Irresistibly Yours and One Tag Fits All Series Giveaway Winner!!!

Unfortunately the recent giveaway winner did not contact me to claim the prize offered in this giveaway ūüė¶

So I am offering this back out to the followers and readers of my blog, it’s simple if you already follow leave me a comment below and if you don’t then click follow and then leave me a comment below.

This will close tonight 16th March at midnight GMT, I will chose the winner randomly and announce the winner tomorrow!

Thanks for joining me on my first card series and giveaway, Louise xx

So feeling inspired!? Why not pop over to my shop and grab yourself some Free goodies, CLICK HERE!!!

Don’t forget¬†Sale-a-Bration runs from January 6th to March 31st 2015, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the 10, yes 10, free products as you can.¬† If you spend ¬£45 on Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.¬† These are in the Sale-a-Bration brochure highlighted “FREE”.¬† It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every ¬£45 you spend so if you spend ¬£90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend ¬£135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!! You can also qualify for even more, if you spend over ¬£150 you can get ¬£25 to spend on anything you like from any of the catalogues!!!

Sale-a-Bration Catalogue

Sale-a-Bration Catalogue

Spring & Summer Catalogue

Spring & Summer Catalogue

Annual Catalogue

Annual Catalogue

Saturday Sketch Day Stampin’ Up Petal Potpourri Card

For Saturdays posts I have decided to use this as an opportunity to take part in some sketch and card challenges.  I have always wanted to take part in challenges but have never got around to it so I am hoping this will encourage me to do so, whether it is a sketch challenge or a theme challenge I think it is a good way to keep the inspiration flowing.

This week I have taken part in the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.

Sketch Challenge 177

Sketch Challenge 177

For my entry this week I used the¬†Petal Potpourri Stamp Set from the Spring and Summer Catalogue and created a¬†Mother’s Day card for my daughter to send to my mum this¬†Mother’s Day.

Petal potpourri Mother's Day Card

Petal potpourri Mother’s Day Card

I took a piece of A4 Blackberry Bliss Cardstock and cut it down to 8 2/8 inches (20.8cm) x 5 7/8 inches (14.4cm) and scored it at 4 1/8 inch (10.4cm) to make me card base.   To make my mat piece I took a piece of the In Colours 2014 Р2016 Background Designer Series Paper  in Blackberry Bliss and cut it to 5 3/8 inches (13.4cm) x 3 7/8 inches (9.3cm) and adhered this on to my card base with some snail adhesive.  I then took another piece of Blackberry Bliss (love this colour!!) measuring 5 1/8 inches (12.9cm) x 3 5/8 inches (8.8cm) and cut it at 1 inch and then cut half an inch of the remaining piece, so I now have 2 pieces.  I adhered this to the card base with Stampin Dimensionals leaving the half an inch gap in between.

Blackberry Bliss Petal Potpourri Card

0 Blackberry Bliss Petal Potpourri Card

Taking the co-ordinating Flower Medallion Punch I punched out a flower from the Blackberry Bliss Background DSP.  I stamped one of the flower images from the Petal Potpourri Stamp set in Versamark Ink and heat embossed this with White Stampin Embossing powder.  I too punched this out with the Flower Medallion punch and stuck them together with Mini Glue Dots.

Petal Potpourri Card

Petal Potpourri Card

Taking a strip of A4 Vellum measuring 3 1/2 inches (8.8cm) x 3/4 inch (1.9cm) I stamped a sentiment in Versamark Ink and heat embossed this again with Stampin White Embossing powder.  I adhered this to my flower piece with a glue dot and in the centre of the flower added a Something Borrowed Embellishment with another glue dot.   I then adhered my flower to my card with Stampin Dimensionals.

For the inside I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock  3 7/8 inches x  5 3/8 inches (9.3cm x 14.3cm) and stamped a sentiment in Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink and popped this on the inside of my card.

 

Petal Potpourri Mother's Day Card

Petal Potpourri Mother’s Day Card

So that’s this weeks¬†entry into¬†the Freshly Made¬†Sketches challenge I hope this inspires you to have a go!

Thanks for dropping by today, Louise xx

So feeling inspired!? Why not pop over to my shop and grab yourself some Free goodies, CLICK HERE!!!

Don’t forget¬†Sale-a-Bration runs from January 6th to March 31st 2015, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the 10, yes 10, free products as you can.¬† If you spend ¬£45 on Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.¬† These are in the Sale-a-Bration brochure highlighted “FREE”.¬† It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every ¬£45 you spend so if you spend ¬£90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend ¬£135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!! You can also qualify for even more, if you spend over ¬£150 you can get ¬£25 to spend on anything you like from any of the catalogues!!!

