March New Hostess Code

Hiya,

Wow First of March already!  You know what it means? yep Brand new Hostess Code for all those lovely orders you want to make! lol

If you’re not sure what this means click this link Why use Hostess Code to read all about it.

You will find the new Hostess Code for the whole of March 2017 on my right hand Side Bar.

Everytime you use it this month I will send you a gift just from me to say thank you!  Of course you need to allow me contact, so remember to tick the relevant box when placing your order via my online shop!

Don’t forget when placing your orders, that SALEABRATION is still on!  Better still they have added three Brand New Products:

Saleabration Second Release Products

It includes some gorgeous glimmer paper which is to die for! So click on the Saleabration link above again there is a link to it on my right hand side bar, and take a look.

Thanks for dropping by.

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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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Coffee n Card Today!

Hi,

Don’t forget to pop along to No.9 Cafe, Bishops Cleeve today, 13 October between 1500-1600 (3pm-4pm) and join me to make a lovely card and enjoy a refreshing cuppa!  Just £5 to include a FREE cuppa and to make a gorgeous card! Oh and to see me of course! lol
cnc 13 october

Here’s just two of the cards you can choose to make one of and there will be another but that’s a surprise! lol

 xmas card

 halloween card

Incidentally these two cards were the ones made at the Macmillan Coffee & Cake day at No.9 Cafe last Sunday.  I donated all the money to Macmillan which was a fantastic £34! Thanks to everyone that came, and the cards were so well received, I was asked to do them again today so the people who came last Sunday can come today and make the other one.  So make sure you get there early! lol

 

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Macmillan Coffee n Cake Day Cards

Hi,

I will be making some amazing cards, and you can too at No.9 Cafe, Bishops Cleeve, in aid of Macmillan Coffee n Cake Day, on Sunday 9 October from 3:30pm.

This is a really good cause and I hope you will support the Cafe and me by coming and joining us.  Whilst enjoying No.9’s scrumptious cakes and gorgeous coffee/tea or their hot chocolate which is to die for, why not pop over to my table and, for a donation join me and make one of these fun cards?

Aren’t they fun? I love creating these types of cards and I hope you will come and join me and all the lovely people at No.9 Cafe Bishops Cleeve, Sunday 9 October from 3:30pm.

 

 

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New Home Pop Up Panel Card

Hi,

I have finally been able to do some crafting, after a while away due to problems with my left hand.  I decided to have a go a what seems to be the latest craze in cardmaking – Pop Up Panel Cards!  Thanks to Dawn’s Stamping Thoughts for her youtube video pop up panel video on how to do the technique.

Here is my Pop Up Panel Card for a New Home.  There have been so many houses up for Sale and then Sold so quickly by me, that the Cafe where I sell my cards, No.9 Cafe, Bishops Cleeve, http://www.no9cafe.com/ asked me to make some ‘New Home’ Cards to put in the rack.

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Isn’t it great? I loved making it.  Do you fancy making it? If so, why not pop on over to my Classes page, click on the relevant Class Link, book and pay for your space on the Half Day Workshop.  More Details on my Classes Pagehttp://bbcarddesigns.co.uk/classes/.  I really hope you will join me on this one-off class, spaces are limited to 6 people so don’t delay book today!

Thanks

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Thank You Card

Hi,

I thought I would show you my latest ‘Thank You’ Card I made and gave to my customers that ordered from me this month.

star of light embossed star of light inside

Isn’t it gorgeous! I used the amazing Star of Light Bundle  and used Copper Embossing Powder  for the swirly stars behind the large stars.  The Large star, which also has a smaller star on top of it (sorry picture not too good) was cut out using the new Copper Foil Sheets!  Behind the Embossed Whisper White, I used the new Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper. It goes so well with the Copper Foil Sheets don’t you think?  Of course the Glimmer paper is just the right product for Halloween too!  Bet you’re wondering where the tiny heart cut outs are from? Well, when you cut out the intricate stars, these hearts are left behind.  So instead of throwing them away, I’ve used some on this card, and the rest I will put into a gorgeous shaker card!

The Inside of the card is simple but so effective, again using stamps from the Star of Light Stamp Set and Pumpkin Pie Ink.

All of the new products are in the Autumn/Winter Catalogue, which, if you do not have yet in your hands, you can contact me and I will send one out to you straightaway.  Of course if you can’t wait to get your hands on it, you can click on the Autumn/Winter Catalogue Link above, and have a look at all the gorgeous new products you can get hold of today!

Place an order for these products I’ve used today and I will send you (once your order has gone through) a FREE Tutorial on how to make not just this card, but the shaker card I made using the left over cut outs!  You must leave your contact details when placing your order, giving me permission to contact you otherwise I won’t be able to send you these Tutorials.  Of course you will also get an exclusive ‘Thank you’ Card made by me, for placing the order with me too!

Below is a table of all the products I used to make this card.

Enjoy and place that order today, to get the two FREE Tutorials and a lovely Thank you card! Remember to allow me to contact you when placing your order!

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