I did something crafty!

Monday, 30 August 2010

I have finally managed to do something crafty over the past couple of days!

I'm having a stall at a craft fair in Leeds at the end of September and just started to figure out what I'm going to be doing there! I'll have lots of cards to sell, of course, and have been making some stitched items as well.

The first are these cross stitched bibs. I think they're so cute, hope they sell!

I've also started on some little pictures using designs from the same series, more on those when they're finished!

The fair takes place at Armley Prison on September 25th from 10am. If you're in Leeds please do come along and help raise money for Yorkshire Cancer Centre.


I'm still alive!

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Apologies for the major lack of posts recently. I have lost my mojo somewhat. Had a tummy bug the weekend I was supposed to go home to Chester so that buggered me up.
I've not done much crafting recently, so little to report. I have one card to share, which I would have been doing at the workshop I had planned for my aunty.

It uses the Greenhouse Garden and Tiny Tags sets which are still on offer until the end of this month - 20% off!
I must get back into my crafty ways. I've done a bit of cross stitch recently but that's about it. I have two craft fairs coming up to prepare for as well as a couple of card making sessions to organise.


Normal service will resume shortly ...

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Apologies for the lack of updates. I have been battling on with my freelance work and the rest ofthe time enjoying cuddles with Bodd, so haven't done much card making and only a bit of cross stitch to keep me going craft wise.
I'm off home for a few days on Thursday and will be doing a workshop at aunty Shelley's, so expect to see and hear about that at the weekend. Now, I have to start prepping for that and thinking about what clothes I need for a night out in Chester!


Two-step stamping

Friday, 6 August 2010

Today I am going to share some fantastic cards made by my fellow SU demos. A swap was organised over at ILWS to celebrate the 20% off selected two-step stamping sets that is available at the moment.

These are the cards I received from Nicci, Helen, Caroline, another Helen and Germaine. Aren't they amazing?! Such a creative bunch of people.

And here are the ones I made using Greenhouse Garden.

The 20% off is only available until the end of August so get in touch now if you wantto order any of thesesets or other SU products.


A quicky with Trendy Trees

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Had a last-minute request for a good luck card for a friend of a friend who is moving away.
The brief was "elephants" and I remembered this awesome wooden button I had in my stash. He is combined with the Tall Tales DSP and a bit of Always Artichoke Grosgrain Ribbon. I added in the foliage and sentiment from Trendy Trees, which is one of the sets in this month's 20% off promotion.
Not bad for a late night quicky!


August SU promo - 20% off selected two-step stamping sets

Sunday, 1 August 2010

For the whole of August Stampin' Up! is offering 20% off selected two-step stamping sets. The offer includes the gorgeous Greenhouse Garden set, funky Trendy Trees and the incredibly versatile Tiny Tags, which you will have seen used in some of my recent projects.

LOADS OF LOVE was £18.95 now £15.16
BIG BOLD BIRTHDAY was £23.95 now £19.16
TRENDY TREES was £12.95 now £10.36
GREENHOUSE GARDEN was £22.95 now £18.36
SOMETHING SWEET was £23.95 now £19.16
TINY TAGS was £18.95 now £15.16
BIRD ON A BRANCH was £14.95 now £11.96

Two-step stamping is a great technique to add depth and detail. If you want to find out more why not host a workshop and have a go yourself.

To order these or any other SU items or to find out more about being a hostess please get in touch.


SU Two-step stamping promo blog hop


Today's post is part of the August Promo Blog Hop organised by fellow SU demos from the In Love With Stamping forum. For all of this month Stampin' Up! is giving you 20%off selected two-step stamping sets. You should be familiar with this method from the Greenhouse Garden cards I have shown you recently! The Botanical Blooms (now retired), Trendy Trees and Tiny Tags you will find in my posts also use this technique.

I hope you enjoyed the gorgeous work of Debbi Taylor. You can re-visit her creation here.

Now for my turn ...

For my scrapbook page (8ins x 8ins) I used Greenhouse Garden, which is easily one of my favourite SU sets.
The backing is a piece of Pretty In Pink card and the photo one I found at an antique stall years ago. I have loads of these and I never knew what to do with them so this could be a new project for me.
For the piece down the right side I used the Tea Party designer paper and stamped on one of the flowers in Regal Rose then cut around them. The other cut out flowers were stamped in Regal Rose and Chocolate Chip and stuck on with Dimensionals to raise them up. This is such a gorgreous colour combination. The blank card for journaling was torn around the edge and sponged with the same colour inks. First time I tried this and it's turned out so well. I also added on some pieces of the Stitched Felt. This is only available until the end of September so get in touch quickly if you would like to order some. And the final touch is the Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Rose Red. I used the Very Vintage wheel in Basic Black over the top to add another antique element to the page.

Below are the details of the 20% off promo. Please do get in touch if you would like to order any of these or other SU items.

The next stop on the hop is over with Karin at Tea Cup Designs. Enjoy her creations.

As always, your comments are appreciated. I hope you have fun seeing all the lovely things you can create with Stampin' Up! products on our blog hop.


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