Thursday, 18 April 2013

Bigshot Club - Blossom Party Hat & Bag Class....

Hello Everyone,
Finally the Sun is out!  We have been busy at the allotment laying more slabs around our shed, or Pavillon as it is known!  Its painted in Marina Mist paint, so it does stick out abit hee hee.
My hubbies onions seem to have survived the cold weather, so the stories of him worrying about his onions have finally stopped Phew!
We had great fun the night before I went on holiday making these matching Gift Sets.  We used quite a few Bigshot dies for this project, but we did some recycling as well, which is always good.
I chose four colour combinations, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, So Saffron and Pretty in Pink.  All the designer papers are in the subtles pack.

This is the Pretty in Pink Version.

The Hats are made from recycling tubs.

The Blossom Party die was used for the flowers.

The Gift Hat is pretty on the inside as well.
Fill with either minature Chocolate, Mints, Jewellery etc.

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Bloomin' Buds Craft Weekend....

Morning Everyone,
Just a quick visit today as its my morning off...
Just before Easter, I spent the most wonderful weekend again with 11 of my Team.  A couple of New Girls Debi and Karen.  We hire a Scout Hall, to craft from Friday Morning to Sunday Lunch.  We sleep over as well, it really is great fun.
Three ladies helped me this time set up, Maria and Jill came all the way from Lancashire.

This is Debi, who is such a talented crafter and a great help to all of us.

I made these little table gifts and a gift bag to hold their stamp set for the extra projects I made for them to make.

The papers are the Floral District ones.

I always take my display with me for some inspiration although all my Team get all my Class Instructions for FREE anyway, but its better to see them in real life.
We all designed a Baggie bag using different stamp sets.
So one of the extra projects was this very useful storage box to store the baggie bags ready to hand.


Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Pleasant Poppies....

The Sun is out here!  Well for a bit anyway. 
Thought I would share with you some Pleasant Poppies cards we did in Stamp class recently.
We used Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Marina Mist, Old Olive and Basic Black.
On this one we use the pumpkin pie inkpad with the blender pen first and then went over sections with the tangerine tango inkpad.
All the sentiments are all from the Bloomin with Kindness stamp set.

I stamped the base card with the distressed dots in Real Red first and then added the polka dot paper layer and borders from the scallop ribbon punch.
We stamped the poppies on a piece of 12.5cm x 5.5cm or 4 7/8" x 2 1/4" and stamped them again to layer them up.  This time we used the markers read red and basic black to colour them in.

 We used marina mist for the colour on this one, we stamped on a layer of 9.5cm x 13.8cm
  or 3 3/4" x 5" whisper white and then again to pop up three of the poppies. 
The sentiment was stamped in versamark and embossed with black embossing powder on some vellum cardstock.

The spotlight technique was used for this simple card.  The poppies were stamped a couple of times on a 14.3cm x 7cm or 5 1/4" x 2 3/4" piece of tangerine tango and coloured in with the marker pens, tangerine tango and old olive.
The poppies were stamped again on whisper white and punched out using the 1 3/4" circle punch, this time the trio was coloured in with the blender pen and the pumpkin pie ink pad.

Thanks for looking,

Monday, 15 April 2013

Special Offer....

Between 15th April - 30th May 2013
There's two Special Offers....
1. Host a Party (or Place an individual order) that's over £250 and get an extra £25 worth of products.
Yes thats a whooping £65 extra FREE Products - What do you fancy?
2. JOIN STAMPIN' UP! for only £99 but get to choose £155 Worth of Products....
Yes that's right £155 worth of products for only £99 if you Join Stampin' UP!
Email me about Joining our Team the Bloomin' Buds.
Our Team are full of like minded crafters who like nothing better than to Stamp!
You also get to Meet other Stampin' UP! Demonstrators at our Regional and Convention Advents.
This is Val who is a Bloomin' Bud!

I'm on the left here.  You get to see the catalogues before anyone else, so much fun being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Stampin' UP! Extravaganza Projects....

March was a busy month for crafting!  How Lovely.....
These are the three projects my ladies made during SAB Extravaganza's at Broadstone and Yeovil.
Everyone gets a FREE stamp set when you come to my extravaganza's.  This time it was Papillon Potpourri, which is super as it has two matching punches the elegant butterfly in the main catalogue and the bitty butterfly punch in the spring seasonal catalogue.
We made a very useful Memo Board...

A Fancy Fold Card & Matching Gift Tub.

Plus a Set of Cards using the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set and the Flowering Flourishes Stamp Set, all the sentiments are the teeny tiny wishes.

I only have 8 places left for my Broadstone Extravaganza on June 29th, so if you fancy coming along, Email me.
Thanks for looking,
Jenny :-)xx

Lattice Die Cards & Gift Box.....

Morning Everyone,
Before Easter we made a couple of Extra large Birthday cards with the Lattice Bigz die.
The colour combination is Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder and Baja Breeze.
The flowers are the flower fusion sizzlit and the tiny flowers are the itty bitty punch.
These are the large cards, which is a whole A4 sheet folded in half.
The first card has two strips of designer paper 20.5cm x 2.5cm down each side.  Cut two lattice in whisper white down the centre and a folded doilie.  The centre images are from the Memorable Moments stamp set.  The leaves under the flower fusion flowers are punched from the bird punch in wild wasabi.  Pearls finished off the flowers.
The second card has a 20.5cm x 14.3cm wisteria wonder layer, then 20cm x 13.8cm wisteria wonder paper and the centre piece is 13.8cm x 7cm elegant eggplant.  Wrap around the middle layers some white organza ribbon and tie a bow.
Cut two lattice in whisper white and they were glued together at two corners and glue to the card with the corners pointing up and down.

 The centre is the same as the previous card all the layers were popped up with 3d foam pads cut out using the label framelits.

This a smaller version a normal sized card, with a few less layers for the centre.  The base is wisteria wonder and the emboss white layer is 10cm x 14.3cm embossing with the delicate dots embossing folder.  The lattices were cut in elegant eggplant and glue together to shorten them to fit.
The gift box is the fancy favour die.

A white lattice was added with 3d foam pads to the back and front.
This time the sentiment and was stamped on wisteria wonder and then cut out with the label framelit.
Thanks for looking,

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Morning Everyone,
These are what we made at the Bigshot club last month,
We used the All Dressed up Bundle, which includes the stamp set and matching framelits, both available seperately.
The papers are the Print Poetry paper very good value and comes in the size of the front of a card, very useful.
I used the elegant lines embossing folder for this Wedding Card.

This is the front of the 3D Cards with the pop up dress form inside,
You will need the card base and pop up dress form dies to do this.

Love Cardie's....

Thanks for looking,
Jenny :-)xx

Scrapbook Club - April By the Tide.....

Morning All,
We had our Scrapbook Club on Thursday.  I decided to use the By the Tide Stamp set from the spring seasonal catalogue.
We got to use the borders scoring plate as well and the pages were smooched all over with the vanilla shimmer smooch spray.

Quite alot of cutting out but the pages do really pop in real life.
We are clearing out our loft today, What a lovely job!!!!
Thanks for looking,

Friday, 12 April 2013

Rain or Shine meets Oh! Whale.......

Hello Everyone,
I am slowing working my way through the Spring Seasonal Catalogue.  I decided to mix two stamp sets together this week Rain or Shine and Oh! Whale, because I was using the sunshine and sprinkles designer paper pack which does include all the images to match the stamp sets.
Short and Sweet today, as I am slowing working through all my projects to get photo's done tomorrow as the sun is meant to be out!!!!
Should be back tomorrow with some scrapbook page layouts.
Thanks for looking,

New Products coming our Way!!!!

Oh! My They just think of everything......
Re-inkers are selling out fast.  Email if you want to make sure you get yours.
Jenny x

Monday, 8 April 2013

Back from Holiday.....& Exciting Stampin' UP! News

Hello Everyone!
Hope you all had a lovely Easter Break.  We have been away for a week to France which was lovely but oh! so very cold.  We were freezing in the caravan especially as the electric kept going off with people overloading the supply due to the cold weather.  We caught up on a much needed rest and lots of movies, which we do love to do. 
I came back to some Exciting News yesterday though.  Stampin' UP! are having a Colour Refresh.
Don't panic like I did!!! hee hee  Only 10 colours are going and being replaced by 10 New Colours.   Four of the colours we already have, 2 are returning colours Pear Pizzazz and Blushing Bride, plus 4 New Colours to Me!

The Colour families are staying the same with a few changes as shown below.

Sorry to see Baja Breeze & More Mustard going but change is good.  Email me if there is anything you fancy as the retiring products are only available while stocks last.
I do hope to catch up this month and the weather looks like it will be brighter, so fingers crossed.
My Next Extravaganza's are NOW OPEN for Booking.
Poole one is Saturday June 29th - £35
Yeovil one is Saturday July 6th - £35
First Come Basis - Places secured with a Post dated Cheque dated 1st June.
Thanks for looking