Friday, 31 December 2010

Playing with some new products

I’ve had a nice quiet Christmas with plenty of time for playing in my craft room. This is a lovely box I made from one of Lauren Meader’s templates and it gave me a chance to break out of the Christmas colours I have been using for the last few weeks.IMAG0113IMAG0118
The designer paper I’ve used is Elegant Soiree – one of my favourites and it co-ordinates with Baja Breeze (my new favourite blue) and Crumb Cake, which I used for the base and lid. 

The stamp on the top is from the Circle Circus set and the Thank You label came from Just Believe. Both of these sets are so versatile, you can create so many different looks from them.
Well, that’s all for now, but why not check out my new page about Sale-a-bration and see how to earn FREE STAMPS!!!

Bye for now and here’s wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!

Monday, 13 December 2010

Playing with my brayer

Here’s some cards I made with hardly any supplies needed - it's Stampin' Ups favourite recipe - Stamps + Ink + Paper.

I’ve used a masking technique with my brayer and ‘Night of Navy’ + ‘Bashful Blue’ inks to create a moonlit snow scene. Trendy trees is a great set for this.

To create the snow storm effect I’ve brayered over salt! Just remember to clean your brayer before you reink it, otherwise is could get messy.

Finished off with some Champagne shimmer spray and white gel pen, it’s got me feeling all Christmassy, especially now the real snow is melting!

Speaking of Christmas, are you planning on getting cash for presents and splurging on craft goodies in January? Then contact me to host a January workshop and earn lots of lovely freebies too!

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Getting ready for Chrimble!

Well, like many others I’ve been pretty much stuck in the house over the weekend, so I’ve been amusing myself by making Christmas cards and had a go at this lovely Christmas wreath, shown to me by Emma Crockett in Glasgow.
It’s very effective and actually very easy to make. You need a polystyrene ring, lots of pins, half a pack of Real Red and Garden Green card the five petal punch and lots of patience! 

The finishing touch is the gorgeous striped grosgrain ribbon from Stampin' Up, I am becoming addicted to it.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

A quick gift box


A quick post to show you a lovely, fast gift box I made using one of my favourite colour combinations – Pretty in Pink, Concorde Crush and Certainly Celery. This gorgeous paper I’ve used on the box sleeve is from the Lap of Luxury designer collection.
The flower was inspired by a tutorial I saw at the Stampin Up convention. It uses the bauble punch – isn’t it fab!

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Stampin' Up adventures - part 1

Sorry I haven't posted for a while! I've been having so much fun with Stampin' Up this month, I've hardly had time to catch my breath!

My first adventure was a trip to Glasgow to help out on the Stampin' Up stall at the Hobbycraft show. We met lots and lots of lovely crafters, did make & takes,demos and a fab prize draw.

Here are the girls on the stall, ready for action.

We were very busy and had loads of fun talking to people about Stampin' Up and took lots of orders for the show special bundles.

I am getting ready to appear at a local fair soon and will be running some of the same promotions here - so if you missed out, why not come and see us between 10am and 4pm . Click below for the details.

Well - I best go and get preparing! But I have lots more to show you, so pop in again soon.

Jayne x

Friday, 1 October 2010

It's here!!!!

We are so excited! The new Colour Renovation is finally here!

The new colour collections are fabulous and there's lots of gorgeous new stamps and designer papers - and I can't wait to show you! Click here to see the brand new Idea Book and Catalogue. Or email me to find out how to earn new products for free.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Last chance for the 'Last chance list'

Just reminding you about the updated Stampin' Up retiring list in case you have missed out on the news.

Click here to see the updated last chance list
Some new discounts were applied a week or so ago.  Everything on this list, (whether discounted or not) will not be available after Thursday 30th September. 

I will be placing the
last order for retiring products on Thursday morning (30th September) at 9am so please get in touch as soon as you can if there's anything you need. Payment can be made by Paypal, an invoice will be sent when you place your order.

