Stampin' Up! Spring/Summer Catalogue Sneak Peek Blog Hop

Welcome to the Crafty Cupcakes Team Stampin' Up! Blog Hop for December 2017. Each month members of the Team take part in our Team Blog Hop to share with you our cards and projects made using the fabulous Stampin' Up! products. You are currently visiting Gemma at Made By Gemma Crafts in the UK and below you will see the full list of everyone taking part. To move to the next blog just click the name after mine in the list. This month our theme is Spring/Summer Catalogue Sneek Peek.  Thank you for visiting my blog today.


For my card today I have used the new Brusho Crystal Colours, which are a powdery watercolour medium, for the background on my card. They are super fun to use and you can get some amazing affects with them. I have used the Lovely Wishes stamp set for the flower and sentiment on the card and used Basic Black ink. I have added some more colour to the flowers by simply picking up some of the Brusho Crystals with a blender pen. There are so many ways that you can use the Brusho's and in the coming weeks I will be sharing them with you.


The base of my card is made with Tangerine Tango cardstock and the sequins are new and I have finished them with a tiny pearl in the centre. I have also used my Wink of Stella pen to add a little sparkle to the leaves. The flower inside the card is coloured with the watercolour pencils.

The Team have worked really hard on our Blog Hop to bring you a variety of creativeness and inspiration. Make sure you click the next name on the list to carry on through the Hop.




Thank you once again for visiting my blog and taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss so make sure you carry on hopping through the list. Remember that currently you are at my blog, Gemma Clarke so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next. 
  Gemma xx

The Joy Of Sets Christmas 2017 Blog Hop Hosted by Fiona Whitehead.

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Hello everyone, Today I am taking part in the Joy Of Sets Christmas 2017 blog hop. The Joy Of Sets is a group on Facebook run by the lovely Fiona Whitehead and it is for everyone to share their projects to give others inspiration.
Our theme is Christmas so I do hope you will hop along and get some crafty ideas for your christmas projects.

Here is my card,

Stampin'Up! christmas wishes pop up


I decided to make a little 3x3  card, cute yes? This little card has a big inside......

Stampin'Up! christmas wishes pop up


It's a tiny twist and pop card! I saw this on YouTube, MayMay Made it, and just had to make one. I followed MayMay's sizing but didn't score in the centre of the DSP as I didn't want a score mark running down my card. Her way of making the twist and pop card is great as you don't need to cut and add the patterned paper separately.

I have also chosen to use some retired DSP but I just loved the Candy Cane Lane DSP and had a little left from last year. The letters are stamped in Early Espresso ink with the Brush work Alphabet set.
For the front of my card I fussy cut the mittens from the DSP and added them under the sentiment along with some mini tinsel trim. The sentiment is from the Merry Mistletoe set and stamped in Real Red.


I do hope you have enjoyed seeing my card today and please remember to see who is next on the list and visit them.

Thank you for hopping with me today, Until next time



 Happy crafting!
  Gemma xx

Stampin'Up! CASE-ing Tuesdays Bloggers

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Hello everyone

This week is the first week that I am taking part in the CASE-ing Tuesdays bloggers group. The CASE-ing Tuesdays group is on Facebook and it where a bunch of demo's get together and CASE a selected card. To CASE can mean a few different things but in this group it mean to Copy And Share Everything.
Every Tuesday we will CASE a selected card from either the Annual Catalogue or Occasions, We all work on the same card and then the fun comes from seeing how everyone has interpreted the card.

For this week here is the selected card,




And here is my interpretation,

MadebyGemmaCrafts CASE-ing Tuesdays

For my card I have used Some DSP from the Be Merry stack and my stamped image is from the Merry Little Labels stamp set. I used one of the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut it out for the front of my card and put some Mini Tinsel Trim behind it like the original card.

To see what everyone else has done this week hop on over to the Facebook group here and maybe even have a go yourself!


 Happy crafting!
  Gemma xx


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Stampin'Up! Painted Harvest

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Hello everyone

Today I have made a video tutorial showing the various different cards you can make using the Painted Harvest stamp set. This is a photopolymer set so it's very easy to line up for the various stages of stamping. The great news is that it will be carrying over to the next occasions catalogue.

There are so many different colour combinations and I have chosen to show you my favourites. I have also kept it simple for those of you that are new to stamping and in particular 3 step stamping. As I said in my video you don't need to be 100% perfect when lining up your stamps as it is a watercolour effect stamp set so again perfect for beginners.

Here are my sample cards.




For this card I used Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach and Soft Suede, The Designer Series Paper is  Painted Autumn.



