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Sunday, 14 August 2016

Butterfly Elegance - Very Happy Birthday

Hello Crafters,

I am thrilled to be adding my first card sample to Phill's blog!

We are currently making this card at our workshops in the Sheffield store, and I have also attached an alternative version for you!

This card is a sample using the beautiful 'Butterfly Elegance' stamp collection and the gorgeous 'Frosted Essentials' paper pads.  I have chosen the Frosted Aqua colour theme as it coordinates with the decor in the Sheffield shop! 

On this card I have used  the A5 Sentiments Stamp set to create the main sentiment, but the lovely flourish is also part of this set, making coordinating the card easy.  (I did mask off the butterfly from the flourish to keep the sentiment clear) To add more interest, the smaller butterflies are from the Butterfly Icons A6 Stamp set which I think finishes the die cut centre perfectly! 

Here is what I used (with links to the WWW if you need them) 

Bright White Foundations Card Stock
Sentimentally Yours Frosted Essentials FULL paper pad (x2 sheets  - x1 for embossed layer, x1 for layer behind die cut frame and flower die cuts)
Sentimentally Yours Frosted Essentials INSERT paper pad (x 1 sheet for the largest patterned layer)
Butterfly Dreams - A4 Embossing Folder by Sue Wilson 
Sentimentally Yours Butterfly Elegance - A5 Sentiment Stamps
Sentimentally Yours Butterfly Elegance - A6 Icons Stamps
Delicate Daisies - Complete Petals - Dies by Sue Wilson
Delicate Daisies - Open Petals - Dies by Sue Wilson
Orange Blossom Leaves - Dies by Sue Wilson
Auckland Dies by Sue Wilson 
Frosted Aqua Lustre embossing Powder - Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Range
Frosted Aqua Twinkles Glitter GluePhill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Range
Iced Snow Glitter Jewels by Cosmic Shimmer

(As always, we only use Cosmic Shimmer dries clear PVA gluePerfect Medium pad and an anti static bag)

The full card






















Details close up


















Alternative Version
(Using the Butterfly Elegance - Large Stitched Oval Frame and Frosted Heather colour theme)





















I hope you like my first card on the blog!  I will do my best to add each card that we create at our workshops. ;-)

We have a very busy couple of weeks ahead with the Craftathon next Sunday 21st August with John Lockwood, and then we're off to the Great Create Extravaganza in Harrogate on 26th/27th August.... phew!!!

I hope to see some of you there!

The Butterfly Elegance Collection stamps are available on the www now :-)

Remember too -We are more than happy for you to replicate our cards in your own style :-)

Happy Crafting!

PS - Don't forget to 'like' Phill's Facebook page and follow him on Twitter to keep in touch, you can also find him on Pinterest and Instagram for ideas and inspiration :-)

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Friday, 12 August 2016

Thank You So Much For Just Being You - Giveaway Card

Hello Crafters

Well, my Butterfly Elegance stamps have been very popular, so a big Thank You to all of you that have bought them :-)

I hope you enjoy using them as much as I do!

Here is today's giveaway card for you,.. and it's one of my favourites from the samples I made, so much so that I even demo'd it on air :-)

This card features the embossing folder, brayer, perfect medium and true white embossing powder technique that I demo'd on a few of my shows...
I will do a little tutorial for you next week.

Here is what I used (with links to them on my www in case you 'need' them)
Coconut White Foundations Cardstock
Blue Dusk Foundations Cardstock
Sentimentally Yours Butterfly Elegance Large Circle Frame Stamp
Sentimentally Yours Butterfly Elegance Curved Sentiments Stamps 
Delicate Daisies - Complete Petals - Dies by Sue Wilson
Orange Blossom Leaves Dies by Sue Wilson
Double Pierced Circles Dies by Sue Wilson (my must haves)
True White Embossing Powder by Cosmic Shimmer 
Treasure Box Embossing Folder by Sue Wilson 
6mm Cream Pearl Strips by Creative Expressions
Iced Snow Glitter Jewels by Cosmic Shimmer
(As always, I only use Cosmic Shimmer dries clear PVA gluePerfect Medium pad and an anti static bag)

Here's the card you could win :-)


To be in with a chance of winning this card, simply leave a comment (lovely one, of course) and I will choose a name, randomly, next Wednesday (17th August)
You must be a follower of my blog (I'll check) and I will let the winner know on a new post on Wednesday :-)

Don't forget to leave your comments for me, I read every one :-)

Good Luck Everyone!

