Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Another sneak peak !

Card made with lots from the new catty - I have made several in diffferent colourways so watch out for them being posted over the next couple of days.

My hubby gave me a very basic lesson on photoshop yesterday so I can now crop them to full size. He also tried to tell me how to use the camera - WB for this, AV for that,  F9 for the other ! I sad I needed a list - and I don't normally do lists - if I was ever to set it up on my own.

Time for bed now - just had a wonderful evening running a workshop - while i'm still new to this I love sharing the products and my ideas with every one.

Happy Crafting

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

    More Balloons - this time stamped in real red, pacific point, pumpkin pie and so saffron with pacific point DSP, so saffron taffeta ribbon and a trim of pumpkin pie dotted scallop ribbon border. 

Hopefully I'll be back tomorrow with something different/

I have a workshop tomorrow evening and am still deciding on the make and take - I'm thinking jubilee colours with the pennant parade stamp set and matching punch.  The big top papers might go well with this - sort of a cross with the 4th July and
our royalty.

I was planning what we will do over the jubilee bank holiday weekend and got quite excited about going to see the flotilla! A canal barge left Stoke on Trent earlier in the week on its very long journey down for the parade. 
I'm sad to say I have pretty strong memories of the silver jubilee and our street party - lots of jelly and silly games.

We have Lift Off !

I have been missing for a while as I waited for the cards I had made to be posted back to me. So now I have lots of new goodies to share with you.
This is one of the new stamp sets from the summer mini that will be available on the 1st May.

I'm planning an open house in mid May to showcase all the products and allow customers to play and do some make and takes - details to follow.

This card is also using paper from the brights DSP pack and the orange spotty one is from Flirtateous and it's all topped off with a little real red satin ribbon.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Quick & Simple

Here's a quick and easy card made a couple of weeks ago.
I've just discovered that I have left all the cards I made using the new summer mini stamps at my father in laws - so that is a disaster !  So I will need to find a bit of spare time in the next day or two to start all over again.

Today we've had a busy day at the Safari Park - the baboons are hilarious and very naughty indeed - they managed to jump up and over our mini bus and hung onto the rear windscreen wipers - at least they didn't pinch anything.

Happy Stamping

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Happy Easter
We've been away over Easter with my husband's extended family - 20 people made up of Danes, Greeks, Swiss and a Norwegian - so it's been a very busy time with me in charge of catering. 
I asked everyone to bring a cake to help with the catering ... but they all brought 2! so we now have a huge pile still to eat.
The Swiss contingent brought the most fantastic Spunglii handmade egg/chocolates so with that and all the mini lindt eggs I bought I think we may all need a diet by the end of the week.

I had my craft stuff with me and did a demo/workshop for the Danish ladies - they were so excited as it was the first time any of them had ever made a card - and the youngest is touching 70. It was quite a challenge as I have no Danish and their Engish is a little limited - especially with words like glue, emboss, tap the stamp to the ink etc. 

Today's card  is a very simple one using pretty in pink, rich razzleberry, newsprint DSP and cottage gaden stamps.  I tend to go trhough phases(? obsessions)  of using a particular thing and at the moment it's the scallop die for my big shot.

I have been busy with some of my pre prder items from the summer mini catalogue and once I get photos taken I will start to upload them so you can have a sneak peak at what will be available soon.

Happy Stamping