Sunday, 31 January 2016

A little box for that little gift.

No paint or stamping today, just needed to do something different. A little surfing on You Tube brought up this little box, possibly Pootles.

Sometimes just reversing the way you usually fold a score line can make a lovely difference. This little box is the basis for an upcoming project, you will have to keep looking over the next fortnight before you see the finished project!

I have used some of the FREE designer paper available during February and March with a qualifying order.

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Saturday, 30 January 2016

Workbook. Anne Brooke workshop.

I have had the most amazing day. As someone who hates a large blank sheet of paper I was rather worried when presented with an A2 sheet of good quality cartridge paper this morning.

I have spent the day at a workshop looking at ways of starting a workbook. Its something I have wanted to do for ages and the fact that my drawing skills are not so good has always put me off. BUT you don't have to draw, its not a sketch book its a workbook. Once I have made a few in the way we have today I plan on using them to plan my workshops, getting the ideas out of my head onto paper as they happen then I can remember them for putting classes together.

Here is a little look at my work from today, its not a finished product and much of it is well out of my comfort zone but I have enjoyed it.

Both sides of the large sheet of paper have been inked, stamped, painted, bleached etc Then we folded and cut the paper to make a book. 
Then we looked at envelopes, punches, tags, and other items including writing to put onto the pages. Using a pen to highlight, draw and decorate the pages.

I hope you are having a good weekend. Some creativity is good for the soul.

Friday, 29 January 2016

Its a man thing

Quick post today
I knew that little frame of the map and the hearts would look better in a black frame Here it is, such a quick and simple make.

This is about to go  into my new Etsy shop I am just starting on this venture so please keep checking it., would be great if you would favourite it then you get notifications when I add an item. Any hints or tips would be much appreciated.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Balloons galore

This is one of the new bundles in the Stampin'Up spring summer catalogue.

I think its brilliant particularly for those of you who haven't got a Big Shot. The punch does the two sizes of balloon. To economise on card its best to cut a 1" stip and feed it through the size that you want, this way you can punch lots quickly without waisting a sheet of card.

The three central balloons are punched from the Blushing Bride glimmer card. Isn't this pretty.

The inside has a little stamping too.

Using the smokey slate as a matt layer between the blushing bride and very vanilla just lifts  the colours.      


Today I have used blushing bride, think I might do a pale blue one next week. This shade of pink is not sugary and sweet and I prefer it to the pink pirouette.  I have stamped lots of the balloons and used  low tack paper to cover the first stamped ones so I could build up a whole bunch behind.

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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Mid Week Male....unisex..... gift. Home decor item

I wasn't quite sure of the title for this post.
It is a nice easy make that does look good when complete. Now that I have taken the pictures I am going to go and get a black picture frame as I think it will look better.

It would make an idea valentine gift or just treat yourself.

The background is from the Going Places paper stack. The central banner is a 'Going Global' stamp.

I have used a stamp from one of the Project Life sets to make the little arrows. 
And the red foil hearts are punched with the owl punch.

I think a black frame will defiantly look better, what do you think?

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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Mothers Day

Today I have the second Mothers day card in y series of 5.

This is now all cut and prepared for class, only one class available, make it a girlie night in for yourself and 3 friends. I will bring everything you need and help you make this lovely card. The purples can be replaced with a colour of your choice. Message me for your date.

 The small butterfly in detail
 The flowers in detail

And most important the sentiment.

Lastly the box.

Hope you like this, other than pink what alternative colours do you think I should try? k x

Monday, 25 January 2016

Berry Basket and Hamburger Box Dies

These two dies are on weekly deals, which makes them very good value for money. I have an order going in tomorrow - Tuesday at 8.30pm. Message me if you would like to order yours or buy online. Offer closes at 10.59pm Tuesday 26th Jan.

I admit I haven't used my Berry Basket die since last summer when I made them as party favours for a friends 21st. So two quick makes to show you today.

This one in Rose red, clean lines looks crisp. The stripy edge is a little piece of DSP I had left
over from a last summer pack. There are lots of lovely papers you could use. The bow is made with the bow builder punch finishes it off beautifully.

Alternatively here is one made in designer paper, I hadn't any minty green tissue paper to stuff it with so put the pink in for the last picture just to show what it would look like. I have used 2 pieces of the mint macaron lace to make the handle which I think gives it a bit of country style - shabby chic?

 Now for the burger box, you can have a bit of fun with this one, I have seen it with the sides cut out and filled with acetate and the box made into aquarium. Such talented people about. The best thing I managed was the 'dogs'. I am not big on punch art but really enjoyed making these.

What do you think? Which one would you like in your stash?

The products have an amazing discount:-
The Berry Basket is £26.25 thats £8.75 in savings.
The Hamburger box is £29.25 thats £9.75 in savings.
Add a punch and a pack of paper making it £45 and you would qualify for a free item from the SAB brochure. message me for details. 

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Project Life

How many pictures have you got on your phone........
Christmas, new year, those weddings from last year, that special birthday party, a day in the park with friends/children/pets
You have loads don't you?

Now is the time to think about starting you very own Project Life. 

Its simple, fuss free and fun.
No cutting or sticking needed.

Starting on Friday 12th February and every 2nd Friday of the month I am having a 'crop' session. (Class)

The first Project Life Class is £30, at this you will receive:-
1x card collection of your choice from these 8 packs see below
1x accessory pack, matching your card collection,
1x 6" x 8" variety pack or 1 12 x 12 variety pack

Using the links from the bottom of the page you can either buy online and bring to the class with you to the class or message me and I will order and bring to the class. The latter does save you postage.

This will give you enough to complete 24 double sided pages. Future classes will be £5 or free with an order of £35 on the night or pre ordered for collection at class.

If you are not sure -  try this as a taster class £8. You will receive  a couple of pages and as many cards as you need to complete those pages.

This is a link to a video from the interim CEO is a really good example of what it is all about. Please take a few minutes and watch. I wanted to post the picture here from it but once again my IT skills have let me down :(

And these are  the last pages I did!
I have just received 200 photo prints via snappish, whom I highly recommend to do your prints, so I have plenty of Project Life work ahead.

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