Saturday 28 February 2009

Sale-A-Bration - Last Day

Awwww I am sad that Sale-A-Bration is over, it has been fab to have this event so early on in our Stampin Up careers over here! More exciting things to come soon though so onwards and upwards!!! Here is a card I have made combining 2 of the Sale-A-Bration sets, Botanical Blooms and Polka Dot Punches! I have stamped the Botanical Blooms to create a background and layered over the flowers with the outline stamp. I also softly stamped on the section where the sentiment and flowers are.

The sentiment is from hostess Level 1 set Best Yet and the flowers are punched out with the 5 Petal Punch and layered up . In the corners I have used my pricking tool for extra effect! Colour combo is Regal Rose, Old Olive and Rose Red over the top of the flowers.
Thank you to all my customers who purchased from me over the last 2 months, I hope that those of you who took advantage of the free sets have enjoyed them as much as I have!!

Friday 27 February 2009

Sale-A-Bration - 2 Days to go!

Well only today and tomorrow left for you to take advantage of the free stamp sets through Sale A Bration! Here is a little Easter treat box I have made using the Yummy stamp set which is perfect for Easter chocs!!!!! The box is made from acetate, not something I have used a lot of but I enjoyed doing this as it was different to what I have done before!

The colour combo is of course my firm favourite, Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose and Chocolate Chip!! (oh how I love that Chocolate Chip!! I even have a lady who calls me Choccy Julie now!!!) The paper which has been scalloped is from the Sweet Always papers and the ribbon is the Regal Rose grosgrain!

Now when it comes to matching the sweets/goodies I am very particular so I scoured the local shop this morning and found these Terry Chocolate Orange Eggs which are brilliant match for Pumpkin Pie!!! I just thought it would look so much better if the chocs matched!!!!!!

Hope you like this, I have to decide who to give this to now!! Might make them for the boys teachers!!

Last day of Sale A Bration tomorrow, got a card ready to show you!


Thursday 26 February 2009

Sale-A-Bration - 3 Days to Go!!!

Not long to go now!!!! Here I am again with another Sale-A-Bration project. This time a card made with the lovely Botanical Blooms set. A set of 7 stamps which you can stamp and then layer the outline over the top! I have done this quite randomly for a shabby look!!!
I have used a colour combo that is new to me!!! Never used Summer Sun before (had to break the seal on the ink pad if I am honest!!! ) and matched it with Cameo Coral, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip!

I did a bit of paper pricking in the top corners as they were looking a bit bare and I think it adds a little something!

Also experimented with a double scallop here at the bottom!!!!
Last night I did a lovely workshop with some fab new ladies! We made the gift box and the card from my blog yesterday! We did run out of time and the evening became quite rushed at the end so if any of you ladies are reading, sorry it was so rushed!! I hope you enjoyed yourselves though!! Your stash will be here very soon!!

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Wednesday 25 February 2009

Sale-A-Bration - 4 Days to go

Here we are with another project which incorporates 2 of the free Sale-A-Bration sets that you can earn this week, but hurry as the offer ends on Saturday!!!!

We will be making this card at my workshop this evening. It is based on a card we made a few weeks ago when I went to High Wycombe for some Stampin Up training. It uses the Polka DOt Punches set and the Congratulations set. The images have been stamped and punched out with the co-ordinating punches which are available to purchase seperately.

The card is a joy fold card and I have stamped the white panel in Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue and Barely Banana.

The sentiment inside from the Congratulations set.
Hope the ladies enjoy this one too!!

Tuesday 24 February 2009

Sale-A-Bration - 5 days to go!

Here is a little project we will be making at a Stampin Up workshop I am attending on Wednesday evening. I am really looking forward to meeting a brand new set of ladies!!!!
We will be making this versatile gift box which I have made loads of times since my upline Monica taught me how to do it!!!! I am using Soft Subtles in my workshop with Spring approaching and Easter around the corner I thought I would make it an Easter treat box!! The box is made from Lavendar Lace and the ribbon is Certainly Celery.

