Sunday, 21 September 2014

Birthday Present and Blog Candy Giveaway!!!

Sunday already - where did my weekend go? We didn't make it to see my Mum today so James took Blake to the supermarket, gosh we spoil that boy ha,ha and whilst Zac chilled out, I made up some more Scentsy wax samples to post out - if you want some to try too, just drop me an email at:

bluejellystampin@sky.com 

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More importantly - the birthday present. I like to make and I like to give things I've made and this is no exception:

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It's one of my cute fabric snails I shared with you a few posts ago and a card made from some free stamps I got. I did some paper piecing and some colouring too - takes me right back to my childhood and getting lost for hours with my colouring books, very therapeutic I must say and it still is.

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So the rest of my day involves finishing cooking the roast and of course eating it, packing up those fragrance samples and parcelling up some of my Stampin' Up! stash that I've sold. I still have some left - if you want to take a look they are all in albums on my facebook page HERE.

Now something I haven't done in what seems like AGES is .....

A GIVE-AWAY

Who wants this lot?

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A big pile of Stampin' Up! designer papers cut to 6"x6". All you have to do to be in with a chance of getting this lot posted out to you (UK only) is to leave a comment below and share this give-away on your blog or facebook page.

I'll pop all the names in a hat and draw one out on Friday 26th September. It could be you!

Hugs
Victoria
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Saturday, 20 September 2014

Fabric Sausage Dogs

Happy Saturday, hope you're having a great start to the weekend? We're all still ridden with colds but trying to ignore it and have fun - as I type the boys are playing hide and seek. I'm not sure they're doing it very well as I can hear them shouting at each other to say where they are hiding.

I'm not managing to smuggle in any creating today as it's a family day so sharing some previous makes with you, I haven't shared them here before so I could get away with saying I whipped them up earlier but I suspect you wouldn't believe me.

I am loving rekindling my love of fabric and sewing and these cuties were an absolute delight to make, I love their little noses and long floppy ears:

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Each one of course comes with it's own bone!

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They're a great size too, over 30cm long.

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Here are a couple snuggled up with some other fabric makes ready for sale on one of my stalls:

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I'll be at an event on Sunday next weekend selling my fabric creations - would be great to see you there:

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Love to stay and chat but I'm under instructions now to build a train track starting in the lounge and worming it's way through the dining area and into the kitchen. Blake wants it done - and before Daddy gets home from work too so I had better get my skates on.

hugs
Victoria
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Friday, 19 September 2014

Butterfly Birthday Card and a warmer too.

Gosh it's so dull again here today in Nottingham. Still as misty and damp as when we woke up. Something pretty is needed to brighten my day so here is a special card I made yesterday:

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It's my Mums Birthday next week so I'm getting ahead of myself. I wanted to make something pretty with a vintage feel to it so had to go for a rummage through my stash. I've used all sorts on here from the lid of a Kraft box to elements from a mini album kit and a chevron bag. Everything is from Stampin' Up! though - present or retired.

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I love the acetate in the box lid with the matt layers of vellum then the shiny glimmer card. Lots of different textures to feast your eyes on.

Hoping so much to get to go and see Mum on Sunday, it's not looking hopeful at the moment as both the boys and I have horrible colds and my step dad has to be really careful around germs, partially due to his age but also because he has chronic leukaemia (CLL) and whilst he's not undergoing treatment, germs could change all that. My Mum is also in remission from breast cancer so no way do they want our lurgy! We're crossing everything that we'll be rid of our colds or it will be mid October before we can get together again. At least I have time to pop this in the post and get it there on time.

On a positive note, can I say a huge thank you to everyone who has taken an interest in my Scentsy adventures so far. I sent out many shiny purple envelopes yesterday and today with fragrance wax samples in (please see my previous post if you want to know how to get one too). I hope when they land on your doorsteps you enjoy opening them and sniffing your way through the goodies inside.

As we're on a bit of a butterfly theme, I thought I'd take the opportunity to share another Scentsy warmer with you:

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This is our Etched Core warmer with Butterfly wrap. I love how when it's switched it creates a beautiful warm glow of light - just like a candle. It's such a versatile warmer too as you can get different wraps for it to change the look:

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You can see lots more choices over in my Scentsy Shop too.

Right I had better make an effort and quickly run round with a duster and the Dyson and get a burst of housework done before it's time to pick up the boys from school and so the weekend mayhem can commence!

hugs
Victoria
xxx

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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Sharing Scentsy - want some in the post?

