Wednesday, 26 November 2014

For one week only!

We have a great set of weekly deals for you. Check them out here.

And, drum roll please!!

Stampin' Up! are offering 25% off the starter kit for one week only. That means you choose £130 of products from any of the current catalogues AND free P&P to your home for only £74.25!

That's not all, you will also receive 5% cash back on all orders placed in December 2014 which you will receive in January 2015.

Other demonstrator benefits include:
  • 30% off your first order over £150 placed within 45 days of joining
  • 20% off all orders
  • The opportunity to see new catalogues and purchase pre-order items before they go on sale to the general public
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Offer ends 2 December 2014!

Join today!

Esther xx

Friday, 7 November 2014

A little spot of Bokeh

You  know when you see a  new crafting technique and just have to work out how it's done and make it?

That's how it was for me with the Bokeh technique. The best part of this project is that it was EASY! Yay! I can be a bit of a lazy crafter and prefer things that aren't too long winded.

So here it is, my first (of many) Bokeh cards.

Did I mention that this is easy??

Start of with Watercolor Paper secured with masking tape to piece of cardboard.
Wet paper thoroughly
Choose your ink pads (2 or 3)Squeeze the pad leaving colour in the lid and use that as your palette and apply colour with an Aqua Painter Let the colours merge together. I used Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey.
Leave to dry completely.

I used a full sheet so that I could get 2 cards out of it.

Make a mask using Window sheet  and cut at least 3 sizes of holes using punches or circle dies.

Use Sponge Daubers  to apply white ink. I used Stazon to cut down on drying time!

The sentiment is from Kinda Eclectic and stamped on to a piece of whisper white card cut with a  Deco Labels framelit. The project was finished off with a Bitty Butterfly and a rhinestones Of course!

I'd love to know what you think and hope you  give it a try! 

Esther xx