Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Paisley Owl

Hi all , well I'm back , it's been a while since I have blogged.
Been so busy with kids appointments and then the summer holidays that time just ran away from me.

 I must schedule more !!!

So what's been happening at Fran's Crafts lately .... well after having a quiet period I had a flurry of 4 orders via Etsy which has been nice, plus a couple via Facebook.

At the moment as we speak I have a picture frame on the way to New Zealand and a wreath to the USA !! 

I've also decided to put the Stampin' Up Demo part to one side for now as I just haven't had the time to dedicate to it.

Anyway I managed to do a few You Tube Video's but just hadn't blogged , so I will try and share them now with you.

Sorry for the video overload xx

And lastly this weeks video

So thank you again for joining me today and I will be back again soon.

Fran xx

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Baby Bunting .

Morning all , just popping by to say Hello and share my latest project with you.

I have made some baby bunting ready for an upcoming challenge that starts on Saturday but ssshhhhh, that's between us for now.

So as I had already made that I thought I would make another version and share with you now along with a You Tube Video.

I've used the stamp set Something For Baby from Stampin' Up , and the matching framelits.

Also I wanted to let you know of an offer that I am running over on my website Fran's Crafts for the whole of July.
As you know Stampin' Up are predominately Stamps , but they also have a lot of other lovely goodies, so what I am doing is creating 2 price bands and giving you some tasters of other things they do , so you can see the quality of the papers etc..... 
This will be starting from tomorrow , but here are July's tasters as a preview for you.

This is the £10 taster selection, which includes 6 sheets of cardstock , 12 double sided Designer Series Papers , 6 Bow Paper Clips and 2 packs of Bakers Twine in the above colours , plus 10 free envelopes.

This is the £20 taster selection ,which included 6 sheets of cardstock, 12 double sided Designer Series Papers, 6 White Doilies, 6 Bow Paper Clips, 1 small Project Life Album and 12 Photo inserts.
More details available on the website from tomorrow.

To accompany these offers I will be creating some You Tube videos , showing you how you can use the products, but these videos will not be available for everyone to view I'm afraid , for anyone who purchases these taster packs from me , they will be emailed a link to enable them to view the videos.

I have created these taster packs , for anyone to purchase , but they would be especially ideal for new crafters, or maybe if you have not come across Stampin' Up before , it is a good way of testing out some products .

Any way that is all from me for now.

Fran x

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Get Well Wishes

Hi all , well I think the start of Summer has disappeared again, when I did my post last week it was very hot and sunny , today it's chucking it down with rain !!!

So yesterday on my Facebook Page I posted a picture of my tidy desk !!! Yes at last I managed to get it cleared again , ready to create . 

So after sitting for a while , as the puppy was sleeping on my knee, snoring his head off, I managed to get a card made , and recorded it for my You Tube channel. 

I decided to customise my card and create a background of my own design using 2 colours. It's an ideal way to do it if you can't find a background design that you like, and you can also pick your own colour scheme too.

And here is my video.

Last week I was also busy having a go at making a hessian/burlap wreath , I've wanted to have a go for ages . I'm quite happy with it though I think the hessian needs to be just a little wider.

But I have to say it was most relaxing making it , so watch this space for more .........

Thanks for visiting
Fran xx

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Summers here ......

Morning on this bright and sunny morning , I hope everyone is ok.

I have a nice bright summery clock to share with you today , but before I do I just wanted to share some other pictures with you.

This is Katie's memorial planter , we popped her ashes box in the bottom and then planted some lovely lavender.

One of the iris in our garden.

This is another iris we have , this draws a lot of attention as people walk by.

The chicken pictures are finished at last and have gone off to their new home.

So onto the clock I made on Monday , I thought I would go for a nice summery feel on this one.

I have used the Number of Years  set along with the matching dies to create this one , using the In Colours  , all from Stampin' Up  .

I wanted to highlight that the stamps can also be used on home decor and not just limited to cards.

