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.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Christmas in July

The Christmas in July class is now in its third year on the last Saturday in July. I usually use one of the new christmas sets in the annual catalogue, the seasonal catalogue doesn't come out until September! This year I have broken with that tradition and am using the stamp set I ran a product class for and we made these lovely frames.






Using the 'Waterfront stamp set we are going to make 12 cards, 3 each of four designs. The stamp set will be available as an add on but the goody bag will contain ribbon, rhinestones and other goodies to the value of £20. Here is a sneek peak at some of the makes.



This is one of the makes, everything stamped on the cards uses stamps from this set except the sentiments. 


It would be lovely if you could join us, or buy as parcel in the post. Details on this will be posted next week.

Shopping
Waterfront 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  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 to order your 'shammy' to clean your stamps. 


Midweek Summer Sizzler


I know I have posted a lot of offers for this month but then there is a lot going on!
My summer sizzler is for July only. 
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! 

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Precision stamping. Product Highlight - Stamparatus

I admit I ummed and ahhed about buying this. I wasn't sure how much I would use it. If you are like me you end up crafting on a miniscule part of your desk. I regularly end up crafting on my trimmer!!!


This is a lovely piece of kit but it does take up some space so at the beginning of last month I cleared my desk and placed it front and central.
The Stamparatus


 I love it. I use it for most of my stamping although I have removed one of the plates and only add that when I need that real precision with two stamps or am doing multiple cards of the same design.

My desk has stayed fairly tidy. Which means I don't waste time searching through piles of stuff for the double sided tape or the scissors that I used 5 mins ago! I know you all know that feeling!

I now need to get making using my stamparatus!


Shopping
Stamparatus    148187

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 a Stamparatus in July I will send them 4 beautiful handmade cards.

Monday, 9 July 2018

Make It Monday Daisy delight

The last in my series of 'Make it Monday' Today I want to feature the Daisy Delight bundle. This can be found on pg 23 of the catalogue. This bundle containes: the stamp set of 16 photopolymer stamps and the matching punch, a set of the quality note cards and envelopes, 2 ink pads, sahara sand and Old Olive ink pads, plus a clear block 'D' which can be used for all the stamps.
I have used this stamp set so many times and punch is a must in anyones stash.


This is what it looks like in the online shop


A selection of a few makes we have completed in the last 6 months.



 












Shopping
Daisy Delight Bundle     149028

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!



Sunday, 8 July 2018

Case the Catalogue Sunday.

Sometimes we all find that our creative mojo has gone. At these times I look at all the samples in the catalogue untill I find one I like then I copy that.
Todays card is one of those. It uses the Painted Harvest set and the timeless textures. Stamp sets I wouldn't have put together.

This is the catalogue image -


This is my card-


Different but similar. This can often lead to other makes and the creative juices are flowing again.
The timeless textures I often use for backgrounds.







































Shopping

Painted Harvest        144783
Timeless Textures     140517

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.



Saturday, 7 July 2018

Healing Hugs

Love this stamp set. The new catalogue is amazing but this set was top of my list from the start. Its not a bundle it doesn't have a punch its a paper and ink set which is what I prefer.
This is a very simple card and great for using bits from that stash of bits that I know you haven't thrown away!
We made this at card and a cuppa last  week.


In this picture (above) the card is resting on one of my lovely flowery postage bags, can you spot a bit of a theme here. I also wonder how many eagle eyes can spot the mistake. Its only when you do these close up pictures that some mistakes stand out!








I'll bring you a few more makes with this set over the next few weeks.

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  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.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Packaging

I have been having a bit of a clear out and found part packets of lots of different boxes. So I have used then all packaging some lovely goodies ready for the school summer fairs I am going to.


I started with card boxes. I have cut circles in the lid and added window sheet so that customers could see what the boxes contained. I love this designer paper, its glossy and catches the eye. I have added 3 little flowers in matching colours then used the new bakers twine, silver and petal pink. so pretty and delicate. Just the gift tags to add.


Then I made all the little bird box boxes with the card I had left from Christmas. The design is from Linda Parker. She has a you tube channel with some brilliant makes. These little boxes are an ideal size for the 2 x 30ml bottles of body lotion a 10 ml tube of cleansing milk and a 3g pot of lip balm in the lovely Rochas range.


The pillow boxes have been in my stash for years, in-fact from before I even knew anything about Stampin'Up. I just couldn't bring myself to throw them away. With the last of some old rolls of wide ribbon I think these are my favourites. I might make some smaller ones using the pillow boxes from the catalogue and stamping them with the rose in the Healing Hugs stamp set. See tomorrows post.


Finally the clear boxes, I keep finding more of these. I must have bought them with something in mind but I'm not sure what. With the lovely designer paper in the background and some shredded paper I bought for easter they look really good. So glad the Berry burst ribbon with the silver edge carried over. It really does make these boxes look good.

























What have you got stashed away in the cupboard that needs using up?