What weather time for Crafting and Paper Share

Hi,

How are you all doing?  So much for a heatwave for Bank Holiday weekend and this week so far! lol All we’ve had is overcast, rain and thunder!  Been very muggy at night too!

So imagine my joy when it gave me just the excuse I needed to stop de-cluttering my house ready for moving and actually come into my tiny craft area that I’ve managed to keep clear and make some beautiful cards with some gorgeous new products, as well as sort out some amazing Paper Shares, for you all to get your hands on!

Paper shares I hear you cry! lol What’s that?  lol reminds me of my little granddaughter, she says ‘what’s that nana?’ when she sees something new, lol I can hear her now!

Anyway, sorry getting distracted, lol  If you go to my Product Share page you can find out what this involves, then go to my Paper Share page to see the three paper shares I am offering NOW!

I am sure you will fall in love with all of the papers I am offering and will want to get your hands on them asap!  The deadline for ordering your share of the papers is 10 June 2018, so please do not delay, go check it out and place your order NOW!

Here are some gorgeous cards I made along with my friend Gill (we haven’t been able to craft together for ages) using some of the papers I am offering in my paper shares and some new products that are in our Brand New Catalogue (out 1 June 2018).

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I hope you like my latest creations and the paper shares are something that you would like to have! Come back after 1 June 2018 when I will have  all the new products I have used in these cards linked to my Online shop for you to order.

Anyone that has read right down to the bottom of this blog, places a £25+ order with me(via my online shop) using June’s Hostess Code, between 1 – 6 June, will get a £5 voucher towards their next order as well as a lovely FREE gift and card just from me.

Look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Share What You Love Suite

Hi my lovely crafters I wanted to tell you about this beautiful suite that is available for my amazing customers to purchase between now and 31 May 2018!  What’s more, there are three bundles for you to choose from, whether you’re a beginner, or an avid crafter, there’s a bundle for everyone.  Also all bundles have FREE Products!!!!
Have I wetted your appetite? I know when I saw it all I wanted it and I’m sure you will too! lol
Click Share What You Love Video to watch the video showcasing the suite and all the different bundles and the FREE products.  You can order this suite before the launch of the NEW ANNUAL CATALOGUE!  Yeye some lovely new products to play with!  I’m sure you are like me, I love new products and my mind goes into overdrive with ideas to make beautiful projects with it all.  These bundles are only available until 31 May 2018, so if you want any of the bundles, you need to order now!  The bundles will not be available after 31 May 2018 and will not be in the New Annual Catalogue as bundles (only available to purchase as individual items).
Did you see the fantastic offer on the Brand New In-Color Ink pads on the Flyer?  Yes 10% off when you purchase all 5 new In-Colors!

These co-ordinate so well with this gorgeous Share What You Love DSP!
Another bonus is you can get the Share What you Love Bundle and the In-Color Ink Pads a whole month early!  So why not order one of the Share What you Love Bundles AND the In-Color Ink Pad Bundle together?
Go to my blog and click on the online shop (between 1-31 May 2018) and order the bundle/s you want.  Remember to use May’s Hostess Code to get a FREE Gift just from me – in addition to the FREE products in the Bundles!
I am going to be making some gorgeous cards and projects using this amazing Suite, so why not order one of the bundles AND the In-Color Ink Pads ready to join me in making these projects.
Look forward to hearing from you soon!
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Retiring Stampin’Up! Products!

Retiring Stampin’Up Products are going so fast! Click on my link on my sidebar to see what’s left!  Don’t miss out you will regret it!

Now, when you go through the huge retiring list you will notice that ALL the Ink Pads are on there! DO NOT PANIC! lol Stampin’Up! are really on trend and have ‘REVAMPED’ their amazing Colour Collections!  This means that we will have new colours that are in vogue, the style of the Ink Pad is changing and the Ink itself has had a de-foamer added to it so that you will no longer get bubbles occasionally when you first use it or sometimes when using solid stamps.

Only the ones listed below are the ones RETIRING! Me, personally, as I LOVE all Stampin’Up! products, I will of course lol be replacing all of mine because these new style ink pads are amazing and I love the new shape of the pads.

Here are the ink pads that are retiring, so if you love these, make sure you order the refills, cardstock, dsp, ribbon and embellishments NOW before they go!

