Sunday, 31 December 2017

Hap-Panda New Year to you!

Couldn't resist that title! All in the spirit of wishing you a very Happy New Year... and may 2018 be your best year yet...

So not one... but three... Sale A Bration exclusive goodies have come out to play to create this card... you know the ones ... one free with every £45 you order from 3rd January to 31st March 2018...
First up... the Party Pandas have come out to party... after all... it is what they do best...

Second up... Amazing You for the larger greetings and the firework effect behind my middle panda...

Third up... Bubbles & Fizz designer series paper to dress my card...

The card is a Swing Easel card... which has been an incredibly popular card for visitors over the past  year... You will find the 12x12 tutorial here...and the modified A4 version here... though this time I cut the top paper and stuck it on before I started all the cutting...
The Happy New Year greeting is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments ( aka Teeny Tiny Wishes in some areas of the world) and the 2018 is created using Labeler Alphabet...

And before I go for the year... don't forget...
(1) Today is the last day to reserve your Stamparatus... otherwise you will be waiting till June to order... Click here to reserve ... and/or here for the full details...
(2) To request your Spring Summer catalogue UK Product Shares...click here...
(3) To order your Spring Summer catalogue UK Paper Swatch books... click here...

And a final word to thank you for all your support during 2017... my blog wouldn't be what it is without your daily visits to spur me on... and particularly your lovely comments and feedback too... thank you so so much... and I look forward to more creating, sharing and inspiring in 2018...


Saturday, 30 December 2017

2018 Spring Summer Designer Paper Swatch Books

So I was asked if I could make Designer Series Paper Swatch Books available as well as the Product Shares I offered yesterday… and the answer is Yes! Of course I can… especially as they are a favourite thing of mine to have and to hold!!
They work out as £10 unassembled (or £12 assembled) including UK postage.
Select the option you require below, click on Add to Cart and then the Paypal Checkout/Payment page will open  (Paypal account not required - Paypal or major credit/debit cards accepted)

Spring Summer 2018 Paper Swatch Book
You will get 9 books containing all the new papers in the 2018 Spring Summer Catalogue and the promotional Sale A Bration papers too… So you'll get 3 Speciality Designer Series Papers books, 5 Designer Series Paper Books (3 for 12x12 papers and 2 for 6x6 paper stacks) and 1 Glimmer Paper Book. All cut and labelled. 3” wide x 6” long size.
Each book will have all the paper designs ready cut and a colour co-ordinated cardstock wrap… with a punched name label for the front as well as a label with the code and co-ordinating colours for the back of the wrap. The Specialty Designer Series Paper and Designer Series Paper can be staggered so you can see half of the paper designs at a glance and flick through them more easily too….
I love these Paper Swatch books as they are the perfect reference guide to have close to hand whilst creating – allowing me to quickly pick out the colours and patterns I want to use without having to pull the whole pack out and cover my whole desk! Saves me so much time, space and angst!
They are also perfect for me to quickly show my ladies all the papers on offer without needing 2 extra tables to display them! And as they are small… I can take them with me everywhere I go…so everyone can get to see all our beautiful papers!

So whether you are a demo - or just a crafter - these are so useful to have! 
Please note that unassembled books will arrive with the papers cut into 3"x6" pieces (so you can decide whether to cut to stagger or to leave longer), a sheet of front card labels to punch, a sheet of back labels to adhere...  and 3" wide cardstock pieces to make the wraps. Assembled books will arrive with the papers cut to staggered lengths and all assembled!
This sample features the Bubbles & Fizz papers.. for which a full pack can be yours for free with every £45 ordered during Sale A Bration starting 3rd January

Friday, 29 December 2017

The New Year is fast approaching... Spring Summer Catalogue Product Shares available here...

The beginning of the New Year brings a new Catalogue for us to enjoy... the Spring Summer Catalogue (aka the Occasions Catalogue) Available to we demonstrators already and to all from 3rd January 2018...

Covering many essential events in our papercrafting repertoire... from Birthdays, Valentine & Easter to Ladies, Mens & Kids...

As always I am offering you the opportunity of my Paper, Ribbons & Accessories Product Shares if you live in the UK... so you don't have to spend £100s buying everything in the catalogue to see everything...

And I am including FREE POSTAGE and a share of some relevant Sale A Bration promotional items too...

