Friday, 23 September 2016

Autumn Arrives... Stampin' Up! Next Class

Well hello you lovely people!

Did you miss me? - I was sunning myself in Greece and it was fabulous - so much so I pretty much decided to have September off!

So that's where I've been and now I'm sharing the cards for the October class... the days are getting shorter already and we'll need to think about Christmas soon - apparently it's only 92 days away or some such... according to the Guru that is Facebook!

So now my holidays for the year are over I seriously need to plan for next year!I have to find someone willing to look after the mad dog... she has some serious issues and I'm struggling to deal with them! Hey ho - if you all order something I'll be able to get a behaviourist in!

Anyhow - here are the cards...

This one is mega simple... loving the punched plain balloons - now I have to apologise - I saw a similar card on the net... but never pinned it or saw who the artist was - so thank you if it was you!

I used the Balloon Bouquet punch, Duet Banner punch and coordinating Badges and Banners stamp set.

This is a blatant CASE of a card by the very talented Tracy May - a fellow Pinkie - I loved it! Spot a little bit of Gorgeous Grunge there!

I think I tweaked it... the stamp set by the way is Balloon Celebration and the embossing folder is called 'Confetti'.

This card is a great way to use up all those DSP scraps we can't bear to part with! Ha Ha (Admit it - you're just as much of a hoarder and paper stroker as me!)

If you want to book onto one of my classes in Princes Risborough - email me or give me a call on 07786 860438.

Off to tackle the HOOGE pile of holiday ironing now! xxx

Friday, 2 September 2016

NEW - Stampin' Up! Autumn/Winter Catalogue and special offers!

I was going to post the new catalogue link yesterday - but I went and collected my new car and time just got away from me!

If you click the image below it will take you to the catalogue - There is also a link on my sidebar on the right...

There is also an offer for the next 3 weeks only! Up to 25% off selected catalogue items! Click the image below to be taken to my on line store to see what is available this week!

That's it from me for today... please visit my online shop and place your orders and I will send you a little thank you in the post!

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Where's the fire? Cookie Cutter... Fireman!

Well folks - still super busy and collect my new car tomorrow! Had a wedding and a festival at the weekend and had to make a card for my friend for his birthday. So, he was a firefighter - now he is an instructor for the fire service... I needed to make a fireman!

Here he is!

What do you think?

I have to go and feed the animals now - but I'll hopefully get a chance to post the new catalogue for you tomorrow!

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek

A Cookie Cutter Christmas... that doesn't have to be!

It's a new stamp set with coordinating punch that you'll be able to order in September - and it HAD to be in my pre-order!

Here's a nice traditional Christmas card to start off with...

Cute little Gingerbread couple in Cajun Craze... exactly the right colour for Gingerbread!

Then the next card I had amazing fun creating and should definitely be a feature in October's class - don't you think?

Great use of the Brick Wall and Softly Falling embossing folders.

And no Christmas stamp set would be complete unless you could make... A BABY Card????

And another embossing folder here, Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder - this is a super special extra depth one... so make sure you follow the instructions for the sandwich!

I'm feeling so much better today... I've had a dreadful week with an ear infection and Labyrinthitis - culminating in a perforated eardrum! It never rains! At least I can sit up and type today!

Hope you're having a fab weekend!

Monday, 8 August 2016

Stampin' Up! Pop of Paradise

I'm sure Stampin' Up! Included the flamingo in this set as a reference to the Rio Olympics... which is why I thought I would post a couple of cards using this set today!

I'm not very sporty I'm afraid - the daily dog walk is my exercise limit! Even that's curtailed at the moment as I think I may have an ear infection... to the amusement of those around me, as my balance has gone and I'm walking into things left, right and centre!

Well at least this little fella made me smile! I'm not sure what it is... maybe it's the cheerful pink? I do know there are flamingos EVERYWHERE this year!

This was the first card I made with the set... I just love the leaves too! Though I drew the line at cutting those out and just cut out the sentiment!

The second card was for an amazing friend who does so much for me! She is into country music and has just bought a pair of flamingos for her garden! Plastic ones... called Phil and Fiona!

These were heat embossed using the retired Melon Mambo embossing powder - aren't they great on the black card?

Well it's time to flamin'go!! (OK so I'm no comedian!) Back soon...

My seasonal pre-order will be here soon - you can get your hands on product early too if you join my team... I would love to have you on board. You choose £130 of product and pay just £99 with at least 20% off subsequent orders and no obligation to buy a thing and your starter kit is yours to keep!

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Falling Flowers class - Stampin' Up!

Hiya! I'm back...

I've had a bit of a holiday - mainly because I have been doing so much crafting, working and I've had a holiday!

Here was the view from the caravan when I did a bit of sneaky crafting... at the bottom of a Welsh mountain.

Not bad eh? I took 2 of the amazing kits from the new catalogue!

August classes are focusing on the Falling Flowers set and we'll be doing some sponging and some heat embossing. I'm going to show the Emboss Resist technique and how awesome clear embossing ins on coloured card stock.

I'm loving the new In-Colours! The sentiment is a stand alone stamp called Stylized Birthday.

Look at the effect of the emboss resist technique - gorjuss!!!!!

You can see how lovely the clear embossing powder looks on coloured card.

Lastly we're just going to go wild with some random stamping on this fab panelled card.

Well - I'm back to the day job on Monday - can't believe 2 weeks have passed already! The new job, as expected with a promotion, is taking up lots of time! But I'm still selling products via my on-line shop and running classes... I would love you to come along!

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Stampin' Up! - Floral Fun!

Good afternoon!

I don't 'do' sport really but well done to Andy Murray for winning the men's singles at Wimbledon, well done to Lewis Hamilton winning the British Grand Prix... and well done Paula for walking the dogs and getting all the washing and hoovering done, finally editing the photo's so she can blog and helping one of her downline with her job application - a very productive day in the UK!

Now to the interesting stuff! One of my favourites in the catalogue is the Floral Boutique Suite... have you seen it? All that blue and white is stunning!Well I had to have it all! I've not used everything yet but the Floral Phrases stamp set and Detailed Floral Thinlit Dies come in a bundle - saving a fabulous 10%.

Isn't the die stunning! Look at that! ^

Here I teamed up the stamp - coloured with Stampin' Write Markers and the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper. ^

I was immediately drawn to the blue and white - but am looking forward to trying other combinations.

Here I cut the Night of Navy card stock with the dies.

Well that's it from me for tonight... not least because I have a class to prep for and a cat walking backwards and forwards over the keyboard and in front of the screen driving me nuts!

Have a great week - I'll try and post a bit more - I still have all the home decor bits I displayed at the festival to show you!

Laters! xxxx