Saturday, May 30, 2020

Favourite Cards From May (part 2)

As promised a few days ago, here are a few more of my favourites cards that I've created during the month of May.   For the online challenges each card had to meet a set criteria which I've listed.  Below are the remaining cards.




My Favourite Colour





3D






Monochrome card for a Man



Flora or Fauna



No Stamps and Embossing





Stamped Background





I had great fun creating these cards and I hope you have enjoyed viewing them.

Take care, stay safe and I hope to see you back here soon.



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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Favourite Cards from May

During May I have taken part in some online card making challenges so thought I would share a few of my creations.  Each card had to meet a set criteria which I've listed.  Below are a few of my cards and I will share some more in a couple of days.

Multi-colour stamping



DSP and Punches



Retiring product



Fancy Fold




Decorated envelope



Single Layer and Inked Background



I had great fun making these cards and hope you have enjoyed viewing them.

Take care, stay safe and I hope to see you back here soon.


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Monday, May 11, 2020

Demonstrator Training Blog Hop - May 2020

Hello, and welcome to my May Demonstrator Training Blog Hop, if you’ve reached me from another blog, I’m Dianne (The Purple Rose Stamper) from the UK.  I hope you enjoy my blog and then please do hop along to the next one on this list.

As we complete another 4 weeks in lockdown in the UK, from a cardmaking point of view I have been very fortunate to have a wonderful upline, Michelle Last, who is keeping our group engaged and providing new ways to stay in touch and have fun.  A couple of weeks ago she organised an online scavenger hunt which was great fun. The basics of the game were, for 50 minutes each 5 minutes given an item to find within the house and upload a photo of said item.  There was a prize for the first person to upload the photo of each item and then an additional random winner.  Finally, there was a prize for someone who had posted all 10 pictures.  A random winner was selected and, drum roll……… that lucky person was me.  The prize was the Ornate Thanks bundle.  Therefore, this months cards are created using that Bundle.

I had great fun creating the 2 different cards and love both of them, I hope you do also.

Products used:-

Card:                   Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Blueberry Bushell, Old Olive
Ink:                     Blueberry Bushell
Bundle set:          Ornate Thanks
Misc:                   Versamark, Silver embossing powder










I hope you’ve enjoyed these two cards, and please do hop along to the next Demonstrator on the list to see all the wonderful creations.

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Monday, April 13, 2020

Demonstrator Training Blog Hop - April 2020

Hello, and welcome to my April Demonstrator Training Blog Hop, if you’ve reached me from another blog, I’m Dianne (The Purple Rose Stamper) from the UK.  I hope you enjoy my blog and then please do hop along to the next one on this list.

This month I decided to make 4 cards mainly using 2 stamp sets, DSP from one set and 1 punch…. below are the results. 

The first was a female birthday card using one of my favourite colours - Melon Mambo.  The card was straightforward using the pretty flower image from the Birthday Jubilee set then layering DSP and card, finishing off with Happiness Blooms enamel dots. 



I then decided on a male card but I think the result could be for either male or female.   I heat embossed copper onto the copper foil and silver onto the silver foil.  Having embossed the flower image onto an oblong piece of copper foil I put each end into the Pretty Label punch to shape the 2 edges then used dimensionals to raise the image.  I finished the card using Metallic Pearl embellishments. 




Next up is what I call the ‘sunbeam’ card even it isn’t yellow/orange!!  This card came about by accident as I was cutting little strips off the width of the dsp and wondered how I could use the waste strips.  After cutting a few more came up with this design.  I used white embossing powder for the Happy Birthday image on Basic Gray card then cut it out using the Pretty Label punch layering it over Basic Black card.



Lastly I made the pot of flowers.  I cut out the flowers from the DSP and again used the strips of green dsp for the stems, although this time I cut them in triangle strips rather than oblong shape.  Once in place I then added Wink of Stella on the flowers and finally added the word 'friend' on the pot.



Products used:-

Card:                  Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Basic Black, Silver Foil, Copper Foil, Highland Heather, Basic Gray
Stamp sets:        Birthday Jubilee, So Sentimental
Ink:                    Melon Mambo
Embossing          Copper, Silver, White
Powder:
DSP:                   Best Dressed
Punch:                Pretty Label
Misc:                  Versamark, Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots, Metallic Pearls, Wink of Stella

I hope you’ve enjoyed this months creations, and please do hop along to the next Demonstrator on the list to see all the wonderful creations.

