Saturday, 23 January 2010

Greenhouse Garden

Here are the samples made using this lovely set as promised.

This made is with lavender lace, perfect plum and very vanilla cardstock, inks and ribbon. The sentiment is from Oval All. I have added a touch of Dazzling Diamonds to the flower centres and along some of the darker lines.

The cardstock used here is cameo coral, close to cocoa and whisper white. The stamping has been done using the method demonstrated by Jo at the Peterborough training. You make your own ink pad on a small piece of felt or a dried baby wipe by adding drops of various coloured re-inkers. For this one, I used summer sun, cameo coral, ruby red and pumpkin pie.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Feeling sorry for myself!

Yes, definitely feeling sorry for myself as I'm not feeling too good at the moment. I started last Friday with a sore throat and have gone rapidly downhill since then, resulting in a horrible chesty cough which has kept both Dave and I awake for the last 3 nights.Today I decided enough was enough and stayed off work.

On to more interesting things.... card making of course....what could be more interesting than that? I wasn't going to post a picture of Rich's birthday card as I didn't use SU products but I've changed my mind now so here it is.

Actually I lied cos I used SU card. I wanted to make a big A4 card for a big A4 lad and as he likes Minis and has one in the garage (albeit in pieces), I found this decoupage I had. He was quite impressed with the fact that it was 3D.

And here's 2 more cards for you. Another SAB sample using the Good Neighbours set. The card stock is ruby red, garden green and creamy caramel. The trees are stamped in garden green, chocolate chip and always artichoke.

And finally one made using the Simply Said stamp set in my favourite colours: taken with teal, night of navy and whisper white. I used the Watercolor vine jumbo wheel for the white layer.
I made this card using Carol's sketch fun pattern.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

What is a Virtual Workshop?

A Virtual Workshop is a group of 10 people who commit to spending a set amount on items from the current Stampin Up catalogue and receive hostess benefits for their commitment.

What is involved?

You agree to spend a minimum £15 /month plus postage on items from the current catalogue, paying the monies to the demonstrator with the order. This can be paid by Paypal, cheque or cash.

What are the benefits?
  • You steadily increase your Stampin Up products by spreading the cost and without having to attend a workshop.
  • Once in the 10 months, you are the virtual hostess and as such will receive a Level 1 hostess gift of your choice (These sets cannot be bought) and also and additional £15 to spend in the catalogue.
  • You will receive a free current catalogue and any mini catalogues published during the 10 months.
  • You will occasionally receive a free samples/gifts/projects with your order (supplied by me personally)
  • You will be informed of and can participate in any promotions or offers available during the 10 months.
  • You will find a package of high quality crafting goodies on your doorstep every month.
You can choose to take up more than one place in the club if you would prefer to spend more each month. Your turn as a hostess would obviously then increase by the number of places you take. For example; if you take up two places and spend £30/month plus p&p, then get to be the hostess and have all the benefits twice.
If you would like to participate, please contact me at:
The big day has arrived for the birthday boy but as yet he hasn't emerged from his cave, so I thought I'd just do a quick post to show you the money wallet I made to put his birthday 'millions' in. Actually I made this for him at Christmas but he gave me it back and said "You can use that again, Mum". Obviously a non-too-subtle hint. In fact I made 3 of these wallets, one for each of the three of them. Carrie's was Bashful Blue and Pretty in Pink (Well what did you expect? - she is my only daughter!) and Matt's was Olive Green and So Saffron, but as Rich's favourite colour of the moment is purple, here's his in Perfect Plum and Night of Navy

And have now managed to find pictures of the other two as well. Forgot I'd photo'ed them before I used them! Lol

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

It's going at last...

Well the snow is melting which means things are very wet and slushy here but it also means that the journey to SU training should be ok on Saturday. I was beginning to get a bit worried about it as I am really looking forward to it and have made 42 swaps. I didn't make the last training meeting and have a bag of Christmas swaps sitting in my cupboard. Well, you never know, they may come in handy next year if the Winter Post stamp set is still in the catalogue next year!

Also I have been working really hard to stay on top of my school work as obviously there'll be no time for that at the weekend, especially as it is my 'baby's' 21st birthday on Sunday too. I can't believe he's as old as that. it seems like only 5 minutes since he was a little blond curly-haired toddler.....ahhhhhh! I was tempted to post a photo of him as a toddler but he'd probably kill me and I really can't be bothered to go and search in the loft. We didn't have digital cameras in those days you know!

Anyway, here's a card I made for a crafting friend's birthday.

I used bashful blue textured card and ink, bashful blue patterned paper fromthe Designer Series Paper and the Garden Whimsy stamp set. The circles were made with my circle punches and my circle nesties. (This card was cased from kraftykate's posted on ILWS gallery)
And here's another little cutie one for you.......

...made with very vanilla and bravo burgundy and the Garden Whimsy set again. A cuttlebug embossing folder was used for the pattern.

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Happy New Year!

Yes I know I'm a bit late but am just a beginner at this and really don't know what I'm doing!

Anyway, welcome to my blog and the fantastic Sale-A-Bration where you can get yourself some fantastic free stamp sets when you stock up on your crafting goodies.

So what do you have to do?
Well firstly you can get any one of the free sets shown on the Sale-a-Bration brochure when you sepnd £45 on goods from the current catalogue. Not only that you can choose a free set for every £45 you spend. So if you spend £90 you get 2 sets etc.
Secondly if you host a workshop and your sales exceed £300, you can choose one of the same four sets.
Thirdly if you become a demonstrator during the Sale-A-Bration period (1st January - 28th February 2010), you can choose any stamp set from the current brochure up to the value of £38.95 and this is in addition to all the lovely sets you choose for your demonstrator's starter pack.
I really don't know how you can resist these fantastic offers. I know I couldn't and here are some of the cards I've already made with the Happy Moments set.