Tuesday, 30 June 2015

The Clearance Rack has been updated! Weekly Deals too

Clearance Rack
Note that this is the 1st of 2 posts today - please do not miss the sample & tutorial of my Class of 2015 Graduation Spring Fold Card.....

Press on the links to go straight to the right page.....
Just to let you know that the Clearance Rack has just been updated... NEW retired items added at up to 60% off. Items do sell out really quickly so please shop now to avoid disappointment!

Lots that I know will be of interest but a couple less obvious ones to point out Festive Piercing Pack (I know a lot of you have got matching Framelits!!) and Watercolor Winter card kit...20 cards for £9.19...bargain!! And look at all those punches!

Weekly Deals
And if that is not enough... there are 11 items on Weekly Deals this week.
At 25-30% discount.... but be warned... there are only a pre-allocated quantity available at these prices. Once they are gone - the price goes back to RRP...

I know that the 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch, the Happy Heart embossing folder and In Colour washi tape will be popular... and check out the leaflets framelits! Loads of you have commented on those new leaves..... But my favourite for you... is Lost Lagoon Cotton ribbon!! It is yummy! Classy but natural...

But remember stock-outs do occur VERY fast... so don't wait...if there are items you want... just order them through my On Line Store! Delivery will be direct to you from Stampin' Up! in 4-7 days... P&P £4.95

And do remember to enter my Stampin' Rewards code...  BPNRGEWY... then I can send you a little gift for orders over £20 (excl P&P)

Last day for 2 extra free stamp sets when you join Stampin' Up!

Today is the last day you can choose the extra 2 stamp sets for free when you choose to join Stampin’ Up!

So not only can you choose any products up to a value of £130… but you can add any 2 stamp sets – for FREE. Any 2 stamp sets of any value from the BRAND NEW 2015-16 Annual Catalogue. And you still pay just £99.  I think this is the best offer I have ever seen in my 7 years with Stampin' Up!

See here for a quick round up of some stamps that have proved popular with this offer...

A huge welcome to the team for those of you that have already joined this month... and for those of you thinking about it a bit more... here is my sign up link....  or please just contact me for more information.... no obligation at all!

If you are thinking about it...please do not wait any longer!? Come and have some fun & crafty time with the Team! This deal is only available till 10.59pm Tuesday 30th June.

Just click on the picture below to go and take a look at the NEW 2015-16 Catalogue…

Monday, 29 June 2015

Work of Art ... Tractor. And a Public Warning!!

So here is the other mode of transport I came up with using Work of Art... 

Again a true CAS card just to show you the concept... Any further additions would have used up all my time & stopped me from sharing ( says the voice of experience!) ...so I thought it better to just mount it, photo it & blog it!

I am glad I found these though...as they reminded me how much fun I had when I opened the Work of Art stamp set for that first time. I reckon that everyone has their own unique Work of Art ...what will yours be?

Remember that the Work of Art stamp set  RRP£20 is only available at the £15 discounted price until 11pm tomorrow night (Tuesday)... but I wouldn't leave it until after 10.30pm to order....!

And my Public Warning... well... 11.01pm UK time tomorrow will bring us the new Weekly Deals... and SU! tell us that there will be more of them than the usual 8... with discounts up to 30%. But also that once the allocated stock is gone...then the item will revert back to full price!

And... wait for it... the Clearance Rack will be updated... don't we just love that! Discounts up to 60%

But remember stock-outs do occur VERY fast... so don't wait...if there are items you want... just order them through my On Line Store! Delivery will be direct to you from Stampin' Up! in 4-7 days... P&P £4.95

And do remember to enter my Stampin' Rewards code BPNRGEWY... then I can send you a little gift for orders over £20 (excl P&P)

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Work of Art... Choo Choo Train!?

So here is something a bit different created with the Work of Art stamp set....

Seeing as the stamp set is on Weekly Deals this week... I just had to find this one to share with you... a true concept card... made a while ago... kept meaning to re-make as it was just created on a random piece of white card at the time... so today was the day to just add a couple of mats, photo and share! A true CAS card!

I keep telling you that my creative side works in the most mysterious of ways!

And I have just found another vehicle - inspired one too....! But that one one can be for tomorrow....

Remember that Work of Art has 25% off this week...but only till 10.30pm Tuesday night...

