Friday, 9 December 2016

Friday Die Day

Hello friends

This week's Friday Die Day is a revisit from one some time ago and features
Victorian Medallion One.

 The set consists of 3 dies:
Accent: 1½ x 1⅜”
Inset: 3⅞ x 4⅜”
Border: 4 x 4½”

This is how the complete set looks cut/embossed.
I chose to make a gift card/money wallet - handy for this time of year!
Select an envelope that has a flap with a straight edge.
Fold down the middle and then apply adhesive as shown.
Seal the flap closed and you will see it has created a pocket on either side.
Next, I've taken my die cut and folded it in half.
I've placed it over the folded edge of my money wallet and stuck it down.
Next, wrap around a little twine and add a tag with a stamped sentiment.

The wallet can be used for cash too or perhaps both!
The finished project, added a tiny flower and foliage for a finishing touch.
Some close up pics.
The boys are hoping to receive one of these...not empty mind!
Victorian Medallion One is available from your Spellbinders retailer.
It reminds me of a large snowflake and the fall out from the edge next to the middle section
looks like a bird in does honest, take a look!

 Take care friends and have a brilliant weekend.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Going Round in Circles!

Hello friends

Thank you for all the great suggestions yesterday regarding
what to do with all my cards, I am definitely going to have a sort out
and arrange something in the New Year.
I'm thinking of putting bundles of them here on my blog with PayPal
and proceeds could go towards charity.

Today's card is again one using a die from the Sapphire Set A,
just two circles nested inside each other to create rings.
The flower is Blooms One and the stamp is Altenew.

I like the kraft card against the white and the shot of pink for the 
flower and turquoise card base.
A few strategically placed gemstones - that took the most time as usual!

Working at my city job for a couple of days and then
I'll be at Hobbycraft in Milton Keynes with Carole Matthews -
we will be book signing (never thought I'd be saying that!)
and also crafting...(that feels more normal!)

We will be there from 2pm to 4pm,
it will be possible to purchase hardback copies of the book there.
It is also available on Amazon to pre-order.

Take care friends - I'm trying not to look at the calendar too much,
seriously need to start Christmas shopping! 

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Butterflies in December!

Hello friends

If you caught some of my shows last week on Create and Craft
you will know it featured the cute Sapphire machine,
there was a super deal (and it's still ongoing).
The machine comes with a set of 14 dies and it was fun putting 
together some projects using those dies.

This was one of my cards, very light, clean and simple.

It's a really useful set, consists of basic shapes and of course a lovely butterfly,
couldn't resist putting that on quite a few projects.
I chose to layer up 4 die cuts in total - quite a record for me!

Today more prep for TV next week, I have a lot of cards left over
from these shows...deliberating what I should do with them all so 
suggestions welcome.

Continue to keep warm everyone, I love the bright cold weather -
proper Winter, you can keep the rain please!

Take care friends.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

3D Stamp Poinsettia

Hello friends

First off...are you keeping warm?
It's been very very cold but I'm pleased to say my cabin gets cosy with 
the heater on - just don't want to step outside too often.
I had to photograph some projects in the frost and raced back in very quickly!

Today's card features the Spellbinders 3D stamp - Poinsettia.
I chose to go pink as opposed to traditional red.
Kept it very simple with various mats die cut with 6 x 6 Matting Basics.

The stamped image is then coloured lightly with Chameleon pens,
just a hint of colour as I wanted to keep it very subtle.

As mentioned, the 3D stamps are available from your Spellbinders retailer.

Patricia - hope you are feeling better and you've stopped coughing,
awful when it keeps you awake too.

Today more projects as I've got shows over 4 days next week!

Take care friends, keep your mittens on!

Monday, 5 December 2016

Holly and Berries

Hello friends

Thank you for the wonderful support for the Charity Kit yesterday.
It was a sell out within the day! 
Cannot ask for better than that so thank you again.

Today back to festive (I'm all Christmassy having put the tree up but
have to confess didn't get around to making my cake!)

My card features the Spellbinders 3D stamp Holly and Berries.
I started by stamping my sentiment first - that way I could
space out the Holly and Berries stamp - I deliberately stamped 
off the card front.  Using Chameleon pens I just lightly 
coloured the leaves and berries, sort of a watercolour effect...sort of!

Matted onto brown cardstock and white card base - job done!

Holly and Berries is available from your Spellbinders retailer,
anyone still making Christmas cards or are you all super organised and finished?

Today I'm back in the cabin preparing for some more shows
on Create and Craft and then back to a bit more painting...
turns out the attic room needs three coats - tsk! 

Take care friends.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

December's Charity Kit

Hello friends

Yes it is time for this month's Charity Kit and I've deliberately steered
away from a festive theme, I figured you are all probably knee deep
in Christmas preparations so may not have time to make up a kit until
the Chrimbo season is over.
Hence the card theme is neutral - ideal for any occasion.

It is a clean and simple design and features beautiful Anna Griffin paper.
The cute mini envelope is a die designed by Tammy Tutterow and 
I sourced the special birdcage charms.

Please note you will receive one of the three colours below - all gorgeous.

Included in your kit:

Ivory card base
Pre-cut Anna Griffin patterned paper (will be 1 of 3 colour designs)
Die cuts – Notched Mini Envelope, Tag (stamped),
Leaf and Flower (from Homespun)
Jump ring(s)*
Metal birdhouse charm
Natural twine

You just need to add a gemstone, your preferred adhesive and 
something to open/close a jump ring - pliers are ideal.

*Please note you will find 2 jump rings in your kit,
I realised the first one I put in was too small so popped in a larger one.
(You get to keep the small one for...whatever!)

As always, inside your kit is a lucky number, the prize is an assortment of
dies, stamps, adhesive so please keep a good hold of your ticket
as the winning number will be announced later in the month.

The price of this month's kit inclusive of packing and posting is £4.75.
All proceeds go to Ronald McDonald House, Camberwell.

I have placed a PayPal button below, it is also possible to alter
quantities should you wish to order more.

  Thank you all for your continued support,
and again a reminder - these kits are limited and tend to sell out quickly :)

Ok...I'm getting back to putting the Christmas decs up!
Take care friends.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Oh Christmas Tree...

Hello friends
Today's card has been flashed about on the telly a few times!
It features the very lovely Spellbinders 3D stamp -
appropriately named - Christmas Tree!
I particularly liked it stamped in black, it really shows the 3D image well.
Remember with these stamps you need only apply the ink once.
They work just like cling stamps and affix to an acrylic block.

Spellbinders 3D stamps are available to purchase from your
retailer now, if you are like may still have Christmas cards to make!
This weekend - today I'm decorating the attic room (this used to be Mitchell's room)
it is tiny and you can only stand upright in the middle so by the
end of the day I shall be like Quasimodo!
Sunday it is definitely festive, putting up the decs and making a
Christmas cake - it is a tried and tested recipe that is quick,
you never know it may even get a layer of marzipan and icing in time!
Take care friends - hope you have a great weekend.