Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Swing low


So how are you?  has the 'I haven't bought a blinkin thing' Christmas fever hit you yet lol!  I did recently have a small panic but now that has passed I can get on with the crafty projects ahead.  This little lot is from my last class where we had great fun with the spritzer tool.  Hard to see on the pic but the tree has a nice glow of spritz pool party.


We made a matching calender (had the idea for from this lovely lady).  We stamped each page and added a few flowers to some of the months.  Super Ann to the rescue for the calendar PDF too - thank you ladies.

Have a great day everyone and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Forever young (p65/No122570), hopeful thoughts (p82/No121203) and thank you kindly (p86/No111700).  Ink: Basic grey (p94/No.109120), pool party marker (set of 5 p 90/No123002), Cajun craze (p93/No119671), old olive (p91/No102277), calypso coral (p90/No122939) and pear pizzazz (p 90/No119784).  Card stock: Basic grey (p94/No121689), Cajun craze (p93/No121683), very vanilla (p94/No106550), pool party (p90/No124391) and blushing bride (p90/No121690).  Accessories: First edition speciality paper (p96/No121878), linen thread (p107/No104199), rhinestones (p110/No119246) and pearls (p110/No119247).  Adhesives: Stampin dimensionals (p114/No.104430), mini glue dots (p114/No103683) and multipurpose liquid glue. (P114/No.110755).  Tools: Lace ribbon border punch (p116/No122362), itty bitty shapes punch pack (p117/No118309), paper cutter (page 107 No. 106583), scorer (page 107 No. 104154), paper snips (page 107 No. 103579), bone folder (page 107 No. 102300), stamp-a-ma-jig (p115/No.101049) stampin scrub (page 107 No. 102642) and Stampin mist cleaner (page 107 No. 102394).

Sunday, 27 November 2011

shiny stockings


Oooh I am cutting this a bit fine but I HAD to squeeze the challenge over at a passion for papertrey (Christmas themed).  I do apologise again for leaving this place a little neglected, just crazy craft fair time of year.  Had one in my son's school on Friday - talk about Captain Chaos - whooohaaaah! imagine a million kids swooping in and devouring everything in sight and as swiftly as they came they left lol!

Anyway I will be back soon - I have my class projects to photo.

Supplies - stamps: Paperteyink's signature Christmas and holiday tree. Ink:  Stampin' Up!s basic black and crumb cake.  Card stock: Papertreyink's kraft and Stampin' Up!s whisper white.  Accessories: scarlet jewel bitty dot satin ribbon, ripe avocado saddle stitch and topnotch twill ribbon, scarlet jewel felt, scarlet jewel button, vintage cream felt and holiday cheer paper.  Other - jewels from stash.  Tools: banner borders die. 

Monday, 21 November 2011

Santa Claus is coming to town


Yes indeed he came to town last night along with a magical  musical parade which was wonderful.  Anyway back to my projects today which were for (ashamedly) last months class, I  know I've taken ages to post  sorry.  The technique was using blender pens and we made a matching covered lunch sack (a la chick n scratch here) which I made smaller to fit the cute 3" x 3" cards & envelopes.

I will be back soon I hope (nothing made yet mind lol!).

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: polar party, ink: basic grey, concord crush, whisper white, old olive and poppy parade.  Card stock: old olive, whisper white, concord crush and poppy parade.  Accessories: pool party ruffled ribbon.  Tools: perfect polka dots embossing folder, blender pens, word window punch, stampa-ma-jig and snips.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Calendar girl


Howdy folks and happy Friday and happy convention weekend to all my fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators who are lucky enough to attend this year's convention in Disneyland Paris!  More projects from the recent craft fairs, the top one being a covered chipboard coaster memo set.  The others being my go to all time favourite calendar quickies - LOVE them ( tutorial from the lovely Lesley here).


Have a great weekend everyone and see you soon x

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Birdhouse in your soul


Hiya! and hope you are well.  Will have to be super duper quick today as I would like to sneak a post in  but will have to leave you with just a little pic of the chocolate cabins/robin houses I made for my recent fairs.  I first saw these over at the lovely Jo's place.  I have changed mine slightly to add a crimped, inked and glittered roof.

Have a great day everyone and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Card stock: real red, garden green crumb cake and chocolate chip.  Ink: whisper white craft.  Misc: dazzling diamonds glitter and word window sheets .  Tools: mini milk carton die, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, crimper, cropadile and bird builder punch.  Other: red bakers twine from stash and mini chocolate Christmas puddings.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Eights days a week



Well that's exactly how many days in a week that would be useful to me right now lol!  As you see can see I do have a good excuse for not being around for a bit, besides working full time and family stuff I have been to (what feels like a million) craft fairs.  These particular pics are from my time at Swansea's National Waterfront Museum.

A few close ups for you now on some felt hearts and good old snowman soup, for which my son had to taste test lots of samples! 

I do so love going to fairs but you must excuse as I go for a lie down in a dark room.  I have a few more projects to show you this week so I will see you soon x


Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Penguins & polar bears


What a find of a song title, honestly it's by the band Millencolin ?!  I know I've never heard of them (goodness I hope it's not rude lol!).  Anyway today completes the trilogy of cards made from the scrumdidlyumptious tags & tickets scrappin kit.

Have to scoot - I have a two day craft fair this weekend at Swansea's National Waterfront Museum and I am up to my armpits in glitter, marshmallows and robins - happy days!  I will be happily entering this over at Papertake weekly (anything goes) and Sweet Stampin (anything goes).  See you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: polar party and contempo Christmas. Ink: basic grey, poppy parade and baja breeze. Card stock: baja breeze and confetti white. Paper and die cuts from tickets & tags simply scrappin kit. Accessories: antique brads and baja breeze seam binding. Tools: two tags die and 1 3/4" circle punch.