Friday, 19 December 2014

Find Our About Friday - What It Felt Like To Be Out On Tour With The Wonderful Stampin' Up! UK Staff

This week I have something fun for you - you may remember that recently I spent a week out on tour with the wonderful Stampin' Up! UK Staff, helping train my fellow demonstrators about something wonderful that is coming up early next year.  Don't worry I will tell you all about it really soon!

I had so much fun with Paula and Kelly and my fellow demonstrator Michelle and all the other demonstrators we met along the way.  I am not sure I have laughed so much for a very long time!  This video that we shared as part of our presentation kinda sums it up for me.
video
Thank you for an amazing experience.  If you want to know more please get in touch, bekka@feeling-crafty.co.uk

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Thursday, 18 December 2014

Ornamental Pine Christmas Card

Today I am going to share a card I made with the lovely Ornamental Pine Stamp Set - I loved the baubles and the pine cones in this set as soon as I saw them but was less sure what to do with the Pine branch itself and this is what I came up with.
Ornamental Pine Christmas Card by Bekka - check her blog for lots of great ideas
I decided to add a little sparkle to the pine cones too - hopefully you can see it better here.  I used the Dazzing Details Glitter Glue to coat them.
Ornamental Pine Christmas Card by Bekka - check her blog for lots of great ideas
Today is the last day to post cards second class within the UK so there is only a little time left to make and send your cards ... Saturday is the last day for first class if you need that extra little bit of time!

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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Merry Curvy Keepsake Boxes

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Curvy Keepsake Box Dies from Stampin' Up!  The boxes they make are adorable and just right for putting little gifts in, or making table favours.  Here are some of a batch I made using the gorgeous Under The Tree Specialty Papers.  How cute do they look in this wonderful Kraft Card?
The boxes are very quick to put together and I know I will be making a whole lot more before Christmas!  You can get the dies here.

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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Sweet Gift Bags using the All Is Calm Papers from Stampin' Up!

Today I have some sweet gift bags for you - no literally they are gift bags with some chocolate in them!  In my local town there is an amazing chocolate shop and I wanted to give some of their delicious Salted Dark Chocolate to some friends, and this is how I presented them.

Apologies for the photos - Mrs Last Moment here had to snap a quick picture as she shot out the door with them!  I will however probably be making some more - I wonder who the lucky recipients will be ..
Sweet Gift Bags using the All Is Calm Papers from Stampin' Up!
I have used the wonderful All Is Calm Papers for these ones along with some Gold Washi Tape and Gold Satin Ribbon.  The clasp is one of the Basic Hodge Podge Hardware Clips.
Sweet Gift Bags using the All Is Calm Papers from Stampin' Up!
Who would you give something like this to?

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Monday, 15 December 2014

Gift Tag Ideas using Wondrous Wreath from Stampin' Up!

How are you getting on with your Christmas Shopping?  I have to admit I have a fair amount still to do ... eek!  Hopefully however you are more ready than I am and are at least onto the wrapping - so today I thought I would share some fun ideas for gift tags made using the gorgeous Wondrous Wreath stamp set.
These three tags all use the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and the Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set and matching Framelits.  All are available to purchase here.

Oh and before I go I just wanted to remind you that today is the last day to place orders for delivery before Christmas ...

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Sunday, 14 December 2014

Let it Snow Festival Of Trees Christmas Card - a couple of fun things with this stamp set

Today I have a fun Christmas Card for you featuring the wonderful Festival Of Trees Stamp Set and the matching Tree Punch.
A couple of fun things you can do with the Festival of Trees Stamp Set - check them out here
The background snow has been created by stamping the tree baubles from the set in Whisper White on the Pool Party Background, and the snow for the ground is a piece of ripped Whisper White Card Stock.  
A couple of fun things you can do with the Festival of Trees Stamp Set - check them out here
And the second fun thing may be easier to see in this picture ... a smaller tree! You can create this by feeding the punched our tree back into the punch.

This fun stamp set is great for fast and fabulous cards and so versatile.  You can get it here.

