Sunday, 4 December 2016

Tuesday Bauble

Its the penultimate class of the year on Tuesday for my two ladies. We are going to make a bauble and finish off a set of cards we started a few weeks ago.
The bauble has a little stamping, a little punching and a little die cutting. For me the hardest part is putting the correct amount of snow in! I always have too much or not enough.  I think 1 teaspoonful is just about right in this size of ball.
Its really difficult to take pictures of these clear baubles.







 If you aren't doing anything on Tuesday afternoon pop down and join us in the den at 1.30pm for a couple of hours of crafting.



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Saturday, 3 December 2016

Gems Blog Hop December - Highlights

What a great title for the blog hop this month. Highlights of 2016. It was quite a hard choice but I went back to the little fairies, I haven't used these anything like as much as I could have done and with new products in the new year which I can't disclose at the moment I think the fairies are going to continue as a firm favourite for the spring.
This little box frame was inspired by Julie Kettlewell's Merry Mice frames. But the background is much more my sort of crafting. You would be amazed by the number of layers and daubed colours in there. It would be interesting to see how many Stampin'Up products you can spot, yes some have retired but most are current.


3 clues here!





 The wings are stamped on tissue paper the spread with tombo in a very thin layer. Once the tombo is nearly dry I have sprinkled with a little glitter, because the tissue was paper was pink the whole wings sparkle a pink colour. The wings are also like a fine malleable plastic sheet so stand up really well.











I love the new burlap ribbon and you can very easily distress it.



























The stamping is more visible here and in the picture below.






Hope you like this project, a further two in a series are planned, they just need putting together! Pop back regularly to catch them.


If my link picks don't work this is the next http://shari-anne-happycrafter.blogspot.com/2016/12/jems-december-blog-hop-my-favourite.html



and this is the previous http://kraftsbykatemartin.blogspot.com/2016/12/jems-december-blog-hop-review-of-2016.html





Friday, 2 December 2016

Bags and tags

I am so pleased to have so many lovely different sized cello bags from Stampin UP to work with. Even though I live in the North of England, well West Yorkshire to be precise we have in our valley a wine producer who uses locally grown fruit.  So thats quite a bit of my Christmas shopping list covered.
The new gusseted cello bags are idea, with the cookie cutter reindeer, the lovely stitched edge ribbon and some burlap, a couple of bells and a button my tags were made. The only problem is that I am now out of linen thread which I use to tie it all together.




Doesn't that look great.







Tuesday, 29 November 2016

The woes of crafting at home.

Since June and the opening of Our Creative Den all my craft stuff has been there and I haven't done any paper crafting at home, just knitting and a little embroidery. I do lots of planning and researching ideas at home, but tonight I had something I had something I wanted to start.
So I bought some of the bits home with me. The other problem is I don't have any particular space to craft in so its on the sofa, eek better not get glue everywhere. The crochet hook has been used like a pokey tool. The tape measure as a weight/clam to help the glue dry. But its worked........


The starting materials.


The gluing process!!!


One complete flower. How christmassy is that in the lovely Stampin'Up 'This Christmas' lightweight speciality papers.

This is a completed sphere in paper from a book.





There is a workshop in Our Creative Den tomorrow night to make one of these, check us out online Our Creative Den






Monday, 28 November 2016

Sale Extravaganza

Today is the last day of the Stampin'Up sale extravaganza. There are extra items for just this last 24hours as well those that have been on sale this week some with 40% discount.

In the one day 24hour sale today (28th) is the flurry of wishes set. My friend and I have a little challenge going to see what different colour ways we can think of, we have done some shockers but here are some of the best.


 This is the link to the online shop where you will find the sale here
This is the Flurry of Wishes Bundle with its code






I have some pink ones somewhere but I can't find the photos!  There is one in the catalogue in pink on page 29.
Happy shopping everyone.


Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Project Life

Unfortunatly we have all been  hit by a tummy bug so not much crafting going on, but time has been spent checking out the Stampin'Up sale extravaganza that is on this WEEK.
The project Life 'Hello December' pack of cards and accessory pack has 30% off. So I have ordered both of them plus a pack of pockets, variety pack 2, this one has lots of little pockets 2" square. And the emerald envy 6 x 8 album.
My intention is to get all the family to send me pictures  of what they are up to in December to create a wider whole family album. To me this is the only way as we are a very widespread family.

I have also sat and watched one of Stampin'Ups videos about creating an album like this, its very informative, so for those of you who don't know much about project life I am going to try and include it here........ but you know all about my lack of IT skills

Ooops I thing the video has gone into a separate post! Make sure you watch to the end as she shows you some completed pages and they are great.


The card pack is here On this page in my online shop are all the other products in this suite. The accessory pack which has lots of little embellishments, the dates, wooden tress, silver stars, and tree paperclips plus a set of stamps which don't seem to be in the picture!



The album and the pockets.




Project Life by Stampin' Up! Hello December 2016



This video relates to the post above. I'm not sure why it has made itself a separate post..... another learning curve. Please watch particularly the last few minutes when completed pages are show. It looks brilliant. Then read the above!
Have a great day.