Christmas Quilt – What a Fun Afternoon!

Christmas Quilt – well I have had so much fun this afternoon with my friend Gill, playing with the New Christmas Quilt Stamp Set, matching Dies and Designer Series Paper!

When I first saw this suite I thought mmmmm it’s ok, but Oh my Gosh, it’s not mmmmmm – it’s AMAZING!!!!!  You’ve just gotta get your hands on it, the papers are amazing, they not only have lovely paper patterns for backgrounds, but they even have papers that can be cut out exactly with the Quilt Builder Framelit Dies!  This suite is NOT JUST for Quilters! It’s not even JUST FOR CHRISTMAS! Just take a look at the three cards we made this afternoon!

See what I mean?  We have a birthday one and two Christmas ones! All are gorgeous and so easy to make with the Quilted Christmas Suite.  Did you notice the gorgeous stitched felt Holly leaves and berries? How adorable are they? I love them and they are so well made!

Thanks to Alejandra Gomez for her inspiration.

For all the products I’ve used and everything else that is in the Quilted Christmas Suite check out the new Seasonal Catalogue and go to my Online shop to buy them! You won’t be disappointed!

Below are the products we used:

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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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January Classes, new Products!

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you are all rested and looking forward to a new year of crafting and fun!

My classes restart this weekend, Friday 6th January 1000-1300 and Saturday 7th January 1000-1300.  There is only one space left for both days, so if you fancy making these amazing projects and joining me at either of the classes, please email me asap!

Aren’t they gorgeous?  Well I think so! lol  They are made using some of the brand new products from both the new Seasonal Catalogue and the Saleabrations Catalogue that are out on 4 January!  So if you haven’t got your copies and fancy one please get in touch with me asap and I will post them to you.  Both cards are made using the new Beautiful You Stamp Set and the Watercolour, YES! watercolour pencils!  As well as that I found a Die that cuts out the curved words on the wedding card! Brilliant!

Of course if you can’t make it or live too far away, place an order for £30+ including the Beautiful You stamp set and once order has gone through I will send you the tutorial along with the kits to make both of these lovely cards. (Sorry not able to stamp images, so you will need to purchase the stamp sets).

Drop by after the weekend for a list of all the products used with links to my online shop so you can purchase them and be ready to make these projects yourselves.

Thanks.

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December Christmas Themed Workshop

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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!

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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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Thank You Card

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I thought I would show you my latest ‘Thank You’ Card I made and gave to my customers that ordered from me this month.

star of light embossed star of light inside

Isn’t it gorgeous! I used the amazing Star of Light Bundle  and used Copper Embossing Powder  for the swirly stars behind the large stars.  The Large star, which also has a smaller star on top of it (sorry picture not too good) was cut out using the new Copper Foil Sheets!  Behind the Embossed Whisper White, I used the new Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper. It goes so well with the Copper Foil Sheets don’t you think?  Of course the Glimmer paper is just the right product for Halloween too!  Bet you’re wondering where the tiny heart cut outs are from? Well, when you cut out the intricate stars, these hearts are left behind.  So instead of throwing them away, I’ve used some on this card, and the rest I will put into a gorgeous shaker card!

The Inside of the card is simple but so effective, again using stamps from the Star of Light Stamp Set and Pumpkin Pie Ink.

All of the new products are in the Autumn/Winter Catalogue, which, if you do not have yet in your hands, you can contact me and I will send one out to you straightaway.  Of course if you can’t wait to get your hands on it, you can click on the Autumn/Winter Catalogue Link above, and have a look at all the gorgeous new products you can get hold of today!

Place an order for these products I’ve used today and I will send you (once your order has gone through) a FREE Tutorial on how to make not just this card, but the shaker card I made using the left over cut outs!  You must leave your contact details when placing your order, giving me permission to contact you otherwise I won’t be able to send you these Tutorials.  Of course you will also get an exclusive ‘Thank you’ Card made by me, for placing the order with me too!

Below is a table of all the products I used to make this card.

Enjoy and place that order today, to get the two FREE Tutorials and a lovely Thank you card! Remember to allow me to contact you when placing your order!

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Coffee N Card – Father’s Day/Male Birthday

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You may be wondering where I’ve been recently? Well first of all I was poorly with the Flu, yep actual flu lol which developed to a chest infection. Then I went on a well-earned Holiday with my amazing Hubby and some friends to Mexico, to celebrate both his 60th and one of the friends 60th. Happen that whilst we were away it was also my birthday (not 60 though! hehe).  Anyways, thought I’d drop by today to remind you I have my Coffee n Card Session at No.9 Cafe, Bishops Cleeve this Thursday, 26 May 15:00-16:00.

Here are the projects you can choose from to make and take home to your dad, brother, uncle, well any male relative/friend! lol

fathers day male cards

Aren’t they amazing! I love them and loved making them.  I made them using SU products, some of which are retiring and some are carrying over into our new Catalogue, that comes out 1 June.  So why not pop along on Thursday to make one of these gorgeous cards? If you can’t make it but would love to make them, either book a 1-2-1 with me, or order the products online through my online shop.  The list of products I used is below (remember some of the products are retiring, so if you want them you best be quick!).

 

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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!

Thanks for dropping by!

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Squash Book Tutorial

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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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