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Simply Affectionately Yours

imageHi, today’s projects are 2 quick makes using Affectionately Yours DSP one of the new packs of DSP you will be able to purchase from 1st June. They are both made using Very Vanilla card stock and Night of Navy ink. Happy Crafting 😊

Spring Sunday

Hi, been a busy week in the craft space making swaps for Stampin Up On Stage at Telford next Saturday. I can’t show you my swaps just yet as I want to keep them a secret and part of them I’m not quite sure what to put in them at present! Today after  finishing my swaps I thought I’d make a gift for a special little someone I will see next week to put in her bedroom. I just love making these home decor items it’s amazing how different they look with a change of colour. I used Mint Macaroon cardstock and the beautiful English Garden DSP. If you would like to purchase one in the colour of your choice I charge £15 inc p&p private message me if you would like to order one. Hope you are having a lovely Sunday Happy Crafting 😊image

Botanical Blooms

Hi, lovely afternoon the sun is shinning and all feels well with the world. Mr Darcy is still sunning himself, he managed a quick wash but now he’s back to sleep by my feet. Today’s project is inspired by the sun and the idea of flowers blooming in the gardens very soon. The basket is one of a set of 3, I bought at Ikea a few weeks ago, I have used the middle sized basket. Cajun Craze, Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry and Mossy Meadow card stock and inks were used all from Stampin Up. Watch this space to see what I do with the other 2 baskets!  Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, Happy Crafting 😊image

Fancy a quick peek?

Hi, hope your weekend is going well and you are getting the opportunity to do something you want to do that’s not work or chores! I’ve been doing a bit of work …. well prep for our next class on April 9th at Booth Cricket Club 2-4.30pm where we will imagebe holding Stamp a Stack 12 cards in 6 designs. Interested?then watch this space we will be putting information about the event on our blogs and Facebook early next week. Places are limited so please book early. Here’s a peek at one of the cards we will be making …… sorry you can’t see the whole thing yet 😉 Happy crafting x

Monochrome Sunday

Hi, wet and windy Sunday so thoughts turn to crafty projects. I’ve been considering making this project for a few weeks so today was the day to tackle it! It’s a box frame card made following the instructions provided by my SU buddy Amanda Bates at The Craft Spa (your ears must have been burning Amanda I did curse you a couple of times) those dam corners got the better of me!  Anyway it’s completed now and a great way to display the fantastic Botanical Builder Framelits, a very versatile set which can be purchased as a bundle consisting of a stamp set, dies and a 12 sheet pack of 12×12 Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper for £46.75 order no 140818 – this bundle saves you 15% on the normal price if you purchased the items individually and purchasing this bundle would also qualify you for a free item from Sale-a-Bration. If you would like to purchase any items or like to know more about Stampin Up please click the link http://www.elainebaines.stampinup.net

where you can browse in my SU shop. Interested in holding a get together for family and friends and earn free products? Click the link to learn more or simply contact me for more information. Happy crafting 😊

Look back Tuesday

Hi, today I decided to revisit some of the stamp sets from Stampin Up’s annual catalogue. With all the new seasonal sets at Christmas and now those in the Spring catalogue as well as SAB we tend to overlook those fabulous items that are in the annual catalogue. So today’s project I made using the Mini Treatbag Thinlits die, Butterfly Basics & Hardwood stamp sets and the Flower Medallion punch. The edges I sponged using Crumb Cake ink to give it a more vintage feel. If you would like to look at any items by Stampin Up please go to my online store at http://www.elainebaines.stampinup.net or message me for more information. Happy Crafting 😊image

Friday flower

Hi, well the weekend is nearly upon us again so I thought I’d share a birthday card I made for a special persons birthday last week. I love these colours gentle and pretty without being super girlie and a matching box too. I used two new items from the SU Spring catalogue Botanical Builder Framelits dies and Timeless Textures stamp set.  Hope you have a great day 😊

Sale-a-Bration stamp set

imageHello, today I thought I’d give a male themed card a go as male cards aren’t always that easy to do and they aren’t something I tend to make by choice. The swing card idea came from my  crafty friend Amanda at The Craft Spa.  The stamp set used is one of the limited sets from sale-a-bration (SAB) called Sky is the Limit. You can only obtain the SAB items when you purchase items from Stampin Up and for every £45 you spend you get to choose an item from the SAB catalogue.  Sale-a-Bration only runs for a limited time and comes to an end on 31st March, the limited stamp sets end on 15th February. If you would like to receive a Spring catalogue and SAB information please message me or browse my online store http://www.elainebaines.stampinup.net

Happy Crafting 😀

Festive Friday

Hi, hope you like today’s selection of Christmas cards made using the Festive Flurry stamp set and The Joy of Christmas from Stampin  Up!  Of course a teeny bit of Santa punch art has snook in, this one has a few bits of bling added to add to the festive feel. If you would like to browse my online Stampin Up store or you would like to buy any of the items used to create any of the cards I have showcased this week please click on the link http://www.http//elainebaines.stampinup.net imageimage