Farewell Lunch

Yesterday was a very special day for me. Last month I decided to stop running my monthly classes and move my business in a new direction and venture. My ladies were all upset but understood why; some of them had been with me from the beginning 6+ years ago, and all had become great friends as well as my customers.
Anyway they decided to organise a Farewell Lunch for me. It was so wonderful to see everyone together and to realise how much they thought of me. I had some lovely cards and gifts from them which was so unexpected.
I had made everyone some lovely gifts and a card which I wrote personal words for each and everyone. That brought tears to a few eyes!
Here’s the gifts I made for everyone. The pendant, was made by my hubby, Mike as his thank you to everyone for supporting me and giving me purpose in life.

 

I shall miss our classes but am sure I will still catch up with these lovely ladies but it’s time to start a new venture!

I hope you will continue dropping by to see how I am progressing and see the new things I am doing!  Over the next week I will be posting video tutorials on how I made the gifts and cards above along with the products I used that you can order from me from my online shop.

Thanks for dropping by!

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August Class Projects

Hi,

I held my penultimate classes this weekend and they were great fun if not emotional.

As from October I will no longer be running my monthly classes at Sue’s Crafting Place, Bishops Cleeve but will be doing online videos/tutorials so I can reach a wider audience.  My hubby and I are also starting a new adventure together with our family so this seems the best time to make changes to my business.  I hope you will continue to support me and may be those of you who couldn’t come to my monthly classes will now be able to participate!

Here are the projects we made this month, I hope you like them and as ever if you want to order the products click on the various products which will take you to my online shop.  Remember spend £30+ with me and allow me to contact you and you will get unlimited access to the videos for these projects and the PDF tutorial will be emailed to you once the order has gone through.  Don’t forget to use the August Hostess Code in order to receive a FREE gift just from me!

My inspiration this month came from Dawn Griffith, a truly inspirational lady and fellow Demonstrator. Click on the two links below to see her projects.

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Here are the products I used to make the first gorgeous card:

Here are the products I used to make this beautiful Anniversary Card:

https://dawnsstampingthoughts.net/2017/07/live-laugh-love-tri-fold-card-video.html

https://dawnsstampingthoughts.net/2017/06/flap-fun-fold-card-video.html

I really hope you like these two cards, inspired by Dawn, and I hope you will join me very soon for my online videos/tutorials/inspiration!

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Window gift Box and Matching Card

Hi,

Gosh where has February gone?  My March Classes are making a gorgeous Window Gift Box with a lovely matching Card.  They will be using the Window Box Thinlit Dies and coordinating Stamp Set that are available in the Seasonal Catalogue.  These dies and stamps are to die for, you can make so many different boxes and other things with the dies that makes them well worth purchasing them!

Here are the two projects we will be making:

Aren’t they amazing?  Unfortunately, both my Friday and Saturday Classes are full, but you can still make these, by placing an order for £30+ which includes the window box thinlit dies and Window shopping Stamp set with me.  Once your order goes through and I have been notified, I will email you the written Tutorial and a private link to the videos showing you how to make them.  The Tutorials and videos are only available to anyone coming to my classes, placing an order for £30+ or placing an online order for £30+ and allowing me to contact them to be able to send the tutorials etc.

The products we are using for these amazing projects in March’s Classes are below.  Just Click on the picture of each product to place an order from my online shop.  REMEMBER SPEND £30+ INCLUDING THE WINDOW BOX THINLIT DIES AND WINDOW SHOPPING STAMP SET YOU GET THE TUTORIAL AND VIDEO LINK FREE!  As an added bonus, if you give me your contact details including your address I will send you the cardstock etc to make the projects.  So as soon as you get your order you have the project kits ready!  BARGAIN!

 

Of course Mothering Sunday is coming up next month too and I have made a lovely gift box and matching card for the special day:

In addition to most of the products we will be using in the Classes, to make these two Mother’s Day projects I used the following:  

I will be showcasing more projects that can be made using the Window Box Thinlit dies, so pop back early next week to check them out!
Thanks for dropping by.

 

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Brayering February monthly Class

February monthly class is nearly here and have I got some gorgeous projects we are going to make in them.

Both the Friday and Saturday Monthly Classes are already fully subscribed, but there is no reason why you couldn’t join in remotely! Yes, remotely, I have written the tutorials for the two projects and I have made videos showing the technique of sponge brayering as well as how to make one of the cards!

WOW I can here you say, how can I get my hands on these tutorials and videos?  Well, all you have to do is place an order of £30+, once the purchase has gone through, and I have been notified, I will email you both the tutorials and links to the two videos.  Of course you will need to let me contact you, so when placing your order, please tick the box that allows me to do this.  Better still, once you’ve put your order through email me direct with your contact details?  If you live locally to me (Gloucestershire), why not book a 1-2-1 to make the projects at my Crafting Place, (details of 1-2-1 classes on my Classes page), class is FREE when you order £30+ of products through my online shop.

