Sunday, 30 April 2017

Window Box Table Decoration & Lotus Napkin Fold

So what else can you do with your Window Box hexagon light boxes... click here for the original posting with Flickavision if you are on a PC!

Simply add them to a Lotus Folded napkin for your place setting... I am so doing this this Christmas for my table!! Time to treat myself to new napkins though... as would be even easier with stiffer napkins...
This Lotus napkin fold is so quick & easy...  So much so I can still actually remember how to do it!!! So we did a quick bit of napkin folding in class this week...

Want to check out some other Napkin Folds and Table Decoration ideas - please feel free to visit my Pinterest board by clicking here...

Re-arrange your display to your hearts content!
I wasn't sure what shape our table would be on our Special 18th Birthday Celebration evening...so I just had to!! 
Unfortunately on the night none of these would have worked so they became place settings instead... 
And I was gutted that we arrived too too late on the evening for me to do a quick mass napkin folding session... as that would have been so cool for our table display! Late care of the 18 year old I hasten to add....







Saturday, 29 April 2017

Irresistibly Floral Star Blast U Fold Card

Oh I REALLY wish these Star Blast Edgelit dies were not retiring come 31st May.... and I REALLY wish I had bought and used them ages ago!

So we loved this card for the quick & easy WOW effect! My ladies were all quite surprised by the simplicity and speed of this one... but sorry... tutorial will have to be another day... really met myself coming backwards this week...
Papers are all from the Irresistibly Floral pack... reduced to just £9.40 (RRP £11.75)... love them!!
Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Specialty Paper
And these are the dies.... and yay! Reduced down to just £12.60 (RRP £18)
Star Blast Edgelits Dies
And these are the co-ordinating Birthday Blast stamps... again retiring.... and clear mount version reduced ... just £13.60 (£16 RRP) though actually I think I won this at On Stage Prize Patrol... great sentiments... nice and big!
Birthday Blast Clear-Mount Stamp Set

And here are a few other ideas with the dies and stamps for you...
Star Blast Edgelits Dies

Star Blast Edgelits Dies

Friday, 28 April 2017

Double Z Joy Fold Card Tutorial

As promised.... a quick Tutorial for the A6 Double Z Joy Fold Card Fold... just in Metric from A4 card for the moment... but never fear... the inches version from the US 8 1/2" x 11" card will appear in due course...

Original post with more card photos here...

Recipe
A4 Thick Whisper White Card A4L x 10.5cm
A4 Island Indigo Card 22.8 x 7cm
A4 Thin Whisper White 10.9 x 6.5cm
A4 Thin Whisper White 5.2 x 6.5cm
Paper Stripe 6.9 x 10cm
Paper Flowery 14.3 x 10cm
Paper Flowers 5.2 x 6.5cm

Tutorial
1. Score LANDSCAPE A4L Thick White card at 14.8 & 7.4cm
2. Score LANDSCAPE Island Indigo card at 11.4 & 5.7cm
3. Z Fold card pieces

4. Brayer Papers using Sponge Brayer & Mint Macaron ink. Clean off with tissue!!
5. Adhere papers
6. Adhere smaller Z Fold to larger Z Fold (Tip glue and stick smaller on RHS first, then glue & stick LHS but think about where you need your glue on the LHS!!!)

7. Colour individual flowers on paper sheet using markers ensuring that you go over the edges
8. Cut out by hand
9. Ink up greeting (Mint Macaron inkpad all over then Island Indigo marker on smaller words) & Stamp.


Products Used 
Paper - Irresistibly Floral
Stamps - Super Duper
Sponge Brayer
Inks - Mint Macaron
Markers - Island Indigo, Pool Party,Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry





Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Have I got News for you!


 Clearance Rack
For anyone that missed the news during yesterday... the Clearance Rack has just been updated... lots of lovely products with up to 60% off... 

