Friday Class – 2 September

Hi,

I have a couple of spaces on this Friday’s Class, 2nd September, 1000-1300. Here are the projects we will be making:

seasonal bells side step card

cookie cutter gingerbread pulled

If you are interested in coming to this Fridays class, please click on my ‘Classes’ page button above to book your space and pay for it.  I realise this is short notice, if you are interested in joining my classes but are unable to come this time, please email me so I can give your future dates/projects for you to book.

These two projects are made using brand new products from the new Seasonal Catalogue.  If you wish a copy of the new Seasonal Catalogue, please email and I will post one out to you (give me your address lol).

I hope you can join me.

Thank you

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Coffee n Card Tomorrow 4 August

Hi,

Don’t forget to come to my Coffee n Card tomorrow, 4 August 1500-1600 at No.9 Cafe, Bishops Cleeve.  This week we will be making this gorgeous card, using a Brand New Stamp Set which comes with matching dies.  I will be showing the 3 projects that you would make if you booked a place on my FREE Thoughtful Branches Workshop on Saturday 17 September.  To find out how you can book your place for FREE join me tomorrow at my Coffee n Card.

thoughtful branches gorgeous grunge card

Look forward to seeing you tomorrow and remember to ask me how you can book yourself onto my FREE Thoughtful Branches Workshop in September!

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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!
Thanks for dropping by!

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HUGE BOGOF THIS SUNDAY!

HI,

Don’t forget my HUGE BOGOF Sale this Sunday 12 June in the Main Hall at Tithe Barn, Bishops Cleeve, as part of the Bishops Cleeve Streetfair! Some of my profits go to Bishops Cleeve Street lights Fund, so spend spend spend! lol

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HUGE BOGOF SALE AND ANNUAL CATALOGUE LAUNCH!

Hi!

I am so excited, not only am I having my Huge BOGOF Sale next Sunday 12 June, but you will also have the chance to get your hands on the NEW ANNUAL CATALOGUE! How great is that!

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So why not put the date in your diaries come along to the Bishops Cleeve Street Fair, pop in to the Tithe Barn, main hall (up the stairs) and take a look at everything I am selling.  Remember all the stamp sets, Framelits, Dies, Embossing Folders, all Stampin’ Up!, (which those of you who know me and come to my classes, all know how amazing and fantastic value the SU products are), are all in my BOGOF! Which means basically, for every one of these products you purchase from me at the Event, I give you a voucher for the value you have spent, and a copy of the Brand New Annual Catalogue for you to take away. You then choose from the new catalogue, other Brand New Product(s) ((to the same value as the voucher) to get ABSOLUTELY FREE! You then give me your order and voucher, I place the order and contact you when it’s arrived (usually 2-3 days later!)  Of course, buy lots on the day and you can choose lots of lovely new products from the new catalogue! What a bargain!

There will also be lots of ribbons (by the metre), 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper, (individual sheets), 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, (individual sheets), as well as Embellishments – buttons, brads, candy dots etc.  So lots of bargains to be had, you don’t want to miss this Event!

If you fancy joining me at a class another time you have the chance to purchase a ticket to join me at one of my Card Taster Sessions for just £10! For more information and dates come to the BOGOF event and talk to me (I’ll be wearing my SU Apron and even wear a handcrafted name badge!) lol.

You can also sit and make a lovely card (everything provided to make it), which means you get to stamp, punch and embellish with some of my Stampin’ Up! products.  You will also get the chance to chat to fellow crafters (some come to my classes) and take the card home with you (along with your purchases).  Your friends and family will be so jealous they missed out! lol

Here’s the card you will be making, isn’t is lovely?  YES! you can make this gorgeous card – FREE!!!!

flower shop street fair project

There will be a raffle – First Prize – A 1-2-1 Class with me at Sue’s Crafting Place, where you will spend a couple of hours with me in my craft room, seeing all my amazing products and make a gorgeous bespoke card, designed by me especially for you! (normal 1-2-1 class price is £20+)

On Display will be samples of the sorts of cards/projects I teach in my classes, as well as wedding stationary, gift packaging etc as well as some of my cards for sale.  Information about my classes will be available and some of my Class members will be on hand to ‘sing’ my praises! lol

I would love to see as many of you as possible, so please pop along next Sunday, 12 June between 12pm & 4pm at the Tithe Barn(upstairs, main hall), Bishops Cleeve, meet lots of likeminded crafters, bag yourself a bargain and have fun making a gorgeous card.

Look forward to seeing you (mention you saw this blog when you meet me).

 

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Retired Stampin’Up! Products – Last Chance

Go check out the Retirement list today, don’t delay, or risk losing those products you wish you owned!

Upto 50% off, what’s not to like? Remember, once they are gone, they are gone! As well as the amazing discounts, spending £40+, providing you allow me your Contact Details, I will REFUND your postage, once the order has been processed, so no excuses to go and spend!

BUNDLES – Love the bundles that are in the current catalogue? Well they are going too! Whilst some of them will be returning, they WON’T BE AS A BUNDLE! So if you want them, get them now or pay more when the new catalogue comes out!

Bundles are fantastic value, one I particularly like is the Botanical Blooms Bundle.  Not only is it only £46.25, the Bundle includes the Stamp Set, the matching Dies AND a gorgeous pack of Designer Series Paper!  All for just £46.25! It’s flying off the shelves so if you want it order online from me TODAY!

 

If you only want to get some more of the gorgeous Botanical Blooms Designer Series Paper, then click on the image of the paper and you will be taken to my Online shop to order just that.

