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The final all day event for 2012

Here are the dates for 2012 Experience days that Sharon & myself have organised.

Now Booking

Saturday 1st December at Hethersett Village Hall for the last all day event of 2012 & a Christmas Card & gift event
Theme - A whole day crafting
Cost - £25

Future Dates:


Saturday 1st December ~ Christmas gift event

And don't forget for every event you attend you will receive a FREE raffle ticket which could win you a
BIG SHOT BUNDLE.

(Draw to take place during December's Event)

All DAYS HAVE VERY LIMITED PLACES SO BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. YOUR PLACE IS ONLY SECURED ONCE PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.



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Did you know that you can qualify for hostess benefits without having to hold a party?

Just by showing your catalogue around to your family, friends or craft group, If you collect together orders totalling over £150 you will qualify for a free hostess benefits.

If your interested please contact me for further details.

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Thursday, 16 December 2010

A present from my Creative ladies

I have had a couple of beautiful creative presents from my creative Ladies.
The first one is from Kate, but I cannot share that with you at the moment as I know she has made some for other people but after Christmas I will share the cool idea with you.

The second one was from Kate, Alice  & Lucy. They made me a wreath & if you look really closely I am sure that you can work out what it is made from.

Have you worked it out yet?

The wreath is made from a whole tin of Quality street, a Box of Roses & a box of celebrations, all tied around a shaped wire coat hanger.

Thank you ladies everyone who has seen it & raided it thinks it's so lovely. So something else to add to my list of things to make for next Christmas.



Wednesday, 15 December 2010

I want to share with you some makes from my talented ladies

Every now and again I like to set my Ladies a challenge, this month they certainly rose to the occasion, I asked them to make something Christmassy. I had decorated the house in readiness & everyone loved our upside down tree & took loads of pictures.

The first pictures are of the robin place name & napkin ring made by Kate.



Can you spot the Stampin' Up Scallop circle punch?

The week previously Daphne had taken part in a Cyber crop & had made a 3D scene & a 3D picture cube.



Aren't they just the coolest, I have never done a cyber crop, maybe that is something that i'll have to add to my to do list for 2011.

The card was from Jeanette she had seen a sample very similar at the Ally Pally show & made one for me.

I love the use of the shades of Grey on the card, not a colour I often use at the moment. Something else to remedy during 2011.

Ann is following Shimelle in journalling her Christmas. It was lovely because Ann loved our decorations & took loads of pictures to add to her journal as our Christmas evening was part of Ann's Christmas preparations. Ann had been making embellishments & she made these using the season of Joy set & bottle lids, I love them & it's something else I need to try & I have been collecting the bottle tops of my Pepsi RAW bottles in readiness for this project.



During the evening we had home-made mince pies with sweet almond pastry & home-made sausage rolls with Cheesy pastry I will add the pictures & recipes later.
I hope everyone enjoyed the evening as much as I did & i look forward to seeing you all again in 2011.


Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Stampin' Up Colour codes

I have been asked a couple of times recently if there is a way that your printer can print in the Stampin' Up colours.


So here it is, also listed are the HEX codes for HTML programming


These colour codes are for HTML coding. The HEX codes next to the colour names can be used for HTML. The RGB codes can be used for Photoshop,Publisher & Word programmes. They are just to help you coordinate your blog/text/etc. 
The codes can be used for colour combo's for blog challenges  swatches so that the swatches match the actual colours.


If you are wanting to use the colours with your printer for card inserts or envelope addresses etc.



Step 1 - Select the colour you want to use and make a note of the numbers associated with RG & B.
Step 2 - In your word processing software, highlight the text where you will change the colour.
Point to the highlighted text and right-click for the shortcut menu.
Select the Font... menu.
Step 3 - In the Font Dialog Box, find the option for Font Colour and click the drop down arrow.
Choose the More Colours...option.
Step 4 - Select the Custom tab in the Colours Dialog Box.
Step 5 - Make sure that theRGB Colour Model is selected.
Then type the three numbers from the RGB Colour chart that correspond with the colour you want to use in each of the fields.
Click OK to close this box.
Step 6 - Click OK one more time to exit the Font dialog box.
The final result! Your text is officially Real red! (Or whatever colour you chose!)

