Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Last Class of 2011

My last class of 2011 was held on the 15th December, and since then I have had a bit of a break from crafting. End of term things with Hannah and then visits to Sussex and Hampshire last week and that last minute Christmas Shopping and queuing to collect the turkey......

let me show you what we made...we decided we had had enough of Christmas so we made these fun box's and card.

Here is the box we made. The original idea came from Jenny Moors and my ladies asked to make one exactly the same so we did.

and the card

Now I don't normally do this with cards but I used 4 different stamp sets with this one. Everything Eleanor, Aviary, French Foliage and Happiest Birthday Wishes. They just seemed to go well together. The card is a two fold one and just so easy to create.

We had mince pies, sweets and homemade cakes as it was the birthday of one of my ladies.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Cards by some very talented ladies and gents

I have just taken down my birthday cards today to make room for Christmas cards. I thought I would share some of the handmade ones with you.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Friday Class

Last Friday it was our last Christmas class. I decided that we would have a fun packed evening with 4 projects to make.

We made a gift bag inspired by Jenny Moors and a tag to go with it. We used the Mocha Morning Speciality papers and early espresso cardstock.

We then moved on to this lovely snowman box that Amanda Fowler showed us how to do earlier in the year.

and lastly a little thinking of you card. The stamped images are from Pines and poinsettias and were stamped using the marker pens so that we had a multi coloured image.

In the New Year I will have a brand NEW set of the marker pens to give away! please make sure you check back to find out how you can take part.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Thank you tags

At my Monday class most of my ladies place an order of £16 or more and receive their 6 cards for free. The order was placed last tuesday and I received 3 large box's of goodies on Friday! Wow that was a quick turnaround. Now having said that I had a class on Friday evening and a lot of my ladies were coming so I needed to get the order unpacked and thank you cards made.

I decided to use the two tags die and the big shot to make thank you tags.
The greeting and image are from Easy Events and I coloured in the images with blender pens and ink from the inkpad leaf.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Its a pamper day!!

It's my birthday today and I am off with my sister and 2 friends for manicure's and pedicure's and a spot of lunch.

We will be having a laugh I am sure.....but hopefully not having to act as the midwife. My friend Paula is expecting a baby and he was due on the 12th but has decided to stay put for a little while longer.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

That Christmas Card....

I have finally managed a 10 minute slot to upload some photos and post for you. Tea is cooking and we are off to Hannah's Christmas Carol concert tonight. Just hope it may stop raining so that we can walk....parking will be difficult at the church.

This is the Christmas Card that I demonstrated at a local library craft group.

I love the vintage look that the lace ribbon gives the card.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Monday Class Card 5 and 6

Now we are on to the last two cards of the evening....

I hope you can see this picture ok? Its a simple but effective Christmas card. We embossed the whisper white sheet cardstock using the big shot and the vintage wallpaper embossing folder. The greeting was added at the bottom.

and our last card....

This pretty card using Season of Joy and Green house Garden stamp sets together with a greeting from Sincere Saluations. There was a bit of hand cutting on this card.... Look out for my next post and you will see how I turned this card into a Christmas one.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Monday Class card 3 and 4

Here are the next two cards we made

I love the vintage feel of this card. The basic grey cardstock was distressed using the distressing tool and then daubered with basic grey ink. We did the same to the layer of DSP (retired stock). We then added some black scallop trim ribbon and stamped the boat. The boat is one of our A la carte stamps and is great value for money at £8.95. A birthday greeting was added inside.

I think my ladies have decided perfect plum is one of my favourite colours....and they would be right. I took the inspiration for this card from a recent one my Stampin' UP! granny sent me. Thank you Jane!

I sold several of these frames for the big shot last night...They are so useful and great value for money at £7.95 for a pair. One rectangle and one Oval.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Monday Class card 1 and 2

Here are the first two cards we made last night.

I think the second card will look better with a bit of bling or a subtle pearl. This is somthing my ladies can add later.

Monday, 5 December 2011

A Lucky Girl!!!!

Gosh I can't believe it's almost a week since I last posted. Things have been a bit hectic at home.

On Wednesday I picked up my new car......A little present from my husband!
My old faithful Ford was part exchanged for a smaller and more ecomonical Nissan Note. Its lovely to drive and I have to admit I will feel more confident doing the longer journey in this car.

On Thursday I meet a lovely group of ladies at a local library craft group. They were all new to Stampin' UP! and it was my great pleasure to introduce them to a whole new way of crafting. I will show you the christmas card we made in a few days time.

On Friday I went to see Duran Duran at the LG Arena Birmingham with my sister. We had a lovely evening and it was great to revisit the music of my youth....

On Saturday I was up at the crack of dawn taking Hannah and my Mothering- in- law to catch a coach to crystal Palace were Hannah was taking part in a Cheerleading Competition, and then it was back home to get ready for, 4 ladies coming to my house and crafting. 3 of them made the Christmas Wreath and Helen came along and had free range of all my stampin'UP! punches and big shot accessories.

Here they are.....ignore the mess in the background please.

A quick tidy up and then Alice and I were off to Cheltenham Ladies College for the Winston's Wish annual memorial service. We always do this togther to remember Alice and Matt's dad and meet up with friends we have made. I also made my annual donation as I do not send general Christmas cards instead I donate the money to Winston's Wish so that they can continue with the fabulous work they do in helping children deal with the loss of a parent or sibling.

Hannah and her Nan arrived home about 9.15pm shattered and disappointed that the squad didn't come within the top 3.

Finally we all made it to bed.

I have Monday Card class tonight and will be showing you the cards we make during the week.