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Saturday, 13 December 2014

Scrapbook Saturday - A Spotty Scrapbook Startpoint Page

This week I am going to share a dotty Scrapbook Startpoint Page with you, I think on reflection calling it a spotty Scrapbook Startpoint might jut be one alliteration too far!  Either way the page features the lovely Lullaby Papers  - I love the versatility of these papers and the gorgeous colour combinations, so good for so many occasions.  So here is the page.
A Spotty Scrapbook Startpoint Page by Stampin' Up! UK Independent Demonstrator Bekka
If you would like to know more about Scrapbooking and Memory Keeping please get in touch bekka@feeling-crafty.co.uk

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Friday, 12 December 2014

How To Create Shaped Greetings With Your Photopolymer Stamps

For this week's Find Out About Friday I am going to show you how to make shaped greetings with your Photopolymer Stamps. I love that you can do this and how versatile it makes my photopolymer stamps and the creative options that it gives.   
Bekka shows you How To Create Shaped Greetings With Your Photopolymer Stamps
First of all I am going to show you a card which takes advantage of this feature of the stamps.  This card is made using the wonderful Festival of Trees Stamp Set and the matching Tree Punch along with some of the beautiful All Is Calm Papers.
Bekka shows you How To Create Shaped Greetings With Your Photopolymer Stamps
And this is how I shaped the greetings to go around the circle.  Place the shape you want your greeting to go round under a clear stamp block.  
Bekka shows you How To Create Shaped Greetings With Your Photopolymer Stamps
Place the greeting stamp on the block, gently shaping it around.  When you have done this your stamp will be perfectly shaped!
Bekka shows you How To Create Shaped Greetings With Your Photopolymer Stamps
I hope you have fun making the greetings in you photopolymer stamp sets the shape you need them for your cards.

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Thursday, 11 December 2014

Cards, Chatter and a Cuppa - New Class for the New Year!

I am very excited to be able to tell you about a new class I will be offering in the New Year - Cards, Chatter and a Cuppa.  
Cards, Chatter and a Cuppa - fun new class with Bekka Stampin' Up! UK Independent Demonstrator
If you are looking for something fun to look forward to in that post Christmas lull, or if you are looking for a great gift for your friends, or just fancy a good evening (or day) out with the gang then this could well be what you are looking for.  Treat yourself and your friends to two relaxing hours of creative fun, as you catch up and enjoy a cuppa after the busy Christmas period. 

As you enjoy time together you will each make some beautiful cards and have the chance to shop for crafting supplies.  No previous experience is needed. 

The sessions cost £50 for up to six people - and would make a lovely Christmas Gift, giving you all something to look forward to in the New Year. 

These sessions will be hosted in central Leighton Buzzard so you don’t even need to tidy up before hand!  If however you want me to come to you this can be arranged.  Both daytime and evening sessions are available.

Book a January session before 16 December and get hand made invites to give to your friends over Christmas.

To book just get in touch bekka@feeling-crafty.co.uk

I look forward to welcoming you and your friends to your own Cards, Chatter and a Cuppa 

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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit - A Card

I love the wonderful 3D Stars that you can make with the Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit and wanted to give some as a gift so I made a matching card using some of the stars from the kit.
Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit - A Card
I have mounted stars and a greeting from the Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit on a base that has been embossed with the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder.
Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit - A Card
I love how versatile this kit is and you can get yours here.

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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

UK Last Christmas Posting Dates and a Fast and Fabulous Christmas Card Idea for you

I know some of you wonderfully organised readers will already have made, written and maybe even posted your Christmas Cards for this year already - but many of the rest of us will be wondering just how much time we have left!  So today I thought I would share the last posting dates for here in the UK as well as a card.

These posting dates are taken from the Royal Mail's Web site and you can find more details here should you need them.  The last date for posting your cards and letter for a pre Christmas delivery in the UK is Thursday 18 December if you use a second class stamp and Saturday 20 December if you send it first class.  So with 9 days to go to the second class deadline it is time to get cracking and I have some more fast and fabulous Chrismtas Card ideas to share with you and you can always check out my Fast and Fabulous Christmas Card board here on Pintrest too.
Fast and Fabulous Christmas Card Featuring the Festival of Trees Stamp Set - check this blog for lots of great ideas
Today's card features the lovely Festival of Trees Stamp Set and the gorgeous All Is Calm Papers.  The tag was created with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and I have added a star punched from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper for a bit of festive sparkle.
Fast and Fabulous Christmas Card Featuring the Festival of Trees Stamp Set - check this blog for lots of great ideas
All the items used on this card are available here at my on line shop.

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Monday, 8 December 2014

Fast and Fabulous Christmas Christmas Card Featuring the Festival of Trees Stamp Set

Today I have a fast and fabulous Christmas Card for you featuring the Festival of Trees Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!  
Fast and Fabulous Christmas Christmas Card Featuring the Festival of Trees Stamp Set
The Stamp Set and matching Tree Punch are available here and when you purchase them together you save 15% - brilliant!
Fast and Fabulous Christmas Christmas Card Featuring the Festival of Trees Stamp Set
If you would like to know more about how to make cards like these please get in touch - bekka@feeling-crafty.co.uk

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Sunday, 7 December 2014

Festival of Trees Christmas Card featuring a Stampin' Blendabilities Background

Most of the Christmas Cards I make are designed to go in the post with the cheapest possible stamp - today's however is one I would want to give by hand.  It was a lot of fun to make and features a lovely technique with the Stampin' Blendabilities.
Festival of Trees Christmas Card featuring a Stampin' Blendabilities Background. Check it out here.
The Gold Fancy Foil Vellum has been coloured on the back with the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities.  A Tea Lace Doily, some Gold Bakers Twine and some Gold Sequin Trim also coloured with the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities sit under the stamped Tree.  I have used the Festival of Trees Stamps and the Matching Tree Punch.  The greeting has been punched out using the Word Window Punch.
Festival of Trees Christmas Card featuring a Stampin' Blendabilities Background. Check it out here.

