Friday, 30 December 2016


Cards that do something are a favourite with me so when I received these 2 I was a very happy bunny! The first is a multi tasking card. It's  a card and a gift all in one ! Made by the lovely  Rebecca Willmore

This little beauty is so sweet. A little take on the popular twist and pop card made by the very cleaver Pauline Barnfather 

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Five for fun...

These 5 gorgeous cards were created by our team mates and all feature stamps and product from the up coming Spring summer catalogue and the fantastic Sale-a-Bration offers that all start on the 4th of  January and are exclusive to stampin up  ☺
This beauty is by Fiona Whitten
This cutie is by Kim Fee

This sweet one is by Bridget Metcalf

The elegant card is by Lesley Lendon 


And last but most definitely least this lovely card by Jan Frances-Dicks 

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Star swaps. ..

Today I'm sharing the card I created for a recent group swap held between some of our fellow Stampin ' Up!  Demonstrators.
My card is a monotone using silver and a soft green shade called mint macaron.
The stamps used are all going to appear in the up coming Spring summer catalogue from Stampin ' Up! . If you'd like a copy please contact us and we'll get one in the post to you ☺

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Congratulations. .

Today's inspiration was inspired by the little gift bag. I was lucky enough to meet Rosie Minors at the Stampin ' Up! OnStage local event in November. Rosie and her team were creating in the hotel we were all staying in and being a crafters they allowed us to join in the fun ☺so I was  lucky enough to make one too 😉 so inspired by the bag I created a coordinating card ☺

Friday, 23 December 2016

Selection pack...

Today's samples are a selection from various class we've held this year Gill and I really enjoy holding these events. We have a great time planning for and designing for these classes as well as having lots of fun and laughter with the lovely people who attended them.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Paisley and posies...

Today's card is one that we shared at a recent all day class. This sample shows partial die cutting. The products used in this card are from the Paisley and Posies from Stampin ' Up! winter catalogue that are being carried over in the new year ..yay ☺

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Home alone ...

Today's samples were cased from Kim Jolley . She calls the technique foolproof watercolouring and she's  right it's a great technique that is very easy and very simple to do.
Here's my take on her work and the samples that the attendees created at one of recent classes.
Hope you like them☺ they remind me very much of Christmas in New York and the film Home Alone..lost in New York! Lol

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

And next.....

For the next 2 weeks we'll be sharing projects we've created for classes,pictures of some of the class attendees creations and swaps and samples we've been lucky enough to recieve from other crafters.
To start this off today's inspiration is from one of our most recent class's creations.Hope you enjoy the inspiration ☺

Friday, 16 December 2016

Cheerful Tags and Here's to Cheers - Day 5

As this is the last day for Cheerful Tags this week, I've gone multi-coloured!
Which is very unlike me!

Using Real Red and Whisper White cardstock, Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive and 
Rich Razzleberry Ink. I stamped all over the white card base with 4 different message from the set.

 Randomly stamped, I then gutted the big mat by cutting into the centre 2cm all round. 
The same on the next layer so I then had the 3 rectangles.

These were then matted onto the Real Red mats and stuck using dimensionals/foam pads.

The final message was punched out and layered onto the re Glimmer Paper.
 These were each punched out using the 1 3/4" and 2" Circle punches.

Thank you for popping by again this week. 
Please call in next week to see what's in store.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Cheerful Tags - Day 4

Today's card is an easel card.
Simple and easy to put together as always.
I used Pink Pirouette and Basic Gray cardstock with the gorgeous
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.

The scalloped circles surrounding the central hole were cut using 2 sizes of dies from
the Layering circles Framelits.

I suspended the circles, which have been double sided with Silver Metallic Thread. 
I twisted the thread so that the circles move.

I punched tiny holes using the 1/16th" hand held punch to thread the metallic thread through.

The front panel was embossed with Holly embossing folder.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Cheerful Tags - Day 3

Today's card was one of the simplest and quickest cards to make.

I used Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant cardstock in layers. 
To add some texture, the base mat was embossed with Festive,
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

One simple message on the first mat, then I changed the colour mats using Layering Ovals Framelits.

I repeated the die-cutting of the same size mat onto the 3 different colours.

Very quick, very simple and effective.