Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Merry Christmas to You All............

Hello Everyone! Cor! What a month this has been for me! I've been just so busy on the home front that my craft room door has not been opened since the 9th December.

I do have some exciting news though regarding Stampin' UP! for the new year.....

We are getting the SALE A BRATION Promotion that Stampin' UP! have been doing for the last 10 Years!!!!!

For Every £45 you spend from the 1st January to the 28th February you get to choose a FREE Yes I know a FREE...... Sale a Bration Stamp Set and they are all Die Cut!

To View The Sale A Bration Leaflet Click Here.
So save all those Christmas Pennies!

I hope you all have a safe and healthy Christmas and I will be back on here on the 5th January when we get back from holiday....

Monday, 8 December 2008

2009 Calendar - Live Your Dream.....

My Dear Friend Val Glover kindly got these perspect holders for us at Craft Club. Val had made some wonderful Calendars with Photos inside. If you want to order some of these Perspex Stands Email Diane at . They are much cheaper from Diane than at Staples.
I used the Stamp Set Live Your Dream and Tea & CrumpetsDesigner Paper. I stamped the flowers in Regal Rose and Old Olive on some Whisper White. I cut it out with a circle nestie, then on a couple of more layers. The Chocolate Chip double stitched ribbon was attached so it left a tab, which I then inserted a covered pen. All the layers were then slid inside the holder and the calendar was attached to the front, then you can tear off the months.
I can't wait to use this set again, the flower stem is really tall and I used to make tons of tall cards.
I made a bookmark calendar using the same stamp set, to match.

We have our Christmas Party tonight, so must shoot!

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, 4 December 2008

2009 Calendar......

For the last couple of years I and the Addicted Ladies have made a Calendar. We usually take it in turns and do 3 months each and then at Christmas time, Sharon Binds it all for us. We don't know where this year has gone and No Calendar pages have been done, so I found this calendar while blog hopping and thats what I was up late last night making....

Its very similiar to a Calendar I made last New Year but joined the top with keyrings. This was much quicker (Although I didn't get to bed until 11pm and thats late for me:-)). I found the Calendar idea on Cambrias Blog and then she had a link to the one she cased, so I followed that link to Nancy's Blog where she used the Trees for all Seasons and I had been stamping these Trees on Monday Night at Craft Club - so I thought I would case Nancy's and add a few extra touches. Her Calendar was just what I was looking for and I really enjoyed making it. I didn't follow the measurements, as when I printed off the Calendar it wouldn't fit, so my one is 16cm x 28cm folded in half. I used the Stampin Up Basic Black cardstock 12 x 12 and the extra was used to go under the calendar part.....So no wastage.
For the first 3 months - Winter - I used Bashful Blue, Bashful Blue paper, Whisper White and the Best Wishes and More stamp for the Snowflake. The snowflake is a punch by EK Success.
I used So Saffron for the next 3 months. One of a Kind and Boho Blossum punch for the flowers. I cut a scallop square in half for the corners and added Regal Rose brads to the centre of the big flowers.
Old Olive reared her head again for the next 3 months and I added some felt flowers with So Saffron brads for the centre. I attached them with glue dots.
The last 3 months was Pumpkin Pie and more felt flowers with rhinestone brads for the centre.
You can see the eyelets at the bottom of the pages, 2 at the bottom front and 2 at the back. Thread some ribbon through all 4 and tie a knot and this makes the Calendar Stand up. Its very solided with all the layers, so it will last all year without falling apart!!!

You can find the Calendar Dates here - Thanks to Nancy and Cambrias Blog Posts.

Have a go......

Thanks for looking,
Jenny :-)xx

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Hung Up on Holidays.....

I think I have finished all my Christmas Cards! Apart from a few extra ones......
These are what we will be making for my Class today.

The Stamp set is Hung up on Holidays, using Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Creamy Caramel and Whisper White cardstock. The embossing is done with the Cuttlebug Bauble Bauble embossing folder.
The Stamp a Ma Jig is perfect for this stamp set, to get the Baubles Positioned correctly.

I stamped the sentiment first and then added the baubles. A little Real Red button was added to the centre Star.
This is a Bottle topper. You could add this to a bottle of Wine or a Bottle of Smellies instead of wrapping it up with paper.

Thanks for looking,