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Thursday, 17 December 2009

Santa Pants!

Aren't these so cute?!  I have just made them today for my son's teachers.  I think they're fab! I got the instructions from a post by Adriana Benitez on Splitcoast Stampers

They were really easy to make, basically just two 2" x 3 1/2" boxes stuck together.  I changed the braces attachments to hearts, and the belt is a bit different, but they are so quick to do and they're just adorable!

Here's the back of them too! Hope you like them!

Jo x

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Christmas is coming.....

...and Frenchie's getting fat judging by the amount of food I'm troughing already! Unfortunately I love marzipan and stollen and Christmas cake include both!

Here's a couple of pictures of a couple of this year's Christmas card designs. The one above uses Pocket Sillhouettes to make a wreath. Easily done, I put the instructions on It's a Creative World if you want to see.
The background stamp is En Francais and the sentiment is one of the Oval All set.

Here are some super cute love note ones I've done using the Winter stamp from A Tree for All Seasons. Added a bit of sparkle using Dazzling Diamonds and jobs a good 'un!

Hope to be back soon with more stuff. Watch this space!

TFL! Joanne x

Sunday, 8 November 2009

SU! Convention 2009

This last weekend was the very first ever European SU! Convention in Frankfurt. I was lucky enough to go and it was absolutely fantastic! Here's a few photos to show what went on:

The UK Massive!

Shelli opening the proceedings.

Paper and marker session, where we got to make charts of all the delicious SU! colours.

Gorgeous things to buy in Memento Mall.

Beautiful swaps to be had.

Four fabby make and takes.

On Friday night we had a Gala dinner and awards ceremony.

I am now an honorary member of the Tartan Stampers who all made my stay much more enjoyable! Here I am with the lovely Emma, Elaine, Dawn and Kirsteen.

The UK contingent in all their finery (along with Shelli).

More photos will follow when I have them sorted!

TFL! Jo x

Monday, 19 October 2009

Christmas is Coming.....

I have been having a fabby time playing with the new SU! goodies, especially the Christmas Jingle kit. I made this pennant banner out of old cereal packets (in true Blue Peter style!). I also added some extra sparkle with the gorgeous new glitters we have and some ribbon and chipboard.

I also made some cards using the same kit. I made ten in all and I've still got loads of the kit left. It really is great value. 8 sheets of cardstock, 6 sheets of double sided patterned paper and 6 sheets of self adhesive die cuts, all for £15.50. Bargain! It's proving very popular, having sold out once already.
These cards I've made are a mixture of my own designs and some beautiful designs by Ilina over at her blog My Creations. I showed all these to the ladies at our crop on Saturday and they all asked me to take pictures, so here they are. Enjoy!

Joanne x

Friday, 2 October 2009

Summer Design Challenge

As those of you who know me will already know, I absolutely adore "A Rose is a Rose", the stamp set by Stampin' Up!

When I first heard about the Summer Design Challenge, this is what I decided to use to make my design. Basically I did a one sheet wonder, this is where you stamp your images randomly all over a sheet of either A4 or 12x12 cardstock and then cut it up and use it on your cards. I used a 12x12 sheet and made a box with 10 cards. Here's the results:

Sorry, some of the photos are a bit rubbish, but I'm no David Bailey and I don't have a great camera.
The colours I used were Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Old Olive, So Saffron, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue and Chocolate Chip in various mediums of ribbons, inks, cardstock and patterned paper. Other sets used were Occasional Greetings, Circle of Friendship, Basic Phrases, Frames with a Flourish and Sincere Salutations.
TFL! Joanne xx

Thursday, 1 October 2009

TA-DAH! It's here!

The All New Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalogue 2009-2010 is now LIVE! Click on the little catalogue picture on the right hand side and that should take you straight through to the new catty! Enjoy browsing and fill your boots!!

Monday, 31 August 2009

Tart & Tangy Shrinky-Dinks!

Hi all! I did this card for It's A Creative World today, so thought I'd share it here too. I just got Tart & Tangy, a set from Stampin' Up! and thought I'd have a play.
I used to love Shrinky-Dinks as a child and so decided to dig my shrink plastic out and make some earrings out of them. I love the clean lines of this citrus slice stamp, I think it's fab!
Colours used were Yo Yo Yellow, Gable Green and Only Orange.
More posting soon - Last Chance List goes up tonight, so watch this space! :OD
TFL! xx

Tuesday, 11 August 2009


I absolutely love the Daniel Torrente stamps produced by Stampotique. I feel I can relate to them by the fact that they look like I feel most of the time! Anyway, here's a couple of cards I've done with them over the weekend.

I'm not too keen on this one, but I do love my Japanese/Chinese postal stamps that I got ages ago from Ma Vinci's Reliquary. I fancy doing my hair that colour pink. Hmmm......

I like this one. I used my postal stamps again and the starry set is from Papertrey Ink. The name escapes me at the minute as to what it's called. Sorry about the rubbish photos. I'm never going to be a photoshop genius. :O)

TFL! Jo xxx

Saturday, 8 August 2009


......a bit of me time! The past few weeks have been pretty hectic, what with the school holidays and family coming to stay. Today I had a bit of me time and of course, wanted to get creating. Unfortunately I've not had much in the way of enthusiasm or mojo recently, but I've been checking out the Stamp With Us site. My very talented downline Sara is on their design team. To help give my mojo a much needed boost I decided to have a go at their sketch challenge this week, and here is the result!

The stamp set I used is SU! Nursery Necessities (one of my current favourites) and Tea Party DSP. The cardstock used is Regal Rose and the inks are Pretty In Pink and Barely Banana.

I'm going to challenge myself to try and keep up with some challenges. It's a good way to get my mojo going!

TFL! Jo x

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Teacher Gifts

Lookie here! I've been very good making lots of goodies for Harvey's teachers *polishes halo*. I used Teacher's Apple stamp set from Papertrey Ink, cardstock and patterned paper from Papertrey and lovely inks and ribbon from Stampin' Up!
Find out how to make this notebook, Post It note holder and sweetie packet on It's a Creative World tomorrow!
Joanne x

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Birth Announcements

Sorry for another long hiatus, I'm back at last!

My DH's nephew and his wife are having their first baby soon and I'm so excited! I've made some birth announcements using Bundle of Joy. I love this set, not just for babies but for children's birthday cards too.

We don't know the sex yet, so I've gone for So Saffron and Certainly Celery as the colour scheme. I've done a few, but more can be made if need be!

TFL! I'll be back with more soon - promise!

Saturday, 11 April 2009

How does your garden grow?

I recently got the gorgeous Scene in a Garden stamp set from Stampin' Up! and wanted to do something special with it. Inspired by Andrea Walford's Punch Pals Class, I decided to make a little garden shed for a set of 4x4 greetings cards. Here's how it turned out:

All the cardstock and colouring uses SU! Earth Elements family, so it all co-ordinates nicely. The creeping vine on my shed is made using the stem from the Fresh Cuts set. Here's the cards I made:

I'm really pleased with how everything turned out. The background stamp is SU! En Francais. The sentiment stamps are a combination of Oval All and Best Yet.

TFL and I'll hopefully be back soon with more!

Joanne x