Friday, 30 September 2011

Sneak Peak Day 6

Today is the last of my sneak peaks from the new 2011-2012 catalogue, as tomorrow the catalogue will be available to view on-line!! I do hope you have enjoyed my sneak peaks, if you would like to place an order for any new products email me as I will be placing an order tomorrow!!!!

Today I have used one of the new hostess only stamp sets - if you woud like to find out more about these exclusive stamp sets email me for details.  I'm sure you will be delighted with the changes to the generous hostess benefits, I still have a few dates available during October, November & December if you would like to book a home workshop with me.

Angela x

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Sneak Peak Day 5

Thank you for the comments and emails regaurding the new products - you can order any of the products shown on my blog from Saturday 1st October - please email me your order, or if you would like your own copy of the new catalogue I have a Pay Pal button on the top left hand side of my blog.

Today I have a fabulous Christmas stamp from the Al A Carte range of single stamps - these stamps are terrific value and perfect for re-creating duplicate cards.

I'm sure you will love the yummy polka dot ribbon, available in so many different colours!!

Angela x

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Sneak Peak Day 4

Today I am sharing my favourite colours of the new In Colours.

Pool Party and Island Indigo - I love this combination with crisp Whisper White.

The new 2011-2012 catalogue has five new "In Colours" to compliment and refresh the existing colour collections.

Angela x

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Sneak Peak Day 3

Welcome back to day 3 of my sneak peaks, today I have a pretty gift set.

I know one of the best things aobut stampin' Up! is their colour co-ordination throught the whole range of products, this beautiful 12 x 12 "Flirtatious" designer paper is so pretty, and has a matching stamp set and  NEW to the Uk 2011-2012 catalogue gorgeous fabric!!!!!!!

Angela x

Monday, 26 September 2011

Sneak Peak Day 2

Today I am sharing some fun cards I have made for Halloween!!

YES!!!!!  This year Stampin' Up! have included some fabulous 12 x 12 designer papers and stamps for Halloween in the new 2012 - 2012 idea book & catalogue.

Angela x

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Sneak Peak Day 1

I wanted to share these pretty cards I have designed to welcome a new baby!!

I'm sure you will notice the gorgeous new colours - there are five new "In Colours".

I have used a stamp set that is so versatile and it can be used for so many occasions
Pennent Parade - is going to be very popular as Bunting is so fashionable right now!

Of course Stampin' Up! have a co-ordinating punch, perfect for when you need a card in a hurry!!

I will be back tomorrow with another sneak peak from the new 2011-2012 catalogue.

Angela x 

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Simply Stampin' Challenge 26

This week at Simply Stampin' challenge we have a colour theme for your inspiration.

I coloured the On a Pedestal stamp using the marker pens, using Crystal Effects for a glazed finish to the icing, with some tiny pearls. I have used the Sizzix Lots of Tags die for my stamped cake, layering it with diamensionals.  The sentiment is from the gorgeous Curly Cute stamp set, the papers are from the Neutrals 12 x 12 paper stack.

The |On a Pedestal stamp set is only available until 30th September, so if you would like to add this to your collection email me to place your order before its too late!!

We would love to see your designs this week, if you don't have the exact colour you can change it for something similar in your stash.

I have been busy working on some projects with my new Stampin' Up! stash - one of the perks of being a demonstrator is that you get to see the catalogue a month early and pre-order some of the new products!!  I will be posting sneak peaks every day next next week, as the count down starts to the new catalogue!!

Angela x

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Greenhouse Gala Class

Last week I held the first one of my new classes based around the beautiful Greenhouse Gala papers.  I designed cards, scrapbook layouts and a matching bag in a box for inspiration.

We did have some stamping using the Ornate Flowers stamp set and the co-ordinating Ornate Blossom background stamp. 

The sentiments are from the perfect Punches stamp set - along with the co-ordinating punches and a little bit of bling!

This bright card was so quick and easy to re-create with the Big Shot, simply putting a piece of the paper in the Square Lattice embossing folder and layering it with the Eyelet Border punch.

A gret card to use up some of the "off-cuts" and scraps of paper.

The flowers were cut out and stuck on to Whisper white card, then it was embossed using the Square Lattice embossing folder.  The ribbon was ruffled along double sided tape.

It was lovely to see so many different cards and bags made from the same kit - I know my ladies enjoyed working with their kits and of course having a few extra goodies to take home with them!!

