Three For Thursday : Saying Goodbye

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Did you know that the brand new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue for 2017-2018 is launching on June 1st, with a brand new set of In Colours and more gorgeousness than you can shake a gluestick at? You are going to love this new range it is lush! If you want to sign up to receive an email version of the new catalogue sign up to my mailing list HERE for a copy at midnight on June 1st!

In the meantime, because there are so many gorgeous new ranges we are having to say goodbye to some old favourites. However, every cloud has a silver lining and for the retirement list that comes in the form of some nice discounts! Here are my top three picks from the retirement sale!

1 – In Colour 2016-2018 DSP

The new In Colours launch on June 1st and they are gorgeous. That means that the 2015-2017 In Colors are leaving, and although the 2016-2018 ones are sticking around for a while many of the products are being discontinued and replaced with new ones. A personal favourite of mine which should be a staple in every crafter’s kit is the In Colours DSP pack. It contains 40 sheets of 12 by 12 paper in 2 double sided designs across all 5 in colours : Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach & Sweet Sugarplum. The papers are high quality and are acid/lignin free making them ideal for scrapbookers. This retiring paper stack is now 20% off at just £16 – that’s just 40p per sheet!

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2 – Cupcakes and Carousels

One of the retiring product suites is Cupcakes & Carousels. Several of the products are discounted right now including the cardstock, papers and embellishments. I’m offering a deal on this suite for those who order direct with me by emailing hello@scarletmooncrafts.co.uk – Buy the 6 by 6 Designer Series Papers, the A4 Cardstock, Stampin’ Write Markers and the Embellishment Kit for £25 including postage. – Offer available while stocks last.

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The matching  Carousel Birthday stamp set is also retiring and is available separately.

3 – Gift Bag Punch Board

Make your gifts extra special with handmade Gift Boxes with the help of the Gift Box Punch Board. You can make boxes up to 4 inches in size. Since the board is retiring, this is also discounted right now to just £12.60!

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Grab these retiring goodies before they are gone forever – there are loads more in the retiring section. Don’t forget to check the Clearance Rack for more great bargains! This month’s hostess code is BKRT3VQV.

Happy Stampin’

Sig

Three for Thursday: Christmas Comes Early

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Christmas will be upon us before we know it! Every crafter knows that you need to get a jump on all of your Christmas makes if you are going to prepared for the holiday season. It won’t be long before summer is over and our thoughts turn to the Winter holiday season. However, that doesn’t mean that you cannot be prepared in advance! The Stampin’ Up! Clearance rack has some amazing offers right now of Christmas products at unbelievable prices! That’s why this week, Three for Thurday is focusing on those Christmas bargains!

1 – We Have Washi All Wrapped Up!

There are currently four sets of Christmas/Winter themed washi on the clearance rack. The packs contain 5 rolls of 4.6m Washi Tape in 3 different widths. These usually retail at £7.25, but during clearance you can pick up each of the packs for just £2.90 per set! That’s an amazing saving of 60%!

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Choose from the following options:

  • Seasons of Cheer :- Although this is a seasonal design, the Seasons of Cheer washi tape could actually be used all year round as it features stripes, spots and quilted designs in Cherry Cobbler, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz, and Soft Sky.
  • Warmth & Cheer – Again, there is no reason this design wouldn’t be used outside of the Holiday season. Only the Christmas tree design is truly seasonal and even then it works as a woodland themed tape. I think Warmth & Cheer is great if you celebrate Yule rather than Christmas. The colours are Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, and  Garden Green.
  • Presents & Pinecones – With its Candy Cane stripes and sprigs of holly, the Presents & Pinecones set is a much more in your face Christmas choice making use of  Cherry Cobbler, Delightful Dijon, Emerald Envy and Mint Macaron
  • Candy Cane Lane – The final choice is Candy Cane Lane, a real red and whisper white set with a candy cane theme!

