Sunday, 20 May 2018

Friends of SUBA - New Annual Catalogue Pre-Order

Hi and welcome to today's Blog Hop with Friends of SUBA, Simply Unique Business Angels, featuring products that Demonstrators have been able to 'pre-order' ahead of the NEW catalogue launches on 1st June. 

A very warm welcome here on my Blog, you are currently visiting Sandra at my Stamp & Craft Studio here in Norfolk, UK.

Today I've chosen to feature a recent project I made but using the fabulous NEW Share What You Love Designer Series Papers #146926, in a different way.

This was a Mixed Media project I ran at a recent class.  Look closely and you will see the 3D flowers cut out from the Designer Papers.
Having primed the base and applied some texture  layers, we used the Stampin' Spritzers #126185 with reinker and a little isopropanol alcohol.
Dragonflies were cut and stuck together two layers together for strength.  Oh, and a few more lovely flowers cut from the SWYL papers !
A bit of Embossing paste with the brick Embossing stencil here.
Lastly, I have showcased the new Layering Alphabet Edgelits #145664 and Lined Alphabet #145908, bought as a bundle you save 10% using code #148390 together.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you have enjoyed all the inspiration so far.  Please continue along our 'hop' by clicking here to go to Carrie's blog and see what lovely creations she has to share with you.

Here is the full list of those 'hopping' today, so you can be sure to visit everyone and see the wonderful projects being shared by my fellow Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.


SUBA Friends blog hop list 

Blog hop list:

Happy craftin'
Sandra
Contact me on : 07806 616704

For all your Stampin' Up! requirements and Special Offers, please visit : 

HOSTESS CODE for MAY is 9XZHM7WC
Remember to quote this when you order from my Online Shop to receive random acts of kindness 'thank-you' from me after the end of the month.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

SDBH - NEW Annual Catalogue Sneak Peak

Welcome to the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop. This month's theme is our NEW Annual Catalogue Sneak Peak. You are currently visiting Sandra from Norfolk, UK. I hope you enjoy my projects today.

I've chosen to showcase the Varied Vases bundle, a fabulous punch and stamp bundle inspired by Mary Fish for her 1,000,000 CSV Million Sales Achiever.  I immediately fell in love with this set, seeing it first time at On Stage Convention in April and immediately was added to my wish list.  Look out for my upcoming classes with this bundle later in the year.
Here I have used a Basic Black base card layer, Whisper White mat layer and a top layer of Share What You Love Designer Series Papers #146926  which are gorgeous.  The 3/8" Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon #144129 has carried over into the new catalogue.

Images have all been stamped and punched, coloured with Watercolour Pencils #141709 and finally a touch of Wink of Stella Glitter Brush #141897 and a couple of Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels #144220 have been added for a bit of bling.
My next card features a monochrome effect, mounting Basic Black and Whisper White mat layers onto a Sahara Sand base card.  I created a Post-It Note mask with actual punched black vases so that my class could stamp with them correctly positioned, to avoid the stems poking out the bottom of the vase!

Punched vases were added on 3D Stampin' Dimensionals #104430 and Mini Stampin' Dimensionals #144108.  The 'grounding' has been by creating a 'wash' using the Basic Gray Watercolour Pencil and an Aqua Painter #103954.

I hope the projects you've seen here on my blog today have inspired you and brightened your day.  Please see the list below and hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You won't want to miss any!

Here is a list of all our participants this month :-


All of the above items can be purchased through my online shop below.  Please remember to quote the hostess code for all orders under £150.  Spending more than this and you will earn your own Hostess Rewards and can grab some free products.  

Happy craftin'
Sandra
Contact me on : 07806 616704

For all your Stampin' Up! requirements and Special Offers, please visit : 

HOSTESS CODE for MAY is 9XZHM7WC
Remember to quote this when you order from my Online Shop to receive random acts of kindness 'thank-you' from me after the end of the month.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

MINIATURE WINE BOTTLE GIFT BOX

Following on from yesterdays Alaska Achievers Blog Hop HERE, welcome back to see the directions for making my Miniature Wine Bottle Gift Box.
I have found that the height of the miniature bottles can vary, so please make a draft yourself from scrap card to make sure you are happy with the height first.  You can see the Pinot Grigio in the photo above is shorter than the others !

