Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year's Eve

Happy New Year's Eve everyone. Let's celebrate with another challenge. This time it's a sketch challenge from Pals Paper Arts.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Challenges for 2014

I am starting early on my New Year's Resolutions. Challenge myself I say and to that end you should see more posts with links to Challenge sites.
The first one is a combination of Colour Q and Freshly Made Sketches
It's a very clean and simple card but the colours and sketch work really well together.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Our Last Lessons for 2013

Because we have been including Christmas Cards in all lessons since 85 you should all have quite a good collection of Christmas Cards by now. Just in case you are a bit short here is a peek of the Christmas Collectible Cards.

This great set includes a box made with the Envelope Punch Board.
I have used the Lattice Bigz Die to make these.

Dates for Lesson 92 are December 3, 4, 10, 11 and 15.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Single Stamps and a Special Birthday

Stampin' Up has brought out a range of Single Stamps -New Holiday Collection. I used the Christmas Star and Wonderful Blessing stamps.

My beautiful granddaughter Jemima turned 8 yesterday. The One Direction presents had a red, black and white colour theme so the card had to match.

I found Andrea Cimino's Tepee Card video absolutely amazing. Here is my version.

As promised we will be making more with the Envelope Punch Board. In this lesson we will make a large box and these fabulous Bon Bons using Crafty Hallett's measurements.
Lesson dates are November 19, 20, 26, 27 and December 1

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Some New Tools

Stampin' Up knows that we love new things. It certainly knows that as life long learners we are always ready to embrace knowledge.
I am talking about the Circle and Label Card Thinlit Dies and the Envelope Punch Board.
I have had a play and here are the sneak peeks.

 This Box holds 3 cards and matching envelopes.
And for those who love a new technique: Painters' Tape
Lesson dates: November 5, 6, 12, 13 and 17

Monday, October 21, 2013

Hello, Lovely

Definitely not my usual greeting but I do have a friend who greets us all in this way.
She had a birthday recently so I made her this diary.
I must still be thinking about Istanbul with this tiled card.
Just have a look in the catalogue and you will find this one!
No, I haven't forgotten about Christmas Cards. We will be using Joyful Christmas. Here is a sample. I found it on Pinterest. Thanks to alystamps.com for sharing.

Lesson dates are 22, 23, 29, 30 October and 3 November.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Not Long Until Christmas

It's back to work for me after more than a month's holiday. I think that I am actually over the jet lag having had quite a productive day. I bought Pages (word processing program) for the iMac and have done the lesson notes for Lesson 88. I had done most of the samples before I left but I must admit that I was quite out of my usual routine.
Well enough of me.
In this lesson we will be working with Flower Shop and Festive Flurry.
Here are the sneak peeks.

 Lesson dates are October 8, 9, 15, 16 and 20.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Simply Sketched and the Six Sided Sampler

Lesson 87 will include cards and boxes made with Simply Sketched (Hostess Set) and the Six Sided Sampler.
Here is a peek.

Everyone enjoyed making the little Pizza Box in Lesson 86 so I designed a Pizza Box large enough for regular cards and envelopes. These cards were designed by the fabulous Patty Bennett.
Just when I thought I had finished I came across a very cute Book Box designed by stampinnerd. I tweaked it a bit and here is a peek.
Lesson dates are August 13, 14, 20, 21 and 25.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Best of 25 Years - August

Let me know if you'd like to order this set.

August Specials

Let me know if you would like to order any paper packs.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

I Can't Thank You Enough

I was really spoilt on my birthday. Thanks to all of my family and friends for their kind and generous words, cards and gifts.
In lesson 86 we will be making some cards with Chalk Talk.
Here is a peek of a cute little Pizza Box with 6 marching cards and embossed envelopes.

The second set in this lesson is Flowering Flourishes.
I am particularly proud of this card. I chose Very Vanilla and Gold for this Wedding Card but it would look just as good in Whisper White and Silver.
We haven't done Rolled Roses for a while so let's get to it!
Lesson dates are July 30, 31 and August 6, 7 and 11.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Label Love

Stampin' Up offers quite a few bundles. When you buy the Label Love Stamp Set and a coordinating Artisan Label Punch together you get  a 15% discount.
Here is a peek.
Every lesson until Christmas will include at least one Christmas Card.
I love a grungy stamp set. This one is called Clockworks.
Here is a peek.
Lesson dates are July 16, 17, 23, 24 and 28.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Grab Your Greetings

Let me know if you'd like to order any of these.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Mosaic Madness

One of the new stamp sets is Mosaic Madness. It has a co-ordinating punch and embossing folder.
Here is a peek.
As part of Stampin' Up's 25 year anniversary celebration they are bringing back some of their favourite stamp images from the last quarter century. Each month a new set will be released in clear mount. The June Collection is Best of Flowers.
Here is a peek.

 For those who love construction we will be making a cupcake holder. The original design is credited to  Traci Cornelius. This is my version.

Lesson dates are July 2, 3, 9, 10 and 14.

Sunday, June 16, 2013


I wanted to make a set of cards using Zoo Review. I decided to keep the stamped images simple and work on some new background techniques.

Even though  it's winter we can still use Summer Silhouettes especially if the colours are the new in Colours.

Lesson dates are June 18, 19, 25, 26 and 30.