Sunday, 24 April 2011
I cant believe how early the church bells started ringing this morning in my village - how idylic you might think... lovely sunny morning, easter day and the bells ringing... until you live across the road!! Well I hope you haven't over indulged on chocolate eggs and if you have I hope you enjoyed every mouthful!
I have had a very productive day, the next class project is almost ready to photograph, and I've also been playing about with designs on black card ... I'll let you know what I come up with!
Crafty B! x
Saturday, 23 April 2011
Well I thought I might just have a lay in this morning... hah! hah! But I woke up early and got on with the chores... now the last room on the agenda is The Craft Room! It needs blitzing- so I can find my desk and get on with preparing my next class! When I saw the state of Monica's craft room on her blog the other day I thought ..."its not just me then"! But what a great sense of satisfaction when its all tidy and everything is in its place!
Anyway, back to the class.... The stamp set I've chosen is one you've probably never given a second glance to as you've trawled the SU catalogue... but there it was (and still is) at the bottom of Page 68 ... calling out to me ... its Tart & Tangy (Code 111514, £12.95). Using this cute little set, we'll be making four fantastic cards and a portfolio to put them in. The project is clean and simple but don't let that fool you, as it will be a challenge. When I've finished the samples I'll post up a sneeky peek!
Crafty B! x
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Where has the time gone since my last post?! Well, I was busy making samples to swap at our regional training, here's a snap of a four of them...I made 36! I used a new stamp called "Sail Away" from Stampin' Up! (SU) I left some of the scenes plain but then I tried a bit of the distressing technique on them.. Bit of blue here, bit of pink there, bit of purple...... My fellow demos loved the mean and moody look! In return I received some great swaps (samples) so a great big thank you ladies!
My Big Shot is now being worked to a frazzle using the new embossing folders and dies I've bought from Stampin' Up! Manhattan Flower is my favorite embossing folder, and its exclusive to SU. I bought some fantastic stamps and dies from PaperArtsy at the NEC and I've been giving them a good work out too!
My next class projects are also on the "drawing board" and will be finished very soon. I hope you will be able to attend.
Thought you might like to see the great projects we made on Sunday at our Regional Training in Peterborough...all the stamp sets are from the new Mini Catalogue which was launched on the 1st April. As usual for me the outcome is not quite exactly like the samples but hey thats what makes it "creative"!!
Hope you like them.
Crafty B! x
Monday, 4 April 2011
Sunday, 3 April 2011
Dont you just love it when you can share your crafting knowledge?! I had the most fantastic afternoon yesterday! The new venue at Rothley was perfect - so that made my day, as I was a bit apprehensive about the move!
I have to say, my Big Shot came in very handy for cutting the card and paper circles for this project!
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!
See you soon!
Crafty B x
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