April 26, 2014

Today's Craft Class

Hi All, 

I hope that you are all having a good weekend. The weather on the South coast has been very different from yesterday, very sunny but quite windy

Today we were joined by 11 lovely ladies for our Stampin up craft class on in Valley Park Community Centre. The ladies completed some great projects and they all said they enjoyed the day.

In the morning Aly demonstrated several projects using the embossed resist technique and the large butterfly stamp.

After lunch I demonstrated two projects using the Petite Petals stampset, punch and the tag topper punch. This included a concertina card which was CASED from Julie Kettlewell and a greetings card. It was lovely to see how the ladies adapted the designs to suit their needs .

The two above were the birthday card that I made for my youngest daughter and above that you can see Carols example which she changed and used  a name instead of the word birthday.

Until next time

April 25, 2014

Card Class

Hi All, 
It's been terrible weather on the South coast today. It has rained all day long. We did the shopping for the lunch for tomorrow's craft class and then spent the rest of the day finishing off for the class and packing the bags.
I am looking forward to tomorrow's class and I am looking forward to spending time with the lovely group of ladies that come to our classes. We have prepared lots of projects for the ladies to do. I will post photos of the projects and the class over the weekend but just to whet your appetite here is a sneak peek of one of the projects.

The small butterfly has been embossed with iridescent ice powder which it gives it a lovely shimmer.

Please come back over the weekend to see all the projects.

Until next time 

April 23, 2014

This weeks weekly deals

Hi All

Hope you are all well. Stampin up are now into their third week of the Special deals and here is what is on offer this week

The Deals (23-29 April) 
Retail Price
Sale Price
Stampin’ Write Markers New Colour Kit (includes Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder)
31,95 €/£23.95
23,96 €/£17.96
Christmas Ornament Punch
19,25 €/£14.25
14,44 €/£10.69
2013-2015 In Color Boutique Details
10,95 €/£8.25
8,21 €/£6.19
Modern Medley Designer Series Paper
13,25 €/£9.95
9,94 €/£7.46
I Am Me Designer Series Paper
13,25 €/£9.95
9,94 €/£7.46
Fun Flowers Bigz L Die
35,95 €/£28.95
26,96 €/£21.71
Afternoon Daydream Digital Kit (digital download)
8,95 €/£6.95
5,37 €/£4.17

If you would like to take advantage of these offers please contact me or you can order direct through my shop and have it delivered straight to your door  www.margaretjones.stampinup.net  for online orders.
Until next time

April 22, 2014

Perfect Pennants

Hi All

The Perfect Pennants stampset and matching  Banners framelits are  popular items from the Spring/Summer catalogue which can be purchased as a bundle, and it works out 15% cheaper than if you buy them separately.
Here are some examples of cards that I have found online using these items.

If you would like to purchase any of these items please let me know 

Until next time

April 16, 2014

This weeks' special offers

Hi All

Each Wednesday in April, Stampin up will be bringing you a new set of deals on a selection of fantastic products. Be sure to check back each week to see what’s on sale and let me know  if you would like to take advantage of these great deals before they’re gone!

The Deals (16-22 April)

 Retail Price
 Sale Price
 Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8” (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon
 10,95 €/£8.25
 8,21 €/£6.19
 Silver Glimmer Paper
 5,95 €/£4.50
 4,46 €/£3.38
 This and That Epic Day Designer Series Paper
 13,25 €/£9.95
 9,94 €/£7.46
 Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper
 13,25 €/£9.95
 9,94 €/£7.46
 Polka Stampin’ Around Builder Wheel
 5,50 €/£3.95
 4,13 €/£2.96
 Fancy Flower Punch
 20,95 €/£15.50
 15,71 €/£11.63
Floral District Photobook Template (digital download)
 15,95 €/£12.50
 9,57 €/£7.50

The Afternoon Picnic papers are lovely and I have used mine in lots of different projects

I hope that you are all enjoying the lovely weather.

Until next time

April 09, 2014

Weekly deals

Hi All

New to the UK, today Stampin ‘ Up! have introduced Weekly Deals.  For the month of April each week, every Wednesday  Stampin’ Up! will offer a new set of deals.  Please pop by 
every week in April to see if there is something you need  and take advantage of these great deals before they are gone! - 

Here are this weeks offers:

To visit my online shop please go to :


Until next time

April 08, 2014

Card in a box for a golfer

Hi All ,

Several of you will know that I like to play golf most Fridays if the weather allows and my golfing partner is celebrating a big birthday this Friday. I first met Chris at evening classes for beginners golf about 4 years ago and after the course had finished we started playing most weeks at a local club which has 9  holes. Neither of us take it too seriously and we usually put the world to rights on our walk around the course. Chris can be quite amusing and is good company unless I beat him of course. I wanted to make him a special card for his big day and I know he doesn't visit my blog so I am safe posting it before the day.

These cards in boxes have become very popular and there are some beautiful examples on Pinterest. I made a few for close family for Christmas using the snowflake die. They are much easier to make and they do produce a wow !!

I hope that Chris likes it and that he has a good birthday. Perhaps I ought to let him win on Friday  - I'll think about that one !

Until next time

April 06, 2014

Less is More Challenge

Hi All , 
Quite a dreary day here on the South coast. We are going to visit the Patrick Lichfield exhibition at Mottisfont House soon but before we go I thought that I would share with you my entry for this week challenge at Less is More (http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.co.uk).
The challenge this week is titled A touch of turquoise and this us what I have produced :

This was a simple card to produce just using white card and designer series paper. It could be easily adapted using different papers and different framelits.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

April 05, 2014

Card Class

Hi All
I hope that you are all having a good weekend.
Although I have been absent from the blogosphere just lately I have been busy crafting and organising classes for the future and experimenting with some new camera light box which one of my daughters bought me.
At my last card class the ladies made 8 different cards . These are the cards they made.

These usef the lovely Petite Petals punch and the very versatile stampset Gorgeous Grunge

These card usef the  stampset Blooming with kindness which is my all time favourite and I really enjoy using it with deep colours.

These cards use very limited supplies and the ladies really enjoyed the masking, sponging and the simplicity of the designs.

Finally, I had a request from the ladies to use some Designer Series Papers so we made these cards,

A close up of the embossing.

I will be starting a day time card class in The Age Concern Hall , Chandlers Ford in June, so watch this space for more details

Enjoy the rest of your weekend

Please come back tomorrow when I will share  with you my entry fo this weeks Less is More.