26 October 2014

Retreat - 6-8 February 2015

Stampin' Flavours Retreat - 5-7 February 2105
Hello stampers.  I have some exciting news today.  At last I and the lovely Cindy have organised what is going to be a fabulous, fun and exciting stamping retreat over the weekend of Friday 6th to Sunday 8th February 2015.  Times to be confirmed but we are planning to kick-off with a workshop on the Friday evening.  There will be three workshops on the Saturday and two on Sunday. You will also receive a bag of lovely goodies from me.

The venue for the retreat is:

Double room
(with en-suite)
Single occupancy: £265 pp
Share: £185 pp
Twin room
 (two single beds)*
Single occupancy: £230 pp
Share: £170 pp
Bunkbed room* Single occupancy: £210 pp
Share: £150 pp
Daily rate
£50 pp per day (includes morning and afternoon workshops plus lunch and refreshments)
*Share a bathroom on the landing

I will require a £50 deposit to secure your place for the weekend and a £15 deposit for the daily rate.  The full amount to be paid by Friday 23rd January 2015.  Please note, the deposit is non-refundable unless we are able to fill your place with another booking.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the event and for details on how to pay:

Email: jenz.crafts@yahoo.com
Tel: 07962 230538

We are really looking forward to seeing you there xx

24 October 2014

Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit

Happy weekend stampers.  Today I want to show you the Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit.  I can't wait for mine to arrive on Tuesday.  You can make 26 3D stars in 6 sizes from 5.1 cm to 38 cm in diameter.  The kit includes die-cut adhesive side strips, die cut stars, bows, tags, banners and laser cut wood snowflakes (love the snowflakes).  Also included are silver sequins and gold baker's twine. Scroll down to watch a couple of videos.

Note, this is a while stocks last item so if you want yours, let me know tout suite.  You will find the kit and coordinating Many Merry Stars photopolymer stamp set in the 2014 autumn-winter supplement - click on the image of the supplement on the right...
Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit
Watch this video to see how easy it is to construct these stars...
And another video here showing alternative ideas for using this kit...


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23 October 2014

Franky Fry Box

Hello stampers.  A quick post today to share this project that we made in class this month.  He's supposed to be scary but mine isn't so.  Hey ho, I think he's kinda cute.

He's pretty quick and easy to make using the Fry Box die, a couple of circle punches and marker pens in black and white. You will find all the supplies used further down.   Thank you for stopping by x

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1" Circle Punch
1" Circle Punch
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21 October 2014

Kinda Eclectic with Curvy Keepsake Box

Hello again stampers. Here are the promised projects.

The card was a make-n-take from convention. I brought my pack home to make as I wanted to change it a little. The original design was stamped directly on the base card, however, I stamped mine on a separate piece of whisper white card and layered it on the base card with dimensionals.  I also added three butterflies in hello honey, rather than three punched out flowers.  As usual, I stamped on the envelopes too - front and back in this case.

Don't you love that Curvy Keepsake Box?  I know I do.  I just made this one to coordinate with the cards.  All the stamping is in 2014-2016 In Colors - Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey Tangelo Twist and Blackberry Bliss.

Thank you for stopping by... x
Kinda Eclectic and Curvy Keepsake Box
Kinda Eclectic and Curvy Keepsake Box
Kinda Eclectic and Curvy Keepsake Box
Kinda Eclectic and Curvy Keepsake Box

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20 October 2014

Freebies from Stampin' Up! Convention

I'm back from Stampin' Up! convention and what can I say?  It was in Brussels and it was AWESOME!  A few days of sharing, inspiration, training, stamping fun and MORE.  There were around 700 demonstrators from Europe and of course the wonderful Shelli Gardner (co-founder and CEO) and amazing US and European teams.
Look at the fabulous freebies we all received, a tad under £90 worth of products! Plus there were prize patrols where you get the chance to win additional goodies. Unfortunately that wasn't me, but there is always next time :) 

I took lots of photos of the display boards which I will share over the coming days.  In the meantime, please come back tomorrow to see two projects I made with the Kinda Eclectic stamp set - the set that's right in the front in this photo...  x

12 October 2014

Lovely Lace

Isn't the Lovely Lace embossing folder just sooooo pretty?  I love it. 

This is one of the cards we made at my classes last month. I just cannot remember what the technique is called right now.  It is quick and easy though.  Simply ink the inside of the folder, the side that has the logo because that is the right side when embossed.  I like to use a brayer to ink the folder as you get a more even finish that way.  Then carefully place your paper or card in the folder and pass through the Big Shot, and viola! The ink only transfers to the de-bossed area making the embossed design 'pop'.

For this card I used Mossy Meadow for the base and ink.  The embossed paper is from Typeset DSP. It's layered on Very Vanilla card and finished off with Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon. 

I finished off the inside and the envelope with one of the border stamps from Bordering Blooms photopolymer stamp set.  I have used that set sooooo much.
Lovely Lace
Lovely Lace

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