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Metallics, Fancy Friday Blog Hop


Metal-look embellishments never fail to catch the eye.  Whether its a ribbon, doily, washi tape, heat embossed image, foil paper or a scatter of sequins - a pop of metallics adds instant shine and glamour to a project!

Today, my Fancy Friday friends and I, are bringing you a heap of sparkly ideas.  Follow along with our hop to see some bright and creative paper projects!

For my project today, I reached for the silver fireworks style pattern from the Year of Cheer speciality paper - perfect for a New Years card.  I added layers of silver foil, some retired pool party metallic ribbon, shiny black sequins and a silver thread bow.

I usually use metallics much more sparingly - what do you think?  Too much or just right for this celebratory theme?


The beautiful big 'celebrate' sentiment comes from the Happy Celebrations stamp set. To achieve the two tone, I first carefully dabbed the bottom of the stamp on the Rich Razzleberry ink pad and then dabbed the top half with Memento black before stamping on whisper white.

I felt like I needed just a little extra razzleberry somewhere to tie it all together, so I daubed a delicate doily in the tone (this seems to be my go-to favourite technique at the moment!)

Now I know you are going to want to see some more sparkle and shine!  Be sure to click the link below to see what the brilliant Cathy Caines from Canada has to share with you.


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Happy Celebrations
Inks: Memento Black, Rich Razzleberry
Papers: Whisper White, Year of Cheer, Pool Party, Silver Foil
Accessories/Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Pool Party Metallic Ribbon (retired), Mini Sequin Trim (Black), Silver Thread, Delicate Doily, Stampin' Sponge


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Something Old, Something New SALE


Hi friends,

This week I'm running very first online "Something Old, Something New" Sale. 

Something Old
I'm offering a bunch of my retired, ex-demo (preloved) Stampin' Up! products. 
Something New
Get them FREE with any order, of equal or greater value, of Stampin' Up! product in my online store.  Conditions apply (see notes below).

Please note:

  • Customers will incur the cost of postage from me to you on retired product (if applicable)
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  • Offer ends 9am Friday 15th December

How to shop
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Type "SOLD" in the comments of the individual photo of the product you are selecting. 
If someone has beaten you to it, feel free to comment "NEXT" to go on the waitlist for that item, just in case the sale falls through for some reason.

Send me a message through my facebook page to let me know you have finished your shopping.  Within 48 hours, I will message you with the shipping fee for your retired sale shop.  

You will only need to send me this shipping fee, the rest you can spend on anything your heart desires in my Stampin' Up! store.  These new orders must be placed by close of business Monday 18th December.

If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to get in touch!

Back to Basics, Let's Get Hopping Round #3



Busy!  We are all so busy.  Particularly at this, the tail end of the year, and the start of the hectic festive season.

It's the perfect time to simplify, especially with our craft projects!  So I've challenged the Let's Get Hopping team to go back to basics and inspire you to create beautiful projects quickly and easily without all the gadgets!

Stamps, ink and paper - with a few pretty embellishments thrown in.  That’s it!

For my card, I've gone with a Christmas theme.  Very soon I'll need to create a stack of Christmas cards to hand out these holidays!  This layout is one that could very easily be mass produced.  Just a little patterned paper, some very quick stamping and a scatter of embellishments for wow factor and done!


I craft mostly for myself - it's a form of therapy for me.  Because it's a creative outlet I tend to go heavy on the techniques, fussy cutting, colouring and layers.  I found going simple a real challenge!

While in Canada earlier this month, I had the pleasure of crafting besides the amazing Krista Frattin (I'm still star struck)!  She pumped out beautiful project after beautiful project so fast.  When I asked her what her secret was, she confessed she was a lazy stamper.  I was not expecting that!  Whenever I look at any of her projects I'm totally in love.  But after her confession I looked closer - she has a very simple style, employs lots of patterned papers for effect and is clever with layering embellishments.  So when I was struggling with this theme I looked to her for inspiration and was drawn to this layout she shared last July *HERE*.

FOLLOW THE HOP!
Whether you are a looking for ideas for new crafters or inspiration for quick, achievable ideas, do be sure to follow the 'next' button below to see the 'Simple yet Stunning' idea my friend Tracy has to share with you!


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Hearts Come Home
Inks: Memento Black, Soft Sky
Papers: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper, This Christmas Designer Series Paper (retired)
Accessories/Tools: Metallic Doily, Solid Bakers Twine Basic Black, Rhinestone Basic Jewels


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