Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Super Duper & Irresistibly Floral Papers A6 Double Z Joy Fold Card

An A6 Double Z Joy Fold Card for you today...using the Irresistibly Floral papers and Super Duper stamp set ...

But before I start.... Hot off the Press... THE CLEARANCE RACK HAS JUST BEEN UPDATED... lots of lovely bargains to be had...

So as a Clearance Rack Online Order Special… I will refund the £4.95 postage in full (or send you gift up to £6 value if you prefer) for orders over £35* if you have entered this month's HOST CODE JU9WH4MV . But do enter your email address on your customer details (so I can converse with you!) and check you can see my name (Amanda Bates) at the top right hand side of the screen!

Applies to any products ordered whether on Clearance Rack or not…

Note that this offer is available exclusively from The Craft Spa. This offer is only available until this Sunday 30th April

Back to the card... don't forget that these gorgeous papers are reduced on the Retiring List... now just £9.40... (RRP £11.75)
Background papers all sponge-brayered with Mint Macaron ink (and then wiped off with a tissue before I got ink all over myself!)

And the flowers and leaves are on another of the floral papers ... individually inked up using marker pens (Pool Party, Island Indigo, Sweet Sugarplum & Mint Macaron) and then hand cut... with an extra small panel of this paper on that inside/central face...
And to ensure no waste of the flowers on the papers... spot the double leaves top left and to right hand side... they are actually parts of a flower at the edge of the paper which didn't have it's full complement of petals...
And now I have just realised that I haven't yet published the Tutorial for this A6 version... what a great excuse to make another one very soon!!! Guess I know what will be in Friday's post! In the meantime... click here for the Large Square version

Monday, 24 April 2017

Merry ... but retiring soon... Monday...

Back to retiring products that you don't want to merry-miss!!

I have had such enormous use of these stamps & dies that I think a special round-up post is in order... Be warned... lots of projects coming... and these are just a small selection!

First up... Joyful Nativity... at only £15... and projects not just for Christmas...
Joyful Nativity Photopolymer Stamp Set
Second up Holly Jolly Greetings...  and note that both the Wood Mount and Clear Mount stamps are reduced... down to £21.25 & £14.40 respectively... and remember the co-ordinating dies, Christmas Greetings ... peace, merry & jolly... 









Holly Jolly Greetings Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Eighteenth Birthday Table Centrepiece

When you have a special event... you need a big table centrepiece! The crystal base being about 15" high...

Now I am no flower arranger... and I won't bore you with all the problems that this simple arrangement caused me... it was just supposed to be a simple half-hour!!!...

But I thought I would share it in any case...
But hey it looked great on the night... though I did swich a few things at the last minute... but more on that another day!

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Window Box Lights & Table Decoration

Very quick share today of a labour of love for a special event this evening... created using the Window box dies and Milestone Moments...

This project was completely inspired by a Stampin' Up! share at the November On Stage event... one which just produced a very loud gasp in the room! Had to be done.... love it...
Now I have shot you a little video to show the work in all its flickering glory... aka Flickavision... No idea if it will upload and work... only one way to find out! Believe you need Adobe Flash for it to work... 
video
More on this make and the event another day... but in the meantime don't forget that these dies are currently bundled with the Window Shopping stamps with the 10% discount...

And here they are in the light!


Friday, 21 April 2017

Circle of Spring

Retiring soon... and I will be very sorry to see Circle of Spring go... it has a had a lot of use for a £14 stamp set.. with such great greetings too... great value...

Click on the project photos for more details...







So here are all the images... 
And here are the samples made by Stampin' Up! ..
Circle of Spring Photopolymer Stamp Set



Thursday, 20 April 2017

Botanical Blooms & Botanical Builder dies

Retiring soon... so a round up post of some of my makes using Botanical Blooms & Builder dies over the years.... this has been a very popular set of dies... last chance now... but rather nicely discounted for you... details at the end of this post...

Click on the project photo to go that blog post for more information...





