Monday, 25 June 2018

Share What You Love... Double Z Joy Fold Card in the nude...

This one may seem familiar... but I was asked what this card looked like but without the water-colouring of the embossed flowers front panel... aka in the nude...
And luckily I can oblige... as I had taken the before-photos!
So details as per this card here... though click here for a quicklink to my Large Square Double Z Joy Fold Tutorial..

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Big Shot Embossing Mats product video and details...

I have been asked a few questions about the Big Shot Embossing Mats... so thought I would quickly share a round up of the information available...

So what do they do!  Your favorite Framelits, Thinlits, and Edgelits dies can do more when paired with the Embossing Mats. 

Use with dies that have decorative ejection holes for additional embossing. Or use with cutting dies to emboss instead of cut. Just brilliant in my book!

Includes Impressions Pad, thin silicone rubber mat, and thick silicone rubber mat.
Size:
* Impressions pad: 8-7/8" x 5-5/7" x 1/8" (22.5 x 14.5 x 0.3 cm)
* Silicone mats: 7-3/8" x 5-3/4" (18.7 x 14.6 cm)


Click on the product image below to go straight to the product video... where all is revealed about using them...
Big Shot Embossing Mats
And just £14...

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Memories & More...

This one is especially for Jane... as requested...

So here is a round up of the new catalogue Memories & More offerings... You know the ones... the cards for photo pocket scrapbooking... where you just pop photos and cards in various sized pockets in a page... add a few words to log the moments (or jog the memory at a later date!)... and put in a small or large album... or alternatively... use the card designs to pop onto a card and send as a greeting card...

First up... click here for the "show the cards" and some example pages in the Stampin Up video by Tanner...

Second up... the On Stage Display Boards...  just click on the board photo to go to the product details... and remember that these all co-ordinate with a suite or kit...

First board... as you may have not spotted these... there are now some Card Blank & Envelope packs sized especially for the Memories & More cards... card making has never been so easy!! Large size here... and small size here...
Best Route... Full Suite here... 
Tea Room... Full Suite here... 
Big Plans... matching Planner Kit here...
And I hadn't spotted this until just now... but here is a complete Delightfully Detailed Supplies Set including a small album, page protectors and journalling pens...  
Delightfully Detailed Memories & More Album Supplies Set
Sorry that I am still out of sync... but I will get back to my norm soon... 

Friday, 22 June 2018

Share What You Love... Double Z Joy Fold Card...

One of my fully opening Large Square Double Z Joy Fold cards using the Share What You Love papers... for which you will find the Tutorial here... 

This has been an incredibly popular and CASED card since I designed it about a year ago... so if you want videos instead of (or as well as) written instructions... just go and search "Double Z Joy Fold Card" on You Tube... and you will have many videos to choose from... though do check for the fully opening version... as there are even more of the non fully opening version I designed a year earlier... 
The front white panel is embossed with the lovely Floral embossing folder... and then the embossed face coloured in using an Aquapainter and ink off the lid of the ink-pads (squeeze until you have a little puddle on the lid) in Mint Macaron, Tranquil Tide, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Petal Pink &amp & Calypso Coral.
And finished off with a couple of greetings from the new "best all rounder greeting set" Itty Bitty Greetings... available in clear and wood mount.... 
Itty Bitty Greetings Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Share What You Love Large Gift Bag for 3D Thursday

So this is a 3D project I have been meaning to try for years... and so glad that I finally have... thank you Caroline if you are still reading the bloggio...
Take 2 pieces of 12x12 paper and create something very special ... and large... for gifting beautifully...

Hope you can get an idea of the size with the shot below...
Sorry for my very quick share today... but this is one that I will be back to soon with more details for you...

And even more sorry that my scheduling went wrong...so this got posted at 7pm instead of 7 am... Oops!

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

New Catalogue Bundles Round Up...

Whilst I wrote my Top 10 Bundles post for Monday... I suddenly remembered all the Stampin Up! On Stage Display Boards I had photoed back in April... and that I hadn't shared these with you... so now I will... as I think these are the best way to get an overview of a particular group of products... and one of the main reasons I love the Stampin Up On Stage events...

The next one is in November, so ... just thinking out loud... if you joined my team in July... then you would definitely be able to join me!! As it is good for the soul ... & crafty life... and lots of other things too... Please don't hesitate to contact me for further information... as it is an opportunity with something for everyone... whether just for the 20% discount on your own crafty purchases... or whether you want to "live a full on crafty life" like me!! As it can be recommended!!

