Monday, June 29, 2009

Stamping 411 Challenge SSC-105

Well, its time for another stamping 411's fab sketch challenge, I do like their sketches, although I have had so much going on, early this morning, I could not sleep, so I made 3 cards with the same sketch, the 3rd one if still not complete, well I will come back to it some time soon... so she says! Don't forget to check out the fab creations from the design team.

All products Stampin Up unless otherwise stated
Cardstock: Whisper white, real red, old olive and basic black
Stamp Sets: Fresh Cuts, Mr & Mrs
Accessories: DSP from the Level 1 pack, SAR Wheel, Silver cord and brad, Scallop punches, non SU nesties.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Blog Candy giveaway at Jak's Blog!

If you like decoupage, and would like to win some, go check out Jak's blog, her artwork is lovely and elegant as usual. She is also the designer of remember when.... and Flippin men decoupage! Good Luck!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Before I left for the Field Training, I saw the TSSC75 sketch, I had worked on a card some time ago and could not find a sketch I could use, anything I tried I did not like very much so I thought, I could use it for this sketch, I have had this set since it came out and have only used it once, although I do like this set very much! I hope you like my card, all products used are Stampin'up.

Stampin'Up Field Training at Peterborough

Well, yesterday was the SU - Field Training for Demonstrators in Peterborough, 23 ladies attended! I was very nervous as I was suppose to drive there on my own, my DH promised that he would take me and on the morning of the 23rd said, I am leaving for the US, and it will be a waste of time for him to sit there for 2 or 3 hours unnecessarily! Well, I almost did not go, as I also had my Physio appointment, since my Physio lady is my latest customer, she said go, you will be fine!
I had not been in so much pain the whole day, I left the house at 5.15pm to be there for 7pm, for a journey that my SatNav said would take 41mins! I wasn't taking the bullock cart nor was I walking there! the journey was much easier than I anticipated and I got there for 6.00pm! When I got in to the hotel reception, there was a lady sitting in the lounge, so I asked her if she was Stampin'Up, and we got talking and I was really happy to have met her, her name is Jo Austin, and she is from Doncaster! waves. She was so sweet, that she even got me a drink (non alcoholic of course, as I was driving back). Since we were there an hour early we thought we would have dinner!! which turned out to be a disaster, as the fire alarm went off and we had to leave our dinner half way through and rush out, the whole meeting was delayed by half hour!
It was a fun evening, Paula talked about how to promote out business, and we made two projects and also got a stamp set free "A Beautiful Thing" here are the M & T's.

I enjoyed this meeting more compared to the one I went to in September 2008 held at HW! but to the end of the meeting, I started with terrible pain, so driving back home was a chore, and my DH was very worried that he kept calling, as it took me more than and hour to get back, I hate driving at night! Well I got home at 11.20pm, having left Peterborough at 10pm! so ya know how slow I drove....

Monday, June 22, 2009

Stamping411 - SSC104 Challenge

Well, this weekend was nice with lovely weather, but I have been in agony, tomorrow is my physio appointment, not looking forward to it. Since, I was a bit late with my entry for the last challenge SSC103, I wanted to take part in this one, as I liked the sketches presented by this team. This card did not turn out of what I had imagined, I also had this set out as I had made AYC's with it, so I went a head and made it, when I was finished and as I was closing the stamp pad it fell on the card, I did not have the energy to start over again, I put it everywhere, so that I could fix it! LOL! So don't wonder what happened to my card! Hope you like it! I may do one tomorrow, as I am not very happy with this one!

Stamps: SU Natures silhouettes and lovely as a tree
Paper: SU Not quite navy, whisper white
Ink: SU Old olive, Stazon Black, Summer sun, alwasy artichoke.
Acc.: SU Hodgepodge kit, Always Artichoke, texture plate, versamark,

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Stamping 411 - Challenge SSC103

Well, I have been in a lot of pain this week, and also feeling down about it! as nothing seems to help, and none of medical geniuses know what is causing it! so I have not been in the mood to do a lot, although, I plod along and as I said before stamping is keeping me positive and also mentally sane! so I did this card for the Stamping411 challenge 3, hope you like it, I feel there is something missing! well you can tell me what you think!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

