Friday, 26 June 2015

Stampin' Up! Creative Challenge #punchitup

Hi All

This week is passing by very quickly! I have been busy with work and crafting as usual. I am sharing with you today some flower makes using punches.

Stampin' Up! set a creative challenge for demonstrators back in May to 'create a project using at least two of the four punches' -



We have Pansy Punch and Fun Flower so I started playing around with those. 

The flower below was created by shaping the petals for each layer with tweezers or scissor edge, cutting sections to decrease petals and add height. I also used Petite Petals punch for the inner part to finish the flower.


Then I wanted to see what other flower shapes I can get by reinserting the petals at certain points of the punch (either from the side or through the middle). 

top-left: original punched shape

I continued playing, using the same punches on the same flowers.....



.....and with Petite Petals.....



(I have used Petite Petals as the starting flower but will post the pics soon)

What do you think of these new flowers? You can build up a flower using the same layers...





 .....or change it up! The possibilities are endless and I can't wait to use all of them!

Thank you for looking and happy crafting.

Jay









Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Upcoming Card Class

Hi All

Come and join us for an afternoon of card making at

Basingstoke Sea Cadets and Community Centre
Tuesday 7th July
1pm - 3pm

All levels of crafters are welcome, ages 18-80+

You will be making pre-planned projects to take home using a range of Stampin' Up! products including Build A Birthday & Butterfly Basics stamp sets.

The class is £10 per person, please book your place with a £5 deposit by Saturday 4th July.

Refreshments are available and all materials will be provided but please bring a basic craft kit including your favourite adhesives. You can also bring the above stamp sets if you have them for your own use.

Contact us now and make your own handmade cards with Mitosu Crafts.

Barry & Jay
07746 921967

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Free Download - Stamp Your Own Colour Chart

Hi All

I am sharing this chart I made as it has helped Barry and I keep track of what current colours we have or need as well as help colour coordinate projects.



The colour collections are arranged in order of the rainbow, lightest to dark and with the In-Colours at the bottom of the page.


If you would like a copy, right click on the image above and select 'download linked file'

Hope this helps you too, happy stamping.

Jay
Mitosu

Stampin' With Watercolour Wings

Hi All

Hope you had a lovely weekend. Here's a card I made for a friend last week using the Watercolour Wings.

This was my first card using this stamp set but I see myself using this a lot in future projects. The butterflies comes in 2 different sizes and with the 2 stamp technique, you can create a lot of different butterflies.


After stamping the butterfly, I wrapped the gold thread around my fingers 3 times, pinched in the middle before adhering with tombow.

I cut the medium sized butterfly die in vellum and coloured the edges with Daffodil Delight and Elegant Eggplant Stampin' Write Markers. I curled the wings and stuck on top of the gold thread.

I stamped the dotted image and used it to guide where I put the sentiment, which is from the Butterfly Basics set.

For the mat, I sponged the edges of a white cardstock with Elegant Eggplant to coordinate with the Butterfly.

You can check out all of the Stampin' Up! products I have used below which can be purchased from our online shop.


I am also entering this card to the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion Challenges - 267 Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - 111 Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog - 316 Use A Stamp

Thanks for looking.

Jay Mitosu

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Stampin' Honeycomb Hello & Hardwood For Father's Day

Hi All

Here's my Father's Day card using the Honeycomb Hello & Hardwood stamps with the Hexagon Hive thinlits.


I stamped the Hardwood on white copy paper and turned it over for a more subtle effect. I then die cut a card twice, flipping it over on the second time to cut through more of the hexagon centre. After colouring the edges, I used Stampin' Dimensionals to raise the die cut from the cardstock.


I stamped 'You're The Best' sentiment and the heart from Honeycomb Hello on the hexagon off cuts, colouring the edges before adhering. For extra emphasis on the heart I used the dimensionals again. 

The Father's Day sentiment is from Crazy About You, which is bigger than the off cuts, so I used the thinlits on a scrap card and cut around to get a bigger hexagon. I then joined the 2 hexagons together and stamped across both, using another dimensional to raise the right one.


I am entering this card to the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Guyz - 75 Father's Day
Creative Moments - 70 Anything Goes / Man In Your Life / Father's Day
Crafty Catz - 283 Clean & Simple
Sister Act Card Challenge - 110 Anything Goes
Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog - 141 Include A Die Cut
Crafty Cardmakers And More - 141 For A Man Or Boy
Dream Valley Challenges - 108 Father's Day
Crafting From The Heart - 64 Anything Goes

Thanks for looking.

Jay
Mitosu Crafts





Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Stampin' With The Sheltering Tree

Hi All

Here's a card that I made for a friend. I went to her surprise Hen Night and the theme was Gothic Bride so I used Tim Burton's Corpse Bride for inspiration. 


Check out the products I've used below which you can purchase from our Online Store.


I am also entering this card to the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart - 64 Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges - 266 Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog - 120 Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - 83 Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - 110 Anything Goes


Thanks for looking.

Jay @ Mitosu Crafts
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrators

Monday, 8 June 2015

Stampin' Build A Birthday For Our Class

Hi all

 Hope you have had a lovely weekend.

Last week was a busy week for us as we we had our first Stampin' Up! Class on Saturday 6 June. Everything went well and we are both happy with how it went. 

A massive thank you to the ladies who came along to support us. I hope you enjoyed yourselves.

We just need to get some more interest in our little group. So if anyone is interested in joining us then please contact us for some more details. It will be a fun time and a chance for you to meet other people interested in crafting and off course I'm sure there will be biscuits or cake. 

We wanted to show off the new Build A Birthday stamp set from the new catalogue and an easy box made using the Gift Box Punch Board. Both cards and box have been inked using the 2014-2016 & 2015-2017 In Colours Ink pads and card stock as well as whisper white card stock.

We hope you like what we planned.







If you like any of these products you can purchase them via our shop link bellow.

Thank you for looking.

Barry & Jay
Mitosu Crafts
Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator




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Friday, 5 June 2015

Just Sayin' Hello With The Butterfly Basics

Hi All

We've been busy getting ready for our first craft class tomorrow. It's so exciting, we can't wait to show the group the new Stampin' Up! catalogue.

I am sharing with you today a notecard I made to go with our A4 posters.


I am also entering this to the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart - 62 Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges - 264 Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - 107 Anything Goes
Creative Moments - 69 Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - 149 Anything Goes


 I also made an A5 postcard holder with our details which I've left at community centres to hopefully generate more interest on our blog and classes.



Check out the products used below and thanks for looking.

Jay


Thursday, 4 June 2015

Exclusive Offer When You Join This Month

It's a great time to join the Stampin' Up! family.


For the month of June only:

You can choose 2 free stamp sets on top of the £130 products of your choice from the new catalogue
A business supply pack valued at £45
30% off discount on your first order within 45 days of your joining date
20% off discount every time you order thereafter

All these for £99 only


Read more about it HERE

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