Sunday, 31 August 2008

Paper Piecing

Hi there

This post is especially for Monica, you can visit her blog here

Over on UStamp chat last night she challenged those of us that have yet to try out Paper Piecing to give it a go. This is the first time I have tried this and here is my card.

I therefore thank Monica for inspiring me to give it a try. She also spoke about Heat and Stick last night and she has an amazing video demonstration of this technique over on her blog at the moment. Guess who will be trying that next lol

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Gifts for Craft Fair

As I said in my last post I have a craft stall at a local community event this Thursday. I did already have a few bits and bobs made but nothing like the amount I need to fill a stall

That's a big problem with only 5 days left before the event.

With that in mind I have had somewhat a busy couple of nights but I have to say I am amazed at how much I have got done already since Friday afternoon. These pictures show the 3 inch gift boxes that I have made so far ( plain versions of these boxes are what the children will be making with me on Thursday)

The other photos show the Fall Flowers memo pad, photo holder and book mark and also the wicker basket I am using on the table for some of the small bits and bobs.

I will take more pictures throughout this week to show how my sale items are growing.

More Gift Bags

After making my first gift bag ( Lovely as a Tree set in earlier post) and with a craft stall to fill up for this Thursday ........yes that's right THIS Thursday I decided I had better get my finger out.

I came up with these gift bags for either the arrival of a new baby or for a baby's birthday or Christening gift. I was going to leave some bags plain white but after looking at the photos I have decided I will go back and stamp the bags with the tiny bird and flowers from the Wild About You set. They will only take a few minutes to do but they do look better I think)

I am really pleased with these bags and they are so easy to do ( original idea from Tutorial by Heather over a UStamp)

Thank you Jenny

Firstly I must say a really big Thank You to Jenny for featuring me as her Sunday stamper. I had such a lovely surprise this morning to see my gift bag and card shown there on her blog HERE

I visit Jenny's blog everyday as I find her work awesome and it never ceases to inspire me. I have no idea how Jenny keeps coming up with all her lovely new ideas but I am so glad she shares them with us.

So on to my creations..........this first photo shows those giant binder clips looking far prettier than they did in the stationery store. ( Thanks to Jenny for sharing this idea lol)

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Lovely as A Tree Giftbag

Here is another Giftbag.........

I have made the bag topper as per the previous post and have made a matching A5 card. They do look rather nice when seen next to one another. I feel the need to make lots of these now so watch this space.

By the way if you pop over to Michelles Blog she is offering some lovely Stamping Up blog candy. I love her card ideas and she is already in my list of favourites under Michelle SU. Even if you don't want to enter her blog candy giveaway then you should pop over there just to see her work.

Gift bag for New Catalogue

I have recently aquired the Wild About You tutorial from Heather via her blog here

I was having a look through the tutorial and although I do have the Wild About You stamps set, and I do intend to make lots of gift bags with them I suddenly thought I would give it a try with the gorgeous "Roses in Winter" instead and see how one would turn out.

I am thinking along the lines of using this set and others for making these bags to sell my catalogues in (with maybe a tiny matching bagalope containing wish list / mini memo pad , little pencil and possibly an offer voucher of some sort for customers first order with me)

Thought they could also double up as Hostess Gift packs with maybe a small stamp in a matching tiny gift box.

What does anyone think ? All comments would be much appreciated be they positive or negative.

Missing in Action

Hi there
Sorry I have not been around for a while and that I haven't updated my blog. This has been due to some health issues but hopefully these can now be forgotten and I can move forward.

It is a good day to make that start as TODAY is the day that all of us Stampin'Up Demonstrators in the UK can start ordering our copies of the new catalogue. I have already been online and ordered mine....can't wait to see what they have in store for us.

Another positive is that UStamp is now up and running. I am sure this site will bring inspiration to us all. For registration for these exciting new online classes click here or follow the link on the right of my blog.

I was browsing around blogs the other day and discovered that Janette here has already made a brilliant start to her 2008 Christmas cards and they are so cute. She made me realise that it REALLY isn't that far away and that I need to get my finger out.

Now don't laugh.....but here is the sum of all the crafting I have done so far this week. I got the clip thingys from Staples and the inspiration from Jenny at Stamping Moments here Her cards and her creativity are awesome

Guess who is betting her SU Perfect Presents set out this weekend and definitely making some cards ?

Big thanks to both Jenny and Janette for helping me to get at least some of my creativity back.
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