Friday, 29 August 2014

Christmas Wreath

And here is the first Christmas Card!

I have very much pinched this idea from the catalogue as a starter.

This is in traditional colours and I shall do another in some other colours to show you how different it can look.

The stamp set is called Wondrous Wreath and is a 9 stamp photopolymer set.
There is a bundle available (for the excellent price of £37.25) which also includes a set of 7 dies for cutting out the wreath and bow and also has the words 'noel' and 'joy' in - a bargain!

Colours used for this card are:
Pear Pizzazz
Cherry Cobbler
Garden Green

Gold Glimmer Paper used for Noel and some gold ribbon to finish (sorry about the bow, I so can't tie these nicely!).

Thursday, 28 August 2014

It's here!

The new seasonal catalogue goes live today.  I've added a link on my sidebar and let me know if you would like a 'real' copy.

I think there are some lovely projects in it.  I shall try and tempt you with some tomorrow.

Points of note today are:
- join as a demonstrator (even if you only want to buy stuff for yourself) before the end of Friday and get £150 worth of goods for only £99.  You can just keep these goodies and spend no more, no further commitment is required.

- the big shot offer of a free bundle when you buy a big shot or 15% off a stamp/framelit combo is still going.

- new weekly deals are up including the lovely heart framelits for only £17.21 instead of £22.95 amongst other treats.

AND ...

- if you spend over £200 individually or host a party where sales reach this total before 31st October you get this stamp set for FREE!!

I think the font is scrummy and a great selection of sentiments for the stash.

You can have this for free on top of all the benefits you already get for spending £200 - what are you waiting for?!!


Saturday, 23 August 2014

More Bloom with Hope

Another easy card today using the stamp from Bloom with Hope again.

This image is coloured in with pumpkin pie Blendabilities and mounted on oval framelits (some using the pricking templates).

The background layer of pumpkin pie has a leaf from the same stamp set stamped all over it and on top of a layer of burlap ribbon a sentiment from the same set.

This is punched out with Modern Label punch.

All mounted on a crushed curry card base.

Never a dull moment, I better make some Christmas samples as that catalogue launches on Thursday!

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Quick & easy

Another quick card today that I did with Jenny then shared with Crafty Bunch.

This uses the Work of Art stamp set and Tangelo Twist ink.

The stamp is inked once and stamped 5 times for the effect.

Sentiment from the same set and the flowers are from Pictogram Punches, punched out and gems added.

Matching ribbon to finish.

The new seasonal catalogue launches in a week with all the gorgeous Christmas goodies - let me know if you want a catalogue and/or a party - additional offers could be available if you book one and sell a few things!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Update & inspiration

If anyone has been tempted to join and not quite made it yet from 22nd to 29th August you can join for £99 but get £150 worth of goodies!!  Think how much lovely crafty stuff you can get for that.
You don't have to demo, or even buy any more - once yours you keep everything and there is no requirement to carry on if you just want to sign up for lots of stuff.

Also still running is the big shot bundle deal.  Buy a bigshot and get a stamp/framelit set worth £45-£50 for free.  If you only want the stamps/framelits you get 15% off the price of the bundle - this is worth a few pounds too!

Another quick sample card.  I was having a play with my Blendabilities and the gorgeous new hostess set called Bloom with Hope.

Card colours used are Smoky Slate, Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder.
I've also coloured the organza ribbon with the Wisteria Wonder Blendabilities and mounted the image (cut with Deco Label Framelits) on to a Lovely Lace embossed piece of card.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Mossy Meadow Flowers

Not the greatest picture (apols for that!) but this is one of the cards that I took as an option to Crafty Bunch last week - thanks to Jenny for this idea which I slightly simplified for card & stamp usage!!

The card just uses Mossy Meadow ink, card and ribbon for simplicity - so effective though.

Stamp sets used are:
Gorgeous Grunge
Petite Petals (with matching punch)
Label Love (with matching punch)

The artisan label punch used for the sentiment is on offer this week for only £10.69 instead of £14.25 - bargain!

Some gems to finish and a very quick card - try it in all the new in colours!!

Thursday, 14 August 2014

A Blended Bloom

I finally got my hands on the gorgeous Blended Bloom stamp - ideal for colouring with the new blendabilities.

I saw a card very like this on Teri's lovely blog so had to try it for myself.

Colours used are Cherry Cobbler and Mossy Meadow with some Daffodil Delight highlights.

Sentiment from Hey You and punched out with the Decorative Label punch.  The leaves were cut out using the Flower Fair framelits.

Even the gem got some colour from the pens too on this one and I nearly forgot to mention the background - another new embossing folder called Large Polka Dot!

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Simple silhouette

I have returned!

Today's card is with many thanks to Bloomin' Bud Maria who used this idea when we went to Telford.

I have used the 1 3/4" circle punch as a template to sponge through with Hello Honey ink and used the grass image from the new World of Dreams stamp set.

Sentiment is from the ever useful Wetlands set.

This is a little taster for any Crafty Bunch viewers too as we are having a little Stampin' Up play on Wednesday evening.


Saturday, 2 August 2014

What a deal!!

I'm not crafting but just popping past with a great deal from Stampin' Up this month.

You can buy a Bigshot during August and get a stamp & framelit bundle for free, if you have a Bigshot already you can buy the bundles and get 15% off their combined price - why wouldn't you?!

Visit the Stampin' Up homepage for full details of the set - Bright & Beautiful matches with the Star framelits and won't otherwise be available until the new seasonal catalogue at the end of the month.

To tease you more the Daydream Medallions stamp set with the Floral Frames Framelits will cost £48.90 to buy normally - this can be free with your Bigshot or a great reduction at only £41.50!!!

Check out all the offers and let me know if you have any questions or 'have' to make a purchase!