Monday, 22 October 2018

Farmhouse Christmas Tutorials are NOW available & SALE!


And the Tutorials are finally available… for the Farmhouse Christmas project trio of Shadowbox Frame, Bakers Box Light and the Bridge U Fold card…

But before I tell you more… I hear a rumour that Stampin’ Up! will be having a Sale sometime very soon… but I am out and about today… so keep checking my Online Store out for more details… and I will update you as and when on here…

But back to the Tutorials... Step by step with lots of photos in a pdf document that will be emailed to you… 15 pages long! It has certainly taken a while longer than I thought to write up...

Live in the UK? Available free of charge when you purchase Farmhouse Christmas (or products of £40 value or more) through my Online Store... but please remember to add the current Host Code to the field where prompted... Current Host Code to be found to the top right hand side of this blog page... And do quickly email me by clicking here to tell me that you would prefer the Tutorial Bundle to the usual gift with order...

Not in the UK... or a UK demo? Or just not wanting to buy more crafting goodies today! Just click on the Add to Cart button below to order and pay £5 (GBP) for the Tutorial Bundle. 


You will then be taken to a new screen showing the amount to pay and click CHECKOUT to then enter your details. Payment and currency conversions handled by Paypal. Though no Paypal account needed as Paypal or major credit cards can be accepted. 

And/or click on the photos below to go to the original posts for these projects…

Shadowbox Frame (c10")

Bakers Box Light
Bridge U Fold Card


Sunday, 21 October 2018

Spirited Snowmen in the Snow...

Just sharing the slightly tweaked version of Joanne's card made by my ladies in classes this week...

As the colours had to change based on what I already had out...
And I used the lovely sentiment from the Spirited Snowmen set...

The "snow banks" are just hand torn pieces of Thin Whisper White sponged along the edge with Pool Party ink... and then Tombow and Dazzling Diamonds Stampin Glitter added to finish... with more glitter being added to the trees too...

And you can actually get away with less white card for those hand torn snowbanks... but I cut the panel the same size as the panel for stamping and sponging the night sky for 2 reasons...
(1) gave my ladies another bank if needed in an emergency (though only one lady re-did a bank as she wasn't happy with one)
(2) easier to prep that way!
SU! Products used
Stamps - Spirited Snowmen, Lovely as a Tree, Hearts Come Home
Card - Night of Navy (A6 Card Blank), (Thin) Whisper White (14. 2 x 9.9cm x 2)
Inks - Night of Navy, Pool Party, Memento Black
Stampin Blends - Light Black, Dark Smoky Slate, Night of Navy combo, Real Red combo, Shaded Spruce combo, Light Pool Party
Other - Stampin Glitter, Stampin Sponges, 3/4" Circle Punch (to punch moon mask)

Saturday, 20 October 2018

A Host of... Spirited Snowmen

Cast your mind back a few weeks... I made a batch of these... went to Team Training... and came back with some inspirational swaps...

There were definitely 2 major themes amongst the swaps I had in return... and Spirited Snowmen was one of them!!

So I thought it would be lovely today to share the creations of some of my lovely demo friends... starting with the Spirited Snowmen swaps... all four of them...

But before I begin... a quick update on the Farmhouse Christmas Box Frame, Bakers Box Light & Bridge U Fold card tutorials...  They should still be ready by the end of the weekend... but I just had to have a day off yesterday... as I have run back to back classes since Tuesday... so I was meeting myself coming backwards... and then I forgot that the tree surgeons were at ours yesterday... so I really couldn't hear myself think!! So it was a "day off" having retail therapy instead... albeit mainly for projects for classes and food!! But in the meantime... please don't hesitate to order yours here... Just scroll to the end of the post... and Add to Cart...

First up... by Joanne Wragg... and the card that duly inspired this card shared yesterday... As Craig would say in Strictly... "Gorgeous Darling!"... and I have to admit that my ladies have been loving making this card... so a Big Thanks to you Joanne...
Then we have this fabulous notebook by Sam... which lots of my lovely ladies are coveting... so I think I have a plan for these as a part gift for their orders in November... but shh don't tell them...! Also featuring the lovely snowflakes in the Seasonal Layers dies... 
Closely followed by Rebecca Deary's beautiful " what a gorgeous colour combi" card... show-caseing the Buffalo Check and the Swirls & Curls embossing folder too...
And last but... definitely not least... this spectacular card by Joyce Drake... on one of the new Silver Foil Edged cards.. and also using the Bokeh Dots that is my best selling stamp set in the Annual Catalogue!
Didn't they do well!! Proud to have these on my display lovely ladies...
Now I wonder if you can guess which was the other "major theme"... any guesses in comments or by the contact me form please!!

Friday, 19 October 2018

Lovey Dovey Snowmen Couple In the Woods!

Had to be done whilst the Spirited Snowman were out and I was demonstrating another Bridge U Fold card in classes this week...

Thanks to the lovely and talented Joanna Wragg for some brilliant inspiration... but more on that another day!
Spirited Snowmen comes in both Wood Mount and Clear Mount... and I am loving them!!! Who would have thought...  
Spirited Snowmen Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Used with In the Woods dies for those "spindly trees" to the left and right...  both cut at the same time... which is a real treat to be able to do... then a sprinkling of Stampin Glitter to finish them off... 
In the Woods Framelits Dies
Which co-ordinate with the lovely Winter Woods stamps that I have been using a lot... that also come in clear mount or wood mount...
Winter Woods Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Bridge U Fold Card tutorial here... And yes the card does fold totally flat to go in an envelope...
Really do think this must still be favourite card fold ever!! In all its versions...

