Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Another Christmas Card idea

Colours:  Cherry Cobbler    Old Olive    Very Vanila 
These are my favourite traditional Christmas colours
Stamp:  Flower Accent
Flower stamped in Cherry Cobbler with Rich Razzleberry overstamped with a swirl 

Wobbly Monster

I made this funny little chap for a nephew - I used scraps of coloured cardstock and my cricut machine!
he is mounted on a spring and wobbles to wave his Happy Birthday flag.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Took a little time off!

Just got back from a wonderful few days in Cumbria - we stayed at a small private caravan site at Pier Cottage on the edge of Coniston Lake - so peaceful and calm, its stunningly beautiful and I feel relaxed and refreshed....

My Pencil sketches inspired by a walk round Tarn Howes 


Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Santa's Reindeer

One idea for a simple Christmas card - I love this little Rudolph
from Sparkly & Bright stamp set the bauble stamps are from
Tree Trimmings stamp set with Dazzling Diamonds fine glitter
for added sparkle
Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Very Vanilla card stock with
Jolly Holiday Designer Christmas paper. 

Feel like a change from traditional red and green? 

Try this... Marina Mist and Very Vanilla 

Monday, 4 October 2010

halloween fun with punches

Halloween fun with punches!

Sunday, 3 October 2010

FOREST FRIENDS birthday card

A birthday card for one of the Warren Family !!!

Greenhouse Gala Papers
Pumpkin Pie cardstock
with Tangerine Tango and Pear Pizzazz accents
Forest Friends stamp set 
Happy Birthday from Perfect Punches stamp set 


I  made this little gift bag containing eight 4 x 4 cards and envelopes - this paper is a very bold design and the bright colour of Pacific Point of the gift bag sets off the colours nicely.

Greenhouse Garden paper pack
Gift bag Pacific Point cardstock
Greeting cards:  Pacific Point, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz and River Rock
Tiny Tag punch
Fancy Flower Punch
Flower Accent rubber stamp
Ink Pads in matching colours to cardstock 

Sunday, 26 September 2010

SEASON OF JOY stamp set

Gift bag and cards 
Stamps:   Season of Joy 
Ink::  Baja Breeze 
Very Vanilla ribbon brad from brights collection
Dazzling Diamonds glitter 
Cardstock: Very Vanilla,  Baja Breeze, Basic Grey 
Oval plain and scalloped punches & Word Window

Some other cards made with this stamp set 
using  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive ink and cardstock 

Friday, 24 September 2010

Book a Workshop

Try your hand at card making - Christmas is fast approaching!  Make your loved ones a special card for Christmas or Birthday.... I can show you how easy it is to make a stunning hand made card.  Stampin'Up! supply some lovely products in stunning colours - Brand New Catalogue due out on 1st October 2010.

Book a workshop - have a go - earn free stamp sets

CALL:  01925 765748   for Culcheth Nr Warrington Cheshire and surrounding areas.

Friday, 10 September 2010


Well - I went and did it!  Signed up today to Stampin Up!  it could take a couple of weeks for my starter kit to arrive, meanwhile I am reading all the postings and blogs from other Demo's to find out all I need to know to get started.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Cottage Wall Card

Cottage Wall Designer Paper Series come with the 11 new product with the three new colours Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Soft Suede.

Ingredients used:  
Rich Razzleberry Cardstock - Old Olive Cardstock Whisper White Cardstock- Old Olive Ink .
Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper   
Word Window Punch - Scalloped Circle Punch - Boho Blossoms Punch
'Vintage Vogue' Message Stamp - Clear Rhinestone Brad  - Old Olive Ribbon
Snail Glue 

I did not have quite enough Rich Razzleberry card left to make a full A6 card, so cut the front a bit short!

Sunday, 5 September 2010

New School

Monday 6th September 2010 
Our daughter, Rachael, starts at High School

Old Olive card

This colour is one of my favorites!  Old Olive from Stampin Up!.

Ingredients used:  
Very Vanilla Cardstock - Old Olive Cardstock - Old Olive Ink .
Backing paper (not sure which collection it belongs to)   
Oval Punch - Scalloped Oval Punch - Jumbo Wheel 'It's Beautiful' 
'Oval all' Message Stamp - 'One of a Kind' Stamp  - Old Olive Ribbon
Snail Glue and Dimensionals

I was only going to use items which are not retiring! but most of the stamps I already own are on the retirement list which made choice of stamps to use limiting for me, but there are lots of other stamps available from Stampin Up! which will make good replacements with a little adaptation the same effect can be achieved with other stamps and indeed other colours.  

Old Olive works well with Very Vanilla Rich Razzleberry or Cherry Cobbler for a more Christmas look, using a Christmas message and matching ribbon.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Stampin Up!

