Wednesday, 29 September 2010

September Thursday Class 3D Project

We made this pillow box as this month's 3D project. The front panel is different from the one we made in class but if you check a previous blog post in August you will see the pillow box front there. I thought it would be an idea to show the pillow box, but just adapt the front using the same stamp set.
The poinsettia was stamped on very vanilla card and then a second image was stamped, hand cut and then adhered to the main one using a dimensional. Just one small change, will alter your project completely.
The pillow box itself is garden green cardstock, teamed with real red and very vanilla. The ink used is real red.
A perfect box for that perfect present......

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

All Day Event

Just a reminder that I have two spaces left for my all day event on the 23rd October.
I know most of my ladies have paid, but if you haven't yet, payment is needed by the 30th September to secure your place.

You will be spoilt, pampered and of course there will be lots of crafting during the day. All day raffles and presents around the christmas tree. Please get in touch if you would like to join in the fun. x

Monday, 27 September 2010

September Thursday Card Class

After my ladies had done their technique class (spotlight) they went on do make the above card using the Lovely as a Tree stamp set.
The card base was close to cocoa which is retiring at the end of the month together with Bella Bleu designer series papers. The next layer was chocolate chip and very vanilla. The large tree image was stamped once in soft suede as our background and then again in chocolate chip. My ladies choose the section of print that they wanted to highlight and then punched it out using the 1 3/8" circle punch.
The greeting comes from Basic Phrases and was punched out using the oval punch and then layered up onto the oval scallop. The brads came from bold brights which I think adds that splash of colour....
The ribbon was chocolate chip 5/8" grosgrain ribbon and was just knotted around the central panel before it was adhered to finish the card.
A perfect card for those males in our life. (so many of us find it hard to make these)

Saturday, 25 September 2010

New Catalogue

Ladies only a few more days until catalogue launch. I have been busy making some samples using our new products and can't wait to show them to you.

Remember to take a look at the last chance list before it goes on the 30th Sept. There are some fantastic bargains to be had but remember we will have even more gorgeous product in the new catty.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Faux Silk Technique

On Sunday at our quarterly team meeting Amanda asked me to demonstrate a WOW technique to the group.
I decided on the faux silk technique (ladies we will be doing this next month at our Thursday class). I have used the greenhouse garden stamp set together with rich razzleberry and pretty in pink inkpads. The images are stamped directly onto tissue paper which is then screwed up, smoothed out and attached to another piece of cardstock. The finished effect is lovely. I have made some other samples which I will show over the coming weeks.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

From this to this

We have a monthly team meeting tonight at Jane's and last month she gave us the top box and told us to go away and do something with it.
Now I took the box apart to make a template that I then drew around to make my own box. I have used Kraft cardstock which is soon to become crumb cake and used the vintage wheel with perfect plum ink. My flowers were made using the scallop circle and some cottage wall paper. A couple of flowers were stamped from the vintage vogue set and were hand cut out and a button was adhered with linen thread.
There are some lovely smellies and chocolate inside the box.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Good Morning

Morning all

Ladies I hope you all enjoyed class last night, all your orders have been placed this morning so I will deliver them asap.
I am off to High Wycome at lunch time for some training and we have Amanda Fowler's quarterly team meeting on Sunday, so it will be early next week before I post our class projects and any exciting news I can share with you from today and Sunday. XX

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

The last card of the evening

And one for the girls....This pretty card was inspired by a swap from Jane Cutting. The card base is whisper white onto which I rolled the jumbo its beautiful wheel using the the wheel guide to roll straight and rich razzleberry ink. I then added a panel of rich razzleberry cardstock and a piece of rich razzleberry polka dot ribbon.
The greeting comes from trendy trees and was stamped and then punched out using the word window punch and layered onto a scallop oval that had been trimmed.
Must start thinking about ideas for next month. Christmas cards may be the theme of the evening.......and of course ladies you will have the new catalogue to order from so exciting

Tuesday, 14 September 2010


Just a quick post today, I yesterday completed 40 swaps for a training event in Reading on Friday evening and today I plan on making 18 different swaps for our quarterly team meeting on Sunday. I just have to finish assembling them now. Whilst bits were drying!!! I took time out this morning to meet up with some friends and then have lunch with my mum and dad, which was lovely and something that I don't always have time to fit in. There has been plenty of multi tasking today. I also have a school governors meeting later....and homework to supervise etc etc.....
Tomorrow will be preparing for my Thursday class so will try to post our projects on Friday.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Big Bold Birthday

A fun card this time for the boys..
I have used very vanilla for the card base followed by night of navy, taken with teal and kraft cardstock.
I used versamark to stamp the background dots from the stamp set Big Bold Birthday and then stamped the images using night of navy ink. The stamp-a-ma-jig was used to place the bows on top of the presents perfectly.
So simple. Monday night provided lots of practice for the stamp-a-ma-jig didn't it ladies......

Sunday, 12 September 2010

One of a kind

As many of you know this card uses my favourite colours. The card base is very vanilla, layered with kraft, soon to be known as crumb cake, perfect plum and pale plum which is retiring at the end of the month.
I have used the stamp set one of a kind and elegant eggplant ink. To distress the edges of the card I used the distressing tool. The large flower image was firstly stamped onto all the adhered card layers and then re stamped onto a piece of perfect plum cardstock, hand cut out and then the flower edges slightly curled. This was then placed over the original stamped image. We used the boho blossoms punch to punch out three flowers which were braded with a silver brad and adhered to the card using a dimensional for height.

Friday, 10 September 2010

A Flower for all Seasons

This card uses the stamp set A flower for all seasons. It contains four flower images so is perfect for many occasions. (birthday, get well soon, thinking of you cards etc)
The card base is whisper white and then a layer of pumpkin pie and more mustard was added. The bottom edge has been torn on both pieces.
The image was stamped and coloured in using the marker pens in close to cocoa, summer sun, real red and garden green.
It was lovely to see people make the image their own as the colouring in was different on lots of cards.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Greenhouse Garden

This card was simple and stylish. The card base was very vanilla and then we have used the greenhouse garden stamp set and the stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the images in so saffron, pixie pink, pale and perfect plum.
The greeting came from the cheer and wishes stamp set.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Trendy Trees

Sorry I am a day late with this posting. This is the first card we made at class on Monday night. All the cards that I am showing for this class have taken inspiration from cards that Amanda Fowler has done recently.
This card uses the trendy trees stamp set. The card base is whisper white and then a layer of old olive, which was stamped in soft suede. The tree is stamped in soft suede and real red. We used the stamp-a-ma-jig to line up our images. This is layered on a 1 1/4" circle of old olive and then a scallop circle of close to cocoa. I used the white stylo pen to define each scallop.
The greeting was stamped in soft suede and punched out using the word window punch and then layered onto a scallop oval of close to cocoa. The scallop was trimmed to give us the frame.
Please join me again to see our next card.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Monday's Class

Tonight is our first Monday class after the summer break. The car is packed ready to go. I hate the rain and so thought I would be prepared.

If you are not booked in and fancy coming along I have a few spare spaces so do get in touch. Just a reminder that the church car park is still closed but parking is available in the Hare and Hounds pub opposite or of course on the side streets.

Join me tomorrow when the first posting of our 6 cards will start.

Ladies and Trevor see you all later x

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Last Chance List

With the new 2010-2011 catalogue looming Stampin'UP! have released there list of retiring items.

Take a look and grab all those items still outstanding on your wish list. Some items have upto 50% off.

I am having some trouble this morning adding the retiring list link to my blog, until I have sorted it please check the customer home page on the stampin'Up website for details.