Sunday, 29 November 2015

Botanical sneak peak

Happy 'special' Birthday to Anne for yesterday.

I didn't add an age to this card but I did use ALL new goodies that you can buy from the beginning of January in the new seasonal catalogue.

We got to have a play with this set in Brussels and it wouldn't of been so appealing if I hadn't (as is always the way).

The sentiment is from a great new hostess set, I thought it was rather fun and Anne liked it too.

The product suite is called Botanical Gardens and I've used DSP, stamps (which match the paper), framelits and jewels from it on this card - which is A5.

More to come when it officially goes on sale!


Friday, 27 November 2015

Brussels Swaps - Part 2

And for part 2 of all the great swaps I got in Brussels:

So many nice things.  I'll be taking them along to Crafty Bunch in January if anyone would like a close up!

Sunday, 22 November 2015

OnStage Live Brussels Swaps - Part 1

I confused my computer into submission - good job as the washing machine packed up today!

Very thankful we were in Brussels last week and not currently too!

This is the first instalment of some of my swaps.  I do hope you don't have trouble viewing them - if you want to see anything closer or would like any more details of what was used or the blog of who did it (if it is available) let me know.

There are some really super ideas and some people have taken a lot of time over their swaps.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

More goodies

My computer is having a funny 5 so I can't get to the pictures I wanted to add today.

I still haven't got on top of Christmas and there are so many lovely stamp sets
still to use but I got my pre-order of the pre-order yesterday!!

If we went to Brussels we were allowed to order some of the new spring catalogue
items even earlier - so we had to of course.

Can't wait to share what was inside the box.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Treat Yourself!

As reported earlier for Monday to Friday this week there is 20% off a selection of stamps.

Click here to visit the list.

These make a great buy and there are some great stamp sets available - Wild About Flowers is reduced to £15.20 (as featured in the card below) and the ever so useful Gorgeous Grunge is just £14.40.  Do have a look.

The list of products that will retire from the current seasonal catalogue is also available here.

A few bundles are being carried forward but if you have a must-have on your list let me know as these products are only available while stocks last.

20% off selected stamps - one week only

Back later - just a quick link to the list of stamps that have 20% off for this week only!!!

Click HERE.

Let me know if you need a treat.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

OnStage Live in Brussels

I have returned from Brussels and what a great time we had.
Rather a sombre start to yesterday morning and all our thoughts were with the French demos amongst us.  The trouble led to rather a long time spent in the border control queue on the way back too but at least we are back safe and sound.

Soooo - OnStage Live is the new name for Stampin' Up! Convention as it is set up a little differently to previous years but as I had never been I had no expectations.

Cath very kindly drove myself, Alison and Jenny over and we had a great time with lots of laughs.

This is the stash I came away with from Stampin' Up!:

I have 3 brand new stamp sets but I can't show you what they are as we are sworn to secrecy for a little longer.  They are out of the new spring catalogue which I also have a copy of.
There are some more super offerings in this and the Sale-a-bration brochure.

I've also got 2 packs of the 6x6 DSP and some scrummy ribbon.

And these are all my swaps:

I will take pictures of them in smaller groups sometime for better viewing - I got some super things but haven't looked in detail at all of them as I've been a little snoozy today.

I will be back tomorrow as there are going to be some deals available from Monday to Friday - pop back to see what they are (even I don't know yet).

Friday, 13 November 2015

Brussels Team Swaps

And then there are some team swaps.
I couldn't do anything too bulky as we are all restricted on space - these can be flat packed with removal of the chocs inside.

I have used the Square Pillow Box Die but not cut the top part, instead punching with the large oval punch to make a little bag.
These are all the supplies used for this:

Square Pillow Box Thinlit Dies

A Little Something stamp set
Reason for the Season stamp set

Decorative Dots Embossing Folder

Large Oval Punch

Gold Ribbon
Gold Cording Trim
Gold Metallic Thread

Gold Glimmer Paper
Chocolate Chip Card

Real Red ink
Old Olive ink

Pearl Basic Jewels

I will hopefully have some lovely swaps for these too - I'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

OnStage Live Swaps

As you read this I will be in Brussels.
I'm travelling with 3 other Bloomin' Buds and meeting up with another 3 out there.

These are my 125 bookmark swaps!

I have weirdly enjoyed making them.

You may of seen I cut out the 2 blackberry bliss flowers and little yellow butterfly to 3D whilst I was sat around at the track cycling recently.

There is rather a large list of supplies to make these which goes as follows:

Perpetual Calendar stamp set
Wild About Flowers stamp set
Kinda Eclectic stamp set
Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set
Banner Triple Punch
Orante Tag Topper Punch
2" Circle Punch
1 3/4" Circle Punch
Washi Label Punch
Elegant Butterfly Punch
Bitty Butterfly Punch
Pear Pizzazz Cotton Ribbon
Silver Mini Brad
Very Vanilla Card
Blackberry Bliss ink & card
Hello Honey ink
Pear Pizzazz ink

Crikey - we won't calculate how much they cost but I am rather pleased with them.
I will share what I swap them for next week.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Road Trip!

Well, some of you may know that I am off to OnStage Live (the new name for Convention) in Brussels!!

Very excited.

These are my swaps - all 125 of them - and I shall reveal more tomorrow.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Glad Tidings

I love this card!  I made it for our last Bloomin' Buds team swap.

I saw the use of the ear-muffs cut from the pompom trim on the internet somewhere and had to use it.

I'll list the other supplies used below - you don't realise how much you use until you list it all!:

Softly Falling Embossing Folder
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
Snow Place stamp set
Snow Friends Framelit Dies
Antique Tags stamp set
Washi Label punch
Snowflake Elements
Real Red striped ribbon
Card: Real Red, Whisper White, Soft Suede
Ink: Soft Suede, Old Olive, Basic Black, Real Red
Tangelo Twist Stampin' Write Marker