Well, have decided I am definitely going to sign up in October as a Demonstrator (Demo).  I am looking forward to seeing the new catalogue, which is due out on 1st October -  I am sure current Demo's will be showing us some samples to tempt us as they get to play with some of the new stuff before the launch.  I only know the catalogue will be bigger and better than before and featuring the new colour renovation as advertised.  I love the new colour collections they seem to be much more versatile and compliment each other nicely.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Cup Mat

Today I decided to use a cup mat I have had for ages and ages and  done nothing with!
I learnt today that my favourite Stampin Up! papers Bella Bleu paper set is being retired  (but I am sure I will find a new favourite in the new catalogue when it comes out in October)

For this cup mat, which is perspex,.you simply lay out the design inside and snap it shut encapsulating the papers inside.  I love this combination of colours so decided to make one for my craft table.  I have another empty mat so will do a similar thing with which ever paper set I fall in love with next!!

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Joanne's SU Challenge

Today I decided to post the challenge set by Joanne of Mainly Flowers - Joanne sent out the paper and card and this is what I came up with - I decided to keep it simple.

Card stock in Really Rust, Taken With Teal and More Mustard, a piece of Autumn Meadows paper and some Mustard ribbon.  I used Taken with teal ink and stamp from 'Lovely as a tree' set.  I used a ½" circle punch and large ball embossing tool on a foam mat to make the card candy spots.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Desk top box

I made this desk top box after being inspired by a notelet box I found whilst on holiday - I used SU Tea & Crumpets paper to cover card saved from packaging.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Started Christmas!


Stampin Up Bella Bleu paper pack - My favourite colours at the moment! 

I have actually managed to start Christmas crafting early this year.. I promise myself every year when I am rushing about making last minute cards that I would start in July!  This year I have made a start!
So I got my copic pens to work with House Mouse stamps and Mo's Digi Images - Just love these two, what a little madam!

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Year 6 Learver's Prom

Just look at my beautiful daughter off to her leavers party - how time flies - 

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

School Leaver Card

I know this is not SU products, but I made this card for my daughter's headteacher as they both leave Primary school to move to new schools, my Daughter to High School and Mrs Walker to pastures new. 
I used Digi Downloaded stamps from Digital Pencil too and coloured with Copic markers.  The school Uniform is red so the colour is red and gold mirri board with red and grey uniforms on the children.
The Message inside was written by Rachael:  (sorry not sure what happened to the font? should be all the same size!!??

I started school so long ago, in class with Mrs Brown.

I moved to classes 1 & 2

Mrs Glass and Mrs Loft never pulled a frown

Wow!  now I’m a Junior moving into 3 & 4

And then in 5 I met Miss Doyle

The loveliest teacher of all!

What a shock! I’m now Year 6

With tests and SATs to do

But you all made learning fun for me 

So a great big THANKS to you.

So now I’m off to High School

The big wide world and beyond

But I can honestly say,

that of Newchurch School
I have become quite fond.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Origami Box

I made this little box from instructions from  http://www.scor-pal.com/dec2_magazine/Origami%20Box.pdf.   The box is made from Rose Red card stock from the SU Rich Regals colour range trimmed with Tea & Crumpets paper.  The flower on top of the box made from punched scalloped circles spritzed with water and crushed.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Had a wonderful evening of entertainment at my daughter's Leaver's Concert.  all the pupils in Year 6 performed for the evening designed directed and choreographed by themselves for performing before the rest of the school during the day and parents in the evening.  The singing and dancing and presentations were excellent and we all had a wonderful evening.  Well done to all Year 6 and Mr Stanley class teacher and Mrs Walker Head teacher.  Mrs Walker also leaves this term for a new post.  Good Luck to her in her new role. 

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

SATs results

Congratulations to my lovely daughter Rachael.  She got a full set of 5's in her SAT tests.  We are very very proud of her.  And very pleased with her Primary School. Well done everyone at Newchurch Community Primary School, Culcheth, Warrington.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Stampin Up crafting

I am considering becoming a Stampin Up Demo and would therefore be able to supply Stampin Up products - would anyone be interested? I love the products and there is a new catalogue out in October I think it is. Do let me know if you would like to join me.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Dylan's nose!

What a stunning afternoon - took another photo of my wisteria and while I was doing so Dylan decided he wanted to look at it too! then decided he wanted his photo taken ... this snap made me laugh - it is typical Dylan...

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Stampin Up April

Bit late posting my April Stamping Up purchases....
These are my April goodies from my Stampers Ten Group - can't wait to play with them

This is the card I came up with for the April Challenge - I used the card and paper sent to me and the message and ribbon sent and added my Crafty Individuals stamp as a topper with some metal flowers from Tim Holtz.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Stampin Up crafting products

Good Morning, today I thought I would share some the the cards I have made using some Stampin up products.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Stampin Up Colour Caddy

Recently got myself this storage for my ink pads from Stampin Up - its brilliant and all my pads fit in with room to spare.