Sunday, 30 July 2017

Stampin' Up! against a brick wall

I hope you've had a good weekend.

Hopefully you've had time to in this card

I made this for Alan
He has lots of hobbies, but I've made cards for all of them,
and was itching to try out the new SU! Embossing Paste
I used an old stamp set for the stars, stamped the greeting,
and die cut with the stitched square

He's a builder, and we were due a log delivery,
so I spread the paste through the brick wall stencil,
and fussy cut the 'logs' from the fab DSP paper pack.
I also stamped the deckchair canvas on some of the colour theory paper,
cut it out and mounted it on foam pads, did the same with the logs.
He chuckled and liked it!

I can't wait to try all of the techniques you can use with the
Embossing Paste..........


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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

July Rudolph Day

Happy Rudolph Day everyone!
Only a day late.....
and no mice in sight.....they've gone off on their holidays!

Ok, so this is called faux embossing.........
normally "faux" things are easy.............errrrrr nope not this one!

I decided to try out Stampin' Up!'s new Sizzix Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets,
which will be known as sticky sheets from now on!

This is the mess I got into............!!!

This is all the debris.........that was on the table.....let alone what was on me and the floor!

So, I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits for the sentiment
(which is from retired set Tin of Tags)

I used some silver thread behind the sentiment ,
and some of the new Glitter Enamel Dots.......
(which are gorrrrrrrgeous!)

The snowflakes are from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits set
(you must get this bundle it's awesome!)

..........and I ended up making a few.....

I love the effect of faux embossing and will definitely try it again!

If you want to join in see the Rudolph Day Challenge 
and as I used soooooo many snippets I'm joining the Snippets Playground too,
see you there!

If you're still reading.......I've been absent due to parent trouble....
and trying to shoehorn 7 days of busyness into 5,
which is not good, as I'm sure a lot of you know from personal experience.
I am lucky to have two sisters to share, but with both parents very poorly it's still a struggle.
Anyway.......I'm here and I'm going to try and be here more often
AND I'm going to try and visit you too!!!

Meantime, if you want a good deal, the Bonus Days end soon...Monday in fact!

Get a voucher worth £4.50 for every £45 you spend.....and you can have as many as you like,
and you do have to redeem them in August....but there's a new christmas stamp set you can buy early!

There's loads of stuff in the catalogue (if you'd like a copy just ask),
and there's also bargains in the Clearance rack.
And.....shhhhhh......the new seasonal catalogue is out soon!

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for an extra gift from me,

or join my band of happy stampers and get an amazing deal of £195 of stuff for just £99!

Happy Stamping
Lots of Love

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Craft and Party

Hi everyone
my blogging has gone well adrift lately......mainly family dramas, you know how it is...

Anyway, I thought I'd share some pics that are not cards for a change!

We had a family party, and this is before they arrived....

view from garden room
(arrow points to Alan)

view from garden

The garden room is also where I hold my classes, and team days,
it's a good size with lots of light, and we have lots of fun,
so do come and join me sometime.

I was given some lovely flowers too,
I particularly liked the peonies.....

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

I hope to be back soon with some more cards


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Friday, 14 July 2017

Christmas in July


We miss Christmas so much that we decided to have another one right now. Between 1 and 31 July, every new recruit gets an Essentials Gift Pack (worth 63,50 € / £47) plus the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (worth 24 € / £18) from the upcoming autumn/winter catalogue added to their starter kit for free! This means that new recruits will get products and business supplies worth a whopping 262,50 € / £195 for just 129 € / £99 with free shipping!

Here’s what Santa included in the Essentials Gift Pack:
Item NumberDescription
118485D Block (X2)
130148Grid Paper
103579Paper Snips
104332SNAIL Adhesive
102300Bone Folder

144804Carols Of Christmas

Meantime here's some more merry mice!

Have a great weekend


Friday, 7 July 2017

You Move Me Butterfly

So, I promised to show you the Butterfly.....

Here's how to stamp it......again slightly off perfect,
but it works just the same....and I still hadn't got my stamp-a-ma-jig out.

you can see the orange one has the tip of the tail on it....
this helped me figure it out........

I used some of the other fun elements in the set.......
and a happy accident was using the leaves as the "pull" tab

I think I made the pocket slightly taller, and it therefore didn't fit properly in the envelope.
This again got lots of wows and hows.....

Have a fabulous weekend

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

You Move Me Humming Bird

Who has seen this awesome new concept from Stampin' Up! ?
It's called "You Move Me"
and as soon as I saw it I knew I just had to have it!

You can get it as a discounted bundle from my SHOP HERE,
Page 170 of the Catalogue 145322 £44, and if you then added something
and spend at least £45 in July, you can earn a coupon for £4.50 to spend in August.
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I watched a video to see how to use it, but I didn't find it was detailed enough,
and so I took some pictures to help you, as sometimes pictures are easier to understand.
I would love to do videos but lack the time and expertise, it is however on my wish list.

So, firstly I designed a pocket, which I then die cut, using the semi circle and the slats.
To make the pocket :
Card size 12 cm x 9 cm (4 3/4" x 3 1/2 ")
Score short side 1 cm , 1.2 cm, long side 1 cm, 1.2 cm, 10.8 cm, 11 cm
(short 3/8", 1/2",  long 3/8", 1/2", 4 1/4", 4 3/8" )

the idea is to create enough space for the insert to slide easily

It took me a while to understand what the semi circle die was for :) doh

I made an insert 9 cm x 10 cm (3 1/2 " x 4")

there are two stamps to make up the bird, so I started with the one with the beak in purple,
then hovered directly above/over the first image with the second stamp in blue,

as you do this, you should see only the blue, the purple will be hidden.
The picture above shows I didn't get it exactly lined up, 
so I will try with my stamp-a-ma-jig another time.
The stripes combined with the die cut slats, somehow make a moving image,
the wings appear to's magic obviously :)

I did find you have to move the insert quite slowly to get the best effect,
and put instructions inside the card to the recipient, but it's such a cool idea,
and creates a real "wow" !

The pocket sits nicely on an A5 topfold card,
I added a sentiment and a stamped and die cut flower.

The flowers are a trumpet type, 
and there's all sorts of elements and sentiments in the set.

I will be back to show you the butterfly, which literally flutters by!
If I get chance I'll do a video :)

Don't forget all the special offers this month,
£4.50 coupon for every £45 spend,
buy the "kit" for £99 and get the usual £130 of product
PLUS an essentials kit PLUS a FREE stamp set!

Happy Crafting
Have a good week


Saturday, 1 July 2017

One of the best deals ever!


If you join us in July you will get extra gifts worth 87,50 € / £65 on top of the starter kit, including a brand new Christmas-themed stamp set (Carols of Christmas)! Contact me for more information.
Here’s what Santa included in the Essentials Gift Pack:
  • D Block (2) ~ 118485
  • Grid Paper ~ 130148
  • Paper Snips ~ 103579
  • SNAIL Adhesive ~ 104332
  • Bone Folder ~ 102300

Plus this stamp set:

Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (featured in the next autumn/winter catalogue).
  • Carols of Christmas ~ 144804
  • Cantiques De Noël (French) ~ 145028
  • Wie ein Weihnachtslied (German) ~ 145031

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Bonus Days in July with Stampin' Up!

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Has your wish list grown since the new catalogue came out? Then treat yourself to Bonus Days: for every 60 € / £45 you spend between 1 and 31 July (catalogue price before shipping and handling), you’ll get a 6,00 € / £4.50 Bonus Days coupon that you can use between 1 and 31 August. There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month!
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