Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Build a birthday - not just for birthdays........

 Another use for the cake layers on the build a birthday set is to make a stack of presents.  Great for birthdays and dare I say the C word (Christmas).  Here the speckled edges to the card are made from a stamp in the gorgeous grunge set. I love how its made it look like paint. Colours here cucumber crush, mint macaron and delightful dijon.  Just for you stamp is from the work of art stamp set as is the You inside the card.
Another great card for Christmas as well as birthdays - such an easy set to use with lots of possibilities.  At my last class we decided the candles could be made into washi tape strips as well as layered well to make a Christmas tree.
and on Saturday the cake stand became a wedding cake !
So versatile what are you waiting for?
Email me on clarkyj44@gmail.com to order this fabulous stamp set for just £14.00 - with the special offer of postage free !

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Saturday, 6 June 2015

June Classes

 Each month I host a few in home classes for a selected invite list of people.  The people on my list have asked to be on it and from this I do 3 small classes for a max of 4 people (if you want to join my email list then do drop me amessage - email addy below).  It gives me a chance to chat properly and for us to look at ways to use the stamp set of the month.
This month it is Build a Birthday and the new In colours from Stampin up.
I LOVE this set - its sooo versatile covering many occasions not just birthdays. The card above is one we make in the class (2 have already happened the last one is next Friday ).
Below is me playing around for a wedding card
Its brilliant !
One of the ladies today suggested another idea for Christmas which I intend to play with tonight.
At £14 for the set its a fantastic price.
I have an order going in on Friday 12th so if you fancy the set drop me a message on clarkyj44@gmail.com.
I will add 2 more ideas tomorrow in case you are undecided!

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Friday, 22 May 2015


As this posts I will be at my 4th Annual Stampin up retreat - this time I am hosting alone as my gorgeous friend and Upline Emma passed away suddenly last October. Many of the ladies attending were customers of Emmas or friends of us both so I am keen for Emma to be present throughout the weekend both in spirit and our projects.
This is one such piece - labelled "Love".
Its the Petite petals papers by stampin up which has been cut to size and framed with the addition of the word and 3 stamped and punched butterflies from the papillion potpouri set.
I have added a little rub and buff to the frame to antique it a little.
This is a simple project but with lots of meaning to it and of course the ladies can change whatever they want about it.
The weekend is about fun and creativity - Emma loved both - and I am sure we will all feel her love surrounding us as we craft and share memories together.
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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Fiddle faffing all day long.............

With this little number.
I found a fab tutorial here but it used 12 x 6" cardstock so I wanted to see if I could do it with A4.
In the end I shaved off just 1/8th of an inch off the first and last measurement - fiddly - and a nightmare for a class but it fits A4.  I also adjusted the front panels to 2 1/4" x 6".
Stamp set is Butterfly basics - colours soft sky and basic grey and the little blue bits I have used the large spot embossing folder - all from Stampin up.
You could add a ribbon coming round from the back to fasten it too but I decided against that for this sample.  The great thing is this pops nicely into a C6 envelope - downside is it would be a large letter post due to the bulk of folds - but worth it for a wow card !
Hope you like it x
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Monday, 18 May 2015

Birthday gifts

 I have a number of birthdays this month and needed to make some gifts.  I turned to Youtube and pinterest for inspiration and found this fabulous video.  I almost managed it in real time too although did have to pause a few times. I also decorated inside the cards and the envelopes and as suggested popped sentiments into the box with foam pads to be added as needed.
I pretty much followed the design as the video just changed the colours a little.
Stamp sets are Basic Butterflies and framelets and gorgeous grunge from Stampin up.  Colours are daffodill delight, wild wasabi, blackberry bliss and early espresso also from Stampin up.  I made my own card blanks then used SU C6 envelopes to give it in.  As I didnt have the wood SU cases I used and A6 plastic storage box to give them in tied with the fab stripey grosgrain ribbon x
The first one has been given and she seemed pleased. Although she is a crafter she does not do cards so I hope she finds them useful x
Hope you enjoy Brandys video - and do drop me an email if you would like to place an order for any of these Stampin up goodies x

Thursday, 14 May 2015


 Gorgeous tulips
Blackberry bliss cardstock and ink - gorgeous x
Stamp sets butterfly basics and Summer Silhuettes - both by Stampin up x

Friday, 17 April 2015


All the cards we will be making on Sunday have texture on them as everyone will receive an embossing folder as part of the kit.  I have tried to go for some very different looks from traditional to quirky- this is the quirky !
I am usually a traditional girl but I think this Santa is quite cute as well as quirky !
I am entering this into Crafty Hazlenuts Christmas challenge which is to add texture.
One last project to finish tonight so best get on.
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