Saturday, 29 November 2008

Clearing out Craft goodies

Whispers Mini Stamp Sets
These sets feature 40 mini wood-backed rubber stamps,20mm square and 40mm high, which are perfect for stamping out words or making fun scenes with.
Everyday set 1 and Circle Upper Case Normally sells for £19.99 now only £10.00

Clearing out Craft goodies

These soft blending chalks can be used to add shadows, depth, texture and colour onto your cards, scrapbook pages and more. Each pack contains 16 co-ordinated shades of chalk and comes with a free applicator tool and reuseable pom-poms. Brights, Neutrals and Pastels Available Normal £6.99 now only £5.00.

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Clearing out Craft goodies that I have never used

This stamp set normally sells for £9.99, yours for only £7.50. 2 Black inkpads and 10 coloured pencils included.

Clearing out Craft goodies

The CROP 'N SHAPE Cutting station for sale here consist of the interlocking frame with Self-Healing Cutting Mat, 4 interchangeable Template Shapes - Circle, Square, Rectangle and Heart and 2 PERFECT CUT craft knives, each with a spare blade.
I paid over £50.00 for this but you can have it at just £20.00. The templates work like coluzzle templates but are alot stronger.

Whispers Strokes Brush Marker

Introducing the Whispers Strokes Brush Marker caddy.
The set includes 36 dual end brush markers conveniently housed in a freestanding caddy. The caddy can also be folded flat for easy storage or crafters on the move.
The high quality water based and acid free ink make Whispers Strokes ideal for all your card making and Scrapbooking projects. The fine end of the pen is ideal for hand journaling or doodling directly onto your scrapbook pages or use the brush nib to define the edges of patterned papers, smudging the ink a little with your fingers for a softer look. Use the pens simply for directly colouring in your stamped images or Outline stickers. By adding a little water to the ink you can easily create subtle water coloured effects using a paintbrush. The pens are also ideally suited to rubber stamping projects. Simply use the markers to colour directly onto the rubber stamp using one or more colours and press down onto your project to reveal a wonderful multicoloured stamped effect. For a more subtle and artistic finish, spray a little water onto the inked stamp before stamping to allow the colours to blend together a little more. With 36 beautiful colours to choose from the Whispers Strokes Brush marker caddy will add colour to your projects for years to come! It normally sells for £39.99 for 36 colours, mine has 54 pens.

Just to let everyone know that this was posted in 2008.  So YES it was sold, thank you for your interest though

Clearing out Craft goodies

All in good condition and only a selected few have been used - comes with all of these colours: straw mat, whisper lilac, violet, whisper blue, cherry red, pine green, orange, port wine, green green, starry starry night, black, royal blue, chesnut, barn brown, whisper pink, azure seas, butterscotch, fresh eggplant, grand cranberry, green leaf, rich plum, savoy green, sepia, sugarloaf green, whisper sage, whisper vanilla, mossy stone, sunshine, caramel delight, rio purple (full sized Whispers pads).
• On-the-go stampers and scrappers love its convenient portability.
• Beginning stampers, scrappers and paper crafters are thrilled to get a complete set of inks with one easy purchase.
• Advanced stampers appreciate the quality of the inks and the space-saving design of the caddy – ideal for studios and scrap rooms of all sizes.
The Whispers Ink Pad Caddy also makes a perfect gift. Whispers archival inks are permanent, waterproof, non-smearing, fade resistent, fast drying and acid free. This set is worth well over £40 if you bought the inks individually but yours now for only £18.00! (Whispers inks retail at around £1.50 per colour)

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Ink and Rubber

A Challenge Blog for all things Stampin' Up! UK & Europe.

Go have a look for yourself and also find out where to buy stampin up goodies.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Messages you might not understand

For those of you that do not know me I am originally from South Africa and from time to time you might see a post you do not understand, this is because Afrikaans is my mother tongue and some things can only be said in Afrikaans. If I had to translate it, it would loose its effectiveness.

Ek is voluit vrou!

Wat maak my swak?
My vrese.
Wat maak my heel?
My God.
Wat hou my staande?
My geloof.
Wat maak my goedhartig?
My vermoë om nie heeltyd aan myself te dink nie.
Wat maak my eerlik?
My integriteit.
Wat hou my gedagtes skoon?
My soektog na ware kennis.
Waaruit leer ek die beste lewenslesse?
My foute.
Wat hou my kop omhoog?
My trots, nie my arrogansie nie.
Wat as ek nie kan uithou en aanhou nie?
Dit is nooit 'n opsie nie.
Wat maak my suksesvol?
My moed om aan te hou met opstaan as ek geval het.
Wat maak my bevoeg vir alles wat ek doen?
My selfvertroue.
Wat maak my mooi?
My alles!
Wat maak my 'n vrou?
My hart.
Wie is ek?
Ek is voluit vrou!

Vir mooi oë, kyk altyd na ander se goeie eienskappe;
vir mooi lippe, sê net vriendelike woorde;
vir grasie, loop met die wete dat jy nooit alleen is nie.

