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Saturday, 31 December 2011

Me To You Saturdays Week 21

This post is scheduled, as today I really want to enjoy myself and see if I can stay up until midnight.

This card was inspired by Leonie from Create and Craft. I liked how she teamed up the papers, and off centered the main topper. I have added the white gems and the At Christmas Have Fun. It was a quick card, and I really enjoyed making it. I hope you have enjoyed seeing all my me to you cards, I have really enjoyed showing them to you all. Whilst I write out this post, I just realised I would love this one in Pink!!!! That may be next weeks card! Pink here I come.
Products used:
Me To You Winter Wonderland Die Cut Tags
Me To You Winter Wonderland Ultimate Decoupage
White Gems
Kraft Card Blank

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Creative Expression Northpole Friends

Friends, lol, I am not sure if I would want friends of this sort. Not sure what they would be like in real life, they look great on the TV and the Happy Feet Film! I wish I could understand their language.

Looking back at this card from last year, I just started to get into Distress Inks, before that it was too grungy and not me. Then I discovered all the ways you could use them, and now I have a right collection.

I know Christmas has come and gone, but I really wanted to show the remaining cards, and not leave it until another year!
Products used:
Creative Expressions Northpole Friends Stamp
DCWV Let It Snow Paper
Adhesive Gems
3d Gloss
Glitter
Distress Ink - Brushed Corduroy
Letraset Fine Drawing Line Pen
Promarkers
Whisper brushmarkers

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

The Glitterpot Sale

I just wanted to pop along and tell you all about the sale at the Glitterpot. Lot of items, brand new have been reduced to clear out. The sale includes Penny Black items and Christmas items. So if you had your eye on an item and decided against it, it may well be reduced. Its worth a look. Click here to be taken to the sale

Monday, 26 December 2011

Penny Black Monday Week 18

Here is a very quick post from me, as I am on my way out to grab a lead to connect my Wii to the new HDTV 3D TV, the existing lead don't connect to the current TV. So I have googled it on the net, and I need a new lead. However not happy as when I bought the TV over a week ago, the guy said you don't need anything! Will tell you all about it later

This card again uses the Penny Black - Make A Wish Stamp set. I have fell in love with this stamp set. Catch up with you soon.

If you would like to join me in getting your money worth out of your unused products, feel free. Leave me a comment, I will come and visit your blog and leave a comment, and link you in this post. All i ask is that you link me to your post.
Products used:
Penny Black - Make A Wish Stamp Set
Basic Grey - Kioshi Paper

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Hi everyone, I wanted to pop on wish all my followers and readers, a very Merry Christmas. I hope Santa has bought you all sorts of amazing gifts and you have an amazing time with your family. I think after the meal, there will be fun to have on the Wii with the new games.

Also it is Sunday, so here is my Forever Friends Sunday Card, it is week 40. Only 12 more weeks, and I would have been doing this for a year!!!!!!!! As I made a few Christmas Cards, I do have a number of them left to show you. So Card wise this post will carry on into the new year! Sorry folks...
Products used:
Forever Friends A Christmas Tale Ultimate Decoupage
Glitter

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Happy Christmas Eve & Me To You

Its Christmas Eve, wow and on a Saturday. Good feeling that I have managed to do my shopping in advance, and am not one of those out in a rush in the last minute dash.

Here is another Saturday of full of these cute Me To You bears. So Sweet and look it is the Kraft card blank again! yay. The trouble is I have so many ideas in how to use them in Christmas, but need to use them up for birthday cards as well. A lovely card, and used up a lot of glitter too. 
Products used:
Me To You Winter Wonderland Ultimate Decoupage
Silver Mirror Card
Adhesive Gems
Glitter
Kraft Card Blank 

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Creative Expressions

Wow! Christmas is this Sunday, where has December gone! Not long left until the new year. This card I do not take any credit whatsoever with, it is totally a version of Sue Wilson's stunning card with stuff I have in my stash. Before this card went into my basket, I put an adhesive Gem in each corner. The Punches, the embossing folders, do all the work here.

I remember making this card, even though it was a year back. because I went to punch the final corner of the card and made a mistake. A mistake, folks and not a happy accident. So I had to cut the card in half. Cut another card of the same size, emboss it again, then punch the corners. Then join it at the back with the sellotape. However, it was met with a great reaction from those who attended the demonstration and from those who worked in the shop!
Products used:
Creative Expressions Sleigh Ride
Embossing Folder
Corner Punch
Gingham Ribbon
X Cut Mini Punch
Red cardstock

Monday, 19 December 2011

Penny Black Monday Week 17

Welcome to week 17 of Penny Black Monday. I hope you can come join me and have some fun. It has been a while since I have had anybody join me on my Penny Black Monday. If you would like to use up your stash or get your money worth. Leave me a comment with a link to your post, and I will link your card in this post. And all I ask in return is that you link me in your post too.  I love Penny Black products, do come and join me for some fun if you love Penny Black or Me to You or Forever Friends products.

