Monday, 27 December 2010

Christmas Wishes

And a very Merry Christmas to you all, I sincerely hope you all had a lovely day with friends and/or family. We had a reasonably quiet day with just 8 of us here, the only downside being that I had to work Christmas day and boxing day evenings, boo! the daytime was lovely though :-)
Last Christmas few Christmas cards to share with you today, these are the cards I made for some of my lovely customers using the ornament punch, Jolly Holiday papers and some super soft satin ribbon,
2 designs...
and for my class Ladies I made some little after eight mint holders with easel style toppers with 3 sections to open,

and I popped them in little cello bags before hand delivering them,

well, I hope you like and have a lovely bank holiday Monday today, I am hoping to not do very much at all just play with the kiddies,
Enjoy your day whatever you are up to :-D

Saturday, 25 December 2010

A fantastic offer for November and December

I have got some great news for you today, Stampin' Up! have got another great offer for you again to get your Christmas card making going with a bang!

When you purchase selected Christmas themed bundles SEE HERE you get a choice of FREE ribbon spools worth up to £11.50!
In more detail:
Gifted Bundle,
Gifted set and Jolly Holly DSP; £35.70 in Wood Mount or £30.70 in Clear Mount

Welcome Christmas Bundle,
Welcome Christmas Set and Speciality Christmas Cocoa DSP; £36.90 in Wood Mount or £31.90 in Clear Mount
Season of Joy Bundle,
Season of Joy set and So Swirly Stampin' Around Wheel; £36.45

Delightful Decorations Bundle,
Delightful Decorations Set with Sparkle and Shine Stampin' Around Wheel**; £30.45
and here are the yummy ribbons you can choose from
and a sample by Stampin' Up!

If you want to place an order for one of these great value offers or for anything else from the fabby new catalogue then please email me
I look forward to hearing from you soon and thanks for stopping by today,
**edited to change to stampin' around wheel combo

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Teachers Wine Bottle Tags

...and welcome to the mad house! well it has been these last few days! You know how it is! How are your preparations going then? Mostly done too by now I hope??
Right then, today I have the tags I made for the teachers bottles of wine. They really do deserve these don't you think?! the basic idea came from the lovely Michelle, thanks hun x I changed mine around a bit taking colour inspiration from one of the swaps I made at convention; Concord Crush and Blushing Bride. Love the co-ordinating ribbon ;-)

Stamps used were Dasher, Delightful Decorations and Perfect Punches, I spritzed the base with shimmer spray too,
and what have the kids been doing while I have been finishing making cards and wrapping gifts??
well the boys played for hours with a Volcano making kit on Tuesday ;-)
and then the little ones went to the dancing party tonight... and it was fancy dress! we wrapped Zack in paper to be a gift! and Zoe was Barbie in a gift bag!

Well, I hope you enjoyed that little look into the chaos that is my life right now (Loving it btw :-D)
and that your preparations are going equally as well,
Catch up soon,

New Ribbon Shares

I am organising a ribbon share of the Satin Ribbons from the current IB&C.
You will receive One and a half metres of this super soft and scrummy ribbon in each of the 13 colours shown,
it's a great way to get your hands on some of each of these ribbons, see page 96 of the IB&C for some more pictures. The cost will be £9.00 if you pick up from me or £10.00 if I post it out to you.
I am also organising a ribbon share of the lovely In Colour 1/2" stitched poly ribbons, (shown on page 81 of the IB&C) again you will receive One and a half metres of each of the 5 colours for just £5.00 if you collect or £6.00 if posted , I am ordering these ribbons tomorrow and will share a picture of all of the colours together when they arrive, meanwhile here is a reminder of the Concord Crush colour I used with Dasher for a modern feeling Christmas card.

Thanks for looking and don't forget I am more than happy to combine postage of you order more than two or more shares together,
Happy Stampin'

New Paper Share

I have organised a paper share of all the yummy new Designer papers from the new catalogue. That's a total of 66 sheets of 6"x6" double sided paper, one square of each design from each of these packs;
Greenhouse Gala, Woodland Walk, Love Letter, Celebrations, Jolly Holiday, Lap of Luxury, Sunny Garden, Blueberry Crisp, Newsprint, Elegant Soiree and Play Date.
These papers can be found on pages 89-91 of the current Idea Book and Catalogue.
A share is a great way to get hold of a little of all the lovely papers SU! have in this catty and to see which ones you like the best!
The cost of this share is just £12 if you collect and £13.50 if I post it out to you.
email me for more info
Thanks for looking and hope to hear from you soon,

Monday, 20 December 2010

For the Teachers Assistants

How's things going for you? I have managed to wrap most of my gifts now but I still have a couple of things to make, another gift card holder, a card for a voucher, etc....
Good news is my Mum is out out of hospital :-D bad news this weekend was the two little ones have been poorly again, temps back and generally feeling rubbish :-( and now the snow is back so I better get on with my jobs so I can make it to the Post Office!
I have the teachers assistants gifts to show you today, 2 each for Zoe and Zack. I made them all the same as I had left it right to the last minute (again!) it seems to be a recurring theme this year! why are some Christmases like that?? I am usually so organised!
Anyway back to this project...
I went for the milk carton again but this year used Bashful Blue with the Delightful Decorations stamp set to decorate the carton and Gifted set to make both labels,

A close up of the label on the front of each which I also added Dazzling Diamonds too, I inked with the markers to make it multi coloured easily,

And finally, I spritzed them all with shimmer spray for added bling!