This includes the following products, which were not on the list but have not been carried over:

  • Melon Mambo  1/2" (1.3 cm) Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (item 115611) £8.95 - 13.7m
  • Rich Razzleberry 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (item 115613) £8.95 - 13.7m
  • Soft Suede 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (item 115612) £8.95 - 13.7m
  • Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper (item 115671) £7.75 12 double sided sheets
  • Flower Fantasy Printed Window Sheets (item 115705) £9.50 12"x12"  2 sheets
*****Coming soon******
As you may know there's a brand new, lovely, shiny catalogue launching on Friday the 1st of October. If you would like to get your hands on it straight away I am offering a discount for the month of October for the new Idea book and Catalogue. You can buy it for £3.95 including postage (RRP £5.95 without p+p).

I am taking orders NOW  - so get in touch if you can't wait to see the gorgeous
new Colour Renovation!

I am busy putting together dates and venues for the October Launch so watch out for my next post for details.

See you all soon!

Thursday, 9 September 2010

A card for a man

Here's a quick card I made for my brother's birthday. I always find men's cards a bit of a head scratcher, but I think these colours from Stampin' Up make the card.

The stamp set is 'Cheers to You' which also has some lovely cocktail and champagne glass images, perfect for lots of occasions. Using blender pens and Stampin' Write markers gives a lovely colour washed effect that you don't get with alcohol based pens.

I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to position the new 'dot,dot,dot' stamp to make a lovely background, stamping Chocolate Chip ink onto Chocolate Chip card gives a great effect. Then I drew diagonal lines of Always Articoke using the Stampin' write markers onto matching card for the green section.

Night of Navy scallop circle punches and More mustard are used for the accents and lettering (which I cut and layered with my die cutting machine). I am just loving the colour combination!

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Rainton Meadows papercraft show

Woohooo! Hello to all the ladies I met today at the show. We had a great time talking to fellow crafters and it was nice to see there's already quite a few Stampin' Up fans around.

In response to feedback today I am hoping to put together a new catalogue launch party in October to showcase the exciting new colour collections. 'Follow' my blog to be updated with new ideas, promotions and any new events we have planned. 

There were lots of questions today about where to get these gorgeous products. The current Stampin' Up catalogues are here. The simplest way is to drop me an email  - I can send you a paypal invoice and have the products delivered to your door - p+p is only £3.95 or 5% whichever is greater.

Or why not hold a workshop in your home and earn free products based on sales of the products on the night.

It's been a long day, so I'm off to the land of nod  - Bye for now!

Monday, 2 August 2010

My first card class

Well, we had a blast at our first class. I received a brand new Dasher stamp a couple of days before, so got all inspired and Christmassy.

Here are the two cards and gift card holder we made.

And here's the inside of our gift card holder (I made a pretend card to give you the idea)

The class was so much fun, we decided it should be a fortnightly event.

Classes start on Thursday 12th August at Whickham Community Centre and cost £6 per session (£5 if paid in advance). We are nearly full at the moment, so if you'd like to join in please email me in advance to reserve a place.

Monday, 26 July 2010

A very busy month!

Hi everyone

I haven't posted for ages, there's been so much to do! But I have lots of projects to show you from the last month, so pop by to see what I've been up to as I will be trying to update my blog with everything over the next week or two.

Teaming up with my nearest two Stampin' Up demos, Yvonne and Melanie, we've been going to some craft fairs and fun days, to show you all the great projects you can achieve with our lovely products.

Here's Melanie at Chester Grove Strawberry Fayre - I niftily dodged getting my photo took by bringing the camera :) We had a great weekend meeting lots of crafty people.

We are planning to attend the papercraft show at Rainton Meadows on 22 August so why not pop in to see us. We'll be running short 'make and take' workshops on the day - sessions usually fill up quickly, so make sure you get there early to put your name down!
The next week we are appearing at an Antique and Craft show at Durham Private School on 28 August. There'll be more details of these shows soon.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Another card

Just a quick post - I made this card with one of my favourite sets 'Loads of Love' and was so pleased with it I had to share it. I am loving the new Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry colours so much! And I'm totally addicted to the polka dot ribbon - it's only available while stocks last - get yours now before we run out!

Monday, 7 June 2010

So much fun!

