Thursday, 31 March 2011


Apologies that everything has been a bit quiet for me on here as it's been so difficult to keep quiet about the NEW MINI CATALOGUE which releases on 1st April.

Whilst Demonstrators have been able to pre-order some products, we have not been allowed to publicly display on blogs etc until today.

We had a fantastic OWL EXTRAVAGANZA WORKSHOP last Saturday which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. A sequel is already in the pipeline !!!

So my first post today will be the OWL PUNCH PRE-ORDER DRAW as I am processing at midnight to be among the first orders to be despatched from HQ in Germany.

Here are the names of pre-orders, in the order they went onto my list :-

1. Lynn B

2. Sarah (Northwold)

3. Stephanie S

4. Janet W

5. Gina D

6. Grace M

7. Vicky P

8. Louise E

9. Cathi P

10. Mandy S

11. Maggie P

12. Debbie K

13. June D

14. Marilyn B

15. Weeting 1 - Joyce

16. Weeting 2 - Marilyn R

17. Weeting 3 - Eileen G

18. Weeting 4 - Joanne R

19. Judy B

20. Roberta

21. Jane

22. Julie

23. Anj

24. Sarah R

25. Judy H

26. Marion

27. Pat (S)

So to draw the winning line, I have just shouted to my hubby to pick a number between 1 and 27 and the winner is ...............No 17. Eileen from Weeting will be the proud owner of a FREE STAMP SET of her choice from my stock box.

Please keep popping back over the next few days to see lots of new prjects from the New Mini catalogue and also join us here from 10am Saturday for a Demonstrator Blog Hop. Here you will able to hop from links between each site and see many wonderful projects made from the new items.

Catch up again soon.


Tuesday, 8 March 2011


This weekend it made change to have relatively clear of any commitments. So, before the dreaded 'spring cleaning' started and hubby was still snoring, I started playing with one of my ideas I just hadn't had time to get round too.
Those of you who have Stampin' Up! stamp sets, will be aware of the waste rubber round the wonderful stamps.
Today I'm sharing one of my ideas for some more recycling and also showing what excellent value for money Stampin Up! stamp sets are - the enjoyment of the initial stamp set but then the added extra !!

The photo above shows how I have cut a cut a tree shape from the waste rubber and stuck onto an old acrylic block. The ones Stampin' Up! added to their new catalogue in October are just so nice to use, I don't use the old ones any more.
Next, I got out my old sturdy craft knife and cut a slither from the centre and then some smaller lines. A bit fiddly but was easier stuck on the acrylic block.
The card below shows the effect that I achieved.
The card was finished by stamping onto Early Espresso card with Whisper White ink and matted onto Very Vanilla and Early Espresso base card. The tag is from Tiny Tags stamp set and punched with the Medium Jewelry tag punch.
Hope you enjoyed todays tip. Pop back next week for another recycling 'Top Tip' together with another free Tutorial.
Happy craftin'.

Saturday, 5 March 2011


Here is a quick share but unfortunately the photo doesn't show the detail of the faux silk technique with tissue paper that my classes did this month. Everyone really enjoyed learning yet another simple but very effective new technique.
The two small pieces of left over River Rock DSP I had in my remnants from making up samples, were quickly made into this card whilst demonstrating the technique. However, I had to bow down to the rest of the class who all agreed to put the image crooked !! I wanted to put straight to the left hand side with greeting half on and half off, but the class won !!
Happy caraftin'.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Emboss Resist card

Today I thought I would share with you one of my 'Just Believe in Neutrals' selection that some my classes made in February. I really enjoyed using the whole of the Neutrals card stock and matching Designer Series Paper, my favourite colour being the River Rock.

Here the large floral image was stamped in Versamark with clear embossing powder. The En Francais script was stamped in Soft Suede ink through a masked window torn from scrap paper. The centre of the image was then sponged with River Rock ink. Here the ink resists the shiny embossed surface and the design 'pops' as you polish off the excess ink with kitchen paper.
Happy craftin' and be sure to pop back soon.