Saturday, 28 March 2020

Birthday Bonanza & Bonanza Buddies #5

And here's a simple one I made from the scrap left from this card made at Training...

Just simply set on a Notecard... which everyone should have these as part of their stash...

Always love it when I get 2 cards from one!

Friday, 27 March 2020

Birthday Bonanza Fancy Fold card #4

And here's a fancy (tri) fold for you featuring the Birthday Bonanza papers...
Seeing as it is Fancy Fold Friday...
Which is no. 4 in this series of the Birthday Bonanza and Bonanza Buddies projects...
And a quick reflection... such a shame these cards are not getting made in classes after all... who would've thought...

Oh and click here for all the information on the Birthday Bonanza suite... and don't forget to select your free Sale A Bration gifts when ordering ... one for every £45 ordered...

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Bonanza Buddies #3

Sharing another lovely project we made at our last Quarterly Training... as part three of the series of Birthday Bonanza and Bonanza Buddies projects...

Oh and click here for all the information on the Birthday Bonanza suite... and don't forget to select your free Sale A Bration gifts when ordering ... one for every £45 ordered...


Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Bonanza Buddies #2

Sharing another lovely project we made at our last Quarterly Training...

But first an announcement... we now have the 3rd Sale A Bration release  ... including 9 items in the current catalogues that you can also choose for free (with a £45 order! Until 31st March...)

Click on the image above or here for the flyer- or click here for all the Sale A Bration products in the Online Store...
And now back to part two of this series of Birthday Bonanza and Bonanza Buddies projects... ..
Oh and click here for all the information on the Birthday Bonanza suite... and don'tt forget to select your free Sale A Bration gifts when ordering ... one for every £45 ordered...

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Bonanza Buddies & Birthday Bonanza #1


Sharing some lovely projects we made at our last Quarterly Training... which really does seem like a lifetime ago...

These make a lovely series of Birthday Bonanza and Bonanza Buddies projects... so thank you again Julie for the designs and inspiration...

And this card is my favourite...
I think I managed to make 7 of them... probably a record! So these should keep my blog inspiring you for the next week or so...

Hope to get a good solid day writing tutorials tomorrow... as I could do with a different focus to give me a break.... Variety and all that...
Oh and click here for all the information on the Birthday Bonanza suite... and don'tt forget to select your free Sale A Bration gifts when ordering ... one for every £45 ordered...

Sunday, 22 March 2020

5 Well Dressed projects for the men in your life...

Five little projects using the new 2nd Release Sale A Bration exclusive, Well Dressed stamp set...
WELL DRESSED CLING STAMP SET
Yours for free with a £45 order...
Some brilliant images for the men in our life...

Friday, 20 March 2020

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Just a quick update...

I will be back very soon with crafty goodness for you ... but so much has changed over the last week and my priority has had to be family and food!

So last night I learnt that not only my husband and father... but myself too... are all in the UK defined "vulnerable adults*"... and so we are to socially distance ourselves in our homes for 12 weeks... so I should have plenty of time to do and share new crafty stuff on here as time goes by... And sort out all my retired stuff too!!! But sadly no face to face classes... which I am so going to miss....

But this week is a time for focusing on what needs to be done in the short term in these unexpected circumstances... as I thought I would be able to bomb around shopping, cooking (and delivering) for 2 households for the next 12 weeks... as I honestly think I am perfectly OK! (my radiotherapy finishing 18 months ago now and no sign of the cancer since-yay!)

But suddenly the priorities were to sort out food etc for 2 households... and to set up online food shopping going forward... To get my son back from uni safely (and then to quarantine him for a while as the Covid19 cases are relatively high where he is!) And to have DH at home full time with space for both of us to work! We failed on that one big style today... you do have to laugh! As well as a list of about 20 other smaller things!

So please bear with me a few days as I catch up with myself... I am still making/photoing and writing up the Bench Fold Card tutorials - Series Two (Dressing Tables & Desks) as the priority - and then Series Three (Windows)... and I hope that these will be available from next week... But bear in mind they take about 3 days each to do!

I have also been asked to do some UK postal kits for others like me that are having to socially distance for this extended period of time - or for people that are self isolating and need some shorter term diversion... So I will be looking into that.... but ... in the meantime... do let me know if this would be of interest to you too...

Please stay safe... and may your "set of coronavirus hurdles" be low and over sooner rather than later... Together we will get through this the best we all can...

* means people at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 that Public Health England say must stay at home for 12 weeks. This in turn should help to alleviate the pressure on our NHS at this critical time... Which I am all for wholeheartedly...

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Welcome Easter Treats Trio & Tutorial

And so rounding off the trio of goody containing Welcome Easter treat holders ...

With Larry the Lamb... stamped in Memento Black on Whisper White... coloured in with Light Gray Granite and Dark Balmy Blue Stampin Blends... and fussy cut...
Scroll back 2 days for specific details on Bertie Bunny and Charlie Chick...

