Friday, 9 December 2016

It's the little changes that count

Good morning.

2017 is fast approaching.  Is any one making resolutions?

Mine are to be more organised with my personal stash and to craft more.

Since the new year is approaching I want to make some little changes to how XCS works.

I'm going to try to run the five day sales every 3-4 weeks, with a VIP invitation only sale a few days before for all of my lovely VIP members.

At the moment I sell all month round, but I am going to change this. There will still be pictures in the group of stock available, but I am going to take the quantities off as I will only be selling via the sales from now on.  This is to save on disappointment for those who order between sales only to find out that what they want has sold out.

If you are interested in something that is out of stock, please let me know and I will do my best to get some more in or some thing very similar.

It may not be obvious, but I have sections.  I am going to discontinue some of the current ones (Acrylics, Keys and Stick pins), so watch out for some bargains as I clear those.

As you already know (if you have seen my live videos) the new year will be coming in with a bling (see what I did there lol)  Rhinestones and some tools/storage are being added. A bunch more surprises will be added as the year progresses and there will be the odd give away here and there.

I will be adding a page to the blog which I plan to fill with video tutorials on things you can do with XCS products, project tutorials and videos of things made by myself, Tina and the Guest Designers.

On top of all of that, I hope to finally get a website that I am happy with and to get that launched.  I have been working on one, but I am still not happy with what I have created.  You know what us crafters are like lol

As always, I am on the hunt for guest design team members, so if you would like a chance to play with some of the new items that are coming in, keep an eye out for notices going up explaining what is required.

I had better get a wriggle on and do some work.

Happy crafting every one

Naomi x

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Bling up for grabs

I'm feeling the need to spread some joy 
(I'm feeling very happy right now).

So I am going to give away a bag of 500 rhinestones in assorted colours and sizes

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is to post a picture of a recent or new make here that features either a metal embellishment or some sort of bling (pearls or rhinestones).

If you are using an item purchased from Xanderous Crafty Stash, please mention what you have used and you will get an extra chance to win the bling.

Please do not include links to business pages with your entry.  Discrete watermarks will be overlooked, but obvious ones will be deleted.

You have until December 31st to post your entry.
Good luck every one.  I can't wait to see what you all show off.

Naomi x

Friday, 25 November 2016

On the twelfth day of Christmas

Flower filigrees for 20% off
Originally sold in packs of 4 for 12.5p per item
 now only 10p each

ND004 Flower filigree

These are very popular and can be used in so many ways.  They are easy to cut with a pair of scissors and can be rolled or bent for use in all sorts of ways.

I have used three or four on this layout
Also used ND080 Small bronze tone butterfly
ND038 Diamond filigree

To buy the flower filigrees, simply comment under the picture in the 12 days of Christmas sale over at XCS.

Thank you for visiting to find out about the special offers over the last 12 days. I can't wait to see what you are all going to make with them.  Feel free to show off your makes on the XCS group wall.

See you again in January for another sale. 

Naomi x

Thursday, 24 November 2016

On the eleventh day of Christmas

Diamond drops at buy one get one free


These diamond drops are so versitile.  I have used them at the top of decorated bottles as a stopper, revamped the center of a light fitting, on a bag charm

and I have used a few to Christmas tree decorations.

To buy your diamond drops, simply comment under the picture in the 12 days of Christmas sale over at XCS with the quantity that you would like to pay for and receive the same again for free.

Please join me tomorrow for the 12th and final special offer in the 12 days of Christmas sale.

Naomi x

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

On the tenth day of Christmas

 Brone tone cut corners at 20% off
regular price 50p now only 40p per pack


These corners look fabulous on all sorts of projects - cards, mini albums, altered/decorated notebooks and much much more.

Also shown ND013 Large filigree corner
ND016 Ornate closure
ND047 Bronze tone peahen
ND057 Bronze tone embossed leaf
ND056 Swirled filigree

If you would like to buy the bronze tone cut corners (ND049) simply comment under the picture in the 12 days of Christmas sale over at XCS

Please come back tomorrow for another special offer.  Only a few days left.

Naomi x

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

On the ninth day of Christmas

Dress cones on buy one get one free

Today and for the rest of the sale we are offering 


These filigree dress cones are great for making jewellery and your own little Christmas angels or decorations.

To buy, just comment under the picture in the 12 days of Christmas Sale  over at XCS with the number that you would like to pay for and get the same amount free.

Thank you for visiting today.  Please come back tomorrow to find out about the next special offer.

Naomi x

Monday, 21 November 2016

On the eighth day of Christmas

Filigree swirls at buy one get one free


To buy, simply say how many packs of 5 you would like to be charged for in the  12 days of Christmas sale over at XCS and receive the same number of packs again free of charge.

