Thursday, 22 February 2018

A Good Day for a Rainbow

I really seem to have got the Rainbow Bug, here is a second card in only a few days, that uses the classic Rainbow Colour Scheme.

I am using some of the Springtime Foil Specialty paper from the Second Release of Sale-a-Bration Items, it is really wonderful, and great for using with all of your colouring tools. This time I have used the Stampin' Write Markers, which work really well on the foils. The colour sits on the whit paper well, but beads off the foil, so you can just wipe it away with a piece of kitchen paper and reveal the stunning foil.

A Good Day for a Rainbow

The stamp set is one of those hidden gems, it covers so many occasions and works with the new scalloped circle punches to make some really cute cards - in this case a plea for some sunshine. I have used Basic Grey to stamp the outlines of the images as it gives a softer look, which is what I wanted for this card.

I used some of the off cuts from the Painted Love 12 x 12 cardstock pack, which were left from the last Rainbow card I made and shared with you over the weekend. You can get four 4 x 4" cards from one 12 x 12 " sheet of card, and still have a piece of 4 x 4" cardstock left, it really is a great way to use your 12 x 12" card.

Remember that until 31st March, you will get FREE items for every £45 order (if you spend £90 you can either choose 2 Items, or 1 of the new Level 2 Items!!!).

Until the end of March I am running a FREE Prize Draw for UK residents. If you sign up to my Newsletter between now and 31st March, you will be entered in the draw for a mini Craft Kit, with lots of lovely goodies in it including Notecards & Envelopes, Designer Series Paper, Ribbon and Embellishments. Please include your postal address if you wish to be entered into the Draw. Entry to the Draw is not open to under 18s or Stampin' Up! Demonstrators. Just complete the form at the very bottom of this page

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

S39Q266D

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? Join my Team between 3rd January and 31st March 2018 and you will get even more in your Starter Kit. Seriously, you will get to chose any Full Price (not Hostess or Sale-a-Bration) Stamp Sets of YOUR choice to add in addition. That could be as much as £90 more for your £99. Over £200 of products for just £99.


Dimensions
Cardbase - 4 x 8"
Mat and insert – 3-7/8 x 3-7/8"

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Inspire Create Challenge 012 - Hedgehugs

Did you take part in the last Challenge, I loved that sketch, it just made it so simple to put my card together. This time we have a Theme for you - Animals. As I have fallen in love with the Hedgehugs stamp set in the Spring Summer Catalogue, the choice was easy.

Inspire Create Challenge Hedgehugs Poloroid Card

I thought I would make a fun and really cute card, which is perhaps not my usual style. I am so pleased with how it turned out. I really like the look of Poloroid photos, which are quite a 'thing' in Scrapbooking at the moment, so I thought I would borrow that style for this project.


A bit of simple masking and some colouring (both on the stamps and on the images) and it all came togethere really easily. Add some texture with the Dynamic Textured Impressions Scattered Sequins Embossing folder and it was done. And it is really cute, and I LOVE it.


I hope you will hop over to the Inspire Create Challenge website (just click on the image above) and take a look at what my fellow Design Team Members have come up with, and then have a go. We love to see all your entries.

Until the end of March I am running a FREE Prize Draw for UK residents. If you sign up to my Newsletter between now and 31st March, you will be entered in the draw for a mini Craft Kit, with lots of lovely goodies in it including Notecards & Envelopes, Designer Series Paper, Ribbon and Embellishments. Please include your postal address if you wish to be entered into the Draw. Entry to the Draw is not open to under 18s or Stampin' Up! Demonstrators. Just complete the form at the very bottom of this page


Remember that until 31st March, you will get FREE items for every £45 order (if you spend £90 you can either choose 2 Items, or 1 of the new Level 2 Items!!!).


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

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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? Join my Team between 3rd January and 31st March 2018 and you will get even more in your Starter Kit. Seriously, you will get to chose any Full Price (not Hostess or Sale-a-Bration) Stamp Sets of YOUR choice to add in addition. That could be as much as £90 more for your £99. Over £200 of products for just £99.


Dimensions
Standard A6 Cardbase

First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.25 x 9.75cm)   
Poloroid frame - 3-7/8 x 3-3/8" (9.5 x 8.5cm) - cut frame using the largest straight Layering Squares Dies
Stamping Layer - 3-1/4 x 3-1/4" (8 x 8cm)

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Envelope Punch Board Ribbon Gift Box

Over the weekend I attended a Team Event, at which I was gifting a reel of Ribbon to one of my Team Members. This was to mark her first Anniversary of joining my Team, so was quite a special occasion.