  • Always Artichoke
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rose Red
  • Soft Sky
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder

The retiring 2016-2018 In Colors are:

  • Dapper Denim
  • Emerald Envy
  • Flirty Flamingo*
  • Peekaboo Peach
  • Sweet Sugar Plum

*Please note that while Flirty Flamingo is retiring as an In Color, it will continue to be available as part of our core colour collection.

Archival Black and Archival Grey are also retiring, BUT don’t worry there is something else returning!  Talking of returning, we have some lovely colours that were favourites for a lot of my customers as well as me and they are coming back! You’ll have to pop back to see which ones these are! lol OOH that’s not fair is it lol.

If you want any of the retiring ink pads and their matching Cardstock, ribbon, dsp, embellishments, PLEASE click on the button on my sidebar NOW!
If you want a copy of the New Annual Catalogue which comes out on 1 June 2018, please contact me so I can post a copy out to you (along with a £5 Voucher to use at my Online Shop when you place your first order from the new annual catalogue after 1 June 2018).

 

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Onstage is nearly here!

Hi,

First an update on my lovely hubby, Mike.  Some of you will have heard, my darling hubby, Mike, had a stroke on 12 March, which was both frightening and shocking!  Luckily it was a minor stroke, but it has affected his left side, in particular his arm, but also his speech.  Slowly over the last couple of weeks he has made great progress and is now able to speak properly most of the time.  It is going to be a slow process of rehabilitation, but all the Consultants are confident that he will make a full recovery.

Hence, I have had to make a decision about OnStage and that is that I will not be able to attend this weekend.  OnStage is such a fantastic part of Stampin’Up! and being a Demonstrator it is for most of us, the highlight of the Year!  We get the chance to meet fellow Demonstrators from all over Europe and have the chance to congratulate all those who have achieved milestones within Stampin’Up!

I am pleased to say that 4 of my Direct Downliners and 3 of my second Level Downliners will be going to OnStage and I know they will have a fantastic time!

I had made a card for each of them to give out at OnStage, but as I am unable to go, I gave them it along with a gift from me early.  Here are the cards:

I think they are amazing and it will be a lovely momento of the time they spent at OnStage.  Below are the products I used to make the cards.  I am sure you can think of lots of ways to use the Apron Die, even to make little boxes!  The Die set also comes with BBQ tools, so you could make a lovely male birthday card with that!

Remember to use the Hostess Code S4SGSTEQ for April on your orders and if it’s £20+ you will get a FREE gift just from me as a thank you for placing an order with me.   To see how many of you actually read this post all the way to the bottom,  lol, places an order with me for £30+ AND leaves the Word ‘INSPIRE’ in a comment after this post, will get an extra FREE gift this month.  Don’t miss out!

Thanks

 

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Party Pandas – so cute!

Hi,

I just don’t know where all the time is going!  I can’t believe we are into March already!  Don’t get me started on the weather! GRRRR! Hubby and I were meant to have gone up to see our gorgeous Granddaughter last Wednesday, but the snow here was sooooo bad our village got completely cut off!  All roads in and out blocked!  Thankfully our lovely daughter sent lots of photos to keep us going lol.

Anyway, we are still pressing on with clearing our home ready for a move and so my craft room is shrinking lol.  However I did make a couple of cards last month, one using the gorgeous Saleabrations FREEBIE, Party Pandas.  Aren’t the stamps cute?  So many uses, birthdays, Anniversary, Valentine, just to tell someone you love them, or to say ‘Hi’.

 

Here’s the card I made for my swap at our Pinkies Training last month.

Isn’t it cute?  The great thing about it is it wobbles! Oh yes it does! lol  Gently flick the panda and he wobbles around!  The papers I used for the background was from the 6″ x 6″ Picture Perfect Dsp Pack.  It has proven so popular and has gorgeous colours and images in it.  Just look at all the different patterns you get and with them being 6″ x 6″ they are ideal for cards and scrapbooking alike!

I just love going to our Pinkies Training, being part of such a huge Team, you get to meet so many lovely fellow Demonstrators, get amazing support and fantastic inspiration!  Want to know more contact me and join my Team and you can join me and my team at future trainings!

