Celebrations are nearly over!

Well, the Celebrations are nearly over for another year but I thought you might like to see some of the cards I made for my loved ones as well as my customers and Team members.  Also included are  Commission Cards and birthday cards!  I have been sooooo busy this month, never thought I was going to get it all completed in time for Christmas!  I was making the family cards on Christmas Eve!!!! lol

Here’s the family ones first:

The first one I used ‘Shooting Stars’ stamp set and matching die and was for my hubby.  The next one used Jolly Friends and again a die from the sliding star framelits, for my Son.  My daughter and hubby got the Stocking one which is supposed to resemble a bannister with the stockings hanging from it (don’t think they realised that lol).  The last one and I must admit the most special was for our first grandchild for her 1st Christmas! A card in a box using Snow Place stamp set and matching dies (I’ve blurred out the baby pictures that are on the two side panels).  These were such fun to make, and when you have read the blog entry, you will realise why I was making these on Christmas Eve! lol

The next set of cards were ones I made for my Team and Customers as a thank you for their support over the last year.  I also made them all a small gift to show my appreciation:

The first card was for my Team members and I used the gorgeous Father Christmas Stamp set, absolutely adorable with so much detail. I loved using this stamp without colouring it in.  The second picture is the box I created holding all the gifts I made for my team members.  This time, having made the box using the Gift Box punch board, I stamped all the ‘mice’ images onto whisper white cs and coloured them in using the BRAND NEW Watercolour Pencils that are in the brand new Seasonal Catalogue! These will be available from my from 6 January, so if you want a copy of the catalogue please get in touch!  Once I had coloured the images in, I used an aquapainter to make it look watercoloured. Gorgeous and so much fun!

The third picture is of the card I made for my customers, a shaker card, using Mica Flakes and the shake and celebrate stamp set and matching dies.  You can even make the cut out resemble Christmas Tree, which I did but oops forgot to take a photo!  Take my word for it, lol it’s impressive! lol.  The beautiful lumiere jar was the gift I made for my customers and they loved them!  I used peaceful pines stamp set and matching dies on vellum, stuck it round the outside of the jar, washi tape around the lid along with dazzling diamond glimmer paper to cover top of lid with a beautiful red glimmer bow.  Inside is a battery operated tea light that changes colours and believe me when all your lights are turned down or off, it glows and shines beautifully!  In fact, I was asked how I had made it as one of my ladies wants to make some for herself!

Now for some Commission Cards, cards for friends and family too that I have made this month.  Told you it’s been a really busy month! lol

The first three cards were all Commissions.  The lovely gentleman asked for 9 Christmas cards and I’m not keen on making multiples of the same card, as you may have gathered lol, so these were just some and all different, oops again forgot to take photos of others lol, but they were all different.  He was thrilled with them.  I used merry tags dies and merriest wishes stamp set for the first three cards.  Then there’s a Gift Card holder, which, in fact I also made in my last Coffee n Card and made more for my own family.  The Santa coat card, I Cased from I think it may have been Gill Arnold, but sorry I can not be sure.

Next I made this amazing framed xmas scene for a friend of mine, as a decoration!  You see, she doesn’t put decorations up in her house, lol so I made this and now she has at least one ‘decoration’ to put up every year! lol.  As you can see I used lots of different stamp sets and dies, see if you can name them all! lol  The motorbike birthday card was for my cousin, unfortunately I was sooo caught up with xmas cards etc, I forgot to make it in time, so I made it a ‘belated’ one instead hehe.  Don’t think he minded! lol  I used Born to Ride stamp set and the card is a ‘z’ fold card, so much fun I have made lots using this technique and will be teaching it in my first class in January.

I used another z fold card to make this piggy card for a friends hubby (the same friend who doesn’t do xmas decorations hehe).  Her hubby is mad about pigs so I had to make a piggy one! lol  I used Playful pals to make the big pig and farmyard babies for little piggies.  As you can see the z fold technique is great for this type of card.  Notice yet another z fold card? Yep this time the crab at sea for brother in law! lol  The card in a box was the other commission card the gentleman asked me to make for his granddaughter. So elegant isn’t it, and very girly.  The final card is a chest of drawers with jumpers hanging out for a friends son who is mad about jumpers! lol.

Well I think that is about it for now.  Christmas is over and now I am back at it, getting ready for the biggest event of the Stampin’Up! Calendar, Saleabration!

So please check back very soon to see what’s on offer, what my new Classes are going to be making and if you fancy a party, do I have a deal for you!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

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Sneak Peak of some lovely New Products

Hi,
I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends! I know I have! My Son came to stay with hubby and me Christmas Eve and we had a lovely Christmas Day together, then we all went up to my daughter’s and her hubbie to celebrate Boxing Day! She did the most amazing Boxing Day Lunch, all the Trimmings it was gorgeous, even the Cat ventured down, which if you knew her is rare, because when she sees me she makes a run for the bedroom! lol
Anyway back to crafting! lol I never got the opportunity to show you any of the cards/gifts I made for my Team, Customers as well as family and friends. So I thought I would show you some now and including a couple of cards Ive made using some Brand New Products that are coming out with the Spring/Summer Catalogue! Yes, I’m talking about Spring/Summer already hehe and thinking about it now! Well, you have to don’t you, otherwise my lovely Class attendees and those of you that can’t come to them, would get very frustrated! lol
So take a look, hope you like them and if you do, why not order from my online shop – not the Sneak Peak stuff though, you can’t get your hands on those until 5 January 2016! hehe. If you want a catalogue, email me and I’ll post one out to you straightaway, so you can sit back enjoy a lovely cuppa and drool over all the gorgeous new products you can get your hands on from 5 January 2015.  The Emergency Birthday Card Kit, was inspired by Dawn Griffith Emergency Birthday Card Kit, thanks Dawn, you are such an inspiration and thanks for the file downloads!

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Christmas Workshop page

Hi,

Thanks for dropping by, it’s only a quickie post just to help you find my Christmas Themed Workshops!

The Christmas Workshop Page is now even easier to find, thanks to Catherine Carroll, who helps me look after my website!  She has now added the Christmas Workshop button under the Workshop Page Button, so now when you hover over the Workshop page header, you should see a drop down menu with 1-2-1 AND Christmas Workshop! YEYE!

So now there is no excuse not to sign up to my Christmas Workshops is there hehe.  I really hope you will join me and those already signed up, it’s great fun and those that do sign up and come get to come to my Christmas Get-together too! You’ll have the chance to buy Raffle tickets and win lots of lovely Stampin’Up! goodies!

So why not join me at one or all of my Christmas Workshops, you won’t regret it! Those that joined me last year are coming back this year so spaces really are limited!

Thanks Catherine, you’re a Star!

Here’s some Projects we made last year, hopefully you like them and want to make some like it if not better!

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Last Year's Projects

Last Year’s Projects

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