2 – Pretty Paper Package

If you love the washi tape, then you will also want to look at this bargain Designer Series Paper! The Warmth & Cheer paper pad contains 48 sheets of double sided 6 by 6 inch paper in 12 different designs for the bargain price of only £3.60 instead of the regular price of £9! The colours featured are Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Delightful Dijon, Garden Green, Whisper White. If you need something bigger to work with, then take a look at the Presents & Pinecones DSP Pack containing 12 sheets of 12 by 12 inch DSP in 6 different double sided designs for just £4.00 (RRP). Designs feature Cherry Cobbler, Delightful Dijon, Early Espresso, Emerald Envy, Mint Macaron, Whisper White.

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3 – Perfect Projects

One of my favourite things in the Stampin’ Up Catalogue is always the project kits. These are great for new crafters as they contain everything that you need to put together multiple matching items. They make wonderful gifts and they are also great for experienced crafters who like a project to complete! The clearance rack currently has two gorgeous project kits at heavily discounted prices – 60% off!

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The ‘Tin of Tags‘ project kit contains everything that you need to produce 30 stunning tags in 10 different designs including tag blanks, twine, die cuts, wood embellishments sequins, tassels, washi, doilies and a printed storage tin! Just add adhesive! Colours used are Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, silver, Soft Sky, and Whisper White. All for only £8 (RRP £20)
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Alternatively, you might enjoy the ‘Stitched With Cheer‘ project kit at just £8.70 (RRP

£21.75). The kit contains everything to make 18 Christmas greetings card including card blanks, envelopes, envelope liners, banners, twine, enamel dots, ribbon, die cuts and more! Colours used are Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Emerald Envy, gold, kraft, Mint Macaron, Real Red, and Whisper White.

You could pick up EVERYTHING featured in this post for just £35.90 and have your Christmas crafting all sewn up! Don’t forget to check the Clearance Rack for more great products including a range of matching inks, ribbon and other embellishments. There is also a pretty fabulous range of Halloween items at scary low prices too! This month’s hostess code is BKRT3VQV.

Happy Stampin’

Sig

3 Ways to Use Your Envelope Punch Board #TeamieTuesdays

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Welcome back to another edition of Teamie Tuesdays, the day of the week when all of the independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators in Team Ugly Bug take the same theme and put our own personal spin on it! This week, we are doing a really fun project – ‘One Product Used Three Ways’.

I knew right away what I wanted to use as soon as I saw the theme because I think that it is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment that you can put into your kit! I am of course, talking about the Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board! Not only does this useful little tool allow you to create envelopes that will perfectly fit your projects, but you can use it for all sorts of other great ideas as well! Here are 3 great ways to use the Envelope Punch Board for a variety of projects.

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1 – Beautiful Bows

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2 – Gorgeous Gift Box

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3 – Easy Embellishments

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You can see all three of these projects in my latest video over on my YouTube channel

If you want an envelope punch board of your very own, then you can grab one from my webstore, or get in touch with me to order personally. Don’t forget that the hostess code for May is BKRT3VQV and anyone using that online will get a free gift from me!

Happy Stampin’

Sig

Don’t forget to stop by and see what my other teamies are up to :
Michelle @ Ugly Bug Plans
Kelley @ The Crafty Bat

My Monthly View #PlannerGirlsCollective

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Welcome to another Planner Girls Collective post. I’ve decided to move this over here from my old blog (A Life Lived In Words) as I am working to combine the two. I love this week’s topic which is ‘My Monthly View’. One of the most frequently asked questions that I hear, especially from new planner girls is ‘how do you use your monthly view’? Hopefully the collective can come together and offer some ideas to help you out if this is something that you have been struggling with! I also think it is going to answer another common question – ‘how do you forward plan without decorating ahead?’ So, let’s get on and check out how I use my monthly view.

Forward Planning With My Monthly View

When I have appointments or events planned a few months in advance I either pencil them in or use little sticky notes and page flags to mark them. I have learned not to pen them in place as I now re-date my monthly view so that the week begins on a Monday!

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My Month at a Glance

I decorate my Monthly View during the last week of the previous month so that I have an ‘at a glance’ look at the month ahead. It will already have all of my post it notes in place from my forward planning, so my first step is to re-date the page – I cannot cope with the week starting on a Sunday! So I buy monthly kits that start on a Monday and re-date my monthly view to reflect this! Next I will transfer in all of those dates that I have from forward planning. Finally I mark in all of the bills that are due for the coming month. Here are a few examples of my monthly view (some private appointments are blurred).

