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

Stampin'Up! Colour INKspiration Challenge CI06

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Gemma Clarke -

Hello everyone

Today I have made a card to enter into the Colour INKspiration Challenge. I just love a colour challenge and this is a group on Facebook of demo's that hold regular challenges with different colour combinations. Anyone who loves Stampin'Up! is welcome to play along so give it a go!

The colours for this challenge are


And here is what I came up with





For my card I have used Night of Navy for the card base which is 5 3/4" by 8 1/4" scored down the centre, a layer of Calypso coral ( 5 1/5 by 3 7/8" ), a Layer of Very Vanilla ( 5 1/4" by 3 5/8" )
Inside is a piece of Very Vanilla 5 1/2" by 3 7/8" that has been stamped with the make a medallion stamp and the sentiment is from the So In Love stamp set.
For the circle on the front of my card I used the circle from the stitched framelits and then used 2 to make a frame with the gold card.


Best of luck to everyone who enters the challenge, I'm looking forward to seeing all the lovely cards!


Product 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! Bubble Wrap Background card

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Gemma Clarke

Hello everyone

Today I have been playing with my ink and some bubble wrap! Its amazing how many everyday items can be used in our cardmaking to add interest and texture. I love to experiment and this is what I came up with.





I have used Bermuda Bay and Mint Macaron for my card along with some of the glimmer paper in Bermuda Bay. To finish my card I used the clear wink of stella pen to go over the lettering. I think this finishes the card off and ties it all together. The stamp set I used is So Very Much which is in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. There are only a few days to go of Sale-A-Bration so make sure you don't miss out on getting your free products!


Here are some close up pictures of the background and also to show the wink of stella

                 




To make your card you will need a piece of bubble wrap. some ink and sponge brayers to apply the ink to the bubble wrap.

The measurement's for the card are as follows, all in inches,

Thick Whisper white card, 4.25 by 11.5 scored at 5.75
Regular Whisper White card 3.75 by 5.25
Bermuda Bay Glimmer card 4 by 5.5


In the tutorial you will see me using Fast Fuse Adhesive. This is a great strong adhesive that I would highly recommend. I have done a tutorial on how to change the refill in the Fuse which I hope you will find helpful. To see that click here

Here is the video,


Product 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! Pretty Petal Hexagon Gift Box and Card

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Gemma Clarke -

Hello everyone,

Today's project is a gift box and card. As you may know by now I love making boxes! So here is another hexagonal box with a twist on the lid.



  



For my box and card I have used the Part Animal DSP with Watermelon Wonder and Emerald Envy. The Party Animal DSP is now included in the Sale-A-Bration so to get some for free all you need to do is spend £45 or more, It couldn't be easier!

To make the box you will need,

Card measuring 3" by 9 1/2"
Card measuring 5 1/4" by 9 1/4"

To Make the lid of your box you will also need something round to trace your scoring tool around. I used one of the circle dies from the stitched framelits set and it measured roughly 2 1/2" in diameter. If you don't have that exact die one the same size will be fine.

Scoring for the lid is as follows, all in inches,

Along the 9 1/2" side score at
1.5
3
4.5
6
7.5
9

Along the 3" side score at
0.5
1.5

To find the middle of each of your sections mark with a pencil at the following measurements
.75
2.25
3.75
5.25
6.75
8.25

Here is the video for the box



  


For the card I have used the same dsp and cardstock colours and I have used the Big Birthday stamp set.

For the card you will need
A card base
A piece of card that measures 3 7/8" by 5 1/2"
A piece of dsp that measures 3 7/8" by 5 1/2"

whisper white card measuring 3 1/4" by 2 3/4"
another piece of dsp ( I used the other side to the birthday candles) that is 3 1/2" by 3"

Another piece of whisper white to stamp on.

Here is the tutorial for the card



Product List


 Sale-A-Bration


Stampin'Up! have given us 7 more products for the last few days of Sale-A-Bration, Here they are below just be sure to use the correct product number when you are ordering your freebies!




A big thank you to Pip Todman and Becky Lawrence Taylor for sharing the above images.

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