Thursday, 26 April 2018

Rhino Poloroid Retiring Snap Shot

Today I am casing myself with one of my favourite card designs - the Poloroid shot. I love this idea when there is an image that could have been taken as a photo, it is just such fun!
Animal Outing Delightful Daisy Card
This layout also shows off some of the retiring Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, which was one of the first packs I bought from the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue. The designs I have selected for this are 'B' sides and set off the main feature perfectly.
I was lucky enough to get the stamp set when I attended OnStage earlier this month, and what a month. Is it really less than a month since OnStage, it is hard to believe, but it is only about 3 weeks ago. I love this stamp set and can see so many fun projects already, and that is without having access to the matching dies and DSP. Trust me, the DSP is really cute, there are even more little animals in it, and they are all so well drawn, perfect fo colouring either with Blends or Markers.
For every £25 you spend in April AND use the Hostess Code, you will be entered into a draw to win the Many Marvellous Markers, so if you place orders of £50, you will get 2 entries, £75, you will get 3 entries etc. BUT if you place a single order of over £150 and opt to be your own Hostess (which means you pick how to spend your Rewards) you will only get ONE entry into the draw. Please note that this is a gift from me, and is non-returnable. The usual Customer Gifts will not be effected by the Prize Draw, so if you use the Hostess Code you will get a share of the Rewards, as usual. EVERYONE who shops with me will receive a handmade card and gift in the middle of the following month, regardless of how much you spend.

If your order is over £25 (plus P&P), please use the Hostess Code:

SMQ7N7UR
To share in the Hostess Rewards for this month AND become a VIP. If your order is over £150 (plus P&P), please don't use the Hostess Code as you will get to pick your own rewards, but don't worry, you will still become a VIP Reward Member.

The Starter Kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the Catalogue and great value at just £99 for your choice of £130 of products (with no additional P&P). Once you are a Member of this great Family, you get a discount on your future purchases, or an income from sales you make to other people; Win,Win Right?


Dimensions
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.25 x 9.75cm)
Second Mat – 5-1/4 x 3-1/2” (13.25 x 9cm)
Poloroid - 4 x 3-1/4" (10 x 8.25cm)

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Chinese Fruit Box style Handbag Gift Box

Do you think I have enough descriptions in the heading? When I first saw a picture of this box I knew I had to track down who made it and how to replicate it.
Chinese Fruit Box style Gift Box using Stampin Up products
Happily the lady in question has both a blog and a YouTube Channel. She calls herself Mixed Up Craft and her projects are amazing. This Bag looks complicated, and to be honest it is not that straight forward, but once you get the hang of it, you will be able to make loads of them with ease. I am going to see if I can change the dimensions and make different sizes, which I think could be really cute.
Both of the bags I have made are using retiring products, all of which are/were available at the point I shot the video, but as with all retiring itmes, they are only availble while stocks last, so if you want any of them, please jump over to my online store and fill your baskets. The basic dimensions and scoring instructions for this bag are further down this post, but you are probably going to want to watch the video too!

I am working realy hard to try to earn the Incentive Trip this year, which is a cruise around the Greek Islands. Everyone who shops with me is helping to get me just that little bit closer, so if you are in the UK and need any Stampin' Up! supplies, I would be very grateful for your support, just by shopping with me! This month I have a Give Away for people who do, in addition to my usual Thank You.
For every £25 you spend in April AND use the Hostess Code, you will be entered into a draw to win the Many Marvellous Markers, so if you place orders of £50, you will get 2 entries, £75, you will get 3 entries etc. BUT if you place a single order of over £150 and opt to be your own Hostess (which means you pick how to spend your Rewards) you will only get ONE entry into the draw. Please note that this is a gift from me, and is non-returnable. The usual Customer Gifts will not be effected by the Prize Draw, so if you use the Hostess Code you will get a share of the Rewards, as usual. EVERYONE who shops with me will receive a handmade card and gift in the middle of the following month, regardless of how much you spend.

