Monday, 31 December 2012

~ 2012 ~ Last post

Here we are, the end of 2012 ~ time to say bye to blogger and head over to typepad.
My main blog page will now be over on typepad but I will endeavour to keep this one updated too.

But, do in the meantime head over to:

Live long and prosper my friends!


Thursday, 27 December 2012

Moved Home...

I've taken the plunge and moved my blog over to Typepad. I needed a bit more functionality and have spent a few days getting the 'new' blog up and running. So, please do head on over to my new bloghome which you can find by clicking here.

You will find that I also have a 'shop' link over at my new home.  As well as cards that I make, I also have some other bits that are 'surplus to my requirements' and I am also pleased to say that Stampin' Up! have allowed demonstrators to sell items outside of the usual fulfilment method so I have available a selection of glues and will be putting together some of my own kits.

Please do hit the follow button(s), I have updated the Networked Blogs to reflect the move. 

Some areas are still being updated and revamped but I think I am nearly there as I have the fun of checking links! 

While I am here in blogspot land I'd like to give thanks to those that have followed me on this site and wish you all the very best for 2013 and beyond.

And, as always, may the crafting mojo be with you.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Take four things...

(1) scoreboard
(2) blossom punch
(3) Tombow multi liquid glue
(4) cherry cobbler seam binding

Punch some blossoms, I used some red cardstock remnants and punched out four (as I run out of cardstock and wanted it all the same colour!).

Using the scoreboard, score along two petals so you end up with a scored triangle.

Fold the blossom parts over and then glue to another blossom.

Before you stick your final blossom together stick some ribbon onto the inside and do the final bit of gluing down.  There you go, voila, simple little hanging decorations.  Not just for Christmas ;)

{I had withdrawal symptoms for making things in between having a tidy up} Back to tidying up! 

Happy crafting, and may the crafting mojo be with you.

Friday, 7 December 2012

last minute dot com

Do you ever have those moments when you do things at the last minute? I'm having one kind of right now! 

I've a craft fair tomorrow, got a fair bit to take along but there are some bits that I just haven't gotten around to doing this week (or the previous weeks to be honest).  So here I am making cards, and I have some calendars to do as well, these may well turn out to be a take along and do while I am there!

So, here is my craft desk......

I have had some celebration this week.  I passed my previous Open University course, just made a 2:2 in the scheme of the marking, 6 points off a 2:1 which was a bit of a pooh but it seems quite a few of us in this presentation are in the same boat, so I am not complaining (I did get a 2:1 pass in one bit but didn't quite get the points in the other part of the marking).  Considering it was a bit of a push trying to do it and trying to figure exactly what the TMAs (Tutor Marked Assignments) were after, I was pretty pleased with myself to get a good mark in the EMA (End of Module Assessment).  So, that's U214 Worlds of English a healthy pass under my belt and a 2nd level course done and dusted :) I may have had a celebratory slurp of some Snow Grouse (any excuse huh!).

But, here I am now, A300 20th century literary texts and debates, currently doing my head in!  Got an assignment to get put to bed next week and it is going s-l-o-w-l-y.  This one is a level 3 course so more brain cells needed, wish they would come out of hiding.

Have you had snow?  This was a cloud on the school run on Wednesday, it did pop eventually but I think is rather a fantastic show of mother nature and what the sky above us can produce.

Lastly, as I have a bit of verbal overload at the moment.  Guides on Thursday, the girls had made some Christmas cakes in half sized tins, you know the half sized baked bean tins.  Thursday night was decorating time so it was rather sweet in the air as there was a fair bit of icing sugar wafting around. So here's Genny at the marzipan stage.

And here is the final bit (although the snowman has gone missing).

 Happy crafting and may the mojo be with you :)


Sunday, 2 December 2012

Snow flurry...

As there seems to be some snow in the air, inspiration has come in the form of the prospect of snowflakes!

For this card (cards really as I have had a bit of a production line going), I've used some real red cardstock and cut some snowflakes using the Bigz snow flurry die from some white and brown cardstock.  If you want to do this, for the ones that I have cut in the brown, I had to layer up some chipboard so that it didn't cut into the brown. 

Stamps are from the snowflake soiree set, gorgeous snowflakes and the words 'Merry' and 'Believe".  I also had to use the fabulous seam binding in cherry cobbler.  You might also see that I have had the glitter out as well, using the dazzling details and dazzling details in cherry cobbler and a bit of bling with the basic rhinestones.

There you go, hope you get your stamps out and may the crafting mojo be with you :)


Saturday, 1 December 2012

The New Stampin' Up! Trimmer

Just in case your trimmer is like mine and you are thinking that you are in need a new one, here's a little video to tempt you. My current trimmer is looking quite scared (or scarred, as I have been giving it the evil eye!).

The new Stampin' Up! trimmer is now available, have a watch of the video to what it is all about.

Features of the trimmer...
  • An extra-wide 15.9 cm cutting base and an extended 39 cm ruler
    • The extra-wide cutting base provides a large work area and is marked in 4 mm increments, allowing for small measurements.
    • The right-side grid helps you measure and cut very thin strips.
    • The extended cutting arm has a stabilizing leg to provide a sturdy and steady cutting surface for longer cuts. 
    • When fully extended, the extended cutting arm sits flush with the trimmer base, providing more accurate and consistent measurements across the entire surface.
    • All rulers and measurements on the base are printed under a plastic cover so your measurements won’t wear off.
    • The base has nonskid feet, which keeps the Stampin’ Trimmer securely in place on your work area.
  • A full 30.5 cm cutting and scoring track
    • The extra-long cutting track has space at the top and bottom so you don’t have to take the cutting and scoring blades out when you’re not using them. 
    • The track gives you enough space to cut or score a full 30.5 cm without having to remove or switch out handles. 
    • The cutting track locks in place for secure storage or transport. 
    • The track includes an insertion point for cutting and scoring blade handles so you can easily insert handles into the cutting track.
  • Specially designed handles and cutting track to ensure straight cuts
    • The hook on the scoring and cutting blade handles keeps the handles stable so the cuts are as straight as possible.
    • Handles come in two colors: dark for cutting, light for scoring. 
    • The precision tip on the cutting blade allows you to pinpoint precisely where you’re cutting.
    • The point on the side of each handle shows you where the blade will cut, making it easy to see exactly where your cuts and scores will begin.
  • Storage compartment under base
    • The storage compartment holds scoring and cutting tools such as a Bone Folder, Simply Scored Stylus, extra scoring and cutting blades and even business cards. 
    • Separate compartments within the storage compartment keep your tools organized, and the clear cover makes it easy to see what you’ve stored.
Want one, drop me a line and I can get it ordered for you, order 129722 £30.90 including delivery direct to your door.

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