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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.

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Latest Challenge.........

What a bad picture!!
The light was fading but when I decide to post, I have to do it - NOW!!
But you get the idea?
The final live challenge with Stamp With Us was tonight. It really has been a great experience and it is something you should all think about taking part in, if the Team (Monica, Natalie and Zoe) decide to do another round. It was fabulous value for money and I'm sure a great time was had by all!
So the challenge was to use:
Some form of embossing
Pink ribbon
One button
And the card on the right was my entry. Monica gave us 18 minutes to make a card, so I used my new Sizzix die (wow - they have a load of wonderful new ones), put the card through the Cuttlebug (when I had managed to find my folders - people who know me will know how disorganised I am!!). I picked the first stamp set I laid my hands on, never used before. But I think the floral stamp is just lovely. I used my markers in Regal Rose and Old Olive, then added a little Pumpkin Pie in the centres - and it worked! Tied a bow in Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon.
So if I can make this card in less than 18 minutes, then so can you!
I'll be back soon.
Tricia -x-

Monday, 11 May 2009

Stamp With Us challenge last Friday

A bit late in posting, I know but ho-hum! That's life!
Last Friday, I had yet another frantic crafting and fun-filled evening. The on-line classes with Stamp With Us are just the best! I am a Stampin'Up demonstrator in the Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire area, and I find these classes are inspirational - but you don't have to be a demonstrator to join. If you would like any more information on Stampin'Up products or would like to join my team, just leave a comment or email triciaablett@hotmail.com.
Here I used:
Forest Friends stamp set
Whisper white and Regal rose cardstock
Tea and Crumpets designer paper
Regal rose grosgrain ribbon

And the second challenge of the evening was to use Cameo coral, Certainly celery, Bashful blue and So saffron. And all to be completed and uploaded in half an hour! So just a quickie box in Cameo Coral textured 12"x12" cardstock, with a strip of Tea Party designer paper scaloped along both edges, and a focal point of the large stamp from Playful Petals, stamped 4 times and layered up. And I just had to use a hint of bling - SU dazzling diamonds glitter!

If you would like to find out more about making any of these projects, I shall be running workshops on many different techniques with Stampin Up products. I shall be announcing dates shortly but places will be limited .
So watch this space!

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Stamp With Us launch

What a fantastic evening! The launch of the Stamp With Us online classes happened at 7 pm last night. All I can say, is that you eally need to be part of it! Great fun was had by all.
Here's my attempt at the first challenge............
.....and here's my challenge 2 effort!
It just happened that my very last SU purchase was Nursery Necessities stamp set, and I had to create something using it along with BLACK!!! , red ribbon and two buttons. And only 45 minutes to decide what to make, make, photograph and upload to the site. But I like a challenge so I went for it! Don't know whether I particularly like it?
Today, I've received the online project and can't wait to have a go! Watch this space and you may see something later.
Thanks for looking.
Tricia -x-


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