Friday, 22 March 2019

Friday Die Day

Hello friends

This week's Friday Die Day features 
this is one of the new Vintage Treasure Collection dies
by Becca Feeken and available from Monday.
Four dies in the set and the approximate measurements are:
Outer Rim: 4.20 x 5.55 in. 10.70 x 14.10 cm
Pattern: 4.15 x 5.50 in. 10.50 x 14.00 cm
Label: 2.65 x 1.75 in. 6.70 x 4.40 cm
Accent: 1.60 x 1.30 in. 4.10 x 3.30 cm 

I die cut the pattern die with the label insert twice, white and silver mirror card,
yes it looks gold in this picture, I think it is the reflection of one my lights.

Die cut the label and accent twice from white card.

Extra embellishments, foliage, flower (Cinch and Go IV) and a typed sentiment.
I make additional cuts into the petals to create a more fuller flower.

To start I attached the white patterned die cut over the gold for a shadow
and then threaded a piece of peach ribbon through.

Attached horizontally to a dotty green background and matted onto silver 
and white 5 x 7 mats.

The die cut label attached to the middle over the ribbon.
Also affixed the two accents, one each end.

This decorative label die cut is from another set called Cannetille Rectangle,
again available from Monday.

Affixed to the card front.

To finsih the foliage and flower, the foliage is watercolour card coloured with 
Bundled Sage and the flower is coloured with Tattered Rose.

Very excited by this latest Vintage Treasures Collection by 
Becca Feeken. It is possible to take a look at them all on the website here
and pre-order if you wish.

I'll be featuring this collection on Hochanda on Monday and Tuesday
next week so hopefully you can tune in and see more.

Tomorrow I'm off to St Ives in Cambridgeshire to attend one of 
the Craft Box classes, this is where I step out of my comfort
zone and get very messy with mixed media! 

Take care friends - have a wonderful weekend, hope you are doing 
something nice.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

A Floral Thank You

Hello friends

I'm back today with a floral offering.
This is a card I've created for the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog,
the full tutorial is here.
I created a thank you card which would also double as a 
Mother's Day card (that's fast approaching).

I've used a variety of adhesive products (links below)
and also Lisette Oval and Cinch and Go Flowers IV -
particularly like the leaves in this set.

If you have chance to stop by the Scrapbook Adhesives blog
to leave a comment, as always I'm very grateful.

Products used:

Thank you for the comments this week regarding my eyes,
I am leaning towards having the fancy multifocal lenses as the 
possibility of not having to wear glasses at all sounds heavenly.
I'm going to do a little more research before I make a firm decision.

Today is haircut day so I don't look too shabby for the telly next week! 

Take care friends, hope you are all having a good week.

Monday, 18 March 2019

Start of a brand new week!

Hello friends

How was your weekend?
I spent mine locked away in my cabin getting ready for my
Hochanda shows.  I made a dent in what I need to do but I'm back there today.

My shows are going to be next Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th March,
it's the one day special so it will be Monday evening and throughout 
the day on the Tuesday.
The dies are Becca Feeken's Vintage Treasures and I'll be sure
to have them in stock.

Here's a YouTube video showcasing some of the designs.

I am totally in love with the new Cinch and Go Flowers V,
can't resist a daisy shape.
Now if I could just tie a 'Becca Bow' I would be happy!

Over the weekend new items were uploaded to the website,
we have the latest designs of Cut and Emboss Folders
and new Glimmer Hot Foil Plates - designs by both
Paul Antonio (gorgeous fancy lettering) and Sharyn Sowell -
such sweet birds! 

You can find them all here under our New Arrivals tab.
I am finding this website so much easier to link to - 
wish we had got around to it years ago!

Also today there's some boring 'life stuff' happening,
my car failed its MOT so it is in the repair garage - fingers crossed 
it doesn't cost the earth to fix and I'm chasing up my eye surgery appointments.
I've had to stop driving at night now as the glare from lights is pretty bad.

Which leads me to a question - any opinions on the new multifocal lenses?
Under the NHS you can have monofocal lenses popped into your eyes
 but if I rob a bank I can have multifocal which 
apparently means no glasses needed,
too good to be true?

Take care friends, have a super start to the week! 

Friday, 15 March 2019

Friday Die Day

Hello friends

Back into the routine with FDD's! 
This week I'm featuring Vintage Starburst Valance and Gatefold,
one of the Shadow Box Collection dies by Becca Feeken.

There are three dies in the set and the approximate measurements are:
Release Line: 5.50 x 2.80 in. 14.00 x 7.10 cm
Pattern: 5.45 x 2.75 in. 13.80 x 7.00 cm
Strip: 5.50 x 0.50 in. 14.00 x 1.30 cm

The die design lends itself to many choices, as a gatefold,
combined with a shadow box as above or my interpretation today...

To start, I die cut two of the main 'fan' designs from white cardstock.

Using Classic Circles, (patterned paper - Anna Griffin) a die cut circle.
I then attached one of the 'fan' die cuts over the top diagonally.

And then the second one...

Attached 3D Foam Squares to the reverse.

Affixed this to a square white card base.

Little flowers (Petite Double Bow and Flowers die set)
and leaves inked with distress inks.

I positioned the long leaves across the joining line of the die cuts.

And then added the little flowers - lots of them!

Pearls and tiny sentiment to finish the card.
And now quite a few photos - I was relishing the sun instead of the rain!

Items used today with clickable links:

Don't forget if you place an order on the website (any amount)
you will be automatically entered into the draw to win all 12 
Spellbinders stamps!

Wishing you all a lovely weekend, I'm going to be in my cabin
prepping for Hochanda shows later this month,
I've got some gorgeous new Becca Feeken dies to share with you! 

Take care friends.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019


Hello friends

Phew!  It seems the new website is ticking over and big thanks
to those of you who have already ordered. 
Loving the positive feedback!
Also very grateful to those who pointed out some gremlin-ly bits,
with tags etc - Elliott has sorted those.

More stock will be arriving soon, we did reduce our stock down
to make the move a little easier but even then it took days to 
upload every item (there was no clever button to move items across 
automatically as our old website was...well, old!) 

A new collection by Becca Feeken is arriving soon,
Vintage Treasures and I'm thrilled to be doing the shows 
on Hochanda later this month.

Talking of Becca's dies - a workshop kit for Ornamental Arch
is on the website along with other kits available here.

At my demo last weekend I realised that the arch insert of 
this die works with the Grand Arch die set.
All this time I didn't realise - I guess the name might have been a clue - doh! 

Take care friends, wishing you a happy middle of the week
and I will be back for Friday Die Day.

Monday, 11 March 2019

It's here! The New Website and a Giveaway!

Hello friends

We are back and up and running with our new website!
We managed to do it in one week, well I say 'we'
but truthfully Elliott has been the star.
If you nip across you'll see navigation is a little different.
On the Home page we have Collections, you can click on those or 
you can also shop by the Shop drop down menu. 

Another nifty thing - the top bar with the Search button,
this scrolls down with you as you browse the website.
Makes it so much easier to find 'Search' and tap in what you are looking for.

Find Out More


In celebration we have a very special giveaway.
A full set of Spellbinders Clear Stamps - that's 12 stamp sets,
all the new release designs going to one lucky winner!

How can you win?
If you place an order on our new website over the next two weeks
your name will automatically be entered into the draw, easy!
Winner will be announced on Monday 25th March 2019.

So fingers crossed we are gremlin-free but if you notice something
odd please let us know.
And now back to crafting and I'm thrilled to say I have Hochanda
shows coming up later this month so I'm speed crafting now.

Take care friends, have a super Monday and happy browsing.

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