This year, as I have to cut drastically on my spending on my craft items. You will be seeing lot of past products being used on my cards and me making it current. I will explain another day in another post.

Todays card uses Penny Black Make A Wish Stamp set, as I said before it spent a year in my draw, then I had a fair bit of inspiration and made a few cards using this stamp set. Here is one of the cards I made.
Products used:
Basic Grey - Kioshi Paper

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Forever Friends Week 39

Hi, and welcome to another late Sunday post. This week from Friday afternoon I was not feeling so well. I am just beginning to feel better. I need a new TV for my bedroom, this is linked to my Wii console, and for a while my TV has been playing up. It has finally packed up. So I have decided to get a 3D TV, the next decision do I have it with full internet capability without the need of Dongle. Decisions. Decisions. And it is costing a lot of money!

On to todays card, It is again using the decoupage pack with papers and a Martha Stewart Punch. I truly enjoyed making this card during my demonstration.
Products used:
Forever Friends Ultimate Decoupage
Gold Mirror Card
Glitter
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
Gems

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Me To You Saturdays Week 19

On the TV I recently saw the toppers being used differently, rather than the standard shapes, i liked the way the card was done in cutting the shape as an angle. So I followed the idea onto this card by cutting the topper at an angle, then layered it onto patterned paper and Mirror card.

The best way I found to layer these accurately was to first cut the topper, then stick it on to the patterned paper, line up the patterened paper on the guillotine and cut it to size. Then I repeated the same for the Silver mirror card. The top and the bottom of the card with the silver, and pink lines were Papermania Metallic Markers. The Sentiment was also from the same Me To You Decoupage Collection.

The picture is not so clear, I had to take quickly a bunch of pictures and was not paying a great deal of attention to the detail. So I am not sure you can see the glitter around the topper and additional glitter on the image.

The idea of using Kraft card blanks with the embossing folder came from Leonie. I love your ideas.
Products used:
Me To You Winter Wonderland Decoupage Collection
Papermania Metallic Markers
Silver Mirror Card
Adhesive Gems

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Creative Expressions

I have finally gave in, and bought the new style sweet stamps from Creative Expressions. Now got to do the only bit I don't like with Creative Expressions is to mount it onto u mount foam, but at least you only have to do it the once.

Each demonstration, I normally try to do the A6 cards, since they are the most popular in my basket when it comes to selling. So I created a simple card with a simple layout, using the sentiment Joy and teaming it up with DCWV Noel Papers, and some gems in a corner to finish it off. I have recently ordered the Cosmic Shimmers Pearl PVA Glues in all those gorgeous colours. I look forward to receiving mine when finished.
Products used:
Creative Expressions Sleigh Ride Stamp
DCWV Noel Paper
Adhesive Gems
Clear Embossing Powder
Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Confession

Today it is confession time for me,  I have been a bad blogger again. I have still not managed to catch up on your beautiful blogs. I appreciate all the comments you are still leaving me. However, with the Christmas period and orders, and visiting friends and family, it looks like it will be Friday or Sunday, before I can start visiting your blogs. I miss all your blogs. But will be back visiting your blogs soon.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Penny Black Monday Week 16

Hi and welcome to another Penny Black Monday. Because of last nights late post, I scheduled this one in a bit later today. Wow! Little Mix won the X Factor, they have done well and you can really see their bond. I hope that they are still around and get the right records. And doing that En Vogue song, really did put them on the map for me. Congratuations.

There were so many talented people in there, and if you asked me right from the beginning I always thought one of Kelly Rowlands girl would win. There is still a bright future for so many in there. Kitty. Misha B. Janet Devlin. Marcus Collins. Sophie Habibis. Amelia Lily. Sammy. And the other male group, which I can not remember the name of.

Now to show you todays card. Here it is. It was made for the Penny Black Official Site, and one of their challenges. I did enjoy making the card. I hope you like it too. I do have so many other cards to show you from Penny Black. However, in order to post them I will have to go through all my stamps and draws to find out the names of the stamps I used. Because I can not remember!!!!!!!!

