Friday, 28 September 2012

Last chance birthdays...

Hello! September iss rapidly coming to an end and along with it so is your chance to get hold of the retiring items.

The cards I wanted to share with you are the birthday cards that I make for my brother in law a little while ago.  I've used retiring stamp sets, i particularly like the candle from Party This Way, this set was not just for kids birthdays. 

Apothecary Birthday

Good morning! I know I promised Christmas cards but I'm having problems uploading those pictures so first today I am going to share another birthday card that I made for a friend. I've used up the last of my Blushing Bride cardstock along with the pleated satin ribbon. I'm sad to see them go. The stamp set is Apothecary Art and again I've used the matching framelit dies - LOVE them!

The image was coloured using the blender pens with the inkpads. Finishing touches are the embossed layer using the new Lacy Brocade embossing folder and piercing the large die cut label using the new template that fits perfectly, these two products are from the Autumn/Winter catalogue.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

100th post!

Well it feels like a bit of a milestone, maybe only a little one but still. Today I'd like to share a card that I made for a friend's birthday recently. I 'cased' this from NEW annual catalogue which goes live on Monday!

I've used lots of new product on this card. The card base and large framelit are Primrose Petals - one of the new 2012 -2013 in colours. The dsp is from Patio Party and the stamp set is Memorable Moments, I love that this set coordinates with the framelit dies. Here's a different angle to show some of the dimension, I didn't fully adhere the strips of dsp and I curled them slightly for added interest.

I hope you like todays card, come back soon to see the second batch of my christmas card class.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Christmas Cards

Right, today I'm going to show you the last of my first Christmas Card class.  The first one uses another stamp set that will retire at the end of September, Trendy Trees, get it now while you can!  I've gone for Baja Breeze teamed with Whisper White and Island Indigo, a touch of Dazzling Diamonds glitter and finished!

For the final card I gave in and went for my old favourite Christmas colours.  I've used Lucky Limeade and Cherry Cobbler.  The new embossing folder is called Holiday Frame, it co-ordinates beautifully with the Extra large oval punch, and here I've also used the oval frame from the Designer Frames embossing folders set.

So that's it from the first lot of Christmas Cards.  Do you want to get started on your own Christmas cards?  Are you local to Northampton? Why not join us at Septembers Christmas card session on either Wednesday  19th 7.30 - 10pm or Saturday 22nd 10.30 - 1pm.  Use the contact me tab at the top of the page to get in touch.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Something a bit different...

So for today a break form Christmas cards.  I'd like to share this card with you, the colours are More Mustard, Early Espresso, Always artichoke and Cherry Cobbler.

This card uses some of the fab new items from the Autumn/Winter catalogue.  I love the effect you get with the Core'dinations card stock.  I used the new Woodgrain embossing folder and sanded it to highlight the embossed areas.  The leaves are from the Autumn accents die, I've used a ball tool to 'draw' on veins and then crumpled them up and sponged them to give them that autumn look. 

Sunday, 9 September 2012

More of the first Christmas cards

So we used Dasher on the first card and for the second one I wanted to use some new product.  I also wanted to keep clear of the standard reds and greens.  I think this fits the bill :)  I've gone for Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Gumball Green, Primrose Petals and a touch of Soft Suede and Summer Starfruit.

So the new products on the above card are the DSP it's called Snow Festival. I love the DSP from Stampin' Up!  It's such great quality and you get 12 double sided sheets (2 each of 6 different designs).  The stamp set  is called Scentsational Season, I can't wait to show you more with this set! 

The third card is nice and simple, Pool Party teamed with Whisper White - it just goes to show a doily isn't always a doily.  This time it's a snowflake.

I'll be back soon with the last of the cards from my first Christmas card making session.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

First Christmas Card Class

I had my first Christmas card class a few weeks ago. sorry it's taken me so long to blog.  So I was able to play with my pre-order goodies from the Autumn/Winter catalogue, as demonstrators we not only get 20% off our personal purchases but we also have the chance to get our sticky mitts on products a month before they are launched ;)

So onto the cards. For the first one I wanted to use one of my favourite stamps - Dasher. He retires at the end of September so if you want one of your own let me know quick, retiring items are only available while stocks last.  I'll add details at the end of this post.

I keep the designs for this series of classes fairly simple as we make 10 cards in a session, 2 each of 5 designs.  I can't remember where I saw this design but I love it.  Dasher's antlers look great as the strip across the middle don't you think?  The colours are Basic Black, Whisper White, and Poppy Parade.  This gorgeous rich red also retires at the end of September, so if you want some let me know.

Now onto the retiring list, click on the links to see details of the items that are leaving us at the end of September.

You can see the retiring Stamps Here 

If you want to look at the retiring accessories the list is Here 

I'll be back soon with more of the cards we made x

Monday, 3 September 2012

Autumn Winter Catalogue

I am so excited! The new Seasonal catalogue is finally here :)  It's packed full of amazing products and I'm really enjoying playing! I especially love the ornament on the front - I think they'll feature in my Christmas decorations at home this year.  I'm also determined to make as many of my Christmas gifts as possible, for an extra special personal touch.

Finally I want to point out that there are some extra special bundles in the catalogue - you save 15% when you buy these co-ordinating items. Grab a bargain! Click on the picture on the left hand side to view the catalogue.