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Work of Art Ideas as it has 25 % off this week.... Weekly Deals 24 -31 July

Oops sorry... a day late! Sorry...mad busy week...

Do try the new Fast Fuse adhesive... runner type glue but nearly as strong as Sticky Strip/red line tape.... easy peasy!

And ... stop press.... do spot the 3 stamp sets at 25% off... love all 3 and I will be buying Choose Happiness.... ( I have the other two!)

But... if you haven't got it already..! My best selling stamp of the year is on there with 25% off... Work Of Art...

I have used this set so much for watercolour backgrounds ... and I have now remembered that I have a very different idea/work of art to share... just need to find it first.... hopefully Saturday....

And a few other Work of Art samples.... gosh... just realised that I had only shared two of these previously! And apologies as some of the main images or wording are now retired....

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Here is the card that inspired the Gift Bag project I shared yesterday. 

If you think you recognise it from somewhere - you would be right - this is CASED straight from the SU! catalogue. The original version is on page 100 using Big News... I just changed the stamps I used to Amazing Birthday. Love love love this greeting....

Decorated simply using Pretty Petals papers, an embossed greeting and flowers & leaves cut out from another of the sheets of the Pretty Petals Designer Series Stack...

And oops - I have just realised that I have forgotten to add my embellishments - there are metal rimmed pearls and a few gold sequins laying in my craft room just waiting to be popped on!!

I'll add them and re-share the dressed up version another day!!!

SU! Supplies
Stamps - Amazing Birthday
Papers - Pretty Petals Stack
Embellishments - Metal Rimmed Pearls; Moments Like These Washi Tape; Gold Sequin Trim
Ribbons - In Color Dotted Lace Mint Macaron
Card - Calypso Coral
Inks - Versamark & Gold embossing powder

Monday, 22 June 2015

Gift Bag Punch Board Bag with Flap

Just popping on to share another make from our Quarterly Training last week.

A simple Gift Bag Punch Board bag with its own flap...

Decorated simply using Pretty Petals papers, an embossed greeting and flowers & leaves cut out from another of the sheets of the Pretty Petals Designer Series Stack... with a few Metal Rimmed Pearls & a lovely bit of lacy ribbon to close off

Gorgeous make!

SU! Supplies
Stamps - You're So Sweet
Papers - Pretty Petals Stack
Embellishments - Metal Rimmed Pearls; Moments Like These Washi Tape
Ribbons - In Color Dotted Lace Mint Macaron
Card - Calypso Coral
Inks - Versamark & Gold embossing powder
Tools - Gift Bag Punch Board

Oh and finally... an update or two on me!

Finger dressing off... all healing nicely...so that looking good...

And back/neck... that has finally taken a big BIG step forward! No serious pain for nearly 10 days now... I cannot tell you how good that feels after 6 months of pain all the time!! I was SO worried I can tell you..... hopefully I can finally get things back to normal..... and hit that Tutorials to do list......

And GCSEs are over in the house!! As of today.....

Can you feel the sighs of relief going on over here....

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Another stepped up CAS Watercolour Wings

 So this is the other card I kept back from my training makes for a slight tweak....

Slightly more subtle this time....

Just inked direct with an ink pad around the mat and banner edges...and used the debossed butterflies side rather than the embossed side.

 Debossed Embossed 

And here they are side by side.... 
And here are my set of 4 cards... although I am now laughing at myself  - the 2nd set of butterflies were meant to be in blues... Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo - so how come I ended up with Mint Macaron & Lost Lagoon butterflies!! 

Oops - they were meant for another 2 cards we made....  oh well off to stamp more butterflies then!!!

Friday, 19 June 2015

Stepped up CAS Watercolor Wings

Kept a couple of my training makes back for a quick but simple step up for my girls! 

The Butterfly Basics were out as we are using that stamp set next week - so the beautiful fern had to be used...both in Mint Macaron and Lost Lagoon.. each inking of the stamp being stamped twice....

I used the Brick Wall embossing folder again - but this time I swooshed it (yes official term now!) very lightly with a Sahara Sand ink pad before I embossed the card.... Then I lightly sponged around the edges with Sahara Sand too.... Fabulous texture!

And a Lost Lagoon greeting on the banner & a few pearls just to liven things up a bit!