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Using That Side-Bar

One thing I have always found wasn’t getting used was the Side Bar on the monthly view. Since I use mine as an at a glance for the month, I did not have many ‘notes’ to go there. However, the lovely Michelle @ UglyBugPlans mentioned how she would use her Side Bar for monthly bills and I gave it a go. As you can see it is now a permanent feature. I use it as a checklist – once the bill is paid I mark it off!

So, that is my monthly view in a nutshell, don’t forget to check in with the rest of the Planner Girls Collective to see how they are using their monthly views!

Happy Planning.

Sig

 

 

 

 

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Memories in my Pocket Workshop

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Registration is now open for my next online workshop. The theme for this month is ‘Memories in my Pocket’ and it will be focused on Memory Keeping in the Project Life/Pocket Pages style. This is a great way to make use of all of those family photos if you find that you do not have the time, space or desire to scrapbook. All you have to do is make small decorative cards – or use pre-made cards combined with photographs and you can create beautiful pages to preserve those memories forever. The ring bound design also makes it easy to rearrange pages meaning you do not need to work in chronological order!

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The workshop will take place from 2nd until 4th June 2017 and is conducted entirely online. However, I will post out a physical kit of supplies for you to work with. Over the course of the workshop, we will be creating 3 complete Pocket Pages. We will also cover a variety of related mini-projects including journaling tips, dating your layouts, making your own cards and other ways to use your cards. We will also have a raffle, some fun games and the ever popular Bingo game! You do not have to be online for the whole workshop and the activities will be available for a minimum of 3 weeks afterwards, but you will get the most from your experience if you join in with the fun!

The kit will include :

  • 1 x 6×8 inch Ring Bound Album
  • 3 x Pocket Page Sleeves
  • Die-Cuts (shapes and labels)
  • Embellishments (mini paper clips, enamel shapes, metallic threads)
  • Washi Tape Samples
  • Project Life Cards
  • a selection of cardstock
  • a selection of designer series paper
  • archival journal pen

There are also 2 optional upgrades, the Enhanced kit is £45 and includes an alphabet Labeler Photopolymer Stamp Set & Ink Pad. The Deluxe kit is priced £60 and includes the basic kit, labeler stamp set, ink pad and a classic label punch.

The main colours for this workshop will be : Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum

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When : Fri 2nd – Sun 4th June 2017

Where: Scarlet Moon Craft Workshop Facebook Group

How Much : £25-£60- (including postage)

In order to register for the workshop please complete the form below and I will invoice you shortly. Payments Must be Made by Fri 19th May 2017

Quick & Easy Monochrome Card – #TeamieTuesdays

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Welcome back to another Teamie Tuesday here are Scarlet Moon Crafts. This week our theme was ‘For Him’, but I didn’t have any of the traditionally male Stampin’ Up Products on hand. So I decided to show you a quick and easy way to make a unisex card using monochrome!

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My son is sitting his Highers this month so I made him a wee card to wish him good luck. I’m using the Pop of Pink suite, but focusing on the black and the gold in the suite as it’s for a boy! I’ve also made a matching envelope using the Envelope Punch Board.

If you are interested in trying out the Stampin’ Up! products featured here or any other products for yourself then take a look at my online shop – the hostess code for  May is BKRT3VQV and anyone ordering more than £25 using the code gets a free gift.

Happy Stampin’

Sig

 

 

 

 

NOW, DON’T FORGET TO SEE WHAT THE REST OF THE GIRLS ON TEAM UGLY BUG ARE DOING!

Michelle @ Ugly Bug Plans

Kelley @ The Crafty Bat

Foxy Flip Book Mail Art – #TeamTuesdays

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This week, the theme for our Teamie Tuesday challenge was ‘My Favourite Craft’. This really has left the challenge wide open, since all of us on the team have different areas that we ‘specialise’ in! I know that Kelley has done a stunning 3D project while Michelle is doing some stamping. One of my personal favourite things is to make mail art – you may already have guessed that since I have my mail art workshop coming up very soon. There are still two spots open! So, I decided that this week I am making a flip book to send to a pen pal. I haven’t put up a full tutorial because you will need to join in with the workshop for that, but I hope you enjoy seeing what I have made.FlipBook01

The front cover of my flip book has some stamped images along with a few tags cut from cardstock and punched withe the triple banner punch. I also used a little honeycomb embellishment.

