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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Coffee N Card – Father’s Day/Male Birthday

Hi!

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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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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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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Heat Embossing, Vellum, Ribbon

Hi,

I had a great time last Thursday with a lovely lady who comes every Thursday for a 1-2-1 with me.  This week I taught her how to heat emboss on vellum and how to colour in.  The second card, she wanted to do a card using ribbon so I taught her how to stamp onto small pieces of card even when the stamp is larger than the card and how to attach the ribbon.

As you can see from the pictures below of the two cards we did, they were gorgeous and alot of techniques are shown.  I have also made a couple of videos showing how I made these cards, so click on the photo and it will take you to the video.  The video/pictures are also on the tutorial page for future reference should you wish to look at them again.

Thanks for dropping by.

Sue

Corner Garden Vellum Card

Corner Garden Vellum Card

Corner Garden Vellum Card:

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Corner Garden Stamp Set Soft Sky cardstock 3⅞” x 5⅝” Vellum Cardstock 3⅝” x 5⅜” C6 Base Card Versamark pad Embossing Buddy Silver embossing powder Pool Party & Wild Wasabi Ink pads/marker pens Heat Gun    

Basic Butterfly Ribbon Card

Basic Butterfly Ribbon Card

Basic Butterfly ribbon Card

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Basic Butterfly Stamp Set

Paper piercing mat

Sahara sand ink pad

3x sahara sand cardstock 1 ½” x 2 ½”

1x sahara sand cardstock 1 ½” x 3 ½”

3x very vanilla cardstock 1 ¼” x 2 ¼”

1x very vanilla cardstock 1 ½” x 3 ½”

Timeless Elegance Designer Series paper 6 ¾” x 4 ¾”

7” x 5” Very Vanilla Base Card

 

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