Thursday, 30 December 2010

Sale-A-Brations - Bliss

Here is a card made using one of the fabulous Sale-A-Bration's
stamp sets called Bliss.
I've used Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler.
Here is the arty farty angle!

Remember - to get a free stamp set like this all you need to do is:-


HOST a Workshop of £300


JOIN Stampin' Up! as a Demonstrator and get any stamp set from

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Chris xx

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Table Presents

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and didn't eat too much!!!
We spent 3 days at my sister-in-law's, had a wonderful time and
ate too much!!! Now it's back to it.
Today I have been getting ready for New Year's Eve.
We are going to friends in the Lake District and I'm doing
table presents. This is what I've come up with for the ladies -
a box in black and cream or cream and black!
I've used the Trim Border and the Ornament
punches and some Gold Elastic Cord .
Here are the 2 different variations.
Happy crafting
Chris xx

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Beware Pirates!

I made my last Christmas card a couple of days ago so there is now time to
play with my new stamp sets that arrived before Christmas took over!!!
These three cards are all made using the Beware Pirates set - just love it!
This first one uses Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla and is
finished off with 4 Neutrals brads.

The second one uses Night of Navy, Bashful Blue and
Whisper White.

The third one is made using Whisper White, Basic Gray and
Basic Black and finished off with 4 more Neutral brads.

I'm off now to have my nails prettied ready for Christmas so don't
think there will be much more card making!
Chris xx

Friday, 17 December 2010

Happy Birthday Jill!

This is the card I made for Jill's birthday - a fellow SU Demo and Julie's Jem!
I've used the Because I Care stamp set which is a Hostess Level 1 set.
I love this flower and I've used marker pens to ink it - Perfect Plum,
Not Quiet Navy, Marina Mist, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke
and Old Olive - and a lot of huffing!!!
The card is Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery and Whisper White.
I've used the Spiral Border punch and Organza ribbon to finish it off.

The Happy Birthday is from the Occasional Greetings set.

That's all for now. Have a lovely weekend
Chris xx

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Just Believe Card

Here is the card we will be making tonight if the sherry doesn't take over!!!
I love this stamp set - Just Believe. I've also used the En Francais
background stamp, Night of Navy and Marina Mist ink and card,
Whisper White card finished off with Marina Mist Taffeta Ribbon.

And this is the card from the arty farty angle!

That's all for now
Chris xx

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Christmas Cracker and Night Light

Tomorrow evening my friends and neighbours craft club meets.
It will be sherry and mince pies and a bit of crafting too!!!
We are going to make this cracker (designed by my SU baby, Jules)
using Serene Snowflakes stamp set, Real Red ink and the Real Red
Polka Dot ribbon from the Christmas Bundle and Whisper White card.

Then using the same stamp set and ink we are going to make this
Christmas Night Light using Velum and the Eyelet Border punch.
This is CASED from SU Demo Angela!
For safety the light is one of those battery operated flickering lights!

Hopefully we will make a card aswell - more of that later
Chris xx

Monday, 13 December 2010


Hope you are on top of your arrangements for the Festive Season.

This posting is just a reminder that there are just 3 Stampin' Up!

shopping days left if you want a guarentee of delivery before Christmas!

So any orders for Stampin' Up! goodies need to be with me by

Thursday 16th December.

Another reminder that I have Stampin' Up! Gift Vouchers available

in multiples of £5.oo and they come to you already in a gift pack.

Hopefully a posting with a card or two tomorrow!

Chris xx

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Peace, Love and Joy at Christmas!

Yesterday afternoon saw the first true celebation of Christmas!
Thank you to my regular card class ladies we had a "faith" lunch
and then attempted to make a card - last time I offer them pink fizz!!!!!
But in the end we managed it and had a fab afternoon with
lots of laughter and this is the card we eventually made!

card - Wild Wasabi, Poppy Parade and Whisper White
ink - Wild Wasabi and Poppy Parade
punches - Two-Step Bird and Scallop Trim Border
stamps - Punch Potourri (Hostess Level 1) and Occasional Greetings
paper - In Colours DPS (Hostess Level 1)
others - Basic Pearls
Thanks ladies for a lovely start to Christmas
Chris xx

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Happy Birthday Becki!

Happy Birthday Becki!
Becki is a fellow SU Demonstrator and this is the card
I made for her birthday which is today.

I've used a colour combo of Pretty in Pink and Concord Cruch along
with a paper from the Lap of Luxury DSP pack punched with the
Scallop Trim Border punch. The flowers are from the Punch Potourii
Hostess Level 1 stamp set and punched out with the Boho Blossom punch
and finished off with a Basic Pearl.
The ribbon is Pretty in Pink Satin and 1/8" Taffeta.
The Happy Birthday is from the Occasional Greetings stamp set.
This is the arty farty angle.
Happy Birthday to anyone else who has
their special day this weekend
Chris xx

Friday, 3 December 2010

Christmas Wreath

Today's card is made using the lovely Pocket Silhouette stamp set
and Riding Hood Red, Certainly Celery and Garden Green card and ink.
I have cheated a bit by using a peel off for Happy Christmas
in the centre!

