Tuesday, 31 March 2009

I've Been Tagged!!

I've been tagged by Sarah B my SU sister, thanks! So here is the fourth photo from my fourth photo folder.
These are my lovely boys Samuel (right) who is now 5yrs and Ben (left) who is 3yrs. This was taken at Thomas Land at Drayton Manor Park in September. The boys, both being mad Thomas fans had a ball, riding on all the characters from their favourite stories.

I now tag Elaine, Julie, Jeannette and Siobhan.

Monday, 30 March 2009

So Sorry!!

Wow what a busy weekend!!! I have had family staying with us for the weekend and we have been celebrating my 30th birthday, which is why I haven't posted!!!! Sorry!!!

I have loads of lovely things for my birthday. I'll hopefully get the chance to take a picture later and show you along with the lovely cards I have had.

So don't forget to check back later.

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Jems Challenge

So as promised here is the latest Jems Challenge card! Thanks to Jeannette for the lovely kit. I really like these bees, so cute and cheeky!!
The only thing I added to the card that wasn't in the kit is the glitter on the bees wings.

Now unlike me I left this til the last minute. I made most of the card yesterday and added the finishing touches today!!!!! But I don't think I've done too bad, so maybe I work better under pressure.
I'm looking forward to the next Jems Challenge!

Easter Card

This is my first attempt at an Easter card. I'm still not sure if I like it. I used my new Magnolia cross stamp and the sentiment is from SU. I coloured the cross using my SU markers and the paper is from the new Tea Party papers from the SU mini catalogue. The top corner was looking a little empty so I added the flowers.

Sorry for such a short post, but I'll be back later this evening with another card from the Jems Challenge, my SU family.
See you later!

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Forest Friends

Last night at my Stampin'Up training session we got chance to play with the new Forest Friends set of stamps from the mini catalogue.
I wasn't sure about it when I first saw the catalogue, but now I have had chance to play with it I LOVE IT!!!!!
It's such a cute set and such great value too! Only £12.95 for 4 lovely stamps. Perfect for both adults and children, and of course great for all those spring and Easter cards!

To pre-order this set and be entered into a prize draw just email me at pitts@blueyonder.co.uk before 31st March!!

A big thanks to Julie, my SU Mummy for driving down to Sheffield, and thanks to Elaine and Jeanette, my SU sisters for your company. And thanks to all the ladies who gave me some lovely swap cards.

Monday, 23 March 2009

Forest Friends Card Class!! BOOK NOW!

After the success of my last card class I have decided to do another, this time using the Forest Friends stamp set from the new mini catalogue to make 2 spring themed cards.
So here are the details,

10am 'til 12pm
Saturday 11th April at my house, Thornton, Bradford.
£5 per person (includes refreshments)

I only have space for 8 people so you need to book your place as soon as you can. To book just email me at pitts@blueyonder.co.uk

I'm off for some Stampin'Up training tonight so I'll be back tomorrow to tell what we got up to.

For Limited Time Only.....


..... Stampin'Up are offering 10% off the starter kit when you sign up as a demonstrator between the 12th & 25th March.

Thats over £240 of lovely stamping and business goodies to get you started all for the wonderful price of £125!!

And as an extra bonus if you sign up with me and join my SU family I'll throw in a free gift too!!

Don't forget, if you don't want to hold workshops or classes you can sign up as a hobby demonstrator. You still get all the great benefits, including discounted prices on all catalogue items. What a way to satisfy your crafty cravings!!

For more information email me at pitts@blueyonder.co.uk

Friday, 20 March 2009

Happy Mothers Day

Well I have finally got round to playing with my goodies from the new mini catalogue, and I came up with this.

For this card I used the Fresh Cuts stamp set to stamp the background inside one of the Fresh Cut Notes using my Certainly Celery ink pad. I then glued the note shut to create my image/topper for my card. The background on the card is Certainly Celery card stock. The little flower in the centre is stamped using pretty in pink with matching ribbon down the side.
I added a gem for a bit of extra sparkle and used my happy mothers day stamp from the occasional greetings set.

I used the Fresh Cut background stamp again for this card and stamped it using Barely Banana. The torn paper and card stock are both Bashful Blue and I added some Very Vanilla ribbon and some gems to liven it up a bit.

Don't forget that if you place your pre-order from the mini catalogue with me before he end of March I'll enter you into a prize draw to win a limited edition stamp set.