My little hedgehog is stamped in Soft Suede and Crumb Cake, To stamp his face I used the teddybear face from the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set. Again the designer Series Paper is Painted Autumn.




For the wreath card I stamped in Old Olive and used Real Red for the holy berries and the sentiment which is from the Oh What Fun stamp set.



Here is the video where I demonstrate the set to you and also make the wreath card.



I was lucky to get on the first reservation list for the Stamparatus, this clever stamp positioning tool will be perfect for this stamp set and as soon as mine arrives in February I will have lots of tutorials for you.


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Until next time, Happy crafting!
  Gemma xx


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Stampin' Up! Thankful Crafty Cupcakes Team Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Crafty Cupcakes Team Stampin' Up! Blog Hop for November 2017. Each month members of the Team take part in our Team Blog Hop to share with you our cards and projects made using the fabulous Stampin' Up! products. You are currently visiting Gemma at Made by Gemma Crafts in the UK and below you will see the full list of everyone taking part. To move to the next blog just click the name after mine in the list. This month our theme is Thankful,this could be for friendship or love or just about anything you are thankful for. Thank you for visiting my blog today.

For my card my thankful feelings are for my friends, whether they be new or old friends are certainly the best! Especially our fabulous group of Cupcakes. I used the Life is better with friends stamp from the Just Add Text set which is perfect for showing your appreciation to who you are sending a special card to. 



 Stampin'Up! Just Add Text





 Stampin'Up! Just Add Text Made By Gemma Crafts


For my card I made a base with Crumb Cake cardstock then chose to use Powder Pink for the front panel. On the Powder Pink I stamped a small flower in Powder Pink ink from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set all over. I used some Whisper White card to stamp the sentiment in Crumb Cake ink along with the flowers, I then used my trusty Stitched Shapes Framlit dies to cut the circle. I then layered it onto a gold Foil Doily. I put some Whisper White Bakers Twine around the Powder Pink layer then finished the card with some coordinating ribbon a gold faceted gem. 






Thank you once again for visiting my blog and taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss so make sure you carry on hopping through the list. Remember that currently you are at my blog Made By Gemma Crafts so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next.



 Happy crafting!
  Gemma xx

StampinUp! Global Design Project #113

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Hello everyone, Thank you for joining me again today. Today I am sharing the card with you that I have made for the Global Design Project #113 which is a colour challenge.

I think sometimes when you see a colour challenge it is very easy to let the colours take over the card so with this in mind I have decided to keep my card very simple by using hints of the colours on a Whisper White card base.



StampinUp! GDP #113 made by gemma crafts



I used the Painted Harvest stamp set to make the wreath stamped in Pear Pizzazz on Whisper White card. I then layered this onto a piece of Pool Party card to help it stand off the front of the card. I stamped the sentiment which is from Merry Mistletoe stamp set in Cherry Cobbler. The twine on my card is a new product from the upcoming Spring Summer 2018 Catalogue. I was lucky enough to get some from the craft totes at OnStage, I just love the subtle shimmer of the silver running through it.

Here are the products that I used,




Thank you once again for stopping by today, If you would like to see what the GDP is all about including what others have made for this challenge, click here to check them out.


Until next time,

 Happy crafting!
  Gemma xx


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Stampin'Up! OnStage Solihull 2017

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Hello everyone

As you may have noticed I have been rather quiet on my blog and other social media recently, this is because I have been super busy preparing for OnStage. OnStage is an event for Stampin'Up! demonstrators to join together and not only celebrate everyone's achievements but also to see exciting new products in upcoming catalogues. For me the best part of OnStage is seeing the rest of my team mates the Crafty Cupcakes! We had a blast this weekend not only attending OnStage together but also having a crafty day together on Sunday!


 Here is a picture of the team members at OnStage.






As always we were given previews of new products that will be released in the next occasions catalogue and Stampin'Up! have outdone themselves again with some fabulous new suites. I am looking forward to sharing them with you all soon.






Another exciting announcement was that Stampin'Up! are releasing a stamp positioning tool called the Stamparatus. I am so excited for this product as it will change the way you stamp and is very different to others available. To see what the Stamparatus is all about Stampin'Up! have made us a video with all information to show you how it works.



I have put together a handy guide here on how to reserve your Stamparatus.


Another part of OnStage are the swaps! I will be sharing pictures of all the swaps I received in the coming days and also my project with you.