As usual I have done a video to accompany this project. After I had made this video , I decide to doodle lines on the numbers.

So that's all for today , I'm off now to create a new project that is something a little bit different, all will be revealed soon.

Thanks for stopping by,
Fran x

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Butterfly Wreath

Hi today I'm sharing with you a wreath that I made yesterday ready for an upcoming craft fair.

Sorry that I have been absent of late, on my last blog post and You Tube video , I showed you my helpers Katie and Charlie, unfortunately Katie passed away last week due to illness .

Although we have Charlie the puppy , our house feels so different without my best friend , she will be very missed.

R.I.P to my beautiful Katie
So crafting took a backseat last week, till Saturday when I was a helper at a local craft retreat, organised by my upline Ruth and another SU demo Julie.
Lots of ladies came and had a fabulous time, plus they received their copy of the new catalogue.

So back to yesterday's crafting , I made 2 wreaths , but videoed just one of them for You Tube .

 This wreath I made with Watercolor Wings , some burlap ribbon that is retiring and some roses and leaves.

Some of the butterflies have been stamped using the new In Colours that will be available from June 1st.

Here is my video.


 Here is the 2nd wreath that I made.

I will be taking these wreaths with me to a craft fair I am at on the 28th May.

I was approached by the lovely Chantilly Grey to see if I would like a stall at the event , so of course I said yes.

Chantilly Grey  
Well that's all from me today , just one more last thing before I go , if you would like a copy of the new Stampin' Up Catalogue , please get in touch either via my Facebook page Frans Crafts or via the contact form on my website .

Happy Crafting and thank you for visiting,

Fran x

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Large Numbers Clock

Morning , sorry to have been missing last week , my beautiful Labrador Katie was unwell , she has a liver shunt and she had a bit of a crisis last week , but she's much better now.
We also picked up an 8 month old puppy from a rescue kennels on Saturday, he's called Charlie and he belongs to my daughter.

So bit manic especially through the night when Daniel wakes up , then the puppy wants the toilet , then Katie needs to go because her diuretic tablets make her need to go a lot !!!!!

So onto crafting now , firstly I have a giveaway over on my Facebook page Frans Crafts , I have 6 2015-2016 Stampin' Up Catalogues , plus the Spring Summer supplement , all items are available in the catalogues until 31st May , I will also print out the retiring list to go with them so you can grab some bargains before some products disappear, lots of yummy things have reductions so worth a look! If you would like anything, please place an order online ASAP as items go out of stock very quickly! Use this hostess code, and I'll send you a free gift next month HZX2RDTP , so the first 6 people to comment ME will be sent the catalogues for free, 1st class , so what are you waiting for pop on over now !! 

The retiring list has all the products on that will be going forever or maybe changing how they are put together , for example the clock I'm going to share with you today , the number dies I have used are part of a bundle , but the bundle is on the retiring list , however the stamps and dies will still be available but just not together.

So here is my clock , I have used some papers that had been in the recent Sale-A-Bration leaflet for the background , and then used the number dies from the Number of Years Bundle .

And here is the video to accompany this post .

So I hope you have enjoyed my post today,
Happy Crafting , 
Fran xx

ps. Here is a little sneak from a kit that will be coming up in the new catalogue which starts on June 1st. Stampin' Up have a few new kits coming out , they are very useful for people who want to have a try at crafting without having to buy loads of stuff to start with.


Thursday, 14 April 2016

Spring Spring Card

Morning all, well when I made the card yesterday , that I am sharing with you today , I chose lovely spring colours because it was lovely and sunny , but now it's all wet again.

On Tuesday I went to a card class that my Stampin' Up upline Ruth was running , we made butterfly cards.

One of the cards we made was this one.

So I took this as inspiration to make my own take on the card , and this is what I made yesterday.

I wanted it to be a lovely bright card , so the Hello Honey card stock was just right.

Here is the video on how I have made the card.

Hope you have enjoyed visiting , as always the supply list is below.

Happy Crafting