Sunday, 28 October 2012

A variety!

How some people manage to write a blog every day I really don't takes a lot of organising to do just one each week!!!  I have just spent the day meeting old friends at a lovely hotel in Monk Frieston, in Yorkshire.  I can certainly recommend Sunday lunch for that special meal.

Down to earth now today's photos were taken at my classes on Thursday when we used a variety of Stampin'Up products to great effect.

This design was so popular that everyone wanted a second "go" with another colour!  So we chose greens and then using DSP as well.

This is Rita's card.........
.........and this is Cindy's.

I really like the colour combinations and I have definitely fallen in love with the new Perfectly Penned greeting stamps used here.
I was delighted to welcome two new crafting friends to our class this week.  I say crafting friends but Peggy had never crafted before. She really surprised herself when she produced this lovely card using the Mixed Bunch stamp set.

This is Peggy's first card.

We used Basic Grey and Daffodil Delight cardstock with Basic Black and Whisper White inks. My photos really don't do justice to these 'classy' cards.
Our main effort of the afternoon was the super little lanterns we made using the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack....what a long description for a really useful little pack of cheerful papers.  A bargain at £6.25 for 48 sheets of 6.5 by 4.5 inch papers.

The evening class had a go at a different card instead of the green circles. They made a more complicated card using the Bigz Scallop Square and the super embosslit 'Beautiful Wings'.

 Here are Janice and Val's cards.......

If you would like to buy any of the products mentioned or come along to learn some new skills amongst friends, then do get in touch.

Best wishes to Zoe and Emma who are off to Convention this week.  Hope you both have a wonderful time.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your crafting.

Mandy x

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Exciting Week

Today Zoe, Emma and I had a stand at Lincoln's Sincerely Yours craft show.  It was a very enjoyable day and we met some terrific crafters, but gosh, it was very tiring and I am well ready for my bed!!

Liz earned her cup of tea!
However, I must tell you about Wednesday when my friend, Ginny and I welcomed friends from Leicester for a day's crafting here in Lincolnshire.  They are super ladies who obviously enjoyed the day and who made some lovely cards and a box (for which the instructions could have been clearer).  Nevertheless, the results were great and I am sure they will go on to make lots more boxes.

This is Vivian's lovely box made using Basic Grey cardstock and the retired  spice cake DSP

Sheila's box was made using Twitterpated DSP and the Simply Scored board.
Shirley made this lovely card.

That's all for this week.  Enjoy your crafting.  Mandy

Hilary seems happy with her 'reflection' card.  She used the ever popular "Lovely as a Tree" stamp set

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Uncle Henry's

The workshop on Friday was enjoyed by all, and some lovely cards produced.

Cindy's card was made using the new Stampin' Up 'Ornament Keepsakes'  Stamp Set.
Sue's card was made using the 'Beautiful Season' Stamp Set, and the new Stampin' Up winter catalogue!

 My next class is on Thursday 25th October. In the meantime, I'll see you all at Sincerely Yours on Sunday.

Happy Crafting,


Sunday, 7 October 2012

Christmas Workshop

On Tuesday, we will be having our second Christmas workshop, where we will make 6 cards, 3 each of 2 designs. Here is one of the cards we will be making on Tuesday.

We will be using the new 'Ornament keepsakes' Stamp set, and the really useful 'Greetings of the Season' Stamp Set. I have already used this stamp set on lots of cards as I get ready for Christmas. Hope you have all enjoyed this fabulous weather we have had this weekend, and spent some time relaxing and making cards!

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Lovely as a Tree.........

As if the Autumn/Winter catalogue wasn't enough now we have the 
much anticipated Annual Catalogue and it is LIVE !!!!!

It is full of super new products. ( I have already sent off a long order for myself!  It should be here tomorrow.) It is so thick this year, 205 pages, but still with the great ideas, wonderful photos and many reduced prices!  

And best of all, if you sign up as a Stampin'Up demonstrator during this month or next, I will give you a FREE copy so you can see the fantastic papers you will receive FREE from Stampin'Up during the next six months. (RRP£9.95) One FREE packet per month!
Contact me and we can have a pressure!

At my recent class, we made four lovely cards three using the ever popular Stampin'Up  'Lovely as a Tree' stamp set.  Many thanks to Dawn at dostamping for her informative video on how to make a reflection card.  It certainly turned out well and was so simple!
If you would like to join us in Lincoln to learn some new techniques, please register for one of our classes.

Real Red and Whisper White cardstock, soft suede ink and shimmer paint were used for the tree.

Isn't this a pleasant effect? See the video on the side of my blog for more details.

Sponged background is Pool Party and Tempting Turquoise and the trees were stamped in basic black.

We had a great day on Sunday when Zoe invited her team for a day of crafting, exchanging ideas and learning more about Stampin'Up products.  It was a really worthwhile day and I am already looking forward to the next one.  Many thanks, Zoe for all the effort you put in to make it a successful occasion.

Finally, I have a very talented customer who designs the most lovely minimalist cards, usually using Stampin'Up products , occasionally not!  It is my intention to share some of these cards with you from time to time to show that less can often be better.

One thing I learned at the training on Sunday was that blogs should be published REGULARLY so I am going to try and write mine each Sunday!!!!

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy crafting.  Mandy