Blackberry Bliss A4 Cardstock

Blackberry Bliss A4 Cardstock

Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink

Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink

Something Borrowed Embellishments

Something Borrowed Embellishments

A4 Vellum

A4 Vellum

Mini Glue Dots

Mini Glue Dots

Stampin' White Embossing powder

Stampin’ White Embossing powder

Versamark Ink

Versamark Ink

Flower Medallion Punch

Flower Medallion Punch

2014 - 2016 Backgrounds DSP

2014 – 2016 Backgrounds DSP

Petal Potpourri Stamp Set

Petal Potpourri Stamp Set

Stampin Dimenstionals

Stampin Dimenstionals

Irresistibly Yours and One Tag Fits All Series Giveaway Winner!!!

I am super pleased with how my first ever card series went, I loved it and thank you to every one that stopped by! If you missed it click on the link below.

https://whiteflagdesigns.com/2015/02/27/stampin-up-sale-a-bration-irresistibly-yours-and-one-tag-fits-all-card-series-new-baby-cards-and-giveaway/

On the last day I announced a giveaway and want to thank everyone that took part and I happy to announce that the winner is…………..

amjpeace

Congratulations!!……………..Please email me louisethomas341@outlook.com with your postal address so I can get your goodies in the post for you and thank you for taking part.

Thanks for joining me on my first card series and giveaway, Louise xx

So feeling inspired!? Why not pop over to my shop and grab yourself some Free goodies, CLICK HERE!!!

Don’t forget¬†Sale-a-Bration runs from January 6th to March 31st 2015, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the 10, yes 10, free products as you can.¬† If you spend ¬£45 on Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.¬† These are in the Sale-a-Bration brochure highlighted “FREE”.¬† It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every ¬£45 you spend so if you spend ¬£90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend ¬£135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!! You can also qualify for even more, if you spend over ¬£150 you can get ¬£25 to spend on anything you like from any of the catalogues!!!

Sale-a-Bration Catalogue

Sale-a-Bration Catalogue

Spring & Summer Catalogue

Spring & Summer Catalogue

Annual Catalogue

Annual Catalogue

Saturday Sketch Day Stampin’ Up Baby Bumblebee Card

For Saturdays posts I have decided to use this as an opportunity to take part in some sketch and card challenges.  I have always wanted to take part in challenges but have never got around to it so I am hoping this will encourage me to do so, whether it is a sketch challenge or a theme challenge I think it is a good way to keep the inspiration flowing.

This week I have taken part in the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.

FMS Final 176-001For my entry I used the¬†Little¬†Baby Bumblebee Stamp¬†from the Spring and Summer Catalogue and created a new baby card.¬† I love bumblebee’s and this one is so cute!

Baby Bumblebee Baby Card

Baby Bumblebee Baby Card

I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the baby bumblebee image in Memento Ink  and coloured the little cutie in.  I then die cut my coloured piece with one of the Framelits Circles Collection.

Little Baby Bumblebee Stamp

Little Baby Bumblebee Stamp

I took a piece of the Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper measuring 9 inches x 2 1/2 inches (6.4cm x 22.8cm) and my 1 inch Circle Punch and lined it up so it only punches a semi circle shape out of the edge of the DSP to create a border along the bottom edge.

I then adhered this to my card base, a piece of Hello Honey A4 Cardstock cut to 7 inches x 9 inches (17.8cm x 22.8cm).  I then took some Hello Honey Quilted Cotton Ribbon and wrapped this around the top of my card tying a knot.  I adhered my coloured piece with some Stampin Dimensionals to the right of my card.  I then took 3 of the Sweet Dreams Designer Buttons and tied some bows with some Lined Thread and adhered them to the bottom left side of my card front with some Mini Glue Dots.

Little Baby Bumblebee Baby Card

Little Baby Bumblebee Baby Card

For the inside I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock 8 1/2 inches x 3 inches (21.5cm x 7.6cm) and stamped a sentiment from the B.Y.O.P Stamp Set in Hello Honey Classic Ink and popped this on the inside of my card.

