Thursday, 31 January 2013

Stampin' Up! New Catalogue Launch

Back again for my second post of the day. this is just tos ay I hope you will pop back tomorrow (Friday 1st Feb) as I'm joining some other talented Stampin' Up! demonstrators to showcase some fabulous projects made using products from the new Stampin' Up! Seasonal Catalogue which launches tomorrow. Sneak peek..............

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See you in the morning!
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Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Marvellous Class Project

I'm doing a post and run today as just collected the mini beasts from school and I have lots to do this evening in preparation for the weekend - Team Training, yey! So I'm sharing with you a project that's part of one of my upcoming classes. 

It will be available to attend in person, buy as a PDF tutorial or a postal kit and another option will be available to Stampin' Up! Demonstrators to buy as a fully prepped and planned class - just add customers and supplies!

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 Pretty isn't it?

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Back soon with more information. Be sure to stop by tomorrow as I'm joining in a Blog Hop with lots of other talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators to showcase some fabulous projects from the NEW Seasonal Catalogue - out tomorrow - yippee!!

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Stampin' Up! Pretty Petites Purse

It's sunshine here, so lovely to look out at instead of snow clouds. I've got a sparkling project to share with you today:

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If you love the Champagne Glimmer Paper in the Stampin' Up! Autumn / Winter Seasonal Catalogue, you'll be pleased to know you'll be able to continue ordering it from 31st January. Yippee. The item code is 127885 and you get two 12" square sheets in a pack which actually goes a very long way. I made this purse and matching gift card using it. The purse is made from a Big Shot Die - Petite Purse

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I decorated it with Self Adhesive Pearls and made look-a-like pockets using the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Pretty Petites. Simply stamped with Versamark ink onto Very Vanilla Card and heat embossed using Gold Embossing Powder. If you don't already have the Stampin' Up! Heat Tool I really recommend one, it's great for a dding a little something to your projects.

The matching card is very simple, here's a close up to show you the detail. Don't you love the metallic effect the Gold Embossing Powder creates?

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 If you're wondering about the punch, it too is a Sale-A-Bration item - Petite Curly Label and could be yours FREE when you order £45 before 22nd March with me on Stampin' Up! products. Click the link in my side bar to view the catalogue on line to choose your goodies.

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Stampin' Up! Madison Avenue

A late post from me today as Zac has been home from school, he had his jabs yesterday and suffered a little bit so I've been mainly snuggling, which I'm not moaning about.

I've made a project for you that I shared this time last year, same project, new stamps!

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I've used Island Indigo card with Melon Mambo - such a vibrant combination. The takeaway box is made using the Bigz Petal Cone Die. the pretty stamps are from one of the Stampin' Up! Sale a Bration sets Madison Avenue, simply stamped with Versmark ink and heat set with Melon mambo Embossing Powder. Here's a view from above:

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You may notice I've managed to sneak in a Pool Party Button and matching ribbon too - also a Sale a Bration item. A very simple card to match and bring the set together.

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Hope you like, I'll be doing a tutorial for the box, hopefully tomorrow so pop back if you want to know how to make one.

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Monday, 28 January 2013

Stampin' Up! Class Sneak Peek

Hello, hope you all had lovely weekends? I spent most of mine creating, plotting and planning and will be announcing my brand new class schedule later this week!

To keep you guessing, here is a little look at some prep I've been doing for one of the technique classes. It features the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Bloomin' Marvellous and is quite a vintage style class.

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Intrigued? Please pop back for details of my upcoming classes and events and also keep an eye on my Facebook page as I update that much more than my blog.

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Sunday, 27 January 2013

Stampin' Up! Sale A Bration Meets Owl Occasions

Woo-hoo the snow has all gone, with the exception of a small heap in my garden wearing a hat and scarf with a bit of carrot, a pair of socks and a tangerine - farewell snow man and snow dog! The sun is shining and boy does that put me in the mood to create.

