Sunday, 7 December 2014

My Extravaganza Projects

Hi everyone Yesterday was enjoyed by all, but I have to admit to being pretty pooped after. I need to give a massive thank you to Nancy who came along to keep us all supplied with drinks and my Sister who helped carry all my bags back into the house when we got back. Thats the worst job and unpacking and putting everything away. I of course forgot my camera!!!! so don't have any photos of the Christmas tree with presents underneath or of everyone crafting. Duh!!! I have managed to take some photo's of the finished projects though........ Firstly we made a Christmas wreath and decorated a box to pack it away in
Another session was all about gift packaging I have to give credit to Amanda Fowler and Kerry Timms for the Christmas Pudding and Santa Box's they are so cute.
Our last session was to make four cards from the Watercolour Winter Simply Created Kit.
I really hope you like the projects.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Christmas Extravaganza

Good Morning Today is my Christmas Extravaganza, I have 9 lovely ladies joining me for a fun filled day of Christmas projects..........laughter and of course cake. We have presents under the tree and Christmas Carols playing.........pop back soon to see what we made. Have a great weekend.

Friday, 5 December 2014

YEAR-END closeouts.....up to 80% off

Hi everyone Posts have been lacking, so sorry but I have had the lurgy..........and spent several days in bed. Today is quick but I just wanted to let you know about Stampin'Ups! latest offering...
Make sure you visit my on-line shop to place your orders with no delay and delivery straight to your door. You can contact me direct, but in order to make sure you don't miss out and I will have to charge £4.95 postage. If I have 5 orders or more the postage can be split to £1 each. Go and make yourself a cuppa, put your feet up and have a browse........

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Build your own Bonus..........

So this morning Stampin'Up! have announced an amazing offer that has never been seen before.
If you have ever thought about becoming a demonstrator, now is a great time to join. from now until 10pm on 2nd December as a new recruit you will earn an extra 5% cash back on all your commissionable orders placed during the month of Decemember, PLUS you get a 25% discount on your starter kit, which still includes allk the same great products. Visit the header at the top of the page to join my team or contact me directly for a chat. Hurry offer runs out on Tuesday 2nd December............................

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Convention cardmaking...........

Hi there, I can't believe its Wednesday already. This week is one of my busiest during the month as we have had team training on Monday evening and I have run two classes today, one at home this morning and then a repeat of the same class this afernoon. I will be running the same class again tomorrow evening, so once I have posted I am taking the luxury of having a long soak in the bath, with a little drink........ Today's show is the card we made at convention, in our hotel room one evening. kerry and I both made shoebox swaps, it' a tradition to do some stamping in our PJs ...... We needed to think about our cards as we only want to carry limited supplies. I had spotted something very similiar on the internet and I just loved the simplicity of the card. So here it is
My base and layer are both crumb cake cardstock, one of my favourite colours. The tree is punched out using the tree punch which is available in the Autunm/Winter catalogue and then I layered a small piece of Newsprint designer paper behind it. The ribbon is the Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon and I have stapled it to the card using our small hand held stapler. ( I love this tool) some linen thread and a glitzy star complete the look with the Noel sentiment. The sentiment is from the stamp set Bright and Beautiful. I hope you like todays card.

Friday, 14 November 2014

See how my Many Merry Stars Kit is coming along..........

Hi Today's post is coming to you a little earlier than normal, but I am off out tonight to a party near Worcester. This will be their third party and I ran my Xmas Stamp a stack for them during half term. I have made one of the box's this week and given it a swing opening, so that you can pop a little gift inside. The red star in the centre was cut from a piece of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock, and the centre star was cut from the original top piece of the pre-cut cardstock in the kit. I just carefully folded the corners of the star when I ran it through the bigshot. I used the Stars framelets which co-ordinate beautifully with this seasons Christmas Stamp sets and this Kit. There are also great to use with birthday and congratulations cards.
I then had a go at one of the smallest stars. Stampin'Up! have given some feedback on putting these together, but I definately endorse the fact that you need to make the larger box's first, as the small ones are fiddly, I have made mine into a Xmas tree decoration and added a bit of bakers twine so that it will hang from the tree.
So here is a picture of my full collection of stars so far...........

Thursday, 13 November 2014

October Party make and take card.

If you attend a Stampin'Up! party you will know that you always get to try out the products before you buy :) by making a card or a 3d item.  At my parties last month we made this simple card using the All is Calm Washi Tape and the Festival of Trees stamp set and matching Tree punch.  If you buy the Festival of Trees Bundle you save yourself 15% on the price.  Whats not to like...........

