Friday, 25 May 2012

and it smells wonderful - I have used the new cherry scented embossing powder.
You'll notice a theme on my latest cards - I've just bought the modern label punch so it will be on lots of things I make for the next week or so.  

Again some lucky ladies will be making this at one of my forthcoming events.

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Thursday, 24 May 2012

                                                        MIXED BUNCH MAKE AND TAKES

Here are 3 versions of the same design  - I'm getting ready for 2 workshops and an open house so lots of you will be making these over the coming days.
This is a great set and it has a matching punch which makes everything so easy.
The set itself was a giveaway at the recent regional training I attended - that's one thing with Stampin Up there are lots of different ways to earn/receive free craft goodies. Another of my favourites at the moment is apothecary art and that was another freebie for me as I had achieved my Stampin Start targets within the first 3 months. Ask me for more details if any of you are interested in signing up as a demonstrator.

So looking forward to a feast of crafting - and I do hope you all stick things on a little straighter than I have done!

Monday, 21 May 2012

Mum .... we need a pinata for next Monday !

At my daughter's guides they were allocating who would bring what to their jubilee party - and Anna decided that, as she has never had one before,  her contribution would be a pinata.  You can imagine my joy at being told that - we could have baked cakes, or bought napkins - but no - we're making a pinata!

When I told her it was made of paper mache and would take all week she did not look happy and just asked if we could buy one instead. At our house we MAKE things we don't buy them.

So that will be me - and her - busy with newspaper and glue for the rest of the week. If you're lucky I will show you the finished item - but be warned if I have to paint the thing it will not be as pretty as my Stampin Up cards.

Friday, 18 May 2012

              OPEN HOUSE Saturday 26th May 11 - 4

Come along to see and try out lots of the new Stampin Up goodies from the Summer mini catalogue.
There will be demonstrations, make and takes, raffle, refreshments and the opportunity to purchase your favourites.

I'm based in Newcastle, Staffordsshire so if you live close by please email me on for details and to reserve your free place.

Pictures of the make and takes to follow soon !

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Many apologies for my lack of posts.

So in the last couple of weeks we have had a serious family illness but the news is getting better everyday now so that a huge relief.

On the Stampin Up front I attended my first ever regional training session. It was great fun, I learnt loads, met some great people and got some fantastic ideas. If only I had enough time to put them all into practice,

The card above was going to be my swap for the event. However the evening before I realised I had been too ambitious and in the end did a pared down version on white. Still really pretty though - this is one of my favourite sets at the moment( apothecary art) and I just love the new framelits dies.
Rich razzleberry is one of my favourite colours too,
Add a comment to let me know your favourites.