Thursday, 23 February 2017

Oh So Succulent Bigshot Class.

Morning Everyone,

I had a little play with the Oh! So Succulent garden suite from the Spring Catalogue yesterday.  I had been collecting little containers ever since I saw this stamp set.

I was lucky to have this stamp set to do some display samplers for Stampin UP Onstage last november but didn't have the matching framelits (or even know there were some at the time!)

Oh my I love them.  A little time consuming but Hey! the time whizzed by while catching up with A Place called Home thank you Sandra for telling me about the new series, LOVE it.!

The top pot was from Sainsbury's and the bottom tray was from Lidl but I think Ikea do something very similar.

I used garden green, old olive, mint macaron, tip top taupe and sweet sugarplum cardstock.

Most flowers have about 7 or 9 or even 11 layers, so my bigshot got a right old work out.

We will be making some succulents next week for my Bigshot Club, if you fancy coming along please let me know.

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Avant Garden Stamp Class....

Hello Everyone,

For this week's Stamp Class I used the Avant Garden stamp set which is a Freebie during Sale a Bration, available until 31st March.

I went with two colour combinations, Calypso Coral and Peekaboo Peach then Bermuda Bay and Pool Party.  Both had Early Espresso and Crumb Cake on them as well.

The other stamp set was Thank so much, a lovely big sentiment.

The Avant Garden has three nice sentiments as well and they are such lovely fonts.

I used the stitched oval framelits and the matching layering ovals for the scallop one.

Fancy coming along to a Stamp Class, or placing an order?
Drop me an email to come to class or place your order from my shop on the left hand side of the blog.

Thanks for looking,

Monday, 13 February 2017

Bloomin' Love Valentines.....

Morning Everyone,

We used the Bloomin Love Suite and the New Sealed with Love Suite for our Valentine's Class last week.
The Black, Real Red and White was the colour combination for a change.  

The Side cards used the Bloomin Love framelit in white with white flowers, plus the sides were cut using the Love Note Framelit die 

The Window Box Framelits were used to make the hexagonal boxes which I filled with a bag of chocolate hearts.  You can make the stack of hearts with the small envelope in the Sealed with Love Framelit set.

Cut four of the envelopes and glue the bottom two scallops to form this shape.
Use two mini glue dots to add each chocolate heart to the shapes and stack three high wrapping with ribbon.

Add a little tag from the window box framelits.

Have you seen the mini boxes of Milk Tray.  They only have 7 chocolates inside, so perfect was just having a little bit of chocolate.

I made this slider card/box.

Hope you enjoy making your family, friends, loved ones something for Valentines Tomorrow.

Thanks for looking,

Friday, 10 February 2017

Lift Me UP Bundle Cancer Craft Event.

Hello Everyone,
Hope you are all well.

Many of you know that my son Daniel was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma last September.  He has been having Chemotherapy every two weeks at the Dorset Cancer Centre in Poole Hospital.  He is due to complete his round of treatment on the 9th March which will be his 12th session.
The staff have been amazing and so very kind to our son, that I wanted to do something to show them our Thanks.

So I am holding two Charity Events in March to help raise some funds for the Dorset Cancer Centre.
I hope you will help support me please.

Tuesday 21st March 9.30am to 12pm or Wednesday 22nd March 7pm to 9pm

Come & Make 12 Cards & Storage Tin with the Lift Me up Bundle.

Cost is £45 
You will get to keep the Lift me UP Stamp Set and Matching Up & Away Thinlits Valued £41.25.

For every Bundle I sell I will DONATE £10 to the Dorset Cancer Centre.

All materials are included, just bring along your own glue, scissors and 3d foam pads.

Tea/Coffee & Cake plus a Raffle (Tickets £2 each) are also available.

Book your place as soon as possible, Closing Date 28th February.

Kits are also available on the right hand side of my blog.
(inkpads are NOT included.)

The storage tin has dividers and will hold all the cards and more plus envelopes.

If you purchase online for the kit only the cards will arrive seperately to the bundle.

Shipping is £4.95 to have the bundle posted to your door.

Email me on to book your place.

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Happy New Year Stampers.....Bring on the Stampin'

Happy New Year Everyone,

Looking forward to another year crafting, 

Here's wishing you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year.

While not make a little desk calendar to celebrate the New Year.

I used Perpetual Calendar and Number of Years Stamp Sets for mine.

Take half a sheet of thick white and score along the long side at 10.5cm, 14cm,  17.5cm, 28cm
 or in inches 4 1/4" x 11 1/2", score along the 11 1/2" side at 4 1/4", 5 1/2", 6 3/4", 11"

Fold up as shown below and glue together using the thin scored end.

Take two 10cm x 10cm or 4" x 4" pieces of rich razzleberry and stamp all over with the butterfly image.  Glue one to the back and front of the folded base and then use a crop a dile to punch two holes for the book rings, these are 1" book rings.

This will be the back of the calendar.  Add the other piece to the front of the folded base.

Then make 12 pages all the same sizes but use different coloured cardstock.  I kept to the bright colour family.  All the stamped images are still in the perpetual calendar stamp set.

The little calendars are available in stationery stores, mine was from hobbycraft and the range.

Each page is 9.5cm x 9.5cm (3 3/4" x 3 3/4") base, 9cm x 9cm ( 3 1/2" x 3 1/2") white, 9cm x 4cm (3 1/2" x 1 3/4")designer paper and 7.5cm x 5cm (3" x 2")for the piece behind the calendar page.
Stamp over the top 2/3rd's of the white layer in the same colour ink, ie this page is tempting turquoise. 

February is Real Red.

March is Pumpkin Pie.

April is Daffodil Delight.

May is Bermuda Bay.

June is Melon Mambo.

July is Rich Razzleberry.

August is Daffodil Delight

September is Old Olive.

October is Pumpkin Pie.

November is Bermuda Bay.

December is Real Red.

The front is another piece of 10cm x 10cm (4" x 4") rich razzleberry, 10cm x 4cm (4" x 1 1/2") designer paper.

Stamp the numbers from Number of Years stamp set and using the matching number framelits to cut them out if you have them.

Hope you enjoy making your own calendar,

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Christmas Appreciation and Downline Parties

Hello everyone,

Ready for Christmas?  Hope you all have a good one.

I've finished for the year, lots of cards gone in the post and all my parties complete.

Time to play with New goodies :-)

We did a couple of different games this year.

My downline one was so fun and cor! they did great.

They had to wrap their own little gift using just one free hand, the other hand was inside a paper bag! hee hee

They had to work together in pairs to wrap the gift, complete with a ribbon bow and a written gift tag.  The fastest team won a stamp set each.

The new Sale a bration and Spring Catalogues have arrived,

Let me know if you would like a copy of each posted to you.

A few of the Christmas cards sent out this year.

This is an A5 one.

The stocking set is gorgeous.

Another Christmas & Pines card.

A Fireside version.

Thanks for looking,