Friday, 26 December 2014

Curvy Keepsake Critters

Well, I've hardly stopped for the past few weeks - it's been mental!

I had even taken a few pictures but hadn't got round to adding them to the blog - not good for tempting you with goodies.

Before we get too far past Christmas I thought I had better add these that we made at our last Bloomin' Buds meeting - they are soooo cute.
Handily we did these the day my own Curvy Keepsake Die arrived.

I wasn't sure about getting it but now I've used it (and I've made a few penguins and santas for presents this year) I love it.  It's staying in the next seasonal catalogue too so I'll try some non-xmas themed ones soon.

I hope everyone has had a lovely Christmas.  Just having a couple of days off to rest and then I had better get sharing the new goodies that are coming.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Cup of warmth

Get saving for the new Spring catalogue everyone.  There are some great things in there and you will so want one of the punches - trust me!!!

I've had a slight dabble in pre-order purchasing but (apart from a quick punch to test the fabulousness of said punch)  am now trying to focus on sorting out this Christmas business!

Anyway, a lovely Bloomin' Buds meeting this week.  We all took a secret santa gift, this was mine:

I've made a box using the gift box board but folded the openings back on themselves.

I've used the fun flower punch and matching stamps and the petite petals set too.

I chose the 2013-2015 in colours to keep the gift away from being strictly Christmas.

Leaves were from the Flower Fair framelits set.

Inside the box sat this little cup to which I've added a decorated stirrer, hot choc sachet and marshmallows.

A great idea I saw the lovely Clare Rowlands demo on tv and you can get the instructions here on the Hobby House website.

Remember to ask for punch money for Christmas!!  hee hee.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Deals and Swaps!

New weekly deals are here and they are great this week.

You can buy the Texture Boutique embossing machine for only £20.21 instead of £26.95 AND to make it an ideal present or treat there are also 6 embossing folders reduced from £7.50 each to just £5.63 each.  Some great prices to build your stash.

The embossing folders on offer are:
Beautifully Baroque, Lucky Stars, Northern Flurry, Perfect Polka Dots, Tiny Triangles and Zig Zag.

Click on the link on my side bar to view the deals.

Let me know if you 'have' to have anything AND click here to view the Clearance Rack - from Friday there are going to be some great deals whilst stocks last I believe.

I have an order going in later tomorrow for a first stock up so let me know.

Finally this is how my owls transformed from the previous post:

These were swaps for an event I went to this week so I will also share the swaps I got in return when I have taken a picture of them.

I had a few comments that the owl badge I made for Telford would make a good swap - so I did!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Natural White, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Ink: Early Espresso, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana
Stamps: Petite Petals, Hardwood, Six-Sided Sampler
Punches: Owl Builder, Bird Builder, 1 3/8" Circle, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle, Modern Label, Word Window, Petite Petals 
2013-2015 DSP

Rather a lot of items when you list them like that - but so worth it!
Enjoy checking out the deals.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Christmas Penguin

Many apologies again that I can't keep up with everything currently - I am all too aware my blog updates never quite make it.

Not for lack of making things though.

I'm off to a Stampin' Up event tomorrow - not that I will be able to tell you about it immediately (we're off for some sneak peeks!) but I've made a name badge:

This chap is based on the owl badge I made for Telford earlier in the year as he was so successful.  This is the Christmas version!!

I've used the set Endless Wishes with Pear Pizzazz, Lost Lagoon and Pool Party.
A selection of punches too: Mini Star, Word Window, Modern Label, 1 3/8" Circle, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle, Owl Builder and Bird Builder!

This is a pile of owls destined for my swaps which I have now finished.  Picture to follow!