Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Pots of colour

I want to showcase the Twitterpated designer series papers before the summer mini catalogue ends this month. These have been my favourite papers, I love them!  So here is my pot of love for Twitterpated! Each flower is double sided to show that the papers are too.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Just half a dozen eggs

I'm going to see some friends and wanted to take them some fresh eggs laid by my chickens but thought that the plain egg box was boring. So a bit of designer paper and some nifty folds using my simply scoring tool, a couple of labels cut on the big shot with the framelit label collection and a quick stamp and here's the finished result. This took me about 20 mins!

Friday, 10 August 2012

Late July Class projects

Framelits Twitterpated
Apothecary Art Framelit Card
Stampin' Up! Apothecary Art
Apothecary Art Framelit Swing Card
During July I ran two card classes due to holidays and stuff - mainly my ladies demanding an extra class!  I was really dying to use the gorgeous Apothecary Art stamp set and wanted to also show case the Framelits die cutting set again as I just love the versatility of this piece of kit.  Both these products are available from the Summer mini catalogue which is only going to be available until the end of August, so don't miss out.
The first one is a very simple mat and double layer card - this is what is so fantastic about this stamp set, you only need to stamp it onto one layer and then colour it using ink pads and a blender pen.  I finished this one off with some pearl jewels and a bit of our beautiful pleated satin ribbon in Baja Breeze (again this is in the Summer mini - don't miss out!).
The Second card was a bit trickier looking but really quite easy using the Big Shot - I so love my Big Shot!!  I have to thank Michelle Last for this design (check out her gorgeous blog).  I used another two images from the Apothecary Art stamp set, one on the front and one inside.  This is a lovely finish to the card by lining it with a layer of Twitterpated designer series paper and then stamping and cutting out the little plaque to write your message on.  I used Stampin' Write markers to colour this and put a few little pearls on to accent it.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

July Class - a 'squash album'

Stampin' Up! Scrapbook project
 Stampin' Up! squash album scrapbook
Join me on Saturday 14th at 10am in Howden and learn how to make this simple but effective squash album.  You'll be able to save your memories of an event or preserve pics of a loved one (these cuties are my gorgeous nieces!).  We'll be using some of Stampin' Up's latest products from the Summer Mini catalogue.  Click the link for classes for further details of times and location and please e-mail me to reserve your place (places are limited due to the size of the venue).  See you there!

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Owl for my friend

Just thought I'd share this birthday card I made for my good friend John.  I just love using the Owl Punch to make a card!  It's quite similar to one I made for my friend Linda for her birthday but this one uses the new edgelits for the Big Shot too.
Stampin' Up! owl punch, two step bird punch, edgelits dies adorning accents
 Stampin' Up! two step owl punch card, Edgelits Die, Adorning Accents, two step bird punch

Saturday, 19 May 2012

I love being an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator!!

Today I went to the northern regional demonstrator training day in Leeds and boy did I have an amazing time!!

Why do I love being a demonstrator?  .... Where do I start?
  • I get to meet amazing people who share my passion for papercrafting;
  • I learn new techniques constantly;
  • There are always so many new beautiful products to play with;
  • I get them at a discount!;
  • There are always special offers and promotions;
  • I can do it MY WAY, earning as much or as little as I want;
  • I can be a demonstrator as a business, career or hobby;
  • There is an astonishing amount of support for every demonstrator;
  • I can travel overseas to conventions - it's a worldwide company;
........... I really could go on!!

So, if you want to take your crafting to the next level, earn some money from it, and get to own beautiful crafting products (I truly believe they are the very best in the world) at a reduced rate then why not consider signing up as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  There's really never been a better time; there is a brilliant new totally customisable starter kit which only costs £99 for £130 worth of products + £45 worth of business products to help you get started.

Did I mention that I'm going to Germany with Stampin' Up! in November this year?  You could be coming too - if you sign up as a demonstrator in the month of May then you can get the convention registration (worth £149) for FREE!

Please contact me to find out more about being a demonstrator, I'd love to share my experience with you.

Tel: 07788 722099 or email me on isabelle@greenwood8.vispa.com

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Flying high for Dad!

Stampin' Up! Up, Up and Away stamp set, framelits labels collection die set, Bigz Dies Two Tags

I have been dying to use some of the products in the new Summer mini catalogue and so I couldn't wait to put together these lovely cards for my May class in Howden.  Inspired by Father's Day I wanted to use some bright and funky colours as well as the gorgeous 'Up, Up and Away' stamp set.
On Saturday 26th May you can attend my card making class in Howden (click my Classes tab for details of location and times) and make these two cards and a gift card holder for Dad.
I've used rich razzleberry card stock as my main colour with old olive and pacific point as my accent colours.  I've also used the brand new Framelits Labels collection die for the Big Shot to cut out the super layer in white on the left hand card and I've used the Two Tags Bigz die to cut out the old olive layer on the card on the right, this die was also used to make the gift card holder insert.
It should be an exciting class as each project uses dies, stamps, inks and markers and a bit of cutting too!