Sunday, 6 January 2013

Swap making

Prepped and ready to go!
I spent the afternoon making 40 swaps for demonstrator training which happens next Saturday in Peterborough. It's also a chance for me to give you a sneek peek of some Sale-a-Bration (SAB) items. I've used gorgeous Rich Razzleberry card stock (I flipping love this colour!). I used a SAB stamp set called 'Bloomin' Marvellous' - don't you love that cute little humming bird? I am a sucker for birds and flowers so I had to have this set. I also used a selection of SAB designer paper, this set is called sycamore street and I love the juicy colours they're just the tonic at this time of year.
If you want to get your mitts on some SAB items you can get them FREE when you spend £45 - yay!  SAB starts on 22nd January and runs until 22nd March.  This is the best time of year to hostess a party - so if you've been thinking about it, stop thinking and call me to book one!!  Our new Spring/Summer seasonal catalogue also launches in February so why not book a Fab Feb party now!
Finished stack of 40 card front swaps

Showing 3 different dsp designs, 2 different border trims & 2 different sentiments

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Stampin' Trimmer - by Stampin' Up!

Hi!  I just thought I'd share this great video all about the new paper trimmer from Stampin' Up!  It's new features and benefits are superb and I am taking delivery of mine today!!  woohoo!

Monday, 10 December 2012

Butterfly butterfly...


I Just wanted to share the birthday card I made for my beautiful sister.  I really wanted to make something with a vintage feel that was feminine and with a bit of sparkle.  I'm really pleased with the results.  I used Soft Suede as the card blank and the size of the card was A5.  I stamped onto very vanilla using a retired wheel for the 'all over' background, then I used the most gorgeous stamp set and my favourite at the moment; Papaya Collage.  I was particularly pleased with how the butterflies turned out, I used stamp n write markers to colour the stamp; pink pirouette and crumb cake, then I punched them out using the new butterfly punch - I LOVE this punch!!


For the shimmery finish I used an aqua painter brush and filled it with isopropyl alcohol and then picked up a smidge of shimmer paint and just brushed it across the whole flutterby, I then went round each edge of the wings to give it a slight outline.  I loved making this layered look using my paper trimmer to cut out the frames.

I even stamped the inside ready to write my greeting.  Hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it.  I'm sorry that the pics aren't brilliant quality - I took them with my mobile phone.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Papaya Collage

I just got this stamp set as a 'givaway' from the demonstator's convention, how cool is that!  It is such a beautiful stamp set, why not have a look at the full set in the catalogue - click here.  I love the frame stamp and I used white craft ink and then before I stamped it I used a dauber with some shimmer paint in champagne to just touch the stamp, then I stamped onto basic grey card stock.  I also used shimmer paint with an aqua painter to swish it onto the bird's chest.  I used my spritzer tool to add speckles to the background of the bird.  I think this vintage look is so fab and shabby chic!  I can't wait to make more projects with this set... think my lovely sister might get a birthday card with it in December! *winks*.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Happy Halloween!

Here is just a small selection of the items I've made for the trick ot treaters who may call this evening.
The Stampin' Up ghoulish googlies designer bundle was great, I just added a bit of extra designer series paper and ribbon.
If you still have to make some Christmas cards why not order one of the Christmas bundles, my favourite is 'Scentsational Season'. By ordering the bundle you save 15%!


Wednesday, 10 October 2012

October classes

Halloween Crafts - Saturday 27th October 10am (West Cowick)

Spooky! Have you seen the spooky new Halloween products in the Autumn and Winter catalogue?  I just love the Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit - it contains 10 glassine bags and 20 printed double sided tags ready for you to stamp spiddies, bats, witches and all kinds of spooky stuff onto as well as 50 sticky googly eyes!  You can also buy this kit along with the fabbo Googly Ghouls stamp set in a bundle and save 15% of the price!
In my next class on Saturday 27th October, I will show you how to make these fun little bags by adding some extra designer paper and ribbon.  We will also make a cute halloween card and a fun 'wand'.  The class costs £10 and this includes all materials to make one of each of these projects and your refreshments.  If you want to make more of these googlie goody bags at home to give to friends and family or for trick or treat gifts then you can pre-order the kits to take home.  I need to know by Saturday 20th October at the latest if you want to order them so I can have them to give you at the class.

The item numbers and prices are:

1. Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit (co-ordinates with the Googly Ghouls Stamp Set)

  • 20 printed double-sided tags: 2 designs
  • 10 glassine bags with die cut edges
  • 50 adhesive-backed googly eyes
  • 10 pieces of pumpkin pie/whisper white bakers twine
£7.25 - item number: 126914

2. Googly Ghouls stamp set
£14.95 wood mount - 128060
£11.95 clear mount - 128063

3.  Buy the Bundle and SAVE!
get the stamp set and the designer kit together for:
£18.50 wood mount - 129852
£15.95 clear mount - 129853



Christmas Card Evening Class - Tuesday 30th October 6.30pm (GOOLE - at the High School)

This is a new class and I'm very excited about it!  You will make SIX - yes six, fabulous Christmas cards.  The venue for this class is the High School in Goole (Centenary Road) in their new business centre just on the left as you come through the main gates. There is loads of off road parking and refreshments are also provided.  The class is a bargain price of £10 per person and includes all the materials you will need.
Booking is essential - so please contact me as soon as possible to book your place.

Monday, 1 October 2012

New Catalogue!

I have been drooling over this new ideas book and catalogue for weeks now, as a demonstrator I have had my copy and sneak peeks of products early and as a crafter I already have a 'wish list' as long as my arm!  I have a stack of these catalogues waiting for you to get your crafty mitts on so please contact me to order your copy today for £5.95.  Don't forget that this isn't just a catalogue of gorgeous goodies to drool over it's a wonderful book choc full of luscious ideas, designs and inspirations!!  Stampin' Up! have really done us proud with this new book, it's 205 glossy pages of the latest products in rubber stamping, paper-crafting, scrapbooking and this year introduces glorious fabrics and accessories for your cookie making and sweetie packaging endeavours; in a nutshell there really is something for every crafter.




So, there are several ways for you to get hold of a new Ideas Book and Catalogue...

1)  Contact me - to order one via the post £5.95 with free postage
2)  Download a pdf version for free (not as much fun as holding a paper copy and taking it to bed with you!)
3) Join my 'virtual hostess' club and receive a FREE copy
4) Come to my next class and browse a copy for free and have an opportunity to win one in the raffle.