Monday, 31 January 2011
Friday, 21 January 2011
The centre is a button with some card threaded through (to look like twine). And of course the lovely corner rounder punch for a nice finish.
Thursday, 20 January 2011
Tuesday, 18 January 2011
As I've said before, I was not a keen stamper until I discovered Stampin' Up!. In fact, I really didn't like it much at all - it was far too messy and fiddly for a 'stick n go' girl like me! Then I discovered Stampin' Up and fell in love. Only there are alot of tricks of the trade and you only learn those over time - including me. That's when I discovered how to stamp straight and in line using a 'stamp-a-majig' - here is a step by step guide of one of my recent cardmaking efforts, including using one of these amazing little discoveries (stamp-a-majig).
I'm using my 'Sweet Summer' (FREE) stamp set that you can earn free just as I did, and I've stamped with Chocolate Chip ink onto Whisper White card. This card is so lovely and crisp and clear compared to other white card, I love it. So I stamped the buds of my flower, then I needed to add the stalk, so that it lined up perfectly. How many times have you stamped a greeting and it's wonky?! Grrr, so annoying!
If you have any questions on how to use a stamp-a-majig (or any others) leave me a comment and I'll respond. You can buy them through me from the Stampin' Up! catalogue if you realise now that you desperately need one like I did!
Sunday, 16 January 2011
Thursday, 13 January 2011
I hope you all had a very relaxing Christmas and enjoyed spending time with your family and friends. Now it’s back to reality, are you ready for some more crafting? I am! It’s a really busy time in the Stampin’ Up! world with the Sale-a-bration going on, and on top of that I’ve been working hard on two more classes for you...
Date: Saturday 29th January 2011
Place: Gidea Park or Barking (to be confirmed)
Birthday themed cardmaking class
Time: 11am – 1.30pm
1) Class and refreshments - £15
2) Class, refreshments plus your own birthday stamp set to take home - £30.95 (stamp set rrp - £15.95)
This Simply Scrappin’ kit has the cutest pink, brown, blue and green colour scheme and we will be making two scrapbook layouts with this kit, leaving you with plenty more materials to take home and create with! You can make lovely cards with your spare kit too (we used a Christmas Scrappin’ kit for our Christmas cards!)
Family/Love themed scrapbooking class
Time: 2pm – 4.30pm
Class and refreshments £15
Bookings close this coming Monday 16th January – this one has kind of crept up on me (as I’ve been too busy celebrating my birthday haha!) so that only gives you a few days to book your place and let me order all of the kits in! Deposits/payment in advance is preferred to secure your place please but can be arranged.
Don't forget that you can bag yourself a free stamp set with the current Stampin' Up! offer, I will have catalogues at the class if you want to place any orders or if you get your order in quick, it would be here in time for you to collect your free stamp set in the class!
Tuesday, 11 January 2011
Wednesday, 5 January 2011
As promised, I wanted to say thank you for all your support and interest during 2011 and what better way to do that with something FREE? I've created some digital sentiments for you to download and use in your crafting... take a look:
I've created them so that you can fit as many on an A4 sheet to print as possible, noone likes to waste lovely card do they? You can print these onto ordinary paper, craft paper, any of your thin card that fits through your printer or even those special printer fabric sheets or clear sticker sheets - whatever takes your fancy. This set is all in brown - one of my favourite crafting colours!
And here (and above) are some deliciously simple ways to use them - all you need is some card and ribbon and you have a quick make card to hand at all times - perfect for those unexpected thank you's. This card below used the lovely Stampin' Up! taffeta ribbon (I just love the quality of this!) and a Stampin' Up! button and cardstock.
And one more, featuring one of my favourite punch tools - the corner rounder! I've used the lovely thick Stampin' Up! chocolate chip ribbon on this card.
And if that freebie and inspiration isn't enough, how about them in some bright rainbow colours?
Please note - these are strictly for personal use only, any other use will require written consent from me.
I hope you enjoy these - do show me what you make with them, and you might even make it onto my blog!
Don't forget the special Sale-a-bration is now on with Stampin' Up! and you can earn a fantastic free stamp set (or four!) just by spending £45 in the catalogue, how tempting is that?
Monday, 3 January 2011
Old Olive ribbon
Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cobbler marker pens and ink pads
A Brights collection button and twine
Sweet Summer stamp set (FREE)
Curvy Verses stamp set