Monday, 15 January 2018

Sweet Soirėe Designer Series paper.

Hello all and a happy Monday
yep start of week 3 - flying past already I hear you say.!

Well I have been able to finally catch up on a bit of crafting this weekend at long last as not really had a chance to do much lately but with a thank you card to write and with such an amazing set of designs in this lovely Sweet Soirėe collection of papers - I was able to make one very easily.

 -  aren't they just amazing?  The Silver foil adds a textured look to these hand painted designs. Silver foil accents on one side, colorful printed images on the other.

Infact they are just so stunning stamping on them was almost not needed
though did succumb in the end I have to admit.

I just made up a card blank from Whisper White cardstock and completely covered the front of it with a piece of my chosen paper.  Then added  my sentiment - the 'Thank You' and  'So Much' and the appropriate banner from the Banners for You Stamp set and die cut them all out with the matching framelit from the Bunch of Banners set.

I used the Basic Grey ink to tone in with the gorgeous Silver accents on the paper but of course using Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder would have been a subtle step up for a truly gorgeous effect.

adhered this - propped up on dimensionals and voila, my finished card.

and am so so pleased with how it just looks.

and of course the stamp set +  the Framelits on their own would be spend enough to qualify  for a free item from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure - and with the lovely Sweet Soirėe papers in mind,  the matching Sweet Soiree Memories & More card pack are a beautiful collection and am thinking not only for those avid Scapbookers amongst us, but the rest of us as well .

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used

Just click on the items below to easily access the items in my on line storeOr if you wish me to place an order for you, or have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch.

til next time

Happy Sunday all and happy stampin'
Jan x

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Party Panda does his bit for hugs and friendship challenges-

hi all

hope this first week and a bit, of the new year,  hasn't proved too onerous and everyone is now fully in the swing of everything,  including Stampin' Up's annual Sale-a-Bration campaign.

and if you have never heard of it - a little explanatory video here


 yeah and don't we all love a freebie or even more than one!
Clink on the link on my side bar to look at the brochure on line

Copies have already gone out to all my customers but if anyone else would like one please just get in touch.

which brings me to my card here, it uses this adorable Panda from the Party Panda stamp set in the brochure.!

panda party

No, you can't  buy the stamp set   but you can earn it for free with a qualifying spend of £45 as part of this year's SAB event..

My card uses a couple of other stamp sets, (Hedgehugs  from the current Spring/Summer seasonal catalogue and the sentiments,  both the stamped wording and the Real Red die-cut feature word are from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set and matching Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies, respectively.  Both of these are available in the current Annual catalogue.

.. and their combined totals  £18:00,  £21:00 and £ 24:00 meant I certainly had enough to treat myself to those lovely Pandas.

and if you were wondering - the little hearts were easily punched from tiny off-cuts of red the card stock using the fun Cookie Cutter Builder punch - so definitely not just for Christmas - and with Valentine's day coming up - why not make your own card confetti and fill an envelope with them -.!  Now there's a thought.. uhm..

well I thought new year - new card challenge,  so shall be joining  in with CASology challenge no 282 where the cue word there is 'Hug'

and  the January 2018 challenge at Happy Little stampers where Friendship is the theme there, so hoping this fits the bill on both counts.

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used

Just click on the items below to easily access the non-SAB items you can buy in my on line storeOr if you wish me to place an order for you, or have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

with best wishes til next time and happy Stampin' !
Jan x

Friday, 12 January 2018

Its that most wonderful time of the year.. and hope you have a lovely 2018 all!

hi all

well you might think it has all passed as in the Christmas and New Year celebrations..

but I am talking about the current Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration campaign
running now until the end of March.

and what is 'Sale-a-Bration' 

It's Stampin' up! biggest sale of the year! where you can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order of  £45. That's it !

