Thursday, 23 August 2012

Pop Out Ornament

I've been really busy this week making little items for a craft fair, I have this terrible habit of leaving everything thing till the very last minute lol.

Anyhoo I've made this pop out tree ornament, which can double as a gift tag;

So it starts life like this all folded up and kept in place with a button and then transforms into this;

Sorry about the picture quality but I'm using my dad's old camera.  I used the Serene Snowflakes stamp set, Cherry Cobbler ink and I stamped onto very vanilla card.  It's very simple to make and there is a you tube tutorial for it here.

If you require any of the items used to make this project please email me.

Happy crafting

Deb xxx

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Punch Art

I really do love punch art I'm just not that great at it :-/ I can get myself into such a mess with it but this little card we made at my stamp class this week was very easy even for me.

Aren't those little penguins cute? They are made using the owl punch, just cut off the owl's ears and use them for flippers, see I told you it was easy!

For this card I used tempting turquoise, whisper white, black and very vanilla card.  The greeting is from the Sincere Salutations stamp set and punched out using the large oval.  I added a little glitter for the snowy hills.

If you would like to order any of the items to make this card please feel free to email me.

Happy crafting

Deb xx

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Beau Chateau

Well it's an exciting time at the moment if you're a stampin up demonstrator, a lot of us are eagerly awaiting items from the all new singing and dancing seasonal catalogue which will be available to you from the first of September.  This is one of the perks of being a demonstrator, being able to play with and test out products before they are launched.  Whats even better is if you decide to become a demonstrator this month you can add some of the new products into your starter kit!! If you would like to know more please email me.    Watch out for some sneak peeks on my blog.

In the meantime I've been making a set of lovely cushions from the beau château fabric.

Even the other half likes them lol.  All I did was simply measure my existing cushions by laying them on the fabric, there's no zip either I just did a fold over on the back for the cushions to slot in, easy! Seeing as they've gone down so well I will be making some more :-)

If you would like to order the beau château fabrics, or you would like to order your copy of the new seasonal catalogue please email me to place your order.

Happy Crafting

Deb xxxxx

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Birthday Dad

It will be my Dad's birthday on Tuesday so this morning I've been busy making him a birthday card, unfortunatly the stamp is non SU as my dad likes darts and Stampin up do not as yet do that kind of stamp.  So here is the efforts of my labour;

I used the ever handy colour coach to find out what matched up with crumb cake and as you can see it was Cajun craze, I've used the oval, scalloped oval and the 1 and 3/4 circle punches, and added some matching buttons from the regal's selection.  I also brought him a pressie and because I'm very bad at wrapping even the most simple of objects I did this,

Yup just popped a matching belly band round it lol. This stamp is a stampin up stamp and is from the For My Family set.

Here they are both together, we've also brought him some of his favourite tipple, Gordon's Gin lol Hopefully he'll like that.

I'll be entering this into the Simply Stamping Challenge Blog, have you seen it?  Why not pop over and join in the fun?
Bye for now

Happy Crafting

Deb xx

Friday, 10 August 2012

Small Diagonal Card

Well it is busting with sunshine this morning here in sunny Doncaster, hope you too are all enjoying some lovely sunny weather for a change.  I'd like to say hello to the new followers who have joined my little blog too, nice to see you here :-)

Now today's card is a small diagonal card, which was a lot easier to make than I first thought.

The main stamp is from the Natures Nest set and the little sentiment is from the Tiny Tags stamp set, I've used Baja Breeze, whisper white and Regal rose card, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede and Garden Green Stampin write makers to colour the image and for the sentiment.

I will be doing a tutorial for this card so if you would like me to send you a copy or would like to order any of the items made to make this card please email me here.

I will be entering this card in to the simply stampin challenge, have you been there, it has some wonderful ideas and you could play along too just click the link :-)

Happy Crafting

Deb xxx

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

A reason to smile

Well sorry for being so quiet but I've been off on my holidays, we were lucky enough to have Scott's God Mother come along with us this year, which of course Scott loved as he adores her so much.

Here is a pic of them both buried in the sand lol it was the only way we could get them to stay still
Any way lets get on to Stampin Up's August Promotion during August you can get your hands on a very pretty new stamp set called Reason to smile.  You can either get it free with an order of £60 or you can buy it for £18.95 in the wood mount option or £14.95 in the clear mount version. 

Isn't it lovely and best of all you can get it free!  

There is also some lovely things to look forward to in September too, but for the moment my lips are sealed ;-).  I must say one of the benefit of becoming a demonstrator is that we get a sneak peak, and play with the products and often get products free !  If you'd like to have a chat to me about becoming a demonstrator or if you would like to place an order and get your free stamp set please email me here 

Happy Crafting

Deb xx