Thursday, 10 September 2015

Vintage Leaves Stamp Class

Hello Everyone,
We're back from our Summer Holiday and fully back into the swing of Crafting!
The New Autumn/ Winter Catalogue went LIVE while I was away, have a look its on the left hand side.  Really is a fantastic one this year.  More on that later.
This week we used the Vintage Leaves stamp set with the matching leaflet framelits.
There is another leaf stamp set available as well the light hearted one which you can also use with the framelits.  Both lovely.
I choose two colour combinations, Mossy Meadow and Old Olive with the Early Espresso and then Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon and the Early Espresso.
The instructions are on the right hand side if you want to play along.
We had a two part Summer Holiday.  First part we went to Rome, Italy.  Thanks to Maria and Gordon who looked after Sid for us, which we really appreciated, especially as they have such a long journey to come to us down south.  Thanks a lot Maria and Gordon.
We had stayed in a hotel just 200m from the Vatican City, my goodness what a lovely place.  The Sisine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica were gorgeous.  Made even more special that our boys really enjoyed it and was appreciating how lovely the buildings and museums were.
Although trying to get a good photo of the three of them has been the bane of my life!
We visited the Colosseum on the Sunday which was a very hot day but the roads were closed to traffic so that was nice.  We had to visit the Vespa Museum which was close by as my hubbie has a Red one.  Our boys got there revenge on the photo's by making us do this!

After we came back, I did a couple days of painting our revamped conservatory while the boys (lazy devils) watched two whole days of cricket!  One was an England match in the Rosebowl in Southampton. OH the peace!
Then it was time to drop Robert back to University, so the day was spent shopping, packing and loading up our car.  After we settled him in to his new place, Hubbie, Sid and I went on a little mini fun break.
We booked a Shepherds Hut in the Three Cliffs Bay on the Gower. hee hee
So much fun, just the two of us and our doggie.

The site is on the cliff and we got to walk to the beach.  To my Surprise there were cows down there.
I LOVE COWS.  So that was really nice.

Anyway, on with the Crafting.   I only have 4 places left for my Christmas Extravaganza if you want to come along, Email me.
Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Gifts From The Garden Stamp Class

Hello on this Sunday Afternoon,
Not quite sure where the summer has gone but we made these a few weeks back.
Love this little stamp set, might be because of our love of growing our own veggies.  My hubbie keeps a journal of every trip to our allotment and it has given us so much information from each year of doing that hobbie together.  It always starts of with at this time last year we did......not to mention all his notes on his beloved ONIONS!!!!!
Anyway, the stamp set is called A Gift From The Garden and I used the Cottage Greetings stamp set to go with it for the sentiments.
The papers are the English garden ones delish!  So I took the colours from the papers.
Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon and Soft suede with a hint of melon mambo.
I quite like to give some SEEDS as presents so I came up with little Seed Booklet to hold them.
It opens up like a book as below.  It holds 6 packets of Seeds.

I used all these products and if you want to play along the instructions are on the right hand side.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Acorny Thank You Sneak Peek

Evening All,
It's been a bit wet here today, but perfect for cracking open my Autumn Catalogue PreOrder Delivery.
My catalogues go in the post tomorrow and I thought I would put a little something in with them.
I used a few new items on this Thankful card.  The stamp set is called Acorny Thank You and it has a matching punch to punch out the acorns - Yay!  Actually you will find that there are a lot of bundles in this New Catalogue, either punch or framelits. 
I used a New corner punch for the middle section, which actually punches two different designs and one that punches a ribbon slot.
I saw a fantastic tip on a Convention Video we were shown, to do this technique of the spatters of glitter, see a close up here.

Drop a few drops of tombow glue and then add a few drops of water using an aquapainter, mix to water down the glue.  Then use the aquapainter to splatter it over the area you want to add glitter.

Shake over our Stampin UP Gold Fine Glitter then shake off excess. 
You end up with this gorgeous sparky effect. Magic....
I used the new gold cord to tie a bow on the punched out acorn.

The paper is called Into The Woods.  The dot on the word HI was made from the gold glittercard with the cup cake punch.
Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Wild About Flowers Stamp Class....

Morning Everyone,
For this weeks stamp class we used the Wild about Flowers stamp set.
I love the font in this stamp set but we also used the sentiments in the Circle of Spring stamp set as well.
The two different colour combinations are Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron with either Delightful Dijon or Watermelon Wonder.
Lots of cutting out but after one of my ladies received a card from Carol using the Pleasant Poppies which they all wanted to make, that has retired so we used this stamp set as instead for the same effect.  For a larger version you can see the instruction in the Spring Extravaganza in 2014.
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Thanks for looking, Jenny:-)

Monday, 17 August 2015

Circle Of Spring Stamp Class....

Morning Everyone,
A couple of weeks ago we used the Circle of Spring Stamp set for Class. Such a  lovely stamp set for some colouring in.
I chose three different combinations.  The one above is the Pacific Point, Tempting Turquiose and Old Olive.
Below is the Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo and Old Olive.

This one is the Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive.

We used the matching framelits to cut out the wreath shape, bow and small extra flower.
I also used the triple banner punch for the paper layers and the polka dots for the embossing folder.

The gift bags were made with the new gift bag punch boards, fantastic value at £18.
The natural expressions for the wooden sentiments.
The size of the gift bag are the large ones, using a 6" tall piece of cardstock

Some of the cards we stamped directly onto the layer and didn't use the framelits.
All the colouring in was done directly with the markers.
On this one the wreath was cut out and layered up with 3d foam pads.

