Thursday, 20 November 2014

Quick tip and Project Life Hello December digital download

Well I am sorry that I have not been keeping up with posting I will try harder/

1st you may have seen or heard of Chameleon pens. That change tone from pale to dark in one pen. Well you can do exactly the same with both your Stamp and Write ,markers and your Blendabilities pens.

Take a Stamp and Write marker and your stamp and write blender pen
The darkest or medium shade of any of the blendabilities sets and the blendability colour lifter pen

Remove the lids from both

Hold the coloured pen straight up with the tip up. Position the blender pen or colour lifter pen tip down onto the coloured pen tip count to 5. Start colouring with your pen. You will notice that the colour changes fro almost no colour to full colour strength. If you want a shorter colour change count to 3 or longer count to 7 etc.

The above was coloured with Darkest Cherry Cobbler and darkest Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities with the above technique.

This week I have also been catching up on Scrapping some of my old pics and I just had to use the Stampin' Up! project life Hello December Download.

I also used the Basic Rhinestones from The Basic Rhinestone and pearls download.

So thats it for today

Hopefully catch up with posting soon

Friday, 26 September 2014

1st Craft classes in Northwich

So excited have finalised venue and date for the 1st craft class in Northwich;

So on the 22nd October 2014 I will be happily teaching the 1st fifteen people to book the class and as its the run uo to Christmas Octobers class is going to be Christas themed and we will be making

the above two cards and two boxes.

Classes will cost £20 but you will be receiving £15 worth of great products in your craft kits.

For more information please check out my Craft kits and classes page

Classes will be on the 4th Wednesday of the month,

Theme for the next class 26th November

Handcrafted gifts,

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Very very busy week

Well I am in the middle of sorting out my craftroom. In an effort to get a craftroom suitable for creating tutorial videos.

In the meantime I managed to get a few items created. So in the last 10 days I have been very busy.

1st we spent a day in Llandudno watching the Tour of Britain and I created this Digital Project Life layout using Project Life Everyday Adventure Digital download
Then I spent most of the next few days, sorting out craft stuff, and feeling quite stressed about how I  am going to get everything packed ready for the upheaval of getting the room ready to be painted and then get new furniture in.

So was quite pleased to spend time at Met madams which gave me a little bit of crafting time, where I was able to try out my new Gift Box Punch Board. Which I am totally enamored with. Its ace and this cute stack took less than 20 minutes.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

I also bought the paper peircing templates that go with the Oval framlits. Now I must admit I hate paper peircing, and have never enjoyed it. I always ended up with less than sucessful results and it always took too long. After trying the templates, I was amazed at how easy it was and I was really happy with the results.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

I have also been working towards the start of classes in Northwich, Cheshire and full details will soon be on my class pages.

So thats it for this post. I hope to be catching up with you later this week

Bye Bye for now


Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Last week at Stamp and Scrap

It was a very busy week,

Had a Polymorph plastic button making and pendant making demo. On  Wednesday and  Thursday

Here are some of the samples from the demo. I will be offering a Polymorph Plastics class by mail and a class in Cheshire. Prices and dates to be arranged, If you would like to find out more please sign up for my newsletter on the Contact form on my Stampin' Up! site 

The leaves on the 1st pendant are from Kinda Eclectic Stamp set, The flowers are from Petite petals stamp set and the butterflies are from Papillion Pot pourie. (If you like me still have loads of unused peel offs , you can also use them (at last something to use some of them for)

Then I had a make and take for the lovely ladies at the Northwich U3A craft group, We made this cute little cracker box and tag.

For the cracker

Envelope Punch Board 133774
All Is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper 135823
Artisan Label Punch 130920
Label Love clear mount stamp set 130622
Lost Lagoon 3/8" Silky Taffeta Ribbon 135841

For both

Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad 131180
Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin' Pad 133644
Whisper White A4 Card Stock 106549

For tag

Tree Punch 135859
Lost Lagoon A4 Cardstock 133686
Project Life Holiday Cheer Photopolymer Stamp Set 135188
Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents 119246
White Baker's Twine 124262

Then had my grandson for 3 days,  So fairly worn out

Monday, 1 September 2014

Finnibair style digital canvas inspired by Angel Holt

Well I quite often trawl through you tube for ideas and inspiration. anyway I found a lady called Angela Holt and this amazing video

You tube Finnibair inspired canvas by Angel Holt

So anyway my Mum is an avid non crafter,although she is actually a very good artist, but when I sat her down to watch this she was inspired to start doing a version of this. As was my sister and myself. As I was printing of some vintage images for my Mum, I thought could I do something similar digitally with Stampin' Up! downloads.  I did not use My Digital Studio I used another digital editing program . as you can use Stampin' Up!s digital downloads with your favorite softwear

So heres is my 1st one all items used are Stampin' Up! downloads. A list of all downloads will be at the bottom.

