Saturday, 31 December 2011
Saturday, 10 December 2011
Anyway, I'm certainly ready for the New Year and I've arranged a special crafty day on Saturday 7th January at the Bishop Beveridge Club in Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire - 11am-4pm,
Our first project will use the gorgeous Everything Eleanor stamp set, and then after lunch we'll tackle some techniques that have fab results but take a little bit of mastering.... like Brayering for example! We'll also have a go at the reflections and emboss-resist techniques. It will be a day full of surprises! Especially if we manage to finish everything planned!!
If you're interested in joining in please give me a call or email me. My contact details up there on the right --->
Crafty B x
Sunday, 20 November 2011
Sunday, 6 November 2011
|Christmas 2011 Projects|
|Christmas Projects 2011|
Stampin' Up! Materials used: Beautiful Season stamp set, Chocolate Chip ink, Real Red and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers, Mocha Morning designer paper, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla card stock, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Basic Rhinestones, Antique Brads, Mini Brads,Curly Label Punch, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Word Window Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, 5-Petal Flower Punch, Fun Flowers Die and Big Shot.
Friday, 14 October 2011
Crafty B xx
Friday, 7 October 2011
So with that in mind my class on Saturday 5th November will be Christmas Crafting and Mince Pies! The emphasis will be on decorations and gifts plus a few special cards!
If you'd like to join in the festivities, we'll be at the Bishop Beveridge Club in Barrow upon Soar 1pm till 5pm the cost is £15 inclusive of all materials & refreshments.
I will post some sneeky peeks of the projects as soon as I've got them together!
Crafty B x
Monday, 3 October 2011
Crafty B! x
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
The inks I used here are Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral - two of the new colours, and Old Olive
|Just Believe & Pocket Sillouettes|
|Circle Circus & Curly Cute|
Friday, 16 September 2011
Before the launch of the new Stampin up Ideas Book & Catalogue on the 1st October, I was able buy a couple of the new Hostess stamp sets, and I made a couple of samples to show you.
Thursday, 18 August 2011
First is the Ribbon of Hope. This is based on a project made at my first "Christmas in July" training with Monica Gale with NOEL I did use a little Nellie Snellen doilly die on this one which prettied it up and I have since added a blinged-up butterfly to it.
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
The biggest disaster to hit me on the crafting front was my Bigshot Express blew up!!... its not 6 months old... and guess what? .. they discontinued it last November!! Not only did it blow up, it blew all the fuses at home so I had no phone, no lights, no nothing till I found the fuse box after grovelling around in the dark having a hissy fit and flicked the magic switch!
Anyway, what I have to report is that Ellisons Customer Service are FABULOUS! and tomorrow I take delivery of a new machine, albeit manual... no quibbles at all... just pure helpfulness and compassion!!!! I must have sounded pathetic... as they are sending me two BigZ dies too!! Mega thanks to my friend Rebecca for letting me borrow her Bigshot to get my class projects finished on time!
See you soon!
Crafty B! xx
Friday, 29 July 2011
I've got pink ribbon and card and butterflies everywhere and millions of ideas running round in my head! Everyone out there in blog-land have so many lovely ideas/projects to share I get overwhelmed by them and I want to do them all! In the end, I hope a great class project will emerge!
Yours, all pinked out.....
Crafty B! xx
Sunday, 17 July 2011
Good enough to eat, eh??!!!
Saturday, 18 June 2011
Had a lovely class today and my two new regulars - my cousin and her friend - use it as therapy! We did a bit of stamping, cutting and sticking and ended up with a lovely little portfolio and four cards. They were thrilled. We also made a cute little handbag and started our Technique Book - something we'll be adding to at each class.
I just love making cards for a specific reason (usually happy occasions) so cards for sad ones are just that bit harder and this card was for a friend who suffered a bereavement this week. (I used Choc Chip, Concord Crush, V. Vanilla and Crumb Cake, Just Believe Stamp set and bit of Baja Breeze seam binding).
On a happier note, my first batch of Father's Day cards were snapped up by my friends at work, and I forgot to take some photos, but this one made it I also had to make the envelope as I didn't have one big enough!