Below are the products I used to make this fun card!  If you wish to see the video and receive the tutorial, use the Hostess Code for March, place an order for £45+ with me and not only will you get access to the video, the tutorial emailed to you, but if you choose the Party Pandas stamp set as your FREE Saleabration item, I will personally send you a card kit and tutorial to make another beautiful card using your FREE Party Pandas stamp set.  Don’t forget to allow me to contact you when you put in your order via my online shop.

 

Saleabration is almost over, you only have until 31 March 2018 to place an order of £45+ to get any SAB FREEBIES!  The latest lot of SAB products are to die for, especially the gorgeous Springtime Foils SDSP.  Just look at the paper, it is amazing!

Here’s a card I made using this gorgeous paper!  If you spend £90+ on your order, you could get both the Party Pandas stamp set but you could also get these beautiful SDSP!  Then you will be able to join me when I show you how to colour them using various products, inks, aquapainters, marker pens etc, and you will be able to make your own gorgeous cards, just like mine!

Well I guess I better go so you can finish reading and go and place your order with me from my online shop (use the Hostess Code).  Remember all the FREE stuff you will get from me when your order is £45+!!!!!

Look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Moving Barn Door Birthday Card!

Hi,

Sorry I’ve been so busy this last couple of weeks with my gorgeous granddaughter and de-cluttering our home ready for putting it on the market!

I haven’t had much time to play but managed to fit in making this lovely card!  I used the amazing Barn Door Bundle from our Seasonal Catalogue (p43)!  It is such an amazing bundle and yes the barn door does actually move from side to side!  Just take a look at the pictures!

I’ve seen a few of these, using small washers for the moving mechanism, but I didn’t have any so I used the 1/2″ circle punch we sell instead with a dimensional between two of them (four in all need punching out).  This was so much fun and I can see this having so many uses, perhaps hiding a photo of your loved one behind the door, for an anniversary card, or a number to celebrate a milestone, the ideas are endless – perhaps you could come up with some.

I have decided to offer you a lovely free gift as well as FREE access to my own video which shows you how to make this amazing card.  Just order the Barn Door Bundle from me via my online shop using February’s Hostess Code and once your order has gone through(remember to allow me to contact you), I will send you a special gift and access to the video.

Don’t forget it’s also still SALEABRATION Time! So if you buy this Bundle and some cardstock, dimensionals etc, which total  £45 or more you can choose one of our amazing Saleabration products ABSOLUTELY FREE!!  How great is that, it’s a fantastic time to take up my offer of a free gift just from me, free access to my video showcasing how to make this wonderful card AND, spend £45 and get a FREE Saleabration product too!  Remember to use my hostess code!

Click here to see the Saleabration Products.

Below are the products I used to make this card, just click on them and place your order today!

 

Thanks for dropping by and I look forward to hearing from you very soon!

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Product Shares are here!

Product Shares are finally available from me! Yes!!! I have been wanting to provide these for such a long time, but never seemed to have the time! Well now I have and they are already proving very popular!

So, you’re probably wondering what this is all about?  Go to my ‘Product Share’ Page http://bbcarddesigns.co.uk/product-shares/ and read all about what I am offering, which Suites I am offering a share of and how you can get your hands on your very own share!

Also on the Product Share page are videos of the shares, which products are included, so you can watch the video/s and fall in love with the gorgeous products!  All of the products are also available as full packs if you prefer, from  my Online Shop , but by purchasing a share of a suite you get to ‘try before buying whole packs’!

I hope you like what you see, and I look forward to hearing from you very soon with your order for one or more of my Product Shares!

Thanks to Sarah Berry for her inspiration and advice.  If you wish to take a look at her blog please click on this link http://www.stampwithsarah.co.uk/

Thanks for dropping by!

 

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Eclipse Friend Card

Hi,

The card I made for my ladies uses the Eclipse Technique, which is very popular technique atm.

I had never made one of these types before but it is very easy to make as you will see in my video.

Here are the products I used along with measurements:

THICK WHISPER WHITE CS 8 ½” X 7”, SCORED @ 3 ½”

WHISPER WHITE CS 7 ¾” X 3”

EMERALD ENVY CS 8” X 3 ¼”

OH SO ECLECTIC STAMP SET

LARGE LETTERS FRAMELIT DIES

BIG SHOT

ADHESIVE STRIPS

TOMBOW MULTIPURPOSE GLUE

TRIMMER/SCORER

Below is the video showing you how to make the gorgeous card.

