Independent Stampin'Up! demonstrator for Surrey, Hmpshire and Berkshire

Monday 9 January 2012

Sale-a-bration baggie books

This is one of the cards that I've created over the past few days. It started off quite simply - but i kept adding elements! It's hard to see from the picture but I have used the music note wheel and versamark ink pad to create an embossed background. I've then used some genuine vintage music and the lovely new perfect postage stamp set and matching punch. You can't really see but I stamped the heart using both versamark and real red so that I could then use clear embossing powder. If you've not tried that before it's a really good way of colour matching your embossing without having to buy lots of different colour powders.

Do you see the red glitter card? It's fabulous - and a little goes a long way! A bit of ribbon and lace trim to finish off and the card is complete. I haven't shown it here, but I also decorated the inside using the scallop corner punch to decorate the insert.

One valentine's card done - but don't tell my husband!

Sunday 8 January 2012

Happy New Year

Better late than never! It's been a busy few weeks, but after a well deserved (at least I like to think it's well deserved) break, I am ready to get crafting and blogging again.

There are so many new things happening in the Stampin' Up! world that it's hard to know where to begin! But I will start with the fantastic new Spring Mini Catalogue. If you haven't seen it yet you can click on the image at the side and view it online - alternatively, drop me a line and I will be happy to post one out to you.

There's so many lovely new stamp sets (and some have matching punches) that I've hardly known where to start! And not just 1 new DSP - but 3 to choose from!! My personal favourute is Spice Cake - I just love the colour combinations. I've been having great fun with the cupcake set and punch and I've become a huge fan of the new glitter card. No matter how hard I rub at the card the glitter just won't come off!

As if that isn't enough to wet your appetite - starting on 24th January we have the sale-a-bration starting. For every £45 you spend you can choose from 4 specially created sets of stamps - or the most gorgeous pack of paper. In fact I spent yesterday with a bunch of other lovely demonstrators making 4 sets of 4 cards to showcase these lovely sets.

I'll be posting the pictures over the next few weeks.

I have classes starting again on 12th January - making a selection of "store cupboard" cards using the new sets. Future classes will include a selection of cards for children, special occasions and some new techniques (or perhaps old techniques that you haven't used for a while!)

If you want more details of any of my classes just click on the link over the next few days or contact me directly.

The 24 - 26th February sees the Make It Show back in Farnborough and I will be on the Stampin' Up! stand on Friday 24th (Please pop by and say hello!).

Finally there is our Craft Day - provisionally scheduled for 17th March - so lots to do and lots to tell you about over the coming months.

Bye for now - but check back tomorrow for your first pictures of the year!