Friday, 21 November 2014

Stampin' UP! Christmas Appreciation Event

I've been busy playing with the Holiday Invitation Stamp Set for my Christmas Appreciation Event which is in December.

I used the colour combination of Real Red, Soft Sky, Garden Green with a hint of gold glitter.

The santa sledge and reindeers is from the White Christmas stamp set.

I hope my ladies who come to my Stamp Classes like them.

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Wondrous Wreath Stamp Class

Evening Everyone,

We used the Wondrous Wreath Bundle for today's Stamp Class.

I really love this stamp set, it looks great stamped directly onto a single layer of cardstock or cut out with the matching framelits.

You'll find the NOEL and JOY framelits so useful, I've used the framelits in this bundle so much, see older posts for more ideas.

We made a selection of cards, which one is a gift and a card combined being a Calendar as well as a Card.

The matching gift box is a useful size and you only need one sheet of cardstock.

The instructions are on the right if you want to play along,

Thanks for looking,

Endless Wishes

Endless Wishes for Christmas!  The font is really lovely in this Stamp Set.

We used Smoky Slake, Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky with a hint of Red.

Look at all these different ways of  celebrating Christmas.

I used the corner rounder on the layers with the lost lagoon stitched ribbon on the corners.

This is a really flat card which would be ideal for cutting postage costs, Yet still has the bling with the rhinestones.

The snowflakes look lovely stamped for a background layer.  I used the wide oval and decorative label punches for the sentiment.

Try these in different combinations of colours.

Thanks for looking,

Friday, 14 November 2014

Ornamental Stamp Class

 We used the Ornamental Pine Stamp Set for this weeks Stamp Class.

The bauble is gorgeous in this stamp set, very ornate. 

We used the Oval Framelits in a mixture of different ways.  

I used the Trim the Tree paper stack which has the Cherry cobbler, Early Espresso, Garden Green and Sahara Sand Colour combination.

The Cherry Cobbler Sheer Linen Ribbon is gorgeous, I wish we had this ribbon in all our colours.

The Gift Box holds a mini size Bottle of Wine.  These boxes fit lots of different gifts and are perfect for this time of year.

The interlocking ovals make a different look card.

The Oval Framelits make ideal tags for Christmas.

If you want to play along the instructions are on the right hand side.

Thanks for looking,

Inspirations for Star Framelits....

Today I have lots of inspiration for you using the Star Framelits and the stamp sets that fit them so well.
I used the Many Merry Stars stamp set for the above cards.  My downline Debi showed us some Black and Silver Christmas Cards, which were amazing.  I chose a Navy, Smoky Slate and Silver for my colour combination.

You can purchase the stamp set via my online store or if you would like to collect it, Drop me an email. Amazing Price of £13.95 for all the images below.

I used Silver Encore ink for the image in the middle of the tree punch and the outline on the star.

The same image fits perfectly in the points of the largest star framelit.

The star border punch and star embossing folder was used for texture on this card.

Silver glitter card was used under the Night of Navy layer here.

For a different look without the glitter but embossed with gold embossing powder, is the Cherry cobbler, Brushed Gold and White colour combination.

The gold ribbon has white stitching.

A frame was made with two different size star framelits.  The magnetic platform is perfect for this.

Again the star border punch and star embossing folder was used for this version.

Very simple card yet with the snowflake embellishment, it looks luxurious.

Silver embossing powder was used for the stars with a few rhinestones.

A stack of the stars with a hint of Lost Lagoon!

I hope you are inspired to make some Christmas Cards Today, Get ahead now!

There's only 6 more weekends before Christmas Day!

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Weekend in Paris....


Morning Everyone,

Hubbie and I have just been to Paris for the weekend on the Eurostar.  We booked it for our 26th Wedding Anniversary which was in September but we had to wait until last weekend to go.

We walked and walked for two whole days which was great.

We stayed in the Latin Quarter this time.  Wow! it is jam packed with things to see and do.

This was our view from our balcony in the Hotel. You can just see the Eiffel Tower in the distance.

We found a fantastic area of restaurants and Food shops, Love this house with its little courtyard.

 The weather was lovely and so we had lunch in the Luxembourg Gardens.  It was gorgeous, lots of lovely flowers and people sitting and just people watching.

On Sunday we walked to the Lourve and found a Laurdee Macaroon Stand.  It was fun choosing the flavours.  There is one in Covent Garden as well apparently.

Anyway, its my Downline meeting this morning, so must dash.

Be Back tomorrow with crafting,
Thanks for looking,

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Festival of Trees Stamp Class

Morning Everyone,

We will be using the Festival of Trees Stamp Set and matching Punch for this week's Stamp Class.

