Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Happy Tails





Just Fur You - Pet Treat Gift Bag


Inspire Create Stamping Challenge #039









Woo hoo! this week over at the InspireCreate Stamping Challenges we have a pet challenge!


Are you an animal person? Dogs or cats? which is your favourite? Are you the kind of person who celebrates their pet's birthday or buys them a Christmas stocking? It might sound daft but I have a couple of family members who always bring our dog a little something at Christmas and it makes me so so happy!


Dog treat bag using Happy Tails and the Dog Punch.


So with the theme being pets this week I had to get out the Happy Tails stamp set and matching punch to create this little gift. Perfect for when we go visiting doggy friends.

Here is my You Tube Tutorial showing how I made it.




I hope you like it. Do give me a thumbs up and subscribe. Oh and don't forget to click the little bell fo notification of future videos .


Dog treat bag using Happy Tails and the Dog Punch.


I bought the little treats in our supermarket but you could put in whichever you prefer. It's so simple to make.


Measurements

Cut a piece of Sahara Sand card . 2  x 8 1/4 
score in half at 4 1/8th and use the scalloped Tag Topper punch to punch the tops.
Cut a 2" x 4 1trip of DSP and use the tag topper punch at the top,
Decant some of the pet treats into one of the small cello bag, fold the top over ,secure with tear and tape and trim any excess from the bag. Add the ribbon and the Linen Thread.
Stamp the dog in Memento black ink and punch out using the Dog Punch - adhere to the front using  Dimensionals.
Stamp Just Fur You in black ink on a small scrap of Whisper White and add to the front.
Punch out a little heart using the Dog Punch and add to the front.

So cute. I hope you like it. Do leave me a comment to let me know. Hop over to the Inspire Create Challenges here to see what the rest of the design team have come up with for this pet challenge! Do join along too, it's great fun and very easy to add your entry.

Haha, I've a very happy dog here this evening.He's been sampling the wares!

Here are the products I used to make it with links straight to my online shop,





The new Spring Summer catalogue and the Saleabration brochure is in full swing with new items that were added on March 1st, including some from the Annual catalogue!.  It's full of beautiful, fresh, spring colours and is stuffed full of everything you need for your papercrafting.  Do let me know if you would like a copy wont you!

I am of course, very grateful if you choose me to be your demonstrator and you shop with me. If you shop with me online, don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is between £20 - £150 for a small gift from me.


Hostess Code This Month 

TXHSSNYP


I also send a little hand made gift and card to all my customers . I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.


Drop me an e mail or a message if you would like me to send you your own - theres nothing like browsing a paper copy 💕



I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  Click on the subscribe button in the side bar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.



Hope to speak to you soon, 


Kate x 





Sunday, 17 March 2019

Botanical Butterfly Fun Mini Album - Saleabration Sunday

 Botanical Butterfly Fun Mini Album

Saleabration Sunday



Thanks for joining me for Saleabration Sunday, bringing you a new project every Sunday throughout Saleabration.





Fun folded, easy mini album using Butterfly Papers from Saleabration


A few years ago I learned how to make these mini accordion albums. They are quick, easy and fun to make and I remember at the time I made loads of them. I wanted to have another go so I pulled out the Botanical Butterfly papers from Saleabration.  

Here is my You Tube Tutorial showing how I made it





I really hope you like the video, please give me a thumbs up and subscribe if you do. I'd love to hear if you liked it or if you had a go so do leave me a comment. Don't forget to click the little bell for notification of future videos. The dimensions of the papers are further down.



Each little page takes just one 6 x 6 piece of paper. You need very little supplies. Just decide how many pages will be in your album. I made 6.



Inside an accordion mini album made using paper from Stampin Up Saleabration.


I popped some holiday photo's in this one. These would make great gifts too as a little brag book. Put in some photo's of the children, give it to granny or a family member and they can keep it in a handbag ready to show off the grandchildren. Perfect for Mothers Day.It could be for any occasion though. Baby, wedding, holiday, a trip. Just change up the papers and decorate as you please!



Inside an accordion mini album made using paper from Stampin Up Saleabration.




Inside an accordion mini album made using paper from Stampin Up Saleabration.


Dimensions

Botanical Butterfly Papers. Six pieces at 6" x 6"
Highland Heather Card for the hinges. Five pieces at 2" x 2"
Highland Heather Card for the apertures. Six pieces at 3" x 3"
Highland Heather Card for the cover. Two pieces at 3 1/4 " x 3 1/4'
Botanical Butterfly Paper for the cover. Two pieces at 3" x 3"

All the products I've used are listed at the bottom of the post and are available in my online shop, including the Botanical Butterfly papers that are free with Saleabration.

You can see exactly how it's made in the video. It really is very simple and is a matter of folding. The only thing is, once you've made one, they can be quite addictive to make.



Side view of little accordion album from Saleabration mini album using Botanical Butterfly papers


Fun folded, easy mini album using Butterfly Papers from Saleabration

I decorated mine using the ever so useful Well Written Dies, some card scraps and some of the White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon.



Here are all the products I have used to make the album with clickable links to my online shop




Browse all the free items from Saleabration here.



Hostess Code This Month 

TXHSSNYP




I also send a little hand made gift and card to all my customers . I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.




Drop me an e mail or a message if you would like me to send you your own - theres nothing like browsing a paper copy 💕




I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  Click on the subscribe button in the side bar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.



