Sunday, 19 November 2017

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza


Hello!  At 11PM UK time on 19th November an Online Extravaganza starts.  During this promotion, there will be exclusive deals and sales available for limited times. 

http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/EU/2017/Online%20Extravaganza/Item%20List%20Flyer%20EU%20EN.pdf

Select stamp sets will be 20% off for the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza others are available until 26th November.

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 http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/EU/2017/Online%20Extravaganza/Item%20List%20Flyer%20EU%20EN.pdf
  


Happy shopping,


If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Please visit my online shop: HERE

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Love is all around...

Welcome to my blog today.  I have made some cards especilally for Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlight for November.  Family circumstances meant that I wasn't able to contribute a project in October, so I'm super happy to be able to share something this month.  Each month there is a different theme to work towards.  This month the theme is LOVE in all its ways.


The best bit about this Highlight is that you can vote for your favourite projects.  I would love it if you would vote for my project HERE.  The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so I would really appreciate it if you would VOTE for my project. 

I was buzzing with ideas for this theme because there are so many directions to explore with it.  I've chosen a couple to show you.


Above, is an anniversary card which is a revamped version of the card that I sent to my husband for our anniversary, which is shown below.  For today's card I've chosen different colours and added some silver heat embossing, but I haven't changed the background because I love the repeating sentiment. 


The Milestone Moments stamp does what it says in the name and covers a multitude of celebrations from anniversaries to birthdays to retirement to welcoming a new baby.  The stamps are photopolymer and so you can see through them to line them up successfully.  I have used the lovely heart from the You're So Sweet set and used the dies from the Mini Treat Bag thinlets to cut it and the mini heart out.


I've used the same ingredients, with the addition of some silver foil, to make my other cards to welcome a new baby.  These cards mark the beginning of a lifetime filled with and celebrating all different types of love.  I think that these could be sent as a "Congratulations"  on the arrival of a new baby card or, equally, they would work as pretty announcement cards from the proud new parents.


A die-cut silver star sits neatly inside the silver embossed "hello" star and then they are topped off with a cute little banner, with its flag end concertinered underneath. 

I hope you approve of my cards to celebrate LOVE in all its ways.  Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I'd be delighted if you visited Kylie's blog to vote for my project.  I would love to be chosen to do an international blog hop.

Happy Crafting,



If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Please visit my online shop: HERE 

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com

Alternatively, you can click on one of the images below showing the supplies used: 

 

Introducing the Stamparatus

I am SO excited to introduce you to the Stamparatus, an innovative stamp placement tool, from Stampin' Up!
  

The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you ever crafted without it!

Why do YOU need one?  Here are some of the things you can do with the Stamparatus
  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialised stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement 
This video from Stampin' Up! shows you all about this fabulous new tool:



More product details!
  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamps
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–59,00 €/£44.00



Wow!  How do I get one?

With the launch of this tool, we are trying something different: testing a new reservation system. And it acts like a true pre-order. You reserve your spot and Stampin' Up! guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives at the warehouse.  Everyone will place reservations and receive their product at the same time.  This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

The global launch will feature three reservation windows.  For each window, please note the following:  
  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last only.
  • Limit is 1 tool per customer per reservation window, but you may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • The reservation windows and approximate dispatch dates are as follows:
    • 16-30 November 2017 - approximate dispatch 1 February 2018
    • 5-30 December 2017 - approximate dispatch 19 March 2018
    • 15-30 January 2018 - approximate dispatch 15 April 2018

You can PRE-Order a Stamparatus during the reservation windows above.  The first one starts at 9PM on Thursday when you can reserve one for yourself.  Visit my online store HERE and log yourself in or set yourself up an account and then follow the STAMPARATUS page and choose RESERVE.


When the warehouse receives stock of the Stamparatus one will be added to a shopping basket for you, and you will be notified by email.  At this time you can add more products to your basket if you wish and then finalise and pay for your order.

All I can say is WOW! and I can't wait to get mine.  Happy Crafting,


If you would like to order any supplies, and you live in the UK, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Please visit my online shop: HERE

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com




Friday, 3 November 2017

Blue Painted Harvest

Hello again and welcome back.  When I saw the Painted Harvest set all I initially saw was yellow sunflowers.  I adore sunflowers in the garden with their tall, strong stems and nodding heads or even the little dwarf teddy bear style ones that sit at the front of the border.  This set is so much more than that though.


This card combines the beauty of the Painted Harvest set with a versatile greeting from the Label Me Pretty set.  I stamped the blooms randomly over the left hand corner of the card.  I always find it tricky to stamp randomly - I usually end up having a row of images!  I wanted to have a mixture of full flowers alongside some partial blooms at the edges of the card.

The flower is made by stamping two different stamps one on top of the other to create texture and depth to the image.  Firstly, I stamped the larger, bigger image in Pool Party ink followed by the second image in Marina Mist.  To line the images up I used the hole in the centre of the flower as a guide, rotating the second stamp over the top until they line up.  To finish off the centres of the flowers are stamped in Sahara Sand ink.


The sentiment is stamped using Marina Mist ink and punched out with a 1 1/2" circle punch which is then layered onto die cut circles.  There is a twist of natural trim ribbon to finish, and not a single yellow sunflower in sight!

Happy crafting,

 

If you would like to order any supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Please visit my online shop: HERE

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com

Alternatively, you can click on one of the images below showing the supplies used:


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Stampin' Blends are here!

Hello and welcome back to my blog.  Sorry for the long absence - my family has been dealing with the loss of a loved one and blogging has taken a back seat.  However, my crafting itch is slowly returning and the arrival of a brand new product line has motivated me to get started again.


Say HELLO to Stampin’ Blends: These high-quality, dual-tip markers come in twelve exclusive Stampin’ Up! colours. They each have a light and a dark shade, which will give you the utmost blending experience!  

In addition, Stampin' Up! are also introducing the Color Me Happy Project Kit and coordinating stamps, which include beautiful line-art imagery that will give you ample opportunity to test these markers’ superior blending abilities.  They are available from TODAY and you can see the details HERE.


For my first go with the markers I have coloured some pretty flowers from the Birthday Blossoms set to make a clean and simple card.  The flowers remind me of forget-me-knots, which I always look forward to seeing pop up in my garden, so I have just used two Stampin' Blends for the colouring: Light Night of Navy and Dark Daffodil Delight.

In the days ahead I am looking forward to doing some therapeutic colouring.  Happy colouring,



If you would like to order Stampin' Blends or any other supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Please visit my online shop: HERE

If you would like to join my team, you can choose your starter kit HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me at furrycatdesigns@gmail.com

Alternatively, you can click on one of the images below showing the supplies used: