Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Amazing You...

A lovely friend of mine has been going through some tough stuff recently and I just wanted to let her know how amazing she is. 
Everything Eleanor is a set I have wanted for a while but until I discovered my 'inner floral' it was one that I passed by. Wow has it had some use recently!! It's also one that requires fussy cutting and those that know me will know I like 'simple'. I'm a simple girl and simple suits me lol.

I used a new colour combination for me of Island Indigo, Pool Party and Rose Red.

A close up of the 'fussy cut' flower image shows just how lovely this set is and the wonderful detail on the stamps.  

Till next time - Happy Crafting

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Sneak Peek...

I thought I would share a sneak peek of one of my retreat projects today. This was inspired by the lovely Cal over at He[art]fully yous. At our Annual Convention in Manchester last year Cal showcased the most wonderful projects using the Spiral Flower die. 

I have been wanting to play for ages and the perfect opportunity came from my need to plan a retreat project and to save time I made it one that could be included in a wedding window display at my favourite Cupcakery

I combined the Stampin' UP! Spiral Flower Die with hand cut ones using Stampin' UP! Circle Framelits. The circles are much more time consuming but the contrast in sizes between the flowers really enhances the beautiful large flower created using the Spiral Flower Die.

Till next time - Happy Crafting

Monday, 14 April 2014

Monday Muse....

Sometimes when crafting your mojo goes awol and it's always good to know how to give it a kickstart. For me if I have hours to spare (never!!!) I head to Pinterest, but when time is tight and lets face it for most of us that is the case, I head for a quick mooch around the blogs.

With this in mind and the need to get myself back into regular blogging I decided to dedicate Mondays to kickstarting the mojo and also to showcase some of my favourite bloggers. 

This card is a version of one I saw on Sam's Blog

As you can see I have simplified it a little but the general feel of the card is the same. I also made this card using 3 of our pink colours.

Till next time - Happy Crafting

Monday, 7 April 2014

I'm Back....

It's been a while and to be honest there is no other reason than life just got in the way... With 4 kids, dogs and a partner in the RAF life doesn't always go to plan!

I have been busy behind the scenes with my crafting and building my business slowly. I promoted to Bronze 3 within my first year under a new upline and now have a team of my own with 2 downline and classes are getting busier. However my business took an unexpected turn after a local Cupcakery asked if they could stock a small basket of my cards. I have become fantastic friends with June and Andy who own and run Lady B's Cupcakery  and they have supported this addition to my business unbelievably!

I now supply cards to 3 local businesses which you can imagine keeps me busy.

I have taken some time to look at the management of my day to day business and have structured my working day to allow more efficient working. I have also allowed time for more regular blogging so I hope you will bear with me and I look forward to sharing some recent creations with you over the next few days, weeks and months.

Till then Happy Crafting