Friday, 9 December 2011

Hi again - sorry if you missed me but stuff just happened and I don't
know where the time went - probably preparing for Christmas!!!
Anyway I'm here now with a card that is not for that "C" word!
I made this yesterday for Jenna & Andy, the daughter of a friend, who
got engaged last week.

I've used a new product which isn't available yet!!!
The Very Vanilla Velvet Ribbon will be available from 4th January
in the new Spring Mini Catalogue!

That's all for now
Chris xx

Monday, 28 November 2011

Convention - Part 2

I just can't believe it's nearly a week since I blogged!!!

A big part of Convention is swaps!  Mine (centre) and Jules (right)
made it to the display board!  I made 100 and received 100!!!

I also made this little gift for my room-mate Jules . . .

. . . and here is the one she made me.  The beautiful box contained 3 Cath Kidson
journals and the the other some yummy chocs.

The second day was more of what we did on the first day. 
Here are Jules and I making notes on all the great ideas.

Jules and I had our photo taken with the wonderful Shelli.

We finished the Convention off in style with a bottle of champagne - well
what else does one drink in Paris!!??!!

That's all for now
Chris xx

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

2011 Convention - Paris Disney!!!!!

Just returned from the Stampin' Up! 2011 European Convention.

It was FAB_U_LOUS!!!

I've just caught up on sleep etc so am now able to share
the wonderful experience with you.

We left on Thursday and flew to Paris then on to our hotel in EuroDisney.
16 other demos in our team also went and we all ate out on 
Thursday evening at the Rainforest Cafe.

Up bright and early on Friday morning in time to register.
Here is my lovely downline Jules in the queue to get into Momento Mall.

Then into the Conference Hall to inspect our Convention Bags
and all the free goodies!

Then it started and we saw her!!!
This is Shelli Gardner, the Co-Founder of Stampin' Up! and CEO.
What an inspirational women!

As you can see from the stage set this year's theme was GROW.
Here are Jules and I playing around with the set!!!

That first day of Convention was jam-packed full of exciting
 things - demonstrations of new products, prize patrol (which I won but more of that later)
crafting, business training, swapping of cards, gifts and ideas.
The day concluded with the Awards Dinner where demonstrators where
recognised and rewarded for all their hard work in sales,
recruitment and leadership.
Here are Jules & I ready for the off!

My lovely Jules was rewarded for achieving 10K in sales.

Here is "mummy" Julie with Shelli and Paula receiving her
award for reaching 3rd place in the Demonstrator of the Year.
Didn't she do well?!!

But that was not all - she also entertained us with her singing - a
truly talented lady!

That was the first day - we all went to bed exhausted!

More next time
Chris xx

Saturday, 5 November 2011

3 More Quick Christmas Cards

Hi everyone
Hope you have all had a fun and safe Bonfire Night. 
We are having a Bonfire BBQ and Fireworks tomorrow
afternoon/early evening here at the Mill.
Right back to cards!
Here are 3 quick cards we made at our monthly
Craft Club here at t'Mill!

This card is stamped using Something For Christmas - this is
one of the new A la Carte stamps.

These 2 cards are stamped using the Pennant Parade set teamed with the Petite
Pennant Builder Punch.  If you haven't got them yet and like them why not put 
them on your Christmas Wish List!  I also sell Gift Vouchers - an excellent 
Christmas Gift idea!!!
That's all for now
Chris xx

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Tree Trimmings

Hi everyone!
Here is a quickie posting of a quickie card!
It's one layer stamping - so great for using the Royal Mail.

The Christmas tree branches are stamped using the pine tree from
Lovely as a Tree in good old Old Olive and the Tree Trimmings
are stamped in Cherry Cobbler (what else?!?)
That's all for now
Chris xx

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Hostess Freebies!!!

How good is this - host a £300 Workshop between 
1st November and 15th December
and receive an extra Stamp Set - Paisley Petals
and a pack of Paisley Petals Designer Papers FREE!

This brand new stamp set and paper pack are in addition to all the
other fabulous benefits you earn for being a Hostess.
If you are interest please contact me at

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Matchbox Advent Calendar

Good morning - at last sunshine!
Here is the project we made on Monday - Julie, Karen and Susan
made matchboxes for England!!!
Hope they have recovered too!!!

This is the prototype and when I've time I'll make another one!!?!!
That's all for now
Chris xx
products used:-
card - Whisper White
paper - Speciality Holly Berry Bouquet
stamps - Tree Trimmings
ink - Wild Wasabi and Chocolate Chip
punch - 1/2" circle
ribbon - 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain

Monday, 17 October 2011

Lucky Limeade!

Hi again - hope you had a fab weekend.
I've just recovered from an afternoon of crafting with 3 friends.
More of what we made another time.
Here are 2 cards I've made this evening for friends birthdays - one
I'm going to be late for - sorry Barbara!
Both are made using Lucky Limeade (just love it) - one of the new In Colours -

and the arty farty angle!

I'm also into daubing at the moment!!!
That's all for now
Chris xx
products used:-
stamps - En Francais, two new Hostess sets - Happiest Birthday Wishes and Faith in Nature
ink - Lucky Limeade and Basic Black
card - Whisper White
ribbon - Lucky Limeade 3/8" Ruffled
die - Top Note
others - Basic Jewels - Pearls

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

We Now Do Fabric!

