Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Two Step Stampin Promotion

Here's a reminder of the Two Step Stampin Offer for the month of August

20% off selected Two Step Stampin sets!
Stamp sets on offer are
LOADS OF LOVE was £18.95 now £15.16
BIG BOLD BIRTHDAy was £23.95 now £19.16
TRENDY TREES was £12.95 now £10.36
GREENHOUSE GARDEN was £22.95 now £18.36
SOMETHING SWEET was £23.95 now £19.16
TINY TAGS was £18.95 now £15.16
BIRD ON A BRANCH was £14.95 now £11.96

Make sure you don't miss out on this - contact me today to order yours.

Monday, 30 August 2010

Gift bags from envelopes

Hi everyone. Had a frantic week playing golf 4 days this week. Spent a lovely day with hubby yesterday sourcing banners, helium and balloons for my upcoming birhday bash.
Heather came over last night and we crafted for a time, and I showed her how to make these envelope gift bags. I have a coffee morning coming up in October, and we are making "Lucky Bags", so I needed to source some inexpensive gift bags. Found an article on the internet on how to transform plain envelopes of any size into a gift bag. Here are some of the results.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Bella Bleu Tri Shutter Card

Hi everyone - This was meant to be an early post this morning as I was playing golf at Hallowes golf Club today. Its their Invitation Day and I had been invited by their Lady Vice Captain Carol. I could not upload the pictures then, so have only been able to post these piccies after playing.
The weather kept fine and the company was great, sad to say the golf was indifferent!
No Matter - Todays card was inspired by a card that I saw on Sara's blog
I hope that you all like it. I really enjoyed the challenge of doing a card that took some time to complete, rather than a quickie! Used the beautiful Bella Bleu papers, Bordering blue cardstock and ink on Very Vanille (for the flowers) and Bashfull Blue taffeta ribbon. Punched out a Boho Blossom flower and a leaf from the Two Step Bird Punch, also some litle Quarter inch squares for extra embellishments.
3 different views for you - these are quite difficult to photograph.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Sparkly and bright

Here's the Christmas card that the Gilroyd Ladies enjoyed making last week.
Real Red, Kraft and Very Vanilla cardstock,Chocolate Chip and Real Red Inkpads, and the Sparkly and bright stampset were used.

Monday, 23 August 2010

Wedding card

Here's a card that I have made for my friend's daughter's wedding. I have used the small heart punch with Pretty in Pink plus Pale Plum cardstock, and Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon. Very plain and simple, but quite effective I think. (It's quite safe to post on here as she never sees my blog)

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Pocket Silhouettes

Been browsing other SU Demos blogs today in search of inspiration and as usual Jenny Moors has come up trumps. I have cased this little thank you card and just altered it a little - I love the colours - Melon Mambo, Kraft and Whisper White - so clean and crisp!
For more of her work see here

Thursday, 19 August 2010


Hi everyone - just a quick line to say sorry that there is no posting today, but I have been golfing again (fancy that!), it was a friendly match with Sandall (Wakefield) Ladies, then tonight was my Thursday evening craft class. Tomorrow I am
going on our Rabbits Awayday golfing at Pontefract. Poor old Hubby will have to cook his own tea again! Will do my best to post something tomorrow evening when I get back - if I am not exhausted or seized up - its going to be rather wet tomorrow -ugh!
Bye for now - take care.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Circle Circus - One sheet Wonder

Here are a set of cards made using the Circle Circus stampset and the one sheet wonder technique (featured in Jenny Moors Blog)
The colours are old favourites -Chocolate Chip and More mustard plus two which are sadly retiring -Sage Shadow and Really Rust. I think that these colours really go together well and once again I will miss them. However, I am sure that we will grow to love the new colours that will be coming in just as much.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Greenhouse Garden revisited

Here's a reminder of one of my favourite Greenhouse garden cards.
Remember that there's 20% off for the rest of this month only!
Don't miss out on this special offer.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Forever flowers in monochrome

Just for a change I have been playing with the forever flowers wheel and used versamark with white embossing powder to make the background for this card. The blossoms are made using two flowers from the Boho Blossoms punch, the leaves are from the large bird punch and a crystal brad from the Pretties kit in the centre. Am not sure whether or not you can see the effect of the embossing with it being white on white, but in reality it is stunning.
Hope that Gail likes this card!

