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Sunday, 23 November 2014

Bird House Decoration using the Milk Carton Die.


Another item which was popular at recent Craft Fairs was this little Bird house decoration which I made using the Milk Carton Die.
I used Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler Card stock with a little bit of Early Expresso and Old Olive for the bird's wing and the leaves.
I used the Hardwood Stamp for the wood effect on the bird house.
The bird was sponged with Early Expresso and Cherry Cobbler ink.
the loop to hang it up with was made with Linen Thread.

Stampin Up Notebooks.


I have enjoyed covering notebooks, recently, to sell at Craft Fairs.
I used a retired Stampin Up DSP, for the first one, called Eastern Elegance.
It is still available on the Clearance Rack for £5.29.
Email me at fhstafford@talktalk.net if you would like me to order it for you.
I used the Deco Labels Framelits,the Petite Petals Stamp Set and matching punch and the Flower Punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Set.


I used one of the sheets of DSP from the Colour Me Autumn Paper Pack to cover the second book.
The sentiment is from the Feel Goods Stamp Set.
 It was finished off withtwo small banners cut out of the Gold Vellum Papers and some Gold Sequin Trim..


The third notebook has more of an Autumnal feel.
Again I used a sheet of 12 x 12 paper from the Colour Me Autumn Paper Pack.
The sentment is from the Feel Goods Stamp Set.
I embellished it with some leaves cut using the Autumn Accents Bigz Die with one of the wooden Autumn embellishments on to. tied on with Linen Thread.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Paperie Retreat with Monica Gale


At the beginning of October I went on my third Paperie Retreat in Yorkshire at the Monk Fryston Hall Hotel. It was organised by my Upline Monica Gale. Above are a few of the projects that we made.


 I love this coffee cup stamp set and Monica gave us all one as part of our kit at the Retreat.
She picked out some colours from the All Abloom DSP Stack and used them for the note pad with part of a brown polka dot paper bag.


 I always try to remember to ask someone to take a photo of me and Monica so here we are at the Stamping Station.


Here is a photo of my two table companions Emma and Anne.
We had some laughs and helped each other out with the projects.


This is a photo of my room with the Monday evening's pillow gift. Monica always packs everything up so well. It is wonderful to be so spoilt. Truly a few days to remember.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Holiday Home Stamp Set


 The first card is one which we did on the Paperie Retreat in October. It was designed by Monica Gale. I love the colour combination of Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz and Cherry Cobbler.
The base is Crumb Cake. We used the dynamic Dazzing Diamonds Glimmer Card Stock for the snow at the front of the card.The ribbon is Whisper White Seam Binding Ribbon.


I saw this tealight holder idea on a Blog called Creativelaedle. I coloured the houses in with the Blendabilities Pens. You can use a wax or an LED Tealight as the top is open.
The top is punched with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.

Below are some tags that I made at a Craft Fair last Saturday.
I used our Kraft Card Stock and once again used the Blendabilities.
The background snowflakes were stamped in Whisper White using the retired Serene Snowflakes Stamp Set.