Saturday, 29 June 2013

Sunshine and Stampin' UP!

It's a gorgeous day here by the sea and so after a walk to the beach and some housework I thought I would show you a couple of cards from a recent class. 
First though a picture of the gorgeous blue skies which are overhead at the beach today.

Back at home and in the garden for this lovely sunny shot of a tunnel card. This card features some retiring product as well as some that are staying. If you still have items you want from the 2012/2013 Stampin' UP! catalogue then you need to contact me this eve. I will be placing my last order tomorrow morning and some items are already be retired and no longer available.
I love the 'splodge' from French Foliage and will be sad to see it go but I can tell you there is something which while not the same will work equally well!

This card is one that featured in a class but I loved it so much I took it to a recent shoebox swap with other Stampin' UP!  demos and I'm pleased to say they liked it too. It's always so nerve racking to showcase your work in front of fellow demos....

Here is the last of the cards I wanted to share with you today. This is a 'Joy' fold card and closes up nice and flat for postage. I love the sunny yellow papers and again I will be sad to see them go tomorrow but equally excited to be able to order the new papers on Tues. 

If you are excited to see the start of a new Stampin' UP! catalogue year and want to get up close and personal with some of the new product as well as have the chance to get your hands on some bargains in my 'Retirement' sale then please come along to my open house on SUN 7th JULY 10am-2pm. It's a drop in but if you would like your own copy of the new catalogue then please contact me using the button at the top right to let me know you are coming and I will have your catalogue waiting for you. Cost is just £5

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Stampin' UP! sneak peek...

Hello and firstly an apology for having been absent for so long... Its been a crazy busy month here as we prepared for the Nutty ones trip to Afghanistan. He is there now and we are nearing the end of the first week without him.
As for me I am making full use of the theraputic properties of crafting and passing the time creating lots of yumminess.

It's some of that yumminess I'm going to share with you today.... Last night was my first Christmas Stamp Club of the year and 6 lovely ladies joined me to make 10 cards with 2 ladies ordering kits to do at home. We spent a lovely 2 ish hours crafting and laughing and they all went home happy to have started the mammoth task of handcrafted Christmas cards. By the time we reach the end of Nov they will have 60 handcrafted cards without even thinking about it. 

Here is the first of the cards they made. A simple card with little dimension so you don't have to break the bank on postage!

The second card has a little more dimension and but is still post friendly

Both cards use a fabulous new set from the up coming  Stampin' UP! Catalogue 2013.
The set is called Mosaic Madness and as well as the very 'Morocan' feel this stamp set has it is great for Christmas Baubles! The set has a matching punch and embossing folder all of which can be ordered through me from 2nd July. 

There is still time to join the club either in person or via kit and have 50 cards made ready to send. Use the 'contact me' button for more details