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The inside of the front cover has a secretarial pocket which I have tucked a few journal cards in for my pen pal and the facing page has a little pocket which will hold the letter.FlipBook03

Over the page we have another little pocket which contains a mail tag with some questions and prompts that my pen pal can answer in her next letter. There is just some decoration on the other page and a little banner with some golden paper clips for my friend.

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This next page has two different pockets to tuck in a few goodies. I added some enamel dots in one and washi samples in the other. Then on the back page I have clipped a little envelope made from vellum using my Envelope Punch Board which I then filled with some flower embellishments.

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Products Used:

Foxy Friends Photopolymer Stamps | Fox Builder Punch | Better Than E-mail Photopolymer Stamps (Retiring Item) | Foxy Friends Cardstock (Retiring Product) | Envelope Punch Board | Vellum | Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad | Emerald Envy Classic Stampin’ Pad (2016-2018 In Colour) | Triple Banner Punch | Honeycomb Embellishments (Clearance Item)

If you are interested in trying out the Stampin’ Up! products featured here or any other products for yourself then take a look at my online shop – the hostess code for April is W23URX36 and anyone ordering more than £25 using the code gets a free gift.

Happy Stampin’

Sig

 

 

 

 

NOW, DON’T FORGET TO SEE WHAT THE REST OF THE GIRLS ON TEAM UGLY BUG ARE DOING!

Michelle @ Ugly Bug Plans

Kelley @ The Crafty Bat

Three For Thursday: Let’s Hear It For The Boys!

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Welcome back to another Three for Thurdsay post here at Scarlet Moon Crafts. This week I am turning my attention to the boys! I have my teenager’s 17th birthday looming and my husband is about to graduate university – not to mention Father’s day is fast approaching! Have you ever noticed that it can be tough to find gorgeous craft supplies for adult male cards and projects? I am like a little magpie drawn to bright colours and glitter so my stash needs a serious testosterone injection. I have sat down with a cuppa and the Stampin’ Up! catalogue and found some wonderful products for male projects. These are my top three!

3 – Bookcase Builder Stamp Set

This is not necessarily a male orientated set, but I think the Bookcase Builder Stamp Set is a great option if you want to make a card for a male friend or relative. It is ideal for building up a bookcase to replicate his office or man-cave, but it is versatile enough that you can make a card for just about anyone. It is also great for new home or new job cards!

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2 – One Wild Ride Stamp Set

These One Wild Ride Stamps are great for making male cards and projects, even if the man in your life is not a biker. You could also use them to document bike shows, trips to the transport museum or even road trips. This is a two step stamp set which means that you can build up the image your way!

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1 – Urban Underground Suite

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My top pick for this week is the Urban Underground Suite. Sometimes it is really hard to find a nice ‘male’ or at least gender neutral kit that is not for kids. I think the Urban Underground Suite really hits the nail on the head – if you pardon the pun! The core colours are Basic Black, Basic Grey, Delightful Dijon and Very Vanilla with a touch of silver foil. Although the overriding theme of the set is actually construction and father’s day, the patterns on the paper are geometric and would actually work well for any occasion and any gender. I’ve seen it paired with the Beautiful You Stamp Set for a really feminine card too, so it is really versatile.

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If you are interested in trying out the Stampin’ Up! products featured here or any other products for yourself then take a look at my online shop – the hostess code for April is W23URX36 and anyone ordering more than £25 using the code gets a free gift.

Happy Stampin’

Sig

Spring Treat Box With Stampin’ Up! #TeamieTuesdays

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Welcome back to another edition of Teamie Tuesdays, where the Ugly Bug Stampin’ Up Team get together and create a new project using the same theme. It’s a great way to see all of the different ways that Stampin’ Up products can be used. This week our theme is ‘Spring’. That is a pretty open ended theme and it means different things to different people. I sat down to think about what spring means to me. We just recently celebrated Ostara which is all about the rebirth of the Earth. The weather starts improving, the days get longer and new growth starts to sprout in our gardens and green spaces. We celebrate with symbols of this like Eggs, Rabbits and Flowers. School just broke up for Spring Break and the clocks have gone forward too. Before we know is Easter is going to be upon us! Spring has well and truly sprung!

