Category Archives: classes

Lovely Friends – Feeling Blessed

Today is Thanksgiving here in the US, and while it is not a holiday that we recognized before coming to live in this country, we have embraced the sentiment behind the day.  It is traditional to think about the things you are thankful for today and there is much to be thankful for – not least the friendships we have made since coming to the US and those I have made thru my lovely ladies who come to my classes and workshops.

Today’s card is not a typical Thanksgiving card but it does say exactly what I feel………….
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Timeless Texture Salted Watercolor Card

Each month I have a technique class, where we explore the various things that can be done with ink and paper to produce a beautiful card.  This month we played with ink refills and Sea Salts to create a background that only needed a little stamping and a bow and the card was done. Continue reading

Bundle Bonanza

Today I am bringing you something a little different – I sorted thru my stamp cupboard and have found some stamp set and framelit bundles that have retired and are looking for their forever home.

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Delightful Daisy Floating Image Card

One of my Yorkie’s is called Daisy – it is such a lovely light and fresh name, and because she is a Southern Belle she is formally known as ‘Miss Daisy’.  If she had not have been Daisy she would have been Poppy, again because it is a bright and happy name ~ and I just love flowers!

When the Delightful Daisy Suite became available as a pre-order for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators it was at the top of my list particularly the Designer Series Paper which I am featuring today, along with the Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set and a brief appearance by one of my favorite sets ‘ One Big Meaning’ Continue reading

Birthday Blossoms ~ with a touch of watercoloring

So everyone has a birthday – apart from thank you cards they are the ones I probably make most of.  I like to keep a stash of cards ready for when they are needed ~ well,  that is my excuse for making cards for no specific reason other than to have some crafting time.

The Birthday Blossom stamp set has such pretty images and I am drawn to the lovely cursive greetings that it has.  I used it as one of my virtual on-line stamp classes last year and I am thrilled to have used it again in the card I am sharing today. Continue reading

Help Keep Families Close ~ Ronald McDonald House Charities, special offer

Helping a sick child fight a serious illness or injury places a huge emotional strain on a family. Add worries about finances and a family can become overwhelmed. Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) help families stay near their hospitalized child at little or no cost, allowing them to focus on helping their child heal, not on where they will stay or get their next meal.

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Cutting Tools ~ Stampin UP!

My sweet Mum was a professional dressmaker – she was an apprentice in Bond Street, London – which was a very posh place for clothes back in the late 1940’s and early 50’s, making couture outfits ~  she has always been quick to point out that she made garments from start to finish – not just a ‘sleeve setter’ or ‘button sewer oner’.  She made wedding dresses and other posh frocks for ‘society’, she did not make her own wedding dress as it was considered unlucky, but she did make her best friends’ and Jean then made my Mum’s.

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Beautiful Bouquet Telescope Card

I have seen some of these telescope cards on the internet which had all been made using some of the BIGZ dies that have long since retired from the Stampin’ UP! catalogs.  Now we have the Layering Circle Framelits which have both scalloped and plain circles and makes it so very easy to create this special fold of card. Continue reading

Fall into Savings with Paper Pumpkin

Starting today, and ending on September 10, first-time Paper Pumpkin subscribers will get 50% off their first kit, which is the beautiful Autumn September kit. I know you’ll love it!

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Beautiful Bouquet Thank you card

Today I am sharing a card inspired by the Creating Pretty Cards sketch from Craft Project Central.  I am always looking for ideas for my card projects and have found Craft Project Central to be a very good source of inspiration.

So the story behind today’s card is very simple – I needed a birthday card for a dear friend and a thank you card for another.  One friend just loves black and white, so there was a good starting point, I had also just received the new leaf punch from Stampin’ UP!’s Holiday Catalog and was looking for ANY excuse to use it ! Continue reading