Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Happy Halloween !

 Spooky Greetings everyone !

I must admit I don't really bother with Halloween much but when I saw the Googly Ghouls set in the Autumn/Winter catalogue I had to have it just because it's so much fun. I can't use it without smiling to myself ! Also the Stampin Up googly eyes are fantastic too, not only are they very convenient as they're self adhesive but they seem EXTRA googly lol !

Anyway onto the cards.......

Love the effect of the new chevron embossing folder

This was a gatefold card, fastened with a paper band and inside....

and the final one I put a get well sentiment on as I thought it would be suitable for someone recovering from an operation

We also made a very cute pumpkin basket complete with chocolate pumpkins of course

Better go and dust off my broomstick ready for its annual outing !

Sunday, 28 October 2012

All things Melon Mambo

Morning all,

I'm sorry I've been 'missing'- I don't have any particular excuse just been busy with a mixture of things.

Last weekend ( has another week really passed already ! ) I went 'up North' to visit Jules for the Jems training day. It was a long day as we left home just after 7.30am and got back at 8pm but it was worth it and there were some amazing displays, ideas and swaps. So thank you Jules and all the other girls. Also a big thank you to Jane who very kindly gave Isabel and I a lift to Huddersfield to meet Hubby and Sophie who had gone to the football. Sorry about the traffic Jane !

This was my swap....

I used the Ornament Keepsake stamps and Framelits and then just cut across to turn them into perfume bottles - definitely not just for Christmas !

On Friday I spent a lovely day with one of my downline, Anne, talking things Stampin Up (amongst other things lol ) and Anne very kindly brought me these beautiful flowers....

Thank you Anne and I hope it was useful to get together. Now I must rush because I am off to meet my friend, and another downline Angie, to return her inkpad I borrowed.  Stampin Up demos are definitely a very friendly bunch and I'm so glad I took that daunting first step to join up ( eventually , Jules lol ! )

If you are thinking about it, the free paper is still on during November so feel free to email me for more details.

Back next time to show you some Halloween things - better not leave it 2 weeks this time then !!!

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Comfort Cafe

Evening all,

Hasn't it been a beautiful autumnal day ? Frost first thing and then beautiful bright sunshine but still a bit nippy. I have spent most of it tidying my craft space (again ! ) but I did have a break outside and put a few pansies in.
After I had finished tidying , I asked my girls to come for the 'grand reveal '. When I asked what they thought ,Sophie replied that she was wondering how long it would stay like that ,to which Isabel replied 'Maybe til after X Factor ' Lol ! They know me so well !

Todays cards fit well with the autumnal theme as they use rich colours and have a 'cosy' feel to them...

The card base is Midnight Muse with a little bit of Summer Starfruit as an accent colour. The designer paper is from the Comfort Cafe pack. Love the fact that there are templates to pierce holes to match the framelits.
French Foliage this time- a very autumnal set and great for male and female cards.

  • Still on my mission to make something Christmassy in each colour combination ! Like that new Midnight Muse ribbon ? By using the ribbon border punch, you can be more economical with the actual ribbon !

We also made a little treat box to hold a couple of chocolates, more Comfort Cafe  paper.

Right, going to get ready to watch Stricly and X Factor - and no I haven't made a mess - YET lol !

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Tell me what you want , really,really want !

Evening all,

Wednesday and class day again today, the weeks just seem to be getting faster and faster !

I had intended to show you what we've been up to today but by the time I'd realised I hadn't taken the photos, it was too dark so I will show you next time.

Instead todays offering is a door hanger we made a few weeks ago  with a certain bearded gentleman in mind .......

Like most punch art I'm not sure who is the original designer but I saw it on the blog of US demo Kirsteen Gill and really enjoyed making it.

It wont be long now til the real version will be visiting ( assuming you've been good of course lol ) so if you would like him to bring you some Stampin Up goodies just register your wish list with me, point your nearest and dearest in my direction, and I'll make sure you get what you (really, really ) want !!

Off to give Rudolph his tea lol !

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Betsy's Blossoms

Evening all, hope you are well.

Just a quick post tonight to show you some of the new products we played with at my class on Wednesday.  Betsy's Blossoms was the new stamp set and it coordinates with the Floral District papers which are fab and also lend themselves to various colour combinations.

My colour choice this time was Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron and Lucky Limeade which I really liked..........

The Blossom punch works fantastically with the large round stamp.

My class ladies know I love my scrunched up flowers and the new smaller scalloped circle punch makes such cute flowers. Sentiment is from Itty Bitty Banners.

We also made a CD holder as a suggestion for gift wrapping those popular Christmas gifts.

I'm still on a mission to do Christmas in each colour combination lol !

 Hope you like ?

Must dash I'm off for an all singing, all dancing Saturday night - even if it is only the Saturday night telly version anyway lol !!

Monday, 1 October 2012

Happy New Catalogue !

Happy Monday to you and a very happy one it is too !

Todays is the launch day of the new Annual Catalogue and I was up bright and early to process my order for my lovely class ladies ( and a few things happened to creep in for me too, dont know how that happened lol ). I was ready for the school run in record time for a Monday morning and we even remembered it was 'dress up as a Roald Dahl character day ' which caught out a few parents this morning !

Stampin Up have also come up with another fantastic offer, anyone who joins as a demonstrator during October or November will qualify for a free pack of £9.95 Designer paper each month for SIX months - how good is that ? As the Starter Kit only costs £99 and contains products of YOUR choice up to £130 this could be a perfect way of working your way down your new catalogue wish list. Remember you get a discount too, what are you waiting for lol ? If you would like any more information please email me on and I will be happy to answer your questions.

Todays project is a mini pizza box I made for the Shoebox Swap a few weeks ago but it includes lots of new products  - another perk of being a demo, you get to play with some goodies in advance and some can be earned for free too !
Butterflies are from Make a Cake p44, sentiment from Itty Bitty Banners p134 and paper is from Patio Party p165, oh and the ribbon is new too !

I also made a matching giftcard holder too.

Why not clink on the link on the right and have a good look at all the fab new goodies. Remember Santa will be coming all too soon and I am offering a Gift List service so register your Wish List and get the pressies you really want !

Back with more new items next time x