Monday, 5 December 2016

CHRISTMASS CARD CLASS COOKIE CUTTER

COOKIE CUTTER BUNDLE 
CHRISTMAS CARD CLASSES

I have been looking forward to holding my Christmas card classes
using the Stampin' Up Cookie Cutter stamps and co-ordinating punch 
and the good news is that I am holding 2 classes using this fabulous bundle
THIS PHOTO  AND THENEXT ONE WILLN BE REPLACED WITH A BETTER ONE SOON
TAKEN ON MY MOBILE!

for the first class I have also used the fabulous 
Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder too!
and some of the "Warmest Wishes" DSP
 in all of my card making classes 
I cut and pre-score the cardstock and DSP (patterned papers) 
you will receive a kit with all the elLements for the 2 cards you will make
You will be learning how to use photo polymer stamps 
and the co-ordinating punch with tuition to complete your cards
this first class is being held on:
 Friday 9th of December at 6pm

This class is suitable for beginners and experienced card makers
the venue for this class is 
'rTilly
we enjoy a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere at 'rTilly
and have lots of fun as we share the evening making our cards together
it's not just about card making, its a fun get together too!
and, as it's Christmas, mince pies will be served with your cuppa!

'rTilly
25 St Andrews Rd South
Lytham St Annes
Lancashire

to book your place 
ring 01253 788546 or call in 
before 3pm on Thursday 8th of December


The next class using the same stamp and punch set 

will be a special class for children aged 8+
(Parental supervision will be required!)

They will make one card each
This special class will also be held at 
'rTilly
on Saturday 17th December
they have the choice of Rudolph, Gingerbread man,
Father Christmas,  or Eskimo on their card. 
some colouring will be involved 
in the Father Christmas and Eskimo choices
please book early to avoid disappointment

'rTilly
25 St Andrews Rd South
Lytham St Annes
Lancashire

to book your place 
ring 01253 788546 or call in 
before 3pm on Friday 16th of December

if you require any help 
 choosing Stampin'Up products, 
or learning new papercraft techniques
please contact me
I am always happy to help without obligation

also contact me by email
crafteresauk@gmail.com
to receive my email news and updates of forthcoming sales etc etc

thanks for stopping by
happy crafting!




Wednesday, 23 November 2016

POINSETTIA CHRISTMAS CARDS CLASS

Lets have some more card making fun
This time, we will be creating poinsettia cards
the first card of the evening
 will be a peekaboo / foldback card
(I have seen this card called a collar card too!)
These cards are a real wow with their awesome 3d effect.

We will use the "Festive Fower Builder Punch" by Stampin' UP
to create some stunning 3d poinsettia flowers for our cards

I have teamed this punch up with the Stampin' Up
 "This Christmas" festive speciality DSP 
(scrapbooking papers)

You really know that Christmas is coming soon
when you see poinsettias in the shops 
 YES its just 32 days away!!

For the second card we will create 
another 3d poinsettia flower 
but this time we will create an easel card
This kind of card sits on a shelf 
and stands up for all to see
it's perfect for that special someone !

 Everything you need to complete the cards 
will be provided  in this class
alongside tuition with Crafteresa UK
we are a fun relaxed class suitable for all adults

When: Friday November 25th
Time: 6pm
Where: 'rTilly
25 St. Andrews Road South
St Annes on the Sea
Lancashire

pre- booking is essential

please ring 'rTilly
01253 788546
to book your space
on this funtastic card making class

for beginners and experienced card makers alike
introduce a friend and receive a discount
ask for more details when booking

