Wednesday, 21 December 2016

CRAFTING WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS

Morning

I know it's only been 4 days away but it's amazing how us crafters miss getting inky fingers and creating something 😉


Julie and I had an amazing time on the Magellan, visiting Amsterdam and Antwerp. Part of our break included staying over the night before so, cruising from Tilbury, we 'had' to spend some time doing some 'retail therapy' at Lakeside before or trip. Yes, slightly mad contemplating a major shopping centre and retail outlet business park, the last Saturday before Christmas, but it had to be done !!!  Nothing worse than risking getting delayed in traffic jams, parking issues etc and risk missing our sailing. 

Happy craftin'

Sandra

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Tuesday, 8 November 2016

STAMPIN' UP! ON STAGE @ Telford

Morning

What a fantastic time we had at Stampin' Up! On Stage event at the weekend.  A huge gathering of over 400 Independent Demonstrators, converging at Telford International Convention Centre.   

Here are some of the 'early birds' waiting for the barriers to be released.  Let the party begin !



Next years April and November dates are already secured in my diary !  Such a great Networking event with fellow Demonstrators, plus bonus of seeing exciting new catalogues and products being released next. 

Happy craftin'


Sandra
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Sunday, 5 June 2016

MORE FESTIVE SWIRLY SCRIBBLES .....

I've been such a busy bee this weekend ..... lots going on but also managing to chill out and have 'me' time in my craft studio.  With my NEW Swirly Bundle still on the table, I just had to make another festive card.

The owl critter I made earlier, just went festive !  
 
Here I added some snow, using the small splatter stamp from the Swirly Birds stamp set, with White ink.  Tombow adhesive was dotted along the  'branches' and covered with Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter for snow.   With the triangle punch now retired, I punched a Medium Star Punch in Red Glimmer Paper and trimmed off the right and left points to make a hat shape. The bobble on top used the medium circle from the Owl Builder punch #118074 from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. 
Happy craftin'

Sandra

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Saturday, 4 June 2016

SWIRLY BIRD / SWIRLY SCRIBBLES GOES FESTIVE

Whilst creating with the Swirly Birds / Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies recently, I could just see some Christmas ideas forming.....
 
This was my first very simple Christmas Wreath using the largest swirl and leaves die cut in Always Artichoke card and the smallest flower die as holly berries, in Cherry Cobbler.  I added a festive greeting from Wondrous Wreath, stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink and a little glitter from Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. A gorgeous card featuring in my Christmas card club for June. 
 

This is such a versatile set. Have you ordered yours yet ? Click on the links below to find out more. 

 
Happy craftin'
 

Sandra

 
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Friday, 3 June 2016

DEMO's JUST WANNA HAVE FUN !

Continuing my suite of projects created with the new Affectionately Yours suite from Stampin' Up!, today I have finally finished the scrapbook page below.
 
I really am quite slack with my scrapbooking but as I had a few photos printed for another project, I added a few extras too.  Sitting on the scrapbook shelf, they were in need of some TLC and I am in LOVE with the Swirly Bird stamp set and Swirly Scribbles Framelit Dies. 
 
Those who know my Craft Studio, know my love of owls and so when I saw Bronwyn Eastley had made a couple of owl designs, I had to comment on her post and CASE.  I have made a few different combinations already.
 
Notice all the small splodges on the background ?  This set also comes with its own splodges, which I've stamped off first in both Soft Suede and Watermelon Wonder.  Having seen several of my samples created with this bundle, I now have several customers who've added this bundle to their Wishlists, saving 10% buying both together.
 
Please keep popping back, as I'm sure there will be further samples to follow very soon.
 
Happy craftin'

Sandra

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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

*** NEW *** ANNUAL 2016/17 CATALOGUE IS HERE

The NEW Annual 2016/17 is finally here !

 
 
I have added the link to the sidebar but this is from the Stampin' Up! Demo site so doesn't appear to be working for the general public.  It's so early, Stampin' Up! haven't yet got the links transferred across to our Online Shops (link below) at the moment, but I'm sure it will appear there very soon.
 
