Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Mini Catalogue release

Excitement the day of the mini catalogue release is here.

I will be placing my first order on 17th April following my open house.
If you want anything sooner then please e-mail me at lovellsinnorfolk@hotmail.co.uk.

Open House

Please help me celebrate my 1st Stampin up party as a demonstrator.

Come & join my cupcake party............ Yes we will be eating cupcakes as well as using the the "crazy for cupcakes set" for make & takes

See the new Stampin up Mini catalogue.

Make & takes

Door prize & the usual mix of crafty chatter.

Anyone bringing me a card made with a Stampin up product will qualify for a 5% discount on purchases made on the day.

Friday 17th April

I propose to have 2 sessions
1 - 4 pm

7 - onwards



Please RSVP which session you would like to attend So I know how many cupcakes to make.

Seeing Spots

Another set I got in my starter kit is the seeing spots set & the Spot on wheel, so I have set aside a couple of hours to make some samples with these two sets today.

I have been using the Colour combo site which helps to match colours not only from the same colour families but from the whole colour range.

Stamps : Seeing spots

Paper : Whisper White, Pumpkin pie, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip

Inks : Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, chocolate Chip

Accessories :
White Grosgain ribbon

Techniques :
Stamping, Matt & Layer

Stamps : Seeing Spots

Paper :
Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pixie, Certainly Celery

Inks :
Chocolate Chip, Pink Pixie, Certainly Celery

Accessories :
White Grossgrain ribbon, scallop circle punch

Techniques :
Basic stamping using pens direct to stamp

Stamps : Seeing spots, Best yet (sab)

Paper :
Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red

Inks :
Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red

Accessories :
1/2" punch used as a corner cutter

Techniques :
Basic rubber stamping, using 3 colours on one stamp.

Stamps : Seeing spots, Season of joy, starring you

Paper :
Close to cocoa, Pink Pixie, Chocolate Chip

Inks :
Pink Pixie, Chocolate Chip

Accessories :
White gel pen, scallop border punch

Techniques :

Stamps : Seeing Spots, Starring You

Paper :
Chocolate Chip, Pink Pixie, Whisper White, Certainly Celery

Inks :
Chocolate Chip, Pink Pixie, Certainly Celery

Accessories :
Three for you punch, 1/4" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, DSP Sweet always

Techniques :

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Stampin Up ~ Seaside

When I was looing through the current Stampin up catalogue to choose my demo kit one stamp set in particular caught my eye & kept creeping further up my wish list.
I love the beach & walking by the sea is one of the places I go whenever I need to re-charge my batteries, so its no wonder I was drawn to this set.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Feathered Hope

Mens cards as we all know are very hard to make unless the recipient falls into the stero typical football loving, car loving drinker. In reality most men dont fall into these categories making it very hard to make appropriate male cards.
When ever a craft rep comes into work or our buyer goes out on a buying trip ideas for men are always top of the list.
Stampin up however do have sets that are really nice for men. I have found feathered hope that I bought in america just such a set & often dust it off when I make mens cards.

Scrapbooking ~ A learning curve

I have recently been inspired By the very talented Jane to do more scrapbooking, its something that I have wanted to do more of for a long time but have never been so inspired. Going to Janes house is lovely as she has scrap pages hanging in all of the rooms & they are so cool not to mention inspiring.
I did start a scrapbook two years ago of a family holiday in Brittany, but a couple of months after the holiday my father in law died and it was painful to have all of the holiday pictures out as it was the last family holiday he came on.

Well today I have completed a whole page, but as I say it was a learning curve & today I learnt a very important lesson, I started this layout last night & left it on the desk in my Stamping studio, which is the same place I dry my hair.
Well you can imagine the rest ........... I managed to blow my whole layout away before I had stuck it all together.

The petals are Stampin up Pick a Petal stamped on Yoyo Yellow card with Pink Passion ink. The Chipboard flower is also stampin up & is triple embossed adding a layer of colour each time, the two colours used are Yoyo Yellow & Only Orange.
The paper is by Sassy Frass lass and really lends itself to one of my favourite photo's.