Tuesday, 31 August 2010

stamping on canvas

i've had lots of fun experimenting on these, i've used shimmer paint on both which gives them a lovely subtle sparkly shimmer but its not showing up on the photos.
the butterflies are made with the Flight of the Butterfly stamps and punch. i sponged on bashful blue and pretty in pink inks then stamped in pretty in pink using the background Bella toile stamp and the swirl from Baroque motifs in regal rose ink.
the christmas tree was made from handmade card buttons(this was not my idea - a friend showed me it and she'd seen it on a blog- i can't remember the blog but if i find it i'll link to it) , I used Crystal Effects to add the sheen. i sponged close to coco ink and champange shimmer paint and used the En Francais background stamp (which i use on everything at the moment) some of the buttons have a sprinkling of dazzling diamonds to give them a bit of christmas sparkle.
thanks for looking - i will be doing the christmas tree as a class shortly, so drop me a note if you fancy making one yourself

Monday, 23 August 2010

Stampin Up Retirement Party

its the products thats retiring not me!!
i'm going to have an evening of make and takes and demonstrations on Friday the 3rd September. It will be a nice way to catch up with some of my customers i don't see as much as i'd like- i've met so many lovely ladies over the last year and a bit and many have become friends- so this will be a chance for me to say thanks to my customers with a goodie bag and a chance for all my guests to grab their last chance to order the retiring products before they are gone forever.
if you'd like to come along please call or email me, i have to know numbers for preparing make and takes and goodie bags- so get your name down- spaces are limited
The cards above were made with the Greenhouse Garden Set, pretty in pink, melon mambo and rich razzleberry inks. i used the left overs from the patterned paper i made for my scrapbook page i posted last week.

Sunday, 15 August 2010

2 step stamping blog hop

Heres a few pages from a star book made with Nouveau Chic papers, so saffron, sage shaddow and basic grey

Big Bold Birthday in Bashfull blue and certainly celery

greenhouse garden in pretty in pink and melon mambo

i'm part of a stampin up blog hop today, if your already doing it you'll have come from Jo at

if your new to blog hops - there are 10 of us in a ring each linking to the person before and after us in the ring so you can follow either way to get round and get lots of new ideas
next in the ring is Sue at

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Jelly Roll Quilt

i've been busy sewing this week, just a break from my normal paper crafts. i only ever get a chance to do big projects like this in the holidays, next i have to do the boarders- i have dozens of wee squares waiting to be sewn up - hopefully tonight so i can get my kitchen back to normal.

Monday, 2 August 2010

20% off 2-step stamping

Augusts Promotion is a fab 20% of the stamp sets below - time to grab a bargin! Loads of love £15.16
Big bold birthday £19.16
Trendy trees £10.36
Greenhouse Garden £18.36
Something sweet £19.16
Tiny tags £15.16
Bird on branch £11.96