30.1.16

{Birthday spray of flowers}

Much as I love making layered and somewhat complicated cards, there's something really satisfying about combining some images onto a flat piece of card stock to make something  quite lovely. 

The leaves (What I Love stamps stet) were stamped with Watermelon Wonder onto the same colour cardstock, with flowers from the Birthday Blooms stampset.  I then used the splatters from Awesomely Artistic in Tip Top Taupe to finish it off.


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28.1.16

{Four cards, four colours and one Stamp Set}

Set myself a challenge to really push the boundaries of the What I Love stamps.  They're free with a qualifying purchase in Saleabration 2016.  By using only four colours (Archival Black, Melon Mambo, Old Olive and Crumb Cake) I came up with these.



Here is the video tutorial


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27.1.16

{Birthday Blooms and white Craft Ink}

Had a wonderful play with this stamp set.
I embossed with black powder onto Basic Black card.  Then squeezed out some White Craft reinker onto an acrylic block then used a sponge to rub the ink onto the image.  I then got a paintbrush and painted with various reinker inks.  The result is very subtle, but quite lovely.


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25.1.16

{It's Christmas!}

Not really!  But it is the 25th of January!
Over the next 11 months I'm planning to bring you a little Christmas themed project every month.  So if you were planning to get ahead with some Christmas makes you wouldn't be without any inspiration.

Today's projects is something you can hang in your home, and quite sweet to gift someone who likes that hand crafted look.


and here is a video on how I made it...



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{Sunday Ramble - making tags}

Hi!  Been playing with the Bloomin' Love Stamp Set, here are a few tags and my Sunday Ramble.
Have a great week!





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20.1.16

{Quick Thank You Cards}

Made these very quick cards today...


To see the steps, check out my video here...


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18.1.16

{Sunday Ramble 17.01.16}

Hi there, hope you've had a good weekend!

Here is my ramble from last night... if you have the Periscope app, then you can join me lots of times in the week when I craft away!  You can ask me questions live, and get answers, tips and technique help straight away!

To follow me, click on this button...

@artfulstampin



Here's my ramble...



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14.1.16

{Gorgeous Rosettes and Hairclips with Ribbon and Lace}

Can't wait to put these in my daughter's hair! She's already spotted them on my desk and wants to wear them!

If you use the following hostess code (HVMVZD3Z) and purchase the 4 items I mention in my video, I will send you 5 metal hair clips and 5 brooch backs as a thank you next month.  Please remember to leave the No Contact box unticked, as I will be legally bound NOT to contact you.

Remember it's Saleabration - so there's an exclusive FREE gift if you spend over £45 - more details here.


Learn how to make them here...


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11.1.16

{Rambling and 'scoping}

Hi everyone, I hope you had a good weekend.

I've been playing with my new phone and a new app - Periscope.  It's an app that allows me to stream live videos to anyone who has the app.  Of course this limits the amount of viewers, however I have also discovered I can upload the videos to YouTube, which is more accessible.  The quality isn't as great, so I think I'll limit what I share on YouTube to my weekend rambles.

Below is my Sunday ramble, please let me know what you think, and if you have the app, search for Ruth Trice or Artful Stampin, and you'll find me!



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8.1.16

{Correction alert}

Hi there,
I have just realised that in my Paper Share article I made a mistake.  When I said how much all the papers would cost if you purchased them I wrote £120.50 instead of £81.50.  Of course you would still be saving buying them as a share.  My sincerest apologies for that mistake, it has now been corrected.

6.1.16

{It's Saleabration!}

I love this time of year!

I love to be able to offer my customers free gifts, and my hostesses extra free product and for the die hard Stampin' Up! fans who are thinking of becoming demo's - an extra £30 in product!!!

Anyway... I explain it all in this video...



To sign up today go here and search for Ruth Trice then hit the "join" button.

Remember every multiple of £45 you spend you earn one FREE gift.

To see the Spring /Summer catalogue go here

spring summer stampin up catalogue

And to see the Saleabration brochure go here

saleabration 2016 catalogue brochure

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{One Sheet Wonder Wednesday no 21} Batik style

Hi there artful stampers!

I've decided to do One Sheet Wonder Wednesdays once a month for 2016.  I know some of you really enjoyed them, however I wanted to film some other types of tutorials too.


Here is the video, you'll have to turn the sound up a bit as the audio didn't work so well.  I've been experimenting with editing my video and adding an audio over the top.  After hours of playing with my new mic, then my computer making funny sounds, I ended up recording the audio on a laptop - it wasn't as clear as I hoped.  I'll keep trying, as I really would like to make slicker videos for your enjoyment.

