Tag Archives: Gold and Silver Metallics

Fast and Fabulous In-Colour Vintage Leaves

Last night was my Fast and Fabulous class.  As the name suggests, we make 4 Fast and Fabulous cards and I want to show you one of them here. I first made one of these for a birthday a little while ago and I was  pleased with how it turned out, so I included it in my class.  One of my attendees suggested they would make a lovely gift set… 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 »

Aces and Diamonds Team Challenge

My team are called the Aces and Diamonds and we meet monthly for some creative inspiration.  Recently, I’ve been setting a team challenge.  My team are sent home with some supplies and asked to come up with a project using all of the supplies included in the pack./  They can add any of their own supplies and use any stamp set, die punch etc they wish but they must use… Read More »

Stampin’ Up That Thing You Did for PPA #260

It’s the weekend, so time for a challenge!  This week, I was drawn to the sketch challenge over at Pals Paper Arts. Here is the sketch. And here is what I came up with… I just received this set recently and just love the fonts of all the sentiments. The swirls remind me of Wonder Woman for some reason, what about you?  I’m also thinking glam rock, disco and glitter balls… Read More »

Last few days for FREE stamps!

We have had a great offer direct from Stampin’ Up this month but it ends in just a few days on the last day of June so don’t miss out! If you join my team before the end of the month, not only will you get to choose £129 worth of Stampin’ Up product for just £99 and not pay any delivery charge (normally £4.95), but you will also be… Read More »

Double Whammy Challenge with Garden in Bloom

I’m on a roll where challenges are concerned – it’s been too long since I entered them – life has just been busy what with a newborn an’ all!! But I saw a great colour combo over at Just Add Ink and the Code word at Addicted to CAS was Butterfly so I thought I would combine them.   So without further ado, here is my card. My new order… Read More »

#TGIFC03 – Congrats Grad

I decided it was high time I did another challenge and I thought I would try my hand at a graduation card for TGIF’s 3rd challenge.  This is a fairly new challenge site, if you haven’t seen it yet, you can find it here. Here is my entry I decided to go with the colours I had for my own graduation (many moons ago!) which were Black, Gold and Purple… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Spring Summer Catalogue Retiring Too

In the excitement of our Retiring List being released recently, some of you may have forgotten that our Spring Summer Catalogue retires soon too.  These items don’t feature on the retiring list as the whole catalogue will retire, however, we may be lucky with some items carrying over into the annual catalogue. I wanted to show you a couple of cards made with some of my favourite sets from this… Read More »

Seeing Stars for PPA 247

This week’s challenge on Pals Paper Arts is a colour challenge and I must admit, this one had me stumped for a while. I could do any two of the three purples, but add in a third and I just wasn’t sure where to put it. My original ideas for the sketch were floored as they just didn’t seem to work, but introducing a hint of gold seemed to make… Read More »

Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to our very first Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop. We are planning to create a Blog Hop at the end of every month, so watch out for it! You may have arrived from Louise or you may just be starting your tour with my post, but be sure to hop on as we are sharing some fabulous projects this morning all themed for Love and Valentines. Here is… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Private Classes

It’s been a week since I wrote a post – sorry about that!  I don’t know about you, but though I love Christmas and have been making Christmas cards since August, it still sneaks up on me and I suddenly realise I still haven’t bought all my Christmas presents and I’m running out of time and ideas, aaaaagggghhhh!! Is anyone else like me or are you all super-organised? Today, I had… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Cheerful Christmas Case

I love looking at other people’s designs for ideas and inspiration and I saw this lovely card on Debbie Henderson’s blog (an SU demo from the US) a little while ago, which I thought would showcase a lovely technique for my Technique Tuesday class.  You can see Debbie’s card here – she even has instructions on how to create the card. I decided to change it up a little bit,… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Christmas Crafternoon!

So Saturday was the day of my Christmas Crafternoon!  I don’t do these events very often, but I really enjoy them. Having four hours together gives me the opportunity to showcase projects we wouldn’t normally have time for in a normal weekday class.  So what did we get up to this time, well you may remember my sneak peak photos from a couple of weeks ago, but if not here… Read More »

Christmas Card Ideas using the Stair Step Card for Technique Class

As promised, I am back with a look at the cards we made in my recent Technique class.  This month, one of the cards we made was a Stair Step card.  I saw an example of this style of card on a Youtube video by Amy Celona and wanted to make my own version.  It is not as complicated as it looks and is perfect for the Holiday Home stamp set.  The… Read More »

Stampin Up Team night – last of the swaps…

Firstly, a big Hello to all my new visitors.  I had quite an influx of new visitors yesterday, so I do hope you come back again and do leave a comment and let me know where you are from.  If you are commutable to Swindon, do look at my class calendar and get in touch if you would like to come to one of my scheduled classes or book your… Read More »

Christmas Cardmaking Classes – The Week Begins…

I’m kicking off a week of Cardmaking classes with my Mum and Me class this morning at 9.30am – and I couldn’t think of a better way to kick it off with a group of Mums and their little ones! We will spend the morning making 4 cards – similar to my Fast and Fabulous class but just with a little extra time to allow for a few cuddles, feeds… Read More »

Need any more Christmas card ideas??

Every month, I hold two regular classes – my Fast and Fabulous class where we make four cards that are not too labour intensive and my Technique class where we make two or three cards that focus on a particular technique or that may just take a bit more time. This month, in our Technique class, we focussed on the Emboss Resist technique.  This is where you add colour over an embossed… Read More »

Stampin Up Bright and Beautiful meets Northern Flurry

Once a month, I run a Fast and Fabulous class here at my craft room.  As the title suggests, the cards are both quick to make yet hopefully, both the creator and recipient will agree, fabulous at the same time. This was my personal  favourite from last night’s class and is so quick and easy to make, it would be perfect to mass produce for your own batch of Christmas… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Workshop Ideas with Bright and Beautiful

I had a table at an event about 10 days ago.  It was great fun, and while I knew the event would not be hugely busy, I knew those that were going would probably have children with them or even babes in arms so I wanted my ‘make and take’ to be beautiful, yet easy to accomplish while holding a child and a changing bag! I opted for Bright and Beautiful… Read More »

More team swaps…

There has been so much exciting news from Stampin’ Up this month, that it’s taken me a while to get round to showing you the last of my team swaps. When we swap, we don’t always swap a full card, we just swap the card front or even just an element of the card. With this card, my downline, Caroline Thomas swapped a card front with us. You can see here… Read More »