Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge

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Hi There,

Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge! We’re so excited to be sharing this hop with you. The products used are all available in the new Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!© Catalogues.®

Well today it was my turn to choose what sketch we would use and I decided to do a free for all!! So everyone can make whatever they liked using any Stampin’ Up! products so I can’t wait to see what everyone else came up with.

Me I decided to do a little bit of christmas

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But all is not what it seems! Inside we have a little bit of a pop-up going on.

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I loved making this card and can’t wait to try out the rest of my dies and stamps to see what other ones I can make. I know this is an old hat technique but you know it is not old to me and it was so much FUN. So go on grab your dies and stamps and make one your self your gonna love it!!

Oh and by the way, I used Snow place stamps and Snow friends co-ordinating dies, Soft sky and garden green card stock and this christmas speciality paper (annual catalogue).

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So now all you need to do to carry on with the hop is click on the next button and it will take you around the hop. I am off to do that myself to see all the delights that I know will be in store.

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by. Mandy x

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If you would like to purchase any of the items needed to make the projects for this week or you would simply just like to add to your crafty stash, you can do so by either, clicking on one of the images listed below, or going to the shop button at the top of the page. This will take you directly to my ON LINE shop which is open 24/7. I would be grateful for your business.

If you would like me to send you a Stampin’ Up! Catalogue just fill out the request form or send me an e-mail at mandybarton16@yahoo.co.uk and I would be happy to send you one.

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Roudolph

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Hi There Everyone,

A new catalogue out means a new Pootlers Blog Hop! YAY . Oh what fun I can’t wait to see all the makes from everyone and all the inspiration.

Today I have come up with a Z card. I have been seeing these around recently and have loved all the scenes that can be made, so I thought I would give it a go myself. I am not sure if it is a true Z card as I just did what I thought!! Best way I think!!

What a fabulous stamp set to do it with. I Love Love Love this cookie cutter stamp set it is just so blinking cute, I mean have you seen the Teddy in the Autumn winter catalogue that you can also make using this……….Adora…….ble…….lol

 

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So I had a card base in Crumb cake, measured at 8″ x 5 1/2″  scored on the 8″ side at 2 and at 4″ and then you fold. Then I used a 8″ x  3/4 ” strip of real red card stock  and scored it the same but turned it round. To get the look of the reindeer stacked behind each other I cut out two strips of card 3  1/2 inches scored at 3/4″ each end and stacked them up behind each other then stuck the reindeer on to each one.

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Finally I matted with some Candy Cane Lane DSP. I love this DSP, It even has houses so you can cut them out and create your perfect little scene.

Thanks for joining us today, I am off to go round the hop and check out all the loveliness myself…….to hop on just go hit the next button down below and if you want to go the other way just hit the previous…..simples! Have fun everyone and happy crafting whatever you may be making. Mandy x

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If you would like to purchase any of the items needed to make the projects for this week or you would simply just like to add to your crafty stash, you can do so by either, clicking on one of the images listed below, or going to the shop button at the top of the page. This will take you directly to my ON LINE shop which is open 24/7. I would be grateful for your business.

If you would like me to send you a Stampin’ Up! Catalogue just fill out the request form or send me an e-mail at mandybarton16@yahoo.co.uk and I would be happy to send you one.

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Little Gingy

Hi there everyone,

How are you all? It seems like an age since I was here last. Lots of factors got in the way, school holidays, going away on holiday and a neck/shoulder injury not to mention loosing my crafting mojo along the way!! Hey ho never mind back now. So while I have been away the Autumn/Winter catalogue went live and what yummy stuff was in there!

I got the chance to pre-order and ordered a few things that I needed you know, I never wanted them I needed them! There is a difference…….lol. Anyway the box from Stampin Up just when I was leaving to do a class that did not finish till 9pm then the very next day I went to Scotland for a week…..then when I came back I can you believe this FORGOT that it was there!!! So needless to say I never took full advantage of the pre-order as it was at least 3 weeks before opening the box!!

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don’t they look uber cute!! I have attached the paper clips on to a piece of cherry cobbler which has been embossed with the CABLE KNIT DYNAMIC TEXTURED EMBOSSING FOLDER. This is a great folder and gives you a really deep emboss.

I have no Instructions or measurements for you today but I do have a video.

 

It is really fun making these, I hope you give it a try yourself. My children loved making the snowmen ones last year .

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So on Santa’s hat I used a piece of glimmer paper. I just stamped his hat on the glimmer paper and then cut out the fur…..simples.  That is all I have for you today, I hope to be back with you again this week depending on shoulder/neck. I hope you have a great week and happy crafting to you all, whatever you may be making . Mandy x

If you would like to purchase any of the items needed to make the projects for this week or you would simply just like to add to your crafty stash, you can do so by either, clicking on one of the images listed below, or going to the shop button at the top of the page. This will take you directly to my ON LINE shop which is open 24/7. I would be grateful for your business.

