Monday, February 28, 2011

Sorry For Lazyness


Seems it is a while since I posted a project. Half term meant no time to play in my craft room. Hope this little gift bag makes up for it. Instructions available just e-mail me. Xxx

Had a great, (if wet!) weekend in Wales visiting family and friends.  So nice to see everybody.   Actually managed to get a chance to do everything we set out to do including DH seeing his beloved Leeds play Swansea, see the sea and catch up with everyone, we even managed an evening out without the boys - wow!

Managed to do a load of jobs around the house yesterday too and stuff like finish the homework and DH cooked a fab meal for us Saturday and Sunday night which I was really grateful for I can tell you.

Motto for the day - you only live once so try and enjoy Mondays as there is something special in every day and Monday has the most potential... SMILE! (Fed up with people wishing the week away and wishing for Friday, no way to live life that sorry x x)



Sunday, February 20, 2011

Explore Your Creativity with Stampin' Up!

Please Enjoy the chance to hear our co-founder explain the joys of Stampin' Up  Some products are US only but we will be getting many of them in the future... watch this space :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Missing the Sale-a-Bration offers could SERIOUSLY damage your stash pile LOL....

Seriously we only have... well see the counter at the top right of this blog, left to go so that means you can still get in and earn freebies....

SIGN UP FOR DEMONSTRATOR DISCOUNTS WITH THE STARTER KIT FOR ONLY £119 worth over £230.. and you have 20% discount with no commitment to stay with the company, AND.... a fantastic starter kit with everything you need to get going  AND ... £45 free stamp set yes you heard me £45 set FOR FREE...  If you are considering signing up do it befor 28th Feb or you will miss out on this great offer!

Hold a qualifying workshop to earn FREE hostess stamp sets, products and a FREE SAB stamp set on top of the usual hostess benefits.... just ask a few friends round, a few nibbles and refreshments and I can provide an evening of fun, creativity, freebies and friendship.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

A Card For Niki

I made this to go with some DSP samples for my lovely new downline.
Have a lovely sunny Monday.

Again I was having so much fun on Saturday I forgot to take photos. Thanks to everyone who came and I promise I will do it again in March.

If you are interested e-mail me. It will be on a Saturday afternoon next time as most people preferred that.

First come first served and I already have a few people who didn't make it this time and some who did.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A hint of spring

Snowdrops were my Gran's favourite flower and I can see why.   They really are the first real glimpse of the spring to come.   Hope they put a smile on your face as they did mine :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

I Am Really Really Pleased With This

It shows you can use traditional three colour distressing techniques with Stampin' Up! Colours.

I used Marina Mist, Pacific Point and Night of Navy.   I will try and work on some other colour combinations later.   I clear embossed the bliss stamp then sponged the colours.   I will try and put a tutorial together over the weekend to show exactly how to build up the colour.   If you are coming on Saturday I will be showing you then (with luscious reds).   I then used the Life is Beautiful stamp but the bliss stamp looks great too.  

I then went mad and made a rosette at the bottom.  

I am really really pleased with the way this turned out and I really enjoyed doing it, my creative vibe was definitely there -  the design above is 90% mine but I do have to acknowledge an influence from Kimberley Van Diepen for the idea which kick started it in the first place.  (see Stampin By The Sea blog).   Love Kimberley she is such a sweetie.

Have fun.

Here's a close-up.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

For Someone Special

I made this for a great guy who has been in the wars lately.   Sent it with a little something to cheer him up.   Hope you are feeling a lot better C x x x

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


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Join me and learn unique techniques that you can use on projects of all kinds. Make cards for Valentine’s Day or simply to say you care anytime of the year. The cards and techniques range from simple to sublime - giving you choices of the perfect card for everyone on your list. Cards are designed with kids, guys, and friends in mind. Create these special cards and pop-up treat box for a school class, co-workers, family, friends, and your sweetheart - let your love burst out joyfully! Contact me today to join the fun!
I will supply everything you need and you get to go home with whatever you have made , printed instructions and some great new skills.
Date: 12th February 2011
Register By:  5th February 2011
Time:   10:00 am -12 ish
Place:  MY HOUSE
Class Fee: £6:00 Including supplies to make cards, instructions and £6:00 discount if you you order from the ideas book and catalogue to a value of more than £6:00 .