Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Reflective Technique

This was our card project at my Thursday class on the 18th November. Late with the post I know. Not sure where the time seems to go as I haven't been resting on my Laurels........
The card base here is real red and I have teamed that with the fresh whisper white and old olive. The inkpad used is marina mist with matching ribbon.
To create the reflection we first stamped our top image onto the whisper white cardstock and then again onto a cello bag. The cello bag was then turned over and placed onto the cardstock and smoothed over. This creates the reflection. So simple but what a lovely effect it gives. To add a bit of sparkle we used the 2 way glue pen and dazzling diamonds.
I will show the 3D project tomorrow and you will see that I had a bit of a blue thing!!!! going.
Thank you for looking and see you tomorrow X

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Me and Shelli

This is my favourite picture of convention. Its me with Shelli Gardner the CEO and co founder of Stampin'UP!.
This lady is everything I aspire to, kind, generous, down to earth and passionate about crafting.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

A cute Gable Box

I made this gable box as Jo's hostess gift. I have incorporated serene snowflakes again and a little bit of bling using dazzling diamonds.
The box was filled with a few goodies as well.
I have to say I was really surprised how easy this box was to make as Georgina will tell you I always struggle with 3D projects. I like to be shown how to do something first, instructions are ok if you can visualise the outcome, but I am hopeless at this. (its a bit like map reading and I can't do that either................)

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

More from Convention

Here are some more pictures from Convention at the beginning of the month. The first is the lovely Jane Cutting and Kerry Timms. We headed straight for the bar when we arrived on Thursday....
The second shows us signing up for registration can you see the yummy bags in the background? We were each given one of these and inside there were 2 stamp sets and other goodies. I will show a picture of the bag in more detail soon. I have to say this bag has made its entrance into my workshops and has been much admired.....
Lastly you can see some of the inspiring inkin team taking a much needed rest. Can you see the size of those cookies?

Monday, 15 November 2010

faux Silk technique

This was the technique I showed at Jo's workshop. The technique is called Faux Silk and incorporates stamping onto tissue paper. You then screw up the tissue paper and then open it back out and use tombow to adhere to another piece of cardstock. Smooth is out using a bone folder.
You when just finish your card layout. Serene snowflakes and the greeting from contempo christmas have been used. The inks were cherry cobbler, early espresso and white craft.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Snowflakes on your birthday!!!!

Last month I did a workshop for Jo and she asked for a birthday card using serene snowflakes, which was a stamp set she had but was lacking inspiration. I themed Jo's workshop totally around this stamp set.
The above card uses concord crush and blushing bride which are two of our in colours and early espresso.
The edges have been torn on the centre panels and then snowflakes were randomly stamped. The image was then stamped again twice and the middle pieces hand cut out to layer up and give a flower effect.
The greeting comes from big bold birthday and was punched out using the word window and layered up on a scallop oval which had been trimmed down.

Friday, 12 November 2010

christmas card

This is our last card of the evening.
Our cardfront is very vanilla and more mustard cardstock teamed with some musical notes. These can be found in our newsprint dsp.
The edges have been torn and distressed using chocolate chip ink and a dauber. The greeting comes from sincere salutations and has been punched out using the oval punch and then layered on a scallop oval using a dimensional.
I hope these 6 christmas cards have given you inspiration to create more of your own. If you would like to purchase any of the products used please contact me and I can arrange this for you.

Pics from Convention 2010

I think I have finally come down from cloud nine after our fabulous 2010 convention.
Here is a picture of myself and Amanda Fowler at our team awards ceremony on Thursday evening. I was so pleased to receive the Rising Star award with Elizabeth. This award was given to SU demonstrators in the team who have been with SU for less than 18 months and have been steadily building their business.
Awards were also given to the top demonstrators in the team. The lovely Jane Cutting came 1st and Kerry Timms 4th.
We were thoroughly spoilt by Amanda with our awards and goody bags and this was before we had even got to convention!!!!!
I must tell you that next year's convention is at Disney Land Paris........OMG I will be there and I very much hope to walk across the stage at the awards ceremony. Would you like to join me? Well let me tell you how you can.
Come and join my team of Caro's stampers. Sign up as a Stampin'UP! demonstrator and build a business to suit your life style, or just take the opportunity to save money on your orders to support your hobby.
I will be holding an opportunity event on the 16th December 2010 at 7.30pm at my home. I already have three people coming along to have a chat about becoming a demonstrator and of course we will have to craft. This is an ideal chance for you to find out more. Are you interested? Do you want to know more? If your answer is yes give me a call and book your space.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

