Saturday, 28 April 2012

POSTAL CHARGES FORCE LARGE DOILY DEMISE

Just a note to all my lovely Customers and Blog followers.
Due to the huge increase in postal charges enforced by Royal Mail i will not be getting any more of the large square 10.5" Doilies.
The postage costs have made it impractical to sell them, as the package costs have increased from £1.96 to a massive £2.70
package costs were dependent on the weight from up to100 grams to 250grams, 500grams and 750 grams.
each weight had a different price.
Now they are all the same from 0 to 750grams at one high price.
The doilies weigh 120 grams but now you pay the same price as a 750 grams package.
Not good for us Crafters who often buy large items which weigh very little.
12 x 12 papers, Cutting mats for our Cricut machines, wooden mounted stamps and 1000's of other Crafting goodies will now be so expensive to buy online due to this new crazy postage charges.
Even a Tiny wooden mounted stamp will now cost £2.70 to post excluding packaging.
I have quite a few in stock of the 10.5" square Doilies, but will not be getting any more once they have gone.
In fact any of my Doilies which will need to be posted as a package will not be available once my stock has gone.
so if you want the 10.5 inch square Doilies, you had best get them while stocks last.
Hugs
Helena

HOW TO MAKE A DOILY ENVELOPE

Hi there Folks!
What a horrible wet few days we have had, but a great opportunity to get some serious crafting done.
I have been pretty busy making Toppers and Cards, but broke off to do another tutorial for you as i have been asked so many times how to make the Doily envelopes.
This time round i have done lots of photo's and clear instructions on how to make them.
If you have any probs please let me know and i will help where i can.
so here goes....
First you need 1x  8" x 8" square Doily available from my eBay store or my Website.
and a sheet of coloured paper cut to 19.5cm square.
I used a corner punch to round off the corners of my paper.
Lay the sheet of paper over the Doily to make sure it fits neatly about 1/4 cm inside the Doily.
On the reverse side of the Doily i used a spray adhesive and gave it a light spray to make the Doily nice and tacky and then layed my paper onto the Doily and pressed it down firmly.
The next step is to fold the Doily and paper.
 As you can see from the above picture i have made the creases and added some double sided tape to the side flaps the tape should be on the inner side of the flaps.
sellotape will do the job just as well.
DO NOT remove the backing from the double sided tape as it will stick closed if you do.
 Next you fold the flaps back into place and the tape or sellotape will keep them closed in place.

then you simply pop your card, Invitation or letter into the envelope and hey presto! you have a really pretty lace envelope.
I used a piece of double sided tape to seal my envelope closed.
 Above is the envelope closed from the back
 Above is the Envelope from the front
I used a sticky label to put my address on.
I hope that i have explained everything easily enough for you all....Happy Envelope making.
Hugs
Helena





Thursday, 19 April 2012

My eBay card Toppers for sale

Hi there Folks
just thought i would let you that i am selling my Card Toppers again in my eBay store.
click HERE or the link on your right to get to them.
if you want to know more about what, how and where, drop me a line I am always happy to help.
Below is some of the Toppers I have made, I hope you like them.
I have made them to fit snugly onto a 6" x 6" card blank.
Hugs
Helena