I have re-recorded the audio, enjoy x


The measurements for cutting the stamped piece of A4 is as follows:
Cut card length ways at 3 and 3/4 inches or 9.5cms
Cut the length of card into 3 pieces at 3 and 1/2 inches or 9cms

To cut the base card:
Score the A4 card length ways at 4 inches or 10cms then cut at 8 inches or 20cms.
Turn the card then cut into 3 at 4 inches or 10cms.

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5.1.16

New Catalogue and Paper Share


I'm so pleased to be able to share the new catalogue online now

It is jam packed full of some beautifully designed and co-ordinated products.

I'll be using lots in classes  and videos over the next few months.

The next announcement I have is that I'm going to be offering a Paper Share.
It's a great way to see, touch and play with a new collection.


Basically if you were to purchase every paper collection in the new catalogue it would cost you £81.50 with postage, so how about having a fourth of everything and it only costing £23.95 including postage and packaging.  Some of the papers will come 12x12, and some will be cut to 6x12. (If you live locally and pick up then the total will be £21.25)

As I am not allowed to hold stock of current Stampin' Up! products, every time 4 people pay me for a paper share I will be able to place an order for the papers.  Feel free to order any other products at the same time too as I can post it all together, please contact me directly if you wish to do this.

If you don't live near me and are unable to pay by direct transfer, please use Paypal button below.


If you live in France, Germany, Holland or Austria, the cost of the paper share including postage is £27.95, please use the button below for that option.



Here is a video of the papers for you...



2.1.16

{Upcoming Classes and Events}

It's the new year and one of my resolutions for this coming year is to book, plan and tell you about the classes I'll be holding.

So here I am making a good start! (...and long may it continue.)

All the classes will be taking place at the 
Open Door Family Centre, Howell Drive, Welshpool SY21 7AT

JANUARY 2016

Tuesday 12th 
Card Class, playing with lots of new goodies from the Spring/Summer Catalogue and Saleabration.
10.00am - 12.00pm
£10
RSVP Sunday 10th

Tuesday 26th
Card Class for Home Educated Children
Please contact me for details
10.00am - 12.00pm
£10
RSVP Sunday 24th

Saturday 30th
BYO Craft day - Bring your crafty stash to work on your own projects, I will take ALL my Stampin' Up! supplies for you to play with.  Bring a packed lunch.  There will be a small selection of paper and card etc you can buy on the day.
10.00am - 4.00pm
£10 (children aged 14 and under can choose £3 of product from the sale table for free)

There will be additional classes at 11.00am and 2.00pm 
£5 per class
RSVP Wednesday 27th

FEBRUARY 2016

Tuesday 9th 
Card Class, playing with lots of new goodies from the Spring/Summer Catalogue and Saleabration
10.00am - 12.00pm
£10
RSVP Sunday 10th

Saturday  27th
Wedding Event - Get an insight into making your own invitations, wedding decor and lots more.  Inspirational displays and lots of tips and information.
10.00am - 4.00pm
£10
RSVP Wednesday 24th

MARCH 2016

Tuesday 15th 
Card Class, playing with lots of new goodies from the Spring/Summer Catalogue and Saleabration
10.00am - 12.00pm
£10
RSVP Sunday 10th

to ensure you get a free gift for shopping with me please remember to use the following hostess code, and DO NOT tick the NO CONTACT button, I will not be able to send you your gift if you tick it.

HVMVZD3Z

There are still quite a few bargains available in the Year End sale, don't miss out!

1.1.16

{Monthly Challenge - Stack of Thank Yous}

Hi everyone,  I'm really excited to announce a new venture across all my Artful Stampin Social Media.

It's a monthly challenge!  I'll set a theme each month, and all participants will be entered into a draw, this month the prize is the 5 samples I have made.


  • The idea is to keep the technique simple and easily repeatable so you can make a few in a short space of time.
  • Whatever you make will have to contain at least one Stampin' Up! product to be entered in the draw.

You can enter in several ways... either
Put a picture on your blog and then paste the link to the post in the comments below
or
Post a picture on Facebook and in the description put "Artful Stampin January Challenge"
or
Post a picture on Instagram with the hash tag "artfulstampinchallenge"
or
Email me a picture of what you create to paperandpearls @ talktalk.net

You have until midnight (GMT) on the 31st January to enter.  By entering you give me permission to show your pictures on my blog to inspire others.

Fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators are welcome to join in, however, please be courteous and let me know as I won't be entering your name for the draw.

Now below is a picture of the cards I made, to know how I make each month's challenge cards, please sign up to my newsletter here.



Here is one of my fellow team member's interpretation of the challenge...

And as it's January, it means there is a new Hostess code.  If you've never used one before, here's the deal.  When you place an online order under £150, please use the code and remember DO NOT TICK the NO CONTACT box, if you do I can NOT send you a free gift next month - which I really wold like to do to say thank you for shopping with me.

Please place any online orders using the following hostess code
HVMVZD3Z

There are still quite a few bargains available in the Year End sale, don't miss out!


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