Saturday, 20 August 2016

The bats find a home..

For those that follow me on Facebook you may wonder where did those bats go?  Well they found a delightful home all ready for Halloween. I know it's a way a way but I just wanted to give this delightful new set a go!

This has to be one of my favourites sets from the new Seasonal Catalogue - The Home sweet Home famelits - 22 of them and the matching stamp set, Sweet Home - 25 stamps!  And if you are wondering. yes it does come as a bundle!

Can't wait to try lots of other designs. Keep a look out over the next few weeks.

Also if you would still like a copy of the Seasonal Catalogue, which goes live 1st September 2016 just get in touch. 

If you can't wait to order the new goodies, why not join to become a demo - £99 for £130 of product of your choice + free PP and a business pack - what are you waiting for?

Happy Crafting


Sunday, 14 August 2016

New kittens in the house

Well, a very quick post today. I really had hoped to get some crafting done today as my big boys are away and I have my pre-order!  Yes, I have new goodies from the seasonal catalogue in my very hands!!!  But, we have two new kittens in the house and for today they took priority over crafting....

Maybe tomorrow I'll get some done, fingers crossed.

Hope you had a lovely weekend and did something you enjoyed.

Happy crafting


Friday, 12 August 2016

A little Birthday Present

Well I can finally share this as the present and card have finally been given to the Birthday Girl, albeit a bit belated!

This box and card were so simple to make but I think that they look so pretty.

The box is one I've made a few times and the idea came from Sam Hammond, but the measurements are different on the height. In fact I also made one for a end of year present for the teachers that was a lot taller.  The flowers are from the Wild About Flowers stamp set and the dots, as I call them, are from Gorgeous Grunge - a must have stamp set in my opinion.  The bow is made using the Bow Builder Punch and it makes lovely bows as you can see.

The card is using Very Vanilla for the cardbase, currently vanilla is my favourite crafting colour!  The first mat is using a retired cardstock of Lost Lagoon and the top one is very vanilla again.  The flowers are from the Wild about Flowers set, a great set as you stamp the flowers separately from the stems making it easy to have different colours.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set, another great set.  It's all finished off with some sparkly ribbon in Pool party, sadly that is retired.....BUT there are two new colours in the Seasonal Catalogue....check back soon for a peek at them!

If you'd like to know how the box is made just comment below, or if I can get the new kittens to settle down I might in fact try a video.....but don't hold you breath on that one!

Happy Crafting


Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Butterfly Basics

I love the Butterfly Basics stampset and enjoy the simplicity of the set. 

This is a card I made sometime ago and have keep looking add it to see if it needs something else, but then I decided that I liked it just as it is!
The main image is the flower from the Butterfly Basics set stamped and then coloured in using.  I then used scissors to gently ruffle the edges to give it a bit of grunge like look. I folded down one corner as well..not sure on that yet.
Finally the background mat is from the Brights Designer Series Paper stack - a paperstack that I think if often over looked but is a fantastic set to have.  You can buy it in each of the colour families, including the incolours, and you get 40 sheets in each stack, 2 of each double sided design in each of the colours in the family! or 4 sheets of each design in the incolours. A great pack to share with friends.
A little bow in the Organza Ribbon to finish it off - my favourite ribbon if I'm honest!
Happy crafting

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Update on what's been happening...

Well the world never stands still, and definitely not in the land of Stampin' Up!

A quick upate on what's happened recently:
Bonus Coupons

The coupon codes that you’ve been collecting during you shopping in July are now redeemable! Use them during August or you will loose them; any problems entering them just let me know!

Thoughtful Blossoms

A brand new stamp set is available during August only! The Thoughful Branches stamp set or framelits or even a bundle are now available to order and are only whilst stocks last. So if you like it, and who wouldn't don't forget to order it today. It is amazing and makes a great addition to your crafting supplies.

I stamped This
Another new stamp set available from this month!  This is an adorable set for anyone who makes and gifts their own items. For those who sell items using Stampin' Up! products it really is an essential stamp as it covers you under the Stampin' Up! Angel policy as there are 2 stamps with the copyright little c - if you're selling you need to have this on your products!
To buy either of these stamp sets please go to my online shop via my blog front page!

Create and Chat

Have you checked out the new video by Stampin' Up!?  If not check it out at the link below it shows real life crafting taking place! 

Create and Chat Episode 1:

Hope this keeps you busy for a while and don't forget to keep popping back as yes the new Seasonal Catalogue is out soon!!!

Happy Crafting


Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Designer Tin of Cards - Class

Had a great class last week!  It was so much fun as I met up with another demonstrator and we both had customers come; crafting with others is extra fun in my mind.

Charley, the other demo, has a fantastic crafting space and to say that I was a little bit envious would probably be an understatement!  A big shout out to her for letting us hold the class at her house and welcoming us into her home.  The link to her blog is here, so don't forget to check it out!

This is the Designer Tin of cards set, and it really is amazing. Unfortunately I don't have any photos of the evening as my phone went flat, and luckily I was able to be directed home by a class member, as I suspect I would have been a little bit lost otherwise; big thanks to Caroline!

Everyone managed to get their tin started but with lots of chatting going on there was a bit left over to do, so I have lent the stamp set out to someone to finish it and will go a meet with the others at a later date to finish theirs and mine off - yeah more crafting!

I have to say it is a great set, and the tin is beautiful. The cards aren't our normal sized A6 cards but YES our cards do fit in the tin, so a great place to store all your carefully crafted cards.  I made sure that everyone attending received a handmade card by myself just to prove the fact.

If you are interested in having a group of friends over and completing this tin, just get in touch- you arrange the friends, I'll bring your tins and all the necessary supplies - Cost of £24.50; a bargain as that is the cost of the tin!  so you get the class for free!

Happy crafting