Friday, 9 September 2011

Creative Stamping Again

This is another example of the free stamps from the Creative Stamping Magazine.  This Christmas tree was stamped onto white card using a Memento Onyx Black dye based ink pad (the sort we recommend for use with ProMarkers) and then glitter accents were added.  The image was then mounted on a small mat of black card before being placed in the centre of the card.  The 8 x 8 scalloped card had a mat of black card and a piece from a 12 x 12 glittered vellum from DoCrafts as in the previous card attached and a piece of black ribbon depicting 'Merry Christmas'.  The full effect of this card cannot be appreciated since the photograph does not show the glitter very well.  I do love black and white cards, they always look elegant don't they and they are so easy as there is no need to sit for hours trying to match up colours!!!

Creative Stamping

This card was made using one of the 20 stamps given away free with the new Creative Stamping Magazine that arrived this week.  The angels and the NOEL have stamped really well and were coloured with ProMarkers and then highlighted with a gold pen.  The angel wings were glittered and then the images were mounted onto a piece from a 12 x 12 sheet of glittered vellum from DoCrafts.  This was then mounted onto my favourite 8 x 8 scalloped cards and some of Gliterations Peel Offs were added down each side.  In this instance I used brads to secure the vellum to the black background card.  The magazine costs £5.99 and this month comes with 20 very useful Christmas Stamps reputed to be worth £20.00 - can't complain about that!!!!.

Typography Stamps

This card has been made using one of the latest Typography Stamps from DoCrafts.  The stamp has been coloured using ProMarker pens and papers from the Papermania Capsule Lemon Sorbet range have been used as backgrounds for the main image and for the flowers which are also from Papermania.  The stamens in the centre of the flowers are a Kars product and are very useful for giving the flowers a more realistic appearance.  Although you can't see it well from the photograph, glitter has been added as an accent.  Those of you who have been in the shop recently will have seen this card on display above the stamps.  The stamps really do give a great impression and are very reasonably priced at £1.99 each or three stamps for the price of two - great value!!!

Cards from Recent Demo

All of the above cards were made during the DoCrafts Demonstration in August using some of the kits available from DoCrafts.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Craftwork Cards

These cards are examples of the latest Christmas range from Craftwork Cards.  We have sold out of all the card candy used in these examples and also a lot of the papers but further supplies are expected any day now.  The die cuts used in these cards are very easy to use and the cards can all be made very quickly but still look as though they have taken hours to make.  The packs are all reasonably priced and very economical if you have lots to make.

Butterfly Card Kit

This is an example of one of the cards in the Butterfly Card Kits mentioned yesterday.  As I hope you can see there is a lot of detailed embossing on the card itself and the embellishments are included in the kit so it is easy to make a very pretty card and at a very low cost.  This makes these cards ideal for people who are making and selling their cards for charity but equally they are a perfect 'standby' card when you need a card in a hurry for an unexpected birthday etc.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Update for September

Apologies for not posting recently but we have been very busy over at Purple Butterfly Crafts and in the build up to Christmas we have had so much stock delivered there has been little time for anything else.  So what's new you may ask .....  well we have had a huge delivery from Do Crafts and those of you who have been in since the weekend will already have seen all the new products and can confirm that the latest from the Me to You range is absolutely gorgeous and ever so cute!!!  There is loads of decoupage, new clear stamps and wooden backed ones too, there are buy one get one free offers on some of the decoupage too.  We have also got some beautiful papers in 12 x 12 sizes and 8 x 8 and some really fab embossing folders and of course all the embellishments to match.  Don't forget that we have a demonstration this Saturday and Gaynor from DoCrafts will be showing you all how to use these wonderful new products.  The demonstration is on from 10 am - 4 pm so do come along and ask any questions you may have, as Gaynor is lovely and will be happy to help you if she can. 

We have also had a delivery of the ever popular Stickles and now have all the colours available and the same with Distress Ink Pads and .... we now have the re-inkers for all these pads too!!!

We have all the latest dies from Marianne Creatables and Nellies and the Christmas ranges are great!  The embossing folders from Creative Expressions are back in stock.  The Typography Stamps also came back in stock at the weekend but have flown out of the door again and we have sold out of a few of the designs, but don't worry more are on the way!  These stamps have been so popular and if you have not tried them yet do have a go with them as the images are crystal clear and as the current offer is buy two get one free they are a real bargain.

We have had some fantastic new yarns in recently including four yarns specifically for making scarves, and there are samples of them available for you to see.   You can make a lovely scarf in about an hour and these make wonderful presents.  In response to requests for yarn for making knitted toys we have finally received lots of colours for you to make your knitted Christmas presents!!

As you will see from our offers page, we are still running the offers on the A4 boxes which are a real bargain and the Grand Calibur (I haven't seen this cheaper anywhere), plus the Nestabling and Sizzix Boutique.  I am not sure how long these offers will be available but to date we have not received any notification to change them so get in while they are available to avoid being disappointed.

The card packs we have available for £4.99 have sold incredibly well and unfortunately we now only have the one design available but we are trying very hard to get further supplies from our other stores.  The good news is that we have managed to get more of the Butterfly  and Floral packs in the same range from another store.  These card packs are really good value as you get everything needed in one pack and the cards work out at only 35p each including the envelopes!!!    You can see samples of these cards on previous postings.

Some of you may remember last year we had jewellery findings and beads that were very competitively priced and were available in small quantities to avoid having to buy large packs of items.  Well, we have managed to obtain further supplies from this company and there is a huge delivery expected any day so watch this space......

That's all for now but we will be back soon.  Happy crafting everyone!!!!