All-you-can-stamp Christmas Card Buffet - £6.00

Friday, 4 October 2013

All-you-can-stamp Christmas Card Buffet!

Hello Everybody!

The next class will take place on Saturday 19 October 2013 at 10.30am at Beauchief Baptist Church, Hutcliffe Wood Road, Sheffield.

This month I'm doing a different style of class - an all-you-can-stamp Christmas card buffet!


There will be a set fee to come along of £6. This is just to help me out with the hire of the hall etc. All the cards featured will be available as mini kits to make yourself and will cost £1 each (all cards will include envelopes too).

That way, you can make as many of each design you like and only pay for however many you make. 

If there's one particular design you're not keen on - no problem! You don't have to make it! 

If there's a design you really like - make 5, make 10 or 20! You only pay for however many cards you make. 

The great thing about this class is, depending on how long you've got and how many cards you want to make, you can stay for an hour or stay all day!

Below I've put up close up photos of all of the cards shown above, there may be more designs on the day!

All will be very simple to make.

You can personalise them in any way you like.

Use different stamps to make them your own.

Make as many as you like.

The price of £1 per card includes the envelope.

If there's any design you don't like, you don't have to make it!

I'm thinking of making these card buffets a regular thing, so, as this is the first, we'll see how it goes!

You can sign up for this class by emailing me on, or click on the "Add to Cart" button at the top of the page to pay by Paypal.  

If you have any questions at all, please do email me and I'll help as much as I can.

Hope to see you there! Joanne x

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Next Class - Now Booking!

Hello Everybody!

Today, for your delight and delectation, I can bring you my next class. The class will take place at Beauchief Baptist Church, Hutcliffe Wood Road, Sheffield on 31 August 2013 from 10.30am onwards.

As you can see from the picture above, we will be making a versatile stationery set.  I say it's versatile because you can either keep it for yourself, or be super organised and put it to one side as a Christmas present for some lucky recipient. They are so easy to make, you may want to make more for other lucky recipients! Here's a few photos of what is in the set.

In the set, there are four cards, four notelets and 8 gift tags which all match using wonderful washi tape. 

Here's a close up of the notelets.

And here's a close up of the notelets with the decorated envelopes that you will also do as part of the kit.

Likewise, here is a picture of the cards we will be making, which also come with decorated envelopes (see below).

 I've used a wonderful new set of stamps called Four You on this set, but as ever, I will bring along all my sentiment stamps so you can personalise them to your own ends.

Here is the whole lot together again. We will also be making the compartmented box which they all come in.

The price of this class is £15. For that you will receive everything you need to make the set and full instructions. If you would like to book a place, please let me know via email or book direct at my website HERE.

TFL! Joanne x

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Baby Wipe Card

Hi Everybody!

Just a quick post today to showcase a gorgeous new set that I'm loving at the minute.  The two images used above are from the new Happy Day stamp set. The technique I've used on the medallion to get the lovely mottled effect is the Baby Wipe Technique, where basically you splodge different colours of ink onto a folded up baby wipe and use that as your ink pad. The colours I used on my baby wipe were Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Pacific Point and Coastal Cabana.  The card itself is made using Coastal Cabana - this is one of our new colours and is fast becoming a favourite of mine! 

I stamped the medallion onto Shimmery White cardstock and stamped the sentiment with black Stazon. It was then all finished off with a few rhinestones.

TFL! Joanne x

Friday, 19 July 2013

Stash Busting Gifts!

Hi Everybody!

Now the delicious new catalogue has come out, you're probably in the same boat as me - still have loads of old, retired product left from the last catalogue. Being a scrapbooker, my main addiction apart from stamps is paper. I have tons of the stuff, and I need to make way for the new! So here's a quick suggestion of what can be done with the old stuff.

Make gift sets of cards using the sheets of old paper as envelopes!

There is a fantastic list of various sizes you can make, plus a video showing you how over at Jackie Topa's blog. All you need is the scoreboard and the diagonal scoring plate and you're good to go! 

I made these cards our usual half A4 size and used the "Oversized A2 Card" measurements to create the envelopes. 

The cards I made to go with the envelopes are made using the lovely big flower from Betsy's Blossoms stamp set and a few strips of co-ordinating paper that I used to make the envelopes with. The "With Love" sentiment is from the Field Flowers stamp set.

Both of these sets I made for Harvey's teachers as end of term gifts. I packed them in ordinary brown lunch bags which I again stamped with the Betsy's Blossom large flower stamp. I finished them with a tag using a stamp from the From My Heart set cut out using the Labels Collection Framelits.

I think this is a great way to quickly and easily use up some of your old paper stash. They make super quick gifts, or would be great for craft stalls or to give away to charities.

TFL! Joanne x

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Star Book Class Now Booking!

Hello Everybody!

This is just a quick post to let you know that my next class is now open for booking. This will take place on Saturday 6th July from 10.30am onwards at Beauchief Baptist Church, Hutcliffe Wood Road, Sheffield. 

In this class we will be making a Star Book. This is a lovely type of mini album.  I have used the More Amore Specialty Designer Series Papers and Artisan Embellishment Kit to make something really special. 

The book could be used for many different occasions and would make a lovely gift if you could bear to give it away!

If you would like to book a place, you can do so by contacting me, or doing it through my website HERE.

TFL! Joanne x

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

18th Birthday Card

A couple of weeks ago it was my beautiful niece, Jessica's 18th Birthday. I can't believe where the time's gone!  I wanted to make her a super special card for such a great birthday and this is what I came up with.

The card base is Pool Party and the papers I have used are the More Amore Speciality Designer Series Papers (#129309). I absolutely love these papers! Even though I'm not a girly girl, pinky type of person (I can't be with having a boy - I very rarely get to scrap in pink!) these papers are fantastic because they just work together so well.

I added her name and age with Silver Glimmer paper cut out using the Typeset Alphabet for the Big Shot. The die cut heart is cut from one of the papers in the More Amore DSP. If that wasn't enough bling, I finished it off with a few rhinestones too!

TFL! Joanne x

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

New Class - Brayering for the Terrified

Hello Everybody!

Here at last is my next class which will be taking place on 4th May at 10.30am at Beauchief Baptist Church, Hutcliffe Wood Road, Sheffield.

I am calling this class "Brayering for the Terrified".  Lots of people have said to me that they love the look of brayering, but just can't seem to do it themselves.  In this class, I have worked hard on the various brayering techniques and the designs of the cards so that they are completely fool proof - anyone will be able to achieve them and get beautiful results - trust me! 

Here's a rundown on all the cards we'll be making:

This card is made using the lovely stamp set called Gently Falling. Very easy to achieve with minimal skill involved. 

This card looks quite complicated, but is easy to do with a few cheats to help you! The stamp set used is By The Tide from the Summer Catalogue.

This lovely card has a wonderful tropical feel to it. It is made using Element of Style.

Last but not least a bit of masking and lots of tricks to help hide a multitude of sins! Made with the wonderfully versatile Summer Silhouettes. 

If you'd like to take part in this class, all details can be found on my website HERE.

Any questions please just get in touch! TFL! Joanne x