Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Kids birthday card

Well, one of Kayleighs friends from toddler group turned one last month, so of course I had to make the card. But, I have to be honest that despite the fact I have a little girl, I really do not have that many "kids" themed stamps. Hmmmmm....... excuse to go shopping I think :)

Anyways, I did manage to get a cute (if I do say myself) birthday card made.

Started with a white base, and trimmed a bit off the edge. Scalloped a strip of green galore cardstock, and attached. Then, using the balloon image from Crazy for Cupcakes, I stamped it 3 times with basic black ink right onto my card base.

I then stamped it again onto scraps of turquoise, pink and purple, and then coated with a nice thick coat of crystal effects. Once dry, I cut out the balloon and adhered over top of the plain stamped balloon on the card base.

Stamped the greeting onto s strip of yellow card, and did a ribbon tail snip on one edge, and adhered to the card. Finished it off by taking a bit of turquoise ribbon and tying it around a small paperclip, and slipping the clip onto the greeting.

All in all, a cute, bright, cheery kids birthday card.

Hope you enjoy!


Monday, April 19, 2010

Scrapbook page and Card for a challenge

OK - so here is a wonderful scrapbook page I have done for our family photo - when we get the photo taken that is! But, once we do, I have got the layout done at least! So half way there!

This lovely layout is done using a sheet of bashful blue DSP and not quite navy and old olive CS for the photo mat. I stamped the large swirl from Baroque Motifs in not quite navy straight onto the patterned paper. This adds some nice patterned detail, and looks eyecatching when done on DSP. I used some of the deliscious wide striped old olive ribbon along the bottom.

The flower stems are just super thin strips of old olive cardstock that I have twisted and twisted and twisted. I glued them down using some tombow. The leaves are from the 5-petal flower punch - I just trimmed them off to create a leaf.

The flowers are punched with the boho blossoms punch and then inked with some not quite navy ink and adhered. Finished it off with some buttons, and a stamped and punched butterfly from flight of the butterfly.

Now, for a special twist, I have done this card based on one of the ILWS Design Team challenges and the above scrapbook page.

Same basic idea as the above scrapbook page, however for the ILWS challenge of "two brads, two buttons and ONE stamped image" I used two of the wonderful filligree brads as flowers. One of the buttons is actually a clear button with a rub-on transfer flower on it.

If you have seen anything that you like, contact me to place your order!


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Registration deadline extended

OK - there are still a few spots for my Scrapbooking class on May 1st. So, to give you a chance to get those seats, I have decided to extend the registration deadline until April 21st. This is the latest I can leave it and still make sure you get all your kit supplies for the class.

So, if you are interested, please contact me.

Same extended deadline for my open house and Vintage Vogue class, so register while there are still spaces!

Monday, April 12, 2010

For my upcomming scrapbook class I have been working on various samples and templates.

Here are two using the wonderful Love Stories simply scrappin kit.

If you are interested in taking my Scrapbooking for Beginners class, then here are all the details:

Date: May 1st - International Scrapbooking Day
Time: 11:30 to 3:30
Location: LeMarie Centre, Watford (lots of free parking in ASDA right behind the centre)
Cost: £60

The cost of the class includes the following:

Your choice of 4 custom starter kits containing:
Patterned paper
Journaling pens (one black, one white)
Self adhesive die-cuts
Brads, buttons, and other embellishments
Optional extras of an album (£20) and paper trimmer (£17)

If you would like to take this class, please RSVP by the 18th of April to reserve your seat as spaces are limited. For those that RSVP and pre-pay on time you will receive a special gift from me, and be entered into a special prize draw.

Contact me to register for this class now!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Stampin'Up Colour Renovation!!

Stampin' Up! announcement a shake up of the Standard Stampin' UP! colour families and individual colours. What this means is we will be getting 15 NEW COLOURS!

Now, in order to make room for these 15 new colours, we do have to say a fond farewell to some colours. But, not to worry, this will not happen until the new catalogue comes out in October, so you have lots of time still.

If you are building up your colour collections, you may want to take a look at the list below and only buy colours that are staying.

If there is a colour that you love which will be retiring at the end of September, you've got six months notice to fill up on your inkpads, refills, cardstock colours before you won't be able to get it again.

Here is a look at the colours we will be saying farewell to at the end of September:

And here is the colour chart showing you the new "Colour Collections" - can you spot the 15 new colours?

And, as if that was not enough - we will be getting IN-COLOURS!!

We will get 5 new exciting and fresh in-colours in October, and they will stick around for 2 years. Then, next year we will get 5 more new in-colours that again will stick around for 2 years. So on the 3rd year, the first set of 5 in-colours will retire, and we will get 5 more new colours and so on!

I am super excited about this!!

But, dont forget, we have also just received our new spring-summer mini catalogue - so there is still 6 months to go!

New Classes!

OK - my new classes have been posted - you can get all the details here

First is a vintage vogue class featuring a lovely vintage style.

The second is a beginners scrapbooking class.

RSVP by April 18th for your class, and get a special thank-you gift from me at your class!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

New goodies from the new mini

Well, here is a super sweet 3x3 note card I made to feature the wonderful new bird punch.

The base is sage shadow, with natural ivory mat. I used the new choco chip satin ribbon, and stamped the greeting below from Vintage Vogue. I also used the boarder from the same set along the top again in sage shadow ink.

I punched the bird and branch from the To the Nines speciality DSP and the wing separately from the naturals ivory CS.


Saturday, April 3, 2010

April Cup Challenge!!

Just a reminder that this evening is full of fun challenges and chatter over at ILWS with our April Cup Challenge.

Registration starts at 5pm, and the first challenge is posted at 7pm. All the fun goes until midnight, so please join us :)