Stampin Up Experience Days

Here are the dates for 2012 Experience days that Lisa & myself have organised.

Now Booking

Sunday 29th April - £25 for a whole day of cardmaking or scrapbooking or a mix of both - the Choice is yours.

Future Dates:

Sunday24th June,

Saturday 6th October

Saturday1st December ~ Christmas gift event

And don't forget for every event you attend you will receive a FREE raffle ticket which could win you a BIG SHOT BUNDLE.
(Draw to take place during December's Event)


Please note due to problems in the past we now need payment on booking & as before there will be no refunds without 48hrs notice.

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

My new toy has arrived

My new pink baby has arrived safely this morning (that's my new laptop). I have had a quick play with it but unfortunately I cannot get it to connect to the Internet yet so will have to get DH to sort it out when he gets home.

I have no cards to offer today but I will show you the 2 bracelets I made yesterday. The first I was taught to do by Kay at The Bead & Bear shop which is located at Taverham garden centre, where I had a great time crafting & drinking tea. The lovely ladies who meet there at their weekly coffee morning all think I'm really quiet !!!!!!! I'm only quiet because I have to concentrate so much on what I am doing at the moment but give it a few weeks & I'm sure their opinion of me will soon change.
I used jump rings on both these bracelets. This first bracelet uses a 3 -2-2 pattern. As soon as Amy saw my bracelet she wanted one too so in my stash I found some 5mm jump rings so that's what I used to give it a more delicate look. I also used a 2-2-2 pattern this time.
Don't worry I have not finished Amy's bracelet yet so she will have a proper clasp on it & just not an earring hook.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Great News

Whoooaaaa........ I get my new laptop tomorrow & I cannot wait. I'll then be able to have it up in my craft room & I'll be able to blog whenever I want......No more DH standing over my shoulder telling me to hurry up........YIPEEEE. I guess you can tell I'm just a bit excited.

Now on to my cards. Sorry the stamps are not SU but from Hampton Arts. I got them from a new shop near Norwich that mainly stocks jewellery making items but I'm desperately trying to get them to stock more stamps etc.

I tried my hand at brayering the ink on this card to make the night sky, its not as easy as it looks & I definitely need to have more practice. I used SU Tempting Turquoise, Brocade Blue & Not quite Navy inks.

On this card I used flock on the owl's tummy & the "fur" on his hat. I have also used a SU scallop punch & a Martha Stewart border punch to make the squares the owl is layered on - thanks Michelle for showing me where I have been going wrong all this time.

On this last card I used to SU Dazzling Diamond glitter to add some bling to this little owl's balloon & eyes. I also used some left over blue circles to make the scallop border - to do this I cut the circles in half & used a strip of DST to attach them to the white square.

Friday, 25 September 2009

Christmas Wreath

Just a quick post as still not feeling great. This is a card I made a little while back but have never uploaded. It's made using the small fir branch from SU's Lovely as a Tree set which you stamp in a circle to make a wreath.

Stamps - Lovely as a Tree, Season of Joy,
Card Stock - Whisper White, Basic Black
Inks - Garden Green, Old Olive, Real Red
Misc - Dazzling Diamond glitter, Glue pen

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Feeling Yuk

Sorry I have no cards to show today as I'm feeling pretty sick. I actually had to be sent home from work sick yesterday, the first time in all my 26yrs nursing history.

After seeing my GP yesterday afternoon I am now awaiting some blood test results but it looks as though I may have gallstones. I'm still pretty sore today, so as we usually stop patients eating when they have a gallstone flair up that's what I'm doing, so its fluids only for the rest of the day.

Hopefully I'll be feeling better tomorrow & then I'll have some new creations to show you.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

What a differance a colour makes

I thought I would play around with colours today, so I made 2 cards exactly the same but just changed the colours in each to see how that makes the cards look so different.

These first 2 cards use the SU flower & flourish from the Season of Joy set (110384). This set has to be one of my 2 favourite sets & if it ever retires there will be a flood around here. Season of Joy is designed to be used at Christmas but as you can see from the 2nd image that by just changing the ink & card to lavender lace & the sentiment to Birthday Wishes (from Sincere Salutations 105156) the card now becomes a birthday card

Stamps: Season of Joy, Sincere Salutations

Colours: Real Red & Basic Black, Lavender Lace & Basic Black

Card Size: 14.5 square

In this 2nd set of cards, the 1st card was designed by Michelle so I thought I would see if I could change it to a more Chrismassy card by again changing the colours. I'm not sure it really works given the flower is a poppy but let me know what you think.

