Monday, 27 August 2012

Morning all,

Happy Bank Holiday to you ! Typical Bank Holiday weather too but good for crafting !

I mentioned I was up in Leeds last weekend and although I don't get to see my Stampin Up mommy Jules as often as I'd like, when I do visit I like to take her a little gift.

 This time I made a chest type box which I bought from the talented Jenny Moors.

The papers are from the gorgeous Attic Boutique set which is in the Summer mini catalogue and therefore only available til Friday - if you'd like a reminder of the other goodies that are in there click on the image on the right sidebar.

I also found some Poppy Parade coloured items to go inside..........

I will be placing an order at the end of this week so if you would like some of these papers or anthing else please let me know .

Off to do the preparation for my Wednesday class x

Friday, 24 August 2012

Reason to smile...........

Evening all,

Sorry about my absence again, with Hubby at home as well as the girls my routine has gone completely haywire. Must improve my time management skills lol !

Last weekend we had a few days away with a shopping trip to the Trafford Centre and then Isabel and I spent the day with Jules and the Jems at a shoebox swap while Hubby and Sophie went to see Wolves lose against Leeds- I know who had the better day !! I will share more from the shoebox swap next time but first I will show you some cards from the Reason to Smile set.

Colours are Lucky Limeade, So Saffron and Soft Suede with the background stamped with Versamark ink.
This card uses the triple stamping technique and seems very popular in blogland at the moment. My class ladies really enjoyed this and were amazed how simple it was to make a card tha looks more complicated.
We also made a daisy using the Big Shot die that I found still in its packaging on my shelf - oops!

This is a beautiful stamp set and is currently FREE with an order of £60 but only until the end of the month so if you would like to brighten up your Bank Holiday weekend please get in touch.

This afternoon I have been very good and tidied up my desk so am hoping to get to 'play' over the weekend as I had a nice parcel of goodies from the upcoming Autumn/Winter catalogue delivered earlier in the week- including some new colours!

Happy Stampin !

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Blushing Bride

Happy Saturday to you all !

Have you been enjoying the Olympics ? I really enjoyed last Saturday evening when we were so successful in the athletics. At one point I  got into the spirit of the occasion and started waving about two little Union Jacks. My eldest looked in disgust and said "Mom, have you been drinking ?" to which my youngest replied "She must have had blue pop and got hyper !"  Lol, my patriotism was obviously wasted on them - and no I hadn't been drinking (but might be tonight so who knows what they'll say ).

This week one of my ladies asked if we could make a wedding card, so always happy to oblige....

There are lots of versions  in blogland of this card using the heart punch but it always looks effective. Also used the milk carton die to make a little box to hold the confetti. Pink is Blushing Bride of course !

A simple card using Pocket Silhouettes again, I  must use this set more often.

French Foliage and Everything Eleanor used for this one.

Pretty aren't they ? Hope you like.

This afternoon Hubby and Sophie have gone off to football. Doesn't seem 5 minutes since the season ended and today it's the first round of the League Cup before the League starts again next week. After a disastrous season (and relegation) they are hoping to see Wolves win a lot more games this campaign. Hubby hasn't started wearing his 'Lucky Pants' yet but he is convinced all will be well as our Molineux rose in the garden is in full bloom . Men  ! who knows how their minds work but it is beautiful....

 So what am I going to do with my peaceful afternoon ? Well, tonight we have not one but two birthday celebrations to attend and so I need to make a 50th card and a money wallet too.
Last as usual lol !

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Pocket Silhouette sympathy

Evening all,

I think I have to admit defeat and give up trying to blog regularly at the moment as so much going on so please bear with me. Hopefully normal service will resume soon lol !

Todays card is one of those that none of us like to make - a sympathy card......

Colours are Wisteria Wonder and Concord Crush and the 'lavender' is stamped using the Pocket Silhouettes set.  Simple but hopefully suitable ?

Must go because I've got to pack my things ready for tomorrows class- Wednesdays seem to come round so quickly !

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Olympic Success

Hiya all, hope you are all well

Anyone else finding the Olympics a distraction ? I put it on , just to see what's happening,  and then find its several hours later and I've got nothing done lol ! It's been fab to get some Gold medals today and I've really enjoyed watching the swimming each evening. Thought the opening ceremony was great, loved everything about the flame and was so impressed with the design of the equestrian fences. Keep it going Team GB !

Back to the crafting, bit behind with this one as it features the Everyday Enchantment papers that sadly disappeared yesterday. A timely reminder to stock up on all your favourite papers before its too late !

Colours are Bashful Blue, Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade.

During August Stampin Up have another amazing offer- a free stamp set with all orders of £60 and above and a very nice set it is too, contact me for more details.

Before I go, I wanted to share with you my Olympic moment..........

Okay so it wasn't mine but last year I was lucky enough to meet the very lovely Leon Taylor who won a diving silver medal in 2004 with Pete Waterfield (Tom Daley's current partner)

Leon was very interesting to talk to and without being asked he placed his precious medal around my neck !! Amazing so I can only imagine what it must be like to earn your own.

Lets hope we get to celebrate many more medals !

PS Just noticed my page views have gone over 25,000 today so it is definitely a Silver celebration- a big thank you to all my readers and I really love reading your comments x