June’s Class using Brand New Stamp Set!

Hi everyone,

June’s Class is upon us, a bit delayed due to me being on holiday!

As many of you will know we have a Brand New Annual Catalogue that came out on 1 June – whilst I was on holiday! lol So I’m all behind, oops sorry!

This months class is using two brand new stamp sets from this new Catalogue and as soon as I saw the Bright Wishes Stamp Set with the gorgeous and very detailed Wishing Well, I knew I had to have it!  I love watercolouring, and have done a few classes using watercolour pencils and blender pen and aquapainter.  However we never really had many detailed stamps to show off using the watercolouring techniques.  Now, we have so many I am going to be spending lots of money buying them all and teaching my class members how to get the most out of them – even those who aren’t keen on colouring hehe.

This month’s class is a prime example! My two projects are two very different cards and two different colouring techniques.  The first one is a Card with a box inside. When you open the card, it reveals the Wishing Well beautifully coloured in with Watercolour pencils and blended using a Blender Pen.  Gorgeous and brilliant because it folds flat so fit a normal size envelope and cheap to post! lol

This card would make a lovely Father’s Day or Birthday Card, or even if you added a bit more glitz a gorgeous female card!

The second card (thanks to Shelly Godby) is again using the Bright Wishes Stamp Set as well as Happy Birthday Gorgeous! Stamp set.  This card is a Monochrome Card and is using one of the Brand New In-Colors, Lemon Lime Twist! It is so vibrant, so bright, it’s amazing! I must admit when I first saw it, I wasn’t sure, but like most things once you get your hands on it, oh my goodness, you are soooo glad you did!!!

As you can see I’ve made this card as a birthday card, but again it would make a lovely Father’s Day card, or if you changed the colours a female card.

I am sure you will want to get your hands on these new products, so why not go to my online shop or contact me to get your hands on a hard copy of the Brand New Catalogue sent to you.

If you fancy making these two cards, place an order (minimum £30) via my online shop and once the order has gone through and you’ve allowed me to contact you, I will email you the tutorial for both cards.

Below are the products I have used to make these two cards.  Just click on each photo to place the order.  Remember to use the June Hostess Code (if your order is over £150 DO NOT USE IT) and I will send you a gift just from me to thank you for your order (you must give me permission to contact you, otherwise I won’t get your details).

 

Look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Brayering Technique – February Classes

Brayering technique went down really well at my February Classes! Everyone absolutely loved it! Orders for the Sponge Brayers flooded in, so be prepared Stampin’Up! hehe

What am I talking about you ask? Well brayering is where you take a sponge brayer and some ink pads and roll the sponge brayer which you have inked up with your chosen coloured ink, and roll it over a piece of  shimmery white cardstock to create some magic!  Still not clear? hehe well why not go to my youtube video tutorial page and click on the ‘Sponge Brayering Technique Video’.

If you fall in love with the brayering technique as much as my lovely ladies that do ‘class’ lol and would love to make the gorgeous card illustrated in the video, then why not order the products (see post Brayering February Class post ) and once the order goes through I will email you the tutorial to make the gorgeous card.  Better still if you live locally, why not join me for a 1-2-1.

Here are the two cards we made this month in my February Classes – both using the brayering technique!

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The 24 hour flash sale is on NOW! Click on the image above to go to my Online shop to see the amazing offers.

More products on sale throughout the week so check back here everyday 21-28 November.

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Fairy Celebration!

Hi,

It’s been a few weeks, sorry, been soooo busy since my BOGOF/make n take day!

Suffice to say there are still alot of SU products I have for sale despite the BOGOF lol so get in touch if you are interested to see what is left.

However, FAIRY CELEBRATION! What’s that about you ask?

Well, SU have brought out a brand new stamp set called ‘Fairy Celebration’ and oh my goodness it is gorgeous!  It was just the stamp I needed to make a card for a lovely lady who comes to my classes and is also a great friend, who recently had an operation.

Here’s the card I made.  It’s a Shaker card, and I used Dazzling Diamond Glitter for the ‘fairy dust’.  Looks like she walking down into it doesn’t it?

fairy celebration shaker card

The gorgeous paper in the background is from the new 6″ x 6″ paper stack called ‘Serene Scenery’.  The stack is full of gorgeous ‘sceneries’ which take your breath away.  If you want to know what else I used to make this gorgeous shaker card, look below at the list and click on the products to order them from my online shop.  Place an order and not only will you get the FREE Tutorial others can get, but I will send you, another kit and tutorial to make another unique and amazing card using the Fairy Celebration Stamp set!

 

Please leave a comment below to let me know you love the card.  Even better, subscribe to this blog and you get to hear first when I add more of my beautiful bespoke cards!
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Nearly the end of SAB!

