Thursday, 26 April 2012

Spring Blossom Class

Isn't this time of year inspiring! Spring is my favourite time of the year there is such a sense of hope and anticipation in the air. To celebrate I have organised a whole class based on the beauty of spring and the fabulousness of the new "Blossom" punch that will be making its premier appearance in the Summer Mini Catalogue (out on the 1st of May!) There will be two classes. The first on Friday 11th May 7pm-9.30pm and the second is on Saturday 12th May 11am-1.30pm. There are only 5 spaces at each class so contact me soon to register! The class will cost £5.50 and will include all materials, light refreshments a door prize and you're own copy of the new mini catalogue. If you would like to have your very own Blossom punch to use at the class the price of the class will be £20. I will be teaching you 3 gorgous projects: A chic Thank You card, A Flower Pot card and A Petal Cone Die Favour Box. For more details or to book your place please don't hesitate to contact me.
P.s I've just discovered Instagram... Can you tell;)

Sunday, 22 April 2012

A Quick Thank You.

I received my pre-order from the Summer Mini Catalogue this week and finally got to try a few of the bits out last night. You are going to LOVE what Stampin' Up! Have to offer this Summer. There are some really gorgeous 'Must have' products. The basic design for this card was a CASE from one I saw on Split Coast Stampers recently. I changed a few things to my own taste, but I really liked the way this card showcases the new Blossom Punch.(A person can never have too many flower punches!) Here I have punched the flower twice out of Poppy Parade card stock and layered it with the large flower from the Boho Blossoms Punch in Basic Black and a glittery black brad. The banner is cut from the Petal Cone Die, which I stamped with my message and trimmed down to fit behind the flower. I'm planning a workshop in the next few weeks so that you can come along and try out a few of these new exclusive Summer Mini Specials for yourself. and get a chance to look through the catalogue. I promise you, you won't be disappointed! Drop me a line if you'd be interested in attending. I'll be posting again soon with all the information.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Time Flys!

My Little One turned One this week. I can hardly get my head around just where this year has gone it literally feels like yesterday that we tentatively carried our tiny new bundle through the front door and now here she is strutting around the place winning us all over with just the smallest smile. So little time and yet my world has changed completely and forever. To mark this special landmark I decided to make her a cake. I love to bake but don't get the opportunity to do it so often these days. I decided on a Lemon drizzle sponge as that is my absolute favourite flavour in the spring and have noticed that Scrappy is partial to zesty flavours herself. I layered it with lemon cream cheese frosting and Lemon curd and yes, it was delicious if i do say so myself.
I had planned to sit and make her card the night before her birthday however Bubs had plans of her own and refused to go down to sleep so I ended up having to throw one together really quickly when she finally flaked out. I worked on the same theme as the tag that I made earlier in the week as I quite like how it turned out. I think the card could have done with a couple of pearls or sparkles, but considering it was a rush job I can't be overly critical :)
This last year has been the hardest and yet the most rewarding and most wonderful of my life. Who knows what this next year has in store for my precious little family.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Sunflowers in the Sunshine.

We have been enjoying a glorious week of sunshine. Seeing as this can be quite a rare event here in the UK, I have been spending as much time as I can topping up my Vitamin D levels, hence the lack of crafting but after my last order turned up I had to have a little play with some of my new things. I was most anticipating the arrival of my Two Tags Bigz Die (115954) I've seen some lovely projects made with these dies, they're so versatile: book marks, tags, party favours. I decided to go for a Spring themed bookmark and tried my hand at a sunflower using the daisy on the Blossom Party Originals Die from the Spring Mini I punched out a circle and embossed it with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. The Butterfly is once again from the Beautiful Wings Embosslits, and I finished it off with Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon and the stamped image in Certainly Celery is from the Forever Young Stamp Set.
  Snow is predicted for later in the month so I guess I'll have to make the most of this while it lasts.

Showers (of treats) in April :)

Sale-A-Bration has come to an end for another year (boo-hoo). Only to be replaced by yet another fabulous incentive (hooray!). During April spend just £45+ on any of our current Stampin' Up! goodies and you can pick a Designer Series Paper set from the four on offer :) I love Stampin' Up's papers. They're a perfect weight for not only making embellishments and scrap book pages but can also stand up to being made into boxes and favours and they come in so many gorgeous colours and designs. The beauty of Stampin' Up! Is that everything co-ordinates so you can find ribbons, inks, and card stock in the same colours to give all your paper crafts a really classy polished finish. To place an order or for more information please don't hesitate to drop me a line. I'm always happy to help. Click here for more information.

P.S You only have until the end of April to order from the Spring Mini Catalogue. Many of the stamp sets and accessories are exclusive to this catalogue. Order now to avoid disappointment;)