Monday, 17 September 2012

Ornament Keepsake Decoration

We've all been there I'm sure when we say we will do something
and then regret saying it!?!  Well me and my big mouth said 
 " . . . and I'll show you all how to make the Christmas Decoration 
on the front of the of the new Autumn/Winter Catalogue . . . "!!!!!!!!!
Tomorrow I am doing a Workshop for the lovely Barbara and I am "doing"
the new Seasonal Catalogue.  I was away last week so I was burning the
midnight oil last night to get these 2 finished.  I am really pleased with the results 
and hope the lovely ladies of Eldwick are too!?!

The first is my version of the front cover of the catalogue using 
the stamp set and framelit dies, finished off with a squirt of the
Dazzling Delights Silver Sparkle!

Here's the arty farty angle!

The second one is made using the framelit dies and  Candlelight Christmas
 Speciality Designer Series Papers, finished off with a glittery brad.

That's all for now
Chris xx

Monday, 3 September 2012

Ye Olde Tea Shoppe!!!

Where did August go!!??!!
Well, I'm here now so happy Monday!

Here is the card I made for our Stampin' Up! Shoe Box Day last month.
The idea is that you make a card or any other craft item and
 prepare all the bits needed to make it, put them in a box and all
the boxes get passed round the table until everyone has made every card.
There were 9 on our table so I came away with 8 craft items.

Here's the arty farty angle.

Here is the inside.

That's all for now - I'll try and not leave it as long next time!!!

Chris xx

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

The Tea Shoppe

Happy Wednesday!
Here is one of the cards I made with a group of friends on Monday.
I just love this stamp set and so did they!

See you again soon
Chris xx

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Happy Summer!!! 
Well let's hope it's here at last.

I'm sharing with you two cards I made last week.
This first one is for my friend Annie who sadly lost her mum and . . .

. . . the second one is for my "crafty" friend Alison who was a bit under the
weather after having a knee op that turned out to be more than was expected
so "get well NOW!!!" Alison!

Here is an arty farty view - just love the Blossom Punch from the Spring
Mini Catalogue - you've only got until the end of August if you want one!!!

Enjoy the sunshine 
Chris xx

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Square Folding Wedding Card

Good morning - no rain!!!

Yesterday we went to a family wedding in a very wet Wakefield but
the day was fabulous - wishing Gemma & Matthew much
 happiness for the future.
Here is the card I made for them.

The idea for the card was CASED from one I saw originally designed
by Clare Rowlands - thanks Clare.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend
Chris xx 

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Book Mark Card

Hi - long time etc ..... !!!!!

Anyway I'm back and here is a card I made with  2 different 
lots of friends last month.  It's an idea I CASED
 from Diane Whitehouse - thanks Diane.

I used my favourite stamp set of all time - Just Believe.
I've teamed it with Baja Blue and Pear Pizzazz.

It's called a Book Mark Card - the section that is removable
on the right is the bookmark!

That's all for now
Chris xx

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Happy Sunday!!!

Yesterday I had a fab day at our Regional Training Event 
in Leeds along with 75 other SU demonstrators.
Sit down cos there are lots of photos!!!

Here are the swaps I made all packed up and ready for the off!

 The theme for the day was "My Way" and we all made 
our own name tags - bet Kelly was relieved!!!

There is always a Prize Patrol and I won - again!

Here is close up of my goodies - thank you Stampin' Up!

We also received this lovely stamp set and had the opportunity to use it.

We made this lovely card . . .

 . . . and this milk carton

We also had the opportunity to listen to other SU Demos and here
is my friend and SU sister Nicky doing her demo.  Well done Nicky!

It's fun being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. 

If you are interested in joining our fabulous team now is the ideal time to do it.  
The Starter Kit is only £99 and you get a FREE place at this years
Convention in Mainz, Germany (see the side panel for details).

Enjoy the rest of your weekend
Chris xx

Friday, 4 May 2012

Hi everyone - happy Friday, happy May and happy anything else!!!
I've just returned from 16 wonderful days in (mainly) sunny Portugal.
So back to reality and Stampin' Up! !!!!!
Here's a card I made before I went away for my lovely SU baby Jules - hope
you had a lovely birthday Jules xx!