If you would like me to send you a Stampin’ Up! Catalogue just fill out the request form or send me an e-mail at mandybarton16@yahoo.co.uk and I would be happy to send you one.

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Made with Love Photo Book

Hi There Folks,

How are you today? Me I am hanging on by the seat of my pants, I have so much to do and not enough time to do it in, and to add to it all I have done something bad to my shoulder /neck but not sure what! All I can say is it is agony at times, doctor prescribed some scary drugs so needless to say I shan’t be taking them!! Anyways I am behind the curve as I am off on my hollibobs tomorrow and have nothing prepared not only with my blog but also with all the packing and stuff…….hey ho never mind I will get it done, I am sure of that!

Anyway’s enough of my ramblings and on to today’s little cute project……even if I do say so!  This is a photobook. Well that is what I am calling it. Any other idea’s of what these are called will be greatly appreciated.

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I have even done a little video of how to make it so I do hope you enjoy it. I purposely do not mention measurements in my video’s now as I end up blabbering the wrong thing and I don’t want you to waste your gorgeous papers that you have at home. So here are the measurements for the entire project.

All measurements in Inches (apart from where stated on the appeture for the  window sheet)

Chipboard 6 1/2 ” x 4 1/2″ (you will need 2 of these)

Chipboard 3/4 ” x 6 1/2

Designer Series Paper ( for the book cover and inside covers)

8 1/2 ” x 12″

6 1/4″  x 4″ (you will need 2 of these)

6 1/4 “x  2″

Designer Series paper for photo holder

4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″

This piece will be scored at 3/8″ on all 4 sides.

Lining one edge on the 1″ mark use your cutting blade on your trimmer to cut out a window as shown in the video.

with long edge of paper butted up to top edge of the trimmer

go to the 2.5cm mark and cut  to 9.7cm  then rotate

again go to 2.5cm mark and cut to 14.9cm then rotate

again go to 2.5 cm mark and cut to 9.7cm then rotate

lastly go to 2.5cm mark and cut to 14.9 your aperture should now be cut

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On the back of the DSP mark a 1 ” line from all 4 sides to create a rectangle and cut it out with your craft knife. Make sure you mark on the wrong side though as you don’t want any pen marks visible.

So that is  my project today. I thought this would be super lovely as a gift for someone who has just had a baby or you could put a child’s school photo in or any photo really . Really simple to make but quite effective. I hope you manage to give this one a go.

Well peeps that is all I have for you today. Thank you for stopping by and I will catch up with you a week on Monday with another Idea I have to add to the loveliness of this book. But you could always make two of the window apertures and put one on either side of the inside cover , double trouble or double the pleasure.

Take care everyone and Happy crafting whatever you may be making. Mandy x

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If you would like to purchase any of the items needed to make the projects for this week or you would simply just like to add to your crafty stash, you can do so by either, clicking on one of the images listed below, or going to the shop button at the top of the page. This will take you directly to my ON LINE shop which is open 24/7. I would be grateful for your business.

If you would like me to send you a Stampin’ Up! Catalogue just fill out the request form or send me an e-mail at mandybarton16@yahoo.co.uk and I would be happy to send you one.

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A Little Bit of Playing

Hi There Folks,

How are you all today? I am coming to you live from Southport, and it is quite simply Scorchio!! We are here for a little visit and I can tell you I think I need to go to sleep now with all the activities we have planned for today. Is the Summer school holidays nearly over ? I Think I will need another holiday after this one!!

Today’s cards comes from my coffee and a card today. What I do is turn up at The Craftea Cafe in Lincoln with a bag full of crafting goodies and a specific Stamp set by Stampin’ Up! I also make a few cards with the chosen stamp set to give examples. My customers that come then decide if they would like to copy one of my cards or go off on their own creative genius and make one of their own.

Today we used The Playful Pals Stamp set, oh this is such a fun stamp set. The amount of different animals and monsters you can make with just this one stamp set is fantastic. So here are just a few that I made.

I hope that if you have this stamp set, you will drag it out and dust it off and have a play. It is such fun and if you have kids, well, they will just have the best time and they might just give you five minutes peace before saying those fantastic words that we all love…….”I’m bored”.  If you do manage to make something please do share with me as I just love to see what other people make as I am nosey like that…..lol!

Well best I be off to start the mad day at Southport, promenade/arcades/fair/park/scootering you know the list is endless!!

As i said I could not stop using this set……….  lol .

