Sunday, 23 December 2012

Merry Christmas everyone

This will be my last post before Christmas, so I thought I'd wish you all a very Merry Christmas and leave you with one of my favourite Christmas cards this year, using the gorgeous Evergreen stamp set.

Have a wonderful Christmas everyone!

Friday, 21 December 2012

It's here! The Stampin' Up trimmer

I don't know about you, but I seem to have been on a quest for years for the perfect trimmer, and have lost count of the number that I have had! At last Stampin' Up! have brought out their own trimmer, and it was with great excitement, and some nervousness that I opened mine last week. Well, the verdict was quickly in - and I love it! It feels so well built and has got some fab little features.
Features of the All-New Stampin’ Trimmer
  • An extra-wide 15.9 cm cutting base and an extended 39 cm ruler
    • The extra-wide cutting base provides a large work area and is marked in 4 mm increments, allowing for small measurements.
    • The right-side grid helps you measure and cut very thin strips.
    • The extended cutting arm has a stabilizing leg to provide a sturdy and steady cutting surface for longer cuts.
    • When fully extended, the extended cutting arm sits flush with the trimmer base, providing more accurate and consistent measurements across the entire surface.
    • All rulers and measurements on the base are printed under a plastic cover so your measurements won’t wear off.
    • The base has non-skid feet, which keeps the Stampin’ Trimmer securely in place on your work area.
  • A full 30.5 cm cutting and scoring track
    • The extra-long cutting track has space at the top and bottom so you don’t have to take the cutting and scoring blades out when you’re not using them.
    • The track gives you enough space to cut or score a full 30.5 cm without having to remove or switch out handles.
    • The cutting track locks in place for secure storage or transport.
    • The track includes an insertion point for cutting and scoring blade handles so you can easily insert handles into the cutting track.
  • Specially designed handles and cutting track to ensure straight cuts
    • The hook on the scoring and cutting blade handles keeps the handles stable so the cuts are as straight as possible.
    • Handles come in two colours: dark for cutting, light for scoring.
    • The precision tip on the cutting blade allows you to pinpoint precisely where you’re cutting.
    • The point on the side of each handle shows you where the blade will cut, making it easy to see exactly where your cuts and scores will begin.
  • Storage compartment under base
    • The storage compartment holds scoring and cutting tools such as a Bone Folder, Simply Scored Stylus, extra scoring and cutting blades and even business cards.
    • Separate compartments within the storage compartment keep your tools organized, and the clear cover makes it easy to see what you’ve stored.

If you would like one of these beauties just let me know - it's just £25.95!

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Another note card set

Here are some co-ordinating cards made using the Happy You stamp set. This is a fab set which has 8 darling little images for all occasions. They also have a sentiment on each image but it's one of the current hostess sets, so you can only get your hands on it by having a party, or joining my stash club - hint hint!

 I think I may offer these as a class, but will use the In Colors - I adore the In Color ribbon this time so any excuse to use it is pounced upon!