Thursday, 26 November 2015

Christmas Orders

Are you thinking of ordering for Christmas? A quick reminder that Stampin' Up! have advised that to be sure to get your goodies before Christmas your orders need to be in by 13 December 2015.

So don't wait get your orders in now!

Any problems just let me know



Saturday, 21 November 2015

The new catalogues....

Well I know that Christmas is still to come, and I hope you have gotten all your items from the Autumn/Winter catalogue as that ends soon and lots of items are retiring so don't miss out!

But, don't worry as there is a new catalogue coming out soon. That's right I have seen it - the new Spring/Summer catalogue is out to demonstrators!  Wow, some lovely items and really nice to see non-winter products - makes it feel like it is almost spring!

I can show you this...but nothing else at the moment - sorry!  But if you'd like your own copy let me know and I can send you one as soon as I am allowed.

And not only that Sale-A-Bration is back!  Yes that is right spend £45 (before p+p) and get to choose a free gift from a selection, and there are some wonderful items this year.

Please get in touch to get a copy of both these catalogues and don't forget it's not too late to order from the Autumn/Winter catalogue and the Annual catalogue is around for a few months still!

Happy Crafting


Tuesday, 17 November 2015

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Grab yourself a bargain and check out the 20% off stamp sets...some wonderful sets to be had.

Happy crafting and any problems just let me know.


Friday, 6 November 2015

Curvy Keepsake Box - the cutest toadstool ever!

I am still on the Curvy Keepsake box them and whilst I was making Christmas themed boxes I thought that I'd give this one a go.

How cute is that?  I have to admit not my idea as I have seen it on Pinterest (I wonder what we did before that existed?)

Anyway it is so simple to make and actually lots of fun to see it come together.

I made the base by cutting a circle out. I don't have any special dies/punches for making circles (yet!) but I do have a really cheap tool that makes one - a bit like a compass with a blade.  To make the stalk I made a box with card 4.5" x 4".  On the long side I scored at 1,2,3 and 4" and on the short at 1" and 3".  I then cut off the small rectangle top and bottom, cut up to the score line on both the top and bottom glued it like a box and rather than one end closed, closed both ends.

It will make sense when you give it a go - or just contact me and I can do a template! I then glued the top to the box and the bottom to the circle - gave fantastic stability.

The flowers are made with the Petite Petal punch and the leaves from the Bird Builder punch. Not sure how well you can see it but the middle of the flowers have a tiny white dot - from the Owl Builder punch as are the dots on the toadstool. The butterfly is made with the Bity Butterfly punch.

For the grass around the stalk I took a green piece of cardstock and used scissors to make cuts.  Stampin' Up! does have fringe scissors which would be ideal - but these are on my wishlist and regular scissors did a good job!

It opens easily and I have filled mine with Hersey Kisses - love them and got almost half a bag in!

If you don't have all the tools to make the box would like to give it a go please get in touch as I am happy to send you all the bits and bobs to make your own for a very reasonable price!

Hope you like my little toadstool.

Happy Crafting


Monday, 2 November 2015

Luminere Boxes

Another Curvy Keepsake box idea. I bought vellum and some white Stazon ink ages ago but never knew that you needed special cleaner to ensure your stamps are cleaned after using Stazon. I finally got a bottle of Stazon cleaner recently and thought that I'd give these a go.

The stamp set used is the Everything Eleanor - one of my all time favourite stamp sets. I love the large swirl and have used it on lots of projects.

Initially I wasn't sure how it wold work as I hadn't used vellum or stazon before but I think it turned out lovely.  The stazon ink pad comes with the refill and you put the ink on yourself and spread it with the pallet like knife provided, is really simple.  The Stazon cleaner cleaned the stamp well, but it was a bit harder to clean then the usual Stampin' Up! ink but I think it was worth the effort.

I popped in an electric tealight candle.  I wouldn't use a real tealight as it would go up in smoke pretty quickly!  The boxes are very simple to open so you can easily turn off the candle when not needed.

I can just see these hanging on the Christmas tree and adding a touch of elegance.

Happy Crafting


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