Not sure what to use these for?  They are great for all sorts of projects such as this 3D project made by our November Guest Designer Zena Lindsay

 Click here  to check out her youtube video about how she made this lovely little project.

and this elegant desk tidy from Karen McClure who is our other November guest designer.  Click here to find out all of the secrets and and storage ideas that she has included.

They are both great crafters, so please check out their youtube channels to see more of their makes.

That's all from me for today.  See you tomorrow for another special offer.

Naomi x

Sunday, 20 November 2016

On the seventh day of Christmas

Bronze skelly leaves at 33% off
ND077 regular price 15p.  Now only 10p each.

These leaves are wonderful to work with.  They are light, but sturdy and flexible making them suitable for anything from cards to earrings.

Here is one that Tina has enameled.  They still stay flexible, even after the enamel is on.

To purchase the skelly leaves, simply comment under the picture in the 12 days of Christmas sale over at XCS.  This special offer will run until 10pm November 25th.

Thanks for visiting.  Please come back tomorrow to see the next special offer.

Naomi x

Saturday, 19 November 2016

On the sixth day of Christmas

The new heart clip at 25p each
(regular price 30p)


These little beauties are great for so many things.  Cards, layouts, journalling, 3D projects, mini albums and if you take the clip off, jewellery.

This is a mini album page that I have used one on.

You can also see ND054 (curved flower) peaking out at the top right corner.

This is a brand new item in stock which you can purchase by commenting under the photo in the 12 days of Christmas sale over at XCS

Thanks for stopping by.  Please pop by tomorrow to see the next exciting special offer that we have for you.

Naomi x

Friday, 18 November 2016

On the fifth day of Christmas

Silver clasps at only 55p
(regular price 65p each)


These make great closures on mini albums, boxes 
and all sorts of projects.

Here is a wonderful jewellery box made by our 
lead design team member Tina

The dragon pull handle (ND045).  
The assorted antique bronze gears (ND088).  
The bronze toned carved feet (ND060)

 Tina has used ND034 in bronze.  This item is currently out of stock, but we do have this in silver.

   You will find links to Tina's blog and Youtube in the side bar.

To purchase any of the metal elements mentioned, just comment under the picture in the 12 days of Christmas sale over at XCS  This offer is available until10pm 25th November.

Come back tomorrow to see the next special offer available.

Naomi x

Thursday, 17 November 2016

On the fourth day of Christmas

Filigree corners for just 25p
(Regular price 35p per pack)

ND098 (Copper)

ND099 (Bronze)

These are brand new in and are great on cards, mini albums, 3D makes and so much more.

To purchase visit the 12 days of Christmas sale over at XCS and comment under the picture.

Join me for another special offer tomorrow.

Naomi x

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

On the third day of Christmas

Pick and mix flat backed pearls

Flat backed pearls are a new addition to XCS.  At the moment we are offering 6 grams (approx 200) of 5mm pearls in ivory or black for 75p and 2 grams (approx 200) of Berry Mix 3mm pearls for just 50p

But wait.  We are also offering pick and mix pearls.

Aqua, Barbie pink, Bright lemon and Burgundy
Chocolate, Denim, Emerald and Gold
Gunmetal/Haematite, Ivory, Pale peach and Lilac
White and Purple

How this works:

The pick and mix pearls are all 4mm flat backed pearls.
There are 14 different colours to choose from and each colour is sold in lots of 50.  

All you need to do is to comment under the pictures in the 12 days of Christmas sale over at XCS with the word "mix".  You will be charged 20p per colour that you add to your mix.  So if your mix contains 4 colours, you will be charged 80p for your mix and you will have a total of 200 pearls

If you want to buy more than one mix -  for example a pastel mix and a bold mix - just comment "mix 1" and "mix 2" under the pictures.  All of your mix 1 pearls will go into one bag and all of your mix 2 in another.

I have already been playing with the black pearls.
I have also used ND004 Flower filigree
ND056 Swirled filigree
ND047 Bronze tone Peahen
The peacock feather and frame can be found at Fernli Designs

Thanks for visiting.  Please come back tomorrow to see the next special offer in the 12 days of Christmas sale.

Naomi x

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

On the second day of Christmas

Cats and dogs for buy 2 get 1 free



Simply comment under the pictures in the 12 days of Christmas sale over at XCS saying which three items you would like.  They don't all need to be the same.  When you get your total at the end of the sale, you will only be charged for 2 of each set you buy.

This offer is available until 10pm November 25th 

If you are looking for inspiration for what to do with these, how about making some trainer jewelry as shown by Tina.  

All you need is some small split rings.

See you all tomorrow with another special offer.

Naomi x