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.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Tags on Frames

Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Hello friends
Today's crafty project is a set of decorated frames.
The feature on each frame is a decorated tag - 
if I can find a way to put a tag onto something I will! 
I've then added Les Papillion and tiny flowers and gemstones.
It is all fairly neutral colours but works well in my kitchen :)

I've hit the ground running returning from Coventry, so apologies 
a speedy blog post today but back tomorrow.

Take care friends.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Tuesday Tip/Technique

Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Hello friends

I hope you all had a great Bank Holiday.
We are back from Coventry and today further celebrations for
Elliott's birthday - the whole family coming over for a dinner tonight.

Today's tip/technique is using rub-ons with your Grand Calibur and die cuts. 
Do you have a stock of them languishing in a box/drawer somewhere?
Do you have a surplus of the lolly sticks that come with them??
Here is a different idea to apply your rub-ons.
Position your desired design onto cardstock.
As opposed to using the traditional lolly stick to transfer the image, create your
cutting sandwich for the Grand Calibur with a piece of extra card for a shim.
Run it through the machine and your image will transfer,
you can then use your patterned card to die cut hearts and more.
Easy peasy and I personally think a lot quicker.
I have noticed that rub-on quality varies from company to company
so have a rummage through yours to find the best ones.

Take care friends and thank you for stopping by each time.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Lucky Me and Bank Holiday Sale!

Monday, 25 August 2014
Hello friends

Just before I went away a parcel arrived in the post for me and what a treat!
The lovely people at Filofax have sent me a brand new A5 organiser.
(I think they've heard the rumours about how many notes/lists I write!)

I own an iPhone and I have apps galore but there is nothing quite like writing a diary note
and making a list with a pen and paper.
Even better is when you can tick them off as jobs done! 
So despite technology I don't think you can beat the age old tradition of 
writing a diary and keeping an appointment book and this Filofax certainly provides
plenty of space to write!

Once I'm home I intend to show you more of my lovely new Filofax combined with
some craft ideas... we are still in Coventry and Elliott is having a
brilliant time at the gaming convention.

I also should let you know that there is a bit of a Bank Holiday sale on the website...

All Spellbinders Media Mixage is included in the sale so check out the
dies, bezels, blanks, metals, hatpins, texture plates and more!

Hope you all having a fun Bank Holiday Monday - what are you up to?

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Bunting Galore!

Saturday, 23 August 2014
Hello friends

Thank you for all your kind comments regarding my Dad yesterday,
I'm pleased to say he is home now, he will need rest as he has sustained a nasty head injury
but he will mend and I'm sure within no time will be down in his workshop making
wonderful woodworking projects!

(Lacelady - so relieved to hear your daughter and others are okay after their crash!)

Today a scrapbook page featuring my family - this time me, Mitchell and Bella
get a look in...not just Elliott!
A really simple page - again using up all those paper scraps with a lot of bunting.
I've used Nested Pennants to create the four strings of flags.
(Don't forget even if I haven't got the Spellbinders die you would like in stock
I am always happy order it for you).
I also like to mix up fonts on a scrapbook page for an interesting look.
This weekend I am driving Elliott up to Coventry for another gaming convention,
(goodness I'm a glutton for punishment!)
It may also have something to do with the fact that it is his birthday :)
The event is called ....
Very apt!
I will have a couple of days to roam around Coventry while he sits playing games.
I've already looked up some craft shops to visit and I thought I may take a
trip to the cinema too.  I'm sure a few photos will pop up on Facebook.
Mitchell is on hand at home to keep a check on Bella, kittens, website and more!
Other news....
over the last week or so the new Spellbinders Design Team was announced and for those
that messaged to ask what was happening with me... 
I continue to work for Spellbinders and will have exciting details to share with you all soon!
(I'm sitting on my typing fingers as I cannot say more just yet!)
Take care friends, enjoy your Bank Holiday weekend.

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