Saturday, 10 September 2011

SU Retirement Party....

Just a quick not to say I am holding a SU Retirement party on Saturday 17 Sept, from 11.00am to 3.00pm. It will be at my house, so if you would like to drop by, browse the retirement list & catalogue, make a project to take away with you & maybe order some fabbie items before they disappear.... then contact me. You will need to book a place, so I know how many projects to make. You may even get to have a sneak peek at some items from the new catalogue that comes out on October 1st........

I will pop back later with some projects made from some of the retired items, hopefully they will still be available....but things are going fast! Here is the link to the retired list- take a look & contact me if you would like anything...

Until later.. keep crafting!


Friday, 19 August 2011

Big Shot-Top Note Cards & Gift Bag class...

This is the class we are doing on Tuesday 23 Aug.
We will be making one of each of the above, and if time we will add a Make & take too.
Included in the class are: 2 x cards; a gift bag & a box.

Class details:
Time: from 10.30am to 4.00pm. There will be a break for lunch, refreshments will be provided throughout the day.
Cost: £12.50
Bring along- your own tools, but I do have everything here(I hope!)
Venue: My house- if you have not been before, drop me a line for directions, or if you have any questions.

Please let me know by Monday, if you would like to come along, so that I have enough spaces.

Hopefully see you then.......

Teresa x

I've been playing......

I have had these Sizzix dies for a while now & thought it was about time they came out to play.....
I have put off making them for a while as they looked fiddly to make- quite the opposite-easy, peasy they were! I can see a class in the future with these little devils!
The first one was made using the following: Sizzix Bigz Pillow Box die; Tim Holtz-Alterations- Tattered Flowers; Marianne design leaf; SU papers-"Sweet & Sour Speciality" & "Newsprint"; pearls & SU"Cake Crumb" ink to distress edges of flower.
The other boxes have been made using the Sizzix Bigz die- Box with Ornate Window.
Also used: Prima flowers; Marianne Design leaf die; Martha Stewart leaf punch; card, Magnolia gems & gems from stash.
SU supplies: card- Cake Crumb, Very Vanilla & Baja Breeze; paper-"Springtime Vintage"; "Tiny Tags" sentiment & punch; Baja Breeze seam binding; SU Embosslet- "Butterfly Wings"; Bigz- Butterfly Wings; Sanded background stamp & Cake Crumb ink.
Right, think that covers it all! If you look really closely,you can see the teenie tiny butterflies that I put around the seam binding ribbon, that are from the Embosslet die. Luuuuvvve this die!
Just need to think what I am going to fill them with now- would be great filled with choccies, a little gift or some mini cards & envelopes!
Will be back later with the class I am holding on Tuesday of next week, if anyone would be interested in coming along.
Catch you later, keep crafting......
Teresa x

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Flutterby, Butterfly......

I am sooooooo..... loving this butterfly die & the Beautiful Wings Embosslits from the Summer Mini Catalogue. Again they were ones that I didn't really want, but after seeing what other people were creating with them, I had to have them!

These have been made with the "Springtime Vintage" papers, card stock & parchment paper. The flowers are from my garden!
I have been adding them to loads of projects as they are so versatile. I have made a couple of projects with them, but cannot show you yet as have made them for my swaps at Convention in November- I only hope that what I have used is not on the Retired list that comes out soon! If so, then it will be back to the drawing board!

I am also in luvvvve with the Mini Milk Carton die- I really didn't like it when I first saw it as it was smaller than I expected, but it has won me over! This is going to be part of another class I hope to hold, and I have a Christmas version planned also.
The idea for the carton was taken from the Mini Catalogue, I just changed the colours. The carton holder is from a talented SU demo called Chiaki Haverstick, who I found on my blog hopping travels. You can see more of her creations here.

I hope you like them...

Catch you later.....

Teresa x

Baby Blossoms.....

I hope you are having a good weekend- the weathers not wonderful but at least its brightening up..

I thought I would show you some pictures of the class I went to this week at Mrs Wonkas. we made these cards, using the SU "Baby Blossoms stamp" set. This is one from the Summer Mini Catalogue that I have kept looking at, but not got, as It didn't really appeal to me, as I have the 'Rose is a Rose" set, but I think I might be swayed after using it!!

Products Used:

"Baby Blossoms" clear stamps, sentiment from"Just Believe" set.

"Springtime Vintage" papers

Cake crumb, Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, & Very Vanilla card stock.

Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz & Not Quite Navy inkpads.

Pearls, Scallop Trim border punch & Seam Binding ribbon.

The roses were not the easiest to make, I can tell you! Still haven't managed to get them right, but from a distance they look OK! Will have to keep practicing.

