Thursday, 31 January 2013

Hearts easel card and affection collection

We have been having a few problems with our internet at the moment. The connection is very intermittent and is becoming frustrating. Whenever I try to upload onto my blog there is no connection and have to keep coming back to it. So apologies if the posts are sporadic, I will continue to upload when possible.

  Here are the cards we made at Running with Scissors on Thursday afternoon.

We used the hearts collection framelits to cut out some pink pirouette card to make the heart easel card. Various layers in pink pirouette and whisper white were cut and either embossed with vintage wallpaper folder or stamped and heat embossed using the heart from the You are Loved stamp set

The occasions paper piercing pack is from the new mini catalogue which is out on 1st February and used to create the holes around the edges of the pink hearts. Boho blossoms and elegant butterfly punch were also used as embellishments. Can you spot a small piece of silver glimmer paper peeking behind the second pink heart?

The second card used a colour combination of rose red, pool party, pink pirouette and whisper white

The Stamp set used is Affection Collection and will no longer be available after today, Thursday 31st January. It is part of the Autumn/Winter seasonal catalogue

 Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated) 
1. Card – Whisper white, pink pirouette, pool party, rose red, lucky limeade
 2. Papers – Silver glimmer paper, rose red designer series paper stack,
 3. Stamps – You are loved, Affection collection, teeny tiny wishes
 4. Embellishments – pearls, silver sparkle dazzling details
 5. Tools – Fancy fan embossing folder, delicate designs folder, delicate doilies sizzlits, Fashionable hearts embosslits, punches - elegant butterfly, scallop trim border, boho blossoms, word window, modern label, bird builder
 6. Mediums – Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Pool Party

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Affection Collection

Due to the snowy weather over the last couple of weeks I had to cancel  a couple of card classes. Fortunately the snow has now disappeared and the classes were rescheduled to this week.

These are the cards we made:-

For the first two cards we used the Affection Collection stamp set from the Autumn/Winter seasonal mini catalogue which is due to end tomorrow,  Thursday 31st January

Colour combination is pink pirouette,  crumb cake and whisper white. 

We used the delicate design folders at the top and bottom of the pink card to create a beautiful border. Two pieces of card, one in pink and the other in white were cut using the hearts collection framelits, the white one was stamped with the Love in crumb cake.

Paper piercing tool and essentials paper piercing pack was used to create the holes. All edges were sponged with crumb cake

The next card uses crumb cake and whisper white colours.  The Delicate doilies sizzlits were used to die cut a crumb cake doily, a 2 1/2 inch circle was stamped and punched and layered on top with a sentiment

The third card is ideal to send to those we love as a Valentine Card and uses a colour combination of white, black and red.

 The heart was cut out of the centre with the hearts collection framelits and a piece of patterned designer series paper placed on the inside of the card so it can be seen through the hole.

The sentiment was stamped from the My Little Valentine stamp set which unfortunately can no longer be purchased. 

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated) 
1. Card – Whisper White, Pink pirouette, crumb cake, real red, basic black
 2. Papers – designer series paper stack brights collection,
 3. Stamps –Affection collection, my little valentine
 4. Embellishments – real red taffeta ribbon, pearls, linen thread, soft suede taffeta ribbon, linen thread
 5. Tools – Fancy fan embossing folder,Fashionable hearts embosslits, hearts collection framelits, itty bitty shapes punch, elegant bouquet embossing folder , delicate design folder, paper piercing tool, essentials and occasions  paper piercing pack, 2 1/2 inch circle, delicate doilies sizzlits, modern label punch
 6. Mediums – Real Red ink, crumb cake, pink pirouette,

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Need for speed

Hi there, I am back today to share the cards we made in our Friday afternoon card class.

 I have had a lot of requests for mens cards,  I, like many others, find designing mens cards quite challenging, one of the reasons is  I feel I cannot embellish them with  flowers or butterflies but they still need to be decorative.    

I used Need for Speed stamp set and designed the following with men in mind.
One of the trees from Lovely as a tree stamp set was stamped in Crumb cake for the background .

 The car was stamped in black stazon on a separate piece of very vanilla card, coloured with watercolour pencils, cut out and put on top with dimensionals

 The cloud background was created by punching out a scallop circle in card. We used the scallop circle as a template and sponged around the sides with bashful blue all over the whisper white card to create the clouds. The aeroplane was stamped directly onto the whisper white card with black stazon and again coloured in with watercolour pencils.

