Monday, 30 December 2013

What a busy Christmas

What a busy time we have had over the festive period, we have spent some lovely days and nights with family and friends, ate too much chocolate and drank far to much red wine!

I am looking forward to a crafty 2014 with lots of new products and ideas and hope that I will be able to share these with lots of you.

Firstly here are some of the special cards I made for family.  I LOVE the box cards and have made quite a few not just for Christmas but for birthdays and christenings too.  They are such a wow card and all of the recipients have loved them.

Supplies Used:

Festive Flurry Wood-Mount Bundle     A Round Array Clear-mount Stamp Set     Christmas Messages Clear-mount Stamp Set  Frosted Finishes Embellishments     Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack     Whisper White 5/8 Inch Organza Ribbon - by Stampin' Up!

Pool Party Classic Stampin' PadSmoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad

If you would like order any of the products used please contact me on 01452 619753 or visit my online shop above and get them delivered straight to your door xx

Saturday, 14 December 2013

New baby!

My sister finally had her baby girl on Monday after a 3 day labour (aargh)
Both are still in hospital and doing really well, hopefully they will be home on Monday xx
I was lucky enough to go and see her yesterday and have some baby cuddles, she is so tiny I cant remember my two being so small .
Here is the card I made for her, I cased it from Monica Gales festive flurry box card, check out the video on her blog.

I've used the Zoo babies stamp set which I love it's so cute xx

Monday, 9 December 2013

Christmas Countdown Day 4

Make these snowflake placemats ready to WOW your guests over the festive period.
I created these using standard tiles from B&Q and the Festive Flurry stamp set.

I've heat embossed the design using my Versamark pad and gold embossing powder.  I clear varnished them so the design didn't peel.
If you would like to order any of the products used call me on 01452 6196753 x

A whole lot of love

LOVE these new stamps.

I know we are all about Christmas at the moment but there is always a new product or offer with Stampin Up!
We saw these at Convention in Manchester and if you think they look gorgeous in the picture they are even better when they are sat on your side ready to play with  (yes I already have a set!) 
These stamps aren't just for Valentine you could use them for weddings, anniversaries, loved ones birthdays the list could go on. 

Gorgeous stamps, treat bags and pre printed cards and envelopes to make your cardmaking even easier.

If you would like to order any of the above call me on 01452 619753 xx

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Christmas Countdown Day 3

Who's got the decorations up?
Here's a gorgeous Christmas wreath that I put together after seeing lots of inspiration on pinterest.  I ran a class for four lovely ladies a few weeks ago and I hope they have theirs hanging up at home ready for the festive period.

We used the burlap ribbon which I love to cover a polystyrene ring then decorated using various flowers cut from punches and dies.
Hope you like it xx

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Christmas Countdown Day 2

Create a cute box for some yummy chocolate treats. 
These would be great for all of the little people in you life or a small gift for a special teacher  xx
Here is my little snowman, sorry the pictures aren't great.

Now to make this little fella you need.......

Take a piece of cardstock size 21cm x 14cm

Fold your cardstock in half.  On the shortest side (14cm) find the middle point and mark

Score the cardstock from your centre fold and your marked point.

Emboss your cardstock using the polka dot embossing folder then fold all of your scored edges.
Make a hole in each side then thread with ribbon, I chose the red stitched ribbon to match the hat
Make him a little hat and decorate his face their you have your little treat box.
Have fun making yours x



Tuesday, 3 December 2013

12 days of Christmas!

Yay!  Holidays are coming, who's excited?

I have so many pictures and projects to share with you.  I have been poorly over the last few weeks since returning from the European convention in Manchester (pics to follow).  Cold and chesty cough then a stomach bug are not a good combination.

So I wanted to kick off December 1st with my 12 days of Christmas, well it's still going ahead just a few days late!

So December 3rd - Your 1st day of Christmas.......

Christmas Cards - have you made yours yet?

Here are the three cards we made at my first all day stamp class. 
 I had 10 lovely ladies join me where we made 15 cards, 5 of each of these designs.
We stamped, laughed and ate too many biscuits xxx

Here are the ladies getting busy!

Here's a few close ups xx

Each received a bag with all of their craft goodies in. 
They contained all of the items for the class and 1/2 a DSP pack of Winter Frost, Silver Ribbon and Dazzling Details glitter adhesive for more crafting at home.

We all enjoyed a great day, thank you ladies for joining me xx

Friday, 8 November 2013

Christmas Nativity

When I first saw the "Best of 25 years Christmas" stamp set I loved the little nativity scene and thought it would be great for me and my girls to make Christmas cards with.

Here is the card that I created I think I may need to make a little simpler for the girls x

I stamped the image using early espresso then coloured it in by picking up the colours from the ink pads with my watercolour pen.

I've used very non traditional colours for the card but I think they work well, what do you think? 

Supplies Used:

Stamps:  Best of 25 years Christmas, Around Array, Petit Pairs
Inks:  Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Marina Mist, Soft Sky
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Whisper White, DSP Sweater Weather, Champagne Glimmer Paper.
Embellishments:  Baked Brown Sugar Ruffle Stretch Trim, Rhinestones
Accessories:  Oval Framelits, 7/8 Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4 Circle Punch

Hope you like it xx

Friday, 25 October 2013

WOW! 25 stamps with 25% off

Here is another great offer from Stampin Up! to celebrate 25 years of business.
How lucky are we?

Check out the list HERE
If you haven't got a copy of the catalogue below are all of the stamps xx
A Dozen Thoughts
Add caption
Zoo Babies
Zoo Babies
That's the Ticket
That's the Ticket
Betsy's Blossoms
Betsy's Blossoms
Oh, Hello
Oh, Hello
Happy Day
Happy Day
Hearts a Flutter
Hearts a Flutter
Snowflake Soiree Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Snowflake Soiree
Ornament Keepsakes Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Ornament Keepsake
Label Love
Label Love
Morning Post Alphabet
Morning Post
Lots of Thanks
Lots of Thanks
Hello Lovely
Hello Lovely
Itty Bitty Banners
Itty Bitty Banner
Jewish Celebrations Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Jewish Celebrations
Gifts of Kindness
Gifts of Kindness
Gorgeous Grunge
Gorgeous Grunge
Crazy, Mixed-Up Love
Crazy Mixed up Love
Gently Falling
Gently Falling
Cuddles & Kisses
Cuddles and Kisses
Bright Blossoms
Bright Blossoms
Apothecary Art - Clear-Mount Stamp
Apothecary Art
Christmas Star Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Christmas Star
A Gift for You Clear-Mount Stamp Set
A Gift for you

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