The Yummy sentiment is stamped in Apricot Appeal and I have added Pretty in Pink flowers from the One of a Kind set and punched them out with my Boho Blossoms punch!
The Yummy set is only available until Saturday and is free with a purchase of £45 from the Stampin Up catalogue!
I hope the ladies enjoy making this project!!!!

Chocolate Eggs are courtesy of Marks and Spencer!!!

Monday 23 February 2009

Sale - a - Bration - Only 6 days left

Only 6 days to go in the first ever Sale-A-Bration in the UK!!!! Your chance to earn the stamp set I have used for this card by spending £45 in the catalogue. I have cased this card from one that the lovely Jenny did. Obviously changed the colours and a few other bits on it. I hope Jenny doesnt mind me using her card for inspiration!!!!

The colour combo is Regal Rose and So Saffron with a bit of Pretty in Pink thrown in!!! A lot of cutting out on this card which was very relaxing last night!!!! Sentiment is from the Best Yet set and I have used my Scallop Edge punch and some Pink taffeta ribbon.
If you would like to get your hands on this set or any of the other free sets please click on the Sale A Bration catalogue on my side bar to have a look at the 4 sets you can earn free!!
Back tomorrow!

Sunday 22 February 2009

Simple Wedding Card

My sisters friends got married in secret on Valentine's Day so she wanted to give them a card as a little momento and wanted some hearts on it. I have used a heart from the retired (but still available) Happy Hearts set. A very simple card with the heart stamped randomly and the spots stamped with the Polka Dot background stamp.

I printed their names off on the PC and then added the frame with the Frames with a Flourish set and added some flat backed pearls. Piece of Very Vanilla ribbon to finish off!

Well Sweeney is over, it went fab last night and I didn't get in until 3.30am but I am so glad its all over and I can get back to normal!! (is that a sign of getting old!!!)


Saturday 21 February 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Get Well Soon!

Well I am a little bit more on time for this weeks challenge!! I have had a lovely lie in this morning and basically just slobbed around most of the day and made a couple of cards and projects for my Stampin Up workshop next week. Here is my card for the Penny Black challenge, Get Well soon. I have used a combo of Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and So Saffron.

The image is coloured with Stampin Up inkpads and highlighted with my SU gel pen. Sweet Always paper for the main background paper and the other papers are So Saffron Designer papers. The ribbon is my trusty Old Olive!! Sentiment is from the Sincere Salutations set.

Added my favourite retro daisies and curled them upwards for the 3D effect as seen above!

Last night of Sweeney tonight which I am sad about but also looking forward to life getting back to normal next week!!!!!! And of course more crafting time!!


Friday 20 February 2009

Paper Share

I have had requests to do another Paper Share so here goes!!! I think this will be my fourth one!!! Lots of you comment on the lovely Stampin Up papers, well here is a chance to own a 6x6 piece of each of them! You get 84 sheets of 6x6 papers as seem above.
They will be delivered to you in a pizza box and will be well protected. The price includes delivery and is £16.00.
Now if we manage to get this order in before the end of February we will qualify for 2 free Sale a Bration sets so 2 lucky people could also win a free set!
I need 8 people for this and I already have 2 signed up so there are 6 places left!
Here are all the papers from my last share all packaged and ready to box up and there are the 2 free sets that 2 lucky ladies also won!!
Please mail me on to book a place or for more info!
This post will remain at the top until I have filled the share!

Penny Black Saturday - Just in time!!

OOooo I have just got in, in time for the Penny Black Saturday challenge!!!!! I have had a lovely little hour making a couple of cards trying to calm down after the last couple of nights!!! Last night was fab and tonight I have loads of different friends in and my hubby and my eldest are also watching tonight!!! Here is my card, colour combo Old Olive, Choc Chip, Pixie Pink! I have used a mixture of Choc Chip and Old Olive designer papers and the gorgeous Old Olive ribbon, I love it!!! Coloured the image in with a mixture od inkpads and markers - all SU!

