Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Picture Perfect Party Mini Gift Bag

Today is the last project using items from my March Gift Box. That is not to say that the Picture Perfect Party Suite won't be seen herre again, but if it is I will use additional items.

If you have followed me for any length of time, you will know that chocolate and I do not get on well, but I accept that others enjoy it, some enjoy it a LOT! So today's gift bag has two or three mini chocolates in it (the metric version has two, the imperial three - just saying you get more with the imperial!)

Picture Perfect Party Mini Gift Bag

I have actully made both metric and imperial versions and they are in the pictures. They are slightly different sizes, but I went with 'sensible' measurements in each measurement system.

Add a punched circle to help keep everythign together, a binder clip, some ribbon and trim, a bit of stamping and we are done. and they are so cute.




Remember that if you want to order your March Craft Box (click this link to see what is included), you need to email me at liz.yuille@artlover.com and get payment to me BEFORE the end of 3rd March. 


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
Metric
Designer Series Paper - 12 x 10.5cm
Score long edge at 1, 2.5, 6.5 and 8cm
Score short edge at 1 cm

Imperial
Designer Series Paper - 5-1/2 x 4-1/4"
Score long edge at 3/4, 2-1/2, 3-1/4 and 5"
Score short edge at 1/2"

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Fabulous You Picture Perfect Party Craft Box Card

I have another non-Birthday card for you again today. I really am trying to convince you that the Perfect Picture Birthday stamp set is not just for Birthdays.

This card is a lot brighter than the one I brought you a couple of days ago, and that was bright enough. This card uses the Layering Square Dies to cut the frame, but the square for the stamping was cut on the trimmer.


Picture Perfect Party Suite Celebrate Card

I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper and added a narrow strip of Glimmer Paper underneath the right edge, having furst punched it with the Ticket Tear Border Punch. Add a ribbon bow and some metallic shapes and the card is pretty much done.


To see all the information about the March Craft Box, just click here. As in previous months, the kit is just £20 including postage. The value of the kit is £19.88, so the postage to you is basically free. To buy full quantities of all of the items in the kit would cost you over £100. You know I love a bargain!

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
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.25 x 9.75cm)
DSP Mat – 5-1/2” high and just a narrow strip (14cm)

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Monday, 26 February 2018

Mini Shower Gel Bottle Gift Box

If you have followed me for even a short time, you will know that I can't gift anything unless it is packaged first.

I found these mini bottles of shower gel and just had to create really cute packaging using items from my March Craft Box.

I have even managed to do Metric Measurements from scratch! just check them out further down this post.


To order your March Craft Box, just click here for all the details. It costs just £20 delivered (UK Only I am afraid), contains £19.88 of product, but the full quantities would be over £100!!!

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
Cardstock cut at 15.5 x 15cm
Score Short Edge at 3.5/7/10.5/14cm
Score Long Edge at 1/4.5/12cm

Imperial
Cardstock cut at 6 x 5-1/2"
Score Short Edge at 1-1/4, 2-1/2, 3-3/4 and 5"
Score Long Edge at 1-1/4, 4-1/4 and 5-1/2"

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Sunday, 25 February 2018

Celebrate the Good Stuff

I am always delighted to mark a milestone for a member of my Team, so being able to mark two in one week is extra special for me.

As I am just launching my March Craft Box, it is a perfect excuse to use some of the items from that kit to make cards marking this special moment. The project is also a great example that the kit is not just for Birthdays. The main sentiment on the front of the card is 'Celebrate the Good Stuff' and inside I used 'Cue the Confetti', neither of which is even slightly Birthday.


Picture Perfect Party Celebration Stampin Up

There is no die set to go with the stamps, but none of the images are difficult ot fussy cut, so I would encourage you to give it a go. And look out for the trick with the spaghetti; you will have to watch the video to see what I am talking about.



I hope you agree that these are great cards to mark any milestone, and I am hoping my Team members will agree when the see them in a couple of days (once their little pressies have arrived for me to post out to them).

To see all the information about the March Craft Box, just click here. As in previous months, the kit is just £20 including postage. The value of the kit is £19.88, so the postage to you is basically free. To buy full quantities of all of the items in the kit would cost you over £100. You know I love a bargain!

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
Standard A6 Cardbase
Embossed Mat – 5-1/2 x 3-3/4” (14 x 9.5cm)

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Saturday, 24 February 2018

Thank You from the Bottom of my Heart!

