Friday 29 April 2011

Trying something different

I have been having a great time crafting recently.  I attended an arty day workshop up in Harrogate last week and thoroughly enjoyed working in a different style and with different mediums.   Whilst working away, in the back of my mind, I was working out in my head how I could recreate this style with Stampin' Up products.  We made very nice arty tags out of sheets of canvas, I didn't quite finish mine, but they will be finished ready to show the ladies that attend me classes in May (hopefully).

My favourite part of the workshop I attended in Harrogate, was the use of uplifting quotes that our lovely and extrenely talented teacher (Dyan Reaveley) had printed onto canvas for us to attached to our tags.

I used this idea and made a little star book for my daughter Sarah, who loves to read little uplifting and happy quotes.  I typed and printed the quotes and then stamped pretty Stampin' Up images, delicately decorating the white canvas.  Here is a photo of how the simple little book turned out:

I have made a little something else too.  Sarah is moving to London very soon and with me all rareing to go to try different styles of cards, I have made this card in the style of another artist I've been following from America.

I think this card shows that with Stampin' Up we can create something just a little different, especially with the introduction of the Big Shot and some fabulous dies to go with it.

You will be able to see that I've used the new Top Note die as my base, I cut out some canvas with this die together with a peice of dictionary paper and used a variety of inks to colour the base layer.  I also used the Flower, Daisies #2 and the Little Leaves die for embellishing.  I made the house out of the Stampin' Up Square Punch, the Word Window punch and the Small Heart Punch, using a Basic Rhinestones jewel on the heart and a tiny pearl from the Basic Pearls set.  The main colours I used were Soft Suede, More Mustard and I chose Bravo Burgundy as my actual card mount.

Right I've got a load of clearing up to do and a wedding to watch.  Enjoy your day.

Happy crafting.


If you are interested in purchasing any of the Stampin' Up products that I've used please don't hesitate to contact me.

Saturday 2 April 2011

Just happy to play.........

Whilst all the other Stampin' Up demonstrators are busily beavering away at updating their blogs and web-sites, emailing their customers and checking which dates are available in their own diaries for parties, workshops and classes - I've been playing - enjoying myself in fact!  I have many of the new products in the new Stampin' Up mini catalogue and have made lots of samples.  I just find that it still takes me ages to put them all on here!  Anyone living close, can contact me and arrange to come over for a coffee and take a look at the new mini and the samples I've made.  You can still book a party with me too, just let me know that you'd like one and we can arrange a date.

If you attend my regular classes you will know when your next class is and hopefully will be looking forward to seeing what I've made and excited about making some of my designs.  If you haven't been to one of my classes lately you might well want to come back, enjoy some crafting time with me and see what lovely cards we are making these days.  Send me an email, if you'd like to try another session.

This is a card that I made this morning, I've had a new load of stash arrive, although I am supposed to be on a spending freeze!  Hope you like it:

I have used some Stampin' Up products for this card, the products used are as follows:

Stampin' pastels, whisper white cardstock and taffeta ribbon (which I pulled through my So Saffron Ink Pad), Regal Rose Ink and Designer Paper, Oval All stamp set, new Bitty Buttons and Beautiful Wings Embosslits die.

Have a great weekend.

Happy crafting.