Sunday, 19 November 2017

Hearts Come Home - Bridge Card

My Christmas class this month used the Hearts Come Home bundle.

I absolutely love this set .... especially the Hometown Greeting edgelit dies. You get 4 in the set as well as other dies, so it's easy to do little village scenes with them.

This card was very much inspired by one created by Sandi McIver - a Demo based Canada. It was my very first Bridge card and Sandi's video shows exactly how easy it is to create :o)

My card is the width of our A4 card (21cm) and 10.5cm tall. To create the side panels, I scored from each end at 1" and 2" (2.5cm and 5cm). I do mix my measurements between metric and imperial .... although I do always score using imperial with our Simply Scored board :o)

The card folds flat and fits in our normal sized envelopes.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Flower Shop - Party Gifts

Good Morning :o) Today I'm sharing a couple of small boxes I created to hold some gifts for my recent Parties.

I always give my Hostess a gift for holding a Party ... and there is a little Door Prize gift for one of the attendees too. The larger gift has ribbon samples inside and the smaller one has chocolates.

When I received my Stampin' Blends alcohol markers I stamped and coloured lots of these little flowers to test them out :o) The stamp is from the Flower Shop set.

I decorated the boxes to match the card I showed you here. I used some of the Merry Music Christmas papers, choosing one that I thought didn't really look too seasonal :o)

Stamparatus Update!

Well! You all certainly fell in Love! :o) 

All the available Stamparatus' were Reserved in about 15 minutes last night ...... that's 27,000 of them!

The next Reservation window will start on 5th December and run until 30th December ..... or when they reach the total available! It will probably open at 9pm again but I will let you know for sure nearer the time. This second lot will ship at around the 19th March 2018.

It is quite possible that they will go quickly next time too so you will need to act fast. If you want one, but are unable to get online at this time let me know, I may be able to reserve one for you :o)

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

The Stamparatus Is Coming! - Reserve One From 16th November!

I am sharing some exciting news with you today!

Our new Stamp Positioning Tool - The Stamparatus is coming!

This is a completely new tool designed by Stampin' Up!

It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you ever crafted without it! Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

Here are some of the benefits:

- Make multiple images with ease
- Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
- If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
- Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
- Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
- Develop new and specialised stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
- Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
- Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
- Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
- 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
- 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
- 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
- Magnet storage areas

Have a look at this video from Stampin' Up! to find out more and see it in action! ....

The Stamparatus will be in our new Annual Catalogue coming next June but you can Reserve and Purchase one before that! The price is £44.00


Stampin' Up! are offering 3 Reservation windows. The first one starts tomorrow night (16th November) at 9pm and runs through to 30th November. BUT it's possible that this window will shorten if demand is very high. The shipping time estimated for this first window is by 1st February 2018.

You must RESERVE your Stamparatus by going into my Online Store and signing-in to your Account. If you haven't already registered, then you must do so first.

Go to the STAMPARATUS page and click on the RESERVE link there. That's it! You will receive a confirmation email to let you know one has been reserved for you.

Once they come into stock, you will receive another email telling you. If you log in to the Online Store again, you will see it already in your basket. At this time you can add other things to your basket if you wish to and take advantage of any current Promotions running. You will NOT be charged anything until you have Checked Out! Your order will then be processed as normal and you should receive it within a few days :o)

You can CANCEL your reservation at any time by going back into the Stamparatus Page and clicking on the CANCEL RESERVATION link. 

Ready For Christmas - Tree

Today I'm sharing the final card my ladies created in my recent Ready For Christmas class.

I had to incorporate the cute little dog again and decided to put him with the Tree this time :o)

The Baubles and Gifts were Heat Embossed using Gold powder. The Gifts and dog were coloured using a Blender Pen and the ink pads.

I used one of the sentiments from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set this time and punched it out using the Classic Label punch.

Here is the complete class :o)