Thursday, 22 August 2013

Wild Flower Meadow Box

Hi there

Hannah and I are off to see some good friends of ours in Kingsbridge, Devon today for a long weekend break.  I hope the weather continues to be good for us.......

Along with the card I showed you yesterday my class made this simple box and decorated the front of it with an embossed image from the Wildflower Meadow Set.

The box can be made from one sheet of A4 cardstock and holds a small box of chocolates.

The greeting comes from the stamp set Label Love and there is a devine punch that goes with the set for easy scissors need!  The ribbon I have used is the White Organza which is one of my favourites.

I have a few more samples of the Wildflower Meadow bundle that I will continue to show over the next few days.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

A Little Wildflower Meadow

Good Morning

I am just off the the gym  ( I have been feeling the need to do something extra for a while now and last Saturday I joined the gym, so today is my second visit)  I used to love road running and a number of years ago was able to run a half marathon, not quite wanting to get back to this level but I definately felt the buzz on my first visit and couldn't resist running on the treadmill.  After that my mum and I are off to Hungerford to collect Hannah as she has been away for the last 10 days with her Nan and Peter boating along the canals.

Last Thursday I show cased the stamp set Wildflower Meadow together with the matching embossing folder.  This set is a bargain as a bundle and costs just £17.25 in clear and £19.95 in wood.

Here is our card

The card base is soft suede and I have matched it with Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, So Saffron and Night of navy.

The mosaic embossing folder worked lovely as a base and the the 2 1/2" circle punch was used to punch out cardstock, we then stamped the image from Wildflower Meadow,  embossed it and then layered it on a floral frames die cut.  Some velum butterflies and pearls finish this focal point.  The banners were created from scraps of left over card and the ends were snipped.  The greeting was from Round Array and fits nicely inside one of the embossed mosaic shapes.  The little flowers were from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

August offers from Stampin' Up!

There is still time to grab yourself one or both of the special offers for August...........

First of all we have the August Stamp set from Shelli.  Details can be found on the side bar.  Shelli has chosen her favourite images and they have been collected in this wonderful stamp set.

Secondly we have a great Designer Series paper offer.  Buy 3 packs of paper and get a 4th FREE.  Details can be found on the side bar.

If you would like to place an order for these items or indeed anything from our catalogues please get in touch.

Monday, 19 August 2013

New Computer is finally up and running.......I hope!

Hi there

It has been a busy few weeks in our household with holidays, household chores and general housekeeping.

I have also upgraded my computer and although my sister and I have been able to upload office etc and the printer connection I had to wait from my brother-in-law to come and rescue us with the camera software and backing up everything off my old computer.  My new laptop is also windows 8 and it has been a pain to get to grips with the new is not my thing!!!!!

So I hope to be able to show you some cards from a class earlier this month so fingers crossed her goes

These are 3 cards that we made at my technique class at the beginning of the month.  The picture quality isn't great as the sun was shinning when I was trying to take the photo's but we shouldn't complain.

My favourite one is the top one.  I have had the Daffodil Delight seam binding ribbon for ages and have been dying to use it and it was perfect with Island Indigo.  It was lovely to get out the Mixed Bunch Stamp set as I haven't used it for ages.

The middle card is a simple thank you card, but would make a perfect male birthday card by just changing the greeting.

The last one uses the new in-colours, designer papers, Itty Bitty punch and the 7/8" scallop circle punch which co-ordinates with the stamp set Round Array.

Thank you for bearing with me and continuing to view my blog, normal service will resume after the school holidays, I don't know about you but my routine sucks during the break.