Some old…and some New!!!!

What a funny old time we are having with the weather?!!! one day it is fine, the sun is splitting the trees all be it that it is cold and the next it is howling a gale and the snow is coating the ground!   We have managed a day in the garden today – as you know we recently moved house and the garden, whilst lovely, is tired and in need of rejuvenation….a bit like me I suppose!  Well this morning the sun was splitting the trees but it was bitterly cold. We got ourselves wrapped up and headed out tools in the wheel barrow and managed to clear a path, dig the ivy out and discover there were concrete slabs underneath all the leaves and dead plants!  there are lots of plants we have never seen before and dont have a clue what they are but it is on its way to being a delightful garden although still a long way to go…

Having eventually got very cold – too cold to still be out there – we came in and I decided it was time for a bit of crafting….I wanted to make some purely SU bits to show you and whilst looking some items out I came across a couple of items I may not have shared with you previously so here come some pictures….

This first project was my swap for convention in Frankfurt. I wanted something totally different for this swap. I took a Very Vanilla envelope, stamped it with French Foliage, Spritzed it with Gold Glow Spritzing Smooch, added hand rolled flowers and vellum butterflies, then gave three tags the same treatment adding some hand coloured (using refillers) seam binding to the tops and securing with vintage safety pins. I was so pleased with the way these came out I didnt want to swap them!

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Elements of Style

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Elements of Style

Elements of Style

Elements of Style

 

Bordering on Romance

Bordering on Romance

This next project is one I did with my lovely class of girls. This is a handbag sized note wallet.

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Bordering on Romance

It has room for adding photographs and notes….

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Bordering on Romance

It was hand coloured in and had a really delicate quality about it – the Bordering on Romance Stamp set is so very feminine!

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Bordering on Romance

We used my favourite but now retired Concord Crush card stock and teamed it with Lucky Limeade card stock and Tangerine Tango spotted ribbon and  Labels Collection framelits for a real eye popping design.

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Bordering on Romance

It was a quite simple to make and is really lovely to pull out when you need to make a note of something!

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Bloomin Marvelous

Okay….Onto tonights makes…This first one – the deign is owed to my pal Margaret Ann who showed me how to create the basic note book template. It is made using the Comfort Cafe papers, Baja Breeze Card Stock and the rather gorgeous Bloomin’ Marvellous stamp set – this is, of course, FREE right now in Sale a Bration with a qualifying order (as you know a qualifying order is an order for £45 from any current Stampin Up catalogue) and the lovely Island Indigo satin ribbon from the Sycamore Street ribbon and button collection which is also FREE right now in Sale a Bration with a qualifying order (as you know a qualifying order is an order for £45 from any current Stampin Up catalogue).

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Bloomin Marvelous

The picture is not the greatest and I apologise…..

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Bloomin Marvelous

But the design features a lovely pocket for holding things,

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Bloomin Marvelous

And when it is opened up, it features lots of areas to pop those favourite pictures and still has room for some journaling if you wish!

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Bloomin Marvelous

Bloomin Marvelous

Bloomin Marvelous

I hope you like it….and finally, the first look at this months projects for the fantastic and amazing Stampdelicious by Stamp, kits in the post!  Lots of you ordered kits last month and I hope you are enjoying making those lovely projects but I am hoping that you will also love these next ones too, which you can buy right on my blog by using the little PayPal button over there on the left hand side…..so here is the first sneak peak….

More Amore

More Amore

Hmmmmm……looks gorgeous doesnt it?

Right…away to my bed….Oh, one final thing….I was featured last week by a lovely lady on Blog finds of the day ( a link here)and being featured meant there was a huge amount of increased exposure for my blog – so to that lady – I thank you!    Until next time….remember to stamp your place int he world ! xxxx

MIA….and something’s to share

Apologies to begin with. I am afraid I managed to pick up a really nasty cold which settled in my throat giving me laryngitis and now my chest. I have had six days of feeling particularly horrid! So please accept my apologies for being Missing In Action. I suspect a dose of antibiotics is now on the cards.

So what do I need to share? well lots actually. Lets look at the Retirement list. The Retirement List can be accessed by clicking HERE. PLEASE NOTE – there are quite a few things that are no longer available. So if there is something that you are thinking of buying but thought you would wait – please don’t – you might very well be disappointed! Send me your list of items and I will get that order placed for you as quickly as I can. Include a telephone number so I can call you for your payment details.

The new Ideas Book and Catalogue will be available from 1st October and will be viewable right here on this blog from then too. However, if you are in my Stamp Clubs or my Ribbon share your brand new Ideas Book and Catalogue will be on its way to you in the post if you haven’t received it already.  Don’t want to wait? Want one of your very own? Well you can purchase one direct from me. Just hit the link over there on the right hand side and I will get one out to you as quickly as I can. You can begin your wish list and then come 1st October you can share your list with me. You might also want to consider being in one of the Stamp Clubs so that when it is your turn to be hostess you can take advantage of the amazing and wonderful new Stamp sets available to Hostesses all for FREE! Want to know more? Drop me an email and I will get back to you.

Okay, something to share.

Vintage Vogue

This was a card that I made when my crafting pals came round last week. This is made with Vintage Vogue – a favourite stamp set of mine and one that I have used lots – it also features French Foliage – another favourite of mine and one that is from the mini which goes off sale at the end of this month. The colours used are Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Baja Breeze, I also used my current favourite tool: my Distressing tools. The card is finished with some pearls but I haven’t placed a sentiment on it yet as I want to save it until I need it.

Serene Snowflakes

This is a card we are using for Technique Tornado Day. It is made using the Shaving Foam technique and I used a couple of new colours that are coming: Wisteria Wonder and Pool Party as well as another favourite of mine Pacific Point. The card stock is Pacific Point and embossed with White Craft and finished with a few rhinestones.  I also finished the card inside by embossing the edges too.

Serene Snowflakes

And finally – Technique Tornado Day!!! Yippee! this is coming up on 17th September. We have had lots of fun with these days so far and I think this one will be no different. We will be working towards a finished project and this time it is not a card but it will feature any techniques that you want to use and have learned so far. Want to join us?  Use the button over there on the right and book your place – you are welcome to join us!

Right Ho! need to go complete some stuff now so will ask you to remember to stamp your place in the world! xxx  PS…forgot to mention – coming 1st October  – Frequent Stamper Miles – Want to know more? Want to know how it benefits YOU? Email me now! xxx