please pop into 'rTilly if you are local
Tracy and Jackie have some fabulous crafty classes going on!
~~~ If this was short notice for you, I am sorry!
but the good news is that if you and 3 other people 
want to book this class again before Christmas 
we can arrange that with you

We are already planning our class schedule for 2017
there are some fabulous Stampin' Up products being released on January 4th 2017
I am super duper excited about the new stamp sets  and other new products in the new occasions catalogue
my spring classes will be something you dont wanna miss
please let me know if you would like a catalogue

I CANT WAIT

happy crafting
and a very happy Christmas!



Tuesday, 22 November 2016

another day another bargain!
so yesterdays 24 hour flash sale is over
I hope you managed to grab a bargain!
but the sale goes on
there will be another flash sale on the 28th
to finish this week of bargains 
butthere are still many items on sale throughout the week

Monday, 21 November 2016

EXTRAVAGANZA starts today

TODAY IS THE DAY!
ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA STARTS TODAY 
AND HERE ARE THE ITEMS 
ON 24 HOUR FLASH SALE TODAY ONLY

There's lots of retiring items 
and other stock available while stocks last
just click on my SHOP NOW button above
to see more deals in my online shop
or contact me by emailed 
crafteresauk@gmail.com
to receive the flyer by email 
listing all the stock in the sale

hope there's something from your wish list 
on the list!

EXTRAVAGANZA starts today

TODAY IS THE DAY!
ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA STARTS TODAY 
AND HERE ARE THE ITEMS 
ON 24 HOUR FLASH SALE TODAY ONLY

There's lots of retiring items 
and other stock available while stocks last
just click on my SHOP NOW button above
to see more deals in my online shop
or contact me by emailed 
crafteresauk@gmail.com
to receive the flyer by email 
listing all the stock in the sale

hope there's something from your wish list 
on the list!

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

***ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA***

*****ONLINE  EXTRAVAGANZA*****

I have just heard some fantastic news
and its good news for all of us...

2 words sum it up

*****ONLINE  EXTRAVAGANZA*****

Anyone who loves creating handmade cards, scrapbooking, 3d creations 
likes to use rubber stamps, dies, punches and all things papercraft
& LIKES TO SAVE MONEY AND GET GOOD BARGAINS
will not want to miss this fantastic Stampin' Up offer...

During Online Extravaganza, our special online sale, 
we can all save up to 40% on selected products. 
between 21 and 28 November
Online Extravaganza will start
so that's starting next Monday! 
YAY
This year our online extravaganza will include 
24-hour flash sales on the first and last day of the promotion, 
featuring special product discounts only available that day. 
Watch out for the full details, 
which will be posted here 
and in my online shop
from Monday 17th November.

I still have a very long Stampin' up wishlist myself!
Therefore, I am hoping that I can make my wishlist a lot shorter using this

*****ONLINE  EXTRAVAGANZA*****

 I will get some of my own wishlist crossed off 
and make a real head start in my Christmas shopping for my creative friends!

My husband and family have already asked me for a Christmas wishlist 
so they can buy me something I actually want for Christmas!
Every year I make my Christmas wishlist extra long, 
not because I am greedy or because I expect everything on it
NO, its my way of asking for presents that I want 
but still not knowing what I will be given
I LOVE SURPRISES!

So in preparation for this coming week of sales 
why not make your own wishlist
pass it on to family and friends
or use it yourself to grab a bargain
that's exactly what I am gonna do!

I am here to help you
(anytime of year not just when the sales are on)
If you need any help choosing the right products for you
or perhaps need any advice about Stampin' Up products.
or papercrafting techniques etc. then I would love to help
if I don't know an answer to your question
I can get an answer for you!
from my lovely Stampin' Up Demonstrator team leaders
no obligation to buy, just friendly papercrafting chat!

The online catalogues can be found in my right sidebar 
just click on the catalogue photo
If you want to purchase through me please see the SHOP NOW link above
I would be grateful for your custom!

happy crafting everyone xx

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

New Stitched Shapes Dies & 25% off Selected Stamp Sets

.....Here's some great news.....
 The Stitched Shapes die set is now available to purchase
****YAY****
Stampin' Up have released a new die set ahead of their June 2017 planned release!
This fabulous set contains 12 dies comprising of....
4 x squares, 4 x ovals 4 x circles
each die has the added bonus of a pierced inner edge 
which gives the effect of stitching.
That's so on trend right now!
This is such a versatile set and I love it

I think its a fabulous set for a beginner too as the shapes
are great to use with many of our stamp sets
and you have the versatility of 3 different shapes in 4 sizes 
