Wednesday, 25 September 2013

All that glitters!


I went to a 40th birthday party last Saturday, it was fancy dress in the style of 80s glam, Studio 54 and New Romantic. After much browsing, I ended up with a costume that was designed to be a buccaneer which I thought looked a bit Adam Ant. 

I wanted to do a fancy card for the occasion, and what better design than the Wow card that I've made for a few special occasions. I knew the party was going to be glitzy, and I wanted the card to match. Off I went to my local craft shop, and found the perfect papers.  I used a sheet of 12" x 12" Basic Black card stock, and using the Simply Scored Board I scored the lines to make the folds in the card.  I cut out various triangles of the glitter paper, and stuck them onto the front of the card.  

I used the Curly Cute stamp set for the Happy Birthday sentiment, and the numbers are from the Memorable Moments stamp set, stamped with Melon Mambo ink.  I used the Petite Pennants Builder Punch to make the bunting across the top of the card.

Here's the card all tied up with the band around the middle. The Large Oval Punch was used to punch out the numbers, and the Decorative Label Punch was used for the label.

Items Used

All the items (except the glitter paper) can be bought from my online shop.  Click on the links below.


Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Clearance Rack

The Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack is here!  There's some great discounts, up to 80% on papers, card stock, embellishments, fabric, dies and lots more.  You can buy these items from my online shop - just follow the link here.  

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Craft Sale

For any of you out there that live in Leeds, I'm taking part in a craft and table top sale in Roundhay, Leeds on Saturday.  I'm selling off loads of my old craft stash, including lots of Stampin' up! retired stamp sets.  There's some real bargains to be had, and most of the stamp sets are 50% cheaper than their original price.  Please come along and say hello!

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Gingham Garden Mini Milk Cartons

This is a long overdue post that I've had saved in my drafts folder for too long!  There's a few of them saved in there, and I need to decide whether to finish writing them or just delete them.  I'll have to have a big catch up sometime soon.  

These pictures show the swaps I made for the last team training event that I attended.  I'd got the Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper and the Washi tape as a pre order before the Annual Catalogue was released, so I decided to use those.  I'd seen lots of pictures online of clothes pegs with washi tape on them, so off I went to the shops to find some plain wooden clothes pegs.

The picture below shows the clothes pegs covered with the washi tape.  The flowery patterned one was the perfect size for the pegs.  I placed a peg in each one of the mini milk cartons, which can be seen on the next photo.

Here's the mini milk carton I made, decorated with rectangles of the Gingham Garden DSP.  I also used the Label Love and the Artisan Label punch to create a label for the carton.  I stamped onto Whisper White card stock with various colours of ink, and then covered the wet ink with the clear Stampin' Emboss Powder which I set with the heat tool.

This picture shows a close up of the top of the mini milk carton, with the washi tape holding it closed.  There's loads of things that washi tape can be used for, I've still got to try out some more uses for it.

This last picture shows all the cartons in the box ready to go to be swapped.  I got some lovely swaps that day, and loads of new ideas.  

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Tuesday, 17 September 2013

New Single Stamps

This is the second set of single stamps released by Stampin' Up! There are eight different stamps to choose from, six of which co-ordinate with Framelit dies or punches. They are available until the 31st January 2014, and they come in clear mount. Which one do you like best?

Friday, 6 September 2013

Butterfly Bundle Offer

Between the 29th August to the 30th September 2013, you can get 15% off this bundle, which contains the Papillion Potpourri stamp set and the Bitty Butterfly Punch. The wood mount set costs £26.52 (normally £31.20) and the clear mount set costs just £23.97 (normally £28.20). Contact me now to place your order.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

2013-2014 Autumn Winter Catalogue now available

The 2013-2014 Autumn Winter Catalogue is available to browse and purchase from. There's loads of new, gorgeous products covering Halloween, Christmas, and loads more. Take a look here to view the catalogue online, or contact me and I'd be happy to send you one in the post. Don't forget you can now buy online from me so you don't even have to leave the sofa!

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

My Digitial Studio is now available

I have more news for you! I can barely contain my excitement, so I don't know how you can! You can now download My Digital Studio, and what's better, you can download a 30 day trial for free! Just go to my store, and use the product code 130910. You can create all sorts of projects, including cards, postcards, journals, photobooks, posters, calendars and so much more. The software comes with loads of samples, and the full product is just £13.95 and contains loads more. There's new downloads available all the time so it will never get dull.

I've included a link to a video - take a look to see what all the fuss is about.

Buy Stampin' Up! products online!

I'm very excited to announce that you can now purchase Stampin' Up! products from me online! You don't have to wait to see me to place an order, and you can browse and shop at your leisure. I'm very excited about this, and I hope you will be too (your purses might not thank me though....!)

Click here to visit my page and you can find my shop here

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Happy shopping...who will be my first customer???

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Best of 25 Years - Christmas

Here's the latest Best of...25 Years stamp set, and it's Christmas themed! Get it early and get started on those Christmas cards, you'll thank me in December when they're all made and posted.  The set contains five stamps, and costs just £13.95.  The set is available to purchase until 31st March 2014, or until stocks last.