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