Sunday, 1 November 2009

The Gift-Giving Guide has ideas for kids, teens, neighbours, scrapbookers, and more! Plus, from 1 November-29 December 2009, receive a FREE Tag or Small Tag punch (a £12.50 value!) when you spend £45 on products from this here to down load a copy

In this months craft class one of the projects we made was this adorable 3D watering can.
It is filled with roses made from A Rose is a Rose stamp set from the new Stampin' Up! catalogue on page 44. First we stamped out the roses, then cut them out, We then built them up on a piece of card that is shaped a bit like a funnel. which has plenty of space for you to write a message on then placed this in side the watering can.
I used the same idea to make this shadow card for my Mums Birthday (no worry's about her seeing it she doesn't have a computer) This time I put a bow on the bottom of the roses and then cut up to the bow in thin strips to make it look like stalks the butterflys are from the stamp set Touch of Nature.

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Hear are a couple of cards I made with Soft Summer from the mini catalogue I just love this stamp and will be so sorry to see it go at the end of September.
New catalogue is out on 1st October

With the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue just around the corner, it’s time to bid a fond farewell to several of our favourite stamps and accessories in order to make room for exciting new products. Items on the Last Chance List are available only while supplies last—and once they’re gone, they may never be available again. Plus—in a rare promotion—select products are up to 50 percent off! Don’t miss this last chance to get them!
Some items have already Sold Out :Flaky Friends, Be Happy, All Wrapped Up, Happy Hearts and Mixed Bouquet.

As well as this the mini catalogue also expires on 30th September and some of the items in this may not be in the new Catalogue. So if there is anything you have been meaning to buy, don't wait or it may be to late.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Not just for Christmas

Yes I know I'm mad and it's only August but I've already had a few of my ladies buy their Christmas stamps, so I thought I had better do the same and make up some cards to show off
how versatile this stamp set is.
the stamp set is Season Of Joy (cat no. 110384) and can be used all year round and not just for Christmas by changing the the colours of the flowers and the wording you would have a lovely
card for any occasion The swirl stamp is the same it looks so elegant and can be used on all sorts of projects, and the word block once stamped can be cut up into individual words or just part of the stamp inked up using the stampin' up ! markers. I'm having so much fun with this set I think I'll end up with far more cards than I need .

This is one of the other Christmas card I have made from this set.I stamped the wording and swirl in Versamark ink. Then embossed with gold embossing powder very simple but just looks so classic.The card stock I used for this was Real red and Handsome Hunter

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Stampin Up! Summer Design Challenge

This summer you can win £150 worth of free stamp sets when you participate in the Summer Design Challenge. Simply create a summer-inspired project using Stampin' Up! products and submit it no later than 31 August, 2009 for your chance to win!

1st prize is £150 worth of Stamin' Up stamp sets

and two second prizes of worth £50 each of Stampin' Up stamp sets

  • Only one project per participant will be accepted.
  • Projects can be cards, home decor, scrapbook pages, or 3D items.
  • All projects must be summer-themed.
  • Projects must be unique, and created for the Summer Design Challenge. Do not just recycle your old projects.
  • A list of products used must be included with the project submission.
  • Full contact information, including your full name, demonstrator ID (if you are a demonstrator), address, phone numbe
  • Projects must be created using only Stampin' Up! products.
  • r, and e-mail address must be included with the project submission.
  • Projects will not be returned as they may be displayed at future Stampin' Up! events or on the Stampin' Up! web site.
If you have any queries or would like a copy of the full rules please contact me.
Happy Stampin'

This was the card I made for the Peterborough field trip swap.

At which I meet some very talented ladies even if the evening was slightly delayed by the ever so lovely eye candy provided by the local fire brigade:-)

I love the colour combination of this card . it was inspired by my cousin's wedding.

Her bridesmaid's wore chocolate coloured dresses(UM..... my favourite colour)

With lots of couples living together before the big day its sometimes difficult to decide what to buy them, so giving a gift card can be a good option.

in the picture shown above it is slipped inside the card holder on the front of the card.

The second card was the same idea but on the theme of a congratulations card, giving it to some one going off to university. But with a phone card in it so that they would have no excuse for not phoning home.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

This is the flip flop scrapbook that we will be doing at this months workshop. We'll be making the basic scrapbook that you'll be able to take home and finish using your own photos and embellishments to the theme of your choice. I've made the one shown above using a friends theme. I've just got to add the photos and a bit of journaling or maybe I'll give it to them as a birthday present and they can finish it for themselves.
The scrapbook when closed is approx 6"x 6" and 18" x6"when opened flat
and extending to 24" x 6" when inner pages are opened.
I hope you will be able to come along and join us to have some fun and make some new friends as well.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Back ground stamp for free

This June & July you have the opportunity to get your hands on a free back ground stamp of your choice worth £14.95 plus all the other benefits for hosting a workshop to the value of £250.00 or more,
you will receive
  • A free back ground stamp or your choice
  • A hostess level 1 set
  • Free merchandise from the catalogue worth upto £25.00
you can view all the background stamps on page 56 of the stampin up catalogue and if you are anything like me you'll have more than one favourite.

from the class of 2009

My daughter's french teacher is retiring at the end of year so to mark this occasion we decided to give her something a little bit different other than a box of chocolates or a mug with best teacher on it. As my daughter is also leaving the school at the end of team she took her camera in to get some snaps of her friends and the teachers. So when I saw the picture of her french class with the teacher I knew I had to do something with it. I was thinking about doing a mini scrapbook for her then I came up with the idea of the candle. I had created some candles using this technique of stamping on to tissue paper colouring them in with stampin up chalks and then heat setting the image on to the candle. I had not tried printing on to tissue paper before. I can say I was very pleased with the results. I'll definitely be doing this one again. Above is a photo of a candle I did with a stamp from stampin up. The set is called "simply said" and the the ribbon is "certainly celery" also from stampin up. I then made a box for it to sit in and wrapped it in celopane then tied more ribbon around the top

Monday, 25 May 2009

Sunday, 24 May 2009

bag box

This is a lovely bag box filled with cards there are two
designs in the box and 3 of each design with envelopes
inside the bag box there are side compartments to hold the
cards, envelopes and a pen

Here are the supplies I used to make the bag box:
Tempting Turquoise#109926 for the main part of the bag box and the inside pockets
Whisper white#109899 for matting on front of the bag and the stamped images on the cards
and to edge the side compartments
Certainly celery#110064 to edge 3 of the cards and to matt the
stamped image on the front of the bag.
it's Beautiful jumbo wheel #111201 with versamark ink#109956
and the greeting & image are from Simply said #106598
Certainly celery grosgrain ribbon#110124 for the front of the box and the cards
scallop edge punch#113654 for the edges of the inside compartments

Monday, 11 May 2009

Buy any three packs of Designer Series paper from the 2008-2009 Idea Book & Catalogue and get one FREE! imagine all the projects you could make with these beautiful papers, and for FREE. and the hours of fun you could have scrapbooking with them. when you have made your cards and scrapbook
pages I would love to see them.