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Cheeky Snowman in the Winter Woods

 Couldn't resist this cheeky little snowman from Spirited Snowmen... he makes me so happy! There again I have always loved a cheeky face...
More details on the card and background here... yup... cheeky crafting too!! And so quick!!!
Spirited Snowmen comes in both Wood Mount and Clear Mount... 
Spirited Snowmen Wood-Mount Stamp Set
As does the Winter Woods used for the background too... which also comes with co-ordinating dies... In the Woods
Winter Woods Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

And even more Signs of Santa...

A pocket card today... using the Santa's Workshop suite of products... stamps, dies and paper... 

Lovely bit of Stampin Blends colouring in on this card... even I enjoy this amount of colouring ! In Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate & Dark Daffodil Delight ... With Ivory and Light Calypso Coral for those chubby cheeks!

Finished off with Dazzling Diamonds glitter for the snow...




Tuesday, 16 October 2018

More Signs of Santa...

Love these cheeky little elves... 

Elves and trolley from Signs of Santa... greeting from Merry Christmas to All... on a standard A6 card...

Lovely bit of Stampin Blends colouring in on this card... even I enjoy this amount of colouring ! In Poppy Parade, Pool Party , Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate & Dark Daffodil Delight ... With Ivory and Light Calypso Coral for those chubby cheeks!

Finished off with Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the hats...
Does this card seem familiar? Well click here for the version in portrait orientation that we made earlier...

Monday, 15 October 2018

Merry Monday - Signs of Santa

Very quick share today... as I am busy finishing off the Tutorials for the Farmhouse Christmas meets Winter Woods projects... still hoping to finish today and get them emailed out to all of you that have purchased so far... Thank you...

So back to the Signs of Santa collection... 

Santa & signpost from Signs of Santa... greeting from Merry Christmas to All... on a standard A6 card...
The Masking Technique was used for this card...The 2 images being stamped onto Post It Notes (or equivalent!)... then fussy cut to create a mask... then these masks laid over the Memento Black stamped images on the card... and Pool Party ink lightly sponged over the top of the masks...

Just remember to include as much of the sticky part of the Post It note under the images you are going to cut out!

All finished off with lashings of Dazzling Diamonds glitter...

And some decoration on the inside too... 

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Simple on Sunday - Celebrate Lovely Floral You...

Another simple make using the mix of the Lovely Floral embossing folder...and the Celebrate You dies...
Die cut "celebrate" washed with colour using the Aqua Painter and Coastal Cabana and Lemon Lime Twist inks for a bright & breezy and very colourful effect...
Finished off with the fantastic Basic (self) Adhesive Backed Sequins...
A card to make you happy... and feel that all is well with the world...

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Simple for Saturday... Winter Woods Birch Trees

Now you probably don't get much simpler than this...
But I had a really big "need" to use the lovely silver birch trees image in the Winter Woods stamp set...
And I had a lot of customer Thank You cards to make (as the Clearance Rack had proved very popular!)...
So a simple little idea came into my head... and got stuck!! As I rather liked the simplicity of the overall effect...

I started (as I do) with a Whisper White card blank...
But then I realised that I was fast running out of Whisper White... so Gray Granite quickly to the rescue... which was great as I prefer the Gray Granite background...
Here they are side by side... So... do you have a preference?
Products Used
Stamps - Winter Woods, Tropical Chic (thank you)

Friday, 12 October 2018

Farmhouse Christmas Bridge U Fold Card for Fancy Fold Friday

Too good a card fold for a little scene with a house, trees and a fence not be used... Just perfect...

But first a quick update on classes and tutorials for my Farmhouse Christmas trio shared over the last 3 days... Wow... I have had such a lot of people contact me... that I felt I had to write up the Tutorials... so...

Live in the UK? Full multi project Tutorial file available when you purchase Farmhouse Christmas (or products to £40 value or more if you already have the set!) through my Online Store... but please remember to add the current Host Code to the field where prompted... Current Host Code to be found to the top right hand side of this blog page...

Not in the UK... or a UK demo? Just click on the Add to Cart button below to order and pay £5 for the Tutorial bundle. This will cover the Box Frame, Bakers Box and Bridge U Fold card shared 10-12 October - and will be in the form of a 15 page pdf document with lots of photos. Payment and currency conversions handled by Paypal. No Paypal account needed as Paypal or major credit cards can be accepted. 
And there are more class dates being arranged... though I am already booked up till 22 Nov...

So back to today's card... Click here for the Bridge U Fold Card Tutorial...and here for the Background Trees tutorial...
Think this is my last Farmhouse Christmas and Winter Woods with a touch of Merry Christmas to All projects for now... though more may come along as the stamps and dies will be out for classes on both October and November... so I could yet be tempted...

More Stampin Blends action for colouring... in Crumb Cake, Real Red and Pool Party... and another Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint daubed Farmhouse Christmas embellishment...

Oh... and yes the card does fold down flat for popping in an envelope and posting...
And remember...
Live in the UK? Full multi project Tutorial file available when you purchase Farmhouse Christmas (or products to an equivalent value-or more- if you already have the set!) through my Online Store... but please remember to add the current Host Code to the field where prompted... Current Host Code to be found to the top right hand side of this blog page...

Not in the UK... or a UK demo? Register your interest in purchasing the Farmhouse Christmas etc multi project Tutorial file for £5 by emailing me here .... and I will see what I can set up...