Saturday, 16 February 2013

Julie's Jems Swaps

Hello. I thought I would post a photo today of the swaps I made for a day of crafting I had last Saturday with Julie and lots of demonstrators from all over the country.

I used Pool Party card stock for the card blank and a mat of whisper white, I love the fresh look of these colours. The squares are punched out of Sycamore Street DSP and the sentiment is from Vintage Verses (both of these you can get for FREE during Sale-a-Bration!

Can you see the embossed stitching along the edge of the squares? It's one of the new embossing folders, Needlepoint Border. I think it's so sweet!!!

We had a fab day, thanks ladies, and a massive thank you to Julie.

Ok, got to go as I'm going to Jeans Dabble Day in Beighton for a day of playing and crafting. Hope you have a great weekend.

Jan x

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Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Team Swaps

Hi there. I've been busy travelling and doing training for work this week so I am posting this a little later in the week than I had planned.

We had our team training on Sunday which was lovely, as always, and we always do swaps to get samples to show different stamps, products or projects. This is the one I did.

The huge butterfly (Swallowtail) is one of the most detailed stamps I have ever seen and its a dream to use too.

I stamped the butterfly in Versamark onto Marina Mist card and then heat embossed with iridescent ice embossing powder.

The bottom edge of the card was die cut with Finishing Touches edgelits this was then mounted onto some whisper white card.

A strip of the gorgeous new striped melon mambo ribbon was wrapped around the mat before it was adhered onto a Marina Mist card blank.

To finish I just added one single flower from the flower trim ribbon.

I didn't add a sentiment to the card as the ladies could reuse the card for any occasion - see I can be thrifty sometimes!

Ill be back with some more projects soon.

Jan x

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Friday, 8 February 2013

Thank You Cards

Hi, I'm here to day with some of the cards I made to send out to my regular ladies with their copies of the new Spring / Summer Catalogues and Sale-A-Bration information.

The card blank is Whisper White card cut at 4" x 8" and scored to create a 4" square card.  I ran a second piece of cardstock measuring 3 1/2" square through the new Honeycomb embossing folder and left to one side.

Then I ran pieces of the lovely new DSP Sycamore Street through the embossing folder and cut out just inside the embossed lines hexagons from each piece of DSP.  These were adhered to the Whisper White embossed sheet in a flower shape.  This was adhered to a mat of Pool Party cardstock (3 3/4" square).

To finish off I tied a bow through a button (from the Sycamore Street ribbon & button pack) and used Chrystal effects to stick it onto the front of the card.  Here are some of the others made using different coloured mats (Rich Razzleberry & Tangerine Tango) and buttons.

 I hope you have a great weekend.  Mine should be full of crafting (weather permitting!!!) as I have a day playing with lots of other SU demonstrators in Leeds tomorrow and our Paperdolls team training day on Sunday.  If you fancy coming over to see what we rave on about just let me know and I will send you directions.

Happy crafting everyone!

Jan x

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Spring Stamptacular

Independent Stampin’ Up Demonstrators
Sara Rayner, Jan Jones & Hazel Ford
invite you to their

2013 Spring Stamptacular!

How would you like a chance to test drive some of the more expensive new tools from the Spring Summer catalogue? We have now opened bookings to our Spring Stamptacular, where we’ll be making
- a pop-up dress card;
- a shaped box; and
- a barn door flower card.

10:30 – 15:30
Saturday 23 February
at St Saviour’s Church Hall
(postcode S35 3HS but please note that it is next door to the Parish Council meeting rooms located at the junction of Mortomley Lane and Pack Horse Lane)
The cost is £30 per person
Prices held yet again! And … bring a friend and you both get 10% off, reducing the price to just £27 each!
Price includes:

- Goodie bag including Stampin’ Up! products
- 3 complete projects with full demonstrations
- All materials needed

Bonus project to complete on the day or take away
A light lunch (please advise of any dietary requirements)
Refreshments throughout the day&nbsp

… and more!

Spaces are limited and will be allocated on receipt of payment. Bookings are non-refundable but if after booking, you find you cannot attend, we will send you your goodie bag complete with all project materials.

To book please use the Paypal button on Sara's blog - Alternatively, contact
Sara Rayner (tel. 0775 1133886, email;
Jan Jones (tel. 07795 566727, email

Come and play!!!