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Take Care and Happy Crafting whatever you may be making. Mandy x

If you would like to purchase any of the items needed to make the projects for this week or you would simply just like to add to your crafty stash, you can do so by either, clicking on one of the images listed below, or going to the shop button at the top of the page. This will take you directly to my ON LINE shop which is open 24/7. I would be grateful for your business.

If you would like me to send you a Stampin’ Up! Catalogue just fill out the request form or send me an e-mail at mandybarton16@yahoo.co.uk and I would be happy to send you one.

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Book Wrapping – The Basics

Hi Folks,

Sorry I missed you last week, I just never got my act together and i have no excuse other than to tell you that  life got in the way!  I went to Scotland to see my Mammy and all my other family that lives in the area. It was such a great week, my girls went swimming every day and had their very first riding lesson on my uncles horses and they absolutely loved it! Maybe should have held off on the horse riding as now they want a horse…….lol.

Anyway moving on, today’s project . It is all about showing you how I make a book cover. I know I have covered this before in my notebook video but I wanted there to be a video on just the first part of this process so it will be easy to reference back to. This also means I will not have to cover this part of the process every time I do a project over the next few weeks. This will keep the video times down to under 15 mins.

 

Above you can see I have make two book covers awaiting the next part of the project.

I purposely never gave you measurements in the video for this project as they will  vary from project to project and will be mentioned on specific blog posts relating to the project.

 

I hope to see you again on Wednesday when I will be bringing you another project using Stampin’ Up products and on Friday I will be showing you what I did to the inside of the above book. I will give you a sneak peek of Friday’s project……….

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My colouring is not the best on this but I am learning again from my friend Lou ( go and check her out she does some amazing colouring!) I have not got the hang of it yet but practice makes perfect and all that!! So what is inside I hear you ask?…………..

Sorry but you will just have to come back on Friday to find out.

Thanks for stopping by and I will catch up with you on Wednesday.

Take Care and Happy Crafting whatever you may be making. Mandy x

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Notebook + Pen

Happy Monday Everyone!

I hope you had a great weekend, did you get up to anything great or make anything fabulous? I went to Flamingo land with my girls and felly  and I think I left my stomach behind with all the rides we went on. Oh what fun we had!!

Today I am bringing you the same project I brought you on Friday but this time I have added a pen to the centre panel. You will not be able to do this with Friday’s notebook measurements, as they have been adjusted to accommodate the pen. All changes in the measurements from Friday’s Tutorial are in red.

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All measurements in Inches

My notebook measured 3 1/4 x 4 inches. ( I used the ones from Wilko’s)

I used 1 sheet of Affectionately Yours Speciality DSP .(I did not use the full sheet)

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Cut 1 piece at10″ x 6″ . Score this on 9 3/4″ side at 3/4″ and also on the 6″ side at 3/4″

Cut 1 piece 4  1/4 ” x 3  1/2 ”

Cut one piece at 3 1/2″ x 3  3/4″ scored on 3 3/4″ side at 1/2″

Cut one piece at 1 3/4″  x 4 1/4″

Finally cut one piece at 2″ x 3 1/2 (pink pocket)

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Cut 2 pieces at 3 3/4″ x 4 1/2″

Cut 1 piece at 3/4″ x 4 1/2 (spine)

Once you have all your pieces cut you can watch through the video.

 

I mention in the video that I use the packaging from Stampin Up products that uses Chipboard. If I have run out of the packaging I also get my chipboard from a craft shop in Peterborough who do on line orders. They are http://www.sirstampalot.co.uk and it is 2mm chipboard I use. It does not seem to bend and holds it’s shape. If you spend more that £10 ( it is either £10 or £20 in their shop and you live in the UK ) postage is free. Janice and Andy run the shop and they are lovely .

As always thanks so much for joining me today and I will catch up with you again on Wednesday with another project and Friday with a project/video combo.

I have received the new Autumn/Winter catalogue from Stampin Up! so if you would like a copy just leave me a comment and I will get one posted out to you.

Until  next time, Happy Crafting everyone, whatever you may be making Mandy x

 

If you would like to purchase any of the items needed to make the projects for this week or you would simply just like to add to your crafty stash, you can do so by either, clicking on one of the images listed below, or going to the shop button at the top of the page. This will take you directly to my ON LINE shop which is open 24/7. I would be grateful for your business.

If you would like me to send you a Stampin’ Up! Catalogue just fill out the request form or send me an e-mail at mandybarton16@yahoo.co.uk and I would be happy to send you one.

Got a long wish list ?! Why not join my team where you can get £130 worth of products for £99 and enjoy a discount on future products. Terms and conditions apply contact me for full details and look under the JOIN MY TEAM section above.

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