Saturday, 3 December 2016

Jems December Blog Hop - a review of 2016

Here's my favourite card of 2016, using one of my favourite stamps sets - Jar of Love.
I saw the card at one of our Jems social stamping events when our Stampin Up Mummy, 
Julie was making this card.
Julie was kind enough to give me the website of the Stampin' Up Demo who designed this card, Bronwyn Eastley, and I was able to purchase the instructions from her.

Here you can see all the panels of the card wide open.

   This is view of the card closed, and fits into a regular size C6 envelope

Card view as it is displayed on mantelpiece/sideboard

View from above showing the mechanics of the picket fence and pop-out

If you fancy having a go at making this card (and have several hours to spare!)
you can purchase the instructions from Bronwyn
and I hope you get as much pleasure in making it as I have done.

Now won't you please hop along to see what Karen has to wow you with,
by clicking on the box below

Or if you want to go back and see Kylie's and the previous blogs
click on this box below

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Telford Swaps

Here are my selection of swaps from Telford yesterday

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Jems' November Blog Hop - Christmas Decorations

The theme for this month's blog hop is Christmas Decorations
and here are a few of my makes for this Christmas Season.

Christmas tree Angel

This little sweetie is made using the Bow Punch


Folding Star tree decoration open

Folding Star tree decoration closed


These are simply 5cm squares of Candy Cane Lane DSP folded
and glued together to form the star, then the hanging thread
is loosened to enable the star to be closed, then tightened again.


Cookie Cutter Christmas Banner with Holly Berry Builder Punch Bows


Starlight Thinlits Dies tree decorations

Left to right - Silver Glimmer paper, Silver foil and 3D White with Silver glittered edges.

I shall decorate my Stampin Up tree (shown above) with all of these and hopefully a few more.


Well that's my offering for this month, so now please hop on  over to Tracy's blog and see what delights she has in store for us!

Click here

or if you want to go back and see Julie Wades

 and the previous blogs

click here 

Thanks for taking the time to visit, hope you've enjoyed it!

Friday, 4 November 2016

Telford today - hip hip hurray

Do call by tomorrow as it's the monthly Jems Blog Hop - this month the theme is
Christmas decorations so it should be good.

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Chris's birthday card for Leo

I thought that you might like to see the Spider-Man punch art card
 that Chris made for her grandson's birthday,
Leo really likes Spider-Man, so will have loved this!

Great card Chris!

Friday, 7 October 2016

Today's my birthday

Hello everyone, today it's my birthday, so instead of me showing you cards that I have made,
I will show you the cards that I have received, some bought and some hand made, but all
very precious to me.  Thank you everyone, for remembering me today.  

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Thoughtful Branches Christmas gift bag

I have done a workshop for the ladies who bought the Thoughtful Branches bundle and
decided to follow it up with a Christmas themed workshop.
Here's the gift bag that will hold the Christmas cards.

The sentiment banner is from Time of Year hostess stamp set.
The snowflake from Flurry of Wishes.The trees are die cut using the Thinlits that match the Thoughtful Branches stamp set, in White and Silver Glimmer paper.
Simple colour combo in White and Night of Navy.
Luv it!!

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

My just in case I forget card!

I wanted to make sure that if by chance I forget someone's birthday, I would have
a card ready made , that I could simply write on and pop in the post.
Here's what I came up with using the beautiful Blooms and Bliss DSP , Crumb Cake card, 
the Vertical Greetings stamp set and a retired sentiment ,
 the only belated greeting that I own would you believe!)

Now, even if I forget the date, I can post off this card the next day!!
I really hope that I don't need it, but at least I'm prepared!

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Happy Birthday Ann

Here's the birthday card I made for my friend, and customer, Ann.

This is a card that I have cased from my Stampin' Up! mummy, Julie.
Colour Combo is Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Flaming Flamingo and Pear Pizzazz.
I have used the Jar of Love stamp set and the matching Thinlits dies.
I think that Ann will love this card as much as I do.
Happy Birthday Ann.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Happy Birthday Leo!

Today sees the 4th birthday of my Great-nephew (Chris's Grandson), Leo.
Here's  the card I made for him.

I have used the Foxy DSP stack for the background.
Colour combo is Soft Sky, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Basic Gray and Smokey Slate.
Large letters and Large Numbers Thinlits dies were used  for his name and age, plus the banner.
The sentiment is from the Number of Years stamp set.
I am really pleased with this card, and will use this design again.
Happy Birthday Leo!

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Happy Anniversary Maggie and Gerald

Today is my sister Maggie's Wedding Anniversary, and I just love this little
hedgehog couple and think that it's quite sweet and suitable for an anniversary.

The image is from the Love you Lots stamp set , sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments
And the background paper is Floral Boutique DSP.
We are going out for a meal with them both tonight and looking forward to it,
Happy Anniversary!

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Christmas Crafting with Chris - Santa's Sleigh

Here's a card that I made earlier this month when Chris and I managed to get together 
and do some Christmas crafting.  We are getting a few more Christmas projects made now,
and here's one of the more time consuming projects she found for us to make.

