Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Product Highlight- Colour Your Season Limited Edition


Today I have for you a limited Edition stamp set and die bundle. I love the dies as they are stitched framelits. That stitched effect around the edges always adds that extra bit of interest. The samples from Stampin'Up show how versatile this stamp set is for all through the year. 


I use my watercolour pencils so much and these colours are a lovely addition to the set in the annual catalogue.

This set is only available to order from tomorrow while stocks last. It is a limited edition set. I will add the order number in the morning.


Shopping
Colourful seasons bundle 149894

By clicking on the item number you will be taken to my online shop directly to the bundle. 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 August as a thank you..... more lovely crafty goodies! 


Monday, 30 July 2018

Make it Monday - Parcel in the post

Parcel in the Post is a new side to my business that I have wanted to get going for a while. Its been a long time since I ran my first one which was quite successful but I haven't got the process going properly until now. There is a deal of work involved in preparation but I think I have sorted it. The box will be available from the first of the month for 3 weeks. The final order will be placed on the 21st of the month. Availability will then close.

The August box is the Christmas in July class. You will receive

1.The waterfront stamp set
2. A pdf of the instructions,
3. A sheet of photographs,
4. In individual cello bags all the card and paper to make 1 of each card , including the die cuts.
5. The ribbon and any other embellishments, including the snow.







Customers will need to supply their own adhesive, ink and stamp blocks  versamark and embossing powder, and for this box your own sentiment stamps. The instructions include the ink colours used but it is easy to substitute.
The Parcel in the Post is only available directly from me.  Cost £25





Message me to order your box.  

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Christmas in July

Yesterday was my Christmas in July class. I always have mixed feelings about this. I love summer and the sunshine, I am not a winter person at all, layers of clothes, central heating, cold wet weather, dark evenings, yuk. But I love my Christmas in July class. I probably won't make any more Christmas cards for a couple of months.

I haven't used a christmas stamp set I have returned to 'Waterfront'. Its such a versatile stamp set. I deal for beach scenes complete with beach huts as well as snowy cold christmas trees.

These are my four cards, we made 3 of each and one of them is a shaker card...... you try buying snow in July :) :) :)


This was my first make, a modern christmas tree, clean and simple lines.


The second card uses sahara sand as the base for stamping on rather than white or cream. I have used 3 shades of green to give depth. On top of that I have then used the white kraft ink. I always find this a bit gloopy but for this card it has worked in my favour. The snow uses the dotty (sand) stamp which I have stamped with versa mark then white embossing powder. The addition of the thin silver ribbon just ground s the trees better.


The third card uses one of my favourite ways of working. I love water-colour paper, I tend to use heavy weight, 300gsm as this gives you a better opportunity to use a lot of water without it curling. For this card I have used the night of navy re inker, versa mark and white embossing powder.


Finally a shaker card, not a technique I do often. This one worked well and came together very quickly. Again three greens for the trees but the sky I have daubed with the new grapefruit grove, the old blushing bride and the new heather. 
I have made this card twice, the first time I did it you couldn't see the trees as I put too much snow in it! lol.


so which is your favourite?
Pop back tomorrow to see how you can get a kit to make this as part of parcel in the post.

Shopping

waterfront stamp set   146386

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 August as a thank you..... more lovely crafty goodies! 

Don't forget for every one who orders a shammy in July I will send them 4 beautiful handmade cards.



Saturday, 28 July 2018

Healing Hugs 4

This card was a bit of an experiment but I love it.
I have stamped cherry cobbler flowers on cherry cobbler card! It is dark but I know a couple of people who will love this. I have kept the additions simple





What do you think?

A bonus today a short video from Stampin' up about another way of inking this stamp. I haven't tried this yet but will be doing.

video

Shopping

Healing Hugs 146530

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 August as a thank you..... more lovely crafty goodies! 

Don't forget for every one who orders a shammy in July I will send them 4 beautiful handmade cards.

Friday, 27 July 2018

Tip of the Week - Small pieces of dsp.

What do you do with your offcuts of designer paper. I use them for envelope flaps. I now do this with one of the cards we make in Card and a cuppa. The ladies are familiar with the phrase 'no naked envelopes here!' we usually stamp our envelopes linked to the stamping on the card.
Now we use paper on one of our envelopes.

