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Friday, 28 October 2011

It's been a long time . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . since I made one of these!!

When I first started crafting (about 7 years ago) I used to make lots of these but since I've started using all Stampin' Up! products I haven't made one. They are really easy to do apart from the shoes which is a bit fiddly.

A friend of mine really wanted one for a Christening she's going to at the weekend so I relented & agreed to make one.

I really enjoyed it but they are a bit time consuming so won't be mass producing them lol!!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Sail Away With Me

I know I'm not on my own in finding it difficult to make mens cards so was delighted to see two of the mens stamps from the Mini Catalogue making it in to the new Stampin' Up!Idea Book & Catalogue one of which is this one 'Sail Away'
I've done alot of distressing on this card & sponged around the edges of the Whisper White cardstock using Crumb Cake Ink.
I've also frayed the edge of the ribbon & used the fibres to thread through the button.

Another 4 cards for my Sail Sale box!!

Stamps - Sail Away, Oval All & Sincere Salutations
Paper - Neutrals (Early Espresso)
Cardstock - Whisper White & Night of Navy
Tools - Large Oval Punch & Scallop Oval Punch
Embellishments - Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Night of Navy (retired) & Subtles Designer Buttons (Marina Mist)

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Less Is More - Polkadots

For details of my In Color Ribbon share please see here

This weeks challenge at Less Is More is POLKA DOTS!!

I've missed the last couple of challenges & was determined that I wouldn't miss another week so went straight to my craft room as soon as I read the challenge.

I've used the new Pennant Parade stamp set to create the Christmas Tree & folded it to give a 3D effect but it also folds flat for postage so would be perfect to mass produce. We made these trees at Jems Training on Saturday & also used the new First Edition papers so I'm hooked on these!!

I've stamped the pennant in Old Olive on Certainly Celery cardstock so the Polkadots show up clearly. Spot the obvious mistake!! yes the tree pot!! I stamped it directly onto the white cardstock but it was wonky!! but it was the last thing to go on the card so had to re stamp it on a separate piece of card.

Do you like the effect with the Striped Grosgrain ribbon?? I've frayed the edges. I like the effect & have used it again on the card I'll show you tomorrow.

Stamp - Perfect Pennant
Cardstock  - Certainly Celery 
Paper - First Edition 
Ink - Old Olive
Tools - Pennant Parade Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch
Embellishments - Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Rich Razzleberry (retired) & Basic Rhinestones

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Triple Treat Flower

I think this is one of my favorite stamps from the new catalogue is the Triple Treat Flower & it's a bargain at £7.95.

I love the detail on this stamp & it looks lovely stamped in any colour. The best thing about this stamp is that it co ordinates with two of the Stampin' Up! punches!! how cool is that. Makes it soooo easy to mass produce & I made 6 of these in no time!!

The new Ruffled Ribbon is also a 'must have' & you can have a share of each of the new In Colors see here.

Unfortunately I couldn't add the new Antique Brads as I'd used them all on my cards from yesterday but I will be ordering more a.s.a.p!!

Stamp             Triple Treat Flower
Cardstock       Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo & Whisper White
Ink                  Lucky Limeade & Island Indigo
Punches          5 Petal Flower,Fancy Flower & Modern Label
Ribbon            Island Indigo & Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon
Misc                Square Lattice Embossing Folder

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Pennant Parade Flower

This is one of the cards we made at Jems team training on Saturday. This isn't actually 'the' card as that is packed nicely in a baggy book ready for me to show at workshops but I liked the design so much I had to make 6 more for my sale box.

Jules gave our table palpitations when we saw TWO of the beautiful new Antique Brads on one card (the other was next to the sentiment) so the ones I made today only have one brad in the centre.

The flower petals have been made by stamping onto First Edition Speciality papers & then punched out using the fab new Petite Pennants Punch showing that this stamp set doesn't have to be used for just creating bunting!

Thanks for looking & for any comments you leave.

Stamps          Pennant Parade
Papers           First Edition
Cardstock      Elegant Eggplant & Wisteria Wonder        
Ink                 Elegant Eggplant
Punches         Petite Pennant, Scallop Oval, Large Oval & Boho Blossoms
Misc              Antique Brads & Elegant Eggplant Scallop Dots Ribbon

Monday, 17 October 2011

Before & After

For details of my In Color Ribbon share please see here.

At team training on Saturday I was presented with the Clear Block Caddy by my lovely upline Jules for reaching Bronze 3 on the Stampin' Up! Career Ladder.