For a long while, you have been seeing cards from me using Wild Rose Studio or Me To You or Penny Black or Creative Expressions. I am going to try to change this, so you can see some variety. I hope you are not too bored! Also, I was able to use my new sewing machine on this for the zig zag stitch
Products used:
Penny Black - Yummy Mimi
Basic Grey Kioshi Paper

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Forever Friends Week 38

A wee bit late!

I had such a busy day, catching up on household stuff, and once you have caught up with those. It aint long, before you have to do them again. Then I completely forgot. And came online to check the post, and realised I never posted it or scheduled it in the first place.

This was one of my demonstration cards to show how to make quick and easy cards for christmas using the Forever Friends A Christmas Tale Decoupage Pack. Inspiration came from the magazine.
Products used:
Forever Friends A Christmas Tale Decoupage Pack
Red Cardstock
Red Gingham Ribbon
Red Adhesive Gems

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Me To You Saturdays Week 18

I bought a few too many Kraft card blanks when they first came out, I got a bit too excited me thinks! However I have been trying really hard to try and use them all up, although I don't think I will be able to go through all my stash of Kraft card blanks anytime soon. I have chopped them up and used them as layers, and have only recently started using them for their purpose I bought them in - card blanks!!!!!!!!

This has been my favourite embossing folder from this year, the snow flurry from the Me To You Winter Wonderland Range. And such a quick card, and a great way to use up those toppers in the Decoupage pack up and all that mirror card that I have in stock! For me, as money is tighter, 2012 will certainly be the year of using up my stash  and very limited new stuff. And hopefully a lot more sales!
Products used:
Me To You Winter Wonderland Ultimate Decoupage
Me To You Winter Wonderland Snow Flurry Embossing Folder
Silver Mirror Card
Kraft Card Blank
Cuttlebug

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Creative Expression Sleigh Ride

This was another card I made last year using the Creative Expression stamp called Sleigh Ride. This is a very traditional stamp. Each year, Creative Expressions release the cutesy style and a traditional style. Last year was no exception. I think these are stunning. Here I only used a portion of the stamp for the centre and very slight use of distress inks on the edge. This was to give it a monochramatic look. Last year, looking back at my cards, I got the bug of using bows on my cards and it has stuck with me since.
Products used:
Creative Expressions Sleigh Ride Stamp
Clare Curds Signature Range - Paper Pack
Black Archival Ink
Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Red cardstock
Adhesive Mosaics
Adhesive Gems

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

I am really sorry

I wanted to pop on a quick post, that lately things are a bit hectic here and I am only able to just pop along and make these posts. I will catch up on your blogs this week, please accept my apologies

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Forever Friends Week 37

A week to go before the X Factor Finals.... who will be there. I know who I want to be there. Lets hope the UK supports the act that puts UK on the map, and not someone who will be forgotten in a years time as the winner. That means that Dancing On Ice, will be on next. I read in passing about a week ago, that David Beckham is being rumoured to feature on the next series of Dancing On Ice. That will be a serious I will definitely be watching.

On to this weeks card, my little pudding. Its got such a traditional feel to the card. But to be honest, I am not a fan of the Christmas pudding are you? Much prefer anything chocolate based, as long as it has not got mints in it. This was also one of my demonstration cards.
Products used:
Forever Friends A Christmas Tale Decoupage Kit

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Me To You Saturday Week 17

Hey folks, its Saturday, and yes again its a Me To You Saturday. Again, I have used a Snow Flurry Embossing folder from the Me To You collection, and teamed it up with the Me To You Winter Wonderland decoupage.

I have always used 3d foam pads and glue for my decoupage as in the past when I have used silicone, i have had issues with the brand I used. However, I have recently purchased Pinflair, and will let you know how I get on with that one. What do you use and recommend?
Products used:
Me To You Winter Wonderland Decoupage
Me To You Winter Wonderland Paper 6  x 6
Me To You Winter Wonderland Snow Flurry Embossing Folder
Red Cardstock

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Creative Expression Demo Card

Wow, the 1st of December. There really is not a lot of time left now before Christmas will be here. Are your Christmas decorations up? Mine will be very shortly. Time to reflect on the year that has been 2011. Time of giving. Time to appreciate what you have.

I thought I would come along and show you the remaining samples I made last year using the Creative Expressions Sleigh Ride and Northpole Friends Stamps. I still have these and will definitely be pulling these out of the draws to make a few more cards. Last year I ran out of time, before I ran out of inspiration. Thats what you have when you see Sue Wilson demonstrating stamps on TV, recently she has done all demos on Nestabilities mainly. Don't get me wrong. Those cards are stunning. Would love her to come back and do a demo where the stamps are the main feature. She had amazing techniques and ideas. Also, by watching all the shows she has done on nestabilities, it shows me how to make more use of the sentiment stamps, and that I could do with some more of those.

