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.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Ornament Punch

I’ve been playing with the new ornament punch & to get some more ideas I searched the internet & here are some of my favourites:




I did not note where the original ideas came from so if one of these are your designs than thank you for the inspiration.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Kelling Cards

Sorry for taking so long to post these. I just got to grips of Windows live & then I made the mistake of accepting a recent update & then could not fathom out to blog using it arghhhhhhh.

Here are the cards as promised.

Card 1

On this card we stamped using the Fine Flourish (115709) & versamark ink before embossing with white embossing powder (100963). We then overstamped again using a butterfly from Flight of the Butterfly (111564) & embossed it carefully again with white embossing powder. You do need to be careful not to burn your previous embossing.
It was then coloured from the underneath before finally being cut out.

On the border strip you will notice 3 pearls which are from our new basic pearls. I'm sooooo excited about them, they come ready glued & you get 150 in a pack. Previously they were only available in the Pretties Kit & those of you who know me well, will know I loved the pearls so much that I resorted to sawing the pearl beads in the kit up so that I did not run out of my beloved pearls. So I'm now 1 very happy bunny :-)


Here is a close up of the butterfly
Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Versamark, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise,Crumb Cake
Stamps: Baroque Motifs (113490), Flight of the Butterfly (111564)En Francais (109521)
Punches: Butterfly(119848), Eyelet border (119853)
Misc: Basic Pearls (119247)

We then made 2 quick Christmas cards using the new Ornament punch & stamp set



Stamps: Delightful Decorations (116517) Contempo Christmas (118734), Serene Snowflakes(115438)
Punch: Ornament (119847), Scallop Edge (119882)
Card & Ink: Real Red, Bashful Blue

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Kelling group

Well today I had the pleasure of teaching at a lovely craft group that meets at High Kelling in Norfolk.

I showed them 3 different cards using vellum card stock. We also used the new Ornament punch & the Delightful Decorations stamp set. Unfortunately I forgot to take some piccies of the cards we made before I lent them to one of my upliner for her open house tomorrow :(
So when I get them back on Monday I will upload them to this post then.

I know that some of the ladies read this blog so I just want to say thank you to them all for making me so welcome & once again the homemade cake you gave me at afternoon tea was delicious YUM YUM.

I have set these ladies a challenge to use the left over bits from the cards today on their own project & when I visit them again in November I will be awarding some prizes for the best entries - so that's something for me to look forward to.

Well I better continue getting ready for my 2 classes I have tomorrow & Sunday at Aylsham & Hethersett so I hope to see lots of you ladies there.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Halloween Version

As promised here is the Halloween version of the bag I showed you yesterday. I’ve used punches to make the pumpkin (Oval large), bat (scallop square) & gravestone (extra large tag).



Punches – Large oval (119863), Scallop Square (119856), Extra large tag (119866)

Card – Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White, Basic Gray

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Back at last

I’m so sorry that it has taken this long to get back to blogging but you can appreciate that there has been a lot going on in my life recently but I’m back now & I promise to do my best to be a good blogger from now on & post regularly.

On Saturday I was invited to demo at a new craft group that will be meeting monthly here in Norwich. If you want more details about the group that just get in contact with me.

I did a couple of Make & Takes for the group & here is the morning projects which use a couple of our new stamp sets – Contempo Christmas & Delightful Decorations in conjunction with the brand new ornament punch.

The bag was shown to me by my friend & colleague Michelle – thanks Michelle. It uses Avon bags but any strong bag (i.e. Pick & mix bags) will do. I’ve done this bag on a Christmas theme but if you come back tomorrow I will post a Halloween version.001

This view shows how the bag inside looks.


This is the card that we made to go with the bag & uses the leftover card from the bag. You may notice that the glitter I have used is blue but that Stampin Up do not sell blue glitter well I got it by using the reinkers (Tempting Turquoise in this case) to dye my Dazzling diamond glitter. A word of warning though, you need to use the SMALLEST drop of reinker unless you want to be like me & have enough blue glitter to supply the whole of the UK.



Stamp sets – Contempo Christmas (118734/120594), Delightful Decorations (116517), Serene Snowflakes (115438)

Punches – Ornament Extra Large (119847), Eyelet Border (119853)

Card & Inks – Bashful Blue, Riding Hood Red

Misc – Dazzling Diamond glitter, Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill