Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Tuesday Special

The Bonus vouchers are still on offer until the end of the month. 

I have done the maths for how many coupons you could get if you bought the Rooted in Nature suite


Then I considered how you get one coupon, here goes with the list.
If you buy the bundle, stamps and dies you get 1 voucher.
If you buy the stamps and designer paper you get 1 voucher.
If you buy the stamps and dies bundle,  the designer paper, the trinkets and the bakers twine, you will get 2 coupons.
Alternatively you could get 3 ink pads and the matching card pack, the designer and the trinkets for 1 coupon.......
etc

There are lots of alternative ways of earning 1 voucher with this set but to get the full picture you could get 2 or 3 vouchers. 
Remember for EVERY £45 you spend you get a £4.50 voucher.

Monday, 20 August 2018

Product of the Week - A Stamp Set/Suite


Its Monday again, don't they come around quickly. This week I want to explain all about the 'Rooted in Nature' suite. It is a suite because there are so many items that work together so well, matching in colour and style. 

The stamp set has 16 rubber stamps, including 5 sentiments, then there are the matching dies, 12 in total. The dies are great for cutting out the fiddlier stamps but some of the leaves are very easy to fussy cut.




Then there are the papers. It is very difficult to describe how beautiful the papers are and the catalogue rarely does the papers justice. Later in the week I will show some makes that use mostly paper which will display them to their best. The designer papers feature 8 different colours and whisper white.


Once you have the stamps, die and paper you need some embellishments and ribbon. This suite has a pack of 4 matching spools of bakers twine. These colours match the colours used in the designer papers. Then there are the embellishments, mini metallic leaves - you get 24 in a box, 6 each of 2 designs in silver and copper. They are beautiful.


I love this suite and don't think I will ever run out of ideas to use it.

So not the shortest of posts, I just think the whole suite works together so well and works all the year around too. At the end of the week i will bring you Christmas makes with this set!

Shopping
Stamps                                    146482
Dies                                         146341  
Bundle of stamps and dies     148353
Designer paper                       146338
Bakers twine                           146342
embellishments                       146343
Card pack.

By clicking on the product number 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  67WVEJ7M I will send a card and a gift in the post in the middle of September as a thank you..... more lovely crafty goodies! 

Saturday, 18 August 2018

A quick ink pad challenge update

More than half way through the month now so lets see how the UK is doing in ink pad sales.
This was the picture 14 hours ago.


Thats not so brilliant. Lets do something about it. I have an order ready to go in with three ink pads on. Now that you have been looking at those lovely In Colours all week, help me get to my 10 sales and order the five In Colours. For every set of In colour inks ordered this weekend I will send you a set of 5 cards one in each of the In colours as featured this week.

Shopping
Check out all the ink colours inks

By clicking on the product number 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  67WVEJ7M I will send a card and a gift in the post in the middle of September as a thank you..... more lovely crafty goodies! 

Friday, 17 August 2018

In colour week - Blueberry Bushel

I have saved this one until last as its my favourite of the 'In Colours' plus I had a little play with a very old technique and this colour worked the best with it.


In this flat lay picture I have put the card between the Night of Navy on the dark side and Pacific Point for the lighter shade. The pacific point is actually much brighter than it shows up in the picture, I did take 1/2 a dozen shots but couldn't gt it to show any brighter.... possibly the lights in the studio!




I have used the aqua painter and some ink in the lid of the ink pad to colour this. I have stamped on the standard whisper white card and just been careful not to add too much water. No crinkles here!!!

Then .... a long time ago I had seen a technique using bleach. Stampin'Up card has the colour going all the way through it not just coated on the surface like some other card. The bleach will sometimes do something a bit magic where it exposes colours used to make the card pigment. For the Blueberry Bushel it works a treat. giving a turquoise that is almost florescent.




 I think it looks great. What do you think?

Shopping
Accented Blooms stamp set          146681
Blueberry Bushel ink                     147138
Blueberry Bushel A4                    146991
Blueberry Bushel marker pens      147159

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 67WVEJ7M I will send a card and a gift in the post in the middle of September as a thank you..... more lovely crafty goodies!

Friday - Tip of the Week

I love Friday, sharing hints and tips with you, to help with storage or techniques or making those lovely resources go that bit further. Todays Tip of the week is about storage.

When I buy a new colour of ink I always buy a bottle of re-inker. I admit I have some colours I haven't opened the re inker yet but other colours where I am on my 3rd or 4th bottle of re ink. We all have the colours that we turn to most often. And occasionally I will buy a new ink pad if the pad is getting worn and dirty..... all those classes with many stampers take their toll particularly if you do a lot of daubing like I do!

My shelves used to look like this:-


When I was rummaging for card those little bottles for re inking used to fall off which was annoying. 
Now they look like this:-


All tidy and smart.



My next job is to punch small circles of paper to put on the top of the lids so I can see really easily where each colour is. These are the small wood mounted stamp boxes. They are at the back of the catalogue on page 206. You get 4 of these half size boxes for £4.75. If you are buying the In colours you only need one as there are only 5 colours but you will use the other three boxes. They are a brilliant handy size.

Shopping
Half wide stamp cases  127552

By clicking on the product number 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  67WVEJ7M I will send a card and a gift in the post in the middle of September as a thank you..... more lovely crafty goodies!  


Thursday, 16 August 2018

Thursday Call out - In colour week - Grapefruit Grove

Such a pretty colour. Pity we will only have it for a couple of years, but I intend to enjoy it.


Here it is between, Calypso Coral and the new Petal Pink! What a lovely combination these are.


Again I have used the aqua painter and some ink out of the lid of the pad.

Its Thursday today, my order day, I shall be buying the In Colour Papers 
























In colour embellishments, this year they are these lovely little binder clips, great for making milk carton style boxes to fasten them and hold a label.





And  finally some matching ribbon, perhaps just the Grapefruit Grove, the Call me Clover and the Blueberry Bushel. I have a lot of red ribbon and I'm not sure I would use the yellow!


Shopping
What do you fancy? Lots of items for you to peruse there. Check out my online shop here
You could just order on line or you can message me and I will add it to my order going in today. No postage cost if you can collect from the studio.

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 67WVEJ7M I will send a card and a gift in the post in the middle of Spetember as a thank you..... more lovely crafty goodies!

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

in colour week - Pineapple Punch

So Pineapple Punch day has arrived. I think its fair to say I am not a 'yellow' person. Its not a colour I would choose for anything. I even prefer not to have daffodils or other yellow flowers in the garden.
Needless to say this isn't one of my favourite colours!
Whilst I was making the card I wondered what I would match it up with. It doesn't work very well with the other yellows, it is very acidic but then I teamed it with the acidic greens which I love and bingo... that worked so well. It will be interesting to see how many times I manage to use this colour.


Here it is between So Saffron and Daffodil Delight.


And now between Granny Apple Green and Lemon Lime Twist. It does pop with the greens doesn't it.?



Shopping
 Pineapple Punch ink                   147141          
Pineapple Punch  marker pen      147159
Pineapple Punch  A4 card           146992
Accented Blooms stamp set        146681   


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 67WVEJ7M I will send a card and a gift in the post in the middle of September as a thank you..... more lovely crafty goodies!