Products used:
Creative Expressions - North Pole Friends Stamp
Dovecrafts Let It Snow Paper
X Cut Mini Circle Punch
Nestabilites (alternative X Cut Shaper System)
Black Archival Ink
3D Gloss
Letraset Fine Drawing Line Pen

Monday, 28 November 2011

Penny Black Monday Week 15

This card I made a while back using a slapstick stamp from Penny Black called Hedgehog Birthday. I think it is cute and adorable. A very simple design and layout for me and use of a border punch. Oh dear, how different would I do this card, if I was to do it all over again. For one I would use a Nestability on the centre panel, decoupage a couple of elements, and the scalloped punch, would be one of my edgeabilities. And I would use promarkers to colour in the image!

But it does show how we change as crafters over time, and new things we learn or new things that arrive on the market do change us.

I still have not managed to finish of another pack of gems, although I am close on a couple, but because you get left with the odd ones, it is a bit difficult.
Products used:
Penny Black - Hedgehog Birthday Slapstick Stamp
Capsule Red Hot Papers
Flowers
Ribbon

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Forever Friends Sunday Week 36

A quick post from me today, have only just managed to get some free time between cleaning and making cards, and making food!

This is a card I used from the Forever Friends A Christmas Tale range. The layout was a sketch layout I saw whilst I was blog hopping, and I adapted to how I wanted it to use it for this card.
Products used:
Forever Friends A Christmas Tale Comfort & Joy Stamp
Forever Friends A Christmas Tale Paper
Red Cardstock
Promarkers

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Me To You Saturdays Week 16

Morning to you all. The weekend is here. And this means that it is a Me To You Saturday. If you are new to my blog, every Saturday I will show a card using products from the Me To You Range, to get my moneys worth out of the stamps and papers, decoupage. And to use up my stash.

If you would like to join me, leave me a message I will come and visit your blog. I will link you in this post, but all I request that is you link me in your post. Come and spread the Me To You love.

Todays card, uses the Me To You Embossing Folder, Scalloped Circle Nestability, one of the layers of the Decoupage and one of the die cut tags. The embossed panel is highlighted by the use of some glitter.
Products used:
Me To You Winter Wonderland Ultimate Decoupage
Me To You Winter Wonderland Snow Flurry Embossing Folder
Nestabilities
White Gel Pen

Monday, 21 November 2011

Penny Black Monday Week 14

Morning folks. Welcome to a Happy Monday morning, it is really never happy. I always suffer from the Monday morning blues, first day back at work and so forth after a weekend off. It sucks. But today, I have the Monday off. So I will be suffering from those blues tomorrow!

Here is a card I made for a card making demonstration last year using Penny Black stamps. This is using the Penny Black Tiny Wishes Stamp Set and Forever Friends Pink Parfait Papers. This image was my favourite from the clear stamp set, I could have gone and made a few more using this image. I hope you like this card.
Products used:
Penny Black Tiny Wishes Stamp
Forever Friends Pink Parfait Stamp
Papermania Flowers

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Forever Friends Week 35

Happy Sunday to you. Spent most of the morning cleaning and have only just had time to pop on over here and have a look

A few have recently asked me about my foot, so I thought I would give you a quick update. My foot is doing well, I am apparently showing early signs of Osteoprosis and am now given Ad-Cal tablets. Things have improved for me since taking those tablets and my local GP has finally referred me to physiotherapy. The hospital doctor who is specialist in this area, has agreed to see me in an appointment at the hospital too. So finally things are now working out. November has been a great month for me.

On to todays card, this is a version of Shielas card, with items I do have in my stash.
Products used:
Forever Friends Retro Collection Good Life Decoupage

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Me To You Saturday Week 15

A very quick post from me to you showcasing you a card I made using the Me To You Winter Wonderland Range. This was also a demonstration card, showing how Kraft cardstock can be nice. It is a variation on a project from the docraft site.
Products used:
Me To You Winter Wonderland Decoupage
Blue Cardstock
Kraft Card blanks

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Penny Black Monday Week 13

I am here a day late for Penny Black Monday. I ran out of time before running of to work make the post. It wont do any harm making the post a day late.

I wanted to show you one of the cards I made last year for a Penny Black Demonstration and using Basic Grey Kioshi Paper.
Products used:
Penny Black - Tiny Wishes Stamp
Basic Grey Kioshi Paper

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Forever Friends Sunday Week 34

A late post for me today, had a bit of late night and slept  in today for a change. Then went for a spring clean around the house. Now I am really tired, just come up here to make a quick post today. Then off to shower, and clean some more.