Happy Crafting!
PS - Don't forget to 'like' my Facebook page and follow me on Twitter to keep in touch, you can also find me on Pinterest and Instagram for ideas and inspiration :-)

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Snowflakes, With Love At Christmas - And the winner is...

Hello Crafters

After a full on week, what with HOCHANDA shows and another crappy headache, I'm a few days late with this...

Anyhoo,..
Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my Blog, I really do appreciate you taking the time to leave them :-)

I read all your messages too :-)

So, the winner of this card, ..

chosen randomly from the comments list (and after I checked they were following my Blog ha ha) is,,,

Nicola Belshaw

whoo hoo - well done Nicola!!

If you would kindly email me an address to send the card to, we (as you know I won't post it, it'll be Carol or Karen, but I will sign it! ha ha) will get it off to you asap :-)
E-Mail to phill@honeypotcrafts.co.uk

Thanks again everyone,..

I'll have another giveaway for you on my next post (which I will be writing in a minute)

Happy Crafting!
PS - Don't forget to 'like' my Facebook page and follow me on Twitter to keep in touch, you can also find me on Pinterest and Instagram for ideas and inspiration :-)

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Butterfly Elegance - With Love & Best Wishes

Hello Crafters

WOW!
What an amazing launch show last night on Hochanda!

Thank you so much!

I'm so pleased you are all loving the Butterfly Elegance Collection as much as I do :-)

You will enjoy using these stamps in your own crafting for many years,.. butterflies never go out of style in crafting!

Here is another one of my Butterfly Elegance Samples, this time with the beautiful Wisteria Foundations cardstock... (another lovely colour!

This will be one of my demo's through the day too :-)

On this card, you'll see that I have only used 1 set of stamps, for the sentiment in the centre, but the lovely little flourish is also part of the sentiments collection too and I love the little finishing touches around the die cut centres,.. brings the whole look together :-)

Here is what I used (with links to them on my www in case you 'need' them)
Coconut White Foundations Cardstock
Wisteria Foundations Cardstock
Sentimentally Yours Butterfly Elegance Sentiments Stamps 
Delicate Daisies - Complete Petals - Dies by Sue Wilson
Orange Blossom Leaves Dies by Sue Wilson
Auckland Dies by Sue Wilson 
Silver Shine Detail Embossing Powder by Cosmic Shimmer 
Treasure Box Embossing Folder by Sue Wilson 
6mm Cream Pearl Strips by Creative Expressions
Iced Snow Glitter Jewels by Cosmic Shimmer
(As always, I only use Cosmic Shimmer dries clear PVA gluePerfect Medium pad and an anti static bag)

The Full Card























Details Close Up
























Anyhoo,.. best get myself organised for my next shows,.. stay tuned in for my demo's,.. my shows today are at 9am, 12noon, 4pm and 7pm (stock willing!) :-)

I hope you like this card, I will post another tomorrow  :-)

The Butterfly Elegance Collection stamps are available on my www now :-)

Remember too - I am more than happy for you to replicate my cards in your own style :-)

Happy Crafting!









PS - Don't forget to 'like' my Facebook page and follow me on Twitter to keep in touch, you can also find me on Pinterest and Instagram for ideas and inspiration :-)

(Links below)

Monday, 8 August 2016

Butterfly Elegance - Blue Dusk & Coconut White

Hello Crafters

Today's the day!

My Butterfly Elegance Collection launches tonight at 8pm on Hochanda!!

I'm so excited about this collection, mind you, I'm always excited about all my collections ha ha

This is the first time in nearly 3 years (that's how long I've had my Sentimentally Yours brand,.. time flies!) that I have featured butterflies within my sentiments, frames and verse stamps... who would have thought I could wait that long, especially, as you know, butterflies are an integral part of crafting!

