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Stampin'Up! Global Design Project 086, Sketch Challenge

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Gemma Clarke -

Hello everyone,

I am playing along with the Global Design Project again this week and we have got a sketch challenge.











Here is my card that I have entered to the challenge. I also had a little challenge of my own as the glitter shapes have had a bit of a mixed reaction with in the crafty cupcake team and I was set the task of doing something with them that would hopefully change opinion! 
When you see them in the catalogue they really don't look very inspiring but when I looked through the catalogue and saw the Jar of Love stamps set and matching Framelits I had an idea to make a shaker card with the shapes used like little sweeties in a jar. 



Stampin'Up! Jar of Love sweet for you



I also used the new Designer Series Paper, Pick A Pattern on my card, again this had a mixed reception but I think its lovely and I look forward to showing you some more projects made with it soon.

Here is a list of what I used





At this moment in time I cannot add the new products I used as they are not available until 1st June 2017 so for now I will add some pictures below,








To see the other entries for GDP#086 Click here 

Here as a bonus is a picture of the front cover of the new Annual Catalogue 2071/2018! Doesn't it look pretty, I cannot wait to share some of the new things with you soon.



All of the products mentioned in my posts can be purchased from me by clicking on the links in this post or by going to the shop now option at the top of the screen. Please remember that if your order is less than £150 to use the hostess code below. At the end of each month I will add up all the hostess codes and convert them into reward points and divide them between everyone that has shopped through me, which means that you will receive a lovely little something through the post at the beginning of the next month but ONLY if you have used the hostess code. If your order is MORE than £150 please don’t use the code so that all the lovely rewards will go directly to you (only individual orders over £150 qualify for Stampin’ rewards) Unsure of what to do or If you need any help when ordering please give me a shout and I’ll help you. 





Happy crafting!
  Gemma xx

Stampin'Up! Watercolour card technique

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Gemma Clarke -

Hello everyone,

Firstly I would just like to say sorry for being a little off the radar recently. It has been a busy time for me recently with having easter holidays and 2 small people to look after. So I have done a new video tutorial for you and I will also have news of a One Sheet wonder class in the next few days.

For my card today I have used the Garden In Bloom stamp set and have used the stamps and ink in a way to give a watercoloured finish. I love to experiment with colour and various techniques and I used this to make my Mums Mothers Day card. You will be pleased to know that the Garden In Bloom set is going to be carrying over to the new catalogue, I know I was!




To make the background or as I like to call it my GDSP (Gemma's Designer Series Paper) I stamped on some watercolour card with the outline stamps in the set and then used a waterbrush pen to drag the ink and colour the inside of the images. I also used my Clear Wink of Stella pen to give the butterflies a subtle shimmer. I do love the Wink of Stella pen as it gives sparkle but it's not too much.

 
Here is the video tutorial, Sorry for the interruption of my phone ringing!



Measurements for the card,

I used a card blank from my craft cupboard and it was approx 6" x 6", To make your own simply cut a 12" x 6" piece of card and score it down the centre.

Calypso Coral card 5 3/4" x 5 3/4"
                         
Calypso Coral card 5 3/4" x  2"

Watercolour card 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Watercolour card 5 1/2" x 1 3/4"


I also used some Calypso Coral Ombre ribbon on my card which came from the cupcakes and carousels embellishment pack but it will be available in the new Annual Catalogue from June 1st! Im so excited about the new catalogue and will be sharing some new goodies very soon!



Product List
Aqua Painters
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£15.50


I will add the Calypso Coral Ombre ribbon when I can to the list.

All of the products mentioned in my posts can be purchased from me by clicking on the links in this post or by going to the shop now option at the top of the screen. Please remember that if your order is less than £150 to use the hostess code below. At the end of each month I will add up all the hostess codes and convert them into reward points and divide them between everyone that has shopped through me, which means that you will receive a lovely little something through the post at the beginning of the next month but ONLY if you have used the hostess code. If your order is MORE than £150 please don’t use the code so that all the lovely rewards will go directly to you (only individual orders over £150 qualify for Stampin’ rewards) Unsure of what to do or If you need any help when ordering please give me a shout and I’ll help you. 


