Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Sale -a-Bration - it's That Time of Year Again !!

Hello !!! We demos are very excited today - it's the start of the annual SALE-a-BRATION and as if that weren't enough excitement SU are also launching the new SPRING/SUMMER seasonal catalogue !!! So you have even more gorgeous Stampin' UP goodies to choose from ! Here are some details !!!! Click on the catalogue right for more information !

Here are a few of the cards I have made with the free goodies - just check out the fabulous colours - the Sweet Sorbet DSP is divine !!! 

That just about sums it up !!! If you have a long list of Stampin' Up wants it will be worth you joining as a hobby demo because this offer is unbeatable at £150 worth of product , free postage too and all for only £99 !!!
Please contact me via the button on the right and I will get back to you for an informal chat with no obligation !! 
Until then happy crafting !!! 
Hugs Jane x

Thursday, 23 January 2014

You're Lovely 12 x 12 Layout !

Hello ! A little late posting today - getting back into the swing of things and got a little carried away with the layout I have to share with you today ! I love to try out new styles and I'm getting more adventureous ( for me at least !!! ) but today I have returned to classic me and I had lots of fun!  I have featured the lovely little stamp set - You're Lovely - one of the freebies in the upcoming Sale - a - Bration ! This special time of promotions starts on the 28th January - please contact me for details ! 
I have a 12x12 layout to show you based on very vanilla card stock and highlighted with smoky slate, crumb cake and soft sky inks ! 

I collaged so many stamps together over vellum and some DSP and added in a pretty doily for good measure - can you spot a butterfly from a lovely vintage SU stamp set ??
My ladies ares coming for a double layout class tomorrow - fully booked but more classes to come ! Please check my FB soon page for details ! 
Many thanks for stopping by ! 
Hugs Jane xx

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Sweet Sorbet Scrapbook Layout !

Hello ! I'm back today with a 12 x12 scrapbook layout to share with you ! I like to do more than just card making with my ladies - they are all experienced crafters and they keep me on my toes ! So this week , they get to do two 12 x 12 layouts in class - here is one of them ! I have featured the gorgeous SAB DSP Sweet Sorbet in this layout - it really lends itself to making mini pennants an combines so well with Banner Blast - another freebie - which has it's own free co-ordinatinating punch ! 

The card stock is smokey slate and I've added some wash tape and stamped the background to add another layer of interest ! Stamp sets used are :
Daydream Medallions
Petal Parade - SAB ! 
Bannre Blast - SAB ! 
Gorgeous Grunge 
Oh Hello 
Thank you for your visit and until next time - happy crafting ! 
Hugs Jane x

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Sale - a - Bration - More Sneak Peeks !

Hello ! Thanks for dropping by - I have been enjoying all the lovely colours in this gorgeous DSP - it's called Sweet Sorbet and is one of the free items coming up in the annual Sale-a-Bration which runs from the 28th January through to the end of March ! There are lots of lovely freebies to claim - one for every £45 you spend - not long to wait now ! Furthermore , we see the launch of a new Spring/Summer Seasonal catalogue on the 2nd February - so lots of new things to choose from !!!

The papers and other goodies have inspired me to make up some scrapbook layouts which I will be posting shortly - it's nice to have new stash to play with !!!
Hope your weekend is good and happy crafting ! 
Hugs Jane xx

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Follow My Heart Valentine Banner !

Hello ! I have been waiting for the last two hours for the sun to come out so I could take some decent photos of today's project in natural light ! Using the stamps sets featured in the previous card project I have put together a little Valentine banner - the pennants could be used as card fronts but I'm using mine as a little piece of home decor ! The large hearts were die cut from Coaster Board with the framelits heart set and sponged with crumb cake ink to define ! I then used the roses stamp from Best of Flowers to edge some of the hearts - my inks were raspberry ripple and primrose petals ( I like my vintage reds ! ). I hadn't used the coaster board until now and I just love it - it was perfect for this project where I wanted a card with a bit more substance ! 

