Friday, 28 June 2013

New Catalogue Launch Make and Take !!!

Morning ! I 'm very excited today as I have all my ladies coming round for the launch !!!!! So , just a very quick post today to show you the pretty little card I designed using all new stash that the ladies will make and take home with them !!!

Thanks for visiting - do pop back again !!! Have a great day - Hugs Jane xxx

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Scrapbook Layout with Yet More Sneak Peeks !!!!

Morning !!!!
It's a very special day in the Goldman household - it's Lilly Mae's 1st Birthday and she is very excited - well she is a Springer, she is always excited !!! She is having a little snooze now so time to blog and share with you this 12 x 12 layout using more sneak peeks form the new catalogue !!!
It features some lovely new flower stamps and an unusual embossing folder which adds a nice texture to my layout - can you " spot " the papers ????

Big catalogue launch tomorrow !!! Orders taken with payment which will be placed on 2nd July !!!!! Then all will be revealed !!!! 
Hugs Jane xxx

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

New Colours Sneak Peek 2 !

Morning ! It's a beautiful Summer day here in Worcestershire ( and over the whole Country I think ! ) so great weather for Wimbledon and for my little dogs who love to play in the garden and lie in the sunshine ! I have two more cards for you today made using some lovely new ink colours from Stampin' Up plus some other little peeks for you to find !!! 

That's all for today !!! Have a great day wherever you are and thanks for dropping by !!! 
Hugs Jane xx

Monday, 24 June 2013

New Colours Sneak Peek !

Hello ! Not long now to the big reveal of all the new goodies - I cannot wait - it has been difficult keeping everything under wraps !!! Today I am sharing some of the new colours with you - they are delicious and very on trend - just look around any High Street store this Summer to see them ! When you are a demo like me , you tend to see everything in Stampin' Up colours !!!! 

I hope you are having fun spotting all the new stash ! Last orders from the current catalogue are on 1st July and the new 2013/2014 catalogue goes live the next day !!!
Happy crafting ! 
Hugs Jane xx

Sunday, 23 June 2013

New Hostess Set Bookmark !!!!

Happy Sunday ! I have been very naughty and had a long lie this morning and very nice it was too !!! I do however have a small bookmark project to show you stamped using one of the new Hostess sets - it's so pretty and if you want to get your crafty mitts on it you could host a party at you home and earn this and lots of other crafty goodies ! 

If you are interested in hosting a party at your home and you live in the Worcestershire area, I would be more than happy to give you more details - please contact me via the link on my profile above for more information ! 
Have a good day and thanks for visiting ! 
Hugs Jane x

Thursday, 20 June 2013

More Sneak Peek Cards !!

Morning ! I have two more cards to share with you today which were made  with the same papers and new stamp set as my previous post . I like working in a black and vanilla palette but that's not all the new Stampin' Up catalogue has to offer - there are some delicious ice cream colours to come and many new gorgeous stamp sets . 

All will be revealed in July - not long to wait now !!! I am going to have a play with the new in colours and have some shabby chic ideas buzzing around in my head !!!
Many thanks for your visit - I really appreciate your interest !!! 
Hugs Jane x

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Very Vanilla and Basic Black Medley !

Good Morning ! 
I don't think many of us slept well last night as it was warm and humid - we are not used to heat in England - cold wet Summers are what we usually get - we do however need a thunderstorm to clear the air ! More tempting tasters from the NEW CATALOGUE LAUNCHING 2nd JULY today - a classic colour combination of basic black and very vanilla ! 

New stamp set and gorgeous DSP - I can't wait to make more lovelies with this fabulous stash !!! Do come back tomorrow for two more cards made with the same goodies !!! 
Have a wonderful day ! 
Hugs Jane x

Monday, 17 June 2013

Pretty Tags and More Sneak Peeks !!!!

Monday has been a busy one but I finished my tags just in time to get some decent photos ( thank goodness for the lighter evenings - more crafting hours !!! ) so I can share them with you ! 
I have designed these for a workshop and they can be put together to form a mini tag book or used on other projects ! The theme was to explore the use of texture by using embossing folders and heat embossing in different ways . Can you spot the new stamps and colour ? 

I had a lot of fun making these and tried to add many textures for interest! The templates were found online and two are Stampin' Up Framelits - I used the current Neutrals DSP as a base but really changed them up ! The heart and dress form were double embossed - first in a folder and then with heat and powder - I hope you like them !!!! Any questions please ask via the link on my profile above ! 
Many thanks for your kind visit - happy crafting ! 
Hugs Jane x

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Hearts a Flutter and a Sneaky Peek !!!!

Good Morning ! We are having lovely warm Summer rain here in Worcestershire - which means the garden is green and lush and looks lovely ! All my posts at the moment include lots of new goodies from the new catalogue which launches 2ND JULY !!!!!!! This project - a 10x10 inch square picture frame displaying a photo of my baby Lilly ( who is substantially larger now !!! ) shows how you can make a cheap frame (£5) beautiful by adding a little stamping ! I chose ink colours which complemented her little pink collar and used a new stamp set with one from the current Spring/Summer mini - Hearts a Flutter - this set has co-ordinating framelits  but I didn't want a white border so trimmed the shapes by hand . 

Can you spot all the mystery newbies ??? There are lots of exciting products just waiting to get your creative juices flowing - lucky me - I get to play with some of them now - he he !!!! Not long to wait !!!! 

As I type my (big) puppy is asleep on the piano stool - how they grow but she is a little star and a great subject for many of my craft projects !! Watch this space for some girly tags and more sneak peeks !! 
Happy crafting ! Hugs Jane xx

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Best of Flowers Flat Canvas - Take Two !!!!

