Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Christmas Craft Fair

I have been very busy making things for the:
  Christmas Craft Fair Saturday 10th December 10am-3pm
at Guisborough Sea Cadets,

There will be lots of different stalls there, tombola and raffles as well as drinks and snacks so why not come along and see me if you are in the area.
These are some of the bird boxes I have been making, although I have changed the chocolate buttons inside and put some yummby wrapped chocolate balls in from M & S as I thought they looked more chocolatey.  Which also meant I got to eat the chocolate buttons!

I love making these and they look great hung on the tree or you could use them as place settings or table decorations.  I made the robin using the 2 step bird punch.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Santa candy cane holders

I had a very busy weekend, on Saturday I did a Start Stamping Christmas Cards class using the dasher stamp, this went really well and we all enjoyed ourselves. I have got plans for at least one more class this year and will be planning a great schedule of classes for the New Year so watch this space.
I have been busy making things for Christmas Fairs.
Here are some Santa candy cane holders I made using the pillow box die and ornament punch.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Un-convention challenges

Stampin' Up are having their European Convention in Disney Land Paris this weekend and I am sure they are having a fantastic time. For those of us who haven't gone we are having a weekend of challenges on the In Love With Stamping Demo's Forum to keep us all busy. 
I have done a combination of yesterdays challenge which was to make a card and gift set and tonight's challenge which is in two parts:
Part one is to incorporate a repeated stamped image. This can be a picture or a sentiment, or both!
Part two is a form of colour repetition in that the colour theme is MONOCHROME. This means you can use any colour, but you must only use shades/hues of ONE colour (e.g. all blues, all greens etc). White is also allowed.
This my effort.  The card is a combination of card and treat box and holds three Elizabeth Shaw mints, it's yesterdays challenge as it has gold in.  I also made a bagalope which is a bag made out of an envelope.
I used chocolate chip and very vanilla card stock and chocolate chip ink and Season of Joy stamp set. For the card/treat box I also used the Dasher stamp, The Victorian lace is from our new catalogue and is gorgeous, I used an antique brad to secure it.

I made the bagalope out of a very vanilla envelope which is beautiful to stamp on. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to repeat stamp the season of joy stamp on the top note and made the background with the swirl and tiny poinsettia and secured the top with crumb cake seam binding.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Start Stampin' Christmas Cards Class

Hi just a quick reminder about my Dasher christmas card class on the 19th of November, the deadline to book is the 10th and I have a few spaces left.  It is a great introduction to stamping for beginners or if you are an experienced crafter it's a chance to try  out Stampin' Up products and make some new friends. The class costs £20 but this includes nearly £20 of Stampin' Up product, everything you need to make more cards at home, see my Class Page for more details.
These are some of the projects you could be making, we are all set to have a great few hours crafting so contact me now to book your place.