Wednesday, 26 August 2009

More LO's

I haven't had much time lately to do some scrapping for me what with the ArtCards SALE and ordering/receiving lots of yummy New stash, but I have managed to finish off a couple that I can share with you....... Before I do though, I wanted to let you all know that we are launching a Kit to go with a fabulous LO created for me by May Taylor which will appear on the Home Page of UKS in early September!! So if you want to get your hands on a kit with instructions to create the LO then keep your eyes peeled and keep checking this blog for more information. Exciting stuff eh??

Now for the LO's - the first one shows the serene, tranquil Lily Pond at Monet's Garden where we visited during our holiday to France in June 2008. I adored it and can understand how he was so inspired. My LO is designed to really show off the beauty of the place rather than anything else and I hope I have achieved that. I love the Tim Holtz Ornate Frame and think that the Basic Grey Periphery paper goes so well with the photos...... What do you think??



The second is again from our France holiday in 2008 but this time is of a chapel in Fontainbleu which I thought was just stunning! I was thrilled when the photo came out so well as it was pretty dark in there and I kind of took the photo on a wing and a prayer hoping that it might be able to be used.... but actually my fabulous Nikon did me proud and captured a great shot!! Again I wanted the LO to be simple in its design as the chapel was so very ornate. I did use my Glimmer Mists on the Chipboard pieces to give a bit of glitz n glam and finished off my bits of Prima Say it in Crystals Bling too... Hope you like it........


Tuesday, 18 August 2009

CHA Goodies starting to arrive!!!

Well you knew it had to happen right?? CHA goodies are starting to arrive here at ArtCards and as always its a real pleasure opening up the many boxes and seeing the things I've ordered 'in the flesh'!!! As usual they delight and exceed my expectations and there are always some that simply make me have a sharp intake of breath....... This time it was the Bo Bunny 'Gypsy' collection papers which are simply stunning!!! I just lurve them to bits..................... mind you the Flutter Butter are also gorgeous and I can see myself really enjoying using them.

There was a bit of a 'faux pas' with the pricing on the website though (not sure what happened there!!)..... As you know we always give you some great prices but this time we decided that we would sell the individual papers at just 79p per sheet (we have seen them selling for 90p per sheet you know.......) but somehow the system put them online for 85p!! Thank heavens I spotted it this morning and changed it before too much damage was done but needless to say some emails and refunds have gone out to those who were quick off the mark ordering last night. So, my apologies if you were one of those affected but everything is now showing up at our truly brilliant price - if you haven't yet got yours then do pop over soon as they are really lovely.

We've also got in some of the New designs of the EK Success Slim Edger punches - ooh I have a real favourite in those too and no doubt you guys will as well - they are lush!
Good old Martha Stewart is bringing out some fabby New punch designs as well including the 'Punch around the Page' system where you buy a corner punch and edger punch to create a continuous design right round the edge of your paper - they do look great!! We have some of the Loopy Corner punches arrived already with the edgers coming shortly and then more new designs of these in a couple of weeks....... Ooh its just so exciting and we know you are going to love them.

Re-stocks of Martha's hugely popular Doily Lace punch are in and we have put some great designs of hers into our Huge Summer SALE as well so if you want to grab some punching bargains then head over soon as they are selling fast.

Our Tim Holtz Sale goodies are also selling really fast so again don't hang around if you want to grab yourself some of those goodies will you......??

More goodies will be going on the website just as soon as I can manage to get them all uploaded so keep checking and don't forget to stop by the SALE as we are adding items there all the time as well.....

That's it for this post but I've got some more LO's to share with you soon......

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Our amazing Summer Sale has started!!!

If you don't know already then where on earth have you been living!!! Ha... Our amazing Super Summer SALE has started and so far we have well over 200 items at up to 65% off with more being added daily... We have to make room for some of the new CHA goodies winging their way to us so we thought that we would do some really deep discounts on ranges and goodies that we are no longer able to stock (some have been discontinued and some we have just decided that we don't want to stock again!!). So at the moment you can find Doodlebug Stickers for a sensational £1.29 instead of £2.02, Doodlebug Tokens for just £2.56 including Christmas and Winter, Basic Grey Figgy Pudding Holiday Stickers, Alphabet Stickers & Mini Monograms for just £1.99 rather than £3.08 and masses of fabulous papers from Basic Grey, Daisy Bucket, Doodlebug, 7Gypsies, SEI and many, many more....... With Albums, Kits, Buttons, Charms, Eyelets, Rubber Stamps and more its a great time for a visit to bag some genuine bargains. Of course though as with all genuine Sales, once these items sell out, they will not be re-stocked so for the best choice head over to see us real soon!!!!!

With the Sale on its been a busy week but I did manage to get some time with my best mate on Tuesday for lots of chatting and some scrapping thrown in as well - Bliss!!! We had the most wonderful day with lots of laughing and some sunshine too which was just as well because before she arrived with me her car had been broken into and her crafting tote, mini photo printer and digital camera had all been stolen!!!!!!!!!!! She was distraught as all her recent photos had also been stolen and she had no scissors, pens, herma(!) etc. Thankfully we had a list of everything she had bought from us so that she can give it to the Insurance Company but it won't replace her photos of course and she's not sure where the disk is that had them on either......... Anyway thankfully we had such a great day together that she managed to dispell her low mood and went home laughing having had a great time. My scrapping LO's are below for a bit of inspiration for you..... Feel free to leave a comment if you want.



That was Gary & I at Versailles Palace after a really lovely day there.....



This was the same visit to France but we went to Giverny and into Monet's Garden which was gorgeous!! Yet more of the scrummy Que Sera Sera papers used in this one!! OK I am definitely in love with this range......



Monday, 3 August 2009

Another LO.....

I was lucky enough to go for a day of crafting to a crop on Saturday where I got some time to complete some of my own scrapbook layouts so I thought I would share one of them with you which is based on one seen in the September issue of Scrapbook Trends......... I used up one of my photos taken at Fontainbleu in France during our family holiday in July 2008 and which I have been wanting to scrap for a while now.... Once again I have used some of the simply devine K&Co. Que Sera Sera paper which I am just sooooooo in love with and had lots of fun with some Harlequin Grungeboard Elements too. I used Distress Inks and Glimmer Mists on the Grungeboard and was really happy with the results so I hope you like it!! I also used my Threading Water punch and some spellbinders labels dies as well...... Don't forget that you can leave a comment if you want to....



Yesterday (Sunday) was a really busy day as we went off to Framlingham College to pick up Michael who finished his month as a houseparent at an English Language School there. He had a whale of a time and boy did we have a surprise for him when we picked him up!!!! We had secretly arranged for his girlfriend to come up from Devon to travel up with us and we hid her in the boot as we turned into the College! When Michael opened the boot to put his case inside, out she popped!!!!! His face was an absolute picture - I just hope I captured it on film but we'll have to wait and see on that one........... Anyway although the weather was lovely, the pub lunch great and it was brilliant to see Michael again, it was a very, very long day (almost 600 miles travelling there and back) and poor Gary was so tired when he got home. Today is a recovery day before waving off Michael's girlfriend this evening.....