Friday, 19 September 2014

Holiday Home stamps

One of my favourite sets in the new Autumn/Winter Catalogue is the Holiday Home set and matching framelits. It had also been a popular choice with my customers too! I do love the little houses and they are easy to colour, I've used the Blendablities on this card and will be running a class on using these fab pens on Saturday 25th October.
 I have used a Cherry Cobbler card blank here, think thats my staple Christmas colour every year with some Silver satin ribbon, sister to my favourite Gold Satin ribbon!
 The background was sponged with Pool Party ink and I added some of the Frosted Sequin snowflakes (love these)
The great thing about this set is that the sentiment is from the same set too, as is the tree!! A perfect set to get all your Christmas makes done!
That's all from me today! For those of you who have followed my blog for a long time, you may remember the day I took part in the Strictly Come Dancing event at the theatre company I am involved in. Well it is 5 years ago today since Ray and myself won this after learning the quickstep in a day! Since then I have discovered a hobby and a whole new circle of friends whom I have met through dancing, not to mention my boy who also discovered a skill and a hobby that has given him confidence! Here's the the next 5 years dancing......

Julie
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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Special Cards for Special People!

So unless you have been living under a rock recently or you don't have children you may have noticed that the Disney film Frozen has been an epic hit over the last few months!!! Mini Elsa and Anna costumes are selling like hot cakes. Apparently it is now the highest grossing animated film of all time and the reason little girls are asking people if "they wanna build a snowman" in the middle of summer! I took Evan to see it and as soon as I saw the first 5-10 minutes I said that it will be made into a West End Show and I recently read somewhere that it will be! 

So where is this going? Well I have some lovely new Aussie friends courtesy of this wonderful Stampin Up life and 2 gorgeous little ladies (at opposite sides of the country) were celebrating birthdays a couple of weeks ago. Annabelle in Sydney was going to be 6 and Sophie in Perth was going to be 8 so I set about trying to make them a Frozen themed birthday card. 

I found an amazing video on how to create Olaf the snowman HERE on Michelle Suit's fab blog. She also made a Hawaiian version too which I found on Pinterest. I cased most of it but I don't think she has a video for it, I just added the extras on myself. Don't you just love his little coconut bikini!!!!
 So here is Sophie's card and I had a lovely Skype call with Sophie and her Mum Sarah (my bestest Aussie friend) and sister Hannah on Tuesday. Sarah messaged me to say the package had arrived but she had hidden it that morning and we Skype'd so I could see Sophie open it "live" on the Skype! Isn't technology fantastic when it works like that! It was so lovely to see her little face as she opened the card and gift!

 So I made one for Belle too but I was on a tight time scale with this one and couldn't do her name. I did a 6 using the Metro alphabet and I added sunglasses on this one so they were both a little different. 
These cards are big cards, they are 8x8 inch cards as Olaf ends up being quite big! I would love to know what you think of my Olaf creations as I was rather pleased with them and I know my cute Aussie friends were too!

Julie
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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Last Tuesday Card

Good Morning and happy Wednesday Weekly Deals to you! We have some lovely things on offer this week and I am going to be stocking up on my gift packaging for Christmas. I will be placing an order on Monday if you would like to add to it, or of course there is always my Online Store which you can find HERE
So here is the last of the cards we made last Tuesday at our club night. This one was CASED from page 9 of the catalogue and I had great fun sharing with the ladies how to make sure that their wreaths were stamped correctly!
 We used the Wondrous Wreath bundle from the Autumn/Winter catalogue which is a timeless classic for your Christmas makes, in fact I have seen it stamped in non-Christmas colours with flowers on it for an alternative look.
We used the Joy from the same set and rolled it out in Gold Foil.
Hope you like todays make and pop back again tomorrow to see another one!
Julie
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