Friday, 31 May 2013

Stampin' Up Retirement List



There are exciting times coming our way as Stampin' Up release their new Annual Catalogue at the beginning of July - there are loads of beautiful new products heading our way and so to make room some of the current stamps and accessories are retiring.

Please click HERE for stamps
and HERE for the accessories.

Please don't delay - if anything thing takes your fancy email me at deezinesart@gmail.com to place your order.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

CAS - Double

Morning all - it's a special week at CAS Colours and Sketches - it's a 5th week and that means we have both a colour combo and a sketch - take a look



Here is my card


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Flowering Flourishes
Ink: Always Artichoke
Card Stock: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Real Red
Accessories: Big Shot, Retired SAB Embossing Folder, Bitty Blossoms Punch, Basic Pearls
(Please do drop me an e-mail if you would like to order any of the above items or indeed any Stampin' Up product from the two current catalogues found in my side bar - all my details are above in the top tabs - thanks).

Thanks for stopping by to take a look today, please do pop over to the blog and say 'hi' to the other DT ladies - see you soon - Jacqueline xx 

Monday, 27 May 2013

A Handmade Embellishment

Happy Bank Holiday Monday everyone - hope you enjoy the extra day. Today's challenge at Make My Monday is to make a handmade embellishment for your card  - I had great fun with this and ended up making loads!



I made this card for a lovely customer of mine who has recently celebrated a birthday and it's actually a butterfly brooch that's been attached to the card - you can see that in the second photo.
I got the idea from my upline Vicky and another fellow demonstrator Helen who had made theirs using the bird punch. I punched about 5 black, card stock butterflies and glued then one on top of another with Tombow glue. I then punched the butterfly from silver Glimmer paper and also glued that with Tombow. The pin was attached to the back with Crystal Effects. To attach it to the card I punched two small holes and joined then with a cut with a craft knife - the pin then slotted through very easily.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Fabulous Florets
Ink: Certain Celery, Elegant Eggplant
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Gray
Paper: Silver Glimmer
Accessories: Elegant Butterfly Punch
Other: Hole punch, Brooch back, Tombow, Crystal Effects
(Please do drop me an e-mail if you would like to order any of the above items or indeed any Stampin' Up product from the two current catalogues found in my side bar - all my details are above in the top tabs - thanks).

Please do pop over and take a look at the wonderful work of the DT this week and I will see you soon - Jacqueline xx

Sunday, 26 May 2013

A Quick Challenge Card

I've made a very quick little thank you note card and I've managed to make it fit two challenges. The first is Less is More where the theme is HUMOUR and the second is Dynamic Duos and they want to see cards made with these colours


I thought my Whale stamp with the sentiment 'Thanks a Ton' was quite humourous - what do you think?


I stamped my waves first then cut a post-it-note mask to match. The whale was stamped over the mask so it looks like he is in the sea.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Oh Whale
Ink: Bashful Blue, Midnight Muse
Card Stock: Whisper White
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones
Other: Post-it-notes
(Please do drop me an e-mail if you would like to order any of the above items or indeed any Stampin' Up product from the two current catalogues found in my side bar - all my details are above in the top tabs - thanks).

Thanks for looking - see you soon - Jacqueline xx

Workshop Makes

Hello - hope everyone is having a great Bank Holiday weekend. I am enjoying the calm and the quiet and making the most of having a tidy house as next week my daughter Briony is returning home from uni. She always brings chaos and drama in her wake along with loads of washing and ironing!
Hello too to my new followers - thanks for finding me and I do hope you will continue to visit and like what I do.
OK - onwards, I promised you some pics of things I had made recently at one of the workshops I regularly attend. They are run by a fellow demonstrator and you can find Jane's lovely blog - HERE.
So last week I made this beautiful mirror frame - well when I say I made it I mean I decorated it and made it pretty! - take a look


Now I do apologise for the poor quality of my photos - I am in the process of clearing a better space for such purposes. Jane pre-painted the frame first for us then let us loose on her stamps and embossing powders - that's the Vanilla Flower Trim around the middle too.
This next card is one we made Friday - it's not my style at all however, that's what I love about going to workshops and classes - there's always so much to learn


We also made this beautiful scrapbook layout - I really loved doing this as I haven't scrapped for ages and Jane had some lovely retired stamps that made a really lovely summery scene


If you look very carefully at this layout you may be able to spot a ghost! When stamping my branches a very faint image of the bird appeared too - not very clear but if you find him do let me know in the comments below - you never know I may just pick a winner and send you a little something!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend folks - see you soon - Jacqueline xx

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Christmas Tag Card

Morning all - it's been a busy week what with me running two workshops for my regular craft group and having a play at fellow demonstrator Jane's workshop yesterday and time started running out for me to make my 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown. I did intend getting up early to finish it this morning but as I was out quite late last night revelling at a concert I slept in - oops guess who's on the naughty stair again?!
Anyway it's finished now and I can show you. Our challenge this week is to add an embellishment - and that is.......


