Category Archives: Stampin’ Up Classes

Booking closes soon for #WLCR Crafty Escape..

Time is ticking and it’s almost time to close bookings on our #WLCR Crafty Escape. This time we are hosting it from the gorgeous Highworth Hotel in Highworth, Wiltshire. A feast of seasonal crafting delights awaits you and preparation is well under way for our usual pillow gifts and raffle prizes. You will not be disappointed. The venue itself is gorgeous and the food is fabulous!  It’s somewhere we go… Read More »

WLCR Retreat in a Box available now!

Just back from a great weekend with some fabulous ladies at the WLCR Summer Crafty Escape to the Country.  If you missed it or were unable to attend, we have great news, we are able to offer you the WLCR Retreat in a Box straight to your door! We have three options just like we did on the day itself: Bronze £45 posted (UK only) This includes our Daisy Delight Goody… Read More »

Mark your diaries – Wiltshire Luxury Craft Retreats are back!

We have just secured a new venue for our Summer Crafty Escape to the Country from Wiltshire Luxury Craft Retreats and if I do say so myself, you truly are in for a treat. You can read all the details in the flyer below but the nuts and bolts are….   When: Saturday June 10th 2017 (9am – 8pm) Where :Lydiard Park Conference Centre, Swindon Cost: Bronze package – £65 Goody bag… Read More »

Mini Craft Day in a Box

I just had a lovely couple of days with some great ladies running a Mini Craft Day. I know many of you are too far away to attend just for a day’s crafting so for the first time, I am offering you my Mini Craft Day TO GO as a ‘Craft Day in a Box‘! You will receive the exact same goody bag as my attendees.  Not only that but you… Read More »

Lift Me Up Online Class

I am absolutely loving the Lift Me Up stamp set and its coordinating framelits – you may have seen my daughters birthday card recently – so I thought I would share it with you in a class. You do not have to physically attend the class in my craft studio,  you can purchase the kit from me and create your cards in the comfort of your own home alongside a video… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Seasonal Decorative Masks Part One

Every month, I run a technique class.  We make two or three cards that are more intricate than normal or use a particular technique.  This month, I decoded to focus on another hidden gem in the Autumn Winter catalogue – the Seasonal Decorative Masks – and I showed my ladies, three different ways to use the masks Firstly using inks and sponges – here is the first card we made. Here’s how… Read More »

Star of Light Diorama Card

I held my Christmas Crafternoon this weekend and we made several different projects during the afternoon; a mini album, a piece of framed art, a couple of cards (of course!) and an optional gift bag. Here is just one of them – a diorama card. So easy to do, yet such an effective card. And it folds flat for postage – bonus! – especially at this time of the year, when… Read More »

It’s a Celebration candle tutorial

Thank you all for your interest and kind comments on Social Media about the projects I posted from our Technique class at the WLCR Crafty Escape to the Country! Here is a guide on how to create a candle with stamped images.  You do need to be careful, as you need to be with all naked flames, but due to paper being adhered to the outside, it is very important to never… Read More »

Crafty Escape Retreat News

Well what a weekend we just had! It was exhausting but exhilarating to organise a successful Crafty Escape Day for a group of wonderful crafty ladies here in Wiltshire.  I thought I would share a little medley of photos from the day. We had a technique class in the morning – luckily noone had too late a night or too early a start as we had a full morning’s sessions… Read More »

Happy Birthday Hubby!

We’re getting ready for a double Happy birthday in our household this weekend and you may have seen my son’s card to his Dad if you follow me on Instagram (I was super proud!!), so without further ado, here is my card. My July Technique Tuesday class focused on shaker cards and I have become quite addicted to this style ever since! This is pretty much the same card as… Read More »

Foxy Friends Upcoming Morning Class

After making this frame for my new niece, I thought I would spread the Foxy Love and offer a daytime class.  Do check out my calendar above for details on all my upcoming classes. These cute little creatures are just adorable and so easy to make, you are going to love them.  There are so many little creatures you can make with one stamp set and one punch, cats, tigers, squirrels, bears, beavers,… Read More »

Stampin’ Creative January Blog Hop – Love is in the Air

It’s been a busy ten days or so and I haven’t been blogging much, between classes, family christenings and birthdays it’s been pretty busy time for us, so I’m very much looking forward to this weekend and a rest!  Well – as much of a rest as is possible with 4 kids under 7 – though I can say under 8 on Sunday! So a quick post from me today as… Read More »

Busy Busy Busy!!

Last week was very busy and I’m afraid something had to give and as I managed to feed my children it had to be the blog!! I had a couple of private classes and my Christmas Crafternoon on Saturday and I thought I would show you a couple of our projects. Firstly, there had to be some cards!! This was a case of my own cards that I created with… Read More »

It’s been a while…

Sorry for my lack of posts – life has been a bit manic recently!  And with Christmas just round the corner, it’s going to get even worse!!! But I will endeavour to post more regularly! I wanted to share the cards we made at my recent Stamp-a-Stack.  We made 16 cards, 4 each of 4 different designs.  I found either these cards or versions of them on Pinterest. Here are… Read More »

Wonderland in Tip Top Taupe and Night of Navy

Last Saturday, I held a great Buy One Get One Free sale here at my craft room.  But of course, we had to make a few cards and here is one of the cards we made. I’ve used a base of Tip Top Taupe and stamped in Night of Navy. I also highlighted the branches with my White Gel Pen and added some Dazzling Diamonds for a bit of sparkle. I… Read More »

I’ve joined the smooshing revolution!!

Well, it was only a matter of time before I had to give this smooshing malarkey a go!!  Have you heard of it?  Here is the effect… I’ve seen various methods but here is how I smooshed! I must thank Kim Fee of Simply Fairies for explaining the process to me as I received a gorgeous Christmas themed swap from her and wanted to know her smooshing method. I laminated… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Wonderland Invitation

I just thought I would share with you some of the invitations I have been sending out for my crafty morning at the end of September.  I’ve used the Wonderland stamp set together with the Winter Wonderland co-ordinating washi tape.  I’ve also spooled some of our lush metallic thread round the background. You may be intrigued by the shape on which I have stamped Silent Night in Soft Suede.  What punch is that I… Read More »

Stampin Up Minion Punch Art – Owl Punch is all you need!

Morning all!  It’s an emotional day in our house as little Miss C starts her first day at pre-school.  That means I am just left with my baby boy at home.  It is eerily quiet and you would think I have a lot of time on my hands but alas no!!  I’ve got so much to do, I hardly know where to begin!  Friday is also a short day for… Read More »

Missing in Action…

By my own admission, I am not the most technically gifted person in the world.  I had photographed a few projects to share with you while on a recent trip back to Ireland, but while there I was unable to transfer them to a blog post.  GGRRRRR!!! I could blame my internet provider but as my mother always said, a bad workman always blames his tools!! (Though to be fair,… Read More »

August Technique Class – Vintage Leaves Embossed

Last night was my technique class and I wanted to share my favourite Technique card with you.  This card was a labour of love if ever there was one!! I’d seen a card by Margaret Raeburn on Pinterest that I really liked and I wanted to recreate a similar version for my Technique Class with an Autumnal feel.  Writing this blog post was the first time I actually searched for Margaret’s… Read More »