OK - today I'm going to tell you a bit about my new venture. Actually it's not so new as I've been busy with it for over a year now, but the time feels right to do more with it and share it here. So...what is Scentsy?

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Scentsy core products are a safe alternative to scented candles.  
Our Warmers melt and warm specially formulated food grade wax  releasing the fragrance into the air which means – NO BURNING. This makes your home safer for you, your family and pets.  With Scentsy you say goodbye to soot, wicks and flames for good.

It's a simple three step system:

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How Does a Scentsy Warmer Work?
 
Pop one cube of wax (from a selection of over 80 fragrance bars) into the dish on your warmer and switch it on. A secret combination of ingredients creates a pool of melted wax. Only the finest scented oils are hand-picked to give an array of aromas.  the wax is allergen free and does not contain soy.
 
When you use Scentsy you’ll no longer leave home thinking, “Did I blow out the candle before I left?”

 Our Warmer is safe to have around children and pets and, my boys even have a warmer  in their bedroom which doubles as a night light too. Blake also helps me when I'm making up samples to send out in the post!



Plug it in, turn it on and… walk away. Its that simple!

This new Vintage teapot is one of my favourite warmers.

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Along with this Love Element warmer:

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There are so many fragrances to choose from and I have made up some samples packs. If you'd like to find out more about Scentsy, you can visit my website:


or if you'd like to receive some information in the post along with some wax samples to sniff your way through please drop me an email with your name and address to:

bluejellystampin@sky.com

This is for UK only please. Once I receive your details I'll pop one of these pretty packages in the post to you:

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Who knows, maybe you'll end up practising Safe Scents too.

hugs
Victoria
xxx
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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Stash for Sale

I have lots of my Stampin' Up! stash for sale on my facebook page. I'm selling to UK only so if you'd like to take a look, everything is listed in photo albums along with the prices.

I've now removed photos of all sold items. If there is anything you'd like - please comment on the photo of the product and please only comment on photos if you want to buy it.

I can post out via Royal Mail or a cheaper option is My Hermes which takes a few days longer - happy to either. Payment is via Paypal or online bank transfer too please. 

Just click on this link:


Here are just some of the stamp sets I have available, also wood mount, Big Shot dies and Framelits, punches and accessories.


Thanks for looking

Hugs
Victoria
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Monday, 15 September 2014

Let the Christmas preparation commence....

Phew I'm not one for getting on top of my Christmas cards and every year it's a last minute rush or a shameful trip to the shop to buy them. 

This year...it's going to be different. Already I'm ahead of the game with a record number of five cards made in September, who knows I could be super productive and actually make them all this year. 

I got a free owl stamp set off a magazine and inked him up using StazOn ink on Stampin' Up! crumb cake card. Super easy to do this one, I used Baked Brown Sugar ink along with a blender pen to colour Mr Hoot and the white, gold and red colouring has been done with Galaxy markers. They're fab as they are like chalk pens and sit on top of card and don't seep through to the back which means the inside of the cards look nice and neat too.

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Here's one close up - now don't pay too much attention to my colouring over the lines, who's going to look that close anyway when they get it (she said hopefully).

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Cor - you can really see it on the next one!

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Both me and my boys have caught our first cold of the season - typical when they start a new school year. Blake was adamant he wasn't well enough to go in this morning so I had to be a bad parent and resort to the only way I could think of to get him there (other than Calpol)...bribery! He is absolutely smitten with his cuddly toy cat Wasabi and takes it everywhere with him, except for school as the children aren't allowed to take toys in. I said he could take Wasabi in to class to meet his teachers but then Mummy would have to bring him home again to look after him. 

Here's a cute pic of Blake and Wasabi:


Do you think my bribery worked? Of course it did!

hugs
Victoria
xxx
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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Introducing Scout and Stella Scentsy buddies

I think I should introduce you to the two newest arrives in my home. Scout and Stella. OK strictly speaking it's three new arrivals as I have two of Scout (they are for Zac and Blake for Christmas).

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These gorgeous squishy and cuddly things are limited edition in the range of buddies available over in my Scentsy shop. They are CE tested and suitable for all ages from birth.

So what are they? Other than being super soft and adorable they actually have a hidden zipper in their backs where you can add your choice of Scentsy Fragrance Scent Pak.

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There are 27 different scents available in this range, including Newborn Nursery which smells just like baby talc! My personal favourite is Pima Cotton which to me is the ideal smell of crisp clean washing. I have one of these hanging in my wardrobe and I love the fragrance that greets me each time I open the door, also love how the fragrance somehow clings to my clothes too. The Spark always has a Scent Pak in his van - you know to get rid of the whiff of smelly electrician!