This was also one of my demonstration cards at Abbeycraft, Nuneaton.
Products used:
Forever Friends A Christmas Tale Ultimate Decoupage
Forever Friends A Christmas Tale Paper
Red Cardstock
Foam Pads
Red Gems
Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Urban Stamps - Christmas Wishes Ribbon
Glitter

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Me To You Saturday Week 14

Good Morning, I am here bright and early again. Sorry for the lack of posts this week, I had planned to come online and make some posts, but certain things happened that took my time away from it all. And in way, it was good to have that break.

Voting has started, giving the public a chance to put back in their person who was exited from the first week of the show by the judges. I couldnt decide between the lad, Amelia Lily or Two Shoes! I hope it is Amelia Lily, as she has the star quality and is diverse. I hope she goes back to her white hair and not her pink hair, cos to me that gave her the edge as well! I dont know why. But hey ho, will tune in to find out what happens tonight...

I am at a craft stall in Bedworth Town centre, in the Bedworth Methodist Church opposite Iceland. Come and join in and support the crafters, if you are local in the area. There are some knitwear, and other gorgeous goodies to fill up your basket with.

Here is todays card, it is an A5 card, using the Me To You Wrapped Up Stamp and papers from the Winter Wonderland Ultimate Decoupage Kit. I have recently loved doing large cards, I have always loved my A6 cards and square cards. But I don't have many A5 cards, I dont know why - they are good sellers. This was also one of my Demonstration cards at Abbeycraft.
Products used:
Me To You - Winter Wonderland Ultimate Decoupage Kit
Capsule Red Hot Buttons
Silver Mirror card
Border Punch
Glitter

Friday, 11 November 2011

Final Born to Shop Demo Card

Here is my final Born to Shop card, wow! I started in July and it is November. Four months of Born to Shop cards I have been showing. With the amount I have shown, I could have done Born to Shop Fridays! The final demo card - i hear rounds of applauses, lol!  This again was inspired by the talented Clare Curd. This was not made for the demo but after the demo with the Nostalgia range. I do miss Clare's contribution to docrafts. She is on later today on Create and Craft for a Looney Tunes CD Rom Launch.

Also, have you noticed the date today - 11/11/11! ooo... I do like the little things like this.
Products used:

Monday, 7 November 2011

Penny Black Mondays

Welcome to another week of Penny Black Mondays, this post is coming later than usual. As it has certainly been a busy day, and definitely suffering from the Monday morning blues.
Products used:
Penny Black La Soiree Stamp
My Minds Eye - Stella & Rose - Gertie Papers
Papermania Flowers

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Forever Friends Sunday Week 33

Hi and welcome to another Sunday of Forever Friends. I hope you are all doing well. And today is my birthday.
Happy Birthday to me!!!!!!!!!

A really quick post today, as I am being spoilt. A day of celebrations.

Yesterdays demonstration at Kims Craft and the week before at Abbeycraft went very well. I really enjoyed it, and thank you for having me there. And I hope you enjoyed yourself too.
Products used:
Cardstock
Glitter
3D Foams

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Me To You Saturdays Week 13

Just a very quick post from me today before I dash off to get ready for todays demonstration. And sneak in a couple of last minute preparation samples. A short day, only for a couple of hours. Will try my best to squeeze in much as possible.

Although todays card does not show a Me To You image, the papers and the die cut topper are from the Me To You Winter Wonderland Decoupage Collection.
Products used:
Me To You Winter Wonderland Ultimate Decoupage
Silver Mirror Card

Friday, 4 November 2011

Born To Shop Freebie

It has been a very quiet week on my blog this week, due to me preparing for another Demonstration. If you can join me at Kim's Craft in Hinckley tomorrow morning from 10am to 12noon. One stamp endless designs! I would love to see you there.

It has been a while since I have been to many of your blogs, but I promise to catch up soon.

Here is a card I made using inspiration from the talented crafter Lyndsey Marie. This is using the exclusive stamp that came free with the magazine a while back and combining that with the Persimmon papers from papermania.

Products used:
Born to Shop Freebie Stamp excl with Creativity Mag
Persimmon Papers
X Cut mini circle punch
Papermania flowers
Gems

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Demonstration This Saturday - Kims Craft

This Saturday at Kims Craft in Hinckley, I will be popping in for a 2 hour demonstration. The theme is One Stamp, Endless designs. I will be demonstrating the At Christmas Time Stamp from Papermania that was part of the September release from docrafts and showing you hopefully how to get the best of one stamp. As a lot of people are feeling the pinch this time of the year, and just to show you - how one stamp can make many cards.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Forever Friends Week 32

Hi there, sorry for todays late post. I have been having terrible back pains since thursday night. Thursday night, started of mild, I ignored it and went to bed. And when I woke up Friday morning, ouch! The pain was so unbearable - I could barely move. I let my manager know, that I either won't be in or be in later and work til later. Once the painkillers and the cream did their magic - I was good enough to go, but very worried as where I was demonstrating the day after and it had been advertised so I could not pull out. As I had committed to it. 

