Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Summer's End Mini Kit ~ On Sale Now!!

The first of our mini kits is now on sale!!

***  Grab yours here!  ***

The kit is full of gorgeous papers and embellishments from the Fancy Pants Summer's End collection and I've matched it with some little blue buttons and flowers. The kit is available with a pack of Thickers letters for £11.50 or if you really want to keep it even more affordable choose the kit without Thickers for just £6.95!! Bargain!!

So, inspired by this layout by DT member Louise (who in turn took her inspiration from this layout by Tessa!) I came up with a page using the kit.

Sorry about that awful reflection on the photo .... there is virtually no decent daylight here these days! I will get a better photo and upload it!

I left plenty of white space on this page and clusters of embellishments!. All the edges have been inked with a brushed corduroy distress ink pad . The only extra bits I added that are not in the kit are the little number stickers (for the year) and the blue gems.

The kit will contain a selection of embellishments, buttons and flowers but actual designs, sizes and colours may vary slightly from thoise shown here!

If you create a layout inspired by Louise or Tessa's use of white space or made with the kit please do leave a comment on this post with a link!

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Mini Kit Sneaks!!

As you may recall a couple of weeks ago we launched our monthly kits and the first kit sold out within a couple of days of it's release.

The response has been fantastic ....
"affordable kits with patterned papers and embellishments already co ordinated for me, with no tie in to a subscription" 

.... "so I can just sit down and make my layouts without worrying about finding co-ordinating embellishments!"

So, with these comments in mind we have put together not one, but two mini kits, the first of which goes on sale early next week!!

So do you want a sneak of what is in the first mini kit??

The kit contains 5 patterned papers (12" x 12"), a sticker sheet, a selection of matching embellishments (designs may vary from those shown) which are a lovely heavyweight paper, a selection of flowers and buttons (shades of blue and sizes may vary to those shown) and is available with or without a pack of Thickers letters in chestnut.

Mini Kit 1 without Thickers ... £6.95
Mini Kit 1 with Thickers ... £11.50

And a little peak at a sample layout made with the kit!

Mini Kit 1 goes on sale early next week and is limited in numbers!!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Echo Park Cards

Remember the layouts on this post by Design Team member Louise .... the other day she sent me some pics of some cards she made with the scraps left over from the November Kit so I thought I would share them with you.

This card was made for a male 15th birthday!
The colours of the Echo Park Times and Seasons Papers is perfect for male cards and layouts.

Using the car from the elements sticker sheet Louise has made this fab card for a friend who has recently passed his driving test.

I've been adding a few new products to the shop this week including some American Crafts D Ring albums, Jenni Bowlin paint dabbers and MME Lost and Found Two. See all the new products here!

Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads have also been restocked here!!

I'll be back soon to show you some sneak peeks of some page kits I'm putting together!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 18 November 2011

A Trip Back Home Layout

This is going to be a quick post as I'm getting boxes packed up ready for the Open Day tomorrow! A delivery of new stock landed today as well so it's been busy, busy here!!

It is very rare that I get a photo of my hubby - he is a little camera shy to say the least and any photos I do get are usually with H in the shot too! I love this one taken whilst on a trip to visit family!

The main supplies are Echo Park with some Thickers letters, grosgrain ribbon and gems to finish.

Although a fairly simple, graphic design there is lots of texture with the felt letters, glitter chipboard letters, ribbon, gems and some of the stickers are layered up to give some dimension.

This is the page the class at the Open Day will be based on but you will be able to change the colours and papers to suit your photographs if you wish.

Have a fab evening!

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Free MME Chipboard!!

I'm loving seeing all the amazing Christmas Crafting popping up all around blogland!!

Would you like a free gift to help you with your Christmas creativity??  Yes??!! S J Crafts have a very special offer this week ... call it an early Christmas gift!! 

All you have to do is spend £25 in the shop in one transaction between now and 11pm on Friday evening (18th November) AND enter FREECHIP in the discount code box and we will send you a My Minds Eye 12 Days of Christmas chipboard sheet  (worth £4.95) with your order absolutely free!!!

MME ~ 12 Days of Christmas ~ Chipboard Accessories (D101)
Offer only available for UK Delivery and whilst stocks of the free gift last (although we have plenty ready!!)

Check out the DT projects using this chipboard here and here and also here!!

