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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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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Online Extravaganza Sale NOW!

online poster

The 24 hour flash sale is on NOW! Click on the image above to go to my Online shop to see the amazing offers.

More products on sale throughout the week so check back here everyday 21-28 November.

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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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HUGE BOGOF THIS SUNDAY!

HI,

Don’t forget my HUGE BOGOF Sale this Sunday 12 June in the Main Hall at Tithe Barn, Bishops Cleeve, as part of the Bishops Cleeve Streetfair! Some of my profits go to Bishops Cleeve Street lights Fund, so spend spend spend! lol

streetfair poster large

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HUGE BOGOF SALE AND ANNUAL CATALOGUE LAUNCH!

Hi!

I am so excited, not only am I having my Huge BOGOF Sale next Sunday 12 June, but you will also have the chance to get your hands on the NEW ANNUAL CATALOGUE! How great is that!

streetfair poster large

So why not put the date in your diaries come along to the Bishops Cleeve Street Fair, pop in to the Tithe Barn, main hall (up the stairs) and take a look at everything I am selling.  Remember all the stamp sets, Framelits, Dies, Embossing Folders, all Stampin’ Up!, (which those of you who know me and come to my classes, all know how amazing and fantastic value the SU products are), are all in my BOGOF! Which means basically, for every one of these products you purchase from me at the Event, I give you a voucher for the value you have spent, and a copy of the Brand New Annual Catalogue for you to take away. You then choose from the new catalogue, other Brand New Product(s) ((to the same value as the voucher) to get ABSOLUTELY FREE! You then give me your order and voucher, I place the order and contact you when it’s arrived (usually 2-3 days later!)  Of course, buy lots on the day and you can choose lots of lovely new products from the new catalogue! What a bargain!

There will also be lots of ribbons (by the metre), 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper, (individual sheets), 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, (individual sheets), as well as Embellishments – buttons, brads, candy dots etc.  So lots of bargains to be had, you don’t want to miss this Event!

If you fancy joining me at a class another time you have the chance to purchase a ticket to join me at one of my Card Taster Sessions for just £10! For more information and dates come to the BOGOF event and talk to me (I’ll be wearing my SU Apron and even wear a handcrafted name badge!) lol.

You can also sit and make a lovely card (everything provided to make it), which means you get to stamp, punch and embellish with some of my Stampin’ Up! products.  You will also get the chance to chat to fellow crafters (some come to my classes) and take the card home with you (along with your purchases).  Your friends and family will be so jealous they missed out! lol

Here’s the card you will be making, isn’t is lovely?  YES! you can make this gorgeous card – FREE!!!!

flower shop street fair project

There will be a raffle – First Prize – A 1-2-1 Class with me at Sue’s Crafting Place, where you will spend a couple of hours with me in my craft room, seeing all my amazing products and make a gorgeous bespoke card, designed by me especially for you! (normal 1-2-1 class price is £20+)

On Display will be samples of the sorts of cards/projects I teach in my classes, as well as wedding stationary, gift packaging etc as well as some of my cards for sale.  Information about my classes will be available and some of my Class members will be on hand to ‘sing’ my praises! lol

I would love to see as many of you as possible, so please pop along next Sunday, 12 June between 12pm & 4pm at the Tithe Barn(upstairs, main hall), Bishops Cleeve, meet lots of likeminded crafters, bag yourself a bargain and have fun making a gorgeous card.

Look forward to seeing you (mention you saw this blog when you meet me).

 

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Mother’s Day Card/Gift

Hi,

It’s been a while since I last posted, sorry, but have been soooo busy, not only with classes etc, but have just become a Nanna, so of course that takes priority!

That’s why I thought my Coffee n Card this Thursday (25 February 15:00-16:00) at No.9 Cafe, Bishops Cleeve should involve making a lovely Mother’s Day card and gift!

botanicals mothers day card gift

Don’t you think the Card is so cute? Just the right size for you to give to your mum.  I am even providing the Chocolates inside the Gift packaging (shhhhh) lol.  So why not drop in and make a gorgeous Mother’s Day card/gift for your lovely mum to say thanks for all they have done and do!

Below are the list of supplies I have used for both of the projects. Just click on any of the products below and you will be taken to my Online shop where you can purchase the products and have them sent directly to your home. Click on ‘Supply List’ just below the product showcase below and you will see not only the list of products I’ve used, but also the Tutorials for making these projects in a downloadable PDF. Please give me credit if you use them. Thanks.

 

 

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Great Coffee n Card Session Today

Hi,

Great Coffee n Card session today at the No.9 Cafe, Bishops Cleeve.  Daphne came as usual which is always a delight, she is such a lovely lady. Then a lady and her daughter, Holly who had been in the Cafe a fortnight ago when I was last doing my coffee n card came in and joined me.

I was blown away with how amazing Holly was at stamping, her card was beautiful and her technique of stamping for someone so young, was awesome! Well, look for yourself, here’s her finished card – great isn’t it?

Holly at coffee n card

Here’s the one her mum did (lol she didn’t want to show her face). A great card too I think you will all agree!

Holly's mum at coffee n card

Thank you Daphne, Holly and Holly’s mum (oops forgot your name lol) for joining me, I hope you had a great time.  Hope to see you again next time.

If you want to make a card just like Holly why not join me at my next Coffee n Card which will be Thursday 25th February 3pm-4pm. Get in touch to find out more.