Until then,

 Happy crafting!
  Gemma xx



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Stampin' Up! Inspired By Nature Crafty Cupcakes Team Blog Hop

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Hello everyone


Welcome to the Crafty Cupcakes Team Stampin' Up! Blog Hop for October 2017. Each month members of the Team take part in our Team Blog Hop to share with you our cards and projects made using the fabulous Stampin' Up! products. You are currently visiting (enter name and country) and below you will see the full list of everyone taking part. To move to the next blog just click the name after mine in the list. This month our theme is Inspired By Nature. Thank you for visiting my blog today.

For this months theme being inspired by nature I have been inspired on my daily school run with my two boys and how much fun they have kicking up the fallen leaves. So I decided to use a leaf that we collected to stamp with and here is my card.






To stamp with the leaf firstly I made sure it was clean and dry, Then to ink the leaf I laid it over my open ink pad and used a sponge brayer to gently roll over the leaf and ink it up. When I put the leaf onto my cardstock I used a piece of scrap paper on top so I could use the roller to pres it down. I chose to use Daffodil delight and Tangerine Tango for my leaves then added a strip of DSP from the Painted Autumn stack and punched out some labels with the Pretty Label punch in Early Espreso to match my card base and whisper white. On the whisper white label I stamped a sentiment from the Painted Harvest stamp set again in Early Espresso ink.
I just love the pattern from the stamped leaves with the veins, they are truly unique and nature at it most beautiful







Thank you once again for visiting my blog and taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss so make sure you carry on hopping through the list. Remember that currently you are at my blog Made By Gemma Crafts so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next.



 Happy crafting!
  Gemma xx

Stampin'Up! You're Priceless Global Design Project #GDP108

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Hello everyone

Today's card is one that I have made for the Global Design Project GDP#108. It has been a while since I have entered anything so I thought i would give it a go this week.

For this weeks challenge it is to CASE the designer who is the very talented Brian King. Within the GDP when the challenge is to CASE a card they mean to Copy And Selectively Edit, So that means that we are free to change the colour, stamp set etc...

Here is the card we are to CASE

And here is my card.



                      


I chose to use the You're Priceless stamp set which is in the Annual Catalogue along with some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer card and Silver heat embossing. My card base is made from Smoky Slate which is my favourite neutral colour and I used whisper White to stamp on with versamark ink then sprinkled with silver embossing powder and heat set. The diamond die cut is from the Eclectic Layers thinlits dies and again I cut that with some Smoky Slate and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper. For the inside of my card I used the wording You're Brilliant and I then used the diamond stamp behind the words but stamped off twice in smoky slate ink.


Here is a list of what I used for my card,








Thank you for stopping by today, if you would like to see what others have created in this weeks GDP challenge then click the link here to see them and maybe even have a go yourself!



 Happy crafting!
  Gemma xx

Stampin'Up! Be Merry Triangle Candle Gift Box

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Hello everyone,

Today I have got a more unusual project for you. I have made a triangular shaped gift box for some small jar candles that I am going to sell at my next craft fair. Christmas is now fast approaching with only 84 days to go, so we crafty folk need to get organised, I am going to have a few more Christmas projects for you over the coming weeks. These would make a great teacher thank you or neighbour gift.






For my box I have used Garden Green cardstock and decorated it with the Be Merry Designer Series Paper (which is in the DSP sale) and the stamped sentiment comes from the Snowflakes Sentiments stamps set which is fast becoming my go to Christmas stamp set! Teamed with the ribbons that are in the Holiday Catalogue are 2 of the Stitched Shapes Framlit oval diecuts.




When I was making the box I decided to attach the sentiment tag to the lid of the box as it looked better than on the base and it's just a little different and sometimes different is good!

To make the box you will need

For the base, Cardstock measuring 7 1/2" x 11 5/8" (A4)
For the lid, Cardstock measuring  4 3/4" x 11 1/2  and a small piece measuring 1 1/2" x 3 1/2"

DSP
3 pieces of 3 3/4" x 3 1/2"
3 pieces of 1 1/4" x 3 1/2
A piece for the lid, start with a 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" square and use your triangle template to cut to size (see video tutorial for info)


Scoring

For the base take the larger piece of cardstock and score at the following measurements

Long side  (11 5/8")

3 3/4", 7 1/2", 11 1/4"

Short side (7 1/2")

3 1/2"


For the lid, Cardstock 4 3/4" x 11 1/2"

Long side (11 1/2")#

3 7/8", 7 3/4"

Short side (4 3/4")

1 1/2"

Now score the small rectangle of cardstock along the long side (3 1/2") at 1 3/4"


Here is the video tutorial for the box where I show you how to assemble and decorate you box.



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Thank you for stopping by today, until next time

Happy crafting!
  Gemma xx