Wednesday, 27 May 2015
A quick reminder that the weekly deals have been posted. Click on the link on the left of the page to discover some bargains! This week they are all items from the Spring/Summer Cattie - which ends on 2nd June. Make sure you get your favourites before they are gone - and don't forget the retirement list too! The good news is that means we are just a week away from the new annual cattie. SO I guess I should show you some of the sneak peeks I have been promising you!
Monday, 25 May 2015
So here is the next of my swaps for you to enjoy. Today I have chosen to show you a card that is possibly my favourite swap. Again this is a stamp set that I am missing. I was first tempted by it when Stampin Up made a Christmas sample in their impressions magazine (for their demonstrators). However I resisted. Then I received this beautiful swap...
Sunday, 24 May 2015
So I did promise that I would show you some of the swaps that I received at Telford (an event for stampin up demonstrators). I was very lucky and received some beautiful pieces of work - so thank you to everyone who swapped with me. I've put the items together in batches - and yes - there are some sneek peeks that i will put up at soon! So here are the first few...
Thursday, 21 May 2015
Have you checked out the retired list yet? There's just over a week left before we lose these items for good. Lots have already sold out but there are still some fabulous bargains to be had. And don't forget to check out the weekly deals at the same time - new items are launched every Wednesday. Click on the links to check them out! Of course we are very sorry to see them go - but the good news is that it means a new catalogue will be launching soon! It's packed full of yummy new stamp sets , colours, dies and fabulous kits - making crafting easier than ever! Email me if you would like a copy of the new catalogue and keep your eyes out in the coming days for some sneek peeks of he new items!
Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Ok - I'll admit it - when I first saw this project kit and stamp set I thought it was really cute and a fantastic gift to make for someone - but I didn't really think much about how else the stamps could be used. Then I was inspired by a card posted by sara (one of my downline) and I decided to take another look. I'm sooo glad I did as I had so much fun playing with them creating backgrounds that I knew they had to be the base of my swaps and gifts for Telford. In the end I made 7 different tags - but I could have carried on... Hope you like them x Then I made a little envelope book to hold them and gave them to my "grandchildren" as gifts!
Monday, 18 May 2015
So... as I was saying - I wanted to make some little thanks yous for my downline who who were going to be at Telford. I came up with the idea of a stationery set when I was on holiday and spent some time at a craft day trying to work out the dimensions. When I finally made them they came together quite quickly - I just hadn't made the pocket deep enough to hold the chocolate that I had planned to include. So instead I included a set of the tags that I had made for my "grandchildren"! I was quite pleased with how they turned out and Pip and Christine seemed to like them. At some point I will write up some instructions for them - so email me if you would like a copy.
Sunday, 17 May 2015
So the last few months have been challenging - moving house and settling in have taken far more of my time than I had anticipated. Crafting has had to take a back seat and to be honest - I lost my mojo and felt a bit intimidated when faced with a piece of card, ink and stamps! Yep I have been procrastinating! However, Telford was looming and I knew I had to make gifts for my downline (not to mention swaps) - so I had to get started. I had seen one my downline make a card using Perpetual Birthday Calander stamps as a background - so I decided to have a play. I'll say more about that another day - but eventually I came up with these little lovelies to swap. The idea was simple - but I think they turned out OK. Hope you like them! The little pocket holding the chocolate heart is really easy to make and looks good in multiple sizes. These started out as a 3 inch square of DSP. Fold the square diagonally and then with the folded edge on the bottom, fold the two sides of the triangle in to form the cup. Fold and stick the top flap down to hold the pocket together. I'll show you what it looks like on a finished card.