And here's the arty farty angle.

I think I've just made my last Christmas Card - I've lost count
how many I've made this year but I must admit
I'm a bit Christmas Carded out!!!!!
Chris xx

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Snow and Cards!

Another pretty day out there now that it has stopped snowing!!!
This was the view this morning when I drew back the curtains
(we live in a first floor apartment in a mill conversion).
The mill dam has now been frozen for 2 weeks as the ducks know to
their cost - there have been lots of belly landings!!!

Right - some cards.
Being housebound yesterday I had a fab day crafting.
I made 18 cards!!!
Here are 2 of them. Both are gate fold or as the latest edition of
"impressions" calls it double door fold cards.
Both are made using Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Very Vanillia card
and papers from Christmas Jingle and Jolly Holiday DPS. I've also used
the Season of Joy stamp set and Satin Ribbon - Old Olive and Very Vanilla.

Here they are both together.

More tomorrow so keep safe and warm
Chris xx

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Merry Gift Box!

Here's a gift box to go with the Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas card.
Same colours scheme, same ingredients!

Like lots of other people I have been housebound today because of
the white stuff! So it's been card heaven or card mayhem here today
- depending who you are!!!
Made lots of cards so I've no excuse not to post every day!!
Until next time
Chris xx

Monday, 29 November 2010

Merry, Merry, Merry!

Another week and another Christmas card!
This one is made using Old Olive card, Very Vanilla card and
Satin Ribbon, one of the papers from the Christmas Jingles pack
and the new Scallop Trim Border punch.
The tiny tag is stamped with - yes - the Tiny Tag stamp set (!!! ) in
Old Olive and Real Red ink, punched out with the Jewelry Tag
and tied with Gold Elastic Chord.
It's all finished off with some Basic Pearls.

And here's the arty farty angle we all love so much!

Happy crafting
Chris xx

Friday, 26 November 2010

Hopeful Thoughts

I can't believe it's Friday evening - where has this week gone!
I've only managed one card this week and here it is.
It's a sympathy card for a SU customer whose son
sadly died this week. It's also the first card I've made using
the new stamp set Hopeful Thoughts.
What a lovely set! I've teamed Night of Navy with
Sahara Sand - both card and ink. I just love this colour combo.
I've also used the new Night of Navy Striped Ribbon and the Basic Pearls.
Here is the arty farty angle.

Have a good weekend
Chris xx

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Another Gift Bag

I had a lovely afternoon yesterday with a very select goup of friends
at our monthly Monday afternoon card class. Thanks to you all!
We made a Gift Bag, this time in Whisper White card and using
Basic Black and Real Red ink. We used the Serene Snowflakes and
Delightful Decoration stamp sets along with the Ornament punch.
Finished off with the free roll of Real Red Polka Dot Ribbon from one of
the Bundle Up for Christmas offers - details at the top!

That's all for now
Chris xx

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Yet Another Dasher!!!

Tomorrow or today (depending when you are reading this cos it's late Sunday!)
is another card class so another Dasher card!!!
This time I've used Whisper White, Basic Black and Bashful Blue card.
The tree is from Lovely as a Tree and is stamped in Basic Grey
second impression and I've used a Basic Grey maker to draw the ground!
Dasher is stamped in Basic Black with Basic Rhinestone Jewels in
his antlers. Merry Christmas is from Season of Joy set and it's
finished off with Basic Black Satin Ribbon and another Jewel.
I'm not making another Dasher card this year - promise!!!
Night night
Chris xx

Friday, 19 November 2010

Delightfully Red!

As promised the card that accompanies yesterday's gift box.
The recipe is virtually the same -
card - Whisper White, Real Red and Crumb Cake
ink - Real Red
ribbon - Real Red Polka Dot (free with the Bundle Up for Christmas Offer)
stamp sets - Delightful Decoration and Contempo Christmas
and finished off with a Basic Rhinestone Jewel.

Here is the card and gift box together.

Well done ladies - you worked very hard last night and had some
lovely crafty bits to take home!
Have a good weekend
Chris xx

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Delightfully Decorated Gift Box!

The table is all set out ready for tonight's Craft Club and cleaning done
so I've just time to post this!
Here is a gift box we will be making tonight (there is also a card
to accompany it - more of that tomorrow!)
I've used Crumb Cake and Whisper White card, Real Red ink and the
background stamp is from the Serene Snowflake set.
The Delightful Decoration stamp set and the Ornament punch used are
one of the Christmas Bundle options and the Real Red Ribbon (plain one
side and polka dot the other) is the free roll that came with the "bundle"!
This is a fabulous offer available until 29th December - see
the top posting for details.

Here is the arty farty angle!