So before I got there, I stuffed my face with junk food ( A yum yum from Greggs, Samosas, a Dairy Milk, Kit Kat, Can of pop) to provide me with energy for the day and taken painkillers, and took painkillers throughout the day. The day went well, so well I had not even noticed the time. It was supposed to finish at 3, but I ended up leaving at 4.15pm.  There were great reviews, I suppose if they have me back in the future then I know I done have a great job. The owner Sam, was very complimentary, and the shop has had new fittings. The shop looks fab. And Sam was so accomodating and caring.

Whilst sitting near the shop window, I saw three of my work colleagues, all who knocked the window to get my attention and say hello. Nice to see you there. Throughout the day there were people watching from the window, come in I won't bite.

So most of today I have spent recovering, just got up from a nap and the pain in the back has started again. Today is a version of Shiela Halliwells card. I just love this range of Forever Friends collection. From next Sunday, I have plenty of new cards I designed for the demonstration I did this Saturday which I am sure you will enjoy.
Ingredients:
Forever Friends - Retro Collection - The Good Life - Ultimate Decoupage
Foam Pads
Silicone Glue

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Me to You Saturdays Week 12

Please do drop by to Abbeycraft Nuneaton for demonstration day. I am hosting this from 10am to 3pm. You will see plenty of card ideas, and ask all your questions for the day. I have a bit of back problem that started yesterday morning, it has eased off. Do drop by, even if you would like to just say hello.

Here is my card for today using the Me To You Winter Wonderland Decoupage.
Products used:
Me To You Winter Wonderland Decoupage Pack
Me To You Winter Wonderland Paper
Stickles
X Cut Mini Circle Punch

Friday, 28 October 2011

Let Me Shop For Shoes and Nobody Gets Hurt...

These are one of the many cracking sentiments that Born to Shops have on their range of products and has been used in this stamp set from them called Shop Til You Drop. I like how she is holding onto those shoes so tight that they do not fall or nobody takes them from her! I hope she gets them home safe and sound. This again is inspired by Clare Curd.
Products used:
Adhesive Square Gems

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Creativity Club Feature

My card and Me to you Bookmark Corner, as featured as an exclusive project and in the Creativity Club section of docrafts and also features on Episode 92 of Creativity Club episodes. It was seemed to be loved by all, and my card has gone out on email to many Creativity Club members!!!! woohoo!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Demonstration This Saturday

Just a quick post to remind you about the Demonstration this Saturday at Abbeycraft, I have another one lined up soon with another twist, will post details of that soon. But it is for a different product and different to this Saturdays demonstration.

The demonstration this Saturday is on a whole range of stamps and products, that are from the current docrafts range and some from the previous range.
Abbeycraft Artworld
23a Abbey Street
Nuneaton
Warwickshire
CV11 5BT.

The shop is right next to a huge car park, and another car park is near by in the Ropewalk Shopping Centre. Would love if it you could pop along. And if you are visiting my blog, and if you have attended a demo of mine at Kims Craft, do pop along if you can. Would love to see some familiar faces.

I will be demonstrating the latest range from docrafts, which is these gorgeous Urban Stamps Noel Christmas Wishes Stamp and Urban Noel Postage Stamps, Me to You Winter Wonderland. Papermania - Christmas Time. Forever Friends. Papermania 7x5 Clear Stamp. And a bit of the old.

Come and join me, I would love to see you there.

Odds & Soxlets - October Craft Challenge

As Halloween is almost here the closing date for our October Craft Challenge is fast approaching... Would love for you to join us so pop over to our blog for all the details and to grab yourself our FREE halloween digi stamp!!!

There are 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes up for graps with lots of soxlet goodies to be won!!!

Good luck and happy crafting x

Click here to be taken to the blog to find out more.

EDIT: The above card is by Erica, creator of the Odds & Soxlets creation. You are all right, the card is stunning.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Penny Black Week 11

Hi and welcome to Penny Black Week 11. I did not think being busy with all the demonstration work that I would be able to make a card for you using Penny Black products, but I managed to squeeze one in. But only just.

