The stars can be used as Christmas décor – how about creating a huge star banner? Or individual Christmas tree decorations? You can use them to top gifts, use the elements to create cards or decorate scrapbook pages… the list goes on.
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
You know how much you LOVE Christmas products? Well we have even more for you now, with the launch of the Autumn/Winter supplement. It’s a small-ish publication, featuring new Project Life products, new stamp sets and some great new kits.
The one that’s causing the biggest stir is this, the Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit. Mine hasn’t arrived yet so I’ll show you some official pix and videos to whet your appetite.
Now I must warn you that this kit is not only causing a stir, but is only available while supplies last so, if you fancy getting your hands on one, I personally wouldn’t delay. You can order yours today from my online store, simply by clicking here.
The kit contains everything you need to make and embellish 26 3D stars, of various sizes, from 5.1cm (2”) right up to a whopping 38.1cm (15”). There are bows, tags, banners, wooden snowflakes, sequins and Baker’s Twine to add some festive bling to your stars.
As you’ll see in the second video, you can also cut a flap in the stars so that you can use them as cute gift holders, without having to destroy the star to get the treats out.
Enough waffling, take a look… the first video shows you how to assemble the stars. The second shows you some ideas for using them, and some really cool tips!
Monday, 20 October 2014
This was the Make & Take for the party I did on Friday evening. It was lovely to catch up with old (as in long-standing, honest!!!) customers and new and the hostess was VERY happy as the total reached a whopping £500, so LOTS of freebies for her! The project is very quick and easy to make, which is ideal both for Make & Takes and for your Christmas cards. And I love the colour combo of Coastal Cabana and Cherry Cobbler for Christmas... it’s a little bit retro, which is right up my street.
Saturday, 18 October 2014
This little beauty has been cruelly nicknamed “Hitler Kitten” by my daughter, due to the unfortunate moustache markings. But he’s a real cutie and lucky to be alive after being abandoned, with this siblings and mother, a few weeks ago. Fortunately one of the shelter volunteers found them and rescued the kittens (sadly, it’s thought that a fifth was killed by a dog), returning later to catch the mother. They’s semi-longhaired and adorable... and looking for homes! Head to Woodland Nook to arrange an appointment to visit...
Friday, 17 October 2014
By rights, I should be in Brussels at the European Stampin’ Up!® Convention, but unfortunately I and my team decided not to go this year, for various reasons. It’s probably a good thing, as this bug I’ve had has totally wiped me out, and Convention is exhausting. But I can’t help feeling a pang as I look at the clock and think “right now, I’d be swapping’... or “Shelli will be taking the stage about now...”
I have a lot to do today so will have to keep myself away from the computer, where I’ll be tempted to stalk other demonstrators for snippets of info!
So, back to business and today’s project. When creating a project for the Around the World Challenge, I actually made two cards. This was the first one but I wasn’t totally happy with it. In fact, I may yet still go back and tweak it.
I do hope you’re warming to this Santa set. I haven’t had much positive feedback about it from my customers and team, but apparently it’s very popular. I went from hating it to loving it so maybe you can too!
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
It’s time for another Around the World Challenge – I do hope you’ll play along. I’d love to see a familiar name pop up in the challenge entry list!
My project uses vellum in two very different ways. Can you spot them?
Monday, 13 October 2014
I had to cancel this month’s Crafty Friday as I was still not feeling well but it made me realise that I’ve not yet shown you last month’s projects.
We began by making a mask using a circle punch, then sponged inside the aperture using various blue inks. Then followed some stamping, stamping off, punching, scrunching and finally some pearls.
The small print
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