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Thu 27 Apr 2017

I have to admit that when I first saw the KInda Eclectic stamp set it didn't really call to me. I'm not naturally a vintage-y, distress-y kind of a crafter. I finally bought it when I got chance to play with it for a while at a team event, and I decided that, actually, it was a pretty handy set to have. Since that time, I've used it SO much, and I love it! Well, it's retiring at the end of May, and I'm going to miss it - it's turned into one of my "go-to" stamp sets for all kinds of occasions.

This card is another one from my April class. I wanted something that was more understated than the others, and I really love this colour combination and the soft collaging effect that you can get so easily when you pick up Kinda Eclectic. I thoroughly enjoyed making it, and the ladies at my class loved it as well. I hope you do, too.

Here's a closer look:

Kinda Eclectic Birthday Card

Can you believe that the oh-so-useful Bitty Butterfly punch has now sold out???!!!!! I'm in mourning for it!

Kinda Eclectic is, at the time of writing this, still available in the cling-mount format, so if you haven't got yours yet, you still can - but be quick, 'cause more things are selling out every day. I'll pop the links to everything I've used on the card (except the punch, for obvious reasons), down at the bottom of this post. Don't forget to use the current Hostess Code if your order is between £20 and £150, and I'll pop a little gift in the post to you as a thank you.

If you're in the UK, in the Ipswich area, and you fancy coming along and joining in with my classes, then we'd love to see you! Booking is now open for the May class, and you can find all the information you need over on my Class Schedule page. We always have a fantastic afternoon, and you'd be made very welcome, so do bag yourself a place if you can.

Thanks for dropping in!

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Tue 25 Apr 2017

Hey there! It's been a while.... I've been poking around and tidying my blog up a bit, and trying to get some other things in order, and somehow it's been AGES since I actually posted anything on here. If you're still out there, thanks for sticking with me - you deserve a medal! 

I ran my monthly "Mostly Cards" class on Saturday. The theme this month was birthdays, and we had an absolute ball creating four totally different cards. I love these classes! They're such a great chance to get together for some fun crafting and some good old nattering - and of course cups of tea (thanks Janina!) and maybe the odd choccy biccy or two. I'm always shattered afterwards, but I love love love doing them. If you haven't got out and crafted with others recently, then I really would encourage you to do just that. It's so good for you! And if you're able to get to Kesgrave on the fourth Saturday of the month, why not come and join us? We'd love to see you, and I can promise you you'll have a fabulous time!

The photo shows one of the cards we made, and it uses a brilliant stamp set that, sadly, is retiring at the end of May. It's called "Build A Birthday" and at the time of writing is still available from my Online Shop. I'll pop links at the bottom of the post, in case you want to pop over and bag one for yourself before they sell out. I've been practising my photography - what do you think? 

Here's a closer look:

Build A Birthday Card by Becki Ritson

The set is more obviously geared towards creating a tiered birthday (or wedding, I suppose) cake, but I wanted to change it around a bit and use the individual layers as candles instead. I really like the way it works. The background is stamped with some of the other stamps in the set; it always amazes me how much our stamped backgrounds look like proper printed paper. You really can't beat our Whisper White for stamping on. 

Pretty much everything on this card is about to retire. The colours are retiring "In Colors", the stamps are leaving us and the Lucky Stars embossing folder is also going. The ever-useful Stitched Shapes framelits are staying though (hooray!!!), as is the Triple Banner punch that I used on the sentiment strip. I'm SO going to miss Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron!!!!!

I'll pop another card from the class up in a couple of days, so do pop back to have a look and let me know what you think. In the meantime, I'll leave you with the links to everything used in this card. Grab them while you still can...

Thanks for dropping in. xx

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Fri 13 Jan 2017

I was chatting to one of my customers the other day, and she told me she was confused by all the various platforms available for the Big Shot machine. She said she was never sure which platform she should be using at any given time, and asked if I could help her. I'm sure she's not the only one, so I've put together a video to explain what they're all for, and how to use each one. I hope you find it helpful!

There's a bit of a story to this video, and for a time I wasn't at all sure if you'd ever get to see it. I'd recorded it all before I realised that the video-editing software I've used in the past wasn't bundled with my new laptop. No problem, I thought: I'll download it. Er... no I won't. It's no longer available for download. As of the tenth of January. Two days before I looked for it. Seriously. Talk about frustrating! Anyhow, I found another one, obviously; there was a bit of a learning curve with it, but actually I think it's better than the software I've used before. Do let me know what you think.  

Enjoy, and I hope you're having a great day. Thanks for popping by!

 

 

 

 


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