With my leftover cardstock that was cut from the A4 piece of cardstock I made a matching gift tag.  The piece of cardstock measures 3 inches x 2 1/2 inches (7.6cm x 6.4cm) and a piece of the Sweet Dreams DSP measuring 2 1/2 inches x 2 inches (6.4cm x 5cm).  When I stamped my image for my main card I stamped 2 images and coloured both so I popped the second image on to my tag and embellished this with some Brights Candy Dots.  I also used some Hello Honey Ribbon to finish my matching tag.

So that’s my first entry into a sketch challenge hope this inspires you to have a go!

Thanks for dropping by today, Louise xx

So feeling inspired!? Why not pop over to my shop and grab yourself some Free goodies, CLICK HERE!!!

Don’t forget¬†Sale-a-Bration runs from January 6th to March 31st 2015, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the 10, yes 10, free products as you can.¬† If you spend ¬£45 on Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.¬† These are in the Sale-a-Bration brochure highlighted “FREE”.¬† It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every ¬£45 you spend so if you spend ¬£90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend ¬£135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!! You can also qualify for even more, if you spend over ¬£150 you can get ¬£25 to spend on anything you like from any of the catalogues!!!

Brights Candy Dots

Brights Candy Dots

Hello Honey Classic Ink

Hello Honey Classic Ink

Sweet Dreams Designer Buttons

Sweet Dreams Designer Buttons

Stampin Dimenstionals

Stampin Dimenstionals

Hello Honey Quilted Cotton Ribbon

Hello Honey Quilted Cotton Ribbon

Hello Honey A4 Cardstock

Hello Honey A4 Cardstock

1" Circle Punch

1″ Circle Punch

Sweet Dreams DSP

Sweet Dreams DSP

Framelits Circle Collection

Framelits Circle Collection

Little Baby Bumblebee

Little Baby Bumblebee

B.Y.O.P Stamp Set

B.Y.O.P Stamp Set

Stampin’ Up Sale-a-Bration Irresistibly Yours Football Themed Birthday Card

For this birthday card the inspiration came from the colours.¬† My fellow “Pootler” Debbie Bradley at http://www.larlicrafts.wordpress.com showcased a lovely easel card she made using Melon Mambo Classic Ink and Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink.¬† These colours reminding of my favourite football teams colours and with my Dad’s birthday looming I got sponging!¬† I made two cards with similar techniques.

For the first card I took a piece of the Sale-a-Bration Irresistibly Yours Speciality Designer Series Paper measuring 5 5/8 inches x 3 7/8 inches (14.3cm x 10cm) and sponged on the Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise inks blending as I went.  These colours work so well together.  I then took my Little Letters Dies and cut out the letters representing my team and to finish off my piece I used the Confetti Stars Border Punch.  I adhered this to my card base of a piece of A4 Tempting Turquoise Cardstock cut at 5 7/8 inches (14.8cm) and scored at 4 1/8 inches (10.5cm).  I then took a small strip of the Tempting Turquoise cardstock and the Happy Birthday sentiment from the B.Y.O.P Stamp Set from the Spring and Summer Catalogue to make a sentiment banner, stamping in Versamrk Ink and heat embossing with Stampin Up White Embossing powder.  I finished the banner by punching out a star with the star punch from the Itty Bitty Accent punch pack and popped this onto my card front.

For my second card I blended the two colours onto some Whisper White cardstock measuring 5 7/8 inches x 4 1/8 inches (14.8cm x10.5cm) and adhered this to my card base, a piece of Whisper White A4 Cardstock cut at 5 7/8 inches (14.8cm) scored at 4 1/8 inches (10.5cm).  For my front piece I took a piece of Irresistibly Yours DSP and used the Little Letters Dies and Confetti Stars border punch to cut out my design.  For my sentiment banner I used Melon Mambo cardstock this time.  I popped these onto my card base and all its done two quick football themed cards which can be adapted with your favourite team colours!!

 

So feeling inspired!? Why not pop over to my shop and grab yourself some Free goodies, CLICK HERE!!!

Don’t forget¬†Sale-a-Bration runs from January 6th to March 31st 2015, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the 10, yes 10, free products as you can.¬† If you spend ¬£45 on Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.¬† These are in the Sale-a-Bration brochure highlighted “FREE”.¬† It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every ¬£45 you spend so if you spend ¬£90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend ¬£135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!! You can also qualify for even more, if you spend over ¬£150 you can get ¬£25 to spend on anything you like from any of the catalogues!!!

