31 August 2014

Fall Fest on Curvy Keepsake Box

These were fun to make.  I used the Curvy Keepsake Box thinlits dies for the boxes.  Remember I said it was one of my favourite new products in the autumn/winter catalogue?

The stripes were stenciled using the stripes mask, as in the project I posted a few days ago.  I found that using sponges works better than daubers for this technique. The one in the middle was sponged in Tuxedo Black Momento on Pumpkin Pie card and the one on the right was sponged in Pumpkin Pie then the Black on Whisper White Card.  Hence the two different looks.  The one on the left was simply stamped directly on the card.

The stamp set is Fall Fest and is a photopolymer set.  I really like the photopolymer stamps however, you do get better results if you place a firm foam mat under the card before stamping.  I use my Stampin Pierce Mat. I have two, one for piercing and one for stamping :)

Thanks for stopping by x

Curvy Keepsake Box and Fall Fest

Curvy Keepsake Box and Fall Fest

Curvy Keepsake Box and Fall Fest

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29 August 2014

The autumn/winter catalogue 2014 is live

Wait till you see what's inside

If you don't have a copy yet, drop me a line and I'll pop one in the post. In the meantime, download the pdf version on the left to view all the must have new products online.

It's hard to choose favourites but I have to say the Curvy Keepsake Box thinlits dies is right up there in the top five. Watch this space...

Good Greetings Stamp Set

From now until 31st October you have the opportunity to earn this stamp set for FREE!

Download the flyer on the left for further information and to view the stamps in more detail.  I think you'll find it will be a go to set time and time again.

27 August 2014

Beautiful Bunch and Stripes Stencil

I used the Beautiful Bunch stamp set for the projects at my classes this month.  We decided this one could pass as a Christmas card.

I stamped the flower twice on vellum card stock with Versamark ink, remembering to wipe the vellum with my Embossing Buddy first, then heat embossed the the stamped images with white embossing powder.  I coloured the back of the flowers with my Blendabilities markers, one in Cherry Cobbler and one in Old Olive, before punching them out with the coordinating Fun Flower punch.

As you can see, I layered the red over the green then adhered them to that beautiful embossed border.  The embossing folder used is from Delicate Designs set of folders which comes in a pack of two folders.

The stripes were stenciled on Whisper White card using the stripes mask, a sponge and Cherry Cobbler ink.  Stampin' Up's decorative masks are available in Dots & Stripes and Hearts & Stars.  Only £2.75 per set - great value.

I stamped the back of the card and envelope to coordinate and finished off with a few sequins from the Gold Sequin Trim.

This is a 4 1/4" x 5 3/4" tent fold card with a difference. The thing with tent fold cards is they don't like to stand nicely.  The base of this one is like the baby card I made a last month, here. There is plenty of room to write your message on the back.

Thank you for visiting x

P.S. don't forget, you only have till Friday to take advantage of the Short and Sweet offer where you choose £150 worth of products in your £99 kit.  See the post below or click on Join my team tab

Also, the Big Shot and Bundles promotion ends on 31st August.  Click on Current Promotions tab for more details...
Beautiful Bunch and Stripes Stencil
Beautiful Bunch and Stripes Stencil
Beautiful Bunch and Stripes Stencil
Beautiful Bunch and Stripes Stencil

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22 August 2014

Short and sweet - just for you

Short and sweet
WOW!! £99 = £150.  Yes, that's right.  You get to choose £150 worth of Stampin' Up! products for just £99.  But be quick because this offer runs for just one week, 22-29 August, and no p&p to pay!

You can choose anything you like from the annual catalogue.  You even get to add items from the autumn/winter catalogue - before it goes live to everyone else at the end of the month!

It's a great opportunity to test drive the benefits of being a demonstrator through till 31st December 2014.

Don't worry, there's no obligation to purchase anything further if you don't wish to. No requirement to host workshops or parties and no penalty if you want to drop. 

However, if you do decide to continue as a demo you'll get 20% discount on anything you purchase (net), whilst you remain active (30% on you first order of £150+ placed within 45 days of joining).

If you're ready to join now, pop on over here and follow the step by step process.

If you have any problems filling in the form or if you have any questions at all, please do feel free to contact me and I'll be happy to help:  jenz.crafts@yahoo.com or 07962 230 538.  I'd love to welcome you to my awesome team of Inky Gems. 

18 August 2014

Lacy background with window frames

I had a lovely weekend visiting family in Fareham. Luckily the traffic was kind on Friday evening when I set off and Sunday afternoon coming back. It did, however, mean no crafting all weekend, which wasn’t so good as my pre-order from the autumn/winter catalogue is here and I’m itching to have a play.

I made these thank you cards last week and I would love to send one to each of the two customers who placed orders via my online shop over the weekend. I like to send thank you cards and to check that everything is okay with the order. Unfortunately they had un-ticked the box that says ‘allow my demonstrator to contact me’ which means I cannot see their name or address. If you were one of the customers and you didn’t mean to un-tick the box, please let me know and I shall pop one of these cards in the post to you right away. If you’d rather not be contacted, that is absolutely fine too. Either way, thank you both very much for your orders.

So, this lacy background stamp is pretty realistic I think. Take a look at the close-up photo. Do you agree? Card stock used are Crumb Cake and Pink Pirouette.  I used Crumb Cake ink to stamp the lacy background and Mossy Meadow for the text. The ribbon is also Mossy Meadow.  I didn't have brads in the same colour so I punched out circles with my 1/8" punch and applied Crystal Effects to create the 'dots'.

Back soon with another project.  Thanks for visiting x

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