Tuesday, 16 January 2018

 
 

Join us for a relaxing, fun evening making cards on Friday, 9th February at 7pm.

We will be making four cards using fantastic products from the new Stampin' Up Spring and Saleabration catalogues. Lots of inspiration and tips will be provided and you are welcome to either follow the example cards or create your own fabulous designs. A variety of sentiment stamps will be provided so that you can tailor your cards to the occasion of your choice.

All card, inks, embellishments and the use of stamps are included in the cost of £12. Please bring your own adhesive.

You will need a strong glue and may wish to use dimensionals. Please let me know when you book your place on the workshop if you would like to pre-order adhesive. Multi-purpose liquid glue is £3.75. Stampin' Dimensionals (300) also cost £3.75. Snail Adhesive is available at a cost of £6.25 (refills are £4.00) and Mini Glue Dots (300) cost £4.75.

All bookings are non-refundable. In the event of being unable to attend the workshop, you will of course receive the materials and instructions required to create all the items that we make during the evening.
 
This workshop is suitable for both beginners and more experienced crafters. Please contact me for any further information and for Bebington venue directions. Hope you can join us!
 
April x


Monday, 15 January 2018

Party Pandas

 
 How cute is this little guy with his balloon?
 
I love Party Pandas and the best news is that they are FREE with any £45 order from the annual or spring catalogue (excluding P&P).
 
Here is one of the party animals combined with Tranquil Tide cardstock and Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. I've used paper piecing for his balloon. I could have coloured it, but I quite like the solid appearance of the paper (from Colour Theory Designer Series Paper Stack).
 
I really enjoyed making this card and I'm looking forward to making a whole array of panda-themed creations!
 
April x
 
 


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Thursday, 11 January 2018

Petal Palette


Hello! Here is a card made using the lovely Petal Palette bundle. It was inspired by the challenge over at Global Design Project where you are asked to CASE a gorgeous card by Krista Frattin.

 
I was inspired by the sketch (although I have flipped it around) and the very pretty layering. I love the doily and have tried to include a similar effect with some die-cut vellum. I have kept to a simple colour scheme of Smoky Slate and Pool Party with a touch of silver from the sequins.
The vellum was a snippet and the Smoky Slate cardstock is my very last snippet of that colour (sob!) I am therefore sending my bunch of flowers to the Parsnip Piglet and Di over at Pixie's Snippets Playground. Happy crafting! April x
 
 


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Sunday, 7 January 2018

Saleabration Suggestions


Happy New Year! Do you remember the fortune cookie scene from Mickey Blue Eyes? I think it's one of my favourite film scenes, so when I saw this stamp set in the new Spring catalogue I had to have it!!

Of course the most fabulous thing about this time of year is that it's now Saleabration which means getting free products. This card uses two Saleabration items - Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series Paper and Tutti-Frutti Cards and Envelopes. For every order of £45 you can choose a free product from the Saleabration catalogue. There are also new rewards for orders of £90 too.

This card is the first of my 'Saleabration Suggestions' with shopping lists and bundle ideas included!

If you ordered the 'Fortunate to Know You' clear mount set, Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper, Combo Stampin' Blends in Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral, a Bronze Stampin' Blend (for the chopsticks!) and a pack of Whisper White cardstock, your order would cost £48.75 so you could choose either the DSP or the cards and envelopes as your free Saleabration products.

Assuming you already have a Bigshot, you could add Layering Circles Framelits, Lemon Lime A4 cardstock, Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Stampin' Dimensionals (these raise up the fortune cookie!) to your order. This would cost an additional £46.75 and would mean that you would get both the DSP and the card set free. I know it sounds a bit like one of those Facebook memes that ask why spend £1 on a mass-produced shop card when you could spend £95.50 on the card above, but of course you can make so many more cards, gift boxes, tags, photo albums from your Saleabration haul (and it's lots of fun!)

I'd like to enter my card into the challenge over at SU! Only Challenges where the theme is Brrr! Baby It's Cold Outside and you are asked to include something you think of when it's cold. Now bear with me here, but I tend to think of takeaway food when it's freezing outside. A mental connection I know I need to break (I have kept to my New Year healthy eating resolutions so far!)

Happy crafting! April x



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Thursday, 28 December 2017

Climbing Orchid



 
 
Hello! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I had a lovely time, but I'm always itching to make a more spring-like card after months of making Christmas cards!
 
I was also desperate to have a go with my new Stampin' Blends that were a particularly fabulous Christmas present. I love them and they do blend beautifully! I decided to make a Z-fold card for these orchids from Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. I also used some dsp that will be coming very soon for Saleabration. The Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes are the perfect size for dewdrops on leaves!
 
I created lots of snippets because I kept getting my base card wrong for some reason (possibly too much Christmas chocolate!) I know that isn't really the point. The only thing I can say in my favour is that the Whisper White used for the sentiment and orchids all derived from a snippet-origin! I am therefore producing my orchids with a flourish for Parsnip and Di over at Pixie's Snippets Playground. I would also like to enter my card over at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog.
 
Happy crafting! April x
 

 
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Sunday, 17 December 2017

Season of Cheer

 
 
 
Hello! I have taken a pause from general Christmas chaos to make a card. The bells started off life as part of my Amazon advent calendar! They were cut with an X-Cut die called Filigree Bell.
 
 

 
 
I'm very partial to a beauty advent calendar, but I try to get them when they are reduced. The original price for this one was bonkers. It has yielded some very nice card though!
 
Other parts of the card have come from Stampin' Up's Watercolor Christmas kit. The card base has a lovely subtle watercolour wash printed on it and the tiny bow (a Waffleflower die) was cut from a snippet of Real Red paper. The kit is gorgeous but I get very bored making multiple cards of the same design and so I tend to make the bits into other things. I'm always in awe when people say they have made a hundred cards of the same design. I can get easily bored halfway through one of my cards! I think that explains why I found the vellum snowflake on the floor. I have no idea what I made that for originally!
 
My card is super snippety, so I'm off to ring the bells down Parsnip's ears at Pixie's Snippets Playground! Thank you so much Di for the beautiful Christmas card. My card is currently winging its way to you and I hope you have a lovely Christmas (with lots of time for crafting!)
 
The theme of my card was inspired by the challenge over at Cards in Envy where the DT are asking for Christmas bells.
 

  

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