Monday, 13 June 2011

The Scrapbook

Hi all,

Well, the 'rain dance' definitely worked yesterday!! (I got my crafting done..........but unfortunately I didn't think of others, as I was dancing.........I only remembered them when it was pouring down, but by then it was just too late......LOL!!)

So I apologise to my sister and Merlin her dog, who were competing in agility...........and Val's sister and her family; who were packing up their tent throughout it all!

Anyway, here the pictures of the might not be 100% true to the original, but it will give you an idea of what we got up to.

Throughout the album the base layers were the same size. I gave various designs ideas for each size so that everyone could pick and choose one if they wished to copy. The butterfly above........

........and this tandem could fit on the front cover and in the middle of the book.

You'll see from the following photos, different design ideas for the small and large pages.........

The bridesmaid dresses are Cherry Cobbler in colour, but I was aware not everyone might what to use this album to hold wedding pictures, so that's why I have given so must diversity in my design.

The left hand page below was blank for either the wedding date, journaling or photos

I used the 'Big Shot' embossing folders and dies as well as rollers, stamps and punches

The pages alternate, opening from left and right

I even included a pocket, for any extras (seen below on the right)

It's been difficult to photograph, but I hope you get the idea

Thanks for dropping by today

Jane x

Saturday, 11 June 2011


Hi All,

The 'good news'................

I had a fab time today, was part of an all day 'hen party', all of the group apart from one were non crafters.
They all produced a had a basic layout in which they could change the page designs as they wished, and boy they didn't was great to see how creative they were; each of them created something special to keep and they were all very different.

Now the 'bad news'...............

I know I promised you pictures of this project............well, I could have shown you...............if only I'd taken my camera!!
I'm so sorry; but as Jill helped me out today, and with the overall design.......I let her keep the scrapbook. Hopefully, one of the girls will forward the pictures for me to share them with you.

I am planning on making one for myself, so, if it rains as forecast tomorrow........I'll try and reproduce it.

Hope I can be forgiven, better start my rain dance!!

Jane x

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Another Twist Card!

Hi All,

A friend asked me to make a '15' card for her nephew........he lives the farming life style and is into tractors, heavy machinery etc...........not the usual bikes, cars or football! So we came to the conclusion that a pheasant would do.

She wanted the card large, so I made twist card from a whole sheet of A4........then had problems deciding how to fill the space:) That wasn't the only problem..........when creating the card I didn't think of an envelope to fit..........LOL!! Fortunately a 12" x 12" piece of card stock fit the bill and I just had to add some DSP so that I could join it at the seams.

Happy Crafting

Jane x

Monday, 6 June 2011

Fancy Folds

Hi All,

Today I'm meeting with my 'Buddies' again..........they wanted me to come up with a few fancy fold cards and even gave me a variety of stamp sets to use...........I must remember to to stick to one stamp set in future..............less to lug about......LOL!!
I've chosen one colour scheme though Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive and used some much loved and cherish retired papers.

The 1st card is a flip or twist card using Nature's's basic stamping with a masking technique and spritzing effect. This is probably my favourite one of the 3..........what do you think?

The 2nd is a shadow box card using flight of the butterfly, pocket silhouettes and the Sanded background stamp. The butterflies have been embossed with clear embossing powder (although it's not showing up very well in the photo)

And lastly, an explosion or centre diamond card. Stamped with Simply Said and decorated with butterflies (Beautiful Wings embosslits die)

Thanks for dropping on by, I'm off to meet my 'Buddies' now


Jane x

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Golden Wedding Card

Hi All,

No, it's not for me.........I'm not that old...........only feel like it sometimes..........LOL!!
A friend asked, if I had any ideas and this is what I came up with.

The colour combo I used was More Mustard and Cajun Craze. I used the 'Vintage Vogue' set and stamped the flowers in Versa Mark before embossing in gold.

Thank you for dropping in today,

Jane x

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Promotion Offer for June & July!

Hi All,

Have you got a wish list, as long as your arm?................Well Stampin' Up has just announced a fabulous opportunity for hostesses to earn an extra £20 of free merchandise during the months of June and July; on top of existing hostess benefits!

That can't be bad, can it?
To take advantage of this special offer, you just have to host a workshop between now and 31st July; if product sales total £250 or more, you'll receive an extra £20, plus your normal benefits to spend on anything in the current catalogue.

It's a fabulous way to spend an enjoyable evening, crafting and chatting with family and friends, whilst taking advantage of shortening your wish list!

If your interested in holding a workshop or wish for more information, either click on the poster above or drop me a line at

Jane x