And here are the original Brick Wall super CAS and slightly stepped CAS cards for you! I love both... in fact I think you will all get to make both! Time willing....

PS this post is Plan B for today ... I spent ages writing out a Fancy Fold Friday tutorial for you... and technology has beaten me.... it has seemingly vanished....  so there has been lots of swearing going on over here in North Yorkshire... So you have a lovely CAS card instead... I'll have a search for that tutorial next week....  

Let's Talk Cake!

Sweet Stack Project Kit  by Stampin' Up!
Stampin' Up have provided us with 2 great new products that let us make cake without any fear of the calories.... yes... you can have your cake and "eat" it!

Now I am waiting for these to turn up so I can set too and create.... but in the meantime here is an overview and a couple of Stampin' Up! videos so you can see them for yourselves.... click on the red box image for the video....

Sweet Stack Project Kit

Create a sweet addition to a birthday bash, wedding gathering, or welcoming party for baby and send your guests home with a favor. The Sweet Stack project kit makes a two-tier cake, with enough cake box favors for 20 guests.

Complete the kit using the Sweet Stack Stamp Set (item 138948). Stamps, ink, and adhesive sold separately. Instructions included.

* 10 die-cut cake boxes to make one 7" (17.8 cm) diameter cake layer
* 10 die-cut cake boxes to make one 9" (22.9 cm) diameter cake layer
* Die-cut printed accents
* Alphabet stickers
* Kraft chipboard cake stand, pedestal, and border
* Baker's twine for banner
* Banner sticks
* Paper straws for candles
* Coordinates with the Sweet Stack Stamp Set (item 138948)

Coordinating colors: Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Watermelon Wonder, white
Cutie Pie Thinlits Dies

Make die-cut boxes for individual treats, or create a whole cake! Cut out these boxes in record time with Thinlits dies and the Big Shot. Thinlits Dies help you create detailed die-cuts with just a few turns of the Big Shot handle.

* 12 dies
* Finished box size: 2-3/4" x 4-1/4" x 2"
* Use with Big Shot
* Instructions included
Cutie Pie Thinlits Dies  by Stampin' Up!

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

CAS Watercolour Wings

If you like butterflies you are going to absolutely love love love the new Watercolor Wings stamp set...

If  you are on the fence so to speak about butterflies (like me) - then you are still going to love this set! Trust me I do.... In fact... I have actually had to admit that I have finally got over my dislike of butterflies....

The hardest part may be deciding which of the fabulous butterfly & co-ordinating framelits sets you will purchase first! Watercolor Wings or Butterfly Basics....

You will regret neither...and you will probably end up with both...which is great as they both co-ordinate really well with each other!

So my first share with the set is a true CAS (Clean & Simple card). We made these at training last week.... Thanks Julie - love these! Right up my CAS street.... and I know my girls will love this in my classes next week ....

Both use the Watercolour Wings stamp set, the fabulous new Thank Yous greeting set, One Big Meaning and the new Triple Banner Punch for the banner.

The first uses the new Fluttering embossing folder and the second the Brick Wall embossing folder. Great thing about these folders - is that they are 6" square..... so I can emboss a whole large square card in one go... thank you Stampin' Up!

Both butterflies are stamped using Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant - but the first is the second stamping  - whereas the second is the first stamping!!!! LOL.... what a mouthful - shame I didn't load these photos up the other way round.... What I mean to say is that I stamped up both butterflies without re-inking in between - think I prefer the more subtle second stamping in this colour way....

And oh... Weekly Deals this week.... click on the pic for more details. Two great stamp sets ( Banner Banter & And Many More) there for the Banner Punch and Word Window Punch which loads of you already have! And lots of embossing folders too...

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Gift Bag Punch Board Small Milk Carton

Well I am REALLY loving my Gift Bag Punch Board (GBPB) ....

Not only does the GBPB make great bags very easily... but it also adds something unique in the making of other projects - making it a complete must have in my book!!

So in my usual style.... I haven't made many bags... instead I have been playing around and using it to produce some old faithful crafty friends.

Firstly the little Box Card I posted the other day... Tutorial should be up later this week...

And now this small milk carton...

I had taken step by step photos to produce a tutorial for today...  but I am not sharing today after all ... not just because of my poorly finger which doesn't hurt...but is impeding things somewhat... but also because I have already refined the carton & produced some others and prefer those dimensions - so rather than confuse - more to come! Shouldn't be too long to wait....