this photograph shows them in pairs
to accent how they can be used to create frames 
But they do cut 4 different sizes in each of the three shapes separately!

to watch the launch video 
CLICK LINK BELOW...

To celebrate the launch of this die set 

during the month of November only!
Stampin' Up are offering a 25% discount 
on selected stamp sets
***when you purchase these dies and stamps together!***
if you want more than one stamps set the discount is good for more than one set !

here's the details of the reduced stamp sets
CLICK LINK BELOW...

I am really happy that Stampin' Up  have included 2 general stamp sets too,
after all, the art of rubber stamping is NOT just for Christmas!

here's a quick view of the 25% off sale stamp sets available
some are available in a choice of wood or clear mount
while others only available in photoploymer
check out the link above to see more details or to order




see the link above to find more details on the November 25% off sale

I have ordered the baby bear set for myself! 
just right for my new granddaughter, baby Thea's first Christmas card, 
gonna team it up with the Christmas hat punch ;o)

So if you have asked for a Big Shot or other die cutting machine for Christmas
or already have one! why not take advantage of this great deal while stocks last
go on treat yourself!
You are so worth it

its great to find the right products for your craft projects and card making
if I can be of any help I am more than happy to offer advice 
on Stampin' Up products or papercrafting techniques, 
just either comment below or email me at
crafteresauk@gmail.com

most of all have fun
happy crafting !







Wednesday, 19 October 2016

White Christmas...Lovely as a Tree class

WHITE CHRISTMAS ~ LOVELY AS A TREE

I have just finished creating my sample cards for my next card making class
we will be using the fabulous "Lovely as a Tree" stamp set
This was the very first Stampin' Up set I ever bought and I still love it
here's the first card which is embossed using the 
Woodlands Embossing Folder...
Can you see those amazing birch trees embossed onto the white card?
The finished card feels luxurious with all that fabulous texture.
I enjoyed designing this card so much 
because I know my card making class will love to create it too.

At my classes everything is supplied to create 2 fabulous cards 
all the card stock will be cut and scored ready in a kit 
along with any embelishments needed
The cardmaker will get to use the stamp sets and the inks 
to create their own card
(other classes may have the use of punches or dies etc)
If you are a beginner dont worry I will give you all the help needed
if you are a seasoned card-maker there is always room
to come enjoy the fun and maybe add your own spin on the kit provided!
At the end of the day its a
Christmas Card Making Class
YES YES YES!
but its also about getting together with others 
and having fun creating cards together!
I will be demonstrating another card 
showing how to change it up a little
and then will show another couple of samples to give some more idea's
after all who wants to buy a stamps set and make just one card?
not me! I like to get a lot of use for my money!

so where and when?...
FRIDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 
at 6PM
I have teamed up with
 'r Tilly
we use their fabulous premises at
25 St Andrews Rd South
St Annes, Lancashire
01253 788546
or you can now contact me on 
07715450720

You will find a nice warm welcome in a lovely relaxing atmosphere

We limit the class size to between 6 and 12 people 
it is essential to book up in advance.
(I need to know prepare in advance knowing how many kits to make up)
***classes will not run if there are not enough bookings***

'r Tilly and I 
will be providing some incentive discounts
if you bring a friend to the class
please contact us for details
about our new incentive discounts 
including the "introduce a friend" special offer
also if you would like sign up for our mailing list 
you can recieve emails 
about upcoming classes and events too

unfortunately my photographs look a bit creamy!
This card is based on 
Whisper White card stock with Smokey Slate
so really is a "White Chrtistmas" card!

Hope to see you soon
Happy Crafting xx




White Christmas...Lovely as a Tree class

WHITE CHRISTMAS ~ LOVELY AS A TREE

I have just finished creating my sample cards for my next card making class
we will be using the fabulous "Lovely as a Tree" stamp set
This was the very first Stampin' Up set I ever bought and I still love it
here's the first card which is embossed using the 
Woodlands Embossing Folder...
Can you see those amazing birch trees embossed onto the white card?
The finished card feels luxurious with all that fabulous texture.
I enjoyed designing this card so much 
because I know my card making class will love to create it too.

At my classes everything is supplied to create 2 fabulous cards 
all the card stock will be cut and scored ready in a kit 
along with any embelishments needed
The cardmaker will get to use the stamp sets and the inks 
to create their own card
