Thursday, 31 May 2012

Booking Closes SOON

Gosh I can't believe it's a week since I last posted!  I have been working hard to try and put myself ahead as it's half term next week and I am running two classes as well as trying to entertain Hannah....

I just wanted to remind you that booking closes on the 5th June 2012 for my all day extravaganza so if you want to secure your place I will need payment before then.

The costs is £39 for a clear mount stamp set and £44 for the wood mount option.  If you wish to purchase the matching blossom punch at the time of booking I will need a further £13 (this will give you a saving of £2.50).

I have just finished planning the day and am really pleased with the projects...would you like a peek?

oh well go on then....

Now if you haven't booked in do you think you should?

Thursday, 24 May 2012

The Olympic Torch

Good Morning, I feel as if I have been up forever!!!!  Hannah I are were on the bus this morning at 6.45am heading into Gloucester to see the Olympic Torch....A promise of a bacon bap after was the bribe!

Here are the crowds when we first arrived and the Town Crier

Here is my happy daughter....

and finally the torch.....

We have had an awsome morning and now I must start doing some work I have swaps to finish for Amanda's team training and also some projects to sort out for tomorrow when Jane Kerry and I are having a girlie evening of stamping, nice food and of course drink!

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

3 more cards....

Here is the card we made last night using the rolled marble technique
For this card I used a base of Riding Hood Red and more mustard and very vanilla. The stamp sets are Petite Pairs and Autumn Days. We have stamped using old olive and more mustard. The accessories used are regals brads and riding hood red taffetta ribbon. Card 2 can be used as a fathers day card or birthday card or in our case a retirement card.
We have used a stamp set from the summer mini called the Open Sea. (helen I hope you liked this one and it gives you some inspiration for the set. and our last card of the night.
This card uses Concord Crush, pear Piazza and another new stamp set called Apothecary Art and our new framelits dies and the big shot. Our next class will be on THURSDAY 7th JUNE 2012 please contact me for details if you would like to join us.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Monday Class for May

I am waving Hannah off at 11am as she is off on her residential trip with school today and then I have a class this evening. My Monday class is delayed this month due to bank holiday getting in the way earlier on this month! We are learning the rolled Marble technique tonight and making 4 cards. Here is a sneak peek at one of tonights cards.
I love the simplicity of this card. The colours are very vanilla and pool party and I have added the new attic boutique dsp from the summer mini. The greeting comes from happiest Birthday Wishes which is a hostess set. The small flowers are punched from the itty bitty set and a samll pearl is added in the centre of each. I have used the spritzer tool and the pool party maker pen over the whole image.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Thursday's class projects for May

It's mid afternoon on Sunday and I am catching up on my to do list before having another cup of coffee! Paul has taken Hannah out for the day to watch the racing so I have shopped, washed and ironed, done a bit of gardening, reading and now some Satmpin'UP! Last Thursday's projects were a gift box and card. Everybody made the same but each table had a different colour way. The designer papers are from the lovely collection called Nursery Nest and the stamp set is Avairy. Here is the pink table
and the card in more detail
At some point during the evening the card had a fight with the perfect plum inkpad!!!! :) and now in blue...
and the card in more detail

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

The Alternative Project

Another early start and I am off to have breakfast with Jane Cutting and kery Timms this morning so I thought I would get my post in before I go. Back at the beginning of the year I decorated a journal using products from sale-a-bration. You can see the journal here and my ladies had asked if they could make one similar. My answer was of course..... Everybody had a journal, trinket key, 1 metre of velvet ribbon and approx 1/2 metre of the elegant eggplant scallop dots ribbon and 1/2 sheet of the nursery nest designer paper. I provided the stamp set Apothecary Art and the framlits dies and embossing folders as well as Everything Eleanor and some inkpads.....Everybody let their imagination run.. Here is the table they were working on
and some finished journals

