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Thursday, 27 January 2011

Calendar Card


How is your week going so far? Mine's good. Having some more time off work. I know...It shudn't be allowed. It's lovely not having to get up and get ready for work. I have spent an afternoon with Jules on Tuesday which was really nice. Then today I have spent some time with my lovely friend carol talking craft. I am in the process of getting a few things ready for saturday when Iam going to spend the day with my Stampin' Up sisters at Julies for a full day's training. I can't wait.

I thought I would show you a card i made for my ladies that did the class on saturday. They are very loyal to me and I wanted to thank them for their support. I did 2 different colour ways because not everyone likes pink do they.

The first card is from Regal Rose and Pear Pizzaz. The image is from one of the fabulous Sale - a - Bration stamp set. This one is the Sweet Summer set. The numbers are from the Schoolbook Serif Numbers set. The ribbon is some So Saffron which is retired and from my stash.

The other card was made out of some retired card Brocade Blue layered with Pear Pizzazz. Same flower and ribbon as before.

So on that note, it's time for me to organise myself. No simple task, I asure you!!!

Have a lovely rest of the week.


Saturday, 22 January 2011

Scrapbook House


How are you doing? Good week? Mine hasn't been too bad and i have even had a couple of days off work. Now that was nice. I also had a good evening on wednesday as one of my Stampin' Up friends - Karen- came and did some crafting which was lovely. We were trying out some ideas for some training we are attending at our Stampin' Up mums next week.

So would you like to see what i managed to make on my day off? This idea was given to me when we went to convention in November. Michelle Last did a presentation on a scrapbook house which i loved. So after some re -jigging i came up with mine.....

The pictures are of my Lauren. The papers i have used are from the Nursery Suite Speciality Papers and i have used the Nursery Suite Quick Accents to embelish the photos. The colour combo used is So Saffron, Regal Rose and Choc Chip. I have also used a stamp from the Bundle of Love stamp set for the wording.

I also have had a lovely day today with my ladies who have also made their version of the houses. I have to say they were all made up with them once they saw them coming to life.

Here is a couple of photos of their offerings. (They are a little shy to have wanted to have their pics taken with them!)

Here's Pam's,

And here's Terry's,

So time to crash out for a bit. Hope you likey, have a good week,


Saturday, 15 January 2011

Thank you card


How are you all this week? What a week!! I seem to have so been busy but don't seem to have a lot to show for it. I don't seem to have my mojo with me at the moment, i wish i knew where i've left it. I seem to be struggling to get any crafting done.

I have had a bit of trouble recently in that my washer gave up the ghost. You don't realise how much you depend on one until you can't use it. Well, my very good friend Carol was my angel and helped me out. So i thought i would make her a Thank You card.

I have used the BroadSheet Alphabet stamp set. It's the first chance i have to use since i bought it a while ago. The colour combo was Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Concorde Crush. The ribbon was some Certainly Celery i had in my stash. I don't know if you can see it properly but i put a little gem on the middle of the bow. I know, those pesky little gems get every where don't they?? (but i love em!!)
Well back to find that mojo again. Have a great week.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Last of the Christmas Cards


How has your week been? Can you believe that the first week of January is over all ready? No neither can I. It's very worrying that there doesn't seem to be a minute of the day left for anything but before you know it it's the end of the week already.

I thought i would show you the last of the christmas cards. It doesn't seem right showing more when we are starting to look forward to spring arriving.

The first card is one I made my good friend Angela. For this one I used The Serene Snowflakes stampset (yes, I know, this one was definatley put to good use.) I like the fact that you can make lots of different styles of cards with one set. The cardstock is Old Olive layered with Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler. Nice christmassy colours. I stamped some of the snowflakes with the champayne shimmer paints. The greeting is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink and stamped with the Curly Cute set. The ribbon is the Striped Grosgain in Old Olive.

The next card was for my lovely friend Carol. She absolutley loves the House Mouse series so i got some decoupage sheets of them and made it up. I layered onto some Real Red cardstock with some green mirror card from my stash. I used the little flower stamp from the Season of Joy set and then stamped my greeting from the Welcome Christmas stamp set in Real Red ink and Old Olive. I finished of with the Whisper White Organzer ribbon.

So back to more course work, I will be glad when the end of march arrives.

Have a great week.


Monday, 3 January 2011

My little flock of robins


Happy New Year to all of you in blogland. I hope 2011 brings all you want it to and lots of crafting of course.

I have been nice and quiet over christmas just spending time with the family and chillin out. So much so i have chilled out so much i need to get my act back together. I am looking forward to get my teeth in to it all. It's quite an exciting time with Stampin' Up. At the moment it's Sale-A-Bration time, which is when you get free stamp sets for spending over £45 on Stampin' Up products. Now i love that idea- free stamp sets.

I thought i would show you a project that i have made. This idea was given to me by Jo Dumbleton when we where at convention. We made swaps as you know and Jo's swap was a little bird house. I treasured this little box all through the day i was given it. So much so i made everyone a bird house for christmas full of choccies

The main house was made with Kraft cardstock stamped with the Serene Snowflakes set and Whisper White ink for the back ground. The roof is made with some retired christmas papers. The tag on the top is Real Red card. The robin on the front is made from the Two Step Bird Punch. The body is Choc Chip card and Cherry Cobbler for his little red breast. The branch is Old Olive with some red gemstones for the berries. ( this pic really doesn't do it justice, it was taken in a rush in not great lighting).

Here is a ' bad pic' of a few of my flock all together. Sorry for the bad pic, they really are better looking in real life.

So onwards and upwards. Time to get some work done i supppose. Thanks for looking,