Thursday, 14 November 2019

Curvy Treat Snowman for 3D Thursday

Cased from the catalogue...

So cute! And again perfect for our Ferrero Rocher and Lindor ball treats on the christmas table...
And so easy with the Let It Snow Embellishment Kit... just peel and stick!
Though I have to admit to not having the Real Red Curly Ribbon used in the catalogue shot... 
Let It Snow
Such a shame... but luckily some retired Cherry Cobbler trim came in useful so I could at least finish the project off! But guess who now has some ribbon to buy!!

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Wednesday WOW - A Moose is Loose!

More christmassy inspiration for you...  featuring some of our animal friends.... and made by fellow UK demos near and far!

First up Donna Golby's stunning coppery sponged Merry Moose notecard...
Then a lovely Merry Moose tag on a card by (sadly) unknown...
And finishing off with Issy Szczecinski's gorgeous Natures Beauty deer paired with Very Versailles..
Thank you again for your beautiful cards and for swapping with me ladies...

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Tuesday Trio of Thoughts from Friends #2

Another trio of beautiful cards from fellow friends, team members, customers and demonstrators...  In no particular order... and again thank you all for your thoughts at that time....

Nic Baker's beautiful Centre Pop Up Notecard featuring the So Shelli Paper Pumpkin kit... which is no longer available in English... but is available (in UK and Europe) in French or German ... and even reduced to £15 in German... and I reckon you will already have greetings to use instead of those German language stamps!
 Kate Martin's stunning Heirloom Frames & Frosted Bouquet dies A6 card
And Julie Wade's gorgeous A6 card with Four Petal punched Pop of Petals flowers with Rooted in Nature greeting...
PS All is still perfectly OK post-op... but I have to "take it easy" and not lift, bend or stretch etc "much" for another week or so... so "grabbing" my crafting supplies is a temptation I need to avoid... so I am taking the opportunity to share some lovely creations made by friends... Normal Service will resume soon... 

PPS At Home classes will continue as planned... I was ready for this month's classes pre-op so nothing to stop those... 

Monday, 11 November 2019

A friendly Snowman Season trio for Merry Monday...

Just realised that I haven't shared the swaps I received at our last joint Jems and Passionettes training... so now seems like the perfect time to do so... whilst I continue to "take it easy" and keep myself away from my craft room for a few more days...

So lots of christmas inspiration for you here featuring the lovely Let It Snow papers and the Snowman Season stamp set and co-ordinating punch...

And click here for the details on the whole Let It Snow suite... and I wonder if you are singing the same song as I am now!!!

First up a stunning minty treat holder by Kylie...
 A beautiful water coloured snowman scene by Karen Henderson...
And lastly for today... a gorgeous snowman scene in the trees by Jennie Fieldwick ...
Thank you for swapping with me ladies... sorry it took me so long to share!


Sunday, 10 November 2019

Golden Frosted Foliage Snowflakes Mini Curvy Keepsake Treat Holder

So my gold Delicata ink pad has finally turned up after being in back order for a while...
So I put it to immediate use...
For a very quick and simple christmas table treat holder made with a simple pass of the new Mini Curvy Keepsake holder die... and finished off with golden Frosted Foliage snowflakes & Cheers to That greeting...
Though I think I may treat myself to the new 1/4" Gold Shimmer Ribbon to finish them off "properly"....

Perfect for our Lindor and Ferrero Rocher balls this year! Especially for my Boxing Day group meet up plans.... as I have always provided a small  - but perfectly formed - christmas chocolatey treat.... and this one is as simple, fast but still striking as you can make!

Saturday, 9 November 2019

A trio of thoughts from friends #1

Sharing some beautiful cards I received earlier in the year... from fellow friends, team members, customers and demonstrators...  In no particular order... and again thank you all for your thoughts at that time....

Uma Kathirgamanathan's gorgeous Pop Up Front Step Panel Card.... featuring Garden Lane papers and Rooted in Nature stamps... Tutorial for this card here...
Sarah Lavelle's beautiful A6 card featuring Pretty Label punched Label Me Pretty & Flourishing Phrases greeting... with Floral Essence flowers...
 And Caroline Merrick's super Botanical Blooms (retired) A6 card...
PS All is perfectly OK post-op... but I have to "take it easy" and not lift, bend or stretch etc "much" for another week or so... so "grabbing" my crafting supplies is a temptation I need to avoid... so I am taking the opportunity to share some lovely creations made by friends... Normal Service will resume soon... 