I am introducing Hostess Codes for customers who wish to place orders with me via my Online Shop.  So, click on my Online Shop Button and enter this HOSTESS CODE: DSECBGNJ    in the field under the SPECIAL OFFERS SECTION of your online store shopping bag.  This HOSTESS Code will be valid from throughout January.  NOTE: THIS HOSTESS CODE IS NO LONGER VALID!   February Hostess Code is : Y6PTJPMU, please use this one for any orders made during February.

Any problems, please contact me.  Your order will be processed in the same way and will be sent directly to you.  If your order is £150+ please DO NOT USE THIS HOSTESS CODE, just place your order as normal via my online shop and you will get Stampin’ Rewards.  For more information please contact me.

For a full explanation of Hostess Code – Why to Use? please click on this link:

Hostess Code – Why Use?

So here are the two projects we are making in my February Classes.

I hope you agree these are gorgeous projects and the brayering technique is one to die for! I absolutely love it, love teaching it and am sure you will love it too!

If you would be interested in regular monthly Online Classes like this please email me, giving me your details, stating you are interested in Online monthly Classes, and subscribe to this website, so you will be kept abreast of what I am doing next.

Below is a chart with all the products I used to make these projects, click on each product you wish to purchase and place that order today!

 

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January Classes, new Products!

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you are all rested and looking forward to a new year of crafting and fun!

My classes restart this weekend, Friday 6th January 1000-1300 and Saturday 7th January 1000-1300.  There is only one space left for both days, so if you fancy making these amazing projects and joining me at either of the classes, please email me asap!

Aren’t they gorgeous?  Well I think so! lol  They are made using some of the brand new products from both the new Seasonal Catalogue and the Saleabrations Catalogue that are out on 4 January!  So if you haven’t got your copies and fancy one please get in touch with me asap and I will post them to you.  Both cards are made using the new Beautiful You Stamp Set and the Watercolour, YES! watercolour pencils!  As well as that I found a Die that cuts out the curved words on the wedding card! Brilliant!

Of course if you can’t make it or live too far away, place an order for £30+ including the Beautiful You stamp set and once order has gone through I will send you the tutorial along with the kits to make both of these lovely cards. (Sorry not able to stamp images, so you will need to purchase the stamp sets).

Drop by after the weekend for a list of all the products used with links to my online shop so you can purchase them and be ready to make these projects yourselves.

Thanks.

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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
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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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Coffee n Card 1 September

coffee n card 1 sept

Hi,

Due to problems with my left hand, I have been unable to do any crafting and have had to cancel classes as well as my Coffee n Card!

However, you will all be excited to know, that I am restarting the Coffee n Card as you can see from the poster above, on Thursday 1 September! YEYE!  My hand is still not right, but with help I will have a gorgeous project for you to make at the Coffee n Card.

So put the date in your diary – 1 SEPTEMBER 2016, 15:00-16:00 AT NO.9 CAFE BISHOPS CLEEVE!

Look forward to seeing you there – Spread the word!

Thanks.

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FREE Class using Thoughtful Branches Bundle!

Hi,

thoughtful branches bundle picture

Do you remember a couple of weeks ago I posted about you having the chance to get a FREE, yes FREE class with me when you purchase the gorgeous and oh so useful Thoughtful Branches Bundle? NO????? Where have you been what have you been doing? lol Ok I’ll refresh your memory! lol

Purchase this amazing Bundle, the Thoughtful Branches Bundle  (Thoughtful Stamp set and the matching dies) between 2 August and 31 August and you can join me for my Thoughtful Branches Bundle Class on 17 September ABSOLUTELY FREE!  This Bundle is only available during August and while stocks last, so please don’t miss out on this fantastic Bundle.  Miss out and you also miss out on my FREE Class, only available to Customers, so don’t delay, click on this link,  Thoughtful Branches Bundle and order the Thoughtful Branches Bundle today.  Bring it with you on 17 September for you to use to make the gorgeous projects!

During the FREE class on 17 September 1000-1200 you will make these 3 gorgeous projects, 2 cards; one is a shaker card and a gift box.  All materials will be provided by me, so all you need to do is order the bundle, turn up at my Crafting space (once you’ve booked your space, I will confirm where it is being held within Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham) with your bundle, to enjoy a morning of crafting with your very own stamp set and matching dies!

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Go online now Thoughtful Branches Bundle and place that order, spaces for the FREE class are limited! Once they’ve gone they’ve gone!
Look forward to seeing you at my FREE Thoughtful Branches Bundle Class!

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