I made use of the Frosted Sequins which cost £4.50 for approx 400 sequins thats less than 1p per sequin.........BARGAIN

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Seeing Stars

Today's card is another from last months card club.  I saw the idea on pinterest (oh how I love this site for inspiration) and went with a copy of it.

The colour combination is Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake and Strawberry Slush.  I used the Star from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch set  and the stamps were from Amazing Birthday.

I love the crumb cake base and then the exra layer in the same colour.

I hope you like this fun card, It's a good way to use up some of those odd scraps of cardstock that often lie around on your desk.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Rolled Marble background Technique

Each month at card club we learn a new or revisit a past stampin technique.

Last month it was the rolled marble is created by using marbles and rolling them over your cardstock to create a unique background each time.

Take an old clean take-away tub and place a few drops of re-inker into the bottom.

Next gently roll over your marbles I tend to use about 3 or 4.  If you feel the reinker is too dark just mop up some of the excess with kitchen towl.

Now lay your cardstock into the tub and roll the marbles gently over it until you are happy with the result.

Allow a few minutes for the ink to dry and then finish your card.

My design was simple and the sentiment could be changed for perhaps a sympathy one or thinking of you.  A change in colours would also make my design more feminine

Monday, 10 November 2014

Fridays Merry Stars

Well I hope you all had a lovely weekend......mine started early on Friday when I went up to the NEC for the craft Fayre event with a friend, this was a last minute trip but a lovely surprise the downside is it put me out for completing my Friday Stars post.

So I have now completed 3 stars from the Many Merry Stars Simply Created  Kit and here they are

I have to admit the larger stars are easier to put together, but you do have to remember to crease the folds securly with a bone folder, I am hoping to create a few Christmas Tree decorations with the ones I assemble this week.  Watch out for Fridays post............

The Kit I used is the the Autumn/Winter supplement and costs £23.95.  The kit provides all you need to make 26 box's.  If you can get together a group of 6 friends I will come along to your home and bring the inkpads and stamps in order for you and your guests to make a selection of 5 box's, either one evening or during the day.  If you like the sound of this give me a call and lets get a date booked in the diary.  The cost per person will be £25 payable in advance.

Pop by tomorrow to see more crafting.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

My Convention swaps............

Hi I am really pleased with how much quicker this posting is for me now................I hope you are enjoying your visit and like what you see. Today I am sharing my convention swaps with you. If you are wondering what SWAPs are let me explain. Whenever we attend a Stampin'Up! event we make swaps which is a card front only using all Stampin'UP! products. We then swap with other demonstrators which gives us inspiration and ideas for future projects we may make. This is my first one using the Fine Feathers Bundle. This is a favourite set of mine. Apologies for the shadow on my card stand.
This is the second one which is a complete contrast in the colour combination...Burmuda Bay and Tangelo Twist (I think). You will see this design on another card soon but with a different colour combination.
I hope you like the projects today, join me tomorrow when I will have 3 of the Merry Stars box's to share. Enjoy the rest of your evening

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

A little Christmas share today.....matching box and card

Hi, I am hoping todays post will be much quicker than yesterday now that I have everything all organised and photographs taken. I enjoyed my reward of crafting last night, the little stars box is lovely. I have made a plan to make one box a night and will share them with you on Fridays post each week. So todays project is from our monthly training get together a couple of months ago. Its the same box I showed you yesterday only I didn't make it as tall. The matching card is sparkly and full of stars. I used Blackberry Bliss and Crushed Curry Cardstock which is a combo I really like. The Endless Wishes and Bright and Beautiful stamp set and Framelits were used for the card. I hope you enjoy these two projects. As always all the products used can be brought from me via my on-line shop on the right hand side or by contacting me direct. First we have the box
and the card

