Saturday, 18 February 2017

A Nice Sparkly Customer Thank You

Isn't the beautiful Falling In Love Designer Series Paper pack just gorgeous ?

In pretty soft shades of Sweet Sugarplum, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla and Blushing Bride, each of the papers are just stunning yet really subtle.
One of the papers in particular really catches my eye and it is this one that prompted me to make it the subject of next week's customer Thank You packs.

I wanted to capture the twinkle suggested by the papers and so I created the topper using my Succulents Thinlits Dies and applying some Heat and Stick Powder together with the super sparkly Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

I love making these little cover note books and co-ordinating the pens.  Inside is a little calendar, and the feedback I receive is that customers find these little note books really useful and handy to pop in their handbags.

I made a co-ordinating card layering the DSP onto some Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper and die cutting the word "Thanks".  This is one of the dies contained in the Hello You Thinlits pack.

So these glittering little gems will be winging their way to one lucky customer next week.  But don't worry - I have a little pile of these goodies waiting to go to good homes.

Please do remember that if you place an order with me which is under £150, to use this months Hostess Code RRBKPVFD.  This will ensure that you are a participant in my Reward Club, and in March you will receive a lovely free Stampin' Up! product courtesy of me.

Also please DON'T forget, that if you order with me during Sale A Bration you will qualify for my Sale A Bration Raffle.  Details can be found here:-

That's it from me today, I am off to finalise plans for my first Paper Crafting Workshop coming up on 4 March at Wickham in Hampshire.  There are just two places left.  Details can be found here.

Have a lovely weekend.

Bye for now.


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Monday, 13 February 2017

For My Valentine - All my Bloomin Heart !

That day is looming - 14th February !

I'm blowed if I am going to go out and line the pockets of Clintons or any other card retail outlet for that matter.

So I dug out my old faithful Bloomin Heart thinlits die and russelled up this card for my dear Valentine.  He has been my Valentine now for nearly 40 years !

The heart was die cut on my Big Shot and then I brayered on some Versamark, sprinkled on some clear Stampin Emboss powder and set with my heat tool.   I also stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from my Thoughtful Banners stamp set and punched it out with my Duet Banner Punch. The card stock is Soft Sky as is the co-ordinating ink.  I layered the heart onto a piece of Soft Sky card stock and then onto a layer of Sahara Sand cardstock and added a little bow.

Well I do hope my dear heart appreciates it.   I have tried to persuade him to save his money this year and offered him free run of my craft room to make a little card for moi - he was not biting !   I suspect he has already made a trip to Clintons !!   Bad boy ! xx

Thanks for stopping by today.

Bye for now.

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Thursday, 9 February 2017


I am thrilled to announce that I am running a Paper Crafting Workshop in Wickham, Hampshire on Saturday 4 March 2017.

The day will run from 10.30 - 3.30 p.m.

It will be a real paper crafting spree.

We will be making
  • A sweet little Shadowbox Card and a very pretty box for it (its dinky !).   5 x 3 1/2 inches.
  • One large 7 x 7 inch card using the intricate So Detailed Thinlits Dies and Succulent Thinlits.
  • A lovely, quirky box project which holds some lovely choccies (chocolates included !)                                    
  • The above are labour intensive, but very rewarding, so if time permits there will be more cards. Plus examples for you to take away and make at your leisure.
The cost of the day is £55 which includes the Love and Affection stamp set for you to keep, all your kit (pre-cut and pre-scored card and paper, ribbon, blender pen, embellishments, blank notelet cards and envelopes for you to take home and recreate a few of the projects, etc).

I will provide inks, glue and tools for you to use on the day.   

You can choose from working with Pool Party, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder and Melon Mambo when you book your place, as the intention is that you will have a beautifully colour co-ordinated set of projects to take home with you.

Places are limited to 6.  Please email me if you wish to book a place.  This workshop is not open to Stampin' Up! demonstrators, unless they are a team member.

You will need to bring a packed lunch.  I will be providing a free supply of coffee, tea, soft drinks and cake!!

There is free on-site parking.

Cancellation Notice – If you have to cancel your place, the last day on which to cancel is five working days before the scheduled event.   If cancelling after this date, you may collect your stamp set from me, or arrange for it to be posted. There will be an additional postage charge to send your stamp set to you.

£10.00 non-refundable deposit required together with payment for your stamp set.   Balance payable no later than Saturday 25 February 2017.


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Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Life Begins After Coffee ! Foiled Coaster Project with So Detailed Thinlits Box

One of my fabulous customers sent me a Christmas present which has inspired today's project.

Karen often pops gorgeous cards and beautifully gift packaged goodies in the post to me and I am always inspired by her.

At Christmas I received a beautiful little acrylic coaster which she had made for me.   I did some research online and found a supplier of clear acrylic coasters into which you can add photos etc.

So .... out came my fabulous Minc foiling machine and I made this !

I found the inspirational quote on Pinterest (I have even exchanged the word "Coffee" for "Tea" on the coaster I made for my husband, as he just loves a good old cuppa tea).  I created an A5 document in Microsoft Word and laser printed it.  You cannot foil an items using an inkjet printer.  The card stock is Chocolate Chip.  It really enhances the Gold foiling.

I have someone in mind for this particular coaster - she drinks coffee by the bucket load !

Of course I just had to make a pretty little gift box.  I think the gold So Detailed Thinlits die cut which has been cut to size, looks stunning !

Hope you like today's crafty project - and thank you Karen for the inspiration.   Here is a photo of Karen's lovely gift to me which sits on my craft desk:-

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Saturday, 4 February 2017

Succulent Flower Framelits Sachet

I love the new Succulent Framelits - in particular the gorgeous flower dies and decided that I would showcase how pretty they are by creating this lovely self-closing Sachet with magnetic closure.

I love the vibrant colours and how they compliment each other.  I used Wisteria Wonder, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo and Whisper White card stock for this little project.

Details on how to make this Sachet can be found here on my latest You Tube tutorial:-

Thank you for stopping by - and please DON'T forget.  If you order with me during Sale A Bration you will qualify for my Sale A Bration Raffle.  Details can be found here:-

And please don't forget to use that all important Hostess Code when you place an order up to £150. This makes you eligible for my Rewards Club and you will receive a free  Stampin' Up! product from me next month.

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