Friday, 31 December 2010

Little Bags

Ive had these lovely lunch style bags for ages , piles of them , but I have never got round to putting them on the website. Ive now got the ones I have been using over christmas on today.

And this is what I have been making with them. I needed a little bag or something to put some little birthday presents in.So got out a bag and decorated it with one of the new Sweatpea stamps - Pinkie one of the Phunky Pharies.

I then thought a matching card would be a nice idea.

And then with the left over pieces of card I made a spare one

Monday, 20 December 2010

Last Minute

Only five sleeps left and i'm still making cards.Not one present wrapped either. But here are what I am sending as my christmas cards this year. I've used the lovely Poinsetta Fairy from the SWEETPEA stamps.

Instead of stamping in black and then colouring her in , I stamped in red and then put a little red stickles on the flowers.Then useing only red and white papers and embelishments on the cards. Just a nice change I think.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Julie: Christmas Elf stamps

Hi all.
As I mentioned in my post on Sunday the Design Team have all been getting festive with the Sweet Pea Christmas Elf set:

And today's my turn!

For my cards, I've been experimenting with several softer colour options than those on the sample sheet above, while keeping the red checked backing paper the same throughout.

Here's a soft blue and grey version [all coloured with ProMarkers]: Complete with twinkling Stickles accents and ruddy cheeks:
Another blue version, this time with extra red details:
And finally, a splash of pink and purple:
Again, the outfit wouldn't be complete without some Stickled trimming!
I've got a fourth colour option in this post over on my blog - Notes on Paper - today, where it's illustrating something Christmassy I overheard [you know how I like to keep my ears open!].

The full details of the Christmas elf sheet can be found here, and maybe I'll see you on my blog later too?

Julie :-)

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Julie: Shop Updates + Sweet Pea Stamps

Hi all. How's Sunday treating you?

I've got a few bits, bobs, snippets of news and things to keep you occupied indoors while it's still below freezing out there! So you get yourself comfy and I'll make a start ...

1. Whether or not you've had the snow where you live, if the scenes from all the recent snow falls have made you feel festive already and given you a taste for all things twinkly then why not take advantage of the special 3 for 2 offer Jean has on the site throughout the month:
"Order any two SHIMMERZ products in December and receive a third one free! (just add the free product in the comments box at checkout)".

So now would be a great time to make a list of which Shimmerz products you'd like for Christmas and pass it on to your friends and loved ones ... after all you'd be saving them money now they can get 3 for 2 wouldn't you? It's like you're doing them a favour really .... ;-)
Click here to see the Shimmerz range.

2. Have you seen the latest products Jean's listed in the shop? There's:

  • the December 'Alter That' kit;
  • lots of new paper pads including ones from My Mind's Eye and Melissa Frances;
  • and a half-price offer on some Tattered Angels Glimmer chips too.

You can check out everything in the super-useful 'New Products' page on the site, but here's a few of my favourites ...

This very smart Lost Coast Design lady caught my eye: The 'Mini Text Diva with Face' possibly a bit of a favourite as her legs are just like mine today as I've got my stripy leggings on! Plus, you've got to love a stripy-legged stamp haven't you?

Then there's a re-stock of this Stained Glass Flower border stamp:

Which is the one I used on both of these tags:

At only £2.00 the border stamps always sell well, so grab yours while you can!

3. There's also some new Sweet Pea stamps available, including this adorable Christmas Elf sheet:

Which Jan and Effie have already been using here and here.

Then there's some 'Phunky Phairies' - one of which I've just used on a feature published in Papercraft Inspirations Magazine next year. I can't show you the full thing, but here's a sneaky peek of how I used the 'Jinx' design: 4. And speaking of Sweet Pea Stamps ... did you know that they have a blog which includes a customer gallery?

I've just discovered it and thought that some of you might like to see the work you've bought from Jean featured on the manufacturers blog, well, everyone likes a little bit of recognition don't they?

You can see the full range of Sweet Pea stamps stocked by Jean here, and below is just some of the uses the Scattered Scarlet design team have made with them over the last few months:Finally ... I also discovered that Sweet Pea have a challenge blog called 'In A Sweet Pea Dream' which seems to offer prizes to the challenge winners! So, get putting those Sweet Pea stamps to good use and make sure to let us know if .. or rather when ... you win!

I'll be back on Tuesday with the cards I've made using the Christmas Elf, but until then, keep those crafty fingers moving so the icicles can't form on them!

Julie :-)

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