I have to say that the DS papers are my favourite in the mini catalogue, and I hope they are not on the Retired list when it comes out on the 1st Sept. I have been using it for loads of projects, especially for making butterflies with the butterfly dies & Embosslit die.

I will be back later to show you the class I am holding on 23 Aug, if anyone would like to come along.

See you later....

Teresa x

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

OMG....I'm Back!!

I'm back.... did anyone miss me or notice my lack of blogging????

I failed miserably at my New Years resolution didn't I! Told you I shouldn't make any as I never manage to keep any!

I have no excuses apart from work taking over my life, my crafting Mojo taking a hike for months, and total blogging apathy on my part for my own blog- I have still been blog hopping & keeping up with what everyone else is up to, but couldn't be bothered with my own- how criminal is that? I have also had a holiday ; done a sponsored walk; finished the extension & been working on the back garden- so I don't feel completely useless, that I haven't kept the blog up to date.

Anyway, am trying to turn a new leaf, got my batteries refreshing during the summer holidays(well at least until have to go back to work, in 2 weeks!). Have been making loads of things, getting ready for the SU Convention in November( hopefully they don't retire the products I have been using- if so its back to the drawing board for my swaps).

I held a class yesterday for my usual crafty ladies & thought you might like to see what they made-
I cannot take any of the credit for these as we made them at Natalie & Zoe's craft day last month. I love this stamp set from the Mini catalogue & it was one of the first things I brought- mind you I more or less have most of the mini catalogue! (Another NYR broken- not spending money on crafting goodies!)

Products used- all SU:
Plane & Simple clear stamp set
Cherry Cobbler, Very vanilla, Sahara Sand & Night of Navy card stock; Night of Navy satin ribbon; Decorative Label punch , Word Window & 1 3/4 circle punches; Chocolate chip Ink pad & the scrummy new Square Lattice Textured embossing folder.

I will try to post some of my holiday pictures next, as we had a lovely week in the Cotswolds & some of the other projects I have been working on for classes.

Catch you later...

Teresa x

Monday, 3 January 2011

Jan & Feb Classes....

Thought I would pop a quick post to let you know of the classes I have planned for Jan & Feb- to include the new Sale-a-bration stamp sets.


Thurs 13 Jan-Xmas double Scrapbook pages - 7.30/9.30pm - £5.00
Fri 21 Jan- Bliss Calender Desk set with cards- 7.30/10.00pm approx- £12.50
Sat 29 Jan- workshop/Make & Take- 1.30/3.30pm -Free
Sat 5 Feb- Love You Much cards & box set- 1.30/4.00pm approx - £10.00
Fri 18 Feb- Just Believe cards & holder set- 7.30/10.00pm approx- £10.00

All classes will be at my house and will include the kits, refreshments & use of tools that you may not have. Please let me know as soon as possible if you are interested & to book a place.

The Bliss Desk Calender class will possibly be in the new In Colours, as I just had to make it up in this colour way as I am so loving these colours together!

Well off to finish my bookwork that I brought home to do over the Xmas hols- strangely keep finding other distractions!

Happy crafting......

Teresa xx

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year.... and Sale-a-bration!

Happy New Year to one & all... hope you are recovered from last nights merriment.

Just thought I would share the exciting new Stampin Up Sale-a-bration promotion with you that is running from now... until 28 Feb.

For every £45 you spend... you can choose one of 4 exciting new stamp sets, that will not be available to purchase anywhere!
They are available in both wood or clear mount, and are so scrummy, its difficult to choose my favourite!

Here is the link to the Sale-a-bration brochure, so you can see for yourself.

Here are some samples we made at our Sale-a-bration day, and hopefully Natalie won't mind me showing you!


This set works with punches available....the owl punch is supposed to coming in April with the Mini Catalogue- cannot wait!!!

This lovely set works with any of the sentiment sets.


You can get your hands on these stamps, by.....

* Spending £45 in the Main Catalogue

* By Hosting a Workshop during Sale-a-bration & the product sales come to £300 or more-not only will you receive the Hostess benefits of FREE GOODS & a Level 2 Hostess stamp set, but you can also choose an additional Sale-a-bration stamp set FREE.
Just let me know if you would be interested in booking a Workshop in your home & we can set a date!

* If you decide to sign up to be a SU Demo during Sale-a-bration, you can also choose an additional stamp set to the value of £44.95 from the Main Catalogue, as well as all the goodies of the Starter Kit at only £119 for over £230 worth of value!

I am sorry the pictures do not do the cards justice, as the colours a far better in the flesh!

Well off to do some creating with my Sale-a-bration sets... and organize some classes, which I will post later.

Happy Crafting.....

Teresa xx