Sunday, 4 December 2016

Home Sweet Home Church with Stained Glass Window

Just found the photos of my little church with its stained glass window... I thought I had shared this ages ago... but apparently not!

So without further ado... here it is...

The stained glass window is actually the fancy stocking (from the Hang Your Stocking stamp set) stamped onto a vellum panel and then coloured on the reverse using Sharpie (permanent) markers.
It works so well as there are 2 little window dies in the Home Sweet Home set that cut the holes for both the top arched window and the bottom rectangular window. Then you have 2 more little dies that cut the window frames that are stuck around the holes.

And the spire... less said the better! It worked ... but it was tricky... so a re-think/re-design/template is required before I would run this in classes... and I made it too tall when I created it too!! But I think you get the idea...
And yet again... I have used the Halloween Speciality papers for those lovely stones/bricks...

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Monthly Jems Blog Hop- A Review of 2016

Welcome to the December Blog Hop - with the theme of a "Review of 2016"
I decided that I would just let the number of blog hits on my year's posts define what I would share today... so here are the Top 10 most visited posts throughout the year... click on the photo to go to the actual blog post... most of which have tutorials or tips...

So starting with the Top Visited Post of the Year... over 18,000 views and still rising! Wow!
Definitely the card fold of the year! Large Square Pop Up Z Fold card and direct link to Tutorial here
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A variant of the above...along with Tutorial for the Staircase...

Couple of Double Z Joy Fold Cards ... direct tutorial link here

The Rose Wonder Extra Large 7" Square Card...
The Dress Up Bears on a Small Square Pop Up Z Fold Card...
Gift Bag Punch Board Small Box Card...

Cantilever Box... 
Botanical Blooms Trio Card...
And finally the 6" Square Pop Out Swing Card... 

And now it is time to pass you onto the fabulous Sarah Jane and her 2016 review.
Or if you are working backwards or have missed one - here is the lovely Tracy and her year's review... 





Friday, 2 December 2016

Wonderful Wreath Santa now fully Stitched!

Quick share of my update to the Santa with Legs Gift Box project... I had a few ladies wanting a class to make them and as I was prepping... my Stitched Frames dies turned up...so it seemed rude not to use them!

So his face and hat are now stitched dies. And his moustache, nose and boot cuffs are now all faux-stitched too...

Now that's better!
The Stitched Shapes Framelits are unfortunately now out of stock and unorderable...but I hear a rumour that some will be back in next week...

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Year End Closeout Sale & Autumn Winter Retiring List/Carryovers

Wow... I wasn't expecting this! I did wonder what Stampin Up ! were going to do to equal/better their double whammy November promotions... well now we know!

Introducing the Year-End Closeouts Sale... Discounts up to 60%... Click here to go straight to the UK live-list in my Online Store. It is the only way to view (and order) what is available right now... 

This includes Clearance Rack items, high-inventory Annual Catalogue products and wait for it - Autumn/Winter catalogue retiring products... yes really! My cards are just about to better "dressed" this year!
So please remember - if you are in the UK - do go to my Online Store ... see what is still available... and order as quickly as possible - as these great deals are only available while supplies last - which in some cases will not be for very long! 

And don't forget to enter this months' Host/Stampin Rewards Code Y9AGBU39. I would love to send you an extra gift for Christmas! More details here 

And for those of you that want to see the Full Autumn/Winter Catalogue Retiring List - just go here... discounted items/prices shown too... This will be updated at 11pm every evening to show what is not now available....

Full Year End Closeouts Promotion details here
• Promotion period: 1 December 2016–3 January 2017 
• All products (and discounts) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store.
• Clearance Rack items are only available while supplies last. 
Following the Year-End Closeouts promotion, some products may remain
on the Clearance Rack; other items may be removed. 
 High-inventory items will only be discounted until 3 January;
beginning 4 January, they will still be available, but at regular price. 
 Retiring items will only be available while supplies last.
None will be available after 3 January 2017. 
• No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts.
• Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Host Rewards with qualifying orders.
• The products can be used for the Starter Kit.
 Items and discounts may vary by market depending on inventory levels.
Promotion Deadlines : 3 January 2017, by 23:50 (CET) / 10:50 p.m. (GMT)

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Snow Globes

 
Carrying on with small Treat Holders for the christmas table... here is another one for your Ferrero Rocher or Lindor Balls... 

