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