Thursday, 20 September 2018

Get Well Soon First Frost & Healing Hugs

Hello, Crafters. 

What a wonderful day I had yesterday! It started with 

coffee with Vicki which lasted nearly three hours - boy 

can we talk! LOL! After that I drove over to my sister's 

hotel, which was just an eight minute drive away! I spent

 a couple of hours catching up with her and her hubby.
  I came back home and did a bit of crafting, while waiting

 for hubby to arrive home, so he could get himself ready so

 we could take my sister Mavis, and her hubby Bill, out for 

dinner yesterday evening. We had a really super time, and

 we'll be seeing them again when they come here this

 afternoon, and will be staying for dinner.
Today's card was inspired by the decoration I added to the 

Desk Mobile Phone Holder Video I shared yesterday. I've really 

fallen in love with the First Frost Stamp Set, and I added 

the Get Well Soon sentiment from the Healing Hugs Stamp Set. 
 The die I used for the sentiment is also from the Frosted

 Bouquet Framelits Dies, which co-ordinates with the 

First Frost Stamp Set. What I really like is that the 

oblong die is made up of two dies, which allows the

 sentiment to be die cut with the smaller die, and then

 a layer to be die cut using the bigger die! 
I decorated the sentiment with a small wooden branch from 

the Frames Elements 146906 on page 199. Although it 

isn't visible in the photographs, I have painted all the flowers 

and leaves using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter 

Pen 141897 on page 203.

I chose Petal Pink as my main colour, but this is very much

 a peachy colour rather than pink!The ribbon I adhered

 around the centre is from the Metallic Ribbon Combo 

Pack that's availalable in the Annual Catalogue 

146329 on page 201.  
To finish the inside of the card, I adhered a layer of 

Whisper White Cardstock, and decorated the bottom right-hand 

corner. I cut one of the long sprigs of leaves in half, and 

adhered both pieces under one large flower - all pieces 

were also painted with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.
  I'm not sure if I'll have any time for crafting today, but I may

 be able to snatch a couple of hours this morning!

 Until tomorrow, happy crafting.


Products Used

Big Shot

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Desk Mobile Phone Holder Video

Hello, Crafters.

I've had today's project in my mind for quite some time but

 the time was never the right time to do it............until

 now.............and I'm very pleased how it has turned out!
 When I made vide No.188 - Freestanding Post-It Note Holder 

Video, someone made the comment that it would be great

 to hold your mobile phone. I agreed but didn't think too

 much about it until recently, when I had mine on my

 desk but minus the Post-It Note Pad. 

Without thinking, I put my phone in there, and it reminded 

me of the comment someone had made, so that was it! 

No time like the present, but I knew I had to do something

 different because I didn't want to copy my previous video! 

It didn't take too much to work out that the Post-It Note

 Pad, calendar and stylus/pen would all make good 

bed-mates. For my first attempt I made the unit 1/4" wider

 but it didn't achieve anything so I went back to the original

 size. The only problem I had was which Designer

 Series Paper (DSP) to choose.

 We have a terrific selection of DSP's in the current 

catalogues although I knew I didn't want to have anything

 that's seasonal. For the first complete unit I made, I used

 Tranquil Tide Cardstock (CS) together with a beautiful

 design from Tranquil Textures DSP.

 I wanted designs that had non-specific designs, and this 

fitted the bill brilliantly. For the unit I made during the

 video I used Highland Heather CS, and chose a 

pinky/lilacy onyx design from Petal Promenade. 

I decorated both cards the same, but changed the colour

 scheme - the Tranquild Tide unit has Blackberry Bliss 

flowers, and the Highland Heather unit has Highland

 Heather flowers. The stamp set is called First Frost, and 

is available in Wood- or Clear-Mount, and has a set of

 co-ordinating dies called Frosted Bouquet. These products 

are available as a bundle, which saves 10% off the

 individual prices!

 (See the Autumn/Winter Catalogue page 37).

 I decorated the first unit using the Clear Faceted Gems, 

and I was going to use the largest-size Basic Rhinestones 

for the video unit. I decided against that idea because

 I found the stylus was well-supported by the Faceted 

Gem because it protruded a fair bit! 
 This morning I'm off to meet Vicki (my daughter) for coffee.

 We don't get much of a chance to catchup with each other 

when we're at Church nowadays, because she's gone back to 

teaching the younger ones at Sunday school, so we're going 

back to our coffee mornings! Then this evening, hubby and I

 are meeting up with my sister and brother-in-law, who 

are on a flying visit from Australia! So it's definitely a 

no-crafting day today! Until tomorrow, happy crafting. 


Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Clearance Rack & Beautiful Baubles

Hello, Crafters.

Stampin' Up! really like to keep us demonstrators on our 

toes! Yesterday morning, after they had done it, they 

announced the Clearance Rack was being updated. ☺
 I try not to send out an email newsletter more than once a

 month, and I had sent one on Sunday evening with a couple 

of important reminders for customers. Then first thing 

yesterday morning, I hurriedly had to send out a second 

email to give all my customers a fair chance of picking up 

some of the amazing offers that were available. I hope 

you were able to purchase the products you wanted.
Today's card is my first play with the Beautiful Baubles 

Stamp Set and Detailed Baubles Thinlits Dies. My first idea

 was to use my Stamparatus to stamp the image three 

times across the front of but the size of the stamp ruled 

out this idea! However, I did use my Stamparatus so I could

 make sure I achieved a good impression.

I coloured the baubles using Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green

 and So Saffron Marker Pens, but I wasn't happy with the

 result at all! I moved on to  Plan B! I stamped the image on

 to three fairly plain designs from the All is Bright 

Designer Series Paper (DSP). The designs were in Cherry

 Cobbler, Garden Green and Crumb Cake. 

I mixed the colours up and adhered the die-cuts, over the

 images I had painted! It looked so very much nicer! I 

adhered the top Whisper White Cardstock (CS) layer to a

 layer of Crumb Cake CS, and then adhered some Crumb 

Cake ribbon around the bottom.

 I stamped the image and die cut it using an Oval Stitched

 Shape Framelits die. Then I layered it onto a Crumb Cake

 CS Scalloped Oval and then a Cherry Cobbler CS straight cut 

oval. I used Dimensionals to sit the sentiment astride the 

ribbon, and added a bow in the same ribbon. 

I finished the front of the card using some Basic Rhinestones

 on the sentiment. Inside the card I added a layer of 

Whisper White CS onto a layer of Crumb Cake CS, and 

finished off with several baubles lying on the "floor"!
I hope you've enjoyed today's project. Although I was 

disappointed with my first attempt, I'm very pleased how

 it turned out with Plan B! LOL! 

That's about it from me today! 

Until tomorrow, happy crafting.


Products Used
Big Shot