Monday, 26 September 2016

Special Lady

Whooooooshing by to wish a
VERY SPECIAL LADY

A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Mum-in-Law Rosemary
a lovely lady who also likes to craft. so,
no pressure!

I think she likes pink, so started off with my fave Melon Mambo
and Flourishing Phrases and Flourish Thinlits



This is where my rubbish photography does it no justice at all,
the flourish is die cut from pink glimmer paper
and I wanted to show before the greeting.....


.....and after......I was reluctant to add it, but felt it necessary,
what do you think? be honest!

I got the inspiration from Bibi Cameron and her Easy Inlaid Die video

Wishing you a Wonderful Week

Lesley
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Saturday, 24 September 2016

Christmas Class......

.......in September?!
Yep! it has to be done, and it was requested,
and I always aim to please those who come to class!


I do a lot of the cutting and prepping, so they can just relax,
I also provide all the tools, so they can just turn up!
(cutting a straight line can be very stressful,
especially with unfamiliar tools!)



I embossed a sheet with this awesome 3-d (YES 3-D!!!!) Cable Knit embossing folder
(it has to be seen to be believed!)
and used this oh-so-lush new ribbon, with a gorgeous stitched edge




I also gave them some sheets of the Candy Cane Lane DSP




They were simple designs, so they could get a few done in the time,
and each had some christmas sparkle




I also designed co-ordinating tags




so that they'll be good to go with some makes ready 




before it all gets a bit too hectic



Fancy coming to one of my classes?
You would be most welcome to join us,
they are soooooo much fun,
just contact me for details
email: gillettlesley@gmail.com

Have a fabulous weekend

Lesley
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x

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Friday, 16 September 2016

Shoot for the Moon

Hello, how are you?
I made a 'boy' card...struggled to know what he was 'into',
so came up with this, that he might like....


did a 'spinner' card,
made easy by Stampin Up's dies and stamp set


managed to fit 3 sentiments in the 'smile' groove,


decoupaged the paper plane,
and added the shooting star.

I have no idea if he liked it, but it was fun to make for him.

Much more exciting was that.....
my dear other half took him, his Bro, and Mum, on the RHDR railway,
except it crashed, 
although no one was hurt thank goodness, 
he was eager to share his story at school :)

Have a great weekend
Lesley
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x

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Wednesday, 14 September 2016

New offers

Just flying by to tell you about the new special offers in Stamping Up land....

New Weekly Deals......PLUS

Clearance Rack has been updated......and you NEED to go look!

That's all I have time for........click my Shop Now button
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Happy Crafting!
Lesley xxx

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Get Well Soon


Fortunately I don't have to make many of these....
made for a neighbour who had a nasty fall,
and ended up with a new hip!



She is well on the mend now, being a very determined lady.


I made it 3-d by popping some 'dimensionals' between the two layers,
added an enamel heart (they are adorable)

The Weather Together stamp set
and Umbrella Weather Framelits are so versatile,
with lots of cute elements and sentiments.

The weather is a-changing in the UK,
so we may need umbrellas at the ready!

I may be able to link this with the challenge from HLS

Lesley
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Friday, 9 September 2016

Pyramids but not in Egypt....

These are pyramid or teepee cards
(there might even be other names,
if so, please share)

It's a fancy fold that's been out there for a while

On the right a delightful make by Bridget Metcalf

On the left a male themed version

I did a class and featured a few different styles/ideas
the globe acts as a 'closure' to hold it together when standing up

I discovered a tri-colour version.....
take 3 squares of different colours

score each one down the centre


place them down, against the score lines


in an over and under fashion



fold score lines to form the pyramid,
tucking the last panel under



so you end up with a panel of each colour


so you end up with one like the right hand one


This little one was by Jan Twinks
who was inspired by the you tube video of Kim Fee

Enjoy your weekend, 
I know I will,......
I'm doing something really special. 
I hope to share some of  the results next week......

Lesley
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x

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Monday, 5 September 2016

No stamping star

Morning!

A quick Monday make on this soggy morning in Kent

It was a challenge for our team,
to make a square card with a diamond shape focal point


Very simple, no stamping, not even a greeting,
but they did like the 3-d star.....
there's a die in the starlight set with embossed lines :)

Have a good week

Lesley
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