If your order is over £25 (plus P&P), please use the Hostess Code:

SMQ7N7UR
To share in the Hostess Rewards for this month AND become a VIP. If your order is over £150 (plus P&P), please don't use the Hostess Code as you will get to pick your own rewards, but don't worry, you will still become a VIP Reward Member.

The Starter Kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the Catalogue and great value at just £99 for your choice of £130 of products (with no additional P&P). Once you are a Member of this great Family, you get a discount on your future purchases, or an income from sales you make to other people; Win,Win Right?



Dimensions
Two Pieces of Cardstock - 8-1/4 x 11"
Two Pieces of Designer Series Paper - 6-7/8 x 3-1/8
Two Pieces of Ribbon - 10"

Score each of the pieces of cardstock as follows:
Long Side at top of Simply Scored Score Board - 3-1/2 and 10-1/2"
Short Side at top and the narrow scored piece at the bottom - 3-1/2 and 6-3/4"
Rotate card so the other short edge is at the top and score at 3/4" to the second score line only
Long Side with the last scored line at the top - 1 and 2-1/2 to first score line ONLY, then mark down from this first score line on the edge of the card and the next vertical score line, at 1-1/4". Join these marks (score) to the bottom of each of the vertical lines you have just put in. Find the middle of these vertical lines too and mark 3/4" up and down from this point.

Seriously, you need to watch the video, it really is not this difficult!!

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Jumping on the Impossible Card Bandwagon

I have said it before, but if I see a bandwagon going past, I am very happy to jump on board and the Impossible Card is one of those.
Impossible Card Fun Fold Stampin Up
I have seen a number of projects using this fun fold, but from what I can find, this originates from a card trick, not from a crafting trick. All I know is that it is really clever and incredibly easy as fun folds go. I have seen some quite complicated ways of measuring and cutting, but the only two measurements you really need are the middle on both edges, everything else you can just do as you wish. In the video I show you a variety of sizes, so do take a look at these.
I have given you the dimensions of the card I made further down this post, so you can take a look at these if you are more comfortable measuring everything. I used the Share What you Love Suite for the second version of the card. Remember that as a customer you can get the Early Release Bundles, which each include FREE products, between 1st and 31st May, so not too long to wait - click the picture below for all the details.
For every £25 you spend in April AND use the Hostess Code, you will be entered into a draw to win the Many Marvellous Markers, so if you place orders of £50, you will get 2 entries, £75, you will get 3 entries etc. BUT if you place a single order of over £150 and opt to be your own Hostess (which means you pick how to spend your Rewards) you will only get ONE entry into the draw. Please note that this is a gift from me, and is non-returnable. The usual Customer Gifts will not be effected by the Prize Draw, so if you use the Hostess Code you will get a share of the Rewards, as usual. EVERYONE who shops with me will receive a handmade card and gift in the middle of the following month, regardless of how much you spend.
If your order is over £25 (plus P&P), please use the Hostess Code:

SMQ7N7UR
To share in the Hostess Rewards for this month AND become a VIP. If your order is over £150 (plus P&P), please don't use the Hostess Code as you will get to pick your own rewards, but don't worry, you will still become a VIP Reward Member.

The Starter Kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the Catalogue and great value at just £99 for your choice of £130 of products (with no additional P&P). Once you are a Member of this great Family, you get a discount on your future purchases, or an income from sales you make to other people; Win,Win Right?


Dimensions
DSP - 4 x 5-1/2"
Card - 4-1/4 x 5-3/4"
Bridge card - 1-1/8 x 3"
Bridge DSP - 1-1/4 x 3-1/8"
Stamping Card- 2-1/2 x 2-1/4" (2 pieces)








Monday, 23 April 2018

This Little Piggy - She Believed She Could...So she did

I had resisted buying the This Little Piggy stamp set, but now that I know we have it for another year, I have succumbed.

