Saturday, 15 April 2017

Stampin' Up Window Box candle card

Hi there,

Today I am taking part in the Pootles Birthday Club blog hop. I'm actually sneaking in a month early here, as my birthday is not until next month, but I have this lovely card that I made for my niece's birthday that I've been wanting to share and this seemed the perfect opportunity!

I know this card will be a bit too clean and simple for some tastes but I love it - the simple design and all that white space - perfect! The little candle panel is actually made with a die from the "Window Box" set of dies, and is actually intended to be used on one of the sides of the box. The die cuts out the negative shape, so that I could then use one of our stitched shape framelits to cut out the whole panel. I then worked from the back, filling in the "holes" with tiny panels of coloured cardstock and gold card for the candle flames. Here is the complete set with the matching stamp set.

I haven't yet had time to use the dies to make the gorgeous hexagonal box but I think this card begins to show how versatile the set is.

On my card I've actually printed the greeting as I wanted to personalise the card but I've seen similar cards made using the "Happy Birthday" from the matching stamp set, which works well as well.

Hope you enjoy my card and hopping around the other blogs to see all the fabulous creations from our brilliant team of demonstrators.


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Friday, 14 April 2017

Stampin' Up! Christmas in April!!

I know I know - what crazy woman would be featuring Christmas cards on her blog in April? That would be me. But there is a purpose to my madness. As you'll be aware from my previous post, Stampin' Up! recently released a list of all of the products which will be retiring and will no longer be available to buy from 1st June. And on the list is the "Snow Flurry" punch which I have used on these cards. Thankfully it looks like the stamp set - "Flurry of Wishes" will be carried over but if you want the punch you need to buy it NOW!! And even better news is that it is being offered at a discount - so now only costs £11.20 (the pic below shows the undiscounted price but if you click through, the correct price will be shown).

 These cards were so easy to make and I love the dimension that can be added by using the punch. Here's a closer look at the cards which feature the punch:

 And here are the stamp set and punch together.

There are lots of other crafty goodies being offered on the retiring list - just pop over to my shop and have a look here:

Retiring stamps

Retiring Bundles

Everything else retiring 

What are you waiting for? Go grab yourself some crafty bargains!  

As always, I'd be delighted to welcome you as a customer. Please remember to use this month's shopping code, if you'd like to order:  

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

The Retiring List has been released! Don't delay - get them today!

The Retiring List is Here and items are selling out fast!

The new Stampin' Up annual catalogue is due out on June 1st and to make some room for all the lovely new products to be included, they have just released a list of all the products which will not be carried over.

There is a long list of products that will retire on 31st May - although if the stock sells out earlier, they will no longer be available. Some of the products are being offered at huge discounts of up to 50% so loads of bargains to be had. Although the list was only released last night, several items have already sold out and are no longer available to order.

If you would like to see what products are included just click on the following link:
Please note, that some of the products included in the bundles will be carried over into the new catalogue but will no longer be offered at the discounted bundle price.
So don't delay - if there is anything on the retiring list that you have had your eye on, my advice would be to buy it NOW!
More things will sell out over the next few days and when they are gone, they are gone - so don't miss out!

As always, I'd be delighted to welcome you as a customer. Please remember to use this month's shopping code, if you'd like to order:  
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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Stampin' Up! Petite Petals card for card swap

Hi everyone,

A few weeks ago, my upline, Caroline Helwigh-Wright (better known by some as "Crafty Caroline") announced that she was going to be organising a card swap. The idea is that anyone who wanted to participate could send her a handmade card and she would swap it with a card from someone else and send us that card.

This was the card I sent as my entry into the card swap. It uses one of my favourite bundles from Stampin' Up! - the Petite Petals and the matching punch. The punch makes it so easy to make these little blooms.

If you'd like to have a go at making this card yourself, I've made a little video tutorial so you can see how I did it. 


If you need to purchase any of the products I used, just click on the links below and you'll be taken straight through to my online shop. Or just click HERE!

As usual (you won't be surprised if you've followed me for any length of time) I had to carry on and make this card in a range of different colours. On the card above the flowers are stamped in Pool Party and Tempting Turquoise.I then made this one using Daffodil delight and Peekaboo Peach:

And this one, using Pink Pirouette and Flirty Flamingo:

And here are all three together:

In the video I make the card in different colours again, but haven't had a moment to photograph that one. 

Hope you like my card! Don't forget to use this month's shopping code, if you'd like to order:

 Will be back in a while. Off to Amsterdam for a three day Stampin' Up! event tomorrow - can't wait!

Jill xx

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Sunday, 2 April 2017

Stampin' Up! Easter treat holders with Basket bunch

Hi there everyone,

Well, all the excitement of Sale-a-bration is fading and I'm now enjoying going back to the Annual and Spring/Summer catalogues to use some of the sets that have been a little neglected of late.

Today I have a video tutorial showing you how easy it is to make these little Easter treat holders using the Basket Bunch stamp set and framelit dies.

Each one of these holds one of the little Lindt bunnies you can see in the picture.

And here is the link to the video so that you can see how I made them:

If you enjoyed this project either here on on my You Tube channel, I'd be delighted to have you as a subscriber/follower. 

If you would like to order any of the products I have used today, just click on the links below and you'll be taken straight through to my online shop. Or get in touch by phone or email.

Don't forget to use this month's shopping code: 9YHNTNPW when you order so that I can send you a little thank you package next month!

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