Monday, 14 April 2014

Tutorial

Last month's Box Card tutorial is now up over on my Craft Club Blog - HERE


Sunday, 13 April 2014

Scallop Top Tag Punch

(A quick up-date - dad still in critical care, stable and on oxygen)

Remember my post last week here about the 1 stamp 5 ways? Well I always like to make sure my ladies know how versatile a product can be should they wish to purchase it. Take for example the Scallop Top Tag Punch

Price£20.95


Not only does it punch out beautiful tags of any length but you can make cards and boxes too - take a look at some samples I made recently for a party I did


The card I made by looking at the many the are flying about on Pinterest at the moment (and I may by doing a tutorial soon as we are making a card like this at my next workshop).
The box was a tutorial I saw on Paula's blog HERE

Don't forget the Scallop Top Tag punch can be purchased from me from my on-line shop or by dropping me an email - deezinesart@icloud.com

See you soon xx




Saturday, 12 April 2014

Christmas Challenge

Pop over to the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown http://52cct.blogspot.co.uk/ and check out this week's colour challenge.


Friday, 11 April 2014

Updates and Weekly Deals

Just a quick update to tell you that I will not be blogging much during the next few days. Dad is in the critical care unit after suffering a major setback in his recovery. It was so scary as we nearly lost him twice. He is a lot more stable now we are just waiting to find out what went wrong as it is baffling the Drs at the moment.
Would just like to add how amazing all the nursing staff are, not only towards dad who is their main priority, but to us too - they are brilliant.
If I have a spare few minutes (as I do now) I may add Stampin' Up updates although I am not making any cards.
One such update is that during the month of April Stampin' Up have introduced some 'Weekly Deals'


Click HERE to take you to my shop where you can find all the details plus place that all important order!

I may also be popping in from time to time to show you some of the things I have made for my parties and workshops however a great deal of time is taken up with hospital visits and sleeping - me and Mum are exhausted! Thankfully we have lovely family and friends who are very willing to ferry us to and from the hospital every day. 
Thank you to all the lovely comments you leave me - I read them all and appreciate the time you take to leave them - see you soon xx

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Serene Silhouettes

The car I have to show you today is another from the archives! I made it months ago and never got around to blogging it - take a look


My Very Vanilla card base was stamped with Vesamark ink and then heat set with gold embossing powder. The panel on top was created by inking up my stamp with markers and spraying with water before stamping - it gives an unusual effect don't you think. Crushed Curry and Gumball Green are my colours of choice this time.

Serene Silhouettes Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Price£17.95




Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder - by Stampin' Up!

(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@icloud.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar along with the NEW SPRING/SUMMER MINI. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Easter Box

This is a very quick scheduled post as I don't know where I will be today - depends on whether or not dad is out of hospital.
Anyway we are looking for all things Eastery at Make My Monday this week and I have made over a little box I made a long time ago - take a look


Sorry about the dreadful photo - not a very good light when I took this obviously!

Materials - Stampin' Up (Clip - retired)
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@icloud.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar along with the NEW SPRING/SUMMER MINI. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

I can't wait to visit your blogs to see what you make of this challenge - don't forget to visit the members of the DT too.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Pretty Pegs

A while ago I decorated some wooden pegs with some of the pretty papers that Stampin' Up has to offer. I added magnets to the back of them so that they could be used as memo holders on fridges or other magnetic items - take a look


I thought that they would make a lovely gift all together so I made some packaging to match.


And really if it's going to be  gift for somebody there should be a matching card too


The flowers are made with the fab air-drying clay that is also from Stampin' Up - it's so versatile as you can make it any colour just by adding a few drops of re-inker or colouring it with a marker pen when it's dry.
I really haven't used it enough and as soon as I am home will definitely be getting it out again!




(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@icloud.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar along with the NEW SPRING/SUMMER MINI. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Mum and I have been employing diversionary tactics this weekend - I've been sorting through all my photo files on my laptop and scheduling posts and also helping mum as she sorts all her houseplants out. Dad is not very well and deteriorating at the moment so we need something to take our minds off it all - hopefully better news tomorrow.





Saturday, 5 April 2014

Christmas Sketch Time

Yep - ti's that time again! The first Saturday of the month at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown is always a sketch - take a look


In case you haven't noticed I am trying to make all my cards for the 52CCT sketches match and here is the next one in the series


This is very simple to do - a few strips of washi tape, a stamped label and a few gold sequins - check out the Christmas link in my labels to see the others I have made like this.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Hello Lovely, Petite Pairs
Ink: Real Red, Pear Pizzazz
Card Stock: Gold Foil, Very Vanilla, Naturals White, Real Red
Accessories: Gold Washi Tape, Decorative Label Punch, Gold Sequins, Basic Rhinestones, Dimentionals
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@icloud.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar along with the NEW SPRING/SUMMER MINI. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

I can't wait to visit your blogs to see what you make of this challenge - don't forget to visit the members of the DT too.

