Wednesday, 3 October 2012

New catalogue is here!!

The lovely new catalogue has arrived. It's bigger than we've seen before which means lots and lots of lovely products.

You can view the catalogue now by clicking on the link to the right. If you would prefer a paper copy contact me and I can arrange to send you one. Alternatively if you'd like to see some of the products in use and have a play yourself I can do a demonstration for you and some friends.

Monday, 1 October 2012

A Different Technique

Here is the last project from my first class. I wanted to do something a little bit unusual and I think this card fits the bill.

This technique is all in the score lines.

Card Stock is Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper is from Holly Berry Bouquet (retired)
Stamp set is Delightful Decorations
Ink is Cherry Cobbler

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Layered Card

Here is another card that we made at my first class. If you are interested in coming along to any of my future classes take a look on the classes tab for more details.

To make this card we started with just the white layers which we secured in place with the 2-way glue pen. When left to dry before putting together this gives a temporary adhesive. The images were then stamped doing the background last with masks on the items you want to be in the foreground and then stamping the background stamp, in this case the steam from the scentsational seasons set, all over. When the masks are removed it gives the illusion that the background is behind. Masks are made by stamping the image onto a post it note and then carefullly cutting around and sticking onto the image. Once the desired effect is achieved the layers are seperated and then put back together with the mats in place.

Card stock is Crumb Cake and Whisper White

Stamp set is Scentsational Seasons

Ink Colours are Garden Green, More Mustard, Soft Suede, Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Gift Box

The structure of the box is made by cutting two pieces of card, in this case Very Vanilla and cutting the base a fraction smaller than the top 1/16th of an inch and then scoring both on all 4 sides for the depth of the box.

Adding a top note to the lid and base gives it a nice touch. The layered effect is created by trimming the top layer along the perforated line.

Card Stock is Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip.
Stamp Set is Scentsational Season
Dies are Top Note and Scentsational Season
Inks are Cherry Cobbler and More Mustard.
Ribbon is Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Dots.

Monday, 24 September 2012

Punch Art Gift Tags

I have Vicky to thank for the inspiration for these gift tags. The bases are from the two tags die, cut in Crumb Cake card stock and are tied with bakers twine.

Rudolf is made using the owl punch (with his feet cut off) for his face and eyes, circle punch for his nose and the antlers are from the swirls scribbles die which is retiring at the end of the month. Card stock is Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Basic Black and Real Red.
Santa's is made using large oval, extra large oval, bird on a branch, ornament and owl punch. Card stock is real red, Whisper White, Basic Black and Pink Pirouette.
Angel uses Petite Pennants Builder, Butterfly(retiring), Small Oval, circle and Small Heart punches. Card stock is Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Brushed Gold, Soft Suede and Velum. Details were added with Pink Pirouette and Soft Suede Marker pens.
Elf uses Scalloped Circle, Ornament, Bird on a Branch, Large Oval, Pennants Builder and Owl punches. Card Stock is, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White and Basic Black.

Sunday, 23 September 2012


Here is another card that we made at my first class. If you are interested in coming along to any of my future classes take a look on the classes tab for more details.

I love this little cutey and he is so quick and easy to make.

Card stock is Bashful Blue, Basic, Black, Whisper White and Pumpkin Pie.

Designer Series Paper is Big Top Birthday

Die is Topnote

Punches are corner rounder, Circle, large oval and designer label.

A white pen makes his eyes pop and brings him to life =)

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Class Project

Here is something that was from my first class.

The wreath is made by weaving ribbon. Here's a closed look at the effect.
Card stock used is Shimmer White and Riding Hood Red.
Ribbon is Garden Green grosgrain (retiring),  Riding Hood Red  Pleated Satin  (retired), linen thread
Embossing folder is Woodgrain
Ink is Riding Hood Red
Stamp Set is Curly Cute.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Get well soon

I thought I would share with you a swap that I made for our latest training event. Training is one of my favourite parts of being a demonstrator as I always come away with lots of inspiration and also new samples to show off.

Stamp set is Kidoodles
Card stock is Bashful Blue, Pink Pirouette, crumb cake and watercolour
ink/markers are Crumb cake, basic grey, bashful blue, pink pirrouette and Black Stazon.
embossing folders are Square lattice and perfect polka dots
punch is corner rounder.

