Sunday, 3 October 2010

Christmas Sweet Treats

Just finished 3 of the projects we will be doing in next week's session so thought it was time to post something for a change!!

So it is chocolate treats time! We will be making a Xmas Pud punch art holder, an After Eights Santa box punch art holder and a simple wrapped chocolate bar.

So first of all Santa holding 3 After Eight mints - I will be making more of these for my Christmas Eve table!! Check out the new black 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon - I have been waiting for SU! to stock black ribbon since becoming a demo - so I am SO happy to see this! And even better SU! are now carrying all of the ribbons in black.
( apart from the 5  In Color ribbons - of which more details will be coming soon) 

What you can't really see on the photo is that Santa is also wearing small oval black boots!! Yes we finally have the smaller oval punch in the UK new catalogue too..... The arms are also made using this smaller oval punch ( along with the 1/2" circle punch for the hands and the small heart punch for the cuff)  But sadly the 1/4" punch used for the buttons is not available anymore!
And here is my favourite - my little Xmas Pud.... originally designed to hold a Ferrero Rocher but it got even better when I went to Tescos and found.... yes a chocolate Christmas pud! Perfect....

The pud is made from the 1 3/4" circle punch with part of a scalloped circle to represent the white sauce - along with "merry" from the gorgeous Tiny Tags stamp set punched out with the small Jewellery Tag punch and a berry using the 1/4" circle punch. Looks good enough to eat!!

And then finally we have the wrapped chocolate bar. I have purposely kept this VERY simple and I have also used some Christmas papers that are sadly no longer available.

But check out the scallop circle stamp in the new Perfect Punches stamp set ( page 66) - one of my favourite new sets as there are lots of different greetings that co-ordinate with the SU! punches - built for speed!!!

Better go and finish my other project(s) for the class.... My biggest problem now is that I have loads more projects  that I really want to do ( and the chocolate/treats to do them with!!!) .... but we will only be able to complete another 1 or 2 in the 2 1/2hours session....... Maybe I will have to squeeze a Sweet Treats II session in...! Or maybe I just decide which chocolates Joe and I prefer to eat - and just eat them....!!

Friday, 1 October 2010

New Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue 2010-11

Well finally it is the 1st October ..... and I have the new Idea Book and Catalogue to share with you. Lots & lots more stamps, papers, punches, ribbons and embellishments galore.......

Just click the picture of the catalogue on the left hand side to go straight to the on-line copy or email  me to get a copy posted straight out to you for £4.50. ( £3 if you can collect) - or I will give you a free copy if you place an order of more than £50 or join one of my Stampers Clubs..... just email me for more details.....

I intend to post a few projects and more details of new products in this catalogue over the next week - though I am busily finishing off my Christmas Little Treats projects for the class on Monday first.....

But the first news I will share is that Stampin' Up! now do the extra option of CLEAR MOUNT STAMPS for us in the UK. Great price, great packaging and awesome clear stamp blocks...... The Clear Mount option is available for many of the stamp sets...... though not all...