Friday, 25 March 2011

Have a cracking weekend!

Well, that's it, work is over for the week and it's officially the weekend! just a quick post to show you the projects that we'll be making at class tomorrow  We're making three cards and a cute egg-shaped Easter basket using the 'A Good Egg' stamp set and the springtime colours in the Nursery Suite designer papers.

So in a little more detail, we'll be making a twisted easel
 A 'spring' card

a flowerpot card
and the egg-shaped basket which will hold some cream eggs (assuming I haven't eaten them in the meantime)

The kit list for those attending class and wishing to bring their own tools can be found here. This evening I'm busy helping to make birthday party invites for my little friend Lydia - then I'm itching to get playing with my pre-order from the NEW MINI catalogue, which launches next Friday. If you'd like a copy then be sure to email me and I'll post one out to you. 


Morning all - happy Friday!!
sorry it's been so quiet around, I've been trying to catch up this week as I was away at GNPE in Harrogate last weekend. It was a very busy weekend with lots of lovely customers  and many new faces coming to see us and take a peek at our stand. Our stand - complete with tree (!) looked like this

I was at the event with fellow demonstrators Ali, Jo and our SU mummy Monica - we had a great laugh and even found a little time to relax and munch an ice cream (yum!)

On Sunday I'll be on our stall at NEC, so if you're at the show be sure to pop by and say hello! we have free make & takes and a prize draw, as well as another fab looking stand stuffed full of samples and inspiration.

We'll hopefully see you there!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Tuesday already??

Afternoon all, I’m not too sure how a week and a half has passed since my last post! Things have been somewhat hectic what with preparing swaps for the Stampin’ Up! regional training, designing classes and playing with some new products that have arrived recently, which unfortunately I can’t share with you yet. I do however have some sneak peeks of my forthcoming March class – Easter Egg-stravaganza which features the ‘A Good Egg’ stamp set. There are still a few spaces for the next class, which runs on Saturday 26th March from 1-4pm.
If you’d like to join us then please email me to reserve your place.
That’s all for now – I’ll be back later in the week to share some of the creations we were making at the weekend. In the meantime I’m off to finish making some decorations for our stall at the Great Northern Papercraft Extravaganza at Harrogate this weekend, if you’re visiting the show then be sure to pop by and say hi & sign up for the make & take.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Regional Training Swaps

Morning All!
as promised, I'm back to share the swaps that I made for today's Stampin' Up! training session in Leeds. For those of you who are wondering what swaps are, when demonstrators get together we tend to make a batch of card fronts (generally all the same) and then swap them with other demos, such that you go home with a batch of samples showcasing new ideas & techniques and potentially stamp sets to add to your wishlist!!

I have to admit that I get bored when making these as it's a tad repetitive (particularly when you're making 40 of them!) and reasonably time consuming, but I think the end result is pretty and very feminine. I've used the same colour combination as on the card I shared yesterday and added the whisper white organza ribbon instead of the blushing bride twill.
stamp sets: happiness shared, perfect punches cardstock: whisper white, blushing bride & pear pizzazz 
ink: black stazon, pear pizazz & blushing bride accessories: basic pearls, whisper white organza ribbon

I'm looking forward to catching up with all of the other demonstrators going to the event (70 in total) and also getting my hands on some of the new goodies from the forthcoming mini catalogue!

Tomorrow I'll be busying myself with designing this month's 'Easter Egg-stravaganza' class. If you'd like to come along there are still a few places left , it's on Saturday 26th March from 1pm-4pm, email me to book your place. Sneak peeks of the class will follow next week. Well, that's all for today, no doubt I'll be buzzing with ideas when I return this evening. See you soon!

Friday, 4 March 2011

Happiness Shared

Morning All!
apologies for the lack of crafty posts this week, I've been consumed with making lots of projects, which unfortunately I can't share just yet! However, I can share this card, which was a commission I made last week for a birthday. I used an 'in colour' combination of blushing bride and pear pizazz, together with the 'happiness shared' stamp set. I have to admit overlooking this set originally in the catalogue, but it's such a pretty & delicate image, that I think it may become one of my favourites for female cards. The flower has been stamped in stazon and then watercoloured using inkpads and a waterbrush, the leaves on the front panel of the card were stamped using pear pizazz ink. The 'happy birthday' sentiment is the centre of the perfect punches stamp inked with a black marker.
well, that's all I have for today - i'll be back tomorrow with the swaps I've made for the Stampin' Up! training session in Leeds tomorrow - I've used the same colour combo and stamp set, but changed the layout somewhat. In the meantime I'll be trying to finish my design team challenges for this month, which are a little late - whoops!
Until tomorrow....

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

March Frenzy!!

Morning All!
well, as with all good things sale-a-bration has come to end for this year and we're starting to think about the lighter evenings, warmer days and the new mini catalogue which will be appearing in April. In the meantime, the lovely people at Stampin' Up! have sent us a new promotion for March - March Frenzy, which gives you up to 30% off selected products for orders placed by 30th March (whilst stocks last). The following products are included in the promotion:

Retail Price
Fast Flowers Stampin’ Around Wheel
20 %
Neighborhood Stampin’ Around Jumbo Wheel
Friendly Set
Spot On Stampin’ Around Jumbo Wheel
Baroque Border Stampin’ Around Wheel
Cheer & Wishes Set
A4 Shimmery White Card Stock
A4 Glossy White Card Stock
Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper
Hidden Garden Blossoms Rub-Ons
Styled Silver Hodgepodge  Hardware
Stampin’ Pastels New Color Kit
Blender Pens

Email me to place your order.