Saturday, 31 August 2013

Pat's folded card using the Stampin'Up stamp set "Pleasant Poppies" is really effective.......

 ..........and Laura's card, too.
They were both coloured using a Real Red marker pen and Papillon Potpourri butterflies completed the design.

Happy crafting.    Mandyx

Friday, 30 August 2013

Paula made this attractive card at our all day crafting session at the weekend.  She used the lovely StampinUp "Pleasant Poppies" stamp, Afternoon Picnic DSP and Wisteria Wonder card and ink.

For her lovely card Sue used Pear Pizzazz card and Crushed Curry ink

Have a happy crafting day. Mx

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

We made this card at our workshop last week.  It is one of "Girl Geek's" one minute cards. We made it in Cherry Cobbler and then again in Midnight Muse.

Have a great day!  Mx

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

A more elaborate "swap"  from the American Convention.

    I really need to think about my swaps for the Leeds training in September!!


Monday, 19 August 2013

Some of the American swaps were lovely and whilst some were clear and simple (in design) others were very intricate.  I especially liked these..........

Have a great day.  Mx

Sunday, 18 August 2013


Another interesting evening at Zoe's home.  It was good to hear all the tales of her incentive trip and see some of the swaps she got at the American Convention.  More of these later!
Here is the small gift holder we made using the new in colours and the pansy punch....just room for money or a cheque!!!

Happy crafting.  Mandyx

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

I am off to the WI this evening for a last minute demo and make and take, so I am going to demonstrate a super little treat bag I found on YouTube.  I have made one already and filled it with sweets so I will leave that for a raffle prize as there is no specific hostess.

Have a great day.  Mx

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Weekend again.

Today I am off for lunch on a steam train in Loughborough.  Should be an interesting day.

Our third card was made using Stampin'Up stamp set 'Everything Eleanor' and some retired card stock.



      A very enjoyable workshop.  Thank you girls.  Mxx

Friday, 9 August 2013

Second card

The second card was made using the Stampin'Up 'music' wheel and DSP, 'Afternoon Picnic', a really lovely set of papers, only £9.95 for 12 double sided sheets of quality paper.  

Stampin'Up are currently running a 3 sets of Designer Series Paper and get one FREE.  There are lots of sets to chose from.  Have a look in the catalogue and collect a paper stash for every creative mood.


Thursday, 8 August 2013

Something different.

Cindy's card was made using only Tempting Turquoise card stock along with the two embossing folders. Very effective.  The 'Beautiful Wings' embosslit is a must have for any crafter, a bargain at only £9.95


Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Back again

Didn't quite make Monday or Tuesday, did I????    However, we had a good workshop yesterday and the girls made some super variations on the theme of two colours and two embossing folders. 

This one is Alison's.

More tomorrow.  Mxx

Saturday, 3 August 2013


Good morning everyone.  My two granddaughters and one boy friend are moving out to a house in Lincoln this weekend, so it is rather hectic here! Will be back on line asap. probably Monday or Tuesday.

Photos are a couple of "cool" shots from a wonderful holiday in Alaska, just in case the weather stays warm!!
Have a great weekend.  Mandy.

Friday, 2 August 2013

A variation

This is a variation on yesterday's card, this time using the Stampin'Up "Beautiful Wings Embosslits", a must have in everyone's stash, along with the "Little Leaves Sizzlits".

Have a super day!  Mandy

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Embossing folders

An interesting way to use two of the Stampin'Up embossing folders, combined with some retired card and a stamp set.  However, the idea, cased from Pinterest,  could be made using a variety of Stampin'Up products.

We will be making this card at our workshop on Tuesday.

Mandy x