Ok.. Ok... back to today's post... Bundles a Plenty...

21 of them.. though there are 33 bundles in total... All with 10% off the combined total when you buy co-ordinating stamps and accessories (usually punches or dies) together...








Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Techniques on Tuesday - Calligraphy Essentials

A quick share today... of where my "Cheat Calligraphy" went next...

The Basic Black marker pen came out... using both the brush end and the thin end (for a  change)... and here you go...

Part Three... with the just the Thank in black...
And then Part Four ... all in black...
Now which one do you prefer...? Part One & Two were shared here...

Monday, 18 June 2018

And here are a few more of my Favourite Things... Bundles...

Bundles
Coming to the end of my shares on My Favourite Things from the new Catalogue... and this one is always the hardest for me... as it is time for My Favourite Bundles... You know the co-ordinating products with 10% off the bundle when you buy both of the co-ordinating parts!

Though I have finally realised why I find this one the hardest to decide on a Top 10... and that is because I get a lot of product for free as a reward from Stampin' Up! for my sales during Sale A Bration... and this year was my best Sale A Bration ever...

So I have been VERY fortunate to pick a lot of products in this category... as I do tend to maximise the benefit by buying bundles... but we are limited to products/bundles up to £40... so a lot of my Bundle choices have been capped... so I kind of have a 2 pronged Favourite Top 10 Bundles approach... half up to £40 and the other half with no £cap ...

Anyways ... here you go... these are my Overall Top 10... most of which are here OR winging their way to me... so you will get to see plenty of these in use as the months roll on...

Pop On By... 
Yes I am totally predictable... a bit of architecture and I am smitten!!! But I can't wait to produce with these stamps and dies... easy house makes from now on!!!
Pop On By Photopolymer Bundle
Pop On By Photopolymer Bundle

A huge bundle of stamps and dies... that gives Lovely as a Tree a run for its money ( and co-ordinates so well with it too!) Lots more information on this bundle and the co-ordinating, Natures Poem Suite already shared here... Available in Wood and Clear Mount... 
Rooted in Nature Wood-Mount Bundle
Rooted in Nature Clear-Mount Bundle

A stunning stamp and punch set... with so many images and creative choice... love it! Especially as it is a punch!!!
Varied Vases Photopolymer Bundle
Varied Vases Photopolymer Bundle

Simply stunning... beautiful frames... lots of leaves... and some pretty flowers too! Available in Clear and Wood Mount... 
Floral Frames Clear-Mount Bundle

Such a useful all-round & all-occasion set of images & shapes... this was a real favourite for everyone on my table at the Stampin Up On Stage event when we first saw the new catalogue... and then we were lucky enough to get the stamps as an All Attendee giveaway... not much noise in the room when that happened!!! 
Pick a Pennant Photopolymer Bundle
Pick a Pennant Photopolymer Bundle
Pick a Pennant Photopolymer Bundle

This should really be further up my list... but it is too difficult & too time consuming to move everything round now!! 

I know this one is a going to be a real favourite amongst my crafty ladies... again a set that can be used for anyones birthday (of any age or gender) and other special events and celebrations too... 
Broadway Birthday Photopolymer Bundle
Broadway Birthday Photopolymer Bundle

And its wonderful co-ordinating Tropical Escape Suite... I must be going through a bit of a leaf theme at the moment... as this is a bundle & papers that sang (probably) most to me when I saw the On Stage Display Boards... Available in both Clear & Wood Mount...
Tropical Chic Clear-Mount Bundle
Tropical Chic Clear-Mount Bundle

With its fabulous co-ordinating punch... and co-ordinating with my favourite pack of Twinkle Twinkle papers for all-round & all-occasion use... though definitely not just for Babies... though I am sure I will manage one baby card or two with them!!! Especially as my personal stock of Baby cards is almost out! Available in Wood  and Clear Mount... 
Little Twinkle Clear-Mount Bundle
Little Twinkle Clear-Mount Bundle

One of those 'can't be without' a quick flower & punch set bundle... and even a butterfly too!... so probably will end up as the most used out of all of the 2018-19 catalogue bundles I will own... Available in Clear & Wood Mount
Pop of Petals Clear-Mount Bundle
Pop of Petals Clear-Mount Bundle

Beautiful frames... beautiful greetings... and stitching! A trio of loveliness!! Available in Clear and Wood Mount... 
Stitched All Around Clear-Mount Bundle

Stitched All Around Clear-Mount Bundle
Stitched All Around Clear-Mount Bundle
So there you have it... my 10 Top Bundle Picks... for now!!!