Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Tuesday Tags & Tidings share...

8 simple tags for you... using the one stamp and one cut special Tags & Tidings set...

I love the little tags that stamp and cut out all in one go... but they are too small for my christmas presents! 
So what better way to up-size them ... but to create presents as tags....

Just simply heat embossed in white on Night of Navy... and decorated with a variety of ribbons and Bakers Twine...

And a great make in class... as everyone could tailor make to their own gift wrap... I just had to sort out the relevant coloured card for them... but more on that another day!

Monday, 10 December 2018

Santa's Workshop #3 & Finale for Merry Monday !

The last of the large Santas Workshop Memories and More cards...
With a couple more small ones for those of you that were looking carefully!
Yes I couldn't resist chopping up one of the larger cards... so bringing my card total to 23 in total... 12 small and 11 large...
Though of course my ladies ended up with 20 as they only got half of those speciality ones from their half pack...
But thinking on for next year... armed with a full pack...
This format can so easily be a 40 cards class!! Just perfect for Christmas!
Embellishment just using the stickers in the M&M card pack... Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Red Rhinestone Jewels (discounted in the Year End CloseOut Sale... so stock up for christmas berries & baubles next year! I certainly am!) and stripy Thick Garden Green & White Bakers Twine...

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Simple on Sunday - Santa's Workshop Memories & More cards

So the 10 small cards were shared yesterday...  So today it is time for some of the large cards...
First up are the 6 Speciality cards in the pack... which are all lovely and glittery...
The ladies had half a pack of the Memories & More cards  (now out of stock unfortunately!)...so they had an either/or choice...Hopefully self explanatory with these photos...
But this one was the revered one!! I thought we were going to have an auction - or a game of Pit - mid class!
Embellishment just using the stickers in the M&M card pack... Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Red Rhinestone Jewels (discounted in the Year End CloseOut Sale... so stock up for christmas berries & baubles next year! I certainly am!) and stripy Thick Garden Green & White Bakers Twine...

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Saturday Memories & More Santa's Workshop cards #1

So I finally succumbed... and did a Memories & More Santa's Workshop card class that have been all the rage this year! So here are a few different versions for you...
I just have the 10 small cards to share with you today...
So much so "all the rage" ... that the M&M card packs have completely run out of stock in Europe (& pretty much worldwide I believe)...
Though you can still buy the Red Cards & Envelopes packs...which are great value if you haven't spotted them!
They may be simple... and so easy to put together... but such fun...
And I still got 20 cards even thought I only used half the pack of cards!
And just adding embellishment using the stickers in the M&M card pack... Dazzling Diamonds glitter,
Red Rhinestone Jewels (discounted in the Year End CloseOut Sale... so stock up for christmas berries & baubles next year! I certainly am!)
and stripy Thick Garden Green & White Bakers Twine...
But just one regret... I didn't buy the co-ordinating Enamel Shapes... I think they were out of stock at the time... what a shame!
And 2 versions of this last card... as I started off adding Dazzling Diamonds glitter to make a glittery yellow bow( as shown below)... but then thought what the heck... and grabbed the gold glitter instead... 
And its funny... I prefer the gold bow in the flesh... but I prefer the yellow bow version from these photos!!


Friday, 7 December 2018

Hearts Come Home Special Christmas Card

... to me ... from Barbara...

Isn't this just stunning...

And I have to add...  that I think that the stamped and glittered houses panel is the nicest use I have seen of the house stamps in Hearts Come Home...
So I just had to share this before I start sharing (the somewhat more simple) projects I have made this week... Been a busy busy week!! On all fronts...

Thank you again Barbara... just beautiful... I feel SO honoured...

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Those Pesky Elves...

Another card re-make for this week's classes using the Santas Workshop papers instead of Signs of Santa stamping, colouring and die-cutting... as per this card here...

But before I start... & just in case you didn't get to visit me yesterday!... Don't forget that the Retiring List has been published and The Year End Closeout Sale is in full swing...click here for all the news released yesterday!

Simple & quick -  but so so cute!!
And here are the die-cut papers and stamped versions side by side...

Oh and greeting from Merry Christmas to All... on a standard A6 card...

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Quite a lot of news today!

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It is that time of year...

Stampin' Up! publish the Autumn Winter Retiring List ... these are the products in the Autumn Winter catalogue that will not be available come the 3rd January 2019 - or earlier should stocks run out ...

Just Click Here to view the Retiring List... and don't forget to order anything you don't want to miss! And do bear in mind that all bundles officially retire...but the individual items forming that bundle may carryover individually... just without the bundled 10% discount!

And... the Year End Close-out Sale goes Live today! Some great savings to be had... You can save on a selection of retiring and surplus items— but only while supplies last.  
So please place your orders sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment, because supplies are limited. 

This Year-End Closeout ends on 2 January. After that, some of your favourite retiring items will be gone for good!