(other classes may have the use of punches or dies etc)
If you are a beginner dont worry I will give you all the help needed
if you are a seasoned card-maker there is always room
to come enjoy the fun and maybe add your own spin on the kit provided!
At the end of the day its a
Christmas Card Making Class
YES YES YES!
but its also about getting together with others 
and having fun creating cards together!
I will be demonstrating another card 
showing how to change it up a little
and then will show another couple of samples to give some more idea's
after all who wants to buy a stamps set and make just one card?
not me! I like to get a lot of use for my money!

so where and when?...
FRIDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 
at 6PM
I have teamed up with
 'r Tilly
we use their fabulous premises at
25 St Andrews Rd South
St Annes, Lancashire
01253 788546
or you can now contact me on 
07715450720

You will find a nice warm welcome in a lovely relaxing atmosphere

We limit the class size to between 6 and 12 people 
it is essential to book up in advance.
(I need to know prepare in advance knowing how many kits to make up)
***classes will not run if there are not enough bookings***

'r Tilly and I 
will be providing some incentive discounts
if you bring a friend to the class
please contact us for details
about our new incentive discounts 
including the "introduce a friend" special offer
also if you would like sign up for our mailing list 
you can recieve emails 
about upcoming classes and events too

unfortunately my photographs look a bit creamy!
This card is based on 
Whisper White card stock with Smokey Slate
so really is a "White Chrtistmas" card!

Hope to see you soon
Happy Crafting xx




Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Flower Shop Cardmaking Class Report

 I shared that I was holding an "Open Sentiments" card making class on Sunday
I am extremely happy to report that this class was a real winner!
the ladies loved the products I used
and of course their handmade cards....

We made cards featuring the Flower Shop stamp set
along with the co-ordinating Pansy punch...
 
we also used the Petite Petals stamp set 
and the co-ordinating punch
 
we also used the fern and the butterfly from Butterfly Basics Calypso Coral card

The dies we used were Lots of Labels Framelits

and we used the new Sparkle embossing folder on the first card too!

Each person was supplied with the basic kit of all the card and DSP pieces ready cut
The participants used the stamps and punches to create and cut their flowers
choosing which flowers they preferred for the first card.
(there are 6 different flowers to choose from in each set)
here's some of the cards made...
The cardstock on this was Blushing Bride with Sweet Sugar Plum

The kits included buttons rhinestones embellishments for the finishing touches.

Although both cards are loosely based on the same sketch 
I showed how just making a few changes can change up a card completely.
the cards stock on this is Crumb Cake with Calypso Coral DSP 
taken from the Subtles designer series paper stack.


I love how your personal preferences makes your card your very own 
even when using the same kit as the the other participants
it's all about finding what your preferences are
and enjoying the creative process
of making something that makes you smile
and of course the person you give it to

Well done to my card class attendees
and thanks for making me smile too xx

if you would like more details about the products used
or any other questions about classes etc

if you would like to browse the catalogues
then take a look at the images in my sidebar then click to see them online

Happy Crafting!


Sunday, 16 October 2016

Flowers are Fabulous!

I am looking forward to my card making class this afternoon
it's being held at 2pm 
we will make 2 cards featuring the flower shop and petite petals stamp sets
 along with their co-ordinating punches

Did you know that over 75% of shop bought cards feature flowers 
either as a main focus or to accent other images?
just browse through a card shop to see how widely flowers are used!

here's some quick pics of the 2 cards I will demonstrate today...
This one is based on the Calypso Coral colours using dsp from the subtles stack collection, 
The great thing about our dsp (designer series paper!) is that it's double sided 
I cant wait to see which side my ladies use and how they choose to make their cards!
All of my classes include a kit to create my 2 cards 
but the participant is free to either copy my cards exactly
or use the kit how they want to
its about finding your own style
Everyone is different and that's what I love
it never ceases to amaze me how a group of people can be using the same kit
same stamps punches dies embellishments
yet still create items which differ from the next person
no matter how experienced they are at card making
they make their card their own!
change up the dsp for a piece of blushing bride card
emboss it with an embossing folder cut a banner tail
and add a paper doily..... afew more slight changes like bling instead of buttons,
and stamped small leaves from flourishing phrases stamp set
