Friday, 23 November 2012

Top Tag Tip

No card to share today, sorry. I do however, have a top tip that I picked up at convention this year.  
Need a nice, even chevron cut end to a banner on your card or tag? Use your square punch to get it nice and central!  How easy is that and why hadn't I thought of it ages ago?!!
Another way of making sure the cut is nice and even is to snip from the bottom edge to the centre point and then cut from each corner to the centre. 

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Triple Stamped Snowflakes

I am loving this technique and it works so well with the Snowflake Soiree stamp set. I used the traditional Christmas colours of Cherry cobbler and Old olive and added some bling with Dazzling Details glitter glue. The greeting is from the Greetings of the Season stamp set.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Razzleberry snowflakes

Phew! I'm exhausted!  I've spent all week at the theatre helping out with Spotlight's latest show, The Drowsy Chaperone.  It was great! Audience reaction was fantastic to this very funny show and we played to pretty much a full house every night.
So, I haven't had much time for making cards this week but I do have another card from last months training day to share with you.

The papers are once again from the Razzleberry Splash Simply Scrappin kit, these kits really are not just for scrapbooks!  The snowflake die has been put to great use, the tiniest snowflake is cut from glimmer paper which adds a lovely bit of sparkle.
A simple design but perfect for when you have loads of Christmas cards to make.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Razzleberry Clockworks

Clockworks has to be one of my favourite stamp sets at the moment, I love the collage effect. This is a really quick card for when you're in a hurry; the base card is crumb cake then the images are stamped in razzleberry and navy inks to build up the collage.  Finally the watch image has been punched out and 3d mounted.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Elegant Butterfly

Everyone loves a butterfly and this card has three of them made using the new elegant butterfly punch. The papers are from the Razzleberry splash scrapping kit; the razzleberry layer has been embossed using the beautiful petals a plenty folder another new addition to this years catalogue. To complete the card add accents in the form of striped grosgrain ribbon and a greeting punched with coordinating punches.

Breaking News! New FREE app from itunes

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Stampin up have a great new card making app available from itunes. It allows to create an e-card from a template or by yourself and email it or share it on facebook.
AND best of all it's FREE!!

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Petite Pocket

We made these cute little pockets at our last quarterly training day, they will be perfect for enclosing a monetary gift with your card don't you think?  They are also just the right size for one of those gift cards so I think I will be makikng a few of these decorated with Christmas papers. The Petite Pocket big shot die makes these so easy to cut out then just decorate as you choose.  This one is covered in papers from the Razzleberry Splash simply Scrappin kit and the flower is made using the floral fusion sizzlets.

Monday, 12 November 2012

The Drowsy Chaperone

I don't have a card for you today, I am going to be in the theatre all this week helping out at Spotlight Musical Theatre Company's latest show, The Drowsy Chaperone. Never heard of it?  Neither had I but it's a great story about a musical theatre fan, there are dream sequences and a few guilty pleasures along the way.  So, if you have a yearning for an evening out this week there may be a final few tickets available at the Compass theatre in Ickenham, Middlesex.  
My daughter, Alice filmed this trailer for the company to help advertise the show. Take a look and get a flavour of what lies ahead.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Christmas Joy

Are you feeling Christmassy yet? Are ya?  Even just a little bit? I am!  I have made a start on my Christmas shopping at last and Christmas card making is well under way. 
This card is quick and easy when you have to make a lot of cards quickly.  The new textured impressions embossing folder is perfect for Christmas and coordinates so well with the Joyous Celebrations stamp set, it has various images which fit perfectly into the centre oval space. Of course being Stampin up there is a coordinating oval punch which makes it even easier.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Anchor's Away!

This card is CAS'ed from my convention roomie Elaine Harding, you can see her blog here, I received it in a swap at a team training event earlier this year, it uses a technique called faux tearing which makes use of some copier paper and a sponge dauber. The stamp set is Open Sea and is stamped in Soft Suede ink; the anchor image is punched using the tag punch and attached to the card with linen thread.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Snowy Friends

I have another Christmas card to share today.  The snowmen were stamped and coloured with marker pens and mounted onto early espresso card.  The edge of the card has a scallop edge echoed on the base card.  A pretty bow completes the look.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Ink-redible Stampin' Up! promotions!!


I have just returned from an A-MAZ-ING annual Stampin' Up! convention in Mainz, Germany. It was fabulous, I met so many lovely demonstrators from right across Europe.  I have lots of photos to share with you and photos of all the lovely swaps I received too but they will have to wait for another day as I need to bring you up to date with Stampin' Up! news.

The first promotion is an unbelievable offer for new demonstrators. If you sign up as a demonstrator before the end of November then you will receive a free pack of designer series paper every month for 6 months! That's a great deal on top of the usual demonstrator benefits, give me a shout if you would like to discuss the opportunity.

The second offer is like Christmas come early! Get a FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack when you purchase the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp set and Candlelight Speciality Designer Series paper bundle before the end of November. 
There are four options available depending on whether you would like to add in the matching framelits you can view the different options here.

Finally, for our hostesses (or indeed customers who place an individual order) during November and until December 16. Host a party with sales totalling a minimum £325 and get a FREE collection of ink pads valued at £44.50. Choose from Subtle, Bright or Regals thats 10 FREE inkpads! 
This offer is in addition to the usual hostess benefits so in addition to your free inkpads you will receive £50 to spend in the catalogue AND one item half price! 

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