Tuesday, 14 November 2017

A bit of bling

I'm back from Birmingham.... and its another busy week in the studio. This morning we made a 6" square box during card and a cuppa. This afternoon in the Tuesday afternoon class I repeated last Wednesdays class with the decorated mini easels.
On Thursday its Stamp A Sack. Whats that I hear you ask or shouldn't that be stamp a stack, well yes!
I had miss heard or mis spelt originally when I became a demonstrator with Stampin'Up so Stamp a Sack has stuck and on the day everyone gets a paper 'sack' to put their cards in as they complete them.
This year we are making 24 cards, 4 each of 6 designs, so nothing complicated but it is very bling. We are using the year of cheer paper.  Today I bring you a picture of all 6 designs then as the week goes on I will bring you more detail about them.

I love these, they look so classy, three gold and 3 silver.

Sunday, 12 November 2017


Yesterday it was 'On Stage'. That is another name for a Stampin'Up conference. Its a brilliant day where lots of stampin'up demonstrators get together. We chat, we talk business, we craft and we get to see the next set of new products. Its now an ideal time to join my team of demonstrators, get into the swing of what it is all about then come with me in April to the next On Stage event.
At On Stage we take swaps, this is a Stampin'Up tradition. I have made 50 of my swaps, it won't be enough for everyone but it does mean I will come home with 50 beautiful makes form 50 other demonstrators. I always find these inspiring.
My swaps..... a little bit of chocolate counts for a lot on these days. all 50 of them,

I have used the 'In this world' stamp set in Dapper Denim on Dapper Denim card. Both sentiments and the image are stamps in this set. The happiness is die cut with the stitch framlits. They are now permanently out on my big shot. In side each bag is a Twilight chocolate.

I'll be back on Tuesday with my very glam christmas cards we are making for the Stamp a Sack this Thursday and next Thursday.
Happy crafting everyone.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Finale every who is starring!

The last page has everyone including the dashund,  table and biscuits for santa and a dissappearing mouse who has appeared on every page....had you spotted him?  He also has a starring role on the front cover.

I hope you like it as much as I do.

Friday, 10 November 2017

The Nutcracker

Here he is on page 4. Love the poem for this page but couldn't carry it through onto the page, but he does look like he has just popped up out of a box.

...............and that tree again. I think if that had been the only 6 dies in the pack I would have bought it but there are 20! Yes 20 dies including the staircase, the parcels the 6 parts of the tree and lots of others.
Christmas staircase dies      144679

New hostess code for the month is RN723RGW      
For all those who spend online between £25 and £149 I will send you a FREE class pass for January. If you are not local I will send you a pack of 4 cards and instructions.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Star Book Page 3 Sugar Plum Fairy

Its time for the sugar plum fairy to arrive. Another room, another wallpaper, the same DSP pack.

I so enjoyed creating the background for this page, A little water-colouring and some fussy cutting. Those chairs from the 'In this world' stamp set are just right.

In this world stamp set                                      142562
Sugarplum dreams stamp set                            144908
Bundle of love designer paper.                          144143
Hearth and homes Thinlets (for the window)    139666
Wall embossing folder                                       138288

New hostess code for the month is RN723RGW      
For all those who spend online between £25 and £149 I will send you a FREE class pass for January. 

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Star Book page 2

Page two is about the fight that takes place in the story between the rats dressed as soldiers, there are other protagonists but its the rat that there is a stamp for. I have coloured them in red and green but half have a red uniform and green cape the others are green uniform and red cape. I havealso used the 'misti' to get the stamp reversed image so they have the sword in the other hand! neat.

They are just so cute with their puzzled little faces. Each nose has a tiny drop of fine tip glue so that its really shiny. If you can read the verse I apologise, poetry is really not my thing. If you can improve it please send me your verses

If you shop for this lovely little set in my online shop use the hostess code, spend £25 - £149 and get a free class pass for January.
If you click on the stamp number it will take you into my shop on the page for that stamp set.
Sugar Plum Dreams     144908

Hostess cade is RN723RGW. 

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Mini Easels

The second Wednesday of the month is a class with some very long term friends.  We talk, laugh and cry together. We also craft together. This month rather than cards the ladies asked if they could do a mini easel in the style of one that has been on my shelf of favourite bits for quite a long time.
I had a lot of fun making these, seasonal but not too christmassy!

The detail

There is daubing, layering, stamping, punching, bow tying and die cutting on. A little heat embossing on the christmas one. So lots of techniques gathered into one little project.