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Hello and welcome to my crafting blog. If you are new to visiting me, thank you for stopping by! This is my personal space where I talk about the latest creations that I've made using various crafting products.

If you are looking for a commission or inspiration on a particular card or occasion, please scroll down and take a look on the left hand side at the "Labels" column where it will list cards by occasion and by Stampin' Up! stamp sets in alphabetical order for easy viewing. Just click on one of the titles to view the various cards and boxes in your chosen category.

If you would like me to make a specific card for a special someone or occasion, please email me for more details.

Enjoy your stay, and if you have time, please leave a message to let me know you've dropped by :)

Alex

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Exciting News: Colour Renovation...

Hi there,

Well I can hardly contain myself! Stampin' Up! are bringing a new world of colour in

Stampin’ Up!’s Colour Renovation.

For more than two years, they have done extensive research including investigating colour trends in the fashion, home d├ęcor and crafting industries and have conducted focus groups involving demonstrators, customers and Stampin’ Up! experts. So, using all this valuable research, Stampin' Up! have announced that they are updating our colours so that you have a fresh, on-trend colour palette to work with!

The new colour palette is organised into four collections: Subtles, Brights, Regals and Neutrals. You will see 25 of our current colours remaining and fifteen new colours will be added to the core colour lines.

Check Out the New Colour Collection

I'm so excited about these colours, there's lots of firm favourites, new additions including In Colours! Something us in the UK haven't had in our past three Idea Book & Catalogues :) So, this is certainly a new step in the right direction of all the Stampin' Up! colours being introduced in all the countries :) No more looking on other people's blogs wishing we had Rich Razzleberry, or Baja Breeze for example! Each year, we'll get 5 additonal "In Colours" to add to our core collection for two years, yes, two years which is a new thing, even for the other countries :)

So, these "collections" as they will now be called will comprise of 10 colours per collection instead of the original 12 in each "family". For a quick list, the colours new are:

Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, River Rock, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette, Marina Mist, Baja Breeze and Wild Wasabi. Phew!


Now, with the addition of some lovely new colours, there will be some that will no longer be available come October 2010 in our new Idea Book & Catalogue. Below is the list of colours that will be retiring

Fond Farewell

The list of colours that you'll see in the picture above are:

Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Pale Plum, Orchid Opulence, Lovely Lilac, Lavender Lace, Almost Amethyst, Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue, Ballet Blue, Brilliant Blue, Taken With Teal, Glorious Green, Handsome Hunter, Sage Shadow, Mellow Moss, Green Galore, Gable Green, Barely Banana, Yoyo Yellow, Summer Sun, Apricot Appeal, Only Orange, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Blush Blossom, Creamy Caramel, Close To Cocoa and Going Gray.

I know there's a few colours above that I will definitely miss :( What will I do without my blues, and what about my newly favourite colour combo of Cameo Coral/Mellow Moss!

So you have until the end of September in case you need to stock up on any favourite co-ordinating products in the colours that will be retiring. With the release of the new Idea Book & Catalogue on 1 October, the new Colour Renovation will take place, how exciting is that, new colours and In Colours!

Anyway, for now I shall be off, remember this is 6 months away, so in the meantime, we have all the current 48 colours from the Idea Book & Catalogue plus the newly released Mini Catalogue to get excited about!

As soon as I know anymore information, I'll keep you posted.

Bye for now,

Alex

Vintage Vogue With Sincere Salutations

Hi all,

Hope you're having a good morning so far. Thought I'd make a card using my new favourite stamp set called "Vintage Vogue" that is in the newly released Mini Catalogue on page 14. I have used my favourite colours below to create a card for someone's birthday.

Vintage Vogue With Sincere Salutations


Stamps: Vintage Vogue (Mini Catalogue, P.14) and Sincere Salutations (sentiment).
Cardstock:
Brocade Blue, Bashful Blue and Whisper White.
Inkpad:
Brocade Blue, Bashful Blue and Mellow Moss.
Accessories: 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon - Whisper White, Brads - Rich Regals - Brocade Blue, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, SU Bone Folder and 3D dimensionals.
Card Size:
A6.­

Have a good day and see you soon with another upload :)

Bye for now,

Alex