Saturday, 28 December 2013

It's SALE Time....

at Pinnacles.... Hi everyone. We hope you all had a great Christmas and are suitably relaxed and refreshed for the crafting year ahead?
And what better way to start the year than with a few crafting bargains...

The shop is back open today after our Christmas break and is packed full of some wonderful reduced to clear stock..

Sizzix Dies, Stamps & Paints

oooohhh, more Dies

A few Spellbinders....

Embossing Folders

A little bit of this and that...
Doors open at 10, we look forward to seeing you there.
Have a great day, see you soon.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Merry Christmas.....

One freshly buffed, quaffed and thoroughly clean puppy dog all ready for Santa.... Yup, she’s even got her Christmas ribbon on.... That’s as far as I would allow Grandma to go with the dress up!!
Last day in the shop today. Just a reminder, we close at 2pm and then it’s time for us as a family to get our Christmas on..... We’re back open on Saturday 28th December at 10am, when our SALE begins in store...

We’d like to wish all of our Blog Friends a very “Merry Christmas” and hope that you have time to enjoy all of the magic that this time of year brings... Thank you for joining us on our crafting journey this year, we look forward to crafting with you in 2014...
Ho Ho Ho.... From everyone at Pinnacles.....

Friday, 20 December 2013

2 weeks....

.....(on and off) hard graft! But finally our work room has had it's Christmas tidy up...

Found shed loads that I didn't even know we had!!!

Still got some ways to go, but happy with the progress so far....
See you soon.

Friday, 13 December 2013

It's a cracker....

Happy Friday folks...

Thought I'd share with you another one of Joanne's amazing creations.. (can you tell I am filling as I haven't made anything recently myself??!!)

This is one she did with her ladies during their party week here at Pinnacles... Little mini parchment crackers...

Although personally, I think they look like little Quality Streets (other brands of Christmas sweets available!)....
Either way, another masterpiece!!!
Have a great day folks and thanks for checking us out.
See you soon.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Soooo been waiting for this one.....

Hi Folks... If there's one Christmas card I look forward to receiving each year, then it has to be Joanne's (Sister).... Why!?

Cos blooming ek! the time, effort, love and patience she must put into everyone of her Parchment creations

just astounds me every time I see one...

She's even made a little one for Hollister... Forget Baubles, AMAZEBALLS is more apt me thinks!........

Right, more reducing for me today.. I have a reducing gun, and I'm not afraid to use it!!!
Have a great day folks and thanks for checking us out.
See you soon.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!!

Er, no! Let it not!! Still got plenty of things I need to do! Fortunately, it hasn't snowed (not that it was forecast anyway) in this part of the shire...

But, for today’s project, I have captured my own snowflake...

Another bbbrrrr card! I think I need to try for something a little warmer on my next project!!!
Thanks for checking us out. Have a great day.
See you soon.

Tonic Studios - 455e Indulgence Round Window Boudoir Square Base
Tonic Studios Die - 373e Christmas Sentiments 1
Spellbinders/JustRite Die - AG-04395 Lacey Tiers

Thursday, 5 December 2013

White Poinsettia....

Hi folks.... I'm thinking you can never go wrong with a little tone on tone...

And what better tone to use than White.... A little hint of Silver helps set it off, making it feel as cold as cold can be, which is pretty apt for this mornings weather... bbbbbrrrrr.
Thanks for checking us out.
See you soon.

Poinsettia - Lea'bilities Combo Die 45.9029 Poinsettia
Spellbinders/Just Rite Die - AG-04395 Lacey Tiers

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Lacey Snowflake......

Hi folks.. Our new Lacey Tiers Die is taking a bit of a beating at the moment...

It doesn't scream "Christmas"!

but I can certainly see a Snowflake in there somewhere, sort of.....
And I'm sure it will have other potential uses when I finally take my "Christmas Head" off!!
I've teamed it up with one of the Tonic Verso Dies which sets it off even more.... And, OH Yes, different colour combos are on their way...
Thanks for checking us out.
See you soon.

JustRite/Spellbinders Die - AG-04395 Lacey Tiers
Tonic Studios
396e Decorative Bow Rings

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Deck the Halls....

