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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Glimmer Paper - not just for Christmas!

Hi Everybody!

This is the technique I was going to do at our crop last Saturday, but unfortunately I was snowed in and the crop had to be cancelled.  

I promised everyone I would get it up on my blog, so here it is at last!

Basically, it's a wonderful technique that can open up all sorts of possibilites with our Glimmer Paper - you can colour it!

The butterfly above is made using the Sizzix Bigz Beautiful Butterflies die. I then took my Pretty in Pink ink pad and sponged it all over - the glimmer paper holds it!  Some people prefer to use an aqua painter to do this step, but I find it goes a bit splotchy. I found a piece of sponge worked much better. 

I then did the same thing with Early Espresso ink, but this time just inked around the edges.

Another good thing about our Glimmer Paper, if you spend £150 during Saleabration, you get a pack of Glimmer Paper free.  Why not get a few friends together, order £150 of product between you and then split the Glimmer Paper pack? You get two sheets of 12x12 paper, so plenty to go round just a few of you!  

The card was made using Crumb Cake cardstock, layered with a piece of DSP from our new Tea for Two collection (due in the new Spring/Summer catty), and the Ex Libris background stamp.  The ribbon is also new and in our new Spring/Summer catty, and the sentiment is from Friendly Phrases. the whole thing is finished off with a few rhinestones. 

TFL! Joanne x-

Friday, 25 January 2013

It's time for Saleabration!

Hi Everybody!

It's about time I updated my blog with details of Saleabration! This year it is running from 22 January to 22 March, and during that time there's lots of free goodies and offers to tempt you!

As usual during Saleabration, there are some wonderful stamp sets. You receive one of your choice for every £45 you spend. But that's not all! As well as stamp sets, there is also a punch, some Designer Series Paper, a ribbon and button set an embossing folder, a Simply Sent card kit AND this time around various things have been added from the current catty. So if none of the exclusive SAB items excite you, you could always choose from any of the six selected items from the catalogue as your free gift.

Now is also a wonderful time to join Stampin' Up! To celebrate 25 years of Stampin' up!, during SAB you will recieve 25% more in your Starter Kit! Taht's £162.50 worth of product for just £99!

For more details just click on the link in the side bar.

The card above has been made using a stamp from the SAB set called Feeling Sentimental. It co-ordinates perfectly with the World Spectacular Suite. The papers I have used are from the World Spectacular DSP, and the Happy Birthday sentiment is from the You're Amazing stamp set. Here's the recipe for what I used:

Island Indigo cardstock - 124390
World Spectacular DSP - 126897
Apothecary Accents Framelits - 127003
Linen thread - 104199
Naturals Ivory cardstock - 108630
Early Espresso ink pad - 126974
Island Indigo ink pad - 126986
Cherry Cobbler ink pad - 126966
Feeling Sentimental stamp set - Saleabration exclusive - not for sale, but free with £45 order

If you have any questions about SAB, or joining with such a great offer, please get in touch with me.

TFL! Joanne x

Friday, 11 January 2013

Serene Sillhouettes Stamp-a-Stack

Hello Everybody!

It's a long time since I've blogged so I do apologise. What with Christmas and not feeling too well I've not been feeling much like crafting.  I think I've got/had a frozen shoulder. It's been really painful but getting a bit better now. I will go to the doctors, but trouble is, with me I won't go unless I'm absolutely dying, but as it's bothering with my crafting I really should sort something out.

Anyway, without further ado, I'd like to announce the first class of 2013! This will take place at Beauchief Baptist Church on Saturday 2nd February from 10.30 onwards.

We will be doing a Stamp-a-Stack using the Serene Silhouettes stamp set. What this means is you will be making 12 cards in total - 3 each of each of the four designs below, thus having plenty of cards to see you through the year, or the start of the year at least! The price of this class will be £15. Here is a photo of all the cards together, and below each one in closeup.


The reason I have chosen this set is because there is so much you can do with it, as in different techniques.  I also like the fact that it's not necessarily a "floral, feminine" type stamp set, as can be seen from above, the images lend themselves to a more generic or even masculine feel as well. 

As I mentioned before, I've tried to make the cards as generic as possible so they can be used for any occasion.  This card in particular could be seen as having a more masculine appeal. 

Despite looking quite scary, they are all very simple to create - no brayering was used in the making of any of these cards, as I know that can put some people off!

On the day I will have all my sentiment stamps with me, so you can make your cards suitable for any occasion you wish.  If you'd like to book, please get in touch with me through my website at

TFL! Joanne x