Even although we have already shared our chocolate eggs on Ostara, I know plenty of people will be doing so on Easter Sunday instead, so I am sharing this tutorial for making a cute little Egg Box which makes a lovely little Easter gift. It fits 2 standard chocolate eggs – Creme Egg, Lindor Egg, Caramel Egg etc.

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Easter Egg Duo Gift Box

I am using DSP from the Festive Birthday range because they are so bright and colourful! You will need one piece of paper measuring 6 inches by 6 inches and also the Envelope Punch Board. The only other items you need for this are your choice of adhesive and any embellishments that you want to use.

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The first step is to punch and score our paper. Your starting size is 6 inches by 6 inches, so you will be able to get 4 boxes out of a single sheet of 12 by 12 DSP. Start by lining your paper up at 1.5 inches on your Envelope Punch Board and punch the edge. You then score the paper at this setting too.

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Rotate your paper 45 degrees and line it up at 3 inches. Once again, Punch and score the paper at this setting. You are then going to repeat both of those steps on the other two sides of the paper.

So, to summarise :-

  1. Side 1 is punched and scored at 1.5 inches.
  2. Side 2 is punched and scored at 3 inches.
  3. Side 3 is punched and scored at 1.5 inches.
  4. Side 4 is punched and scored at 3 inches.

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Once the first punches have been completed this is were it gets slightly tricky as we need to make a second punch on each side of the paper. Your envelope punch board has a little indicator on the punch that you would normally use to line up your envelopes. What you need to do is line up the score lines with this indicator and then punch. Do this on each side of the paper.

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Now flip your punch board around and use the reverse punch to round off the edges of the two largest ‘points’ on your paper.

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Now we need to make a couple of cuts in the paper in order to allow us to construct our little boxes. If you look at the smaller ends of the shape you will see that the scoring has created tabs. On each of these you need to make one cut along the score line. It doesn’t really matter which direction you go, but do make sure that all four are the same direction. Personally I make the cuts on the longer side.

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Fold these tabs and use your favourite adhesive – snail or fast fuse is ideal – and secure the tabs inside the box. You now have your basic box shape!

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You can use your choice of embellishments to decorate the boxes. I have added Bright Enamel Shapes and a little tag stamped in Flirty Flamingo using the Birthday Fiesta Stamp Set.

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Now all that is left is to pop your eggs in and secure the boxes shut. You can glue them or use magnetic tape or even velcro – the choice is yours!

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If you are interested in trying out the Stampin’ Up! products featured here or any other products for yourself then take a look at my online shop – the hostess code for April is W23URX36 and anyone ordering more than £25 using the code gets a free gift.

Happy Stampin’

Sig

 

 

 

 

NOW, DON’T FORGET TO SEE WHAT THE REST OF THE GIRLS ON TEAM UGLY BUG ARE DOING!

Michelle @ Ugly Bug Plans

Kelley @ The Crafty Bat

 

 

Easter Egg Treat Box Tutorial – Stampin’ Up Festive Birthday

If you are looking for a quick and easy handmade Easter gift then these little boxes are quick and easy, especially if you are caught on the hop at the last minute!

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You Will Need The Following Products :-

Sizes & Scoring Measurements

You will need to trim your paper down to 11 inches by 3.5 inches. This means you can get 2 boxes out of A4 Cardstock, or 3 out of a sheet of 12 by 12 DSP.

Once cut you will make your scorelines at the following points :

  • Long Edge : 0.5 inches, 1.25 inches, 9.75 inches, 10.5 inches
  • Short Edge: 0.75 inches, 1.5 inches, 2.25 inchs, 3 inches

The full method for making up your Easter Egg Treat Boxes can be seen below.

If you are interested in trying out the Stampin’ Up! products featured here or any other products for yourself then take a look at my online shop – the hostess code for April is W23URX36 and anyone ordering more than £25 using the code gets a free gift.

Happy Stampin’

Sig