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

I am still here..........I promise

Hi there............... It seems like ages since I last visited my blog and I need to make an effort to photograph and start regularly posting, because if you are so kind as to visit me you need to see some projects right? My camera is on charge and I have so much to show you from the last month. Firstly I want to tell you about a fabulous new kit that Stampin'UP has released its called the Merry Stars kit and can be found in our Autumn/Winter Supplement. I have catalogues to give out to all my customers as a gift from me, so if you don't have yours leave me a comment and I will get one to you asap. If you are not yet a customer just get in touch and I can tell you how to receive all the current catalogues from me for FREE........... If you click on the link on the right hand side you can view the supplement online. The kit has supplies for you to make 26 box's and I have a kit sitting in my craft room wiating for me to have a's on my list and once I have sorted out my blog I am going to reward myself with some crafting. So since I last posted I have been to Brussels for our annual convention, it was amazing to be with so many wonderful people in such a lovely place, I have run 3 Christmas Stamp a Stack classes as well as a Gift Box punch board class and my regluar there is such a lot to show you, my camera is still charing but I am not going to publish this post until I can photograph something to show you. So finally some photographs of my Thursday class projects last month. We made a lovely tall box and matching card using the Papillion Potpourri stamp set and Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz colours. I really loved these colours together so I hope you do to. Right fingers crossed here is the box we made and also a close up of the pretty tag.
and now the card
Well it's only taken me 90 minutes to make this post. hehehehe Here's hoping I am going to get quicker at this, I am not technical in any way so things that perhaps take you 10 mins take me much longer. But hopefully I now have my camera sorted for making posts easier and pictures the right size as it has seemed hit and miss when I blog from my iphone. I will be back tomorrow with more to show you, it's now time for dinner and my reward of making a box from my new kit. Bye for now..............................

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Fancy some cake?

Today I am sharing another card from card club thus month. This card uses the cup cake punch and a matching stamp set. 

Monday, 29 September 2014

All in blue

Today's card is another one from my card club earlier this month. I love the simplicity of this card.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Sharing some Xmas Cheer

I recently created these two projects for our team training earlier this month. I just love the blackberry bliss and crushed curry cardstock together . The stamp set is Bright and Beautiful.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

New Autumn/Winter catalogue had arrived

Hi there I am away on my holidays at the moment travelling along the canals to wales on a narrow boat . The signal is pants but I just wanted to let you know that our Autumn/Winter catalogue had arrived. My regular customers should have received their copies but I will bring some more along to class on Monday . If you can't wait check out my online shop to view. 

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Team sales card

Yesterday evening was team training and Kerry and I always make cards for the top 3 sales demonstrators in each of our teams .  Here is my card. Some of the items used are sneak peaks from our new seasonal catalogue which goes live in the 28th August.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Birthday wishes

18 years ago today my son Matt was born. So much has happened during that time.... Much of it I am sure makes us stronger although it's hard to understand why at the time . Anyway enough maudlin from me, let me share Matts birthday card with you.

Monday, 11 August 2014

A bright and cheerful card to share

Today's card is a recent sample from my last card club class. The card was involved in an accident with the melon mambo inkpad during the evening . I am sure there's a finger print that's been left behind .

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Sharing card 4 from my fun flower punch class

Today has been filled with baking ....,Alice and Hannah made some cakes in ice cream cones , I made a bacon and onion duet pudding for my other half who still isn't home from work ....and a banofee pie. I have my fourth card to share today I hope you like it? Let me know as I love to receive comments.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

A bit late today

Today has been filled with morning of crafting with Sarah Wood and Kerry Timms. Thank you Kerry for our lovely projects and lunch xxxx I had time for a little bit of shopping before going onto work , hence the late hour of posting . 

I have another card focusing on the fun flower punch for you.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Another card for you

Today I am sharing another card from my recent class. The colours are lost lagoon and hello honey. The Designer series paper is from the lovely all a bloom paper stack.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Fun Flower punch class cards

Thought I would share the projects this week from my recent fun flower punch class. 

Here is our first card . A pretty easel card showcasing the new in colours of lost lagoon and blackberry bliss .

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Fun Flower punch class

We had a lovely class this morning despite the awful weather ....Donna who drove from Birmingham for the morning I am so glad you didn't turn round and go back home x

Here is a start of the day with tables ready and goodie bags.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Card club cards

Here is another card club card. This one showcased the new blend ability pens .

A cute ensemble

I made this cute box and card a few months ago so the patterned papers are no longer available but we have plenty of new ones to choose from.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Sneak Peak

Just finished designing projects for class on Thursday evening. Catch a sneak peak. Can you guess what stamp sets I have used? 

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

It's finally here.............

Today is launch of our new annual catalogue I am so excited to be able to share it with you. If you click on the browser on the right hand side you will be able to view the catalogue on line and you can then either visit my on-line shop 24-7 or contact me to place an order. Book a party with me and receive your own copy of the catalogue for FREE. Here are a few projects made with some new product. Scrub that Blogger not playing ball.......and I need to spend some time with hubby. I will try again tomorrow. Enjoy the new catalogue offerings x

Monday, 30 June 2014

Good Morning.....

