Monday, 1 September 2014

Jill of All Trades!

Monday, 1 September 2014
Hello friends

Firstly congratulations to Chris from Norfolk 
who is the August Charity Kit winner - start to stalk your postman!

Also Pat asked yesterday what die created the pointed circle on the card, that is all 
part of the Exquisite Circles die - there is 6 in the set and assorted circular shapes.
I've just sold my last one of these but always drop me an email and 
I can order them in.

So did you all have a nice Sunday? 
This is what I did.... (not craft related at all!)
With the help of Mitchell and my nephew James we laid a new greenhouse base for my 
parents.  Dad had planned to do this before his accident and as he now needs to take 
a while to recover and rest we wanted to get it done.
I discovered that I really liked laying block paving!
 I'm rather impressed for a first attempt -  
it doesn't wobble when you walk on it either!
Everything was overseen by the building inspector...
And there was a real sense of satisfaction when it was done.

Stop by tomorrow - it is definitely craft, Tuesday Tip/Technique.
Can it really be September already?!

Take care friends.


Sunday, 31 August 2014

Have you got the winning ticket??

Sunday, 31 August 2014
Hello friends

As promised announcing the winning ticket today and it is....
please check your August Charity Kit and if you have 257
please email hope-chances@live.co.uk with your address details.
The prize is a goodie box of dies, stamps, adhesives and more!

Today's craft project is a predominantly white card with a touch of pastel.
Starting with a pale pink base, combining A2 Matting Basics A with impressabilities 
(Flowers) creates the pretty background.  
The central feature is Exquisite Circles and the butterfly centre is Les Papillions.
The bottom edge of the card is created with Classic Ric Rac.
Sometimes mixing shapes does work!

I should mention that more pre-loved dies have been uploaded to the website,
it is always worth stopping by now and again to check what is new :)

Take care friends - roast dinner day!


Saturday, 30 August 2014

The C Word!

Saturday, 30 August 2014
Hello friends

Today's post is a little late being published...helps if I press that 
schedule button! 

It's a Christmas card - I got told off on Facebook for mentioning Christmas 
but in the crafting industry we do work months ahead and I'm happy
to talk about Christmas any time of the year - I love it!

I've gone for navy blue and white card and used 
2013 Holiday Trees (available here) -
I wanted a sort of pine tree forest look.
Adding a few crystal gemstones and my favourite - a tag and twine,
job done!

LoraineC - wishing your son well in his skydive - how brave!

Take care friends - have a great weekend and stop by tomorrow...
announcing August's Charity Kit winning number.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Friday Die Day

Friday, 29 August 2014
Hello friends

Another favourite FDD revisited today featuring a window die -
this is Window Two but works perfectly with other window dies including
Window One and Window Four.
The size of the die is 2½ x 3⅝” and this is how it looks cut/embossed.
Tags are definitely back! 
I've covered one of the Ranger Manila Tags (currently on sale on the website here)
with pretty paper and inked the edges.
On the reverse side of the window I've placed a further shaped piece of patterned paper.
The view from the front.
Added a little stamped tag with twine.  Love how the window opens.
Tiny champagne pearls make great window knobs!
Attached to the tag with a little lace threaded through.
some tiny flowers and leaves and finished.

The shop re-opens tomorrow after its little summer break.
Have a wonderful weekend, hoping for August weather please not this rainy stuff!

Take care friends.
 

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Dove of Peace Tag

Thursday, 28 August 2014
Hello friends

A tag today featuring one of the new Christmas dies - Dove of Peace.
I created a simple design as my hope is to make lots for my Christmas parcels
and keeping it speedy is pretty important when you are rushing around 
doing everything else at Christmas :)
I teamed the beautiful Dove of Peace with my absolute favourite Christmas die - 
Layered Poinsettia - I never tire of making these gorgeous flowers. 
Please feel free to check out the Christmas dies on the website,
(just in case you are organised and starting your projects early). 
Elliott has designed a new festive banner for the site too, that was in between 
celebrating his birthday which seems to have run into days!

Here he is with a glass of champagne and a subtle badge....
And some cupcakes featuring cats....
I confess I didn't make them! 
Have a great day, take care friends.


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