Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Day three designer paper.

Next Sunday is the start of October and Stampin'Up have a special deal for the whole month.
Now I know we all love a bargain but this is one of my favourites.
 Do you love paper?
Do you have to have 2 sheets of each one? One to use and one to stroke, and it takes you ages before you actually cut into the first sheet of the one you love the most...........
Yea we have all been there I hear you cry.

For the whole month of October Stampin'Up are offering free paper. YES FREE PAPER.
For every three packs of paper you buy you can choose a 4th pack free. I have a long list of the papers that you can get and every day this week I am going to bring you pictures of paper in my
6.30am post

I suggest you get together with a friend pick out 4 different packs and spilt each one between you. That will give you 24 sheets of 12 x 12 double sided paper for £15. Or 40 double sided sheets of 6 x 6 paper for £13.50
For every one who places an order in my online shop of over £35 during October, I will send you half a pack of designer paper.

The first paper for today if the 'Coffee Break'. I love this but it is still on my -  to buy -  list! I love the stamp set that matches too. I plan on using this in March/April  next year for my project class. The colours are fresh and clean and coffee and chat is a favourite pass time. This is certainly top of my shopping list whilst this special offer is on.

The second paper for today is all about colouring. There are 6 designs, 2 of each and the paper is blank on the reverse. The colouring papers in the SAB brochure earlier in the year were very popular and I only have two packs left in my parcel in the post (view in tab above) This would make a wonderful Christmas present along with a pack of the Stampin'Up watercolour pencils.


Shopping
Coffee Break designer paper      144155
Just add colour designer paper   144180
Watercolour pencils.                   141709

Shopping online is easy. Click on the number next to the item you are interested in and you will go directly to that item in the online shop. Use the hostess number below, then in October I will send you some christmas stampin'up goodies.





Monday, 25 September 2017

Card and a Cuppa 2



One for the ladies today. Floral with a twist. Again the flower is stamped on the shimmer white paper, water coloured  then punched with the 2" circle punch. The card base is the Thick White card. This is a heavier weight card suitable for card bases. The little bow is one of the in colours, Berry Burst which matches the ink I used for the water-colouring. The stitching around the edge is a stamp from my stash.


 Shopping
Birthday Blooms stamp set 140658
Thick white card                  140490
White shimmer card            121717
aqua painters                       103954
In colour bows.                   144217

 Shopping online is easy. Click on the number next to the item you are interested in and you will go directly to that item in the online shop. Use the hostess number below then in October I will send you some Christmas Stampin'Up goodies.



Designer papers 2 SPECIAL OFFER

Next Sunday is the start of October and Stampin'Up have a special deal for the whole month.
Now I know we all love a bargain but this is one of my favourites.
 Do you love paper?
Do you have to have 2 sheets of each one? One to use and one to stroke, and it takes you ages before you actually cut into the first sheet of the one you love the most...........
Yea we have all been there I hear you cry.

For the whole month of October Stampin'Up are offering free paper. YES FREE PAPER.
For every three packs of paper you buy you can choose a 4th pack free. I have a long list of the papers that you can get and every day this week I am going to bring you pictures of paper in my
6.30am post

I suggest you get together with a friend pick out 4 different packs and spilt each one between you. That will give you 24sheets of 12 x 12 double sided paper for £15. Or 40 double sided sheets of 6 x 6 paper.
For every one who places an order in my online shop of over £35 during October, I will send you half a pack of designer paper. you will be able to choose Christmas or Non Christmas during the first week of November.

Today I want to show you what I think are two of the prettiest papers. Firstly Delightful Daisy. All of these are pretty and so easy to use.







And the second one is the Painted Autumn. This is in the new seasonal catalogue. Its a bit different to the daisy set in that the background colour is cream rather than white. This really appeals to me. This is a picture from the catalogue with items using the painted harvest set. Followed by three little cards  I made as samples. 



I will list all the papers and their reference numbers for the online shop next Sunday when the special offer starts.


Sunday, 24 September 2017

Card and a Cuppa

For the session this week I have got the the aqua painters out, but I didn't want to paint a whole picture as time is quite short in the cafe.  So this is what I came up with and I have to say I am very pleased with them both.