I'm off to work now but will be checking links and get everything fully working this evening, including the fabulous NEW recruitment offer for the whole of June, if you choose to sign up as a Demonstrator ~ on top of the already great offer you can choose an extra TWO stamp sets of your choice, worth up to £92 on top, and still no P&P.

Please feel free to message me and I'll get back to you just as soon as I can, but here all evening for you.
 
The excitement is here, especially amongst fellow Demonstrators, but there really is no hurry as this catalogue is here for a whole 12-months.
 
I set my alarm clock for 2am and processed my order and those of the early bird customers who left orders with me.  There will be lots of new products to get your hands on hopefully early next week.
 
Finally, if you are free Thursday, Friday or Saturday, I'm having a 3-day 'drop-in' event for you to collect catalogues if you haven't already got.  There will be Make & Takes with our NEW catalogue pre-order products and maybe some cake....... a special one for tomorrow anyway, wink, wink.
 
Pop back soon and share that excitement.

Happy craftin'

Sandra

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Sunday, 29 May 2016

JUST HAD TO HAVE A GO WITH THESE !!!

Evening fellow crafters
 
What a lovely day it's been again today, for the long Bank Holiday weekend. David has been out with our local Goldwing club, displaying our fabulous machines at a charity fund-raising event ...... and me, well, I stayed home with a couple of overnight visitors this morning and an afternoon home alone, crafting ......  a wonderful way to spend the day.  
 
For my 'play-time' today I wanted to christen my Swirly Birds stamp set and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies. 
 
My first card today was inspired by fellow Demonstrator and Artisan Design team member, Val Moody.  I'm really loving the NEW In-Colour Sweet Sugarplum. It teams up so well with Rich Razzleberry so I changed Val's colours and sentiment to create my first Swirly card. 



For my next card, many of you won't be surprised with, knowing my love of Owls, especially those who have visited my wonderful Craft Studio.  So today I saw this Owl idea, shared by Bronwyn Eastley and I simply had to CASE with my own version.  I can't post link back to her as this was on a closed Demo only Facebook group, so I'm posting this screen shot of her inspiration. 
 

This are my first creations using Swirly Bird stamps and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies from Stampin' Up! and I'm loving the endless possibilities that can be created.
 

Swirly Bird stamp set and Swirly Scribles Thinlit Dies  are a fabulous NEW product bundle available from Stampin' Up! after launch on 1st June.  Sorry I can't share link until after product goes live on 1st June, but the 24-piece stamp set and 9-piece Framelits as a bundle, saving you 10%, will be available under code #142353 for £42.25.  Sufficient to say it was one of our items on our Demo pre-order and it sold out temporarily, so think it's going to be very popular !
 
Pop back again soon as I have lots more ideas that have been flowing today.......
 
If you wish for a copy if the NEW Annual catalogue to be posted, please contact me.  After 1st June, the online catalogue will also be available by clicking my Online Shop below.

Happy craftin'

Sandra

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Saturday, 28 May 2016

TISSUE BOX - Affectionately Yours Suite

Another paper from Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper pack, used today to bring Friday's Tissue box up-to-date with NEW Designer Series Papers available in the 2016/17  catalogue, from 1st June.
 
This is the project I designed for my ladies private class on Friday, learning three different way to create handmade flowers.  Here I have just used different sized scallop circle punches, cutting into a helter-skelter and rolling into small flowers.
The filigree leaves have been die cut from Botanical Builder Framelits and edges of flowers have been sponged with Night of Navy ink.
 
This box was made using the Ovals Collection Framelits #129381 but these will be retiring at the end of the month and replaced by a larger set of layering Framelits.

 

 
Happy craftin'

Sandra

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Friday, 27 May 2016

RETIRING PRODUCTS - Floral Tissue Box Cover

Lovely craft day today with some regulars, raiding my supplies to chose their own colour scheme for projects.  They found my Morning Mocha !!!!!!
 
