Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Sneak Peek - This is Your Day!

Hi Crafters,

I have a sneak peek for you today, showcasing the brand new Tabs for Everything stamp set which will be available from 1 June.  I'm so excited with the possibilities of this set and there is also a matching tab punch.  The set includes lots of great sentiments and small images to accent any project.  I can't show you the stamp set but you won't have too much longer to wait!

I teamed the stamp set up with the Balloon Bouquet punch to create a masculine card in Crumb Cake and Dapper Denim.


I have been trying out some new photography techniques and this is one of my first flat-lays.  To create my card, I started by stamping directly onto a Crumb Cake note card and I really love this tone on tone effect.  Two of my balloons were stamped using the Tabs for Everything set and I left one plain balloon in Dapper Denim.

To create the background for the balloons, I inked up an acrylic block with Dapper Denim and then spritzed water all over to allow the ink to move.  I simply pressed my Whisper White cardstock onto the block and created a watercolour effect.  Finally, my balloons have been raised up using Stampin' Dimensionals and I added some Linen Thread to finish off. 


If you haven't already requested a new 2017/18 Annual Catalogue, make sure you do it now!  The catalogue goes live on 1 June and there is definitely something for everyone.  Leave me a comment and I'll get back in touch or email me at the address at the top of this page.

Happy crafting,
Rachel x



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Friday, 5 May 2017

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop 9 - Sorry You're Leaving

Hi Crafters,

I am joining the Global Stamping Friends on their ninth blog hop today.  Yes, I'm late to the party but can't wait to see all the fun we'll have on our hop!  Be sure to check in with all the blogs and let us know you've visited by leaving a comment.  We love hearing from you.





Our theme this month is Sorry You're Leaving, as we are saying a fond farewell to those Stampin' Up! items we love but that won't be returning with the new catalogue launch in June.  I have several favourites that I am sad to see go but it was an easy choice when it came to the products I'll miss most.  Of course, I'm talking about the Bitty Butterfly Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch and Papillon Potpourri stamp set.  I have also used the outgoing 2015-17 In-Colours in my design, focusing on my three favourites - Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder.



I used Watermelon Wonder cardstock for my base and created my focal image on Whisper White cardstock.  I actually used an old reel of ribbon to draw a faint circle to help place my butterflies.  My sentiment came from the Everyday Tags stamp set and is stamped in Mint Macaron.  I chose this set as, although I have used the butterflies on several different projects, the Everyday Tags stamp set had never been inked.  You could easily create this card for several different occasions, changing the sentiment or colour combo each time.


I also used the Envelop Punch Board (not retiring) to create a matching envelope from a sheet of the 2015-17 In-Colour Envelope Paper which won't be available after 31 May.  

I hope you'll join us saying goodbye to our favourites and check out our posts throughout the blog hop.  Which products will you miss most?

Happy Crafting,
Rachel x




2. Courtenay Heuston www.bagsthatone.blogspot.com.au
4. Kimberley Anne Morris www.procrastistamper.blogspot.com
5.  Angélique Stempelkeuken http://stempelkeuken.blogspot.com
6.  Lisa Ann Bernard Www.queenbcreations.net
7. Rachel Macleod http://onthewingsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk  (***You are here***)
10. Jenn Curtis Charles www.bffstampers.com
11. Ilse van Vliet www.ilsevvliet.nl
12. Carole Anne Currie Patterson www.Fabric-Paper-Scissors.com
13. Marieke Bart www.mintymik.blogspot.com
14. Petra Wenninger www.frauwolkenblau.de


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2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper
2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper
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Monday, 1 May 2017

Farewell to Mint Macaron!

Hi Crafters,

I have a card to show you today that is an ode to Mint Macaron.  If you are not familiar with this colour, it will no longer be available after 31 May.  I'm sad to see it go but we have a bunch of new and exciting colours to play with when the new Annual Catalogue goes lives on 1 June.  Have you requested your free copy yet?  If not, how to details are shown below.


I created the background using multiple die cuts from the Window Box Thinlits die set and attached this to the front of a Note Card.  I added a torn piece of vellum for interest and then went to work on my main image.  The floral image comes from the Remarkable You stamp set and is fast becoming one of my favourite sets.  This set also featured on my last card.  I embossed the image in white on Watercolour Paper and then added Mint Macaron to the petals using an Aquapainter.


My sentiment was created using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and a greeting from the Weather Together stamp set.  You could easily switch the sentiment to fit any occasion.  

If you would like to receive a free copy of the new Annual Catalogue, you can request one by emailing me before 20 May.  It really is a great read, with plenty of hints and inspiration to keep you crafting all year long.  

Happy crafting,
Rachel x

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