Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Well....Hello stranger

Yes, shock horror, I'm back! Who would have believed it's been almost 2+ years since I last posted.

Time just runs away from us sometimes and life and health priorities had to come first..... But hey I'm back and hope not to leave it so long this time, I am hoping to post weekly....... Daily is maybe too much to hope for just yet😂.

I hope to post some crafty makes very soon😊

Saturday, 20 October 2012

New Virtual Hostess Club Starting Soon!


I have a new Virtual Hostess Club (Stampers 8) starting from 20th OCTOBER in time for the BRAND NEW ANNUAL CATALOGUE
You will also be able to choose any products from the autumn/winter seasonal catalogue too!! You will be spoiled for choice - this is a great way to space out the cost!

The commitment is to spend a minimum of £20 a month (plus P&P if you are not local) for 8 months.
On one of the months you will be our Virtual Hostess and earn a
minimum of £25 in FREE HOSTESS SPENDS.
If you would like a place please message me ASAP!
Places are going fast!


Saturday, 29 October 2011

Floral treat

How about  a vase of flowers that are everlasting? It would certainly save hubby a small fortune!

I adore the new In colours in the new Stampin' Up! catalogue, they are just so delicious, so to cheer up the corner of my desk I put this little Ikea vase to good use.

I cut various sizes of flowers from the SU exclusive fast flowers die and mixed and matched them, I coloured some kebab skewers with an SU ink pad and spone to make them look more like flower stems, they were added to t he flower heads with sticky strip and voila! an evelasting bouquet!

Sentiment stamped in calypso coral (even the name sounds amazing!) and some of the new style ruffled ribbon in calypso coral was tied around kneck of vase

Friday, 28 October 2011

I'm Bats about You!

Sorry people! - Halloween project again!

I will be one of the Scottish Independant Stampin' Up! demonstrators who have the stand at the Hobbycrafts show at the SECC from Thursday through to Sundaythis week and have had great fun making lots of project to display on our stand - we are going to have a dedicated Halloween corner, along with many other fab projects and themes, covering lots of the new catalogue projects -hence all the projects I have to show you - if you are coming along to the show please pop by and say hello.

This friendly bat was made from the petal cone die and is a shameless case from Stampin' Up!s CEO Shelli Gardiner - she posted this some time ago on her blog So Shelli and I just knew that it would be one I would have to try out - I have sprayed my bat with champagne shimmer mist to add a little sparkle and also used the stripes embossing folder for his wings  - oh and he soes have some Halloween sweeties inside his tummy too!x

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Bats and Boo Candy to you!

Can you tell I love Halloween!

Here is a few of Stampin' Up!'s candy wrappers all dressed up for Halloween - the black one on the bottom has been extended to double the length - if you would like to make some of the projects or learn how to extend the use of your die size, then why not come along to one of my classes and let me show you how.

lots of SU products used here, Owl punch, candy wrapper big shot die, various circle punches, oval punch, timeless type SU alphabet , dotted scallop ribbon border punch, DSP  and SU carstock - there is a bit of a knoack in folding the ends of the wrapper but, once you have done i a few times it is so easy - you just need to get the lightbulb moment!

As the simply challenge blog is still on Halloween - I have added these to the challenge too x

Christmas ribbon wreath

From one Holiday to another - this one is for Christmas - I have used the deliciously coloured Cherry Cobbler cardstock for my base card, then cut some whisper white with the top note die, which I then popped back through the big shot with the vintage wallpaper embossing folder.  I then sat with a length of ribbon and pleated it into a wreath ( found a tutorial on the net somewhere - when I remember I will post a link - sorry!) I love the dimension this give and can see me making a few of these as Christmas fast approaches, the sentiment is from Contempo Christmas and I just love the font on this stamp, one of my all time favourites - it is stamped in cherry cobbler ink to match the card, cut with the Su oval punch and matted onto the SU decorative label punch

close up of the wreath detail

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Chocolate pumpkin slider

Who doesn't love chocolate?  this wa smy next Halloween treat, made some chocolate sliders, you just pull the ribbon and the bar of chocolate pops out the slider - simple technique but never fails to impress those that you give them too -

The fab new Frightful sight designer papers from Stampin' up! are jsut great for making loads of these in different designs as the whole pack of paper is double sided and great value at at only £9.95 for a pack of 12 sheets and the Jack of all trades stamp set has some fantastic pumpkins to create -
as its Halloween week over at simply challenge blog i just had to enter this too

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

More Hallowwen goodies

My family and kids all love Halloween and we love to have a party and get dressed up and play some really fun games - the messier and stickier the better and I am on a roll with making some Halloween projects - love that Stampin' Up! have now got Halloween papers and stamps in their new catalogue - just gives me more excuse to go OTT!

I was super excited to see that my Halloween wreath made top 3 in last weeks Simply Stampin challenge and what a happy bunny I was to find that this week's challenge is a 'Halloween theme' ----YAY! Why not pop on over to simply stampin and join in with this weeks challenge

Here is my latest project to add to my collection - look out there is more to come too!

My witches hat was created using the fantastic exclusive Petal cone die from Stampin' up!
It has so many uses, and if you feel you need one - just contact me and I can order one for you