Monday, 23 February 2009

Last Few Days

Goodness how quickly is this year going – can you believe that it is almost the end of February already?

On Friday I met with some lovely ladies to stamp a stack of cards – we had a great afternoon, a lot of fun and I even learnt a new way to tie bows – I will share it with you all soon!
Here is one of the cards we made using the lovely Sale-A-Bration Botanical Blooms set. This set is one of four that are available FREE with each £45 that you spend on Stampin’ Up! goodies between now and the end of the month – so don’t delay you only have 5 days to place you order. You can see full details of the Sale-A-Bration sets by clicking here.

I have enjoyed Sale-A-Bration so much I am going to make all of you a very special offer. I must be mad! If you place an order between now and the end of the month and post and packing will be free. And as is that was not enough, everyone who orders from me will have the chance to win a free stamp set – for every £10 you spend on Stampin’ Up! goodies with me you will get one entry into the draw to win. Orders must be with me by 5pm on Saturday 28 February to qualify.

One of the other cards we all made was this Cup Cake card – another of my favourite sets. I will be back soon with some more cupcake cards soon, but first I have to plan the cards for my class this weekend – details can be found here
In the meantime let me know what you would like to order.

Happy crafting

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Wednesday, 18 February 2009

This is the card

I hoped I would never have to make.

Its for a very good friend of mine C. She is one of the loveliest most inspiring people I know. For the last two years her husband has been fighting leukaemia and sadly he lost that fight on Saturday. C has been amazing throughout and I am in awe of her. I hope the good things she deserves happen for her soon.

Happy crafting

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Monday, 16 February 2009

Show the Love!

Hello there – remember me? I’m sorry its been a while since I last blogged, but life decided to throw a difficult few weeks at us and sometimes we have to adjust our priorities. Its been good however in the last couple of days to be able to play with stamps, ink and papers!

Today I am going to share with you some lovely romantic cards. For me, Valentine’s Day is all about showing how much you care and how much you appreciate those around you. I hope you were all on the receiving end of this kind of love and appreciation – I know you all deserve it. I probably don’t tell you often enough but I really appreciate you taking time to read this blog and I treasure the friendships I have made through it.

OK so on to the cards – if you want details of how any of them were made please get in touch

Love cards

And then for my very special valentine – a game of hearts n kisses and a matching card

Thanks for stopping by – it really is lovely to see you

Happy Crafting

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Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Snow Business

We have been have had snow here, and lots of it but our standards. Since its not that common an event, when it snows in the UK everything stops – schools, businesses, transport, everything. So yesterday I was pleased I was at home all day – lovely and warm while watching the snow fall. I love the way snow looks, especially when I am warm and dry, and preferably with a warm cup of coffee in my hands.
I do like to go out in fresh snow too – there is something magical about how it feels underfoot and how quiet everything in. I was not able to venture far yesterday so here are some shots from my back and front doors! One day I will share some non snowy pictures of my garden with you ...

I had a wonderful time at the card class on Saturday – thank you to everyone who came – the cards you made were fantastic. We had people there who had made cards before as well as those who had never tried it before. I loved what you all did with the class, Thank you. I will share the cards we made with you over the next few days. The next class is on Saturday 28 February and if you would like to join us please send me an email to or check it out here on Facebook. We will be making Spring and Easter Cards, so there will be a combination of some of my favourite things, card making, chocolate and flowers! Mind you with all this snow spring seems a long way off!

Today I wanted to share something else made with the wonderful Stampin’ Up! products with you – a necklace.
I have been drooling over the scrummy felt accents and elements collection for quite a while now and decided that it was time to actually use them, so I decided to make something I could keep and enjoy over and over, so I threaded a number of them onto the Stampin’ Up Silver chord which looks like a fine round silver chain. Each flower cluster was secured with a pearl from the Pretties kit and the whole thing knotted together at the back – its elastic so easy to get on and off.
I think I am going to make a bracelet to match and already have put some of the flowers behind some cheap pearl earrings I never wear! The accents and elements kit is full of scrummy goodness and great value too, you get more than 130 pieces in Rose Red, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie for just £11.75. So what would you do with yours?
Keep warm and Happy Crafting
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