I have my October classes planned, we will be making a variety of cards, small treat bags and boxes suitable for  either Christmas or Halloween the choice is yours!!  If you would like to purchase a kit to make the projects at home I will be including instructions for the boxes and treat bags - £15.00 delivered to you.  I will update my blog with the kits as soon as I can order some of the kit contents from the new catalogue - so many lovely new products coming soon!!!

Angela x

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Simply Stampin' Challenge 25

Thank you to everyone who entered our "Flutterrby Butterfly" challenge last week there were some beautiful creations - butterflies are a popular choice!

This week at Simply Stampin' challenge we have a fabulous sketch for your inspiration.

I have had another "play" with my brayer and ink this week to create the background for my card, then I sprayed it with Champagne Shimmer paint. I used a Basic Grey ink pad to stamp the gorgeous image from Just Believe stamp set,

I layered it with some Perfect Plum paper from the 12 x 12 subtles paper stack, punching the Eyelet border on the Perfect Plum mat I used Concorde Crush for the base card.  I cut strips of paper and card to lay across the card and a button instead of a sentiment.

I have been really busy designing and planning future classes and projecs using some of the fabulous new products Stampin' Up! make available to demonstrators before the release of the new catalogue.  There is still time to order from the current 2010-2011 catalogue!!

Angela x

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Simply Stampin' Challenge 24

 Saturday already???  So that means it is time for another challenge at Simply Stampin'  and this week we have a theme for your inspiration;

Flutterby Butterfly

I bought a set of hearts a couple of months ago intending to decorate them for my sister's birthday but I never got around to doing them..

I used some of the beautiful Rich Razzleberry striped grosgrain ribbon to make a luxurious bow and hanging loop.

This gorgeous butterfly is from the Strength and Hope stamp set and stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink, I cut out three to make each butterfly gluing them together to make a 3D butterfly.

I added some rhinestones to the body of the butterfly and generously sprayed the hearts with Champagne Shimmer Paint.

If you would like to buy this stamp set it is only be available until 30th September Stampin' Up! are donating £1 for every set sold to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Angela x

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

A Quick Update

I would like to thank every one who attended my Strength & Hope workshop on Saturday, we raised £76.00 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

I wanted to let you know that a few products on the last chance list are no longer available;
Jumbo eyelets (both)
In Colours re-inkers
Riding Hood Red card 12"x12"
Sense of Time
Star Punch
Afterthoughts (w) Hostess set
Cute by the Inch (w) Hostess set

If there are any products you would like to order please let me know before they are gone forever.

Here are another couple of cards I have made with the Cheers to You stamp set now reduced to £10.21 - but you will have to be quick as stock is selling fast!!

I have added a lot of Crystal Effects to my cards to give a glossy finish to the glasses.

Today was the first day of term and it is lovely to have a bit of peace and quiet in the house agian!!  Hopefully Mr UPS is running late and will still delivery my pre-order of new catalogue goodies??  I'm finding it very difficult to be patient as I would love to get them SOON!!!!!

Angela x

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Simply Stampin' Challenge 23

Its time for a new challenge at Simply Stampin' we have a lovely colour challenge for your inspiration this week.

I have kept my card quite simple and finally inked the Confetti stamp set!!  Stamping a band of hearts in Perfect Plum and Bashful Blue then I stamped the mug from the Every Little Bit stamp set and coloured it with markers, covering it with Crystal Effects for a glossy finish.

I punched the mug out and glued it to a jumbo button from the Springtime Vintage collection. I think I will be making a few more of these button cards as they are

I added a little decoration to the inside of my card as I used Melon Mambo for my card base and I used Confetti White card - it is so pretty with lots of little flecks in the card.

Angela x

Friday, 2 September 2011

On A Pedestal

Today I thought I would share a card made with the On A Pedestal stamp set - if this is a set you have been thinking of adding to your collection, then now is the time to do it!  On A Pedestal is now reduced by 25% to £12.71 but you do need to be quick as it will be gone forever after 30th September!

For my card I used my Colour Coach for inspiration - the colours are Very Vanilla, Baja breeze, Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler.  I used my marker pens to colour the stamps to match, the cherries in the background have been covered with Crystal Effects to give them a glossy finish!

I have a busy day planned so I can finish getting everything ready for my Strength & Hope workshop on Saturday afternoon.

Angela x