It is very cute, and historically my crafting has not been, but the more I embrace 'cute' the more I like it. I thought I would take a slightly different spin on this set (and apologise for the pun on this, which is coming!) and make a spinner card (you see, I told you a pun was coming!)
I love making these, they are really not difficult and need only two bits of special equipment - a couple of small coins, in my case two 1p coins. The slit is easy to make with the Classic Label Punch, the rest of the card is a standard, fairly clean and simple, card design.
I have used a mixture of carrying over and retiring products, all of which are available in the UK at the time of posting this. Obviously as products retire and go out of stock you can substitute others, so there is no excuse to not give this really easy and fun card a try.

For every £25 you spend in April AND use the Hostess Code, you will be entered into a draw to win the Many Marvellous Markers, so if you place orders of £50, you will get 2 entries, £75, you will get 3 entries etc. BUT if you place a single order of over £150 and opt to be your own Hostess (which means you pick how to spend your Rewards) you will only get ONE entry into the draw. Please note that this is a gift from me, and is non-returnable. The usual Customer Gifts will not be effected by the Prize Draw, so if you use the Hostess Code you will get a share of the Rewards, as usual. EVERYONE who shops with me will receive a handmade card and gift in the middle of the following month, regardless of how much you spend.

If your order is over £25 (plus P&P), please use the Hostess Code:

SMQ7N7UR
To share in the Hostess Rewards for this month AND become a VIP. If your order is over £150 (plus P&P), please don't use the Hostess Code as you will get to pick your own rewards, but don't worry, you will still become a VIP Reward Member.

The Starter Kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the Catalogue and great value at just £99 for your choice of £130 of products (with no additional P&P). Once you are a Member of this great Family, you get a discount on your future purchases, or an income from sales you make to other people; Win,Win Right?


Dimensions
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.25 x 9.75cm)
Second Mat – 5-1/2 x 3-3/4” (14 x 9.5cm)

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Share What You Love Suite - Early release Take 2!!!

Welcome to my blog, if this is your first visit, I am delighted you found me, if you are a returning visitor, thank you for your continued interest and support.
Share What You Love Suite - Early release Take 2!!!
If you joined me yesterday you will have seen that I have started to share projects that use items from the Share What you Love Suite Early Release bundles. Each of the bundles includes FREE product; the larger the bundle the more free product is included. The largest bundle, which would fit very nicely in the Starter Kit, so this is the PERFECT time to test drive that. The Bundle has over £145 of product in it, but as it costs just £118.75, you can add it to your starter kit and still have £11.25 to spend on other products, so could end up with well over £150 of products for an amazinf £99 (including FREE P&P). That is a saving of £60! WOW, so that is amazing!! Click the picture for details of the Bundles.
I am often asked about my nail varnish (which I have a very small - NOT - collection of). The vast majority of my collection is from Nails Inc. I love their quality (I think of them as the Stampin' Up! of the Nail Varnish world), but it is the amazing selection of colours that first attracted me. I think I could find a colour in their collection to match all of the colours Stampin' Up! has. Today's project is a box to hold two of their bottles of varnish and it is really cute. The final box measures 2 x 1-1/2 x 2-3/4", but as the bottles are in imperial sizes, it does mean that a metric conversion is not really practical, so I havn't done one.
For every £25 you spend in April AND use the Hostess Code, you will be entered into a draw to win the Many Marvellous Markers, so if you place orders of £50, you will get 2 entries, £75, you will get 3 entries etc. BUT if you place a single order of over £150 and opt to be your own Hostess (which means you pick how to spend your Rewards) you will only get ONE entry into the draw. Please note that this is a gift from me, and is non-returnable. The usual Customer Gifts will not be effected by the Prize Draw, so if you use the Hostess Code you will get a share of the Rewards, as usual. EVERYONE who shops with me will receive a handmade card and gift in the middle of the following month, regardless of how much you spend.