Click on the picture below to see all the details... but in summary...
£14 Designer Paper Share
£9 Ribbons Share
£13 Accessories Share
£34 I Want It All! (ie Papers, Ribbons & Accessories)
Just click here to contact me to arrange yours... deadline for order & payment of 2nd January 2018 for the first round... Open to anyone in the UK...

And I can't wait to share the whole catalogue with you on-line here come 3rd January.... In the meantime... just contact me here if you would like me to be your Stampin Up! Demonstrator and have a hard copy posted to you...





Thursday, 28 December 2017

The end of the year is fast approaching...

Don't miss out on the current Stampin' Up! offers that will soon no longer be available...

And if ordering under £150s worth... don't forget to add this month's Host Code DFQ37G9G for an extra gift to follow in the New Year from me...

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The Year-End Sales Event Is So 2017
The new year is just days away! Prepare to say hello to 2018 . . . and goodbye to the Year-End Sales Event. Take one last look at the items available at discount... while supplies last...

Autumn-Winter Catalogue
Many other Autumn Winter Catalogue products will soon retire
Whilst you are there don't forget to check out all the other seasonal products that will retire (but that are not discounted) come 2nd January... I wouldn't want you to miss out on something you will regret!
And whilst I am on the retiring subject... here is a link to those Autumn Winter products that will carry over...

Up to 70% off Clearance Items
The Clearance Rack 
Updated just days ago... discounts of up to 70%... all products only available while supplies last... click here to go straight there...

The Stamparatus is Here
Last Few Days to Reserve Your Stamparatus
December has flown by, and there are just a few days left for you to reserve your Stamparatus before the final reservation window closes on Sunday, 31 December at 6:50 a.m. (GMT). Remember, this fantastic, state-of-the-art stamping tool will not be available again until the new annual catalogue goes live in June. So don’t wait another minute! Find out more here, then reserve your Stamparatus today!

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Floral Statements Duo

Couple of simple little Floral Statements cards that I made earlier in the year ...

First up... Memento Black stamped HELLO image plus Aqua Painter water colouring... on a simply blank Very Vanilla notecard...
And second up ... a white embossed THANKS on a Crumb Cake panel...with a bit of Aqua Painter colouring in... mounted onto a Powder Pink mat and then onto a Thick Very Vanilla A6 card blank ...with a Powder Pink felt In Color Bitty Bow to finish off...

Actually this is the card that I made and then decided to start Whisper White aqua-painting before colouring in... as in this card here...

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Even more last minute tags!

Even quicker tags to share today... for the 2 youngest family members...

Wording from Merry Little Labels.... snowflakes from Colorful Seasons... finished off with Silver Tinsel Trim... Rest of details as these tags...

Hope you are having a fabulous Boxing Day...

Monday, 25 December 2017

Merry Christmas...

Well I had a big plan for today's post...

A plan for a super duper sh-amazing new card to to say a HUGE Merry Christmas... and wow you all...

And then... without thinking... I tidied everything away for Christmas.... and so that plan was quickly thwarted....

And so instead... I will just say... in the largest text that Blogger will allow me...

MERRY CHRISTMAS 
TO YOU AND YOURS...
&
MAY YOUR PRESENTS BE MANY... 
AND CRAFTY!

And hopefully I may have a nice sh-amazing surprise for you for the New Year!!!

Sunday, 24 December 2017

The main Tags this year...

Mentioned these earlier when I shared these tags...
But I hadn't shared these copper embossed versions to match my wrapping paper (which I have forgotten to photo!) 
... so here they are... 
Again finished off with the Tinsel Trim for a bit of glitz... and for speed.... in the making...  and in attaching to the gift...

Oh and greeting changed to one from Father Christmas as it fit better in my wreath without going onto the embossed section... and so avoid potential ink smudging!


Saturday, 23 December 2017

If you are a last minute tag maker like me!

Just thought I would share a tag (or 8) I quickly made... Call this my 8 tags in about 10 minutes series...

These were the ones that I didn't think I would need... but then I had to use some different wrapping paper as I had just run out mid present wrapping... so first a welcome find from last year of some foiled snowflake paper...

And then a quick 2 1/4" circle punch plus an 1/8" handheld punch-ed hole for the ribbon... Flurry of Wishes greeting silver embossed...then Colorful Seasons snowflakes stamped in Soft Sky and Smoky Slate... finished off with Silver Tinsel trim for a bit of glitz... simples...

