Thursday, 26 June 2008

SC182 Card Sketch....

I had a quick play with one of the card sketch layouts over at Splitcoaststampers...

The cardstock used is Elegant Eggplant, Rose Red and Whisper White, also the Rose Red Designer paper. The stamp set is Carte Postale. To get the flower I stamped the square image and cut around the flower leaving a border. I popped this up with a dimensional and added a silver brad. I stamped the sentiment and added a hodgepodge frame.

I have Tracey coming over to play today, we haven't been all together since January so we are really looking forward to stamping back together.

Thanks for looking,
Jenny :-)xx

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Silent Night........

I am so very behind with my Christmas Cards.....Also with the high postage costs I thought I would try some cards with not so many layers....IT was HARD! Hee!

The stamp set is Silent Night and I choose Night of Navy, Brocade Blue and Whisper White cardstock. I stamped in Night of Navy on Whisper White and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Snowflake embossing folder. These were so quick to make, I am going to make a stack of them!
A Z card......I went over parts of the image with the glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds to give it a bit of glitter, still flat though for posting.
This is half a sheet of Night of Navy with the bottom 1/3 cut off. I used the corner rounder to make the scallop edge. I stamped the sentiment on the whisper white in Brocade Blue.

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Card Sample Keyrings....

These Card Sample Keyrings are so helpful when choosing a Colour Combination for your cards or Matching up with the designer papers. When you see the colours like this the most unusual combinations come to light.....

They cost £2 plus P&P to buy if you want one,
Email me at


Blog Candy Winner........

A Big Thank you for all your Comments left on the Blog Candy Moment.....


Pop over to JO's Blog and pay her a visit.....

Hope to do more Blog Candy again soon,

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Escape Cards for Craft Club Workshop.......

These are the Cards the Dorset Stampers will get to make tomorrow night at my Escape Workshop. They are using the Escape Special Offer set.....
The cardstock used is Old Olive, Really Rust & Fall Flowers Designer Paper.

Thanks for looking,


There are a couple of things I wanted to share with you,

Firstly Look what we dug up from our back garden, a minute ago!

We planted them in March in a small bucket WOW! Last week when we had a hand full from the allotment I cooked them in the oven with Red Onions, White Onions, Garlic and Rosemary. I roasted them for about 30 minutes and we had them with Yorkshire Puddings and Gravy - Delicious! It really didn't need anything else.

The other thing I wanted to share with you is:_

over at Dawns Stamping Thoughts

You really will need some tissues but I found it so INSPIRING.

Dawn always has fantastic projects to share with us as well.

Don't forget to enter my BLOG CANDY MOMENT on until Tuesday.

Thanks for looking,

Friday, 20 June 2008

Blog Candy Moment.........100,000 HITS!

Wow! Wow! Firstly my Blog Counter Hits has gone over 100,000 Hits....

Thank you to you all who pay me a little visit now and again. A Big huge Thank you to those who leave me a little comment, it is very much appreciated xx

To Enter the Blog Candy Moment just leave a comment......It can be about anything but I would love to know what you personally Love to see Demonstrated?

This will run until Tuesday 24th June 9am UK time, I will use the Random Generator to pick a Winner.

Another WoW! Most of you must know THE ANDREA WALFORD?........She has choosen me as this weeks Featured Stamper on her Blog - How Lovely of her. Cor! If I could do anything as nice as she does I would be a Happy Bunnie - Her Classes are Amazing the attention to Detail is fantastic. I just don't know how she finds the time and energy at this moment in time, she is expecting her 5th baby and trying to sell her home - So a Truely Amazing Lady - Thanks Andrea for thinking of me.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend, I have to run as I have to finish my Escape Project for Monday.

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Wonderful Words - Friendship.....

This is my card for our Thursday Card making session. The stampsets are Doodle That and Wonderful Words. The cardstock used is Pixie Pink, Pink Passion, Basic Black and Whisper White. I coloured in the Heart with SU Markers, Have I told you I love them. If you keep going over the coloured images you end up with no colouring lines!! The ribbon is held in place by doing the Stay Put Method.

Hope you have a nice day,

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Water Bottle Jackets.......

What on Earth are those? ----- Said my Hubbie......

Hee! Hee! These will be available at my Classes, Got to have pretty accessories - Us Crafters.

I found this idea on Dawns Stamping Thoughts - Who is just Amazing - Pop over to her Blog for more ideas.

Hope you are having a nice Evening, Hope to show you more tomorrow.

Thanks for looking,

Lovely As A Tree - Evening Class.......

This is the Project for Tuesday 12th August - 7pm to 9.30pm. This is such a Fabulous Stamp Set and I have used it to make 2 Quick Christmas Cards and a Male Birthday Card......

Email me to book your Place. Class Costs £8.50 and all you need to bring is, Scissors, A Paper Trimmer, Bone Folder and your usual Glue/Double Sided Tape/3D Foam Pads - Everything else is provided.

I am busy punching out Scallops at the moment - Check back later to see what I have made with them,

Thanks for Looking,

Monday, 16 June 2008

More Doodle That.....