If your order is over £25 (plus P&P), please use the Hostess Code:

SMQ7N7UR
To share in the Hostess Rewards for this month AND become a VIP. If your order is over £150 (plus P&P), please don't use the Hostess Code as you will get to pick your own rewards, but don't worry, you will still become a VIP Reward Member.

The Starter Kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the Catalogue and great value at just £99 for your choice of £130 of products (with no additional P&P). Once you are a Member of this great Family, you get a discount on your future purchases, or an income from sales you make to other people; Win,Win Right?



Dimensions
Cardstock - 7-1/2 x 6-1/4"
DSP - 2 of 1-7/8 x 2-5/8"
2 of 1-3/8 x 2-5/8"
1 of 1-3/8 x 1-7/8"

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Share What You Love Suite - Early release!!!

Are you getting excited to see all the goodies coming in the new Annual Catalogue? I know I was excited to see everything when I went to OnStage a couple of weeks ago, and I was able to order some of it immediately, so you must be super excited!

Well, you could get your hands on some of the new items in just a few days (well actually you could get them now, but more of that in a bit). Stampin' Up! are releasing the very special Share What You Love Suite early, starting on 1st May. To help show you what is included in that Suite and just how versatile it is, I will be bringing you a few projects using some of the products over the next couple of weeks. This is the first:
The two cards are the same fold, but the closures and detailing are quite different; this is definitely one you will want to watch the video.

The Suite is available in 3 Bundles and they each include some FREE products, which is just wonderful. They could all be added to a Starter Kit (in fact they could be added to a Starter Kit NOW and then you would be able to get your hands on even more NEW product early with the Demo only Pre-order starting on 2nd May!!!). If you were to add the largest bundle to the Starter Kit, because of all the free products in the bundle, you could get over £150 of product for just £99 including free P&P!!! The details of the Bundles are here (this will open a pdf in a new window):
The video showing how to make the card and how I measure the pieces is just below. I am not icluding all the dimensions on this post as the video explains that I don't always have actual measurements, which allows a bit more flexibility in design. I warn you that it is one of my longer videos, but does include lots of additional information.


For every £25 you spend in April AND use the Hostess Code, you will be entered into a draw to win the Many Marvellous Markers, so if you place orders of £50, you will get 2 entries, £75, you will get 3 entries etc. BUT if you place a single order of over £150 and opt to be your own Hostess (which means you pick how to spend your Rewards) you will only get ONE entry into the draw. Please note that this is a gift from me, and is non-returnable. The usual Customer Gifts will not be effected by the Prize Draw, so if you use the Hostess Code you will get a share of the Rewards, as usual. EVERYONE who shops with me will receive a handmade card and gift in the middle of the following month, regardless of how much you spend. 

If your order is over £25 (plus P&P), please use the Hostess Code:

SMQ7N7UR
To share in the Hostess Rewards for this month AND become a VIP. If your order is over £150 (plus P&P), please don't use the Hostess Code as you will get to pick your own rewards, but don't worry, you will still become a VIP Reward Member.

The Starter Kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the Catalogue and great value at just £99 for your choice of £130 of products (with no additional P&P). Once you are a Member of this great Family, you get a discount on your future purchases, or an income from sales you make to other people; Win,Win Right?


Dimensions
Standard A6 Cardbase cut long and thin. Score 4" (10cm) from one end and 2-1/4" (6cm) from the other to form the folds.
The mat for the inside of the card is cut at 5-1/4 x 4-1/8" (13.5 x 10.5cm)

Friday, 20 April 2018

Graceful Garden and Petal Garden are NOT meeting Hedgehugs

I have another, and probably the final for a while, CASE card from the OnStage Swaps I was lucky enough to get a couple of weeks ago at our Demonstrator only event.

