September 14, 2014

Valley Park craft class

Hi All
I hope that you have had a good weekend. 
Yesterday we were joined by a lovely group of ladies for our first class since the summer break. In the morning session the theme was cupcakes and the ladies really enjoyed making the popular card in a box and another card. After a buffet lunch the theme for the afternoon session was punch art. 
Come and have a look at some of the projects that the ladies produced.

These projects make lovely cards and have a real wow factor

The next class will be on 11th October when we will be having our annual Christmas stamp a stack when we will be making 12 different Christmas cards. If you would like to join us please get in touch , we really do have some good fun

Until next time

August 29, 2014

Paper Pals Art Challenge

Hi All

I hope that you are all looking forward to the weekend. The weather forecast for the South coast is good so will be a good chance to get out and about in the fresh air.

Today I am sharing with you my entry for this weeks Paper Pals Challenge which is this sketch : 

There is a stampset in the new Stampin up catalogue called Kinda Eclectic which I thought I would use . This is what I came up with 

The colours used were Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry. I also used a faceted clear button which I love for the circular element.

Until next time

August 27, 2014

Paper Players Challenge

Hi All

I hope that you are all having a good day. As I mentioned in one of my earlier post I have decided to enter some new card challenge. Today's challenge from Paper Players is a new one for me and this week is this sketch.(

I do enjoy making cards with apertures in them so I decided to use the circle part as the aperture for this card.

I will be starting a new venture in the near future and this card seems quite appropriate. I will reveal all about the new venture shortly.

This baby card was a joy to make and came together really quickly . The addition of embellishments such as pearls on the pram, ribbon and clear vintage button adds a finishing touch.

Until next time

August 26, 2014

Paper Pals Art Challenge

Hi All
I hope that you enjoyed the Bank Holiday yesterday. It rained all day on the South coast but we made the most of it and had a good day. We went to the Solent Aviation museum  which is really interesting, this was followed by lunch at Prezzo and then the cinema in the afternoon . We saw a French film, Two Days , One Night. It wasn't brilliant considering the critics gave it five stars, I found it a bit depressing really. 
I am a bit late posting my entry for the Paper Pals Art challenge as I think the deadline is noon. The challenge this week is a sketch.

I decided to use colours that I would not put together but the Stampin up colour coach has put them together so thought I would give it a go 

The Cardstock is Bermuda Bay and it is teamed up with Calypso Coral and the new colour Mossy Meadow. The stampset used is Too a Kind which is one of my favourites.

The weather forecast for today is wall to wall rain so I think I might stay in , do some baking and design some Christmas cards for my upcoming classes
Hope you all have a productive day

Until next time

August 24, 2014

Short and Sweet offer

Hi All

I hope that you are enjoying your weekend. Yesterday I promised that I would tell you about the great offer which Stampin up are currently running, and it is a great offer, but it is only running for one week so you need to grab it while you can. 

Now is a great time to become a Stampin up demonstrator. The cost of the starter kit is £99 (you can now choose all the items in your starter kit) and you can currently choose £150 of items from the current catalogue for the price of £99 (usually £130 of kit is available) . So you can get an extra £20 worth of kit but you need to join my team by 29 August to benefit from this offer. 
If you would like any more information please email me

I am just in the middle of designing a card for another challenge so please pop by tomorrow and take a look

Until next time 

August 23, 2014

Less is More Challenge

Hi All
I hope that you are having a good Bank Holiday weekend. I have had a busy day stocking up the food cupboard , getting the laundry up to date, doing my routine at the gym and now managing to find an hour or two for some crafting.

I used to do several challenges a week but somehow got out of the routine. I find them really good for pushing myself outside of my comfort zone which has got to be a good thing.
The challenge set this week by the lovely ladies at Less is More is a sketch :

As I am trying to design some Christmas cards for the parties I have got coming up so I thought that I would incorporate the sketch as well.
So this is what I have come up with:

This card uses the lovely new stampset Seasonally Scattered which includes 3 stamps :

First I  heat embossed the Merry stamp using Pool Party, matted this onto Pool Party Cardstock and used a few rhinestones. Then I stamped the word Christmas using Island Indigo onto Pool Party Cardstock and put it all together.

Please come back tomorrow when I will tell you about a Special offer that Stampin up have , but which only lasts for a few days. You won't want to miss out on it

Until next time

August 22, 2014

Less is More Challenge

Hi All

Having only just posted a few minutes ago I have just realised that one of the cards that I made for Wednesdays card class would also be suitable for the challenge over at Less is More where the theme this week is for animals.


This is a very simple card which uses the technique of masking and sponging to create a card which has a very soft feel.

Using paper I made a template which had a square aperture in it. I attached the template to my white Cardstock and using a sponge lightly dabbed and built up colour first using Crushed Curry ink and the very lightly used Basic Grey around the edges. 
Using a Stamp-a-majig for alignment I stamped the birds in Basic Black and then finally the sentiment, again using the Stamp-a-majig for precision positioning.

Hope that you like the effect.

Until next time.