Okay Ladies, so have you booked your place at Simply Stamping class yet? things are a slightly different this time around as we are at a different venue and will be taking our techniques a few steps further.  Not booked in? don’t wait around as we don’t have as many class places as last time and it would be a shame to miss out.

Sooooo! I did say it’s getting hot in here but actually I think it’s getting cooler (it’s definitely wetter! has it stopped raining here for long?) and when it gets cooler my thoughts most definitely turn towards Christmas Cards – so here’s one I made earlier! 

Christmas Trees

I love this card – It appeals to my sense of simple! We have Pacific Point, Basic Black and Whisper White card stock. The whisper white is stamped with Lovely as a Tree stamp set, the run through the Sizzix Bigz Top Note die cutter before being brayered with Pacific Point. I then used a White pen to outline the top and copious amounts of glitter for the Trees. A couple of rhinestones at each corner finished it off. 

Contempo Christmas

Another very simple card if you have a stack to make (Hint, Hint!) This is Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Jolly Holiday DSP, Contempo Christmas stamp set, Oval punch, and the decorative label punch and finished with some pearls.

Contempo Christmas

Do they get any simpler than this?  Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Jolly Holiday DSP, Contempo Christmas stamp set, Oval punch, and the decorative label punch and finished with rhinestones – does that have a familiar ring to it?

So Friday will see my dad coming to live with us. I know I have mentioned before about this – we went down to see him this last weekend and help him finish up his packing. The removal men arrive tomorrow to start taking some of his things into storage – pending us selling our house for something a touch bigger to accommodate him and potentially give him a sitting room as well as a bedroom. He lived with my Mum in that house for 33 years and then another two on his own so it’s a big step for him to move away. we are al  looking forward to him coming to bee with us as it means we know he won’t be on his own for another winter and it also means there is someone in the house for my youngest when he gets in from school which is some thing he has found particularly difficult. These times, they are a changing’.

While I was down at my Dad’s I headed on in to see my friend Tracey at Running with Scissors. I participate in her ATC swap group. All I have to do is create six ATC’s and then send five of them out to her. In return I get five back that have been made by other ladies int he ATC group. What are ATC’s? they are a 3 1/2′ x 2 1/2′ representation of your talent! Tracey sets a theme and we work to that theme. Last month the colour was yellow and the theme was circles this month it is black and white and ‘dreams’. Fancy having a go? thought you might – head on over to  Tracey’s blog HERE and get yourself signed in. Its great fun, I feel sure that you will enjoy taking part – the best bit is waiting for your ATC’s to arrive in the post!

Finally a quick reminder of the details for the classes – If you haven’t yet booked and still want a place – head onus to the top of the blog and there on the right hand side you will see the PayPal button, go ahead and press it and pay for your class.

More Simply Stamping Classes – Six weeks of techniques! Following on from our Spring/Summer classes we will explore further techniques each week including shaving foam, marbles and bleaching among many other terrific techniques.  

  • Classes Start 10.00 am Saturday 20th August and 10.30am Tuesday 23rd August.
  • Only 15 Places in each class.
  • You can sign up for all six classes or just individual ones.
  • Classes cost £10 per session and need to be paid for in advance.
  • All classes will include class materials and instruction sheets as before.
  • We will make 2/3 cards each session and a 3d project each week.
  • Please bring a basic set of tools: scissors, favourite adhesive, bone folder, plus any other favourite tools like tweezers etc. If you don’t have these DO NOT WORRY! I have a few of these for you to borrow and if you wish you can purchase items from me directly.
  • Classes are held at the Campanile Hotel, 2 ROW AVENUE RENFREW G51 4SY 
  • If you come by bus there is a FREE BUS SERVICE direct from Braehead bus station straight to the hotel.

So till next time don’t forget to stamp your place in the world! xxx

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