Thursday, 30 October 2014

Blendabilities - not just for card

Blendabilities are the new alcohol markers from Stampin' Up! and they are fantastic for not only colouring but also for....wait....colouring ribbon.

That is right the ribbon below is custom made by using blendabilities - isn't it lovely. The ribbon is from Stampin' Up! and is the Whisper White 5/8 Inch Organza Ribbon - isn't it beautiful. 

Blendabilities come in packs of three normally, and have different shades of the one colour to allow for fantastic blending when colouring pictures, but when used on ribbon you get a totally different colour depending on the blendability colour from the pack. The lighter coloured ribbon uses the  lighter blendability from the Coastal Cabana set and the darker one uses the darkest colour - which do you prefer?

Would you like to give blendabilities ago - why not buy some yourself or contact me and arrange to hold a party in the comfort of your own home.


SHOP FOR BLENDABILITIES - takes you straight to the page in my shop.

Monday, 27 October 2014

A gift card in a card!

I love giving gifts, but sometimes if you don't know the person very well, or they seem to need or want for nothing, I find a gift card is the way to go.

Check out my post for ideas on Christmas gift card giving - love the idea of hanging it on the tree.

But, there are so many other occasions to give a gift so I came up with these...have to say didn't entirely invent them but can't remember where I saw it, so forgive me.

The card front looks like a basic card.....

but open it up and hey presto a wonderful place to put the gift card!

I would love to receive a gift card packaged up like this.  What about you?  Let me know your thoughts.
Also isn't that on the front ribbon beautiful- you won't find it in the Stampin' Up! catalogue- but it is Stampin' Up! ribbon with an added product. Can you guess it???? Still guessing, check out tomorrows blog for the answer.
Happy crafting and gifting.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Trouble Commenting ?!?!

Wow, people have told me they want to comment but are having trouble!  That is so nice that people are taking the time to view and read my blog....thank you so much!

If you find it difficult to comment, or you don't have the relevant accounts, please post an anonymous comment and maybe contact me with your details if you would like a response.

I would love to hear but you think, so if you can't do it in your own name at least do it as anonymous and put your name in the comment, that is, until I figure a better way for you all to do it easier.

Thanks for reading and more exciting projects on the way soon!

Keep sharing you ideas.


Wednesday, 22 October 2014

What even more lovely items for Christmas !

The Autumn-Winter supplement is now live!  It has some wonderful products that are only available to a limited time so don't miss out!

Want to make some star shaped boxes, then this if for you!  Look at some of the lovely boxes that one of the sets make - beautiful.

Make all 26 of these stars with the Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit!

Don't you love it and there is sooo much more you can do with them!  Need ideas then contact me, click the link below.

To view all of the products click here and don't forget to check out the rest of the shop as well!

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Monday, 20 October 2014

Gift Card Holder

Following on from the money card holder, here is a cute little gift card holder idea. As you can see one is like a card and the other is to hang on the tree!  How fantastic Christmas morning would be seeing these hanging on the tree....what good boys and girls there have been for Santa to deliver these lovely gifts.

The red card has been stamped with the little dinosaur from the Little Buddy Birthday set  and coloured with the new Blendabilites from Stampin' UP! - doesn't he look all ready for Christmas with his Santa Hat - the sequins are adorable too, and they are from the new Autumn/Winter 2014 catalogue. 
The Island Indigo tree hanging card is my favourite though, I love the colour and the image. The snowflakes in the background are from the Holiday Home set as are the strings of lights on the tree - so very clever I think as I just coloured the number of lights I wanted on the stamp and hey presto - Christmas light!  The tree is from the Festival of Trees set, which is also a great set which lots of variations and comes in a money saving bundle.
Both sentiments are using the Petite Pairs set, which has great sentiments in fabulous fonts - the Merry Christmas is lovely I think and cut with the modern label punch.
I hope you like these Gift Card holder - please leave a comment on your thoughts and if you wish to purchase any of the set please click on the picture on the link below and it will take you right to my shop.
Happy Crafting
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Saturday, 18 October 2014

Money Wallet- a beautiful way to gift money

Sometimes finding a Christmas present is hard, so sometimes money is the right present. Why not gift it in this lovely money wallet.  Easy to make and have given dimensions in the photos - hope it makes sense. If not please let me know, and if you make one please share your design.

