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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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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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Friday, 29 April 2011

Birthday Boy

A birthday boy card today using Pick a Petal, Party this way & the very versatile just Perfect Alphabet.
Boy cards are always harder to make than girl cards, especially at the in between age, not a teenager & grow out of toys.

The dogs ears are made using the pick a petal stamp set.
 The bunting is from the Party this way set  the alphabet is the Just perfect Alphabet.
Cardstock
Pacific point
So saffron
Pear Pizzazz
Ink
Pacific point
Tools
Stamp a ma jig
Paper Piercer
Mat pack
1/2" Circle punch
Eyelet Border punch
Pretties
Silver elasticated cord

I hope your all enjoying the Royal wedding.


Monday, 25 April 2011

9 weeks old Today

Todays Kitten diaries will be the last in the current series & peanut Butter & jelly went of to live with their new Mummy & Daddy yesterday & have already settled in very well using their new Mummy as a climbing frame, she cant say I didn't warn her.


Jelly keeping warm on my Netbook

She will be a beautiful cat

" No I'm not moving this is a perfect spot warm netbook & sunshine, I'm happy here.

Mum I'm a big boy now, I dont need you to wash behind My ears.
When Alice came to collect the kittens yesterday we weighed them before she took them.
Jelly is the placid one & sat quite happily on the scales.
When she was born she weighed 117g & just 9 weeks on she weighs 780g she gained 663g in that short time.
Weighing Peanut Butter was much harder he is a real livewire & doesn't sit still, so he ended up being weighed about 3 times before we got an actual reading.
When he was born on 21st February he weighed 143g and now 9 weeks on he weighs 1219g his weight increased by a massive 1076g.
So with the kittens going to their new home today it was a funny day but one question remains to be answered!! Did the Daddy cat who got in last week catch Maddie in season? 
Watch this space over the next 4 weeks to see if we are expecting again, obviously part of me hopes not so Maddies body has time to recover, but speaking to the vet he has said providing she is well fed & nourished she will be fine. But there is part of me that has got used to having the babies around.



Sunday, 24 April 2011

Larissa is 3 today

Happy Easter everyone, whilst you are all opening your Easter eggs I wanted to share with you the card that I made for Larissa our 3 year old Grandaughter. Just like all the little girls I know I just love pink so I chose various shades of Stampin' Up cardstock in pink for the card it is A5 size.



This is a larger version of a Cake shop window card that we were shown as a Make & Take at Monica & Bekkas training day.


Cardstock
Blushing bride
Melon Mambo
Whisper White
Pretty in Pink
Ink
Pretty in Pink
Melon Mambo
Rich Razzleberry
So Saffron
{ Stampin Write pens used to colour two colours on one image }
Tools
Oval Punch
Scallop Oval punch
Scallop Border punch
Word Window Punch
1/2" Circle punch
3/4" Circle punch
Stamp  ma jig
Stamps
Crazy for cupcakes
Just Perfect Alphabet
On A Pedestal
Pretties
Melon mambo Polka dot ribbon { Now retired }




I know that Larissa had a lovely day she went on a picnic with all of her cousins & some of her friends, the pictures that her auntie & Mummy took were lovely of them all & most of all the day stayed sunny for them.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Easter for the kids

It is amazing how quickly  the scraps build up when your a crafter, so as I have a basket of scraps sitting on my desk I thought that it was time to make a couple of Punch Art cards & with Easter just around the corner what better excuse than these two cute cards

The backing papers are from the Designer series paper stacks. These stacks are so useful & of course they co-ordinate with the whole Stampin' Up colour range.


All of the Lamb is made using the range of punches from Stampin' Up range & they are so versatile.
Stamps
Sentiment from A Good egg
Ink
Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock
So saffron
Whisper White
Basic Black
Pacific point
Tools
Oval punch
Boho blossoms punch
Word Window
Scallop circle punch
Small heart punch
Crop o dile
Papers
Designer series paper stack Brights & In Colours
Cardstock
So Saffron
Whisper White
Daffodil Delight
Cherry Cobbler
Tangerine Tango
Ink
Wild Wasabi
Tools
Ornament punch
Oval Punch 
Boho blossoms Punch
Scallop Circle punch
Round Tab punch
Papers
Designer series paper stack Brights & In Colours




It seems ages since I last did some punch art, I forgot how much fun it is to have all of the punches out & fiddle around with scraps of card.



