Mon 27 Jan 2014

One of the questions I'm asked a lot is: what are the crafting tools that you use all the time; what couldn't you do without? I've put together this short video that answers just that. It isn't a comprehensive guide to crafting tools, and I don't go into huge detail about how you use each of the things I've included, but these are the things that I would say are my absolute go-to-every-single-time-I-craft pieces of equipment.

I hope you find it useful.
Next week, I'm going to be sharing with you a gorgeous little project using the Envelope Punch board  - and it also includes an appearance by one of my favourite things from the upcoming Spring Summer seasonal catalogue (which goes live tomorrow, yay!!).
Thanks for dropping by, I'll be back again soon.
Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Sat 25 Jan 2014

A few days ago, I received a rather wonderful parcel. A lovely friend of mine, and fellow Demonstrator, Nicky, organised a share between a number of us, whereby we each got samples of pretty much everything (except stamp sets) from the upcoming Spring Summer catalogue. It was like Christmas all over again! I've been having a ball playing with all my lovely new goodies... This card is almost a direct lift from the catalogue itself, made using one of the brilliant new kits that we're offering. It came together in about five minutes flat - if that! Isn't it sweet? 

Here's another one...

And another...

I love them! I hope you do too - there's not long to wait now..... Don't forget, if you'd like me to send you a complimentary copy of the Spring Summer catalogue, all you need to do is drop me a line and I'll pop one in the post to you. I'm off to have another play - see you soon!

Fri 24 Jan 2014

I have a sweet little thank you card to share with you today, made using a couple of the lovely items you'll be able to get your hands on free in a few days, when Sale-A-Bration starts. Don't you just love these little banners? I've tended to shy away from things like this in the past, 'cause I find it a bit of a faff trying to cut them out evenly. Hmmm... maybe there's a solution to that on its way... 

The sentiment is from one of the stamp sets I was given free at Convention (perk of being a demonstrator, hee hee) and I thought it really suited this simple card. The colours are all part of the 2013-2015 In Colour collection - Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana. I love how these sound so mouthwateringly refreshing!

You'll find the products I've used listed below - all save those which are coming in Sale-A-Bration, which I'm not permitted to link to yet. Don't worry though, you'll see lots more of them in the next few weeks! If you'd like a copy of this year's Sale-A-Bration brochure, and / or the Spring Summer catalogue which is also coming in the next few days, then just drop me your details on an email and I'll pop one in the post to you ready for launch day.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.