Category Archives: Berry Blessings

Stampin Up Sunday – UK Stampers Forum blues ATC swap – Berry Blessings

Hi lovelies… hope you are well this Sunday morning. I am fine, may have consumed a little more wine last night than strictly wise, but after a face mask this morning I at least look hunan again!

This morning I am contemplating exercise…. I think the hubby has popped for a walk after his trip to the tip this morning to dispose of excess boxes from our house. We are doing a step challenge again this weekend so I think he is trying to compete with the fact I was several thousand steps ahead at the end of yesterday… I don’t mind if he wins this weekend… if it means he actually got off his bum for a while and did a bit of exercise! So maybe I will sit and drink my coffee and not do a little workout whilst he is out? Decisions, decisions!

This afternoon the teenager and I are going to watch Anola Holmes. She’s already seen it but I want to watch it to, so a bit of a blanket session on the couch is planned, before hubby then gets the couch and TV for some football match… I think at that point crafting may happen! Talking of which…

Today I have three ATCs I made yesterday for the UK stampers forum swap using the fab Saleabration Berry Blessinga stamp set.

The theme of the swap was the blues and it had to be using shades of blue with black and white.

I chose to coat the ATCs cut from packaging with some Baltic Blue paperartsy chalk acrylic paint and then dragged the Mermaid colour over the top using a fan brush. Once it had dried I did a bit of stamping in a bright turquoise ink over the top but it didn’t show up very well.

Next I took pieces of scrap fabric and stapled them together with blue staples. I also had some blue and white twine I added into the mix.

I then stamped and cut out three sprigs with blueberries from the stamp set, just using the shading stamps and Night of Navy ink.

I added these on top of the fabric to create a cluster and adhered it to the ATC background.

Next I stamped from the Itty Bitty Sentiments set the little sentiment panels and added ink to the edges and a glossy accents top to give them dimension.

Finally I grabbed some gems from the stash to add to the background.

Love how these turned out… a really enjoyable play with blues!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

One sheet wonder… Berry Blessings and Berry Delightful

Howdy!

Saying howdy always reminds me of my friend Julie who I used to work with… miss her loads.

Anyways … today’s slice of life is …

The Serpent… who has watched this on the BBC, and how addictive is it? My word, not sure I will sleep until I get to the end… wow!

And in other non TV news:

1) the hair is back to being brown, the teenager did a great job of helping me dye it.

2) I exercised a bit last night, back to being knackered again tonight but going to push myself to do a bit more tonight.

3) my friend Michelle has got me all motivated to lose weight so I am tracking all food again.

Now onto the crafting.

Today I have a long YouTube video to share from the weekend as I ended up doing a One Sheet Wonder using the Berry Delightful dso and the Berry Blessings stamps. It was lots of fun… but even speeding loads of the process up it was over an hour long. Well I know some people find watching the long videos relaxing… but I really need to learn how to do a quick project! 🤣🤣🤣

So here is the template I used for cutting the 6×6 piece of paper …

And here is what I made…

Loved playing with the stamp set and this gorgeous paper…

In fact after I gave up filming I also decorated the inside of the cards with strips of paper …

And the envelopes I added the paper to the flap and stamped on the fronts…

… once I had done that it felt like the project was properly finished. Eight cards and envelopes beautifully decorated!

Love these freebies from Saleabration and looking forward to playing with them again!

Happy crafting!

Catherine