Isn't it funny how sometimes you completely over look a stamp - I seem to have done this with Doodle That. I do love a bit of colouring in, its so very relaxing.

The colours for this card is Orchid Opulence, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, some Cutie pie and Certainly Celery designer papers.

I stamped the flowers and leaves in Black stazon, then coloured them in with the SU Markers.

Anyway, just a quick post today as I have to get my Third Class Project sorted.

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, 14 June 2008

New Deal for Signing up to Stampin' Up!

Wow! If you sign up to become a Stampin' Up Demonstrator between 15th June to 31st July you can choose a FREE STAMP SET of your choice up to £41.95........WOW!

The starter kit costs £155 and you can change your choice of stamp sets if you already have some of the ones shown in the Flyer, also you can change 4 inkpads colours......

You have to write on the top of your application form the choice of the EXTRA FREE stampset when you post in your Application.

You can even pay by Credit Card!
If this appeals to you, Email me and you can become part of my downline. You can only sign up under another Demonstrator now.

If you sign up under me I will give you a GIFT as well:-

Email to find out what I am offering,


Doodle That......

I found this colour combination on Split Coast stampers site, and I was ALLOWED to pick a carrot in our Garden this morning and was reminded off these lovely colours.

The stamp set is Doodle That, a little set of just four stamps but as I have said before the stamp images in Stampin' Up sets all mix and match which ever the size of the stamp set. The cardstock used is Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Apricot Appeal and Very Vanilla. I stamped the Apricot Appeal Layer which the doodle swirl in Apricot Appeal. I stamped the Happy word from the Happy Everything set in Pumpkin Pie and added a small piece of Pumpkin Designer Paper to the middle. Then I ran the whole layer through the Big Shot with Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Next I stamped the same swirl in Apricot Appeal on Very Vanilla and coloured in using SU Markers. I stamped the flower 3 times in Black Stazon and coloured and cut out, added a Ruby Red brad and popped them up. I added a layer to this of Ruby Red which I ran down the edges with the Distressing Tool from the Cutter Kit.

I stamped the For You word sentiment on Pumpkin Pie in Ruby Red and cut out using the Round Tab Punch. I pricked under the word.
The flowers were popped up using 3D Dimensionals.
LOOK this is our first carrot, we rushed in and washed it. Cut it up in slices and munched on them (we all had a slice Hee!) WOW! the taste was brilliant and I don't actually like carrots much!

Hope you have a nice weekend,
Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Bold Butterfly......

I've been cutting new Stamp Sets and Hubbie out at Cricket so I am inking them up.........Don't you just love Cricket - Not the game (well l do like it) but the fact that I have some spare time WOOHOO!

Its so quite warm here and its lovely and cool in my craft room. Also I can see 'MR T' from my desk. Would you believe it we are Misting him with a water spray, he seems to love it!!!! I really want him to say Rebbit!!! (not sure if thats spelt right!)------NEXT WE WILL BE CATCHING SLUGS FOR HIM I bet!

Anyway enough of me Rebbitting on Hee! He! Sorry:-)

The first stamp set I mounted is this Bold Butterfly - I chose Bordering Blue and Close to Cocoa as my cardstock. The base card is half a sheet of A4 folded in half, then a strip of Close to Cocoa designer paper added to the lefthand side.

I cuttlebugged a piece of whisper white with Swiss Dots embossing folder and added this to a layer of Close to Cocoa. The Frame was made with 2 scalloped nestabilitie dies, put through the Big Shot at the same time.

I added some Caramel Gingham ribbon around the frame before adding it to the embossed layer. The Butterfly was stamped on whisper white with Bordering Blue ink, the outline stamp was positioned over the bold image using the Stamp a ma jig.... Next I stamped the outline Butterfly on some vellum cardstock with Versamark ink then sprinkled the HEAT & STICK Powder over the top and heated with the Heat Gun. Then I sprinkled Dazzling Diamond glitter over the top and heated it again to set.

It looks like pale white doesn't it. I cut out and attached it to the Blue Butterfly with glue dots. I added a Close to Cocoa flower in the bottom righthand corner and popped up with a 3D Dimensional.

The sentiment is from the Seasonal Wishes stamp set.

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Workshop Cards for Tomorrow.....

Stampin' Up has TWO, Yes thats TWO Special Offers this month, so I decided to base my Workshops this month on these......

30% off Three For You Punch Box is such a Great Offer:-

The Box contains:- A Stamp Set which is DIE CUT just peel and stick!!!

The 3 Flower Punch.

3 Stampin Up Spots in Chocolate Chip, More Mustard,
Bordering Blue.

Fingers crossed these Stampin Spots will be in the next catalogue, Fabulous for Crafting on the go.....
I kept to the colour combination of the inkpads in the Box for these 3 cards.
For everyone who orders the Three for You Punch Box this month will get my New Class by Email.......Based on this set.
This Three for You Class by Email will also be available to purchase without the Box for £5.00 - Email me By the 29th June to order you Three for You Punch Set and get the Class by Email completely FREE.

