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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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:

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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!

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Sale-a-bration is Over, my Team is awesome!

Well that’s Sale-a-bration over for another year! It has been such fun showcasing all the wonderful FREE products my customers and Class members had the chance to get.

Stampin’Up! always do a challenge for us Demonstrators during SAB and this year was no exception.  However, I decided to give my Team a challenge from me, just to ‘spice’ things up a bit! lol  Well they rose to the challenge and I am so impressed with them.

First of all any of my Downliners that had sales of £250+ during SAB I rewarded them with a £15 voucher to spend on SU Products through me. I was chuffed to bit that Kim Renn, Jilly Rickards, Karen Nash and Jane Drake all achieved this.

For any of my Downliners that Recruited during SAB and, that new recruit spent £75+ I rewarded them with a £25 voucher to spend on SU Products through me.  Well, 2 amazing Downliners, Jilly Rickards and Karen Nash both achieved this!  How amazing is that, well done ladies!

Finally for the Downliner that got the Highest Sales during SAB I made a lovely Photo Framed Gift, which I hope she will put on her wall to inspire her.  She also got a certificate and will spend a half day crafting with me. Huge congratulations Karen, who managed sales of £1322.54 (1468.47 CSV)!  That is truly an amazing amount of sales and I am so proud of her.

For myself, I recruited 5 new Downliners and I hope they will be inspired by the rest of the Team through the coming months and will gain in confidence and enjoy their time as Demonstrators and have fun being part of my Team.

If you fancy joining me and my Team you can, just click on the ‘Join Me’ button at the top of this website, or get in touch with me direct to discuss it.  I am always available if any of my Team need advice or just a bit of a confidence boost, inspiration, whether they are Hobby Demonstrators or running their own businesses and teams of their own.  I take my job of mentoring very seriously and I love watching everyone in my Team grow.

I presented my amazing Downliners with their certificates/gift at our team meeting on Friday 8 April.  I also gave everyone at our Team meeting their Team Pin and a welcome Card. Thanks to my lovely hubby Mike, who made the Pins for me!

I am off to Onstage Local in a weeks’ time, and some of my Team are coming with me which is so exciting!  When I get back I will post what we got up to and show you all the FREEBIES we got!

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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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Christmas Workshop 21 22 August

Hi! I hope you are all well and starting to think about Christmas! Yes I know some of you may not have had your Summer Holiday yet, lol, me included! However in the crafting world we have to plan ahead and get our Christmas workshops booked and planned well in advance!

I’ve already done two and they were full, and very well received, so you can tell there are some ‘insane’ crafters lol like me out there!

My next Christmas Themed Workshops are Friday 21 August and Saturday 22 August.  The Friday workshop is already full, but there are still spaces on the Saturday workshop. So why not take a look at the projects you will be making and go to the Christmas Themed Workshop Page to book your place for the Saturday workshop.  These are great fun, you make 4 lovely projects, all designed by me, mostly cards, but also gift tags and gift packaging which you get to make too. There’s a raffle too and everyone that joins me at the workshops, whether it’s just one or all of them, can join me in December for my Christmas Get together when the raffle will be drawn.  All the prizes are Stampin’Up! products so you know they are worth having and refreshments will be served during the get together.

If you don’t live close enough to attend my classes/workshops, but you would love to make the projects, please email me and I can look into doing them as an online workshop, along with videos and written tutorials for you to purchase.

So here’s the projects, I hope you like them and they inspire you to go book a space and join me on Saturday 22 August.

Side Stepped Embossed Card Mini Treat Gift Bag Circle of Spring Wreath Card Gift Tags

I hope to hear from you soon and see you at the workshop.

Thanks for dropping by.
Sue

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Great Saturday Monthly Class!

Hi,

What a great Saturday Monthly Class! So much fun, very lively and we made two amazing Cards!

This is the first one: Sweetbriar Double Gatefold Congratulations Card:

Sweetbriar Double Gatefold Card  Closed Sweetbriar Double Gatefold Card

This card is really eye-catching and everyone that has seen some of the other versions I have made as well as this one has fallen in love with the concept and wanted to make one for themselves!  It fits nicely into a 5″ x 5″ envelope and when ‘blinged’ up well WOW! lol. To see more versions I have made take a look at my Gallery pages here or go to my Pinterest Boards.

We had half an hour remaining of the class so we made a simple birthday card using the Sweetbriar Rose Stamp set again and heat embossing:
Here’s the card:
Sweetbriar Rose Birthday Card

 

I will be teaching the classes this Friday and next Friday how to make them too, hope they have as much fun as the group last Saturday did and they love the cards too!

Here’s the supplies I used for both cards:
Sweetbriar Rose Double Gatefold Card:

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Sweetbriar Rose Birthday Card:

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Thanks for dropping by.

Sue

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