Friday, 29 August 2014

Woo Hoo...

The new 2014 Holiday Seasonal catalogue from Stampin' Up! is live ...and if you are already one of my customers your complimentary copy, along with the little owl card, is already winging its way to you (if it hasn't arrived already).

The new holiday catalogue has 51 pages and is  filled with project ideas and details of the products used to make them.

As you'd expect there is everything you might need for cards, gift tags, treat holders, gift wrapping, table and home decorations and more... there is something to suit all tastes.

Now this picture shows  MY copy ... already well thumbed and you will notice I wrote my name on it ... what you can't see from this picture is that it also has my wishlist and project ideas notes inside
If you would like to get your own copy please drop me a line and I will get one in the post to you straight away.

Alternatively - or while you are waiting  for your copy to arrive in the mail -  you may prefer to view it on line where you can also download an electronic copy  please go HERE

Over the next few days I hope to share some projects made with products from the new catalogue....but as always if you have any questions about any of the products or promotions or you would like to know more please do get in touch.

Until next take, take care
Christa   xx 

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Let Your Hair Down

 In my previous post I shared the swap card I made on the cards for men theme ....but there was a spot left over in another group so I  made this funny card using the hostess set  called Let Your Hair Down which has 5 styled sentiments

I will admit the inspiration for this came at the end of a crafting session and from the disaster zone that was my work bench. I had been using the fringe scissors on a garden themed card and had some 'grass' fringes  left over. ...and I thought  hair!  I thought green hair might be overkill, but once I had the basic idea down I set too with the black card and gave him a retro  hairdo.

There are always punched circles on my desk (I hate waste & so have small press seal bags of punch-outs ready for when I just need to grab and go) so the eyes were a simple punch n stick with some white gel pen to add a little gleam. I made bright bow ties from some embossed yellow card (from a previous project) & my little hair card was born...

I think this could make a great "punny"card for a teenage son...with the addition of the words son and...(heir)...  but for this one I decided to use the rocking chair image (You Rock stamp set)  inside the card,  along with another of the sentiment stamps from the Let Your Hair Down hostess set ... and this one says Never too old to Party!

This one also got the husband seal of approval... in fact I got the giggle seal of approval and he kept coming back and looking at it I am guessing that would make it a hit!

It was a fun card to make and a great way of using up some of the product left on my desk after I'd finished making other projects.

As always if you have any questions about the process or the products or anything else that I can help with please do get in touch.

Until next time, take care,

Christa   xx 

Friday, 22 August 2014

One for the Guys...

 I have been taking part in regular swaps with a small group of  UK demonstrators and this month we had men in mind...

I know many people say they find ideas for male cards  difficult but I really like the challenge.

 For this card I used Indigo Island for my base card with Maritime Designer Paper  for the lower half.  I stamped the ship from Traveller stamp set, punched it out and offset it against a punched circle of crushed curry card. I used a sponge to ink the bottom of the image with coastal cabana ink to blend it with the paper. Although the flags are a part of Sea Street stamp set,  the flags at the top were cut from a sheet of the Maritime paper. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Bloom with Hope hostess set.

This card got the husband seal of approval so I guess he is one guy who would be happy to receive this card.

As always if you have any questions about any products or processes please do get in touch

Until next time, take care

Christa   xx 

Friday, 1 August 2014

Big Shot Bundles

Latest offer from Stampin' Up!                                                                                                                              

 Buy a Big Shot between now and the 31st August and choose any of these fabulous bundles for FREE! (My favourite price!

There are 5 stamp sets and coordinating framelits bundles to choose from, so there is sure to be something for if you were thinking of buying a Big Shot, now might be the perfect time...

If its on your wishlist for later, you could always suggest to Santa that he might want to get a head start on Xmas shopping this year to take advantage of the GREAT offer...

As always if you have any questions about this or any other offers or products please do get in touch
Until next time, take care

Christa   xx