The brand New Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag is now available to order... Click here to buy... or click here for all the information on the bag and the best Stamp Positioning Tool - The Stamparatus - on the market today! Perfect crafty gift for Christmas!
Don't forget that the exclusive Dashing Along papers have been re-stocked and are still available to buy... click here to go straight there... 
Yes... Stampin' Up! decided to make the previously promotional Dashing Along Designer Series Paper (item 149903) available for sale to us all at (13.25 €/£10.25). This beautiful, 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm) traditional Christmas paper has a festive, eclectic feel and is perfect for layering.
Dashing Along Designer Series Paper
Coordinating colours are Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Whisper White.
1.      Spring Summer catalogues and Sale A Bration brochures will shortly be on their way to me. 
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These will be automatically sent to those of you ordering more than £30 in the last 6 months… but please do not hesitate to REPLY and request a copy if you want one should you not have ordered in that time…

And last - but not least - don't forget that I offer both Gift Voucher and Christmas Wish List services... 

Still not sure what to tell your nearest and dearest to buy you for Christmas!! Well I can help... I can provide a Wish List service or Gift Vouchers for any amount. Either for Stampin Up! products and/or for Craft Spa class fees. Click here to request a Wish List form and/or just tell them contact me at this email address for Gift Vouchers or to request items off your Wish List.

Though please note that orders submitted to Stampin Up! after 13 December are not likely to arrive before Christmas.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Santa's Workshop Mr & Mrs card #2...

Probably can't get much simpler than this!

Remake of this Mr & Mrs Santa card I made earlier... just replacing stamped and coloured Signs of Santa images with ones die-cut straight from the Santa's Workshop papers using the Santas Signpost dies... simples! And SO quick!
Main greeting from Merry Christmas To All... and North Pole in the Signs of Santa set...
PS Don't forget to come back tomorrow for the Autumn Winter Catalogue Carryover List, the Year End Close Out Sale... and to order your Stamparatus bag!

Monday, 3 December 2018

Simple Santa's Workshop cards for Merry Monday

So the Santa's Workshop suite is out and about for classes here this week... and in my usual style I just had to "tweak" some of the cards I had already made...

But before I start... a couple of news items!

Come back here Wednesday 5th December for the Year End Close Out Sale... and the official launch of the new Stamparatus Craft & Carry bag!
And do you know that I operate Christmas Wish List and Gift Voucher services? Click here to contact me for more information and/or the Wish List file... but bear in mind orders need to be placed by 12th December latest for Christmas delivery...

So back to the card... this one is a card that "grew and multiplied"... inspired by this Signs of Santa swap card made by Julie... love the Poppy Parade dots and dashes border...
Just added to a 5 1/2" Square card blank with some flocked and stripy paper...
And then I had to make another one and add this cute image! It certainly makes me feel more merry! Though I do think that I should have coloured the drink in the glass... maybe more beer than milk for our Santa with this greeting !!
And you do have to love a bit of fussy cutting in an evening! (well I do!!)... as this image is cut straight from the Santas Workshop papers... simple papercrafting at its best!


Sunday, 2 December 2018

Sunday Share - My Christmas Wreath for the front door!

Had to share! I had the pleasure of going TO a workshop yesterday... and making this beauty for my front door for Christmas.. (though these photos are actually of the back door as there just happened to be a hook there when I got home!!)

It has been a long time since I went to a creative workshop... as life has become quite busy enough running those of my own!! And I have to admit that is was a very nice change... so I think I will be on the look out for some more to go to in 2019... happy days!
So thank yous... To Denise for organising me! And to Clive for lunch at the Fauconberg Arms!

To Sue at Brown Paper & String for your brilliant wreath workshop (which I can highly recommend!)... which formed part of The Homemade & Vintage Christmas Fair... Though Sue is also running workshops next weekend 8/9 December at The Tea Rooms, Byland Abbey...
And to Homemade & Vintage for the lovely Pop Up Shop and Cafe Christmas Fair event running this weekend in Coxwold Village Hall... on today too if you are around this stunning North Yorkshire area & village...

I just wish I had thought to take a few photos around the room as it looked so lovely with lots of bunting, vintage finds & cafe and all the wreaths being made... well next time!
The wreath is a lovely mixture of both spruce and ivy... which makes it look different and very special... particularly as mine ended up very dense... and I can't wait to raid my garden for further supplies...

And I thought you might like a few closeups... particularly love the pops of dried limes and feathers... who would have thought!
And I have to admit that most of my chosen embellishments just sum up my Christmas (but maybe not everyone's)... as I always have sprays of berries around the house...  bowls of pine-cones mixed with pot pourri... bowls of walnuts for eating (along with the nutcracker device's annual outing!)... and cinnamon sticks for my mulled wine... 

And now I want to dry some limes (and lemons and oranges!)... as I think they look particularly brilliant!
And then all I need is to introduce some feathers and gypsophila (which I thought looked like a touch of snow!)... and my wreath can sum up my christmas decoration!!
So ... what do you think?