19.4.14

~{Spring colours layout}~

Ok, so I've been a busy bunny!  I've had even more of a play with the Pocket Scrapbooking, preparing myself for the launch of Project Life into the Stampin' Up! repertoire. 

The leaves were punched out with non SU! punches, however the leaf on the Bird Builder punch could be used instead.





Here is a list of all the products I used, if you click on the pictures it will take you directly to my online shop.
 
 
 
    
 

The ink pads I used were: Wild Wasabi, Regal Rose (retired) and So Saffron.

18.4.14

~{Project Life kit masculine colours}~

I've been playing with Stampin' Up! papers, card-stock and punchies to create kits that people who are into Pocket Scrapbooking and Project Life would enjoy.  SU make it so easy to co-ordinate colours.  All the Designer Series Papers they list in their catalogue has a list of all the colours they use, this makes it so simple to co-ordinate card, in and embellishments.

I have 3 of these kits up for grabs, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Paypal button to order and pay.  The other way to get your hands on one of these for FREE is to place a Stampin' Up! order for £40 (excluding postage).  When you have completed check out, please contact me and if I have one in stock I'll send it to you! {Shop here}



Ingredients:
5 - 4x6 cards/papers
16 - 3x4 cards/papers
28 punched pieces
1 metre of brown/white bakers twine
Price: £3.75 (includes postage)



Your kit may vary slightly as the papers have been cut from a 12x12 image.

This is the reverse to the papers - a feminine option!

I'd love to have feedback on these and to see what you create using this kit.



17.4.14

~{Excited! Stampin' Up! and Project Life}~

WOW!!!
Having spent the last week researching Project Life and the pocket scrapbooking aproach to memory keeping, I was bowled over to hear the news that Stampin' Up! and Project Life have teamed up to bring us some fantastic products.

For those of you who have no idea what I am on about I will try and explain it in a few sentences. Traditional scrapbooking usually involves decorating a full sheet of card whether it's 12x12", 8x8" or 6x6".  With the pocket style of scrapbooking all you have to do is fill an already divided page protector with your photo's, pre-printed cards or papers you have cut to size. You can embellish and write your memories on the cards as much or as little as you want.  a minimum amount of tools is required, and from listening to people who already do it they say it saves a lot of time.

One of the big names in this approach is Becky Higgins and she has created a range called Project Life, there are albums, pockets, cards, pens and punches already out there.  But the fabulous news is that she has worked with Stampin' Up! to create a unique range of products that fit into Stampin' Up!s existing colour palette.



The new range will be available in our new catalogues from the 1st of July, however some sneak previews and opportunities to purchase items before then have been promised.

Of course if you sign up to be a demonstrator you will get information and products before everyone else.  Please feel free to contact me for a no pressure chat about becoming a demonstrator.  Or click {here} for more info.

I've already been having a play with some Project Life pockets a friend kindly sent to me, used the Retro Fresh papers and various punches and stamps.




15.4.14

~{Weekly Deals, week 2}~

This week's weekly deals are available to view now, click {here}

I think my favourites are the Afternoon Picnic papers and the Glimmer paper.  The Glimmer paper is fabulously glittery but doesn't shed it's glitter like other glitter papers.  A little goes a long way, it's great for cutting out small accents to add to cards and layouts.




13.4.14

~[Food and Craft Fair stall}~

Had a lovely time a local garden centre's Food and Craft Fair today.  My crafty friend Fran and I shared a stall and managed to situate ourselves very well between a Sausage Roll and Scotch egg stand!

Although the weather was rather cloudy and cold, the punters were friendly, and I hope to see some of them at my classes very soon! Helloooooo if you were one of the ladies I chatted to! Click {here} to see my class schedule for the next few weeks.

I had made some new mini bunting kits and paper flower wreaths as well as flower topped pens and magnetic decorative pegs.






10.4.14

~{Weekly Deals! Week 1}~



Don't you love a bargain?!

Well I am pleased to announce that there are some reduced items available NOW from my Stampin Up shop.  The offer lasts until 10.49pm next Tuesday, then there will be a new set of offers the next day.  So if you like what you see, place an order quickly!  Click {here} to go to my shop.

~{Petite Petals easel card}~

This was one of the cards we made at a recent workshop.

Sometimes in the Stampin' Up! catalogue we get a hidden gem of a product. Not noticed at first glance but when found it becomes something we can't live without. This is definitely the case with the chalk board marker pen. It's basically a white pen and is fabulous for doing little dotty accents like those on the card below.



I even used it like correction fluid on a drawing I did for my parents 40th wedding anniversary when I got the date wrong!  Used the SU marker pens too.

~{Felt flower hairclips}~

Been a busy bee this week making items to sell at a local Food and Craft fair this weekend.

A lovely customer of mine bought the Spiral Flower Die and I popped up to see her for a natter and to cut some out of felt and card.  Been making some pretty hair clips, and look what I've used for the centres... the awesome fringe scissors!  They can cut through light weight felt as well as card and paper.  To buy them from my shop click {here}





8.4.14

~{grungy petals}~

Another card using the Petite Petals stamps and punch. Teamed with the Gorgeous Grunge stamps to create an ethereal background.

5.4.14

~{Playing with ombre}~

I made these cards to show how versatile the Petite Petals stamp set is.  I have to confess a slight obsession with ombre effects, and have been experimenting with colour combinations in crochet.  stamping ombre is definitely easier and quicker than crocheting!

This stamp set has a matching punch, and until the end of June there is a £15% discount for purchasing the stamps and punch together, they work out at the bargain price of £18.95.

Here I have graduated colours from yellow to orange to pink and back again.


And here the ombre effect is created by stamping down the card until the ink runs out.


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