Here is my card



Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Bells and Boughs
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade (retired) Basic Gray
Card Stock: Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade (retired), Naturals White
Accessories: Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine, Big Sot, Two Tags Bigz Die, Dimensionals
(Please do drop me an e-mail if you would like to order any of the above items or indeed any Stampin' Up product from the two current catalogues found in my side bar - all my details are above in the top tabs - thanks).

Thanks for looking - I'll come down off the naughty stair soon and show you what I've made at Jane's. Please do pop over to the blog to see the other DT work and I will see you soon - Jacqueline xx

Thursday, 23 May 2013

CAS sketch

Morning all - time for another sketch challenge over on the CAS Colours & Sketches Blog - take a look


Here is my card




Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Nature Walk, Summer Silhouettes, Petite Pairs, Bloomin' Marvelous (Retired SAB set)
Ink: Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant
Card Stock: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Dimensionals, Bitty Butterfly Punch
(Please do drop me an e-mail if you would like to order any of the above items or indeed any Stampin' Up product from the two current catalogues found in my side bar - all my details are above in the top tabs - thanks).

Please pop over and say 'hi' to the other DT ladies - they have made some fabulous cards this week - bye for now - Jacqueline xx

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

More Green and Yellow

Hello - it's very dull and chilly here under the Malvern Hills but I do have a spring like card to show you to brighten up the day. It's another Green and Yellow card following our challenge this week at Make My Monday and if you hop on over there now you will see Caz's beautiful inchie cards in this week's Midweek Motivation spot.
Here is my card



It's another Decorate a Daisy card - it's not my set but a friend of mine ordered it from me and then needed some inspiration on how to use it. This time I have stamped the images, cut them out, removed the centres and added them to a mat of DSP. In the middles I attached a tiny flower and some bling to give it a bit of sparkle.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Decorated a Daisy
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green
Card Stock: Whisper White, Gumball Green
Paper: Print Poetry DSP
Accessories: Dimensionals, Boho Blossoms Punch, Basic Rhinestones
(Please do drop me an e-mail if you would like to order any of the above items or indeed any Stampin' Up product from the two current catalogues found in my side bar - all my details are above in the top tabs - thanks).

Thanks for looking today - see you soon - Jacqueline xx

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Workshop News and Tutorial

Today was my monthly Tuesday morning workshop - a bit later in the month than usual but not one to be missed as I used the gorgeous Bordering on Romance as my inspiration.
Today we made a Pop-up Accordion card - take a look



As a special favour to the ladies in my craft group I write up a tutorial of our makes, that way they can recreate their card again at home. It's also useful as well if for some reason they are unable to come to the class on the day. You too can take advantage of these tutorials by visiting my Craft Club Blog - HERE.
So now you know what you can make - here's what I used to make it

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps - Bordering on Romance, Kindness Matters
Ink: Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Certain Celery - all Stampin' Write Markers
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue
Paper: Silver Glimmer
Accessories: Big Shot, Window Framelits, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Very Vanilla Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch
(Please do drop me an e-mail if you would like to order any of the above items or indeed any Stampin' Up product from the two current catalogues found in my side bar - all my details are above in the top tabs - thanks).

As I am holding my Thursday evening workshop this week too I thought I'd make a matching project, this time though we are making a Pop-up Pedestal card - take a look



I have more matching projects using these designs to show you soon so please do pop back soon - Jacqueline xx

Monday, 20 May 2013

Make My Monday Colour Challenge

Morning all - this going to be very quick - you remember all those internet problems I was having? Well today is the day we switch to another provider so I may be cut off at any moment!!!!
Here though we have this week's challenge from Make My Monday and Caz has chosen for us two colours to use - GREEN and YELLOW
Here is my card



Very CAS today folks and a nice quick and easy card to make too.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Decorate a Daisy
Ink: Daffodil Delight
Card Stock: Whisper White, Naturals Ivory, Gumball Green
Accessories: Piercing tool and mat, Basic Rhinestones
(Please do drop me an e-mail if you would like to order any of the above items or indeed any Stampin' Up product from the two current catalogues found in my side bar - all my details are above in the top tabs - thanks).