I woke up on Monday morning to find a message from one of my regular YouTube Subscribers congratulating me for reaching 3,000 Subscribers! Is there a better way to start a week?

I had been keeping an eye on the subscriber numbers, but I had been out most of Sunday and did not know I was so close. What can I say, other than 'Thank You so much' I really am so grateful for all the support you have given me in the last year or so, in all seriousness, I would not be at this point without your help.


I signed up as a Stampin' Up! Demo at the end of July 2016 knowing that I was planning on giving up full time work later that year. The plan was that would start my own business to supplement my pension (which would be small as I was going to take it early). I started in earnest in early 2017, so here I am, just over a year later and I cannot beleive how much has changed.

I am still have paid employment, but part-time and from home, so that allows me to spend time on my real passion, which is sharing my love of papercraft. I now have a Team of other Demonstrators, and very soon we will be in double figures!!

But it is not all about supplementing my income, or building a Team. There is the discount I get on all the amazing products Stampin' Up! tempt us with, and most importantly, there are all the fantastic people I have met; other Demonstrators, customers, class attendees. All of them wonderful people with one thing in common. Having fun making amazing projects with high quality papercraft supplies.

So, Thank You all again. I would not be able to have got this far without your support.

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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Friday, 23 February 2018

It's Time for the March Craft Box Launch!

I am beginning to really love this time every month. Sharing the contents of the box I have put together is a special time and the reactions I have had have been amazing.

I am delighted to announce details of the March Craft Box. I have curated this with a view to it being totally flexible for any happy occasion. It is based on the Picture Perfect Party Suite, and includes most of the items available in that Suite, plus a few additional items.



The box is, as last month, £20 including P&P and contains product to a value of about £20, which basically means that P&P is FREE. My intention is that I will stick at this price point unless there is an increase in postal charges. To purchase full quantities of the contents of the Craft box would cost a minimum of £106.75 plus P&P (I was staggered when I did the maths on this!)



The March Craft Box will contain:
  • 1/2 a pack of DSP (24 6x6 sheets)
  • 10 Whisper White Notecards and Envelopes
  • 1/2 Sheet of Silver Glimmer Paper (6x12)
  • 1 of each of the 3 colours of Glimmer Paper in the Myths and Magic Glimmer Pack (these are 6x6)
  • 2 A4 sheets each of Bermuda Bay, Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party, Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist (10 sheets of coloured cardstock in total)
  • 2 A4 sheets of smooth Whisper White cardstock
  • 2 each of the 4 colours of Binder Clips in this suite (8 in total)
  • 1 yard of Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon
  • 1 yard of Berry Burst Fine Woven Ribbon
  • 1 yard Bermuda Bay Stitched Satin Ribbon
  • 1 yard Peekaboo Peach Grosgrain Ribbon
  • 1 yard Silver Mini Sequin Trim 
  • 10 Gold and 10 Silver Metallic Shapes
    Optional extras are:
    Picture Perfect Birthday Stamps (photopolymer) - £15.00
    Simple Stripes Embossing Folder - £7.75
    Picture Perfect Ink Spots - £8.25 (1 each of Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Peekaboo Peach and Berry Burst)

    The full price items are shown in the product carousel here:

    If you order any Optional Extra, I will include a sheet of Multi Purpose Adhesive, just as a little 'Thank you'. Order ALL of the Optional Extras you will qualify for a Level One Sale-a-Bration Item to be included in your package, just let me know what you want when you email me. PLEASE NOTE that if you opt for the 12 x 12 Springtime Foils or any of the wood mounted stamp sets, your package will be sent by Hermes, not Royal Mail, due to the increased postal charges.

    I am taking orders until 3rd March. To order yours, email me at Liz.yuille@artlover.com and I will send you an invoice with payment options. Please note, if you wish to pay by cheque, this will need to be with me no later than 1st March to allow for banking. Shipping should be by 13th March (shipping from Stampin' Up! permitting).

    This is only available for posting in the UK, you need to email me to order and payment will be to me, in advance of the order being placed and sent out. Postage is by Royal Mail First Class and as the box is Letter Box friendly, there should be no reason why it can't be delivered even if you are out. If you opt for all the optional extras and then certain Sale-a-Bration items, then I will use Hermes to avoid having to charge you for additional postal costs.

    Deadline for ordering is Saturday 3rd March. I will place the order early on the following morning and hope to have the packages ready to post out by 13th March 2018 (delivery from Stampin' Up! permitting).



    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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    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:

    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
    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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