I had two note cards I needed to add to gifts so this is what I did. And yes I even keep the scrappy bits of designer paper I have left. You never know when it will come in useful!





All done, they look so pretty.

Remember designer paper is on offer this month. Buy 3 packs get a pack FREE.  I am also offering 1/2 packs on the same basis, buy 3 1/2 packs get another 1/2 pack free. Message me here if you like to join this wonderful offer. (the half packs offer is only available directly from me.)

Shopping

Designer paper offer 50020

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 August as a thank you..... more lovely crafty goodies! 

Don't forget for every one who orders a shammy in July I will send them 4 beautiful handmade cards.


Thursday, 26 July 2018

Call out Thursday. Focus on you


Its the last Thursday of the month. I have an order going in. If you would like to buy 1/2 packs of designer paper this will be your last opportunity. I love the designer papers and try to make something every week mainly using paper. I have had a craft fair this week and using very little paper made these lovely gift boxes of body lotions, they sold like hot cakes as they look so good.
hostess code - 67WVEJ7M

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Midweek Summer Sizzler last week


Last 7 Days


I know I have posted a lot of offers for this month but then there is a lot going on!
This summer sizzler is for July only. 
Stampin'Up is offering a Buy 3 get one FREE on designer paper.
10 packets to choose from. This is the last week to get your order in for this offer.

To make the sizzle even better. I am offering 1/2 a pack of any of these designer papers for half the pack price. I will match up customers or buy the other half myself. You can order 3 half packs and get a fourth 1/2 pack free. If there is a paper/s that you love but only want half  packs you will need to contact me here. If you order online you will get a full pack of paper. As they say 'the choice is yours' :)
If you want to take up my offer of half packs, please message me directly here 
(the 1/2 pack offer is not available in my online shop)


Shop online 

Use this hostess code 67WVEJ7M
for a further fun gift in August from me as a 'thank you'. 

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Healing Hugs 3

Something a little different this week. A pizza box. These little boxes are so useful.
I will when I go shopping get a couple of Lem-sip sachets or similar to pop inside. No roses on this one so suitable for the men in your life.


This grasses stamp is also part of the set. here I have stamped in Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide. The designer paper is one of the wood 6 x 6 pack. They are a really useful pack to have in your stash as they can be used in so many different situations. It is also part of the July special offer, buy three packs of designer paper, get one free. If you fancy buying designer paper, get in touch. I will halve the packs with you, choose 3 half packs and get 1/2 a pack free.


Such a lovely quick easy project.





Shopping

Healing Hugs                 146530
Wood designer paper.    144177

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  M4GKHMAV I will send a card and a gift in the post in the middle of August as a thank you..... more lovely crafty goodies! 

Don't forget for every one who orders a shammy in July I will send them 4 beautiful handmade cards.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Additional summer sizzler detail

Hi folks I have an order going in tonight. Then I am off tomorrow for a long weekend as son number 2 gets married. Its a wedding in the woods so fingers crossed it stays dry I don't want to wear my wellies with my new frock! And yes I will post pictures next week of the happy couple and the very proud Mum and Dad. I can't believe its nearly a year since son number 3 got married.
Anyway - fancy some of that lovely designer paper for free get in contact tonight. k x

Midweek Summer Sizzler


Here it is again, all about the designer paper offer. I just had to let you know as its such a great offer



This summer sizzler is for July only and we are nearly half way through the month.
Stampin'Up is offering a Buy 3 get one FREE on designer paper.
10 packets to choose from.

To make the sizzle even better. I am offering 1/2 a pack of any of these designer papers for half the pack price. I will match up customers or buy the other half myself. You can order 3 half packs and get a fourth 1/2 pack free. If there is a paper/s that you love but only want half  packs you will need to contact me here. If you order online you will get a full pack of paper. As they say 'the choice is yours' :)




Shopping
Designer paper here

By clicking on the 'here' you will be taken to the Designer Paper page  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  M4GKHMAV I will send a card and a gift in the post in the middle of August as a thank you..... more lovely crafty goodies! 

If you want 1/2 packs of paper please message me here

Monday, 16 July 2018

Product Highlight of the week - Blends 5 Facts you should know.


The Blend pens..... what is the difference between these and the usual Stampin'Up markers is the question I usually get asked.

