Friday, 8 November 2013

On Sunday I joined a number of crafters at Pat Mellows' stamping day.  Elsa had brought along all the materials and lots of ideas for us to try...all in aid of Childline.  As well as crafting we enjoyed Pat's excellent lasagne and apple pie lunch and I understand, in excess of £500 was raised for this very worthwhile charity.   It was a super day.

There was no way I could have made all the cards but I had a good go and made this one........

..............and this one.  ( I can't get it to go the right way up!!)

This one is Jill's.

More tomorrow!  Mx

Thursday, 7 November 2013

More 'layer' cards using Stampin'Up stamp set "Creative Elements" . 

I like the Crisp Cantaloupe "Ruffle Stretch Trim"  ribbon.  I have this ribbon in all the new colours now and I am crazy about them.  I sell them by the metre if you want to give them a try, 92p plus second class postage or, of course, you can buy a 9 metre roll for £8.25. Just email me.
Happy crafting.  Mx

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Saturday found me at Sue's Craft and Chat Club.  She really is a happy, friendly person and we always have a great day.  We made a number of 'layer' cards (not sure what they are really called!) and I was really pleased with the results.......... (there's that Flower Shop stamp set again and the Venetian Romance DSP!)

Sue provided the original measurements (email me if you would like them) which made the 41/2 by 6 card and then I fiddled and finally came up with a square card which looks fine.....

The Stampin'Up stamp set "Everything Eleanor" was ideal for the stamped swirls and the "Fancy Fan" embossing folder made an interesting background.  Pity you can't see the rhinestones on the flowers.
More samples tomorrow.  Mx

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

I also gave the ladies some Stampin'Up materials and let them be creative...gosh there were some very different cards, some of which I did photograph!

Not sure where all the butterflies came from!    WHY won't blogs let you put things where you want them?  I do like the little Hello stamp which is in the "Happy Day" stamp set, I use it a lot as it fits into most spaces!  Have a good day.  Mx

Monday, 4 November 2013

In the same week I went off to Boultham Park Craft Group to do a demo and we made three cards.  This was my favourite...shamelessly cased from Zoe when I was there the week before!  The ladies really liked the Stampin'Up "Flower Shop" stamp set and made some great cards which I forgot to photograph!!! This was my sample...........

........................and this was Zoe's original.

A pleasing card whichever you prefer.   Mx

Sunday, 3 November 2013

One afternoon in October Janice and I went to Maxine's to make some 'baby cards'!  There was a lot of chat and laughter but we managed to make a few.

This is one of Maxines and...............

....................this is one that Janice made.

Wasn't all about babies as you can see!

Saturday, 2 November 2013

In the afternoon we used the Stampin'Up "Build a Banner Kit" to make a joyful Christmas banner.  I came straight home and ordered the kit and the "Accessory Kit" so that crafters coming to my Christmas workshop on the 12th November can make one too.  


I have 2 places for the 1pm workshop and 1 place for the 7pm workshop, if you would like to come along.
Just email or ring me asap.

Friday, 1 November 2013

In October we had a whole day at Zoe's craft room experimenting with new products and enjoying good company.  One of the demonstrators there was Linda and I have to recommend her blog to you.  She makes super projects and runs excellent workshops.  Do get in touch with her if you live in or around Grimsby. She can be found at

In the morning we made lots of Christmas cards using the Stampin'Up "Season of Style Journaling Tags" (a bargain at only £4.50) and the very useful "Wishing You" stamp set.

More tomorrow!   Mx