New Classes!

Hi,
I am starting two new monthly classes, due to expansion and popularity! So why not join me at my new classes.
They will be running every month starting in April. The first new class will be the 3rd Saturday of every month 13:00-16:00, starting 30 April. The second new class will be the 4th Friday of every month 10:00-13:00, starting 29 April.
There are 5 spaces left on the Saturday monthly class and 2 spaces left on the Friday Monthly class.
Please see below for the date of the first new 3rd Saturday/monthly class and if you are interested, please book your space now by paying for your class online via the shopping cart.  For further dates/projects please click on my Classes page, but below is the first set of classes and their projects:
3rd Saturday Monthly Class Dates: 13:00-16:00

Date Project Book by
 30 April

 

 beautiful ride box step card  beautiful ride foil embossed technique card 01 April £10
 28 May  01 May £10
 18 June  01 June £10

 

4th Friday/monthly Class Dates: 10:00-13:00

Date Project Book by
 29 April

10:00-13:00

  beautiful ride box step card  beautiful ride foil embossed technique card 01 April £10
 29 May  01 May £10
 10 June  01 June £10
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Squash Book Tutorial

Hi,

Squash Books! Ever fancied making one and never knew how? Well, now you can, as I have made one (thanks to maymaymadeitcraft for her inspiration) and have written a Tutorial and done a video for you!

number of years squash book
I went to a Pinkies Training in Croughton recently, where fellow Pinkies Demonstrators meet up, and among other amazing activities we do throughout the day, we make Swaps showcasing a project that we have enjoyed making and swap it with our fellow Demonstrators.  My swap was a Squash Book, and I was thrilled that so many loved it and was asked if I would make a video.

 

number of years squash book open
So I thought I would share with you the Squash Book I made, along with the list of Supplies needed to make one yourselves.  Included in the Supply List is my Tutorial which you are welcome to use, but please give me credit! lol. I loved making this squash book and in fact one of my customers that comes every week for a 1-2-1 lesson, asked if I could show her how to make one so she could give it to someone special. I hope you like it too and have a go.
Click on each product to place an order and click on ‘supply list’ at the bottom of the tiled products to get access to the tutorial.

Click on supply List to access the Tutorial and to access the link to the Youtube video.

 Thanks and look forward to seeing your squash books.

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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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It’s My Party Suite

Hi,

I hope you enjoyed my cards I showed in our recent Pinkies Blog hop, using ‘It’s My Party’ Suite from Stampin’Up!  This suite is amazing and I LOVE IT! The stamp set has so many lovely stamps including lovely sentiments, everything you need to make gorgeous cards, whether for younger children or adults. There is also gorgeous Designer Speciality Paper (DSP) which is 12″ x 12″ so plenty to make lots of cards, boxes and gift wrapping.  Then there is the cute little Party Punch Pack which when you see them you will fall in love with them.  The great thing about them is that the stamped image is slightly bigger than the punch so when you punch them out there is no white area surrounding it – so much more realistic.

Here’s the first card I did in my blog hop participation, a Slider Card.

slider card pulled up slider card inside slider front

I taught this in two of my classes this weekend and everyone thought it was amazing. They said that even though it took concentration to make lol they really enjoyed it and would be making more.  This will be easier for them as I have made a video and a written tutorial for them lol.  You too can have access to the video and a copy of the written tutorial by placing a £45+ order with me by clicking on the products from the listing below. As soon as it goes through I will email you the video link and tutorial. Remember don’t tick ‘NO contact’ when placing your order, as I won’t be able to access your details so won’t be able to send the tutorial or video link to you.  Don’t forgot also for every £45 you spend between 5 January and 31 March which is Saleabration time, you can choose a FREE Product from the Saleabration (SAB) Catalogue. There’s stamp set, gorgeous DSP, embossed vellum and Project Life Cards.

Here are the products I used to make this gorgeous slider card.