I added some vellum to make a pocket on two of the pennants - it was embossed with perfect polka dots ! I made the flowers from stamped filter paper and the roses from raspberry ripple card stock . The scalloped edge on the vanilla heart was made by punching out lots of tiny hearts in red and then laying them on the reverse of the big heart around the edge - it was really quick to do ! 
Thank you so much for your visit - do come again ! 

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Flowerfull Heart !

Morning ! Such a cold and crisp morning here in Worcestershire but we are enjoying a nice bit of sunshine too ! I made this Valentine card yesterday - the stamp sets are only available to order until 27th January and are classic - a beautiful heart and the romantic Eiffel Tower with some lovely sentiments ! They are Flowerfull Heart and Follow My Heart and I have layered them with some of my favourites from the main catalogue ! 

I have to admit , I do love making Valentines ! Everyone in the house gets one and chocolate - it's a nice way to remind everyone how much you love them ! I'm off to have a play at making some heart shaped cards today or maybe a small Valentine banner - not sure where my inspiration will take me - it's going to be one of those days !!! 
Until next time - happy crafting ! 
Hugs Jane xx

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Chalk Talk Vintage Style !

Hello - hope you are enjoying the weekend ? I took a break from SAB samples today to make a couple of cards which I have had in my head for a while - they mainly feature one of my favourite stamp sets from the annual catalogue - Chalk Talk ! The minute I flicked through the new cattie back in the Summer of last year I knew I would use it lots - I especially like that it comes in a 15% discounted bundle with the matching framelits dies ! 

The DSP featured in the envelope card is Venetian Romance and I have based the floral card on a background stamped with Ex Libris ! I love making my shabby flowers and used the large scallop circle punch to make this one ! However, there is a new product coming soon which takes the hard work out of making these flowers - watch this space ! 
Thanks for stopping by ! 
Hugs Jane x

Friday, 10 January 2014

Petal Parade - SAB !

Hello ! I'm loving the new freebies in this years upcoming Sale-a-Bration and can't wait to share them with my ladies - here is another sneak peek of  some cards I made with one of the stamp sets ! I love the black accent in the matching DSP ( coming soon !!! ) so have played on that in these samples ! The colour combination is so unusual and has really inspired me - lots more to come over the next few days with some gold accents too !

Can you spot all the delicious little newbies ??? So much gorgeousness - but you will have to wait a little longer to get your crafty mitts on it all !!!
Until then - happy crafting and thanks for stopping by ! 
Hugs Jane x

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Sale - A - Bration Sneak Peek - Heartfelt Banner Kit !

Hello again ! I have really enjoyed playing with the new Sale -A - Bration freebies which will go live on the 28th January - a free SAB item for every £45 you spend on Stampin' Up goodies ! It's so nice to have some new stash to play with after all the Christmas crafting and the colours are divine - really pretty and Springlike - you won't be disappointed ! The first kit I want to show you is the Heartfelt Banner Kit - I have to say the pompoms are gorgeous and you get a bodkin in the kit to stitch your banner together - just add some of your favourite photos for an instant piece of fun home decor ! 

This was a great little quick project to get me back into the swing of crafting and I'm off now to have a go at some cards using the divine Sweet Sorbet DSP - another SAB freebie !!! 
I'll be posting more details of the up and coming offers including offers on hostess pounds and joining Stampin' Up ! Until then happy crafting ! 
Hugs Jane x

New Year - New Classroom !

Hello there ! I've been absent for a while and thank you for continuing to visit my my blog - it's not been an easy recovery having had some post operative complications which have set me back ! However , I feel I have now turned the corner and even managed to do a little crafting yesterday - it was so nice to be back in the saddle again - I can't sit for long so still a way to go ! For now I want to show you the new and improved crafting classroom ( my dining room ! ) - I have had a good sort out an tidy up and moved the table around and added more storage ! 

The plan was to make the most of the natural light in the room - always an issue when you are crafting and create more space on the table and an extra seat ! I have an extra book shelf for storing more stash and room for new stamp sets !!! I'm waiting now for my ladies to test it out and give it the seal of approval !! 

Next post coming up in a few minutes ! Just need to edit the photos !!!
Thanks for stopping by and a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL !!!!!
Hugs Jane xx