Friday, 30 September 2016

Baby bear pop up sliding easel card and Thoughtful Branches Jar of Love

It has been a while since I last posted on my blog and I have quite a few cards to share with you.

A couple of months ago my Sunday class asked for a baby card, so I decided to make one using the new baby bear stamp set which could easily adapted for either a boy or girl

There are two colour versions of the cards below, one in mint macaron and the other in pink pirouette. The mint macaron can be used for either boy or girl so is great to keep in the drawer as a spare!


The cards were made using the pop up sliding easel fold which I had found on Pinterest


There were lots of elements to making up the card

We created our own background using the retired large something lacy background stamp in either mint macaron or pink pirouette depending on which colour way was chosen.

We used co-ordinating DSP for the base of the card.


Quite a few of my customers bought the limited edition Thoughtful Branches bundle so I added in a quick make at the end of the class to give them another idea on how to use it, team together with the Jar of Love stamp set.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Clearance Rack Updated



 
https://www2.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryid=50200&dbwsdemoid=5003138

Stampin' Up! has just announced New Items in the Clearance Rack.  There are 5 pages of new items at up to 60% off!

Don’t wait for too long as they will not be around forever, items go out of stock very quickly. 

The best way to order your products is through my online shop HERE to guarantee your order will be fulfilled.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Special Offers Promotion with 25% off

Would you like to save 25% on select annual catalogue products until 21 September?


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Stampin' Up! have launched a special promotion  where you can save 25% on select annual catalogue products from today until 21st September. Stampin' Up! will release a different list (Wednesday 11pm UK time) of select products each week for the 3 weeks promotional period. That will be 3 lists over the 3 weeks... each list of products being at 25% off for that week only... Wednesday to Wednesday...

Here are the products which runs from today until Wednesday 14th September. Click here or on the list to go to the on line list with the pictures... 

https://www2.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryid=50300&dbwsdemoid=5003138


https://www2.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryid=50300&dbwsdemoid=5003138

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Autumn Winter Catalogue is now LIVE

The Autumn/Winter catalogue is now LIVE You can view the online version HERE

http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/2016%20Holiday%20Catalog/Holiday16_en-UK.pdf

It is bursting with lots of lovely new products for the festive season, along with some fantastic products that aren't just for Christmas too! Look out for the amazing bundles that are on offer - they give you an extra 10% off, so well worth considering buying the bundle rather than individually


 As a demonstrator, we are lucky enough to be able to pre-order some of the products to try before recommending them to you ... these are just a few of my favourites ...



Star of Light stamp and thinlit bundle


Cookie Cutter stamps and punch bundle


Stampin' Up! have now confirmed that the the wonderful Thoughtful Branches stamps & dies are still available but only whilst supplies last.
 
Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Bundle

 It will not be coming back in the future... So now really is the last time to purchase this must have set... 


 You can place your orders by shopping online - click on the SHOP NOW button or email me at lgilbert66@gmail.com

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Pretty kitty birthday card

It was our youngest daughter, Leanne's, birthday last week. She was 23. She is an animal lover and loves our cat Tibby so much that when I saw the Pretty Kitty stamp set, I knew this was the ideal stamp set to use on her card. There are 5 cute kitten images plus 6 sentiments in the set.


I made the card into a side waterfall card with four panels


I made an ordinary waterfall card a few years ago but never one on the side and  not as big.


The images were coloured in with various stampin' write markers


I used a couple of new stamp sets whilst making this card, the vertical greetings and stylised birthday stamps and of course Pretty Kitty.



Monday, 29 August 2016

Baby bear anniversary


August is always a busy month in our family with lots of birthdays and an anniversary celebration. We have been married 29 years this year, so next year will be pearl, so I will have to start thinking what I can make for a male card. Maybe I will just resort to using pearlised card!!



You can never go wrong with a teddy card, so above is a box card I made for my hushand this year using the Baby Bear Stamp Set

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Thoughtful Branches

I have been making some sample cards with the thoughtful branches bundle and came across a couple of z-cards on Pinterest. This is my version. 

I think this would make a great back drop for children who love to play with farm animals. I can just imagine it being surrounded by toy sheep and cows....


I had all the samples made in the thoughtful branches bundle on display at the classes and this caught the eyes of all the ladies who expressed an interest in making one, at a future class. Not to disappoint them we made one this week. 

Although It took over two hours to complete with lots of stamping, punching  and cutting out, everyone remarked how lovely it was. They were very pleased with their creations, so much so, some of them didn't want to give it away and was going to keep it for themselves




The only thing I changed from the above picture was stamping the group of trees onto wild wasabi card instead of the white