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My world of stamping has now taken on a big change, and has become 'My world of Crafting'. Hopefully I can get back to the routine of more regular blogging.

Monday, 15 December 2008

Stampin' Write markers *4* Club

Do you love colours?
Have you just moved nearer to the screen to look more closely?
Does NEED, rather than WANT, spring to mind?
And now you see them in the handy horizontal storage case.
As a complete package (105541) , they cost £99.95 - worth every penny but a sizeable outlay, I would say. They are dual-tip markers and the horizontal storage case keeps both ends equally inked. Contents - 12 markers in each of the 4 colour families. They co-ordinate with all SU cardstock, inkpads and stampin' spots, and can be used to colour images with the brush end, write with the fine tip or to apply direct to rubber stamps to give a multi-coloured stamped image. By marking on an a glossy surface (acrylic block, saucer, rubber stamp set containers etc), the colour can be picked up with a blender pen or waterbrush and used to colour a stamped image. Quick and simple for fab results!
Each colour family can be purchased separately for £24.95 but the storage case is only supplied with the full set of 48 markers.
I have one lady who is interested in this offer of buying ' One Colour Family' each month for the next four months ie. £24.95 (+ £2.00 P&P) each month for the next 4 months. I need 3 more people who would like to do the same, and in one of those months, each member will receive the storage case absolutely free.
AND as a little added extra, in the 4th month each person will receive a surprise gift from the SU catalogue.
If you would like to take part, and build up your collection during the Credit Crunch, just drop me an email triciaablett@hotmail.com
This can start as soon as I have 4 participants.
Till next time

Saturday, 13 December 2008

When things go wrong....

So here's a Christmas card I taught at my last Tuesday afternoon craft class. A liitle die-cut decoupage church mounted on a tri-fold card with tearing technique for snow drifts, topped with dazzling diamonds SU glitter. So easy, but quite effective!
Then a simple A6 card with a stamped floral image from Simply Said SU set (£22.95 for 11 stamps) and greeting, Get Well Soon from the Sincere Salutations SU set ( £18.95 for 8 stamps), a little 5/8" grosgrain tied around scallop edged topper.
And that's when things started to go wrong.....
As I was not working this weekend, Saturday was to be a leisurely crafting day to get my 10 cards made for a 'card swap' due by the end of next week. Firstly, I couldn't find my new pack of Whisper White card. But not a problem, I thought, as I found the pack of ready scored 3" x 3" cards that I needed for the task. Now for the design - so I picked a stamp set which I hadn't used , along with my Stampin' Write markers and stamped the tall flower in Cameo Coral and Old Olive. Looked fine! Using the blender pen to colour the images, all 10 of them, still fine! Needed a little wording, so used the word 'bloom' with the stamp-a-ma-jig for accurate placing and all was looking good! A touch of dazzling diamonds glitter in the centre of each flower, and job done! Good!
Must take a photograph of these little cuties, I thought!!
So, armed with some black card for them to stand on , and some for the background, I got the camera ready but decided that there needed to be something at the sides to get the best picture. And then........disaster*/^'#*#. The sides collapsed, flattening the cards and bending some beyond repair.
Well, here they are. The picture is so bad that you can't tell ,but they won't be any use for the swap. So tomorrow's first task of the day will be to look for that Whisper white card until I find it!
Wish me luck, coz I hate wasting time 'looking', when I could be crafting. !
So if you are listening (pack of card), please make your way to the dining room table during the night, so that I don't have to look for you in the morning....please?

Friday, 12 December 2008

Ready for Christmas......or not?

Hi Everyone!
My first post for a little while but at last life is calming down a little. I know Christmas is getting closer and I'm not totally prepared, but I'm feeling better about the prospect of having everything ready for the big day.
Here are three cards I made for an order, exactly the same Cuttlebug Christmas Tree, but a different coloured ribbon. The picture is not good but I have used Stampin' Up dazzling diamonds glitter to decorate the tree tastefully (hard to see!). This glitter is fab - just the one glitter but so useful for every card you make. At £3.25 a pot, it's a 'must have' and worth every penny.
That's all for now but I will be posting more this weekend. So drop in again to see just what I've been up to!


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