Hi,
First of all I would like to apologise for not blogging recently. I have been very poorly with the flu! Now I know alot of people say they have the flu but they just have a bad cold. Well I can tell you I had the full blown flu! It was horrendous, and wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy! lol. Anyway chest infection nearly cleared and feeling a bit more human so thought I would do a quick blog to remind you all SAB is nearly over!
That’s right just 2 more days left to place that order to get some amazing Saleabration Products absolutely free (for every £45 you spend, you choose a SAB product FREE).
Click on the Saleabration image on my sidebar to see all the lovely products you can get FREE!
Also we are gearing up for our new Annual Catalogue beginning of June and it is the time of year when our In-Colors change and we get 5 new gorgeous colours and the 2014-2015 colours retire. So if you like those colours, Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow, you need to order now, in order not to miss out. Click on the link here Retiring In-Color Products to see all the products that are retiring and to place an order from my online shop.  There’s the Ink Pads, Cardstock, DSP, Stampin’ Markers, striped cotton ribbon as well as the gorgeous Washi Tape, so don’t miss out.  These In-Colors have proven to be one of the most popular sets so I can imagine they will go very quickly once they retire!

Anyway it was just a quick one today, thanks for dropping by.

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Mother’s Day Card/Gift

Hi,

It’s been a while since I last posted, sorry, but have been soooo busy, not only with classes etc, but have just become a Nanna, so of course that takes priority!

That’s why I thought my Coffee n Card this Thursday (25 February 15:00-16:00) at No.9 Cafe, Bishops Cleeve should involve making a lovely Mother’s Day card and gift!

botanicals mothers day card gift

Don’t you think the Card is so cute? Just the right size for you to give to your mum.  I am even providing the Chocolates inside the Gift packaging (shhhhh) lol.  So why not drop in and make a gorgeous Mother’s Day card/gift for your lovely mum to say thanks for all they have done and do!

Below are the list of supplies I have used for both of the projects. Just click on any of the products below and you will be taken to my Online shop where you can purchase the products and have them sent directly to your home. Click on ‘Supply List’ just below the product showcase below and you will see not only the list of products I’ve used, but also the Tutorials for making these projects in a downloadable PDF. Please give me credit if you use them. Thanks.

 

 

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Baby Shower

Hi,

Now I know what you are all probably thinking – ‘baby shower’ huh? What’s that got to do with papercrafting?  Well, I will tell you! lol

You see, my lovely daughter and her hubby are expecting their first baby soon and a couple of their lovely friends were organising a baby shower, so I asked if they would like me to make the baby shower invites, favours and anything else.  They said they’d love it if I would so I got to work first of all making the baby shower Invites.  It was so exciting, making these for our daughter as it will be our first grandchild too!

I made a ‘nappy’ template and cut out 24 of them, folded them and then using a really cute stamp of a deer from a stamp set called ‘Made with Love’, from Stampin’Up!, I stamped all over the inside and outside of the nappy, using black stazon ink.  Then I coloured all the deer, although I must admit I only coloured the ones on the outside of the nappy – well colouring 24 of them was soooooo time consuming and boring hehehe. Then I stamped on Whisper White CS 24 Nappy Pins using a nappy pin stamp from ‘Something for Baby’ stamp set and cutting them out with the matching die from ‘Baby’s First’ Framelit dies. I added a velcro fastener to the back to the nappy pin to enable the nappy to be open and closed.

baby shower invite front

I then cut some Whisper White CS and stamped ‘Please Join us for a Baby Shower’ on it. This was from the stamp set ‘Sweet li’l One’. I layered this up onto some So Saffron CS and stuck it to the back of the nappy. (it looks smudgy as I blanked out the name of the person getting the invite)

baby shower invite back

I cut another piece of Whisper White CS and stamped ‘when, where, RSVP and wrote out the details (I’ve blanked those details out, hence the smudgy look lol). Again I layered this onto So Saffron and stuck it to the inside of the nappy.

baby shower invite open

Here’s all the baby shower invites together ready to send out! I was so thrilled how they turned out and more importantly so was my daughter, her hubby and her friends.

baby shower invites lots

Next I set to making the favour boxes and tags.  I wanted to make the tags very special, something everyone could keep as a memory of the lovely day.  So I got some small Kraft boxes from Stampin’Up!, cut five squares per box of So Saffron CS and stamped stars all over using Delightful Dijon Ink. The star stamp also came from the ‘Sweet li’l One’ stamp set. Then I stuck these to the boxes using Tombow glue.  I made the tag with Whisper White CS and used the Scalloped Tag Topper punch for the top of the tag.  The ‘A Little Thanks’ sentiment, isn’t that just lovely? Well it came from the ‘One Big Meaning’ Stamp set, and the cute cat was from the ‘Made with Love’ stamp set again.  Told you ‘baby shower’ would have everything to do with papercrafting and Stampin’UP! lol  Finally I stamped the deer again on some Whisper White CS and punched it out using the scallop circle punch, sponging the edges with so saffron ink.  I attached the tag to the box using Hello Honey Satin Ribbon, glue dots and covered the ends of the ribbon with the scallop punched Deer stuck on with Dimensionals.  I hope you agree they look gorgeous and everyone was thrilled to have them, especially when they saw the tiny tic tacs box and 3 little chocolate eggs inside. lol