Hi everyone - long time no post - sorry!
I've spent the last couple of days unpacking, stroking and playing
with all the fab goodies I had delivered from the new catalogue.
be warned at the moment, due to demand, deliveries are taking a bit
longer but well worth the wait!
Here is a card I've made using the new fabric.  It comes in a pack with
3 different designs and as you can see it goes through the Big Shot a treat!

And this is the arty farty angle!

That's all for now
Chris xx
products used:
stamp - Under the Big Top
card - Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black
ink - Cherry Cobbler
fabric - Timeless Portrait
ribbon - Back Satin
paper - Timeless Portrait
other - Fun Flowers die and Regal Buttons

Friday, 23 September 2011

Hi everyone - it can't be Friday so soon!!!
I had a lovely day yesterday crafting - mainly making samples
with all the lovely new products that you will be soon be able to get
your little mits on!!! But more of that later.  
Here is the project we made on Monday.
Thanks to Jules, my SU baby, for the instruction - as you can see 
they worked a treat and we all made this lovely card bag.

Here you can see the tabbed cards inside the bag ready for you
to write down all those important birthdays and anniversaries
you don't want to forget.  There is also room to store the cards 
you make in advance - no excuse of forgetting where you put them!

That's all for now - have a fab weekend
Chris xx
products used:-
card  -  Night of Navy and Crumb Cake
papers  -  Blueberry Crisp (not in the new catalogue!)
ribbon  -  Night of Navy 1/4" grosgrain and Striped
Big Shot Dies - Top Note and Fun Flower
others  -  button and linen thread

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Happy Thursday!  Where has this week gone?
Tonight a few friends and neighbours are coming over
to craft.  We are going to make some Christmas cards
and here is one of them.

Hopefully we will get to make 3- show you those another time.
Have a good evening
Chris xx

products used:-

card - Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler
ink - Basic Black and Grey
stamps - Dasher, Lovely as a Tree and  Medallion
others - Crystal Effects (on Dasher - he is shiny!) plus Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (on Dasher's antlers)

Monday, 12 September 2011

Hello at last!!!
Blogger has frozen me out for the last few weeks but I'm here
now thanks to Alison who suggested accessing my blog via
Google Chrome - so here I am - again!!!
Whilst I've been frozen out we've had a new addition to the 
family - Pete's great-grandson - Joshua Anthony.
Mother and baby are doing fine.
Here is the card I made to mark the occasion.
The arty farty angle!
It's taken so long to get back to the blog that it's now bedtime!
Night night
Chris xx

products used:-
card  -  Marina Mist, Crumb Cake and Whisper White
ink  -  Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso
stamps  -  Baby Tees (Jumbo Wheel) and Something to Celebrate
paper  -  Elegant Soiree DSP
ribbon  -  Baja Breeze Seam Binding

Friday, 12 August 2011

Multi Panel Card

It can't be Friday already! Where has this week gone?
Spent a fab time last night with 3 friends, Karen, Linda and Sarah.
We made 3 cards and here is one of them.
Sarah wanted some ideas of making flowers with her new punch -
5 Petal Large Flower - so I incorporated it into this design.

I saw this type of card on another SU demos blog - sorry forgotten who but thank you.

Have a lovely weekend

Chris xx

Products use:

card - Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry and Very Vanilla

ink - Rich Razzleberry

stamps - Silhouette Sentiments (Hostess Level 1)

papers - Brights DSP Stack

ribbon - 3/8" Rich Razzleberry Taffeta

punches - 1 3/8"x5/8" Oval and 1 3/4"x7/8" Oval and 5 Petal Large Flower

others - Clear Rhinestone Brad

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Vintage Vogue Altered Letter

Here is the altered letter "F" I made to accompany Fi's Shutter Birthday Card.
I've used the same papers - Elegant Soiree, the same stamps - Vintage Vogue and
the same inks - Soft Suede, Old Olive and Baja Breeze. I've also used Crystal Effect
on the flowers and them finished off with Basic Jewels - Pearls.

That's all for now

Chris xx

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Vintage Vogue Shutter Card II

Just finished this card so thought I'd share it with you!
Next month it is my step-daughter Fi's 50th birthday
and this is her card.
As I seem to be programmed into making Shutter Cards at the moment
she will be a lucky recipient!!!
I've used the lovely Elegant Soiree Papers with Soft Suede, Very Vanilla,
Baja Breeze and Marina Mist.
I've also used Crystal Effects to make the shiny flowers and "F".

I've also altered a letter "F" for her so will show you that later.

Chris xx

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Vintage Vogue Shutter Card

Here's a card I have made to demo at a monthly stamping group I go to.
I've used all Stampin' Up! products apart for the nesties.

Here it is laid out flat!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend

Chris xx

products used:-

ink - Baja Blue, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede

card - Soft Suede and Crumb Cake

stamps - Vintage Vogue and Plane & Simple (happy birthday)

papers - Elegant Soiree

ribbon - Baja Breeze Seam Binding

others - Basic Jewels - Pearls

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Another Baroque Motifs

Good Morning - third day on the trot!!!
Be impressed cos I am!!!
Here is another card I made for a Stampin' Up! Team
member's birthday using the flower from Baroque Motifs set.

Here is the arty farty angle!

That's all for now

Chris xx

products used:-

ink - Pear Pizzazz

card - Whisper White

stamps - Baroque Motifs and Something to Celebrate (Hostess Level 1 - mini catalogue)

papers - In Colours DSP Stack and Hostess Level 1 DSP Papers (In Colours)

punch - Scallop Trim Border

ribbon - Concord Crush Stitched Poly

others - Basic Jewels - Rhinestones