Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Christmas Card

I've found that every year it's getting harder and harder to find what I call "decent" religious Christmas cards, so when I found these stamps I thought they would be perfect for Christmas.
As the "Big" day is fast approaching I thought I ought to finish them off so I can get writting them and get them posted.

I don't normally use lots of blue when making cards. I think that having two boys I have tried to get my pink fix where I can, but this works well with different shades of blue. The card base is embossed with snowflakes that I have dusted over with some chalks. The verse is stamped and heat embossed with a glitter dust and the manger is stamped using a pearlesent ink.

The verse reads:
The Legend of the Snowflake
Long ago a glittery star lead the way to a Holy Child.....
and today it is said that snowflakes are tiny pieces of that very star,
sent to lead our hearts anew to Jesus, Light of the World.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Look What I Got!

I received this lovely card in the post this morning from my friend and upline Julie as a thank you for joining her Stampin'Up team.
Julie makes lovely cards and for this one she used the Rose is a Rose set from the SU catalogue.
The colours are lovely, sadly my photo doesn't do it justice!

Thanks Julie the cards is lovely and will have pride of place on my craft desk.

It's Samuel's show and tell at school today and he has taken his gift tags that he made with me at the fair on Saturday. He is very proud of them!
Well I've done the supermarket shop this morning and picked up some miniture gifts for Samuel to give his teacher for Christmas. So now I'm off to find a design for a gift box to make. Hopefully I'll show you my finished gift tomorrow.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Thank You!!

I just wanted to say a big thank you to all of you who supported me at the Christmas Fair yesterday. I have just placed the order with SU so it won't be long before the goodies are delivered.
I thought you would all like to see a piccy of me hard at work in my lovely pinny!!

Friday, 21 November 2008

Don't Forget.....

...... My FREE P&P offer is still avaliable but only until Sunday!

Why not click on the link to the Stampin'Up catalogue and have a look. There are loads of items that are perfect for stocking fillers for your friends and family.
Don't forget your childrens teachers too! Why not get the kids to make some lovely Christmas cards and gifts using Hung Up on the Holidays set or A Holly Jolly Christmas. No need to colour in, just stamp and go!

Don't forget to come and say hello if you are in Bradford tomorrow. I'll be at St James Church Thornton at the Christmas Fair. I have a make and take and loads of other goodies too.

Have a good weekend.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Stampin' Up Cards

Well I have been busy today getting my sample boards ready for the Christmas Fair on Saturday. These are the cards I made this morning. I think my favourite is the small pink one with the cake, it's so simple but very effective.

I used the Seeing Spots set for the background and the cake from the Fun & Fast Notes set, I coloured the cake with my SU markers and used Pumkin Pie and Pixie Pink card stock.

Now all I need to do is decide on my layout on my display boards, but I keep moving them all round and changing my mind!!

Tuesday, 18 November 2008


As many of you are thinking of Christmas pressies for yourself and others I though I would give you all and early present. Place an order from the Stampin'Up catalogue between now and Sunday and you won't pay any P&P!!!

What a great start to your Christmas shopping! You better get in quick as it won't last long!!

Right I'm off to work on my samples and prizes for the Christmas Fair I am at on Saturday at St James Church Thornton, Bradford, 10am til 2pm.
If you are in the area call in and say hello, I have chocolates!!

Friday, 14 November 2008

My First ......

...... Stampin'Up cards.

Last night I managed to make my first 2 sample cards using all my lovely new goodies from SU.

And I have to say I am pleased with the results!

I used Old Olive and Pumkin Pie for the larger card and Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Ruby Red for the notelet. The pattern on both cards was made using my Stampin' Around Whimsy wheel which I love!

I'm hoping I can make some more today but my youngest Ben is not well so it may not happen!!

Thursday, 13 November 2008

5th Birthday Card

Today Samuel is going to his friends birthday party after school so I have wrapped a pressie and made this card using one of my new Magnolia stamps. I coloured it in using my SU markers and I have used paper from Crate Paper.
My Stampin'Up demonstrator kit has arrived this lunch time, so I'm looking forward to being able to sit and have a play with all the lovely new stamp sets.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Tis the season .....

.... to get crafty and host a Stampin' Up workshop.

If you host a workshop before 31st December you will recieve an extra stamp free as well as all the usual goodies you get for being the hostess.
(To qualify your workshop must reach £150 of sales)

Make your Christmas merry and bright with a Stampin' Up workshop. Email me now to book yours before it's too late.

Friday, 7 November 2008

Stampin' Up

Well after having a fabulous Stampin'Up workshop at the begining of the week I have taken the plunge and signed up to be a local demonstrator. So now I can have fun crafting and earn a few pennies and meet loads of new people to share my love of card making with.

I am expecting a delivery of Stampin' Up goodies, in fact I have just had a knock at the door and a lovely parcel given to me.

Here are all my goodies. I ordered 2 pieces but all the rest are my freebies for being a hostess! Now I can get creating and can show you what you can do with all these lovely crafty things.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

This is my very first post on my Blog!!! I'm trying to get to grips with all this so please be patient with me.

I'm going to use my blog to show people my crafts and how my faith is shown in my craft. Maybe it will inspire someone else to the same.