Sunday, 20 August 2017

Wood Textured Leaves

I did a class recently based on the Colourful Seasons set,
and wanted a masculine card....



I used the Wood Textures DSP, stamped and die cut some of the delicate leaves from the
Seasonal Layers Thinlits,  adding one cut from the Copper Foil,
a bit of the same DSP in the background, and some fibrous Burlap Ribbon
finishes off a simple card.

Here's a summary of the class:














I try to show the versatility of sets, as well as tips and techniques,
there's always something new to learn,
 and I always learn something from my class attendees too.

I'd love you to join us for fun and friendship,
so if you'd like more information, please just ask.

I run regular Thursday afternoon classes from 2 till 4pm,
£10 per person, all tools, materials and refreshment included.
Other classes/workshops/parties by arrangement. 

I hope to welcome you one day,
meantime thanks for stopping by my blog,
and keeeeeep Crafting!
(small tribute to the lovely Bruce Forsyth, bless him)

Lesley
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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Tractorfest

Hiya
I hope you have a lovely weekend!

I'm sharing some cards I made for a local Tractorfest,
which is basically a tractor show for enthusiasts of this much loved machine.
I am one of the members of High Halden Craft Club,
who have a stall at the show.






One of the other members let me borrow their stamp (not sure what make),
I coloured them with inks, and pro markers, and backed them with some SU papers.
I'm pretty sure I haven't coloured them accurately, but hope that doesn't put people off!
I am certainly NOT a tractor expert!

Enjoy whatever you get up to!

Lesley
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and let me know if you'd like a copy of the new seasonal catalogue!

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Another relaxing card


Using the Colourful Seasons,
we die cut a circle, masked and made a background with a sponge brayer
(the sponge brayer is so simple, and leaves no lines)
using soft sky and sahara sand ink.


stamped some faux grass, and the deckchair frame.
stamped the deckchair canvas on some Colour Theory paper,
which made it look denim-like, cut it out and glued in place


Virtually a one layer card apart from the canvas and ribbon.

Don't forget to redeem your vouchers earned from last month,
order the Christmas bundle early, or enjoy the new seasonal catalogue.
Ask if you'd like a copy

Meantime happy crafting
Lesley 
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Saturday, 12 August 2017

......and .......just......breathe.....

We all need to do this sometimes....


Colour Theory DSP (paper),
Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Colourful Seasons stamp set 


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One of the coolest versatile sets I've ever seen....

Enjoy.....relax......and breathe.....

Lesley
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Friday, 11 August 2017

My Planner


Hello
I like to be organised, and I need to be organised more than ever these days.
So, I thought I'd try the new SU planner, and I was NOT disappointed!


You get the wonderful binder, with all the blank pages, inserts, pockets, bookmarks,
decorations, labels, stickers and so much more.


You get more than enough to customise each month


and one of the many advantages, is you can start the year whenever you like!


You get enough blank pages for the month


there's a title page for each month, that I'm using to highlight main events,
make a to-do list, a wish-list, class list  etc


then there's a two page spread to summarize each month...


a week on two pages....


an extra page for notes


very good quality dividers that are sturdy and wipe clean


a book mark that is so easy to clip in and out


the monthly 'front page'


the month on 2 pages to customise


the week to view


tabs, dividers etc included


I got out my stamp set to quickly date my pages....
I needed quick, easy to see dates and info...
or you can neatly write dates in the small boxes provided :)


If you are neat and dainty...look away now!
I needed practical! above all else!
big, loud, obvious, crossed out, highlighted where necessary!

Maybe I'll have time to finness, make pretty, future pages,
BUT for now IT WORKS FOR ME....and that's what I need!

I have everything in one place, and feel much more organised now.
I've also used the clear pockets (the memories and more inserts fit)
to hold appointment cards, tickets etc.

You can add elements that work for YOU.

I tried a planner before....ended up in the bin.....
one of the main reasons I love this one is it's flexible, customisable,
adaptable, personalisable, pretty, sturdy, practical, and FUN!

There are some great videos out there...Elizabeth's craft room is one,
she shows how she uses hers, makes extra pockets and more

It also makes a great gift!
Why not treat someone you know, Christmas is coming !

The quality is high, they've thought of everything,
but if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask....
I'm here to help!

Have a GREAT weekend!

Lesley
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Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Although I made this card, I cannot take the credit for the idea.
Happy Birthday Gorgeous is a stamp set that has been full of surprises.
I have really enjoyed playing with the two-step images that are simple to use,
and the lovely sentiments with cute fonts, that are so so versatile.