The first one uses the 'lovely as a tree' stamp set. Its quite suitable for a man which I am often asked to create.


The designer paper with the acorns on is from the 'Painted Autumn' set and the acorns themselves are stamps on the painted harvest set.


This close up shows how I have used the water-coloured part I painted the tree with a few autumnal colours then punched the oval shape out. The water-colouring was done on the Stampin'Up shimmery white card. I was amazed just how much water this card would take.  But the colouring worked a treat.  
I Stamped the tree onto whisper white and added the punched out oval on top with dimesionals so that it matched up. I think it is really effective.
The acorns are from the Painted Harvest stamp set and the sentiment is from the Birthday Blooms set.



I will show the second one tomorrow.

Shopping
Lovely as a tree stamp set                      127793
Painted Harvest designer series paper   144613
Painted Harvest stamp set                       144783              
Birthday Blooms stamp set.                   140658
Aqua Painters                                          103954

Shopping online is easy. Click on the number next to the item you are interested in and you will go directly to that item in the online shop. Use the hostess number below then in October I will send you some Christmas Stampin'Up goodies.










One week Today - Special deal for October starts

One week today is the start of October and Stampin'Up have a special deal for the whole month.
Now I know we all love a bargain but this is one of my favourites.
 Do you love paper?
Do you have to have 2 sheets of each one? One to use and one to stroke, and it takes you ages before you actually cut into the first sheet of the one you love the most...........
Yea we have all been there I hear you cry.

For the whole month of October Stampin'Up are offering free paper. YES FREE PAPER.
For every three packs of paper you buy you can choose a 4th pack free. I have a long list of the papers that you can get and every day this week I am going to bring you pictures of paper in my
6.30am post

I suggest you get together with a friend pick out 4 different packs and spilt each one between you. That will give you 24sheets of 12 x 12 double sided paper for £15. Or 40 double sided sheets of 6 x 6 paper.
For every one who places an order in my online shop of over £35 during October I will send you half a pack of designer paper. you will be able to choose Christmas or Non Christmas during the first week of November.

I'm going to kick off with the Christmas paper, Be Merry. I used these papers for my project class in 'Christmas in July' They are the traditional green and red and work well for lots of cards. These are the cards we made and a picture of the paper from the catalogue.






Can you match the cards up to the paper?

Shopping
Be Merry Designer paper  144111
Merry Mistletoe stamp set 143650

I will list all the papers and their reference numbers for the online shop next Sunday when the special offer starts.


Saturday, 23 September 2017

Painted Harvest Home Decor item

This time next week I will be opening up for the Painted Harvest workshop.  Thats the name of the stamp set we will be using in the workshop, its in the new seasonal catalogue. If you haven't got a copy and would like one email me here .
You can book on the workshop via my website, you will need to click the workshop tab and scroll to the bottom of the page.
Using these plaques has spread through our team like wildfire but they are just so useable. Great size. easy to use and stamp on.
This is my take......


To start with I mixed water and gesso and painted the wood, which was a bit plasticy in appearance! I left that to dry for about 1/2 an hour then got my daubers out.... well I couldn't have a project without daubing could I. Using crumb cake I daubed the edges of each plank lightly, slowly I built the colour up to give the wood an aged look.



I had two sentiments and pondered a while about which one to use. Love this one. from the Beautiful You stamp set.





 I stamped directly onto the surface with the stamps, but also stamped some onto card which I then fussy cut. I created a seperaet centre for this one then coated it in fine tip glue to make it shiny.
The leaves are 2 step stamping as well then I have used the matching punch.

Shopping
Painted Harvest Bundle  Stamp set and punch   146021
Burlap ribbon                                                      141487
Beautiful You stamp set                                      143637


Shopping online is easy. Click on the number next to the item you are interested in and you will go directly to that item in the online shop. Use the hostess number below then in October I will send you some Christmas Stampin'Up goodies.






Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Pop of Paradise 2

Quick post this morning - the second card for Card and a Cuppa today, uses other stamps from the set with the flamingo and two of the new in-colours. The two shades of green, tranquil tide and lemon lime twist. They look brilliant together. Another staright forward stamping card, just the addition of some of those glitzy gems to finish it off.