I've had a little dabble with my first scrapbook page too after going to a family wedding. I didn't know where to start. I was almost too scared to cut the paper, y'know what its like! Anyway the theme was yellow so I sorted out some bits and pieces and the page is in progress, I think a small fold out album in the middle will finish it off, which I hope to do tomorrow when I will post a photo! Crafty B! x
Saturday, 4 June 2011
Hope you like it.
Crafty B! x
Sunday, 22 May 2011
My cousin Debbie and her friend were my class newbies this month and they loved it! Deb's daughter Deanna is getting married in two weeks so I was really surprised when she booked in.... but hey as we all know crafting is Therapy! right?!! They were both excellent students and went home chuffed to pieces with their projects! They've booked in for next month and hope to another friend or two with them!!
Well, suppose I better think of the next class project then!
Crafty B! x
Thursday, 19 May 2011
Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Anyway - like I said the other day, I've been stamping with bleach but with the gloopy stuff I've got its hard too get a sharp image. So I've taken to heat embossing the images now and then filling in with my aqua painter turned bleach painter.
Of all the Stampin' Up! card I've played with Real Red, Basic Grey and More Mustard have given me the results I wanted. I tried Not Quite Navy - which is a marine blue - and that bleaches to a pink tone. Best of all, I love the grey which comes up a lovely match for River Rock which is a very light khaki colour. I've used the Fast & Fabulous stamp set and Sail Away... and then I thought try Beware Pirates! they all work a treat.
Photos will be uploaded tonight! So watch this space.
Crafty B x
Monday, 16 May 2011
Crafty B x
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
My next class is on Saturday 21 May, 1pm till 4pm (ish!) at the Rothley Centre, everyone welcome - no experience necessary.
This month's project is a set of four cards with matching folder, with a fruity theme! The stamp set we'll be using is Tart & Tangy from Stampin' Up! together with Stampin' Write markers instead of ink pads.
AND remember the springtime vintage bag and cards in my previous post, well we'll be making those too!
The class costs £12.50 which includes full instructions and all materials needed to complete the project.
Give me a ring to book your place on 01509 413830 or Mobile 07598 966410.
Sunday, 24 April 2011
Saturday, 23 April 2011
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Monday, 4 April 2011
Sunday, 3 April 2011
My last project was a simple but effective butterfly wreath - Monica Gale posted a similar one on her blog and I loved it so much I just had to re-create it!
Saturday, 2 April 2011
Morning! Just loading up the car for my class this afternoon dodging the rain! We're at a new venue in Rothley today so I am hoping it will work out well for us all. Project pictures will be loaded up later.
THE BIG NEWS.....Yesterday April 1st saw the official launch of Stampin' Up! new mini catalogue - its been agony knowing about it for a month and not being able to show you! Have a browse...You are going to love whats in it.......
Crafty B x
Saturday, 19 March 2011
Thursday, 10 March 2011
My next class is called Easter Parade... its on 2nd April 2011 at The Rothley Centre, in the centre of Rothley village (directions/map will be posted shortly!). The Centre has a huge car park and is all on one level, so no stairs! We start at 1pm till 4pm and the price is £12.50 all inc. Advance booking is essential, closing date is Friday 25th March - this will ensure I have all the supplies for you!
Hope you can join me!
Thursday, 3 March 2011
The training session was great fun and informative, and I didn't know a soul there although I did recognise a few faces! Well the big news is that the new mini catalogue will go live on 1st April and it is seriously good! As soon as I am able, I will post it on line but meantime we're all gonna have to wait! March Frenzy should help pass the time away!
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
Monday, 21 February 2011
I had a delivery on Friday from Stampin' Up! and as usual I got it all out of the box, stroked the new card and stamps and put them all back again! I shall decide tonight what they destined to become!
|Just Believe Stamp set|
Sunday, 13 February 2011
Had a couple of commissions for Valentines Day, and I thought you might like to see them. All made with Stampin' Up! products ... the name and letters on the card were all cut from the designer paper and it also made a fantastic envelope!
The little boxes are a variation of my class project in January. This time I punched holes down the sides of the bigger one and laced it up with red satin ribbon. Sexy or what!!??
Crafty B x
Monday, 7 February 2011
Thursday, 3 February 2011
The projects and instructions for my next class are all done and packed ready! Phew! (does that mean I can put my feet up tonight?)
I am really looking forward to welcoming some new members to my class tomorrow - its going to be a busy one!
Crafty B x