I find it really funny that reading some of the facebook and twitter comments, and they are still ongoing about Misha B being a bully. When on the Xtra factor, Tulisia said ONE bitchy comment was made to ONE of my contestans. And on last nights show, Louis apologised and said that he was sorry in the moment he used the word bullying. Tulisia did not seem to happy last night either apart from enjoying Professor Greens song. Seems like there was some backstage bickering between Tulisia and Kelly - now why does Tulisia not talk about that bickering on TV!

In addition Louis apologised and Tulisia said Misha B was the best performance of the night.  Because that was the right thing to do after their antics and comments. But the damage has been done. Thats all I am going to say on this. Said enough on facebook, lol!
Products used:
Penny Black Crystalline Stamp
Penny Black Christmas With Mimi Stamp
Penny Black Christmas Express Stamp
White Gel Pen
Promarkers

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Forever Friends Sunday Week 31

Wow! Week 31! I have done good with this. I hope you did not miss a Forever Friends card last week. I had been busy. No, I have not missed a number. I realised after last week, it was nice to put a change on the blog. Or there may be week where I can not make a card for whatever reason. But I will try to make a card every Sunday. So I actually counted all the sundays I have posted a card, and there are 31 Sundays.

Did you watch X Factor last night? How tactical and rude of Louis Walsh and Tulisia to slam another artist for being big headed, arrogant and bullying! They know none of their acts come up anywhere close to Misha B's and Misha B is a threat to their contestants. They also know viewers are easily influenced by what they say. If they say an act is good.  If they claim an act is bigheaded, bingo - that is what people will say. And bingo that is a lot of people are saying now, no one was saying that before tonights show. I can not believe Louis and Tulisia do that to bring bad press to her. She don't seem too confident to me, she is what the judges say a complete package. And Gary is right - what happens backstage happens backstage.

I also agree with a lot of the viewers comments, they do not let the talent through to the shows.

How many acts today are in the charts these days who are known for the diva and bratty ways. In addition, how many X Factor finalists who won the show are actually still around, apart from Leona Lewis. Joe Mcelderry was dropped. It is because people go with the sympathy vote, they deserve a chance and when their song hits the charts they flop cos they do not have the X Factor or any talent. When real talent wins the shows,they do well such as Alexandra Burke and Leona Lewis. I do not think X Factor works in the UK, cos people vote for their acts, but once the show is over they are forgotten about and do not carry on with their support.

Let real talent win. Sorry I had to get this of my chest. Anyways, onto todays card. I can not remember where I had the inspiration for this one from, but I hope you like it.

Products used:
Forever Friends Good Life Retro Collection Ultimate Decoupage Pack
Blue Cardstock

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Me to You Saturdays

Welcome to a Me To You Saturday from me, where I attempt to use my stash as much as possible by dedicating a day in the week to a particular product. I hope I did not bore you last week with my cards from Wild Rose Studio.

If you would like to join me in these days, feel free to leave a comment, I will link you to the post and pop by to your blog. All  I ask, is that you link me in return.
Products used:
Me To You Winter Wonderland Ultimate Decoupage Kit
X Cut Mini Circle Punch
Silver Mirror Card
Adhesive Gems

Friday, 21 October 2011

Chocolate...

A technique that Clare Curd showed on TV was to create your own chocolate looking toppers using square adhesive gems. I really did enjoy doing this card, and people had lots of fun seeing this card at the demo. Before the card sold, I did add sentiments, ribbons, and bows and gems. This picture was taken right after the demo.
Products used:
Born To Shop Bubbles Paper
X Cut Pokey Tool
Black Coordinations Cardstock
Aluminium Foil

I would like to enter this into:
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - Pink, Circle and Chocolate (the circles are in the background paper of the cakes with wings paper)

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Wild Rose Studio - Football Lad

I hope you have enjoyed this spotlight, it is nearly coming to an end. As promised the next stamp is Mia in Kimono Stamp from the Wild Rose Studio stamps, and I have really enjoyed this stamp. I really enjoy the oriental range of products, unique and a kind of cards you do not often see in the shops.

On this card is some layering, some machine stitching and I really enjoyed making this card. I have a new sewing machine and will enjoy playing with it.
Products used:
Promarkers
3D Gloss
White thread and a sewing machine

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

My Blog Hop Stamp Winner

Hi there, I wanted to post my Blog Hop Winner, and you have won the stamp I used on my Mondays card is

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Pop on over to Dulcies blog, to find out more how to claim your prize

The grand prize winner is yet to be announced. Watch back at Dulcies blog to see who has won

Monday, 17 October 2011

Wild Rose Studio - Mia With Cracker

Finally, this is a very quick post again from me. Sorry, I hope to catch up on your blogs over the next couple of days. Been behind schedule in preparing for demos. I do set myself up for quiet a high challenge! So many products and so many cards. Next time, maybe I should set my targets lower! lol.

