Tuesday 31 May 2016

Last day for tea cups!

 Good Morning. Today is the last day of the current Annual Catalogue and the Spring/Summer Catalogue and I will be placing my final order around lunch time today and closing the Online Code Club down for this month. Today I wanted to share the card we made at my last Coffee and Card before my little holiday. I usually make an A6 size card with my ladies but I just had to share how to make this style of card with them after getting a demo from my lovely team member Amanda a few days earlier. 
My ladies loved making something different and it was one last opportunity to use the Cups and Kettles framelits that finish today. 
 The card is easier to make than it looks and there is a tutorial on the link I provided for Amanda's blog. I will be definitely making many more of this style of card with items from the brand new catalogue. 
 Hope you like today's make and will have a go at one yourself.
Code closing approx 1pm please submit any last minute orders before then. Thank you so much.
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Monday 30 May 2016

I'm back!

Good Morning. I am back from my travels around Europe with my lovely friend Sarah. Feeling so sad to say goodbye but so happy to have had the chance to spend our amazing 11 days together. I will blog more about our trip another day when I have gathered all my photos together but it is safe to say we were spoiled and had a fantastic time together.
We collected Sarah from Manchester airport on Wednesday 18th May and it was just a bit emotional after not seeing each other for over 2 years. Yes I did wear an Aussie cork hat and a flag! Thought I would get into the spirit of things! We had the best time visiting many fabulous places in Italy. Spain and France and it was lovely to be able to have some time off with Sarah.
 I will report back soon but in the meantime just a couple of reminders for you all. The NEW CATALOGUE goes LIVE on Wednesday 1st June at 2am and my regular online customers should have received your catalogues by now courtesy of my lovely assistant Mr K who posted them all for me last Thursday. I also have my NEW CATALOGUE LAUNCH NIGHT this Friday 3rd June at 7pm. Please note this is at the United Reformed Church in Pudsey and NOT at my studio. I need to have your attendance confirmed by Wednesday morning at the latest. I will have lots of new things to share with you and you will be able to make a card, have a cuppa, order new products, buy my old stash, book on for classes and browse all my new samples.
We also have some FAB offers starting on Wednesday too. Click on the photos to see the full link.
Any orders over £250 in June (in one order) will qualify for extra Stampin Rewards of £25. This applies to individual orders and also to anyone hosting a party for me. I have a couple of dates free for June so please message me if you would like a Stampin Up Party. If you do not want to open up your home then bring the party to me and I will host at my studio for you!
If you have fancied joining Stampin Up either to make a business out of it or simply for your own purchases then we have a fantastic offer for June. Everyone joining in June will received 2 free stamp sets of ANY value in their Starter Kit. This is an amazing offer especially with the launch of the brand new catalogue. I would love to welcome you to our team.

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Wednesday 25 May 2016

Confetti Celebration Graffiti Card

Good Morning to you. Well this time next week the new catalogue will be LIVE!! I am SO excited for this catalogue. I know I probably do say that every year but we are so pleased with the offering this time. I hope you enjoy it as much as me!
The main thing I love about the Confetti Celebration set is that EVERY stamp in the set is useable. There is not one stamp that I wouldn't use in this set. I therefore wanted to share this at the Telford event so I thought I would cram them all on one card and make a graffiti style card and I really think it works. I'll tell you something funny. My brief was to make Shaker Cards and when I did my presentation at Telford this was the card that got all the applause, and it's not even a shaker card!!
I'll be honest this card is my go to design for boys cards at the moment, so easy to do and now all the stamps I used are from the same set! 
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Tuesday 24 May 2016

Shaker Window Card

Well today I am getting a little bit more adventurous with the makes and have made a shaker window card. I'm not sure if that is the correct name for it but I am sticking with it! This one probably took me the longest time to make but I was pleased with the results.
Sticking with the colours of Cucumber Crush, Melon Mambo and Whisper White I think this has a summery feel to it. 
It was quite tricky to take successful photos to show you how you can see through the card and the photo below is my best attempt at this!
Inside was pretty simple as the outside of the card had already done a lot of the work!
Back tomorrow with my last card from the set of Confetti Celebration.
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Monday 23 May 2016

Shaker card with triple twine bow

Good Morning! How was your weekend? 
Today I am back with yet another make with the Confetti Celebration stamp set. I was sent all of the new products before the Telford event and I loved the colours of the new thick bakers twine and particularly loved them all together. So...... I decided to try and tie a bow with all 3 of them together and I think it works? What do you think?
I love the star stamp in this set and yes it does co-ordinate with our star punch perfectly so thats always a bonus for me
I think I have another 2 or 3 projects to share with you using this set so I do hope you are ready for more!!!
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Sunday 22 May 2016

Shaker Party Invitation

Hello there, another day and another shaker post! Today's offering is a shaker party invitation! This one was a little bit more of a challenge but I am pleased with the result.
It's quite a bulky invitation because of the shaker element but I think it works! I threw in a little Cucumber Crush this time to give it a summery feel
The pocket is a really easy one to do. Take a piece of A5 card (21cm x 14.85cm) and score along the 21cm side at 10cm and 20cm, then rotate and score on the shorter side at 1cm. Cut off the square in the corner, make tabs and then you have your pocket.
Hope you like this one and you have a great Sunday whatever you are up to!
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Saturday 21 May 2016

Confetti Celebration Shaker Tag

Hello there. Today is a very exciting day for me and my special guest Sarah as we will be travelling to Barcelona to go on the Stampin' Up trip around the Med. Sarah is coming as my guest and I couldn't be more thrilled about it. Mr K is staying at home with my boys and manning the fort (I am so grateful) whilst I am enjoying a girlie holiday that I never experienced when I was younger!

Today's project is a tag to match the card from yesterday's post. Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo and Whisper White. Really easy to make with the new products that we have, all will be revealed on 1st June but you will see more shaker cards at my events!
Here are both projects together - what do you think?
Thanks for reading today and I hope you have a  really great weekend
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Friday 20 May 2016

Confetti Celebration Week

Good Morning! Well yesterday was fun wasn't it? Did you notice, in my excited state (because my Aussie bestie was coming over) I scheduled 2 blog posts for the same time and day! Buy one get one free!!!! Whoops!

Today I am sharing a few days of cards with the Confetti Celebration stamp set which is a brand new set in the new catalogue. A few weeks ago I was honoured to be asked to present at Onstage Local in Telford and this is the stamp set I was asked to use and share Shaker Cards with my fellow demonstrators. 
This make was a bit of a CASE from the new catalogue and the colours are Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate and Melon Mambo. Now most of these items are not available until 1st June so forgive me but I will not be adding the product lists at the end of my posts for the next few days as it's only the card and ink that is available really.
I don't often make shaker cards so I loved going out of my comfort zone and using these fab new items. I will be back tomorrow with a matching tag for this project.
Please remember May's code is still ongoing and don't forget to place your orders for card stock this month or any of the current bundles that will not be carrying over.

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