Friday, 29 August 2014

Scrapping Time ....

Last week my friend Elaine came for a crafting day, well we normally meet between 10 - 3 and get a couple of layouts done in that time. I have normally designed something to teach, and then we do a layout of our own after lunch. Lisa tries to join us as often as she can, and I try to encourage others to come to any Saturday classes that i arrange. We did 2 very different layouts this time, one very bright and funky (which i had designed previously ready to teach) and the other more grunge. Elaine had brought the background paper with the gold print on it as she really wanted to use this in the afternoon. She was at a bit of a loss as to what to do with it, so i looked at it for a while and then thought, this needs toning down, so i grabbed some stencils and used a sponge to apply distress ink through the stencil, when i had finished i wasn't too keen on the blue that i had used, so i reached for a Bermuda Bay coloured ink pad and used the new Stampin Up heart stencil to add some more detail and to ink the edges of the full sheet. I then felt it was really to use as a background and started to build up on it, here's the result ....

another layer of paper to add behind the music paper and of course a photo ! and might be just about finished :)

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Autumn Winter 2014 ....

It's arrived follow the link on the right or below :)

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Holiday Home ....

Just had a fab few days crafting with friends. Craig has been away playing golf so Kathy came to babysit me and be my defender from Spiders, while Lesley called down in the day to join the crafting fun. We all decided to design a project and teach each other a mini class, and then spent time in between doing our own thing. It was great to have a "Mini Retreat" and catch up, lovely food and lots of laughs and of course our favourite pass time .... crafting
 I don't have my Stampin Up Christmas papers yet, so i may have to make another version when they arrive. The stamp set is Holiday Home, and i have seen some really cute cards designed with it. It is a sneak peak of a product that is available in the new seasonal brochure due to be launched on 28th August ......
The "lantern" is made with the Tim Holtz Lumiere die, and we have decorated it with graphic 45 papers. We have added a little battery operated tea light inside to give it a flickering candle effect. :)

Friday, 15 August 2014

Beautiful Bunch ....

Just a quick share of a project from our last team training, Julie (Kettlewell) made some gorgeous projects to showcase one of the products from the new annual catalogue and the combination of some of the new "In Colours" Blackberry Bliss and Lost Lagoon are a real wow, these are definitely my favourites....
I think the flower is a great all rounder and we used the Fun Flower punch for the large Lost Lagoon flower which was then embossed with the new Lovely Lace embossing folder. The sentiments are made using the Tag Talk stamp set.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Canterleaver Box .....

Well I feel quite a fraud sharing this post but it is just a quick one until i can get crafting and upload something recent :( A few weeks ago i had the pleasure of attending a class by a fellow Stampin Up demo Amanda Bates. We had a lovely day and made such a lot of projects in one day, it was untrue :) Amanda packed our time with projects, lunch and stash to take home and finish off, but my favorite had to be this very very clever box. You can read more about it on Amanda's blog, and i am even sharing her photo's as they are so much better than mine. Thanks for sharing Amanda, and thanks for such a wonderful day :) The project is covered in the new Lullaby papers and is made from the new Kraft Cardstock…. perfect for making boxes of all types.
Cantilever Box, Lullaby, Amanda Bates, The Craft Spa, 2014-07 004  (3)[9]
To purchase the tutorial, go to email Amanda on to arrange your purchase.
Cantilever Box, Lullaby, Partial Open, Amanda Bates, The Craft Spa, 2014-07 004 (2)

Cantilever Box, Lullaby, Open, Amanda Bates, The Craft Spa, 2014-07 004 (1)

Lullaby Cantilever Box By Amanda Bates, The Craft Spa, 2014-07 (1)

Monday, 4 August 2014

Big Shot Bundles ....

And what better time than to buy a BIG SHOT..... while Stampin' Up are running this super promotion:)
Contact me for my own spin on this offer :)

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Thinlet Card Dies ....

Here's a product that may have slipped under your radar, the Thinlet Card Die collection, you would need to own a Big Shot or other suitable die cutting machine to use these but the results are very impressive :)

Label Card Thinlits Die (item 133479):
  • Happy Day Stamp Set (item 130294 W item 130297 C)
Circle Card Thinlits Die (item 133480):
  • Worth the Wait Stamp (item 131091 W)
  • Five-Way Flower Stamp (item 131088 W)
Both card dies pair well with:
  • Oh, Hello Stamp Set (item 131931 W item 130733 C)
  • Yippee-Skippee! Stamp Set (item 131341 W item 131344 C)
  • Really Good Greetings Stamp Set (item 130330 W item 130333 C)
  • Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set (item 130324 W item 130327 C)
Here's a link to the full PDF Leaflet with great photo's and pricing.....