Gorgeous new pacific point ribbon.  Did you know the punch board punch out the holes for the ribbon as well, How Brilliant....
The sentiments are all in the stamp set as well, so not bad with the use of just one stamp set.

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Monthly Thank You's

Morning Everyone,
Lovely and Bright Thank You cards for my In Colour Club for this month.
I used the Definitely Dahlia Stamp set in each of the 5 In Colours.
The sentiments are the Natural expression elements on top of embossing done with the fluttering embossing folder.  I am loving the new 6" x 6" version of embossing folders.

Each bag has a matching gift tag, which makes it easy for me to give out the correct colour each month :-) 
This are the items I used...All available on my online shop.

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Thanks for looking, Jenny:-)

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Awesomely Artistic Stamp Class

Hello Everyone!
Finally got to play with this lovely stamp set....
We used the Awesomely Artistic stamp set for this weeks Stamp Class.
The two colour combinations are Island Indigo, Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe, Garden Green and Wild Wasabi.  Or swap Pool Party for Pink Pirouette and Island Indigo for Rich Razzleberry.
We made Screen Cards and this is the front of the blue version. 

 It does take a while to make but well worth the effort.

Don't forget this week's Daily Deals while stocks last only.
I hope to get my preorder of Christmas Catalogues today, so if you want a copy email me.
ALSO My CHRISTMAS  EXTRAVAGANZA places are really filling up and I only have 10 places left, so if you still want to come and haven't let me know for sure, please do so or you will miss out!

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Thursday, 6 August 2015

Christmas Extravaganza BOOKING NOW OPEN....

Morning Everyone.
Its that time of year for Booking your place in My Christmas Extravaganza.....
As usual its an All Day Crafting Event on
Saturday 24th October 2015
10am to 3.30pm
You will make 3 Christmas Related Projects using all the new products in the New Winter Catalogue.
Option 1 will include your Stamp Set to take home is £38.
or Option 2 will include the Stamp Set and Matching Punch to take home is £48.
Booking is first come first basis, places are limited.
Email me if you wish to come along and send me post dated cheque dated 1st September to Secure your place.
If you would like a copy of the New Autumn Winter Catalogue and don't have a Demonstrator.  Let me know and I will post you a copy next week.
Thanks for looking,

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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Birthday Blossoms Stamp Class

Isn't it amazing what you can make with just one stamp set.
Birthday Blossoms is the stamp set for this week's class.
A Selection of Birthday cards and a matching C6 Slider Box which makes a lovely Gift Set for someone.
For the colour combination I used Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette and Mint Macaron, a lovely colour combination.  Which also happens to be the colours of my Craft Room!
We also made a little gift bag which was perfect for Jean's Gift she wanted to cover.

The embossing folder is called Fluttering, its a 6" x 6" one, just like the Brick Wall one as well.

Check out this week's Weekly Deals.....Super Bargains.  Order online or Email me to add to my order on Saturday for free shipping if you collect.

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Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Watercolour Wings Stamp Class

My lovely ladies wanted to make a Recessed window card for this weeks stamp class after seeing one of the swap cards from Madeira.
I knew we had made them before so I looked through my previous stamp classes over on the right hand side of my blog and YES we had made them back in 2009 in my Autumn Days Stamp Class,
Cor! Where do the years go?  I am in my 8th year as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
Anyway I put this class together using my measurements that means you can use A4 cardstock and the Usa 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock for these Recessed Window cards and the matching Recessed Top matching Gift Box with a Wobble Butterfly on the top!

I chose two colour combinations of the yellow tones.
These boxes are 4" x 3" and you don't need 12 x 12 to make them!

And the pink tones.
The silver trimmed pearls are actually on the weekly deals, for a fantastic price, so order them quick ladies! 

 Check out this week's Weekly Deals, only available while stocks last.

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The instructions for the Stamp Class are over on the right hand side,
Thanks for looking, Jenny:-)xx

Friday, 10 July 2015

Craft Room Tidy.....

Back Again,
Nearly finished my little tidying up of my Craft Room.
My New Tables were getting abit messy with glue etc on them, so I decided to cover them with a couple of wipe able table cloths.  They are a good match for Pear Pizzazz!
Didn't really stop there!
Brought some new cups, very pretty ones.  They are slightly bigger than before, so there might be a few more toilet breaks. hee hee
Found this little china wall hanging......OH! so True.
Well maybe not TEA as I can't stay the smell, but you know what I mean...

OK went a bit over board with the accessories!
This is up the other end of the tables.

Samples up!
Project Life corner tidied, see my trays fit perfectly in this little extension I had done last year.

Anyway, just thought I would show you a little girlie make over of my Craft Room.
Just need to wait for the chairs to arrive next week, some taller ones.
If you fancy coming along to stamp in my craft room just email me or give me a call.
Thanks for looking,

Definitely Dahlia Congrats.....

Been having a bit of a sort out in the Craft Room, I'll show you later.
In between doing that, I wanted to get a few cards out to my Bloomin' Buds Team and I loved the sample on P.129 with the Definitely Dahlia image.

So picked up the Mini Macaron ink and came up with this, using the sample as an idea.

I used the gold thread behind the Blossom Accent, using a mini glue dot to hold it in place.

A little bit of embossing and a wooden sentiment, which was glued on with tombow
and in the post it went.

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Thanks for looking,