Tuesday, 2 October 2018

October news from Stampin' Up!

Hello everyone, I hope this finds you well...........
I'm not quite sure where last month went, and how are we in October already?!
There's a distinct chill in the air down here in Kent and Sussex, but I'm here to warm you up with the latest news from Stampin' Up!
Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions, or need any help!
Keep Crafting and enjoying our Autumn/Winter Catalogue and Special Offers
Lots of Love, Lesley xxx

 
GET EXCITED TO CELEBRATE WORLD CARD MAKING DAY FOR AN ENTIRE WEEK!
Dates: 1–7 October 2018
Select products are 10% off.
Go to www.lesleyscraftroom.stampinup.net or click HERE to see details in my shop

 
CLEARANCE RACK HAS BEEN UPDATED AND REFRESHED
Whilst you are shopping, please do check the Clearance Rack for some amazing deals!

 

Snowflake Showcase

Get excited for an exclusive promotion with limited-time products. The promotion starts for customers on 1 November 2018. 
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Saturday, 29 September 2018

Dashing Deer

Hello again!
I might not be posting as often, but I'm trying to make up for it with content.
So I'm here again with lots of pics on a theme, this time with truly dashingly handsome
Dashing Deer.


We did some inky background making at a recent workshop.
There was quite a lot of masking and sponging of ink going on.
Some of them used a shaped aperture, and a hill made from scrap paper.

The snowman was masked, so I could ink the sky over him.

The next one I masked the large deer....he is amazing....
the stamp looks two-tone, even though stamped once in one colour.
The moon is another mask, a circle cut from a sticky note.

The one below used Lovely as a Tree, stamped and heat embossed with white powder.
I then inked over the top, made some hills, and buffed off the trees after.
Spookily I noticed Amanda Bates from thecraftspa.blogspot.com
must have been making similar cards around the same time,
so I'm delighted to share a link to her detailed tutorial HERE.
Do put her blog on your reading list as she makes lovely things,
and often shares her tutorials for free,


Here's some close-ups, not all of them good!
I like how gently inking the bottom of the aperture finishes off the illusion.
I hate how I can see the horizon through his neck!
Below that, I should never have stamped the little deer!
I do like putting white dots with a gel pen.


I tried highlighting  the moonlight on the deer, not in a good way, needs some work.
I do like leaving a paler "glow" around the moon though. 


I hope you have a fantastic weekend.
Lesley
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If you join my team you will get lots of benefits
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You don't have to "demonstrate" or anything unless you want to.
You can just enjoy crafting with discounts!


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Friday, 28 September 2018

Foliage Frame and Delicate Lace

Hello everyone thanks for stopping by.
Here's an 8" x 8" card for mum in law.
I don't often do large cards, but it does make an impact.

I used paper from Love what you do, and backed it with one of the pretty
Delicate Lace Edgelits, topped with some old olive ribbon. 

The focal point was made with Foliage Frame dies, the base was die cut in black,
then lots of leaves in coordinating colours, topped with a white stitched circle sentiment.


I'm really not good at photography, so tried from different angles.
It's amazing how the colours change from true through the lens.


Happy Friday
Lesley
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Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Merry Mistletoe Marathon on Rudolph Day

I meant to post this at the weekend.....anyone know where my weekend went?!!
So instead, hopefully, its a mid-week treat,

Merry Mistletoe was the theme of my all day class.
Pinterest to the rescue, for all the following ideas.
It's picture heavy this one, so grab a cuppa first.... 

One of my favourites....fussy cut some baubles from the fab paper,
stamped a wreath using the Stamparatus and a template in a diamond shape
(probably lots of you-tubes on that)


Using a red fineliner pen, drew string and bows



clockwise from top left....sprigs using the new Punch, the wreath one, 
simply stamped plus a paper strip, heat embossed with white powder, ink sponged over the top.

DSP on top stamped beneath, masked and stamped border,
stamped background, layered stamping.

Sprigs stamped and added bells n bow, 4 squares of DSP,
heat embossed with gold, stamped splodge n die cut leaves in gold glimmer
(one playmate made a santa sack with the splodge!)

Used the sprigs to make a tree, strips of DSP (great use of snippets)
wreath embossed then inked gently with dauber to highlight

another favourite...this set is fab for stamping your own backgrounds


Have you noticed the new embossing folders now have a thin line added,
to make lining up even easier.....why didn't they think of that before....
plus a reminder of stamping on santa's sacks


Such a versatile set! who knew?!

Have a good week
Lesley
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x

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If you join my team you will get lots of benefits
including regular meetings and crafty get togethers .
You don't have to "demonstrate" or anything unless you want to.
You can just enjoy crafting with discounts!

If you would like a Brand New Catalogue 
or any information at all
please do not hesitate to contact me.
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Thursday, 20 September 2018

Moon Fairy


Inspired by some time spent with a dear friend and her gelli plate,
I took out a stamp gathering dust, a Stampin' Up! die of a bauble,
one of their background stamps, some ink and a mask made from a sticky note.
I masked the fairy so I could ink up the bauble, then stamped her again to make another pair of wings



I think I added a bit of glitter, dazzling diamonds to her wings.

You need to believe to see one......

Lesley
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Sunday, 16 September 2018

Not an early bird!


Hiya, hope all is well with you and yours.....

A bit of Bird Banter today
Gelli plate background reminded me of birds poo teehee.
(don't tell my Uncle that!)
I personalised it with Pick a Pennant, stamped the ickle birdie,
then overstamped with the "body" using a marker pen to ink the stamp.


It was late in the making, so therefore late in the post too,
so I added another gelli plate background as the insert.
I also enclosed some bird jokes, as he has a great sense of humour, 
but he is suffering ill health, so I hope it made him laugh.

Q what birds spend all their time on their knees?

A Birds of prey  

Hope you've had a fab weekend
See you again soon!

Lesley
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Parkinson's UK

Hello you lovely people.

Excited to give you the total raised on our recent walk at Leeds Castle
for Parkinson's UK
is

£1,313.50

Thank you all so very very much

There's still time to donate if you can :)
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lesley-gillett


Lesley
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