I have recenty converted to Clear Blockism & admit to being a bit addicted to them at the moment so the caddy is a great addition to my storage tools.
When I unpacked it on Saturday night my first thought was 'that needs jazzing up a bit!!' but wasn't quite sure how. Then in the shower yesterday morning I thought of the Decor Elements Stampin' Up! Logo I had received in my Starter Pack (I have some of my most inspirational moments in the shower lol!!) but didn't really know what to do with it.
Voila PERFECT! for the front of the caddy.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Did You Know . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . that Stampin' Up! now do material?? AND that you can use it with your Big Shot!!

I have just spent a lovely day with my Stampin' Up! family & this time had an SU Daughter to take along with me. I have been lucky to sign up 4 Demonstrators in the last 2 weeks so now have my own team which is very exciting & takes my Stampin' Up! journey to the next level.

We made some gorgeous projects which I will share with you over the next few days but today I wanted to show you what can be done with the material.

We had a lesson from the lovely Gemma in how to make 'Suffolk Puffs' or 'Yoyos' as they are known in the US.

I made a brooch for my Stampin' Up! tool case & I'm really pleased with it as a first attempt.

The Big Shot cuts perfectly through all materials including chipboard so it cut through the material like a hot knife through butter!!

I've used Designer Fabric Flirtatious & you get 3 co-ordinated designs each piece measuring approx 68.6 x 45.7 cm. The material has been cut using the Fun Flowers Bigz L Die & a Suffolk Puff, Scallop Dots Ribbon
& a Stampn' Up button to finish off.

If you would like any of the Stampin' Up! products or a Stampin' Up catalogue please contact me at s.glynn2@ntlworld.com

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Ribbon Share


My In Color ribbon arrived yesterday & it's gorgeous in real life!! It's ready to be posted out to those who have already ordered it & I guarantee you won't be disappointed. If you would like a share please see the details here and contact me on s.glynn2@ntlworld.com

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

In Color Ribbon Share

The launch of the new Stampin' Up! Catalogue sees a new In Color Collection for 2011 to 2013 (In Color's are in the catalogue for 2 years) and BOY are they cool colours!!

I haven't decided yet which is my favorite but I'm really looking forward to working with these colours in my Stamp Class next month.

Would you like some of each of the In Color 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon but don't want to pay for 5 reels?? well you're in the right place!

I have a ribbon share to offer you.

1 1/2 metres of each of the colours
£7.50 Collected
£8.50 Posted (UK)

The ribbon is already on order so I don't have to wait to fill the share before posting out.

Please email me s.glynn2@ntlworld.com for details of how to pay.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

I think I'm in love!!

With the new Lace Ribbon punch from Stampin' Up!

This was one of the products demonstrators were able to pre-order from the new catalogue (one of the many perks of being a demonstrator!!!)

Today's challenge at Less Is More is to use the colour of your eyes as the colour scheme for your card.
I've used three different Stampin' Up! blues Baja Breeze, Pacific Point & Night Of Navy to create this card and in true Stampin' Up! fashion the Ribbon Lace punch co-ordinates with the 1" Circle Punch so you effortlessly layer your colours behind the beautifully intricate circles.
The Ribbon Lace Punch easily punches through cardstock which is more than you can say for some other brands of punch!!

Cardstock : Whisper White, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze & Night Of Navy
Stamp Set : Curly Cute
Ink : Pacific Point
Punches : Ribbon Lace Border & 1" Circle
Other : Basic Rhinestones & Stamp-a-ma-jig

Oh Happy Day!!!

Todays the day that all the UK Stampin' Up! Demonstrators can share what we've kept under wraps for the last few weeks,

The New 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! Catalogue

It's a very exciting day in the Stampin' Up! Calendar & this is the first year I've been caught up in the excitement.

If you would like the new catalogue delivered to your door for £4.95 then please email me your details.

If you would like to become a member of the Stampin' Up! family by joining my team, then October is the perfect month as Stampin' Up! are offering an add on to the already fantastic value starter kit.

Not only do we have a BRAND NEW KIT for £119 (worth £240), but you will ALSO get a new IN COLOUR bundle of 5 inkpads and some card stock FREE.

Right I'm off to finish preparing for my lovely class ladies who I'll be presenting with the new catalogue his afternoon. Can't wait to hear all the oooOOOOHH's & aaAAAhhhHHH's when they see all the lovely new products.