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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Hump Day Giveaway and Winner!

Hello friends

It is Wednesday and that means... it is Hump Day Giveaway.
Last Wednesday's giveaway was Trees!


And the winner is...

Anne Owens

Congratulations Anne  - please drop me an email with your address details -

christine.emberson@blueyonder.co.uk

Elliott will be popping them in the post to you as I'm away right now
and he is covering all bases!

Do not worry if you missed out...
Trees is available on the website here :)

Now for this week's giveaway...

It is French Harmony


It is a beautiful background die for cards.
Spellbinders have also used it for this wonderful frame.


French Harmony is also available on the website here.

If you would like to enter the giveaway please don't forget to leave a comment. 
As soon as I'm home a winner will be announced. 

Take care friends.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Multiple Tags and I'm Off!

Hello friends

Just before I was taken poorly I had planned to meet up with my
crafty friends up in Milton Keynes.  Sadly that trip did not happen
but I had got as far as making up some gift tags for their goody bags.
I thought I would share those with you today.

The flowers are from Window of Memories but 
Cinch and Go Flowers Two and Flower Power (also pre-loved here
work equally well - I just did not have those on my craft desk
when making the tags!

I die cut from regular white card and inked the middle and petals 
using daubers.


Spritzed with water and shaped.


I then glittered the petals and inserted stamens (I buy these from Amazon)
and use Dodz 3D by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L to hold them in place.


My tags are then decorated with Ornamental Accents and stamped 'Just For You'.


The tag line up.


Tied to striped bags with bakers twine.



I intend to fill these and hand them to my crafty friends when I 
next visit Milton Keynes!

In other news I am flying to the States...tomorrow!!


My trip has been planned for some time but I wasn't sure if I was going
to be well enough to go but luckily I am feeling a lot better.

Throughout my time with Spellbinders I have been so lucky
to meet lots of people and this trip includes meeting up
with some very special friends.

My first stop is Chicago and I'm then flying on to Iowa.
I'm going to be away for just over 2 weeks but I have scheduled
quite a few blog posts and I will be posting on social media for sure!
Elliott will be covering the website as usual and any queries you
may have, he will also dispatch any pre-ordes as soon as they arrive.

I've left lots of reminders and a full fridge and freezer and most importantly...
Bella and the cats are well catered for!
I know I'm going to miss them all so much (that's my family, not just the pets!)
but thrilled to be doing a trip of a lifetime.

Take care friends - keep checking back, I've scheduled quite a lot!



Friday, 25 August 2017

Friday Die Day

Hello friends

Thank you for all your kind get well messages.
I'm rather disappointed to report that they could not remove my kidney stone,
I had visions of coming home with it in a little jar but no...it was not to be.
My stone packed a little case and went travelling, it got bored of being in my kidney!
The surgeon could not locate it but feels it is probably still there.
(I'm very certain it is still there!)
So it is a bit of a waiting game which is not ideal but life
is never really straightforward is it, it likes to keep us on our toes!

Now crafty stuff...

This week's Friday Die Day is the stunning
This is a truly magnificent five piece die set, this is how it looks cut/embossed.


The approximate measurements are:

Oval Tag: 1.40 x 2.10 in. 3.6 x 5.3cm
Floral Oval: 2.90 x 3.90 in. 7.4 x 9.9cm
Oval Insert: 3.15 x 4.15 in. 8.0 x 10.5cm
Crest: 4.70 x 6.35 in. 11.9 x 16.1cm
Crest Frame: 4.9 x 6.65 in. 12.4 x 16.9cm

For my card design I cut the crest, floral insert and oval tag from ivory card 
and the oval insert and a further tag from gold mirror card.


My card base with Anna Griffin paper.


I used Cinch and Go Flowers Two for an embellishment, cut from pink card 
and inked lightly.  I layered the tag and stamped 'Thanks'.


The finished card - these dies are both beautiful and regal.
I also see a fairytale mirror frame with this design.






Victoriana Crest is one of Becca Feeken designs -
Amazing Paper Grace and is available on the website here
and Cinch and Go Flowers Two is available here.

It's a special day today - Elliott's 21st! 
We've got a few nice things planned over the weekend
including a barbecue so fingers crossed for nice weather and grateful to 
my family for stepping in and helping out while I've been out of action.

Take care friends, have a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Hump Day Giveaway, Winner and other stuff!

Hello friends

It is Wednesday and that means...
Hump Day Giveaway.
Last Wednesday's giveaway was Tribal Borders



And the winner is...