Fans of dragons and unicorns will love these beauties. They are very limited in availability however, so if you'd like to order one, please visit my Scentsy Shop for a look or message me or email me at bluejellystampin@sky.com to find out more.

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Here's a close up of Scout - isn't he adorable?

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If anyone local would like to take advantage of collection and not paying P&P, I am popping an order through this evening.

Hugs
Victoria
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Saturday, 13 September 2014

Colouring on Kraft Card Photo Tutorial

Ah, it's been a busy morning for me, parcelling up craft goodies to send out and also Scentsy fragrance packages too - all go! So I wanted to do a spot of creating to chill out once my jobs for the day were done.

Do you know I sat down and wasn't sure what to do! Since I resigned from my Stampin' Up! demonstrator role, I just create for me as and when I want rather than to showcase new products etc. Sometimes I'm finding Jelly gets a little bit stuck! Then I remembered before the likes of Pinterest what I used to do when I got stuck.....join in a blog challenge. I turned to one of the ones I really used to enjoy taking part in Less is More and saw today's challenge is to create a one layer card featuring a beverage. Fabulous.

I have the perfect stamp, I got it free with a magazine and at last a reason to ink it up:

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I've used Crumb cake card and rounded off the corners and stamped my image and sentiment too. I thought I'd show you how to create the look so if it's new to you, you can have a go too.

Stamp the image and then use a craft white ink pad and a blender pen to colour in the image and wait to dry (or cheat and use a heat tool if you're an impatient so and so like me).

Use any pens to colour the image, I've used a mix of markers and alcohol pens.

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I wasn't quite happy with the finish so I used a chalk pen to add some polka dots to the tea cup - much happier!

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Of course thanks to them inspiring me I'm popping in to the Less is More challenge too, why not join in?

I'm off to watch a Thomas the Tank Engine film now and get plenty of snuggles, Zac and Blake both have colds and coughs and aren't up to much today, the joys of a new school year.

Hugs
Victoria
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Friday, 12 September 2014

Thank You cards and a photo tutorial

Happy Friday everyone, cute as can be, I've just sat down in the Room of Craft - which is on the first floor and I sit facing the window. Just as i looked up a blue tit was on a tree branch looking in, I just wasn't fast enough with my camera - maybe another time?

So today I have some thank you cards to share with you. When I make one I figure it's easier to just make a whole batch up as I'm always needing them:

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I've used Summer Silhouettes from Stampin' Up! I LOVE this set as it's so versatile. Here are some of the cards together:

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Want to see how to create them for yourself? It's really simple and you could use any stamp set really too. These are 3" square cards to I cut square of white card measuring 2 3/4" and covered up two thirds with a piece of scrap paper. The inks I've used are Coastal Cabana, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Pistachio Pudding and Elegant Eggplant.

Pick a stamp at a time and stamp each card in roughly the same place, there's no need for accuracy - unless you're really fussy about that sort of thing!

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 Just keep going, layering the images over each other until you're happy with the end result.

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I added a thank you sentiment and then using a marker, drew a border around each layer before popping them on a card base. Simples.

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Looking forward to sending these cuties out. Got a packed day today, I have parcels to send out, chores to do (yawns!), then I need to sort out some Scentsy fragrance samples to send out and most exciting of all I have Scentsy delivery coming and it's all stuff from the new Autumn / Winter catalogue. 

Will be posting about that next so if you're feeling curious as to what Scentsy is - please pop by again.

hugs
Victoria
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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Recent fabric makes

What a morning so far, started with a meeting with Zac's new teachers at school to find out about his life in Year 2, all very exciting and then I nipped with my friend Kay for an impromptu cheeky breakfast at the pub. It amazes me, sitting there at 10 in the morning, us drinking tea and cappuccino, the amount of people sitting there with pints of beer. Seriously - yuk!

Anyway, back home and lots of chores done, I figured I should share some more of my recent makes with you. I mentioned I'd set up my own sewing business and one of my favourite things to make are Jelly's Shelly's. Erm what? Seriously here are a few for you to ogle at, starting with a pretty pastel one:

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LOVING the bobbly pom pom style trim. Next is a floral and buzzy bee one:

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Next in one of my current favourite fabrics. just love the images on the shell.

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And I couldn't resist this web fabric, despite my fear of spiders I was so drawn to it!

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I sell these Shelly's at £12.50 plus postage and packaging. If you'd like to order one you can leave me a message or drop me an email at:

bluejellystampin@sky.com


Currently I'm only offering delivery within the UK.

Hugs
Victoria
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