Monday, November 24, 2014

~{I love lace - coloured in technique}~

I was convinced to buy this beautiful stamp by my downline Lindsey.   She had told me how detailed it was. I've been having a play with it and am stunned by it's intricacy.

To create the lace panel I inked the whole pad with Crumb Cake then using marker pens in Pool Party and Lucky Limeade (Old Olive would be fine too) I coloured in the flowers and brushed over the leaves before huffing them stamping onto Very Vanilla card stock. 

Do have a go at this simple technique and let me know how you get on. 

Friday, November 21, 2014

~{DCM Something Old Something New}~

It has been an absolute age since I participated in a blog challenge!  And I have to confess that I made some cards today, then saw what the theme was on the Daring Card Makers and realised my cards fulfilled the criteria.  Do pop over to the blog if you would like to take part.

The theme is Something Old Something New.  The train stamp from a set called Traveler and is one I've hardly used since I bought it in the summer and the script and postmark stamp come from a retired set called French Foliage, it was very popular and is apparently hard to get hold of as it is retired.

Sunday, November 09, 2014

-{Christmas Card Buffet Event}-

Thursday, August 28, 2014

-{Time to start thinking about the C word!}-

The seasonal catalogue from Stampin' Up! is out today!

To have a look at the yummy seasonal goodies click {here}

There's a fab stamp set that hostesses can earn for FREE by hosting a party before the 31st October (party spend over £200).  It's a great sentiment set, useful for seasonal cards.  As a demonstrator I earned it for free - watch this space for some samples!

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

~{Big Shot promotion!}~

Happy Summer!
I'm not one of those people that mind rain in summer... i just like to have it after sundown! For those of you who have seen the film Camelot you'll know what I mean.

I've already had our family holiday away.  Each year we go to a Christian Family Conference and have a wonderful time with old friends, family and making new friends. As well as having some excellent Bible teaching and singing heartily.  This year I took one of the Project Life kits to write my thoughts and notes down so I could incorporate it into the pages I'll make with the pictures.  One of my friends who is a self confessed stationary addict loved the idea and will soon be getting her order to start her Project Life and journalling adventures.

Just wanted you to know of the fab offer that's available for this month only...

Not only can you earn a free stamp set and Framelits set when you buy a Big Shot, but you can purchase never before put together bundles saving 15%.

Two Choices:
1) Buy a Big Shot and get a free bundle below.
2) Buy a discounted bundle below at a 15% discount.
Item Number
Stamp Set
Discounted Price
Sumthin' with Bubbly Words Bundle (wood)
Sumthin' Sumthin'
Word Bubbles
38,95 €/£28.50
Sumthin' with Bubbly Words Bundle (clear)
Sumthin' Sumthin'
Word Bubbles
35,50 €/£26.95
Schau mal, wer da spricht Bundle (clear; German)
Word Bubbles
35,50 €/£26.95
Paroles de fête Bundle (clear; French)
Petit quelque chose
Word Bubbles
35,50 €/£26.95
Decorative Goodies Bundle (wood)
Oh My Goodies!
Deco Labels
48,95 €/£36.25
Decorative Goodies Bundle (clear)
Oh My Goodies!
Deco Labels
42,25 €/£31.25
Die Kunst zu grüßen Bundle (clear; German)
Ach, du meine Grüße!
Deco Labels
42,25 €/£31.25
Jolie petite surprise Bundle (clear; French)
Surprise !
Deco Labels
42,25 €/£31.25
Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle (wood)
Day of Celebration
Chalk Talk
49,95 €/£37.25
Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle (clear)
Day of Celebration
Chalk Talk
43,25 €/£31.95
Heute geht es rund! Bundle (clear; German)
Heute ist dein Tag
Chalk Talk
43,25 €/£31.95
Festivités à la craie Bundle (clear; French)
Jour de fête
Chalk Talk
43,25 €/£31.95
Flowery Daydream Bundle (wood)
Daydream Medallions
Floral Collection
63,50 €/£47.50
Flowery Daydream Bundle (clear)
Daydream Medallions
Floral Collection
55,95 €/£41.50
Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle (wood)
Bright & Beautiful
59,25 €/£44.95
Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle (clear)
Bright & Beautiful
50,75 €/£38.95
Zauberhafte Sterne Bundle (clear; German)
Zauber der Weihnacht
50,75 €/£38.95
Étoiles étincelantes Bundle (clear; French)
Éblouissants de joie
50,75 €/£38.95

Please note the Bright and Beautiful stamp set won't be available until the 28th of August and looks like this...

