Sunday, 31 July 2011
I had promised to take a cake which I baked on Saturday morning (apple sponge with toffee fudge frosting and fudge chunks) and it was only lunch time on Saturday when I realised I hadn't yet got a card. Anyway I sat down and got to work making my card raiding the scraps box and getting maximum use from my Stampin Up heart punches!
I hope they liked it, my Verve stamps got an outing too for the sentiment, it is the first time I have used them and I love them and *need* more.
Saturday, 30 July 2011
Comment number 10 was left by Antonia, a Victoria Gardens Echo Park collection kit is on it's way to you.
I will sort out the then and now (ish) photos as requested but have been very busy today at a friends 10th wedding anniversary party and am off tomorrow to (hopefully) sunny Norwich for a 2 night break with Darren and the girls, Bewilderwood and Africa Alive are beckoning so once again good weather vibes much appreciated!
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Leave a comment on this post before 6pm on Saturday 30th July and you will be entered into a draw (done with random dot org) to win an 12 x 12 collection pack...
Winner will be posted on Saturday night.
Sunday, 24 July 2011
So, I was inspired to make a camping page of my own, documenting when Gracia went camping for the first time in her memory (we had been once before when she was 3 but that's another tale to tell).
She is not a camper by nature (too fond of home comforts) and this trip involved a lack of running water, electricity and having to use the toilet in the farm house. A baptism by fire into camping! She tolerated it because she was with her boyfriend's family, which meant she was with him, but didn't like the food, didn't like the cold, didn't like the wet and really didn't like sleeping outside at night - hence the reason I changed the 'I love the outdoors' square.
How about showing us something that has inspired you lately.
Saturday, 23 July 2011
Friday, 22 July 2011
I am now leaving on the 2011 edition of our camping adventure - this time there are 32 of us! The tent is already pitched, we went this morning to get that sorted while Izzy was at school and have come home to fetch her and collect supplies.
Wish us luck.... (and good weather!)
Thursday, 21 July 2011
Perfect for zoo trips, outdoors photos, wildlife photos and much more Bo Bunnys Zoology range is a big hit - I know I have hundred of photos from the Kilimanjaro Safari at Disneys Animal Kingdom Florida which will benefit from this fun range!
Tuesday, 19 July 2011
Now I have yet to see a constructed MLS 3D flower (and if you have please post a link in the comments section) but they looked interesting. This release MLS seem to have made a few subtle shifts in their ranges which will no doubt inject new energy into their products. I know that at least one of our retreat teachers is considering working with these products at the next retreat.
Since I last blogged several more orders have been placed. It is going to be busy busy busy in the stock rooms when this lot comes in!!!
Friday, 15 July 2011
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
This layout uses Echo Park Summer Days. I punched circular holes in my green background and then lifted the background off the white cardstock with foam pads. For each circular aperture I then punched a smaller patterned paper circle which was also mounted on foam pads and inset in the aperture to mimic the bubbles. The stickers are all part of the sheet included in the collection pack and the title uses Thickers.
If you like this collection it, along with all the other Echo Park collections and much much more besides is still available with a reduction in our Midsummer Madness sale. Just Click HERE to see the Summer Days collection and HERE to browse the store.
Monday, 11 July 2011
I can't wait for these, and a selection of the co-ordinating embellishments, to come in to us, so so pretty!
Friday, 8 July 2011
The Summer Release from 7 Gypsies includes two paper lines. Off The Wall features their typical grungey backgrounds but with street art inspired silhouettes as a strong feature of the designs. During their presentation they showed a selection of graffitti and street art photographs which had been their inspiration - from my perspective it looked like the main inspiration ended up being the stencilled silhouettes and also the idea of images which "speak" to people.
The second paper line is called Global and features maps which have been re-invented to suit 12x12 papers; taking the aesthetically pleasing qualities of vintage maps and making a few alterations to make them work as scrapbook papers.
The first layout shown using the Europe paper just grabbed me instantly. As long time blog readers know I took a long European cruise last summer and I am definitely going to recreate the layout below with a few tiny photos of us in the different destinations and the tacks and string showing the route!
See the hanging piece in this frame? They have released some adhesive hooks designed to adhere to the insides or edges of their trays allowing you to hang dimensional embellishments or bunting from them - very neat.
This was an additional example similar to the above but with an Australian theme. The words on both maps are stamped with their new alphabet stamp set featuring both upper and lower case letters which look great mixed up together!
Thursday, 7 July 2011
I also used some co-ordinating cardstock, stickers including Echo Park For The Record and some really old Jenni Bowlin Lil Davis stickers, thickers, Basic Grey letter stickers, My little shoebox alphabet & punched embellishments.
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Come back on Friday and I will get as many images and details on as I can - needless to say there is lots of great stuff including several *really* fab bits which we know you will love.
Our order was placed within a couple of hours of the end of the webinar so we should be able to show you on Friday a lot of the things we actually ordered.
On another ordering front we have sent off our order to Bo Bunny and I am really excited about that too. I love it when we are ordering new stuff - not great for the bank balance but guarenteed to get the creative ideas flowing!
Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Monday, 4 July 2011
This is the Garden Girl Collection:
Sunday, 3 July 2011
Finally (for today) we have Sweet Tooth. In contrast to the other two I have shown it has a much bolder colour palette with pinks and blues but with the addition of a kraft colour which calms it down and balances the whole thing out a little. I really like the little Apron Mini Edgy Album and you can be sure they will make their way on to our order!
Of course as i mentioned before they are also releasing four further lines including two Christmas ones. I will try to get some more images up. Feedback on the three shown so far very welcome in the comments section which remains unmoderated - no major spam incidents so far so we will trial leaving them unmoderated for a while longer.
Saturday, 2 July 2011
I got in from taking the kids to town with Darren and was greeted by Mum brandishing a catalogue. Held inside were details of the Bo Bunny Summer CHA release and the accompanying order forms.
I don't have pictures yet to go on the blog but let me say I am completely in love with Et Cetera and Welcome Home! In total there are 5 new regular lines plus 2 Christmas lines. Now to choose what we want to order.....
I will see if I can (and am allowed to) get some peeks up here and you can give your feedback on it. There is a gorgeous apron shaped edgy album with one of the lines and I am seriously coveting the ruffled apron they have available as a retailers incentive for orders over a certain value - the products are so lovely it will be easy to spend the required amount but I *need* that apron so it is a nailed on cert!
Pictures to follow when I can - blogger is not playing nicely so I can't even load up any other picture to go with the post :(