Confetti Stars Border Punch

Confetti Stars Border Punch

B.Y.O.P Stamp Set

B.Y.O.P Stamp Set

Little Letters Dies

Little Letters Dies

Melon Mambo Classic Ink

Melon Mambo Classic Ink

Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink

Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink

Tempting Turquoise A4 Cardstock

Tempting Turquoise A4 Cardstock

Melon Mambo A4 Cardstock

Melon Mambo A4 Cardstock

Cheerful Critter’s Shaker Card Pootlers Blog Hop

 

Pootlers Blog Hop-001

Today I am taking part in a blog hop alongside my fellow “Pootler’s”.

I decided to go with a Shaker card, as it seems that these have become very popular, so for my first blog hop my first shaker card.

Cheerful Critters Shaker Card

Cheerful Critters Shaker Card

I stamped the three adorable critters from the Cheerful Critters Stamp Set from the Spring and Summer Catalogue on to some Whisper White Cardstock in Memento Black Ink and coloured them in with some Stampin Up Blendabilities and used some of the Bast Year Ever Designer Series Paper to paper piece their clothing.  I then went on to make a frame for my shaker card front which I used the Project life Cards and Labels Framelits and some partial die  cutting to customise my frame out of a piece of the Best Year Ever DSP.  For my card base I took a piece of Wisteria Wonder A4 Cardstock cut it at 5 7/8 inches (14.8cm) and scored it at 4 /1/8 inches.

Cheerful Critters Shaker Card

Cheerful Critters Shaker Card

To build a background for my shaker card I stamped the cards that the critters are holding up onto some more DSP and popped these up on the inside of my shaker card i.e. my card front aligned with where my critters will be.  I adhered my critters to the front of my shaker frame and on the inside I adhered a piece of Window Sheet cut at 5 1/2 inches x 3 3/4 inches and then some strips of foam tape creating a rectangle on the back of my frame with the foam tape, making sure there are no gaps for any of my sequins to fall out of.  So I filled my frame with some of the In Colour 2013-2015 Collection sequins and popped my card front on to my shaker frame.

Cheerful Critters Blog Hop

Cheerful Critters Blog Hop

For the inside I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 5 5/8 inches x 3 7/8 inches (14.3cm x 10cm) and adhered three strips of DSP and there we go my first ever shaker card showcasing the Cheerful Critters Stamp Set and the Best Year Ever DSP.

We’ve got some Blog Candy up for grabs – to be in with a chance of winning a bundle of goodies, including the Best Day Ever stamp set, the Best Year ever paper set and the co-ordinating ribbons and buttons, all you have to do is work your way through the hop before midday on Sunday and leave a comment on every blog. ¬†The winner will be chosen at random and announced in the Pootles Craft Forum and here on Tuesday, 3d March

Scroll down for link to the next Pootler along on our blog hop, or if you missed it back to the previous Pootler! Thanks for joining us today, Louise xx

 

So feeling inspired!? Why not pop over to my shop and grab yourself some goodies, CLICK HERE!!!

Don’t forget¬†Sale-a-Bration runs from January 6th to March 31st 2015, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the 10, yes 10, free products as you can.¬† If you spend ¬£45 on Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.¬† These are in the Sale-a-Bration brochure highlighted “FREE”.¬† It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every ¬£45 you spend so if you spend ¬£90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend ¬£135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!! You can also qualify for even more, if you spend over ¬£150 you can get ¬£25 to spend on anything you like from any of the catalogues!!!

 

Pootlers Blog Hop Forward-001

Pootlers Blog Hop backward_2-001

Stampin’ Up Sale-a-Bration Irresistibly Yours and One Tag Fits All Card Series New Baby Cards and GIVEAWAY!!

This is my 5th and last instalment of my Irresistibly Yours Speciality Designer Series Paper Card Series.  For todays cards I made two new baby cards, one for a baby girl and one for a baby boy.

For both cards I took my usual piece of the Sale-a-Bration Irresistibly Yours Speciality Designer Series Paper measuring 5 5/8 inches x 3 7/8 inches (14.3cm x 10cm) and for the baby girl card I sponged on some Strawberry Slush Classic Ink and then blended in some Blushing Bride Classic Ink and Pink Pirouette Classic Ink.  For my boy card I sponged on some Costal Cabana Classic Ink and blended in some Pool Party Classic Ink and Soft Sky Classic Ink on my Irresistibly Yours DSP.

For the card bases I used a piece of A4 Strawberry Slush A4 cardstock for my girl card and a piece of Costal Cabana A4 Cardstock cut at 5 7/8 inches (14.8cm) and scored at 4 1/8 inches (10.5cm).

