Thursday, 21 May 2015

Anniversary wishes

An anniversary card today using the colour combo of Sahara Sand and Rich Razzleberry.

I've used some of the Something Borrowed DSP for the background and topped it with the following:

Butterfly thinlits, smallest Butterfly stamped using Butterfly Basics set.
Sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments, punched with Word Window and layered on Modern Label (which is retiring!).
Sahara Sand lace trim.
Linen Thread and Something Borrowed embellishment.
Pearl basic jewels.

Don't forget to check out the Weekly Deals and I have an order going in at the weekend as there isn't long left on the current catalogue and seasonal catalogue.


Monday, 18 May 2015

More Swaps and order info

I will be putting in an order at the weekend - possibly the last one from the current catalogue and spring/summer brochure which both end on 2nd June.

Don't forget you can beat the price increases - ink pads are going up to £6.  Not everything is going up, if you want to check any items let me know.

This is the rather nice pile of swaps I got at the weekend.

It's great to get lots of ideas and also to chat to new people - swapping is rather a good ice breaker.

The pictures below are smaller groups of everything above, apologies the top picture is still rather crowded!

Hopefully it gives you an idea of what I got and if you want a closer look of anything let me know.
I will also be trying out a few things though.  The eagle-eyed amongst you might of spotted one or two new 'things' in the stash!

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Telford Swaps

Back from a great day yesterday at the Stampin' Up! regional event in Telford - I went up on Friday, it's a bit of a way!!

We got to play with some new products and see cards made with some of the new kits and sets that are coming - they always look better in the flesh.

In case you haven't seen my crazy pictures on Facebook this is the Bloomin' Buds team that made it with 'Chris the super catalogue'!!

Chris works in SU HQ and has answered many queries for me so it was great to meet him 'for real' - even if he was a catalogue for the day - bless him.

More importantly, these are the swaps I made for the day.

They are all made from a 6" strip, cut to fit the tag topper punch and scored 4 times to make a little 'holder'.

I've used 4 of the 5 in colours for 2014-2016 and the stamp set Kinda Eclectic.

This is the front view also showing what each little gift contains.

This is the back view.

This is a side view when they were carrying their goodies!

I've added some of the matching in colour satin ribbon and some linen thread to finish them and a gem on the front butterflies - which of course were both punched out with matching punches.

I had 60 swaps so have now replaced these with 60 more super ideas which I will share next time.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

New products

Well, after my UPS delivery I had to down tools and have a quick play!!

This is a large sneak peek of a new stamp set and ALL the new in colours, one of them is hidden in the bottom layer so I've added a side on picture too.
I've used all 5 colours in one way or another - I'll provide a full de-brief when everything goes live on 2nd June.


Don't forget everything that is still 'live' and only available for another few weeks and you can still beat a few price increases!

Friday, 8 May 2015

Doggie gift

How cut is this doggie?

He/she is made using the Curvy Keepsake die which I have grown to love and which will be available in the new catalogue - yey!

This one is made from Soft Suede card and uses a few punches:

Bow Builder
Word Window
Itty Bitty Heart
Owl Builder (eyes)
Large oval

It's only when you list the punches and add the die cost you realise how much this cost - luckily I am about to make a few for a fayre so hopefully they sell well.

The bow is punched from real red DSP.
He was just the right size for a few chocolate treats inside for a present.

Oh, and these arrived today:

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Card Challenge & Weekly Deals

Wow - there are some great weekly deals available this week.
Deco Label and Wonderful Wreath framelits are both £15.71 each instead of £20.95.  This is a great saving and worth getting as they will be in the new catalogue ... and maybe with stamps to match ... so get them for a bargain while you can.  I loved the Wreath framelit & the words that came with it (and not just for xmas) so it's great it's coming back.
The gift card envelope also has a good saving and there are a few other goodies.
Click here to browse!

This week Jenny gave us Buds a sketch to create a card from, this is mine:

It's quite a 'zingy' colour combo for me but I wanted to try some different colours.

I've used Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Cajun Craze and just one stamp set which was 'Kinda Eclectic'.  This does of course come with 2 matching butterfly punches!

I used the oval framelits to cut out and layer the sentiment.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Team Swaps

We had another lovely Bloomin' Buds meeting this week.  Each month we are taking a card to swap with everyone else that goes, this was my card this month:

I chose the scrummy Blackberry Bliss for my card this time.

I've used Something Lacy for the background, sadly this stamp is only available until 2nd June, I love it.

I then cut some 1.5" squares and used the corner rounder punch on just 2 corners which gives a nice effect.

I sponged some ink round these 'squares' and added them to the card with dimensionals.

I've then stamped and punched some butterflies from Papillon Potpourri and the matching punches.

Happy Birthday from Teeny Tiny Sentiments and punched with Word Window and layered on Modern Label.

Ink prices are going up from 2nd June so if you've got a wish list and want to beat the increase let me know - some of our trusty consumables also have some increases if you want to add buffer to your stash.  There are some reductions though and, of course, lots of new things we need!!!