Well, must get cracking I suppose.
Have a warm and safe day,
Stampin' Hugs,

Friday, 17 December 2010


Good Evening,
I have been running round all day again, visiting my mum (she is doing well) my friend cam e and did this months packaging class and I finally got round to wrapping some presents! yay! I still have a very long way to go but at least it is started!
I have the other card I said about yesterday to share today, it is much the same layout as yesterdays one and I also spritzed away again, there though the similarities end ;-)

I used Delightful Decorations to make this 3d bauble in Baja Breeze on Crumb Cake then drenched it in Dazzling Diamonds, the little snowflake is from Every Little Bit and the large one on the background is again from Winters Post, both stamped in Versamark,

Curly Cute again for the sentiment with a line of pearls,

the inside with a yummy pearl in the middle of the snowflake,

and finally the arty angle with baubles :-D

Well, lots planned for this weekend but with the snow coming in supposedly and I now have just had Zack come downstairs with a temperature again, (noooo!) I am not too sure what, if anything I will get done outside of the house!

I will keep in touch, 'till then keep warm xx

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Dashing aroud!

OMG! I don't know about you but I can hardly believe that tomorrow is the last day of school!!! I haven't wrapped a thing yet either! eek!
So, this (not so fine) evening I have been frantically making teachers gift packaging too. I will photograph it in the daylight tomorrow morning (along with the 30,000 other things I need to do before school ;-)) I'm sure you understand... and if you are not running around like a headless chicken like I am then a big well done to you x and have a mince pie for me would you? :-D
Anyways, onto today's card, this one was a request from a friend (along with another which I will share tomorrow) for a relative so it had to be a special one, I am unsure as to why all my photos are so rubbish at the moment, the closer ones further down are better but unfortunately this is the only one I got of it in full....

Very Vanilla base with Jolly Holiday papers and yummy red striped grosgrain ribbon which you can still earn for free 'till the end of the month, see THIS post

Sentiment is Curly Cute and as you can see the spritzer has had a good airing the last few days, infact I think I spritzed everything that didn't move ;-) a yummy Cherry Cobbler button finishes it off,

Dasher was spritzed and blinged too. I just love this ribbon

And the inside was finished with the snowflake stamp from Winters Post
Well, thanks for stopping by tonight, unfortunately blogger won't let me schedule anything at the moment, boo! and as I have to go and visit my Mum in hospital tomorrow morning I would hope to get a post done later on tomorrow,
Thanks again and laters

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Happy Birthday Dad

Hello there,
How's things with you? I have finally gotten back to (semi) normal after having my Dad come to visit for a week and all the kids being sick last week too, not thew best timing!
Friday was Dad's birthday so this is the card I made for him using the Elegant Soiree papers (in this share) ..

this present stamp is retired, they were from this years Sale-a-Bration, where you earn FREE stamp sets when you spend £45, this promotion ran during January and February.........
some paper piercing, paper piecing and an arty angle ;-)

and the inside using Perfect Punches,

Right really must get on with some Christmas cards, gift wrapping, teachers gifts, xmas decorating, you get the idea, loads still to do even though I have finished the shopping!!
Bear with me I will be back very soon with some more craftyness and have fun with your preperations for the big day with your festive songs on full blast!!
Stampin' Hugs,

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Henry's Birthday

Josh had a birthday party to go to this last weekend and as it was for a 14 year old (not the easiest cards to make!) so I opted to keep it (very) simple,
Papers are some retired ones in Old Olive, Bashful Blue and Pumpkin Pie

Love this narrow ribbon, so cute,

Sentiment is from Perfect Punches, I inked the image with markers and then cut it out so I could layer using the XL Oval Punch,

On some of the spots I added Crystal Effects for a bit of texture,

and a little strip inside to finish it off,
Thanks for looking today, I will be back soon with a birthday card for my dad who's birthday it is today!
Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Part Two December Class

Hello there this morning,
As promised here are the other projects we made on Monday at the Christmas Packaging class,
We stamped a plain paper bag with white craft ink using the snowflake from Sparkly and Bright,

and tied a lush bow with wide striped Marina Mist grosgrain ribbon

this image is from the set Gifted, inked with markers in Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Baja Breeze,

and my fave project from this month, a covered a peg.
I would like to make lots more of these before Christmas :-D .
Designer Papers are from the Jolly Holiday pack,

a side view showing the magnets we added with crystal effects so it can be used on your fridge...

and so we use it all year and not just for Christmas, we used tombow and waited 'till it was dry to make it re-positionable,

and all the projects together,

I really enjoyed this months class and I would like to thank all those ladies who were well enough to come this month and get well soon to a those who couldn't make it,
I am looking forward to many new and exciting classes next year if you would like to join us then please email me for more info
Stampin' Hugs,
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