Friday, 16 November 2018

Dashing Deer in the Winter Woods...

Another little scene built using my favourite Winter Woods and Dashing Deer stamp sets... with some Rooted in Nature trees thrown in for good measure...

Click here for the card tutorial... though I added 2 hand-torn and glittered pieces of 8cm wide x 2.5cm high Whisper White to the back and central section too...

Set on A Twinkle Twinkle Paper background.... no sponging required!
Finished off with a 1 1/2" circle punched moon... and lots of Dazzling Diamonds Stampin Glitter....

Thursday, 15 November 2018

3D Sweet Treats...

And there's more...

As explained in my post here... we demos like to meet up on the Saturday evening for a post-On Stage meal ... catch up some more and share a sweet treat or two... and here is the beautiful table setting I was presented with last Saturday night at Zizzis in Solihull..

And here are the treats close up... thank you so much girls... beautiful!
And apologies for this very quick share today... but not only have I got back to back classes this week...
But my mum is not good at all... so I am very stressed and meeting myself going backwards...
Good job I am (very almost) perfectly OK after my radiotherapy treatment... 
So please do not worry if I do not achieve my usual daily blog post service for a  few weeks...
It just may have to be...
But it won't be because of me... I am feeling great!!
And I will be back to it as soon as I can...

And a sad story about this last Malteser reindeer picture (though Angela may not be happy with me!!!)... just in case any of the team didn't know...  
Angela spent all her time making the 28 or so treat holders to pop her treats in on the day ... but then left the packaging at home!!! Don't you just hate it when that happens... 


Wednesday, 14 November 2018

On Stage - Swaps and stuff...

So for the first time I was not able to take swaps with me to the On Stage event... I decided that that activity on the Saturday would probably prove too much for me in the circumstances... so I took the decision.... And guess what... it SO did not feel right on the day... I even felt a bit "lost" for an hour or two...

But some lovely ladies gave me a Swap or a Team Gift in any case... thank you so much ladies... and here they are for you...as there is lots of inspiration here...

So in no particular order...

Nic's beautiful stationery gift... isn't this stunning... thank you so much Nic...


Julies Team Gift...
Sarah Janes sweeties treat...
Lucy's cheeky elfish card... check out the elf greeting at the top...and the elf in the snow to the bottom left hand side...
Gill Moore's gorgeous Fun Fold card...now I was cheeky here... as this card is so me... that I (for the first time without a swap in my hand!) asked if I could have one... and Gill is such a sweetie!!
Nikki's magnets...
Anna's celebratory tag...
Nic's stunning Flip card... thanks for those words too Nic... 

 Gill's chocolate Team Treat...
 Sarah's Team badge...
And a couple more handed to me...but sadly no name on... so I don't know who these were from... though think the post it note was either Donna or Uma... 

Thank you everyone... I love all of these... and they are all taking pride of place in my new display! Even though this should probably read Swaps or Not as the case actually was...





Tuesday, 13 November 2018

On Stage 2018 - New Stamps & Catalogue (s)

Spoiler Alert....

I am beyond excited to have lots of sneak peeks from the new Spring Summer Catalogue and the 2019 Sale A Bration promotion to share with you...

Now I can't share the inside pages of the catalogues... but I can share the front cover with you...

First up the Spring Summer Catalogue (aka Occasions in the US) Can you spot how dog-eared the bottom right corner is already!!!
And second up, the Sale A Bration promotion leaflet...
And I can't share any projects made using my new stamp sets that I was given for free (love all of these so samples will be coming along soon!)... But for the first time... I can share the front covers of those too!!
And howsabout a more close up shot of each of them...

Itty Bitty Birthdays - lots of fabulous greetings for those essential occasions for our cards!
Part of My Story... love all of these greetings... a bit different but rather useful for those occasions when that is what we want to say! Available for free with a £45 order January to March 2019... I think this one will be popular!
 Amazing Life - great words and images... I think this set will get a lot of use at The Craft Spa!
Incredible Like You... a great all rounder for lots of occasions... with 2 greetings I will use a lot (and 2 that I won't!!!)
And lastly... Stamping Your Way to the Top... which I really love... and can't wait to use it with "treats" for the ladies in my team as we celebrate their achievements... But only available to the Friday night CentreStage attendees (for which you need to be Silver Elite or above in title... and I guess there were about 50-60 of us in the UK (as about 15 of our top demos were actually over in Orlando to celebrate the 30th Anniversary) And I think this will be a Demo only set... as that makes sense!
Lots more to come... but setting up & prepping for and running a whole week of classes means that I need to share a bit at a time... so bear with me!

Monday, 12 November 2018

Dashing Deer

So by the time you ready this... 2018 On Stage is over... and I am back home busily preparing for a busy week of classes... but I will be back with you to share lots of news very soon....In the meantime this is the last of my pre-On Stage-prepared blog posts...

Another clean & simple Dashing Deer card for you... with a bit more colour! Gray Granite meets Poppy Parade...

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Team Treats for On Stage 2018

So all good demonstrators like to treat their friends to something sweet in lovely packaging!!! And our team always love to rise to the challenge when we go to the Stampin Up On Stage events...
Most of us meet up on the Saturday night for a meal together... so I made 28 of these Chocodipper treat holders... yup... took a while!!! But our ladies are all worth it!!
I will be back another day with the directions... as it is Thursday night and I am madly getting blog posts on to cover all the days I am away!!

And this is what is inside... a small but perfectly formed chocolate "drop" with breadsticks to get it out!! For my chocoholic demo friends!!!
Love that I could replace the brightly coloured film wrap lid with a Stitched Shapes circle!! Perfect size... I could not have planned it better!! Though luckily I did remember to add a small tab (1/2" circle) at the front so that we can rip the lid off in the same fashion!!

Stampin Up products used
Papers - Twinkle Twinkle
Punch - Pretty Label

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Quilted Snow is Glistening

I will excuse you for thinking you have seen this before.. but rest assured it is different to the one shared here earlier in the week... or click here to go straight to the Triple Time card Tutorial....

Few additions to this one.... 

Embossed with the Tufted folder to give the card a quilted look... hope you can see in this close up... 
And Adhesive Backed Sequins added to finish...

Both of which come highly recommended!!

And remember that these Snowflake Showcase products are only available during November... or while supplies last... which reminds me... as we already have a stock out... no White Velvet sheets left!! So well done to those of you that ordered these early... 

Friday, 9 November 2018

Spirited Snowmen... in the Snow is Glistening!

Another perfect merging of 2 stamp sets... well you can't have snow"men" without a bit of snow!

First up .. Snow is Glistening for the snowflake-y border up above... in Pool Party Shimmer Paint...  mixed by myself as described here... and still going strong!! Perfect for this job!
My favourite Spirited Snowmen couple...

Set on a couple of hand torn snow banks,,,torn edge sponged in Pool Party and Dazzling Diamonds Stampin Glitter -ed all over!!
And finished off with a Smoky Slate moon... and Smoky Slate and Real Red houses from the Hearts Come Home set ... so 3 stamp sets actually!!!
And this isn't any Fancy Fold Friday post... as this card is a Notecard & Envelope! Available off the shelf!