Sunday, 19 August 2018

Tree of Hearts and Papermill


Hello friends

First - welcome back Jan on the Fosse!
You must have had a bit of a scary time recently,
so pleased to hear you are home, take good care and take everything easy.

Bit of a first for me...
at the end of this week I was featured on the Papermill blog,
I say 'I' it appears Bella got a mention too!

They featured my card using Tree of Hearts Stencil by Tina Ashton Art,
I had used their lovely Hopsack Card, it really is nice for stenciling.
such a lovely texture.
They also included my speedy video.

If you would like to take a look please click here.
Oh and here's a screenshot where that pooch gets a mention!




Tree of Hearts Stencil is available on the website here.
I recently combined it with Ornamental Arch.


The full stencil collection can be found here.
Tina is busy creating more designs and right now 
they are still exclusive to us and still at the bargain price of £5.50.
Also worth mentioning that you receive the mask pieces too 
with each stencil, so multiple uses.

Take care friends, enjoy your Sunday,
I'm back in my cabin prepping for Hochanda shows,
look out for the sneak peeks.


Friday, 17 August 2018

Friday Die Day

Hello friends

It's Friday Die Day and this week I'm featuring 
This die sings to me as I love the fact that it looks like a gate 
and the scroll work is beautiful.
The approximate measurements are:
3.35 x 5.30 in 8.50 x 13.50 cm

I've cut two and you can see for the second one I've sliced the 
middle section away.


The chopped sections go into the side to create a circular design.


I've matted 6 x 6 patterned paper onto my white card base.


Affixed the die cut to the middle.


Die cut some flowers, these are Rose Buds,
coloured them with distress ink.
There's a couple of sets pre-loved on the website, but you may have to be quick!


Placed a Fancy Scallop Edge Circle to the middle.


I went rummaging in my die cut scrap box (yes I have one of those too!)
Found this label shape and little oval sentiment.


To finish added the flowers around the bottom of the circle,
placed pearls to the centres.



The way this die makes a perfect decorative circle made my day! 


I've used this die set quite a bit recently...



Items used today with clickable links:


Take care friends, wishing you a brilliant weekend,
bet you can guess what I'm doing!


Thursday, 16 August 2018

Proud Peacock and Winning Ticket

Hello friends

I have a Proud Peacock for you today!
This is one of the Tina Ashton Art stencils and I'm really rather
in love with its glorious heart tail.


Using that heart tail I've done a technique by using the stencil to
create a continued pattern, all is revealed in my one minute video.
You can view the video via Facebook here.


And this is another interpretation of the stencil, you'll see you have
the option of the Peacock holding a gift tag, perfect for 
stamping or writing a message.


Proud Peacock is available on the website here.


Also today announcing the winning ticket of this month's charity kit.
It was an instant sell out, I wasn't surprised as the Little Bird stencil
included is lovely.
Please have a little look in your kit bags and if you have
number 707 you are the winner! 
Please email hope-chances@live.co.uk with your details
and a goody bag will be sent out to you.


Take care friends, have a good Thursday, I have a day off
from city job today to work in the cabin 
(making up for my day off at the beginning of the week,
there's logic there somewhere!)

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Happy Giveaway Day!

Hello friends

It's the middle of the week already and that means...
Hump Day Giveaway Day.


Last week's giveaway was a pre-loved die set


This is one of the Wine Country Collection dies
designed by Stacey Caron for Spellbinders.

And the winner is...

Penny Nuttall

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

If you missed out Frame Charms is also available on the website here.

This week's giveaway is a NEW die set - Special Tag.
Designed as a limited edition die so special indeed.


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.

(Please claim your prize within a month of announcement).

Take care friends, 
have a nice middle of the week and stop by tomorrow,
announcing this month's charity kit winning ticket.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

A real mixture!


Hello friends

I'm back from a sneaky day off yesterday to go to
Harry Potter studios with Elliott.  We had a lovely time and it was fun
seeing some of the new attractions including the first time we've
been able to go into 4 Privet Drive.
The Dursley's living room looks a lot like me doing my paperwork!


Yesterday's card proved to be popular, Special Day Frame
is very very curly and pretty. Thank you to all those
who watched the video and left a comment over on YouTube.
If you couldn't view it on YouTube, once you click play below,
the YouTube icon pops up in the bottom right hand corner,
click on that and you will be whisked to YouTube.


As mentioned, if you subscribe to our channel and leave a comment
under the video there, your name will go in the hat to win the card,
we pick a winner on Saturday.

So what do I have for you today?
Well here's a blast from the past.
If you followed my blog a few years ago you will know I teamed
up with Tando Creative to design a stationery box/ craft caddy.


