Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Bugtastic project!

I just wanted to show you this cute big project using the new Stampin' Up treat cups.This was Monicas make and take at the last Stamp With Us retreat (hers had an additional greeting and some ribbon) I really didn't like the treat cups when I first saw them but now I am in lurve with them. See you soon x

Monday, 29 March 2010

Stamp With Us Retreat

Stamp With Us are excited to announce their next 2010 Retreat in Haslemere, Surrey.
8.00am Saturday 4th September – 5.00 pm Sunday 5th September 2010 at Branksome Place, Hindhead Road, Haslemere , Surrey, GU27 3PL
SO YOU NEED TO BE QUICK TO CONFIRM YOUR PLACE. Classes start at 8.30am on both days and each day will consist of classes taught by
Monica Gale, Natalie O’Shea and Zoe Pierson.
Classes will include a mixture of techniques and projects and will use Stampin’ Up! products. There will be an assortment of papercraft classes and each class will be around two hours long. Previous classes consisted of mini albums, scrapbook pages, boxes, paper handbags and lots of cards. All products are included in the cost – you only need to bring a basic tool kit with you. Full details of what you need to bring will be sent to you a week or two before the event.
Over the experience of the last two events, we have come to the conclusion that most of you would like an all-inclusive price, so we are happy to offer the following:
At Branksome Place, all rooms are for one occupant, therefore, the following prices
apply per person in your own rooms:
To join us all day Saturday and enjoy all of the classes, lunch, dinner, Party Night, overnight accommodation Saturday night, Sunday classes and Sunday breakfast and lunch, the cost per person is £350.00.
If you wish to stay the Friday night to make sure you are refreshed and ready for your early Saturday morning start, then for accommodation in your own single room and breakfast on Saturday morning can be arranged for an additional £70.
Depending upon our numbers, we *may* be able to accommodate a couple Day Delegates, please contact us for more information and prices on this option if you are interested.
At the beginning of your stay, you will have your own table where you will sit for each class and make your “own”. There will be unlimited coffee, tea and snacks available throughout the day. Lunch will be provided each day too with a hot and cold buffet on the Saturday and a Roast lunch on the Sunday.
Please email us for more information and a booking form. Places are not confirmed until deposits are received.
We really look forward to seeing you so that you can come and STAMP WITH US!
Natalie, Zoe & Monica!

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Yeahhhhhhh Stamp With Us colour challenge

This weekend it is the Stamp With Us colour challenge! I love the colour challenges as it really makes me think out side of the box!

I have used my "Happy Moments" saleabration set, which is no longer available, and the "Sunny Days" set. I have coloured the image with my SU inks and blender pens and the flourishes are from a QK revolution die.

Do pop over and have a peep at the other DT's cards, they are fab!

I hope that you enjoy the rest of your weekends and I am bound to be back soon!

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Easter Class

I have a couple of places left on my Easter Class (designed by Andrea Walford) which is taking place Wenesday 31st March, 7.15pm in Crawley, West Sussex. You will be making 3 Easter boxes and 2 Easter cards. The class is 12.50 and includes all of your materials, chocolate, tea and coffee! Please email me if you would like to come or if you would like any additional information. Hopefully see you there........

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Happy Birthday Gill!

Whilst we were away at the Stamp With Us retreat it was Gills birthday, I was reliably informed that Gills favorite birthday treat was a packet of fig rolls (erghhhhh) so what better to have for her birthday than her very own customised fig roll box! I have made this and it fits a packet of fig rolls perfectly.....The papers, stickers and card are from the "Sunny Days" Simply Scrappin' kit This is the back, I have used the "Schoolbook Serif" alphabet to personalise it, not that many other people would have a use for a fig roll box! lol This is the matching easel card that I made to go with it.
I have used all the same products as above.
I am just about recovering from the weekend! I will pop back with some pics soon!
Z x

Monday, 22 March 2010

This is my final show and tell for the online classes, this is a double page layout I have made using the "Christmas Jingle" Simply Scrappin' kit. Each of the page elements pop up, and pop out to create hidden journal space and more photographs!
I think you agree my Nephew was very happy with his Christmas presents! LOL I have just got back from Stratford Upon Avon with Nalalie, Monica and a whole bunch of fabulous ladies who attended the Stamp With Us Retreat! We have had a complete ball! I will pop back soon and tell you all about it! Have a lovely day! x

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Happy Birthday Teresa!

Happy Birthday for yesterday Teresa! Thought I would show you the birthday card and matching gift box that I have made for her.I have used the Bella Bleu DSP papers and Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy & Kraft card stock. The stamp set is "Flight of the Butterfly" and is one of my faves! I won't tell you what's in the gift box as I'm not sure if she has opened it or not! I will be back soon with my final peep at the online classes.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Ohhhhhhh Yummy Chocolate Cupcake Online Class

This was my fave class, it was making a cupcake box, topper, decorated case and card! I have used the "Crazy for Cupcake" stamp set and "Spiced Cider" papers. I have teamed them with chocolate chip, Really Rust & Whisper White card. The box with acetate section is idea for cupcakes and can be decorated for any occasion. I hope you have liked this class, I will be back tomorrow with a little something I have made for a friends birthday!

