Friday, 31 December 2010

Sharon's Birthday Card

A few days late but this is the card that was created from my earlier messy post!
I used the Just believe Stamp Set, watercolour paper and marker pens to create this image. A couple of rhinestone gems were added for that touch of sparkle.
The background was stamped in En Francis which is one of the large background stamps.
My colour combo was helped along using the colour coach. (I love this tool). I chose rose red and elegant eggplant with a hint of marina mist.

Thursday, 30 December 2010


Ladies and Gents

Its that time of year again. From now until the 28th February you will earn a free stamp set from the sale-a-bration catty for each £45 you spend. The four stamp sets are lovely (sneaky preview below) (click on the sale-a-bration icon on the right hand side of my blog for details).


Punch Bunch

So happy for you

Sweet Summer

If you host a workshop during the time and have sales of £300 + you can earn another set and if you decide to become a demonstrator during the time you can choose a stamp set from the main catty up to the value of £44.95.

I have also been a demonstrator now for a year and I am offering everyone who hosts a workshop for me or signs up as a demonstrator during January and February the chance to enter a draw to win free product of your choice up to the value of £25 (this is an offer from me and not Stampin' UP!) The draw will be made on the 1st March

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

My Daughter's christmas card

Hannah made this card at school for her dad and I last week during her craft week. The baubles have been punched out using the large ornament punch and then a piece of wire was threaded through the card so it appears the baubles are hung from it. There is of course sparkle along the bottom. (Hannah has just informed me it is snow!).
A number of Hannah's teachers at school are regular Stampin'Up! ladies........hence the use of the punch.

Monday, 27 December 2010

How messy?

This was my craft table on the 23rd of December. The purpose of this mess was to make a birthday card for my friend Sharon who's birthday is Christmas eve. I will show you the finished result tomorrow. I just hope she likes it together with her stampin'UP! parcel of goodies. Sharon had given me a wish list and it was my job to choose goodies. It was such a hard job as everything in the catty is gorgeous.
For those of you who think I am a tidy crafter I think this proves that I am NOT!!!!

Friday, 24 December 2010

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Monday Class card 6

For this one we have a very vanilla card base teamed with certainly celery cardstock and ink.
The floral image is from Just Believe and the greeting from Thank you kindly.
The strip of cardstock at the top was punched through the eyelet border punch.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Its My Birthday!!

Just a quick posting as I am all chilled out and relaxed. I have spent a lovely day with two special friends today at a local spa. I have been thoroughly spoilt with some beautiful gifts and homemade cards. ( I will post them for you all to see when I take them down and replace them with Christmas Cards in a few days).
Yesterday I spent the morning crafting with Rosie and Nickie thank you ladies I had a great time and managed to find my way home alright:) and on Thursday Kerry and I are meeting up to craft again.

And hey the children break up from school on Friday and the madness begins!!!!!! I am seeing another special friend on Monday who is visiting from Devon so from then on its party time I think.

Over the Christmas period I will post when I can but normal business will resume from the 5th January 2011.

Ladies who are waiting for goodies I have two parcels today that have been shipped, I have no delivery date yet but should be early next week I will be in touch as soon as they arrive. Thank you all so much for being so patient

Monday, 13 December 2010

Monday Class card 5

Card 5 is so pretty and uses a whisper white card base teamed with early espresso. The greeting comes from Thank You Kindly again and the flowers from Pocket Silhouettes. The flowers were coloured in using real red and garden green markers.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Monday Class Card 4

Card 4 uses a whisper white base teamed with Peach Parfait. Peach Parfait is one of our IN COLOURS. The greeting is stamped in Peach Parfait ink and comes from the level 3 hostess gift. This was then punched out using the oval punch and layered up on a scallop oval using dimensionals.
A thin strip of matching cardstock was added along the bottom.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Monday Class card 3

This card is pure simplicity. The frame and greeting are from the Just Believe stamp set. The frame was stamped first in Marina Mist onto the very vanilla card front and then the samj was used to place the thank you sentiment inside.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Monday Class Card 2

Card two uses whisper white and cherry cobbler cardstock together with cherry cobbler ink.
The greeting comes from Thank you Kindly. The corners of the cardstock have been rounder using the corner rounder. A little bow of early espresso ribbon finishes off the card.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Monday's Class card 1

The class theme for December was Thank you cards. Our first one combines whisper white and so saffron cardstock together with so saffron ink. The images were stamped from Big Bold Birthday and Occasional Greetings.
We used the samj to place the bow in position on top of the parcel.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Tonights Class

Tonights class is still going ahead although numbers are low. If you are coming please drive/walk carefully. Hopefully we will finish early.

See you later X

Sunday, 5 December 2010


Please bear with me Georgina and I are trying a few new things out with the blog. We hope that over the festive season normality will return!!

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Just Belive wet paper stamping

At a workshop earlier in the month I demonstrated the wet paper stamping technique, using the Just Believe stamp set.
If you are looking to add a little dimension to your stamped images, try this technique. It's pretty much what it sounds like-stamping on wet paper, but you will be surprised by the effect it creates.
Would you like me to show you how? If the answers YES then give me a call and book a workshop and I will show you how.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Just Belive watercolour

My hostess Jo last week asked if we could do something using Just Believe as this was a stamp set she wanted to buy. Now of course I said yes, if possible I like to be able to show what my hostesses ask for. For some it is starting to become a bit more difficult, especially when guests attend more than one party, but I think this just means I have to look outside the box and my comfort zone.
Jo had 11 guests so we did two sittings for the make and take. The card uses not quite navy and bashful blue cardstock and the watercolour paper. If you haven't tried this paper you must, it just gives such a wonderful effect to the flower and grass image and allows you to show off some great SU tools.
The large flower and grass image was coloured in using marker pens in old olive, not quite navy, bashful blue and pear piazza. I then filled a old stampin mist bottle with water and we lightly spritzed the stamp before stamping onto the cardstock. This was then set aside to dry.
The sentiment was stamped in not quite navy and we used the samj to line up and place where we wanted it. The light spray of dots was created with the spritzer tool and the not quite navy marker.
The ribbon is old olive 3/8" taffeta

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Crisp Blue Gable Box

This gable box is of the same design I have previously shown but in completely different colours.
Now I told you yesterday that there was a blue theme on the go at this class but I really love the colour combo of very vanilla, pacific point and the blueberry crisp DSP. I have also included a button from the neutrals range with a little bit of linen thread and some very vanilla satin ribbon.
Do you like the last two projects? If so would you like to join us at our next class which is on the 9th December at 7.30pm. Unusually I have a couple of spare places so get in touch if you would like to join us.