Monday, 30 June 2014
Sunday, 29 June 2014
Saturday, 28 June 2014
Morning everyone, thank you for taking time out of your Saturday to stop by
I think this is a lovely layout with many options for moving the elements around
Gretha used our YeeHaa! stamp to make her lovely card…
The circular ‘best friends’ greeting is one of our Pretty Grungy sentiments
Hope you like it, full details are on Gretha’s blog here if you would like to know what else she used
Leave us a comment if you want to be in today’s draw, our candy from Thursday goes to…
Well done Glennis, email your address to firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great day crafters, be sure to pop back tomorrow as I have a lovely project from our Lou to share and some exhibition tickets to give away
Friday, 27 June 2014
Thursday, 26 June 2014
Time for Theme Thursday and after England’s disappointingly early exit from the World Cup I thought we’d commiserate, or you can celebrate if your own team got through to the knock out rounds!!
edit - apologies everyone the linky doesn't seem to be working. Because quite a few have visited already I'll draw the winner from the comments, Sorry about that!
Wednesday, 25 June 2014
Good morning crafters, hope you are well today?
I still have plenty of inspiration to come for your male and sporty cards but I’m taking a break today to share this gorgeous card by Mindy…
Isn’t this the cutest image, it’s called My Birthday Cake
You can see full details on Mindy’s own blog if you would like to know what she used on her lovely card
Leave us a comment if you want a chance to win today’s candy. We have a draw every single day and you’ve got to be in it to win it!
Have a good Wednesday all, see you tomorrow for Theme Thursday
Tuesday, 24 June 2014
Morning all, thanks for stopping by!
If you’ve ordered the Crafty Kits multi buy you are really going to enjoy using them …and you got a great deal!!
If you weren’t around over the weekend here’s the offer which is the one that was featured on our recent Create and Craft show. Quite a few people unfortunately missed out on it due to a hiccup on their website so we’re happy to be able to honour the deal for a limited time
I have another male card today, this one is by Becky…
She made a 3rd Birthday card for a Nephew but I think this image could be used for many age groups, it’s one of our earlier designs and still a popular one
There’s still plenty of time to enter our June challenge which is to make us a male or sporty card. If you’ve not visited for a while then look back through the June posts for lots of inspiration. Click on the graphic below to see all the challenge details, more inspiration and to enter…
Leave a comment to be in the daily candy draw. Sunday’s winner is Jane, well done Jane you won a sheet each of our new sentiments and die cut flowers so please email your address to email@example.com and she’ll get those sent out to you
See you tomorrow crafters, have a lovely Tuesday
Monday, 23 June 2014
Good morning crafty friends, I hope you all had a great weekend
I have another beautiful project from Sheri to share with you today, she is joining us throughout June as our Guest Designer
Sheri made a coffee pot to match the Coffee Break image, and a tea bag dispenser... but she said seeing as it's a coffee pot and not a tea pot she made it into a chocolate dispenser instead, what a lovely idea and I wonder if our Lili of the Valley chocolates would fit in there?
The Coffee Break stamp is one of our older ones but still a very popular image and perfect for all your girlie cards
You can get full details for this amazing project on Sheri’s own blog here and there are lots more pictures so you can get a better look at the details
You always leave such lovely comments to encourage our Guest Designers and I know that they are very much appreciated
A candy winner will be drawn from the comments we get today so let us know what you think.
Our winner from Saturday is fame01, well done Sarah, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your address
See you tomorrow everyone, have a good Monday
Sunday, 22 June 2014
Morning all, hope you are having a nice weekend
I want to tell you about an offer we have today, for a limited time (or while stocks last) you can get a bundle of our new Crafty Kits for a special reduced price
We are aware that a lot of you struggled online to find the 3D kits when they were featured on Create and Craft (we’re not sure why but they didn’t appear on their website) so we are delighted to be able to honour the offer if you missed out on it or weren’t able to see the show
You will get kits to make 3 Picnic Hampers, 3 Fold-Over Tag Cards and 3 Mini Baskets, plus loads of sentiments and flowers …and a free set of paper chains!
Worth £23.50 you will pay just £17.99 …and postage is FREE!
These are so new that I didn’t have any pictures in the galleries so please excuse the quality of these, I took them on my phone of some of the samples we have in the shop just to show you how fabulous and versatile they are…
These are the mini baskets, so cute for sweeties or little gifts
We’ve added an organza ribbon bow to one and a few gems to the other but the choice is yours as to how much you trim them up
This is my personal favourite, the amazing fold over tag card, so quick to make and so pretty
You can see how many variations you can get with ribbon, buttons, glitter and gems
The bottom picture has one of our James the Bear toppers added to the tag
This is the adorable picnic basket, again everything is provided. You can choose to embellish if you want but if you prefer not to you can literally pop the pieces out, stick and it’s done!
The flowers and sentiments you see on these samples are included, there is a sheet of each in the kits which means you get 3 sheets of each, plenty to keep you going and there’s enough to use on your other cards and projects too!
Finally just to show that the free set of paper chains can be put to many other uses. Dawny made this sample card showing that the papers strips can be used for weaving and other paper techniques, how great is that for a freebie!
All the kits are printed with our popular Promises papers so loads of different designs in these gorgeous purple and green colours that you can mix and match
I think whatever your level of crafting you will love them ….and especially with the summer holidays coming up, they are brilliant for the kids!
You can find the offer on the website HERE
Leave us a comment and today’s prize will be a sheet each of the flowers and the sentiments
That was a long post… I hope you’re still with me!
Make sure you stop by tomorrow for another beautiful make from Sheri who is our Guest designer for June
Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone
Saturday, 21 June 2014
Good morning everyone, the forecast is good so hopefully we will have a sunny weekend and I can get some gardening done. If it’s not so nice I won’t be complaining because then I’ll just have to take myself into the attic to do some crafting!
This is quite a busy Sketch but I think there are lots of options using the layout as a guide…
Dawny’s card is a large one (8x8) which makes a change from the 6x6 ones that our DT usually make
The little cutie is one of our new 10th Birthday Fairies and she’s called Cobweb, she was one of the top sellers from this launch and you all loved her
If you don’t like to stamp then you can get this and the rest of the fairy images in our Magical Fairies art pad
Dawny’s card is pretty close to the Sketch, she just added a few gems, a bow and a lovely die cut swirl (this is done with a DooHickey die which we do have available in the shop)
Thanks for looking, I’ve had some great feedback about the Sketches and I’m happy that so many of you are finding them useful
Here’s our winner from Theme Thursday…
It’s linky entry 8 which is you Sonia Wall. Well done Sonia, please email your address to email@example.com and she’ll send you out one of our cute mice stamps
Leave a comment to be in today’s draw, don’t forget that we have candy every day here on the Ideas to Inspire blog
I’ll have a few ideas for using our new crafty kits tomorrow so make sure you stop buy
Have a great Saturday crafters