Sunday, 31 January 2010

Stamp With Us New Year Colour Challenge

Here is the card that I made for the first challenge on SWUS New Year - it was a colour challenge using
Hope you like it!

HAITIAN DISASTER RELIEF - make a difference!

On January 12, 2010 a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, leaving in its wake devastation so overwhelming that the Haitian people and their leaders can only look for help from the outside to cope. In the past, when terrorists attacked the Twin Towers, when a tsunami struck Indonesia, when a hurricane destroyed New Orleans, and when wildfires ravaged Australia, Stampin' Up! demonstrators stepped forward and showed their commitment to making a difference in the lives of others. This time is no different.

From now until 28 February, 2010, you can partner with Stampin' Up! to make a difference in the lives of those who continue to suffer from the effects of this devastating earthquake.

Stampin' Up! will set aside £1 from the sale of every Greenhouse Gardens stamp set and donate that money to the Red Cross’ International Response Fund. The Red Cross is already well-established in Haiti, and this money will be used to provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.

Act today, and start making a difference. Get in touch with me to order your Greenhouse Gardens stamp set!
Greenhouse Gardens - Ref No 113824 £22.95

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Belle Toile Get Well Soon

Here is a Get Well Soon card for my very good friend Chris (B) who is ill at the moment with Woman flu - yes it's the real thing!
I have "cased" one of Monica's cards here and have used the Belle Toile stamp -isn't it fabulous. I have used Whisper White and Black cardstock. Flowers made using the five petal punch.
So Chris - you had better get well soon - we can't have you missing any more card classes. Miss you lots!

Friday, 29 January 2010

Mistake card

This is the first card that I made the mistake with the cutting of, when I was crafting with Chris on Wednesday.
Not to be defeated I have had a go at salvaging something from it and I must confess it looks OK - just not how it should have been.
What do you think?
This uses Almost Amethyst and So Saffron Cardstock with Teaparty designer paper and So Saffron striped grosgrain ribbon.

Today I have been to Country Baskets at Leeds to buy little pink chiffon drawstring bags to put my little gifts for the Ladies at my Lady Captain's Drive In (in March). Quite exciting!! Can't wait for the gifts to arrive - but I'm not telling you what they are - you have to wait and see.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Bella Bleu

Well folks I am back from my jollies with a vengeance. I have high hopes of posting a card on here most days (notice that I didn't say every day!)
So here is my latest offering.

I went to Christine's today (sis-in-law) and we made this card using Kraft and Bordering Blue cardstock and the beautiful Bella Bleu designer paper. The stampsets used were Happy Everything and Itty Bitty Buds (Hostess Level 2). The scallop edge punch was used to make the corner pieces- I am quite pleased with these! The flower was made using the 5 petal flower punch with both the Bella Bleu paper and Bordering Blue cardstock with a button centre.
I have to confess that this was my second attempt as I cut the first one wrongly, but when I get a chance I will finish it off anyhow and post it - then you'll see where I went wrong. Meantime, enjoy!

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Julie's Jems Challenge

Here is the card that I have made for our Jems Colour Challenge.
The colours we were given were: Regal Rose, Close to Cocoa, Sage Shadow and Very Vanilla.
The Stamp sets are Flight of the Butterfly and Pocket Sillouettes and of course, I have used the Butterfly punch.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Clip Crop Crafts samples

Here are some samples that I've put together for CCC - different again from SU, but I am quite pleased with them.
Has a crisis this afternoon - went to get some card from my shelves, only to find that the card on the bottom shelf was wet - yes WET. Moved the shelves, and the bookcase that stood on top - a feat in itself cos there was a great amount of stash here. Took me over an hour just to shift the stash. After moving the shelf and book-case discovered water streaming down the wall. Panic Stations , wasn't quite sure what was causing it. When Barry came home he discovered that the downpipe from the flat roof of the craftroom had frozen solid and water was running off and under the roof, and as the pipe was blocked, it had found its way through a gap in the mortar and was seeping into the room. We boiled lots of water and Barry defrosted the downpipe, allowing the water from the roof to drain away safely. Then I spent hours doing mopping up operations. Consequently I have not been able to make any more SU sale-a-bration samples, thats why I posted the CCC samples instead.
Don't know what will happen tomorrow, the craft room is in a state with stash everywhere and if the weather is kind, my Tuesday class will be here at 11.30. Better get off to bed now and then get up early to sort out room tomorrow!

