Sunday, February 28, 2010

Perfect pairs promotion & New punch



{Click on the above image to see in detail }

From 1st march ~ 31st march

Stampin' Up are offering the Perfect pairs promotion
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The new heart shape punch is also now available to order for the 31 days of March
{ this punch will then not be available again until the release of the new catalogue on 1st october 2010}

To place your orders for this promotion or to register to receive your Stampin' Up mini catalogue on 1st April



contact me at
lovellsinnorfolk@hotmail.co.uk


Monday already & Happy St Davids day




I cant believe that it's monday already and even scarier to think that it is already the 1st March & St Davids day to everyone. Hopefully March will be the start of our spring & we will see a change for the better in the weather, fingers crossed.

There is new promotion starting today for just one month only, details to follow & just a littel clue a new punch will be available for just one month only, until it's official release on the 1st of October in the 2010 ~ 2011 Ideas book & catalogue.

Back to my personal card challenge here is todays card a diagonal double pocket fold. card.
Diagonal double pocket fold tutorial


Stamps
Cheers to you 111037

Cardstock
Whisper white
Real red
Inks
Pretty in pink
Basic grey
Real red

PunchesScallop circle 109877
1 1/ 4"circle 110104


Accents
Antique Brass jumbo eyelet 109960
Real red 5/8" grosgrain ribbon in Real red 110130
Crystal effects 101055



All of the above Stampin' Up products are avilable to buy from me, why not contact me today.


Au revoir

Au revoir Sale A Bration

Well thats it i'm affraid Sale A Bration for 2010 is now officially over & a big thank you to everyone who placed orders with me during Sale A Bration.

Well there is good new to cheer you in what seems to be an endless winter.
A new promotion starts tomorrow for 1 month only.
So check back in the morning to see the "perfect pairs " promotion


Sunday at last

Sunday at last & I was hoping to go out with my camera today & get some practice with the information I learned at last weeks photography class. The weather here in Norfolk is awful today, unless your a duck or a hippo as its raining & windy.

So I guess it's an ideal day to spend in the craft room

Stamps
Bloom with beauty 112606
Fast flowers wheel 109679

Cardstock
So saffron
Whisper White
Not quite Navy

Inks
Versamark
Basic Grey
( I now prefer this to black when colouring a lightly shaded image as its not so harsh )
So saffron

Stampin Write pens
Always Artichoke
So saffron
Barely Banana
Apricot appeal

Sponge daubers to colour the edges of the white panel, moving in circular movements.


All of the above products are available to order from me through Stampin' Up.



Friday, February 26, 2010

Day 5 & I am still here & still creating

Well to my amazement I am still managing to create a card a day.

The week got stranger & due to having no staff it was quite tiring so coming home & creating was very relaxing.

But guess what arrived today?

My Preview of the new Mini catalogue that goes live on 1st April
If anyone would like a copy of this mini to salivate over then drop me a line & as soon as they arrive with me I will make sure that yours is in the post to you.

So day the card for day 5 is a simple one.


Cardstock
Green galore
Pixie pink
Pretty in pink

Ink
Brocade blue
Green galore

Punches
1 3/4" Circle 117405
1 3/8" Circle 110105
1 1/4" circle 110104
1" circle 110106
Boho blossoms 113651

Papers
Bashful blue designer series papers 113648

Also used the distressing tool from the cutter kit 110090

I am loving these punched flowers & using the whole range of the Stampin' up circle punches makes achieving these beautiful very easy indeed & no more searching the house for different sizes of bottle lids or circular items to draw round.

All of the above products are available to order through me as a Stampin' Up demontrator.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

It's still flowing Day 4


Well the creative juices are still flowing, well trickling out rather than gushing which I guess is better than nothing.

It has been a funny week at work this week, Monday we were all evacuated because of a fire at work, 5 fire engines in attendance and a customer who refused to leave. the store had only been re-opened for 20 minutes & a customer came up to my colleague and said that he thought he was having a stroke, cue first aider and an ambulance.
If that wasn't enough in the afternoon we had two unattended bags left in the middle of my department, when I called out asking if the belonged to anyone a customer came forward, I asked that she stayed with her luggage as we had already evacuated the store once today, to which she gave me the Nazi salute, Nothing surprises me with some of our customers anymore.

On Wednesday we lost a work experience girl, & after investigation she had gone home sick without telling anyone, but you do worry when someone disappears.

Well enough waffle about my weird week here is todays card.