But before I start... I have news for you... Stampin' Up! are releasing Year End Closeout Deals very soon... coming 1st December... lots more discounted items so more on that tomorrow... but if you happen to be online after 11pm tonight... check out my Online Store to see the details.... many items only while supplies last!

These very simple little Snow Globes will go down well amongst my skiing mad family & friends. And actually... I may use these for the New Year table
Used Mountain Adventure for decoration and greeting, Stitched Shapes Framelits for the circle, Jar of Love for the lid and Christmas Pines for the snowflakes. Finished off with Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the trees and snowflakes

And the box behind is just a 3 3/4" Square piece of Whisper White card, Scored at 1 1/4" on all 4 sides. Perfect for hiding the treat in...

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Joyful Nativity Trio in Blues...

Just when you thought I had finished with my Joyful Nativity... look again!

3 more simple ideas for you...

Silver embossed angel and greeting...
Plus Christmas Magic bell and greeting...
Plus Pool Party Aqua Blender watercolour in the centre... Hang Your Stocking die-cut snowflake... and Snow Place stamped snowflakes and greeting



Monday, 28 November 2016

Top Picks in the SALE that ENDS TODAY!

Don't forget that the Sale Extravaganza ends at 10.30pm TODAY Monday 28 November... products from 10-40% off plus these Monday Flash Sale items too... Click here for all the items.
 
As well as the November 25% off Stamps Promotion too. Click here for applicable stamp sets.

But as there are SO MANY items reduced in these 2 promotions I have been asked which I think are the best deals or items to pick... so after much deliberation... here you go... not in any particular order...

* Big Shot Magnetic Platform RRP £36 Now Only £23.40. WOW! What a saving...  Don't delay if you haven't got one... essential for your thin metal dies! Unless you love taping your dies for a hobby!!!
* Bloomin Heart dies. RRP£22. Now down by 30% to £15.40
* Rose Garden dies RRP £28 Now down 30% to just £19.60
* Home Sweet Home dies...reduced by 30% from £35 to £24.50. Love houses... love these! And shhh...they are carrying over! So I will be using them a lot in the New Year for the non-Christmassy projects on my long list for these dies!
* Bell Punch RRP £16 Now Only £9. Christmas, Wedding, Christening... and Flowerpot... so many uses
And don't forget the co-ordinating stamps, Seasonal Bells. Clear £17 here. Wood £24 here
* Fancy Frost papers RRP £11.75 Now only £8.23. Down 30%
My favourite papers ever so far... classy makes in a pack!... difficult to see how gorgeous they are... but 12x12 white embossed papers for All Year Round useage. Click here for a round up post of some of the projects I have used them on... 

* Stockings. Hang your Stockings stamp set reduced 25% from £19 to £14.25...and the Christmas Stocking dies reduced by 30% from £27 to £18.90. So full bundle just £33.15 ( ilo RRP £46). Definitely my most used stamp set and dies this year! Not just for Christmas either... Lots of projects shared on here... but even more to come...
* Pines... and if you are getting the Stockings you really do need your pine boughs to hang them off... Christmas Pines stamp set reduced by 25% from £31.50 to £23.63
You could always leave the co-ordinating Pretty Pines dies until December to order!!
Or just the Pine Boughs embossing folder = reduced by 30% . Now only £4.90
*All the items discounted by 40%....
*Holly Berry Builder Punch is my most used punch this year... love it... but don't forget the co-ordinating Holly Berry Happiness stamps for just £15)... and the Baby Bear stamps (RRP £25 Now £17.25 with 25% off) too... 
* The Stitched with Cheer Card Kit... RRP £21.75 but now only £13.05 for 18 lovely and easy to put together cards. Home made without the hassle!

* And talking of kits... the Forever Evergreen Tree Trio kit is such fun... easy enough to do at home as there is a Stampin Up! video to help you along too... and also reduced today! Just £26.10 . Just finishing mine off this week - so that will be shared soon....
Right I will stop here... please do check out all of the items as there really are some fantastic deals... too many to mention!!!

And remember to add my November Host/Rewards code 3ER9MYQX on your order to gain yourself a little gift separately in the post from yours truly... Full details here... 

Sunday, 27 November 2016

More Very Glitzy Stockings!!!

Another simple little duo featuring the Hang Your Stockings stamps and Christmas Stockings dies

Both of which are seriously reduced in price this week... but only until 10.30 pm tomorrow, 28th November... please don't miss them!! An amazing collection of stamps and dies... and not just for Christmas!!
Featuring the Emerald Envy and the Real Red Glitter embossing powders too!