Card fully open showing double Z fold.

Front view

Card folded flat ready for posting

We just used the Santa's Sleigh Thinlits dies for this card, with a colour combo
of Crumb Cake, White, Silver and Gold, and the Softly Falling  embossing folder.
Love it!!

Friday, 30 September 2016

My fairy Golf-mother's birthday card.

Remember the card that I did for Glynis' birthday recently, well here's another
one made using the Blooms and Bliss DSP, this time in a different colour way.
Island Indigo, Mint macaron and Sahara Sand this time,
but equally as pretty!

I made this for my lovely friend Ann, who looked after me when 
I first joined the Golf Club, and I called her my Fairy Golf-mother,
and still do! 
Have a great day Ann!

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Happy Birthday Jackie!

Today is my good friend Jackie's special birthday, she is 80 today,
so I had to mark the occasion with a very special card.

The colour combo is Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, and Perfect Plum.
The stamp sets used are the  Number of Years and Stylized Birthday. 
The Large Numbers Thinlits were used to cut the 80, then I covered in glue
and applied dazzling diamonds. I think you can just see the glittery effect.
A smattering of bling here and there - and voila!
Hope that you have a fabulous day Jackie, sorry we can't be with you today, 
but we'll raise a toast to your birthday this evening!
Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Glynis's birthday card

Last Thursday was the birthday of my golfing partner from my old golf club at Sandhill, Glynis.
We used to play doubles match play together, and even won the trophy a few times!
Just to let her know that I hadn't forgotten her, I made her this card.

This features the beautiful Blooms and Bliss DSP, which I have utterly fallen in love with!
The colour combo is Sweet Sugar Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand.
I just love this colour combo.

Watch out later this month for another birthday card made using these papers!

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Happy Birthday Janet

Last Monday, my friend and ex Julies' Jem Stampin Up demonstrator, Lynda, travelled down
 here to join me for a day of crafting and we had a lovely time.  
Lynda wanted to use the Foxy Friends stamps and punch to make a card,
 and I needed to make a card for Janet, one of my craft class ladies,
 whose birthday was yesterday - here it is

Happy Birthday Janet - hope you had a great day.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Get Well Soon Janice

Found out late yesterday afternoon that my sister in law (Barry and Chris's sister) had been kept
 in hospital yesterday, after being admitted the night before with a severe chest infection. 
Following preliminary tests it appears that she is suffering from heart failure 
and has to remain in whilst they carry out further tests. 
We are just going to visit her, so I have made a get well card that I hope will cheer her up a little . 
 It is made using the stamp set Pretty Kitty, and Janice loves cats!

Get well soon Janice!

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Jean's Christmas pop up box card

Here's a pop up box card that one of my Wednesday class ladies, Jean made recently.
I think that it's fabulous - don't you?  Must have a go at this one!

Colour Combo is Cherry Cobbler, Black and White
Snow Place stamp set and Snow Place Framelits -
a great combination!!

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Kate's Christmas Crafting without Chris (again!)

This week is the second week that Chris and I haven't been able to get together on a Wednesday,
 so I have tried very hard to sit in my craft room and do a Christmas project.
Here's a remake and update of an old Buckle card that I found in my box.

Card closed ready for posting

Card open

Inside of card

Colour combo is Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.
Materials used:-
Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and punch.
Jolly Hat Builder Punch
"This Christmas" Speciality DSP
Oval Layering Framelits
Sentiment from Holly Berry happiness stamp set.

Another one for you to do when you come over this Wednesday Chris!

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Amanda's Birthday

As well as yesterday being the Jems All Day Training Day, it was fellow Jem, Amanda's birthday.
We celebrated in usual style with cake, Chris and I bought her flowers, and here is the card 
that I made for her.

I have combined two stamp sets to create this little scene,
Pretty Kitty and Bella and Friends.
I really enjoyed colouring in these stamped images, it always takes me back
to my childhood,  when I would spend ages colouring . I always looked forward to 
Christmas for getting new crayons and colouring books - such simple pleasures!

Monday, 12 September 2016

Jems All Day Christmas Training.

Today I am off to the Paper Haven, with Chris, to spend the day with fellow Jems and of course with Julie my Stampin Up mummy, to spend time crafting, using items from the new Autumn/Winter catalogue.  I decided that instead of doing a Christmas themed swap I would use the Halloween 
Cookie Cutter stamp set with the matching Cookie Cutter Builder punch.
There are 13 of us getting together today, and as usual I did different cards for my swaps as I have a very low boredom threshold!  Here they are.......



List of materials used:
Cardstock - Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie/Wild Wasabi/Perfect Plum
and Thick Whisper White
Cookie Cutter Halloween Stamp set
Cookie Cutter Builder Punch
Classic Label Punch
Sweet Home stamp set
Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies
Teeny Tiny Sentiments Stamp set

White Craft and Memento Black Inkpads
Brick embossing folder.

I do think that these stamps are fabulous and so cute!!
Don't you??