Stamps
Wow flowers 1117174
Live your dream 111486

Inks
Basic grey
So saffron

Punches
Large oval 115156
Scallop oval 115429
Scallop edge 13654
5 petal flower 112829

Cardstock
Whisper white
basic Grey

Papers
So saffron 113645

Accents
Flower fusion 113662
Earth elements brads 110022
So saffron striped grosgrain ribbon 115311



All of the above items are available to order from Stampin' Up through myself.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

An easel card for day 3


Day three of find my card making mojo
Todays card is an easel fold card
Tutorial for the fold
Colour family
Earth elements

Cardstock
Cameo coralRuby Red
Garden green
Choc chip
Very vanilla

Ink
Garden green
Cameo coralVersamark

Punches
Word window 117402
Scallop border 113654
Word window 117406
Corner rounder 109969
1/2" circle 110103

Stamps

En Francais 109521
One of a kind 113624

Trimmings
Dazzling diamonds





Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Personal challenge day 2

It's all beginning to come back to me now, my love affair with papers, stamps & inks.

So here we are on day 2 of my personal challenge & one card in two different colourways both from the Bold Brights colour family.


Stamps
Loads of love 104606
Loads of love accessories 105349
Neighborhood wheel 109685

Inks
Basic Grey
Stampin' Write markers

Cardstock from the Bold Brights family
Real red
Green galore
Only Orange
Whisper white

Punches
1/2" circle 110103
Round tab 109974

Trimmings
Crystal effects


Monday, February 22, 2010

Cardmakers Mojo! Where can I buy some

My cardmakers mojo is struggling to come to the surface at the moment I am finding it incredibly hard to make the cards i need for family & friends at the moment.
I also need to find inspiration for my Stampin' up samples. This all started just after I had finished my Christmas cards. Since Scrapbooking became my favourite past time I have really struggled.

My personal challenge is 1 card
1 Stampin' Up set of stamps
1 colour family
Each day for a whole week.

Day 1

So to start the creative juices flowing I have lifted the idea from a sample made by my upline Michelle.

Stamps
wow flowers 111714
Live your dream 111486
En francais 109521

Inks
So saffron
Basic grey
versamark

Cardstock
Whisper White
So saffron
Basic Grey

Papers
So Saffron 113645

Punches
Large Oval 115156
Scallop oval 115429
Scallop Border 113654

Trimming
Very vanilla Tafetta ribbon 110135
Dazzling diamonds glitter 110194
Heat & stick powder 110101




Sunday, February 21, 2010

All day event


Would you like to attend an all day Stampin' Up experience event?

I would just like to tell you all about our all day event that I'm hosting with one of my Stampin' Up team Sharon It's planned for Saturday 24th April at a venue near Norwich. The cost will be £15 & all supplies are included as well as refreshments & nibbles so to book your place get in contact as places as strictly limited.

You will be able to see some of the products from the new Mini catalogue on the day.

The mini catalogue is available from 1st April, to receive your copy please send me an e-mail with your address.
lovellsinnorfolk@hotmail.co.uk

Marker Share


Do you love the Stampin Up markers but you cannot afford to spend £99.95 in one go???
I am running a marker club! I need 4 people for 4 months!Each month you will spend £24.95 and get one set of markers. I will order the full case and split them up between the 4 people each month.

What are the benefits??

You get to only pay £24.95 a month (plus £2.00 p&P) rather than £99.95 in one go.

one month during the share you will get the carrying case which is only available if you buy the whole set together.



Please contact me if you would like to take a place in this marker share.

Crop day

The third Saturday of the month is crop day at Alisons crop.
In the morning Alison had arranged a photography workshop with Suzanne from Inspired Norfolk.
I now have my camera off the auto settings for probably the first time since paul bought it for me.Abi was our model & after she got over her initial shyness she did enjoy the experience.
Everyone took some beautiful pictures & Alison has put some on her blog.
Here are some of my favourites that I took.

Before photoshop

After photoshop with deep blue & split toning ( Thanks Dan )



Alisons Montage from yesterday
If you are interested in the next photography workshop, you can contact Alison via her blog for further information.

No layouts to show from yesterday as I didn't manage to finish anything during the crop, but the way the snow is coming down today I will probably be able to find some time today to sneak up to my craft room & play.


Friday, February 19, 2010

A day off !

This week being half term I have had a few days off to spend with Abi, Dan has been in Paris on a photography trip.
We decided to make a day trip to Cambridge, me to have a wander round as I love Cambridge, Abi on a mission to find the Jack Wills shop.The journey out too Cambridge was a little bit of pain as it was part train & part coach as we wanted to shop I didn't take my DSLR camera just my point & shoot.We left Norwich with the threat of snow & arrived in Cambridge to clear blue skies although it was very cold.

