Sunday, 24 January 2010

Sale A Bration Blog Hop


If all has gone well, you have arrived at my blog for todays Sale A Bration Blog Hop through the link on Kara's site.  Are you enjoying getting lots of ideas and inspiration whilst going around all the blogs?  Its great fun isnt it!!!

I love making 3D items and had the idea to make this tissue box cover during a shopping trip to the supermarket.  I did buy a template from a local craft shop but it wasnt quite right - I ended up making some changes but love the result. 

Will definately be making more for a craft fair coming up at our local church.  The ladies at my class yesterday (hope you had a great time girls?) loved it so we will be making one for our next class.

The stamp sets used are Vintage Labels (Sale A Bration Set) and Wonderful Words (current catalogue).

Cardstock is Basic Black and Kraft with the Designer Series Paper being from the Bella Bleu collection (this really is stunning).  The images are heat embossed in gold - I wanted to make it look elegant but simple.

And here's a card made using the Vintage Labels and Good Neighbours sets (both Sale A Bration freebies). 


I am sure you are pushed for time whilst looking through all the sites so I will post more detailed instructions on my site in the next few days.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog, here is Linda's site for your next trip through cyberspace on the Blog Hop!! 

When you have visited all the 15 ladies sites on the Blog Hop there is a second group of ladies doing one and you can see them by visiting Saras blog here.

_________________Update as of 27th January____________

How exciting was the Blog Hop!!! Wow - I was totally gobsmacked with it. Looking at all the hits and comments on our blogs it seems to have gone down REALLY well for everyone.

There were some gorgeous projects and you could see just how much hard work everyone put in. It is the first time I have ever done anything like this but now I cant wait for the next one!!
As promised, here are the recipies for the projects...

Tissue Box Holder
Cardstock - Basic Black, Kraft
Stamp sets - Wonderful Words & Vintage Labels
Designer Series Paper - Bella Bleu
Punches - Scallop Circle, 1" Circle
Accessories - Gold embossing powder, Chrystal Effects (used on small circle centres)

Over the Hill Card
Cardstock - Ruby Red, Whisper White, Certainly Celery
Stamp sets - Good Nieghbours, Vintage Labels
Accessories - Certainly Celery Crossgrain ribbon, Whisper White Taffeta ribbon, Chocolate Chip
The ribbon used to make the grass was cut into 1" strips with 1/2 of the length frayed and stuck to the back of part of a circle of Certainly Celery card.

I would just like to thank everyone for their kind comments and for taking the time to participate - heres to the next Blog Hop!!!


  1. Your box and card are both lovely.

  2. Fabulous, wish I could come to class!!

  3. Gorgeous projects Jan! Love the tissue box ... such an elegant design! And I love your hill ... what a fab idea! xxx

  4. Wow, what gorgeous projects, the tissue box is absolutely stunning...and I love the way the houses and trees go over the hill...

  5. Super ideas, thanks for sharing. Enjoy the rest of the day.

  6. Gorgeous projects all of them

  7. wow that tissue box is so elegant, what a great idea. Love the houses on the hill too

  8. Love your projects! The tissue box cover is fab!

  9. Wonderful projects. Trish:)

  10. Like the houses on the hill. Love the grass!!! Emma xx

  11. Gorgeous hill Jan, Love your tissue box too!

  12. Lovely Jan. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Love the tissue box (thanks for the sneak peek I got last night), almost worth having a cold for, heehee. Like the hill for your neighborhood as well, definitely fitting in our area.

    Sara xx