Thursday, 29 December 2011

Sale Time!

The Whopping 20% Off Sale*
is now online
Time to treat yourself?!

How about a Tim Holtz Cargo Case?
Usually £39.99 - Now only £31.99!

or an adorable Calender Block for the New Year?
Usually £11.49 - Now only £9.19!

A Limited Edition 7 Gypsies Family Life Kit?
Ususally £39.99 - Now only £31.99!

A much coveted set of Tim Holtz Stamps from just £15.99?

Remember, there's Free P&P when you spend over £20 in the UK!

*Workshops & Vouchers not included.

Hope you're having a great Festive Break!

Another last quick reminder: the shop will re-open next Tuesday 3rd January.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Christmas Configured!

Yesterday we hosted a Christmas Configurations workshop taught by Julie.
6 of us had great fun & "just" managed to finish in 6 hours!
Here is mine, I added the feet this morning, I'm delighted (thanks Julie!)

Thanks also to Ann, Carol, Christine & Jennie who came to play!

Onto this morning, Kieran had to join me today & was gutted he missed out on creating yesterday. "Make one then!" I said and off he went. Choosing papers, embellishments etc.
Within hours he had completed this, with only a little help from me with the tissue tape binding. Not bad for a 10 year old eh?
Both are now proudly displayed on our windowsill at home :)

The walnut is a Christmas Dec made by his Grandma - perfect!

Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, 17 December 2011

"Proper Cards"!!!

We have some fabulous talented ladies who teach & shop here at Pickleberry!
Let me share their cards, then my feeble attempt at what we called "proper cards"
We had some great light-hearted banter last night, inserts or not?!
I so struggle with layering, matting, precision much to Jean & Heathers' amusement!

So first to one of Barbara's cards which she taught here last week with Artemio Baubles Stamps

And my version from last night....
I didn't have the lush Tim Pine stamp Barbara used so substituted with one of Jennie's from the Botanical 2 set, the greeting from MME Lost & Found Christmas Set

Jean made us a Wonderful Card, isn't it gorgeous!
Thank you & for the use of some your pearlesent card ;)

Here's a Stunning one from Heather who used an amazing Dreamweaver stencil,
thanks Heth!

Here's another we received from a lovely customer Anne, thanks Anne it's amazing, I love the embossing! (lol, can you see me in the reflection?!)

So now to one of mine which I had to resist the urge to distress & use copious amounts of foam pads (needs to be flat for posting!)
Thanks to Jennie for the loan (again) of the Sizzix Ornaments die ;)
I double die cut with this Movers & Shapers die set
Ok I lied, there's a teeny bit of Dusty Concord on the hanger thingy!

& now for the grungy distressed card - easy!
Again using the branch from Botanical 2 :)

Thanks again to everyone for sharing, I'm off now to make some more!
Have a great weekend :)

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

A Christmas Card!

Yesterday I hosted a Promarker Coffee Morning, we had good fun & I even managed to complete a card using Tims Alterations Lamp Post die with 2 shades of grey & a yellow Promarker, distress inks, Woodwares Christmas Carol Background Words stamp, Claudines stamp and a simple circle punch as a mask:)
Oh a some Stickles Holly Berries!

Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Christmas Wrapped Up!

This year I decided to wrap our presents differently.
I loathe that cheap wrapping paper that tears as soon as you go near it with tape & I didn't fancy spending a fortune on the quality paper when it just gets launched in the recycling.
So I'm delighted that this year I haven't spent a penny, it's amazing what you find you already have to hand when you look isn't it!

The brown wrapping paper I've had for years! Yay, saving number one! To decorate I used strips of Music manuscript given to me by a friend (thanks Barbara!) Then the tissue paper & ribbons on top were salvaged from old gifts, chocolate boxes, cracker decs, bag handles etc. (Yep I'm a hoarder!)

The tags I made at work last week, simple stamping & die cutting.

I love the effect though and don't be surprised if I snag the ribbons back after the recipient has opened their gifts on the day!

Have you made any tags this year? I'd love to see them ;)

Monday, 12 December 2011

Tims Tags 11 & 12!

Alas, today was the last day of Tims 12 Tags of Christmas for 2011.
I've so enjoyed creating, trying new techniques & products, tomorrow it will be back to work as normal (well as normal as I can possibly be!)
Here's my version of Tag 11
I used this cool set of Christmas stamps by Teresa Collins and had lots of fun with the shrink & melt pot!

Finally Tag 12, love love love it!

The Tissue Wrap is divine & you maybe pleased to know we are selling it by the metre so you can try it before splashing out on a full roll!
The bottom of the tag is waiting for just the right kind of tinsel, so will have to root around at home to see if I can snag some :)

Tomorrow I will share with you my handmade Christmas Wrapping :)

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Tims Tag Day 10!

Lovely day today creating Tims tag with Rosemary & in the company of Julie & Olivia :)
Loved the tape transfer, never used tape before, so cool backed onto the foil!
Thanks to Julie for the tinsel & tulle!
As with all the other Tims Tags you can find most of the products used here plus a few alternative items here Look out for a few selected items with 20% Off!

Here's a few sneak peaks of next Mondays workshop by Julie (our Configuration Queen!)

Gorgeous isn't it!
Take care for now :)
Kate x

Friday, 9 December 2011

And more!

I can't deny it, I'm having great fun this year joining in with Tims Tags!
So much so I had a go at one of last years too :)
Today I made 2 versions of Tag 9 with different Artistic Stamper stamped backgrounds. The Regency pattern, like Tims & the Calligraphic 'cos I love this stamp so much!

Find all the associated products we have plus a few alternatives here on our site :)

If you're local & free tomorrow, come along & join me for a FREE Crop Day!

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Tags, tags & more tags!

Loving Tags!!!
Here's more of my versions of Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas :)
Day 2

Day 5 - meh...

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8


And this morning I made tags for the family presents :)

Don't forget we have most of the products Tim is using on his Tags plus a few alternatives with some special discounts here :)

Happy Christmas Crafting!

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Catching Up!

This morning I stole myself away to the shop (the boys are away!) and was joined by Jennie for a few hours. We set about creating Tims Tags, sharing stash (thanks Jennie!) & having a natter.
A very productive few hours, thoroughly enjoyable :)

Day 1 (my favourite so far!)

Day 2
(Still a work in progress)

Day 3

Day 4

Join us at one of our Catch Up Crops or snag some of the products here
There are random 20% off products too!

Happy Christmas Crafting x

Friday, 2 December 2011

Tims Tags Offers!

Are you following Tim's Tags this year?!
They're a true inspiration I think you'll agree

Each Day we will upload all the products we have plus a few alternatives to the website.
Selected items will have 20% off until Christmas Eve :)

If you're local, why not join us at one of our Catch Up Crops & make tags, cards, journals, whatever you're working on! Of course you are welcome to make use of our dies, stamps & punches!
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