Sunday, 18 May 2014

Workshop Projects

Hello and welcome,

Yesterday was hot here on the south coast for our May workshop and we were joined by some regular and a new lady at our class. 

Tena prepared three projects. The first one was a box made using an 8x8" piece of dsp which was all folded with an embellished lid. Some of our ladies made their own lid designs using the available products we had available.  Tena had found this design on another demonstrator's website which I will get hold of so we can credit her work. 
The second project was a card design using the crepe paper to make a flower embellishment coloured using ink. This is a great way to add depth to a card which you would like to post as the flower will squish down because its so soft.
And the final project of the morning was some stamping and heat embossing.
After lunch, I demonstrated samples which used the Fresh Prints DSP.  A gorgeous selection of coordinating colours in one pad!  The pad is outstanding value for money and the size of the double sided, substantial weighted paper makes them ideal for card fronts.
For the first card we made a a pinwheel which are so quick and easy to make.  A wooden stirrer was cut in half to make the stick.

I enjoy sewing on those who know me know that I don't always have the patience with a needle but sometimes a project just lends itself to a little extra.  I have used the linen thread as this gives a thicker stitch than cotton....and coordinates with the crumb cake colour beautifully

The tag on this card was made using the tag topper punch stamped with the hardwood stamp - one of my favourite (current) purchases

And finally we did a shadow box card.  This one was a quick and easy one because the scoring was done by scoring on one end of the dsp and on the other end of the white background card.  So easy to do and really effective.  Some ideas were sourced online with alterations.  


 There are places available for our next workshop on the 12th July and if you would like to join us, please do get in contact.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Bet wishes, 
Sam x

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Quick Cards


We all lead very busy lives and have lots of demands.  As a crafter, sometimes I need to have a card at the!

This is when the Hip Hip Hooray card kit comes in handy!  The kit contains materials to make 20 cards which are gorgeous designs and take minutes to make!  This is a very generous kit and includes:

Cardstock and envelopes for 20 cards
Twine, clips, and adhesive die-cut embellishments
Three-piece Hip Hip Hooray Stamp Set & clear stamp block
Stampin Dimensionals
Basic Gray Stampin’ Spot (mini ink pads)
Full-color instructional brochure

The kit is £17.95 which is great value for money as once you've made your cards, you still have the stamps and ink to make more projects with.
Hip Hip Hooray Stamp Set

Talking of demands, I am off now to finish the roast I am cooking alongside writing this!

Happy days to you all.

Best wishes,

Sam x

Exciting Release : Photopolymer Stamps

Hi and welcome, 

What a gorgeous weekend we are having here on the South Coast. 

I am excited about the release of  Stampin' Up! photopolymer stamp sets! These are new to Stampin' Up and are transparent stamps that can be placed on Stampin' Up!'s regular acrylic blocks.  Because of the transparent nature of these sets, it makes them easier to line up what you are stamping without the need of a guide.

To celebrate the release of these stamps, from 1 May until 31 May, earn a free set for every order of 75 € /£60 worth of other products.

Show & Tell 1 (item 133450)
Sans & Stripes (item 136796)

Eye-catching Ikat (item 134624

Show & Tell 2 (item 133481)

Copies of the current catalogues are available on this page to download and if you would like to place an order, please contact me at or on 07900920503.

Enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday weekend. 

Thank you for stopping by.

Best wishes,

Sam x