A few more Cards to Inspire!

Cards to Inspire, I hope so anyway! lol  We are in the final throws of moving!  Removal chappy in today packing ready for Friday! YEYE!  Can not wait!

So I thought I would show you the few cards I have managed to make in my dwindling craft room – which now by the way lol is completely packed – lol.

The first one is using a brand new stamp set that is only available 1-31 August!  Called ‘Colour Your Season’ ( pop back tomorrow to find out all about the bundle you can get with this stamp set).  It is a gorgeous stamp set and I coloured it in using some new Watercolour Pencils (also available from 1 August).

The second and third cards, aren’t they gorgeous? I used a beautiful stamp set called ‘Dandelion Wishes’ and the background was Bokeh Dots stamp set.  Here are the other products I used to make these two cards, click on each image for details and to order from my Online shop.

The next quilt effect background card I made for a dear friend whose Anniversary is today – Happy Anniversary Trudie!  Hope you liked the card lol.  As soon as I saw the embossing folder that made this effect, I knew I had to have it!  Here’s what I used:

Next, I made this card for one of my Team, Jilly Rickards to celebrate her 5th Anniversary as a Stampin’Up! Demonstrator.  Inspiration for this card came from Mixed Up Crafts.  Here’s the products I used for this one:

Another dear friend, Gill celebrated her wedding Anniversary recently so I made the Tulip Card for them.  Curling the top tulip petal and mounting it using a Dimensional makes it look 3D.  They loved it!  Here’s what I used:

The final card, I actually made with my dear friend and Team member Jilly when I went round to her craft room for a bit of down time from packing lol.  I used her products which was great as I hadn’t got these, but of course it meant I had to order them for myself – bad influence Jilly Rickards! LOL!  Here’s what we used:

 

So, whilst I have not been able to run my business as efficiently as I wanted and video any tutorials, I hope you agree I have inspired you with the lovely cards I have made for friends and family.  (I did make a couple that I forgot to take photos of! Ahhhhh! lol)

Anyway that’s it for now, I hope I will get back on here tomorrow with details of the amazing Bundle I mentioned earlier that you can get only during August!  So check back tomorrow!

Bye for now!

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Onstage is nearly here!

Hi,

First an update on my lovely hubby, Mike.  Some of you will have heard, my darling hubby, Mike, had a stroke on 12 March, which was both frightening and shocking!  Luckily it was a minor stroke, but it has affected his left side, in particular his arm, but also his speech.  Slowly over the last couple of weeks he has made great progress and is now able to speak properly most of the time.  It is going to be a slow process of rehabilitation, but all the Consultants are confident that he will make a full recovery.

Hence, I have had to make a decision about OnStage and that is that I will not be able to attend this weekend.  OnStage is such a fantastic part of Stampin’Up! and being a Demonstrator it is for most of us, the highlight of the Year!  We get the chance to meet fellow Demonstrators from all over Europe and have the chance to congratulate all those who have achieved milestones within Stampin’Up!

I am pleased to say that 4 of my Direct Downliners and 3 of my second Level Downliners will be going to OnStage and I know they will have a fantastic time!

I had made a card for each of them to give out at OnStage, but as I am unable to go, I gave them it along with a gift from me early.  Here are the cards:

I think they are amazing and it will be a lovely momento of the time they spent at OnStage.  Below are the products I used to make the cards.  I am sure you can think of lots of ways to use the Apron Die, even to make little boxes!  The Die set also comes with BBQ tools, so you could make a lovely male birthday card with that!

Remember to use the Hostess Code S4SGSTEQ for April on your orders and if it’s £20+ you will get a FREE gift just from me as a thank you for placing an order with me.   To see how many of you actually read this post all the way to the bottom,  lol, places an order with me for £30+ AND leaves the Word ‘INSPIRE’ in a comment after this post, will get an extra FREE gift this month.  Don’t miss out!

Thanks

 

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Change as good as a rest!

That’s what people say ‘Change is as good as a rest!’  Well I didn’t want to rest on my laurels but wanted to change the way I did things with my business.  So I’ve taken the very brave (some of you may say fool hardy hehe) decision to stop running my classes!

I had my last class just over a week ago and whilst it was sad, I know I will keep in touch with these lovely ladies and perhaps we will craft together in the future.

This is the card we made:  They had a choice of either having the cute doggy or the pile of pressies being pulled up the card!  Each have a hidden christmas sentiment that gets revealed as they are pulled up.  Great Fun and everyone loved making it!

If you want to make one of these cards here’s the products I used, just click on each item to place and order with me on my online shop. (remember to use September’s Hostess Code if your order is less than £150).  Use the Hostess Code and get a gift just from me sent directly to you by me to thank you. (remember I need your details).

 

Now I thought I would give you a heads up on just one of the new things I will be doing in my new venture!  I am so excited and I really hope you will be too and will continue to support me and join me in my new venture!

Firstly, I will be doing a ‘Product Share’ from the New Seasonal Catalogue!  What does this mean you ask?  Well in a nutshell, I choose a Suite of Products from the New Seasonal Catalogue, put a sample of the products from this suite (not including Stamp Set, dies or punches) together, place them in a strong plastic box (which you get to keep) and post it directly out to you ready for you to use to make your own gorgeous projects! How cool is that!   Examples of the types of products you will get:-  6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Cardstock, Embellishments, Ribbon, things like that, depending which suite I choose.

At the moment this is in the planning stage, but I would love to hear from you if you would be interested in taking part in this Product Share.  I plan to choose a different suite every month, so you get the chance to have lots of products at a fraction of the cost!  This will also help you try many of the lovely products before purchasing a full pack of say Designer Series Paper or gorgeous Embellishments.  It is very good value and a great way to get your hands on lots of products.

The first Product Share will go live Monday 2 October!

Email me asap if you would like more information, but drop back next week for the details of the first Product Share and more information about other things I will be doing in my new venture!

Thanks for dropping by!

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Ready For Christmas!

Ready for Christmas! What! I hear you say! I’ve only just got back from my Cruise and have had to put my Christmas Cardmaking Hat on for my LAST Monthly Class this weekend!  I thought I would go out with a bang and have spent all day today creating a most amazing Card! Yes, I know it’s Christmas themed, but once you’ve learnt the technique you can use it for any type of Card – birthday, Anniversary, Wedding, the list is endless! lol

So here is the Card we will be making this weekend. I’ve called it a ‘Pulley Card’, as you pull on a tab and the little dog gets pulled up into the night sky to reveal a very apt saying as it goes!

Isn’t it fun?  It took a lot of playing around and I am exhausted but so chuffed with it! I know one fellow Demonstrator who will love the little doggy! lol

Drop back next week when I will put a table of products used to make this beautiful card.

Let me know what you think, by leaving a comment.

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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Thanks for dropping by!

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High Tide Cards using Brayering and Sponging Techniques

Hi,

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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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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