The card I received was made by the very lovely Marguerite Moran. She used the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper and the Hedgehugs Stamp Set, which I have, but I wanted to use the matching stamp set and an easy two tone stamping technique.
Graceful Garden and Petal Garden are NOT meeting Hedgehugs
When you look at the cards side by side you should be able to see where I got the inspiration, but they look very different, well I think so, what about you?
The layout is not one I would instantly think about, but I like it for  change and I decided to use the whole of the piece of Designer Series Paper, in place of the Card that was on the original version. I used the Leaf Punch rather than getting out my Big Shot, and am pleased with the finished result.

For every £25 you spend in April AND use the Hostess Code, you will be entered into a draw to win the Many Marvellous Markers, so if you place orders of £50, you will get 2 entries, £75, you will get 3 entries etc. BUT if you place a single order of over £150 and opt to be your own Hostess (which means you pick how to spend your Rewards) you will only get ONE entry into the draw. Please note that this is a gift from me, and is non-returnable. The usual Customer Gifts will not be effected by the Prize Draw, so if you use the Hostess Code you will get a share of the Rewards, as usual. EVERYONE who shops with me will receive a handmade card and gift in the middle of the following month, regardless of how much you spend.

If your order is over £25 (plus P&P), please use the Hostess Code:

SMQ7N7UR
To share in the Hostess Rewards for this month AND become a VIP. If your order is over £150 (plus P&P), please don't use the Hostess Code as you will get to pick your own rewards, but don't worry, you will still become a VIP Reward Member.

The Starter Kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the Catalogue and great value at just £99 for your choice of £130 of products (with no additional P&P). Once you are a Member of this great Family, you get a discount on your future purchases, or an income from sales you make to other people; Win,Win Right?


Dimensions
Standard A6 Cardbase
6 x 6 Designer Series Paper cut at 3-1/4" (cut the smaller piece in half lengthwise to act as a mat) 





Thursday, 19 April 2018

Customer Thank You Gifts for My March Marvels

I am always so very grateful to everyone who chooses to shop with me. I know it takes a while to build up trust in someone who is only visible via a computer, so as most of my customers have found me through the Internet I am even more grateful that they not only chose me once, but continue to do so.
Treu Gentleman Customer Thank You Gifts for My March Marvels
This month I have a special little bar of Chocolate for them, at least I hope it is! As many of you know, I can't eat Chocolate, we have a healthy respect for each other, but keep our distance. But I spotted these little bars of Green & Black Velvet Edition and thought I had to buy them for my special group. I was particularly drawn to the colours as they seemed to be perfect for the True Gentleman Designer Series Papers.
Now, my dream is to attract some of the very few Gentlemen Crafters to my Blog, YouTube and, ideally my Team, so these are going to look a little masculine for my ladies, but I still think they work. It was fun to get my Envelope Punch Board out again as it has been a while since I last had a chance to use it. 

I used the same 'Thank You' from Love You Still as I used for the Cards, which I featured a little earlier this week, as I wanted them to match a little, but not too much. I wrapped the parcel in Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon and used the Tailored Tag Punch for the front of the parcel with a little Enamel Shape Heart, just to finish it off.

For every £25 you spend in April AND use the Hostess Code, you will be entered into a draw to win the Many Marvellous Markers, so if you place orders of £50, you will get 2 entries, £75, you will get 3 entries etc. BUT if you place a single order of over £150 and opt to be your own Hostess (which means you pick how to spend your Rewards) you will only get ONE entry into the draw. Please note that this is a gift from me, and is non-returnable. The usual Customer Gifts will not be effected by the Prize Draw, so if you use the Hostess Code you will get a share of the Rewards, as usual. EVERYONE who shops with me will receive a handmade card and gift in the middle of the following month, regardless of how much you spend.
If your order is over £25 (plus P&P), please use the Hostess Code:

SMQ7N7UR
To share in the Hostess Rewards for this month AND become a VIP. If your order is over £150 (plus P&P), please don't use the Hostess Code as you will get to pick your own rewards, but don't worry, you will still become a VIP Reward Member.

