Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Additional summer sizzler detail

Hi folks I have an order going in tonight. Then I am off tomorrow for a long weekend as son number 2 gets married. Its a wedding in the woods so fingers crossed it stays dry I don't want to wear my wellies with my new frock! And yes I will post pictures next week of the happy couple and the very proud Mum and Dad. I can't believe its nearly a year since son number 3 got married.
Anyway - fancy some of that lovely designer paper for free get in contact tonight. k x

Midweek Summer Sizzler


Here it is again, all about the designer paper offer. I just had to let you know as its such a great offer



This summer sizzler is for July only and we are nearly half way through the month.
Stampin'Up is offering a Buy 3 get one FREE on designer paper.
10 packets to choose from.

To make the sizzle even better. I am offering 1/2 a pack of any of these designer papers for half the pack price. I will match up customers or buy the other half myself. You can order 3 half packs and get a fourth 1/2 pack free. If there is a paper/s that you love but only want half  packs you will need to contact me here. If you order online you will get a full pack of paper. As they say 'the choice is yours' :)




Shopping
Designer paper here

By clicking on the 'here' you will be taken to the Designer Paper page  in my online shop. From there you can have a good browse.
When you have had a browse and are ready to place your order use the hostess code before you shop. When shopping with me for orders over £30 please use the hostess code  M4GKHMAV I will send a card and a gift in the post in the middle of August as a thank you..... more lovely crafty goodies! 

If you want 1/2 packs of paper please message me here

Monday, 16 July 2018

Product Highlight of the week - Blends 5 Facts you should know.


The Blend pens..... what is the difference between these and the usual Stampin'Up markers is the question I usually get asked.

Firstly the ink in the blends has an alcohol base rather than water. This means the ink sits on the surface of the card so that you can move it around.  You need to ensure you are not resting on another piece of card that you want to use later as the colour does soak through eventually. Use the grid paper to work on!

All the  colours come in 2 shades, light and dark. This allows you to create an ombre effect with them, colours fading from dark to light. 

Adding more ink gives a more intense colour.

The brush ends are lovely and soft, you do not need to press hard in-fact a light touch gives a better finish. This will ensure the ink lasts longer too.

Colouring with these pens ensures a smooth even finish.

There is a range of 22 colours to choose from. These are the new pens in this years annual catalogue. The original 11 colours are still available too.



Shopping
The 22 colours here
Grid Paper       130148

By clicking on the product numbers you will be taken to that product in my online shop. From there you can have a good browse.
When you have had a browse and are ready to place your order use the hostess code before you shop. When shopping with me for orders over £30 please use the hostess code  M4GKHMAV I will send a card and a gift in the post in the middle of August as a thank you..... more lovely crafty goodies! 
For every one who orders two sets of Blends in July I will send them 4 beautiful handmade cards.



Saturday, 14 July 2018

Healing Hugs 2

For this card I have used my favourite fold, the z fold. It always works well and it looks stunning.
The rose is stamped in Calypso coral, again its just stamping with ink plus for this one a little fussy cutting and some matching designer paper







The rose in this lovely new style of stamp called 'Distinktive' gives this in depth textured look with just one stamping, no multiple layered stamping, no repeat stamping.


Can you tell I am making a stock of these for the winter, after such a glorious summer there are sure to be colds and flu around when winter comes. For me getting a handmade card in the post is such a powerful warm fuzzy feeling. It shows someone cares. Love this set.


The designer paper used for this project is from the Natures Poem pack with is designed to match the Rooted in nature stamp set. This paper is part of the buy 3 packs get one free that runs for July. If you only want 1/2 packs, I will buy the other half, so buy 3 half packs get 1 half pack free.


Shopping

Healing Hugs                            146530
Designer paper Natures Poem  146338

By clicking on the product numbers you will be taken to that product in my online shop. From there you can have a good browse.
When you have had a browse and are ready to place your order use the hostess code before you shop. When shopping with me for orders over £30 please use the hostess code  M4GKHMAV I will send a card and a gift in the post in the middle of August as a thank you..... more lovely crafty goodies! 

Don't forget for every one who orders a shammy in July I will send them 4 beautiful handmade cards.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Tip of the week. New Ink Pads

Given last weeks post about new stamp sets I thought I would follow up with a post about the new ink pads. The new ink pads are different but they are similar in that they have very useful stickers on the bottom of the pads! Many customers don't find those until they have been using the pads for a while!
With the wonderful Stampin'Up promotion at the moment there will be lots of new demonstrators out there new to this.
The ink pad


The back of the ink pad



All those blue bits are little labels. These new style ink pads have a label with no writing on, the bottom one. This goes inside the ink pad. Its important for class when you are using a number of colours where the inked pad looks similar in colour......

The label on the inside.


The back of the ink pad now has 4 labels with writing on. Choose the one in your language!


This is placed on the end of the ink pad.


Some of your customers will still get it wrong, we call that artistic license! 
Happy stamping

If you would like to know more about the amazing offer of the moment where you get 10 free inkpads for FREE  thats worth a massive £63 when you become a Stampin'Up demonstrator, please read the Join my Team page (tab at the top) or message me.

Thursday, 12 July 2018

A very old stamp set in new colours.

This stamp set was in my box of stamps for sale, one of the ladies who comes to class asked if we could use it as it was so pretty.... so we did.
I changed it up by using new colours. I love the Highland Heather and I have teamed it with 2 other new colours, 'Mint Macaron' and 'Soft Sea Foam'.  Did you know you can get a whole set of 10 ink-pads worth £63 for FREE if you join Stampin'up during July. It is an amazing offer, more details in the Join my Team tab or message me here
Back to the makes from Tuesdays class. Really pretty.


One of the old butterfly punches for that bit of 3d.







 I have used  some 'Wink of Stella' on the flower heads to give a bit of shimmer. And the pear pizzaz shimmer ribbon works well with the Soft Sea Foam.











And finally a real throwback. This wasn't in the catalogue when I joined Stampin'Up As soon as I saw makes with it I knew I had to have it. Love these, such pretty makes.























 Check out the colour families in my online shop here.