Envelope Punch Board Southern Serenade Ribbon Gift Box

I like to give my Team small gifts along the way to mark occasions and to remind them how much I appreciate them sticking with me. I had great fun coming up with a slightly different way to wrap this ribbon, and thought I would use the Envelope Punch Board to remind the Team that it can be used for so much more than making envelopes.


This was a quick and simple project to put together, some quick punching, a bit of stamping and that was pretty much it done. The stamp set is the really pretty Southern Serenade, which is a great mix of texture and imagery; it is almost a mini version of Touches of Texture, which is a favourite of mine.

I will share more about the Team Event later this week, by which time I will know just how it went!


Remember that until 31st March, you will get FREE items for every £45 order (if you spend £90 you can either choose 2 Items, or 1 of the new Level 2 Items!!!).

Until the end of March I am running a FREE Prize Draw for UK residents. If you sign up to my Newsletter between now and 31st March, you will be entered in the draw for a mini Craft Kit, with lots of lovely goodies in it including Notecards & Envelopes, Designer Series Paper, Ribbon and Embellishments. Please include your postal address if you wish to be entered into the Draw. Entry to the Draw is not open to under 18s or Stampin' Up! Demonstrators. Just complete the form at the very bottom of this page

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

S39Q266D

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? Join my Team between 3rd January and 31st March 2018 and you will get even more in your Starter Kit. Seriously, you will get to chose any Full Price (not Hostess or Sale-a-Bration) Stamp Sets of YOUR choice to add in addition. That could be as much as £90 more for your £99. Over £200 of products for just £99.



Dimensions
Base of Box is 6-7/8" (17.7cm) square
Punch and Score at 2-7/8 and 4" (74 and 103

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Monday, 19 February 2018

Mini Shower Gel Bottle Gift Box

Never one to gift anything without making a cute packaging for it first, I found these mini Shower Gel Bottles and thought they would make perfect mini gifts, but needed a box first.

Using items from my March Craft Box, I love how they have turned out, they really are so cute. Which tdo you prefer, the Lemon Lime Twist or the Bermuda Bay?


For once I actually worked out the measurements in both metric and imperial from scratch, so I know they definitely work, although the metric version is a little wider than the imperail version.



To order your March Craft Box, which is just £20 delivered, just take a look at the information here. To buy everything in the kit in full quantities would cost over £100, so this really is a bargain, and includes £19.88 of value, so the postage is almost FREE, and we all like that!


Remember that until 31st March, you will get FREE items for every £45 order (if you spend £90 you can either choose 2 Items, or 1 of the new Level 2 Items!!!).

Until the end of March I am running a FREE Prize Draw for UK residents. If you sign up to my Newsletter between now and 31st March, you will be entered in the draw for a mini Craft Kit, with lots of lovely goodies in it including Notecards & Envelopes, Designer Series Paper, Ribbon and Embellishments. Please include your postal address if you wish to be entered into the Draw. Entry to the Draw is not open to under 18s or Stampin' Up! Demonstrators. Just complete the form at the very bottom of this page


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

S39Q266D

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? Join my Team between 3rd January and 31st March 2018 and you will get even more in your Starter Kit. Seriously, you will get to chose any Full Price (not Hostess or Sale-a-Bration) Stamp Sets of YOUR choice to add in addition. That could be as much as £90 more for your £99. Over £200 of products for just £99.


Dimensions
METRIC - final dimensions 7.5 x 3.5 cm
Cardstock Cut at 15.5 x 15cm
With short ede at top, score at 3.5/7/41.5/14 cm
With long edge at top, score at 1/4.5/12 cm

IMPERIAL - final dimensions 3 x 1-1/4"

Cardstock Cut at 6 x 5-1/2"
With short ede at top, score at 1-1/4, 2-1/2, 3-3/4 and 5"
With long edge at top, score at 1-1/4, 4-1/4 and 5-1/2"

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Tutti-Fruitti Mini Gift Bag

I love that my Team Members can join me at Team Events, although as about half my Team are not local to me, it is not always possible for them to come to them all.

But I like to make their first event particularly special, so I gift them a Team Badge when they join the first Event, whether this is the amazing OnStage twice yearly event or a smaller Full Team event. It is just one why I like to make them feel 'at home' and part of our fantastic Demonstrator Family.

Tutti-Fruitti Mini Gift Bag

We had a huge Team event yesterday, and I had a few new Team Members join me, so there were a few gifts to put together. I decided to use the Tutti-Fruitti Papers, which are such fun. I used the Mini Gift Bag Dies, so everything was super quick and easy to put together. Just a few bits of stamping and punching and they were done; each a little different, but all the same.


I added a bit of the Sweet Soiree Ready Shreddie to keep the gift hidden, then a piece of coordinating ribbon and some of the Silver Baker's Twine to keep body and soul together. As I write this, I am hoping that the Team enjoy the packaging and the gift.


