Monday, 3 November 2014

12 x 12 for 12

Hello everyone and welcome.
Today is a little bit of a different post.....

I have had to face it, after years of creating, blogging and being part of numerous design teams, I have had to decide to do a massive clear out. I am a huge hoarder of stamps and papers and my craft space is simply not big enough to hold it all, nor is there an earthly way I can use it all.

So here is the deal:
I am offering surprise packages for £12.

With Christmas not too far away, you may want to treat yourself or someone else with a little surprise pack like this....

For UK people the price of postage is included, for people outside the UK the price for postage has become so expensive, a minimum of £8 for the size of package you would be getting, that I would have to add a price onto the total and would have to request you pay for the postage too. I would negotiate a price with you depending on where you are.

Each pack will contain:
10 papers size 12 x 12" Brand new and in good condition
10 papers 6 x 6 and 8 x 8" (a mix of both) Brand new and in good condition
10 stamps (mounted rubber or polymer, a mix of both) these have been used so are not new, but in good condition!

And as a little bonus to say thanks, a card, tag or little book made by me.
Here is a sample of some of the papers, remember there will be 10 stamps also:

Papers will be a mix of older collections from: Graphics 45, Prima, Tim Holtz, Kaisercraft, 7 Dots Studios, Bo Bunny, Pion Design etc. All 12 x 12" papers are double sided, the other papers are a mix of one or two sided papers. All of the papers are high quality and will include some vintage, shabby chic etc styles. They can be used for scrapbooking, card making or mixed media work.
Most of my visitors here will know my style, I will try and be fair in the selection of both papers and stamps and include a good mix, there will be no cute stamps and some of them will even be brand new.

If you are interested, please email me 


Now before I sign off I just wanted to show you how I used some of my papers to create backgrounds for some of my Christmas cards. Any paper can be altered to look totally different, that's part of the fun of using papers (well I think so anyway....)

Here is the finished card
Here is how it started, a piece of a Prima paper, not at all Christmassy.
Add some Gesso, sprays and paint (a piece of kitchen roll for texture and baby wipe to blend out hard edges are great for this).
Add a Tim Holtz Layered Snowflake, (I added another die on top and a little metal embellishment, spray them as well and add lots of glitter
Add a stamped sentiment, this one is from Tim Holtz
Mat it on matching card and you are done.

Here are two further finished samples, done in exactly the same way:
This one uses the Layered Leaf die, again on top of some Prima paper
And here is yet another one using the Layered Snowflake.

Well, hope this has given you some inspiration, have a good week!
Thank you for visiting and stay inky!!


Nicole Wright Designs said...

Oh my you must have a lot to offer this up. I am not a hoarder (ok maybe my dies I am) so I could not imagine how much you have. Good luck to you and love your card!

Rita said...

Beautiful card Astrid. I love nice papers and will take you up on the offer. Hugs Rita xxx

massofhair said...

Stuning card Astrid, gorgeous layers as always.

I don't have many papers the likes of yours so i will take you up on your offer too, thank you Astrid for your generosity, looking forward to my package arriving:-) xxx

froebelsternchen said...

I think you will have a lot to send during the next time....
that's a great offer for paper lovers.
Beautiful cards as well!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wwo what an amazing card I really love it!! Great paper did you use!!


Valerie-Jael said...

Great idea, and I hope you manage to reduce your supplies this way! Valerie

Jane said...

O wow Astrid such gorgeous cards. I would love to buy a will be my early Christmas present to myself. Off to email you xx

Nikki Acton said...

Sounds like fun! I am up for it too.... Love surprises and would love an Astrid project too! Xx

Sandra said...

Request sent! Best of luck with your clear out.

Maryann Laursen said...

Absolut amazing cards here as usual hun, I always loves your amazing work and today is no different, it´s truly awesome. And what a treat to get your hands on such a pack, please count me in for one too. Will mail you now.

Anneke said...

Great cards Astrid. I love the color of your first card. Great idea. Thanks for inspiring me. Anneke.

Juliz Design Post said...

Hi Astrid, sounds fun to get a surprise package, count me in. Love your cards, beautifully designed.
Julie x

artwolf2009 said...

...if I weren´t a hoarder myself... :)

great Cards you have produced and great Inspiration for future (the very near future as time goes by so fast) Christmas cards

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Like the grungy backgrounds of the cards, the details on them look great.
Good luck with selling your papers and stamps (uhhh I'm a "horder" too, so I can't buy a more space! :-)).
Greetings, Alie

Redanne said...

Oh Astrid I love your cards, they are all so beautiful. I am using the snowflakes myself today but they don't look as fantastic as yours.....

What a great deal you are offering, I so wish I was not such a hoarder..... if you run short of anything let me know and I can supply Hugs, Anne xx

Anonymous said...

Astrid .. the card is, as always, totally amazing.

Your offer: I'd really like to take you up on your offer, but when I click to email you, it only gives me two options: Yahoo email or Google. I don't have either of those.

Is there another way of emailing? (I'm with hotmail).

Dorthe said...

Astrid , your samples are totally stunning , both the focal points ,and the backgrounds, are so exiting !
And then it is a wonderful idea ,to sell some of your great materials .
I am cleaning up my old shop and workspace over there, so I have enough to keep and -or throw away from 18 years of creating dolls, and everything
Hugs, Dorthe

JansArtyJunk said...

Wow!! Off to email you ... Jan x

Unknown said...

Absolut amazing cards here as usual hun, I always loves your amazing work and today is no different, it´s truly awesome. And what a treat to get your hands on such a pack, please count me in for one too. Will mail you now.Hugs Tunder

Carol said...

A new follower here! Love your Christmas cards Astrid. I've sent you an email. Carol x

Gosia said...

Very, very, very amazing cards ;) I love every one ;)

Jackie PN said...

Inspiration galore Astrid!! Those cards are so gorgeous!!And as always, I am grateful for the steps you show! xoxo

Bridget Larsen said...

Wish I llived closer then I could buy some too, they look gorgeous

Evelyn Walter said...

Stunning cards, I love them!
I´ve sent you an email and hope that I´m not too late!
xxx Evelyn

Meggymay said...

A beautiful selection of Christmas cards. I must get some made soon.

Deborah Wainwright said...

Excellent post Astrid I have emailed you x

rachel said...

brilliant idea - have emailed you! Big Hugs Rachel xx

Ros Crawford said...

Well done on your sale ... I have stuff hoarded too and sooner or later I'm going to need a de clutter! Beautiful cards Astrid - It's always good to see your process

Claudia N. said...

Great idea on doing the sale, Astrid!

And I LOVE your christmas cards!

Claudia x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW what an amazing collection of beautiful christmas cards, I love every single one.
Have a nice day,
big hugs Anja

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Astrid, your cards are stunning, love each one, the textures are gorgeous. I'm too late for your fabulous sale, but I still have too much in my stash and have given away & donated tons of stamps and papers. Have a great day, Shirleyxx

Jools Robertson said...

Wowzer! What a bargain that was

I love your snowflake, got to get that die but love the crystal effect you used on it!

Jools x

Marjie Kemper said...

Well done on the clear out. I'm taking notes! And the sample photos are beautiful!

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