I turned the sketch on its side by the way in case you were wondering!!!! Used my Tab punched and layered up some flowers using the Boho Blossoms punch and some diamante gems.
Going to try and make a few cards tomorrow

Thursday 19 February 2009

Mojo Monday Week 74

I can't believe I have only just got this set!!!!! Its one of those very versatile sets but I have never got it until now so I wanted to ink it up straight away!!!!! I decided to go "monotone" and had a Rose Red moment to tie in with the Loads of Love feel of the card! Papers are Rose Red designer papers and the ribbon is Pretty in Pink taffeta just to tone down the Rose Red! Lots of doodling on this card too!!!
Truck is watercoloured with ROse Red and Chocolate Chip inkpads.

The opening night went very well last night, a few very slight hiccups (not from me might I add!!!) but other than that, was fab!!! A great sense of achievement swept over us all when we took our bows to cheers and whoops!!!!!

Back tonight for more bloodshed!!!


Wednesday 18 February 2009

Thank you and some scary photos!!!!!

Well tonight is opening night!!!!

We had a good dress rehearsal last night, I did everything right!!!!!!
I just wanted to say a big thanks to a lovely lady, Bekka, who is a fellow SU demo and one of my SU sisters!! Bekka has sent me these fab cupcake socks and a matching Good Luck card!!!! I am going to wear them tonight under my boots!!!!!!
WARNING - the next few photos are freaky!!!!!!! This is me with my scary, sinister make up on!!!!!! I tried to get it all off after we had finished last night but I am sure that eye liner is industrial strength as my hubby got a right shock when I walked in last night!!!!!

Thats my microphone dangling down, we have to wear them around our ears, hence the loop in the wire!

A little funny one for you!!!!!!!

Sorry there are no cards, its just madness here!! I might do one this afternoon!!!

Tuesday 17 February 2009

A card from Milly!

Here as promised is the card from Milly the Cat!! I have never made a card from a cat before but I knew that my trusty All in the Family set would help me out! You really can make a card for everyone using it, which I have proved here!!!!!

A combo of Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink here with the sentiment from Seasonal Wishes. I have used a round nestie and doodled round it with Pumpkin Pie marker, images coloured with my markers and used my retro daisy punch.

I was informed Milly was black and white so I hope it looks a little bit like her!!!

Another Dress Rehearsal tonight, it went very well last night but I am hoping tonight will be even better!

Back tomorrow hopefully!


Monday 16 February 2009

Romance isn't dead!!!!

A few weeks ago I had an email from the husband of one of the lovely ladies in my Stampers 10 club, Terri! Her hubby had found my email (sneaky) and asked me to make 2 cards for her from him! A Valentine card from him and one from their cat Milly!!! (awwww). How sweet was that! I was so honoured to help him out! Here is the card I made from Robert to give to Terri!!!!!
He told me she loves pink so I went with Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose and Certainly Celery and the lovely A Rose is a Rose set! The paper is Sweet Always and the sentiment "From the Heart" is from the Seasonal Wishes set.

I have added some of the flatback pearls from the Pretties kits and also some Certainly Celery grosgrain.
The good news is SHE LOVED IT!! Terri rang me on Valentine's Day to say how thrilled she was!!! I will show you the card from Milly the Cat tomorrow!!!!!
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Bye for now!! Dress rehearsal tonight!!!

Sunday 15 February 2009

Sketch Saturday Number 38

Gosh I made this card in such a rush today!!!! I had literally 15-20 minutes to come up with a card for my friend for her niece!!! So I thought I would use the Sketch on Sketch Saturday, kill 2 birds with one stone!!!!! Now I am not very happy with the colouring of the bear at all, its all gone blotchy but didnt have time to do it again!

Colour combo is Regal Rose, Barely Banana and Pretty in Pink, perfect for a 4 year old girl!!! Stamped her name "Anja" with the Schoolbook Serif Alphabet, which I have used loads and the Schoolbook Serif Numbers set! The old faithful Circle of Friendship punched out with the matching circle punches and added some daisies for an extra touch.

