Tuesday, 14 February 2012

You Are Loved Valentine Ensemble

Happy Valentines Day!!

Here is a set of items we made for Valentine's Day - a Tunnel Fold Card, the tin I posted about yesterday and a decorated tea-light candle.

The tunnel fold card is a very simple but effective card to make. I used the tutorial here along with my trusted Top Note Bigz Die. All of the stamps used are from the You Are Loved stamp set.

And the Liebe, Love, Amour A La Carte stamp made decorating the tea-light candle a breeze!!! Along with the new 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch ( and a non SU! 2" punch I  have in my stash) More details about decorating the tea-light candles on my earlier blog post here.

Here is another photo  - this time showing the front of the card where I used the Top Note die shape I had cut out for the Tunnel card format inside.  The HUSBAND stamp is from the wonderful For My Family stamp set - a real have-to-have stamp set.....

Monday, 13 February 2012

You Are Loved Valentine Tin

Another quick post to share a Valentine heart shaped tin!! Thanks again for the tins Lindsey...... we LOVE these!!!

The tin was stamped using the large heart stamp from the new You are Loved stamp set - and white Staz On ink ( which still proved very slippy!!)

The tin was wrapped using Real Red polka dot paper from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack  - along with the gorgeous Pool Party ruffled ribbon ( so perfect for the job!!) and the Real Red 1/8" taffeta ribbon over the top.

And the topper.... a Real Red heart using the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit; a  Pool Party punched Scallop Oval and a Real Red punched Large Oval LOVE greeting ( again from the You Are Loved stamp set). And then finished off with a quick gemstone and a little Regal Rose butterfly from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.

And inside - chocolate hearts decorated in the same way.... Yum!!! And another quick photo - you can see the stunning effect of that ruffled ribbon a bit better in this photo!!

Up, Up & Away Sprinkled Expressions Valentine Card

Just sharing a quickie Valentine card before it is too late!! I saw this card by fellow SU! demonstrator Fiona and just had to CASE the clever concept of the Sale A Bration Sprinkled Expressions hearts stamp as a kite....

I kept it really simple as this is destined for my son - so red, black & white are the only colours that can be used...... !!

So the heart was stamped using VersamarkHeat n Stick powder and then covered with Fine Galaxy Red glitter. The hearts for the tail were punched out of the new red Glimmer Paper using the Heart to Heart Punch.  The clouds were formed using die cuts as a mask with the Baja Breeze marker in the Color Spritzer Tool.  The LOVE you wording is also from the Sprinkled Expressions stamp set whereas the Valentines Day greeting is from the ever-so-useful Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.

More Valentine ideas to come very shortly....

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Sale A Bration is here!!

Just catching up with a few blog updates...... then I will be sharing some of the lovely projects we have been doing in classes over the past few months... 

Though I thought I would quickly share this Swinging Z fold card as it is made using the free Sale A Bration Everyday Enchantment papers & Fresh Vintage Stamp set. Recipe at the bottom of this post.

For those of you new to Sale A Bration....... this is what it is all about......
  • Spend £45 on SU! products and get a free stamp set ( or these gorgeous papers!!)   5 freebies to choose from. Spend £90 - get 2  - and so on.
  • Get nearly £300's of crafting goodies for just £119 - with no further obligation!! Yes - no catch at all...
  • This promotion runs from now till 31st March.
  • our favourite time of year ....... we love nice freebies!!
Here is a link to the Sale A Bration promotion leaflet showing more details and the free stuff on offer at present. http://www2.stampinup.com/gb/documents/20120124_SAB_en-GB.pdf . It is also linked on my side bar. 

And please do not hesitate to contact me for further details or to place an order!!

Swinging Z Fold Card Recipe
Stamps - SAB Fresh Vintage; Teeny Tiny Wishes 
Papers - SAB Everyday Enchantment 
Dies etc Scallop Square 
Punches -  1 ¾”Circle;  Scallop Circle 2 3/8”;Word Window ; Modern Label 
Cardstock - Pool Party: Poppy Parade ;Very Vanilla
Ink Pads - Poppy Parade; Sahara Sand & Dauber
Markers – Lucky Limeade; Pool Party; Calypso Coral; Poppy Parade       
Embellishments - Mini Silver Brad
Other - Sharpie Marker Turquoise


Craft Spa classes

Just to let you know that I have loaded up details of the classes running from now until the end of April. You can view these on the CLASSES tab above  - or via the link here...... The Craft Spa Classes.

If you are interested in coming along - please just email me for further details and a full schedule.