The Starter Kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the Catalogue and great value at just £99 for your choice of £130 of products (with no additional P&P). Once you are a Member of this great Family, you get a discount on your future purchases, or an income from sales you make to other people; Win,Win Right?


Dimensions:
Designer Series Paper - 4 x 4" - Punch and score at 1-3/4" and then follow round as instructed on the board.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Inspire.Create.Challenge #016 - Colour Challenge

I think by now you know that I love the Inspire.Create.Challenge Projects. They may be challenges for you, but they are also Challenges for us!

This time is a REAL Challenge, it is a Colour Challenge, using as many of the soon to Retire InColours as possible. I think I have cracked it, as my card does use ALL of them, but it was definitely a challenge. I got the inspiration from Jenny Hall, who has taken part in a couple of our challenges and was a recent Winner. Her work is FANTASTIC, so do take a look at her blog (just click on her name above).
So now you have seen my project, click the image below to go and see all the others. As it is my turn to write the Post for the Group, I have had a sneak peek of all of the projects the other Design Team Members have come up with; they are all fantastic and include Scrapbook pages as well as cards. 
I and some of the others have used all of the colours, but some have used just one, or have used just one, but repeated the same project using each of the colours.
We do hope you play along with us this time, remember you have two weeks to submit your project.
For every £25 you spend in April AND use the Hostess Code, you will be entered into a draw to win the Many Marvellous Markers, so if you place orders of £50, you will get 2 entries, £75, you will get 3 entries etc. BUT if you place a single order of over £150 and opt to be your own Hostess (which means you pick how to spend your Rewards) you will only get ONE entry into the draw. Please note that this is a gift from me, and is non-returnable. The usual Customer Gifts will not be effected by the Prize Draw, so if you use the Hostess Code you will get a share of the Rewards, as usual. EVERYONE who shops with me will receive a handmade card and gift in the middle of the following month, regardless of how much you spend.

If your order is over £25 (plus P&P), please use the Hostess Code:

SMQ7N7UR
To share in the Hostess Rewards for this month AND become a VIP. If your order is over £150 (plus P&P), please don't use the Hostess Code as you will get to pick your own rewards, but don't worry, you will still become a VIP Reward Member.

The Starter Kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the Catalogue and great value at just £99 for your choice of £130 of products (with no additional P&P). Once you are a Member of this great Family, you get a discount on your future purchases, or an income from sales you make to other people; Win,Win Right?


Dimensions
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.25 x 9.75cm)
Second Mat – 5-1/2 x 3-3/4” (14 x 9.5cm)

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Floral Statements meets Sheet Music. A Match Made in Heaven

I am sure I have said it before, but one of the really fun activities Demonstrators can take part in when they meet anywhere, is to Swap project ideas, and OnStage is one of those events.

Today's project is based on a swap I received from Jane Drake, unfortunately I have not managed to find any contact details for her that I can link here. Her card used different cardstock to mine, but it is clear that my card is CASEd from hers.
Floral Statements meets Sheet Music. A Match Made in Heaven
I used the Stamparatus,which will be available in the new Annual Catalogue, which goes live on 1 June 2018. I wanted to make sure that the black was VERY black, so using the Stamparatus allowed me to restamp a few times to ensure I got the look I was hoping for.
I used Watercolour Pencils and a Blender Pen to add the pop of colour I was looking for. As I had used Memento Tuxedo Black for my stamping, I made sure the ink was fully dry before using the Blender Pen as it can smudge a little if it is not really dry.

I hope you are finding this mini CASEing series interesting, I love taking ideas from other projects and changing them a lot or a little as the mood takes me!

