Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Swirly Scribbles Poppies...


I took some time away from a wedding stationary order this morning to enjoy time scrapping with a friend. We both have very different projects to work on but it was nice to have some company in the studio while we created. 

I have wanted to scrap these pictures for a few months and I'm so pleased I did. 

When I'm not busy with my craft business and prepping for classes I spend some of my time raising funds for our local Poppy Appeal. I have been connected to the RAF my whole life and love being able to give something back. 
These photos were taken during Remembrance last November and are of the display we put up in our local store to raise awareness and funds. 

I love the versatility of our stamps and dies and this is one of those times I'm grateful for that.

I used Swirly Scribbles Dies to create the red part of the poppy, the 3/4 circle punch for the centre and the leaf from the Flower Fair framelits. I'm sure you will agree its a very modern looking poppy but works well with the layout

Here is a close up of the Poppy with the leaf of course in the 11 o'clock position.
Hope you enjoyed today's offering.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

New look blog...

It's finished.... 

My lovely new blog has had a make over and is looking fresh and a little more grown up. It's been about 5 years so it was time to try a little change.

Huge thanks to Angie who has tackled all things technical. I really couldn't put this together without here and if you want a new look for your blog then be sure to click on the banner on the right hand side just above my blog list to ask for her help.

Back later with a creative post that doesn't involve too much technology lol

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Die Cutting and Classes...

If you are like me you have spent more hours than you care to admit to looking for the one framelit that seems to escape every time you are prepping or in deed holding a class.

Frustrated by the lost crafting hours I decided to create something that would keep the little devils, I mean angels in check.

This is my solution for home. I had a 12 x 12 frame in the cupboard without glass as it had broken and I always meant to do something with it. 
Perfect for keeping my dies together while prepping for classes or mass production. 
I used adhesive magnet sheets and stuck them to the backing board of the frame. I then popped a piece of Designer Series Paper on top, lightly sticking down in the four corners with snail. This means I can easily change the paper if I want. 
Pop the backing board back in to the frame and hey presto!

Then I realised I needed something to help my customers during class. It's all too easy for dies especially the smaller ones to slip under or into the wrong place. 

I have had this frame lying in my craft room for a while as I had intended to turn it into a stamp positioner but you know how it is, easily sidetracked  lol. 
Instead I added some more magnetic sheets the back board and cut some more Designer Series Paper to fit. This time I added a thin acetate sheet over the paper to stop it getting grubby during classes. 

The fab thing about this frame is it closes like a book which means I can pop the frames I need on there for class, close the front and away I go.

While I'm not using my framelits they are stored in their original packaging in a tray which keeps them all together. 

I hope this helps some of you with your framelit storage.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Hellooooo from the other side....

Now you all have that tune running round your head I will leave you with the briefest of posts to say.....

Hopefully soon there will be an update to the look of the blog too. I'm the least technical person I know so I'm engaging a little help with it lol. 

Pop back for a little craft related post tomorrow as well as an update on the offers currently being run by Stampin' UP!

Enjoy your day xx

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

In with the New...


It's been a while and I must apologise for neglecting you but I have been busy I promise. Apart from sorting out a few health issues which I won't bore you with but will say are all under control I have been busy working behind the scenes.

In April I was given the honour of being a Display Stamper for our On Stage local event in Telford. I was lucky enough to get the new In Colours from Stampin' UP! to play with and they are just GORGEOUS!

Since then I have been busy working behind the scenes on new classes and ideas to keep my ladies creating. 

The format of my classes will be changing slightly but I am happy to say the same quality of creating will continue as well as the laughs and friendships.

Here is a sample of  part of an upcoming class. 

This focuses on one of the new In colours combined with one of the old along with a new stamp set which was part of a Thank You from Stampin' UP! for the display work I did. 

Getting to create everyday and be rewarded for it is one of  the things I love so much about my Stampin' UP! career and if you are interested in joining the fun the keep a look out for a special offer coming YOUR way starting June 1st.


Friday, 11 December 2015

Good Morning...

A little break from the Christmas crazy that seems to be taking over us all today with a little peek at a new stamp set coming up in the Seasonal Catalogue which goes live on January 5th.

Balloon Builders is a cool little collection of balloon shaped stamps, you know the kind of balloons clowns make things from?

As soon as I saw this in the catalogue I knew it would be on my wish list. There some fab  
samples in the catalogue to inspire you but straight away my head said wedding card. The horseshoe balloon reminded me of confetti you throw at weddings and so last night I put ink to card and this is what I came up with.

I stamped the horseshoe in Pink Pirouette and Sahara Sand to allow the gold embossing to really shine.

This shows the embossing much better and the texture and shine is second to none. 

I hope you enjoyed the little break form Christmas and if you want to know more about how to get theses stamps for yourself and even better still at a discount then please get in touch. I would love to hear from you and even better welcome you to my team x

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Project Life catch up...

Apologies from the start but this post is a little picture heavy compared to my usual.

It's been chaotic here beyond belief and while we have still benn enjoying the fun that Pax gets up to, managing to blog about it has gone to pot.

So here is a catch up of the Elf antics and how they have been recorded in the album. 
Thank goodness for Project Life when real life gets busy

Day 4 Pax tries to get the goodies on top of the fridge
Day 5 Pax went on an adventure and got stuck in the tree! Thankfully Caiden is a top reader and managed to read the note Pax left and found him just in time.

Day 6 Pax decided to have some fun in the night and bounced all the way downstairs like and andrex puppy! 

Day 7 Pax found Caiden's art box and decided to cheer up the bananas!!!

Day 8 Just what a busy Mum needs.... Pax decided it is too warm here and wanted to play in the snow again like he does at the North Pole. Only thing he found was flour so we woke to flour angels.

Be sure to keep popping by to see how the album develops. Hopefully time will be plentiful this week.