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

~{Exciting times!}~

I love this time of year!

A new catalogue to get lost in on those summer hazy days! You can see it online {here}...NOW :)

Come along to...
New Catalogue Launch event 
on Saturday 
at Bistro 7 in Welshpool
includes a drink and cake
card make and take 
goody bag with new catalogue and £5 of new product!

If you can't come to the event I can send you a goody bag, please contact me for payment details.

I've been having a little play with some new stamps. They're from a set called Traveler.  There are some beautifully detailed vintage travel images.  It can be purchased {here}

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

~{Project Life, Stampin' Up! style}~

Today is the day you can start ordering Project Life goodies by Stampin' Up!

There are few products to get you started available before the new main catalogue with the full range comes out in July.

Click on the item number to be taken directly to my online shop.

For digital fans, there are some lovely new kits available and the stamp sets are available as brushes {here}

Variety Pack 12" x 12" Project Life Photo
Pocket Pages
12 pages: 2 ea. of 6 designs.
7,95 €/£5.95
Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection
100 double-sided, color -coordinated cards in 3 sizes:
4" x 6", 4" x 4", and 3" x 4"
17,95 €/£13.50
Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack
4 3" x 4" specialty cards; 8 sticker sheets;
1 acetate accents sheet; 8 wood accents;
2 epoxy stickers; 4 arrow paperclips;
1 roll washi tape (5 yds.)
11,95 €/£8.95
Project Life Journaling Pens
2 pens (01 and 05)
5,95 €/£4.50
Project Life Corner Punch
9,50 €/£7.25
Cards & Labels Project Life Framelits Dies
5 dies
27,95 €/£20.95
Project Life Day to Day Photopolymer Stamp Set
42 stamps
30,95 €/£22.95
Project Life Au jour le jour
(Day to Day Set in French)
30,95 €/£22.95
Project Life Tag für Tag Photopolymer Stamp Set
(Day to Day Set in German)
30,95 €/£22.95
Project Life Point & Click Photopolymer Stamp Set
26 stamps
18,95 €/£13.95

Friday, June 06, 2014

~{Wreath making class}~

Just had a lovely morning with the Butterflies Friendship Group in Welshpool, we made these!
I love seeing people's creativity!

The spiral flower die makes light work of making the paper roses.

Please contact me if you would like me to teach you how to do these at a class.

Monday, June 02, 2014

~{Wedding card and pressie}~

Last week I had the pleasure of going to a family wedding.  We made use of the time down south and visited friends and family before the wedding itself on the Wednesday.  A couple of days before we headed off, a friend of mine contacted me as she needed a wedding card for a couple she was bridesmaid for.  So, as time is of an essence I decided to make the two cards the same design apart from the names and dates of course!

I love crocheting when I'm not paper crafting, and have recently enjoyed making ombre blankets.  Here are pics of the present and the card that went with it.

Sunday, June 01, 2014

~{simple flower tutorial}~

Wow, there is lots of news to update you on in Stampin' Up! world.

But before I do, I just wanted to share this quick picture tutorial for making shaped flowers.

I was inspired by a picture in the current (2013-2014) catalogue (pg150) and am kicking myself I had not noticed it before!

I hope the pictures are self explanatory, however before you all start asking me if you are meant to have a notch cut out of one of the flowers...can I explain that it was a tight squeeze getting three flowers out of the paper I had, and because I knew it would be covered up it didn't matter that I couldn't fit it in.

Please let me know if you create something pretty using this method.

On with the news! 

The new catalogue is imminent, so this means the retirement list is out, basically there are products that get "retired" too make way for new ones.  Stampin' Up! release a list of these products a month before the new catalogue so that you can have the opportunity to nab them before they disappear for good.

You can see the retirement list and what is still in stock {here}, there are also new items in the clearance rack {here}.  If there are items you can't live without please order them via my online shop as products are selling out every day.
The other way to nab yourself a bargain is to sign up as a demonstrator!  Until the end of June you can sign up for only £50!  In return you can choose £55 of product and get £45 worth of business materials to get you started (you can even choose items from the clearance rack).  By signing up asap you will get to preview the new catalogue and even be able to pre order products before other people see them!

For more information and a no preassure chat, please contact me {here}

Monday, May 19, 2014

~{June Workshops}~

Scrapbooking Workshop
Saturday 7th June, 10.00am
Bistro Seven
Using the Mini Memories Simply Created Album Kit and your photographs, 
create a treasured album to record memories and special occasions.

