Saturday, 22 August 2015

...Oversized Paperclips - Boo and Friends

Good evening folks - how are you? It's been a virtual craft desert around here I know but I have a quick little project to share with you this evening featuring the Boo and Friends stamps and dies.
Feel free to pin these to your Halloween inspiration Pinboards at pinterest - or wherever else you keep your ideas!

I made some oversized paperclips, because a) I found a couple of boxes of oversized paperclips while I was burrowing in the craft room looking for something else and b) because these are handy dandy little items - I can use them on notebooks, they are also good for closing paper bags etc, they are fab as bookmarks, which is something I always need and also, these are great for bribing the kids.... not that I need to bribe my kids you understand...

Simple ingredient list for these:

• Stamped image - which has been trimmed out with the matching die - I'm using Batty Boo here.
• A piece of co-ordinating card - for the back piece - also trimmed with matching die.
• A piece of thin foam - I'm using black fun foam (cheap in 'The Works' store in UK currently)
• A large paperclip.
• Superstrong glue - I used a combination of our extra strong Double Sided Tape and also liquid glue for funny shaped bits.

It's a pretty straightforward assembly job - but the one piece of advice you should take away is to flatten the foam with the paperclip BEFORE sticking the front on - press the paperclip in really well, until it leaves an imprint - like in my pic below - that way, once you have applied glue and stuck on the front - you won't end up with a paperclip shaped bump in your image. :)

Sandwiching the foam between the two card pieces gives the paperclip top a little chunkiness, which feels better and helps it to last longer than a simple card topper - If you really want to get the maximum lifespan from your paperclip topper, I'd advise varnishing with some sort of clear varnish - at a push, 2 parts PVA glue mixed with 1 part water should do it.

I love all these guys, but this one's my fave...

Hope it tickles!

Sunday, 16 August 2015


Folks I'm late with this - my apologies - I got carried away on the wave of the release and completely forgot to post this! doh! Please forgive!

Our winner of the £10 store credit was:

Helen L who said:

Claire, I shared on FB and pinned it. I think it would also work great w/ scrapbook pages, if you want to mention that in your post. Hugs, H

Congratulations Helen! I will get your £10 gift code to you!!

Friday, 14 August 2015

... August mini release - now open!

Good evening - I'm cheekily squeezing out this little mini release, before we get down to more seasonal stuff that is just around the corner! I got bitten by the planner bug a few months back and just had to get myself a set or two of stamps - expect to see more....

Tonight's mini release contains two planner stamp sets and some new sequins!

Please note our mini release information:

The new goodies are in stock now in our UK base and all orders containing these items will ship from here in UK. We plan to stock these items in USA, but they will not be in stock there for another two weeks.

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Important note for this release - ALL new release items will ship from our UK location 
 - the planner stamps are not in stock in our USA base yet.

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Folks we have a fabby 'Win your basket' comp for this release - the first 50 orders that go through the store after release opens this evening at 7:15pm will be eligible for the draw. We will draw one winner tomorrow night just before midnight on the 17th June. The winner drawn will win the value of their order. 

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New goodies for August

Planner Basics frames - 6x4 set £9.99

Planner Basics Words - 6x4 set £9.99
 Black holographic sequins £1.50 for 6g
  Matte Black star sequins £1.50 for 6g
Lime large star holographic sequins £1.50 for 6g
 Lime metallic sequins £1.50 for 6g
  Orange metallic sequins £1.50 for 6g
Orange metallic star sequins £1.50 for 6g
 Matte silver sequins £1.50 for 6g

Thursday, 13 August 2015

...Planner Basics in a Happy Planner

Good evening folks! I have a sample here of a Happy Planner page. I used the Planner Basics Frames stamps for this and also some stamps from the Planner Basics Words set. I snuck in some coffee and doughnut stamps from last month's We Go Together set also - it's amazing how many stamps I already have that go well in planner pages!

So far I am delighted with how these work in both Erin Condren and Happy Planner layouts - I am going to pop off now and check these out in a Paperchase/Filofax layout.

I must admit I am in love with the tiny details, the paperclips, the binder clips, the mini clipboards, it's like being a tweenager all over again....

Both of the new Planner sets will release tomorrow evening at 7:00pm my time and I cannot wait to see how you use these - since I'm a planner newbie, I will be most interested to see how these work in your planners.

Don't forget to leave a comment on the post below (scroll down) to enter our draw! Winner will be drawn tomorrow, just before the mini release!

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

...Sneak Peeking Planner Basics - Frames and a draw!

Folks this morning I have a little more info on my mini release, which is happening this Friday Evening - I will have two new stamp sets plus some new sequins for you. I finally gave into the planner craze, and I needed a few stamps to help me gussy up my planner/s (yes, more than one)!

I squeezed a couple of Planner basics stamp sets into my schedule ahead of the seasonal stuff, 'cos it's still summer right?

The set you are peeking at above is called Planner Basics - Frames. I photocopied a page from my Erin Condren life Planner and stamped most of the stamps form the Frames set on the page, so you can see how they fit into the box layout. I am pretty chuffed with these. The set contains a massive 23 stamps - all fitted into a 6x4 inch set, which is our medium size set. This set will go live on Fiday evening and it will be priced at £9.95GBP.

I'm not going to talk you through all of the stamps in this set - you can see for yourself what variety there is - but I have to point out my favourites - the clipboard stamp - under 'Tuesday' - I love this mini clipboard - I have added the dotted lines and the  check boxes - these are separate stamps, and together they make a super to-do list. You could also leave the clipboard empty and use it as a frame.

I also love the mini binder clip stamp - you can see I stamped it on the bottom of the page in 3 different colours - that is sooo cute. -I also created a special binder clip frame - perfect for highlighting a particular task, or appointment - see those in the top left hand side - they are the perfect size to slot in the lined area at the left of this Erin Condren planner, or they fit nicely in the boxes. Another fave is the half paperclip - I love how this works on the frames. OOh and the washi tapes...

Later on I will show you what the stamps look like in a Happy Planner and also in a Filofax/Paperchase style planner - they work great for these too.

Hope this is tickling!

The Draw

Could I ask a favour? Would you mind sharing this post anywhere and everywhere and letting all your planner buddies know about our little release - I would really appreciate you helping me get the word out! Thank You!

When you have told everyone you can think of, please leave a comment here to let me know that you have shared - and I will enter you in the draw. On Friday night (just before the stamps go live at 7:00pm) I will pick a winner to win £10GBP store credit for WMS.