Monday 30 November 2015

Shaker Gift Tag… and a winner.

Hello, and a very happy Monday to you. I hope you had a great weekend - I certainly did!
Today I have a tag and photo tutorial over on the Hero Arts blog. It features the sweet Elves by Lia stamp set. Aren't these little guys just adorable?
HoHoHo Tag 2 by Lucy Abrams
I added sequins and beads from my Snowdrift and Sparkle and Shine Shaker Selections, MFT patterned paper, and a sentiment from Peace & Joy. TIP - if you add beads as well as sequins, the beads create a sort of hollow behind the acetate which allows the sequins to move about more freely.
HoHoHo Tag by Lucy Abrams
Finally, I added a white tag on the back to cover up the stitching and add more messages, all from the Peace & Joy set :)
HoHoHo Tag 3 by Lucy Abrams
If you are interested, you can see full step by step instructions with photos on the Hero blog. :)
And now on to the winner of my Shades of Pink Shaker Selection giveaway. I used and selected:
Danielle - please contact me using the email address on my blog sidebar to claim your prize.
Thanks for visiting - I'll be back again tomorrow.
Bye for now.

Friday 27 November 2015

It's Your Birthday

Just dropping by today to share my daughter's birthday card. She turns 4 next week (I cannot BELIEVE it), and I made her something fun and sparkly. 
I decided to use one of Simon Says Stamp's Christmas Cats as my focal point. I die cut a Stitched Circle and Stitched Rectangle from some Pebbles paper, then added a sentiment from Big Birthday Wishes. I added my die cut panel to some Echo Park paper, adding my Tinkerbell Shaker Selection to the window.
It's Your Birthday by Lucy Abrams
The Thickers are old ones from my stash…
It's Your Birthday 2 by Lucy Abrams
I hope she likes it - she's definitely a big fan of shaker cards and sequins and glitter… I cannot wait to help her make her first shaker card… :)

Just to add, Simon Says Stamp are offering a fabulous 15% off everything in store today:

And of course, that includes my Sparkly Shaker Selections… find them HERE.

Thanks for visiting, have a great day.

Thursday 26 November 2015

Big Sale!!

I just had to pop in and share the awesome news that Simon Says Stamp is offering 30% of all their own Simon brand products for today only. Just use the code SIMONBRAND at the checkout to receive this amazing discount. The code is valid until 11.59pm EST tonight (26th November) so hurry!

Here are a few of my favourites… and Happy Shopping!!!

Wednesday 25 November 2015

Kindness Confetti...

Today I am sharing a card created with a fab stamp from Hero Arts' Acts of Kindness stamp set. Hero Arts are generously donating 25% of their profits for this particular set to the Kindness Campaign to help end bullying.
I love this particular sentiment - and thought it would be perfect on a shaker card. I combined it with fun patterned papers from Echo Park and American Crafts, and a cute bunny from Simon Says Stamp's Abby's Spring Showers set. The sequins and confetti are from my Lily White Sparkly Shaker Selection
Kindness Confetti by Lucy Abrams
I hope the sequins look like confetti. That was the aim. :)
Kindness Confetti 2 by Lucy Abrams
I really love Jennifer McGuire's Share Handmade Kindness challenges going on at the moment - I have sent out so many cards this month and it's all thanks to her. What an inspiration she is… 
Thanks for visiting.
Bye for now.