Monday, 23 December 2013

thinlits circle card

Morning everyone! I hope you are all ready for that big day in a couple of days time. We had a lovely afternoon yesterday, visiting the local church for a carol service which was then followed on by singing some more at  'Carols in the Barn' in our village to get us all in the Christmas mood. Although it was a bit cold, there was mulled wine and mince pies to keep us warm.

 We celebrated our last card class of 2013 at Keelby with a little christmas party. We listened to Michael Buble on cd and enjoyed eating some festive nibbles. We still had time to create these two cards

Cherry cobbler card and ink, old olive ink and card, festive flurry stamps and framelits, washi tape, word window, modern label and scallop trim border punches
I have been waiting to play with the new circle thinlits die (133480) for a while now and finally had the chance to make a card with it. The die cuts out a whole card, and even better, it's a flip card!

 I was surprised at how easy and quick it was to complete the card.

Cherry cobbler card and ink, wishing you stamp set, scallop circle, thinlits circle card, season of style designer series paper

Until next time, thanks for stopping by ....

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Festive flurry card in a box

The Christmas tree was up in time for the last class I did at home and we celebrated with mince pies and chocolates.

We made this beautiful card in a box which was the inspiration from a fellow Stampin' Up demonstrator Monica. Here is a link to her website with a fabulous tutorial and easy to follow instructions

What I love about this card is that it actually  folds down flat and just fits into a 6 x 6" envelope., but if you can't bare to part with it, it also makes a wonderful Christmas decoration

I gave everyone a choice of either using baked brown sugar or cherry cobbler as the base. We then decorated the sides of the box with various designer series papers and stamped numerous sizes of snowflakes and cut them out with the matching framelits. This was made much easier by using the magnetic platform. 

 Here are some more I have made with different papers and colours

I made a similar one for my mum's birthday exchanging the snowflakes for flowers. You can view this HERE

Well, the presents are almost wrapped, i just need some last minute bits from Meadowhall. Thanks for looking, until next time xxx

Friday, 20 December 2013

Wishing You Cards and boxes part II

I have finally finished all my Christmas cards. In total I have made a whopping 100 handmade cards! They are all now waiting on the side for my husband to do the delivering (he needs the exercise..ho...ho.) Now you know why I  was absent from blogging for a while
For those that didn't attend my 5 cards and boxes class, here are the remaining set of cards that we made, continuing with the present theme.

Like the pet advert 'Not just for Christmas and must be used all year round'!

Cherry cobbler ink and card, gumball green ink and card

Easel card: Baked brown sugar card, gumball green ink and card, cherry cobbler ink and card, extra large oval and decorative label punch, seam binding ribbon in crumb cake, large scallop and circle punches,

There was a choice of papers to create the boxes  The bows are made by gluing several ovals together from the large oval and extra oval punches. For one bow you will need  4 large ovals and 2 extra large ovals

The smaller treat size boxes  were made from just one sheet of  the designer series paper stacks  and scored. The flap was fastened with a velcro dot. These are great for sending little gifts of chocolate or perhaps jewellery

We had great fun making our cards and boxes and I will share some more cards with you over the next few days

Monday, 16 December 2013

Wishing You cards

Christmas is almost upon us and I have completed my final craft class for 2013. Thank you all for your support and friendship throughout the year, which I have thoroughly enjoyed.

 To close out the year I have quite a few cards that I haven't shared with you from recent card classes. Here are three of the cards from the 5 cards and boxes class held a couple of weeks ago.

More blog updates will follow, if I manage to get the presents wrapped...

Talking of presents, below is the first cards made using the 'Wishing You stamp set and seasons of style designer series paper stack' which was included in the cost of the class.

Baked brown sugar ink, card and ribbon, white embossing powder, rhinestones, chalk talk framelits

Gumball green card, cherry cobbler ink and bakers twine, decorative label punch

Cherry cobbler card, ink and bakers twine, gumball green card and ink, rhinestones, decorative label punch

This stamp set is very versatile. The parcels can be used all year round and not just for Christmas. They can be stamped in a variety of ways: inking the stamp using just one colour, by using the marker pens directly onto the stamp set in various colours or decoupaging them up to make the parcels 3D
Please visit my online shop if you would like to purchase any of the products. There are still some great bargains over in the clearance rack
Ok, I'm off now to start the wrapping ....

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Stampin Up Clearance Rack up to 80% OFF!

100's of retired items have been added to the Clearance Rack today. - See more at: 

Don't miss out!  The Clearance Rack has been updated and you can save up to 80%!  These are only available whilst stocks last so please be sure to get in there early!  A few of the items have already sold out and will not be restocked.  Be sure to head on over to my SHOP and check it out for yourself.

Please place your order directly through the shop to be sure of stock being available. If you would prefer to order through me rather than my online shop, please contact me at  or call or text 07793293599 and i will order it for you  (+P&P £4.95)

Remember you can actually order all current catalogue products at the same time... not just clearance racks ones....
If you would prefer to order via myself rather than my online shop, then please contact me on or call/text me on 07747 465186
If you would prefer to order via myself rather than my online shop, then please contact me on or call/text me on 07747 465186