Saturday, 31 December 2016

New Dies coming your way....

Continuing my series of sharing new products coming your way when the new Spring Summer (aka Occasions) catalogue is released on 4th January...

Time for a trio of new dies... Click on the small icons to launch the product videos for the full details

First up... Balloon Pop Up Thinlits dies and the co-ordinating stamp set, Balloon Adventures



Second... Stylish Stems Framelits dies and the co-ordinating stamp set, Special Reason

And lastly for today... So Detailed Thinlits dies and the co-ordinating stamp set, So In Love


And do remember ... these are all bundled items with 10% off the individual part prices if you buy the whole stamp & dies bundle

Friday, 30 December 2016

New Spring Summer Kits

Back to sharing more Sneak Peeks from the new Spring Summer (aka Occasions) 2017 catalogue which is due to be released 4th January...

Introducing 2 new kits and a new Project Life collection...

First up, the Birthday Bright kit... 12 super cards & 12 lovely gift tags for birthday gift giving...
All kitted out and ready in a box for you to quickly and easily put together to impress your friends...
Want to see more... here is the product video... just click on the photo below to load...
Second up... the Vertical Garden Kit... a beautiful colourful home decor piece for you...
Again quickly and easily put together from the pieces in the pack...
Want to see more... click on the photo below for the product video...
And finally for today... the new Celebrate Every Day Project Life collection... perfect to decorate and organise your memory keeping for future generations...
Want to see more of the 100 cards and accessories... just click on the photo below for the product video with the quick flick through so you can see all the cards...
In the UK? Want a "hard" copy of the new Catalogue?... just click here to contact me...






Thursday, 29 December 2016

Date It stamps & my Monthly Calendar/Planner

Slightly different to the norm... but using my Stampin' Up! stamps in a different way to that initially intended... so Project Life stamps for a Monthly Calendar...

A few of you asked me to show my Monthly Calendar/Planner format in my Bullet Journal (aka BUJO) So seeing as I have just created the pages in my lovely new note book for 2017... it seemed like a timely opportunity to share...

So this is the before version... ie before I start adding my scrawl so that it becomes useful and meaningful to me (and probably only readable by me too!!!)
I use the Project Life Date It stamp set... which  - although intended for Project Life memory keeping use - is SO perfect for this job. Months (in 2 fonts); Days of the Week; Dates and a few others to play with... including the month grid image to the bottom right...
I use a ruler and my Project Life Journalling pens to create my monthly grid over 2 pages in my book.
And Smoky Slate ink to stamp the days and dates as bleed-through is less than with other colours - but I use Bermuda Bay, Real Red and Pear Pizzazz alternately to add colour to the Month header - and washi tape will get added as I go along to create more visual interest...

And as I know someone will ask.... my notebook of choice is the Leuchtturm1917 A5 book with the squared page format. In Emerald colour this year (which is definitely very Bermuda Bay) 
Though look at all the colours you can choose from!!

My favourite features being the squared page format (as so easy to hand draw grids like my monthly calendar format), the numbered pages, the 2 bookmarks and the index pages at the front. 
So there you have it... the start of my 2017 book.... off to scrawl all over it now!


Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Watercolouring & the Spring Summer Catalogue

Carrying on from yesterday... here are a few more Sneak Peeks for you...

So for today... I thought I would share a few projects made with new stamp sets for which the new Watercolor Pencils I first shared yesterday will prove rather useful...
First up... Beautiful You... which was accompanied with the biggest ooh in the room at the recent Stampin' Up! event.... love these! 3 gorgeous images, 2 artistic squiggles and 8 lovely greetings - suitable for all occasions... and I don't have anything like them!
Second up... Mediterranean Moments... can't wait to get colouring these beautiful images in... all 4 of them...
Thirdly... Day at The Beach... 11 lovely summery images...
And lastly... aaah! So sweet... Moon Baby with its 10 images...
 Followed closely by 15 images in Little Cuties
But wait these are only a few of the sets that I could be sharing today!! But more of that another day!!

All products shared available from 4th January 2017...

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

2017 Spring Summer Occasions Catalogue coming soon

Yes it is time for those words... Not long to wait until the release of the Spring Summer 2017 Catalogue now... as well as the release of the 2017 Sale A Bration promotional free items leaflet... Both coming your way 4th January 2017....

I have sent copies out in the post to those of you that have placed orders during 2016 (unless you have selected to be a No Contact customer) - but click here to email me if you are wanting a crafty product fix and would like your own copy.

So whilst you are waiting... how about a few videos... with a bit more than a hint to some of the new products coming your way...

First up... and I am delighted to see these Watercolor Pencils..... even I can colour with these babies....
Secondly... these are what dreams are made of! The Up Up And Away product line! Gorgeous
And lastly for today... a product that I thought was good on first view... and then the Window Box project presentation at the Stampin Up! On Stage event blew me away! Flew up to the top of the list and I cannot wait to play with them!!

Friday, 23 December 2016

Blooms and Bliss Pop Up Panel Card

The other Pop Up Panel Card- or Pop Up Twist Card - or Twisted Pop Up Card  - as they are also known - in my Blooms & Bliss AND Blooms & Wishes series. First one shared here

I followed this tutorial by Samantha Harrison for the card
But I used a 11" x 5 1/2" piece of Whisper White card scored LANDSCAPE at 5 1/2" to make an outer 5 1/2" square card blank....

Now unfortunately I have filed my card in the "christmas annual clean-up and hide everything session" today - so I will be back to update this post with the paper dimensions when I come across it again!!

Edited to Add - Paper sizes are as follows... 
Front Mat 4 1/8"/10.5cm Square), Paper 3 7/8"/10cm Square
Inside Top & Bottom - 5 1/4"x 3 5/8" (13.3 x 9.2cm)
Inside Panels 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" ( 5.7 x 8.25cm)
And I will be back in the New Year with a completely new version I have planned in my head....




Tuesday, 20 December 2016