In the meantime - can't wait to see the Gift Bag Punch Board in action... here you go... a Stampin' Up! video for you...
Image result for stampin up youtube gift bag punch board

Oh and I have used my brand new stamp set, Garden in Bloom that I won in the Team Training Raffle on Saturday... I love this sentiment and these butterflies are so cute!

SU! Products used
Stamps - Garden in Bloom
Punches - Extra Large Oval; Decorative Label; Gift Bag Punch Board
Papers - Pretty Papers Stack
Embellishments - Metal Rimmed Pearls, Basics Pearls
Ribbon - Calypso Coral Seam Binding

Monday, 15 June 2015

Collage of Wild About Flowers Cards

Told you had gone a bit mad! Slight variants on my Training swap card theme... Just playing around with different colours, greetings and effects...

Top Left - just a change to the sentiment... another great sentiment in the stamp set...

Top Right - off the grid, new adventure sentiment again and Mint Macaron mat

Bottom Left - Wisteria Wonder card base and Mint Macaron mat

Bottom Right - cleaner and simpler - no Watercolor Wash background...

Right that is it for today... after I blogged yesterday we decided to go to A&E with my cut up finger - so I am now the proud owner of the largest finger bandage you have ever seen!!! All will soon be well - but I won't be making anything fast this week!

Though I have made a little something completely different to hopefully share tomorrow... thought I should use my technical brain today rather than the creative hands! Just a finish off with some decoration in the morning ( may have a helper pop by!! Though she doesn't know my ulterior motive yet)

So till later tomorrow....

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Wild About Flowers Card #4

Guess what...another Wild About Flowers & Watercolor Wash Card!  Bit more colour & stamping this time....

Well... I was just enjoying playing around with the concept & the thistles in order to produce my Team Training swap card.... hope I know lots of people retiring this year! The wording in this set is great - I may have a lot of words in stamp form - but there are some great new and useful ones in here.

The background stamping on the Lost Lagoon base is using Lost Lagoon and Mint Macaron to achieve the 2 depths of colour....

Going to be a quick share today... and probably for the next few days... as unfortunately I had a self-inflicted accident yesterday involving my big scissors and the very tip of my finger! All in the pursuit of my craft..... I won't go into more detail...wasn't nice at the time!!! But could have been a whole lot worse... panic not!!

But thanks to all of those around me (especially Maggie and Julie W) who remained calm and sorted me out & got me back to proceedings  - with only a short delay... Sorry Julie K....

Needless to say I am rather impeded for a little while (especially as I am a 2 handed typist!) ...but I am sure it will recover quickly and nicely...

But hey - I did won the Raffle for the first time at Training.... so as always - there was a flip side!! And I can't wait to use and share the stamp set I got!! More of that another day....

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Wild About Flowers Team Training Swap Card

I am off to our Team Quarterly Training today. A day I always look forward to… as we get to make a lot, be inspired a lot and usually laugh a lot too… all in the company of a great bunch of ladies that I am definitely proud to call my stampin’ friends!

Today will be extra special as we get to use new things from the new catalogue! Always exciting for us demos – no matter how long we have been a demo for! I still get just as excited and inspired after nearly 7 years of doing this!

We always have a swap too – where we make one card design for every person in the room. And we swap our cards with each other… so we come home with a bag full of 20 or so projects for our displays (or just to send to friends & family if you don't do events) - using different new stamps & products – as well as different technique and styles. I then sit at night and go through oohing and aahing at everyone’s lovely makes – talented bunch that we all are!

So this is my card swap design this time. A simple card highlighting 2 new stamp sets – Watercolor Wash and Wild About Flowers.  

On a Thick Whisper White card base of course. 

And of course my favourite colour combination of the NEW Mint Macaron, Soft Sky & Lost Lagoon – along with Wisteria Wonder as I thought that the best colour for this thistle type image….

Love this flower image – I have to admit that I have a thing about thistles!!

Do you fancy joining us at our next Quarterly Training Day in September? 

Well now is such a great time to join.... think this months's sign up promotion has to be the best one ever.... Go here for more details... and don't hesitate to contact me for more information or just a chat.... I love to share what I do....