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My world of stamping has now taken on a big change, and has become 'My world of Crafting'. Hopefully I can get back to the routine of more regular blogging.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Guess what? ....I didn't win the lottery

But I did make another card!!
I wanted to play with my new toy , 'The Slice'. One of the memory cards has the 'Noteworthy' shape just like the Sizzix die in the US catalogue, but not as big. This shape is similar and so easy with double-sided papers. The papers are from the Level 1 hostess set of 6"x6" papers. It was easy to flip over the centre part of the shape and fit back into the frame. But I still love the ease with which you can use a punch, so a couple of EK Success flower and leaf punches for the corner arrangements. The flowers needed a centre and I just love those 'dew drops', so added a few! And Tilda just had to play a part in the card! Watercloured with SU watercolour crayons , cut out and mounted on 1mm foam pads . The circular greeting reads 'Happy Thoughts'.
Thanks for looking.
Tricia -x-

Saturday, 18 April 2009

I'm on a roll!!

I just can't stop colouring today!! No work - just a quick trip to take MIL to the garden centre - taxi husband to the train station - pick up DD from work - 2 bottles of wine from the Off Licence and only playing in between. I really ought to do some HW but you just gotta have some playtime!
My new Tildas from the Chasing Butterflies collection arrived this morning so I stamped a few and started painting. It would be so rude not to!! So here she is sitting on a watering can.
And here is Tilda in the rain. I just couldn't think how to put the card together, and there's still something missing I think! I really should plan things properly by choosing my papers first and then colouring to match the papers. But then really, Stampin'Up does that for you!

And finally , Tilda carrying a large bunch of real red roses (with a touch of Sakura stardust!) and a hint of dazzling diamonds glitter on the butterfly. No card is complete without a touch of DD in MHO.
I've got a good 5 hours until I need to pick up DH, so who knows what I will post later. Must watch Hells Kitchen though and I have a feeling that I'm going to win to lottery tonight!! he he he
I wish!
Catch you later.

Stamp With Us challenge 2

Just playing with my new toys! I managed to get some Greetings Farm Anya stamps from the US yesterday and I love them! So used some SU colours 'outside my comfort zone' - Chocolate Chip and Taken with Teal. Just shows that you can't go wrong with SU colours - I think!! Well I was quite pleased with the results.
Stamp With Us Challenge 2...
on the Birthday theme. Here's my effort!
Recipe: SU Polka Dot background stamp
Terrific Tags stamp set
SU Real red ink, card stock, 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
SU Scallop edge border punch
Can't wait for the next challenge - well at least it makes me post on the blog!!
Thanks for dropping by

Friday, 10 April 2009

Stamp With Us challenge 1

My first ever challenge! I look at so many different challenges and think 'I'll have ago at that!' but time goes by and I never seem to get round to participating. But sketches are great to work with and that's why , apart from my obsession with Stampin'Up, I decided I must do this one. And I have promised myself that I shall do every challenge set by SWU.
If you would like to join this challenge, you have until tomorrow evening. Take a look http://stampwithus.blogspot.com/2009/03/blog-candy-winner-stamp-with-us.html .
I used SU soft subtles colour scheme - Almost amethyst textured cardstock with Mellow moss and the new Tea Party designer papers from the mini catalogue. The only thing non-SU was the flower with a large dewdrop centre which matched the colour scheme beautifully.
Made in my usual style of
'less is more'.
Thanks for looking

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Have you seen it? Stamp With Us blog

Have you noticed the new blinkie I've added on the left for Stamp With Us? Well why not click on it to find a wealth of inspiration for your cardmaking using Stampin'Up items or your own choice of craft papers and embellishments.
Three lovely SU demos , Monica, Natalie and Zoe, have launched the site very recently to help us all with new ideas in our cardmaking. Online classes are the latest addition ( using SU goodies) which can be purchased for just £15 for the first round of stamping with them everyday for 2 whole weeks! Just think how great that would be! You can register now and the first round begins on 1st May.

I shall still be holding monthly workshops, and weekly cardmaking sessions at home and am available for demonstrations in and around Rushden, Northamptonshire.

So to celebrate the launch of the mini catalogue and to help you build your SU stash ready for the start of these classes, I am offering
10% discount on all orders of £80 or more throughout APRIL
(+ P&P 5% of order total)
(Stampers10 monthly orders are excluded from this offer but members can make
additional orders to benefit from this offer)
If you would like to get an order together of £150 or more,
15% discount on all orders of £150 or more throughout APRIL
PLUS a level 1hostess stamp set FREE
PLUS your choice of goods from the catalogue for £15 FREE
(+ P&P 5% of order total)
If you would like to place an order , please email
and quote ref: SWUAPR


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