Thursday, 2 July 2020

Bonus Days!

Now here is a chance to get some extra spending money for Stampin Up! products!  From now until the 3rd of August, Stampin Up! are running a promotion called 'Bonus Days!
When you shop during the promotion for every £45 you spend you will receive a £4.50 voucher code that can be redeemed during 4th August – 31st August 2020. And this will tie in with the release of the Autumn/Winter catalogue so you can use your vouchers to get some Christmas themed products to make your Christmas projects.
You get a voucher for EVERY £45 so spend £90 and get 2 vouchers and so on.
The vouchers are only valid between 4th August and 31st August 2020.


Good Afternoon.

So sorry its been 6 months since my last post but this year has certainly been quite eventful. As you are all aware, all our lives have been turned upside down with the Coronavirus and there's no knowing when life will return to what we are used to.  In addition to this, my health has been bad since Christmas and I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer at the end of March.  Since then my life has revolved around hospital and doctors visits, tests and times spent in hospital.  I am getting better but still a long road ahead.  I also have my two children at home being homeschooled.

Therefore I have taken quite a step back from Stampin Up!, running classes (although COVID-19 stopped these anyway) and making cards.  So I thought it was about time I got myself back into the swing of things.  Especially as Stampin Up! have just released the new annual catalogue which you can see if you click on the icon on the side of this page (if you would like a copy for yourself then let me know and I can post one to you) and next month we will have the Autumn/Winter catalogue available, full of Christmassy things!

Talking of Christmas, I am hoping to be able to run a Christmas card workshop later in Autumn (if we are allowed to hold meetings).  Please let me know if you would be interested.

Over the next few weeks, I will try and make some new cards/projects and share them with you.
Please let me know if you would like to order from the latest catalogue too.

I hope you have been crafting and keeping busy in these uncertain times.
Bye for now. Hazelx

Monday, 13 January 2020

Happy New Year!

Good Evening and apologies for not posting on here for a while! My New Years resolution ought to be to be more organised!
To start off the year, Stampin Up! have now released their annual Sale-a-bration and Spring catalogues which you can download by clicking on the images at the side of this page.
I hope to be able to use some of the products from these catalogues at my first class of the year which will be on Friday 7th February at 7pm at Frampton on Severn Village Hall.  If you are not already on my mailing list, then let me know and I can email you more information about these classes.
Hope to see you then!

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Christmas Cards

In October I ran two evening classes making Christmas cards. These proved very popular and only used two different stamp sets but created 4 different designs using each set.
I will up date this post with more information later but here are the photos of the cards for now.

September Class Projects

Good Morning. Once again time has run away with me so have forgotten to post the photos of our September class projects!
We had fun creating a shaker card which was very popular.
 We also made a slightly different folded card which had an off-set fold.
And to be seasonal, we made this lovely autumnal leaves card using gold heat embossing and the baby-wipe technique to create the multi-coloured leaves.

Friday, 12 July 2019

June and July's Projects

Oh dear, I seem to be having some severe technical difficulties this morning, as have lost this post twice now after spending 2 hours compiling it so will just post the photos of the projects from June's and July's classes.

Friday, 7 June 2019

New Catalogue and Projects From Our Class in May

Good Morning! Although currently its pouring with rain so not that good apart from the gardens and ponds needing it! I've had a small job recently and my time on Stampin up projects and updates has been put back a bit so today I will just give you a few updates.
Firstly, the new Stampin Up! annual catalogue came out last Monday! You can download a copy of it from the link at the side of this page.  There are a lot of new style stamps which cling better to your acrylic blocks than the previous designs.  Some previous stamp sets have been re-designed with this new concept but on the whole, the catalogue is bursting with new images.  I especially like the 'Family Party' stamp set page 62 and 'Word Wishes' dies on page 197 which both together and individually will be so useful for making personalised greeting cards. So please have a look and let me know if there are any sets that you wish to order. Plus we have a new set of In-Colors - Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray and Purple Posy!

Right, now onto the projects that we made in May.
This first project uses a retired set, Garden In Bloom, but is one of my favourites as it has different sizes flowers and leaves and a cute little bee and a butterfly.  I can't quite remember the proper name of this style of card which is an angled fold card.  The colours we used were Garden Green, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mango and Crumb Cake.  The greetings were taken from the Well Said stamp set and Well Written Dies.

Our second project used a technique where the background was sponged on using Bermuda Bay, Balmy Blue and Crushed Curry through a circle template.  The other colours used were Soft Suede and Flirty Flamingo.  The stamp set used was Colorful Seasons and its matching Seasonal Layers dies.
 Our final card was made again using retired products but my customers had been asking to make it as it is a useful card to send for any gender and age! It uses the Balloon Celebration stamp set, Stars embossing folder and mini star punch.  The colour used was Real Red but any colours could be used.