Keep well, stay safe x




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Monday, March 16, 2020

Demonstrator Training Blog Hop - March 2020

Hi, and welcome to my March Demonstrator Training Blog Hop, if you’ve reached me from another blog, I’m Dianne (The Purple Rose Stamper) from the UK.  I hope you enjoy my blog and then please do hop along to the next one on this list.

This month has been busy and so only one card. I was lucky enough at a recent team training day to win a set of Neutral ink pads and so my inspiration this month was to make a card using colours only from that colour family.  As I started I imagined a card using the beige and browns using the Painted Poppies stamp set.  Below is what materialised…..  yes, I still used neutral colours but only Night Of Navy, Merry Merlot and Mossy Meadow.   Using the daubers I sponged the 3 colours as a background then stamped the poppies by inking the top half of the stamp in Merry Merlot ink and the bottom half in Mossy Meadow ink, thankfully it worked first time.  The sentiment comes from Beautifully Braided.  The card looked a little flat to me so added the background image from Painted Poppies to the base card and heat embossed with silver and I think it works well.   

Late addition…… Although I said only one card this month I decided to try and quickly create the same card using Smoky Slate and Basic Black for the poppies and sentiment and copper embossing powder then used Basic Black and Soft Suede card layers.  I’m quite happy with the results, hope you like them both also.


Products used:-

Card:                   Merry Merlot, Whisper White, Basic Black, Soft Suede
Ink:                     Merry Merlot, Night of Navy, Mossy Meadow, Basic Black,
                           Smoky Slate
Stamp sets:        Painted Poppies, Beautifully Braided
Misc:                   Versamark, Silver and Copper embossing powder






I hope you’ve enjoyed these two cards, and please do hop along to the next Demonstrator on the list to see all the wonderful creations.


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Monday, February 10, 2020

Demonstrator Training Blog Hop - February 2020

Hello, and welcome to my February Demonstrator Training Blog Hop, if you’ve reached me from another blog, I’m Dianne (The Purple Rose Stamper) from the UK.  I hope you enjoy my blog and then please do hop along to the next one on this list.

Masculine valentine cards are the order of the day this month.  Alternatively, the designs could be made into anniversary or birthday cards.

I’ve only used two stamp sets – Meant To Be and Forever Blossoms and concentrated on colour coordination with Night of Navy, Gorgeous Grape and Merry Merlot.  The background papers are from Country Club, using the non-golf patterns which I really like.  I think all cards are sufficiently different even though the same supplies have been used.

I am very happy with the results and will be selecting one to send on February 14th.


Products used:-

Card:                  Merry Merlot, Night of Navy, Gorgeous Grape, Whisper White, 
DPS:                   Country Club
Ink:                    Merry Merlot, Night of Navy, Gorgeous Grape, Balmy Blue,  Highland Heather
Stamp sets:         Meant To Be, Forever Blossoms
Dies:                   Stitched Be Mine
Misc:                   Silver embossing powder, Champagne rhinestones








I hope you’ve enjoyed these versatile masculine cards.   Please do hop along to the next Demonstrator on the list to see all the wonderful creations.

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Demonstrator Training Blog Hop - January 2020

Hello, and welcome to my January Demonstrator Training Blog Hop, if you’ve reached me from another blog, I’m Dianne (The Purple Rose Stamper) from the UK.  I hope you enjoy my blog and then please do hop along to the next one on this list.

Following on from the December hop I thought I would again use the DSP sampler paper to create a variety of Thank You cards. They are all the same design but using different colour combinations.  Having selected the dsp I then co-ordinated the card base colour with the inks and frame border.  Using the Rectangle Stitched Framelit dies I mainly used a white middle rectangle and then a co-ordinating border.  Although they are all the same design they all look quite individual.  I am very happy with the results and will be posting these out shortly.










Products used:-

Card:                  Gorgeous Grape, Whisper White, Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate
DSP:                   DSP 6” x 6“ sampler
Stamp sets:        Butterfly Gala
Ink:                    Gorgeous Grape, Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo
Dies:                   Rectangle Stitched Framelits


I hope you’ve enjoyed these Thank You cards.  Please do hop along to the next Demonstrator on the list to see all the wonderful creations.


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