Thanks for looking,

PS The Frog now has a Name Mr T and he has moved to the Basil Plant in the Tomato Planter! He jumped out when I tried to give him some water and BOY! Did he JUMP.......:-)

Monday, 9 June 2008

Big Bold Birthday Class - Wednesday 16th July

This is the Project for my *NEW* Stampin' Up Cardmaking Classes on Wednesday 16th July 9.30 to 12..........Email Me for more Details.

The Classes are at the moment £8.50, and you will get to make 3 things. The Class is using the Big Bold Birthday stampset and Close to Cocoa Designer Paper.

This is another Day Class, I hope to get the Evening Class Project done tomorrow so if its the Evening Class you want - Check Back Later.

LOOK What was in my newly planted Leeks! A Frog!

Thanks for looking,

Friday, 6 June 2008

Stampin' Up Cardmaking Classes.........

Do you fancy coming along to one of my *NEW* Cardmaking Classes?

Have you brought Stampin' Up Products and not sure what else to make with them?

COME ALONG and Learn How to use all the products.......

Wednesday 2nd July 9.30 - 12

Broadstone War Memorial Hall

The class consists of Four Cards and a Window Box designed to hold the cards.

These cards involve using Punches, one of the cards uses the Suspension design and also I will show you how to attach your ribbon so that it stays put using the Crop a Dile. All the cards are Rubber Stamped using the PERFECT PRESENTS Stamp set and the DASHING Designer Papers.

I will be Demonstrating during the class using A Different Colourway and using the rest of the stamps in this Fantastic Christmas Stampset.

In Addition to completing the Project you will receive the instructions for the class and an Inspiration Sheet showing other cards made using this Stamp Set.......All the cards will be at the Class for you to take Extra Photo's.........SO DON'T FORGET YOUR CAMERA.

All the Cardstock will be cut for you ready to complete, EXCEPT the actual Box, so you can learn to make the box from scratch.

Class Cost £ 8.50 Which must be paid when you book your place.
All Bookings for this Class must be made by Friday 27th June.

All you need to bring with you is a Paper Cutter, Scissors, Adhesive (which ever you prefer to use ie double sided tape or glue). Everything else will be provided.

There will be a DOOR PRIZE at every Class.

Tea, Coffee will be supplied at a Nominal Charge.

Other Classes - Wednesday 16th July - 9.30 to 12
Project to be shown next Week.

Tuesday 12th August - 7 to 9.30
Project to be shown next Week.

I will be Offering FREE SHIPPING on any Orders for Stampin' Up Products during these Classes.

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE - Email Me for all the details -


Thursday, 5 June 2008

Same Card different Colour Combination.....

Just change the Colours and get a different card. I used Lavendar Lace, Certainly Celery and Whisper White this time......

I used exactly the same design and the Three for You Punch Box and Circle of Friendship Special Offers this month.

I have been working on a few projects lately and they will be ready to show you soon.

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Two For You.........

I combined the Special Offers for June together to make this card.

I kept to the colours that come in the Three for You Punch Box - Chocolate Chip, Bordering Blue and More Mustard. The ink spots are fabulous, hopefully they will be in the next catalogue. The Three for You punch is 3 flowers and it punches out the stamped flowers perfectly.

I started with half a piece of A4 Chocolate Chip cardstock and folded in half. Then I cut a piece of Whisper White 7.5cm x 12cm, stamped with the Paisley Background stamp in Bordering Blue ink but leaved an edge at the bottom which I used the Corner Rounder on to make the scallop border. Then I punched a tiny hole using the hand held punch in each scallop. I layered this onto some Bordering Blue cardstock.

Next, I punched out 2 round tab punch shapes in More Mustard and stuck then together to make a Circle and added a Bordering Blue scallop circle. I stamped the dotty stamp in More Mustard on a piece of 2cm x 5cm whisper white and edged this with Chocolate Chip. The 1 1/4 circle punch was More Mustard which I pricked using the pricking tool and clear mat, then added a Circle of Friendship image which I punched out using the 1" circle punch - saves time and energy cutting out that set. I stamped 3 flowers using the individual flower in More Mustard and used the Three for You punch to cut them out. The centre of the Circle image was punched out using the 1/2" circle punch, then the flower added with a Vintage Brad.

I had to add some Chocolate Chip Taffeta ribbon to complete the card. This card took me 20 minutes to make - Wow!

Will have some more for you tomorrow,
Thanks for looking,

Monday, 2 June 2008

Back From Hols......

Just dropping in to Say Hi to Everyone..... Been on Holiday to Paris and the middle of France so thats why I haven't been crafting;-(

This is one of the Chateau's we visited - it was huge, it had 90 rooms to visit and all the boys wanted to do is play hide and seek!
We went to a lovely Safari Park near Paris and look what woke up to see us.......A Red Panta.

Anyway Must get bits and bobs done today so hopefully I will have stuff to show you tomorrow.

Thanks for looking,