Regal Rose ribbon adds the finishing touch, you gotta have a bit of ribbon - right???

Hope Anja likes her card (even with the blotchy painting!!!!)


P.S I am going to be at the theatre from 10am until probably about 10pm today!!!!! My poor hubby has been great looking after the kiddies!! Might have to make him a card to say thanks!!!!!

Saturday 14 February 2009

Sugar Bowl challenge - Number 4

The challenge for the Sugar Bowl blog this week is to use ONE piece of patterned paper! Now the joy of the Stampin Up papers is that they are double sided so it looks like I have used two pieces!! I have used another image from my friend and downline Sarah-Jane. Dont know what I would have doen without these images she sent me as I dont own many of the new Sugar Nellies!! (hint!!!!!!).

I have coloured it with my Stampin Up inkpads and used a colour combo of mainly Old Olive and Pixie Pink. The papers are from the Old Olive designer papers (available in my Paper Share!) and the sentiment is from the Level 1 hostess set Best Yet (another firm favourite!)

Those yummy flowers are stamped with the Sale a Bration set called Polka Dot Punches which can be yours free when you spend £45 on regular SU products but only until the end of the month!!! And then never again!! They have then been punched out with the 5 petal punch. I had another go at doing the rectangle with my scallop edge punch and its really easy once you know how!!! Contact me if you want more details on anything, I will be glad to help!
Well I will hardly be in the house now, I am at rehearsal today and then probably there from 10-10 on Sunday!! Wish they had wireless internet in the venue, that would be fab as I could keep checking all ya blogs!!!!
Bye for now

Friday 13 February 2009

Cute Card Thursday


The challenge on Cute Card Thursday this week is Music and Dance! You can use song titles on your card and I was just about to make a card for my hubby for Valentine's with this stamp and the song title came to me in a flash of inspiration! Its the song at the end of An Officer and a Gentleman and we had our first dance to this at our wedding over 12 years ago!!! awwwwwwww!!

I have coloured my Changitos in with SU markers and edged the rectangle with the scallop edge punch!! No need for nesties!!!!! Sentiment printed on my computer and I have matched it to the Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa colouring, Regal Rose is the pink colour!

The backing papers are the retired (but still available) Close to Cocoa designer papers and the ribbon is the gorgeous double stitched grosgrain.
I hope he likes it, he will probably think its very cheesy!!!!!!!

Thursday 12 February 2009

Spoon FUll of Sugar challenge 38 - Doodle Doo

Well Tuesday night was my last night off until Saturday 21st when the show finishes so thought I would put it to good use and do my ironing - ahem which turned out to be cardmaking instead and here is one I came up with!!!
It is for the Spoon Full of Sugar Doodle challenge. I have used colours that I wouldn't normally have put together, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red and Chocolate Chip. TIlda is sat on my new favourite Cupcake stamp, love it!!!! I have doodled around the edges with little hearts as you can see!

The flower and button are both Stampin Up and the ribbon is too, Choc Chip!! Backing papers are from the Pumpkin Pie Designers papers (available in my paper share!!!!)

The sentiment is from the Best Yet set.

I coloured everything in with these little babies!!! The Stampin Up Watercolour Wonder crayons!!! I am really pleased with them!! The cost £16.95 for a set of 12 and last ages and ages!!

The best thing is you dont even need to get them out of the tin, I just take the colour direct from the tip of the crayon with my aquabrush!!!

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Wednesday 11 February 2009

Lots of thanks

Add ImageI just want to take this opportunity to thank people for lots of blog awards that I have received recently, I am sorry if I forget you!!!!
I know I have had them from GINA, SIOBHAN, ANN W, HAYLEY G, DENISE
I think thats it but I am sorry if I left you off, make sure you leave me a comment and tell me off if I have !!!!

I also would like to say a huge welcome to SIOBHAN and CATHERINE who have just joined my team of demonstrators and have taken me into double figures!!!! So I now have 10 lovely ladies in my team. Welcome to the gang girls!!!!

Bye for now
P.S 1 week until opening night - arrrghhh!