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Another Bird on a Branch in Taken with Teal

Here is the last of the three cards that Chris and I did on Wednesday, I really will miss the Taken with Teal! Once again I used one of the Night and Day DS Papers and the lovely white satin ribbon.

Friday, 13 August 2010

Bird on a Branch in Taken with Teal

Here's another one of the three cards that I made with Christine on Wednesday using Jenny Moors instructions from her blog here
This is using the spotty acetate from the Night and day Designer Paper and Taken with Teal ink and cardstock and of course the fabulous Bird on a Branch Two step Stampset (Don't forget there's 20% off this month!)
Thanks Jenny for these fabulous designs.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Barry's Birthday

Today it's my darling Hubby's birthday, so I simply had to make him a card - he would never forgive me if I resorted to bought cards, so here's the card I gave him
Once again I've used the heart stamp from the Tiny Tags stampset thats on offer at 20% off during the month of August.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Bird on a branch in Melon Mambo

Today I spent most of the day crafting with my sister-in-law Chris.
We used the Bird On A Branch Two Step Stampset. This is another of the stampsets which have 20% off this month, and Chris loved using it so much that she is ordering it this month - too big a bargain to resist! It's usually £14.95 but now until the end of August you only pay £11.96.
We made three cards in all, using Jenny Moor's instructions, which are available to buy from Jenny's blog here
These are beautiful designs and I will be using them for my classes - aren't they the lucky ones!

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Loads of Love

And here's another stampset for all you bargain hunters- the Loads of Love stampset.
The set includes a load of flowers, hearts, a Christmas tree, plus four sentiments (including Merry Christmas - OMG - the C word in August!). Normally this set costs £18.95, but with the special offer of 20% off this month you will only pay £15.16
Also there is an accessories set that you can use to customise your cards - 5 different "loads", 5 sentiments and a male and female head to peep out of the window (see the bloke below!)- it just adds to the effect. The accessories set costs just £15.95.
So make the most of this month's offer and grab yourself a set (or two perhaps) of these fab Two Step Stampsets.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Golden Trendy Trees

Here's my latest offering using the Trendy Trees Two Step stampset. Normally this set costs £12.95 but for the month of August you can buy it for £10.36 - bargain!
I have used Very Vanilla and Basic Gray cardstock. I have stamped the tree trunks in basic gray and used Versamark with Gold embossing powder for the tree foliage.

For the background I have used Champagne mist shimmer paint applied to the stamp with a dauber. I am very pleased with the effect, what do you think?

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Greenhouse Garden 20% off

Here's a reminder of a card made using the fantastic Greenhouse Garden Two Step Stampset and with 20% off that makes it £18.36 as opposed to £22.95 - what a bargain - you can't afford to miss it! This card uses one of my favourite colours that that is retiring - Really Rust - and I am really going to miss it. The colour combination is More Mustard, Really Rust and Pumpkin Pie.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Tiny Tags

Hi there.
To take advantage of the offer of 20% off selected Two Step Stampin sets why not invest in the Tiny Tags Set - it's usually £18.95 but for this month only it costs just £15.16.
Here's a monochrome hello card, made using a minimum of supplies i.e. black and white cardstock, Tiny tags stampset and black inkpad.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Soft Suede and Vintage Vogue - Tuesday Class

Today my Tuesday ladies have made this beautiful card cased from joanne at mainly flowers blog
Everyone was well pleased with this and rightly so - hope that you like it too. Thank you Joanne.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Finale - Night of Navy

And here we are with the last cards in the Serene Snowflakes series - Night of navy!
I can't decide which I like best.
Hope that you have enjoyed them Heather - we are doing these at class on Thursday - see you then.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Two Step Stampin Promotion

Hey everyone - have you seen this month's fabulous promotion?
20% - yes 20% off selected two step stampsets.
for details.
Don't miss out - this offer ends August 31st. Why not treat yourself to one or more of these? You deserve it!