Saturday, August 27, 2016

Stampin' Creative Blog Hop - Autumn/Winter Sneak Peeks - Christmas Card Ideas

Welcome to this month's Stampin' Creative Blog Hop and with the excitement of the new Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue launching just next week, we thought we'd share some of that excitement with you, with a few sneak peeks. 

Eimear shared some amazing inspiration in the previous Blog, so I hope if you've started the hop here, then you stick around and hop right round to see that inspiration. There's plenty to be had here this month. 

With so many wonderful new seasonal products, it was hard to choose what to showcase.

A while back Stampin' Up! offered a stunning Stamp that was with fir and pine cones and I foolishly didn't buy it, so when I saw the new Christmas Pines Stamp Set and Pretty Pines Thinlits, I just had to get them.

Copper Foil Cardstock is going to be very popular, as it's just gorgeous. I hope you can see the thin strip surrounding the sentiment panel … 

… and the gorgeous mini Pinecone embellishments, also with a Copper finish to them. 

I hope you like my share with you today and I hope you'll now hop on over to see what the very talented Louise has to share with you from the up coming catalogue.
If you'd like to receive a copy of the Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue and you don't have a dedicated Demonstrator to obtain one from, then do get in contact. 

Enjoy your weekend

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Mediterranean Achievers Blog Hop - Autumn/Winter Catalogue Sneak Peek - Christmas Card Idea

Welcome to this month's Mediterranean Achievers Blog Hop, where this month we are sharing a few Sneak Peeks from this year's Autumn/Winter Holiday Catalogue. 

I have designed this Christmas Card for you using the Star of Light Bundle and the Reindeer from the Santa's Sleigh Thinlits Dies.

Rather than opt for the traditional colours, I have picked out Mint Macaron and coupled it with Sahara Sand. 

It's a simple card where I've used the same Ink colour, Sahara Sand, as the card I've stamped on.

The Star behind the Reindeer is die cut from Vellum and there are a couple of small stars cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper to add a spot of shimmer. 

I hope you like the simplicity of this card and the elegance of this new Stamp Set. If you live in the UK and would like a copy of the Autumn/Winter Catalogue to see more of the wonderful Stamp Sets available from 1st September you don't already have an assigned Demonstrator, then be sure to get in contact with me. 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Exciting New Tutorial Bundles

The School Holidays have slowed the pace of my crafting somewhat, but I can assure you that I have been working on some exciting things behind the scenes that I am now able to share with you.

I have teamed up with 11 truly incredible Demonstrators from around the globe, to present you with a monthly Tutorial Bundle for the next six months (August 2016 to January 2017 inclusive).

Take a look at this incredible line up of Demonstrators who I have the pleasure of working alongside. Each will provide one tutorial per month to generate a bumper bundle offering of no less than TWELVE tutorials every month for the six month period.

This list includes many well established Demonstrators and Artisan Design Team members and really is a fabulous opportunity for you to obtain EXCLUSIVE Designs from each of them in one PDF Tutorial Bundle. 

The Tutorial Bundles are based on CURRENT bundles in the Stampin' Up! catalogues and will offer both Metric and Imperial measurements to suit all. 

Month by Month Cost:
£12 for August's Bundle of Tutorials
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 Subscription Cost:
£60 (£12 per month for Five Months
receiving the Sixth month FREE)
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That's 12 Tutorials Bundled in one PDF, EVERY month for Six Months

* Tutorials are currently being formatted for release next week, so this is a pre-order. Subscribers will also receive the PDF Tutorial at the same time and then once monthly for the full six month period.

Place an order with me this month, of over £50 (excluding p&p) and you will receive this month's bundle absolutely FREE

Just click on the relevant link above or place an order and I will message to let you know when the tutorial will be released.

Bundle Tutorials

This is an exciting offering, so I hope you'll be just as excited as I am to be a part of it. 

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Thanks for a Jar of Love using Stampin' Up! products

Last week saw a series of classes using the Jar of Love Stamp Set and Framelit bundle and being a lover of the Canary Framelits of old, I couldn't resist this set with the beautiful flowers. 

A jar full of sweets, this cute little treat holder was super easy to make and so adaptable for other occasions. These were the last of the Lemon sweets that we picked up whilst in Italy on the Incentive Trip. 

This Thank you card was pretty much a single layer card, if it wasn't for the raised banner. A super quick card that had you feeling like a Post Office Counter Clerk. 

Such a cute little spray of flowers that would look lovely if fresh and on my desk. 

Oh we did have fun creating these projects, covering two and three step stamping and 1st and 2nd Generation stamping …. What a lovely bundle this is and a set that I'd urge you to take a look at. 

Crafty hugs

Mikaela x


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Retired Stamp Set Sale … Come check it out.

This evening on my Facebook page, I shall be posting an album full of Retired Stamp Set images that I have up for sale, so be sure to head over to my page this evening to take a look. 

Once these are done, I will then be going through Punches, Framelits, Embossing Folders and Bundles and doing the same with those … If you don't already follow my page, then it's worth 'Liking' my page so not to miss out on seeing your favourite much wanted item pop up. 

You will find my Facebook page by clicking on the image below … 

Looking forward to you joining me over there later. 

Mikaela x

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Limited Time Bundle - Thoughtful Branches

Stampin' Up! have brought out this gorgeous and ever so versatile Stamp Set and Thinlit bundle that offers so many uses that you'd be crazy not to add this to your craft room collection.

Thoughtful Branches

These sentiments are just so useable and have a beautiful script font. The trees could take you through all four seasons and even include Christmas Pine trees.

Thoughtful Branches

It's a limited time bundle that's only available until the 31st August, so you'd better not hang around, but get your order in quickly. 

There are so many ideas on Pinterest on how else you could use this set, but this was a card that I made this week using it for my Customer Thank you cards. I just love Alliums, so couldn't resist but use the large Thinlit to produce this single flower head. 

Thoughtful Branches

I did have to smile when I discovered that the 1st Class Stamps that I purchased, colour coordinated with the card. Now that's what I call impressive coordination. 

Now, If you're the type of person to create such beautiful cards to sell, then you'll be interested to hear about a new Stamp Set called 'I Stamped This', that allows you to let everyone know that your projects are made by hand and with love. The Stampin' Up! Angel Policy allows you to use this on your projects. More about the policy can be found HERE

I Stamped This

There are some lovely images and sentiments within this, covering many types of handmade crafts, making it suitable for many a crafter or baker. You can order this stamp set now and right up until 31st May 2017. 

Would you have believed that something so beautiful could be produced from such a word heavy Stamp Set? Aren't these just adorable?!

Well, I hope I've updated you sufficiently on what amazing things that Stampin' Up! have on offer for you this month. If you need clarification on anything, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Mikaela x