1 July 2011

Wooden Shelving Units for sale

I have approximately 8 new small wooden shelving units suitable for ink, glitter, embossing powders, punches etc. for sale surplus to requirements.

They have 6 shelves and measure 22 1/2" high x 3 5/8" deep x 12" wide. The shelves are pretty tightly fitted into grooves but I think they can be removed.

They are £19.99 each and can be collected from Wilmslow, Cheshire or I can courier one for £6 or two for £10 to mainland UK.

The ones being sold are new and unused.

If you are interested I accept paypal payment

Chris :-)

17 June 2011

Online SLR camera simulator

One of the regular blogs I follow posted a really cool link to a camera simulator where you can practice using an SLR camera, adjust lighting, ISO, aperture, shutter speed, and distance settings to see what happens to your photos.  Try it here and let me know what you think!

5 March 2011

SU Regional Training Event - Leeds 5 March 2011

Just back from the great SU Training event in Leeds with a lovely stash of swaps which I intend to pour over this evening.

My own swap was a punched lily which uses the oval punch, inks, and cardstock and is quite simple if not time consuming to make 50 swaps!

The recipe is:

Yellow Lily: Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi cardstock, certainly celery ink Stargazer Lily: Whisper White and Rose Red cardstock, Rose Red ink
Tiger Lily: Tangerine Tango cardstock, Melon Mambo ink

Score your cardstock approx every half inch, then using oval punch, punch just less than a half oval across the folded edge to form an elongated petal. You will need 7 petals per lily.

Using a sponge run ink along the crease down the centre of each petal and at one of the pointe
d ends of each petal. To get the speckles I used diferent techniques, some use the side of a pokey tool pressed against my chocolate chip inkpad to apply the speckles, on others I used a black journaling marker.

Next run a bone folder along each petal to get some
shape to the petal and then glue the petals by overlapping them. I'll post some more pictures tomorrow of the different stages which might make this a bit clearer. For the stamen I used a 3" strip of So Saffron cardstock folded in half, with the open edges inked in soft suede and then think strips cut not quite to the fold line. I used a small section of the strip and rolled the folded end between my fingers to get a nice round end and with a blob of Tombow in the centre I set the stamen in and left to dry.

Will share some of the beautiful swaps I received soon. xx

25 February 2011

I had to post this

.... link to a blog I just read. This is just for you Jane cos I know you will love it - clink the link

Stampin' Up Colour Combo Generator

The Stampin Up range has such fantastic new colours and unfortunately I don't yet have all the inks and cardstock in all the colours. I'm hoping to build up my stash gradually but after recently placing my second order and qualifying for a fantastic 30% discount I couldn't resist adding a few ink pads. I think the Brights is my current favourite collection so I'm working towards getting all the inks in that range although part of me wonders why I didnt just buy the ink spots (ie the full set of the smaller pads). Anyway that got me thinking about colour combinations and what are my faves. I think at the moment I really like the Rose Red with Basic Grey and Very Vanilla, maybe with a bit of crumb cake cardstock thrown in for good measure!

Whilst googling this subject, I stumbled upon this amazing tool on Samantha Strachan's blog which randomly generates colour combos. How cool is this!? I don't think I'm a natural colour combiner so I take all the help I can get.

What are your favourite SU colour combos??

16 February 2011

Just loving that Crumb Cake

Today I'm posting another card, this time a birthday card using my new Stampin' Up! Perfect Punches Stamp. Shame I've not got the Large Oval punch yet so you can probably tell I've cut it by hand. Not a good look! Never mind its Sale-a-Bration time so its the perfect opportunity to add that to the order I'm going to place before the end of February. I've prepared an order and so far I've qualified for three free stamp sets from the catalogue plus £15 to spend on anything I want and a Level 1 free Hostess Stamp Set.
And don't look too closely at the flower shape - that's another punch I need. It's been out of stock for a little while but I noticed its back in stock and orderable today. It's one of my personal faves, I've got the stamp but not the punch so its another must have!

Today's recipe
Stamp sets: Tiny Tag, Perfect Punch, Flower for You
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Cardstock: Real Red, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Punches: Scallop Trim Border, Oval Extra Large, Fancy Flower Extra Large (if only I had them)
Other: Linen thread, snail adhesive, stampin dimensionals

All product orderable from the newest demonstrator on the block! Just email me. x


15 February 2011

Valentines Card using I {Heart} Hearts

Wanted to show you the valentine card that I created for my husband using my new Stampin Up starter kit. The recipe:

Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts, Tiny Tags
Inks: Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
Punches: Jewellry Tag Medium, Heart Small
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red
Other: Basic Pearls, Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder

I hope you like it!

I've been challenged by my crafty mate Jane to start posting more so hopefully this is the first of many posts to come. Night night x

3 February 2011


I have some exciting news to share ... I've just become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! I've finally bitten the bullet and signed up. I'm so excited because I love their products- all so beautifully co-ordinated, trendy images andits really easy to create something beautiful, quickly and easily. I'm really hoping my starter kit will arrive tomorrow so I can get cracking straight away.

Please contact me if you would like to hold a workshop/party. I'm based in Cheshire and can travel widely around the North West.

The current promotion is Sale-a-bration which can be seen here.