All just 2 tags stuck either side of a Mini Curvy Keepsakes box... as you can see on the shot below... Scripty embossed Balmy Blue Tags 5cm(2") wide x 9.9cm(4") high... with a Granny Apple Green hill hand cut from a 5cm (2") square piece of Subtle embossed card

Though note that I die cut a Balmy Blue Mini Curvy Keepsake box here...
But all the makes in classes have been Granny Apple Green Mini Curvy Keepsakes boxes... as that represented a hill better....
Also note that I used Bakers Twine to hold the box closed... but all my ladies chose to use the "random" peg I happened to have... much much quicker that way!

And finally finished off with a "single twist/knot" of ribbon... as tying a proper knot would prevent you getting in without destruction! So only about 3" worth per treat holder...

Stampin Up products used...
Stamps -Welcome Easter, A Wish for Everything
Embossing folders - Scripty; Subtle
Dies - Mini Curvy Keepsakes. Word Wishes
Punches - Delightful Tag Topper
Card - Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ribbon 1/4" Metallic Seaside Spray 


Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Charlie Chick Easter Treat Holder...


Second one in the Welcome Easter series...  Charlie Chick for you today... leaping for joy!
Back soon with more details.... but Charlie is stamped in Crushed Curry on Daffodil Delight cardstock... and coloured in using the Dark Mango Melody Stampin Blend... and then fussy cut...

Monday, 16 March 2020

Welcome Easter Mini Curvy Keepsake Treat Holder

Just a quick Welcome Easter share today as I have been away for the weekend....  Yes yet again! How lucky am I...  And this weekend was a wonderful gastronomic treat with an overnight stay at The Yorke Arms in Ramsgill... I could definitely seriously get into these destination restaurants!
So here is Bertie the Easter Bunny... and I will be back very soon with more...

In the meantime I will be working on the Bench Fold card tutorials this week... Sadly everything else I had on this week has been cancelled...  so maybe I will get them done sooner than planned... every cloud...

Friday, 13 March 2020

You will do Amazing Things Gap Card .. with Noble Peacock papers

Another one of the Gap cards that I didn't share at the time... click here for the Card tutorial...
One created for another of my son's friends off to university after an exciting year out travelling many parts of the world... and he was well chuffed!
Though I used the Noble Peacock papers, Stitched Nested Labels dies and Everything Amazing to create this card... the star is actually a "random punch I have" from somewhere... but of course I would used the Stitched Stars dies if I were to re-make this now! So it would be even better... 
And I liked the card so much... I made two... did you spot that?

Here's the duo... I just switched the stamped colours around and added an extra bit of ribbon to the one on the right...
And an admittance! Forgot to press the publish button again yesterday! But it'll save... 

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Graces Garden Get Well Card with Heart...

I have been needing rather too many of these types of card recently... but Graces Garden does the job so well...

And at least I have been able to play around with different colours combinations as I have gone along....
Loving this combo of Grapefruit Grove, Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Pretty Peacock and Granny Apple Green.... quite serene... and inspired by a tea towel!




Monday, 9 March 2020

A bigger star...

Take a simple little card...
And make it larger...
Simply by adding to a large card blank... in this case a 14.8cm square card blank (about 5 3/4" - so I would use a 5 1/2" square card blank if using US Letter card size)
And it immediately become something more special...
Both inside and out!

Sunday, 8 March 2020

Enjoy Life & Waterfront... more cyclists...


Just following on from this card...  Yes I know its more than 9 months ago since I shared that one!! But I got somewhat waylaid at the time!! But back to it!

I thought it high time I shared these 2 variants before I get waylaid by other creative endeavours!! Of which there are numerous at the moment!!

Firstly the trio of cyclists at the top... I thought he needed friends... much more sociable!

And secondly... look close! A multitude of cyclists in the hills... care of the retired En Route stamp set ( which is still a keeper for me!)
Inspired by the wonderful artist, Lucy Pittaway and her fantastic Tour de Yorkshire cycling art work... such as this example...
Image result for lucy pittaway cycling in hills
Click here or on the picture to check out her work...

But be warned... Lucy's work just makes you smile... and the Yorkshire country side depicted in her Cycling Art series is marvellous! But there again I am so completely biased! As a true Yorkshire girl born and bred... and moved back!

But back to another card... finishing off with the one that Andrea made!
Boys tour on Fathers Day representation... all 12 of them! Another one on the card back to get the numbers right!

Saturday, 7 March 2020

Saturday Simple Morning Star Congratulations

Can't believe I hadn't shared this simple little card with you...
One made in a hurry as a box needed to go in the post about 10 minutes later!
But so very effective.... and just said it all... to a son that did so well in his exams!

And I liked it so much... I had to make two! And so did everyone else in classes!

Where Morning Star meets Stitched Stars dies meet Label Me Bold... in Pretty Peacock, Gray Granite and Whisper White