Friday, 22 April 2011

A beautifully simple Happy Birthday card in crumb cake with pastel shades. The Neighbourhood wheel was stamped onto Watercolour paper with the basic black ink.

To colour the individual houses I used the Stampin' Write marker pens, I scribbled onto the Pringle lid & then used an Aqua painter brush filled with water to pick up the colour & colour each individual house, set them aside to dry before cutting them out.
The flowers are also made with the Watercolour paper, I love how this paper reacts with the inks & water. The flowers are all punched using the smallest flower on the Boho blossoms punch, each flower is then edged with a pastel colour from the Stampin' Write pens using the brush tip. Then a few dots in the middle with the Black Stampin' Write pens using the fine tip. To shape the flowers use the soft mat from the mat pack & the slimmer end of the Tombow glue to shape the flowers. Crystal effects in the centre of the flowers & a light sprinkle of Dazzling Diamonds. The branches are cut from the two step Bird punch, with the leaf markings drawn on using the Wild Wasabi Stampin' Write marker.

Cardstock
Crumb Cake
Watercolour Paper
Wild Wasabi
Ink
Stampin' Write Pens
Rich Razzleberry
Tools
Aqua Painter brush
Boho blossoms punch
Two step Bird punch
Stamp
Neighbourhood Wheel
Party this way
Pretties
Dazzling Diamonds
Crystal effects

All of the above products are from the Stampin' Up range and are available to purchase through me.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Dyed flowers

The other night I was playing with the ink refills & working on projects to get the most out of the refills. I cam up with the idea of using the ink refills as dyes. Using the paper daisies from the Stampin' Up catalogue. 
To dye the flowers It only takes a single drop of the ink refill, dropped into something like a plastic pringle tub lid & then spray the ink with water to disperse & dilute it.
I tried a couple of different ways with these flowers the first I put the dry flower into the dye & moved it around until it had been completely covered. The second flower I spritzed lightly with water before putting it in the dye & that achieved a slightly more tye dyed effect.
If you want to use the flowers immediately then you can dry them with a hairdryer or a heat tool, being careful not to melt the pringle lid like I did.




Cardstock
Whisper white
Poppy parade
Blushing Bride
Papers
Designer series papers ~ In Colours
Ink
Peach parfait ~ refill
Stamps
Pick a petal
Pretties
Paper Daisies
Linen Thread
Designer buttons ~ Brights
Tools
Scallop trim Border
Glue Dots

Everything that I've used in this project is available from Stampin' Up



Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Combining Sets

I'm sure that if your a fan of Stampin' Up or have been reading my blog for a while that it hasn't escaped you that the Stampin' up stamps come in sets that in themselves are very versatile, but how often do you combine sets to make projects. I know that it was something that I rarely used to do.
This card shows how stamp sets can be easily combined to make stunning projects. This card also combines a colour combination that I have never used before.



This card uses three sets of stamps
Stamps
Vintage vogue
Just Perfect Alphabet
Notably Ornate
Ink
Cajun Craze
Garden Green
Elegant Eggplant
Cardstock
Cajun Craze
Garden Green
Elegant Eggplant
Confetti White
Tools
1/2" circle punch
Paper Piercing tool
Mat pack
Pretties
Clear Rhinestone brads

All of the above products are from Stampin' Up and are available to purchase through me as an Independent Stampin' Up creative coach.


Tuesday, 19 April 2011

2nd Stampers 6 card

The second stampers 6 card is a complete contrast to the first one, using the Brights colour family & the new Itty Bitty bits stamp set & punches..