Brights Collection
Color (HEX/Web Color)
RGB
CMYK
Regal Rose (#F69EA6)

246158166
036334
Melon Mambo (#EA5980)

23489128
062458
Rich Razzleberry (#90496A)

14473106
0492644
Pacific Point (#007EB3)

0126179
10030030
Tempting Turquoise (#59C0DD)

89192221
6013013
Old Olive (#97954F)

15114979
014841
Daffodil Delight (#FED559)

25421389
016650
Pumpkin Pie (#F68935)

24613753
044784
Tangerine Tango (#F3714F)

24311379
056675
Real Red (#CE243B)

2063659
0837119


Neutrals Collection
Color (HEX/Web Color)
RGB
CMYK
River Rock (#D2C68D)

210198141
063318
Chocolate Chip (#62453F)

986963
0303662
Soft Suede (#896F4D)

13711177
0194446
Early Espresso (#584839)

887257
0183566
Crumb Cake (#BCA685)

188166142
0122526
Sahara Sand (#BEB19F)

190177159
071625
Whisper White (#FFFFFF)

255255255
0000
Very Vanilla (#FFFBE9)

255251233
0290
Basic Gray (#767C7C)

118124124
50051
Basic Black (#000000)

000
000100


Regals Collection
Color (HEX/Web Color)
RGB
CMYK
Elegant Eggplant (#534363)

836799
1632061
Night of Navy (#30455E)

486994
4927063
Not Quite Navy (#3A667A)

58102122
5216052
Always Artichoke (#6F6F55)

11111185
002356
Garden Green (#5C815B)

9212991
2902949
More Mustard (#E19F4F)

22515979
0296512
Cajun Craze (#AD4A33)

1737451
0577132
Riding Hood Red (#BB414F)

1876579
0655827
Cherry Cobbler (#953332)

1495150
0666642
Bravo Burgundy (#7F3F45)

1276369
0504650


Subtles Collection
Color (HEX/Web Color)
RGB
CMYK
Pink Pirouette (#FCDCDD)

252220221
013121
Pretty in Pink (#FBCCCD)

251204205
019182
Rose Red (#C75074)

19980116
0604222
Perfect Plum (#84697D)

132105125
020548
Marina Mist (#72A3C1)

114163193
4116024
Bashful Blue (#C7DDF3)

199221243
18905
Baja Breeze (#92C1C3)

146193195
251024
Wild Wasabi (#85B271)

133178113
2503730
Certainly Celery (#C9CB94)

201203148
102720
So Saffron (#FFDD9A)

255221154
013400


In Color 2011
Color (HEX/Web Color)
RGB
CMYK
Concord Crush (#464567)

7569103
2733060
Poppy Parade (#DF403A)

2236458
0717413
Pear Pizzaz (#B4BC71)

180188113
404026
Peach Parfait (#F09455)

24014885
038656
Blushing Bride (#F6C5BE)

246197190
020234


In Color 2010
Color (HEX/Web Color)
RGB
CMYK
Rich Razzleberry (#90496A)

14473106
0492644
Soft Suede (#896F4D)

13711177
0194446
Bermuda Bay (#01B9AE)

1185174
990627
Crushed Curry (#FFC33F)

25519563
024750
Melon Mambo (#EA5980)

23489128
062458
Dusty Durango (#DA674F)

21810379
0536415


In Color 2009
Color (HEX/Web Color)
RGB
CMYK
Baja Breeze (#92C1C3)

146193195
251024
Kiwi Kiss (#BBAB4C)

18717176
095927
Pacific Point (#007EB3)

0126179
10030030
Pink Pirouette (#FCDCDD)

252220221
013121
Riding Hood Red (#BB414F)

1876579
0655827
Tangerine Tango (#F3714F)

24311379
056675











Pull-Out Scrapbook

A Recent make & take project.




To Make the Pull out Scrapbook you will need



  • Two 4” x 4” chipboard coasters

  • One 4” x 10” piece of card stock for the front book cover

  • One 4” x 10” piece of coordinating patterned paper for the inside of the book cover

  • Two 3” x 12” pieces of cardstock

  • Three pieces of ribbon – 18” each piece

  • Extra sticky adhesive

  • Paper cutter

  • Scoring tool

  • Grid paper (optional but helpful)

  • 3/16” corner rounder



Step 1

Use the 3/16” corner rounder to round all four corners of two pieces of 4” x 10” pieces of paper

Run a strip of
 tape lengthwise through the center of the plain 4” x 10” piece of card stock and adhere one of the lengths of ribbonto the tape.

Step 2

Adhere two chipboard coasters onto the outer edges of the prepared piece from Step 1. 

Apply adhesive between the two coasters so that the patterned paper will be adhered along the spine of the book.

Step 3

To create the inside cover of the book, adhere second piece of 4” x 10” piece of patterned paper on top of the coasters. 



Its at this stage you can ink the edges of the cover if desired for a vintage look.


Step 4

Score both pieces of 3” x 12” card stock at 3”, 6” & 9”. 

Adhere the two remaining pieces of ribbon in center of the farthest right hand panel of the 3” x 12” card stock, 



Its at this stage you can ink the edges of the pull out pages if desired for a vintage look.

Step 5

Adhere one of the 3” x 12” pieces of card stock to each side of the inside cover to create the “pull out” sleeves of the project


Step 6

When both pull out sleeves are taped down, it will look like this.

Step 7

This is what the inside of the book will look like when the ribbons have been tied.