baby shower favour front tag

On the back of the tag I stamped a baby bumblebee, another Stampin’Up! stamp unfortunately now retired, but I held onto it – just in case! lol

baby shower favour box back

My daughters friends wanted to do some games but nothing too ‘out there’ lol so they suggested people could write on a card a message to my daughter, hubby and the baby.  I told them I had a lovely tree I’d bought ages ago from Stampin’Up! for displaying my Cards but never got round to using it – well I did buy three! lol  So I said I’d prepare the cards and bring them along with the tree and clothespins – yep Stampin’Up! again hehe for everyone to write on. As you can see from the card, I used some Project Life Grid cards, stamped stars all over to match the favour boxes and ‘Welcome to the World little one’ again both stamps from ‘Sweet li’l One’ stamp set.  Actually I must come clean, my darling hubby helped by stamping all the stars on all the cards for me! hehe.

Tree of dreams and wishes

When my daughter and hubby got home from the baby shower, they sat down and read all the lovely dreams and wishes everyone had written and apparently they were lovely.  We haven’t seen them, I think it’s something for them to have for themselves.  It is going into the babies room, as a reminder of the special day when all their friends celebrated with them.

Finally I decided in a moment of madness to make a Diaper Cake!  How mad was I, and again my poor suffering hubby was pulled in to help me. lol  I rolled up 108 (I think it was) nappies and he put elastic bands on all of them.  Then we got the biggest cake stand and placed some on that securing them into a circle with elastic – that was the most tricky bit and frustrating hehe.  We placed a gift in the middle of that layer, then placed a smaller cake stand on top and repeated the process and then a smaller one for the top layer.  Putting little gifts in middle of all the layers.  Then we put muslin squares around each layer to resemble icing and secured them with gorgeous ribbon (yep had to get Stampin’UP! products in here somehow lol).  We put a muslin square on the top of the cake and added a lovely toy deer – get the theme – deer? hehe.  We covered it all in cellophane, tying it up with some of the Hello Honey ribbon I used earlier on the tags.

baby shower diaper cake

Phew it was a mammoth task to finish everything in time, but with hubbies help we did it! So you see ‘Baby Shower’, the title certainly had everything to do with papercraft and Stampin’Up!  We had a wonderful day at the baby shower and I’m sure our daughter and her hubby will have lots of lovely memories of that day.

So if I have inspired you to have a go at making your own baby shower invites etc, place an order and I will give you the instructions to make everything I made.  It’s so nice doing it yourself, you get to choose a theme, in this case, I ran deers and yellow all the way through, and you can make it unique to you and your loved ones.

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Yes! New Spring/Summer Catalogue is out and Saleabration Begins!

Hi,
It is so exciting, the brand new Spring/Summer Catalogue came out yesterday and on top of that Saleabration has begun! Such an exciting time of year for us Demonstrators and for papercrafters everywhere! Why am I so excited, well let me try to explain lol without choking on my excitement! lol
The new Spring/Summer Catalogue has soooo many gorgeous new products, I had alot of trouble trying to choose just a couple to show you. As a Demonstrator I have had about a month before the launch of the new catalogue to have a play and I can tell you I have had so much fun, my hubby has been coming into my craft room and saying ‘you coming to bed yet!’ lol
So here’s a couple of projects I’ve made hope you like them.
The first one is with In The Meadow Stamp Set and it’s the Spotlight Technique
spotlight in the meadow card
The next one is using Birthday Blooms Stamp Set and this time I did the Watercolour Technique using an Aquapainter and Reinkers
Aquapainter birthday bloom
Finally, my last one to show you used Party Wishes Stamp Set along with the Party Punch Pack and it’s a Side Stepped Card
party wishes side stepped card
I am sure you will love the New Spring/Summer Catalogue and there is never a better time to get your hands on some of the products. Why you say lol, because it’s SALEABRATION of course! lol
From 5 January through to 31 March for every £45 you spend on not just products from the Spring/Summer Catalogue but from the Annual Catalogue too, you can choose one of the fantastic products from the Saleabrations (SAB) Catalogue absolutely FREE!  I can tell you I have them all, yep all of them and I LOVE THEM ALL! lol


Why not Join Stampin’Up! and me and my Team?  It’s a great deal for joining at the moment.

Or host a party and get more Stampin’ Rewards to spend on Products.

So, if you like what you see and want to know more, please get in touch.

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Great Classes this Month – Christmas

Hi,

I have had such a busy time lately including this Month’s Great Classes with a Christmas Theme!  I just love my job! Well like I’ve said before, I’m not sure you can call it a job, especially when I love it so much! lol  I get so much pleasure at teaching lovely ‘Crafty’ people how to make such wonderful projects I have put together for them. To see this months projects please read on [Read more…]

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