Remember that until 31st March, you will get FREE items for every £45 order (if you spend £90 you can either choose 2 Items, or 1 of the new Level 2 Items!!!).

Until the end of March I am running a FREE Prize Draw for UK residents. If you sign up to my Newsletter between now and 31st March, you will be entered in the draw for a mini Craft Kit, with lots of lovely goodies in it including Notecards & Envelopes, Designer Series Paper, Ribbon and Embellishments. Please include your postal address if you wish to be entered into the Draw. Entry to the Draw is not open to under 18s or Stampin' Up! Demonstrators. Just complete the form at the very bottom of this page

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

S39Q266D

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? Join my Team between 3rd January and 31st March 2018 and you will get even more in your Starter Kit. Seriously, you will get to chose any Full Price (not Hostess or Sale-a-Bration) Stamp Sets of YOUR choice to add in addition. That could be as much as £90 more for your £99. Over £200 of products for just £99.


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Sunday, 18 February 2018

Eclectic Expressions Rainbow Card

This is project uses last of the new Second Release Sale-a-Brations items, and it is fantastic.

I have finally embraced the Rainbow Trend that seems to be doing the rounds at the moment, and, using one of the examples in the Second Release Leaflet as my inspiration, I have created a 4 x 4" card. I hope you agree that this is not only cute, but really easy to put together.

Eclectic Expressions Rainbow Card

I have used pretty much the whole of the Brights Colour Family in this, so have listed the full Ink Pad Collection in the product list as getting the whole set, saves you 10%, and we always like to save money if we can. Other than the inks, there really aren't that many products needed; the Wink of Stella is of course optional, but a bit of glimmer is always good.


I hope you like this project and will give it a go. If you need any of the p roducts and you are in the UK, I would love to earn your business. Everyone who orders with me gets a handmade card and gift at the beginning of the following month, plus, if you sue the Hostess Code you also get to share the Hostess Rewards, and lotsof other benefits along the way.

Remember that until 31st March, you will get FREE items for every £45 order (if you spend £90 you can either choose 2 Items, or 1 of the new Level 2 Items!!!).

Until the end of March I am running a FREE Prize Draw for UK residents. If you sign up to my Newsletter between now and 31st March, you will be entered in the draw for a mini Craft Kit, with lots of lovely goodies in it including Notecards & Envelopes, Designer Series Paper, Ribbon and Embellishments. Please include your postal address if you wish to be entered into the Draw. Entry to the Draw is not open to under 18s or Stampin' Up! Demonstrators. Just complete the form at the very bottom of this page

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

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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? Join my Team between 3rd January and 31st March 2018 and you will get even more in your Starter Kit. Seriously, you will get to chose any Full Price (not Hostess or Sale-a-Bration) Stamp Sets of YOUR choice to add in addition. That could be as much as £90 more for your £99. Over £200 of products for just £99.


Dimensions
Card Base - 4 x 8" (10 x 20cm)
Black Mat - 3-5/8 x 3-5/8" (9.25 x 9.25cm)
Whisper White Stamping Layer - 3-1/2 x 3-1/2" (9 x 9cm)
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Saturday, 17 February 2018

Springtime Foils Box Frame Floral Card

Today I have some more of the second release Sale-a-Bration items from Stampin' Up! to show you, and they are fantastic.

Foiled Card, with Gold, Rose Gold and Silver foiling on a, not quite, gloss card, and I do mean card, this is not paper. The surface is slick and will take both Classic Ink/Stampin' Write Markers, and Blends. As the title of this post suggests, the paper is called Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper. It is FREE with a qualifying order of just £45 before P&P.

Springtime Foils Box Frame Floral Card

Today I am showing you the effect with Blends, but I have another project coming soon, that uses the Stampin' Write Markers, and trust me when I say the result is stunning.

In the video I show you how to make the box frame, which once you get your head around the basic measurements, is really easy. That said, I have not yet worked out how to do the measurements in metric, I am working on it and will try to bring you a video soon with these. In the meantime, to calculate the size of card you need, decide on the inside measurement of your frame and then add 5", so in this example, the inside measurement of my frame was 3", so if you add 5" you need to start with a pice of card measuring 8 x 8".


Score on all sides as 1/2, 1, 1-1/2 and 2" then on the top and bottom score at 2-1/2", but only to the second score line from the edge. This is where you really need to watch the video to see what is cut away and what is left in place.

I hope you enjoy the project and have fallen in love with the Springtime Foil DSP as much as I have; this will be appearing in my shopping basket on more than one occassion I think!