Crafty Jo

Congratulations Crafty Jo  - please drop me an email with your address details -

christine.emberson@blueyonder.co.uk

I will then pop them straight out in the post to you.

Do not worry if you missed out...
Tribal Borders is available on the website here :)

Now on to this week's giveaway...

It's Trees!  From the Woodland Collection.
With Autumn around the corner I thought this die set quite appropriate..
Four dies in the set with beautiful embossed detail.


I used this set a while back to create this card.


If you would like to enter, please leave a comment on today's blog post.

Other stuff...
Today I'm popping into hospital to finally have my kidney stone removed.
It hasn't budged so now it needs to be forcibly removed! 


I'm going to rest up for a little bit afterwards, 
I don't feel I will mourn the loss of my stone at all!

Take care everyone and don't forget to leave a comment if you would like
to be entered into the giveaway.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Isadora and Francesca

Hello friends

Firstly I hope you all had a good weekend - not everyone was crafting I hear,
allotments, shopping, Build A Bear and more - all sounds fun.
And Hazel - I agree the die I featured yesterday - Emmeline Treillage 
would make a lovely stencil to spritz inks through,
I may be giving that a go.

Secondly, big thanks to those who donated to the Just Giving page 
yesterday, Elliott and his friends did very well raising money for 
Macmillan Cancer Research, he's a very tired boy today though.

Today's crafty project features Isadora Trinkets and 
Francesca Label.
I've designed this card as one of the projects for a workshop that I am teaching at


If you live Farnborough way and would like to attend I'll be doing a workshop
in the morning and a demo in the afternoon. 
Details will be on The Art of Craft website shortly or feel free to contact
them if you wish to book the workshop.


My card is 5 x 5 square with matting, Franscesa Label stamped
and layered Isadora Trinkets.
The flowers are from Swallow and Heart die set.


Take care friends, wishing you all a great start to the week.


Sunday, 20 August 2017

Emmeline Treillage

Hello friends

Today I'm featuring Emmeline Treillage (yes, that's a mouthful isn't it!)
It is a beautiful die, again one from Becca Feeken's Venise Lace collection.

I created this card to appear on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog here,
so if you would like to see a full tutorial please hop over to their blog 
and by all means, if you have time, leave a comment...please :) 


It is a delicate die cut but so easy to affix with adhesive sheets.


The flower is Cinch and Go Flowers Two with some added glitter,
I adore the detailed leaves in this set.


I hope your weekend is going well - have you been crafting?

Don't forget over on the website free post and packing finishes 
when the clock strikes midnight, just think of Cinderella! 

Take care friends.



Saturday, 19 August 2017

Free shipping all weekend!

Hello friends

Due to the brilliant success of free shipping earlier this month
Elliott has decided that we should have a free post and packing 
on the website all this weekend!


Another chance to take a look at items that have just arrived,
including Amazing Paper Grace.

Gossamer Knot 






Plus there is more pre-loved dies and
pre-loved unbranded dies have also been added.

And there's the Retro Spellbinders - the good ol' dies!


Perfect time to go shopping.


Important info bit: 
Select 'free shipping' when you view your basket/cart
otherwise you will still be charged - thank you.


Have a lovely weekend everyone,
free postage and packing ends midnight Sunday.

Take care friends


Friday, 18 August 2017

Friday Die Day

Hello friends
 
This week's Friday Die Day features a gorgeous intricate die -
Designed by Becca Feeken - Venise Lace Collection.
 

The approximate measurements are:
Lace Embellishment: 2.30 x 2.00 in. 5.8 x 5.1cm
Center Insert: 2.85 x 2.85 in. 7.2 x 7.2cm
Frame: 5.10 x 5.10 in. 13.0 x 13.0cm
 
This is how it looks cut/embossed.

 
I then die cut it twice, once with white card and then silver foil card -
I did not emboss the silver as it is going to be used for shadowing behind.

 
I matted patterned paper (Bo Bunny) onto 6 x 6 card base.


I die cut two of the lace embellishments and used a stamped and die cut sentiment,
leaf and paper flower.
 


The frame with silver shadowing behind mounted with 3D Foam Squares.


I inserted the lace embellishments to top and bottom aligning the top of the hearts to point
towards each other.  Sentiment tag added across the middle.
 

 

To finish I added the flower and foliage.
 




 
Isabella Frame is available on the website here, a lot of the Venise Lace
stock has sold quickly but more is on its way so please keep checking back.
 
Wishing you all a great weekend.
Take care friends.
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