Sunday, 31 August 2014

FREE stamps and Framelits? Yes please!!

Have you been thinking about getting a die cutting machine but haven't got round to it? Well now there really is no excuse!! Check out this incredible offer!!

If you buy a wonderful Bigshot from me, you can choose one of the brand new bundles of stamps and Framelits absolutely FREE!! 
Depending which bundle you choose, you could save up to £47.50!!! This is seriously one of the best promos I think I've ever seen! 

You will also be able to buy any of the other exclusive bundles at a 15% discount. 

This incredible offer is available until 31st August, so grab yours while the timing is good!

Sunday, 17 August 2014

25 years of wedded bliss!

Hello crafty peeps!
How are you today? I am here, late again, with my DT post for this week's Sketch Saturday! I had the card made, but just didn't get round to writing up the post! So here is our sketch this week...

Anyway, I went to the silver wedding party of Mike's boss last night, so of course, I needed a suitable card. So here is what I made...

I used a few Stampin' Up! bits and a few bits from my stash to make this. I used MDS for the sentiment, The hearts are from the fabulous upcoming Autumn/Winter catalogue, from the Snowflake Card Thinlit Die set, and the ribbon is the gorgeous Whisper White Organza Ribbon.

The other items are from my stash which is gradually diminishing, finally!

The card was very well received and I was even told I should've brought some business cards to hand round! Oh well...must be better prepared in the future!

So how will you interpret out sketch this week? 

Thursday, 14 August 2014

MERRY....yes another Christmas card!

Good morning! It's time for a new sketch this week at CAS-Colours and Sketches.

I do love a good sketch, don't you? And this is a perfectly CAS one from Patricia!


So let's see what I did with it...

I decided to rotate the sketch for this card, as I wanted to use this sentiment and it fits better this way!

Oh did you see something new?? Well spotted!! I have used a new sneak peek item from the fabby new Autumn/Winter catalogue! This stamp set is called Seasonally Scattered and it also has a Thanks and a Love sentiment.

Here is a closer look at the sentiment, which I heat embossed using Pool Party Embossing power onto Bermuda Bay card stock.

After I heat embossed it, I added some Iridescent Ice and re-heated it, just for a little sparkle. I paper pierced the edges using the Paper Piercing Essential pack and Piercing Tool, then added my fussy cut 'Christmas' which is from the new Endless Wishes sentiment set. I finished with a few self adhesive Rhinestone Basics Jewels. The panel is popped up onto a strip of super sparkly Silver Glimmer Paper using Dimensionals.

I feel like I'm on a roll with Christmas cards now...hopefully it will continue! 
Have a fabby Thursday and see you tomorrow :)

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Snowflake Flip card!

Good morning!
I am continuing the Christmas theme this I here an 'oh no!!!' ? Haha well I have to get started sometime! ;)

For this card, I have used the fabby new Snowflake Card Thinlit Dies to make this wonderful flip card.

I embossed the right side of the card using the Festive Flurry EF, and added die cut words from the Framelit set. The sentiment in the middle is stamped onto a punched out Artisan Label, using the 

The snowflakes are cut out of Silver Glimmer Paper, as are the words. I finished by colouring a gem using a Coastal Cabana amazing does it look??!!

I haven't entered any challenges for a while, so I am entering this into a couple....

I hope to show more samples from the Autumn/Winter catalogue this week! Enjoy your Wednesday!

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Autumn/Winter Sneak Peek for Sketch Saturday!

Hello hello!
I am here, (a bit late, but better late than never!) with my Sketch Saturday DT card. And here's an exciting bit...I have made my card using a sneak peek stamp set! And it is a 'aherm' Christmas card!

Let's have a look shall we?

This gorgeous little Santa is from the brand new, not yet available, Get Your Santa On...isn't he cute?? I coloured him with my wonderful Blendabilities pens.

The DSP is a retired one from last year, Season of Style, but it is now available on MDS...yay! 

I feel like Christmas is on it's way now, after the weather we have had today...stay safe all of you who are experiencing this awful weather!
See you tomorrow!

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Hello Love!

Hello everyone!
Wow! School holidays really do mess with blogging! And I haven't even had Keiran this week as he's with his Dad! I have, however, taken the opportunity to work some overtime, and spend some quality 1-2-1 time with my man, which has been wonderful!

I have managed to make my card for this week's challenge at CAS-Colours and Sketches thought, and this month is Jacqueline's turn to set our challenges. Here is the first...

Now I must admit, I have kind of let my heart rule this one! I made this card entirely with my Mike in mind (please don't puke lol!!!)

I really love these colours together...they make for a manly card! I have used the lovely Hostess set, Hello Love, and I coloured it using my Stampin' Write Markers. I coloured the background cloud in Night of Navy, stamped off once, then coloured the rest of the stamp before stamping onto my Very Vanilla cardstock. 

I embossed a strip of hearts across my Cherry Cobbler cardstock using a retired border EF, then layered it all onto a Night Of Navy card blank. The solid hearts were then filled with Crystal Effects for some dimension. The whole card is a very cute 10cm square.

I love this cute card and sometime soon it will find it's way to Mike's with a suitable soppy message inside I'm sure! ;)

Have a fantastic Thursday!

Saturday, 2 August 2014

MDS meets Papillon Potpourri

Good morning!
I would like to give a big hello to my newest follower, Sid! Thank you for joining me on my crafty journey! 

I have a lovely day planned today...I am working til 2pm then I have my friend Laura's wedding to go to, and I even have a plus one! ;)

But before all that, it's time for our new sketch at Sketch Saturday, and this week it has been designed by Laura...

So I used this sketch to make another commission card...

I also used my 'go to' girly papers from Twitterpated (available on MDS), and butterflies from Papillon Potpourri.

I printed the sentiment in MDS and embossed the panel with the Beautiful Baroque EF. I finished with die cut numbers from a retired die. to work now...have a wonderful Saturday!

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