Wednesday, 29 January 2014

The NEW Texture Boutique Embossing Folder


I am a bit late posting today but just knew I need to tell you about this fab new product

I have ordered one of these today for myself as they are going to be a great tool for adding texture to our cards without the problem of storage and it will save a few pennies on purchasing the bigshot, for a new crafter.

I have added the link opposite for more details, but this is a bargain at £26.95 add in a few embossing folders and your purchase will add up to the magic number for receiving a FREE Sale-a-Bration item.

Enjoy your evening, I am just about ready to go and sit down with my girls.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Exciting products and earn product for FREE..........

Hi there

Life is hectic at the moment in the Barker household.  Alice is moving out with baby Kobe on Saturday and we are knee deep in box's and trying to buy fridges and washing machines everywhere I turn to blog or craft there is stuff in the way, buy hey this time next week I will have a spare room to craft in once it has been decorated!

TODAY is that time of year again it's SALE -A -BRATION, if you are new to Stampin'up! this is a great promotion from them where you can earn free limited edition product with each and every £45 spent until the 31st March 2014.

If you click on the link opposite you can see all the product available.

You can also join the stampin up family during this period for only £99.  For this you will receive £150 worth of product of your choice and a business starter kit to get you started, whether you wish to start your own business or just receive your own goodies for 20% less, this is a fab opportunity.

If you book a party during celebration you can earn yourself  an extra £25 in hostess credits once your party sales reach £300.  I am taking party bookings now so if you haven't booked a date yet don't delay pick up the phone.

But hey there's more our new Spring/Summer catalogue launches today, so you have even more to choose from.

If you click the link opposite you can browse the catalogue on- line.  Anyone attending my February classes will receive their own copy in class.

That's all from me today, I have the school run and cheerleading practice tonight, so I need to get organised.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Quarterly Training Swap

Good Morning I hope you are enjoying a lazy Sunday................I need to pop out and stock up the food cupboards but that's pretty much it for me today.

Yesterday was a great day and my mind is buzzing with ideas, I need to reign myself in and make a to do list, but first of all today I want to share with you my SWAP.  Whenever we attend training we are asked to take along a SWAP, which is a card front using current Stampin'Up! products, we give one away and then should receive one back in return.  We then use these ideas for our parties and classes.

I have used my favourite stamp set yet again and there are a few sneak peaks from our Spring/Summer catalogue  Can you spot them?

I have used Pool Party and Summer Starfruit ink, some new Washi Tape and Gold Foil.  A single rhinestone just adds that tough of bling.  The design comes from something I found on pinterest and I have added my own twist.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Card Club Cards Jan 2014

Good Morning, the sun is shining and it is a bit too early for me on a Saturday morning.  I am off to our Quarterly Training meeting today in Hampshire and have a long drive ahead, but the early start is well worth the effort............a day of crafting with friends and also focusing on running a business is fun and inspiring......I need to say a big thank you to Diana who is driving 6 of us today.

Now just before I go let me share the other two cards from card club.

Firstly we have a masculine card using Serene Silhouettes, I have used Midnight Muse and Soft shy for this one.

We stamped the image from Serene Silhouettes and then mounted a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock over it with a 1 3/8" circle punched out.  I love the way this frames the image.  The 3 tiny dots in the corner were made by using the owl punch and its the tiny hole for the eyes....fiddly I know but it really balances out the card.

The second card uses Postage Due and Gorgeous Grunge.  I LOOOOOOVE this last stamp set and can find a use for it on most of my cards!!!!!!!!  My colour theme here is Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, and So Saffron.  There is a birthday greeting on the card insert.

Friday, 10 January 2014

Card Club Cards January 2014

Last Monday was the first class of the year for me.  It was a great turn out for the beginning of January with 2 new guests joining us.

At this class we learn a new stamping technique and make 4 cards.

The technique for this month was called Double Texture Embossing.

I demonstrated both the cards that we made using this technique, I knew I should have refreshed myself via "Youtube" first  but we had a few laughs and got there in the end.

Both cards used the Fancy fan embossing folder and the Designer Frames embossing folders. My colour theme was nice and crisp using Whisper White, Smokey Slate and Burmuda Bay.  The stamp sets I used were Simply Sketched, Bright Blossoms and for the sentiments A Dozen Thoughts and Express Yourself.

I wanted to add a bit of bling to the butterfly card, but couldn't incorporate in the class fee, so I added some rhinestones later, its amazing how a little sparkle changes the image of the card.

I hope you like my technique for the month, why don't you give it a try?

Back tomorrow with 2 more cards.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

My Christmas Extravaganza....

Hi there

I have just been unloading photo's and realised that I haven't shared my Christmas Extravaganza projects with you, so here they are better late than never and of course there is still time for you to purchase some of the products I used before the Autumn/Winter catalogue ends.

Like many other demo's I have moved away from the traditional red and green colours and opted for the fresh on trend blues and silver.

Everyone who attended the day received the Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit, and the Merry Little Christmas Bundle.

With the bundle we created a supply of Christmas cards....

We made 2 cards of each design and of course my ladies made the cards their own, and mixed and matched greetings.  The photo's I have aren't great and I used the cards myself for Christmas........

We also made a gift bag and box using the Winter Frost DSP and the decorative window box's.  The ready made box's are a big hit with a number of my ladies as they do NOT like making box's! ladies you know who you complete the trio we also made a card using the thinlits dies.

The last project of the day was a snowflake rosette in a box frame.

This was a huge hit and we had no accidents with the hot glue gun.  As there are 2 rosettes in the banner kit as a bonus project we made this one too.

I hope you have enjoyed viewing these projects and if you would like to join us at my next extravaganza it will be on the 15th March.  Watch the special events bar at the top of my blog for more details.

Monday, 6 January 2014

Classes for 2014

Hi there

I am back to work today after a hit and miss December........My class dates for this year have now been confirmed and you will find all the dates under the header Classes and Special Events at the top of my blog.

If you are on my mailing list you will also have received details of the class dates in the form of a PDF document.

My little grandson Kobe is certainly doing well.  He had his first hospital check up last week, and the doctors were really pleased with his weight gain and development.  He is 14 weeks old today, and is smiling and babbling at us all and weighs a whopping 11 1/2 lb.

I have my first class of 2014 tonight and am looking forward to welcoming 2 new ladies, I hope they enjoy themselves.

There is still time for you to book for my Envelope Punch Board class on the 18th January 2014, if you haven't already done so, booking closes on the 9th January.

I would like to wish all my friends and Customers a belated Happy New Year and I am looking forward to crafting with you all over the coming months.