November 24, 2012

Christmas Snow

Hi Ladies
A new challenge website has just started " Addicted to Clean & Simple" and their first challenge is for cards with a Snow theme. Well we haven't had any snow yet but the rain just has not stopped and it has been dark all day so the photo is not very bright but this is what I have produced.

The embossing folder is one of my favourites  and when teamed wth the snow flurry die it works very well .

Materials used :
Cardstock : Whisper White, Midnight Muse,Glimmer Paper
Inkpad: Midnight Muse
Stampset:Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Embossing Folder & Dies:Snow Flurry Die, Holiday Frame Embossing Folder
Punches: Modern Label , Lacy Border punch (Now retired)

Hope that you have a good weekend - try to stay dry!!

November 23, 2012

Summer Silhouettes card

Hi Ladies
I haven't taken part in any challenges for quite a while so I thought that I should put my mind to it and enter at least one a week. This challenge has been set by  Case this Sketch.
I really like the effect that paper piercing has on my cards so I have CASE'd a design from Vicky Hayes who does some lovely designs and this is what I have produced
The paper piercing is such a simple technique but produces  a great effect. I used the new Essential Piercing Pack from the current Stampin up catlogue. I also used every one of the new 2012 - 2014  In Color collection which has the following colours in it: Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple and Summer Starfruit.
To make this card you would need the following supplies:
Cardstock: Very Vanilla
Stampsets: Summer Silhouettes, Affection Collection
Inkpads: Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple and Summer Starfruit.
Tools: Essential Piercing Pack, Brayer, Stamp-a-majig

Hope that you all have a good weekend, and that you have not been affected by all the rain we have had this week. The South coast is going to have rain all day tomorrow so think I will try to finish making my Christmas cards

Margaret X

November 12, 2012

Valley Park Crop

Hi Ladies
Our last event for 2012 will be held at Valley Park Community Centre on Saturday 1st December from  10.00am - 4.00pm.
The event is called " Bags, Tags and Boxes" and as the name suggests we will be making some lovely  projects for your Christmas gifts and give you ideas for your Christmas table.
All the projects will be demonstrated and all the materials will be provided so that you can make and take the finished projects home with you. As usual there will be Stampin up products to purchase and orders will be taken on the day.
Lunch and beverages will be supplied throughout the day.
If you would like to reserve your place or need further details please email me on: or phone 07761166187.

November 05, 2012

Stampin up Convention 2012

Hi Ladies
I went to my first Stampin up Convention in Germany over the weekend. I had a really good time, met lots of lovely ladies, did lots of swapping . My head is now buzzing with all the project ideas that  I saw. I need to finish my Christmas cards so that I can then enjoy making some of the projects that we were shown over the course of the weekend. Here are just a couple of the projects that were on display.

I love this frame and I think that my youngest daughter would like something similar in her bedroom.

You could also come to the convention in Manchester if you were to join Stampin up as a demonstrator. It is a good chance to enjoy your hobby, share your ideas with others and earn a bit of money in the process. November is a really good month to join as  receive additional benefits . If you would like me to give you further information and tell you about all the rewards please contact me and I will be happy to explain everything.
Please come back later in the week when I will show you more of the lovely projects from convention.