Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Spring Mini Peek

As you are probably aware the Spring Mini Catalogue launches on Friday 1 February!  Let me tell you it's jammed packed full of goodies!

So heres a little look at one of the items in it

A very cute little box, you get 8 of these in the Boutique Boxes kit plus all the establishments to decorate them.  If you go for the Boutique Boxes Bundle you also get the A Little Greeting stamp set that I've used on this box.  These boxes are just the perfect size for jewellery or any other small items.

Have you ordered your spring mini catalogue yet? If not why not email for your own copy

Happy Crafting

Deb xxx

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Papaya Collage Part Two

So heres the next lot of cards I promised from the tutorial which you can buy from Jenny Moor

This is the first of three cards, on this one Jenny had used the new in colour DSP because I didn't have any I instead used the primrose petals card and embossed it using the Vintage Wallpaper folder.

I love this card it's just so pretty lets have a look inside

The 'ghosting of the leaves is just by just stamping twice more without re-inking.

This is the last card from the selection I hope you like them I think they are very pretty and although I've stamped happy birthday on all of mine they could also be used as get well cards, anniversary or mothers days cards.

If you would like to order any of the items to make these cards please email me

Happy Crafting

Deb xx

Monday, 28 January 2013

Papaya Collage Stamp set

At Last the snow has gone!! All that snow we had on Saturday night, what surprise to wake up Sunday morning to find it all gone.

I'm going to show you some cards from the Papaya Collage stamp set, now I got these cards from a tutorial that you can buy from Jenny Moors, she does quite a lot of tutorials so it's well worth popping over to her blog to take a look. Some of the cards also use the Memorable moments stamp set.  I've tweeked the ones I've done to suit my purposes and instead of using DSP I've used card that I've embossed using the vintage wallpaper embossing folder.

The first card is a gate fold as you can see, on the tutorial it has 50th where I have added the butterfly lets have a look inside

Isn't it just lovely?  It uses Soft Suede, Raspberry Ripple, Very Vanilla and Primrose Petals  card, Inks used are Soft Suede, Raspberry Ripple, Old Olive and Primrose Petals.

Here is the next card again it uses Soft suede, Very vanilla, Raspberry Ripple card and Soft Suede, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals and Olive inks

Heres a look inside,

I'll pop back tomorrow with the rest of the cards from this set, please feel free to email me if you wish to order any of the items used to make these cards.

Happy Crafting


Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Sale-a-bration is here!!

The biggest Stampin’ Up! promotion of the year is here! What is Sale-a-bration 2013? This is an annual promotion with lots of free products from Stampin’ Up!  How can you get your FREE products?

Host and have your friends over for a party.For combined party sales of £150 you will receive £25 hostess pounds to spend anywhere in ANY catalogue. What about even more free stampin up goodies? All you have to do is invite a few more friends and reach combined party sales of £300, and you will receive £50 hostess pounds to spend anywhere in ANY catalogue,  free SAB product and 50% off any full-priced item.

Shop  browse the catalogue online or ask me for a copy if you don’t currently have one and for every £45 spend you can pick a product of your choice for free from the Sale-a-bration flyer.

Join Stampin’ Up! What is so great about joining? You get 20% off all orders, with constant product discounts. You will make new friends who will also love what you do, and you get to make a difference!

Even better if you join during Sale-a-bration, you get 25% more in your starter kit! Which is products valued at £162.50 plus £45 of business supplies a total of £202.50 for the fantastic price of £99.

You have this opportunity to start your own new business. Get in touch with me now for an informal no pressure chat about joining or getting your free products, or click the 'Join Me' tab and fill in the online form to join me.

You can email me here for more information about products or joining my team.

Happy crafting

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Quadruple Easel Card

Well we had about 2 inches of snow last night, and more to come, we've had worse so it's not so bad, no digging out needed at least :-)

Well today I'm going to go through a tutorial of a quadruple easel card for you, here's the card.

I've used Melon Mambo and Old Olive as my colour combination and the stamp set I used was the By the Seashore set, the sentiments are from Teeny Tiny Sentiments, I've used the large Vintage Faceted buttons as stoppers but you could use you sentiment as a stopper instead.

So lets get on with making it, you need to work in either inches or centimetres  do not combine the two or your card will not turn out as you hoped.

1 First you need to cut two pieces of card one measuring 18cm or 7ins square (this is your base card) and another measuring 17.5cm or 61/2 ins.

 Matt and layer these together

Cut four peices of card 8 x 15.5 cms 3 x 6 ins for the easels. Crease and fold each one in half and then take the outer corner and fold it down to the left. Make sure all the folds go in the same direction. 

Cut some contrasting card  card 7cms 2 3/4ins and adhere them to the lower corners of each easel. 

4 I then added a slightly smaller layer in whisper white which I had stamped my image and sentiment onto before hand.

On the bottom of each easel I have added foam pads to raise them up from the base, and then carefully pressed each one into place on the outer edge. All are facing out so that the recipient can see each panel as the card is rotated. I then added the vintage faceted buttons as a stopper.

