Saturday, 26 May 2018

Heavenly Hemstitch (again) and our Biggest Giveaway Ever!

Hello friends

Today's card is very simple compared to some of my recent 'makes'.
I've been heavily into layers and flowers.
Instead this time, I chose to make Hemstitch Squares the star.
I started by stamping an image onto a white card base and then die cut
Hemstitch Squares from silver foil card.
This is the middle size in the set.


Positioned over the stamped image with 3D Foam Squares and added
a sprig and little flowers.


A typed sentiment to finish, running across the width of the square.


Let's just say it was a lot quicker to make than other cards this week!

Hemstitch Squares is back in stock on the website here.
Also in stock is Hemstitch Circles, equally lovely and selling super fast.

In other news, Hope and Chances is hosting our biggest giveaway yet...
https://www.facebook.com/HopeandChances/
7 Dies A Week - we are giving away a brand new Spellbinders die each day for 7 days!
We start picking winners on Monday but you can enter from now.
All the details are on our Facebook page here.
 Why Facebook?
This is to promote our little online store through social media channels.
Times are changing and sadly blog posts are not as popular as they used to be. 

Talking of social media you can now find us on pretty much every platform,
Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and as just mentioned Facebook.
We would love you to follow us.

Right, I'm hitting the motorway, off to Mountain Ash Crafts in Stourbridge. 
Take care friends, have a smashing weekend.



Friday, 25 May 2018

Friday Die Day

Hello friends

How is your week going?
Mine is going too fast!  
Before I know it Friday comes around, I'm not complaining 
as I'm really happy to share with you this week's Friday Die Day.

It is Ornamental Arch, one of the 3D Vignette dies.

No actual step photos but I've done a little video instead,
here it is.  


You can always watch it in a larger format on YouTube,
just click the YouTube logo on the video.

I've gone blue which isn't a colour I use very often but I'm liking it.
I've also added little flowers...now that is something I'm doing a lot! 


In the video I'm talking about the embossing folder I used which is 
Spellbinders Medallion.  Not in stock but it is possible to obtain these 
if enough people would like them so please let me know,
either by commenting or messaging.


I'm really pleased with how you can tailor this die to make a little door/gate opening.


Ornamental Arch is available on the website here.
3D Vignette Collection is on the website here but not many left!

If you didn't catch me on Facebook feeling elated about 
Elliott's latest hospital trip I would love to share it with you here.
We were told this week that his test results are so good he need
only have one MRI a year, this is a big step and we are very relieved.
I think he looks happy...


I'm going to be at Mountain Ash Crafts in Stourbridge tomorrow
if you live that way please call in, it's demos and a make and take.
Take care friends and wishing you a wonderful weekend.



Thursday, 24 May 2018

Cut and Emboss Folder

Hello friends

Today sharing with you one of the new Cut and Emboss Folders
just launched by Spellbinders.
This is Dotted Lace.

As the name says, it cuts and embosses which is super effective.
I created a simple white card with silver foil card behind
the cut sections.


A little ribbon bow and a cluster of flowers - I can't seem to stop
using little flowers right now.


I've made a very quick (extremely quick!)
video for Instagram but you can also view it here.


Dotted Lace is just one of the new selection of Cut and Emboss folders
available on the website here, perfect for letter pressing too.
You can view them all here, nice price too :) 

Take care friends and please stop by tomorrow for Friday Die Day.


Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Hump Day Giveaway

Hello friends

It's Wednesday and that means Hump Day Giveaway Day.
Last week's giveaway was a a pre-loved die set

And the winner is...

Hazel Young

Congratulations Hazel, please email: 
hope-chances@live.co.uk
with your details and we will post your prize out to you.

Now onto this week's giveaway,
a pre-loved die set Kurbits.


This die set is also available on the website here
and in the Spring Sale - more items added!

If you would like to win this week's giveaway
please leave a comment on today's post 
A winner will be picked and announced next Wednesday.

If you are not a Facebook user you will not have seen this photo...


This was Mitchell's lunch hour break on Monday, he chose to have a doze
and Bella thought it was perfectly natural to do the same! 

Take care friends, have a nice middle of the week
and if you would like to take a look at the Spring Sale just click
on the image below.




Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Tiny Shadow Box

Hello friends

Thank you so much for the lovely response to my prickly card yesterday,
Michele asked whether it could be a charity kit and that may just happen.

Today's card features Tiny Shadow Box.


Everything is included in this die set to create the box, outer frame
and embellish with the tag and tiny flowers.

I chose to use the shadow box on a card front and went a little 
mad with those flowers!


Inside the shadow box is a stamped sentiment onto Scored and Pierced Rectangles.


The little flower dies are lovely, I think these could be my go-to
flowers for a while.



A little leaf charm sneaked in too, from the first Hope and Charm-ing collections,
look out for the next one, coming the beginning of next month.
I would link you to them but they've all sold out, they are super popular.


And check this out, my good friend and fellow Ambassador, Linda Lucas
has used the Tiny Shadow Box with a cute succulent inside.


Full details and tutorial on her blog here.

If you fancy a Tiny Shadow Box they are available on the website here.

Take care friends, I'm in a die cutting frenzy right now getting make and takes
organised for this Saturday at Mountain Ash Crafts,
I'll share more info about that soon.

Have a great Tuesday and stop by tomorrow for giveaway day!


Monday, 21 May 2018

Prickly Things...

Hello friends

Today's card is very different, it's a project I created for 
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L using their photo corners.
I have to give my Mum credit for saying 'hedgehog' when I was
trying to think of spiky items. 
I'm really pleased with how she turned out, yes it's a girl hedgehog.


I've also used Hemstitch Squares which are now back in stock here.
I typed the quote/sentiment and printed it onto ivory card.  
The quote really did come after a bit of a tiresome couple of days so felt very apt! 


The full blog post tutorial on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog here
and if you have time I would love for you to leave a comment over there,
it really helps. 


If you fancy making anything spiky Photo Corners are available here.

Take care friends, wishing you a great week with no prickly things! 



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