I¬†created¬†the¬†triple layered tag embellishment using my Note Tag Punch,¬†and¬† four¬†pieces of¬†some Whisper White cardstock¬†on to which¬†I stamped the “New Baby sentiment and baby duck image”¬†image from the One Tag Fits all Stamp Set¬†and the¬†tag border stamp in Blushing Bride Ink and¬†¬†Pool Party Classic Ink. ¬†I coloured¬†my images and popped¬†them¬†on to the¬†co-ordinating cardstock¬†tag pieces and the other stamped Whisper White pieces with some Stampin Dimensionals.¬† I sponged the edges with¬†some¬†Pink Pirouette ink and¬†Soft Sky Ink,¬† attached some¬†Pink Pirouette Seam Binding Ribbon and attached it to my new baby girl tag and some Costal Cabana Ribbon from the SAB Embellishment pack for my baby boy tag and adhered them¬†along with my pieces of Irresistibly Yours DSP to my card bases.

I finished off the card fronts with a sacattering of some sequins from the 2013-2015 In Colour Sequins.

For the inside I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 5 5/8 inches x 3 7/8 inches (14.3cm x 10cm) and stamped a sentiment from the SAB Simply Wonderful stamp set and then I stamped some accents in the 3 co-ordinating Inks from the Perpetual Calendar Stamp Set to finish off the insides.

So that is it, my first ever mini series is all done and I hope I have inspired you to try out the gorgeous Irresistibly Yours DSP and experiment with some inks.  For those of you that have not yet managed to get your hands on any or have used it all up like me I have a special giveaway to celebrate my first ever card series.  For your chance to win a pack of the SAB Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper, the SAB Simply Wonderful stamp set and yes some of the lovely Irresistibly Yours Speciality Designer Series Paper you only have to do a few simple things!!

1. Click on the above link to subscribe to my blog and leave me a comment on this coordinating blog post.

2. If you are on Facebook pop on over to my Facebook page at and leave me a comment there https://www.facebook.com/whiiteflagdesigns?ref=bookmarks too and lastly…

3. Go follow me on Instagram at https://instagram.com/whiteflagdesigns/

The winner will be chosen at random from each of the above so that gives you 3 chances to win these goodies.  The giveaway will close on Friday 6th March at 1800hrs GMT and is open internationally.

Thanks for joining me on my first card series and good luck, Louise xx

So feeling inspired!? Why not pop over to my shop and grab yourself some Free goodies, CLICK HERE!!!

Don’t forget¬†Sale-a-Bration runs from January 6th to March 31st 2015, so plenty of time to place lots of orders and get as many of the 10, yes 10, free products as you can.¬† If you spend ¬£45 on Stampin Up products, these can be from the Spring & Summer catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you qualify for one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration products.¬† These are in the Sale-a-Bration brochure highlighted “FREE”.¬† It doesn’t end there! You can earn a free product for every ¬£45 you spend so if you spend ¬£90 you can order 2 free products and if you spend ¬£135 you can order 3 products!! I know it is fab!!! You can also qualify for even more, if you spend over ¬£150 you can get ¬£25 to spend on anything you like from any of the catalogues!!!

Strawberry Slush A4 Cardstock

Strawberry Slush A4 Cardstock

Costal Cabana Classic Ink

Costal Cabana Classic Ink

Pink Pirouette Seam Binding Ribbon

Pink Pirouette Seam Binding Ribbon

Costal Cabana A4 Cardstock

Costal Cabana A4 Cardstock

Soft Sky Classic Ink

Soft Sky Classic Ink

Strawberry Slush Classic Ink

Strawberry Slush Classic Ink

Blushing Bride Classic Ink

Blushing Bride Classic Ink

In Colour Sequins

In Colour Sequins

Pick Pirouette Classic Ink

Pick Pirouette Classic Ink

Pool Party Classic Ink

Pool Party Classic Ink

Best Year Ever Embellishment Pack

Best Year Ever Embellishment Pack

SAB Simply Wonderful Stamp Set

SAB Simply Wonderful Stamp Set

Perpetual Calendar Stamp Set

Perpetual Calendar Stamp Set

One Tag Fits All Stamp Set

One Tag Fits All Stamp Set

Stamping Sponges

Stamping Sponges

Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals

Note Tag Punch

Note Tag Punch

Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper

Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper

Sale-a-Bration Catalogue

Sale-a-Bration Catalogue

Spring & Summer Catalogue

Spring & Summer Catalogue

Annual Catalogue

Annual Catalogue

Whisper White Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock