Saturday, 31 December 2016

Happy New Year Stampers.....Bring on the Stampin'

Happy New Year Everyone,

Looking forward to another year crafting, 

Here's wishing you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year.

While not make a little desk calendar to celebrate the New Year.

I used Perpetual Calendar and Number of Years Stamp Sets for mine.

Take half a sheet of thick white and score along the long side at 10.5cm, 14cm,  17.5cm, 28cm
 or in inches 4 1/4" x 11 1/2", score along the 11 1/2" side at 4 1/4", 5 1/2", 6 3/4", 11"

Fold up as shown below and glue together using the thin scored end.

Take two 10cm x 10cm or 4" x 4" pieces of rich razzleberry and stamp all over with the butterfly image.  Glue one to the back and front of the folded base and then use a crop a dile to punch two holes for the book rings, these are 1" book rings.

This will be the back of the calendar.  Add the other piece to the front of the folded base.

Then make 12 pages all the same sizes but use different coloured cardstock.  I kept to the bright colour family.  All the stamped images are still in the perpetual calendar stamp set.

The little calendars are available in stationery stores, mine was from hobbycraft and the range.

Each page is 9.5cm x 9.5cm (3 3/4" x 3 3/4") base, 9cm x 9cm ( 3 1/2" x 3 1/2") white, 9cm x 4cm (3 1/2" x 1 3/4")designer paper and 7.5cm x 5cm (3" x 2")for the piece behind the calendar page.
Stamp over the top 2/3rd's of the white layer in the same colour ink, ie this page is tempting turquoise. 

February is Real Red.

March is Pumpkin Pie.

April is Daffodil Delight.

May is Bermuda Bay.

June is Melon Mambo.

July is Rich Razzleberry.

August is Daffodil Delight

September is Old Olive.

October is Pumpkin Pie.

November is Bermuda Bay.

December is Real Red.

The front is another piece of 10cm x 10cm (4" x 4") rich razzleberry, 10cm x 4cm (4" x 1 1/2") designer paper.

Stamp the numbers from Number of Years stamp set and using the matching number framelits to cut them out if you have them.

Hope you enjoy making your own calendar,

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Christmas Appreciation and Downline Parties

Hello everyone,

Ready for Christmas?  Hope you all have a good one.

I've finished for the year, lots of cards gone in the post and all my parties complete.

Time to play with New goodies :-)

We did a couple of different games this year.

My downline one was so fun and cor! they did great.

They had to wrap their own little gift using just one free hand, the other hand was inside a paper bag! hee hee

They had to work together in pairs to wrap the gift, complete with a ribbon bow and a written gift tag.  The fastest team won a stamp set each.

The new Sale a bration and Spring Catalogues have arrived,

Let me know if you would like a copy of each posted to you.

A few of the Christmas cards sent out this year.

This is an A5 one.

The stocking set is gorgeous.

Another Christmas & Pines card.

A Fireside version.

Thanks for looking,