Click on the images below to go to my online shop to place an order.

Well, that’s all the gifts/card I made for all my customers who joined me at my monthly classes.  I hope you liked what you saw and keep dropping back to see what I am up to in my new venture!

Thanks for dropping by.

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Third Gift – pop up bin gift box

Hi,

Have you been watching my videos on the lovely gifts I’ve been making? Well, here’s the third gift, A Gift Box for a pop up bin I gave them all.

As a Stampin’Up! Demonstrator, as well as earning commission and discount on products we sell, we earn Flex Points.  We can use these flex points to buy some lovely gifts as well as products.  So I decided to treat my ladies to a mini pop up bin, made especially for Stampin up!  They were thrilled to bits with it! lol

Here’s the products/measurements I used to make the gift box:

FOIL FRENZY SDSP 9¾” X 9¾”

BERRY BURST CS 9¾” X 9¾”

½” BERRY BURST FINELY WOVEN RIBBON 15”

FAST FUSE ADHESIVE

SIMPLY SCORE BOARD/TOOL

PAPER SNIPS

BONE FOLDER

I used Berry Burst cs,in the video, but I also used Tangerine Tango, lemon lime twist and Tranquil Tide.  So just substitute the CS for your favourite colour.

Below is the video on how to make the gift box.  Unfortunately the filming is not great but I wanted to get it out asap.  Also in the video I stated the CS was 9 1/2″ but it ISN’T, PLEASE USE 9 3/4″ CS.

The images below once clicked on, will take you to my online shop to place your order.

Thanks for dropping by.

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Farewell & Thank you gifts

Hi,

So I’ve taken a momentous step in my business,  in closing down my classes and doing more online, blogging, video tutorials, product shares and Team building.

I have been running classes, teaching like minded crafters as well as total beginners – well most of them were complete beginners lol, how to make some amazing cards and techniques for the past 6+ years.

Along the way, many of my customers have become great friends, so I decided I wanted to make some lovely Thank you gifts & cards to show how much it has meant to me to have them join me every month for my classes.  Some of them have been with me from the very beginning even before I set up the business, while I was learning my trade.

Over the next few days I will be sharing with you the gifts I made and how I made them.  I gave them out at my farewell lunch they organised for me as their way of thanking me!

The first is a Pizza Box pop up calendar, post it & pen holder.  It is primarily made from a pizza box which we sell and are in our Seasonal catalogue.  It is a great little box, food friendly, so you could use it to put homemade cookies in and gift wrap it for a loved one.  It will also hold our 3″ x 3″ envelopes so why not make some gorgeous cards and give it as a gift at Christmas?

 

Here are the measurements for the Cardstock (CS), inks etc I used.  There are images below the video with links to my Online shop for you to order any or all of the products. I used four different colours of CS to make 4 different coloured boxes.  So just substitute the coloured CS for the colour you like best:

1x PIZZA BOX (score box lid @ 2¾” from flap edge)

LEMON LIME TWIST CS 3⅜” X 3⅜” x2 (for top & bottom of box)

LEMON LIME TWIST CS 3⅜” X ⅞” x4 (for sides of box)

WHISPER WHITE CS 3¼” X 3¼” x1 (for bottom of box)

WHISPER WHITE CS 3¼” X 1¼” (for top)

WHISPER WHITE CS 3¼” X 6/8” x4 (for sides of box)

WHISPER WHITE CS 1⅝” x ⅝” (for Pen holder), SCORED @ ⅜”, ⅝, FROM BOTH ENDS

EASTERN BEAUTY STAMP SET

MARBLED STAMP SET

LEMON AND LIME TWIST INK PAD

TUXEDO BLACK MOMENTO INK PAD

TRIMMER/SCORER

BONE FOLDER

TEAR N TAPE ADHESIVE

TOMBOW MULTIPURPOSE GLUE

PAPER SNIPS

Click on the video link to see how it’s made.

Why not order some pizza boxes and have a go yourself?  Everything I used is listed below, just click on the image to go to my online shop and place an order.

If you like what you see, why not pop back tomorrow to see the next gift I made for my lovely ladies.

Thanks for dropping by.

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