Sunday, 25 November 2012

November Thank You Cards

Hi everyone,
I thought I would post a photo of the thank you cards I sent to everyone who ordered from me this month (I hope I don't spoil the surprise to those who haven't seen them yet!).

I made a 4" square Basic Black card blank and cut 3 1/2" square mats of Designer Series Paper (I know - I am so proud of myself, I normally just sit and stroke the papers!!!).  Now, this DSP is called International Bazaar and I managed to get it free (well, I get a pack free every month for another 5 months actually) as I had a new lady join my team (Hi Jemma ***waves***).  Jemma also gets a pack free every month for the next five months too - and so can you if you join my team before the end of November.  The papers are from Stampin' Up! and I also have another free gift for you too if join during this promotion - click here to find out more.


Ok, back to the card, the square stamped image is stamped in Versamark onto Basic Black card and then Tangerine Tango embossing powder was sprinkled on top, the excess tapped off and then it was heat embossed to set it.  The stamp set is called Affection Collection (I got it free when I went to Convention!) and has some lovely images on.

The image was cut out using the Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies and the Big Shot then a mat of Tempting Turquoise card was cut using the next largest die.

I stamped the "Friend" sentiment onto Tempting Turquoise card with versamark and used black embossing powder, heat setting it with my heat gun.  The square stamped image is designed to coordinate with a punch called "Modern Label" so I punched it out of the centre of the Basic Black card and then trimmed the card with the 'Friend' sentiment on and mounted it directly behind so it shows through the punched hole.

I just layered the cut out mats on top of the DSP to finish with dimensionals.

Hope you like the thank you cards ladies!?
Jan

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Don Valley Craft Show & Join the Team!

Hi there
I promised to post some photos of the Don Valley Craft Show the other day and here they are.

This is the stand - just before the doors opened to the public.  We had to contend with the bright sunshine for most of the day!

 
 
And here are four of our team from left to right, Joanne (my SU Grandma), Sara (My SU Mummy), Hazel (my lovely SU daughter) and me.


We had a fab day, thanks ladies (and also a massive THANK YOU to Maria who was a great help on the day!).

We have our next team meeting on Sunday the 9th December if you fancy coming over to see what all the fuss fun is all about.  Now on this note, Stampin' Up! set each of us attending Convention in Germany a little challenge - to get a new team member by the end of November so we would get a free stamp set (any value from the current catalogue). 

So what I am offering is, if you join our team through me by the end of November (so thats next Friday) I will let you have this free set, and you can pick the one you want once your kit arrives, you just need to let me know which you want and I will get it for you.

This offer is in addition to the six free packs of Designer Series Papers through Stampin' Up! (1 free pack per month for 6 months) but the free stamp set is though me only.

To find out more about the benefits of joining Stampin' Up! and our team click here but please contact by email or call me on 07795 566727 to find out more.

Jan
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Sunday, 18 November 2012

Hubby's Birthday Card

Hi there
It was my lovely Hubby's birthday on Thursday and here is the card I made him.  He loves making things and has lots of drills, hand tools and stuff so when we got the Tool Shed stamp in this years catalogue - I just had to have it.

I used the Tool Shed stamp inked in Chocolate Chip ink and stamped onto an A4 card blank.  The Wood grain embossing folder was used on the Chocolate Chip card panels before they were adhered onto the card blank.

The sentiments were stamped in Chocolate Chip Ink with Happy Birthday from the Best Dad Ever stamp set Punched out with the Decorative Label punch  and the You Mean the world to Me from Word Play and then cut out with the Apothecary Accents Framelits.  Accessories include some screw head brads from my stash, a Neutrals Designer button and some linen thread.

I will post some photos in a couple of days from the Don Valley craft show in a couple of days.  But I would like to thank everyone for coming to see us before I go - THANK YOU ladies!!!

Jan
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Saturday, 17 November 2012

Dashing about like a mad woman

Yep, thats me!
Very quick post as I have been at Jeans Dabble Day in Beighton all day showing the lovely ladies there how to make the Christmas Ornament on the front of the Autumn Winter Catalogue. I dont have any photos though I'm affraid as I gave my samples to Jean!  I will try and get some photos off her soon though if I can.

Anyway, I have just got home and unpacked the car - and am now re packing for the Don Valley Craft Show tomorrow.  So if you are in Sheffield tomorrow, why not bob through for a natter! it would be lovely to see you.  Its at the Don Valley Football Stadium - which is signposted all around the area and is on from 10 til 3pm.

Jan
Ps. I will post my hubbies birthday card tomorrow - if I can get a photo of it in the daylight!!!

Friday, 9 November 2012

Card Candy Convention Swaps

As promised, here is a photo of some crafting - see, I told you I had done some!

A group of us got together and made 'Card Candy' which is where a number of toppers are made and packaged in a way that you might buy them in a shop.

Now, the card candy is always gorgeous, but the trouble is - I can NEVER use it.  I still have them from last year, all shiny and new looking in their packages.

Anyway, here is mine using Scentsational Christmas and the Teeny Tiny Sentiments set.
I will post some more photos over the weekend from Convention, but I have to dash tonight as I still need to get ready for the Craft Fair I am doing at Hemsworth Community Centre tomorrow - Last Minute Lill again!

Fancy coming for a crafty chat?  The address is Hemsworth Community Centre, Bullenshaw Road,
Hemsworth, Pontefract, WF9 4NE and is on from 11 until 3pm.

Jan
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Wednesday, 7 November 2012

So much to say so little space!

Will there is so much going off with Stampin' Up! I cant fit everything on so here are links to all the fabby offers.

1) Want to get a free set of ink pads in one of the colour families?
Click here if you do...

2) Want free Designer Series Papers when you join us at Stampin' Up?
Then click here...

3) Want a free Festive Paper Piercing Pack (worth £7.25)
Then here is where you want to be...

Told you there was lots going off, didnt I.  If you would like a copy of my newsletter which includes the offers, events and classes I have planned over the next few weeks, just drop me a line and I will email you a copy.

Happy crafting everyone!

I promise I will be back with some crafting soon!
Jan

Ps. I still have some of my retired products available for purchase.  If you want to see whats left just click here.

Monday, 5 November 2012

European Stampin' Up! Convention

All I can say about the European Stampin' Up! Convention this year is WOW.  Definitely the best yet!!!

There were over 800 demonstrators from all over Europe and it was fantastic.  Everything went really smoothly, even getting Mum there (she cant walk very far).  Here is a photo of Sara, Shelli, Hazel & Me - and I actually spoke to Shelli (I was so nervous though, I cant remember what I actually said!).

This is the stage for the awards night (Sara got to go on stage again - well done Sara, you deserve it!).

Our hotel room (or should I say suite) had an incredible view of the river.



I will post more pictures of swaps later and all the offers Stampin' Up! have on this month as I have lots to do today!

Bob back soon for more info!

Jan
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