Friday, 23 September 2011

Mini CD Holder Calendar Kit

Ok I figured putting the piccies on my blog was the easiest way to show you the kit as if I emailed the piccies there would be too many and we'd all be waiting till next crop to see them!

So the kit is to make a calendar that fits in a CD holder, only this CD holder doesn't fit CDs as its a teeny mini one (yes you know me small is good). The holder measures approx 6 x 9cm. The kits includes:

1 strip of 6 double sided papers measuring 5.5cm x 12cm

1 mini CD case

12 pieces of 8x8cm plain card in assorted colours to coordinate with the above (not 12 different colours).

1 piece of ribbon 40cm long

1 Calendar

In addition I will provide the new In Colour ink pads, butterfly embosslits folder, Itty bitty punch set, itty bitty stamp set and the new pennant punch set for you to use.

You may want to bring any other little stamps, punches or embellishments you would like to use. If you want to use photos, I found that Boots do 9 mini photos on a photo and these fit on the calendar it you trim them a little. If you want to print photos on your own printer then then they need to be approx 4.5w x 3.5hcm which would give you a border round the edge but not really room to mount them.

There are three choices - all featuring new papers from the new Ideas Book and Catalogue which is out next Saturday. They are:

Flirtarious Specialty - this set includes a fancy doily cut piece of paper so as we cant really cut that into strips I will cut it into doilies and everyone will get one. I will include 2 pieces of plain vanilla card to use with the doily as the calendar pages.

This version is undecorated

This one is decorated with the itty bitty punches, stamps and the butterfly embosslit.

Just Add Cake

Cheerful Treat - This is a hostess item so not available unless you have qualify for the hostess reward.

After you cut the strips into your pages for the calendar there will be a short bit left over which you can either keep or use to make a strip of bunting using the lovely new pennant punch. A piece of ribbon, small pieces of plain card in the new In Colours, and some gems or pearls are included.

This is a strip made using Just Add Cake.

Its not really a class, since its so ridiculously simple to make I'm not going to stand and tell you all how to cut card! Instead I'm providing it as a kit so if you want to make it in your own time, add different embellishments or even use different papers you can.

If you would like a kit, they are £5 each or you can have just the CD case for £1.50. If you are interested please email me and let me know which paper type you want by next Wednesday (28th).

Please note: a couple of the papers have a border on them so all the pieces of those papers will vary slightly, as will the doily ones as some of the papers in that have large doilies printed on them. Also, these arent really suitable for posting unless you pack them really well.

Phew that was longer than I thought it would be!

See you all soon.



Wednesday, 21 September 2011


Here we are at Wednesday again.

So this weeks piccie of my desk shows it in a much more untidy state than normal (and its usually pretty bad) but this was taken late last night after a session to make the christening card you can see along with an envelope - cos the card is 12" long but only about 4" wide so that was the only option. The two little very pink boxes are made from the new range of Stampin' Up! fabric (yes I did say fabric) - arent they cute? Dont worry the other colours in the ranges in the new catalogue are much less - well - pink.

Have a fun Wednesday.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Stamp Focus - Confetti

I thought I would do a little focus on some of the sets of stamps Stampin' Up! produce and show you some of the things I have done with them.

So first up - Confetti is one of my favourite stamp sets from Stampin' Up! I was so glad it wasn't on the retired list, it means I get to play with it for another year :) The set consists of 6 stamps each giving a little sprinkle of one of either leaves, hearts, flowers, dots, letters or sparkles (or snowflakes as I think they are). They make great backgrounds and could be used for a ton of other things.

The picture above is a LO I used the hearts on, I used a pink that was a bit to light in hindsight but I wanted a subtle background and so this is it!

The two cards are done using other stamps in the set - the tree trunk is drawn (but you could use Trendy Trees set, or add the leaves to any other tree branch set). The penguin is from Every Little Bit, and the iglu was a circle punch that I drew on and shaded with a copic pen.

If you would like to order Confetti you can do so from me - in wood for £16.95 or clear for £13.95 plus p&p.

Finally a sneak from the new catalogue which is available to order from 1st October - FABRIC! My best friend Kathy made this cute little bag for me using the pack I got on pre-order - isnt it gorgeous? The sides fold in and its teardrop shaped when its flat, but when you put all your bits in it opens up into a cube. This one fits about eight SU ink pads with room for a couple of stamp blocks and a few bits and pieces.

Dont forget you can order from the new catalogue from 1st October. If you would like to get a copy of the new catalogue from me they are £5.95 inc p&p BUT I will give you a £5 voucher off your first order of £35 or more - Email me for more details.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

It's wednesday so it must be WOYWW

This is a teensy bit of a cheat, it's a photo I took a while ago but my desk is pretty much the same - except the knitting is gone. The LO is out again as I am sorting out stuff for a crop on Saturday and I am still procrastinating over what to do with these photos. We had a fab Armed Forces Day parade last June and I got some great photos but over a year later I still can't decide what to do with them!
Any other suggestions?
- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Its a Blog Hop!

Hi and welcome from Michelles blog if thats where you came from, or just welcome if you started here!

I havent taken part in a bloghop before, so I am going to be hopping around all my fellow hoppers today looking at the yummy things they came up with using items on the Stampin' Up! Retiring list. Whilst I'm sure we are all excited about the new catalogue there are still a lot of old favourites around, which I am sure we will all keep using.

I havent been a demo very long but I totally love the 'Because I care' set, so I am quite sad its being retired, but I will continue to use it for my own cards. One of my favourite colours is Rich Razzleberry and no dont panic thats not going but the gorgeous Striped Gosgrain Ribbon is. I have used all these in the set you can see which comprises of a couple of cards, a covered notebook and a little milk carton, using the Big Shot milk carton die.

The little calendar was made using scraps of Elegant Soiree which was one of my favourite papers.

Next up on the blog tour is Maggiemae, so please check out what lovely things she has created from the retired items.

Dont forget if you would like to buy anything from the list, please contact me ASAP as items are fast running out.

Thanks for hopping!