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.)

Tuesday special



I have a wonderful special offer for you today. If you buy as part of a £45 order 

I will supply a personalised pencil case.

This will make a wonderful back to school gift.

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



Monday, 3 September 2018

Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I use this stuff every day for everything! This week I am going to show you a variety of projects where I have used the adhesive with different materials.

Todays creation is not Stampin'Up. Its one of my little hobbies on the side. I find painting very relaxing but I still need my glue. For this project it has stuck wood to wood.



These little plaques are available to order direct from me. The wonderful glue is available from my online shop here


Product of the Week - some thing we use everyday!



Its not a stamp set, its not designer paper and some people wouldn't call it a tool. Its something most of us use every day...... Its TOMBO, that multi purpose adhesive that we all love.




A little story for you, My regular 'card and a cuppa' ladies get a pencil case with a bottle of Tombo for free when they have attended for 6 weeks. Its what I recommend to all my customers but some insist on using their own favourite which is not a problem.....usually. However a few weeks ago during the session one lady was having problems getting her own glue to flow, after much shaking and really physical sqeeze the blockage gave in..... the glue shot over 6 ft covering all sorts as it was so runny
and I had a terrible problem clearing it up, particularly off the floor where it dried. She bought some TOMBO that day

So if you ever feel like this
                                                                                                                     you need Tombo.

I have some in stock if you are local or shop online, make this a part of your regular crafting. It is the most versatile adhesive I have ever used.

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.)



Sunday, 2 September 2018

I love the weekend when......

I love the weekend when we have nothing planned. On Saturday I went into the studio as usual, but Saturday is get the hoover out put all the cups away, clear the table ready for a fresh start to the week plus try to empty/organise one box. In the back of my head I am thinking ahead to packing up time, yes I am moving again but not until December.
We have eaten out and bumped into a friend we haven't seen for probably 10 years, it was lovely to catch up. I have laid in the sun....in September. Then today I have shopped and am about to have a roast dinner. Yum Yum.
I have mentioned September....The seasonal catalogue goes live on  Tuesday. If you would like a copy message me. If you just fancy a look for the moment check it out on line here


Friday, 31 August 2018

Friday Tip of the Week -


So this week I have been working with designer paper all week. But how do you store yours?

I love the circle tab punch, I use it at home for notebooks and labels..... that sounds a bit sad! But with the designer paper packs it comes into its own.....
I take the list of colours from the back of the packet and I punch a label then attach then down the side of the packet. I do store my designer paper in 12 x 12 cello bags, I really struggle with the plastic ones it comes in.


PLUS if your scraps box looks like mine its a great way of using a few more up!


 I have stuck them on with tombo.



  Shopping
Circle  tab punch   143754
Tombo                    110755

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, 30 August 2018

A bit of fussy cutting.....

Tonights card is again using the Petal Promaenade designer paper.A quick post and a quick card.

 Its one of those papers thats not really a background paper, it comes with circular sprigs and lengths of sprigs. I have fussy cut as thats something I enjoy.


The overall design is inspired by my friend Sarah-Jane at card and a cuppa blogspot on Friday 24th August.  I have used a different colour way and sentiment but the same design.

The fussy cutting is very easy, you don't have to do all the intricate bits. The grey srtip is the reverse side of the designer paper.



Does this get a thumbs up?
oops forgot to post this pic first. This is where the wreath has been cut from.

Shopping
Petal promenade designer paper 146913

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.

PLUS  its the last week for earning a Bonus Coupon check out details about bonus coupons here

Call Out Thursday


Gosh its ordering day again, don't they come around quickly. 
You need this designer paper!

Its the last Thursday of my hostess code and tomorrow is the last day to earn a Bonus Coupon. How many have you got? 
My hostess code will close at 9.30 this evening. 
A new hostess code will be published on Monday.




My online shop is here

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! And remember for every £45 order Stampin Up will send you a bonus coupon code for £4.50 This is for you to spend in September.