Sunday, 18 January 2015

Cats N Cakes!

 It's been a very busy weekend here - we received 3 large boxes of stock and I've spent all my time adding over 100 new products to the store - both from Waffle Flower and our brand new exclusive brand on this side of the pond  Reverse Confetti!

I did give myself an hour off last night to make some projects with the new stock to show you some of what's available.   Hope you like them!

Firstly I couldn't wait to get my hands on this super new set from Waffle Flower ever since I saw their release post.  On My Mark is a really fun and versatile set - designed for use with Planners but works great on cards too!

I stretched the cat across a gate fold card with some selective inking and masking and then grounded her on a red rug just with a pencil and ruler.   Now the sentiment I used is not entirely on the stamp set....   If you do some selective inking and look hard at sentiments you can often make extra words that just aren't there (so here day became say using the s from so.....)   Then on the inside....

I stretched the cat even further right around the inside and stretched the sentiment to match it.   I think this is a fun way to play with this set.

Then, I also really wanted to play with Reverse Confetti as not only is the brand new to store, but it's new to me personally too.   The difficulty was figuring out what I wanted to play with first as there is just so much to choose from! 

However, I really loved the Circle Garland Die so I opted for that one first, and paired it with a sentiment from one of their fabulous sentiment sets - In A Big Way.   I have to say the fonts are just gorgeous and they stamp so cleanly.

I die cut the garland 3 times from rainbow striped paper for a fun birthday party look and as no party would be complete without a cake I added a soft water coloured cake using Avery Elle's Fanfare stamp set (sorry currently out of stock but will be back soon) and simply stamped the sentiment over the top.

As Reverse Confetti are new to wholesale, they didn't have the quantities on many items that I wanted to order, so I do expect that things will sell out fast.  They will increase their stock in March and so I will get as much as I can back then.


We now have a SEARCH BOX!    Woohoo!!!!   If you scroll to the bottom of the shop page you will find it (one of the reasons it has never worked before was because I kept putting it at the top - website development can be a very pedantic business!)   Simply enter the word of whatever you are looking for and it will bring up a page listing everything we stock over all the brands.   Hope that makes it easier for you.   Don't forget you can click the heart by any product now to add it to your WISH LIST too.....

My orders from Lil Inker Designs and SugarPea Designs are currently in customs clearance and will hopefully be with me this week.

A VERY large order from Mama Elephant is in transit and should be here in a week to 10 days.

CHA does slow down releases somewhat as lots of our brands use the same manufacturer and so January is a very busy month.  So my order from Neat and Tangled (for the current release as well as restocks) which I had hoped would ship in time for release has been delayed.  It should hopefully ship next week and be here early February.   Avery Elle and Lawn Fawn will be releasing the products they showed at CHA in February so that will be another 4-6 weeks before it is here.  I am waiting for release information from Altenew and will order that and restocks as soon as it is available.

Catch you next week.



victoria h said...

will have to check out the new supplies! fab cards Tara.

Julie C. said...

Great cards, Tara! I especially love that cat card. What a fun way to use the stamp! ^_^