When you get off the train & on just about every spare railing in the town there are bikes hundreds & hundres of bikes everywhere, You have more chance of being run over by a bike than a car.



The amazing kings college.


I did manage to persuade Abi to pose for a couple of pictures for me outside kings college which is the most impressive looking college.

And finally outside the Jack Wills shop proudly sporting her purchase in its beautiful bag.




Thursday, February 18, 2010

Angel And Airwaves - LOVE (2010)

Tracklist:
1. Et Ducit Mundum Per Luce
2. The Flight of Apollo
3. Young London
4. Shove
5. Epic Holiday
6. Hallucinations
7. The Moon-Atomic (...Fragments and Fictions)
8. Clever Love
9. Soul Survivor (...2012)
10. Letters to God, Part II
11. Some Origins Of Fire

XYB Bonus Track
12. Hallucinations (Mark Hoppus Remix)

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Almost Alice (Alice in Wonderland OST) (2010)



Tracklist:
1. Alice (Performed by Avril Lavigne)
2. The Poison (Performed by The All American Rejects)
3. The Technicolor Phase (Performed by Owl City)
4. Her Name Is Alice (Performed by Shinedown)
5. Painting Flowers (Performed by All Time Low)
6. Where's My Angel (Performed by Metro Station)
7. Strange (Performed by Tokio Hotel and Kerli)
8. Follow Me Down (Performed by 3OH!3 featuring Neon Hitch)
9. Very Good Advice (Performed by Robert Smith)
10. In Transit (Performed by Mark Hoppus with Pete Wentz)
11. Welcome to Mystery (Performed by Plain White T's)
12. Tea Party (Performed by Kerli)
13. The Lobster Quadrille (Performed by Franz Ferdinand)
14. Always Running Out of Time (Performed by Motion City Soundtrack)
15. Fell Down a Hole (Performed by Wolfmother)
16. White Rabbit (Performed by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals)


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Stampers 10 cards

Last night was the first meeting of our stampers 10 group since before Christmas due to the snow & illness we had been unable to meet up, I have the pleasure of doing it all over again next week with the other half of my lovely group.

We made two cards last night & munched on Haribo & party rings whilst chatting about forthcoming weddings, not just one but two weddings in march & June.
The first card was inspired by a card I received a while back from my Stampin' Up Mum Michelle



We used
Stamp set Fresh cuts
Cardstock Real Red, Whisper White & Creamy caramel
Inks Real red, So saffron
Punches Oval, scalloped Oval
Linen thread.



The second card is inspired by a card that is in the current Stampin' Up catalogue & Ideas book.

For this card we used
Stamps Say it with scallops, Simply said, Wheel is It's beautiful
Ink Bashful blue, chocolate chip, So saffron, Versamark
Cardstock Certainly celery, Whisper white, Chocolate chip
Punch Scallop square
Brads & dazzling diamonds glitter

All of the above products are available to purchase through me.

Thank you ladies for a lovely evening





Sunday, February 14, 2010

Paper bag scrapbooks

A while ago I was given an undecorated paper bag album to create, I was very new to scrapbooking when Alsion gave me this to decorate & until I had seen some other examples online I was a bit confused as to what I was supposed to do with it.
I managed to source the flat bottom paper bags, which were amazingly hard to find, whilst i'm sure that many of our american cousins throw them away on daily basis these bags are like gold dust.

This is the album I made for Paul, it is just awaiting the photo's and finishing touches.




The tabs are on the edge of pages that slip into the open ends of the bags.

Hard to believe that this mini book started life as a plain old paper bag.

Making paper bag books is really quite easy. Using 3 lunch bags, stagger them so that the open flap falls to the right, then to the left, then to the right again. Lay them one on top of the other.


paper bag books There are several ways you can bind your paper bag albums. You can punch 3 or more holes down the left side and later use ribbons to tie them together.

bindings for paper bag books Or you can sew down the center, creating a sewn spine.

sewn spine paper bag book Another option is to bind them with a bind-it-all if you have one.
Or use metal rings, which you can purchase at scrapbook stores.
Once the holes are punched you could also thread ribbons through the spine.

To create additional inside pockets you can use brads, eyelets, glue or even sew down flat bottom portion of the lunch bags.

Over the weekend I have made three of these & made them into valentines cards