PPS At Home classes will continue as planned... I was ready for this month's classes pre-op so nothing to stop those... 



Friday, 8 November 2019

Christmas Conservatory Card for Fancy Fold Friday

Remember this creation...

Well I thought it high time to dress my little Conservatory (or Greenhouse) for Christmas...
And we have the perfect papers, Feels Like Frost to do so... so peaceful and christmassy... just perfect!
With the gorgeous topiary care of Beauty & Joy to finish off...

Greeting(s) care of Itty Bitty Christmas... the stamp set that just keeps giving! See bottom right greeting and snip as required! Including the AND A on the door...
Click here for the Card Tutorial... and I used 2 pieces of the same paper to fill in my little scene.... though not much was needed from the second piece...
 Windows and door from (the very sadly) retired Hearth & Home...


Thursday, 7 November 2019

Simplest Smarties Treat Holder ever!!

 
And now for something completely different...

So I picked these little Smarties eMoji beauties up from somewhere on a half price offer... maybe Sainsburys?... and thought that I could decorate these really simply for one of our Christmas tables this year! As time will be of the essence more than ever this year!
Just simple hand cut holly sprigs to decorate all those "Smarties hats"... care of Christmas Gleaming...

Too cute!

But now I SO wish I had bought more of these... for our Boxing Day meet up with another (somewhat larger) family! Though actually I have just thought up a cunning plan for those!!
Otherwise my Christmas Treat Holder creative plans have gone rubbish this week... as I ...
(A) couldn't pick up ribbons & embellishments (from my low shelf) to finish them off...
(B) just needed a stamp or ink pad or something that is already in a box ready for classes next week... and yup! Boxes on the floor!!
(C) have now partially moved many things around... so I now don't know where anything is!!
(D) keep dropping things onto the floor... and then have had to wait till DH gets in to pick them up for me!

Though today I finally remembered my grabbers (which I had put on the back of a door for safe keeping...which of course means that I had forgotten them!!) Doh!
But I may have to admit defeat from the weekend.... and resort to Plan C for blog posts for a little while... as I have lots of other great projects made by fellow friends and demos around the UK... and it does seem a shame not to share those with you too... as they are such a talented crowd!


Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Stitched Stars

So I thought it high time those 5 little Stitched Stars dies were used...

So here you go... one way to use them...
Each die being lined up with the stitching at each "corner" and stuck down with Low Tack masking tape... die cut...and then the die cut pieces being popped back into the holes...

And 4 of them would be great for corners too...
Finished off with another Stitched Stars die cut, a Christmas Gleaming hand cut greeting and then finally... a silver Designer Element... 

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

A new series of So Many and Stitched Stars makes...

Back to more So Many and Stitched Stars... a stitched star in in pure "simplest" form... with a simple stamped and hand cut greeting from Christmas Gleaming!

So as I write this post post ... it is Monday... a good 9 days post-op... and a day that I thought I would pretty much healed and back to "almost normal"... but instead I woke up feeling very tired! Pretty much healed and feeling great otherwise... but oh so tired!
So I am taking this as a little body warning and not setting out to do too much for the next week... but my pre-posted blog posts have run out...  which means a few quick and simple creations and shares for a few more days... so please bear with me... although I do know some of you will love these makes!!

Oh and for those of you in the UK... have a safe and wonderful memory making Bonfire Night tonight...

Monday, 4 November 2019

Merry Monday - Stars Round Up

Sorry as I forgot to share this group photo last week...

A quick round up shot of the simple So Many & Stitched Stars cards shared last week...
Click here for the last card shared... and then just scroll back the week for all the details...

And a very quick update... I am healing and recovering very nicely thank you! Still taking it very easy aka taking no chances!

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Sunday Suite and Video... Christmas Time is Here

Coming back to the gorgeous Christmas Time Is Here suite as promised...
Available now... but only while supplies last...

Need some more inspiration? Then head on over to my Christmas Time is Here Pinterest board... lots of creativity with this suite for you there... whether you like traditional colourways (or not!) ...

Oh.. and you can buy the whole suite... or pick n mix as you desire!
Click on the photo below if you like to see in video format... or otherwise cast your eyes through the product photos below...
So what's in the Suite?


Available as the Christmas Rose bundle with that 10% off...
Charming Rose bracelet... for those of you that would like a jewellery fix... or something to gift...as it is in a special box too!
And lastly... before I go ... here are some projects using this suite of products...