Sunday, 18 November 2018

All good things come to an end.

On Tuesday afternoon it will be the last class in my studio. I have started to pack up as we are moving house 250 miles south from West Yorkshire to the Cotswolds. The actual move won't happen until January but the studio will close at the end of this month. I still don't know how or where I am going to have some craft stuff at home as we are living in a tiny rented flat at the moment.

However back to Tuesday afternoon. I have 5 places left. Join me to create this really pretty tin of cards. With the festive season upon us the tins are full of Christmas cards. I have used the limited time offered Snow is Glistening stamp set which I love. I shall be using this for my own cards too.


In making these cards I haven't used the main image of the tree which is very beautiful but the other stams in the set, along with the matching dies. These little mini cards are so useful to pop in with a present.



Here I have decorated the edge of the envelopes. 


A tin full!


And the decorated tin. Love this project. If you fancy joining me for the grand finale message me here




Shopping
Snow is Glistening.   149742

dies                             149692




Friday, 16 November 2018

Stamp and hop, blog hop. Casing the annual catalogue


Welcome to the November Stamp'n Hop. This months theme is casing the annual catalogue.
Thanks to Susan for her lovely makes.

I still have a long list of what I want to order from the annual catalogue so joining this hop was brilliant for me. This arrived on my desk a week ago.
 I love a punch that matches a stamp set and I love 3d so I have cased from pg 47.






































I had to do a christmas one.


I have kept this one very simple, just christmas green and red. and I have stamped and punched to make them look like mini poinsettia. I have to admit I am not very good at keeping these plants alive long after Christmas!






Now its time to hop over to Mo's page to see what she has made.

Saturday, 10 November 2018

'Lovely as a Tree' vintage style.

I wanted to use 'Lovely as a Tree' for one of my Christmas cards. I needed to keep it simple but wanted it to be classy. I have gone for a vintage style in crumb cake, soft suede and early expresso. 

I was happy with this, I love the little bit of glitter on the tree, not too much, just enough but... it needed something else, ribbon but how....
I decided to add a layer of vellum. I added the ribbon and stamped the sentiment with gold ink.


I do think this is a classic card.


This is one of the cards we are making next Tuesday afternoon. Message me if you would like to join us.
k x

Monday, 22 October 2018

Stampin'Up is 30

Sorry I have been absent for so long.
I will try to blog once a week for the next 3 months. We are on the move and I am busy clearing out the studio, mainly behind the scenes at the moment but the studio will close on December 11th.

Todays blog is at about the Stampin'Up 30th Birthday . They are holding a 24 hour stamp sale.  It starts tonight at 11.o clock and finishes tomorrow at 10.59pm.

I recommend you order online from my online shop here
The sale items will not be there until 11 o clock tonight. Check out the video below the lists + a special offer from me.

This is the list:-


Just to give you an extra visual check out the video for your favourite.

I think the video has already posted, I am such an I.T. dinosaur!
Special offer from me: spend £25 in my online shop here use the hostess code   BTEVY7BJ 
and receive a free Stampin' Up gift from me in November

It's Our Birthday Stamp Sale

Monday, 17 September 2018

Monday Memories and More


Its Monday so its product of the week.  This weeks product is in the new seasonal catalogue on pg 21.
These Memories and More packs are such good value for money. 
You get 50 double sided cards, 2 each of 25 designs in 2 sizes .
Also in this pack you also get 6 single sided glittered speciality cards. Plus 4 sticker sheets. 



Here the cards are teamed up with the cards and envelopes in a bright red. 
I have teamed mine with the pool party and silver bakers twine so that the cards have a bit of sparkle.
I can't wait for my first Christmas photo so that I can start my Christmas scrap book.


All matched up ready to put the cards together.





So many cute little characters.


The glitzy bakers twine.


Got to love this.

Shopping
Memories and More                             147905
Red envelopes and cards                      147815
Pool party and silver bakers twine.      147015

When clicking on the product number you will be taken direct to my online shop, enjoy browsing.

