August 21, 2013

Wedding Flowers

Hi All

A non SU post today to show you the beautiful flowers that we currently have in our home following Louise and Anthony's wedding last Friday.
The house smells lovely as the lilies blooms open up.

This is the bouquet which they both gave me( sorry the photos a bit dark)

The arrangement sitting  on our fireplace which was originally on the top table


Our younger daughters bridesmaids bouquet

I will be back with some more crafting ideas tomorrow

Margaret x 



August 20, 2013

Dynamic Duos Challenge

Hi All

The challenge from the Dynamic Duos this week is to use the two colours, Pool Party and Basic Black.


So I have Cased a card that I have seen on Pinterest and adapted it slightly.


To make this card you would need the following materials :

Cardstock : Whisper White, Basic Black
DSP : various from Stampin up
Stampset : Flower Shop
Inks : Pool Party, Basic Black
Leaves from Bird builder punch
Sentiment from Teeny Weeny sentiments 

Until next time
Margaret. X 


New Card Classes

Hi All

I am sorry that I haven't blogged just lately, I have been really busy preparing for my daughters wedding which took place last Friday.


The day was absolutely perfect , we were blessed with lovely weather and the location was brilliant.
So it's down to earth with a bump and I have started arranging the two new card classes that I am starting in the autumn.
The first starts in Jubilee Hall, Bishops Waltham on 26 September and the other starts the following week, October 3 in Crosfield Hall in Romsey. Both classes will run from 7pm to 9.30pm . You will make and take 8 cards on a different theme each month. The cost is £15 or FREE if you make an order of £40 or more on the night.
For further details please contact me


Until next time
Margaret x 


August 08, 2013

Be the first to book your Christmas Card making class today





I know that it's only August , but autumn is only round the corner and so this makes it the perfect time to start planning and stamping your Christmas cards!  This way you can enjoy every minute of making and sending them out and not be stressed when December arrives. Enjoy yourself with others as you create your Christmas cards to post to family and friends. And I am here to HELP you and make it super easy and FUN ! 

I am booking private Christmas card parties NOW for September and October. I have the following dates available : 18 ,25 September, 2, 9, 16, 23 October. It will be a fun night for you and your friends to create, relax and play with the newest Stampin' Up products. We will make 4 different Christmas cards for £8 or it will be FREE if they order that night. The best part is YOU get all the free hostess goodies for being the extra special hostess.
Email me or text me today to reserve your date as they are on a first come first serve basis. If you book before 1st September  I will give you an additional FREE pack of envelopes to post those cards in !!

Book your private class today ! Call me, text me or email me.... Whatever is easiest for you.

Hope to see you soon
Margaret Jones
margaret@margaretjones.net

August 06, 2013

Dynamic Duos Challenge

Hi All
I hope that you are all having a good week. It is now only 10 days to my daughters wedding and I still have the seat plan and the menus to finish off. Today I am sharing with you my entry for this weeks Dynamic Duos challenge where the two colours are Daffodil and Strawberry Slush, so come and take a look of what I have produced :


To make this I used the following supplies :
Cardstock :
Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush
Inks : Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush
Stampset : Creative Elements
Embossing folder : Square Lattice
Dies : Two tags (retired) and punch (retired)
Bakers twine : Cherry Cobbler

Www.thedynamicduoschallenge.blogspot.com

I have just started taking bookings for my new card class at Bishops Waltham which starts on 26 September, which is an evening class starting at 7pm, so if you are interested in joining us please contact me on : margaret@margaretjones.net

Until next time
Margaret x 



August 05, 2013

Stampin up Pop n Cuts

Hi All
It is a rainy day on the South coast and it is quite dark so please excuse the quality of the photograph. I have been experimenting with the Pop n Cut  dies which Karen Burniston has designed for Stampin up . I have seen some lovely examples online and some great adaptions so I thought I would have a go. They add a new dimension to the cards and whilst more time consuming they would make a lovely card for someone special.
I used Cardstock and DSP in Primrose Petal together with Rich Razzleberry on the dress and the sentiment. I did enjoy making it and I will be experimenting further. 
Here are some further examples which I found online :



On the last one the designer has adapted it so that just the bottom of the mannequin has been used and then a plant pot and flowers made instead of the dress so it is quite versatile, just needs some imagination ! 
Please come back tomorrow when I will show you some of the production line for the wedding commission that I am currently finishing off.
Until next time
Margaret x