Sunday, 28 March 2010

The New Mini Catalogue is Here!!!

Hello Everyone!
I am so excited to finally be able to share the new mini catalogue from Stampin' Up! UK. There are so many new stamp sets, designer papers, accessories and punches that I know you are going to love as much as I do.
I will have plenty of projects to share with you over the next few weeks, so why not become a follower and pop back from time to time so see.
To see the new mini catalogue in full, click on the image to download - or contact me and I will send you one to browse. I am also running workshops featuring some of the amazing projects you can make with these new goodies, so let me know if I can share them with you.

OK enough talking - here is the first peek! These projects were made with some of my lovely team at regional training a couple of weeks ago. They feature my favourite new stamp set 'Vintage Vogue' along with the co-ordinating wheel.

Here is a close up of the box, (I was box captain on my table LOL!) I especially want to mention that the beautiful ribbon is in fact the white grossgrain coloured using So Saffron pastels applied with a dauber. (Hayley's fabulous idea - and I will be doing this in classes!) I love the way everything from Stampin' Up! co-ordinates so well.

Back with more projects soon. Do leave a comment and let me know what you think of our team projects.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Can you hear me????

Hello Everyone
Well my cold has gone - but after a busy week full of meetings and classes my voice has disappeared. I can only whisper and it SO sounds as though I am putting it on! It has been like this since Wednesday evening, so I am trying to stay quiet and hope I can be heard on the phone by Monday :D
So a few projects - firstly this is what we made at my March classes...
They were fun projects to make although when I was cutting out all those fence panels for four classes I did wonder if I had given myself a hard task! The basket is a scaled-down version of my butterfly basket from last year.
The next card is done using the babywipe technique, with reinkers dripped on to a babywipe and then stamped using the Pick a Petal stamp set from Stampin' Up! Everyone did such a great job with this project and the finished cards were all so different in layout - I wish I had photograped them all to show you. That is something I love about crafting.

My next card was made for a lovely couple we know who recently became engaged. I used the champagne glasses from the Cheers to You stamp set and coloured them with versamark before topping with Dazzling Diamonds.
They are layered up using the stunning Bride designer paper and finished with a white satin ribbon. I am very pleased with how this card came out.


I have had a request by one of my lovely class ladies for next month. She wants a good card for a man - and I am very man card challenged! So if you have a good one on your blog - leave me a message I will come and get some inspiration. You could be famous around here next month!

Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

A couple more Easter projects

Hello everyone

I have woken up full of cold this morning and am feeling a bit sorry for myself. I spent the morning making 30 swaps for our regional Stampin' Up! training and now am sitting on the sofa in the warm.

As promised, I have another Easter Chick for you, made at our shoebox swap - this time designed by the lovely Helen. You can find her blog here. She had us use Certainly Celery, Whisper White and Barely Banana for this card - I love the colour combination.

This month I am giving all my class attendees homework! :) At our recent team training day, Amanda taught us how to make this oh so cute Easter Bunny. I love punch art and think this bunny is sooo sweet so I decided to do everyone a bonus project pack to take home.

As not everyone has all the punches to make the Easter Bunny, I spent an evening surrounded by punches and cardstock punching out all the elements to make him. I also did the sponge daubing around the edges. DH laughed at me, but I knew everyone would love this little bonus project.
Finally I made paper envelopes with an example and instructions printed. I look forward to seeing what they make!
Hope you like the projects and thanks as always for your messages. They make my day!