Thursday, 12 December 2013

Another Christmas Card

I have one last card to share from my card club class.

Ladies still wanted some Christmas Cards, so I obliged with one in this class and then we made another 9 at my are on there way over the next few days.

Nice and traditional with my colours here red and green.

The ornaments are stamped from the Christmas Collection and there is a matching punch.  You can buy both as a bundle for £25.50 in clear and £28.95 in wood.  There is still time for you to purchase these items and get a head start on next years cards.

Now the greeting had my ladies puzzled as they has missed the stamp set in the catalogue.  I have to admit I have only recently brought the set because I liked the Christmas greeting,  but we all agreed that we could make the other sentiments work.  The set is called Seasonal Sayings and can be found on page 32 of the main catalogue.

A little linen thread bow above each ornament finishes the card.  I hope you like my design.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

A lovely case from Julie Kettlewell

A  few weeks ago at convention I CASED a card from Julie Kettlewell for us to craft in our PJs one evening.

After browsing pinterest I came across this design and I was hooked.  It ticked all my box's colour and oh so pretty........

I also used this same card in my Card Club class last Monday as I had a few kits left and because I liked it so much.

The cardbase is crumb cake which is such a versatile base.  I have used tempting turquoise as the contrast colour, together with the honeycomb embossing folder and the delicate Dollie embosslit.  The flowers were stamped from Flower Shop and punched out with the matching punch.  Some large pearls and soft sky seam binding ribbon finish the card.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Clearance Rack

Good Morning

Today Stampin'Up! have launched another Clearance Rack.  Grab yourself a bargain with up to 80% off retired products.

You will need to order these items from my online shop and they will be delivered direct to your door for £4.95.  The click is opposite just make sure you use my name when ordering.  If you havn't used the on-line shop before and have any problems please shout and I will be able to help you out.

Make sure you don't delay as items are only available whilst supplies last.

I am just waiting for the sun to come out so that I can take some photo's of the projects we created last Saturday at my Christmas Extravaganza.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Best Wishes...

Hi there, I am just about to finish up work for the day but before I do I want to share another card with you from my recent class.

This one is a lovely Best Wishes card in all the hues of purple.

The cardbase is Rich Razzleberry with a layer of Very Vanilla which has been embossed the the Stripes embossing folder which is in the seasonal catalogue.  I have die cut 2 accents from Apothecary Accents and these were run through the polka dots embossing folder.  I have stamped the flower from the stamp set Mixed Bunch and punched out with the blossom punch.  The greeting is from Petite Pairs and punched out with the small oval punch.  Silver ribbon and a few rhinestone gems finish our card.

Right oh its time to sign off as I can hear the natives become restless in the living room..........

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

A lovely background technique

Hi there

Last night I ran my card club class for 12 lovely ladies.  I just want to say a huge thank you to Angie and Ruth who stayed with me and helped clear up. ( I am a bit of a wuss and don't like being in the church alone!) especially late at night.

Now the technique I taught was the painters paint technique which creates a lovely background and which we used on this masculine card.

We have used marina mist, pool party and soft sky ink to create the background.  To create this background you tear off a strip of masking tape and dip into the inkpad and then transfer the colour to your cardstock.  Start with the darker colour and end with the lighter one.  You than stamp your image onto the background, I have used black stazon for this card.

We also had a refresher class on using the stamp- a- ma- jig.  This helped place the clockface into the pocket watch.

The cardbase is Marina Mist and then there is a layer of very vanilla cardstock which has been run through the woodgrain embossing folder.  I have used burlap ribbon down the centre of the card and fishtailed the end.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Where has the year gone...

I can't believe we are in December already.  Hannah turn over the Christmas countdown this morning 23 days to go until Santa arrives.  Have you completed all your shopping?

If you want to look past Christmas I have just the thing to tempt you.  Stampin;UP! have their latest offer

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We have two stamp sets on offer as well as card making kits and the most gorgeous sweetheart treat bags for the grown up's that we love and then for our younger audience we have some Monstor hug treat bags.  There is pink for the girls and blue for the boys....I will be getting some of these for Hannah to take to school for her tutor group.

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