And I know you are all in the last throes of organising Christmas and/or starting to party to celebrate Christmas!

But please don't forget to reserve your Stamparatus for April(ish) shipment by visiting here... otherwise you will have to wait until June... No money to pay now... All the details here...

Friday, 22 December 2017

Bridge U Fold Lantern Tutorial

So back to this project... using the Hearts come Home & Hometown Greetings products

I thought I had already shared the "little" secret behind its creation... but it appears I hadn't... so here you go...
Make one of these...
Albeit better if you cut the middle panel to 14 x 10.5cm H (5 1/2" x 4 1/8"H) & score LANDSCAPE at 1.5cm (5/8") from each end (as per pt. 6) ... as that will give a better fit around the candle light......
Add glue up the back of the 2 sides... and stick...

Pop a battery operated candle light behind the middle panel...
And there you have it... a card that has now become a lantern... or one that can even be both if you use Tear n Tape add instructions to the recipient to remove the backing layer of Tear n Tape and stick for themselves...


Thursday, 21 December 2017

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

A lovely gift...

Thought I would share a gift I received from a fellow demo at the last Stampin Up! On Stage event...

A beautiful seasonal stitched bag from the lovely Julie Wade... who has just started to add sewing to her other talents... I really love this bag Julie... and so has everyone else that has caught sight of it... as I am putting it to great use... so thanks again...

Though I had to quickly grab the Hearts Come Home stamp set and the Staz On ink to add a personal touch with an added greeting myself...
And this has now inspired me to find the sewing machine after Christmas and start to create something using fabric for myself...

Monday, 18 December 2017

The Clearance Rack has just been updated...

Clearance Rack
New items have just been added to the Clearance Rack in the online store . Supplies are limited, and with discounts up to 70%, so products will go quickly. 

Delivery will be after Christmas...but a great opportunity to shop now and stock up on some great bargains...


Can’t beat dies, papers and ribbons etc at these prices…


Sunday, 17 December 2017

Floral Statements Duo

Couple of simple cards to say a quick hello... Same but yet different...

Edited to Add... the Clearance Rack has just been updated... more details on today's post here...

First up ... just white embossing on Crumb Cake... with white craft ink coloring on the flowers then Aqua Painter water-coloured over with Tranquil Tide, Pink Pirouette and Berry Burst... Matted onto white... set on a Crumb Cake card...

Second up ... the same... but plus Crumb Cake sponged Fresh Florals Designer Paper... set on a Tranquil Tide card blank...

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Hang Your Christmas Stockings Trio


A clean and simple little trio made whilst I had the Hang Your Stockings and Christmas Stocking dies out the other week...  in soft blues and greys by special request... forgotten how good this set is... glad I thought to get it out again...






Friday, 15 December 2017

A Monthly Round Up of Christmas Projects...

Just out of interest I had a look and thought I would post a quick round up of the most visited christmas projects over the past month as the first one in particular was a bit of a surprise after all this time!! But he still makes me happy...

As does today... as today is the day my boy gets back from University after his first 3 months away... really can't wait!

Just click on the photo to go to the original blog post for more details...

At pole position... it's Wonderful Wreath Santa from 3 years ago!
Wonderful Wreath, Santa, Punch Art Santa, by Amanda Bates, The Craft Spa  (2)
At no.2... 12 Drinks of Christmas...
At no. 3... Hearts Come Home Bridge U Fold Card... with the Tutorial post here coming in the Top 10 too... 
At no. 4... the Honeycomb Bauble Ornament...
At no 5... The Narnia card... 
At no 6... The Hello Friend Christmas Tags...
At no 7... Hearts Come Home Tea Light Show.. and oh I have just realised I haven't given the game away! Coming soon...
At no 8... A Simple Snowflake card...
At no 9... Baby Wipe Swipe Hearts Come Home card
And at no 10... the Christmas Staircase card with Tutorial from last year...



Thursday, 14 December 2017

Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Foiled Gift Bags

Made some more of the Striped Treat Bags shared here earlier...
Again using the Memories & More Merry Little Christmas pack and the Foil Snowflakes for a very quick & easy ... but stunning in the flesh... make... 
So much better than popping gift cards and small gifts in an envelope... and 10 days ahead of time! That's a first!
    
Love all of them... even used a few of the stickers in the card pack too...

All finished off with the Quilted 1/4" Ribbon... as I realised that it co-ordinated with them all for an extra pop of colour,...