Saturday, 29 June 2013

Playing with clay

Morning all,

Don't know about you but time seems to be whizzing by ! Dear daughter informed me the other day it was only 6 months til Christmas ( and their birthdays) and only 3 weeks left at school !! Turning over the calendar for July and there is something on virtually every day, leavers performance, high school induction, work experience, parents evening,music concert, end of term disco, Duke of Edinburgh expedition,class meal out, ride in a limo, 2 birthday parties etc etc- I think my girls need their own social secretaries lol. Will be needing a holiday !

Also NEXT WEEK sees the start of the new Stampin' Up annual catalogue, yippee ! Must find time to write my wish list, or at least the very urgent 'must haves'. Today's projects include a couple of new items, Mosaic Madness stamp set and punch and some embellishments made with SU clay and moulds. My class ladies loved playing with these and I hope Stampin' Up have stocked up as I know these are going to be very popular......

The moulds have 3 different size flowers and some cute buttons too.

We also made a sweet little milk carton carrier, which is quick and easy using the milk carton die

Which reminds me I have also got teacher gifts to think about ... Better get started ! x





Wednesday, 19 June 2013

LOVE Letter It

Morning all,

I know it's unusual for me to post at this time of day but I was up bright and early this morning. Isabel has gone on a school trip to London and had to be at school by 6.30 am!
They have been invited by our local MP to look around the inside of the Houses of Parliament and have a question and answer session planned. I would love to be a fly on the wall as she told me some of the things her classmates want to know lol ! Good job politicians are such experts at avoiding awkward questions !

Today's projects feature the sadly retiring alphabet stamp set , Letter It. This is such an easy alphabet to use as the shape is easy to cut out so no worries about the letters not being lined up. We made this anniversary card at my class last week.....

I did take the whole alphabet and suggest that the ladies could use any other four letter word but luckily they decided not to !!!

I have also previously made a few cute little signs using this set....

It is still available but only for a few more days so get in touch quickly if you would like to order it.

Better go and pack my bag ready for a fun morning with my Wednesday class again, being as I have been up so early I have no excuses for forgetting anything today and am even treating them to a look at some new products too ! Show you next time !


Saturday, 15 June 2013

Going, going, gone

Evening All,

Having a good weekend ? It's been more like April here today with the showers and my washing has been in and out all day.

The cards I've got to show you today are a couple that we made at my Wednesday class and featuring retiring stamp sets, French Foliage and Nature Walk. Sadly, French Foliage has now sold out but I think Nature Walk is still available so the moral of the tale is, if there is something you've got your eye on , get it quick !

Colours are Soft Suede, Pool Party, More Mustard and the returning Pear Pizzazz.

Not long now til the new catalogue and one of the benefits of being a demonstrator is that I get to preorder some goodies. Hopefully I will have something to show you very soon.

Don't forget to check out the retirement list before it is too late !


Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Fantastic Fabric !

Evening all,

A little shopping trip yesterday resulted in me buying something new to store my ink pads in, which then led to a massive tidy up of my desk !!! While it's tidy (even 1 day later, but I have been to work lol!) I thought I would show you my little crafty corner.........

And what I really wanted to show you is my pretty bunting ! I can't take the credit for making it myself but it is made with the gorgeous Stampin' Up Twitterpated fabric which is now reduced by 40% to only £5.37 and there is still enough leftover to make a few more bits and pieces.

Sweet isn't it ?
And my inkpads - look at all those new unlabelled ones, watch this space !

Haven't quite decided how I am going to arrange them yet - Colour families or similar colours together ? Any suggestions ?

And just in case Hubby is reading, that is all my punches - for everyone else those are just the ones that wouldn't fit in the full drawer full lol !!!!!

Rest of my craft room still needs tidying, need to create some space for some lovely new stamp sets and some beautiful new colour card stock. Exciting times ! x


Friday, 7 June 2013


Morning, and a beautiful one it is too !

Do you ever have an idea for a card come to you and then have to make it there and then ? Well, that's what happened this morning and although I have a list of jobs planned for today I have got a little sidetracked first.

The card is using another image from the Best of Flowers set and when I first saw this stamp I thought it had a Victoriana feel to it and this is what I came up with .....

This is a large A5 size card and looks very ornate but really it is very simple and the products do all the work ! I cut the ornate frame out of one of the pieces from the Poetry Prints papers and used a couple of embossing folders folders to make the smaller frame and 'lace' detail.

A few pearls and a couple of flowers from the gorgeous Vanilla trim. Colours are Midnight Muse and Crumb Cake.

Oh and a bit of scoring with my Scoreboard. Hope you like ? I think this Best of Flowers set is going to be very popular, especially as it is only £13.95. If you would like to order it ( or anything else) please get in touch.

Now I had better get started on what I am supposed to be doing lol !!!


Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Best of Flowers

Evening All,

Where has all the sunshine gone ? I was hoping to come back from my class today and sit out in the garden but it has been very overcast. However there was something to cheer me up .......

Not 1 but 2 boxes of Stampin' Up loveliness !!! You will have to wait to see some of the contents though .

Something I can tell you about is a limited edition stamp set. To celebrate Stampin' Up's 25 th Anniversary they are reintroducing some old images ( mixed with a few new ones) to create a Best Of set and this is the Best of Flowers......

The sets are only available in clear and cost £13.95. I like them all , in different ways but my first pick out of the box was the beautiful hydrangea and this is what I came up with.......

Colours are Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder, very pretty and fresh. I have also used the ever so useful Tiny Tags set which are sadly on the retired list so if you need the new limited edition set or an old favourite please get in touch quickly.

Got to go and explore those boxes, not sure whether I want sunshine or crafting weather now lol !


Saturday, 1 June 2013

Good Intentions

Well hello, long time , no speak. I have had a little break from blogging but am now back with good intentions and plan to update you on a regular basis.

There is so much going on in the Stampin' Up! world at the moment, I don't really know where to start - but in terms of urgency you MUST check out the Retirement List.

As the picture says, there really is 'Something for Everyone'. Some of my favourite stamp sets are retiring  (sob) so if there is something you want ,get in touch quickly because they are only while stocks last.
This is the link for the stamp sets
and this is for the accessories

Some of the papers are HALF PRICE and the fabric is reduced too! Take a look, choose yourself a bargain and then email me at and I will be pleased to order for you.

Back next time with something pretty from a NEW stamp set !