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We didn’t have time to make the other card, so we will make that one in next months class. Here it is though along with the products I used to make it. Again click on the products below to order from my online shop and if the order is £45+ you not only get to choose a FREE SAB product, but I will email you (once the order has gone through) a link to the video and a written tutorial. Confetti embossed coloured rewatermarked

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Pinkies Blog Hop

 

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Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We’re showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin’Up!® Spring/Summer Catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping!

The New Spring/Summer Catalogue has sooo many gorgeous products it was sooo hard to choose one product to showcase.  I did eventually choose products from the ‘It’s My Party’ Suite which includes the Party Wishes Stamp Set, It’s my Party DSP Paper stack, which is 12″ X 12″.  I also used the ‘Confetti’ Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and finally the Party Punch Pack, so small and cute, but gives a huge Punch! lol

Here is the first Card I made, it is a Slider Card which is great fun and interactive.

slider front

This is the slider Card closed, waiting to reveal its ‘secret’!  Isn’t the It’s my Party DSP Paper Stack so bright and cheerful” I love it!

slider card pulled up

Here the slider is pulled up to reveal the sentiment underneath and on the pulled up Tag more embellishment! There are so many Stamps in the Party Wishes Stamp Set, so much choice.

slider card inside

I decorated the inside of the card too!  This time I stamped the Cupcakes and the Balloons (again from the Party Wishes Stamp Set) then punched them out using the Party Punch Pack. The three strings for the balloons were stamped using Archival Black Ink.

There are three punches in the Party Punch Pack; the cupcake, balloon and the candle (which I have used in my other project).  They are so cute and what is also great about them, you will no longer have white edging around the stamped images when they are punched out because the punches are slightly smaller than the stamps! Brilliant, making the balloons etc look more realistic! LOVE IT!

The other project I wanted to show you used more products from ‘It’s my Party’ Suite.

Confetti embossed coloured

Isn’t it lovely, so bright and cheerful? I used the Confetti Embossing Folder, then coloured the embossed card using Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo inks and sponges. Can you see the punched out Candle on top of the cake? Told you I would use the Candle punch from the Party Punch Pack hehe.

Well I hope you have enjoyed seeing what I have made using a few of the new products from the Spring/Summer Catalogue and I hope you will have a go yourselves.

So now it’s time to hop on over to Lizy’s blog to see what amazing projects she has made with some new products.
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Yes! New Spring/Summer Catalogue is out and Saleabration Begins!

Hi,
It is so exciting, the brand new Spring/Summer Catalogue came out yesterday and on top of that Saleabration has begun! Such an exciting time of year for us Demonstrators and for papercrafters everywhere! Why am I so excited, well let me try to explain lol without choking on my excitement! lol
The new Spring/Summer Catalogue has soooo many gorgeous new products, I had alot of trouble trying to choose just a couple to show you. As a Demonstrator I have had about a month before the launch of the new catalogue to have a play and I can tell you I have had so much fun, my hubby has been coming into my craft room and saying ‘you coming to bed yet!’ lol
So here’s a couple of projects I’ve made hope you like them.
The first one is with In The Meadow Stamp Set and it’s the Spotlight Technique
spotlight in the meadow card
The next one is using Birthday Blooms Stamp Set and this time I did the Watercolour Technique using an Aquapainter and Reinkers
Aquapainter birthday bloom
Finally, my last one to show you used Party Wishes Stamp Set along with the Party Punch Pack and it’s a Side Stepped Card
party wishes side stepped card
I am sure you will love the New Spring/Summer Catalogue and there is never a better time to get your hands on some of the products. Why you say lol, because it’s SALEABRATION of course! lol
From 5 January through to 31 March for every £45 you spend on not just products from the Spring/Summer Catalogue but from the Annual Catalogue too, you can choose one of the fantastic products from the Saleabrations (SAB) Catalogue absolutely FREE!  I can tell you I have them all, yep all of them and I LOVE THEM ALL! lol


Why not Join Stampin’Up! and me and my Team?  It’s a great deal for joining at the moment.

Or host a party and get more Stampin’ Rewards to spend on Products.

So, if you like what you see and want to know more, please get in touch.

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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!

Thanks for dropping by.