The request was flowers but not on sticks/cards.  Here I used the retiring Spiral Floral Die and various scallop punches to 'roll' flowers three different ways.  Love these tissue boxes and decorated photo clips they made to accompany them.
 

 
 

So nice to welcome a potential new member of my Stampin' Up! team from the class too.

Want to know more about the fabulous recruitment offer for June, please get in touch with me.  Regular team meetings held in my Craft Studio and B&B facilities if required.


Happy craftin'

 
Sandra

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TWO-DRAWER GIFT BOX

With the launch of a NEW catalogue, it's time to set about updating some of my favourite projects, using NEW card and Designer Series Papers. 

This was a gorgeous little box, I created using Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack, for each of our team travelling companions, attending Stampin' Up! On Stage event in April.  Inside, I added Thorntons chocolate in A7 size cello bags. 
 
I'm loving this project updated using the NEW papers available from 1st June.




 
Happy craftin'

Sandra

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Thursday, 26 May 2016

DEMO SWAP GROUP

Our May monthly Demo swap group was to create two cards, one something from 'old' catalogue but held over into the new catalogue, and one to create something 'new' from our pre-order products. 

 

For my 'old' project, I used Butterfly Basics stamp set and Butterflies Thinlits Dies used at a recent 'Watercolour & Inks Technique class.  We filled an Aqua Painter with a supermarket sterilising liquid (bit kinder than bleach) and 'painted' the flowers, bleaching the colour from the card.  Different colours and brands react differently to the bleach but it's fun experimenting with the effect you like.  I would recommend washing out bleach from your Aqua Painter when you have finished for the day.  The sentiment is from Cottage Greetings. 

 


attended the Stampin' Up! On Stage Local event in Telford last month and came home with a few free stamp sets from the 'new' catalogue. One of my team was very lucky to receive Baby Bear stamp set as her Prize Patrol and I was able to borrow it while she was on holiday 😉
 

This set is proving VERY popular, especially when crafters see them made up in 'real life' samples, drawing the L.O.V.E.
 
Here I have used Basic Gray, Sweet Sugarplum and Whisper White cardstock. The Smoky Slate ink was stamped off for the first image, giving a lighter shade, with ink used neat on 2nd stamp and finally Basic Gray Archival for the 3rd stamp.  The same stamping-off technique was done with Sweet Sugarplum ink for bow tie and fussy cut by hand.  

 

To finish off, I added some Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape and a narrow strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  The sentiment was stamped from Thoughtful Banners stamped in Sweet Sugarplum ink and punched out using Duet Banner.

 

My next project with Baby Bear is making about 40 Thank You cards for sponsors helping with fundraising for our Teddy Bear Festival in July.  Then there is a Make & Take project for the Ted Fest Craft Fair, plus some to display and sell.  I think my set us going to be very busy when it arrives after 1st June. 
 

 
Happy craftin'

Sandra

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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

TRIO OF CARDS - Affectionately Yours Suite

Today I'm sharing the first of my projects made with the NEW Affectionately Yours suite from Stampin' Up! 2016/17 Annual catalogue. 


 

Here are my first trio of cards, together with co-ordinating handmade envelopes, created using the Envelope Punch Board. 

 

CARD 1 - I used the co-ordinating Stampin' Write Markers to colour the raised image inside the Floral Affection Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, before passing through the Big Shot Die-Cutting machine.  The ink will be pressed into the de-bossed card, giving a lovely outline effect. 


CARD 2 - These outline flowers were stamped, coloured with Blender pen squeezing ink from pad into lid as a palette, then 'fussy cut'. 

 
CARD 3 - These outline flowers were stamped directly onto co-ordinating coloured card and 'fussy cut'.   The sentiment from the Love & Affection stamp set, was stamped using Versamark onto vellum cardstock, covered with Copper Embossing powder and heated, then wrapped round back of mat layer so no adhesive showing through vellum. 
 

I've really enjoyed having some 'me' time and creating these cards, using gorgeous new Designer Series Papers.  Pop back soon to see what I create with other papers in the pack.

 
Happy craftin'

Sandra

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