ATC swapers Blog

Its been a few days since I have been to my blog and posted some of the things I have been doing, its been a hard few days due to the pain, and I am literally struggling!! well, I am trying to keep positive and cheerful, and my stamping is helping me a lot... its like therapy.
Over at the ATC swappers Blog, that Paul Ford organises, I took part in the June theme, which was "call of the wild" ya see I love the wild, and all the wild animals, and there is a 3 legged fox that comes onto our back property.... and I own a lot of animal stamps, so here is what I came up with, hope you all like my ATC's,

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Workshop for SSA Ladies at Michaelhouse cafe

I was a bit nervous and a bit excited! Well both of those things and suffering with a whole lot of pain! Julia, a Schlumberger Spouse and the Activities Co-ordinator for the Cambridge Chapter, organised a crafting/scrapbook morning with a lunch later! It was lovely to meet all the new ladies - they made the cards I have shown in the previous post, crazy for cupcake set from Stampin-up!It was a fun morning, Julia will organise another workshop when she gets back in September (gone for the summer. With all the excitement, I forgot to take pictures! well may be next time! Have fun will be back later... although I am not sure, as I am suffering too much today too!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Stamping 411 - SSC102

I started a card for the Stamping 411 challenge, made it but did not like it!!So I made another one, and then another one. First I made the green and pink one, and hated the colour combo and I was not at all happy the way it turned out! Then I made the second card with the cupcake, that I will use for a workshop demo I have tomorrow, I did like it but felt it was too simple! So I made a third one with the same layout, and not I do like this one, I used flowersoft too! Here they are all, please tell me which one do you like? it will be nice to find out! Thank you and see you soon!

Friday, June 05, 2009

Vintage Tags

Now, what does one connect vintage with, I haven't a clue - for me it is with Cars and Wine, but within the stamping world it is something else! Kathy came up with this idea to create Vintage Tags to swap over at England Stampers Yahoo group.

It was another mingle for May/June to make 6 vintage theme tags, then swap with 3 people sending 2 different tags to each person on the vintage tag list. Here is my take, and I did have fun making them, except that I have too much on my plate right now, and have been in a lot of pain, since I had my Physio yesterday! Yell! Please tell me if you like them..... Thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Hostess Promotion

Dates: 1 June – 31 July 2009

Promotion Details:

June and July’s promotion has two parts: one for hostesses and one for demonstrators.

Hostesses who hold a £250 workshop during the months of June or July will receive a FREE background stamp.

Demonstrators who submit £250 in sales in both June and July will earn a FREE stamp set valued at £21.95 or less.

So if you are deciding to sign-up to become a demonstrator, take the opportunity!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

3x3 Card and Envelope mingle for June

I have finally managed to complete my 3x3 card and envelope mingle, which I will mail possibly tomorrow, as I have my physio appointment, and will pass by the post office!
Hope you like them ladies... here they are, all products used are Stampin'Up.

Gorgeous Free Digi images.... Its a girl thing...

I do like Jak Heath's stamped artwork and the flowers she makes, and visit her blog often for inspiration, well today she is giving away some lovely digi images free, go take a look and grab them they are fabulous, I like the background image it is cool!! Talk to you soon!

Stampin Studio

Well, When we lived in Dubai I had a huge room as my studio it was 20'x 20'!! So when we moved to the UK, I wanted a room for my hobby and Chris for his hobby! so I took over the dining room until my studio could be built, and it is almost there... and I cannot wait to move in, it would have been ready this month, but the insulation company delayed us, and finally with hundreds of calls to them, it finally arrived... so I am hoping my studio will be ready soon! here are the pictures of the room at the moment!!

These are pictures of my present room, which will become the dining room when I move out to my studio! Hooray!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Summer by the Sea - Scene with copics

Well after attending the copic course, I did a few cards, and am still learning and practising the techniques! wanted so much to try this one out, as I had done one with my water colour prisma pencils a long time ago.....if I remember in 2005!! so here is the new one, don't have the pic for the old one...

TSSC72 - Monday Challenge

Well, I have not taken part in any challenges, and since yesterday got in the mood to do the one at stamping 411 blog and now the TSSC72... I had coloured this image with my copics since I attended the course, and did not have a sketch for it, so this seemed a good idea to do one with the TSSC Challenge! I hope you ladies will like it!
Here it is....