I have been booked in for another demonstration, will let you have the details soon.

Last day of the Wild Rose Studio Festive Frolics Blog Hop card, if you have not already entered, you got til 9am! Hurry...

I wanted to show you with this card, that if you dont have the stamp, but the papers, you can follow the project from the Wild Rose Studio site and just replace it with an appropriate image that you do have! But equally like me, if the card inspires you I more than likely end up buying the stamp! To see my other cards from Mia with Cracker, see my Saturdays post. Will be back to announce the winner soon of my prize giveaway from the Blog Hop
Products used:

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Pickles...

Happy Sunday Morning to you.

I have delayed posting the Forever Friends Sunday card until next week, I hope that I have not yet bored you with all the cards from Wild Rose Studio.
To see my other cards I have made over the last year or so with these products, you can always click on the labels at the end of the post. Alternatively click here, you will see all the cards from the past week, then carry on scrolling and you will see all the others I have made.

Many times when I have been demonstrating, a lot of people do not follow a project because they feel they need to go and buy the little extras that have been used on the project and do not feel they can justify that expense or afford it for every little project. However, what i try to teach them to be inventive and use what you have in touch. Todays card, follows a project on the site, but here i dont have those luxurious hat style pins, or organza ribbons. So i have used a punch i have to accent the sentiment on the front of the card, and followed it with a trail of silver glitter dots. I think it is equally as effective. I hope you like.

Also, what I like about the Wild Rose Studio Jolly Greetings Stamp and Christmas Circles Stamp, you can use them on any Christmas card, not just Wild Rose Studio. And are two stamps that are definitely value for money
Products used:

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Mia With Cracker

Lots of things to do and so much little time, what is a girl to do!

Oh well, better to be busy that quiet! Just catched up on watching tv today and the launch of SWALK christmas stamps! About time! How long have people been asking for them, they got the Humphrey christmas range out sooner. But I think this time, I will buy the stamps individually than the whole set! There are some I am not really keen on this time. They say on tv, that they wanted to create cards for the whole winter season and to cater for birthdays etc. Which is nice, but it is not really listening to all the people out there! Christmas SWALK - baubles, trees. Only a couple really fit that description for me. But at least they are here and with the change of the sentiment they can be used for both christmas and wintry birthdays.

Don't forget the Wild Rose Studio Blog Hop, you can use any paper or product as long as it is christmas themed. You have til Monday to enter. And there is a lovely grand prize, do come and join us here

The inspiration for the above card came from the site, which were these cards below I made with my slight variation on it. I hope you enjoy it. Tomorrow there will be a Pickle card day. Check out my Tuesdays card by clicking on the label below this post.



Products used:
X Cut Shaper System
X Cut Mini Circle Punch
Glitter
Promarkers
Red Cardstock

Friday, 14 October 2011

More Pickles Skating...

I tell you I wish I could skate and dance on ice, I have never stepped on ice and don't plan to do so any time soon. Funny how a broken bone changes you on not to be so daring!  

On to todays card, again using the lovely Pickles Skating Stamp with the Wintry Christmas Paper pad. Promise I will use more the Traditional for tomorrows card. A really quick post today, as I forgot to take a pic of this card last night. 
Products used:
X Cut Mini Punch
Blue Card
X Cut Shaper System
Promarkers

I entering this into the following challenge:
1. Secret Crafers Saturday Challenge - Anything goes as long as it sparkles

There is lots of sparkle on the hat, the centre of the circle on the scalloped oval.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Pickles Skating

Whoops, Pickles returns again this week for a little more spotlight this week! It has been popular with the DT and me. My new stamps of Pickles with an Igloo and a tipple, arrived from the glitterpot on Wednesday, hopefully I will be able to show you something by the end of this week. I can not wait to start using them. I have already inked them up, now they are waiting to be coloured in and get put on a card with some papers.

Today is a short post, sorry :(. Getting used to these early starts at work again is sure hard work.  I have Occupational Health tomorrow.
Products used:
Adhesive Gems
Promarkers

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Mia With Cracker

Day 3 of my mini celebration for the Blog Hop. I can not tell you I was super chuffed when I was asked to be the Guest Designer.

Here is another A6 card today, using Mia with cracker and some more of those beautiful Wild Rose Studio - Traditional Christmas paper.
Products used:
Mini Circle Punch
Red Cardstock
Promarkers