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

All in the Family Online Class

Good morning, time to show and tell my recent online classes.This was the first of my online class projects. It is a slider box with four cards, all using the "All in the Family" stamp set and "Sunny days" Simply Scrappin' papers. I love this stamp set as it is so easy to customise your cards and lets me have a bit of colouring in time! I will be back soon with my yummy chocolate cupcake class!

Monday, 15 March 2010

Shock Horror! A Penny Black Card!

It has been a while since I have coloured one of these beauties in! This stamp was a little prezzie from one of my bestest buddies and I LOVE it! I just had to use it for my Mums card.

I have combined it with some Old Olive DSP papers and some Old Olive and Chocolate Chip card. The "Mum" is done using my Schoolbook Serif alphabet and looking at the pic it could have done with some stampamajig assistance! I will be up to my eyes in it this week as I am prepping for the STAMP WITH US retreat which is taking place next weekend in Stratford Upon Avon. I am so excited we are going to have a blast!

I will pop back with some peeps at my latest online classes later in the week. Till then.....................x

Friday, 12 March 2010

Papercrafts Essentials Issue 52!

I thought that you might like to have a peep at my latest cards to hit Papercraft Essentials Issue 52. I was given the Pink Parfett papers and Forever Friends clear stickers to create seven cards for mothers day. This one is teamed with Kraft card and Sage Shadow card stock. I have used Kraft card, pink taffeta ribbon and greeting rub ons on this one.Ohhh this one made the cover! YEAH! Always feels good to see something you have made on the cover! I have used some pink card stock, oval punches and my nestabilities on this one.This one is really cute I think! I have used the scallop circle & circle punches on this with some Elegant Eggplant card and a greeting rub on. This is super simple, just some green card and a printed greeting. I love this one, would be great for any little princess too.....I have used a printed greeting and my scallop oval punch as well. Finally this is made using my SU tag punches and various different card colours. The greeting has been printed and secured with some gems. I hope you like them and will back on Sunday with my challenge card, and next week I will also be giving you a peep at my last round of online classes.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Meet the King of Puddle Jumping!

I have been really poorly with an allergic reaction to some new medication, I have had this reaction before but was asked to try it again to try and build up my immunity! However I can confirm that I have still not developed an immunity! I have been covered in hives and scratching for England! Before it all started last weekend I went on a lovely walk with Mr Wonka and my Nephew. Uncle Wonka was very busy taking pictures with his new camera and managed to catch these FAB pictures of the puddle jumper! This is him taking off! & this is him making a rather large SPLASH! We had a really lovely time and the best bit was I could send all his dirty puddle outfit home to Mum to wash! The advantages of being an Auntie! LOL I'll be back soon as I am really excited that one of my cards made the cover of Papercraft Essentials! YEAH!!!!!

Monday, 8 March 2010

Papercraft Inspirations!

Thought I would show you the latest cards I have done for Papercraft Inspirations, they are in the quick and easy section and are designed for readers to be able to recreate without too much trouble. Thanks for stopping by, see you soon! x

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Naughty Arthur!

Cats can be such pickles sometimes can't they!!!! Well Arthur is no exception! I said to Natalie that I would photograph her project for the SWU challenge last weekend! It was an adorable 8x8 layout, this is what it looked like if you missed it: I left it on the table for five minuted whilst I went to do something else and this is what I found upon my return! Not only has he chosen the layout to plonk his bum on (well balance on) but he also pulled off the flower (I expect this was uncomfortable!) and threw it on the floor! opps! Think I can just about pop it all together again, Natalie will never notice!

Thursday, 4 March 2010

How cool is this.........

I am so excited about my new bag! I had been eyeing it up at the "Make It" show and on Saturday afternoon the lovely Cate brought it for me as a surprise! I love it and even took it with me to Slimming World on Tuesday night! Well they didn't have one saying "all salad and fruit is sooooooo good!!!!" The girls loved it! LOL

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Make It show pictures!

Hi everyone, I did promise that I would come back and share with you some pictures from the "Make It" show, I have nearly recovered from the mad stampede so here you go! Firstly here are the motley crew........notice I am not included! I prefer to be behind the camera! Cate, Jackie, Natalie, Sue S & Sue W. WOW what a selection of stunners! Here are Cate, Jackie & Sue striking a pose before the mad rush began!
Here is the back wall of our stand, full of information on SU and on Stamp With Us
Here is a picture of our FANTASTIC free draw and a starter kit all bundled nicely into a basket! You get a lot for your £139 don't you!
This is our sample table full of yummy SU projects that Nat & I have taught or have used at retreats or online classes.
This is me demonstrating irresistible SU products, I met so many lovely people and was so happy to share my addiction with everyone! Just wish I had had my roots done before! LOL
This is Jackie doing the make & takes, you can see that there is hardly any room to move, the stand was this chocca all day!
As you can see, fun was had by all! I really really enjoyed myself and am sorry that I don't have a pic of the lovely luscious Kimbus McFeebus who was with us on the Friday! Maybe she will email me one! (HINT HINT) I will pop back over the next couple of days and show you my new bag! It was a gift from the lovely Cate and I am going to take it with me everywhere I go from now on!