Friday, 25 October 2013

More Festive Flurries

I love Festive Flurry! I have used Island Indigo cardstock, silver embossing powder, silver foil card and silver glimmer card to make a decoration. There is also a Frosted Finishes embellishment.
And here it is again in Real Red on a Christmas card. Such a versatile stamp and die bundle!

Thursday, 24 October 2013

My Digital Studio

Here is my first effort with Stampin' Up's My Digital Studio. You get a thirty day free trial of the software, so it's definitely worth having a go. It's great for those times when you are feeling crafty but can't face getting covered in glue and ink!

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Amazing Stampin' Up Sale!

Wow! Lots of fantastic reduced prices on some lovely stamp sets. Please contact me if you would like to place an order.
25% off 25 stamp sets

Monday, 21 October 2013

Festive Flurry Workshop

Join us for our next workshop on Wednesday, 13th November at 7pm. We will be using embossing techniques to make a very glittery gift box and two Christmas cards. This is a product-based workshop costing £16. You will take home £14 worth of Stampin' Up products! Tea and biscuits also included.

Please bring your own adhesive. You will need a strong glue and dimensionals. Please let me know when you book your place on the workshop if you would like to pre-order adhesive. Multi-purpose liquid glue is £3.25. Stampin' Dimensionals (300) also cost £3.25.

If you place an order for Stampin' Up products of over £35 on the night, you will receive a £5 discount off your next workshop.

Please contact me to book a place on the workshop, or if you have any questions. We would love you to join us! No previous crafting experience is necessary.
April x

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Crafty Stuff

Evening! Here is my creation for the challenge at


The base is SU Baked Brown Sugar with Naturals Ivory card and Summer Starfruit DSP. The stamps are from the Mixed Bunch set, using Baked Brown Sugar and Summer Starfruit ink. I've also used the Congratulations stamp from Teeny Tiny Sentiments. I love this combination of colours. My photo really doesn't do it justice at all! It reminds me of the curried butternut squash and lentil soup I made today - I think that's probably where the inspiration came from!

I had a lovely time at the training day with Monica and Fanny yesterday. Here are the swaps I made - some tiny boxes made from Winter Frost DSP that I was able to quickly put together on Monday. I put a fridge magnet in each one. It was such a nice day with great company! I was totally exhausted afterwards and could only just about manage to flick between the England match and Holby City...

Have a lovely evening! April x

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Eastern Elegance Evening

We had a great time at the Eastern Elegance workshop last week. There was lots of card and gift bag making going on, broken up with tea and biscuit consumption, of course! The cats did their very best to 'help' everyone...
It is such a lovely set of papers that you can use for lots of different uses. Some of the Smoky Slate and Coastal Cabana papers actually look quite festive. Before the workshop, I had another go at making the gift bag as I thought I might have forgotten how to make it. This time I used the Bird Builder punch to make a more Christmassy version.

I hope you are having a lovely weekend!

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Eastern Elegance workshop

Come along to a workshop at my crafty abode on Wednesday, 9th October at 7pm. We will be making a gift bag, card and notelets using Stampin' Up's Eastern Elegance designer series papers. These lovely papers coordinate beautifully with Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry and Coastal Cabana card stock. We will also be using the Mixed Bunch stamp set and Bitty Butterfly punch.

Do join us for a relaxed evening of crafting. Tea and biscuits included of course! Please message me to book a place.