Botanical Builder dies reduced 30% from £30 to £21
Botanical Blooms stamps reduced 25% from £15 to just £11.25... great leaves, flowers and feathers(at the Top Left!) And brilliant for a One Sheet Wonder session...
Botanical Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set
And for completeness... here are some projects Stampin Up! made...
Botanical Builder Framelits Dies
Botanical Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Retiring Bundles - My Top 10

I have been asked by a few people to have a good honest look at the bundles.. and decide on a Top 10 List... 

Boy was this hard... especially with the split of all components retiring and those with the components carrying over come 1st June but with no discount... but here goes...

First up... stands out all on its own... Letters For You!
If you want the stamps as well as the dies... now is REALLY the time!! As otherwise you never will... these are top of my most essential dies ever list - they are used virtually every day - and I would not be without them... but yes they cost! 

So as a one-off Craft Spa special for you during APRIL only... Bundle RRP £119.50... Order the bundle via me for just £99 (using your credit or debit card). Bear in mind the dies alone are £89. Contact me here to order or for more information.
Letters for You Photopolymer Bundle

So firstly The Top 5 in bundles where everything will go! 

Nailed It ...
Can't believe this one doesn't carry over... Dies all gone but the stamps are still available... and the images are quite easy to cut out by hand after all... Wood mount £26. Clear Mount £19. 
Nailed It Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Balloon Adventures...
Bundle £48.50. but...
Stamps only reduced from £24 to £19.20. Balloon Pop Up dies £30 to £21. Which makes the 2 parts just £40.20...so buy them separate!
I have been very surprised how much I have used these stamps as the greetings alone are brilliant... and the Pop Up die is just cool!
Balloon Adventures Photopolymer Bundle


So Detailed/So In Love...
These So Detailed dies have been very popular round here... and they are now reduced to £21 from £30... so now is the time! And both the wood mount (£21.25 from £25) and clear mount (£13.50 from £18) mount So In Love stamps are reduced too.. so again buy the 2 parts separate if you desire... the stamps being useful but not essential in my opinion! Though great for wreaths!
So Detailed Thinlits Dies
So in Love Wood-Mount Bundle
Custom Tee...
Again amazed these have not carried over... so much you can do with them... and for so many events/ages... and though not totally me - I was really looking forward to having a good play with them as I have a long list of things to try out... and do bear in mind that they have been my 2nd most popular selling bundle...
Custom Tee Photopolymer Bundle
Bundle £40.50. Dies £22 reduced to £15.40 . Stamps £23. So again cheaper to buy separate.

And lastly in this Top 5.... Special Reason ... (though I have just spent 10 minutes arguing with myself that it should be Basket Bunch as I used that one a lot more!! Read more about that one here...)

Again it is the Stylish Stems dies that have proven most popular... and a really good price at £16.80 from £28. Though the flower and leaves stamps do complete the package in my opinion... maybe worth buying the clear mount stamps too at just £14.40 (from £18) as I do think you get a lot for your money with both...
Special Reason Clear-Mount Bundle

Second up... bundles currently available with the 10% discount... but no such discount after 1st June... oh gosh pick just 5...! 

Dragonfly Dreams... 
Discounted Bundle £42.25
Floral Phrases... 
Trust me on this one!!! You will be wanting it all after 1st June if you haven't got it all already... Discounted Bundles Wood mount £44. Clear Mount £37.75
Jar of Love...
Discounted Bundle £48.50
Flourishing Phrases...
Discounted Bundles Wood Mount £63. Clear Mount £53
Falling Flowers...
Wood Mount £47.50  Clear Mount £41.25
Falling Flowers Clear-Mount Bundle
So those are my Top Picks! 

Go here for the full bundle lists... I am sure there will be others on your Want List... 

Or... know what you want... just go here for my Online Shop... but please remember to enter Stampin Rewards/Host Code JU9WH4MV for orders under £150... 

Or  - local and can collect - send me your order & payment prior to 29 April for my 1st May order.