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Julie's Whimsical Words

What about this for a beautiful card then.
It belongs to my Stampin Up momma Julie and I think its fab - so much so that I have "cased" it (copy and share everything). Also as her photography is so much better than mine, I am just posting a copy of this from her blog - what cheek!!
Thanks Julie - feel free to case any of mine (if they are good enough)

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Whimsical Words with Happy Moments

Heres a combination of two of the sets. I am afraid that my photography skills do not do this card justice. The pretty in pink stamping is so subtle its difficult to photograph, so I tried to do a close up of the wording - not very successful, but you should get the gist of it. In case you can't read the words it says "The more candles the bigger the wish"

Happy Moments - for Chris

This little bird in a cage comes from the "Happy Moments" Sale-a-bration set of stamps. Remember, once this promotion finishes on the 28th February, they won't be available ever again! Get yours now - you know how to do it!

Friday, 8 January 2010

Good Neighbours

Here are two more pictures of my Sale-a-bration samples, this one is an easel card using "Good Neighbours"

Thursday, 7 January 2010

More Sale-a-bration samples

Once again, still in monochromatic mood, the "Good Neighbours" set used with a "Vintage Label"

Well you can see that I am still in my monochrome mood here, using only black and white with a little silver embossing to show off the "Vintage Label"

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Vintage Labels

And here's a sample using the "Vintage Labels" Sale-a-bration set!
The words are from "Happy Moments" and the flowers punched and stamped with "A Beautiful Thing". Quite like the monochrome look!

Sale-a-bration Sample

Hi there
here is what I hope will be the first of a few samples using the unique Sale-a-bration reward sets of stamps. This easel card uses the "Happy Moments" set - hope you like it, and remember, it could be yours absolutely free. Simply spend £45 during January/February and claim your free Sale-a-bration stamp set.
Alternatively - share these happy moments by hostessing a workshop in your own home, then if the sales total £300, you will receive a set free, as well as your usual hostess benefits. Tempting isn't it!

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Sale-a-bration Open House -you're invited!

As you can see from the invite, there will be plenty to do on this day.
I will be demonstrating the free stamp sets as well as some of the old favourites.
There will be raffles during the day when you can win these fabulous Sale-a-bration unique stamp sets- remember once we get to March, these sets will not be available ever again.
You can join in with the make and takes and try out these super stamps sets for yourself.
It doesn't say on the invite, but there will be refreshments available for when you start to flag! You may not have time to drink your cuppa though, because I expect it will be a busy day if this "Open House" goes as successfully as the last one.

Well as you can see by these pictures, I have been busy making invites to my Sale-a-bration Open Day.
Everyone is welcome to drop by on this day and share in the fun as we see and play with the fabulous free sets of stamps that are available from Stampin Up all through January and February.
Now you all know how you can get your hands on these little beauties by now, but if you're at all unsure, you know how to get in touch.
If you fancy having a workshop in your own home, so that you can share these wonderful products with your friends, contact me and I will get my diary out and book a date to remember!!
There's never been such a good time to sign up and become an Independent SU Demonstrator either, with the usual excellent deal on the startup kit PLUS a free stamp set of your choice worth up to £38!! If you were waivering, wondering whether the time was right to join, then waiver no more. Join the team and have a super time, whether you just want to get the fabulous SU products for yourself and friends, or whether you want to make a viable business venture with Stampin Up. Just contact me for details and you'll be made more than welcome.

Friday, 1 January 2010

Happy New Year Everyone!

Well 2010 is here now and lets hope for good things this year.

It's Sale-a-bration time at Stampin Up and nows the time to take advantage of this super offer of fabulous free stamps.look here