HUGE NEWS!!!! The Clearance Rack has been updated with lots of Autumn Winter Itesm, but things are selling VERY fast, so don't delay, hop over there NOW - just click on the image:
Clearance Rack
For every £25 you spend in April AND use the Hostess Code, you will be entered into a draw to win the Many Marvellous Markers, so if you place orders of £50, you will get 2 entries, £75, you will get 3 entries etc. BUT if you place a single order of over £150 and opt to be your own Hostess (which means you pick how to spend your Rewards) you will only get ONE entry into the draw. Please note that this is a gift from me, and is non-returnable. The usual Customer Gifts will not be effected by the Prize Draw, so if you use the Hostess Code you will get a share of the Rewards, as usual. EVERYONE who shops with me will receive a handmade card and gift in the middle of the following month, regardless of how much you spend.
If your order is over £25 (plus P&P), please use the Hostess Code:

SMQ7N7UR
To share in the Hostess Rewards for this month AND become a VIP. If your order is over £150 (plus P&P), please don't use the Hostess Code as you will get to pick your own rewards, but don't worry, you will still become a VIP Reward Member.

The Starter Kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the Catalogue and great value at just £99 for your choice of £130 of products (with no additional P&P). Once you are a Member of this great Family, you get a discount on your future purchases, or an income from sales you make to other people; Win,Win Right?


Dimensions
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-1/4 x 3-1/2” (13 x 8.5cm)
Second Mat – 4-1/2 x 3” (12 x 7.5cm)

Monday, 16 April 2018

Bird Banter Embossed Nest CASE Card

Not everyone that goes to the twice yearly OnStage Demo Event takes part in Swapping, which I find amazing. Why would you not want to see all the fantastic projects that your fellow Demonstrators come up with?
Bird Banter Embossed Nest Card
When I swapped with Team Mate Gilly Hunt, she gave me a choice of which one of her swaps to take. I didn't hesitate, I immediately chose the Card Front with the Embossing Paste detail. It is so cute. If you click on Gilly's you wilsee her post about both of her swaps; I bet you agree with me that I got the best version!
My CASE card is a little larger and uses retiring colours, but I think it works just as well as her original idea. I love her idea for this card, I don't use our Embossing Pastes nearly enough, but I think she has encouraged me to get them out more often.
Bird Banter Embossed Nest Card
Did you spot that my version is popped up with Dimensionals? I wanted there to be a little more depth in the card, although it does mean that as I also used Dimensionals for the sentiment, it will need a Large Letter stamp. I also stamped the inside of the card with the balloon from the same stamp set.

For every £25 you spend in April AND use the Hostess Code, you will be entered into a draw to win the Many Marvellous Markers, so if you place orders of £50, you will get 2 entries, £75, you will get 3 entries etc. BUT if you place a single order of over £150 and opt to be your own Hostess (which means you pick how to spend your Rewards) you will only get ONE entry into the draw. Please note that this is a gift from me, and is non-returnable. The usual Customer Gifts will not be effected by the Prize Draw, so if you use the Hostess Code you will get a share of the Rewards, as usual. EVERYONE who shops with me will receive a handmade card and gift in the middle of the following month, regardless of how much you spend.
If your order is over £25 (plus P&P), please use the Hostess Code:

SMQ7N7UR
To share in the Hostess Rewards for this month AND become a VIP. If your order is over £150 (plus P&P), please don't use the Hostess Code as you will get to pick your own rewards, but don't worry, you will still become a VIP Reward Member.

The Starter Kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the Catalogue and great value at just £99 for your choice of £130 of products (with no additional P&P). Once you are a Member of this great Family, you get a discount on your future purchases, or an income from sales you make to other people; Win,Win Right?


Dimensions
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.25 x 9.75cm)
Scrap of Soft Sky and Peekaboo Peach

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Love you Still Customer Thank You Cards

Everyone who shops with me each month, regardless of how much they spend, will get a Thank You Card and Gift from me. These are both Handmade and are always a project I love to put together because I want it to be something special.