Thanks

 

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Baby Shower

Hi,

Now I know what you are all probably thinking – ‘baby shower’ huh? What’s that got to do with papercrafting?  Well, I will tell you! lol

You see, my lovely daughter and her hubby are expecting their first baby soon and a couple of their lovely friends were organising a baby shower, so I asked if they would like me to make the baby shower invites, favours and anything else.  They said they’d love it if I would so I got to work first of all making the baby shower Invites.  It was so exciting, making these for our daughter as it will be our first grandchild too!

I made a ‘nappy’ template and cut out 24 of them, folded them and then using a really cute stamp of a deer from a stamp set called ‘Made with Love’, from Stampin’Up!, I stamped all over the inside and outside of the nappy, using black stazon ink.  Then I coloured all the deer, although I must admit I only coloured the ones on the outside of the nappy – well colouring 24 of them was soooooo time consuming and boring hehehe. Then I stamped on Whisper White CS 24 Nappy Pins using a nappy pin stamp from ‘Something for Baby’ stamp set and cutting them out with the matching die from ‘Baby’s First’ Framelit dies. I added a velcro fastener to the back to the nappy pin to enable the nappy to be open and closed.

baby shower invite front

I then cut some Whisper White CS and stamped ‘Please Join us for a Baby Shower’ on it. This was from the stamp set ‘Sweet li’l One’. I layered this up onto some So Saffron CS and stuck it to the back of the nappy. (it looks smudgy as I blanked out the name of the person getting the invite)

baby shower invite back

I cut another piece of Whisper White CS and stamped ‘when, where, RSVP and wrote out the details (I’ve blanked those details out, hence the smudgy look lol). Again I layered this onto So Saffron and stuck it to the inside of the nappy.

baby shower invite open

Here’s all the baby shower invites together ready to send out! I was so thrilled how they turned out and more importantly so was my daughter, her hubby and her friends.

baby shower invites lots

Next I set to making the favour boxes and tags.  I wanted to make the tags very special, something everyone could keep as a memory of the lovely day.  So I got some small Kraft boxes from Stampin’Up!, cut five squares per box of So Saffron CS and stamped stars all over using Delightful Dijon Ink. The star stamp also came from the ‘Sweet li’l One’ stamp set. Then I stuck these to the boxes using Tombow glue.  I made the tag with Whisper White CS and used the Scalloped Tag Topper punch for the top of the tag.  The ‘A Little Thanks’ sentiment, isn’t that just lovely? Well it came from the ‘One Big Meaning’ Stamp set, and the cute cat was from the ‘Made with Love’ stamp set again.  Told you ‘baby shower’ would have everything to do with papercrafting and Stampin’UP! lol  Finally I stamped the deer again on some Whisper White CS and punched it out using the scallop circle punch, sponging the edges with so saffron ink.  I attached the tag to the box using Hello Honey Satin Ribbon, glue dots and covered the ends of the ribbon with the scallop punched Deer stuck on with Dimensionals.  I hope you agree they look gorgeous and everyone was thrilled to have them, especially when they saw the tiny tic tacs box and 3 little chocolate eggs inside. lol

baby shower favour front tag

On the back of the tag I stamped a baby bumblebee, another Stampin’Up! stamp unfortunately now retired, but I held onto it – just in case! lol

baby shower favour box back

My daughters friends wanted to do some games but nothing too ‘out there’ lol so they suggested people could write on a card a message to my daughter, hubby and the baby.  I told them I had a lovely tree I’d bought ages ago from Stampin’Up! for displaying my Cards but never got round to using it – well I did buy three! lol  So I said I’d prepare the cards and bring them along with the tree and clothespins – yep Stampin’Up! again hehe for everyone to write on. As you can see from the card, I used some Project Life Grid cards, stamped stars all over to match the favour boxes and ‘Welcome to the World little one’ again both stamps from ‘Sweet li’l One’ stamp set.  Actually I must come clean, my darling hubby helped by stamping all the stars on all the cards for me! hehe.

Tree of dreams and wishes

When my daughter and hubby got home from the baby shower, they sat down and read all the lovely dreams and wishes everyone had written and apparently they were lovely.  We haven’t seen them, I think it’s something for them to have for themselves.  It is going into the babies room, as a reminder of the special day when all their friends celebrated with them.

Finally I decided in a moment of madness to make a Diaper Cake!  How mad was I, and again my poor suffering hubby was pulled in to help me. lol  I rolled up 108 (I think it was) nappies and he put elastic bands on all of them.  Then we got the biggest cake stand and placed some on that securing them into a circle with elastic – that was the most tricky bit and frustrating hehe.  We placed a gift in the middle of that layer, then placed a smaller cake stand on top and repeated the process and then a smaller one for the top layer.  Putting little gifts in middle of all the layers.  Then we put muslin squares around each layer to resemble icing and secured them with gorgeous ribbon (yep had to get Stampin’UP! products in here somehow lol).  We put a muslin square on the top of the cake and added a lovely toy deer – get the theme – deer? hehe.  We covered it all in cellophane, tying it up with some of the Hello Honey ribbon I used earlier on the tags.

baby shower diaper cake

Phew it was a mammoth task to finish everything in time, but with hubbies help we did it! So you see ‘Baby Shower’, the title certainly had everything to do with papercraft and Stampin’Up!  We had a wonderful day at the baby shower and I’m sure our daughter and her hubby will have lots of lovely memories of that day.

So if I have inspired you to have a go at making your own baby shower invites etc, place an order and I will give you the instructions to make everything I made.  It’s so nice doing it yourself, you get to choose a theme, in this case, I ran deers and yellow all the way through, and you can make it unique to you and your loved ones.

Thanks for dropping by.

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