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Sunday, 26 October 2014

Many Merry Stars Kit.


I ordered this Kit last week after I had seen the Stampin Up video HERE
My 19 year old daughter and I had great fun making up a number of the stars while watching Disney's Beauty and the Beast DVD.
You get one large star which measures 15 inches across and 25 other stars in 5 different colours one of which is Gold Glitter Card Ctock.There are 5 sizes for each colour.


Here are the five different sizes stacked on top of each other.


The Kit is only £23.95 and includes loads of embellishments including wooden snow flakes, gold glitter words and little stars,silver sequins and gold bakers twine.
There are full instructions and the strip that connects the front and back of each star has strong double sided tape on both sides so that you can use the decorative or the kraft side.
I am doing a class at my house on Thursday, November 13th at 7.30pm.
The cost is £25 to include a full kit.please let me know by Wednesday, November 5th if you would like to join us.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Christmas Curvy Keepsake Boxes


These are the little fellows that we will be making at the Curvy Keepsake Box class at my house next Wednesday, October 29th, 7.30pm .
 Many thanks to Emma Breheny for her inspiration and to Pinterest who inspired her.
We will also be making a Gift box with the punch board of the same name.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Festival of Trees and Holiday Home.


We made these cards at a class,here, last Monday morning using the Festival of Trees Stamp set.
The first one was cased from Pinterest and tweaked slightly.
The colours are Lucky Limeade and Real Red.
The sentiment is from the Wondrous Wreath Set.
I used Stampin Up's Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to brighten up the baubles and the tinsel on two of the trees.

The card base of the second card is Lost Lagoon. I embossed it with the Filigree Frame Textured Embossing Folder from the Seasonal Catalogue.


We made the Stepper card at the Paperie Retreat in Yorkshire with Monica Gale.
I was trying to persuade myself that I did not need the Holiday Home Stamp Set until I made this
 card.
Even Stampin Up Demonstrators cannot buy everything from the Catalogues!
I think though that I am changing my mind and so  this stamp set is now on my wish list.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Christmas Cards with Bling


The above card is cased from Monica Gale's Blog  HERE and I have tweaked it a bit
I used the Deco Label Framelits for the aperture and tied the white seam binding ribbon in a bow to the side.The white snow effect is made by using a stamp from Gorgeous Grunge and Whisper White Ink.
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The second card is copied from Monica's Blog.I enjoyed perfecting the art of tying a double bow which Monica tried to teach me at the Paperie Retreat earlier this week.
The sentiment was stamped using the Good Greetings Stamp set which is free, until the end of this month, with an order over £200.


I won the Nature's Peace Stamp Set in the Raffle at the Paperie Retreat so it was good to use it the day after I got back.The card base was embossed with the Dotty Folder. I used Silver Embossing Powder on Soft Sky Card Stock and added three stars pinched out of Silver Glimmer Card Stock.


I used Gold Embossing Powder on Cherry Cobbler Card Stock in this card and added three stars punched out of the Champagne Glimmer Card Stock..
The Crunb Cake Base Card was embossed with a Woodgrain Folder.


The last card was cased from Julie Kettlewell of Julie's Japes fame.A winning colour combination I think.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Boxes made with the Curvy Keepsake Die


I tried to resist buying the Stampin Up Curvy Keepsakes Die to no avail. I saw such amazing creations on Pinterest that I knew I had to buy it and I am so glad that I did!
Above is a Santa version. I used the Owl Builder Punch for the buttons and Dazzling Details Glimmer Paper for the belt.
you get three Little Label Dies with the Curvy Keepsakes Die. They fit through the slot for the handle.


Amanda Fowler has given a very good video on You Tube on how to make this penguin version.
You can view the post HERE


I love this pumpkin version.I used the Happy Watercolour Stamp Set for the stripes on the Tangelo Twist Cardstock. A post I saw on Michelle Last's Blog persuaded me to get the Autumn Wooden Elements from the Seasonal Catalogue. You get 46 embellishments in 6 designs for only £4.50.
I also embossed two leaves which I had cut out with the Autumn Accents Bigz Die.


You can combine Card Stock with Designer Series Paper which is a good way of using up your stash.
Pink Pirouette is the main colour here. I added a rose which was cut out with the Spiral Rose Bigz die.
These would have fitted in with the colour and theme of my oldest son's wedding in April.

Flower Frenzy Box Card and Flower Patch Birthday Card


I made the above card today for a friend's birthday. I was going to use the Flower Patch Stamp Set with the matching Framelits but Monica sent me an SOS email yesterday asking to borrow it for a class so I had to change tack and use the Flower Frenzy Bigz Die instead.
I opened up a pack of the retired Eastern Elegance Designer Series Papers as I knew that the colours matched my friend's personality.
I used a stamp from the Label Love set for the sentiment and punched it out using the matching punch.



Here is another view of the card to show the papers that covered the sides of the card.


Two weeks ago I was asked to make a 21st card so i decided to use bright colours and the Flower Patch Stamp Set with the matching Flower Fair Framelits. The colours used are Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Blackberry Bliss and Crushed Curry.