May Hostess Code and this months class

Hi,

Yes I know I’m running a little late with issuing the May Hostess Code! lol  What can I say, but I’ve been so busy playing with some of the amazing pre-order us lucky Demonstrators get to order before the new Catalogue is released in June!  You are going to be amazed at how fantastic this new Annual Catalogue is! So many beautiful new stamp sets, all NEW Designer Series Papers which are to die for! On top of that there’s the new ribbons, new embellishments – oh and of course this year we have 5 yes 5 brand new In-Colors!  You have got to see them! I even bought a new dress which has matching flower colours to the new Lemon/lime Twist! lol

So why not place an order with me today from the retiring Catalogues to ensure you get a copy of the Brand New Catalogue when it’s released on 1 June! I will personally post one to you along with a bespoke card showcasing some of the gorgeous DSP and one of the New In-colors, along with a very useful bookmark again showing all the new In-colors, so you can mark your favourite page of stamps etc!  Remember to use the New Hostess Code (find it on my right side bar) and you will also receive a FREE gift from me (may even be some of the new Ribbon or embellishments!).

This months class is a small affair as alot of people are away or busy, so I have decided to make a more technical card – A Pivot Twist Card!  I made one of these months ago before they became the latest trend, but because it can take longer than some of my cards to make in a class, I have not been able to teach this one.

However as I say I only have one class of four coming on Saturday, so I thought now is a great opportunity to showcase the card!  Thanks goes to both  Tuppence coloured (here’s a link to her blog Tuppence Coloured) for her inspiration as well as Frances Martin (here’s a link to her Frances Martin) for help with making the pivot mechanism easier to teach).  I have written a tutorial and made a gorgeous card which I am looking forward to teaching tomorrow.

up n away pivot card inside

up n away pivot card

If you would like to get your hands on the tutorial so you can make this on-trend and amazing Pivot twist Card, then place an order (£20+) with me via my online shop using the new Hostess Code (M4S6FNBU).  As soon as I have received confirmation of your order, I will email you your Tutorial.  If you would like a Copy of the Brand New Catalogue, once you have placed your order, email me with your full details, including your postal address and I will post one out to you as soon as they are available.

I am also sorting out all the gorgeous new Ribbon and Dsp ready for you to get your hands on a Share of them all.  So if you fancy having a share of them, please email me with your details so I can let you know when they are ready to purchase.  Check back here in the next couple of weeks for more details.

Below are the products I used to make this gorgeous Pivot/twist Card.

Thanks for dropping by.

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High Tide Cards using Brayering and Sponging Techniques

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What happens when you put the High Tide Stamp Set together with the Brayering and Sponging Techniques?  Well, you get these amazing results! Two beautiful cards that we will be making in my Classes in April! Aren’t they just amazing! Thanks to Serenestamper for her inspiration for the sunset card. Here’s the link to her video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdO0djZ7VUo.  The second card I created myself and had a lightbulb moment! lol I had seen a few cards using either the Wink of Stella Pen https://www2.stampinup.com/ecweb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141897 to create glisten on the sea or whisper white craft ink https://www2.stampinup.com/ecweb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=101731 to create waves.  However I wanted more texture and suddenly thought, ‘Clear Embossing Powder’! https://www2.stampinup.com/ecweb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=109130 Well as you can see it made a fantastic card with lots of texture on the sea! I love it!

Here are the two projects, the first one was inspired by Serenestamper and the second one was my creation!

I hope you agree these projects are gorgeous and I hope you will want to make them too!

Unfortunately, both my Friday and Saturday Classes are full, but you can still make these, by placing an order for £30+ which includes the High Tide 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 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 April’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 HIGH TIDE 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 needed to make the projects as well as a ‘thank you gift’.  So as soon as you get your order you have the project kits ready!  BARGAIN!

 

Thanks for dropping by and look forward to hearing from you!

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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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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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December Christmas Themed Workshop

Hi,

I thought I would show you the projects we will be making in December Christmas Themed Workshop.  Unfortunately, well good for me lol but not so good for you, both workshops are full so no spaces to fill!  However if you wish to participate, place an order with me via my online shop, before Friday 2 December 2016 for £35+ and you will get the Tutorials emailed to you FREE, once your order has been processed.  Live locally to me, and you can email me your order before Friday 2 December and get FREE Postage!

Here are the projects, which I am sure you will agree are fantastic! Especially the Snowball swinging between Mr Snowman and his friend the Penguin! lol

I hope you like the projects and want to make them! The Star embossed one looks amazing with a battery operated tealight behind it illuminating the glittery emerald envy embossed star!  Of course I’ve put a ‘non-alcoholic’ bottle in my gift wrapped bottle, but it would look fantastic with a bottle of bubbly!

So why not click on the products I’ve used to make these projects below, place your order for £35+ and get the tutorials absolutely FREE!

 

For Snow Place Swinging Card:

snow friends swaying ball

 

To make Here’s to Cheers Gift Wrapped Bottle:   merry tags bottle gift packaged  

To make the Father Christmas Cable Embossed Card:

Santa cable background card

 

 To make the Star of Light Vellum Embossed Card: star of light vellum embossed card

 

If you want more information or advice, please contact me.

 

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Christmas Themed Workshop in November!

Hi,

I am holding 2 Christmas Themed workshops in November! Yep, I know leaving it a bit late aren’t I! lol  Well I am! so many of you have already started making all your Christmas Cards right? lol

Anyway, mine are Friday 11 November which unfortunately for you is now full and the other, Saturday 12 November 0930 – 1300 only has 2 spaces left!  So, if you fancy making these amazing (if I say so myself) projects, then go to my workshop page, click on Christmas themed and you can book your space and pay using paypal.

If you’re unlucky enough not to be living near me or can’t make the 12 November, then why not buy the class online from me instead?  You’ll get all the tutorials emailed to you for just £20.  Want the project kits too, no problem, for an additional £5 I will post them out to you (providing you give me your details lol) once payment has been cleared.  Even better, place an order with me for £35+ before end of October and once it’s been processed, and again as long as you have given me your details, you will get the class absolutely FREE!

So why not take a look at the amazing projects below, go and book one of the last two spaces at the workshop on Saturday 12 November or if you can’t come, pay for the class online, give me your address etc and I will email you the tutorials as soon as payment is cleared.

I will be holding another 2 Christmas Themed workshops in December, so make sure you check back to see what projects we will be making in those and book your space early!

Thanks!

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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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Coffee n Card 7 April

Hi,

My next Coffee n Card is tomorrow, 7 April 15:00-16:00 and I hope you will join me. As usual it is at No.9 Cafe, Bishops Cleeve and is great fun!

You will be making one of these lovely birthday card using Summer flowers to get us feeling happy! lol

coffee n card 7 apr projects

You can choose how you would like to stamp the flowers. Either stamp then colour in (one at the back of photo), stamp and leave it just stamped (one on right in photo) or stamped using lots of bright coloured inks (one on left in photos).  I’m sure you will enjoy making this card no matter which one you choose.  Remember it’s just £3 to make the card and enjoy a lovely cuppa!

I hope you will join me tomorrow, look forward to seeing you!

Thanks.

 

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