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!
This next project is one I did with my lovely class of girls. This is a handbag sized note wallet.
It has room for adding photographs and notes….
It was hand coloured in and had a really delicate quality about it – the Bordering on Romance Stamp set is so very feminine!
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.
It was a quite simple to make and is really lovely to pull out when you need to make a note of something!
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).
The picture is not the greatest and I apologise…..
But the design features a lovely pocket for holding things,
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!
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….
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