Hope you all have a good evening
Chris xx

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Dasher in the Snow II

What a miserable day - cold, wet and windy here in Luddenden!
I've made this card ready for Thursday's craft club.
It is very similar to the one I made with the ladies of Edwick
the week before last. This time I've used Whisper White and Night of Navy
card and ink, Marina Mist card, Dasher and the snowflakes from the Confetti
stamp set and finished off with Organza Ribbon and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

The UPS man has just made a delivery so I'm off to open my goodies!
Chris xx

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Just For You Calendar

I can't believe it's 5 days since I last did a posting - sorry!!!
The thing is I can't think why not or what it is that has prevented
me from doing so. Mind you I have at last shifted the ironing pile!!!
Anyway here I am now!!!
On Thursday evening the Oats Royd Mill Craft Club meets officially
for the first time and here is one of the projects we will be making.
I've used Early Expresso and Whisper White card, one of the papers
from DPS Greenhouse Gala, Marina Mist ink and Satin Ribbon,
Oval All stamp set, the Oval, Scallop Oval and Scallop Edge Border punches.
Oh, and of course a small 2011 calendar!

And here is the arty farty angle!

All being well there will be another posting tomorrow
Chris xx

Thursday, 11 November 2010

So Many Thanks!

Just returned from lunch with friends in Thirsk - delicious but the
weather on the A1 was dreadful!
Here is a quick card I made last night.
I've used my favourite green - Wild Wasabi, the new So Many Thanks
stamp and paper from the Subtles DSP Patterns Stack. A Basic
Rhinestone Jewel with WhisperWhite 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
finishes it off!

Here is the arty farty angle!

It's getting very windy now - hope I manage to sleep tonight!

Chris xx

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Thank You SU Mummy!

This morning was monthly training with my SU Mummy Julie and her Jems.
We heard lots of stories about Convention which made me more determined
than ever to be there next year - it's Disney Paris!!!!
I was very fortunate to receive the following special Convention goodies
from my SU mum ........

....... this fab shopping bag and .......
....... this pop-up table-top bin!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

If you like the idea of attending Convention in Paris next November
and adore Stampin' Up! products then why not
join my team - Chrissie's Crafters - and become a
Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

Contact me -

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Chris xx

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Dasher in the Snow !

A BIG thank you to the ladies of Eldwick for a most enjoyable card class
this morning. You all worked very hard - we managed to make all
four cards!!! Here is the fourth card we made.

We used Dasher and the snowflakes from the Confetti stamp set,
Whisper White ink, card and Organza Ribbon and
Not Quite Navy card and ink. We finished it off with some
Dazzling Diamond Glitter on the antlers.
Ladies -thank you again
Chris xx

Monday, 8 November 2010

Black and White Trees

Here is another card for tomorrows class.
It is very similar to one I made with some friends and nieghbours
a couple of weeks ago!
Whisper White and Basic Black are the 2 colours used with
Contempo Christmas stamp set and Basic Black 1/4" Taffeta Ribbon.

That's all for now
Chris xx

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Season of Joy

Just sneaking a quick posting in inbetween getting ready for our Bonfire BBQ
and fireworks later this afternoon!
Here is another of the cards for Tuesday's class in Eldwick.
I just love this particular stamp from the Season of Joy stamp set!
I've used Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive (my favourite colours!) with Very Vanilla.
The paper is from the Jolly Holiday pack.

That's all for now - better get back to my plot toffee!!!
Chris xx

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Robin Red Breast!

Happy Saturday!
I've just finished prepping for a card class I am doing on Tuesday
morning with the lovely ladies of Eldwick. Here is a peek preview of one
of the cards we will be making!!!
It is CASED from a swap I received at our training event
in Manchester in September. Thanks Victoria - everyone who has seen
your swap have loved it. Here is my offering!!!

I've used Crumb Cake card and a paper from the Jolly Holiday pack for
the background along with Real Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon.
Chocolate Chip, Real Red and Old Olive card makes up the robin
punched with the XL Two-Step Bird. The window is made using
the XL 1 3/8" Square punch and a stamp from the Hostess Level 1
Silhouette Sentiments set in Crumb Cake ink and edge in Real Red ink..
The robin is finished off with one of the new Basic Pearl Jewels for it's eye!
Another card for Tuesday next time.
Chris xx

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Season of Joy meets Christmas Jingle!

Firstly a big "have a great time" to all those demonstrators at
Convention this weekend. Hopefully I'll be there next year!?

Today's card is made using the Christmas Jingle card and
paper pack, Season of Joy stamp set and Old Olive and Basic Black ink pads.
For the first time I've used my pack of Basic Pearls -just love them!
That's all for now
Chris xx

Tuesday, 2 November 2010


This is the second card we made last Thursday. It is very similar
to the one we made at September's Training Event in Manchester.
Again we used the Contempo Christmas stamp set.
This time with Cherry Cobbler card and ink and Whisper White and
Early Expresso card. All finished off with the fabulous new
Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon.
This is the arty farty angle!
Chris xx

Monday, 1 November 2010

Oh Christmas Tree!

Hi hope you all had a great weekend.
Today's post is from last Thursday afternoon when I had 6 neighbours
(and they are good friends too!) round to teach them how to rubber stamp
and make a couple of Christmas cards.
They did very well for first timers - to the extent that we are now
going to meet once a month.
Thanks girls and well done!

The first card we made was this one in Whisper White, Basic Black and
Real Red. We used the Contempo Christmas stamp set with Real Red
5/8" satin ribbon and the 1/8" Basic Black taffita ribbon.
Dimensions were used to mount the trees to the card.

Until next time
Chris xx