Saturday, 26 November 2011

New Quirky Kits for Subscribers!

Hi!The two new Quirky Kits are now ready to go! The kits will be shipping out Monday and Tuesday next week, (28th & 29th). Here's the (almost) full reveal. The Elle's Studio Calendar cards are missing from the photos but I've included them after so you can see what they're like.
Well here we go this is Snow Stories:
I began with my base colours of pink and grey/silver then built it up from there. I was looking for some fun trendy newsprint/text patterns and some pretty snowy elements those are also reflected in the name of the kit 'Snow, Stories'. There's lots of lovely textures from the chunky crispness of the lovely kraft based patterned papers to the soft delicate silk ribbon and organza. I picked out two alphabets both with a ever so slight sheen. The Thickers have a pearl like iridescent finish and the Glitz stickers also have a pretty pearl look too. I really love that whole mix of the kind of 'heavy' kraft colours with the softer sparkly/shiny elements. It really reminds me of that feeling after it's snowed, the idea of everything around us being softened as it's adorned with a soft delicate blanket of snow.
All the patterned papers are doublesided and the reverse sides have a mix up of black, kraft, white and blue so you can trade all the pinks in the kit, (apart from the ribbon but if you're really not into pink this would make a lovely wrapping for a gift) for blue to change up the colour scheme. I've kept most of the kit neutral on purpose so it will easily mix in with supplies you already have and we have a couple of winter elements but nothing overtly themed so it will happily sit with anything you want to make.
I really love the crochet snowflake embellishments which were made by a lovely lady on etsy, (yours might not look like the one shown as they're a good mix up of different kinds, just like real snowflakes :D) and the little penguins are just a little bit of quirky fun I thought of after watching Frozen Planet, (BBC1).
Kit features:
My Minds Eye Kraft Funday 'In Print', 'Streamers' and 'Patchwork Party' patterned papers.
Pink Paislee Snow Day, 'Hot Cocoa' and 'Cozy Sweater' patterned papers.
Lily Bee Design Head Over Heels, 'Courting' and Memorandum 'Whiteboard' patterned papers.
My Minds Eye Lost and Found 2 'Favorite Dance' patterned paper.
Bazzill cardstock in Kraft, Avalanche and Smoky.
American Crafts Marquise pearl letter Thickers alphabet stickers.
My Minds Eye Kraft Funday Everyday Fun button card.
2 x penguin shaped button embellishments.
1 handmade snowflake crochet embellishment.
Glitz Design Teeny Alpha in pearl
1 x Jenni Bowlin Doily Flower embellishment
6 x pieces of Pink Paislee Snow Day Ephemera, (printed diecut card embellishments).
MayArts Fuchsia Silk Ribbon x 1 yard, (90cm)
Silver strung sequins x 1 meter
1 length of red grosgrain ribbon
1 length of silver liquid ribbon
1 square piece of sparkle dot snow organza
Elle's Studio 2012 Vintage Calendar Circle Tags

For the Quirky Kit Lite 'Snow Drifts' this month I wanted to do something contrasting but still working with the same idea of mixing in the kraft/neutral colours. For this one I started out with a teal/green and silver colour scheme and went from there. There are some Elle's Studio Calendar pennants in this kit too, they didn't arrive in time to put in the photo but I've included them bellow it.
The snowflake is a glitter paper which is really really really glittery but it's specially made so the glitter doesn't come off. One of my favorite papers from the new summer releases is that Crate woodgrain pattern from the Peppermint line so I had to throw in some of that somewhere. It's a really versatile paper either as a background or as embellishment. The main kit has the newspaper/text print element and there's a nod to that in the lite kit with the Studio Calico sheet.

Studio Calico Classic Calico 'Newsprint' patterned paper.
American Crafts Silver Snowflakes POW! glitter paper (half sheet).
Crate Paper Peppermint 'Ski Lodge' patterned paper.
Crate Paper Farmhouse 'Sunday Dinner' patterned paper.
Echo Park Dots & Stripes 'Silver Bells' patterned paper.
My Minds Eye Lost and Found 2 'Precious Motif' patterned paper.
My Minds Eye Kraft Funday 'Party' patterned paper.
American Crafts Vanilla cardstock.
Bazzill Kraft cardstock.
My Minds Eye Lost & Found 2 "Fun Day" title card.
Authentique Petite Type Square alphabet stickers.
White wool mix felt square, 9x9 inches.
1 length of silver glitter ribbon.
1 length of white velvet ribbon.
Elle's Studio 2012 Monthly Pennants.

Keep a peek on your emails for shipping notifications. You'll be able to change the date it's sent out to you too if you need to.
For non subscribers I'm afraid these kits are sold out but there will be a couple of smaller seperate kits available and I'll soon be adding the new subscription places to the store so look out for those.

xx Leo


Rachel M said...

Can't wait for it to arrive. I love those monthly pennants, I'm thinking of starting project life next year, these will work great in that!

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