Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Little Book

Tuesday, 3 March 2015
Hello friends

Today a little book to show you, I've been making these in some of my classes
but I thought it would be nice to share with everyone today.
It features chipboard covers (measuring 5” x 4 ½ “), covered with pretty paper.
 The dies are Sentiments and  Pretty Petals A, B, C and D!
Inside there are pockets for tickets, memorabilia, photos etc.
An envelope attached to the inside cover with just the flap embossed with M-Bossabilities.
To create the inner pockets cut card to measure 8” x 8”.  Score at 4”, then rotate the card 
and score at 3.2”.  Fold along each section, this will create pockets, the open side 
is kept closed with the book rings. 

Ribbons tied around the book rings make a nice finishing touch.
They are fun to make and make brilliant gifts.

Other news...

A new sale on the website.... 99p!

Click here to see the items and grab yourself a bargain!
More being added so always worth checking back now and again.

Take care friends.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Clean and Simple

Monday, 2 March 2015
Hello friends

Here's my post, thank you for popping back.
Today there is a blog hop between Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Lawn Fawn.

I created a clean and simple card using their beautiful stamps and papers and
included Spellbinders dies - Classic Hearts and A2 Modern Stationery.

There is a full tutorial on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog here so please take a 
look and remember to stop by their blog all this week for lots of inspiration.

Take care friends.

A little later...

Hello friends

Today's post will be published a little later today,
I'm having to coincide with US clocks.

Please pop back later!

Take care,

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Sunday Giveaway!

Sunday, 1 March 2015
Hello friends

Really??? 1 March already?!

Yesterday I was at the Make It Show in Farnborough, I packed my bags....
and set off.  The M25 was kind to me - thank you traffic fairies!
I've never been to this show before so I wasn't prepared that it is on an 
airfield and the arena is huge - I mean massive!!  
It was busy but I think I managed to keep up chatting to everyone,
with demonstrating Spellbinders in between!
It was wonderful to meet up with blog follower friends so special thanks 
to those that come to say hello.
 I returned home mid evening, dinner and Bella cuddles.
All in all a great day.

Back to today it's a giveaway!
One of the dies I was demonstrating yesterday was Diagonal Chevron.
You may recall it from this card that I made.
It proved really popular and it was pointed out many times that it would 
also be useful to create male cards.
So, if you would like to win this die, easy peasy - just make sure you are a follower 
and leave a comment on today's blog post, a winner will be selected next week.

Wishing you a lovely Sunday.  Take care friends.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Friday Die Day

Friday, 27 February 2015
Hello friends

It's Friday Die Day!
Today I'm featuring Lonely Hearts.
This is a Spellbinders® Shapeabilities® Decorative Strips die,
it consists of two parts - inset and border and the approximate die measurements are:

Inset: 5⅝ x 2⅛“
Border: 5½ x 1⅞“

This is how it looks cut/embossed.
You also have the option of die cutting the border alone and..
placing it behind to make a very effective background.
For my card I chose to use the die cut without a coloured background and went for a
palette of pale blue and white - a little bit Wedgewood -like.
The background is created with 5 x 7 Matting Basics B.
Before I affixed the die cut vertically, I inserted ribbon through the
filigree parts and secured at the back.
I then selected Bitty Blossoms and created three flowers and leaves.
Best Wishes stamped and cut into a banner.
Positioned those and voila!  Finished.
Some close up pics.

Lonely Hearts is available on the website here.

Also, I should mention, if you are ever in doubt regarding the sizes of dies -
click on the links whenever I name them and on the website I will have listed
the measurements.

And, another tip - if you are unsure if a die has been discontinued, pop along
to the Spellbinders website and type the die name in the search facility.
If it's still available on their website then is has not been discontinued.

Take care friends, wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Cute Cottage

Thursday, 26 February 2015
Hello friends

Thank you for the lovely response to yesterday's post,
Yana's cards are stunning and show such a great way of using the dies.

Today's card is another new UK release and it looks very much in keeping
with our country - a cute cottage, Cozy Cottage.
The die set comes with the little shaped pieces that I have added to the thatched
roof but cut in green, they make lovely tufts of grass!

Cozy Cottage is available to pre-order on the website here.

Now to hopefully answer some die questions.
Dies are discontinued for a variety of reasons, firstly it would be impossible to keep
the entire inventory of dies, new dies are introduced, styles change so some definitely
have to be discontinued - I know it's often sad though.

Another main reason is sales.
Even though we may find that a die is extremely popular in this country,
it may not be abroad so the the sale percentage drops.  I guess, like all businesses it 
is impractical to stock a product that is not selling as well as others.

The good news is that Spellbinders are aware that we get upset when certain
dies are discontinued, they take note and an example is Grand Squares,
they realised these were really popular in the UK and have now brought out
So take heart, you may see your favourites reappear.

In between keep an eye out on the Pre-Loved section on the website,
you may find the die you have been seeking there :)

Bella news...
A bit of sunshine yesterday so Elliott and I took Bella out to the woods.
It was very muddy but she didn't mind, here she is sporting a red jumper -
Lady in Red!
Also delighted to see bluebells are sprouting between all the fallen leaves.
Take care friends - back tomorrow for Friday Die Day.

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