Thursday 3 November 2011
Have fun crafting.
Wednesday 19 October 2011
Saturday 15 October 2011
I am offering you the opportunity to get your hands on all these fabulous ribbons - 1 metre of every colour of seam binding ribbon - for just £4.95. That's 7 metres of ribbon for just £4.95 - less than the cost of 1 roll of seam binding ribbon.
Interested? Drop me a line to secure your share of the ribbons!
Thursday 13 October 2011
Tuesday 11 October 2011
Sunday 9 October 2011
Friday 7 October 2011
The stamp set is called Forever Young and the fabric is called Timeless Portrait. They work particularly well together and suggest some very striking colour combinations. Hopefully I will show you more projects using these products in the coming weeks.
Wednesday 5 October 2011
Monday 3 October 2011
Each person commits to spending £25 per month for 6 months - allowing you to spread the cost of your wish list - and in return, for one of the months you get to be the virtual "hostess" and have £25 extra to spend in the catalogue - as well as the option to choose from the specially priced hostess sets. Also, as a thank you for being part of my club, you can come to one of my classes each month for FREE!
If you're interested drop me a line as soon as possible as we will be starting the club this month.
Sunday 2 October 2011
Saturday 17 September 2011
I managed to get lots of swaps and photos today so I PROMISE to start putting up some photos! In the meantime, don't forget that the retirement list is available and a number of items have already sold out - so don't miss out on your favourite items.
Monday 5 September 2011
Wednesday 31 August 2011
I know it's been a little while since I last posted on my blog - I decided to take a break over the summer as we were away for most of it! However, I haven't been taking a break from crafting! I even took projects to France to work on! I've had a great time, researching some new ideas and techniques and planning some classes for the Autumn. I will be posting pictures and class lists over the next few days.
Anyway - to the main news!
Stampin Up have released their list of retired items - yipee! For those of you new to Stampin Up, in preparation for the new catalogue launch in October, Stampin Up retire a number of products in September and there can be some real bargains to be had! (Click on the link on the side to see the full list). I'm sad to see some of my real favourites go - but I am looking forward to seeing all the new goodies in October.
If you fancy getting any of the retiring products - don't hang around because once they've gone... Email or phone me asap and I will endeavour to get orders in as soon as possible so that you don't miss out.
That's all for now - but lots to follow!
Saturday 23 July 2011
Anyway - as I said I am having a bit of a bright moment and here is another card that is way outside of my usual style! Hannah is my niece, and it was her birthday recently. She has been making cards for a little while and absolutely loves owls - so it only seemd right that I use owls for her card. I didn't have a lot of time - but I hope she likes it!
I'm finding that I am using my alphabet stamps quite a lot recently. It's fun to pesonalise your cards a bit more and it adds a certain quirky (less straight laced) feel. It doesn't all have to be quite so straight and precise - quite liberating in a way - do have a go - it's fun!
Wednesday 20 July 2011
My sister -in -law recently gave birth to a baby boy - and we're all very excited about him. She had to have IVF treatment, so we've been with her on her long journey to becoming a mum. Even then he wasn't in a hurry to appear - over 10 days late and finally had to be extracted by C section! So I didn't feel that a "traditional" baby card would be right and set my mind to creating something a little different. This took me out of my comfort zone and in to the world of brights! It felt right that my little "monster" should be exploding from the card and this was the feel that I tried to create with the folded paper "window". I was really pleased with the result (even though it isn't perfect!) and love the colours. Perhaps I will be experimenting more with these from now on!
I do hope my sister in law still has her sense of humour!
Monday 18 July 2011
This was a card that I made for one of my recent classes. I've used some of my favourite colours and techniques. I love the combination of pumpkin pie and rose red - there's something about it that just works so well. i used these two colours, along with some daffodit delight to shade a piece of very vanilla card - before I roughly stamped my flowers. i could have used my stamp-a-ma- jig to line them up accurately - but somehow I don't think it matters with this particular set. I finished off the card with a butterfly from the beautiful wings embosslits folder (usinf paper form the Sweet n' Sour DSP) and a couple of rinestones.
It was only then that I thought of adding a greeting! So I quickly matched up a piece of card and stamped a greeting which was punched with the modern label punch. It's not quite where I would have placed it - but I think it works OK.