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)

Stamps – Need for speed, teeny tiny wishes, For my family
Embellishments – Rhinestones
paper- Whisper white, Very vanilla, Not quite navy, Early Expresso, Well worn designer series paper (retired)
Tools – Scallop edge border punch, Scallop trim punch, Scallop circle punch , word window punch, modern label punchMediums – Crumb cake ink, bashful blue, black stazon, white gel pen, watercolour pencils

Thursday, 24 January 2013

 Here is a sneak peak of an upcoming class on Saturday 2nd February  1pm - 4pm and repeated again on Monday 4th February 10am - 1.00pm

We will be using the Framelit Hearts collection dies to create a beautiful 3 layered heart easel card and a matching gift holder.

I have made two cards, one in pink and one in white and you can choose which colour you would like to make. They would make an excellent Wedding, Anniversary or Engagement card

The cost of the class will be £14 to include all materials and light refreshments, but if you make a purchase of £45 on the day, the class is reduced to just £6.

Please contact me if you would like to make one of these gorgeous projects. Please remember Sale-a-bration is on for the next 2 months, and for every £45 spent you receive a choice of FREE gift.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Memorable Moments

I regularly meet up with a few friends on a Tuesday afternoon for a crafting get together. One of our friends, Anita, bought us all a lovely book from Creative Expressions featuring some beautiful and inspirational projects for us all to work through each week.  
The first project we embarked upon is a card designed by Sue Wilson. We substituted some of the items with those we had in our stash and this is my version. I made the card for my niece who is 21 today

 The sentiment stamp, numbers and dies are all from Stampin' Up. The textured background was created from tissue paper. The roses were gifts from Anita and the net from Beryl, thank you. 

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated)

Stamps – Memorable Moments
Embellishments – Very Venilla Seam Binding, Pearls, Paper Roses - own supply
Tools – Scallop Punch, Framelits Labels Collection, Paper Piercing Tool, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder
Mediums – Crumb Cake ink

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Sale-a-bration Time !


Its Sale-a-bration time at Stampin' Up. It's the best ever and most exciting time for crafting. Sale-a-bration is an annual event and this year there are lots of fantastic FREE products. 


Stampin' Up are celebrating their 25th Anniversary and that means there are much more to choose from. There are 17 FREE products when you you place a £45 order (before shipping) between now and 22nd March. There is no limit so if you place an order for £90 you get 2 FREE items

JOIN - if you join the team as a demonstrator between 22nd January and 22nd March you receive a further 25% in your starter kit. You can choose £162.50 of gorgeous products instead of the usual £130 plus a business kit worth £45 and pay only £99.

HOST - if you hold a workshop of more than £150 during Sale-a-bration you'll get a pack of silver glimmer paper FREE, in addition to any Sale-a-bration items you can earn.  Reach £300 in sales and you get glimmer paper, AND the entire matching bundle of products including Madison Avenue Stamp set, buttons, 3 spools of ribbon and pack of designer series paper.

If you would like a copy of the current catalogue or a Sale-a-bration leaflet or would like to place an order, please give me a call or drop me an email. I am happy to help. You can also access the catalogue on line by clicking on the link in the side bar

Monday, 21 January 2013

Sale-a-bration Sneak Peak

Good Morning! Do you have snow?? We have a little bit today but nowhere near the amount that was forecast. Unfortunately I have had to cancel three card classes over the past week so I am hoping it will soon clear up and we can all start crafting together again

Sale-A-Bration begins tomorrow and you can earn FREE items for every £45 spent throughout the 2 month period and this time there are 17 items to choose from

Here is a sneak peak of a card made with some products that you can get FREE with Sale-A-Bration

 The colour combination is pool party, calypso coral and summer starfruit

I have used four gifts from Sale-a-bration on this card,
  a stamp set, an Embossing Folder, Designer Series Paper and ribbon

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated) 
1. Card – Whisper White, Pool Party
 2. Papers – Sycamore Street designer series
 3. Stamps –Bloomin' Marvellous
 4. Embellishments – Sycamore Street ribbon, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Vine Leaves Embossing Folder
 5. Tools – Framelits labels collection
 6. Mediums –  Summer Starfruit ink, Calypso Coral ink, Pool Party ink, Lucky Limeade ink


Thursday, 17 January 2013

Owl Occasions

Hi there, here are last weeks card. I used the Owl Occasions stamp set which is featured in the Autumn/Winter Catalogue to make two birthday cards which are both very different.

The woodgrain effect was created using the woodgrain embossing folder on Early Expresso core'dination card. 

