Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Hugs from Shelli


Shelli Gardner is the wonderful lady who started Stampin'Up over 30 years ago. In America they have a monthly subscription called Paper Pumpkin. Every month a box of goodies drops through the letter box and what is in it, is a surprise.
Tonight from 11 o clock a Paper Pumpkin box called 'Hugs from Shelli' is available in the European market. This is going to be so popular.
In the box will be:-

A set of exclusive stamps
One classic ink spot
Paper and crafting materials to create 12 cards (3 cards of 4 designs)
12 co ordinating envelopes
Adhesives and embellishments.


Coordinating colours for this kit are :- Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla, one or two of my favourites.



At onstage we made one of the cards that is in the kit.  These are so great for everyone new to stamping, you only need to stamp the sentiment. The putting together is simple but you finish with a really lovely looking card. I am ordering mine tonight. If you want me to add one to my order for you get in contact in the next hour, or order online  here



  • These are the bits we got in our kit. I didn't get the stamp set to bring home but I do have lots of other sentiments that I could add to this card. 
  • My order will go in at 11.30 this evening. Message me to get your order added to it. k x

Monday, 6 May 2019

Let it ride again



Another project, this time 3d or better still home decor. The house we are buying obviously has a little girl mad keen on horse riding, there was a saddle in the hall and one of the bedroom walls was covered in rosettes. So this is a bit of a nod to her.
This is one of my favourite type of makes. I think all the new sets I buy will get this treatment in some way.


I have used all the image stamps in the set and two of the sentiments.. The grasses in the bottom left are from another stamp set I just had handy. I bought a pkt of horse themed embellishments and used the horse shoe here. The rosette I made with an odd piece of the thin Christmas dsp I had left over.. Really enjoyed this creative afternoons work.



What do you think?

Friday, 3 May 2019

Let it ride.

Other than a big batch of wedding invitations, tags for the table gifts and place names I haven't done much crafting.

The one set I have had out and actually haven't put away yet is the 'Let it Ride 'stamp set. This was in the spring/summer catalogue and is carrying forward.

At Christmas I had a card from a friend in this style - a style I hadn't tried before so this is a bit of a fancy fold. I did enjoy doing it. Picking up a pkt of those tiny magnets in a local newsagents for only 99p (very cheap) I had solved the closure problem too.


This is a side view


And the inside.


I have used the crackle large background stamp on all the faces. I really enjoyed making this one. Thank you for the inspiration Shirley.


Products used.
Let it Ride                 148765                         Crackle background    148752



Wednesday, 1 May 2019

New Beginnings 2

A quick post today. I have just updated the 'Join my Team' page.

Starting to day and whilst stocks last is the limited edition Product Medley called Everything is Rosy.
This is a product aimed at the 'avid' crafter. Those who like co-ordination, have to have everything, love to create in their own style. Its is beautiful with touches of rose gold.



In the package you will get:-

  Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps* Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8" x 1" (7.3 x 2.5 cm)* 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs* 6" x 6" rose gold foil paper—8 sheets* Printed die cuts—2 sheets* Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs* Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4" (6.4 mm)* Melon Mambo 1/4" (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)* Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8" (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)* Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

You could just buy this wonderful product medley or you could use it as the base of a starter kit and join my team of demonstrators.
I am ordering my Everything is Rosy suite tomorrow as I also get to order from the new catalogue…. that’s one of the brilliant parts of being a demonstrator you get to get stuff early! So would you like to get your hands on new products early? This kit makes a great focus for a starter kit.

Start with the Everything is Rosy bundle, add 2 matching ink pads, Night of navy and Melon Mambo, plus card stock in these two colours. A pack of Whisper White notecards and envelopes, Night of Navy light and dark blender pen, Dimensionals, tombo and  block A that totals £129.25.

As a starter kit all this would be yours for £99 and free postage. Whether you want a new hobby or to start your own business this could be the most wonderful starting point. So who is going to join?

There are more details about being a demonstrator on the join my team page. I look forward to hearing from you.

To buy the  Product Medley:- 150099 this link takes you direct to my online shop. Use the hostess code 36JHDPSV and I will send you a small crafty gift before the end of the month.


Monday, 29 April 2019

New Beginnings

I'm back!
After closing the studio, moving house again, and becoming grandparents for the first time it has been a very busy 6 months. We actually get the keys for OUR house a week on Friday and we become grandparents for the second time later in the year. So I don't think life is going to get less busy!

Having moved to a new area of the country and knowing no one at all, it's time for me to get back to crafting and meeting crafty people. Its wonderful to just loose a few hours playing with ink, rubber stamps and card with a bit of beautiful designer paper thrown in. The creative mojo is a bit hit and miss still but it will get going as I find more time and space to create.

So where are we. At the moment we are renting in Shipston on Stour. A beautiful small market town in the north of the cotswolds. 8 miles south of Stratford upon Avon. Beautiful rolling countryside, wide open skies and very rural. Even though we lived on the edge of Halifax it was more moorland than rural around us. This is agricultural rural. We have done quite a bit of 'guess the plant type'.... its easy now the oil seed rape is in flower - bright yellow, you can't miss that but the other stuff we are not sure! Where we are moving to is a small village with a shop, a post office, a pub and a church so all the essentials. But more on that later.

Today I want to share some pictures of my beautiful grandson Jasper.
To say we are besotted is an understatement. Born 2 weeks early weighing 6lb 10 oz. I must admit I was quite nervous of holding him at first but now it just takes me back...... so many years. This is the day he was born





















And here he is 4 weeks old



















And now at 21/2 months old with his wonderful Mummy.       

The light in the second pic is not good but hes starting to smile - got to love him. 



I am going to try and blog twice a week, Monday and Thursday, next time I will have new makes for you. Some of them using items from the new catalogue.... thats exciting too. If you have ordered in the last 12 months you will get a catalogue in the post. If not please get in contact karen@krafting.co.uk



Sunday, 18 November 2018

All good things come to an end.

On Tuesday afternoon it will be the last class in my studio. I have started to pack up as we are moving house 250 miles south from West Yorkshire to the Cotswolds. The actual move won't happen until January but the studio will close at the end of this month. I still don't know how or where I am going to have some craft stuff at home as we are living in a tiny rented flat at the moment.

However back to Tuesday afternoon. I have 5 places left. Join me to create this really pretty tin of cards. With the festive season upon us the tins are full of Christmas cards. I have used the limited time offered Snow is Glistening stamp set which I love. I shall be using this for my own cards too.


In making these cards I haven't used the main image of the tree which is very beautiful but the other stams in the set, along with the matching dies. These little mini cards are so useful to pop in with a present.



Here I have decorated the edge of the envelopes. 


A tin full!


And the decorated tin. Love this project. If you fancy joining me for the grand finale message me here




Shopping
Snow is Glistening.   149742

dies                             149692




Friday, 16 November 2018

Stamp and hop, blog hop. Casing the annual catalogue


Welcome to the November Stamp'n Hop. This months theme is casing the annual catalogue.
Thanks to Susan for her lovely makes.

I still have a long list of what I want to order from the annual catalogue so joining this hop was brilliant for me. This arrived on my desk a week ago.
 I love a punch that matches a stamp set and I love 3d so I have cased from pg 47.






































I had to do a christmas one.


I have kept this one very simple, just christmas green and red. and I have stamped and punched to make them look like mini poinsettia. I have to admit I am not very good at keeping these plants alive long after Christmas!






Now its time to hop over to Mo's page to see what she has made.