And as a Clearance Rack Online Order Special… I will refund the £4.95 postage in full (or send you a product gift up to £6 value if you prefer) for orders over £35* if you have entered this month's HOST CODE VQTSBUDV . But do enter your email address on your customer details (so I can converse further with you!) and check you can see my name (Amanda Bates) at the top right hand side of the screen!

Applies to any products ordered whether on Clearance Rack or not… Note that this offer is available exclusively from The Craft Spa and it is only available until this Sunday 30th April

And more news.... we have a Special Deal for you from 1st May... check this out... 

Get your hands on the colourful and exotic products from the Eastern Palace Suite one month before they are released in the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue! Available in 2 exclusive bundles...

Click on the flyer image below to upload the information on the 2 bundles....
Or click on the next image to upload and check out the video ...



Big on Birthdays

So happy this stamp set is carrying over... though surprised the Falling Petals embossing folder isn't
Really sorry... a real quickie today... must dash...

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Super Duper & Irresistibly Floral Papers A6 Double Z Joy Fold Card

An A6 Double Z Joy Fold Card for you today...using the Irresistibly Floral papers and Super Duper stamp set ...

But before I start.... Hot off the Press... THE CLEARANCE RACK HAS JUST BEEN UPDATED... lots of lovely bargains to be had...

So as a Clearance Rack Online Order Special… I will refund the £4.95 postage in full (or send you gift up to £6 value if you prefer) for orders over £35* if you have entered this month's HOST CODE VQTSBUDV . But do enter your email address on your customer details (so I can converse with you!) and check you can see my name (Amanda Bates) at the top right hand side of the screen!

Applies to any products ordered whether on Clearance Rack or not…

Note that this offer is available exclusively from The Craft Spa. This offer is only available until this Sunday 30th April

Back to the card... don't forget that these gorgeous papers are reduced on the Retiring List... now just £9.40... (RRP £11.75)
Card Fold Tutorial posted here...

Background papers all sponge-brayered with Mint Macaron ink (and then wiped off with a tissue before I got ink all over myself!)

And the flowers and leaves are on another of the floral papers ... individually inked up using marker pens (Pool Party, Island Indigo, Sweet Sugarplum & Mint Macaron) and then hand cut... with an extra small panel of this paper on that inside/central face...
And to ensure no waste of the flowers on the papers... spot the double leaves top left and to right hand side... they are actually parts of a flower at the edge of the paper which didn't have it's full complement of petals...
 Like the card fold... click here for the tutorial... alternatively click here for the Large Square version

Monday, 24 April 2017

Merry ... but retiring soon... Monday...

Back to retiring products that you don't want to merry-miss!!

I have had such enormous use of these stamps & dies that I think a special round-up post is in order... Be warned... lots of projects coming... and these are just a small selection!

First up... Joyful Nativity... at only £15... and projects not just for Christmas...
Joyful Nativity Photopolymer Stamp Set
Second up Holly Jolly Greetings...  and note that both the Wood Mount and Clear Mount stamps are reduced... down to £21.25 & £14.40 respectively... and remember the co-ordinating dies, Christmas Greetings ... peace, merry & jolly... 









Holly Jolly Greetings Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Eighteenth Birthday Table Centrepiece

When you have a special event... you need a big table centrepiece! The crystal base being about 15" high...

Now I am no flower arranger... and I won't bore you with all the problems that this simple arrangement caused me... it was just supposed to be a simple half-hour!!!...

But I thought I would share it in any case...
But hey it looked great on the night... though I did swich a few things at the last minute... but more on that another day!

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Window Box Lights & Table Decoration

Very quick share today of a labour of love for a special event this evening... created using the Window box dies and Milestone Moments...

This project was completely inspired by a Stampin' Up! share at the November On Stage event... one which just produced a very loud gasp in the room! Had to be done.... love it...
Now I have shot you a little video to show the work in all its flickering glory... aka Flickavision... No idea if it will upload and work... only one way to find out! Believe you need Adobe Flash for it to work... 
video
More on this make and the event another day... but in the meantime don't forget that these dies are currently bundled with the Window Shopping stamps with the 10% discount...

And here they are in the light!