Sunday, 5 June 2016

New Stampin' Up Catalogue

The new products went live this week and I have an order winging it's way to me as I type right now. If you are interested please check out the links on the right of this blog. It will take you too the new catalogue. You can shop on line, The tab at the top of my blog called Stampin' Up shop will take you to my site and you can click on shop now.

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Saturday, 16 April 2016

New Travellers Note Book.

I have ventured into the world of Wester's Pages via Mrs Brimbles. I have been watching the lovely note books the others have on Mrs Brimbles Happy Place on Facebook, and then up pops a thread that said pre-orders were being taken for Webster's Pages, and I watch a video of what is being offers and fell in love with the travellers note book in Platinum Rose. It matches my new purse, how could I say no?

This week the notebook has arrived and I have spent half of Saturday moving in to it and making a book mark, a card holder to hold some post-it notes, and a hello card that has been laminated so I can add some Washi tape if needed. I have decorated the Kraft coloured note book that came with the order, and I have added the extra books that I also added to my order. I love it!

It comes in a fabulous box.

I am so pleased I remembered I had a pearly pink and gold pen and it looks fabulous with the set up.

I made a book mark in case i want to mark a page for later in the day. If I do not want to use the book mark I also decorated a giant paper clip with ribbon.

In the small top pocket I have cut some pink card stock which goes well with the pink interior of the notebook. I have folded the top of the card and it holds a selection of post-it notes and is decorated with washi tape.

The under side of the post-it notes.

The middle small pocket I have made this card with the word hello. I thought I may want to wrap some washi round the card so I can use it when I am away from the craft area.

This is a piece of card with a larger post-it note, but it matches the see through pocket, which you could add a picture to, but I loved the way this post-it fitted.

My giant paper clip.

This is the Kraft coloured note book that came with the book. I have covered with a gold paper, and rounded the corners of the cover and the pages to match the other two books. I did not want to cover the two extra note books I purchased as they have a lovely finish on them as if they have been coated to help them last longer.

The back of the travellers note book cover has a slot so you can add a long note pad or to do list pad. I had one that fitted but the cover was red and blue so a bit of my Stampin' Up paper helped to make it match the theme.

A fun afternoon. :)

Friday, 25 March 2016

My Planner far!

I started to find that a note book just was not enough at work and I know I had my electronic diary in Outlook, but I needed a planner. The Managers started having a Collins coil diary housed in a leather folder, but I was not a manager at the time. So I went for a Filofax A5. That way I could have a diary and notes. I was into Red and got a cherry Red Filofax classic that was reduced to £38, bargain!

I ended up getting a pen to match, you can just see it, I am a bit obsessed with pens as well. :)

The A5 was and is great but I would have liked a smaller one to fit in my bag when needed, and I stalked Ebay and ended up with a personal and pocket to match.

A Filofax family arhhhh. Makes me so happy!!


At the end of last year I thought I would have a change from red (my work bag was red as well). So I went for turquoise/duck egg type colours. Sooooooo My work diary is now that colour to match!! They laugh at me at work I love matching things.

Got the business diary inserts, and a matching pen.

Then I founds a lovely place on face book called Mrs Brimbles Happy Place. I now have a subscription to a monthly stationery box, a lyradori travellers note book, and I have pre-ordered a rose gold (matches my new purse) Websters pages travellers note book, and am so excited about it coming!

I made a diary charm for the travellers note book.

This insert is smaller but it is the same colour so I had to use it!! The floral folder I made last weekend. It is laminated and I made it in a way were I could make a cut after I laminated it which them gave me a pocket as I had folded the paper before laminating.

A few sticky notes that were in the front of the smaller insert. This book was in my handbag before I added it as an insert.

This insert I bought with the cover. I have printed a chart which I am recording all the data from my Fitbit. I have glued them into the insert and it has made the pages really nice to handle. I am recording my exercise as well (this is not taking long to do at the moment!).

The last insert is blank at the moment, and is surrounded by another folder that I have made.

I have a pouch for some of my stickers and extra Papermate Joy pens and a pencil with a pencil cap on it.

Watch this space for my Rose Gold Websters pages!!

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Decorated Wooden Tag

I decorated a wooden tag last weekend as a gift to my Stampin Up mum - my up line Julie Kettlewell. She is opening her own little crafting paradise and all her classes are going to run from this new venue, so I wanted to send my best wishes, and a good luck message. I hope she liked it, it should have been delivered now.

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Friday, 12 February 2016

More cards made last weekend

I made these last weekend and they have been appearing on my Stampin Up Facebook page over this week, so I thought I better let you all take a look at them as well. Check out my Facebook page and any questions just contact me at any time. Hope you have all got over eating all those pancakes on Tuesday!

I have been trying to use up some scraps of paper.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Stampin Up Stamp set Awesomely Artistic

I am loving having a dragon fly in the Stampin Up Catalogue. The stamp set Awesomely Artistic lets you make lovely back grounds as well. At the moment I can't get away from Pacific Point colouring :)

Sorry for the lack of words I am a little short of time at the moment, and last weekend I was not up to much, but I am starting to catch up a bit now especially with the washing and ironing!

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Clear embossing and water colouring

I have been trying the Stampin Up water colour paper. I have clear embossed an image onto the paper and then water coloured over the top using the aqua painters and my ink pads. I love the effect and it is very easy to complete. I did sprinkle some salt over the images to see if I could get an effect and you can see it has pulled some of the ink back off the paper and left a mottle effect.

The inks do not blend like other inks, but there are times when you do not want them to blend and make a different colour.

Let me know if you would like any further information or click the pages on this blogg to get to my Stampin up shop. Happy crafting xx