Ensure you use the September hostess code  ZG7HTK3Y  for that extra FREE something in the post during October.



Friday, 14 September 2018

Seasonal Catalogue Stamp n Hop blog-hop.

This is my first time joining the Stamp n Hop so I hope my projects are up to the mark.

A few weeks ago I was fortunate to win a prize draw within a group I belong to. I received the Spirited Snowmen stamp set in the post. I was excited as it wasn't a set I had set my heart on, but I love a challenge. Today I have three cards for you. One very simple, one with a bit of a twist and one that my regular skilled monthly crafters would love.


The first card is mostly just stamping, with only 2 colours of ink. The die cut circles use the stitched framelits which are always out on my big shot and the dancing snowman is coloured with the marker pens. All finished off with the lovely spotty ribbon.


The second card uses the ice skating snowmen. I have reversed the image which gives a demonstrating point when done in class. I have used a few of the  Blend pens to colour this , good for the background colour as it dries so smooth.


Finally a card for the skilled crafter. Lots of daubing, my favourite technique. I have water coloured the snowmen with an aqua-painter then fussy cut. The white is heat embossed and finished with a die cut in the glimmer paper snowflake.



With my wedding anniversary in 10 days - 36 yrs the sentiment is appropriate. Ahhhhh.

Shopping
Spirited snowmen        148072
stitched framelets         145372
dotty ribbon                  146912

Remember the shop is always open! If your online order is over £45 please use the hostess codeZG7HTK3Y then in November I will send you more crafty goodies for free. :) 



Now time to hop on, next you will find some fabulous makes by Kaylee van Es or if you are going backwards or anti clockwise check out Vicky Wright in Australia. Isn't it wonderful that we can hop around the world.

Others in the hop....

Cheryl Taylor              http://cheryldiana.co.uk/stamp-n-hop-a-w-catalogue
Vicky Wright               https://wp.me/p4cXCG-4vu


Happy Hopping Folks


Thursday, 13 September 2018

Call out Thursday


Thursday has come around again so its order day. Last month all those who put in a £45 order received a voucher code via email from Stampin'Up. Now is the time to spend them. You can order online adding your hostess code or contact me and I will add your order to those I have. I will add your voucher code ensuring you get your discount from your order. You will need to collect from me at the studio. 

The voucher codes are only valid for September. Make sure you use yours. 

Online shop here

If you spend £45 or more please add the hostess code ZG7HTK3Y when prompted. I will then send you a gift in the post in October.


Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Midweeek....


Whilst I was doing all my research yesterday I also found that it was the last of the National Heritage Open days - Open days mean bunting. You are going to love my card today and I couldn't have made it without the stamparatus.

My special today.. everyone who orders a stamparatus using this months hostess code ZG7HTK3Y I will send you a roll of gold cord to hang your bunting on or for Christmas cards!


Shopping
Stamparatus  148187

New hostess code for September is    ZG7HTK3Y

When you click on the product number you will go directly to this product in my online shop. From there you can browse everything else. When you shop be sure to add the hostess code to your order and I will send you a gift in the post in October. (Minimum order £45 applies, all orders will receive a card.)

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Tuesday Special


Tuesday is class day, I have card and a cuppa in the morning. We won't be using the stamparatus this morning but we have in the past and all the ladies love it. 2 of them have bought their own and use it for all their stamping.
Tuesday afternoon is craft and cake. We craft, put the world to rights, sing occasionally when Elaine leads us but we always have cake and tea at half past 2. This week we are using the animal outing stamp set. A box card and a gift box, fits a post it note pad really well.






Shopping
Stamparatus  148187

New hostess code for September is    ZG7HTK3Y

When you click on the product number you will go directly to this product in my online shop. From there you can browse everything else. When you shop be sure to add the hostess code to your order and I will send you a gift in the post in October. (Minimum order £45 applies, all orders will receive a card.)

Monday, 10 September 2018

Apologies....