The card on the left is the completed card with the Itty bitty Bits stamps, the card on the right is the card that I started making at the class & didn't have time to finish, but I think that it also looks good without the Itty Bitty Bits.

For this card I used
Cardstock
Whisper white
Tempting Turquoise
Daffodil Delight
Tangerine Tango
Rich Razzleberry
Real Red
Ink
Tempting Turquoise
Daffodil Delight
Tangerine Tango
Rich Razzleberry
Real Red
Stamps
Itty Btty Bits
Party this way
Tools
Word Window punch
Scallop border punch
Itty Bitty punch pack
3/4" circle punch
Pretties
Designer series paper stack in Brights
Daffodil Delight Satin Ribbon
Itty Bitty Buttons
Linen Thread

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

Monday, 18 April 2011

Monday Nights Stampers 6

Monday night was the last meeting of my current Stampers 6 group, we have enjoyed some lovely evenings in each others company & all but one lady has rejoined, we have also had two more ladies wanting to join us, making a stampers 7, which starts in May.
When I was preparing the class I wanted to use the Baby Blossoms but I was aware that some of the Ladies don't enjoy using the Stamp a ma jig, so I was apprehensive when I showed them this card.





I was so pleased with the reaction when I showed this card, everyone loved it & they all agreed that it looked very Cath Kidston, when they made these comments they didn't realise that they had to make their own background paper as they thought that it was patterned paper, after a quick refresher with the stamp a ma jig everyone made this fab card & everyone agreed that the set was one of their new favourites.
For the card I used
Cardstock
Bashful blue
Rose Red
Whisper White
Ink
Blushing Bride
Rose Red
Wild Wasabi
Stamps
Baby Blossoms
Silhouette sentiments
Tools
Scallop oval punch
Scallop trim Border
Stamp a ma jig
Pretties
Marina Mist Taffeta ribbon
Designer series Paper stack ~ In colours

All of the above products are available from Stampin' Up & available to purchase through me as a creative coach for Stampin' Up


I cant Work Today !!

Something has crashed on my Laptop



No I wont smile for the Camera

I'm not looking




Sunday, 17 April 2011

Fab Birthday Weekend

Thank you for all of your Birthday wishes for yesterday, I has a lovely day at the crop with Abi & my crafting friends, I had a yummy Thorntons chocolate cake from Marie & Steph, I was sung too by Noah & Maddie which was lovely. I did an Easter card with the ladies so I didn't manage to finish any crafting of my own, but still had a great time.
Abi decorated the porch with Birthday Balloons & I have a helium Balloon that so far I have managed to keep the kittens away from.



On Sunday I had the choice of places to go & rather predictably I chose Southwold, for a walk around the town & then along the beach for a walk with my camera at the ready to catch some pictures of the beach Huts.

I would just love to own one of these.
But the one that we saw in the estate agents window was asking for OIRO £60k, I thing I had better remember to do the lottery on a regular basis.
Its sad that some of the beach Huts are in a poor state of repair, If I had one it would be Melon Mambo & Tangerine Tango stripes or maybe Pacific point & Pear pizzazz stripes, But whatever colour I chose I know I would cherish it.
The Beach Huts are just so English I cant imagine another country in the world where people would pay 60K for what is essentially a garden shed with a sea view.







One of the other things I love is the Piddling clock, However I hate Piers & the piddling clock is half way down the pier, so I can share this pictures with you I braved the pier.......Right to the very end.


On the hour & half hour the cheeky clock piddles on the unexpected crowds that gather to watch.


After we had had beautiful fish & chips al fresco watching life pass by on the promenade at Southwold, we drove to find the disappearing town of Dunwich, The coasts of the east coast are being eroded by the lack of sea defences & Dunwich has already given up much already to the sea.
When we couldn't find the road that just stops & the sea starts we went for a cup of tea in the beach car park & saw this row of classic Triumph cars.


 Not everyone wanted tea !! The Ice Cream is Abi's I did have a lick, but most ended up on my nose, Dont ask.

Thank you for a lovely Birthday weekend.


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