Monday, 14 May 2012

Friday Class Projects

Good Morning I feel like I have had a really early start today. Hannah is sitting her SATS this week and school are providing breakfast club just for the year 6 so of course she wanted to go! School for her started 1/2 an hour earlier than normal which is a lot especially when you have bathroom slots!!!! Anyway we managed a chilled out start with no shouting and me running up and down the stairs when she had forgotten hairbands and toothbrush. I dropped her off popped to the local shops, and then came home to an empty house! BLISS had breakfast and have washing on the line its very blowey but keeping an eye out for the rain! I have managed to check emails and the demo website and now I am posting before I start to cut my kits for my class this Thursday. Last Friday saw my class where we normally make 2 cards although this month it was a bit different. I had two ladies (my trouble makers) ha ha who made cards Here the ladies are and the two cards that they made.
Both cards use images and designer paper from our new summer mini. I think that Sweetcake may take some time to appeal but it is a fun set and I can see me using it for teenage cards etc...We also used the gold embossing podwer and dazzling diamonds on this card for more added bling!!!!! The other card uses Bordering on Romance which was also a raffle prize which Georgina won she was very pleased as you can image. This card had the image stamped and was then coloured in with blender pens and ink from the lid. The roses were made using the 1 3/8" circle punch, you form a spiral by cutting with your snips and then rolling up. A bit fiddly and you need some patience but I think they look lovely and make a very feminine card. Join me tomorrow and I will show you the alternative project that was made by my other ladies.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

18 Today XXXXX

My daughter Alice is 18 today, and I remember the day she was born like it was yesterday.....The sun was shining and she was taking her own sweet time to arrive!!! (nothing changes!) Here is Alice at 18 with the gift Paul and I bought her.
Alice is working at a inner city childrens centre today so has gone off with cake for the play session, I am saving myself for some later! it will be my syns for the day. Doesn't this look yummy.....
We are off out for a meal shortly as a family and then Alice is celebrating with her friends on Saturday in Cheltenham and I am thinking that perhap's I don't need to know the details of this....... I will try to be back tomorrow with more to show you....I have been really busy crafting but lots are for up and coming classes so I can't show you yet as I don't want to spoil the surprise!

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

baby Wipe Technique samples

Remember me posting about our recent Ragional Training Event in Reading?.....well here is a photo of the samples I made and demonstrated on the day. This is the card....
This is the 3D project....
One the day I didn't added the ribbon and small tags, purely becuase of the time element. and lastly my 6 x 6 scrap box page....ahhhhh for some reason blogger won't update this photo!!!!! but I hope you get the idea. I just love the way the babywipe technique gives a muted colour palette...I have been demonstarting this technique at recent classes and workshops but if you have missed out and would like to know more please get in touch. I am off to cheerleading shortly for a mid week practice! Hannah has joined the stunt squad so need to go and fill my flask and pack some slimming goodies for me :) Tomorrow brings my eldest Daughter Alice's 18th Birthday so I am sure things will be a bit hectic here first thing but I have the birthday cake and presents are packed and ready.

Monday, 7 May 2012

The new priced Starter KIt only £99

From the 1st May Stampin'UP! have changed the makeup and price of the starter kit. The new kit costs £99 and is fully customisable with any items from current catalogues, you can choose £130 of products and yes that does mean you can pick items from the Stampin’ Up! UK Summer Mini too ! You will also recieve a business kit worth £45 that will help you get started with your business. Of course if you join my team you also get me to help support and guide you during your Stampin’ Up! journey! If you would like to talk about this fabulous opportunity the best thing to do is call me 01452 855231 and we can have a chat, I can answer all your questions. So that is fabulous right……..okay there is even better news, if you join Stampin’ Up! during May 2012 you will receive a FREE convention place which normally costs £149. You will be able to attend the Stampin’ Up! European convention in Mainz, Germany on 2-3rd November 2012. You will need to pay for your travel and accomodation to the event but your entry fee is paid. I would love you to join me and my team in Germany this year for convention it is an amazing event where you will meet friends and many inspirational people, including co-founder Shelli Gardner.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

New Summer Mini launches today.......

It's so exciting our new Summer Mini Catalogue launches today......... We have some lovely accessories for the big shot and the long awaited Simply scored Scoring tool and the diagional plate which means you can make envelopes!!!! There are stamp sets and new papers and ribbons for you as well. Over the coming weeks you will see lots of samples made using all the new products.
We also have some changes to our started kits!!!! please pop back tomorrow and I will tell you more. (there is so much I want to tell you! but I am going to try and spead it out a little bit so that you have time to digest!) A much needed coffee is required now that I have worked my way around the new blogger! system without help from my sister......A chocolate biscuit woule be nice too but I am following slimming world at the mo and want to fit into a lovely dress in November at our annual convention so maybe I will have an apple instead. See you tomorrow X