Sunday, 16 June 2019

Butterfly Wishes - an easy favourite

Butterfly Wishes from the new 2019-20 Stampin' Up! Catalogue

was the perfect choice for my coffee and card sessions last week. It is one of those stamp sets that produces great results, regardless of what you do with it. All of the work has been done for you, with the shading built into the stamp itself - one of our ©Distinktive stamp designs from Stampin' Up!

I thought that the set lent itself to bookmarks too, so everyone was given the choice of 2 cards, 2 bookmarks or once of each! In the photo above, I used one of our new In Colours Pretty Peacock, matched with Early Espresso. I used our notecard and envelopes for the card, with a background layer of Pretty Peacock, and the bookmark was stamped with Coastal Cabana and Pretty Peacock on the top.  What you can't see in the photos is the fact that some of  the bookmarks are stamped on the reverse, making a great finished project.

Here are some more finished designs:

If you would like to see how these cards and bookmarks were made, you can hop over to my You Tube channel and see it step by step. Click on the image below to view. This was from a Facebook Live which I do each Monday at 5pm (UK time). Follow my channel and subscribe to make sure you don't miss an episode, or catch me live on FACEBOOK.

If you didn't watch the video, the sentiment SMILE comes from Daisy Lane, another new stamp set now available. That will also be featured in a forthcoming coffee and card. The "Birthday Wishes" and "Love to celebrate you" both come from the Butterfly Wishes set as you can see below. You can click on the image to see the stamp set online.
You can see the full detail of the stamp in this close up below.

Below is the butterfly punch referred to in the video. It's the Butterfly Duet Punch. It matches two of the butterfly images from the Butterfly Wishes stamp set, plus of course other stamp sets in the catalogue.

Other products used to make these bookmarks and cards are listed below. You can click on any of the images to see more information online. If you wish to order online, do use my monthly order code to get a free gift from me. June's code is 3CRBQEK3.
Delightful Tag Topper Punch
Set of Stampin' Write Marker Pens
Daisy Lane stamp set for sentiment

Thanks for popping by today, look foward to seeing you again soon, Happy crafting !

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Paper Pumpkin - even better than I expected

A stunning kit with all you need to make 12 cards.

I knew I was going to order a Paper Pumpkin kit as soon as I knew it would be available - after all -  we have been asking to have it released in the UK for as many years as it has been available is the USA. This is a one-off kit being made available worldwide. Let's hope we see more of these in the future.


A fantastic kit, with everything you need (except an acrylic block) to make 12 stunning cards of 4 different designs (3 of each design if you follow the instructions included).

A perfect solution if you go away and want to take some crafting with you - or as a gift for someone, as it is prettily packaged in its own box, with matching tissue paper.

Here are 2 of the cards I made with a friend this afternoon. Everything on the cards you can see are included, even the thread, bird embellishments and the vellum feather! Each card has a matching envelope too - although of course you can make anything you want with the set, you are not limited to cards.
 To give you an idea of what is included, I tried to photograph most of the kit together:

 The box includes 12 printed, coloured cards, 12 matching envelopes, assorted die cuts in different shapes and size to suit your sentiments, a stamp set, brown ink pad (Early Espresso), ribbon, twine and cord, vellum feathers, metal bird embellishments, flower die cuts, tiny glue dots and small dimensionals, plus instructions!
 Here is another of the cards - you can see the flower embellishments, 
twine and the base card. All the envelopes have printed insides too.

 Just to round everything off, here is the adorable stamp set:

Get the whole kit for just £20! 
Order one today by clicking on any of the images/photos, or by emailing me here.
All available whilst stocks last.

Sunday, 12 May 2019

It's always hard to say goodbye

It's always hard to say goodbye, and when it's some of your favourite stamp sets, it's even harder! BUT with a new catalogue on its way to us soon, we have to make room for the lovely new products that are heading our way in June, and we do that by retiring products from our current catalogues.

I have been featuring retiring stamp sets at our recent coffee and card sessions, and I thought I would share some of them here with you.

These cards above are made using Apron of Love - a great stamp set for so many activities: gardening, BBQ experts, sewing, hairdressing, baking and cooking to name but a few! There are some matching dies too, they even cut out the baking and BBQ utensils!
 Bloom by Bloom, above, a stunning set of graphic floral images

 One stamp set I did not expect to leave us at the end of May is "Lovely as a Tree" which has been a firm favourite ever since I joined as a Demonstrator nearly 9 years ago.  This has already gone out of stock, so it just goes to show.
Above -  Letters for you - a really versatile set perfect for personalising projects and cards.

 If you want to get your hands on any retiring items, please don't delay as they won't be available to order from 4 June onwards. Click on the photos above to go straight to the website and see them. Click on the banner below to see all of the retiring items in one place.

Don't forget to use my REWARDS code: TX4NAU3V if you are ordering online for a free gift from me at the end of the month.

If you want to be one of the first to see the new catalogue, just EMAIL me here.

Thursday, 28 March 2019

NEW Facebook LIVE and You Tube videos

I am so excited to announce that you can now find me live on Facebook and You Tube.

Each week I design a different set of simple cards for our coffee and card sessions.  I have finally decided to bite the bullet and showcase the making of these cards after all of the sessions are complete.  The idea behind this is:
  • It acts as a reminder if you have attended a session and want to refresh your memory
  • If you miss a session, you can catch up on the cards and see what we made
  • If you are too far away to attend, you can see in detail how we made the cards.

HOW can I watch you? can catch me on Facebook Live on my Jemini Crafts Facebook page every Monday afternoon (UK) at approx 5pm (GMT). 

Here you can watch me, comment and interact.  you can view previous videos by searching for #coffeeandcard. You can choose to be notified when I am posting LIVE from the Facebook settings.

Click on the image to go to my Facebook page now. can hop to my You Tube channel and see my latest videos there. Look for the keywords #coffeeandcard. Feel free to subscribe so you don't miss out on future videos.
Click on the image to go to my You Tube channel now. 

I hope you are able to join me during one of my forthcoming Facebook live sessions, look out for this image on Facebook:

 I would love any feedback from you regarding my new channel. 
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