Happy Shopping!

Monday, 14 November 2011

November Echo Park Kit Layouts ~ By Louise

Today's post is brought to you by Design Team member Louise with two very different layouts created using the new November kit.
Louise says:
The kit really is full of great papers and with the sticker sheet, alphas and the journalling cards, there is plenty of choice. The papers are gorgeous on both sides so the biggest decision was which side to use. I love patterned papers......and some of them were very busy patterns!! It's funny as I thought on first sight that I would use the plainer patterned sides......but the bolder sides kept calling me!
This first layout I based around the moustache stickers and used photos of my three boys and my nephew where they were playing around with Keith Lemons mouthboard, a download application on the phone!! Rest assured the boys have no idea who Keith Lemon is!!

For the second layout I chose a photo of my great grandmother and grandfather - I have had him on my mind this week......there is a very sad story to go with this layout. My great grandfather died in WW1 at the Battle of Somme, left behind his two daughters (shown in the photo) and his pregnant wife. My grandmother was born one month after he died. Last weekend I found myself explaining to the boys that my great grandfather (and lots of others) is the reason we wear poppies and have a two minute silence to remember them all.
For this layout I added a doilie and used some AC brads and two pins. It is a very full kit and there is plenty leftover to make another layout or some cards.................a job for this weekend hopefully!!
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Two fab layouts!! You can see more of Louise's scrapbooking or maybe join her on her photography challenge here.
If you want to grab yourself a kit pop over to here or you can buy the Echo Park papers individually here!

* November kit is now sold out!! *
* Watch out for our December kit coming soon! *
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 11 November 2011

Times and Seasons November Kit Layout!

As I mentioned in my last post I have been asked by lots of customers if I could sell kits in my shop that are affordable and available without having to take a subscription. So, as I always like to try and help I have been busy selecting some lovely products to create the very first S J Crafts Monthly Kit which went on sale here earlier today and is already flying off the shelves!

The kit is packed with Echo Park's gorgeous Times & Seasons Papers and matching stickers and alphabet, kraft bazzill cardstock, along with some Tim Holtz tickets, brads and ribbons, all for just £12.99!!

Other sides of papers and close up of stickers!

This is the layout I made with the kit, the only extra thing I added that's not included was some blue shimmer mist to the background and I inked the edges of the papers with brushed corduroy distress ink.

Sorry about the flash reflection! I took the photo early this morning!
I cut the flowers from the trinkets paper and layered it up with stickers and a little brown brad. The swirl trim is fab as it is self adhesive so no need to mess around with adhesive, just peel the backing off!!

The kit is limited in numbers and available here!!

Have a fabulous evening!

Monthly Kits launch Today!!!

You have been asking for them, so now we have them!! I am very excited to be able to tell you that today sees the launch our very first S J Crafts Monthly Kit!!

Our November kit is now on sale here and is packed with gorgeous Echo Park Papers, alphas, stickers and co ordinating embellishments and ribbons!

The contents are worth £15 but the kit is available now for the special price of just £12.99!!

Limited in numbers so don't miss out!

I'll pop back later to show you the layout I've made with the kit!

Friday, 4 November 2011

Christmas Decorations

Did you know it's only 50 more days until Christmas?

So, with Christmas just around the corner we thought it was time to turn our thoughts to making some cute decorations!!

Design Team member, Jennifer has made these really lovely tree decorations and made a video tutorial with instructions on how to make them!

Jennifer used the My Minds Eye 12 days of Christmas collection.

I am going to have a go at making a few of these to hang on our tree this year!

You can see more of Jennifers fabulous work on her blog here!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 3 November 2011

10% off Crate and Echo Park!!

Apologies for my absence from blogland and for the absence of our weekly offer last week!! I slightly reduced my working hours during half term to spend a bit of quality time with my daughter and then I caught a nasty cold!!  Thankfully we are pretty much back to normal now and to try to make up for no special offer last week we have something good for you this week!!!


So, if you have had your eye on the gorgeous Times and Seasons
by Echo Park or Crate's vintage inspired Random Collection now is the time to treat yourself and get 10% off!!

Enter the code ECHOCRATE in the coupon/code box to activate the discount!

Offer valid from NOW until 11pm Wed 9th November and for UK delivery only.

Click here
to go shopping!

P & P free on £15 (or more!) orders!!