Anyway I will be back in a few days with another card that I've made. I can't wait to show you the card I made for my new nephew - but I can't post it yet in case his mum sees it before it arrives!
Saturday 16 July 2011
A couple of weeks ago, our housegroup had a wine tasting evening led by another member of the church. We had a great time - enjoying appropriate nibbles to go with each of the wines. Perhaps it was the wine - but I got (for me) very adventourous and tried a goats cheese and a blue cheese that I would never normally go near! I know I felt very tipsy - much to the amusement of my friends who had never seen me drink quite so much! Anyway - I still had enough of my wits about me to save one of the empty bottles so that I could make this thank you card for the couple who led the evening. I've used some stampin up card (rich razzleberry, crumb cake and very vanilla) and the punch and ribbon - but the rest was a mix of old labels and sealing wax! It does make for an effective card - especially for men. I threw in a script stamp and some wine images to complete the look. I wish stampin up would bring out a wine set - it would be so useful - here's hoping that the new catalogue in October will have one!
Anyway - best of all - I didn't even end up with a hangover!
Anyway - I have also been busy with classes in that time and so I have a number of new cards to show you. so I guess my blog will be busy with that over the next few weeks.
I'm taking a little break from classes over the summer months - but I will be posting some new classes in September - as well as all the lovely sale stuff availablefor stampin up in September!
Anyway I shall leave you now and then post a card!
Monday 6 June 2011
Pirates seem to be everywhere at the moment with the new Pirates of the Caribean film just released. This is another card that I received from the swaps at training day and it seemed very appropriate to show you it now! I can see this set being used for lots of children's party invitations and cards - as well as for the bigger children amongst us!
Saturday 4 June 2011
Thursday 2 June 2011
I hope you are all impressed at how good I have been with my posting recently! I probably won't be able to keep it up for much longer as I am going to hit a very busy patch with both work and card classes. I have lots to prepare and and I am going to be away for a few days as my niece gets married later this month.
This is another card that we made at the training day - actually it was one of a set of 5 different cards that we made - all using the same colours and stamp set - but each one diferent from the last. Natalie had cased the idea from an american site - but sadly she couldn't remember who to give the credit to. I thought this was a really lovely idea and if we made a box to match - what a fabulous gift it would make to give to someone. Something that I will have to work on (I feel a class coming up!).
Tuesday 31 May 2011
Monday 30 May 2011
Sunday 29 May 2011
Friday 27 May 2011
Thursday 26 May 2011
The battery on my camera died a couple of weeks ago and, true to form, I couldn't find my charger anywhere. This is an ongoing issue for me as I can always find it when I don't need it - but the minute I want to charge my battery - the house fairy arrives and the charger disappears! I've spent the last umpteen days searching everywhere I can imagine it may have been put - and there were some pretty strange places amongst them! Despite my best efforts it has remained elusive and I finally had to order a new charger!
The good news is that the new charger arrived and my camera battery is now sorted! I've taken pictures of the cards that I made on a recent training day and of all the cards that we swapped on the day (one of the best ways to get lots of new ideas and samples!).
I'll post them over the coming days so you can see what I've been up to!
Wednesday 18 May 2011
I promise that I will make some "girly" cards soon!
Monday 16 May 2011
Sunday 8 May 2011
I've spent much of today preparing for a workshop tomorrow evening - I 'm really pleased with mu demo project - I just hope everyone else likes it as much as me! I'll take some pictures and post them on my blog for you all to see!
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Talk to you tomorrow! xx
Friday 6 May 2011
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Friday 8 April 2011
The other colour way that I used for this card was rose red and certainly celery. As you can see it is the same card - but it looks quite different. Ok - so we added the butterflies using the beautiful wings embosslits die ( a very clever lttle gadget - it cuts the shape and embosses it at the same time!) but that's the only change!
I do love the new seam binding ribbon. Not only does it come in 3 of my all time favourite colours, but it is so soft that you can use it in different ways and it creates a really smart knot when making bows. Watch out for some other ways that it's been used on future postings!
I used a mixture of very vanilla, crumb cake and marina mist for this card. I love the effect that using the marker pens directly on to the stamps creates. Here I used two different greens and two blues to help give a little extra dimension.
You can see just how effective the embossing folders are at creating a textured background. it looks stunning and is so simple - just a few seconds and it's done.