Friday, 29 July 2011


This was me demonstrating making the bow, I know lots of you wanted to know what to do, hope you can see the template on the table. Sorry for the delay in posting instructions.

I used 12"x6" piece of DSP Sweet and Sour.
I used Tombo glue and allowed it to go tacky so you can reposition if required.

Cut in 1" strips x 8 rotate cut last 1"x4" this makes the last circle and 4 pieces at 1"x 5"

Thanks Jenny for your pictures,
Any question please feel free to comment.

If you would like to make these for Christmas join our class in August.
£20 we are making 3D projects which includes £16 of products. Great value and two hours of fun. :)

Monday's card class

Thanks Vicky for your photos this is what she made at the Monday night class. £13 for three cards and a 3D project, all products supplied. The class is free if you spend more than £18 in the catalogue.

We all had great fun. And got to try many different products.

Hope you like it!

Location:Cards made at Monday's class

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Training Display at Oxford

My inspiration station at quarterly training last weekend, I focused on 3D projects using the Ornament Punch to make a fab flower in lots of different designs. Inking the edges and using Dazzling Diamonds glitter, I just love the black one! We also made purses, and bows.

Thanks Michelle fab day as always, Gill for the lovely projects we made, Lynne for running for my raffle prize well chosen! Margaret and Linda for helping me set up so needed that. And last but not least Jane who pushed me around... In my wheelchair I mean! You guys all make this possible for me and I am just loving it! Thank you.

Details to follow for the above projects.

Baby blossom note card wallet.

Well what a fab day with five ladies just stamping and making this Mini Note Card Wallet. This follows from my training swaps from last weekend. I have also run a card class this week as well! So I have so loads to share. Just shows what you can achieve. I will be posting pictures of today first and will then share some other things I have made.

Hope you like it!

There were 8 note cards but I only count 7 ones missing oh no...

Looks like all cards have been found.

The girls were hard at work this afternoon...

No time to waste except when we stopped for coffee and Lemon Drizzle cake! Julie and Tasha only came for this! Thanks mum your keeping my customers happy. Xx

Smiling faces...

Serious faces concentrating...

We may need to meet up again to finish off! This stamp set is lovely it's so easy to make you own paper give it a try. If you want to order please call or email details above.

Classes have been posted for August and September date are coming soon. Book now so your not disappointed. Hope you want to join us next time, Dawn x

Card-12x12 crumb cake, A4 Very Vanilla
Inks- Melon Mambo, Baja Breeze, Rose Red, Daffodil Delight, Pretty in Pink,
Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Marina Mist
Embellishments- Medium Window Frame, Seam binding ribbon in all four colours, Twine. Dimentionals,
DSP- Springtime Vintage
Tools- Stamp-a-am-jig, Snail, Small glue dots, Stamp and Scrub.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Baby blossom card -Training swaps

Finished making the sheets of paper and then was nearly crying when I had to cut them down to 4"x4" for my 20 cards. Soon recovered when the card started to come together, hope you like it!

Sorry about the picture quality they have all been wrapped up in cello bags to give to the other demonstrators as my swap at today's training event. I forgot to take a photo, sorry! I am in Oxford with Michelle and the team all sharing ideas to bring back to our wonderful customers, I can't wait to show you all the things I have been working on this week, have not been able to post but you will get loads of pics this week I promise.

So this I what I used..

Card- Old Olive and Whisper White
Inks- Night of Navy, Real Red
Stamps- Baby Blossom wood set using templates I made to build each flower.
Tools- Stamp-a-am-jig, paper snips, Dimentionals, Stamp and Scrub.
Punches- Oval and Oval Scallop

I made a similar one last week for all my customers who ordered from me they received this card in there bag just as a thank you.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Baby Blossom into Cath Kidstonesque paper

Just wanted to make some of my own DSP using the stamps and inks I had.

Cath Kidston is having a sale I only know this as I got an email reminder! This was the inspiration to make my own patterned paper, all quite simple once you have seen an idea.

So here is a step by step guide to making a sheet of your own DSP paper....

Stamp your first image, I used Real Red.

Next match up the second part using your Stamp-am-jig. I used Not quite Navy.

Don't worry about making mistakes, just stamp over another rose or leaf it soon blends in. Just go for it....I have had great fun making my own paper. Makes you use your stamps and become more confident to free hand.

Select your leaves, I did this free had but you could use the Stamp-am-jig.

Adding extra leaves, move them about so they are not so uniform. You can see the paper coming together exciting!

Don't you just love it.. Hope you like it!

Baby bib improved

I kept looking at these cards thinking there just not finished, then I thought get the Crop-a-Dile out and punch some small holes.
What a difference it can make.....Hope you like it!

Forgot to say I inked the edges with a sponge just to lift the card.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Baby bib cards

I have made this card for a very special friend who I don't get to see that much now she has 4 children! and I am more house bound. Her little baby girl was born over three months ago now and I must give her one or both of these cards not sure she may get both! If she looks on the blog before Monday she could choose her own!

I just had to share them with you they are so cute!

Just for you Caren xxxx

Wedding gift card

I have made this for my Dad's niece who is getting married very soon Amy made her own invitations with the help of her class at school (she is a teacher) and used hearts and the "Love is..." theme. So I have made a card to reflect some of her ideas and as my parents are giving money so made a gift card holder as part of the front of the card.

The Top Note Die has been cut out and embossed with Elegant Bouquet folder. The base card is mat and layered with Basic Black and Melon Mambo and Very Vanilla card stock.

The satin ribbon has the small hearts stamped and punched out in black and melon mambo from the I heart stamp set.

With the front being so heavy the inside needed mounting to help it stand. Sentiment is from the Curly Cute range.

Inside the hearts are stamped to follow the theme.

The flap was cut using the word window punch to hold the gift card.

The Pearls were set to follow the embossed image

I hope Amy and Dave will like this card, there initials were stamped using the Broadsheet Alphabet and the & sign was from Thanks for Caring stamp, inked using the Stampin Write Markers and positioned using the Stamp a ma jig.

Hope you like it!

Monday, 4 July 2011

My banner!

Just wanted to show you the banner I made to decorate the crafting space for my classes, I will be decorating it more with some extra embellishments but this was a good starting point.

Paul's books are in the background as this went across the book case.

I make the rosettes 2"and scallop punched the edge. Only just fit.
Paper - Love Letters DSP
Card - Very Vanilla, black and ridding hood red
Ink - Staz on black
Stamp - Alphabet
Dies - Circle the two middle circles in black and red
Punches - Scallop edge and circle.

Hope you like it!