I wanted to be able to make this from one sheet of A4 card so this is where you will need to start.

1.  Cut your card 8" x 7.5".

2.  With long side at the top, score at 1-1/4", 2-1/2", 3-3/4", 5", 6-1/4" and 7-1/2".

3.  Turn 1/4 turn.  Score at 1-1/4" across top and bottom.

4.  Snip up the bottom blue lines where indicated up to the 1-1/4" score line.  Cut away two small corner sections as indicated.

5.  On the top flaps, measure in 3/8" from each flap edge as indicated on template.  Cut away these on the angle as indicated. 

6.  Place a ruler 3/8" down from the top, marking a pencil dot in the centre where hole will be punched for ribbon.  Punch holes as indicated.

7.  Place adhesive where marked GLUE FLAP and connect together to make a tube.

8.  Fold in all bottom flaps to form a base.  I prefer to attach the two opposites in pairs, holding glue area with tweezers until secure.

9.  If you wish to make your own washers round the ribbon holes, punch spaced holes in coordinating colour.  Re-punch centred over the top, using 1/2" circle punch.  This will make washers to glue round outside box holes.

10.  To decorate cut one mat layer at 4-3/4" x 1".  If you require two layers, cut the middle one to 12.5cm x 3cm (sorry to mix inches and cm, but this worked better !)

11.  Insert miniature wine bottle and thread ribbon.  Tie with bow to fasten.

12.  With the larger version, I have reinforced the base with scallop circles.  This size is not heavy enough to warrant extra strength, but you can do if you wish, using TWO Layering Circles Framelits #141705, slightly bigger than the base.
I hope you have fun creating this.  Think of me when I was creating this original Miniature template at 4:30am and how many goes it took to get it right !!!!

Happy craftin'
Sandra
Contact me on : 07806 616704

For all your Stampin' Up! requirements and Special Offers, please visit : 

HOSTESS CODE for MAY is 9XZHM7WC
Remember to quote this when you order from my Online Shop to receive random acts of kindness 'thank-you' from me after the end of the month.

Happy Fathers Day Blog Hop



I hope you are enjoying our Happy Fathers Day Blog Hop, along with your favourite cuppa !  Today I am 'hopping' with fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.  You may have joined me Sandra Roberts, here in the UK and I hope you enjoy our hop today.

Today's hop we are all featuring the theme 'Happy Fathers Day' and/or cards for the Men in our lives.

This is my first time creating with the Rooted in Nature bundle #148352(W) #148353(C) and as I don't have any close male relatives with us now, I have made one general card but in manly colours and one that the greeting can be changed. 
My first card was starting to feel like a Christmas card, as it is cold and miserable weather here at the moment and I have the heater on behind me in my Craft Studio.

The sentiment is very generalistic and can be used just to say ....
For my next card is used a different piece of Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper in the Suite #146338 and loved how the wood effect looks so realistic.

The spruce trees were coloured with Stampin' Markers, using Soft Suede for the trunk and a combination of Garden Green and Mossy Meadow for the greenery.

The Linen Thread #104199 just adds some nice detail under the sentiment from the new Itty Bitty Greetings #146664(W) #146667(C), in the new Annual Catalogue on 1st June.


I hope you have enjoyed my creative shares today and enjoy continuing along your 'hop' today, by clicking on Rhonda to enjoy your creative tour round the Globe.  We love to hear what you like about our projects, so please stop and leave a comment along the way.


All of the supplies I have used here can be purchase through my Online store below, quoting the hostess code to receive a small gift after month end.

If you are in Europe and do not already have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be very happy to help you with your purchases or have you join my Crafty O.W.L.S. team (Obsessed With Lovely Stamps).  Feel free to contact me and look forward to catching up with you soon.

Happy craftin'
Sandra
Contact me on : 07806 616704

For all your Stampin' Up! requirements and Special Offers, please visit : 

HOSTESS CODE for MAY is 9XZHM7WC
Remember to quote this when you order from my Online Shop to receive random acts of kindness 'thank-you' from me after the end of the month.