Unfortunately the Showcase Builder I normally use for Stampin' Up! Products does not appear to have the Foil Paper listed just yet, so here is a direct link to my store for this item:


Remember that until 31st March, you will get FREE items for every £45 order (if you spend £90 you can either choose 2 Items, or 1 of the new Level 2 Items!!!).

Until the end of March I am running a FREE Prize Draw for UK residents. If you sign up to my Newsletter between now and 31st March, you will be entered in the draw for a mini Craft Kit, with lots of lovely goodies in it including Notecards & Envelopes, Designer Series Paper, Ribbon and Embellishments. Please include your postal address if you wish to be entered into the Draw. Entry to the Draw is not open to under 18s or Stampin' Up! Demonstrators. Just complete the form at the very bottom of this page

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

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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? Join my Team between 3rd January and 31st March 2018 and you will get even more in your Starter Kit. Seriously, you will get to chose any Full Price (not Hostess or Sale-a-Bration) Stamp Sets of YOUR choice to add in addition. That could be as much as £90 more for your £99. Over £200 of products for just £99.


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Friday, 16 February 2018

Sale-a-Bration Second Release Starts NOW

Have you remembered that the second release of Sale-a-Bration items starts today? And there are some amazing items on offer.

Blossoming Basket Bundle Sale-a-Bration Free item card

Take a look at the Catalogue Page for all the information, bu today I am sharing a project that uses the new Level 2 Bundle, which is FREE with an order of £90. The very special thing about this bundle is that the Textured Impression Embossing Folder is going to be in the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue, but for money, so get it now for FREE.


I love both elements of the Bundle, but I am a bit of an embossing folder fan, so that is no surprise really. The stamp set is really pretty, and perfect for Mother's Day (or Mothering Sunday as I will always call it!) Add some Stampin' Blends and you have some quick, easy and stunning cards.


Remember that until 31st March, you will get FREE items for every £45 order (if you spend £90 you can either choose 2 Items, or 1 of the new Level 2 Items!!!). For details of ALL the FREE Items, go to the Catalogue Page of my site.

Until the end of March I am running a FREE Prize Draw for UK residents. If you sign up to my Newsletter between now and 31st March, you will be entered in the draw for a mini Craft Kit, with lots of lovely goodies in it including Notecards & Envelopes, Designer Series Paper, Ribbon and Embellishments. Please include your postal address if you wish to be entered into the Draw. Entry to the Draw is not open to under 18s or Stampin' Up! Demonstrators. Just complete the form at the very bottom of this page

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

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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? Join my Team between 3rd January and 31st March 2018 and you will get even more in your Starter Kit. Seriously, you will get to chose any Full Price (not Hostess or Sale-a-Bration) Stamp Sets of YOUR choice to add in addition. That could be as much as £90 more for your £99. Over £200 of products for just £99.


Dimensions
Standard A6 Cardbase
Embossed Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.25 x 9.75cm)
Scraps of Shimmery White and Whisper White for Stamping

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Thursday, 15 February 2018

Get the Whole set of Blends and More for LESS

Are you a fan of the Stampin' Blends? I know I am, they are so easy to use, they blend really well (well the clue is in the name really!) and they match our Stampin' Up! colours. What more could you want.

Stampin Blends Starter Kit

How about the whole set for just £99? Still not enough for you, OK add a further £22 of product of your choice. You want MORE, oh, go on then, have two Stamp Sets from either the Annual or Spring/Summer Catalogues on top, and as it's you, you can have FREE Postage & Packing too, but only as it's you.


OK, so my tongue was slightly in my cheek there, but the message is correct. Until the end of March you can get so much more in your Starter Kit, all just for £99 delivered to your door. The Kit I have put together, specifically for someone who wants all of the Stampin' Blends, has a retail value of £178.00 if you chose Clear mount stamps, or a massive £195.00 if you select Wood mount stamps, that's nearly double the cost to you (well actually, if you add the normal Postage & Packing of £4.95, it is double the cost to you).

And I know that this is an attractive deal, because one of my new team members put her kit together with almost exactly these items in it.

Would you like to take advantage of this too? Well you know what to do, get your wish list sorted out, and hit this link NOW:




If the Starter Kit is not for you, remember that until 31st March, you will get FREE items for every £45 order (if you spend £90 you can either choose 2 Items, or 1 of the new Level 2 Items!!!).

Until the end of March I am running a FREE Prize Draw for UK residents. If you sign up to my Newsletter between now and 31st March, you will be entered in the draw for a mini Craft Kit, with lots of lovely goodies in it including Notecards & Envelopes, Designer Series Paper, Ribbon and Embellishments. Please include your postal address if you wish to be entered into the Draw. Entry to the Draw is not open to under 18s or Stampin' Up! Demonstrators. Just complete the form at the very bottom of this page

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

S39Q266D


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. 

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