Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Christmas is coming early this year

I have signed up to hold a craft stall in our hospital to raise money for the Yorkshire Cancer Centre.   It isn't until November but I am already starting to panic that I won't be able to make enough cards etc.

Fortunately,  I am not doing it alone - my good friend and fellow SU demo Anita is on board too.

So I have been playing with some Christmas design ideas.  I have requested to borrow some retired Christmas stamp sets from other demonstrators to get me started as the new autumn/winter seasonal catalogue has not been released yet!

My first project uses cardstock in cherry cobbler, gumball green and crumb cake.   Cherry cobbler and gumball green ink, woodgrain stamp, scallop circle and circle punches.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Polka dot pieces class

I had such a lovely day yesterday teaching 14 lovely ladies at the summer papercraft workshop I ran with Kylie Henshaw

We used the lovely new Polka Dot Pieces stamp set.  Each of our crafters received their own set to use and take home.

We made 3 beautiful cards and a simple 2, 4, 6, 8 box.  It was great to see all the ladies enjoying themselves and putting their own creative twist on our designs.

If you would like to join us next time look at my event's page and visit Kylie's blog for her class dates.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Simply sketched

I have been playing with the latest in colours and the gorgeous exclusive hostess stamp sets - simply sketched.

This beautiful set is only available to our hostesses when their workshop order exceeds £150.  To make your hostess benefits go even further, these exclusive sets are also discounted.  This set has a retail value of £18.95 but only costs you £13!  WOW!

The 3 images are just lovely and the sentiments make it a really versatile set.  You could really make a card for pretty much anybody - or a beautiful home decor project.

I made a little set of thank you cards which I plan to make matching box for later.  I used very vanilla cardstock and the five new colours for 2013-15.  Baked brown sugar,  strawberry slush, pistachio pudding, crisp cantaloupe and coastal cabana.

Friday, 5 July 2013

A little birthday something

I got my new in colour bundle of ink and cardstock and I could not wait to make something.
It is my (almost) ) sister-in-law's birthday and I decided to make her my guinea-pig!

The colours are crisp cantaloupe and very vanilla for the cardstock.   Then I've used crisp cantaloupe,  strawberry slush,  pistachio pudding and baked brown sugar inks.
I've teamed this up with the ever popular papillon potpourri stamp set and coordinating elegant butterfly punch.   My lovely "L" was cut with the alphabet bigz die and the edges distressed using a sponge dauber and some baked brown sugar ink.
I've added a little bling with pearls and rhinestones - it is for a birthday after all!  Then I just popped it all into a picture frame minus the glass. Voilà!