Firstly the ink in the blends has an alcohol base rather than water. This means the ink sits on the surface of the card so that you can move it around.  You need to ensure you are not resting on another piece of card that you want to use later as the colour does soak through eventually. Use the grid paper to work on!

All the  colours come in 2 shades, light and dark. This allows you to create an ombre effect with them, colours fading from dark to light. 

Adding more ink gives a more intense colour.

The brush ends are lovely and soft, you do not need to press hard in-fact a light touch gives a better finish. This will ensure the ink lasts longer too.

Colouring with these pens ensures a smooth even finish.

There is a range of 22 colours to choose from. These are the new pens in this years annual catalogue. The original 11 colours are still available too.



Shopping
The 22 colours here
Grid Paper       130148

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  M4GKHMAV I will send a card and a gift in the post in the middle of August as a thank you..... more lovely crafty goodies! 
For every one who orders two sets of Blends in July I will send them 4 beautiful handmade cards.



Saturday, 14 July 2018

Healing Hugs 2

For this card I have used my favourite fold, the z fold. It always works well and it looks stunning.
The rose is stamped in Calypso coral, again its just stamping with ink plus for this one a little fussy cutting and some matching designer paper







The rose in this lovely new style of stamp called 'Distinktive' gives this in depth textured look with just one stamping, no multiple layered stamping, no repeat stamping.


Can you tell I am making a stock of these for the winter, after such a glorious summer there are sure to be colds and flu around when winter comes. For me getting a handmade card in the post is such a powerful warm fuzzy feeling. It shows someone cares. Love this set.


The designer paper used for this project is from the Natures Poem pack with is designed to match the Rooted in nature stamp set. This paper is part of the buy 3 packs get one free that runs for July. If you only want 1/2 packs, I will buy the other half, so buy 3 half packs get 1 half pack free.


Shopping

Healing Hugs                            146530
Designer paper Natures Poem  146338

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  M4GKHMAV I will send a card and a gift in the post in the middle of August as a thank you..... more lovely crafty goodies! 

Don't forget for every one who orders a shammy in July I will send them 4 beautiful handmade cards.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Tip of the week. New Ink Pads

Given last weeks post about new stamp sets I thought I would follow up with a post about the new ink pads. The new ink pads are different but they are similar in that they have very useful stickers on the bottom of the pads! Many customers don't find those until they have been using the pads for a while!
With the wonderful Stampin'Up promotion at the moment there will be lots of new demonstrators out there new to this.
The ink pad


The back of the ink pad



All those blue bits are little labels. These new style ink pads have a label with no writing on, the bottom one. This goes inside the ink pad. Its important for class when you are using a number of colours where the inked pad looks similar in colour......

The label on the inside.


The back of the ink pad now has 4 labels with writing on. Choose the one in your language!


This is placed on the end of the ink pad.


Some of your customers will still get it wrong, we call that artistic license! 
Happy stamping

If you would like to know more about the amazing offer of the moment where you get 10 free inkpads for FREE  thats worth a massive £63 when you become a Stampin'Up demonstrator, please read the Join my Team page (tab at the top) or message me.

Thursday, 12 July 2018

A very old stamp set in new colours.

This stamp set was in my box of stamps for sale, one of the ladies who comes to class asked if we could use it as it was so pretty.... so we did.
I changed it up by using new colours. I love the Highland Heather and I have teamed it with 2 other new colours, 'Mint Macaron' and 'Soft Sea Foam'.  Did you know you can get a whole set of 10 ink-pads worth £63 for FREE if you join Stampin'up during July. It is an amazing offer, more details in the Join my Team tab or message me here
Back to the makes from Tuesdays class. Really pretty.


One of the old butterfly punches for that bit of 3d.







 I have used  some 'Wink of Stella' on the flower heads to give a bit of shimmer. And the pear pizzaz shimmer ribbon works well with the Soft Sea Foam.











And finally a real throwback. This wasn't in the catalogue when I joined Stampin'Up As soon as I saw makes with it I knew I had to have it. Love these, such pretty makes.























 Check out the colour families in my online shop here.

Call out Thursday. Focus on you


Its the middle of the month. I have an order going in tonight, are you after some of that beautiful designer paper or one of the new stamp sets from the annual catalogue. Whether its the Blends or adhesive, order online using the hostess code M4GKHMAV or if you can pick up from the studio message me your order and it will be free postage. Don't forget to add your Shammy if you didn't order last week.