I used the All is Calm Paper for my inspiration for the colour combination of Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky and Whisper white.

If you want to play along as well, the instructions are on the right.

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Festival of Trees Star Book and Gift Box

Hello Everyone,

This is the other colour combination of my Festival of Trees Star Book which we made at my last extravaganza.  The cherry cobbler sheer linen ribbon is gorgeous and soft.

I used the Under The Tree Speciality cardstock for both the box and the cover layers of the star book.

The colour combination is Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green with a hint of gold glitter cardstock.

The box itself is made with the Gift Box Punch Board, its so simple to use and makes 15 different size boxes.

You can see the other versions here.

My Paper Share's are ready to go.

They all contain a 6" x 6" double sided sample of the designer paper stacks.

Christmas one is £9.50 

Main Catalogue Designer paper share

2014/2016 Paper & Ribbon Share,
20 6" x 6" paper & 1m of the 5 In colour Satin Stitched Ribbon

2013/2015 In Colour Paper & Bakers Twine Share
40 6" x 6" paper & 3m of the 5 In colour Thick Bakers Twine.

You can either collect them from me or I can post them for an extra cost of £1.50.  

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Stampin' UP! 2014 Christmas Extravaganza.....

I'm off  to Yeovil today for my Christmas Extravaganza with the Crafty Bunch Club.

I really enjoy seeing these lovely ladies, they are so much fun.

These are the three projects they will be making Today.

Everyone will be getting the Festival of Trees Stamp Set, as usual I make everyone a gift bag to take home their stamp set and a little notebook to take any notes they wish.
On the back is there timetable for the day.

This is one of the table of the Broadstone Extravaganza.

This is Project one using the Bright & Beautiful Stamp Set and the Gift Box Punch Board.

This is the second project using the Festival of Trees stamp set.

A Star book and a Set of Matching Gift Tags.

This is Project 3 using the Festival of Trees a Trio of cards ready for the big day.

If you want to have a go the instructions are on the right hand side.

Next Extravaganza's will be 28th February Broadstone and & 7th March Yeovil.

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Star Box Tutorial and Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit....

Oh My Goodness! The photo of the Many Merry Stars Kit does NOT do it justice.

There are 26 star boxes to make in this kit for just £23.95 with tons of other pieces to decorate them with.

LOVE the wooden snowflakes, there's gold glitter ones as well as pre-cut words.

I made these in just a couple of hours yesterday morning, just a few while catching up on Downton Abbey and Strictly!!!

I made a few for Home Decor and made a few boxes with lids.

One piece of Christmas already sorted!!!

The middle box, I cut an aperture in both sides so you can see all the way through it.

The stars are in the kit as well, as gold bakers twine, sequins.  The tiny bows are in the kit as well, the only thing I added was the wreath and the cherry cobbler sheer linen ribbon.

I've still got half the kit left.

This one I cut an aperture in just the front.

These two I cut the box in half to make the lid and base.  So simple!  

I lined the inside of the box as well.

Turn these stars into boxes, using just whats in the kit.

The sides of the stars come with all the double sided tape on them and they are all pre scored how wonderful, thanks SU!

Decide on the star you wish to make and then find the matching side panel.

Use your Stampin' Up! Trimmer and cut it in half as shown below.

Keep one for the top of the star box and one for the base.

Fold along the score lines as shown concertina style.

Join the ends together make two pieces as below.

I found it was easier to make up the star sides first before add them to the top star.
I used the double sided tape and laid down the tabs lining up the sides.

ONLY do this to one side only at the moment.

Find the two matching stars.  These two are plain so you could stamp on them, I didn't as I was adding bits to the top of the box lid.

Add one star to the sides using the rest of the double sided tape already on the sides.

When you turn it over the lid looks like this.

Now place inside the lid the other half of the side without taken the double sided tape of the tabs.
This makes the base slightly smaller than the lid.

Now once you are happy with the shape, remove the tape covering and join up the points.

Add the second star shape to the tape to make the base.
Press down really well.

There you go! Now you have a lid and perfect base star box.

Decorate the top and tie some bakers twine around the box and tie a bow.

For larger star, I decided to line the box.  

I used the scrap the red star came out of on some of the Under the Tree Speciality paper as I already had some.  Draw around the star shape and cut out by hand.

Add to the inside of the box using the rest of the double sided tape which was on the inside.

This one I cut just one aperture.

You could use star framelits and a bigshot but if you don't own one (its a crime not owing a Bigshot!) you could just draw around a smaller star in the kit!

Cut it out using a craft knife or scissors.

Add it as the lid on a normal star base.

You can order this for just £23.95 via my ONLINE SHOP or Email me to order it for collection.

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I hope you found this helpful,
Thanks for looking