 Items from the Autumn/ Winter Catalogue are still available for purchase  until 31st January 2013
Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated) 

1. Card – Early Expresso core'dination, Cherry Cobbler Core'dination, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Whisper White

2.Stamps –Owl Occasions, For My Family, 
  3. Embellishments – Pearl Jewels, Linen Thread

  4. Tools –Itty Bitty Punches,Labels Collection Framelits, Woodgrain Embossing Folder,  

  5. Mediums – Cherry Cobbler ink, Early Expresso ink , Gumball Green ink,  Pink Pirouette ink, Pretty in Pink ink, Soft Suede ink 

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

My Little Valentine

There are only 5 days left for you to get hold of the My Little Valentine offer from Stampin' Up in which you get the simply set sealed with love kit for FREE (Worth £8.25) when you purchase the My Little Valentine stamp set for
£ 9.95.

I have been busy playing with both sets and here is what I created. I apologise for the poor lighting!

I made three cards, one mini book with envelope and one notelet with matching envelope and still had plenty left in the pack to make more!


Mini Book is made using three envelopes stuck together to make a tri-fold

The middle section has a lift up flap to either hide some journalling or photograph

Photograph of one side of mini book

Reverse side of mini book

Please contact me if you would like to place an order and take advantage of this special offer before its too late!

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated) 

1. Card – Pool Party, Whisper White, Real Red

2.Stamps –My Little Valentine,

  3. Embellishments –Rhinestones and Pearl Jewels,

  4. Tools –Boho Blossoms, Itty Bitty Punches, Framelit Hearts Collection, Small Oval Punch, Small Heart punch, Scallop Trim Border punch, Curly Label Punch, Paper Doily Sizzlits, Small Scallop,Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Fancy Fan embossing folder, Adorning Accents embossing folder, Paper piercing tool

 5. Mediums – Pool Party ink, Real Red Ink, Simply Sent Sealed With Love Set

Monday, 7 January 2013


Happy Monday to you all, life is beginning to get back to normal again after all the christmas festivities. I have been busy planning classes for the next three months up until Easter.

I have also included classes I teach at Keelby Methodist Church and Running with Scissors. These classes are open to everyone, please contact me if you are interested in attending.

January 2013

Friday Classes re-commence at Keelby Methodist Church 2.00- 3.30pm 11th January on a weekly basis

Sunday 20th January - Card class at home 10am - 12 pm  £6.50
Monday 21st January - Card class at home 10am - 12pm  £6.50

Thursday 24th January - Card Class at Running with Scissors 1.00pm - 3.00 pm  £6.50

February 2013

Friday 2.00pm-3.00pm Keelby Methodist Church - weekly

Saturday 2nd February - 'LOVE' workshop - 1pm -4pm
Monday 4th February - 'LOVE' workshop - 10am -1pm
(project will be based around a Love theme - details to be finalised in due course)

Sunday 17th February - Card class at home 10am - 12pm-  £6.50
Monday 18th February - Card class at home 10am - 12pm- £6.50

Thursday 28th February - Card Class at Running with Scissors 1.00pm - 3.00 pm  £6.50

March 2013

Friday 2.00pm-3.00pm Keelby Methodist Church - weekly
 Saturday 2nd March - Mother's Day Workshop - 1pm - 4pm
Monday 4th March - Mother's Day Workshop - 10am - 1pm
(project details to be finalised in due course)

Sunday 17th March - Card Class at home  10am - 12pm - £6.50
Monday 18th March - Card Class at home 10am - 12pm -£6.50

Thursday 28th March  - Card Class at Running with Scissors 1.00pm - 3.00 pm  £6.50

Thursday, 3 January 2013

My Little Valentine Promotion

 Stampin' Up! are running a special promotion from today until 21st January 

If you purchase the My Little Valentine Clear Stamp Set  at £9.95 you will receive a Simply Sent Card Kit FREE( worth £8.25 – page 35 Autumn/Winter catalogue) 

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The Simply Sent Card Kit contains the following to make 10 cards:

• 10 notecards, 5 each of 2 designs 8.6 x 11.6 cm
• 10 double-sided envelopes 12.1 x 8.7 cm
• 20 printed paper buttons
• 10 pieces Whisper White/Real Red bakers twine each 25.4 cm. (colour exclusive to this kit)
·         24 Stampin Dimensionals


This Simply Sent kit is a very sweet Kit. It can be used for any occasion, not just Valentines Day.  (That's right - for  £9.95  you get a set of 4 clear mount stamps, PLUS the Simply Sent Kit! What a bargain. 

This set would make a great gift for a beginner stamper (just make sure you have a clear block to go along with it - Block B works best). 

Both of these products are only available for the three weeks of the promotion. 

It is also worth bearing in mind that the Autumn/Winter Catalogue will expire on the 31st of January and you will not be able to purchase the items that are in it after that date

Please contact me to place your order. There are no limits on this promotion so you can order as many as you like