So go check out the bundles today as well as the rest of the amazing deals on the Retirement List. Go to my Online shop, click on Retiring List to see all the images and to place an order.  Remember POSTAGE RETURNED BY ME, FOR ORDERS £40+ (if you allow me to have your contact details)!

Thanks for dropping by!

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Squash Book Tutorial

Hi,

Squash Books! Ever fancied making one and never knew how? Well, now you can, as I have made one (thanks to maymaymadeitcraft for her inspiration) and have written a Tutorial and done a video for you!

number of years squash book
I went to a Pinkies Training in Croughton recently, where fellow Pinkies Demonstrators meet up, and among other amazing activities we do throughout the day, we make Swaps showcasing a project that we have enjoyed making and swap it with our fellow Demonstrators.  My swap was a Squash Book, and I was thrilled that so many loved it and was asked if I would make a video.

 

number of years squash book open
So I thought I would share with you the Squash Book I made, along with the list of Supplies needed to make one yourselves.  Included in the Supply List is my Tutorial which you are welcome to use, but please give me credit! lol. I loved making this squash book and in fact one of my customers that comes every week for a 1-2-1 lesson, asked if I could show her how to make one so she could give it to someone special. I hope you like it too and have a go.
Click on each product to place an order and click on ‘supply list’ at the bottom of the tiled products to get access to the tutorial.

Click on supply List to access the Tutorial and to access the link to the Youtube video.

 Thanks and look forward to seeing your squash books.

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Pinkies Blog Hop – Saleabration

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Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We’re showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using new Stampin’ Up!® products that you can earn free during Sale-a-Bration. Simply use the buttons at the end of of each post to keep hopping!

There are so many gorgeous products in this years Sale-a-Bration Catalogue, that you will definitely want to place an order and get those FREEBIES! lol I love them all and again it was hard choosing just one to showcase for you. So I thought I would show you the gorgeous Vellum Stack, Botanical Gardens and the Botanicals For You stamp set.  These two coordinate beautifully and in fact you will find they coordinate well with other stamps and papers in our new spring/summer catalogue.

Here is the first project I have made for you.

botanical vellum treat bag

As you can see I have done a beautiful gift bag in Vellum. First of all I stamped the words ‘Just for You, from Botanicals For You stamp set, using Rose Red Ink. Then using a Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the words exactly over the top, I heat embossed the words over the top with Clear Embossing Powder. Using clear embossing powder is a great way to get all the colours you wish for. Isn’t it gorgeous! To make it stand out even more I have sponged on the back of the vellum using Rose Red ink and a sponge dauber. I also coloured the larger flowers on the back with crushed curry marker pen.

Botanicals card

Next I made a lovely coordinating card to go with it.  Again I have used some of the same Vellum, and stuck it to some Rose Red Cardstock, using Glue dots in the corners.  To hide the glue dots, I have added large pearls over the top. I stamped flowers from the Botanicals For You stamp set onto Shimmery White CS, using Rose Red, Perfect plum and crushed curry Inks. I stuck the flowers on the vellum using glue dots and added tiny pearls to each of them. Finally I stamped ‘…on your special day’ from the same stamp set on shimmery white cs with crushed curry ink, flagged one end using paper snips and stuck it to the card with dimensionals.  Can you see I added the single crushed curry flower to the banner which I think makes it ‘special’!

Give these together to someone special and they will be bowled over!

Well I hope you have enjoyed looking at my projects and I hope you will pop back soon to see how I have coordinated these Sale-a-bration Freebies with other products from the spring/summer catalogue.

So now it’s time to hop on over to Camille’s blog to see what amazing projects she has made with some new products.

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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.

Thanks for dropping by.

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It’s My Party Suite

Hi,

I hope you enjoyed my cards I showed in our recent Pinkies Blog hop, using ‘It’s My Party’ Suite from Stampin’Up!  This suite is amazing and I LOVE IT! The stamp set has so many lovely stamps including lovely sentiments, everything you need to make gorgeous cards, whether for younger children or adults. There is also gorgeous Designer Speciality Paper (DSP) which is 12″ x 12″ so plenty to make lots of cards, boxes and gift wrapping.  Then there is the cute little Party Punch Pack which when you see them you will fall in love with them.  The great thing about them is that the stamped image is slightly bigger than the punch so when you punch them out there is no white area surrounding it – so much more realistic.

Here’s the first card I did in my blog hop participation, a Slider Card.

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I taught this in two of my classes this weekend and everyone thought it was amazing. They said that even though it took concentration to make lol they really enjoyed it and would be making more.  This will be easier for them as I have made a video and a written tutorial for them lol.  You too can have access to the video and a copy of the written tutorial by placing a £45+ order with me by clicking on the products from the listing below. As soon as it goes through I will email you the video link and tutorial. Remember don’t tick ‘NO contact’ when placing your order, as I won’t be able to access your details so won’t be able to send the tutorial or video link to you.  Don’t forgot also for every £45 you spend between 5 January and 31 March which is Saleabration time, you can choose a FREE Product from the Saleabration (SAB) Catalogue. There’s stamp set, gorgeous DSP, embossed vellum and Project Life Cards.

Here are the products I used to make this gorgeous slider card.

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We didn’t have time to make the other card, so we will make that one in next months class. Here it is though along with the products I used to make it. Again click on the products below to order from my online shop and if the order is £45+ you not only get to choose a FREE SAB product, but I will email you (once the order has gone through) a link to the video and a written tutorial. Confetti embossed coloured rewatermarked

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