Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Something For Baby Diorama Card

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Gosh it seems like a long time since I posted …. 

This was the favourite card in my July classes…. a simple but very effective Diorama card… just making great use of the Something For Baby stamp set with matching Framelits – and the Lullaby papers too – along with a bit of the new Thick Bakers Twine for the washing line…

Though I have to laugh at my photos… the sun was so bright 2 days ago that I couldn’t really see what I was photographing!! Check out those shadows. You don’t see those often in the UK! Maybe I should go back to photographing inside… these photos may shortly be updated!

Something For Baby, Lullaby, Diorama Card By Amanda Bates, The Craft Spa, 2014-07 (12)

Weekly Deals

So here are this week’s Weekly Deals . Live until 29th July. Just press on the picture below to go straight to my online store for more information and/or to order…. or email or call me as usual…

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Go here for more information on the Weekly Deals…

Right off to post a Creative Share……

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Weekly Deals 9-15 July

First of all apologies for my lack of project sharing over the last couple of weeks – just a case of the unexpected in life getting in the way!! Normal service will resume shortly…. I certainly have lots to share with you all…..

And here are this week’s Weekly Deals . Live until 15th July. Just press on the picture below to go straight to my online store for more information or to order…. or email or call me as usual…

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Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum

RRP £9.95 Now £7.46


RRP £4.50 Now £3.38


RRP £9.95 Now £7.46

 

 RRP £3.25 Now2.44


RRP £8.25 Now £6.19

RRP £6.95 Now £4.17

 


RRP £5.50 Now £4.13

 

All great items at 25% off this week…. check out the Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum… I will be stocking up on that as it is so gorgeous…. And the Retro Fresh Journal and Washi Tape are there for you too….

And I will be ordering on 12 July!! So no postage for you local ladies….

For those of you further afield & ordering on line…. do remember to enter hostess code RH49YU2N on your on-line order (unless you are ordering over £150+…then you should claim your Stampin Rewards instead…!!!)

More background information on the Weekly Deals here….

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Weekly Deals 2-9 July

So here are this week’s Weekly Deals . Live until 9th July. Just press on the picture below to go straight to my online store for more information or to order…. or email or call me as usual…

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All great items at 25% off this week…. check out the Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum… I will be stocking up on that as it is gorgeous….

And 2 punches this week….the wonderful Angled Tag Topper Punch and the Mosaic Punch . And the Large Scallop Edgelits die too – believe that is on a few Wish Lists….

And I will be ordering over the next week too!! So no postage for you local ladies….

For those of you further afield & ordering on line…. do remember to enter hostess code RH49YU2N on your on-line order (unless you are ordering over £150+…then you should claim your Stampin Rewards instead…!!!)

More background information on the Weekly Deals here….

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

It is here… NEW CATALOGUE GOES LIVE TODAY!!

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Finally it is here….. one of the best days of the Stampin’ Up! year… the day we get to show you the BRAND NEW catalogue - and order anything we want from it!! Though I have to admit that it has also just been the hardest few days of the year…. there are just too many decisions to be made as to what to use in workshops and then what to order with all these wonderful new goodies!!

So would you like to see all the lovely new products!! A few ways to do so…

Press on the picture above to see all the lovely new products in My Online Store.  Just press SHOP at the top right of the first screen…. and if you are shopping straightaway…don’t forget to make a note of the months’ hostess code shown to the top right of my blog!

Press on the picture of the front cover below to download and save a pdf version to your PC or device!

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Contact me at thecraftspa@gmail.com  for a hard copy. I wouldn’t be without mine!!!

Come to my Launch Party & BOGOF Sale running this Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th July.  Pick up a catalogue… Buy my retired products and get the same value to spend on new! See some new products & samples too…. Just contact me on thecraftspa@gmail.com for more details… Unfortunately not Saturday & Sunday as our Yorkshire roads will be covered by the Tour de France cyclists & entourage – so I will be rather inaccessible!

Watch this space for more news on the wonderful new products & lots of creative shares using new products.  But for today…. a few highlights of exciting new product areas…

Project Life & Stampin Up!

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I was so happy to be able to order all of the kits this morning… as I know that this way of scrapbooking will be my way!! So I am looking forward to spending the summer finding photos and filling pockets to tell the stories …. and I might even add some stamping too!! Photo organising and creative scrapbooking all at the same time – and in one place…heaven! And hard pack version and digi versions too!

Do remember to contact me on thecraftspa@gmail.com to book or find out about the Project Life workshop series I am running over the next few months..starting in August…. Just £25 for the first session and £10 for follow on sessions – or even for free with SU! product orders….

Go to my earlier blog post here for a run down on the ideology and background to Project Life & Stampin’ Up!

Blendabilities

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These exclusive, alcohol-based marker sets come in a 3-pack of light, medium and dark shades (of the same colour), and provide your projects a more saturated look with blended colours. And because traditional alcohol markers require a bit of training, Stampin’ Up! have developed a few videos to ensure that Blendabilities are easy-to-use for everyone! Here is a video of them in action . You can also visit here here to view more videos.

What Sets Them Apart:

  • The Stampin' Up! rectangular barrel keeps your markers from rolling away!
  • Flat storage helps to maintain the life of each marker.
  • Each marker comes with a tip on each end: brush and fine.
  • Marker tips are made of nylon, which is superior to polyester which can fray.
  • Colour coded caps.
  • Stampin' Up! markers coordinate wonderfully with our cardstock, and can be used with transparent sheets … and a whole host of materials!!!

But for me…the biggest advantage over my previous dabbles with alcohol markers are that the colour matching/marker selection for the shades is already done for you… you just buy a pack with the 3 shades of the one colour…simples!…. so much easier… and going to be a whole lot cheaper too…! Love them…. but more on that another day….

Now a word of warning… not all of the colour sets will be available until 1st August…so here is what is! There are another 6 sets to come…

 

Doing my happy dance…. Can’t wait for my BIG box to turn up…

Friday, 27 June 2014

I Am Me Tiny Mini Pocket Page Album!

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Following on from yesterdays Mini Photo Album post – here is the last of the 3 projects we made in the I Am Me Workshop last year.

This must be one of the smallest mini books I have made..but it is perfectly shaped in its tiny-form!!! Thank you to fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator Kirsten Andresen in Germany who posted her Mini Pocket Page Book directions here – which made my make rather easy!! ( Yes CASEing Kirsten again!! I really do love Kirsten’s work…)

So first closed up… going to miss that retiring ruffle stretch ribbon for projects like this!!!

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Opening the first section ….

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Opening the second section….

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Almost at the end….

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And finally all opened up again… again I can’t wait to make another of these …very soon!!

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Thursday, 26 June 2014

I Am Me Mini Photo Album

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Just realised that I haven’t shared my I Am Me little mini books before… long overdue! Especially as these were really popular projects….

We made these in a workshop last year…along with my original Suitcase Album.  We loved these little books…so much so that I am planning on re-making them with some new papers when I get my hands on them!! So we should be making these at our all day Saturday Workshop on 19th July…. 3 spaces left if anyone would like to join us….

Less than 5 days now till the new 2014-15 Catalogue ordering goes live!!! And I can’t wait!!

So the first Mini Photo Album was CASED from this fantastic Mini Travel Album project by Claudia at Scundy Scrap.  As soon as I saw the papers and the stamps – I knew this mini book just had to be CASED!! Thank you Claudia for posting the template …truly stunning project… I really can’t wait to make another….

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And the second tiny album…. come back for my next post!!! Realised that I have got slightly photo heavy here….