So, I will have a few more of my samples to show you over the next few days whilst I'm at Hochanda :-)

As you will have read from previous posts, I have really taken my time and really 'crafted' with these stamps,.. with so much detail, centred around the stamps :-)

Here is today's card for you,.. this one also features the gorgeous Blue Dusk Foundations card and there's a couple of techniques I don't usually do in this card so be sure to watch the demos as I will be demo'ing this card :-)

Here is what I used (with links to them on my www in case you 'need' them)
Coconut White Foundations Cardstock
Blue Dusk Foundations Cardstock
Sentimentally Yours Butterfly Elegance Large Circle Frame Stamp
Sentimentally Yours Butterfly Elegance Curved Sentiments Stamps 
Delicate Daisies - Complete Petals - Dies by Sue Wilson
Orange Blossom Leaves Dies by Sue Wilson
Double Pierced Circles Dies by Sue Wilson (my must haves)
True White Embossing Powder by Cosmic Shimmer 
Treasure Box Embossing Folder by Sue Wilson 
6mm Cream Pearl Strips by Creative Expressions
Iced Snow Glitter Jewels by Cosmic Shimmer
(As always, I only use Cosmic Shimmer dries clear PVA gluePerfect Medium pad and an anti static bag)

The Full Card





















Details Close Up
















I hope you like this card, I will post another tomorrow  :-)

The Butterfly Elegance Collection stamps are available on my www now :-)

Remember too - I am more than happy for you to replicate my cards in your own style :-)

Happy Crafting!









PS - I have something exciting to share in September (about the 14th)(I think you'll like it!)

PPS - Don't forget to 'like' my Facebook page and follow me on Twitter to keep in touch, you can also find me on Pinterest and Instagram for ideas and inspiration :-)

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Sunday, 7 August 2016

Sneaky Peek - Butterfly Elegance - With All My Love in Frosted Mink

Hello Crafters

Only one more day to the launch of my Butterfly Elegance Collection on Hochanda :-)

I'm really looking forward to these shows and my demos for you (I may be a while on them!!)
They really are (if I say so myself) beautiful stamps and I've so enjoyed the 2 or so hours I've spent on each sample! ha ha

Here's another sneaky peek of one of my samples for you,.

This one was made using my 'From The Heart' Female Relatives Dies too and they work so well together,.. of course, I designed the dies to go with any style or theme of card,.. it's a lovely font and a delicate, legible (don't you just hate word dies that you can't actually make out what they say!) font.. have you treated yourself to my relatives dies yet?

I have to say too, that the coconut white foundations card really does lend itself perfectly to my Frosted Cosmic Shimmer colours,.. (it's a warm colour card and the frosty, pastel shades go really well with it)

Remember - I launch at 8pm tomorrow (Monday) night at 8pm (eek!)

Here is what I used (with links to them on my www in case you 'need' them)
Coconut White Foundations Cardstock
Sentimentally Yours Butterfly Elegance Large Rectangle Frame Stamp
Sentimentally Yours Butterfly Elegance Sentiments Stamps 
Sentimentally Yours Butterfly Elegance Butterfly Icons Stamps
Sentimentally Yours 'From The Heart' Female Relatives Dies by Phill Martin
Delicate Daisies - Complete Petals - Dies by Sue Wilson
Lace Edged Leaves Dies by Sue Wilson
Pierced Tags Dies by Sue Wilson
Double Pierced Rectangles Dies by Sue Wilson (my must haves)
Frosted Mink Lustre Embossing Powder by Phill Martin 
Bed of Roses Embossing Folder by Sue Wilson 
6mm Cream Pearl Strips by Creative Expressions
(As always, I only use Cosmic Shimmer dries clear PVA gluePerfect Medium pad and an anti static bag)

The Full Card



















Details Close Up

















I hope you like this card, I will post another tomorrow  :-)

The Butterfly Elegance Collection stamps are available on my www now :-)

Remember too - I am more than happy for you to replicate my cards in your own style :-)

Happy Crafting!









PS - Don't forget to 'like' my Facebook page and follow me on Twitter to keep in touch, you can also find me on Pinterest and Instagram for ideas and inspiration :-)

(Links below)