So click on the link/picture on my side bar to browse the catalogue then email your order to pitts@blueyonder.co.uk

Happy Mothers Day!

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Another Blog Award!!

While is was doing my usual blog hop this morning I found that one of my SU sisters had given me this lovely award!

Thank you Sarah B!!

The problem I have is who to pass it on to as she has already given it to most of the fab people I would!

Anyway, today is Samuel's 5th birthday, so happy birthday little man! I am busy preparing for his birthday tea and Jonathan's return from his retreat. Hopefully I'll be back later with a card and maybe and Easter treat!!

Monday, 16 March 2009

Little blue cat!

Samuel's birthday party was a success! So I have spent the morning making these mini 3x3 thank you cards for all his friends.

I finally had chance to get my new Oval All stamp set and oval punches (from the new mini catalogue) out and have a play! I stamped the thank you in Certainly Celery and layered it onto a scallop of Apricot Appeal.

And of course cat's love to chase butterflies, so I just had to add this cute cat from the All in the Family stamp set. He just had to be coloured in using Bashful Blue, Samuel's favourite colour!!

Friday, 13 March 2009

My New Mini Catalogue Goodies!!

Ok it's time for me to tempt you all into pre ordering from the mini catalogue!!

I'm hoping to have a play over the weekend, but as we have Samuel's birthday party I'm not sure how much time I shall have.

I am now taking pre-orders from the new mini catalogue, so why not grab a cuppa and click on the picture on my side bar and have a look at the catalogue. Anyone who places a pre-order before 31st March will be entered into a prize draw for a free stamp set! Just email your order to pitts@blueyonder.co.uk

So go on treat yourself!!

And last but not least here is a picture of Samuel's birthday cake!

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Another Card!

Well today I was hoping to show you my goodies from the new mini catalogue, but the DHL man turned up while I was doing the school run this morning! So I will have to wait til tomorrow to tempt you all.
So until then I have another card. This is another anniversary card using one of my sale-a-bration sets which is perfect for spring.

The colours I used are Rose Red, Old Olive and So Saffron, which I have to say work quite well. I added some Very Vanilla ribbon to pretty it up abit.

All of the items I used are from Stampin'Up, so if you want to get your hands on them you can place your order with me.

So hopefully I'll be back tomorrow with some lovely new items to show you.

Monday, 9 March 2009

Spring is in the air!

We were in the Lake District at the weekend and it certainly felt like Spring was upon us. Snowdrops and crocus popping out of the ground and lots of spring lambs bounding about in the fields.

So here is an anniversary card I made for another of my regular customers, which certainly has a spring feel to it.

I love these colours too, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue and a touch of Pretty in Pink.

I hope this brightens everyones day.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

First Team Challenge!

The Jems (my lovely Stampin'Up family) have started our own card challenge. The first kit was put together by my SU sister Steph. A lovely kit with loads of lovely paper, buttons, lace and ribbon to get creative with.
Thanks Steph, I loved using this kit and it helped to get my creative juices flowing.

So this is the result!!!

The photo isn't the best, thats what you get for leaving it til night and taking it indoors in poor light!! Never mind.
Not had the best day today, so I'm hoping for a good weekend. I'll be back on Monday with some more cards.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Boys, boys, boys!!

Well we have quite a few birthdays coming up over the next few weeks, most of them boys, so I've been trying to come up with some suitable cards.
This is one of my favourite Sugar Nellie stamps. He is very cute and I love his tractor.
I coloured him in using my watercolour pencils and water brush and used SU card stock and ribbon. The stripe paper was a scrap from somewhere!!
This week I need to get my thinking cap on and organise the games and bits for Samuel's 5th birthday party, I need to sort a few more things for my party too.

Sunday, 1 March 2009

New Mini Catalogue!!

This is very exciting!!! I have a copy of the NEW Mini Catalogue in my hands!
I have put a link in my side bar, just click on the picture and it will take you to the new catalogue!
You have plenty of time to drool over all the lovely new stamp sets and accessories and plenty of time to book your workshop with me, so that you and all your friends can play with some of these lovely new goodies!!!

You can't place an order from the mini until 1st April, so plenty of time to save some pennies for those must have items!!

Hopefully in about 2 weeks time I should have some new samples to show you that I will have made with some items from the mini.
I'll also be organising another card class too, so keep checking back for more info.