Tuesday 26 May 2015

Here kitty kitty!

Hello everyone and thank you for joining me. I had a great time at our SU training day, and I got to see some of the new products that are coming soon (June 2nd) in the new catalogue. (One of the many advantages of being a SU demonstrator is that we get sneak peeks of upcoming products - combine that with the discount and you can't go wrong!)

Today, though, we're still working with product that's in the 2014-15 catalogue (and will be carrying over to the new one). I'm showing you another kinetic card.  It's based on the double slider mechanism that is operated by a plastic strip that runs around a carrier.  

After I'd filmed the tutorial, I realised that I could have made my life a lot easier by turning the card and frame over, putting the frame in position, and marking the slit that the cat runs along on the back...you live and learn!

Here's the tutorial.

Thanks for visiting - hope to see you again soon.

Crafty hugs,


Saturday 16 May 2015

It's in the bag!

Hello everyone.

As promised, today I'm sharing what I'm taking to the SU regional event for swaps.  I spotted this sweet little bag on Pinterest (by Sylvie) and had to make my own version.  

I love that it folds flat so I could make a lot of them in advance.  The ones I made for swaps didn't have handles and were made from card rather than paper (I was using up the supplies that are retiring) and I decorated them with the Butterflies die-cuts and stamps from the Butterfly Basics and Banner Banter sets (both of which will still be available in the new catalogue from June 2 - whew!)

Here's the tutorial - 

I thought it might be helpful if you could see a diagram of the scoring pattern , so here it is-

I hope you'll try this one and that you enjoy making it.  Please let me know if you do.

See you soon!

Tuesday 12 May 2015

Caught in Crystal

Hi everyone,

Just a quick post today.  I'm going to my first  Stampin' Up! Regional event (where SU Demonstrators get together to learn about new products and how to use them) on Saturday and I'm very excited, and busy making my swaps.  I'll share what I've made with you at the end of the week, but for now, here's a quick technique tutorial.

It's a very CAS card (not my usual style at all) but I like it.  And I've got lots of the Caught in Crystal sheet left over to make other projects with.  Can't say fairer than that!

See you soon!

Tuesday 5 May 2015

It's that box again!

Hello everyone, thank you for visiting.  
A few weeks ago I posted a tutorial about how to make a stay-closed box, which was adapted from a design I found in a publication by (I think) Hot off the Press.  I have a confession to make - the box was going to be more of a packet, with a shallower/narrower base.  I actually saw how I could adapt the design while I was filming.  However, because there was only JUST enough card at the base, the design placed a strain on the construction and some people found that the box wouldn't sit well when it was empty.  Also, some people found that the video was very quiet in places. 

With that in mind, I've made a few tweaks and produced an updated version.  And, in case you don't want to see it all again,  I've included a tutorial about making an aged metal effect with Stampin' Up! materials (and, since I made it, the embossing powder and re-inkers went onto the retiring list...)

Here's the video -

Hope you enjoyed your visit - see you soon!