Book Card

(Finished Card Size A6 Landscape)

You will need:

Good Quality A6 Base card (A5 folded in Half)
Decorative paper of your choice, up to 5 different Patterns
Heavy Weight for stand
Double sided tape
Scoring Tool
Peel offs and other embellishments of your choice

Assemble you card as follow:

1. Cut out you template carefully (I laminated mine to make them last longer).
2. Now trace around the page templates on patterned pages. Cut out.
3. Score and crease all pages. I also curve mine by rolling them around a small rolling pin (1 inch Diameter).
4. Now attach the pages with the spines directly in top of the each other. I use Double sided tape or Glue lines made by Glue dots. The Glue lines work really well, especially when you use vellums.
5. Now mount your book on the prepared Base Card with Double sided tape or Glue Lines. Allow ¼ inch on both sides of the base card and then attach the sides of the bottom page to the base, this give a bit more dimension to your card. You can also use double sided foam pads or silicon glue to support the bottom page.
6. Now that the book is assembled decorate as you wish

Assemble you stand as follow:
1. Cut out you template carefully (I laminated mine to make them last longer).
2. Now trace around the Stand templates on heavy duty card. Cut out.
3. Score and Crease down the middle. Decorate as you choose.

Special Dedication to Fathers

I lost my Dad (Johan) in 1997 and my father-in-law (John)a few weeks ago to cancer. I decided to make them a special card, that will always have a special place in my house as reminder of just how lost we sometimes feel with out them and what fathers mean to their children.
So here is a Card in their honor, hope they would have loved it as much as everyone else that has seen it does.

My Favourite Project

After trying the Bookatrix once I decided that I do not like the size, so I decided to design my own template to fit on a A6 card. It think you will like the end results as much as I did.

David's Memory Book

These are a few of the digital scrapbook pages I made in 2004.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

World Of Warcraft

This is Random, she is my main Charater in the game; she is a mage and can normally be seen the either Seegobin, Raygren or Sincaller (photo's of these to follow).
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Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Clearing out Craft goodies

Here we have 15 2-in-1 corner border punches I ordered from Create and Craft about 18 months ago but hardly every used. I can not even remember how much I paid for it but is willing to sell it for £10.00 just to get rid of it. This is less then a pound a punch.Email me for more details.

Clearing out Craft goodies

Purple Cows Multi Trimmer A5

It requires a new straight blade but I am selling it at Half price to make up for this. Normally £19.25 now only £10.00

Clearing out Craft goodies

Top Score Multiboard
An essential piece of equipment for all card makers and enables you to accurately score and fold your own cards and boxes such as the ones shown here in the picture.
Normally £12.99 now only £5.00
Also have an original Ultimate Score board available at £20.00. It builds on the features of the award-winning Top Score and Enveloper Pro tools, and includes some superb new utilities, such as a paper trimmer and envelo-box creator. Best of all, the whole package is bundled into a handy, portable carry case.
Look here for more details on the Ultimate:

Clearing out Craft goodies that I have never used

Bookatrix Project book
At last the long awaited Bookatrix Project Book The Book of Books - depicting 20 beautiful version of the very versatile Bookatrix from Birthday Books, Baby Books, Christmas Books, Celebration Books - why not create a library of your own....
Majestic Project Book
It is the first of many inspirational Keepsake Step by Step Project Books. The Majestic Board brings you a complete collection of new design shapes to create unique cards and enhance the growing range of Keepsake Boards - all of which expand your collection of inspirational shapes enabling you to fully develop your wonderful projects.
The Ultimate Book
Ultimate - the only word that can describe this truly unique board- the ’Shape’ otherwise known as Window on Crafting has become world famous for the many and diverse ways of using this design - The Ultimate Book shows many of the beautiful designs in glorious colour from this truly unique board.
Normally £6.95 now only £5.00
Impressive Ideas Wrapped with Love Glitter Girls show you how….. covers, Romance,Framey and Bookatrix boards
Normally £14.99 now only £10.00

Clearing out Craft goodies that I have never used

Keepsake Patented Double Sided Embossing Boards for sale at £10.00 instead of the normal £14.95. Look here to some completed cards.

Monday, 3 November 2008

The Recipe For Bianca (the twinkle in my eye)

The Recipe For Bianca

3 parts Fascination

2 parts Magnetism

1 part Devilry

Splash of Pizzazz

Sip slowly on the beach

The Recipe For David (the son)

The Recipe For David

3 parts Fearlessness

2 parts Allure

1 part Vitality

Splash of Humor


The Recipe For Richard (the husband)

The Recipe For Richard

3 parts Laughter

2 parts Understanding

1 part Naughtiness

Splash of Playfulness

Finish off with a squeeze of lime juice

The Recipe For mariaan

The Recipe For mariaan

3 parts Talent

2 parts Humor

1 part Pride

Splash of Fun

Limit yourself to one serving. This cocktail is strong!