Friday, 31 May 2013

Retiring List 2013

Well it's here! The retiring list for 2013 has arrived and once it's gone, IT'S GONE  FOREVER!!!

I will be placing regular orders, the first being TODAY (Friday 31st May). Some things HAVE ALREADY SOLD OUT so please let me know what your order is as soon as possible to ensure you get what you need!

Below are the links to view the retiring items:

Many items have been discounted, some by up to 50%

Have a browse, and I look forward to processing your order.

Happy Crafting, Becky

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Tips and Tricks Tuesday - Custom Colour Glitter Paper!

Hello and welcome to the latest instalment of my tips and tricks series! Today I want to share with you one of my favourite ways to add some sparkle to a creation: the addition of glimmer paper.

Glimmer paper is a form of glitter coated card, available in 12" x 12" sheets in either Silver, Red or Champagne. I LOVE the silver one and here is why - 

You can colour it to match any project you are working on!

Here it is in its normal silver colouring:

Check out that sparkle!!

And here is the silver glimmer paper side by side with some coloured with Rich Razzleberry ink:

It is a really simple technique - I promise!

  1. Take a small piece of glimmer paper, slightly larger than the finished piece you need (I usually add on about 1/4"). 
  2. Colour all over the glimmer paper using the BRUSH TIP of a Stampin' Write marker pen in your choice of colour. I find that the darker and richer colours are most effective.
  3. Wait for the ink to dry. This could take a little while, so go make a cuppa! Alternatively you can gently dry the ink using a heat tool.
  4. Punch your butterfly or other shape from your perfectly coordinated glimmer paper!
I hope you like this technique as much as I do?

Happy Crafting, Becky x

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Tips and Tricks Tuesday - On A Roll...

Hello all! Just a brief post from me today, but I want to share with you a trick I discovered to use with any of your Stampin' Around Wheels. When using a wheel, I hated starting halfway through a design, and it annoyed me even more when using a wheel with wording! So I had a think, and came up with the solution, that is very simple, takes 2 minutes and can be completed using office supplies...

You will need:
Stampin' Around Wheel (any size, in any design!)
White Correction Fluid (for example Tippex), ideally in pen form, but the bottles will also work. 

Step 1: Identify the join in the rubber on your wheel - this is where the designs always start and finish.

Step 2: Follow the instructions on your correction fluid (for example 'shake well'), then apply a tiny dot onto the plastic at the side of the roller where the rubber join is. Allow to dry. Repeat on opposite side of wheel if desired.

Step 3: Once dry, insert into your Stampin' Handle, and away you go! It is now easy to see at a glance which section of roller you are using, without having to lift the roller off the page to see!

I hope you have found this little snippet helpful - don't forget to sign up for my FREE newsletter for regular hints and the latest news. I will be back with another Tips and Tricks Tuesday in a fortnight.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

This and That!!!

I am very very excited today as Stampin' Up! have released a new product line called 'This and That', which is a fabulous coordinated smash book / journal style range. Not only is is brand new, with contemporary designs and everything you need to get creative... it's on special offer as well!

Check out this video from you tube to see what all the fuss is about:

And take a look below to see the fabulous 15% discount you get when you buy all 5 products as a bundle from me this month! While you could buy them all individually... and they will be available after the end of May... you will not be able to get the discounted bundle! So grab it while you can! They make fabulous gifts and great mementos - how about having one at a birthday party for everyone to write messages in?

131268Epic Day This and That Journal13.50 €/£9.95
130814Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper13.25 €/£9.95
131463Remember This and That Rotary Stamp6.95 €/£5.50
131271Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers5.95 €/£4.50
131269Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape5.95 €/£4.50
133905Epic Day This and That Bundle
Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until May 31.
38.76 €/£29.24
15% Off Retail Value!

Happy Crafting!