Monday 20 May 2013

Anniversary Sentiments

Today is a year to the day my hubby and I finally tied the knot and I just wanted to share a post with you all of my very first scrapbook pages I have made to mark this special occasion.  As you read this I will hopefully already be off somewhere special to celebrate with some pampering and some time with my man. 
I knew when I saw the Artisan Embellishment kit that this was going to be perfect to remember our special day with as the vintage-style lace matched in with my gown and my wedding colours were green and dusky pink so the ribbon and buttons would tie-in great too.
The background for the pages are stamped with the Elements of Style which has that beautiful springtime blossom stamp, which I love. 
I have used some other extras as as you will know I have already used some of my Artisan kit for other projects.  I certainly have been making it last, until now.  I used extra Vintage Faceted Buttons, Flower Trim and Pearls for the two page spread. 
Many of my favourite pictures from the wedding, and indeed the ones I have selected for the pages, are in black and white so I have accented the colours of the wedding theme by colouring the flower trim with the Certainly Celery and Pink Pirouette (I think!) marker pens.

......and for the Anniversary card........
More of the Artisan kit.  I have used a pre-cut card and again used the same background.  Some simple lace border and doily layered give the artisan touch to the card.  The button is a layered with a pearl to finish it. 
I included too the teatime trinket of the teacup as part of today's special treats is afternoon tea!  Mmmm.....yummy!  The stamps on the card are the Elements of Style (again), Musical Notes (on the Special Edition DSP), You Are Loved and Broadsheet Alphabet and For My Family - phew! Quite a few stamps then!
The 'LOVE' lettering is stamped with ink and then I have accented with a white gel pen.
Well I hope you are having a great day too....back soon with some more crafting.......
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Tuesday 14 May 2013

This and That - Scrapbooking Made Easy

Often I hear "I would love to scrapbook and capture special memories, but I just don't have the time".  I can appreciate this with a little one myself and little time to craft.

Here though is a brand new product line called 'This and That' to help you (and me!) record those moments in the quick bites of time we get, whether is it in a coffee break or waiting in the doctor's or dentists.

The products are launching in the new annual catalogue in July, but here is a look and a special offer for you to enjoy so you can get yours NOW - so what are you waiting for, get journalling! 

Click Here for a short video clip with a little catchy tune to show you what it is all about and then read on for a closer look at the products.

You can buy the items separately as you wish, but even better, from now until 31 May you can buy the bundle deal saving an impressive 15%.  All you need to get you started in your journalling/scrapbooking journey.

My bundle is already on order and I cannot wait to record our Mummy and little one adventures (and mishaps!).  It would make a great gift idea too for those going off on travels or the start of something new in life such as Uni or perhaps just to record those teen moments !

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Wednesday 8 May 2013

Springtime Artisan Embellishments

Well I am truely in Birthday Month for our family.  You know there is always one month, or two in the year which is busier for family birthdays, well May is one of those months for our family.  Not only have we birthdays, we also have our 1st wedding anniversary coming up and our little one's 3rd birthday!  So, as you can imagine, it's been a busy time crafting cards more than I have had time to sit down to photo and show you them all.  Lucky for you it does mean I have lots to show you today!

Today's post is some of my favourites so far from the month. What better way to celebrate a birthday than with a little tea and cake. See the teapot hanging on my middle banner.

I love anything small and cute and so the Teatime trinkets from the Spring/Summer catalogue immediately caught my magpie eyes when the catalogue first came out - a teapot, tea cups and clock faces, perfect for marking special occasions.

The catalogue has a Tea for Two designer paper for teatime too, but I have used here some paper I already have which is now retired.  There is a strip of the Storytime papers for the scallop under the taffeta ribbon though and spot the First Edition papers again in the line up!

The Hearts a Flutter Framelits dies for the Big Shot in the Spring/Summer Catalogue make the banner making so much quicker and easier - out pop your banners all neatly cut the same size!  I have rolled the top edge over some dyed baker's twine for my washing line .  The die set comes with some lovely other banner shapes including hearts and there is a matching stamp set of course too!

The second card to show you is for my Aunt, it's her birthday today (safely hand-delivered this weekend).
I used the Scallop Square punch here for my springtime flower collection and the stamped images are the big stamp from the Elements of Style set again.  I have stamped in Always Artichoke and then used a blender to add Pretty in Pink highlighting to the flowers. 

I wanted to use my flowers from the Artisan Embellishments Kit on this one so bunched a few together and secured them with some glue dots - a lasting bunch of flowers for the occasion!

 Now to show you just how many projects you can make with a kit from SU, I have a card made with some more of the Artisan Embellishment Kit (there is even more to come later this month from this kit too!).

Not a birthday card this time, an engagement celebration!  Well it's all about the love so this kit was just the ticket - see the ticket in there!  This was so easy to make with all the pieces already in the kit.  I just layered some DSP onto the Crumb Cake and added the Doily and the Hearts card which the ribbon wraps round in the kit and I was half way there.  The Heart button and seam binding ribbon are all part of the Artisan embellishments kit too.

The scallop circle layer is from the Afternoon Daydream Scrapbook kit which is in the same In Colour of Primrose Petals. I have added a flower trim flower coloured with ink and a 'Congratulations' from the For My Family stamp Set. Also couple of pearls and all done. What an easy way to make a truly beautiful card for a happy occasion!
I am going to need to place an order to replenish my stock of the Spring/Summer items I love, as remember, they do not always carry into the new Annual Catalogue (out in July).  This Spring/Summer catalogue ends on 31st June, remember to contact me for anything you need to order before stock runs out.  Stock for product in colours which are retiring are also proving very popular at the moment so order yours soon if you do not want to miss out!
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