Saturday, 10 December 2016

Forever Evergreen Leftovers!

And I am back... and I am fine (honest! Thanks for all the messages checking though...)

Sorry for the lack of posts for a couple of days... just a bit overwhelmed with things to do at the moment!!

So short and sweet today...
I know a lot of you have carefully kept the waste from your Forever Evergreen 3D trees and have been wondering what to do with them... apart from using it as a template and spraying ink through it... so here is another idea for you...

Either as a very large (almost) A4 card... or as a home decor piece... quickly dressed with some left over ornaments from decorating my trees...
This is the waste from the paler green tree... I just trimmed it down to 29.8cm tall and 20.5cm wide.... and covered it liberally with white ink direct from the pad to make the background as pale as possble.

I have then scored an A4 Garden Green card sheet PORTRAIT at 20.5cm so that I have an overlap to stick it onto another A4 Garden Green card sheet trimmed down to 20.5cm wide... and thus make ( an almost) A4 card...
Wonder what I might be sharing next.....

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Gift Vouchers and Wish List Service

Still not sure what to tell your nearest and dearest to buy you for Christmas!!

Well I can help... I can provide a Wish List service or Gift Vouchers for any amount. Either for Stampin Up! products and/or for Craft Spa class fees. Click here to request a Wish List form and just tell them contact me at this email address for Gift Vouchers or to request items off your Wish List.

Though please note that orders submitted to Stampin Up! after 13 December are not likely to arrive before Christmas.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Trees Trio Group Shot

Last of the cards using Lovely as  A Tree combined with the gorgeous frame in the Father Christmas set.
And a group shot of the black text & frame trio for you
White card here.
Smoky Slate card here

Monday, 5 December 2016

Candy Cane Lane Treat Holders

Needing something even simpler and quicker for your Ferrero Rocher or Lindor ball treats for your christmas table...
Cut a few Gingerbread Houses out from your Candy Cane Lane papers... make simple box holders and stick together! The box holding the treat is just a 2 3/4" square piece of Early Espresso card scored at 3/4" on all 4 sides...
Pop them in a dome for instant decoration...
And here is the village... too cute!

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Home Sweet Home Church with Stained Glass Window

Just found the photos of my little church with its stained glass window... I thought I had shared this ages ago... but apparently not!

So without further ado... here it is...

The stained glass window is actually the fancy stocking (from the Hang Your Stocking stamp set) stamped onto a vellum panel and then coloured on the reverse using Sharpie (permanent) markers.
It works so well as there are 2 little window dies in the Home Sweet Home set that cut the holes for both the top arched window and the bottom rectangular window. Then you have 2 more little dies that cut the window frames that are stuck around the holes.

And the spire... less said the better! It worked ... but it was tricky... so a re-think/re-design/template is required before I would run this in classes... and I made it too tall when I created it too!! But I think you get the idea...
And yet again... I have used the Halloween Speciality papers for those lovely stones/bricks...

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Monthly Jems Blog Hop- A Review of 2016

Welcome to the December Blog Hop - with the theme of a "Review of 2016"
I decided that I would just let the number of blog hits on my year's posts define what I would share today... so here are the Top 10 most visited posts throughout the year... click on the photo to go to the actual blog post... most of which have tutorials or tips...

So starting with the Top Visited Post of the Year... over 18,000 views and still rising! Wow!
Definitely the card fold of the year! Large Square Pop Up Z Fold card and direct link to Tutorial here
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A variant of the above...along with Tutorial for the Staircase...

Couple of Double Z Joy Fold Cards ... direct tutorial link here

The Rose Wonder Extra Large 7" Square Card...
The Dress Up Bears on a Small Square Pop Up Z Fold Card...
Gift Bag Punch Board Small Box Card...

Cantilever Box... 
Botanical Blooms Trio Card...
And finally the 6" Square Pop Out Swing Card... 

And now it is time to pass you onto the fabulous Sarah Jane and her 2016 review.
Or if you are working backwards or have missed one - here is the lovely Tracy and her year's review... 





Friday, 2 December 2016

Wonderful Wreath Santa now fully Stitched!

Quick share of my update to the Santa with Legs Gift Box project... I had a few ladies wanting a class to make them and as I was prepping... my Stitched Frames dies turned up...so it seemed rude not to use them!

So his face and hat are now stitched dies. And his moustache, nose and boot cuffs are now all faux-stitched too...

Now that's better!
The Stitched Shapes Framelits are unfortunately now out of stock and unorderable...but I hear a rumour that some will be back in next week...

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Year End Closeout Sale & Autumn Winter Retiring List/Carryovers

Wow... I wasn't expecting this! I did wonder what Stampin Up ! were going to do to equal/better their double whammy November promotions... well now we know!

Introducing the Year-End Closeouts Sale... Discounts up to 60%... Click here to go straight to the UK live-list in my Online Store. It is the only way to view (and order) what is available right now... 

This includes Clearance Rack items, high-inventory Annual Catalogue products and wait for it - Autumn/Winter catalogue retiring products... yes really! My cards are just about to better "dressed" this year!
So please remember - if you are in the UK - do go to my Online Store ... see what is still available... and order as quickly as possible - as these great deals are only available while supplies last - which in some cases will not be for very long! 

And don't forget to enter this months' Host/Stampin Rewards Code Y9AGBU39. I would love to send you an extra gift for Christmas! More details here 

And for those of you that want to see the Full Autumn/Winter Catalogue Retiring List - just go here... discounted items/prices shown too... This will be updated at 11pm every evening to show what is not now available....

Full Year End Closeouts Promotion details here
• Promotion period: 1 December 2016–3 January 2017 
• All products (and discounts) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store.
• Clearance Rack items are only available while supplies last. 
Following the Year-End Closeouts promotion, some products may remain
on the Clearance Rack; other items may be removed. 
 High-inventory items will only be discounted until 3 January;
beginning 4 January, they will still be available, but at regular price. 
 Retiring items will only be available while supplies last.
None will be available after 3 January 2017. 
• No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts.
• Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Host Rewards with qualifying orders.
• The products can be used for the Starter Kit.
 Items and discounts may vary by market depending on inventory levels.
Promotion Deadlines : 3 January 2017, by 23:50 (CET) / 10:50 p.m. (GMT)

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Snow Globes

 
Carrying on with small Treat Holders for the christmas table... here is another one for your Ferrero Rocher or Lindor Balls... 

But before I start... I have news for you... Stampin' Up! are releasing Year End Closeout Deals very soon... coming 1st December... lots more discounted items so more on that tomorrow... but if you happen to be online after 11pm tonight... check out my Online Store to see the details.... many items only while supplies last!

These very simple little Snow Globes will go down well amongst my skiing mad family & friends. And actually... I may use these for the New Year table
Used Mountain Adventure for decoration and greeting, Stitched Shapes Framelits for the circle, Jar of Love for the lid and Christmas Pines for the snowflakes. Finished off with Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the trees and snowflakes

And the box behind is just a 3 3/4" Square piece of Whisper White card, Scored at 1 1/4" on all 4 sides. Perfect for hiding the treat in...

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Joyful Nativity Trio in Blues...

Just when you thought I had finished with my Joyful Nativity... look again!

3 more simple ideas for you...

Silver embossed angel and greeting...
Plus Christmas Magic bell and greeting...
Plus Pool Party Aqua Blender watercolour in the centre... Hang Your Stocking die-cut snowflake... and Snow Place stamped snowflakes and greeting