Sunday, 17 February 2019

Pop-up card boxes - February classes

By request for this month's card classes, we will be making these fun pop-up card boxes.

Everyone will receive full instructions on how to make them, and then you can make as many as you like within the class!

Although they look complicated, once you have made one, they are really simple. All of the designs above fold flat to fit a standard C6 envelope. The best tools to make these are our Simply Scored scoreboard, and/or our Stampin' Trimmer. Grab some designer paper (or stamp your own),  add some stamped images to decorate and you will have a great design in no time at all.

These cards are suitable for many occasions and all ages. Why not book in and have a go?
Warning: these fun cards are really addictive!
Use them with your existing stamps and die cuts.

Class Dates

Brackley (Evenley): Tuesday 26th February 1-3pm and 7-9pm
Milton Keynes (Stacey Bushes) TBC shortly.

EMAIL me to check on Stacey Bushes dates, or to book your slot at Brackley classes.

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Calorie free cupcakes anyone?

I do love cupcakes, especially ones with lovely thick icing, but I don't like the amount of calories they contain! So I decided for coffee and card last week that we would use the FREE Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration stamp set called Hello Cupcake - calorie FREE! You can click on the image below to see more details.
I decided to use our Very Vanilla notecards and envelopes this week, as I thought the vanilla would make the icing more realistic. You can buy these in packs of 20 cut and scored cards and envelopes for just £6.00, which is just 30p per card and envelope.

I used some of our brown inks, Soft Suede and Early Espresso for the card on the right - the perfect chocolate cupcake!  The Treat Yourself sentiment comes from Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set.

With this card above, we used a Very Vanilla layer cut with our NEW Rectangular Stitched Framelits, stamping the flower in Bermuda Bay as a background layer.

There is of course, Valentines Day around the corner, so I had to try and make a Valentines card, using some Poppy Parade and Merry Merlot inks. I also added the little red Gem rhinestone embelishments, though you can't see these too well in the photo above. #valentine

Here are some more from Wednesday's session:

We have another coffee and card session on Monday, so I will have some more cards to share with you - presuming I remember to photograph them of course! So don't forget to check back in later in the week.

Don't forget you can get this stamp set FREE (from a choice) by spending £45 or more in one order with me before the end 31st March 2019.

Thanks for popping by today.


Friday, 18 January 2019

Coffee and Card back in full swing

I love my coffee and card sessions which I run twice per week, at 2 different locations - Brackley and Towcester, Northamptonshire, UK. It's a great social event, with people meeting up and crafting together in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. I keep the projects simple #simplestamping as the cards are designed to suit beginners as well as experienced crafters. The focus is on the social aspect as much as the crafting itself.

Here is the lovely Pat, colour co-ordinating Calypso Coral
For those people that want to experiment further with their cardmaking, they can join one of my 4 card classes held each month in Brackley and Milton Keynes.

Last week we used a fabulous new stamp set called Incredible Like You.  Not only do I love the images themselves, but the sentiment style and wording is great.
 Here are some of the cards we made - there were 2 styles, one incorporating the stripe design in the background, with some fussy cutting out of the flowers and the other stamping on a Whisper White strip and layered onto the fantastic Gingham papers. This design was inspired by another Demonstrator, I will try and find out who it was and acknowledge them.

Thanks to Chris Bell at our Monday session for the idea of using ribbon scraps in this way.

Ever popular Highland Heather colour card, ink and matching papers
 We used our Whisper White notecards and envelopes for all these cards. They are a useful size at 3.5" x 5" - not too big to fill for new card makers. You could of course scale these up for standard A6 cards.

You can click on any of the images above and you will be directed to my online shop where you can see all the information about this stamp set. To view the GINGHAM PAPERS you can click here.

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Fun at my launch event - and a photo competition

Thanks to everyone who came to my Spring/Summer launch event last weekend
I only took a few photographs of the event, as I was too busy chatting! 

I organised the tables in order of the catalogue, so you could start at the beginning of the catalogue and walk round in page order. It seemed to work really well, and something I shall do in the future. Each catalogue page was laminated and I gathered products and samples for each suite that I had.

I have to say thank you to Karen Spreckley and Tara Fowler from my awesome team, as they kindly lent me some of their products and samples. (Hard to believe, but I don't own everything in the catalogue!)

Here are a few photos of the grouped displays. If you click on the photo it will take you that product suite online so you can look in more detail.

Incredible Like You stamp set available from Jemini Crafts
Incredible Like You Page 21 (Karen)
Classic Garage Suite available from Jemini Crafts
Classic Garage Suite Page 43 (Karen)

Needlepoint  fun sewing stamp set available from Jemini Crafts
Needlepoint Nook Page 39 (Tara)
Butterfly and Gingham Gala Suite available from Jemini Crafts
Butterfly/Gingham Gala Page 35 (Jenny/Karen)  
Car boot ready for launch event with Jemini Crafts

This was my car loaded ready to set off in the morning. Can you spot what is wrong with this photo? EMAIL me and let me know, and I'll pop a gift in the post (UK) 
to the first 3 correct responses.

Friday, 11 January 2019

My craft room is looking empty!

On the eve of my Spring/Summer catalogue launch, my craft room is looking rather empty as I get ready to pack all my new goodies into boxes in preparation for tomorrow.

Jemini Crafts Spring/Summer Stampin UP catalogue

New catalogue are always very exciting, and this Spring/Summer © Stampin' Up! one is no exception.

With fantastic new stamps, papers, dies and accessories there is something for everyone in there. I have borrowed some samples from Karen and Tara in my team, so there will be more than 60 cards out on display.

Where/When is it?

Saturday 12th January, 
10am-12pm at Evenley Village Hall, The Street, Evenley NN13 5RY. 
£5 per person/family.
  • See the catalogues in person
  • Over 60 finished card samples to view
  • All of the papers will be available to browse
  • Special paper packs available (features 6x6" samples of all papers)
  • Collect a new catalogue and Sale-a-Bration brochure to take home
  • Enjoy a fun 'make and take' using new products
  • Join in the raffle to win new products
  • Earn a free Sale-a-Bration product for every £45 ordered
  • Enjoy a cup of tea/coffee and a free gift from me
  • Ask any questions you may have about our great starter kit -
    £170 of products of your choice for just £99.

I do hope you can join us, I will take photos and post them here after. There is limited internet in Evenley, so although I would love to do a Facebook live event, it's not always possible to get a good enough signal.

I do hope you are able to join us. You can EMAIL ME to let me know if you plan to pop in.

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