This months kits have now been revealed! Here is a little peek at what the February kits contain...
a couple of close ups...
Add On Kit
Documented365 Printable Kit
I also filmed a video run
through of all the kits in more details again, I know it was very popular last month giving you all a closer look! you can view it on my new
YouTube channel here, or click below
I will have another video soon showing what I make with my kit as well as some others on other topics that have been requested (if you have any video requests, please leave them in the comments below and I'll do my very best to work on it soon!) There just a couple of kits left here in my shop and subscriptions are open for Marchs kit here if you miss them.
I've been away for most of this week at the Stitches trade show in Birmingham. I go every year but usually just for one day, however this year I had lots of exciting meetings planned and things to do so I stayed for the whole thing!
I was very lucky that when I got to the hotel, I was upgraded to a suite, so I had a star on my door and a little balcony opposite the bed (though it was far too cold and rainy to actually go out there!!)
For the first day my assistant Lisa came with me and we had a fab time checking out all the new products, including my brand new stamps for Personal Impressions!! (I still squeal a little when I see my new products)
When she left, I quickly rushed back to the hotel for the CHA UK AGM and networking event, I'm super pleased and proud to tell you that while I was there, I was elected to the board of directors! To even be considered was an honour, let alone selected and elected! So for the next 3 years I will be working on some very exciting projects for the craft industry alongside a number of fab industry experts (am I allowed to squeal again??)
After all of that excitement I treated myself to a little lie in in the squishy hotel bed (surprising how much sleep you can get when you don't have furry peeps snoring in your ear and trampling you! lol) before heading back for the last day of the show on Tuesday, I had lots of exciting meetings lined up and I can't wait to start telling you all the new and exciting things coming soon! I also got to have a little crafty time with Tania at WOW embossing, making this pretty pink ring...
I had dinner that night with the rest of the CHA UK board so we could all meet each other properly and then I was up early Wednesday for an all day board meeting (my first one!!) before heading home to Essex, I think my furry peeps missed me, what do you think??
Now, Lisa and I are frantically catching up with emails and things, and working on the reveal of this months 'A Few of My Favourite Things' kit (watch your inboxes this weekend!!) I will be back very soon with some crafty things and projects to show you very soon too.
Big thank you to everyone that tuned in to the La Fourmi Create & Craft shows at the weekend, I've had so much great feedback from them and some questions that I will try my best to answer over the next week or so.
The most popular thing people have been asking me for is pictures of the Memory Book (The Adventures of Fuzzybutt) that I made from the coaster set, so here are a couple of pics for you...
The box is covered in Kaisercraft paper (also from the show) and I attached one of the coasters to the front (once they were embellished, there wasn't room for all of them in the box) the coasters were all painted white and had circles of paper from the same Kaisercraft collection on each side before being embellished.
The coasters were all decorated with Instagram pictures front and back to tell a story.
I'm so glad you liked this little sample, I tried to look for an alternative way to use them and make them a little more interesting!
Thank you for all of your lovely support and feedback, I will get to everyones questions here on my blog (and maybe over on YouTube) if you have any others to add, please just leave them here in the comments and I'll add them in! Lots of you have asked when I'm back, I should have some more dates and times for you soon.
thank you to those of you who have left messages on my personal Facebook page
and emailed etc... regarding the sudden loss of my dad this week, I'm
still in shock and coping the best I can, thank you all for your
messages and love, it is really very much appreciated. To those of you who have asked about my Create & Craft
shows tomorrow, yes, I will still be on at 3 & 6 (pardon my swollen
eyes) focusing on the shows has been an enormous help to me and I'm
very grateful to Bramwells and C&C for their support this week, I
hope I can do them proud tomorrow.
Just a very quick note to let you all know that my shows will now be on Saturday 1st February (not Friday 31st as previously mentioned) the times are still 1, 3 and 6 - hope you can tune in!! :o)
I'm really excited to also tell you who the shows are for now... I can't wait to demo for the lovely Bramwells! I'll have some La Fourmi wooden items, some fab Viva Decor paints that you just HAVE to see, HOTP stamps and some bits from Kaisercraft as well as a few other things I'll leave as a surprise, here is a little peek at my prep...
Don't forget to get your emails ready, if you have any questions get them in and I'll try to answer them during the shows!
Today, as promised, I'm showing you what I made with my Watercolour Love mini kit that I gave away earlier in the week (you can see that post and download the kit if you haven't already here) this page was made using all of the kit printed onto 190gsm textured paper (I got mine from eBay) to keep the watercolour look, all I added was some Bazzill Cardstock as a base, stitching, a gold doily and some embellishments, here is what I made...
I added some gold stitching to the bottom using my 'Sew Easy' from WRMK - love this little gizmo, it's a total must have!!
I made lots of layers, fringing some as a border to add even more texture...
The hearts from the embellishment sheet I layered together tying or stitching them in the middle, the gold doily I used in three different places and I added some wooden hearts and a feather and some enamel dots...
The tags were cut from the embellishment sheet in the kit and layered together with some button twine tied in a bow...
I hope this shows that you can still be creative with printables (once it's all printed you have the same as with any type of supplies - paper and embellishments!) and that you don't have to be a techie whizz - just print and go!!
If you've made something with the kit, we would love to see, please share here in the links or over on my Facebook page.
Thank you for dropping by today! Sarah x
p.s. don't forget the giveaway in my previous post!!
This months kits have now been revealed! Here is a little peek at what the January kits contain...
a couple of close ups...
Add On Kit
Documented365 Printable Kit
As we've made some changes from this month, I also filmed a video run through of all the kits in more details, you can view it on my new YouTube channel here, or click below
I will have another video soon showing what I make with my kit as well as some others on other topics that have been requested (if you have any video requests, please leave them in the comments below and I'll do my very best to work on it soon!)
This month, since we changed the papers to 12x12" the subscriber numbers have doubled!! but there just a couple of kits left here in my shop and subscriptions are open for Februarys kit here if you miss them.
I'm also doing a little giveaway! If you leave a comment on this post before midnight GMT on Tuesday 28th January I will pick one lucky winner (if there are less than 50 comments) or 3 lucky winners (if there are 50 or more comments) to win a 6 month subscription to the Documented365 printable kit! Good luck everyone :o)
Now, I must get back to my Create & Craft prep - more on that soon!
The kit contains papers as well as some journaling cards in 3x4" and 4x6" and embellishments so is perfect for Scrapbooking, Project Life or crafting.
If you pop back later this week, I'll be sharing some inspiration showing you what I've made with it. I will also be having a competition this week to win a subscription to the 'A Few of My Favourite Things...' digital / printable Documented365 kit (perfect for Project life!) so don't miss out! (you can see the details of that kit here) You can stay up to date with all of this by following here my blog, Facebook page or Twitter.
I'd love to see what you make with the kit so please do leave me your links or share your projects on my Facebook page.