The Card for March shoppers uses the Love You Still stamp set, which is sadly not carrying over to the Annual Catalogue, but I am going to use it a few times between now and the end of May, either here or personally.
The card uses quite a few retiring products, in fact I think the only product that is not retiring is the Very Vanilla Card, everything else is going to be leaving us sometime between now and the end of May, exactly when will depend on whether it sells out. If you don't want to miss out, you know what to do.
For every £25 you spend in April AND use the Hostess Code, you will be entered into a draw to win the Many Marvellous Markers, so if you place orders of £50, you will get 2 entries, £75, you will get 3 entries etc. BUT if you place a single order of over £150 and opt to be your own Hostess (which means you pick how to spend your Rewards) you will only get ONE entry into the draw. Please note that this is a gift from me, and is non-returnable. The usual Customer Gifts will not be effected by the Prize Draw, so if you use the Hostess Code you will get a share of the Rewards, as usual. EVERYONE who shops with me will receive a handmade card and gift in the middle of the following month, regardless of how much you spend.
If your order is over £25 (plus P&P), please use the Hostess Code:

SMQ7N7UR
To share in the Hostess Rewards for this month AND become a VIP. If your order is over £150 (plus P&P), please don't use the Hostess Code as you will get to pick your own rewards, but don't worry, you will still become a VIP Reward Member.

The Starter Kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the Catalogue and great value at just £99 for your choice of £130 of products (with no additional P&P). Once you are a Member of this great Family, you get a discount on your future purchases, or an income from sales you make to other people; Win,Win Right?


Dimensions
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.25 x 9.75cm)
Second Mat – 5-1/2 x 3-3/4” (14 x 9.5cm)

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Wishing You a Lovely Day and Wishing you Goodbye

Today I am bringing you another in my mini series waving goodbye to some of the retiring products.

It seems fitting that I should use the very first stamp set I got from the Spring Summer Catalogue in this series. It is the Lovely Wishes Stamp Set that I showcased at OnStage in November. I lived with it for about 2 months leading up to the event, and have hardly inked it up since, so there is a quick card using it.
Lovely Wishes on Glossy White Card
I have used Glossy White Card for the stamping layer and Pink Pirouette and Wild Wasabi Ink, although with some Gold Embossing. I love the soft feel you get using paler colours on the Glossy White Card, you just have to be a little careful not to slip as you stamp.
I added a band and bow of narrow Gold Ribbon to tie in with the gold embossing. My only concern with all of this is whether any of the products I used will still be in stock when you see the video. Everything is selling really quickly, so don't hang around, jump over to my online store and stock up on everything you loe while it is still in stock. To tempt you a little, I have a Prize Draw this month.

For every £25 you spend in April AND use the Hostess Code, you will be entered into a draw to win the Many Marvellous Markers, so if you place orders of £50, you will get 2 entries, £75, you will get 3 entries etc. BUT if you place a single order of over £150 and opt to be your own Hostess (which means you pick how to spend your Rewards) you will only get ONE entry into the draw. Please note that this is a gift from me, and is non-returnable. The usual Customer Gifts will not be effected by the Prize Draw, so if you use the Hostess Code you will get a share of the Rewards, as usual. EVERYONE who shops with me will receive a handmade card and gift in the middle of the following month, regardless of how much you spend.


If your order is over £25 (plus P&P), please use the Hostess Code:

SMQ7N7UR
To share in the Hostess Rewards for this month AND become a VIP. If your order is over £150 (plus P&P), please don't use the Hostess Code as you will get to pick your own rewards, but don't worry, you will still become a VIP Reward Member.

The Starter Kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the Catalogue and great value at just £99 for your choice of £130 of products (with no additional P&P). Once you are a Member of this great Family, you get a discount on your future purchases, or an income from sales you make to other people; Win,Win Right?


Dimensions
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 3-1/4 x 5" (8.25 x 12.5cm)
Second Mat – 3 x 4-1/2" (7.5 x 11.25cm)