Friday, 28 October 2011

It's a girl

Woohoo, a few weeks ago now my nephew and his lovely girlfriend gave birth to an adorable baby girl, Poppy. So Aunty Mel had to make something special for this little one, after all I am her great Aunt ;-)
So I was on a mission to create something different and this is what I came up with.
Yep a Nappy Bike. Now in this photo, which was a quick one to show someone, the sock where a mess. So since taking this I fiddled with the wheels and also the socks on the handle bars. They where so much neater, once I had done. Here are a couple more pics to show what a state it was in. Sadle didn't take any before I gave it to them.

As you can see one tyre needed tightening. I just loved it and so did they. Also a card was in order which I used two of Papertrey Inks stamp sets,

I loved how this all came together, using a new in colour from Stampin' Up! Pool Party, just loving that colour right now. Its so refreshing.

P.S. forgot to add the bear was one from Build a Bear shop, love that place, can't go past without a look in at all the adorable bears. Hope you like.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Making your own backgrounds

Well hello there peeps! Been a little while since I last blogged but hey what's new?
I haven't been idle, quite the opposite in fact. What with working and running after family members (yes kids you know who you are ;-) mwah!). I have finally got something to share with you. I cased a couple of cards the other week using stamps from another company, I know shocker but I do love other things as well. Anyway, I thought I would show you them.
This first one, I have made my own background using the snowflake from Winter Post. The card is Melon Mambo and then stamped using real red, fabulous in real life. Notice the colour of the silhouette from Welcome Christmas? Yep its one of the fabby new in colours, which I am just loving right now, Pool Party, also the card along the bottom is the same colour. Then finished off the the tiny tags, love those too.
My second card is along the same lines as the first, I created my own background. OK this one was a little time consuming, but hey I was having a chill out day, well hour or so to be exact. Again the colour of the base card is that of Lucky Limeade, stamped on using Tiny Tags and Old Olive ink. I think you will probably work out the other stamp sets use, but if not they are, Contempo Christmas (senitment), and Notably Ornate for the frame. A strip of DSP is added underneath and of course you can't go wrong with a bit of BLING on anything.
Now you have seen what I have done why not dig out a stamp set and have a look at those unused stamps in sets and see what you can come up with? Don't forget its not only limited to patterns but to words too. Enjoy and have fun!

Sunday, 2 October 2011

It's Here and its LIVE!

Yep its here the brand new catalogue from Stampin' Up!
Fabulous new products too. If you want to see more click on the photo on the left and you should be able to view online, but if like me, you like to browse one over a cup of coffee or tea and like to stroke those gorgeous pages filled with more scrumptious goodies, then you can always have one delivered to your door. If you would like one, please email me on the price is just £4.50 per catalogue.

The hostess offers have changed too, no more having to place a VERY large order to get that exclusive hostess stamp set you had your eyes on. Nope you can use the NEW hostess rewards programme. It's fabbbbuuuuulous darling!

Also I have one more place for the Stampers group left which is due to start mid month. So if you want to have some scrummy goodies delivered to your door each month, you simply order goodies to the minimum value of £25 (plus postage at cost). Then one month out of the six you will be a virtual hostess where you reap all the hostess rewards. What is better than that?

Ever thought of becoming a Stampin' Up! demo? You don't have to run it as a business you could be what we call a hobby demo and have that discount just for yourself. If you want to know more please email me and I will give you all the details.