Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Happy Birthday Jules

On Saturday it was my SU baby's birthday!!!

Jules, hope you had a fab day and looking forward to

seeing you tomorrow and lunch!!!

Here is the card I sent her. I've used one of her favourite papers

from the Springtime Vintage pack, the Itty Bitty Bits

stamp set and of course an embossing

folder - Perfect Polka Dots - for the BIG SHOT.

Here is the arty farty angle!

Chris xx

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Happy Birthday Sandra

Yesterday was the 60th birthday of my oldest friend, Sandra - we've

known each other since we were 5 years old and she introduced me

to my wonderful husband, Pete!!!

Along with 2 other friends we joined together to buy her a day

working with and flying birds of prey - one of her passions - and this is

the box I made for the voucher.

I decorated the box with one of the new DSP Botanical Gazette papers.

The tags are stamped using the new Nature Walk set and all finished

off with Very Vannilla Satin Ribbon and Basic Pearls.

Here is the arty farty angle!

Chris xx

Friday, 15 April 2011

Easter Chicks

Here is the other card we made last night at our Craft Club.

The idea is thanks to Kate one of my SU "sisters"!

This is my first attempt at punch art!

The chicks and egg shell are all made using the new Owl punch.

Don't you just love those wibble-wobble eyes!?!

Have a good weekend

Chris xx

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Cupcakes - For You!

Good morning!

I'm off to the hairdressers in an hour so just enough time to show you

one of the cards our local Craft Club will be making tonight.

It uses lots of goodies from the new Mini Catalogue - Itty Bitty Stamp Set

and Punches, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon and of course

a BIG SHOT embossing folder- Perfect Polka Dots.

I haven't decided if I'm going to let anyone use

my new BIG SHOT yet!!! But I probably will!!!

Here is the arty farty angle!

That's all for now
Chris xx

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Jems Training Swap!

A bit late today but better late than never!

This is the swap I made for Jem's Training last Saturday.

Another from the sewing suite!

I've used Marina Mist, Rose Red and Whisper White card, Basic Black ink,

a paper from the Sweet Stitches, Pattern Pieces stamp and the tape measure

is made by using a stamp from Sew Lovely onto Twill Tape.

Night night

Chris xx

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Sewing Fest!!!

Hi everyone - sorry I haven't posted for a few days but life

has just got in the way!!!

Had a fantastic day on Saturday at the Stampin' Up! Jems Training day.

It was great to see some old friends and make new friends.

I'll share what we did later.

Here are a set of cards I made for the launch of the Mini Catalogue.

They are all made using the Sewing Suite of products -

Sweet Stitches DSP Papers, Sew Lovely and Pattern Pieces

stamp sets, Sweet Buttons Embosslits which uses the Big Shot



That's all for now

Chris xx

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Wall to Wall Birthdays!

Today I thought I'd show you the 4 birthday cards I made yesterday.

I'm starting with the oldest - sorry Chris and Kate but you are 60 on Monday!!!

As you can see I do like the new Four Frames stamp set and

the new Decorative Label punch!

The third one is for the lovely Diane who is one of

my Stampers 10 Clubbers!

Last but not least here's a card for Alyssia my great niece who is 2 on Saturday.
Happy Birthday to you all and have a fabulous day.

Chris xx

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Happy Birthday Susan

What a busy day!!!

I've made 4 birthday cards - and that only takes me to next Wednesday!

I've also made the swaps I need for my Training Day on Saturday - 18!!!

AND I've driven the car for the first time since my knee op and did a

supermarket shop so I'm ready for a rest but couldn't sit down until

I'd shown you the birthday card I made earlier for my friend Susan's

birthday which is today - Susan hope you are having a fab day!

I've used one of my favourite colour combos -

Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.

I've used the new Decorative Label Punch and Four Frames stamp set -

a lovely combination and I know Susan's husband has bought her them both

for her birthday - so she's a lucky girl!!

Here's the arty farty angle.

Right off to put my feet up

Chris xx

Monday, 4 April 2011

Plane and Simple!

Here is another card made using one of the new Stamp Sets from the

new Mini Catalogue - Plane and Simple.

I've used Very Vanilla card,

Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze card and ink,

Scallop Trim Border punch and Twill Tape.

The Stampin' Up! Team that I'm a member of arranged a swap to

coincide with the launch of the new Mini Catalogue and this

is the card I made as my swap!

I will show you some of the fabulous swaps I received in return next time.

Tomorrow is my Open House so may not be around for a day or two!

Until next time

Chris xx

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Big Shot and Stampin' UP!

Stampin' Up! has teamed up with Sizzix Big Shot and lots of

fabulous exclusive products can be found in the new Mini Catalogue.

Here is one of them - the Top Note Bigz Die.

I've used the new Motorcycle Stamp with Whisper White card, Marina Mist

and Early Espresso card and ink, Linen Thread and

finished off with a Tiny Tag.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend

Chris xx

Friday, 1 April 2011


It may be April's Fools Day but this is no joke - this year's Mini Catalogue is

full of fabulous products - hope you are as excited about it as everyone

at Stampin' Up!

Just to prove that I have been busy over the last couple of weeks

here is one series of samples using the lovely Four Frames Stamp Set . . .

. . . and the coordinating punch - Decorative Label.

This first card also uses one of the letters from Broadsheet Alphabet, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla and Rich Razzleberry card, Pear Pizzazz and Rich Razzleberry ink, Scallop Trim Border Punch and Rich Razzleberry Satin and 1/8" Taffeta Ribbons. The backing paper is from In Colours Stack.
On this card the "thank you" is from the new Plane and Simple Stamp Set.

Very Vanilla and Not Quite Navy card, Night of Navy ink and Satin and 1/8"

Taffeta Ribbons have been used and the backing

paper is from the new Botanical Gazette DSP.

This card also uses a sentiment from the Level 1 Hostess set Because I Care

and Very Vanilla and Early Espresso card, River Rock and

Early Espresso ink, Scallop Trim Border punch and Very Vanilla

Satin and Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbons.

The backing paper is from the Neutrals Stack.

This final card in the set is made using Very Vanilla , Riding Hood Red
and Basic Black card, "for you" is from Occasional Greetings stamp set,

Riding Hood Red and Basic Black ink and Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon.

The backing papers are from Love Letters DSP.

Have a nice day

Chris xx