Hi folks.. My crafting mojo has been m.i.a for the past couple of days! So, to get the creative juices flowing again, I treated myself to a couple of new crafting bits!!

And bipity bopity boo, creativity has been restored.. For now.....

Just need to ride the wave whilst the mojo is still here..
Thanks for checking us out.
See you soon.

Bauble - Spellbonders/Just Rite Die AG-04395 Lacey Tiers
Holly - Cheery Lynn Die B168 - Mega Holly Flourish
Sentiment - Tonic Studios Die - 373e Christmas Sentiments 1

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

The Holidays are coming.....

With December approaching fast, it's a race to get all of my personal cards made... I think the penny has finally dropped, spending ages making a card the week before Christmas and giving it to a family member to sit on their mantle piece for maybe a week before it is taken down is not a good use of my time.. So, my intention, albeit a potentially unachievable one, has been to get them all made and given out in the first week of December this year... I'm getting there, slowly!!!

Another one for the pile!!! Says "Christmas" to me. Hope it does to you too?
Thanks for checking us out. See you soon.

Crafts Too - Christmas Foliage CTDI7059
Tonic Studios - Deck the Halls 373e Christmas Sentiments 1
Papermania - Glitter Vellum Holly Flourish PMA 163205

Monday, 25 November 2013

Believing the Magic....

... Hi folks... I suspect that, like many of us at this time of year, we revert back to our inner child just a little bit, although I know for some that inner child stays with them all year round!!!!
Every family has their Christmas traditions, and our family is no different.. Yes, we still all have Advent Calendar’s each year, the Tree goes up as early as possible!! And we all have a Christmas stocking.

Which is what makes this card a little bit special.. It brings back memories..
Hope it does for you too and that you still believe in the Magic!!?
Have a great day and thanks for checking us out.
See you soon.

Friday, 15 November 2013


..Forgot to add the most important pictures of all (about the book).

It actually slowly opens,

to reveal,

as Lady Hels of Sheridan would say,

Thanks for checking us out.
See you soon.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Christmas Book....

Hi folks... Just about finished my prep for Saturdays Gilding Wax Workshop!!
You may recall in a recent post the box I made using Gilding Wax?!!!

As nice as the box is (in my eyes anyway) it is just that, a box, "neither use nor ornament!!"
So, today, I have finally put that issue to rest...

Two Gilding Wax Christmas Books made....

And living in their new home...
Ladies on Saturdays Workshop, I'm not ganna lie to you; you've got your work cut out! But I will make it as fun and as painless as I possibly can..
It is my last lesson of the year after all...
Thanks for checking us out.
See you soon.

Spellbinders 3D M-Bossibilitie - E3D-013 Persian Splendor
Gilding Wax: Autumn Bronze, Cast Bronze, Golden Light, Patina, Pearl Moon, Vintage Golden Green.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Making use of a few odds and ends....

Hi folks.. Well, it rarely happens, but I have actually finished a project made from 3 un finished projects! Does that make sense??

The Wreath and Bell were part finished samples from our Steampunk Christmas lesson a couple of weekends ago, and the Jingle Bells Sentiment was from last weekend’s Pan Pastels lesson!!.. Nothing inspired me at the time to use them individually, and they were too good to throw away or get lost in the ether! But together, I think they just about work!!!??
What will I find next that I didn't realise I had already made or sort of started??
Thanks for checking us out. See you soon.
Jingle Bells - Tonic Studios Sentiments 2 Die Set 374E
Poinsettia - Dees Distinctively Die IME-047
Wreath - Spellbinders Rustic Wreath 3D M-Bossibilitie E3D-007

Friday, 8 November 2013

Deck the Halls.....

... Hi folks... I think I have finally settled on a design for my own personal Christmas Cards this year!

It has a little bit of everything on it, Pan Pastels, Embossing and Die Cutting. So, it should keep my busy over the coming weeks!
Off to start churning them out, or variations thereof!!
Thanks for checking us out.
See you soon.
Metallic Pan Pastels: Bronze, Copper, Light Gold, Rich Gold, Silver.
Cheery Lynn Die: B148 Holly Lace Flourish
XCut Embossing Folder: Delicate Flourishes
Deck the Halls: Tonic Studios Die Set Christmas Sentiments One

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Happy Birthday Sis....