 As you can see I've used some of the new products from the New Summer
Mini Catalogue - namely the Framelits, the Blossom Punch and the Blushing
Bride Pleated Ribbon - all yummy!!!

That's all for now - have a super Bank Holiday Weekend
Chris xx

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Happy Easter Bunny!

Thanks to Mummy Julie and baby Jules for inspiration for these 
sour cream cartons with Easter Bunny faces for table
 presents this Easter. 
The only difference is that I've used wobbly eyes (non SU).
Here is the box of them ready to take to friends ready for Easter
celebrations at their house.  There will be 12 of us!
Happy Easter
Chris xx

Thursday, 22 March 2012

A Bag in a Box and 3 Cards

Hi,  hope you are all OK.  I've been very excited and distracted
for the last couple of days because I've been playing 
with my new iPad!!!

Right, enough of that and down to the real stuff - crafting!!!

I have made this project with 2 groups of friends this week
so I'm getting pretty good at it!!!!!

We used the "picture" papers from the Pocketful of Posies papers
then chose card, inks and ribbons to coordinate - getting clever!!!
Here are the 3 cards in more detail.
We used the following stamp sets:-
My Friends,
Liebe, Love, Amour 
and Perfect Postage.

Right, I'm now off to pack as we are going away for the weekend - 
"down south" to help celebrate a friends really BIG birthday.

Have a fab weekend
Chris xx

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Stepper Easle Cards

Hi everyone - long time . . . etc!
I spent a lovely morning yesterday at a monthly stamping group
I attend and Ann showed us how to make this stepper easle
card - thanks Ann! 

As you can see I've teamed the Sale-A-Bration papers with the new
In Colors - both card & ink - oh and ribbon!
This first card also uses the Leibe, Love, Amour stamp.

This second card uses one of the stamps from the Happiest Birthday Wishes
Hostess set.

 Again thanks to Ann
Chris xx

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

When is a Cupcake Not a Cupcake - When it's a Handbag!!!

Here is another card that I am making with friends this week!
It is based on the card we made at SU Training last month - thank you 
Mummy Julie for all your ideas!

Using the cupcake case makes a stunning handbag.  The new Red Glimmer Paper
from the Spring Mini Catalogue makes a fabulous flap to the bag.

Here is the arty farty angle!

That's all for now
Chris xx

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Ice Cream Anyone?!

Happy Saturday!
Here is a card I will be making with some friends next week - hope
they don't see this - it's meant to be a surprise!

This card uses 3 of my favourite punches - XL Scallop Circle,
Build a Cupcake and Petite Pennants Builder.

Here is the arty farty angle!

That's all for now - enjoy your weekend!
Chris xx

Monday, 6 February 2012

Happy Birthday Pete

This week is very special in our house cos it's Pete's really, really BIG Birthday!
Lots of good things are planned for him starting tomorrow when
we go away for a few days then ends at the weekend with a party
on Saturday and brunch out on Sunday.

I decided to be kind and didn't put a number on his card!
Here it is - yes, another gate fold card!

Here is the inside.

Until next time
Chris xx
products used:-

card - Whisper White, Real Red and Brushed Silver
ink - Basic Black and Real Red
stamp set - Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess)
papers - Red Glimmer and Mocha Morning Speciality
punches - XL Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, Scallop Circle and 1" Circle
ribbon - Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta
others - Basic Jewels - Rhinestones

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Happy Birthday x 2!

It's been a bit like waiting for a bus this week - sorry!
You wait all week and then 2 come along at the same time!!!

Here is the first one - just love these papers - Berry Blossom -
from the Spring Mini Catalogue.

The second one is for my brother!

That's all for now
Chris xx

Monday, 30 January 2012

Jeannie's BIG Birthday Card!

Here is another "folding" card - inspired by Sonia Sellers.
Jeannie has a really BIG Birthday coming up and this is the
card and box I have made.

Hopefully this is what it will look like when it is stood up!

That's all for now
Chris xx
products used:-
card - Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy and Brushed Gold
paper - Well Worn DSP
ink - Cajan Crazed, Not Quite Navy and Crumb Cake
stamp sets - Creative Elements, Sincere Salutations and Elementary Elegance (SAB)
ribbon - Very Vanilla 1/8" Taffeta
punches - scallop border, large oval, large scallop circle and 1 3/4" circle
others - basic pearls and Big Shot dies