Well I haven't posted for a while, because I've been busy having the best time learning lots of new things with Stampin' Up, (among other much more boring stuff)

My first couple of workshops were great fun and I really enjoyed making some small projects with the guests. They loved trying the 'Flight of the Butterfly' stamps with matching punch and were amazed at how easy it was to get fab backgrounds using the 'Stampin' Around' wheel. 

Today I managed to get a whole morning crafting with my best friend, Helen. We made a few projects that I found on the web, but I am most pleased with this one. The tutorial is from Kazzells Craft and it was easy to make, once you get the hang of how the card goes together you can decorate it any way you want.

WW, Bashful blue and Almost amethyst card
Night of navy, Bashful Blue
Fun & Fast notes (pram)
Playful Petals (circles)
Cheers and wishes (congrats)
Other: Oval scallop+oval punch, Light blue gingham ribbon

And I just had to try one for a girl too! Melon Mambo card just seems to keep jumping to the top of my stash, I just love the colour!

Melon Mambo,Whisper White
Rose Red, Melon Mambo
Tea and Crumpets
Fun & fast notes (pram)
Flight of the butterfly (butterflies)
Cheer & wishes (congrats) 
Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon, Oval scallop punch

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Busy, busy, busy

My goodness, what a busy couple of weeks! Hardly any time for crafting, but some very productive time spent on my degree.

I've got lots of plans for Stampin' Up projects to come, but for now here's my latest card. I was thinking of men's colours and came up with this.

Materials used
Ballet Blue Cardstock stamped with
Watercolour vine Stampin' Around wheel
Choc Chip Ink

Fun & Fast Notes stamp set (hedgehog) stamped with
Choc Chip Ink
Coloured with Stampin' Pastels

Close to Cocoa Cardstock stamped with
Choc Chip Ink
Dotty swirl stamp from the Trendy Trees set

I didn't have any matching ribbon, so I coloured Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, using the Choc Chip ink pad, a very handy tip for you.

Don't forget - if you would like any of these products, they are not available in the shops or on auctions sites. You can find out how to order by clicking the link at the top of the page.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Trendy Trees

Here's is my first card made with my new kit and the two step stamping technique. I used my Stamp-ma-jig to position the trunks on the trees. Certainly Celery ink was used for the green, with Chocolate chip ink for the trunks. The mat is Chocolate Chip cardstock and the background was made with the Stampin' Around Watercolour Vine jumbo wheel with an Old Olive ink cartridge. I did the back as well as the front of the card with the pattern, it looks really nice!

Tip 1: If you find the Chocolate Chip colour to be very strong, try 'stamping off' first onto a scrap piece of paper then onto your card, this gives a lovely faded look which goes nicely with the paler green of Certainly Celery.

Tip 2: The shading on the edges of the trees was done by gently rolling the edges of the stamp onto the Choc Chip pad after it is inked with Cert Celery ink.

Tip 3: The leafy pattern of the trendy tree stamp has been stamped off the edge of the mat to make a frame

Tip 4: The hills were done using the torn edge of a piece of scrap paper as a mask, then smudging Certainly Celery ink over the mask.

I am thinking I might try to do a video to demonstrate the techniques - what do you think?

Sunday, 2 May 2010

My kit is here!

Well after what felt like an eternity (but was actually really quick) I have my Stampin Up starter kit. It's absolutely fab!

The catalogue is great but the colours of the paper and inks are even more beautiful in real life. I can't believe how nice the inks are to stamp with and the quality of the stamps is excellent.

I usually am a stamping and colouring girl - but I am already hooked on two step stamping with my stamp-a-ma-jig, the Trendy Trees set is really effective and versatile too. I will get some samples together and post them soon.

Bye for now
Jayne :)

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Startin' up with Stampin' Up

Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog.

I send my forms away last week and am waiting for my confirmation to arrive so I can get started with Stampin' Up as an independent demonstrator.

I'm so excited about getting started and dying to get my blog going with some interesting tutorials, tips and tricks, so if you love Stampin' Up why not follow my blog and find out all about becoming a demonstrator.

Can't wait, hurry up Postie!