12 April 2021

Gummiapan Collaboration | Cats Have Staff

Hi everyone! I’m back with a new guest spot using Gummiapan products. Gummiapan is a craft company based in Sweden. They sell stamps, dies and other craft supplies.

 

This is my sixth and last collaboration card for Gummiapan and today I’m featuring the Cats (Katter) stamp. Here is what I came up with:

  

 

I started by creating a top-folded card base from white cardstock. I stamped, colored and cut the cats (I only used two from the three). I then made a stencil by ripping a hole in a piece of paper. I secured the stencil to the top of the card front and sponged yellow and orange Distress inks over the stencil to create a beautiful splatter. I removed the stencil and adhered the two cats as shown to the card front using foam pads. To finish of the card, I stamped the sentiment Dogs have owners, Cats have staff with black ink and cut around. I adhered it to the card front with foam pads too and added a tiny red enamel heart I found in my stash.

 

Here is the adorable Cats (Katter) stamp I’ve used:

 



  

Gummiapan have LOTS of funny German and English sentiments. You can see the German sentiments HERE and the English text stamps HERE (WORLDWID SHIPPING)! They also have lots of dies. Please head over to their website to check them out!

 

 


 

For more inspiration, please head over to the Gummiapan blog. Also don’t forget to check my INSTAGRAM feed!




This was my last guest spot for Gummiapan so far. Thank you so much for having me! It was a pleasure to play with your beautiful stamp and dies.

 

Thanks for visiting!

Francine


09 April 2021

Gummiapan Collaboration | A Wise Man Once Said…

Hi everyone! I’m back with a new guest spot using Gummiapan products. Gummiapan is a craft company based in Sweden. They sell stamps, dies and other craft supplies.

 

This is my fifth collaboration card for Gummiapan and today I’m featuring a Gnome die designed by Matilda Broberg. Here is what I came up with:

  

 

I started by creating a top-folded card base from purple cardstock. I used a circle stencil to create the rainbow background. I sponged Distress inks with blending tools over a white cardstock panel. I then adhered the panel to the card base. Next, I die cut the Gnome from white and purple cardstock and adhered it as shown to the card front using foam pads for more dimension. To finish off my card, I added the funny sentiment A Wise Man Once Said Nothing.

 

Here is the adorable Gnome die I’ve used (check the link HERE to see more gnome dies):



 

Gummiapan have LOTS of funny German and English sentiments. You can see the German sentiments HERE and the English text stamps HEREThey also have lots of dies. Please head over to their website to check them out! 




For more inspiration, please head over to the Gummiapan blog. Also don’t forget to check my INSTAGRAM feed




I’ll be back next week with another card inspiration using Gummiapan products! Thanks for visiting my blog and happy crafting!

Francine


05 April 2021

Clearly Besotted | April Release Launch

Yay! The new Clearly Besotted April release will be available TONIGHT AT 8:00 pm BST (UK time). It’s time to shop! You will find the new collection at the Clearly Besotted store or at Simon Says Stamp.

 

Here is one more inspiration card using the newest Freshwater Friends stamp set:




I went again for a clean and simple card. I’m so in love with that Brush Strokes stencil that I decided to use it to create the galaxy background. I sponged blue Distress inks over the front of a white top-folded card base. I splattered white ink to make the stars. I removed the stencil and added three little stars that I die cut using a mini star die. I stamped, colored and cut the adorable unicorn and fixed it to the starry background using foam pads. The sentiment is from newest Shoot for the Stars stamp set. To finish off the simple design, I added a little black and white strip under the sentiment to add interest.






Head over to the Clearly Besotted blog to check out what the Design Team has created! Don’t forget to check my Instagram feed for more inspiration!

 

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today and enjoy your shopping!

Francine

04 April 2021

Clearly Besotted | April Release is 1 Day Away

Hello everyone! This month, I’m guesting for Clearly Besotted and I’m showcasing products from their newest April release. Only 1 day until the new Clearly Besotted release will be available. The new release will officially be available on Monday April 5th at 8:00 am BST.

 

Here is another inspiration card using the Look for Rainbows stamp set:



I started by creating a top-folded card base from white cardstock. I then created a wavy border using an older scalloped punch I found in my stash. I used the punched border as a stencil to make the small waves that I sponged over the card front with Distress inks and blending tools. The island with the palm tree is from the new Look for Rainbows set. The otter is from the Freshwater Friends stamp set as well as the Otterly Lost sentiment. The seagull is from the Smooth Sailing set (it was released last month). The tree trunk under the seagull is from the same image as the otter. I did a little bit of masking to get it without the critter LOL. The tiny fish is from the Cool Dude stamp set. 






Head over to the Clearly Besotted blog to check out what the Design Team has created! Don’t forget to check my Instagram feed for more inspiration!

 

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!

Francine


03 April 2021

Clearly Besotted | April Release is 2 Days Away

Hello everyone! This month, I’m guesting for Clearly Besotted and I’m showcasing products from their newest April release. Only 2 days until the new Clearly Besotted release will be available. The new release will officially be available on Monday April 5th at 8:00 am BST.

 

Here is another inspiration card using the newest Shoot for the Stars stamp set:




This is one of my favorite sets of the newest release. I LOVE the adorable critters riding on shooting stars, as well as the tiny sentiments that are perfect for creating sweet little scenes. I created a top-folded card base from white cardstock. I used Distress inks, blending tools, a circular stencil and the Cloudy Day stencil to create this night sky. I splattered some white ink over the opening to make the stars. The small wonky speech bubble was die cut around the sentiment using scissors. I had so much fun creating this clean and simple card. 





Head over to the Clearly Besotted blog to check out what the Design Team has created! Don’t forget to check my Instagram feed for more inspiration!

 

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! See you tomorrow with a new teaser card!

Francine