Thanks for looking today - please do pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the team are up to - Jacqueline xx

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Worshop News

I am running a workshop on Tuesday (21st) so if you live in the Malvern area and want to come along check out all the details - HERE.
This time we are making a POP-UP ACCORDION CARD - take a look


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Bordering on Romance, Kindness Matters
Ink: Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Certain Celery
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue
Paper: Silver Glimmer
Accessories: Big Shot, Window Framelits, Bitty Butterfly Punch,Scallop Edge Punch, Very Vanilla Ribbon
(Please do drop me an e-mail if you would like to order any of the above items or indeed any Stampin' Up product from the two current catalogues found in my side bar - all my details are above in the top tabs - thanks).

As always with my workshop makes there will be a step by step tutorial on my Craft Club Blog so please do pop back for that after the workshop on Tuesday morning.
Bye for now - Jacqueline xx


Tutorial Ready

Hi all - hope you are enjoying your weekend - this is just a short post to update you on one of my workshop makes - it's a folded frame card here's a photo





A tutorials for this card can be found - HERE

Materials Used - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Kindness Matters
Ink: Rich Razzleberry,
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Summer Starfruit
Paper: Sycamore Street DSP (Retired SAB)
Accessories: Dimensionals, Bitty Butterfly Punch
(Please do drop me an e-mail if you would like to order any of the above items or indeed any Stampin' Up product from the two current catalogues found in my side bar - all my details are above in the top tabs - thanks).

Thanks for looking - enjoy the rest of the week end - Jacqueline xx

Saturday, 18 May 2013

A Tasty Treat for Christmas

It's Saturday and that means it's time for our weekly Christmas Challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown. It's Mynnette's month and for this week's theme she has chosen this


I've chosen to make a card with a Christmas Pud - take a look



Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Petite Pairs
Ink: Early Espresso
Card Stock: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Gumball Green
Accessories: Big Shot, Window Framelits, Adorning Accents, 2 Step Bird Punch, Owl Builder Punch.
(Please do drop me an e-mail if you would like to order any of the above items or indeed any Stampin' Up product from the two current catalogues found in my side bar - all my details are above in the top tabs - thanks).

Please don't forget to visit the other DT ladies' blogs to see what they have made this week - see you son - Jacqueline xx

Friday, 17 May 2013

Triple Time Stamping with Pleasant Poppies

This is a card I recently demo'd at a Hostess party, it's quick and easy but has great impact - take a look



This is such a versatile stamp that sometimes it looks good just stamped - all that was needed on this card was the red card stock. It went down really well as a demo too and the Hostess was extremely pleased when I passed it over to her to keep!

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Pleasant Poppies
Ink: Black Stazon
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Very Vanilla Ribbon, Elegant Butterfly Punch
(Please do drop me an e-mail if you would like to order any of the above items or indeed any Stampin' Up product from the two current catalogues found in my side bar - all my details are above in the top tabs - thanks).

I've had a great day today as I went to a workshop run run by my crafty friend Jane - I made a gorgeous mirror frame which I shall show you tomorrow so please do pop back! See you son - Jacqueline xx

Thursday, 16 May 2013

This and That - Have you got yours yet?

Remember my post - HERE? Well I now have my This and That bundle -want to see?
Take a look at what I received


Here's the low down on the bundle - remember you can e-mail me any time to place your order.


ItemDescriptionPrice
131268Epic Day This and That Journal£9.95
130814Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper£9.95
131463Remember This and That Rotary Stamp£5.50
131271Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers£4.50
131269Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape£4.50
133905Epic Day This and That  - SUPER VALUE BUNDLE
Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until May 31.



£29.24
15% Off Retail Value!






Thank Yous

Life as a Stampin' Up demonstrator is great fun and one of the best things is meeting new customers at the Hostess Parties. I love demo-ing all the lovely products and watching them creating their little Make and Takes. Of course it's lovely too when they place an order and I like to pop a little 'thank you' note card into their bags when the order arrives. Here are some I've made recently




These are made using the Decorate a Daisy set and the little birds have been popped up on Dimensionals. The greeting inside the banner is from the set Delightful Dozen.

