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Saturday, 4 February 2017

February Blog Hop - Hearts, Not Just For Valentines!

Hi there & welcome to Februarys Blog Hop. This month the theme is hearts but they don't just have to be used for Valentines!

My first project is using one of the white gift boxes which are so easily overlooked in the catalogue. I saw this project on my team mate Amanda Bates' blog & decided I wanted to make a birthday version but using the Sending Love Designer Series Papers.

If you would like to see a tutorial on how this box is made then please pop over to her blog 'The Craft Spa' where she has very kindly posted a picture tutorial.

These boxes are perfect for any occasion & are great for using up your scraps of Designer Paper & Cardstock.

My second project is using the Lift Me Up Bundle. These stamps & dies are adorable & can be used for lots of different occasions.

I've used it here for a thankyou card & the cute little banner comes as part of the stamp set. Once again I've used the Sending Love paper stack & I love the delicate little hearts on this piece.

Hope you've enjoyed my projects. Next on the hop is Sarah who I know will have a lovely project for you.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

January Blog Hop - Spring/Summer & Sale-a-bration

Welcome to my blog & the first Jem's Blog Hop of 2017!

Wow! Where did that year go? It doesn't seem like 2 minutes since we were getting excited about the new Spring/Summer Catalogue & Sale-a-Bration in January 2016 & here we are a year later.

Well I say it every time a new catalogue comes out but this has got to be the best Spring/Summer Catalogue so far & the Sale-a-Bration choices are fab too.

I've used one of my favourite Sale-a-Bration sets for 2 of the projects I'm going to share with you today. Well the 'Hey Chick' stamp set certainly wasn't one of my favourites when I first looked at the brochure but after seeing a few projects on Pinterest it moved straight to the top of my 'must have' list & the fact that it was FREE is even better!

I found this card on Pinterest & loved the doodle art frame around the card so wanted to give it a go. I think it adds a fun bit of detail & is so simple to do.

I decorated the inside too with the cute little egg stamp that comes with the set. There are also 3 sentiments with the set which all add to the fun. The one I haven't used says 'You're a good egg'!

I've also seen lots of cards where the images have been stacked on top of each other so I thought I'd give that a go too. I've made a tall thin card & had lots of fun with the new Watercolour Pencils & my Blender Pen colouring them in.

My next project is a card I made to send out with the catalogues I've posted this week & it's using the Beautiful You stamp set. This set comes with 3 images & 8 sentiments.

It really is a versatile set & here I've used the paper piecing technique for her dress & water colouring for her body & hat.

All the sentiments are lovely but I particularly like this one.

I hope you've enjoyed my projects & thankyou for visiting my blog today. Next in the hop is the lovely Sarah-Jane who I know will have something lovely for you to feast your eyes on!

Friday, 6 January 2017

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!

As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator the time I look forward to most in the year is the period from January to March called Sale-a-Bration as this is when my customers can choose FREE products for every £45 they spend. The FREE products are available until 31st March 2017.

Everyone likes getting something for FREE don't they and this year the Sale-a-Bration products are better than ever. Each year Stampin' Up! surpass themselves with each new catalogue and this year is no exception.

Along with the Sale-a-Bration offer is the start of the Spring/Summer Catalogue which is packed full of fabulous new products. The products in this catalogue are available until 31st May 2017.

If you would like to view either of these online please click on the pictures above. If you would like to order any of these products please click on the link to my online store which can be found on the right hand sidebar.

Any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all my blog readers!

January is a big month in the Stampin' Up! calendar as it marks the start of one of the biggest offers of the year . . . . . Sale-a-bration!

From 4th January to 31st March you can choose free Stampin' Up! products for every £45 you spend on products from the Annual & Spring/Summer catalogues.

Please come back on Wednesday 4th for more information & a link to the new Spring/Summer catalogue & the Sale-a-bration brochures.

Please use the code below when placing an order through my online store. Please click on the link in the right-hand sidebar which will take you there.

Make 2017 a Happy Crafting year!

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Jem's December Blog Hop - My Favourite Product of 2016

Hello and welcome to the last Jem's Blog Hop of 2016!

You will either have come to me from the lovely Karen's blog or you'll have come to me directly but either way you are very welcome & I hope you are enjoying our hop!

The theme of this month's hop is either a review of our favourite project of 2016 or highlights of our favourite products.

I've chosen to highlight my favourite products of 2016 and for me it has to be the products I've used the most which are the Alphabet & Number Dies.

I find that for almost every card I make I've either used the Alphabet to die cut the persons name or the Numbers for a special birthday or Anniversary.

Using these dies makes your projects so personal & I've had so many compliments from the recipients of these. Everyone likes something special that's personal to them.

I think my favourite of these projects has to be the handbag card I made for my eldest daughter's 21 st birthday. She loved it.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend these dies to anyone who likes to make their gifts and projects that little bit more special and add that personal touch.

If you would like to order and of these dies or any other Stampin' Up! products then please see the link in the right hand sidebar.

Thanks for visiting my blog today and hope you'll continue on our hop to Samantha's blog as I know she will have something fabulous for you to see.

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 5 November 2016

November Blog Hop - Christmas Decorations

Welcome to this months Jems Blog Hop. You'll have either come to me from the lovely Lucy or arrived directly, either way you are very welcome & I hope you're enjoying our hop. 

This month we have the last of our Christmas themed projects & it's Christmas Decorations.
I love making Christmas decorations for around my home and love getting them out year after year.

When I saw the Santa Sleigh Framelits in this years Stampin' Up! Autumn/Winter Catalogue I put them straight at the top of my Wish List so I'd be able to make the frame on page 24. 

As soon as my class ladies saw it they wanted a class just to make this & I have to say it's been my most popular class of the year. Everyone at the class also ordered the Santa Sleigh Bundle so they could go away & make frames for friends & family.

I've used the Mica Flakes on page 21 to decorate the trees . . . . . don't they look cute & snowy!?

The very blingy Santa Sleigh has been made using the Gold Foil Card with a layer of Gold Glitter Card on top . . . . very regal!

And don't Rudolph & his reindeer friend look very proud to be pulling Santa's Sleigh?

Well I hope you've enjoyed my project today & if you feel inspired to make your own frame please click on the link to my shop which you'll find on the right hand side.

Next on the hop is my lovely friend Sarah-Jane who I know will have a fab project to light up your day!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 1 October 2016

October Jems Blog Hop - All That Glitters

Hello & welcome to this months Jems Blog Hop where the very Chrismassy theme is All That Glitters!

I love all the sparkle that Christmas brings and there are lots of Stampin' Up! products to give that extra bling at this time of year.

As soon as I came across this Z Fold card on Pinterest I wanted to have a go with the new Santa's Sleigh dies in the Autumn/Winter Catalogue.

There is so much detail in the sleigh die & it cuts beautifully.

I've stamped the very regal looking reindeer in Crumb Cake ink onto Crumb Cake Cardstock & don't they look so proud to be pulling Santa's Sleigh! 

Can you see Rudolph's nose lighting the way at the front?

I've used the Gold Foil Sheets for layering & also for the pine trees . . . . well you can never have too much gold can you?!

More gold with the thread to tether the reindeer together & extra bling using the Red, Gold & Silver Glitter Card for the sleigh & presents.

I've also used the Softly Falling Embossing Folder which I have to say has had alot of use in my Christmas Classes so far this year.

Next in line on the Hop is the lovely Sarah-Jane who I know will have plenty of sparkle for you to look at.

Enjoy the Hop & Happy Crafting.