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Monday, 27 December 2010

Christmas box


Long time no see. I hope you have had a lovely christmas in blogland. Mine's been nice and quiet. My husband has been working all of it but a friend of mine Cath, came and kept Lauren and me company for a few days. The run up to christmas is always hectic isn't it. Nearly as busy as getting ready for convention!!

Today i thought I would show you a box that Lauren had asked me to make. She had a gift for her friend Steph and wanted to make it alittle more special for her.

I used a template from Stampin' Up and with Old Olive cardstock I stamped the base using a small stamp from the Delightfull Decorations set as a back ground. I then used some Real Red for the top and decorated with some paper from the Jolly Holiday Paper series. The S on the top is stamped using the Broad Sheet Alphabet stamp set.

The inside greeting was stamped using the Occasional Quotes stamp set layered on to Real Red.
And just to finish I used some of the bling, wouldn't be me if I did't right?

That's it for now. Today I am going to sort some bits and pieces and try and organise myself. Mmmm!!
Have a lovely week.

Saturday, 18 December 2010



How are you all in blogland? Are you all set for christmas? Where on earth does the time go? There just isn't enough hours in the day for me to do everything that needs doing. Alot of course work to do. I just didn't realise what was involved. I haven't even had the chance to keep up with fellow bloggers. Cripes!! My new year resolution needs to be managing my time better, me thinks.lol.
I have been busy getting orders and some cards done which i am hoping to show you over the next few weeks.
The first thing i want to show you is a decoration i bought from a well known store. It's a christmas card holder. When i saw this in the store it was on a unit with cards on it. I really liked that it was nice and simple and would be able to sit on my mantle. When i got it home i started thinking that maybe i could pretty it up. (Notice the Stampin' up cards i have been sent!How lovely.x) You know me and my glitter. Well........... This is what i did,

What i did was used White Stazon and the Serene Snowflake stampset. I stamped all over the front, top and sides with the snow flakes. Here is another pic with a bit of close up. Now you see the snow flakes abit clearer.

I then put some bling on it with the Jewel Rhinestones from Stampin' Up. I really do like these-as you can tell. It just shows that they have multi uses. Here's another view of it. I'm really pleased with it.

Just before i go i thought i would show you my christmas tree. It didn't get put up until last night but i do like to see the trees when they are done. I'm not so much the traditionalist as you can see but i love it.

well I'm off to get some more work done- ooh and cook tea!! I hope you enjoyed seeing my creations.

Have a great week


Sunday, 5 December 2010

Christmas rush class


I want to start by saying Thank You for all your lovely comments you have left me. They really do boost me up.

How are you in this cold weather? I'm sure you have had a coating of the white stuff and so have we. It's all very pretty when it's first fallen, everything just seems so clean and beautiful. It took me two and half hours to get home on wednesday. The buses just stopped working as they were getting stuck in Leeds. Luckily for me I have had a few days off so didn't have to fight my way into work. The only downside is that now everything has turned to ice. Now that's the bit that fills me with dread. I have spent a few days in doors and i don't like feeling i can't get out and about as i want to.

So, on saturday i had a class booked with my Stampin' Up mum Julie. It was the christmas rush and it was great. We made 8 cards in 2 1/2 hours and these are what we made.

The first card is made with Cherry Cobbler cardstock using the Delightful Decorations stampset. I know you will be sick of seeing this stampset but they do look really good. The other stampset is using Pretty in Pink cardstock with my favourite colour of the moment Concorde Crush. The stampset is Dasher, and he does look dashing on this card.

The next card was using Real Red cardstock with papers from the Jolly Holiday set. The santa was made using various Stampin' Up punches. This would be perfect for a childs christmas card. The other card is using Soft Suede cardstock and ink. The background is the wonderful Medallion Stamp. I love this stamp and i have had some really lovely results with it. The main image is from the Winter Post set.

Right, time to go and get some orders done. Have a great week.