I also run a Stampers 6 Club - you can find details of this HERE and to these special ladies I like to give a gift each month. It's not big but it's just a little something to say 'thanks'
This month my ladies are getting these post-it-note holders



These have been made using my Big Shot goodies: Two Tags die, Lots of Tags Sizzlits,Little Leaves Sizzlits and Beautiful Wings Embosslits - all from Stampin' Up. Do you like the rose? That's in the Spring/Summer Mini and is the Vanilla Flower Trim - isn't it just gorgeous?

Don't forget that you can book a Stampin' Up Hostess Party through me - details can be found HERE and right now if you host a party or just place an order of £250.00 you get to choose a whopping £65.00 worth of free Hostess Gifts.

I'm also starting a new Stampers 6 Club shortly so please do get in touch before all the spaces go!

(Please do drop me an e-mail if you would like to order any of the above items or indeed any Stampin' Up product from the two current catalogues found in my side bar - all my details are above in the top tabs - thanks).

Thanks for stopping by today and taking a look - see you soon - Jacqueline xx

Colour Challenge #25 at CAS

Morning all, it's time for a new challenge over on the CAS - Colours & Sketches blog and today we have a colour challenge for you - take a look


Here is my card



I love the 2 step stampin' technique and these colours do it so well don't you think?

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Field Flowers
Inks: Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Certain Celery
Card Stock: Whisper White, Certain Celery
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Dimensionals
(Please do drop me an e-mail if you would like to order any of the above items or indeed any Stampin' Up product from the two current catalogues found in my side bar - all my details are above in the top tabs - thanks).

One of our DT ladies - Sandie has a birthday today so please do pop over and wish her many happy returns.
Bye for now - Jacqueline xx

Monday, 13 May 2013

Morning all - this is a scheduled post as I'm away at the moment having fun catching up with family. It's Monday so that means another challenge at Make My Monday and this week Mynnette has a bit of Literary Inspiration for you
 
 
It's the cover from the Charlotte Bronte novel - Jane Eyer.
here is my card

 
I've used Sahara Sand as my background with a Whisper white label cut on the Big Shot using the Window framelits. I then added an Elegant Butterfly silhouette and some Basic Pearls.
Don't forget to visit the blog to see how the rest of the DT have tackled this and I will see you when I get home tomorrow with pics of my Telford swaps - bye for now - Jacqueline xx

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Colour Challenge at 52CCT

That's right we have a colour challenge this week for you at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and it's just a simple combination of red and white - take a look

 
 
 
My card is just as simple - hope you like it
 
 
All I've used on my card is the main image from Come to Bethlehem and some Real Red ink. I doodled a frame around the image too. Don't for get to visit the other DT entries to get some inspiration - they have made some stunning cards this week.
 
I'm away at the moment visiting Mum and Dad as they live very close to Telford. Dad very kindly gave me a lift there yesterday as I attended the Stampin' Up Regional Training day there.
I had great fun and came away totally inspired and buzzing with new ideas.
I also had the great pleasure of meeting the lovely Vicky - my upline (link in the side bar) and we had great fun trying out some new products and mingling with all the other lovely Stampin' Up demos.
I also swapped loads and I will blog those when I get home.
Have a great rest of the weekend - Jacqueline xx


Internet problems again

Hi everyone - having a few problems blogging again. Will try again tomorrow!
Can't seem to get my photos to upload and l'm having to use my tablet to write this. Hopefully things will work better tomorrow. Jacqueline xx

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Grrrrrrr!

OK I was up super early (couldn't sleep) and I was on the web messaging with my friend and  DT colleague Louise and I thought 'right better get on with my CAS post and flippin' eck! Internet went down - so very late (and after making big decisions about changing our internet provider) here is my post.
At CAS - Colours & Sketches we have a sketch for you - take a look

 

And here is my card



Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Just Believe
Ink: Gumball Green, Calypso Coral
Card Stock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze,
Accessories: Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Tangerine Tango Ribbon, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Basic Pearls
(Please do drop me an e-mail if you would like to order any of the above items or indeed any Stampin' Up product from the two current catalogues found in my side bar - all my details are above in the top tabs - thanks).

Don't forget to pop over to take a look at the rest of the DT cards and I will see you soon - Jacqueline xx