I noticed recently that Helen from Croms' Cubby Hole
had purchased one and decorated it beautifully.
She modified it slightly, loving those decorative hinges at the side.



So this prompted me to rummage through the stock room and
hey presto we still have a few available.
So if you fancy making one they are on the website here.
My original blog post with all the assembly instructions  
can be viewed here (gosh that took some finding believe me!)
And this post shows my decorated box and also a painted one from Tando.



I still use mine in the crafty cabin, it's jolly handy :) 

Also just to let you know another collection of Anna Griffin papers
are now available, this time the colours are ivory and green tones.
Double sided, foiled, patterned, 12 sheets in total and cut to 6 x 6.
Further details here.


Please stop by tomorrow for Hump Day Giveaway and to 
see if you are the winner of course! 

Take care friends.



Monday, 13 August 2018

Special Day Frame and Celebrating

Hello friends

I hope you had a great weekend.
Ours involved some celebrating, firstly we had brilliant news from the 
hospital regarding Elliott and secondly it was my darling Dad's birthday.
Let's just say a few bottles were opened :)

I did manage to squeeze in some crafting and yesterday 
the latest YouTube video went live featuring Special Day Frame.
This is one of the new dies designed by Marisa Job
and arriving later this month.



Here's the video, if you watch via YouTube, subscribe and leave a comment there,
your name is put in a hat to win the card.


Now I have a supply of Anna Griffin papers I've been happily using them,
this is from the original 6 x 6 pack, just a few left on the website here.
More designs are available here.


I've used gold mirror card and lots of little flowers so I felt
right at home making this card! 


Items used today with clickable links:


Mitchell is in charge today as Elliott and I are having a Christmas treat!
(A gift from last Christmas, we are not ridiculously early). 
We are going to the Harry Potter studios.
We have yet to see some of the new attractions there and being big HP fans
we couldn't wait any longer.

Have a great start to the week.

Take care friends, I'll be back in my crafty cabin tomorrow.


Sunday, 12 August 2018

Eastern Promise

Hello friends

How is your weekend going?

It's Charm-ing time and this month's collection is 
I had fun sourcing these charms, a little bit different.
The Peacock is my favourite - a real stunner.
And if you like elephants, then there's a few of those.


As previously, they all come happily housed in a themed linen jewellery bag.
The charm collections sell very quickly so if this one takes your fancy
hop over to the website here.


Also now available is Hope and Charm-ing Additions.
A little set to enable you to use your charms to create a key ring/handbag clip.
You can find those on the website here, bargain £1.55!


I'm busy sourcing the next few charm kits as well as more Additions,
hoping they will charm you!  

Have a super Sunday.
Take care friends.

Friday, 10 August 2018

Friday Die Day

Hello friends

It's Friday Die Day and this week my project is featuring
This is one of the dies from the Sew Sweet Collection 
designed by Tammy Tutterow and which is...'so sweet'! 

This die set consists of 7 dies with approximate measurements of:
Scalloped Heart: 1.19 x 1.51 in. 3.10 x 3.90 cm
Heart: 1.00 x 1.36 in. 2.60 x 3.50 cm
Sweet: 0.70 x 1.80 in. 1.80 x 4.60 cm
With: 1.50 x 1.00 in. 3.90 x 2.50 cm
Love: 1.82 x 2.11 in. 8.80 x 11.40 cm
My: 1.25 x 0.89 in. 3.20 x 2.30 cm
Heart (sentiment): 2.72 x 1.24 in. 6.80 x 3.20 cm
I've chosen to use the two hearts and the word 'love' for my design.
I cut them using ivory and gold mirror card.


two from this die set, again cut from ivory and gold mirror card.


A 6 x 6 ivory card base and patterned paper,
this is from one of the Anna Griffin paper sets available on the website here.
Delighted that we have finally managed to get some AG stock.


I affixed all the ivory die cuts over the gold to create a very narrow drop shadow.
So narrow you may need to squint to see it! 
Positioned the two circles in place, overlapping.


I then affixed the three hearts to the left hand side of the circles.


Prepared my signature little flowers and leaves, cut from watercolour card
and coloured with distress inks.


I clustered the flowers and leaves around the hearts, added the 'Love'
die cut and little pearls to finish.


Some close up pics.

 

Items used today with clickable links:

Sew Sweet Sentiments (in the Summer Sale)
Fancy Scalloped Edge Circles (also in the Summer Sale!)

If you like the featured die set, please take a look at 
Tammy Tutterow designs here.

Take care friends, wishing you a lovely weekend,
what are you up to?
I'm going to be crafting...no surprises there :) 


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