Monday, 28 November 2011

Convention 2011 - Disneyland Paris

Just to update you on my first convention trip.

Demonstrators have the chance once a year to attend convention, its usually held in one of the 3 European countries : France, England or Germany.

Its consists of inspirational workshops, make and takes, updates on new products and forthcoming special offers. It also includes an awards dinner.

The inspiration boards are really something with a whole wealth of ideas using different products. I think each and every one of us came away inspired.

Of course we also got the chance to nip into Paris to see the Eiffel Tower all lit up, and a day in the park itself which was looking extremely christmassy - very pretty.

If you fancy joining me in going to Convention in Germany next year why not have a chat to me about the other benefits of becoming a demonstrator or check out the info my Join My Team page on this blog.

I'll be back soon with some piccys of the swaps I received, alot of very talented ladies out there.


Tuesday, 20 September 2011

More Weddings .....

Another wedding card request, this one is A5 in size and is ideal for using the lovely large stamp of Bella Toile (retiring soon, so sad beautiful stamp), its stamped in Versamark and I used gold embossing powder, the stamping up gold is a nice bright colour compared to some others I've used. I've left a gap at the bottom of the panel and stamped and embossed one of the greetings from the Heard from the Heart set. I mounted the panel onto some gold card and wrapped around some gold cord ( still can't believe this is retiring!!!) and attached to the front of my card.

Using the I hearts set I stamped and embossed the large dotty heart and the small love heart. I also punched out 2 hearts from the gold card and embossed one with the dots embossing folder.

I stamped and embossed two labels from the Tiny Tags set along with a mr & mrs inside one of the tags and punched out, putting a hole in the top of both and attaching some of the linen thread. I attached the hearts with dimensionals and layered some up.

This card was a robust design as it had to travel around to be signed at work.

Grab those retiring items quick as the stocks and the month of Sept are disappearing fast. Please contact me if you wish to place a last minute order.


Sunday, 11 September 2011

Save the Date.........

On 2 counts:

1) The photo is of the Save a Date invites made for my friend Helen's wedding in December. I used the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder to decorate the outside and the Top Note Bigz die to cut out the middle section. The mechanism works so you don't have to untie the gold cord (that's retiring!! :-( ). The Save the Date greeting comes from the Wedding Sweet set. All the info was printed onto ivory card and attached to the Top Note Die cut.

2) Save the Date - Thursday 20th Oct in the Community Room, Marldon Village Hall 7pm - New Catalogue Launch Workshop. RSVP to reserve your place :-)

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Birthday Wishes

I made this birthday card for a friend, it uses the Flower Accent stamp to create flowers by rock and roll stamping two co-ordinating colours and then cutting out. Cover the flower with Crystal Effects then add glitter and gems. Set aside to dry. Matt and layer the Springtime Vintage DSP and Rose Red Card and adhere to a square card base. Cut a circle die using the Scallop Circle die and punch a hole in each scallop using the handheld circle punch. Attach to card.

Attach the flowers with leaves cut using the Little Leaves Sizzlit die to the card using dimensionals. Stamp sentiment ( This one is from Sincere Salutations) and punch out using an oval punch and daub around the edge with ink and attach with dimensionals.

Tie a bow with the seam binding ribbon and attach with a mini glue dot.

Some of the items used in making this card are on the Retiring list in preparation for the new catalogue in October, so you only have this month to grab them!!

Flower Accent Stamp 117686 £7.95

Fine Cosmo Glitter 108796 £14.50

Springtime Vintage DSP 121782 £8.75

If you'd like any further info on the retiring list or to place any order please contact me :-)

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Cardmaking Group Dates

Just an update on the dates for Cardmaking Group:
We meet on the first Thursday each month in the Community Room in Marldon Village Hall from 7 - 9.30 pm, the dates for the rest of the year are:
Aug 4th, 1st Sept, 6th Oct, 3rd Nov and 1st Dec.
Its £5 and we make 2 cards. There are refreshments and a raffle. Please contact me to book your place to ensure you have a kit. From Sept we will be starting on our christmas cards!!!
Also on the 8th Sept at 7pm, I'm hosting a Stampin Up workshop in the Community Room at 7pm with Demos, prizes and a make and take (you can have a go!!). There will be a display of cards and projects for inspiration and a chance to check out Stampin Up's products first hand.
We'd love to see you on the nite but RSVP so I can ensure I have enough kits for everyone.


Monday, 1 August 2011

August Promotion

This is Stampin up's August offer, Free bag, ribbon and 24 clip assortment pack, free with your £75 order or by hosting a £250 workshop. Please contact me for futher details.......

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Stamp Set Spotlight - Natures Walk

I thought I'd start some regular features on my blog... which will include Stamp Set Spotlight, and Techniques Tuesday ( and some more which I've got ideas for but not thought of a name yet!!)

Natures Walk is a set of 7 stamps available in wood or clear mount. They can be used to make fresh looking floral cards or taken further with different techniques to create a vintage look.

I've started with a piece of baja breeze A4 cardstock, cut it in half and then scored one half to make myself an A6 cardblank. I've made a mat of pear pizzazz and punched with the scallop border punch. I've trimmed a piece of very vanilla cardstock to fit inside.

Using baja breeze and pear pizzazz markers I have coloured in the floral stamp and stamped onto the card and then a second generation stamp (giving a ligher image). Continue until you have the desired amount of flowers. Stamp the sentiment (this one is from Sincere Saluations), and using a dauber lightly dab ink around the edge of the vanilla to soften it. Attach the seam binding ribbon and tie a bow. Attach the layers together.

Hope you like my design :-) Check out here tomorrow for the Stampin Up August special offer!!!

Monday, 25 April 2011

Vintage Vogue Birthday Card

Hi Everyone

For this card I've the stamp set Vintage Vogue, this is available in Wood or Clear mount. It uses a variety of stamping and punching techniques.

To make the card:

1. I scored and trimmed an A4 sheet of White Whisper Cardstock into a square card blank.

2. I attached a square of DSP (Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack) In Colours to leave a small edge of the white showing.

3. I cut a square of Very Vanilla cardstock and punched around the edges with the Scallop Trim Border and Corner Punches. And attached this centrally on the card

4. I punched some leaves from Pear Pizzazz cardstock using the Two Step Bird Punch and attached to the Very Vanilla on the card.

5. I stamped the large flower from the stamp set onto Very Vanilla cardstock using the Peach Parfait ink pad, and the small flower 3 times using the Blushing Bride ink pad. I then cut these out and attached one small flower onto the large flower. You can raise with dimensionals if you wish. I attached the flowers to the card and added some Basic Pearls to the centres of the flowers.

6. I stamped the sentiment Birthday Wishes (from the Sincere Salutations stamp set) in Pear
Pizzazz Ink and attached a bow tied from Organz Ribbon with a Mini Glue Dot.

I really love the way the In Colours go together, by changing the greeting on this card it would be suitable for any occasion.

More soon.......


Sunday, 13 March 2011

Hi everyone

Please bear with me, I'm just starting out and getting my samples to put on this blog, Also some great swaps from the recent training at Fareham.

See you soon

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