of the blogging world! Weren't her projects just wonderful?! I have a few little cards to show you today using some of the new goodies from the mini catalogue too.

First up is a cute little card with almost no stamping on at all. It uses the fab and huge pack of Sweet Pea Designer Series papers - these are wonderful and come in such gorgeous designs and colour combos. At only £19.50 for 48 sheets they truely are a fab collection for any Stampin' Up fan! They coordinate with the Trendy Trees stamp set as well as 2 new sets, which unfortunately I don't have as yet but will be getting very soon! This card uses the new sketch from Taylored Expressions as well - great layout for showing off these fab papers, don't ya think?!


Recipe:

Stamps: Thank You Kindly

Papers: Taken With Teal, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Sweet Pea Designer Stack

Inks: Taken With Teal

Accessories: Sweet Pea Stitched Felt Flowers

My next card shows you a really cute little tag and matching punch set. Did I say new punch? There are 3 new punches in the mini catalogue and they come in a new sleek design as well that closes away flat and can also be stored standing up on their ends. There are 17 tiny stamps in this stamp set with a range of sentiments including thanks so much, mr & mrs, hello, baby and many many more. It's perfect for just adding a little greeting to a project. This card was one of my swaps for the Stampin' Up training event at Reading last Saturday. The inspiration came from the many many birdhouse type cards I keep seeing everywhere, but I wanted to make mine move, so the first picture shows the bird down and hidden mostly.


And the next one shows the bird popped up! Cute huh?


Recipe:

Stamps: Tiny Tags, Sanded background stamp, Best Wishes & More

Papers: Ruby Red, Close To Cocoa, Whisper White

Inks: Ruby Red, Taken With Teal

Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Linen Thread, Medium Jewelry Punch

My next two cards use a new set that I know is going to be one of my favourite stamp sets and will be used very often!!! The design of this set is just so pretty and delicate. The first one is an easel card that we made at the Reading training day last weekend. How beautiful are those flowers? And that floral, swirly vine is to die for!


Recipe:

Stamps: Vintage Vogue

Papers: Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Whisper White

Inks: Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron

Accessories: 1" Circle Punch, Silver Brad

My last card uses the same gorgeous stamp set with some other current ones and they go together beautifully.  This card also uses the sketch from Sketch 'n' Color #4, the colour combo from Just Add Ink's #10 to use Close To Cocoa, Blush Blossom, Kraft and Cameo Coral and Stampin' Royalty's #12 to use glitter. After seeing some gorgeous glittered papers this weekend I decide to make my own using the Versamark technique with heat 'n' stick powder and Dazzlin' Diamonds! It is so much more glittery in real life though!


Recipe:

Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Bella Toile background stamp, Oval All

Papers: Close To Cocoa, Cameo Coral, Kraft, Blush Blossom, Whisper White

Inks: Close To Cocoa, Blush Blossom, Cameo Coral

Accessories: Scallop Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Heat 'n' stick powder, Dazzlin' Diamonds, Kraft Tafetta ribbon, Flat Backed Pearl from the Pretties Kit.

Apologies for not having any more to show you, but we have had Ofsted in school this week so it's been a little manic! (We did get an outstanding though so it was all worth it!)

Next on the blog hop tour is Deborah so please be sure to hop on over and have a look at her gorgeous creations too. I can't wait to check out all the other blogs in the hop. There are 3 tours going on in total, so lots of fantabulous (love that word!) projects to inspire you and me alike! The second round starts with Bekka and the third one starts with Carol.

Hope you have enjoy your blog hop tour!

26 comments:

  1. Some beautiful projects there Vannessa - love them all - especially your little popup bird :O)

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  2. Oh Vannessa what feast for the eyes. Lovely makings hun xxx

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  3. Lovely projects and congrats on the Outstanding Ofsted.

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  4. Don't you just love Vintage Vogue I really hope that set makes it into the main catalogue x

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  5. Love the birdhouse, brilliant idea.

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  6. All gorgeous cards but I especially like the glittered background and the cute birdhouse - very clever.

    Sara xx

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  7. Vannessa, these are gorgeous.... I love the vintage vogue set too, just haven't managed to ink it up yet....

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  8. Really gorgeous projects, they are all lovely :)

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  9. Fab projects thanks for inspiration. Hugs Ali x

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  10. Brilliant, the pop up birdie is FAB :o)

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  11. Lovely projects- really love the first card

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  12. sorry I popped my comment on the wrong post - love all of these especially the last one as not used that technique before - heat and stick now on my wishlist!
    Hugs
    Victoria
    x

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  13. love all of the projects Vannessa (with 2 Ns). Emma xx

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  14. Fab cards, love the pop up bird.

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  15. Fab line up Vannessa! Bird house is so cute
    Easter Hols soon :) congrats on the ofsted report

    Carolxxx

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  16. Great cards. Thanks for the glittery entry at SR this week.

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  18. Wow georgeous card Vannessa. Thanks for playing the Sketch'n'Color Challenge. Nadia

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  19. gorgeous card! Thanks so much for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty this week!

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  20. Vanesse, beautiful card. Thanks for playing at Sketch'n'Color Challenge.

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  21. Just lovely. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!

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  22. wow, fabulous stuff you have made, love it all
    x

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