I used soft blues, mauve's and greens, with just a few images from the stamp set,
and with a layout cased from Kim Fee, die cut a circle afterwards,
layering it up on foam pads.


I tied some silver thread around the top layer, and through the circle.

I think you will see a lot more of this set ;)

Please use the Host code for online orders under £150,
and don't forget to spend your vouchers this month.
You can choose the awesome new christmas stamp set before it goes public too!

Any questions, or info about classes etc, please just ask!
New mini catalogues will be sent out soon....with some awesome new products
in time for christmas and halloween......watch this space!

Meantime
Happy Crafting!

Lesley
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Sunday, 30 July 2017

Stampin' Up! against a brick wall

Hiya
I hope you've had a good weekend.

Hopefully you've had time to relax....like in this card


I made this for Alan
He has lots of hobbies, but I've made cards for all of them,
and was itching to try out the new SU! Embossing Paste
I used an old stamp set for the stars, stamped the greeting,
and die cut with the stitched square


He's a builder, and we were due a log delivery,
so I spread the paste through the brick wall stencil,
and fussy cut the 'logs' from the fab DSP paper pack.
I also stamped the deckchair canvas on some of the colour theory paper,
cut it out and mounted it on foam pads, did the same with the logs.
He chuckled and liked it!

I can't wait to try all of the techniques you can use with the
Embossing Paste..........

Lesley
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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

July Rudolph Day

Happy Rudolph Day everyone!
Only a day late.....
and no mice in sight.....they've gone off on their holidays!


Ok, so this is called faux embossing.........
normally "faux" things are easy.............errrrrr nope not this one!

I decided to try out Stampin' Up!'s new Sizzix Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets,
which will be known as sticky sheets from now on!

This is the mess I got into............!!!



This is all the debris.........that was on the table.....let alone what was on me and the floor!

So, I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits for the sentiment
(which is from retired set Tin of Tags)


I used some silver thread behind the sentiment ,
and some of the new Glitter Enamel Dots.......
(which are gorrrrrrrgeous!)


The snowflakes are from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits set
(you must get this bundle it's awesome!)

..........and I ended up making a few.....



I love the effect of faux embossing and will definitely try it again!

If you want to join in see the Rudolph Day Challenge 
and as I used soooooo many snippets I'm joining the Snippets Playground too,
see you there!

If you're still reading.......I've been absent due to parent trouble....
and trying to shoehorn 7 days of busyness into 5,
which is not good, as I'm sure a lot of you know from personal experience.
I am lucky to have two sisters to share, but with both parents very poorly it's still a struggle.
Anyway.......I'm here and I'm going to try and be here more often
AND I'm going to try and visit you too!!!

Meantime, if you want a good deal, the Bonus Days end soon...Monday in fact!

Get a voucher worth £4.50 for every £45 you spend.....and you can have as many as you like,
and you do have to redeem them in August....but there's a new christmas stamp set you can buy early!

There's loads of stuff in the catalogue (if you'd like a copy just ask),
and there's also bargains in the Clearance rack.
And.....shhhhhh......the new seasonal catalogue is out soon!

Use the Host Code FPR4XPA3
for an extra gift from me,

or join my band of happy stampers and get an amazing deal of £195 of stuff for just £99!


Happy Stamping
Lots of Love
Lesley
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Saturday, 15 July 2017

Craft and Party

Hi everyone
my blogging has gone well adrift lately......mainly family dramas, you know how it is...

Anyway, I thought I'd share some pics that are not cards for a change!

We had a family party, and this is before they arrived....

view from garden room
(arrow points to Alan)

view from garden

The garden room is also where I hold my classes, and team days,
it's a good size with lots of light, and we have lots of fun,
so do come and join me sometime.

I was given some lovely flowers too,
I particularly liked the peonies.....




Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

I hope to be back soon with some more cards

Lesley
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Friday, 14 July 2017

Christmas in July

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We miss Christmas so much that we decided to have another one right now. Between 1 and 31 July, every new recruit gets an Essentials Gift Pack (worth 63,50 € / £47) plus the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (worth 24 € / £18) from the upcoming autumn/winter catalogue added to their starter kit for free! This means that new recruits will get products and business supplies worth a whopping 262,50 € / £195 for just 129 € / £99 with free shipping!

Here’s what Santa included in the Essentials Gift Pack:
Item NumberDescription
118485D Block (X2)
130148Grid Paper
103579Paper Snips
104332SNAIL Adhesive
102300Bone Folder



144804Carols Of Christmas


Meantime here's some more merry mice!


Have a great weekend

Lesley
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