Saturday, 31 December 2011
This year was our turn to have a delayed Christmas as my girls went to their Dads for the actual day and we had our Christmas day yesterday. My parents came to stay for a few days and so the den, which is currently my craft room, has slowly filled up with boxes, wrapping paper and general stuff.
It's time to enter the room of gloom and clean it all up again so I can actually do some stampin!!!
I promised pics of my favourite projects of 2011 and Santa was very kind to me this year and left an all singing, all dancing digital camera under the tree which will make taking pics a much more enjoyable process than before.
As long as the room doesnt eat me alive I promise to be back later with pics of projects and who knows maybe even a before and after shot of the disgraceful den.
I just want to wish you all a Happy New Year and may all your resolutions be crafty ones!!
Tuesday, 20 December 2011
My blondness really showed through in my last post as no matter how hard I tried I couldn't get the photos the right way up and my usual go to guy was busy braving the North sea on the local Lifeboat!!!
However some kind soul, namely Michelle, took pity on me and emailed me the photos the right way up and cropped to boot so you can all see them in their glory. My ladies worked really hard on these most of saturday so they really do deserve to be seen properly...
This is the one Cathy made....
I hope you enjoyed looking at these the right way round and no-one has sore necks lol.
Bloggy Hugs to you all and a very Merry Christmas
Sunday, 18 December 2011
I cannot believe the last class of 2011 was yesterday. Being a seaside town it gets pretty quiet here out of season but two of my lovely ladies braved the damp and chilly air to come along.
Cathy became a Grandma in Feb this year and Anne has her first Grandson due Feb next year so it seemed only right that we abandon all things Christmassy (well apart from the lovely mince pies) in favour of some lovely baby goodness.
I first saw the box frames we made here on Victoria's Blog. They are absolutely gorgeous and I just knew they would be perfect.
Cathy chose Marina Mist and So Saffron for hers and this is how it turned out...
Anne chose Certainly Celery and So Saffron too match the eagerly awaited arrivals nursery.
I hope to be back soon with round up of favourite projects this year.
Till then Bloggy Hugs to you all and have a very Merry Christmas and a Stampin New Year!
Thursday, 8 December 2011
Finally after an hour and a half wrestling with putting the tree up and a futher hour decorating our monster tree (8ft) is now up!
The tree was done at the weekend but its been one of those weeks with most of the house suffering from the sniffles so I've only just got round to taking a pic.
Also done a little while ago (at our retreat weekend) were these cards. I have decided they will be my Christmas cards for friends and extended family this year.
This was sent all the way from Italy by the lovely Jeannie after a conversation at convention about how much I missed the American sweets I ate as a child while living in Berlin with my Dad who was in the RAF.
Jeannie ( http://happy-jeannie.blogspot.com/ ) is currently living in Italy with her husband who is in the US Army and creates the most wonderful cards so pop on by and have a look.
I'm just hoping my parcel of English goodies arrives with her in time for Christmas.
I hope you are getting in the festive mood too and enjoying the lead up to the big day.
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
It's been a crazy couple of months but in amongst all the chaos I found myself with the most fantastic bunch of people on this planet (apart from my OH and kids that is).
Early Nov saw me heading off to Paris for Stampin Up's annual convention. What a great couple of days and soooooo many talented and friendly people all in one place. We spent 2 days swapping, training, laughing, eating, drinking and of course stamping, all in the lovely surroundings of Euro Disney.
I will upload more convention photos soon but just have to show you this one of a wonderful, funny and very genuine woman who I now have the privilege of calling friend.
Please come back soon for the rest of the photos from Convention and some of the many gorgeous swaps I got while I was there.
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Hello bloggers and an apology for being absent so long. Just when I had my blog how I liked it my laptop died and is still away being repaired. I have borrowed the Nutty ones for now but hopefully mine will be back soon....
Its been a busy couple of weeks in the Stampin Up world with the Retirement List coming out on Sept 1st (contact me if you would like a copy). Retirement items are only available till Sept 30th and are only available while stocks last.
As a Demo we are allowed a sneak peak of the new Catalouge on Sept 1st, with the actual catalouge being available to all on Oct 1st. Again contact me if you would like a copy and I will post out to you.
Work is underway on some projects using the new products so please pop back soon. I can promise you some gorgeousness!!!
Wednesday, 31 August 2011
August is usually a quiet month in the Stampin Up calender as we gear up for the new Catalouge Launch in October.
To cheer us up while we wait, Stampin Up are offering this lovely cosmetic bag, striped grosgrain ribbon and clips assortment ABSOLUTELY FREE to anyone who places an order of £75 or who holds a party which achieves sales of £250 or more.
This bag is not available to buy, so why not join me and be the envy of all your friends with an exclusive bag, and the best part is its FREE!!!
Bye for now as I dash of to place my order and get my free gift
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
I've been unhappy with my blog since I first started and being a technophobe didn't know quite what to do but finally I've managed to sort it out and now I'm happier with the design I will be posting more.... You know what it's like when you're not 100% happy with something you are reluctant to use it and thats how its been for me.