Hope to speak to you soon, 


Kate x 

Friday, 15 March 2019

Home Decor Calendar - All That You Are

Home Decor Calendar 


All That You Are



Framed calendar from the pound shop, hand stamped with All That You Are, by Stampin Up


I have this sitting on my conservatory windowsill and it looks very pretty. It looks store bought - that's because it is. It came ready made with the months and numbers on the tags and I just added the stamping. I used one of my favourite stamp sets called All That You Are in Lovely Lipstick, Old Olive and then Crumb Cake to match the month tags. All available in my online shop.

And where do you purchase the calendar? Well it's very exclusive! I bought it in the Pound Shop !!! Seriously, I did. 


The inspiration for this came from another demonstrator. A very talented lady in my wider team  - Crafty Claudette.




I loved it and couldn't wait to have a go.

Framed calendar from the pound shop, hand stamped with All That You Are, by Stampin Up

You could decorate as much or as little as you wish.

I really hope you like todays project. Here are the products I used with clickable links to my online shop.







The new Spring Summer catalogue and the Saleabration brochure is in full swing with new items that were added on March 1st, including some from the Annual catalogue!.  It's full of beautiful, fresh, spring colours and is stuffed full of everything you need for your papercrafting.  Do let me know if you would like a copy wont you!

I am of course, very grateful if you choose me to be your demonstrator and you shop with me. If you shop with me online, don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is between £20 - £150 for a small gift from me.


Hostess Code This Month 

TXHSSNYP


I also send a little hand made gift and card to all my customers . I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.


Drop me an e mail or a message if you would like me to send you your own - theres nothing like browsing a paper copy 💕



I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  Click on the subscribe button in the side bar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.



Hope to speak to you soon, 


Kate x 


Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Watercolouring - By The Bay

 Watercolour By The Bay


Thanks for joining me for my Saleabration Project this week. 


Water colouring By The Bay, Stampin Up


We have had some fabulous items this Saleabration and this week I am using the By The Bay stamp set.  The Water Colour pencils were the obvious choice to pair with it to make some simple, pretty cards.

The image is stamped in Black Stazon ink and then lightly coloured in using just a few Watercolour pencils. I used an Aqua Painter to watercolour. The sentiment is stamped in Black.




Water colouring By The Bay, Stampin Up


I used the Whisper White notecards and envelopes, these are so handy. they come in packs of 20 all ready to go. I stamped and water coloured directly on to the notecard.


Water colouring By The Bay, Stampin Up


Such a simple but pretty card. I stamped the seabirds on to the envelope too.


Here is My You Tube video showing how I made the card




 I really love these shoreline images, they remind me of holidays on the Devon Coast we always used to take when the children were smaller. I hope you like the video. Do give me a thumbs up and subscribe if you do. Don't forget to click the little bell for notification of future videos.


Here are all the products I used to make the cards with clickable links to my online shop




The new Spring Summer catalogue and the Saleabration brochure is in full swing with new items that were added on March 1st, including some from the Annual catalogue!.  It's full of beautiful, fresh, spring colours and is stuffed full of everything you need for your papercrafting.  Do let me know if you would like a copy wont you!

I am of course, very grateful if you choose me to be your demonstrator and you shop with me. If you shop with me online, don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is between £20 - £150 for a small gift from me.


Hostess Code This Month 

TXHSSNYP


I also send a little hand made gift and card to all my customers . I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.


Drop me an e mail or a message if you would like me to send you your own - theres nothing like browsing a paper copy 💕



I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  Click on the subscribe button in the side bar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.



Hope to speak to you soon, 


Kate x 





Monday, 11 March 2019

All That You Are Card - Stained Glass Technique


All That You Are


Kylie's International Demonstrator Training Blog Hop





I am so excited to be part of Kylie Bertucci's February Blog Hop! We are an international group of demonstrators all working towards growing our business's and sharing ideas and inspiration along the way.  Thank you so much for joining us !



You may be starting here or have come from another blog. The list is at the end of the post do you can hop along from blog to blog getting lots of ideas and inspiration as you go.



Card with heat embossing on Vellum - stained glass technique.

I've been playing with the new All That You Are stamp set and I just love it. This was one of the cards I designed for my all day craft day yesterday.

I wanted to show them how by heat embossing the flower image in White Emboss Powder and colouring in on the reverse with the Stampin' Blends it's easy to create a beautiful image. A little like stained glass.  I added a few of the self adhesive sequins and attached the vellum to the Whisper White layer using glue dots strategically placed under the sequins and sentiment. The sentiment is stamped in Black Memento and cut out using the new Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I've just got mine and can't put them down!



Card inside. Hand stamped.

I used Powder Pink as the card base and stamped inside in Powder Pink and Soft Sea Foam ink. I repeated the stamping on the envelope too.


Dimensions

Card Base - A4 Powder Pink, Scored at 10.5 cm and cut at 14.9 cm
Whisper White Layer 10 cm x 14.3 cm
Vellum 10 cm x 14.3 cm
Inside Whisper White Layer 10cm x 14.3 cm



I do hope you like my card. You can start or continue hopping around here, so grab a cuppa, and enjoy!









Here are the products I used to make my card with clickable links to my online shop.






The new Spring Summer catalogue and the Saleabration brochure is in full swing with new items that were added on March 1st, including some from the Annual catalogue!.  It's full of beautiful, fresh, spring colours and is stuffed full of everything you need for your papercrafting.  Do let me know if you would like a copy wont you!

I am of course, very grateful if you choose me to be your demonstrator and you shop with me. If you shop with me online, don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is between £20 - £150 for a small gift from me.


Hostess Code This Month 

TXHSSNYP


I also send a little hand made gift and card to all my customers . I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.


Drop me an e mail or a message if you would like me to send you your own - theres nothing like browsing a paper copy 💕



I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  Click on the subscribe button in the side bar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.



Hope to speak to you soon, 


Kate x 














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