Sunday, 24 January 2010

Hatian Disaster Relief

On January 12, 2010 a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, leaving in its wake devastation so overwhelming that the Haitian people and their leaders can only look for help from the outside to cope. In the past, when terrorists attacked the Twin Towers, when a tsunami struck Indonesia, when a hurricane destroyed New Orleans, and when wildfires ravaged Australia, Stampin' Up! demonstrators stepped forward and showed their commitment to making a difference in the lives of others. This time is no different.

From now until 28 February, 2010, you can partner with Stampin' Up! to make a difference in the lives of those who continue to suffer from the effects of this devastating earthquake.

Stampin' Up! will set aside £1 from the sale of every Greenhouse Gardens stamp set (113824 for £22.95)and donate that money to the Red Cross’ International Response Fund. The Red Cross is already well-established in Haiti, and this money will be used to provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.

I have decided to dedicate my my February Classes to using this stamp set and all proceeds from the class will go to the Haiti fund.  The cost will be £25 and we will make 2 beautiful cards and a small box using 'Greenhouse Garden'.  The stampset will be included in the price of the class.
For more details see here.

If you would like to join us in the class or purchase the stampset please email me.

Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop

Welcome to Sale-A-Bration Blog hop. Myself and some other Stampin' Up! demo's are posting some projects using the wonderful Sale-a-bration stamp sets. By clicking on the Sale-a-Bration Icon above you will be guided to the next blog in the tour, do this on each blog and you will complete the tour and return back to where you started. We hope you enjoy your journey and please do comment along the way. It's so great to hear from people who have stopped by. You may be starting the journey here or have found me by passing through Emma's blog, whichever, I hope you enjoy browsing all the lovely Sale-a-bration projects.

I have two cards to share with you today, using the stamp set 'Happy Moments'. I do love this little set, you can cover so many events, male or female with it.

My first card is suitable for a male birthday. We all struggle to make cards for males don't we. I have used the Present stamp from the set and coloured two of the presents in Certainly Celery, then the middle present is paper pieced with a scrap of Designer Paper in Real Red.  I was really pleased how this card turned out, I think the Certainly Celery and Real Red is really set off by the Kraft and Whisper White.

My next card is a female card....all pink and pretty.

This has been made using the little flower posy.  Coloured with Pretty in Pink, Rose Red and Certainly Celery. I made the card base by using four 2" x 2" squares of Tea & Crumpets Designer paper and faux stitched them onto a 4 3/8th" square of Chocolate Chip card.

I do hope you enjoyed your vist and my projects. It would be lovely if you could find time to leave me a comment before travelling on to Maggie all the way up in Scotland to see her beautiful creations. 

Please Note: The Sale-A-Bration stamp sets are only available until 28th February 2010 and can be earned Free by placing an order for £45 (before P&P).  More info can be found here.  If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Friday, 22 January 2010

Myself and a few fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrators are taking part in a Blog Hop on Sunday January 24th.
I look forward to welcoming you back on Sunday, when you will see some fantastic creations using the Sale - A - Bration stamp sets.  See you then..............

Sunday, 17 January 2010

What fun we had.....

Yesterday, I spent the day with 30 other Stampin' Up! demos at Peterborough for some training given by the lovely Monica and Bekka.
I think I can say on behalf of everyone, what a great day they put on for us.
Bekka's business tips, Monica's craft projects and the fabulous Jules talk, advising about recruiting helped alot of Demo's. These girls are so generous with their time and happy to share their knowledge with everyone. Thank you ladies.

At these type of events, it is customary to swap cards with other demo's. By doing this you build up different samples of cards and show off many different styles. Some very different from your own style. Which is why I love swapping.

Here are my cards I made for the swap.

Yep 30 of them. I really enjoyed making thes. Even pricking all around the Kraft square, to do the faux stitching. I took them with me to my son's sporting events and sat pricking away, while waiting for him.LOL
I hope eveyone I swaped with, liked them.

Card: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Summer Sun, black stazon
Stamp: Happy Moments (SAB 2010)
Accessories: Pricking tool, Blender Pen, Round Tab Punch, Elegant Eggplant Stampin' Write

Friday, 8 January 2010

More Sale-A-Bration

Many of you know, that my little crafting place is a log cabin in the garden.  But it does get so cold in there during the winter.  I have a good electric heater in there, but the weather has been so so cold, I am finding I am having to have it turned up full blast to take even the chill off. I really cannot afford to do this, so crafting has been put on hold for a few days.  However, this cold snap doesn't seem as though it is going to disappear soon, and I have been so fed up. I decided to grab a few things and challenge myself to make a card. It was so cold in there, I had to wait for my punches to warm up before I could use them. LOL

This is what I came up with, and I am so happy with the result.  Isn't it funny how crafting can put you in a happy place. 

Stamps: Happy Moments (SAB), En Francais
Card: WW, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Whisper White (craft)
Accessories: Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink & Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write, 1/2" circle punch,Petty in Pink Taffata Ribbon, Tag and Small Tag punches, Word Window Punch, Clear Rhinestone Brads, Flower from Pretties kit,

Thursday, 7 January 2010

January Classes

All materials are supplied to make a gorgeous box, with 4 cards (designed by Jenny Moor's) using the Flight of the Butterfly set and the beautiful Bella Bleu Designer paper. Class is being held at my home (NR14) places are limited so book early.

Please email me for more details or to book your place.

Cost of Class - £15 (This includes light refreshments)

Wednesday 27th January 7.00 - 9.30pm
Saturday 30th January 2.00 - 4.30 pm

Venue: My home NR14 6

Please note: if these dates are unsuitable, please contact me to discuss. I may be able to accomodate a different date for you.

For more details of future class dates please click on the Classes tab at the top of my blog, or here