Stamps: Blooming with Beauty, Watercolour Joy, Forever Flowers, Oval all
Colours: 1st card -Barely Banana, Almost Amethyst, Perfect Plum
2nd card - Ruby Red, Garden Green, Old Olive

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Old Fashioned Christmas.

Here are a couple of cards that I made with 1 of my upliners Michelle. I have to admit that when this stamp set was in the recent mini I really was not tempted by it but now I've used it, it really has started to grow on me. The papers unfortunatly are on the retirement list & have now sold out BOO HOO.

On the reindeer we have used stamp & bond & the new glitters (Hint, Hint). Although I'll let you into a secret you DO have to add the stamp & bond to your versamark image if you want the glitter to stick - Guess who forgot to do this & then wondered why the glitter was coming off Whoops!!!! Well at least I gave everyone a good laugh.

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Well here I am at last. Hubby has now started a degree & has taken sole possession of the computer so I have been unable to post at all this week but I have just ordered my very own bright pink laptop which should arrive in the next couple of weeks so then it will be all go.

Here's a quick card I made for Amy to send to everyone who sent her presents & cards.

I used Stampin Up's So Swirly jumbo wheel to make the background. I then punched a hole in the card through which the image can be seen. This image was stamped & punched out using the same circle punch so it fits the hole exactly. The hole was decorated with a scalloped border which was made using a scallop circle which had its centre punched out using the circle punch.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Amy's Birthday

Well what a busy couple of days I have had. Yesterday was my DD Amy's birthday & after being woken up at the crack of dawn by a very excited little girl, I then spent a very pleasant morning crafting & eating delicious cake with a very special group of friends whom I met over 5yrs ago via a craft forum.

In the evening I took Amy & her little friend to Pizza Hut for birthday tea before coming home to do all the cooking for her party today.

She went tubing with a group of friends & had a great time.

I asked her before her birthday what she wanted on her card & she wanted a cheeky monkey & this is what I came up with.

To add some interest I add Doodlebug flock to the monkeys tummy & ears. His paws were stamped using Stampin up's sanded background stamp. The greeting is computer generated.

Monkey made from Anne Marie design

Hat - Cricut doodlecharm cart

Cupcakes - Hero Arts

Background paper - papermania

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Amy's Birthday Invites

Here is what has been taking up all my time recently.

My daughter is having a tubing party & for those of you saying " A WHAT party!" It means the children sit in big rubber rings & get pushed down a steep slope.

I know what you are thinking "Where in Norfolk do we have hills?" Well we have a purpose built ski centre which Amy attends for ski club.

So to give her friends a clue of what to expect, here is the invite I came up with. I thought a spinner card would be ideal & I used Stampin Up stamps for the majority of the images. I've had great comments back from the recipients & the Mums all said the invites kept the Dads entertained all night !!!

Stamps: Stampin up - All in the family, Lovely as a tree, Skiing chick -DeNami, Letters - Hero arts
Card stock - Old olive, Bashful blue, Whisper white
Extras: Dazzling diamonds glitter, 1-1/4" circle punch

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

8th Birthday card

I'm sorry I have been a very bad blogger, I just do not know where the time goes but now the school holidays are over I promise to increase my blogging.

Here is a card similar to one I made my niece for her recent 9th birthday. As my own daughter is 8 this week I thought I would get ahead & make some 8yr olds birthday cards so I have a stash for when they are needed - Good thinking HUH!!!


Stamps:Pink cat studio - dress up stamps, grass - judith c-32, flower - judith peg star
Card stock: Stampin up - very vanilla, pumpkin pie, regal rose
Paper:Stampin up -Sweet always (soon too be retired)
Stampin up- Scallop & large oval
Extras: Stampin up- Scallop & large oval punches, Diamond glaze (added to balloon)

I just love these Pink Cat Studio stamps as you can see below you can add so many things to her & you even get to name her, how cool is that?.

I named my set Amy after my daughter, how else do you justify buying a set of stamps for your daughter's birthday, which Mummy just has to play with............