Zac is off to his friend Darcy's fifth birthday party this afternoon. The Spark is taking him whilst I stay home with Blake. I haven't told the Spark it's a Magical Movers party and he'll be expected to get down and find his groove dancing with the kids - ha!

So a birthday card was in order for Darcy:

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I've used the stamp set Owl Occasions from the Autumn Winter Seasonal catalogue - if you love this set and haven't yet bought it, you still have a few days before ordering for this catalogue comes to an end. I've teamed it up with Madison Avenue Sale a Bration papers as I adore the colours and think they are really fun for a child's card. The owl and accessories have all been coloured with Markers and then stamped.

Below you can see a close up of the sentiment. I've used a few more Sale a Bration products here. The stamp is from Pretty Petites, stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. The cute little coordinating Petite Curly Label Punch is an absolute must have! I've also added some Pool Party Ribbon which is from the Ribbon and Buttons Bundle.

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On the main photo you'll see I made an envelope to match the card. It's so easy to do using the Diagonal Plate with the Simply Scored Tool. Tip - if you apply your Tombow Adhesive and pop it to one side, it turns into re positional glue - perfect for sealing envelopes!

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Housework awaits me now before crafting fun, so I'd better get stuck in.

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Saturday, 26 January 2013

Stampin' Up! Card for Dad

I can't believe how much more snow we got last night, still it's starting to warm up now and the snow is starting to thaw so I might be able to venture out without my snow boots on one of these days.

Today I'm sharing the card I made for my Dad's Birthday earlier this month. It's not the best photo as I had to take it in a hurry before I posted it!

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It's a 7" x 5" card and I had a good play with the Simply Scored tool and the Diagonal Plate too. The sentiments across the top are from Memorable Moments and 'Dad' is from For My Family.

The main image is from the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Vintage Verses, if you don't already know (where have you been?) you can earn this set for FREE when you place an order of £45 on Stampin' Up! products with me during the promotion.

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Now stay warm by staying indoors and having some quality crafting time!
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Friday, 25 January 2013

Stampin' Up! Sale a Brate with a Vintage Verse

Good morning, hope you are managing to keep nice and warm, it is still so cold here and I'm officially on snow watch. We have more forecast and I'm crossing my fingers we don't get as much as predicted.

Today I have another card to share with you usinng one of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets, Vintage Verses, it's a set of 4 beautiful sentiments.

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The card base is Crumb Cake - but it's turned out kind of pink on the photo! The lovely paper is also one of the Sale-A-Bration exclusive products, it's called Madison Avenue and has so many pretty designs. 

If you host a Stampin' Up! party with me during Sale-A-Bration and your party sales come to £300 (or you can just place a ma-hoosive order yoruself), you'll get the Madison Avenue Bundle for FREE on top of all the usual hostess benefits too. The bundle contains the designer papers, the Madison Avenue stamp set and the Sycamore Street Ribbon and Buttons pack too!!

Here's a close up which shows you the lush ribbon and one of the Rich Razzleberry buttons from the pack.

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I'm loving the Pool Party ribbon, mind you it's my favourite colour so not much of a surprise.
Have a fabby weekend. If it snows, I'll be out sledging with the mini beasts again!

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Thursday, 24 January 2013

Stampin' Up! Chalk Board Tutorial

Today I have my first ever video tutorial to share with you. It seems to be very on trend at the moment to make faux chalk board effect cards. Here is a really simple one I created:

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The sentiment is from the Vintage Verses Sale-A-Bration stamp set - another of the ones you could earn for free by spending £45 on Stampin' Up! products with me.

Here is the tutorial on how to create it - just click on the video:


Hope you enjoy it - please let me know what you think.

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Friday, 4 January 2013

Stampin' Up! Pillow Box Die for sale

A quickie of a post today to let you know that I've popped my retired Pillow Box Die on eBay today. You can see it HERE

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Don't wait around though as it's only listed for FIVE days

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