Morning ! As promised I have my second canvas to share with you today ! This one features a sentiment which is die cut - it is the title of one of my favourite Luther songs - "Always and Forever" ! My lovely ladies can personalise their own and gift them or keep them as a piece of home decor. This one is in contrast to the previous sample and uses warm tones - both show how to add glimmer or metallic card stock  to lift the design and not overwhelm it !! Spot the sneak peeks !!!!

By investing in good basic tools like punches and a good paper trimmer you can make lovely projects for your home and never have to buy expensive ready made embellishments ! The tools can be used ad infinitum once you have bought them - making projects like this one very inexpensive ! 
Off to photograph an embellished photo frame which I made yesterday using a gorgeous new stamp set which I will share with you very soon !!! Oooh, I do love all this teasing - can't wait to get my hands on the rest of the new catalogue goodies which BTW goes live on 2ND JULY !!!!!!!
Have a great day ! Hugs Jane x

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Best of Flowers Flat Canvas !

Hello ! There are many benefits when stamping on canvas to using a flat one - mainly because it is almost impossible to stamp on the mounted ones - don't try it - it doesn't work unless you can rig up some kind of support underneath !!! This one measures 12 X 10 inches and therefore can be mounted in a standard photo frame or double mounted onto a larger flat canvas ( as shown in the photo ! ) . I have used the lovely Best of Flowers stamp set and lots of other lovelies - I am teasing you but all will be revealed very soon !!!! 

This is the first of two canvases I have designed for a very special class of ladies ! The second will be posted tomorrow ! 
Until then happy crafting !!! 
Hugs Jane x

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Postage Due Tags !

Good Morning ! 
Just a quick little post today to share with you the little tags I made for the ladies attending my retirement event this week - it's nice to have a little handmade giveaway and they are so appreciated and of course help to showcase the lovely SU stash !!! I used the stamp set Postage Due along with rose from Best of Flowers ,which is getting a lot of use !!! 

Off to a certain Swedish store today to get some much needed storage sorted out - what a joy there is in being able to find something that you need to use !!! I have wasted so much looking for stash because of bad organisation when I should have been crafting !!! 
Have a great weekend and happy crafting !!!
Hugs Jane x

Thursday, 6 June 2013

This and That A4 Scrapbook Pages !

Hello ! Today I want to share with you my latest projects made from the This and That journal kit ! I have new pre order stash coming tomorrow so the kit will probably take a back seat for a while so I can play with all the new goodies - but I love it so this isn't the last time you will it see on my blog !!! I usually make 12x12 scrap book layouts but thought I would have a go at A4 and enjoyed working in the different dimensions ! For a beginner - not quite as daunting as 12x12 but still lots of space to play !!! 

The page above features my sweet Springer Sophie who we lost a year ago now - it has taken me this long to be able to make up a page with her photos and of course you never get over having had such a wonderful doggie friend in your life . The theme was my memories of her and not having enough time - she was only twelve when we lost her.

The second page, based around a photo of my lovely daughter, is so very simple and in contrast to the first page, which uses lots of tiny elements, features the lovely large Swallowtail stamp which I found hard to use at first but now realise how versatile it is and it gets used regularly !!! It's a good value stamp if you make cards and scrap too - don't be afraid to use such a large image in a small space - it works wonderfully !!! There are far too many Stampin' Up products used here to list them all - if you have a query please do make contact via the link on my profile !!! 
Off to make room for my new goodies and get final preparations sorted for my retirement do tomorrow ! Happy crafting ! 
Hugs Jane x

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

This and That Pennant !!!

You know by now that I am in love with the This and That journal kit from SU - I have made cards , done some journal and scrapbook pages and now made a banner using the perfect pennants Bigz XL die to advertise how great I think the kit is !!! I have a retirement event this Friday at home and whilst we will be waving goodbye to lots of old favourites I thought we would also enjoy this lovely kit and how versatile it is !!!! 

This is probably the  first project I have done ever with no stamping - although I have inked up the edges !!! The rosettes are made using the scoring board from Stampin' Up ( my new favourite toy ! ) and I have scored then edged with punches and I have added a strip of washi tape along the top edge ! So out of my comfort zone but such fun to make !!!! 
Off to make up a couple of  flat canvas samples now for two classes I have coming up which are vintage and neutral in theme !!! 
Happy crafting and thanks for stopping by !! 
Hugs Jane xx

Monday, 3 June 2013

Best of Flowers Vintage Card !

Hello ! I have enjoyed a half term holiday break with my family - but to be quite honest , we packed so much into the week I feel quite shattered and in need of a real holiday !!! That coupled with all the excitement at the end of last week with the SU retiring lists being published and pre-ordering lots of gorgeous new goodies in readiness for the new catalogue launch on 2nd July !!!! As if that was not enough we have a lovely new stamp set on offer called The Best of Flowers and I have used it on the card I have to share with you today ! It is released as part of the 25 Year Anniversary at SU this year - the set features flower stamps that have been part of now retired sets and one brand new never before seen flower. It's a really pretty set and is available from now at £13.95 ( clear only available ). There are four other sets to come each being released at the start of the month ending with the final one in October - they will be available while stocks last !!! 

I have used the rose spray and hydrangea and  stamped in crumb cake , soft suede , chocolate chip , perfect plum and wisteria wonder inks ! This may seem like a strange combination but the purple shades just lift the browns a little - it's the same principle as using shades of white - the whole image isn't flat which browns and creams can be !!! The water colour paper mat just adds a nice texture !!! 
Here is the stamp set - excuse the photo - I will promise one day to learn how to paste proper images onto my blog !!! 

Happy crafting - have just deleted i-photo from my desktop !!!! Off to find it !!!!! Hugs Jane xxxx