Saturday, 30 October 2010

Greenhouse Garden

Good Afternoon All

Hopefully your weekend is treating you well.  I have the house to myself this weekend as my husband has gone to Aberdovey for a weekend of windsurfing.  Hmmmm, now how many cards can I make before he comes back??

Today in class I had 4 lovely ladies join me and we made a card and gift box set.  This little box was so easy to make - well compared to some we've tried.  There is only one side to stick down and as much as I love using Tombow or sticky strip a nice easy box is fab at times, especially as there's then more time to play with one of my favourite stamp sets.

Stamp set's used: Greenhouse Garden, All A Flutter and Curly Cute.

Happy Crafting

Monday, 25 October 2010

Tree Trimmings with a bit of shimmer

Good Evening

I've been "playing" with a lovely little Christmas set this afternoon and put together a pretty dark but sparkly card.  To be honest, I got the inspiration from a catalogue that was put through our door today showing shop bought cards, personally I think this one is soooo much better.  Unfortunately the layering of the baubles is not that visible in the picture but actually creates a lovely 2D effect

Stamp set used: Tree Trimings
Wheel used: Soft Holly
Embossing Powder: Black and Gold
Shimmer Paint: Champagne Mist


Sunday, 24 October 2010


Good Afternoon

What a beautifully sunny afternoon we have here in Shropshire today, just gorgeous.  Just looking out of the window (from inside the warm house) you feel as though you could go out in your shorts and T-Shirt but at 4 degrees, I dont think so.

This week in craft class we did two very different cards, one a Christmas card and the other a general thinking of you card.  To see the Christmas card, please pop over to my Non SU Projects gallery to see the cheeky snowman (scroll down to the bottom of the page). For the thinking of you card we made a flower out of a 3" x 3" square piece of card which caused many giggles and looks of disbelief when I started explaining how to do it, to looks of amazement and delight when it actually turned out as it should have and as promised by me at the beginning of class.  We also use the Extra-Lage Two-Step Bird Punch to create the leaves and "fronds" of the flower.  Take a look and let me know what you think.

Stamp set's used: Curly Cute and Simply Said
Punch Used: Extra-Large Two-Step Bird
Accessory used: Crimper


Thursday, 21 October 2010

A quick Christmas Card

Good Evening All

Well, my computer is working on and off and while it's on I thought I'd post a quick card, really it is a quick card using a cute litte stamp, I've used blender pens to pick up the ink to colour the tree and used some champagne shimmer paint for the star.

Stamp set used: Fun & Fast Notes
Accessories: Blender Pens


Monday, 18 October 2010

Saturday's class - Christmas

Good Evening All

I hope that you're all well.  I'm having a bit of trouble with my computer, actually I think it's pretty much broken but have just managed to get it working again long enough I hope to post.

This week in class we made a card and a box, both for Christmas - surprise, surprise we're in full swing now!  The box was made of paper from my stash but I did use SU brads, linen thread and the Extra-Large Boho Blossom punch to make the tie closure.  Take a look and let me know what you think of the two quite different projects.  I say this because usually when we do a card and a box, they match.  Not in this instance though.

Stamp set's used: Tree Trimings, Curly Cute and Serene Snowflakes
Punches used: Scallop Trim Corner and Scallop Edge Border

Punch Used: Boho Blossoms Extra-Large

Happy Crafting and if you dont see me here for a while, I've not dissapeared but just dont have a computer that works!

Friday, 15 October 2010

Level 1 hostess set

Good Evening All

Not posted anything this week so thought that I'd show you a quick card using one of the hostess level 1 set's and a few others.

I LOVE this set, it's just gorgeous and can be earned if you hold a party with a spend over a certain amount, what makes this set even more special is that it can be used with co-ordinating Stampin' Up! punches.  There is one more stamp in this set which is a butterfly but that was just going a little too far to put that one on my card too and besides I dont own the butterly punch yet and was far to lazy, in this instance, to cut it out! 

Stamp set's used: Punch Potpourri (level 1 hostess) and Curly Cute
Punches used: Full Heart Punch, Extra-Large Two-Step Bird Punch, Boho Blossoms Extra-Large Punch, Scallop Trim Corner and Scallop Trim Border

Happy Crafting

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Workshops and Class

Good Evening all

I trust that you're all well.  I've had a busy week this week with two workshops and my Saturday morning craft class but I've met some lovely crafty ladies along the way and we've all, from beginner to experienced, had a good time crafting and nattering.

I'll show you two of the cards that we've done this week as the other done in class today was by request and already on my blog about a week ago (Vintage Vogue with a "yo-yo" and button).

Stamp set's used: Dasher, Serene Snowflakes and Tiny Tags
Wheel used: Soft Holly
Shimmer paint, dazzling diamonds and basic pearls used for accents

Happy Crafting

Monday, 4 October 2010

Vintage Vogue (Roses)

Good Morning All

Hope you're all well and ready for the dry day that we're supposed to get in many parts of the UK today.

I can finally show you this lovely card - biased opinion or what!  This card was given to one of my dear friends for her birthday and although made over a week ago, I could not show it to you before she received it.  I love this stamp set as there are so many creations that can be made using it.

Stamp set used: Vintage Vogue, Tiny Tags
Punches used for leaves: Extra-Large Two-Step Bird and medium jewelery tag
Accessories used: Piercing tool and mat pack


Saturday, 2 October 2010

Greenhouse Garden (fancy fold card)

Good Afternoon All

It's been a lovely morning here in Shropshire today, I started my day with a dash up our local hill (or mountain depending on who you ask), The Wrekin, it was absolutely gorgeous at the top which compensated for the 25 minute dash up.  50 minutes in total up and down.

Then on to craft class which was brilliant as always, a few new techniques today in paper folding and some distressing.  The stamp set used can be used with the stamp-a-ma-jig but we chose not to use it today, for effect.  I love teaching new techniques and then watching my class members grow, become more confident and get better and better at it when we do them again!

Stamp set used: Greenhouse Garden


Friday, 1 October 2010

2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogue

Good Afternoon All

Yes, it's true it's the 1st October today and I can now share the brand new Idea Book and Catalogue with you.  If you'd like to order your very own copy of this wonderfull glossy book, please drop me a line or send me an e-mail but if you cant wait to dive right in, please follow the link below:

Happy Crafting
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