and the card looks totally different
contact me for details of future classes
Christmas will be a major focus in November
I have some great classes planned

crafteresauk@gmail.com
I don't bite!

To browse the Stampin' Up current catalogues
 just click on the photograph in my sidebar!

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Wow that was FUN

 I held my first card making class on Wednesday
I loved it !
We made cards with a Stampin' Up Christmas set I have fallen in love with.....
The Stampin' Up Star of Light bundle
Which includes the photo-polymer stamps and co-ordinating thinlit dies (saving 10%)
although anyone can buy just the stamps or just the thinlit dies.

I made 3 samples for the class
but the photo's need taking again so will edit this post over the weekend,


however hear are some group photo's of the cards made...
The colourway was silver (foil and glitter paper) whisper white and Night of Navy
we used the flat die cut star as the base in silver glitter 
then used white n sliver filigree star die cuts on top as we desired!
We used the 3d solid star cut from the thinlits dies as a base 
then added other die cuts from the filigree star dies too 
The colours on the 2nd card were 
Real Red, Gold (foil and glitter paper) with cream card 
(participants used some non Stampin' Up die cuts for sentiments too)!

have you spotted something else we used?
can you see those borders?
they were created using the Stampin up stars border punch
This is the first Stampin' Up border punch I have ever bought 
and I am so happy with it
The wonderful thing is how easy it is to line up your card for continuous punching
and a by-product is that you get loads of little punch out stars! 
which can be saved for those shaker cards we love making
I know this is gonna be used a lot through out the year
so you could say we were all seeing stars lol

The ladies were thrilled with their creations and we had a lovely evening
one lady had never stamped before, another worried it would be too complicated 
but they went home smiling because they had made lovely cards 
and learned new techniques too
it was like having an evening out it was that relaxed and enjoyeable.

my next class will be all about taking a general card and changing it up 
with different sentiments for different occasions!
I will be demonstrating the 
Flower Shop and Petite Petals stamp sets with their co-ordinating punches
and the use of lots of sentiments from my stamp sets.

I just cannot wait to share some more of what I love doing

My November classes will be concentrating mainly on Christmas cards
I have some fun fun fun cards and traditional cards too
I have planned some great techniques to learn too! 

If you would like more details of my classes 
which are held at 'r Tilly sta Andrews rd South, St. Annes, Lancashire.
or have any questions about Stampin' Up products
please contact me, I don't bite lol
crafteresauk@gmail.com

have a great weekend x



Friday, 7 October 2016

Cookie-Cutter Christmas delivery and more

YAY
 Today I received my order from Stampin' Up
it doesn't look much but wait till ya see some of whats inside.
The creative possibilities are almost endless
Can't wait to use this Cookie-Cutter set of stamps with its co-ordinating punch
I have seen so many awesome samples on pinterest 
I think my customers are gonna fall in love with this bundle!
and of course the candy Cane DSP
and those cute tiny little bells to go on the hats produced by the hat punch too
(you cant see everything  I ordered here)
from stamps to punches to papers to real red cardstock to inkpad to teeny tiny bells,
to more stamps! to sequins to glitter ribbon to bakers twine
to embossing folders to dies  and the replacement blades for my cutter
to Autumn Winter "holiday" catalogues....
if you want to view the online Autumn - Winter "holiday" catalogue 
just click on the photo in my right sidebar!

 I have so many plans for all the stock I bought 
its hard to know what to use first lol 
I think I will put my Christmas CD on and jump right in!

watch this space for the first instalment of Christmas goodies

Sorry Kev I think dinner will be late tonight sweety!
oooh it's Friday! we can have fish n chips
another happy thought!
SORTED
LOL

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Crochet Star Baby Blanket

I found a star blanket pattern online which was for a 12 point star blanket
it wasnt long before I realised the pattern wasnt working for me
the work in progress was bunching up and wouldnt lay flat
i didn't like it
I really wanted to make a star blanket for a baby boy who is due any day now
the solution was to design my own 8 point blanket which turned out quite pleasing....
After creating this I decided to start another for my granddaughter Thea
this time I created it with a ridge which kinda defines the pattern more
I am liking this one even more, cant wait to show you when it's done.
and see our Thea trying it out!
I will be writing up the pattern soon
when I finish the pink blanket for our Thea
the pattern will be available in my Etsy store in November

let me know what you think, its still a work in progress!