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Coffee n Card Today at No.9

Hi,
Just to remind you of my Coffee n Card today at No.9 Cafe in Bishops Cleeve. I will be there from 2pm – 3pm if you want to drop by for a FREE cup of coffee/tea and the chance to make one of these gorgeous projects!

Curvy Keepsake Pumpkin

Curvy Keepsake Pumpkin

 

Curvy Keepsake Santa

Curvy Keepsake Santa

Don’t they look amazing! Just in time for Halloween, so why not drop by between 2pm & 3pm and make one of these spooky Pumpkins! The kids will love them. Better still bring your child/grandchild!
Look forward to seeing you at No.9 today between 2pm & 3pm.
Thanks for dropping by.
Sue

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Wow what a project this month!

Hi,
Well my classes said they wanted a challenge to make something different, so who was I to refuse! lol Wow what a project this month!

The three classes I ran this month made the same card-I did have another project in hand ‘in case’ they managed to finish this one, but I defeated them! lol

Angled Crossover Card Front

Angled Crossover Card Front

I designed an ‘Angled Crossover Card’, which was in itself a new Folding technique they hadn’t done before, plus stamping all over the base card to look like Designer speciality paper. Then covered the card in lovely butterflies to give it a real ‘WOW’ Factor!

First of all I cut and scored the two pieces of whisper white cs so they slotted together to make the ‘Angled Crossover Base’. Then I used the Garden in Bloom Stamp set which is a 2-step stamp set. First of all I stamped all the outlines of the flowers, stems, leaves and bees using the outline stamps and Black Stazon Ink. Then filled them in with different coloured Inks using the Fill-in stamps from the same stamp set, really good value this stamp set! Once all sides of the base card were stamped all over, I then sponged all over all sides with Pool Party and a sponge dauber. This was very subtle but really enhanced the flowers etc. Once completed, slot the two pieces together to make the cross-over angled card.

To finish off I stamped large and small butterflies from the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set and Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red and Daffodil Delight Inks. I punched them out using the matching Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly Punches. These then had their wings curled using a bone folder, stuck one on top of another to make 4x of each size/colour butterfly and stuck onto the card using Glue dots.

I stamped and fussy cut two Dragonflies from the Awesomely Artistic Stamp set and Wild Wasabi Ink. These were stuck one on top of the other with 2-way glue pen, the wings curled and stuck to card with glue dots. Finally, I stamped Best wishes from Petite Pairs stamp set, punched out with Washi Label Punch and stuck to front of card with a Dimensional and stuck another piece of whisper white cs on back of card to write on.

I hope you agree with me and my classes that it really is a magnificant card, well worth the time and effort to make. Has to be a very special person that receives this card! lol

Best get off lots more to design and prepare for my next Christmas Themed Workshop, oh and my Coffee n Card next week!
Thanks for dropping by!
Sue
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Angled Crossover Card Front

Angled Crossover Card Front

Side View

Side View

Supply List to make Angled Crossover Card

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Die Cutting workshop

First of all so sorry I have not been around this last month, it has been manic!  Leading up to my holiday beginning of September I have had so many classes to prepare and do.  Also I had got the dates of my holiday wrong, so a really good friend of mine, Gill agreed she would do an Open Day for me, a coffee n card and take my September Christmas Club Workshop!  She was fantastic and did them all amazing, in fact I arrived home as the Christmas Club Workshop had finished and everyone sang her praises!

Anyway, the day after I got back from my Cruise oooh lol, I held a Die Cutting Workshop at the Cotswold Craft Room, Winchcombe.  It was great fun and 5 lovely ladies attended.  I demonstrated how to use a Big Shot Die Cutting Machine to make two lovely cards.  Here are the cards we made together, a Dress Card, which I hope you agree is gorgeous and a twisted Easel Card.

Dress Card

Dress Card

Twisted Easel Card

Twisted Easel Card

If you would like to make these cards, please contact me and I will send you a tutorial, or if you fancy a 1-2-1 with me get in touch.

Below are the supplies I used to make the cards.

Thanks for dropping by.

Sue

Dress Card Supply List

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Flower medallion Twisted Easel card Supply list

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