Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Have I got News for you!


 Clearance Rack
For anyone that missed the news during yesterday... the Clearance Rack has just been updated... lots of lovely products with up to 60% off... 

And as a Clearance Rack Online Order Special… I will refund the £4.95 postage in full (or send you a product gift up to £6 value if you prefer) for orders over £35* if you have entered this month's HOST CODE VQTSBUDV . But do enter your email address on your customer details (so I can converse further 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 and it is only available until this Sunday 30th April

And more news.... we have a Special Deal for you from 1st May... check this out... 

Get your hands on the colourful and exotic products from the Eastern Palace Suite one month before they are released in the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue! Available in 2 exclusive bundles...

Click on the flyer image below to upload the information on the 2 bundles....
Or click on the next image to upload and check out the video ...



Big on Birthdays

So happy this stamp set is carrying over... though surprised the Falling Petals embossing folder isn't
Really sorry... a real quickie today... must dash...

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 VQTSBUDV . 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