Month: July 2017

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – This Little Piggy

Happy Monday and happy last day of July. As it’s Monday, it’s time to show you last week’s Card & Cuppa project. It uses the cute This Little Piggy Stamp Set.  This stamp set comes with sentiments and pigs on the same images. If you pardon the pun, I’ve butchered the stamp set and cut

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Month: July 2017

Customer Thank You Cards – Fun with Washi Tape

I know that you’ve been enjoying taking advantage of the brilliant Bonus Days promotion for this month.  The promotion runs for a few more days so don’t miss out. Here are the ‘thank you’ cards for my most recent customers.  These pretty notecards should be hitting doormats at any moment… They use the fabulous Washi

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Month: July 2017

Marquetry meets Paper Piecing

Yesterday was my Father-in-Law’s Birthday and I hit a block with what card to make for him. I knew I wanted to use the Happy Birthday Thinlit and the Wood Textures DSP Stack, but that is as far as my creativity got. Then, my Husband and I had a lightbulb moment as my Father-in-Law used

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Month: July 2017

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Icing on the Cake

For last week’s Card & Cuppa project, I reached for a brand new stamp set from the Annual Catalogue. Here is the project: This stamp set is called Icing on the Cake. I’m sorry to say that it didn’t instantly grab me as I looked through the new Catalogue.  I’ll happily admit that I love

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Month: July 2017

Getting Classy

My latest newsletter should have hit emailboxes during the week. As well as information on the latest Special Offers from Stampin’ Up!, details of the new Papercrafting Classes I’ve planned were included too. These Classes are now on a Wednesday evening 19:00-22:00 at Westbury Arts Centre.  They are the most fun way of getting classy!

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Month: July 2017

In Color Happy Birthday

This is the final project from the recent In Color Introduction Class. It’s a stamp-free card with a combination of all of the In Color 2017-19 colours and the fabulous new Happy Birthday Thinlit. We firstly cut the sentiment from a piece of Very Vanilla 10cm wide and put the ‘Happy Birthday’ to one side.

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Month: July 2017

Two years on

This post is a little different to usual as today marks two years since I began my new adventures after being made redundant. Although I’d been running my own craft business in my spare time since 2000, it was 2 years ago when it became a new adventure for me as I decided to make

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Month: July 2017

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Watercolor Wings meets In Color

Happy Monday! Last week’s Card & Cuppa project mixes old and new. The Stamp Set Watercolor Wings meets In Color 2017-2019.  I apologise for the lack of ‘u’ in ‘color’, Stampin’ Up! is a US company so it’s US spelling! On a fortnightly basis, we have a creative challenge over on our team Facebook page

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Month: July 2017

Customer ‘Thank you’ cards – Label Me Pretty

A big thank you to everyone who has placed an order with me over the past few weeks. Here is the pretty notecard I sent to say thank you. I decided to head back to one of my favourite designs, monochrome using Whisper White and Sweet Sugarplum. This time I’ve mixed it with a brand

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Month: July 2017

In Color – Eastern Palace Suite

Today I’m sharing another card we made at the In Color Introduction class. This one is for Berry Burst and uses the Eastern Palace Suite. Again, I designed using a colour combination suggested by Stampin’ Up!  This uses Berry Burst, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie to create a bright look. Firstly, we stamped

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