Saturday, 16 August 2014

Getting ahead for Christmas.

As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator I am lucky enough to get my mitts on products a month before they go on general sale. I am loving this years selection in the autumn winter seasonal catalogue. Shh, don't tell my hubby but I have already spent a small fortune and still have a wish list that I will be indulging in soon.

As a result of all the lovelies I've had delivered and with a little peek at what others have been getting up to on pinterest, I have been making plans for my Christmas card classes and thought I would share with you a sneaky peek of something I have designed and made.

If you are interested in attending my Christmas card class then you can find details here

If you would like to get a paper copy of the catalogue details of how to contact me are here

Sunday, 10 August 2014

new catty makes

Sorry it's been so long since my last post. I got a new job that I have been settling into and time has escaped me.

 thought I would share with you some of the projects I have been making using products from the  new catalogue (well new ish, it's been with us a couple of months now)

I've used the new in-colours for this one. These are a lot darker than I would usually use but I am loving them they are so rich.

I used the work of art stamp set for this one. you will be seeing lots more of this set in  my future projects!!

Monday, 21 April 2014

My Digital Studio

Ok ok I'm a little late to the party but I didn't want to invest in My Digital Studio (MDS) until I had technology that I could rely on to run it on. Having recently invested in a new laptop I thought it was time to give it a go. So far I have only had a play with the free trial but I am loving it and can't wait to get more features so will definitely be investing in the full download. So let me show you what I have been creating and introduce you to my gorgeous Granddaughter!

If you fancy having a go at creating some projects electronically then all you need to do is click on the icon below for the free 30 day trial and follow the instructions. It will take a while to download, this is totally normal you just need to be patient.

Also don't forget to check out the weekly deals at my online store here which are available until 11pm Tuesday. Enjoy and happy crafting!
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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Bubble technique

For today's team training the theme for swaps was technique which initially filled me with dread. I wanted to do something that's not been done a million times before. Here's what I decided on.

I added a drop of ink to some bubble mix and blew the bubbles towards my card stock. I love the effect you get with this, the round marbled marks and the pop splodges.

Friday, 11 April 2014

watercolour notecard

Watercolouring is really on trend at the moment so I thought I would show you what I've been making.

I love the zoo review stamp set and it lends itself perfectly to watercolouring. For this make I used the blender pens with my ink pads and have sponged the edges to soften them.

I also have some exciting news to share with you. You can now shop for Stampin' Up! products 24 hours a day and have them delivered right to your door. You can either visit my store or click on a icon from the products below that I used for the above make.

Happy crafting!

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Happy Mother's Day

I have been fancying making a card in a box ever since I saw one on Monica's blog and thought that the time was right for my lovely Mummy on Mother's day.

Her favourite flower is the sunflower so I used the best of flowers stamp set to decorate the card, here's a closer look at the beautiful water coloured blooms

I also made a coordinating envelope thanks to my trusty punch board

And even gave this some sunflower love :-)
I am planning to add a card in a box project to one of my classes so if you fancy making one too you can contact me to book your place.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

training swap

Tonight I'm spending some time with some other demonstrators getting lots of inspiration and crafty ideas. Swapping is always part of our get together and I thought I would share with you my offering.

The poppy is from the happy watercolour stamp set which is a key part of my next class. This is fully booked on the 5th but there is still space available on the 12th April if you fancy joining me.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

less than 2 weeks left!

Sale-a-bration (sab) is one of my favourite times of the Stampin' up! Calander. No huge surprise given that it's the time when we can get lots of freebies. There is just short of 2 weeks left to get hold of your freebies so I thought I would show you what I've been getting up to with mine.

For this make I have used the good as gold card kit. It includes 8 card blanks and envelopes with luxurious gold liners along with embellishments. I love the spotty card blanks and you'll see them again in some of my other sab makes further down.

This make uses 3 of the gorgeous sab freebies. One of the lovely sweet sorbet papers at the top, a flower from the petal parade stamp set as the focal point and an embossed section using the decorative dots folder at the bottom.

Here is another make using the petals parade stamp set but this time with a more masculine feel.

This make was inspired by my team mate Joanne aka the crafty owl and uses the See ya later stamp set. 

This twisted easel card features some of the spotty card and the gold elastic cord from the good as gold card kit. This make uses the banner blast stamp set and coordinating punch both of which were free!

The final make I'm sharing today is cased from the lovely Vicky and again uses the decorative dots embossing folder. This time instead of using the big shot to emboss an embossing tool is used to select individual dots so that a graduated effect can be achieved.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my many makes all that is left for me to do is let you know how you can get hold of some of these freebies for yourself. Simply place an order before the 31st of March and for every £45 spent you get to chose a product from the sale-a-bration range for free. It really is that simple!

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Get well Becky!

To my regular readers thank you for your patience as I know this post has been a long time coming. Those of you who know me personally will know this is because I have been unwell, I am feeling much better now and I'm hopeful that my blog posts will increase in their frequency. To any new readers hello and welcome.

Today I want to share with you a project that I made a few months ago now at a team training event run by the lovely Monica and Bekka.

The reason I am blogging this now is because I sent this lovely card to another member of my Stampin' Up! family Becky this week who is feeling under the weather. I am usually rubbish at getting cards in the post so I hope she realises how special she is.

The card showcases the lovely flower shop stamp set ( just £17.95 for 6 gorgeous flower stamps) and coordinating pansy punch. You can see this lovely set on page 90 of the annual catalogue and order it and/or your other Stampin' goodies from me, my details are on the contact me page above.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Owls part 2

As promised here is are the class projects from my Christmas owl punch themed class.
A festively dressed owl,

A robin,

A festive owl in a tree,

A penguin in a snow flurry

And a reindeer using the circle thinlit die to make the card base.