Saturday, 31 May 2014

One Sheet Wonder

I love this technique of taking a blank sheet and using your stamps and inks to create a unique piece of patterned paper .
I have used these three gorgeous colours, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and Wisteria Wonder.
I then randomly stamped using the sets, Secret Garden, Papaya Collage and Petit Petals.
We created three projects including the pop up box card which is all over Pinterest at the moment.

As the box card is quite tricky I wanted to keep the other two projects nice and simple. 
The measurement and putting the box together can be quite tricky and all my class were not confident with making one of these back at home so I created this short tutorial.
Hope you like it xxx

Friday, 30 May 2014

Another Painswick Friday

It was pink, pink, Painswick this week!
Here is the card we created with Primrose Petals and Raspberry Ripple and it was definitely a hit with the ladies.
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Everything Eleanor, Gorgeous Grunge
Inks:  Raspberry Ripple
Paper:  Primrose Petals, Silver Glimmer Paper
Embellishments: Dollies, Pink Pirouette, Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestones
Accessories:  Itty Bitty Butterfly Punch.
Sarah x 

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Weekly Wednesday Deals

WOW another amazing offer from Stampin Up!
Each Wednesday throughout May Stampin Up will be offering products at a discounted rate for ONE WEEK ONLY.
Click HERE to see this weeks deal in my online shop
This post will be at the top of the blog so be sure to check in each Wednesday for new deals

Happy Shopping xxx

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Sarah x

Telford Regional Training

What a busy weekend I have had!
 Last Saturday was regional training with 300 other Stampin Uppers.  It was a great day meeting up with other Demo's sharing ideas, swapping projects and just having a day of crafting fun.

I was lucky enough to win one of the prize patrols and the fact that it was Project Life was even better I cant wait to see this in the new catalogue .
 No Peeking all will be revealed through out May xx

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Frozen Party

The new Disney animation Frozen has caused quite a stir in our house, we have watched it I don't know how many times and the soundtrack is either being played or sung by one of the girls.

Chloe's friend had a Frozen themed party at the weekend and I was asked to come up with something for them all to create.

I knew a face painter was coming along and the faces that she creates are amazing, so I thought it would be nice for the children to have something to keep the pictures from this special day in.

I decorated a box from for them to put a picture in from the day, it was full of icicles, shimmer, sparkle and rhinestones.

Just the ticket for a Disney party.

We stamped the Smokey Slate background paper with the Silver Metallic Encore Pad using the Festive Flurry, I didn't think I would be getting this set out in the middle of May!
We then stamped and die cut more of the snowflake images to decorate around the photograph.
We finished off with some dazzling diamonds sparkle and lots of Rhinestones.
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Festive Flurry
Ink: Encore Metallic Pad
Paper:  Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Costal Cabana
Embellishments:  Rhinestones
Accessories:  Festive Flurry Dies
Sarah xx

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Tidy Up Time

My craft space had got into a bit of a pickle and needed some essential TLC.
So today was the day as I needed to get organised and sort out all of my mismatched paper,  embellishments and all of the items that haven't seen daylight for the last 12 months because they at the back of the cupboard.
I eventually finished and I am sooo pleased with the finished result.

Now for some organised crafting!
Sarah xx

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Scrapbook Sunday

Well it was the 1st Saturday of the month so that means Craft Club where we spent time crafting and chatting over a cuppa.
It's great to spend a morning with like minded people for some uninterrupted craft time.  If you live in the Gloucester area we meet on the first Saturday of each month at Hucclecote Community Centre, bring your projects along, all crafts are welcome.
I was in the mood for scrapbooking and created this layout using the Calypso Coral Celebration Basics Add on Kit. 
Hope you like it xx
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Beautifully Baroque
Ink:  Crumb Cake
Paper:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Embellishments:  Calypso Coral Add on Kit, Antique Brads, Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon
Accessories:  Ribbon Border Punch
Sarah xx

Friday, 2 May 2014

Retro Sketch #112

I decided to play along with this weeks Retro Sketch Challenge, here is the sketch we got to play with
and here is my take on it.
I picked out the Watercolour Wonder DSP, with is bright colours it really does, as the card suggests, make you feel happy.
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Hello Lovely
Inks: Smokey Slate, Daffodil Delight
Paper:  Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Watercolour Wonder DSP, Silver Glimmer Paper
Embellishments: Subtles Candy Dots
Accessories: Pansy Punch (co-ordinates with the Flower Shop Stamp Set)
Sarah xx

Friday Class

Another Friday with my Painswick ladies, no husbands this week.
As I had run a Daisy inspired class that week I decided to run this with my Friday ladies as well although I simplified the card slightly. 
They all enjoyed the class and were pleased with their finished cards although one lady wanted to see more pink so that colour is definitely on the colour scheme for this weeks class.
Here is the card we created.
Supplies Used:
Inks:  Sahara Sand, Old Olive
Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge, Secret Garden
Paper:  Natural White, Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar, Gold Foil Sheet
Embellishments:  Gold Sequin Trim
Accessories:  Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Itty Bitty Butterfly Punch, Blossom Party Originals Die, Blender Pens
Sarah xx