The finished card
Inside the card

The dimensions, cuts and socring
Use the envelope punch boards to round the corners - also can do the card folded for ease
Don't forget the inside panel and to glue it down!
 Hope you like this project, really simple but a nicer way than just giving in an envelope.

Happy Gifting


Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Only 10 days left......

That's right only 10 days to join as a demonstrator get a pack of beautiful Designer Series Paper free..., yes FREE for 6 months.

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Monday, 13 October 2014

Box Card

I guess like most things, they come and go. I suspect that those of you have know Stampin' Up! for a while will have seen this card already.....I however, being relatively new have just found it and absolutely love it!  It is simple to make, and CASED from someone else (link below). There are other instructions on other blogs out there, but I found this one the easiest- however just note the dimensions in the text are incorrect- needs a piece of card 10" x 8 1/2 (not the 8 1/5 as posted).

 Here it is.......

And open......

I love the fact that you can also give a few bits and bobs inside, I have included some tags and hanging ornaments, which are reversible and so easy to make with the Tree stamp set and matching punch - what will you add??

The stamp set for the tree used is absolutely amazing, and in fact for the first time I think even my husband was pretty impressed with the set; there are so many variations to choose for the tree that there are endless options.. 

Unfortunately, the stamp set for the snowflake on the front is retired ( I know, bad of me to use it, but I just got it secondhand so had to try!) but good news there is another great option in the Autumn/ Winter catalogue that would be perfect The Endless Wishes Set, and it has great sentiments.

And what about the cute candy cane and holly, they come from the Happy Hour stamp set - another very useful set as does the sentiment inside.

Hope you have liked this project, I had lots of fun making it.

To shop click directly on the pictures in the supplies list - or would you like to hold a party in your home or become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator - just make contact.

Happy Stamping and crafting


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Friday, 10 October 2014

A screen card

I just love this card, and it is so simple to make.  A few folds, a punch, some paper, stamp and ink and voilĂ  that is it.

Don't you love it?

Above you can see it closed with a ribbon and below here it is in full. 

Share your creations to show your crafting talents.


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Friday, 3 October 2014

Work of Art - World Card Day

Well sometimes you need to try new things!  I wasn't so sure when I received this set free (yes you get lots of free things from Stampin' Up!), but it has grown on me. What do you think?? I gave it a go for World Card Day which is actually Saturday 4th Oct, but as I am not around thought I would shared early.

Get crafting for tomorrow; World Card Day (although I am off at a baking show!)


Stamp Set Used

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Stampin' Up! Promotions, Promotions, Promotions galore!!

Stampin up have some fantastic promotions, this one is for a limited time only so be quick...just click on the picture to be taken directly to my shop and shop till you drop...and that's not all look further down on how to get FREE, Yes FREE, Designer Series Paper. 

Stampin' Up! Catalogues

Oct 1 - 6 only
Join now  to get this fabulous promotion below!
The details:
Join my team till 24 October 2014 and you will be able to choose a FREE pack of Designer Series Paper aka DSP for the 6 months starting November 2014 with each demonstrator order.
Obviously there are some extra details:
  • One FREE package of Designer Series Paper, every month for six months, when you sign up to be a demonstrator during the month of October. Redeemable beginning November 2014 and ending April 2015.
  • Free paper must be redeemed on demonstrator order and is subject to shipping and handling. You must remain active during incentive period (November 2014-April 2015) to be eligible for free items.
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper and Designer Series Paper Stacks not included.

What a wonderful surprise from Stampin' Up! - come and join the fun!