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Sunday, 23 February 2014

Create & Craft Shows

Good Afternoon Everyone..

Well, I've had a lovely Sunday, lazed (I know, how could I! lol) most of the morning, then spent the last few hours finalising the plans for my first ever Create & Craft shows with my own Stamp Range, Sentimentally Yours AND some incredible products from Creative Expressions that work perfectly together!

To say I'm excited is a mahoosive understatement!!

I can't tell you which of my stamps will be on the shows yet, but I CAN tell you that some of Collection 3 will be launched on these shows!! whoo hoo

Anyhoo, here are the details:- Put the date in your diary and set it to record if you can't watch live :-)

Monday 10th March 2014 - 9am and 4pm

I'll get as many demos as I can in each show 
and they will be different for each show :-)
I can't wait!

Now, where did I put my cuppa?

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Teal & Cream 8x8 Card :-)

Good Afternoon Everyone

OK, so I had so many people say how much they liked the Black & Cream 8x8 Card I posted yesterday, I thought I'd share my original version with you, which is Teal & Cream (another combination that I love)

Here's what I used for this card:

1 A3 and 2 A4 sheets of cream linen card
2 A4 sheets of teal card
My own Sentimentally Yours Quotes of Inspiration A5 Stamps
Tumbled Glass distress ink pad
Teal memento ink pad
Spellbinders Die D-Lites Blooms Four
Spellbinders Les Papillions Two
Spellbinders Grand Decorative Ovals
Creative Expressions A4 Cascading Hearts embossing folder
Cosmic Shimmer acrylic glue
Cream pearls
Teal self adhesive pearls
Teal satin ribbon
Glamour Dust irridescent glitter
Aqua Stickles

Hope you like this colour combination too :-)

Happy Crafting!

Friday, 21 February 2014

Black & Cream 8x8 Card :-)

Good Evening Everyone!

I've just mashed a cuppa (Earl Grey of course) and thought I'd write this post whilst whilst I have my cuppa... perfick!

I love Black & Cream together, it's a little less harsh than Black & White and feels a bit 'warmer', if you know what I mean...

To make this 8x8 card, I used:

1 A3 and 2 A4 sheets of cream linen card
2 A4 Sheets of black card
My own Sentimentally Yours Quotes of Inspiration A5 Stamps
Black Soot distress ink pad
Spellbinders Die D-Lites Blooms 4
Spellbinders Les Papillions 2
Spellbinders Grand Decorative Ovals
Creative Expressions A4 Tapestry Embossing Folder
Cosmic Shimmer acrylic glue
Cream Pearls
Black self adhesive pearls
Black silky crush ribbon
Glamour dust Irridescent Glitter

It's amazing, the variations you can get from the blooms 4 dies, just by curling with your tweezers and molding on you sponge mat! All the flowers on this card are from the same 3 dies!

Anyhoo, hope you like it! (You might just see me showing you this card on air soon) :-)

Happy Crafting!

Monday, 17 February 2014

Some sad news... and some exciting news! :-)

Good Morning Everyone.. 
(unless you're reading this in the afternoon or evening!) 

I have some news to share with you all.

The sad news:
As most of you know, I have been working with Hunkydory Crafts and their amazing products for a while now, showcasing them on Create & Craft and at demos and craft shows.

You may also know that last September, I launched my own stamp range, Sentimentally Yours, and they have been sooo popular with you all (thankyou!) There are 35 different sets already (so far!) and I'm so pleased you love them as much as I've loved designing them :-)

I've found it increasingly difficult to manage my work with Hunkydory with designing my stamps and running my shop, that I have now taken the difficult (believe me, very difficult!) decision to no longer do Create & Craft shows for Hunkydory.
You will still see me at The Great British Craft Festivals at Bolton and Warwick and hopefully, more craft shows and store demos, just not on Create & Craft.

I've loved every single minute with Hunkydory, Anne-Marie, Ruth, Rebecca and the team and will miss working with them dearly. 

The exciting news:
As I mentioned above, I launched my own stamp range, Sentimentally Yours, last September. I absolutely love designing my own stamps and, as a crafter myself, I spend hours designing them to make sure they are what I would use in my crafty projects.
I currently manage all the trade side of my brand too, so that other shops around the country can provide them to their customers.

This too, has become increasingly difficult to manage on my own, there just aren't enough hours in a day!
However, I'm really excited to be able to tell you that I have now joined the team at Creative Expressions, who will be taking over the trade side of my Sentimentally Yours brand (I will still be designing everything!)

What this means for me, and this is why I'm so excited! is that I will now have more time to focus on developing and designing my range of stamps (and hopefully other products!) 
It also means that I will be able to showcase my Sentimentally Yours products along side Creative Expressions products on Create & Craft!

This is something I have worked very hard to achieve and I am uber excited!

I will keep you up to date with show times etc when I have all the information.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 9 February 2014

White on white - with a hint of green :)

Good Afternoon Everyone

So, I thought I'd have a lazy Sunday... see, the problem is, I'm not very good at doing nothing so I thought I'd pop a photo on of a card I made for our last Craftathon...

This is an 8x8 card, made all white, with the exception of tints of green.

Here's what I used:
2 x 8x8 white card blanks
1 A4 sheet of Silver mirri card
1 A4 sheet of 160gsm paper
1m of green silky crush ribbon
1 Pearl embellishment
My own Sentimentally Yours  Quotes of Inspiration A5 Stamps
Iced Spruce Distress Ink
Spellbinder Grand Decorative Ovals Dies
A4 Damask Embossing Folder
Aqua Stickles
Glamour Dust
Woodware Sakura Flower Punches (Super, Big and Multi)

It's easy to create this card... just takes a bit of time!

The frame on top of the card is cut from a 19cm square of one of the card blanks, then the centre is cut out, leaving a 2cm border.

The embossed inside of the frame is made from a second piece of the spare card blank, again cut to 19cm square, then embossed using the embossing folder and Grand Calibur.
The frame is then foam mounted onto the embossed section, creating a 3d raised frame :-)
The stickles is on the inside part of the frame, on the edge... much easier to do this than you think, just run the nib of the stickles along the edge and apply small amounts of stickles.

The flowers are punched from the sakura flower punches and the 160gsm paper, I've found the paper is easier when shaping the flowers, as I've done :-) Some flowers were left white and some were given the distress inky edge!

The die cut oval is done using the inside section that was spare from cutting the frame out .. all the little dots on it are glittered, but you can't see it too well on this photo.

Anyway, you should be able to make the rest out,... hope you like it :)

Try this card in other colour ways,.. I love white on white, with just a hint of colour from a distress ink pad :-)

Happy Crafting!!