 Happy crafting!
  Gemma xx

Stampin'Up! Eastern Palace Suite

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Gemma Clarke -

Hello everyone

As promised in my previous post about the brand new Eastern Palace Suite my order arrived this morning and I have got a sneek peek video of the the unboxing! For more information on the suite click here




Here is the video,

Thank you for stopping by today,

 Happy crafting!
  Gemma xx

Stampin'Up! Retiring Products List

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Gemma Clarke -

Hello everyone

Just a quick message from me to let you al know that the retiring product list is now live. So take a look and grab some bargains, some items are up to 50% off!  As always it is first come first served so make sure you get your orders in quick. I will post regular updates on the inventory as they are available.

Click here to take a look at the list




On a personal note they are a few products that I will be sad to see going such as the Owl Builder Punch and the Petite Petals stamps and punch. The Owl Builder was the very first thing that got me hooked on all things SU! Here is one of my first cards I made with it, I really enjoyed looking back at some of the first cards I made as I can see how far I have come with Stampin'Up! and I hope I can inspire you all on your crafty journeys.



I normally list the products I have used on my projects but today I will list some of my favourites that will soon be retiring!




That' all for now, if you need any help with ordering or have any questions about the retiring list please get in contact with me by either leaving a comment below or dropping me an email at gemmaclarke60@gmail.com



 Happy crafting!
  Gemma xx

Stampin'Up! Eastern Palace Suite

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Gemma Clarke -

Hello everyone

Today I have got some exciting news to share with you, Stampin'Up! have released a brand new suite a whole month early for us!


It is the Eastern Palace suite and I cannot wait for mine to arrive so I can share it with you. As Stampin'Up! have been so kind releasing I have put together a class to go with this suite. So that means that when you order one of the bundles through me you will get a PDF and video tutorials for my class FREE! The tutorials will be exclusive to you only!

The bundles will be available from 1st May 2017 until 31st May 2017, they will be exclusive to the early release and will available again.

When my order arrives I will be putting a video on my YouTube page of the grand unboxing so you will get a little look very soon!


Until next time,

 Happy crafting!
  Gemma xx

stampin'Up! Global Design Project #081 Colour Challenge

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Gemma Clarke -

Hello everyone,

I have entered the GDP#081 Colour Challenge this week and here is my card



Nailed It Stampin'Up! Made by Gemma Crafts



For the challenge we were given 2 colours and then had a free choice of a third colour and I decided to use Smoky Slate.




If you click on the image  it will take you to the GDP website and you can take a look at all the other entries or even have a go yourself!





For my card I used the Nailed It stampset and the Woodgrain textured impressions embossing folder. I stamped some of the tools from the set on Smoky Slate and Night Of Navy and then cut them out by hand. I then assembled them and added some glossy accents as a finishing touch. I then layered up the front of my card with some Smoky Slate DSP from the Neutrals  DSP stack, Whisper White and a piece of Smoky Slate card that I embossed. For the sentiment I stamped on some whisper white and trimmed it down to make a banner. I also put some whisper white inside my card with a strip of dsp so there is somewhere to write and I think that it ties the card together finishing it nicely.


Nailed It Stampin'Up! Made by Gemma Crafts     Nailed It Stampin'Up! Made by Gemma Crafts


Crafty Supplies




All of the products mentioned in my posts can be purchased from me by clicking on the links in this post or by going to the shop now option at the top of the screen. Please remember that if your order is less than £150 to use the hostess code below. At the end of each month I will add up all the hostess codes and convert them into reward points and divide them between everyone that has shopped through me, which means that you will receive a lovely little something through the post at the beginning of the next month but ONLY if you have used the hostess code. If your order is MORE than £150 please don’t use the code so that all the lovely rewards will go directly to you (only individual orders over £150 qualify for Stampin’ rewards) Unsure of what to do or If you need any help when ordering please give me a shout and I’ll help you. 


Thank you for taking a look today, for now

 Happy crafting!
  Gemma xx