I am just off to get ready for my team Christmas Party - this is going to be fun!

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Saturday, 6 December 2014

Scrapbook Saturday - Scrapbook Start Point Page featuring the Lullaby Papers from Stampin' Up!

At last month's Feeling Crafty Scrapbook Club we featured the lovely Lullaby Papers from Stampin' Up!  At each month's club we make a collection of Start Point Pages ready for photos and possibly more embellishments to be added.  This means the people who attend either in person or by post make great progress with their albums and have very personalised pages that tell their stories.
Scrapbook Start Point Page featuring the Lullaby Papers from Stampin' Up! UK for the Feeling Crafty Scrapbook Club - details here
I love the colours in these papers and how versatile they are.  Here is a closer look at the butterflies on the page.
Scrapbook Start Point Page Detail featuring the Lullaby Papers from Stampin' Up! UK for the Feeling Crafty Scrapbook Club - details here
If you would like to join the Feeling Crafty Scrapbook Club just email bekka@feeling-crafty.co.uk  Our next face to face meeting is Thursday 18 December and kits will be posted to those who are not attending in person the next day.

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Friday, 5 December 2014

Find Out About Friday - Year End Close Out Deals

I am really excited to be able to tell you about the Year End Close Out Deals from Stampin' Up!  It is the first time in the UK we have had these amazing deals - up to 80% off some amazing Stampin' Up! products.
Year End Close Out Deals available at www.bekka.stampinup.net
Check them out here - there are lots of my personal favourites there!

What you need to know

  • These deals are only available while stocks last - and once they are gone they are gone for ever
  • The latest these offers will be available is 5 January - but I suspect that the stock will have gone long before then
  • You can add them to your order or order them on line here
So hurry over - some great gifts there just in time for Christmas so go on an treat someone or maybe yourself!

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Thursday, 4 December 2014

Festival of Trees Christmas Card

Yesterday I shared a trio of Christmas Cards with you one of which featured the lovely Festival of Trees Stamp Set, well today I am going to show you another card made with this gorgeous Stamp Set.
Festival of Trees Christmas Card by Stampin' Up! UK Independent Demonstrator Bekka Prideuaux - check her blog for lots of cute ideas
The background has been stamped using a clear block first in Coastal Cabanna and then in Bermuda Bay to give the lovely mottled two tone effect.  The Trees were then stamped in Old Olive and Strawberry Slush and one was cut out with the matching Tree Punch.
Festival of Trees Christmas Card by Stampin' Up! UK Independent Demonstrator Bekka Prideuaux - check her blog for lots of cute ideas
All the items used to make this card are available at www.bekka.stampimup.net and while you are there you might want to check out the latest weekly deals - lots of lovely embossing folders and if you are new to embossing the Texture Boutique is reduced this week too ...

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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Trio of Quick Christmas Cards

Are you feeling ready for Christmas yet?  I know I am not and I still have Christmas Cards to make so today I thought I would share a trio of quick Christmas Cards with you.  Each one uses a different Stamp set and is based on the wonderful Stampin' Up! Notecards which are ideal for projects like these.
The Stamp Set I have used are Festival of Trees, Endless Wishes and Letterpress Winter.

If you need help getting your Christmas Cards done please get in touch for details of events and packs that I offer which could help you - just email bekka@feeling-crafty.co.uk

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Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Kinda Eclectic Card for any Occasion

Sometimes amid all the excitement about Christmas it is easy to forget that Christmas Cards are not the only ones we need to send or want to make so today I thought I would share a card that would be suitable for any occasion. It features the lovely Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set.
Kinda Eclectic Card for any Occasion - check this blog for lots of great ideas
The background has been embossed with the Mosaic Madness Embossing Folder and the images stamped onto some of the Typeset Papers. I have added a Tea Lace Doily and some Crumb Cake Seam Binding and punched out my butterflies using the Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly Punches.
Kinda Eclectic Card for any Occasion - check this blog for lots of great ideas

This card was one we made at a recent card making class and if you would like to join us either in person or by post at a future class you can find the details here.

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