Thursday, 28 August 2014

Video Tutorial for Wondrous Wreath and NEW AUTUMN/WINTER CATALOGUE!!

Helllloooo!!
Ooooh can you tell I'm excited??? Well I have a VERY good reason to be! Today sees the launch of the much anticipated Autumn/Winter catalogue, and you are going to LOVE it!!

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To celebrate, I have a little video tutorial for you, to show you the revolutionary new way Stampin' Up! have made it even easier to line up your stamps and matching Framelits!

This is the card I have made, which I blogged last week...


It is created using a 3 step stamping technique, and uses 2 Framelits to die cut it. Now while that sounds complicated, I can promise you it isn't! 

Check out my tutorial and you will see...(it's only just over 11mins long, and some of that was spent stroking the new catalogue...yes I know, I need help! ;)


Isn't the new system great?? I hope you found it easy to follow and will have a go yourself!

If you would like to order any of the items from the new catalogue, please click on the link to my online shop, over there on the right>>>>>>
or do contact me and I will be more than happy to help!

Have a lovely day and see you soon! :)


New catalogue....new home!

Good morning!
Wow where have the last few weeks gone?? I feel like I have done no real crafting, and that the summer holidays have totally flown by!

Well it is Thursday again, which means that it is time for our new challenge at CAS-Colours and Sketches, and this week it is a sketch...


Now I can tell that I haven't crafted for a while...my mojo seems to have legged it! But here is what I made anyway...


I do love this Holiday Home bundle in the brand new Autumn/Winter catalogue! Yes...bundle! There are matching Framelits to go with these lovely stamps! The set has pleanty in it to make some gorgeous Christmas cards, but I decided to go with the New Home theme today. I created the background using my Watercolour Painter pen and Mossy Meadow and Lost Lagoon inks. The path was stippled on using a finger dauber and Early Espresso ink.

As you may have noticed from my much earlier post today, the brand new Autumn/Winter mini catalogue is now available to order from! If your hard copy hasn't arrived from me yet, you can use the link on my sidebar to view all the new goodies, but there are lots of catalogues winging their way to my lovely customers as we speak, so watch out for the postie! ;)

I am working today, then the gym, then I hope to get some quality time back in my craftroom! See you tomorrow with another lovely Christmassy project!


Wednesday, 27 August 2014

FREE stamps and Framelits? Yes please!!

Hello!! 
Have you been thinking about getting a die cutting machine but haven't got round to it? Well now there really is no excuse!! Check out this incredible offer!!


If you buy a wonderful Bigshot from me, you can choose one of the brand new bundles of stamps and Framelits absolutely FREE!! 
Depending which bundle you choose, you could save up to £47.50!!! This is seriously one of the best promos I think I've ever seen! 

You will also be able to buy any of the other exclusive bundles at a 15% discount. 

This incredible offer is available until 31st August, so grab yours while the timing is good!


Monday, 25 August 2014

Lost Lagoon Birthday Wishes

Good morning and happyban holiday Monday to all my UK friends! As usual, it is raining here, so it's a good day for crafting! 

I have a card to show you that I made using the sketch over at Mojo Monday last week, but never got round to blogging it. 


I have chosen a gorgeous colour scheme of Lost Lagoon, Daffodil Delight and sparkly silver....isn't it pretty? I do love the Silver Glimmer paper...it's soooooo sparkly!


The Butterflies are my favourite from Papillon Potpourri, and I used MDS to create the sentiment. This is a great way of getting the perfect colour match for the wording as you get to use all the Stampin' Up! colours.

I am too late to enter the challenge, but here is the sketch I used anyway...


I'm off to work now but I hope you have a wonderful day!



Saturday, 23 August 2014

Sketch Saturday

Good morning Sketchy fans! 
It is Saturday morning, which can mean only one thing....new sketch time!
I have used some of the gorgeous new All Bloom DSP, petite petals stamp and punch and some retired ribbon.

The sentiment was created on MDS.


I am currently sat in a tent, in a field, so I will update this post properly when I get home Sunday.
Have a lovely weekend!


Friday, 22 August 2014

Wonderous Wreath sneak peek!

Hellloooo!
Yay 2 days in a row! I have found it so hard to keep up with blogging this summer...too much work, fun and dating!

Anyway, as I promised yesterday, here is another card made using a fantastic new stamp/Framelit combo....


Isn't it gorgeous?? Told you so! This is Wondrous Wreath, a 3 step stamping technique that is actually very, very easy to do, especially with Stampin' Up!'s wonderful new photopolymer stamps! Plus, they have been designed in such a clever way that it make so very easy to line everything up, including the Framelits! I will have a little video tutorial available once the A/W catalogue is available to show you just what I mean.


I added a little Crystal Effects to the berries to give a little shine, but you could use Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details...I think that would look amazing! 

Tomorrow it's Sketch Saturday's new challenge so please do pop back and see what I made for it.




Thursday, 21 August 2014

A Blooming Birthday!

Good morning!
Ooops I'm a tiny bit late with my post for this week's CAS-Colours and Sketches challenge...I forgot today was Thursday!

Anyway, here I am and here is our challenge for this week...



This is not a colour combo I would normally think of, but once I used it I rather liked it! 


I have used the lovely Flower Patch photopolymer stamps for all of this card...as they are clear as opposed to red rubber I get perfect placement all the time as I can see where I'm stamping!


The sentiment was coloured using two Stampin' Write Markers before stamping, and the flower was cut using the matching Flower Fair Framelits. I really love how the matching dies make crafting so much easier! 
I finished with a Basic Rhinestone Jewel which I coloured using my Bronze pen from the Skin Tone set of Blendabilities. Oh yes, and I doodled a border too :)

I shall be back tomorrow with a card made using yet another sneak peek product from the Autumn/Winter catalogue! :)

I am now off to take Keiran to a gymnastic camp for him to have a go....he's so good at throwing himself around aimlessly that I think he'll quite enjoy doing it with some guidance!

Have a great Thursday and see you tomorrow :)


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