First Edition Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 124408
Bright Blooms - Digital Download 130876
Autumn Elements Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 127172
Delicate Doilies Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 124226
Delicate Adornments - Digital Download 132265
Basic Pearls And Rhinestones - Digital Download 124330
Botanical Gazette Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 122169
Happy Watercolor Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 137078

Then thinking of a photo of my Daughter and Niece I wondered if I could do something similar  with that

Whilst playing I started to develop an Indian goddess theme and went with it . this time I used 

Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 134735
Bright Blooms - Digital Download 130876
Autumn Elements Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 127172
Delicate Doilies Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 124226
Serene Silhouettes - Digital Download 133015
Basic Pearls And Rhinestones - Digital Download 124330
Everyday Adventure Digital Project Life Cards - Digital Download 137345

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Just click on the image to be taken straight to the item in my shop.
Anyway thats if tor now . hope to catch up with you later in the week.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

More Autumn winter catalog ideas

So I've been playing with more items that are in the Autumn Winter catalog which will be available to buy from on the 28th August.  

Here is the 1st photo

The mat is embossed with Decorative Dots Embossing Folder. Corners of mat and card rounded with envelope punch board. 
I used Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper. 
Cut out with Tree punch, 3 times. Then fold in the middle and adhere  together to create 3d tree. " . Whisper white punched with 2 inch circle punch. Border and greeting is from Stampin' Up!s Project Life holiday cheer stamp set. I bent the border stamp as I put it onto the block, placed over punched circle. Border was a bit long so when you stamp (real red) position the start and finish where you will place the ribbon.Card edge inked with garden green, Mat inked with real red. Real red ribbon bow.

Second card also uses Nordic Noel papers,
I used the decorative dots embossing folder, and I think it was soft sky Stamp and write marker. . On the side of the embossing folder that has the dots indented I scribbled some small areas of blue marker with the side of the pen tip. Then gently smudged it with my fingers. Then ran it through the embossing folder. 

For the snow drifts randomly cut  Dazzling Diamond paper  with a smooth curvy shape on one edge. layer two as shown across base of card trim any excess.

I cut out the houses from the Nordic Noel paper, I cut the red house just below the 1st window , then moved bottom up to hide 1st windows and adhered. Then adhered to card just behind top drift of snow with dimentionals. Then added second house with dimentionals with about 1 third of base behind snow drift and two thirds on top .  Stamped a tree with the Festival of trees stamp and punched it with Tree punch . The Joy is a die from the Wonderful Wreath framelits, (has a matching stamp set, and will be available as a bundle) I cut it once in red and once in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper. Then I slightly offset moving offset up , down, left , right to create a calligraphy style shadow.

The next two cards both use White Christmas stamp set, Anyone who buys the White Christmas stamp set from me, will receive an e mail of these two card instructions.

To buy anything mentioned please visit my shop at www,

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Stampin' Up! Autumn/Winter catty Samples

I've been playing with goodies from the Winter catalogue which will be available to order from the 28th Aug, The 1st card features the Four feathers stamp set and dies which will be available as a bundle I love these. The paper used is from
Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper available now! 

The second card features the Holiday Home Stamp set (which is truly amazing and can be used for Christmas , Halloween, new home cards and I just adore it. It also has a die set and they will also be available as a bundle. The papers used are from the All
is calm DSP pack and I so love the colours, Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Whisper White. The greeting used is from the Wonderous wreath stamp set, yet another great bundle of Stamps and dies, which I will be playing with later this week,

Anyone who buys the Holiday home Stamps and dies bundle from me at www, and the All is Calm paper pack in September will receive free instructions to Make 3 cards and 2 3d projects.

The third card also features All is Calm paper pack, plus yet another great bundle, The festival of trees stamp set and the Tree punch . If you buy this bundle and papers you will also receive instructions for 3 cards and 2 3d projects.

To request an Autumn Winter catalog please e mail me at with Autumn/winter in the subject.

There are 6 amazing bundle offers in the Autumn winter catty and I love all of them. plus the stamp sets are just to die for. Can't wait to share more with you