Step 8

Decorate the inside pages.

Step 9

Decorate the front of your scrapbook.


If you Make an album like this don't forget to send me a link to look at the finished pictures.




Monday, 13 December 2010

Paper Wreath

I saw these on line whilst searching for the origami Christmas tree's & thought that I would try them out. 


Christmas Wreath





Instructions:
1. Cut 8 sheets of rectangle paper the same size where the length is double the width. The sheet size will depend on how large you want the wreath to be ( the wreaths in the photo use 4cm  x 8cm  sheets). Choose your favorite paper or mix and match patterned and solid styles.
2. Fold each sheet of paper down the center lengthwise (use a bone folder to make your folds nice and crisp). If using a patterned paper, make sure the pattern is showing when folded.
3. With the folded paper horizontal and the open edge at the top, fold down the corners (bring the top two corners down to meet the bottom edge of the paper, forming 45 degree angles).
4. Then fold the paper in half widthwise, keeping the angled flaps inside. Bring the points flush together. This is the final shape for each individual piece (3 straight sides, 1 angled side).
5. Repeat these steps for all 8 pieces of paper.
6. Take one of the pieces and hold the points together – look inside the shortest edge of the shape to find two pockets formed by the angled edges of the paper. Insert the points of a second piece into the two pockets of the first piece – push the second piece into the first until the points touch the bottom of the pocket.
7. Take a third piece and repeat step 6 using the pockets of the second piece…and so on. You will see your wreath take form as you build and repeat.
8. On the eighth and final piece the tips of the first piece will insert into its pockets, completing the circle. The center of your wreath should form an octagon shape.
9. Make adjustments to your pieces to even out the shape. For added strength, use small pieces of double stick tape inserted within the pockets to hold pieces firmly in place.
10. To hang your wreath, add ribbon by looping through the center of the wreath, or use a 1/8″ hole punch through one of the points then thread ribbon through.

The papers, ribbon & punch are from Stampin' up & are available to purchase through me as an Independent Creative coach 

Friday, 10 December 2010

Christmas Canvas

A few weeks ago whilst visiting Blog Land I came across a Christmas Canvas which inspired me to try one of my own, unfortunately I cant find the original post, so if you are the original creator I thank you for your Inspiration.

UPDATE ~ Many thanks to Dawn & Sheryl who pointed me back to the original blog that inspired me & an even bigger thank you to Fiona for the original inspiration I do love 3D canvases.
The original idea came from a demo at convention 2009 Jenni pauli




The canvas is 10" square & is pre primed. Then using the En Francais I attempted to stamp the background in Crumb cake ink. This was a lot harder than I had anticipated. But if you try this project don't panic as you can easily re-prime your canvas with white or cream acrylic paints or gesso. Eventually I had a few background images I was fairly happy with, So I set the canvas aside to dry whilst I started to make the buttons.
 I found that it is best to make the buttons in batches. yes I did say make the buttons, they are all made from Stampin' Up Cardstock, Circle punches, Tombow glue & Crystal effects with a sprinkling of Dazzling Diamonds.

1. Punch out 3 circles for each button that you want to make. for this project you will need an assortment of sizes.

2. Punch out ( With space around the punched shape ) a size smaller circle.

3. Holding the original size punch up side down over the smaller hole, centralise the larger punch & punch a hoop.

4. Glue all four Layers together putting the hoop layer on top & leave to dry completely.

5.When dry use the crop o dile to punch the two button holes in the middle of the button. Repeat these steps until you have sufficient buttons for the project, I made more than I needed so I could use the spares on some Christmas cards.

6. On a non stick surface cover the buttons with Crystal effects, making sure not to shake the crystal effects as you don't want any bubbles, If you do get bubbles then use a pin to pop them before the Crystal effects dries.

7. A very light sprinkle of Dazzling diamonds enhances the buttons & then leave to dry completely, I left mine overnight.

8. Lay out the buttons on the canvas in a Christmas tree shape.

9. Thread ribbon or cord through some of the buttons to add texture before finally sticking the buttons in place. Again I used Crystal effects as the adhesive.


My Colours


Cardstock
Real Red
Chocolate Chip
Old Olive
Daffodil Delight

All of the above products with the exception of the canvas are available from the Stampin' Up range & are available to purchase through me as an Independent creative coach.

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Crafts are here

Crafts are here, crafts are there,

My craft supplies are everywhere.

I really should clean this mess,

but I like it I confess.

Floor is littered, chairs are piled,

Kitchen's looking pretty wild.

On the table, counter too,

Seems that any place will do.

Hall is stacked with cartons high,

filled with things folks like to buy.

Garage is full, but so far....

there's still room to park the car.

I never have an idle day,

New ideas come my way.

Don't know yet what I'll create,

but my imagination's great.

My family smiles, they don't complain,

although at times I am a pain.

but when all is said and done,

I really am a crafty one!

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