Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Hello There Friend

Hi :),  how is your week going?

I love the title of my blog today, and one of the first stamp sets I bought from this current Catalogue that Stampin'Up! launched in July was the gorgeous Hello Friend set.

I am blessed beyond words to have some over the top amazing friends in my life,  and this set is perfect for celebrating their amazingness or for letting them know you are thinking of them when life throws them a curve ball.

I have *played* with this particular set quite a bit over the last few weeks, I am also a fan of the matching Hello Friend Heat Embossed Project Kit which is what I used for all of my Retreat gift presentation this year. BTW, I know you are waiting for details of this year's retreat and I cannot wait to share them with you very soon. Its been a longer wait this time round as the first session was on the 1st of October, and my second session won't be held until the end of October, not long now and all will be revealed.

The beautiful lattice background was heat embossed in white powder and a watercolour wash was added using the Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo inks. A few over stamped flowers cried a lively background showed off by the whiteness of the card base.

The sentiment was stamped in Basic Grey ink and layered on a Flirty Flamingo circle, a few stamped and fussy cut flowers and some sequins added sparkle, the small section of burlap ribbon added texture. 
What do you think? do you have this set yet?? If you don't but you fancy owning it CLICK HERE to order yours today. 
I wish you a lovely rest of the week, thank you for visiting me today.

Till next time hugs and kisses 
Monica xx

Shop Stampin' Up!

Friday, 13 October 2017

Fancy Folds Blog Hop-The Wiper Fold

Hello there and thank you for visiting me today,
If you are a regular you must be wondering what I am drinking as this is the third blog hop this week !!!

It's the turn of trying our hands at another Fancy Fold and this month we are playing with the wiper fold.
I have honestly never heard of this until recently, but WOW talk about a little interactive surprise, I loved playing with this fun fold and I am sure you will too if you decided to give it a go.
Here's what I came up with

Because of the fun pop up surprise, I knew I wanted to use something fun like a balloon or I even considered a milestone number for a special birthday so.... in the end I chose the Lift Me Up Stamp set from Stampin'Up! and quite a muted colour combo of Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Smoky Slate, on Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock.  So the front of the card is lovely and perfectly acceptable... but then you open it and...

bosh out the balloon POPS !!!! Isn't it cute? what I like even more is that its not hard to do at all and I certainly will be making more of these in the future.

Other lovely details you can see are the yummy Gingham Ribbon in Smoky Slate that perfectly tied in with the scheme and it wouldn't be a Monica card without a bit of bling. Faceted Silver Gems on the ribbon and Clear Rhinestones to decorate the balloons. 

Thank you so much for joining me today now let's hop over to the lovely Satomi and see what she created with this wonderful fun fold.

Many thanks Monica 

1. Patrice Halliday-Larsen (NZ)
2. Monica Gale (UK)
3. Satomi Wellard (Japan)
4. Martha Inchley (Canada)
5. Shannean Moncrieff (Australia)
6. Aude Barbara (France)
7. Miranda Mols (Netherlands)
8. Astrid Hofmann (Austria)
9. France Martin (USA)
Shop Stampin' Up!