Sorry folks, no post this evening of a creative make, circumstances beyond my control.
Back tomorrow, maybe even 2 creations! k x

Product of the Week - starting with bears!!!


I have been doing some research into 'National Days' as I have a friend on facebook who has some sort of 'national day' every day - usually to do with food - The national salami day made me laugh. So I went to investigate.
I found there are so many sites to look at with a variety of items for each day - a bit too take your pick for me.
I decided to use the Project Britain site September is National Bear Necessities Month, this is organised by WSPA 
So this weeks product of the week is the Stamparatus.
What does that have to do with bears.... I can hear you thinking. You will have to pop back this evening to see my creation.

The Stamparatus is an amazing tool, it sits on my desk everyday and I regularly use it.



Shopping
Stamparatus 148187

New hostess code for September is    ZG7HTK3Y

When you click on the product number you will go directly to this product in my online shop. From there you can browse everything else. When you shop be sure to add the hostess code to your order and I will send you a gift in the post in October. (Minimum order £45 applies, all orders will receive a card.)


Friday, 7 September 2018

Friday Tip of the Week - Get the scales out!


So many times I have heard customers wish that the Tombow bottle was clear so that they could see when it is empty. It does get gunged up sometimes and the glue doesn't flow then comes out in a blob! Yes that is annoying. So for my tip........

A new bottle of glue weighs 40 grams. I know I'm sad I went and got some scales out. An empty bottle weighs 17 grams. You have 23grams of glue in each bottle. It does actually say this on the bottle but it doesn't actually mean very much when you are desperate to stick something. 
So next time you are shaking the bottle wondering if there is anything in there get the scales out.


Shopping
Multipurpose adhesive   110755

New hostess code for September is    ZG7HTK3Y

When you click on the product number you will go directly to this product in my online shop. From there you can browse everything else. When you shop be sure to add the hostess code to your order and I will send you a gift in the post in October. (Minimum order £45 applies, all orders will receive a card.)

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Thursday.....call out....


Ordering from the NEW seasonal catalogue went live yesterday.



Are you a halloween person, autumn in general or a christmas crafter, what ever you preference there is something there for you. 

Check out the catalogue online here
I would love to know what is your favourite product.

All those who comment with their favourite product will have their names in a hat for a prize from the seasonal catalogue. 


Wednesday, 5 September 2018

What about plastic?


Well what is that I hear you say.... that is an Ikea mirror. The orange card in the middle covers the mirror so that I didn't get glue on it. This is a project I have seen somewhere on the internet but now can't find. 


These are two of the mirrors that I have completed in a different way earlier in the year. These had to be stamped with stazon as the usual inks wouldn't stamp and took ages to dry. The colouring in has been done with a dry blend pen nib and the usual inks. 


And this is the finished project.






As a matter of interest the two pictures above have different ribbon, white polka dot or lace, which do you prefer?






The  designer paper has stuck really well using the tombow.

Shopping
Multipurpose adhesive   110755

New hostess code for September is    ZG7HTK3Y

When you click on the product number you will go directly to this product in my online shop. From there you can browse everything else. When you shop be sure to add the hostess code to your order and I will send you a gift in the post in October. (Minimum order £45 applies, all orders will receive a card.)


Midweek Special offer


I am going to repeat yesterdays offer as it is such a good one. If you buy as part of a £45 order

  • a bottle of multipurpose glue which is my product of the week and 
  • a pair of paper snips.
I will supply a personalised pencil case.



This will make a wonderful back to school gift.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

How do you stick stuff to cellophane?

Last week was all about designer paper. I used the tombo adhesive to stick card to cellophane, often a difficult surface to stick to. It worked really well.


Shop for the glue here 

Shopping
Multipurpose adhesive   110755

New hostess code for September is    ZG7HTK3Y

When you click on the product number you will go directly to this product in my online shop. From there you can browse everything else. When you shop be sure to add the hostess code to your order and I will send you a gift in the post in October. (Minimum order £45 applies, all orders will receive a card.)