Spend £45 and you get to choose an item for free from the special Sale-a-Bration catalogue.

and if you have  enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, Stampin' Up! are doing things alittel different this year. They have introduced a new reward level, giving you a bit more flexibility and options for earning your free items.
  • Spend £45, get one free level 1 product.
  • Spend £90, get one free level 2 product, OR, you  can choose two level 1 items.
  • Spend £135, you have the option of choosing three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item. 
well I always have an out and out favourite whenever they launch a new catalogue be it the Annual one, a seasonal one or like this, the Sale-a-Bration catalogue and who can resist these adorable pandas!

 who wouldn't just love one of these as happy birthday special!
and some samples here to go with - just all adorable !

well til next time when I may even have some sample  of my own using these cuties..

and don't forget Stampin' Up! have still got some great bargains with their Clearance Sale rack - lots of  dies on sale at the moment along with a punch, some ribbon,and other items.

and for those of you who want a chance to stock up on some items from the recently retired Autumn/Winter catalogue a few of these are being carried over for the moment.

link here to the sales pages in my on-line shop, 24x7 if you want to take a look.

if there's anything I can help you with or you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

til next time - happy stampin!
Jan x

Thursday, 11 January 2018

it's here - the new Spring/summer 2018 seasonal catalogue from Stampin'Up!

hi all

yeah - new year and time for Stampin' Up! new seasonal Spring/Summer catalogue for 2018. Jam packed pages full of lots of gorgeous themed products to get those creative juices flowing!

.. as always - packed full with great ideas for everything from Happy Birthdays, to Valentines, weddings and anniversaries, a new arrival, mother's and father's day and not forgetting Easter, lots of summer themed stamping, and just about everything in between.

If you would like your own copy just let me know and will send one out to you..
but you can also just click on the piccie to open up an online copy.

and Stampin' Up are always here to help with lots of suggestions scattered right through the catalogue on using all the new products, . All come in beautiful co-ordinated suites where you have a mix of everything from stamps to matching designer series papers, complementing dies and trims, card stock and embossing folders.

I think one of my favourite sets this time round just has to be the Sweet Soiree set - perfect for birthdays but just as lovely for a wedding or a special anniversary celebration. Create gorgeous paper cakes with the Cake Soirée Stamp Set and the Sweet Cake Framelits Dies. Plus, save 10% when you buy them in a bundle  Lots of lovely samples as in the piccie below

I  call it sweetness but without the calorie overload  - but why not check out the a little taster video by clicking on the image below, showing ideas of how to mix and match items from the set.

but if you need a helping hand and prefer it when a lot of the work is done for you why not consider one of Stampin' Up!'s All inclusive Kits like the Lots of Happy Card Kit.

There's lots to love here.. Create all-occasion cards, then add your own colour using the included Watercolour Pencils - Makes 20 cards, 4 each of 5 designs, using the included Lots of Happy Stamp Set! Idle your time away just  colouring in and producing a great set of  cards - easy and effective and you will want to make more am sure.

and if you run out of supplies and do want to make more there's even a Card refill kit to go with - how useful is that!

but in my  book no Spring Summer catalogue would be complete without a lovely  bunny or two and isn't this the most adorable image ever? this  looks so so realistic - you feel you could almost brush the fur!

Created with a technique known as 3 step stamping - start with the darkest colour first, using progressively lighter inks for steps 2 and 3  et voila,  a definite idea for A little something for your little someone. Imagine him in pinks or blues to welcome a new baby daughter or son. Just beautiful.

and with father's day later on in the season who doesn't find it a bit of challenge when it comes to cards for Dad's,  brothers, uncles, nephews and sons! well the Truly Tailored stamp set with its snappy sharp look and co-ordinating punch may just be the answer - take a look at some of these samples and find inspiration for some dapper styling of your own.

but there's so much more - as you go though it.  as always Stampin' Up! take out all the guess work out of what goes or co-ordinates with what 
they do that so you don't have to and get on with the creative side of it all.

how about the Tutti-Frutti suite - cute images and vivid colours designed for simple stamping. There's a set of Stampin' Ink spots (mini stamp pads) adhesive backed sequins, a designer series paper stack, toning ribbon, a specially chosen pack of matching card stock, washi tape and the most delightful Itty Bitty Punch pack - 4 little punches to easily help you punch fruit like shapes just ready to be coloured and decorated to add some zest to your summer themed projects.

well I hope this has given you a taster of what is what - and to all my lovely customers your copy should have reached you by now but if not please just let me know and will certainly put a copy in the post.

til next time
happy shopping and stampin' of course.
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