Monday, 31 August 2015

Make Art - Finally Finished!



About a month ago I mentioned having attended a great crafty day with friends in London which was run by Wendy Vecchi - Make Art In England.
We took kraft boxes and tags and transformed them.
Above is my finished box, also the top of it, and below are all the boxes grouped together on the day - no two were alike.
Wendy surveys our projects....I hope she approves! LOL!
The tags started out just plain and ended up like these, although they were all varied due to individual taste.
The rose on this tag is a stamp and matching stencil by Wendy. We were lucky to each be given the set as a gift!
Just look at that mini ruler!
Loving the art parts and rub ons we used too.
After all that, I certainly needed a cuppa...or two! A tiring but super fun day!

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Big Birthday

So, a friend has a big (BIG) birthday, what do you do? You make a card. But in this house nobody seems to get their card on time unless it's by the skin of my teeth!
In typical, true to form fashion, this friends card was late. VERY late.
The base card is Watermelon Wonder, the next layer is Tip Top taupe, the silver is also Stampin' Up!
The cake stand was cut on the silhouette. Cupcakes are from the Cherry on the Top DSP stack.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Stampin' Creative Blog Hop


Tomorrow brings our monthly Blog Hop.
Unfortunately, I've not been able to take part this month but the girls have been busy so I'll post their links to the hop on here tomorrow, late morning.
Please do stop by, this is a sneak peek of the new autumn/winter catalogue.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Weekly Deals

Here is this week's list, all items are available from my online shop - shop button to the right of this post.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Birthday Girl

A friend of mine had her birthday in July. She's only just been given her card - late as usual! At least I can now post the pictures!
Here's the little envelope/pouch I made..



The paper is from a mat stack which has just retired - so sorry to see this one go!


This is the brown kraft bag I inked with our stencil, I didn't have suitable wrapping paper.


I used Gorgeous Grunge to stamp the tissue paper and luch blackberry bliss ribbon, another item sadly retired!


This is the card when closed. the carstock, lace, ribbon, inks, washi tape are all Stampin' Up! The honeycomb die was a gift from my Dad for my birthday. The texture paste was in my stash. The smooch spritzer is retired.
Here is the card when opened.....


A triptych style card. The dies were part of my birthday gift.
I wasn't quite sure what the recipient would make of it but it seemed to fit the bill, so that's a relief!
I never seem to get the things made on time - do you?

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Cake, Cuppa, Card

I recently invited some of my super customers to pop in, have a cuppa and a slice of cake then we made a card.
I can only fit 4 people in my little craft room - I'd probably fit more if it wasn't full of stuff!
On the first day we make the same card that I had made as one of my blog hop projects this month -

The second group made this card, which I CASED from Kirsteen Gill (CreatinwithKirsteen)


It was nice to be able to catch up with the ladies. I'll be arranging another session soon for those who couldn't make it last week.
Thank you for stopping by today - it's good to have your company!