Friday, 28 September 2012

Pears in a jar

I really like the stamp set Perfectly Preserved and the fact that there are framelets to cut out the stamped images.

This time I have made a square card using More Mustard cardstock for my base and added Island Indigo and whisper white for stamping on.

We used the scallop border punch along the bottom strip of the card and some more paper from the Orchard Harvest stack and tied aroud some bakers twine.  The side panel of Island Indigo cardstock was run through the dots embossing folder.  The birthday greeting is from happiest Birthday Wishes which is a hostess set avaialble until the end of this month is you have a party with sales of £150 or more.

The jar, lid, pear and stork were all stamped and then cut out using the framelets dies, so so simple....

I do hope you have enjoyed this month's projects from my classes.

Join me on Monday 1st October for my new catalogue launch at 7pm at St John's Church, Churchdown.  The cost will be £6 to include your own copy of the catalogue and also a simple card to make and take home with you.  I will have all my retiring stock for sale on a BOGOF offer.

If you would like more details please give me a call.  Everyone on my mailing list should have received an invitation.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

My 6 sided Box

Last Thursday was my Thursday class.  Here we make a 3d project and a card.

Last month we made a milk carton holder and 2 milk cartons and I decided to use the same die this month to show how versatile it is.  At £28.95 it is a fairly big purchase.

To make this box you  need to die cut two milk cartons and then do some cutting etc.  Rather than try to explain if you visit this website and look under big shot projects you will find that Dawn has made a video tutorial that makes it so easy.

For the tag we used the mixed medley hostess set in the seasonal catalogue and the new 1 1/4" scallop circle punch.

The papers are from the Orchard Harvest range.

I will be back Friday with the card we made.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Double Gate Fold Card

Two days on the trot!!! lets hope the trend continues.....

Yesterday I promised to show you the double gate fold card that we made so here it is.

The top photo shows the card open and the bottom one is the closed card.  The papers I used were from the flirtatious stack and I teamed it with wisteria wonder and whisper white cardstock for stamping on.
We used the labels collectin framelits to close the card and ran it through the woodgrain embossing folder and lightly daubered over the grain.  Some lace ribbon tied into a bow gives the card a feminine touch.  The greeting is from Perfect Punches and was punched out using the ex large oval punch.

Monday, 24 September 2012



I am so sorry I have been away from my blog for so long.........When I am busy the blog is normally the first thing to be sidelined, but I can't believe how long it is since I have posted.

Hannah is very settled into secondary school and we are getting into a regular habit of doing homework when we receive it as evenings very often have activities planned or I am out working and she is very good at not doing homework with her big sister or dad!!  I am hoping this sounds familiar to a lot of you.

I have just downloaded lots of photos and have a few quite moments so I am going to share some with you. 

A few weeks ago I had my Friday class where we make 2 in depth cards.  This is a smallish class of between 6-10 people and one that my sister George is normally able to make so we have lots of fun.

The first card we made is called a squash card

We used one of my favourite stamp sets Artistic Etchings, I have a bit of a thing for vintage and just love how this set works.  My colour combination was cherry cobbler and early espresso, with very vanilla for stamping on.  The ribbon is the lovely tulle ribbon in the new seasonal catalogue.
If you would like to learn how to make this card why not give me a call and book a party and I would love to come along and show you how.
I will be back tomorrow with our second project which was a double gatefold card.


Saturday, 8 September 2012

Exciting News Xmas Extravaganza

I have just finalised the details and projects for my Xmas Extravaganza, which will be held on Saturday 17th November 2012 at Chapel Hay Methodist Church, Chapel Hay Lane, Churchdown, Gloucester.

Doors will open at 9.30am for registration, mounting your stamps and tea/coffee, ready for a 10am start,

The cost will be £39 and you will receive over £30 worth of product including Greetings of the Season (in Clear) and a stamp set from our new Annual catalogue.  If you would like your stamp set in wood the cost will be £42.

Light refreshments will be provided throughout the day, but please bring your own lunch.  In addition there will be a raffle and table prizes throughout the day. 

Raffle tickets are £2 each or 3 for £5

We will be aiming to finish by 3.30pm.

Booking will close on the 25th October and places will be limited.  A postdated cheque for the 25th October will secure your place.

Cheques payable to caroonstampin please.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information, or to register your interest in the event.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Pocket Silhoutte

Good Morning

Here is another card from Monday's class.

We have a marina mist base teamed with whisper white cardstock and DSP from the just add cake suite and chocolate chip scallop dots ribbon.

The flowers which are in the Pocket Silhouette stamp set which is retiring this month were inked with our marker pens and then stamped and punched out using the large tag punch (no longer available) and layered onto an extra large tag punched out in marina mist. 

The greeting was from Thank you Kindly which is again retiring at the end of the month and was  inked in perfect plum and stamped onto the dsp.

Gosh can you keep up with all these retiring items.....I sorted out my stamp sets and ribbon yesterday and can't believe how much I have accumulated over the last 2 1/2 years....I had to hide it all before Paul came home!!!!  Thank heavens for a large garden shed..........

Back tomorrow with a card from our new Autumn/Winter catalogue

More cards

Good Morning

Well School was fine...that's all the feedback I got!

So onto work then.  Here are two more card's from last Monday.

The first is a simple Christmas Card..

The base is crumb cake, topped with very vanilla and of course real red.  The edges have been scored at 1/4" and 1/2" using the scoring board and tool ( here's hoping this will be in our new annual catalogue).

The greeting is from Season of Joy which is another retiring stamp set this month and the ribbon is real red 1/4" grosgrain, which is also retiring.

Remember to check the following links for retiring products and give me a call to place your order.  Orders can be placed with Stampin Up immediately if I have a credit card payment and delivered to your door for £4.95 postage.  I am offering FREE postage on all orders over £60 this month.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Ist day at her new school

Good Morning

Well this morning I am trying to find things to I have lots to do but I need to keep myself occupied as Hannah started secondary school this morning......I can't believe it's the start of a new phase, no more waiting in the playground, and I have been doing that for the last 14 years.

Hannah looked very smart and I managed to get a photo just.....she hates having her photo taken and I didn't want to make this morning you get my drift so I settled with this one.

Now onto some class photo's.  Last Monday was my 4 card class and technique sample.  For this month's technique we did the inked embossing folder.

We used the new holiday frame embossing folder and theme it with rich razzleberry and pear piazza.  Pear Piazza is one of our retiring colours this month together with the Oval All stamp set.  The side strip of rich razzleberry has been punched with the ribbon punch. 

Back tomorrow with an update of how school went and more cards.

Saturday, 1 September 2012


Hundreds of stamps and accessories from the 2011–2012 catalogues are retiring, and this is your last chance to get them before they’re gone. All products are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get your orders in early!

To view the up to date list of retiring stamps and accessories please click on the links below.