Hope this all makes sense to you, remember you can make your card in whatever colour you choose, if you would like to order any of the items used to make this card please email me.

Happy Crafting

Deb xx

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Sale a bration sneak peek 7

BRRRRRRR!! Cold again this morning and very icy doing the school run

Today I'm showing you my final Sale a bration card

Just in time for Valentines day lol, I used the heart shaped framlets to cut the hearts from the polka dot DSP, I've used pretty in pink and real read card and I stamped the sentiment 'Theres only one you' in Baja Breeze.  I've finished off the hearts with the jewel like buttons.

Happy Crafting

Deb xx

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Sale a Bration Sneak Peek 6

How cold is it?  I've the heating running at full blast and I'm still cold!! Luckily we didn't have too much snow yesterday but it is very icy out there.

So on with my next offering from sale a bration which starts on 22 January.

Again I've used wisteria wonder card and ink for this card,  I've combined it with some whisper white and the paper is from the Fan Fare DSP.  I've added a little weaving to the bottom right hand corner of the card and finished it off with some gems.  I used the doily die and stamped the sentiment on top, again this is using the Vintage Verses stamp set.

I have managed to secure a new venue for my classes, these will now be held at Artfuel,  Portland Place in Doncaster.  Classes cost £8 or are free if you make an order of £30 or over.  Check out my classes tab on this blog for more details.

Happy Crafting

Deb xxx

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Sale a brations Sneak peek 5

Well this is going to be a bit of a flying visit, My son Scotty is 9 today! We are busy preparing for his birthday party, which he is very excited about.  I can't believe he's 9 already time has flown!

So here's today's offering

Quite a simple card to make yet very effective, you could stamp a sentiment inside, I didn't do this as it's a card for someone at work and we needed plenty of space for everyone to sign it.  It's just topped off with a little belly band which has the main sentiment on it.  Again the stamp was taken from the vintage verses set.  I've used whisper white card and stamped in rich razzleberry ink.  There is a tutorial on how to make this card here.

Happy Crafting

Deb xx

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Sale a bration sneak peek 4

So as promised here my next offering from the sale a bration range

This stamp is from the vintage verses stamp set, it uses papers from the Fan Fare and Twitterpated sets.  I've used wisteria wonder card and ink and also used some raspberry ripple ribbon.  Now I was going to give you the dimensions of this card, but I forgot to write them down before I posted it :-/ , I know sack me now.

I'll be back soon with some more cards from this stamp set

Happy Crafting

Deb xxx

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Angry Birds Birthday Card

My son is a big fan of Angry Birds, and it's his birthday on Saturday, He's having an angry birds cake made by the wonderful Charlotte who runs and owns The Cherry Blossom Bakery, go look at some of her wonderful cakes, look good and taste divine.

So to match his cake I thought I'd try my hand at making an angry birds card and here are the results

Not too bad I don't think lol.  You can get instructions on how to make this card here

I'll be back soon with some more Sale a bration sneak peeks.

Happy Crafting

Deb xxx

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Sale a bration sneak peek 3

Hope you are all well, here is my final offering from the feeling sentimental stamp set, available during the sale a bration period.

I think out of the set that this is my favourite stamp.  Again I've used whisper white, raspberry ripple and crumb cake card, I've again used the polka dot DSP and stamped the image and sentiment in real red.  Of course I added some bling to the corner of the card.  Once again this is a six by six card.

Right I'm off now to try and make an angry birds card for my son who will be 9! (I can hardly believe how fast time has gone by) on Saturday.

Happy Crafting

Deb xxxx

Monday, 7 January 2013

Sale a bration sneak peek 2

Hi there everyone I hope this morning finds you fine and well, I'm back with my second offering of the feeling sentimental stamp set from the sale a bration catalogue,

Again for this card I've used crumb cake and raspberry ripple card, I've stamped the sentiment and image in soft suede onto whisper white card and again used the polka dot DSP papers then added a little bling! This again is a 6 x 6 card.

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for my final card from this stamp set

Happy crafting

Deb xx

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Sale a bration Sneak Peek

So January needn't be all doom and gloom because stampin up brings you Sale a Bration!!

I'm going to show you three cards over the next few days show casing one of the stamps sets available during the Sale a bration period, which starts from the 22 January.

So heres my first card

The stamp set I used is Feeling Sentimental, it's a 6 x 6 card made using Crumb Cake, Raspberry Ripple and the new polka dot designer series paper.  I stamped the images using soft suede and added a little bling in the corner.

This set is perfect for male cards, which I find are always difficult to make.

See you soon with my next card from this set happy crafting

Deb xxx

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Happy New year!

Well after taking a HUGE break from blogging I'm back,  I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a happy new year.

Sadly we lost my Nan in December so Christmas and new year were a somewhat subdued affair at out house :-)

But now I'm back with another great offer from stamping up!!

Get the Sealed with love simply sent kit FREE, when you purchase the brand new My Little Valentine Set.

To read more about this offer click this link

Don't forget to email me your order!

Happy Crafting