The image is stamped with black stazon onto the watercolour card as this gives a waterproof outline. The rhino was then coloured using the blender pen to get the varied shades of colour to give him some definition.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Something old, something new

I thought that I would share with you a make using something from the new seasonal catalogue. Plus I have used a stamp that will be retiring at the end of September.

The stamp set is Something for Christmas.
Die is Top Note
Punch is Petite Pennants
Embossing folder is the new Woodgrain from the seasonal catalogue
Card Stock and ink colours are Perfect Plum, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip and Rose Red
Accessories are Rhinestones

Hope you like

Seasonal Catalogue

I am so excited! The new Seasonal catalogue is finally here :)  It's packed full of amazing products and I'm really enjoying playing!   

 I want to point out that there are some extra special bundles in the catalogue - you save 15% when you buy these co-ordinating items. Grab a bargain! Click on the picture on the right hand side to view the catalogue.

Happy crafting

Thursday, 12 July 2012

A Crafty Visit With My Upline

Sorry it's been a while since my last blog but I've had a couple of busy weekends the fruits of which I'd love to share with you.

A couple of weeks ago I visited my upline Vicky for a few days. I had a lovely time playing with the kids and getting lots of crafting in. I supported her and another team member Georgie to run a class and thought I would share with you the projects from the day.

I am not much of a scrapbooker but had a go at a layout which I've still not found a photo for yet

The base is Whisper White 12"X12" stamped using Mixed Bunch in Sahara Sand and Pool Party. On top of this is an A4 sheet of Pool Party card stock with 3 blossoms punched out. The 6"X6" DSP is from Attic Boutique and the top blossoms have also been punched out of this DSP along with the Boho Blossoms for the centres. The bottom blossoms they are stamped in Daffodil Delight and punched and the centres are stamped in Soft Suede  and punched with the 3/4" circle punch finally I have knotted a piece of Twill Tape ribbon.

We also made set of cards plus holder

Again the stampset used was Mixed Bunch and the co-ordinating Blossom Punch. The DSP for this project is the one exclusive to hostess Cheerful Treat. The ribbon is the Pleated Satin Ribbon in Pear Pizzazz and we have also used Clear Rhinestone Brads and the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder for extra detail.

Lastly we made a card and matching box (although I haven't got around to finishing the box yet)

The card stock is Daffodil Delight and Regal Rose. Stamp set is Apothecary Art and we also the co-ordinating Labels Collection framelits dies to create the 'buckle' and matching card insert.
When I get around to making the box it uses the same card colours and has an Apothecary Art embellishment.

Hope you liked

Sunday, 17 June 2012

June and July Offers

Wow! June and July are such fab months whether you are a customer or a host.

Starting today until 31 July 2012, hostesses can get £80 in FREE products for hosting a £325 party!

With the new Hostess program introduced last October, we've seen many hostesses take advantage of the £300 party amount; receiving £50 in hostess pounds plus 50% OFF a full-priced item when the party totals £300 or more.

During June and July we want to pamper our hostesses even more!

For just bumping that £300 workshop up £25, hostesses will earn an extra £30 in hostess pounds plus you also get 50 % OFF a full-priced item!

Would you like £80 worth of FREE product plus a 50% OFF item?? I know I would.

Book a home party and you could have both of those and more as part of your Hostess Party Benefits.

Contact me to book your party.

And that’s not all, we’re also hosting a fabulous Paper Party.

Buy three packs of designer paper and choose the 4th pack absolutely FREE.

So basically you can choose any papers from the pages 97-99 of the main catalogue and pages 13 and 18 of the new mini catalogue.

Flower Card

This weeks make is a punch art card.

Punches used are Blossom Petals Builder, Decorative Label, Large Oval and 1" Circle.
Card Stock is Island Indigo, Pool Party, Sahara Sand and Whisper White.
Ink is Island Indigo.
Paper is Pool Party DSP.
Mini Brads add that extra little touch =)

Sunday, 10 June 2012

My First Make

The title of this blog is of course a complete lie as this is by no means my first make but my first blog. The experience is turning out to be not quite as scary as I had anticipated - Thanks Vicky.

My make is also thanks to Vicky my lovely upline as it is something I made when I visited her last from her stash of products from the summer mini.

The card stock used is Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Garden Green, Old Olive, Certainly Celery and Whisper White.
Inks are Whisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Whisper White and Soft Suede.
Stamp set is Up, Up & Away.
Lastly from the Textured Impressions Embossing Folders set the hearts.