I hope you all like the new, fresh look and agree with me it has a little bit more of the seaside about it.
Hope to see you all soon in blogland with lots of new posts.
Friday, 1 July 2011
You may have joined me here from Group 1 but if not you can always hop on over to them by clicking on this link http://stampin-divas.blogspot.com/
If you didn't join from Group 1 then you will have come here from Jan at http://jan-crippin.blogspot.com/ who had some lovely ideas.
I'm sure you will have a great time hopping round but first let me show you my cards. I reached for the colour coach but found myself choosing colours that I knew were easy to work with so I decided to ask my SU mummy to pick a colour for me that would be more of a challenge.... Boy did she lol!
Elegant Eggplant.... Not a colour I have worked with so far. This is teamed with Melon Mambo and River Rock. I wanted to keep this one very simple so used very little stamping but lots of Big-Shot action along with a couple of punches.
Next I decided to get the inks out and teamed it with Hostess Set 'Because I Care' The flower was inked up using the markers and stamped onto Naturals Ivory. I layered this onto Garden Green and then onto Elegant Eggplant. Finally this was layered onto a More Mustard A6 card base.
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Talk about a busy weekend. On Fri I travelled down to see my lovely ladies in Stamford for our monthly Stampers 10 get together. We had a fab morning and this months hostess took full advantage of the wonderful promotion Stampin up are offering at the moment and with some outside orders which were added onto the Stampers 10 this month she managed to earn the extra £20 you get if party sales are over £250.... Well done Jean and enjoy all your goodies x
Saturday saw me(well my DH lol) load up the car with tables, display boards and lots of goodies to show as I stepped in for my SU Mummy and had a stand at a Craft Fair in Bury St Edmonds. The show was on sun but as I live a couple of hours away we decided to combine the show with a visit to friends and stay with them,
Sun came far too soon and at 7am I headed out to the leisure centre to meet up with my downline Debbie who had kindly offered to help out. DH helped to set everything up and showed he does have an artistic side with the displays....
We had a busy but fab day with a free prize draw and make and take.
Class instructions and retreat weekend leaflets were flying out of the door as well as interest from some poss new demos...
Although I came away totally shattered it was a fantastic day and we met lots of lovely new people. Thank you if you were one of those and I hope to see you again next time....
I will get some photos up from the show soon so pop back soon x
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Todays post is only a quick one but I wanted to share with you all a special moment in my little boys life.
Caiden is now 15mths and at the lovely age of learning to walk and talk. I had always said just how much he is the double of his Daddy but today he surprised us all with his first 'proper' word. For ages he has been saying Dada and occasionally Muma so we were all excitedly waiting for something new.
Would it be dog(we have 2), would it be one if his sisters names(he has 3) or would it be ball(he has 100's).........................
........................................................no it was COLOUR!!! Now I know he is my child as my life is dominated by all the wonderful colours we have at our disposale from Stampin Up.
I wonder how long it will be before he utters STAMPIN UP?????
For more on Caidens Crafting Capers head on over to my Su mummys blog http://www.kraftybiker.blogspot.com to find out what he gets up to when I'm crafting at one of her all day classes in Stamford.
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
The dates for our first retreat weekends will be announced soon so make sure you check out our blogs and get the dates marked in your diarys. Bookings will be on a first come first served basis.
We are able to accommodate 10 people each weekend and already have people who have shown interest so if you would like to join us for a weekend packed full of crafting and laughter then get in touch with Sandra(http://www.kraftybiker.blogspot.com) or myself and book your place.
FULL DETAILS TO BE RELEASED ON MON 16th MAY 2011
Friday, 8 April 2011
Saturday, 2 April 2011
Saturday, 19 February 2011
Thursday, 17 February 2011
I made this card after seeing something similar in a mag. At first I mistook their image to be this one from "Because I Care" (a level 1 hostess gift).
I decided to CASE the card anyway but use the SU image.
I made KraftyBikers in Soft Suede as it reminded me of her two cats but the card above is done in River Rock..... Is there a better colour at the mo???
Once I had done this one I just couldn't stop and ended up making a futher 5 designs using the same stamp set. This is going to be the set for my first all day class in Louth on March 5th.
If you would like to join me for this class or would like the opportunity to earn this stamp set free for yourself then email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07917631483
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
Last time I went they asked me to bring a little something to do and this was it.
This is a design I saw following a link on ILWS. I thought I'd saved the details in my fav folder but can't for the life of me find it now. I will link back just as soon as I find it. The original was done in blue and held school photos. I wanted something a little more vintage and romantic so played around and this is the result.
I hope you like and will be back with more soon
Monday, 14 February 2011
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Well here it is... My first blog photo and a cute little one it is too! Firstly I have to say Thanks to Sandra(Kraftybiker) for her superb tech helpline and The Nutty one for his photography skills and support.
This is a cute little "no cut bagalope"(there are many templates out there for this, mine if I remember rightly came from SCS) and set of 6 10x10 cards.
Who knew this technology thing could really be so simples!!!
Look out for more photos coming this way soon.