Well the sun is shining and I am just filling my time with a bit of blog posting. Shayna is off to the dog groomers shortly and then I have the dentist......not looking forward to this trip. I held my launch party over the weekend for the new 2014-2015 catalogue. The event was held at my home and proved a great success. My customers preferred the more relaxed atmosphere rather than launch party's before in a hall. So this will be the norm I think from now on. Here are some pictures of the set up
I had 13 people attend and they were able to choose items for FREE from my retired stock as long as they ordered the equivilant value from new catalogue. I am going to be busy tomorrow placing orders....

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Join me in the Inspiring Inkin bloghop

Good morning thank you for joining me in the Inspiring Inkin bloghop.

I have a cute box and matching card to show you using some old products and showcasing some of our new in colours and products from the 2014-2015 catalogue which goes live on the 1st July.

Blackberry Bliss is my favourite new in colour with Lost lagoon and Hello Honey following closely behind.  The pattern papers are from a new paper stack called Moonlight.  A fab stack of papers measuring  4 1/2" X 6 1/2", you get 48 sheets for the great price of £6.25.

My greeting comes from the Chalk Talk stamp set and is framed with stamped flowers from the Petite Petals bundles, matching Blackberry Bliss ribbon and some pearls finish my project.

I hope you have enjoyed my projects....

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Feeling creative elements.....

Another card for you today using a retiring stamp set called Creative Elements.

I used primrose petals ink and the little flowers are from petite petals which will carry over to the new catalogue. The centre of the flowers is a small circle of silver glimmer paper.

Visit my online shop to order any of the products or give me a call. Another order being placed tomorrow.

Have a great day.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Feeling clever

I have been having some computer glitches over the last week, hence the lack of post both here and on Facebook. Thankfully it looks like I have resolved the computer issues today and I have downloaded blogger onto my phone so that I can post here on the move.

I have just taken some pictures of recent projects so keep your fingers crossed.

Do remember to check my online shop every Wednesday for new weekly deals.

Did you know you can also join the Stampin 'up family this month for £50? Want to know more give me call and we can have a chat.

We also have retiring lists out for all stamps and accessories that have not made the new annual catalogue . If u are on my mailing list you will have these as well as an invitation to my launch party on the 28th June . If you do not have details get in touch and I will be happy to forward everything to you.

Now for a card

Friday, 23 May 2014

More for men....


I am working hard to try and get everything up together as half term starts on Monday and my work schedule isn't the same when Hannah is home.  We are also hoping to spend a few days away next week with friends in Devon. Fingers crossed for good weather as Hannah wants to take her body board with her.

So today I have 3 more cards to share with you.

The first card has a fun element to it I think, and also one that could very easily be adapted for a younger child, and made girly.

This next one is one of my favourite designs.  We have the oak tree from Lovely as a Tree and the stamp was coloured in using the marker pens so that we got a contrast of colour.  I also used the banner punch that was available during Sale-a-bration, it will be available in the new 2014-2015 annual catalogue if you didn't manage to get it earlier in the year.  The centre banner is raised up on a dimensional and has a small mini brad through the centre.
The last card has a racing car on it from the stamp set "Rev up the fun".  This is a fun set with the racing car and also a motorbike, so a good choice for the man in our life.  The picture is not so good as I decided to take the card along to a recent Stampin' UP! event.  The box underneath gives a glimpse of my team gifts which I forgot to photo! duh along with my swaps and name badge.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Need a card for that Man in your life? Look no further


Back on the 10th May I ran a class, to cover all those cards we need for the men in our life.  It's a class that had been asked for by many of my ladies as we all find this design hard.

I was really pleased with my designs and colours for the class, and would love to hear what you think? so please leave me a comment.

We made 15 cards over the morning 5 designs and 3 of each.  I will share the first two with you today and then the others will follow in the next blog post.

Everyone received the Hardwood stamp set as part of their class fee, which made things easier for everyone, I can't believe that I only bought the set in order to design the class what was I thinking!!!!!ladies were talking about making sheds and fences with it.......the ideas were inspiring.

Crumb Cake was a favourite cardbase colour for me in this class and then I teamed it with different shades of browns and a bold dash of Night of Navy.

The above card was designed for Father's day but there was also a birthday greeting for those who wanted one.  The frame was created using the Deco Framlits and some linen thread just adds a focal point.  I loovve this stuff.  The greeting was stamped from Teeny Tiny Wishes and then punched out using the word window punch and layered onto a punch out from the modern label punch.