christmas card

Our 5th card of the evening.
We used whisper white and melon mambo cardstock together with melon mambo ink.
The so swirly wheel and handle created the pattern and then we stamped on the melon mambo card stock using the swirl from season of joy. The ribbon is whisper white 1/4" grosgrain tied in a simple knot.
The greeting comes from occasional greetings and is stamped in melon mambo ink.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

christmas card

This is our forth card of the evening.
We have used whisper white and cherry cobbler cardstock together with cherry cobbler ink.
The image and greeting both come from contempo christmas.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

christmas card

This is our 3rd christmas card.
We have used whisper white and perfect plum cardstock together with perfect plum ink.
We have torn the edges again on the two panels and stamped in perfect plum ink using serene snowflakes.
The greeting comes from contempo christmas.

Monday, 8 November 2010

christmas card

Our second christmas card.
We have used whisper white and real red cardstock together with real red ink.
The edges of the centre panels have been torn and daubered with real red ink.
Our image comes from tree trimmings and we stamped the bauble 3 times and then hand cut out folded and attached as a 3D object.
The greeting comes from season of joy.

Friday, 5 November 2010

Christmas card

This is our first christmas card from last Monday's card class.
We have used very vanilla and old olive cardstock together with old olive ink.
The image is from Contempo christmas and stamped in old olive ink. The edges have been daubered. The greeting comes from basic phrases.
A christmas tree was also stamped inside the card.

Thursday, 4 November 2010


By the time you are reading this post I will be on my way to stampin'UP! convention. This is one of the most important events we have where approx 300 men and women will get together to celebrate the achievements of fellow demonstrators and to craft of course.
I made 50 of the above card fronts for my swap. (thank you Jo for your help). In return for swapping I should receive 50 different card fronts to give me ideas and inspiration for future workshops and events.
I am so excited and even have a posh frock for the awards dinner............... I will be taking photos whilst I am there and will post them when I return.
Next years convention is likely to be in France so I had better start saving now.
I will be back Saturday evening but will return back to work on Monday as we are all off racing on Sunday and then on to a firework display.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Lovely as a tree

Last week I did a workshop for Cathie and she had asked for a Manly card for the make and take.
This card shows the colour combination of crumb cake, Cajun craze and marina mist. (colour coach inspired).
The tree comes from the stamp set lovely as a tree and I have coloured it in using old olive and early espresso markers. The smaller trees along the middle of the card are stamped using the funky forest wheel and small handle in early espresso ink.
The strip along the bottom has been edged using the scallop border and the 2 smaller strips are the left over bits from this.
We used marina mist 1/8" taffeta ribbon tied in a simple knot at the top of the card.
The greeting comes from the level 3 hostess gift.
Do you want some inspiration for a card? How about learning a new technique? contact me and book a home workshop for you and your friends and we can do all the above together.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Project 4 (Money Holder)

Our money holder uses the comtempo christmas stamp set, together with jolly holly dsp, cherry cobbler, early espresso, sahara sand and whisper white cardstock.
The inks used were cherry cobbler and white craft.
We used the new rhinestone jewels on the inside of the holder instead of brads. These jewels are fantastic value for money at £4.50 for 150 pieces.
A perfect gift for sending money or gift vouchers. Just vary the colours and stamp set for each occasion.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Project 3

For project 3 everybody made 3 christmas cards to go in their accordion box together with a treat holder.
Comtempo christmas was used on all the cards with a collection of different cardstocks and inks.
Tomorrow will show our last project.