Friday, September 30, 2011

Birthday Bunting!

Earlier this month it was Gaynor's birthday and she was the first person I sneaked new products to with her Birthday card!  This is the gorgeous new stamp set called "Pennant Parade", bunting lover's paradise!! Gorgeous stamps designed to co-ordiate with each other to make the most delicious bunting on your cards or scrapbook layouts, and to add to it, the "Petite Pennants" Builder Punch that punches each piece out with ease, it just couldn't be simpler!

Personalise your cards and projects with names, places and numbers, I mean, who doesn't want a birthday card reminding them that they are 21 again!!

So to top the beauty of this little number I used some of the new In Colour's:
Pool Party
Wysteria Wonder
Lucky Limeade

They are gorgeous too, and work lovely together.

I used the "Just Perfect" Alphabet Stamp Set to create the "happy" word, punching them out with circle punches and "Curly Cute" stamps for the "birthday" bit making a flagged banner. 

Of course I added lots of bling using the Rhinestons and some of the new Designer Paper called "Flirtatious" which is from the Speciality range.

Want to see these products in action, why not host a party and earn yourself some delicious Stampin' Up! products for free.  I have a couple of spaces for November, just give me a call!

New Catalogue launch is tomorrow, watch this space ........

Friday, September 23, 2011

Big Shot Class with the Pillow Box

This month's class showed different ways of using the Pillow Box Bigz Die.

Now you may have seen the Owl before, it has been re-created dozens of times by others and I have had a pictured stored in my favourites for ages, waiting for the chance to make it myself, it is just sooooo cute, don't you think?

This is an extended version of the Pillow Box, and I just love this colour combo of Soft Suede, Regal Rose, Peach Parfait and So Saffron.  The 3D flower was put together using the 5 Petal Flower Punch and the teeny tiny flower in the middle is one of the "Itty Bitty" Punches, finished with a co-ordinating brad!

The "Happy Birthday" greeting is from the Hostess set called "Something To Celebrate" which is soon to retire.

Next we made a little gift bag using two of the die cut pillow boxes, I haven't seen one of these before but I am sure that someone has created one somewhere out there in the crafting world!  We used the "Perfect Polka Dots" Embossing Folder on the So Saffron Panels and again used the 5 Petal Flowers for decoration.  We added a strip of Soft Suede Card to create our handle and of course created a base inside so that our goodies won't fall out!!

And of course, not forgetting Mr Owl, he is just soooo cute, you can't help but love him!  Lots of punches used here but a really inexpesive gift if filled with some sweet treats or costume jewellery!

Hope you have enjoyed our projects for this month, do leave a comment so that I know you stopped by!

Monday, September 19, 2011

More from the Extravagana...

I have soooo many things to show you but soooo little time but I promised I will get around to it all at some point soon!!!

As promised, here are some more piccies from our Christmas Extravaganza.

We had three separate sessions throughout the day and here is one, a gorgeous gift bag containing three little Milk Carton's which would be great to fill with sweet treats.  We used the Large Spot papers from the "Jolly Holiday" Designer Papers which has sadly now sold out :( so that it could be used for a general birthday or gift rather than being just for Christmas.

Another session involved making this cute little Gift Card Holder, something Amanda showed us a our previous training event.

Everyone also made 10 cards which I will show you later!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Christmas Extravaganza

Sorry for the lack of posting, things are a little hectic around here, lots of things going on and I just haven't had time to blog!!

So I thought I had better share some of my pictures from the Christmas Extravaganza that Jane and I held at the beginning of the month.

We had 40 lovely ladies join us for the day to help kick start them into Christmas.

Christmas Owl Goody Bags filled with loveliness!

We had a Christmas Tree full of scrummy hand crafted decorations and Christmas Music playing in the background, it was just so hard not to sing along!

And of course, Owl Punch lovers were in the house!

I will have more to show you as soon as I re-charge my camera battery!  Typical!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Crafts For All Show at Bristol

I thought I would share some pictures of our Stand at the Crafts For All Show at the UWE in Bristol.  We had a busy day yesterday with lots of lovely ladies coming to visit our stand and take part in the Make and Take session which was full for the majority of the day!  Why not come along and join in with our Free Make and Take, but remember the show is open today and tomorrow, but NOT on Sunday!

We have a huge display of samples, so don't forget to bring your camera!

See you later, happy stamping!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Baby Blossoms, sad to see it go...

I recently held a workshop for a group of lovely ladies and as they are regulars at my classes I made the Make and Take a bit more changelling than I usually would!

We used the "Baby Blossoms" stamp set for the floral background and frame, the greeting was from "Perfect Punches".  I am sad to say that the "Baby Blossoms" stamp set will be retiring at the end of September, so if it's something on your wish list I would suggest you order it before it disappears forever!! 

Our colour combination is Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette and Pretty-in-Pink.

We created our floral background at the bottom of the card using the flower and leafy stamps and didn't even use the Stamp-a-ma-jig for the 2 Step Stamping!

The large Pear Pizzazz flower is created using the 5 Petal Flower Punch and the centres using one of the Bitty Punches finishing with a Whisper White Brad.  We created a cluster of flowers using one of the Bitty Punches and added small Pearls to the centres.

Remember to check the Retirement List regularly as it is updated daily.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Going already.....

I will have some lovely pictures to show you from the Christmas Extravaganza that Jane and myself held on Saturday, but for now I need to tell you that products from the Retired List are already selling out.

Click on the picture at the top right to view an updated list, remember you can place an order with my by phone or email, card payments can be taken over the phone and bank transfer is another option.

Back very soon once I have spare minute!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Say Goodbye.... the retiring products

Sorry for the lack of posts, I have been away to France and returned yesterday!


I can't believe how the time is flying by, we are nearing the end of our current Stampin' Up! Catalogue and in preparation for this Stampin' Up! have given us the "Last Chance List" which details all of those lovely products that we will be saying goodbye to.  It is a sad time, but we must remember that in October we will have more delicious products to share with you, I can't wait!

Don't miss out on those reductions, you can view the list by clicking on the tab to the right.