Hi folks.. Well, for a change, NO Christmas project, as today is Joanne's (my Sister) Birthday...
To be honest, it's been a right pain thinking of a card for her... I spent the best part of yesterday playing around with Inks, Pan Pastels, Stamps, you name it I tried it!! But to no avail!!

Then, we had a delivery of these, and within half an hour, BAM!!! card done!!

Happy Birthday Jo Jo. Hope you enjoy your
Thanks for checking us out.
See you soon.

Tonic Studios Christmas Verso Die - 398e Decorative Wreath Rings
Cheery Lynn Die - B226 Happy
Cheery Lynn Die - B231 Birthday

Monday, 4 November 2013

Wooden Poinsettia's....

Hi folks...
Last sample from the weekends Christmas Workshop for you today..
In my last post, I said it was a little difficult to take a picture of the project, as it had so much Mirror card on it, reflection was a problem..

So, today’s project has the bare minimum of Mirror card, but a whole lot of wood, which makes a nice change???
Thanks for checking us out. See you soon.
Dee's Distinctively Poinsettia Die IME-047
Cheery Lynn B383 Owl with Gears
Tando Creative Compass
Glossy Accents
Andy Skinner Stamps - Letting off Steam
Tim Holtz Screw Head Brads
Nellie Snellen Brad Spacers.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Christmas Steampunk Owl....

Hi folks.. Last sample for tomorrows Christmas workshop!!

Don't think I've ever used sooo much Mirror card on one project!! Ah, who am I kidding!! I'm a Mirror card fiend!! But it does make it a little difficult to photograph (reflection)!! Still, I have an idea today to try and rectify that!! Will show you next time, if it works out that is!!
Thanks for checking us out, see you soon.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Getting something a little bit extra...

Hi Folks. Like most crafters, I like to get as much out of my crafting stash as I can. Trying to see things other than their intended use...
And that is defo the case with today's project!!

Yes, I see Baubles too... But where did they come from??

Recognise them now?? Hot Air Balloons..

Lob off the basket and Viola!! Baubles....
Opens up a whole new use for this die!!
Thanks for checking us out.
See you soon.
Spellbinders D Lite Die S2-056 Holly Twig and Leaves
Cheery Lynn Die B360 Hot Air Balloons

Friday, 25 October 2013

Just arrived...

Hi folks... Just to let you know, the new Do Crafts November promotion has arrived.. It's come in a little bit earlier than expected, but were not complaining!!

Just getting everything priced up and onto the shelves!! Go check it out...
See you soon.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

You'll either ....

... Love it or Hate it!!! Steampunk that is!! Just like Marmite! Which, as you may know.. I'm a fan of!!
Just getting a few samples ready for next weekend’s "Steampunk Christmas" workshop...

This little cheeky Chappie will be adorning the Pinnacles Christmas Tree this year, once he had served his purpose in the workshop that is!!
Thanks for checking us out.
See you soon.

Tim Holtz Gadget Gears Die
Cheery Lynn B383 Owl with Gears Die

Monday, 21 October 2013

I somehow seem to...

...have made Steampunk "perdy", totally unintentional as I'm use to throwing lots of Ink and grunge at a project like this! But, it chose its own direction and I'm pretty happy with the results, even if it wasn't where I thought I'd be going with it!!

I've known that Cheery Lynn were releasing a selection of new dies to their Steampunk range for a while now, it was just a case of being patient until they arrived!!

I've used the smaller heart from the Hearts n Gears Die Set B378, cut out on a thin Gold Metal and sanded back to reveal the Silver core.

For the background, I embossed a "Special Touch" Mask (Mechanical) through the Big Shot Machine, adding a light coat of Rich Cocoa Memento Ink to highlight the embossing.

The Branches, for the Baubles to hang from, were cut form one of the new Spellbinders D-Lite Dies (S2-048 Sprigs).

The sentiment was a "Freebie" (gotta love a freebie) from Issue 60 of Creative Cardmaking Magazine, stamped in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink and Die cut with Spellbinders Cogs Die (S4-386).

Right, off to play with some of the other Steampunk Dies in the set, hopefully, this time I'll be able to "Butch" them up a bit more!!
Thanks for checking us out. See you soon.