All materials and tutoring included, the class price is £20.  
Please ring to book and pay for a place by the 28th May.

Includes a cake and hot drink.

Fringe Scissor Workshop
Saturday 7th June, 1.00pm
Bistro Seven

Techniques with Fringe Scissors, make some pretty cards, fabulous flowers and some mini lanterns.  
Includes the scissors for you to take home to create and play even more!
All materials and tutoring included, the class price is £15.  
Please ring to book and pay for a place by the 28th May.
Includes a cold drink.
Stamp a Stack
Make 10 cards for £10!
or free with a qualifying Stampin' Up! order.
Tuesday 17th June, 12.30pm
Bistro Seven
Make 10 cards for £10!
Yes, you did read that correctly! And it includes a drink and cake!
We'll be making 5 cards each of 2 designs, 
you can choose the greetings so that they're useful additions to your card giving box.
I look forward to seeing you and doing lots of stamping!

Technique Workshop
make 2 cards for £5
or free with a qualifying Stampin' Up! order.
The Old Station
Tuesday 24th June, 12.30pm

Make 2 unique cards and learn some more stamping techniques.
All tuition and materials are included. 

We meet upstairs in the cafe area of The Old Station in Welshpool

Charity Event
Pudding and Craft night
Come along to a fun packed, pudding filled evening on the Monday 30th June at Bistro 7.

No previous crafting or pudding eating experience required.

Proceeds from tonight will go to the ongoing work of Welshpool Breastfeeding Support Project to provide support and information to mums and their families about breastfeeding.

It's £5 per ticket, and you will get a choice of delicious puddings and the opportunity to try your hand at a craft.

Please invite your friends for what we hope will be a fun, girly night out!

Ring 07811 949 439 for tickets

Saturday, May 17, 2014

~{Stampin' Up! Regional 2014}~

I'm off to Telford today, to meet up with over 300 Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from the UK.

Here are some pics of the swaps and gifts I've made for various people.

If you're here looking for the tutorial for the card swap, please look {here}

Thursday, May 15, 2014

~{Sponge, Spritz and Stamp}~

Sponge, Spritz and Stamp
That's what I'm calling the following technique!

I wanted to create a pretty background to show off these stamps, and had great fun in the process!
  • Using a sponge and 3 inkpad colours of your choice, cover a sheet of very Vanilla Cardstock.
  • Fill a Spritzer bottle with water, and spray the entire sheet with an even covering of water, use a heat tool to dry if you can't wait (turn the card upside down and heat if it starts to curl).
  • Stamp the card with whatever stamps and colours you would like.
  • Stamp some with Versamark, add embossing powder (I used white)and heat.

Friday, May 02, 2014

~{Project life digital on MDS}~

As we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Project Life goodies to play with on our craft tables the lovely people at Stampin' Up! have just released the new Project Life digital elements for My Digital Studio.  To download it now, click {here}

There are digital cards, stamps and a brush set.

For those of you who are new to the digital way of crafting, MDS (My Digital Studio) is a simple and relatively inexpensive way to discover how to make lovely cards, scrapbook pages and party decorations just using your computer and a printer.

There is a free downloadable trial (30 days) of MDS {here}, and if you can't live without it after having a little play  you can pay only £13.95 and have the full version which includes oodles of digital papers, stamps, shapes, accessories and sample layouts.

As always, if you have any questions regarding anything Stampin' Up! please feel free to contact me {here}

Thursday, May 01, 2014

~{Introducing...}~ easier way to stamp!

Stampin' Up! is a company dedicated to quality, and for this reason has held off from producing any of their stamps in anything other than rubber.  However, they've been listening to the customers and have been testing and trying out stamps made from photopolymer.

So, I am pleased to announce that for this month only there are 4 stamp sets available for FREE with a £60 order.  There are new special offers every week this month too, so have fun browsing in my shop and earn yourself a freebie!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

~{Spring colours layout}~

Ok, so I've been a busy bunny!  I've had even more of a play with the Pocket Scrapbooking, preparing myself for the launch of Project Life into the Stampin' Up! repertoire. 

The leaves were punched out with non SU! punches, however the leaf on the Bird Builder punch could be used instead.

Here is a list of all the products I used, if you click on the pictures it will take you directly to my online shop.

The ink pads I used were: Wild Wasabi, Regal Rose (retired) and So Saffron.
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