Friday, 4 April 2014

1 Stamp 5 Ways

The photos I am going to share with you today were taken a long time ago and the samples were made to demonstrate to a group of ladies at a local craft group. I only took one stamp with me to show them some of the different ways one stamp could be used - it worked as I received a few orders! The stamp was Pleasant Poppies


Now of course you could just stamp it onto card stock and mount onto a card blank and that would give us 6 ways but I used the Triple Time Stamping technique and this was the first sample


No colouring just basic stamping, matting and layering - looks pretty good. Here's sample number 2


The same card, matted onto a different colour card stock, coloured and embellished - the same stamp but a totally different card.
Sample number 3 is a bookmark



There are two layers of the green card stock joined together at the back with a scoreline near the top. In between the layers is a small magnet which holds the bookmark in place in your book. The stamp was only partially inked up for this as the main stamp is in three sections and each section can be carefully inked up with a marker to give smaller images.
How about a charm? This was sample number 4


Again only one section of the stamp was inked up then stamped onto shrink plastic. It was coloured, die cut and a large hole punched in the top. It was then heated with a heat gun and a fastening attached.
Finally for sample number 5 I showed them an 8" x 8" scrapbook page


This time the stamp was inked with Versamark ink and heat set with white embossing powder. I used a coral card stock and matching marker to colour the flowers and the same ink to stamp the words.
The page is made by trimming an A4 piece of card stock to 8" on the short side and then scoring at 8" on the log side. The card stock can then be folded to an 8" x 8" page with a pocket for you to add journaling tags or photos.

Buy the Pleasant Poppies stamp
in my store.

(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@icloud.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar along with the NEW SPRING/SUMMER MINI. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).










Thursday, 3 April 2014

CAS Colour Challenge

Now that Spring is on it's way it's maybe time for some pretty floral cards and as I was choosing the colours this week over on CAS - Colours & Sketches I was thinking pale pinks and soft greens - why then did I spoil it all by adding dark brown?????? Anyway for the die hard crafters among you here are the actual colours


And here is my card. (Remember that Stampin' Up colours are not compulsory - the nearest you have in your stash will do just as well).


This really is a rubbish photo - but I loved how this card evolved. I only had tiny scraps of Early Espresso in my stash and this lovely circle so that was the starting point. I die cut the lattice and then as my pink flowers did not show up very well on the white I added an embossed oval to the middle. I'm thinking I may use this for Easter as the middle looks rather like a cross.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Petite Petals
Ink: Pink Pirouette
Card Stock: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Big Shot, Lattice Die, Petite Petals Punch, Basic Rhinestones
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@icloud.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar along with the NEW SPRING/SUMMER MINI. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

I can't wait to visit your blogs to see what you make of this challenge - don't forget to visit the members of the DT too.

Off to the hospital later to see how dad is - not as far as last time we only have to go to Wolverhampton today not Birmingham!
See you soon

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Stampers 6

So, all the excitement of Sale-a-bration has gone now but don't despair - I have a new Stampers 6 club starting at the beginning of May.

Join my Stampers Six Club and spread the cost of your stamping addiction over six months - plus you get FREE stuff too. Interested? - then read on

Email me on deezinesart@icloud.com to let me know you would like to join.
Be prepared to commit to spending £25.00 each month for six months. (There will also be an additional charge for p&p).
Make your monthly orders on the 1st of every month.

You will then belong to a group of six other like minded crafters who will each receive a complimentary copy of the current catalogue and any other published during the six month period.
Also during the six months you will each take a turn at being a Hostess - this means that when it is your Hostess month in addition to your £25.00 order you will also be able to order a further £25.00 worth of products for FREE!
As soon as you sign up with me you will receive a copy of the current Annual catalogue and also the Spring/Summer mini.
You will also receive from me a decorated notebook with matching pen - to write all your wish lists and some post-it-note tabs to mark your favourite pages in the catalogue



My next Stampers Six Club will start with the first order being placed on May 1st  so please hurry and email me to book your place.

Workshop Tutorials Back on Track

It's been a long time but I have completed the tutorial for the January workshop I held. We made these cute little pouches to hold mini note cards and envelopes






Find this tutorial and many more over on my Craft Club Blog

"You built a time machine......out of a DeLorean?"

This is one of my favourite quotes from one of my favourite films - I also had a huge crush on Michael J Fox back then too! So really I don't know why it took me so long to figure out what I was going to do for this week's SCI - FI challenge over in The Male Room. It was also very fortuitous that crafty friend Louise was around at mine having a play and had in her bag Rev Up The Fun - check it out - it's a fab set. Here is my card


For anyone not familiar with the film the car drives until it reaches 88 miles per hour and then goes back in time to the date set. I just love the flames coming from the exhaust pipe.

Materials - Stampin' Up (except die cut numbers)
Stamps: Rev up the Fun
Ink: Basic Grey, Smoky Slate,Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Basic Grey
Accessories: Dimensionals
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@icloud.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar along with the NEW SPRING/SUMMER MINI. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

I can't wait to visit your blogs to see what you make of this challenge - don't forget to visit the members of the DT too.

So - I'm back at my mum's for a while again as my poor dad was rushed back into hospital Monday afternoon. He couldn't move and had severe back pain. The good news is that he has been scanned and it's not a re-occurrence of the cancer but the bad news is they are still trying to find out out what is wrong with him. Meanwhile he has to stay completely flat - it sounds like life is going to be very boring for him for a day or two.