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Sunday, 14 August 2011

New Class - Delft Tile Album

Hello Everybody!

It's been a hectic few weeks what with the school holidays and all. Anybody with kids will understand I'm sure!

So, without further ado, here is my latest class! The class will take place on Saturday 27th August at Beauchief Baptist Church, Hutcliffe Wood Road, Sheffield. It will run from 10.30am until we finish, but probably until around 2pm.

I have called this class Delft Tile Album. We will be doing no stamping in this class, but instead using the gorgeous Blueberry Crisp Designer Series Papers to make an album with tons of room for lots of photos and journalling.  Perfect for cataloguing all those Summer trips!

Inside there are six pages which are made by folding the paper in an origami fashion. This helps to create the different compartments.

Each page has a front as shown, plus, once turned over, you will see it has a flap which lifts up and also a slide out section for more display space.

For this class you will receive half a pack of Blueberry Crisp DSP, cardstock and embellishments - everything you need to complete this album.  Also, of course, there will be hot beverages and all you can eat cake! All of this for the price of £10. 

If you'd like to book a place, please got to my website HERE. Please note I will need final numbers by Friday 19th August so hurry!

Hope to see you there!

TFL! Joanne x

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Christmas in July!

Hi Everybody! This is just a quick post to let you know that I have prepared my latest class for July.  In keeping with tradition, I am doing a Christmas in July class this month using the Welcome Christmas set. During the class we will make four cards and a gift bag as shown above.  Here's a look at the four cards in detail:

This card is made using using punch art and embossing folders to create a clever fireplace scene.  The little bows are quite fiddly, but I love making them, so they will all be done for you!

This is a very simple card using the ever popular Big Shot Top Note die.  By making this card we will be using the masking technique.

A beautiful card made with the clever use of sponging or brayering and a Stamp-a-ma-jig.

This card uses Serene Snowflakes as well as the Welcome Christmas set to make a beautiful frosty card.

The gift bag matches the above card, so it can be given as a set if you like. The bag is decorated completely with the Serene Snowflakes.

If you'd like to come to the class it will be taking place on Saturday 23rd July at 10.30am at Beauchief Baptist Church.  Full details can be found at my website HERE.

TFL! Joanne x

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

One Great Year Album

Here's an album I did recently using the One Great Year scrapbooking kit (#118705 - £17.75).

This wasn't my idea, I got the instructions for the album from Andrea Walford and her Family Treasures Scrapbook class. Family Treasures is a scrapbook kit that is no longer available, so I used the same album design, but rejigged it myself using one of our latest kits.

What's even better is that you only need half of the kit to make this, so you could make two - one for yourself and one as a gift! Here are the other pages:

On the left are two tags that pull out for photos or journalling.

On the right you will see that behind the Elegant Eggplant mat is another pull out for journalling.

Lots more space for journalling!

Another pull out on the left behind the green mat.

Another pull out on the right.

I absolutely love this kit as it lends itself perfectly to this type of album. The only extras I had to add were a few clips from the clip assortment (#112580 - £7.95) and Basic Black tafetta ribbon (#119962 - £6.25). It was quite time consuming, but completely worth it. The design of the album is beautiful when finished and well worth the extra effort!

TFL! Joanne x

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

New Class - 21 May 2011!

I love the new Stampin' Up! Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper. It's so lovely and summery in a Cath Kidston type of way.  Because of this, it lends itself beautifully to the bargello technique which I will be teaching at my next class.  This produced a gorgeous "quilted" effect paper which is great to use on cards or scrapbook pages or albums.

As well as making our quilted paper, we will also be making this cute little 6"x6" mini album, which is based on a never ending card. Here's a few more pictures of the other faces of the album:

I've used the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder for the embossed panels.

The little quilted hearts come from our handmade quilt paper.

As you can see, there's plenty of room for little photos.  I printed out a contact sheet with my photos on of our recent holiday and just used those.

This class is priced at just £10.  Included in the price will be half a pack of the beautiful Springtime Vintage Designer Series Papers and cardstock to complete the project. We will make a large enough sheet of quilting to emable you to have plenty left to make a couple of cards as well as the album. All you need to bring is your paper trimmer, scissors and your favourite double sided sticky tape, although I will have of spares. Everything else will be provided.

The price includes hot beverages and cake for sustenance, but please bring your own lunch (there's a very good sandwich shop opposite the church). To book, please either pay via my website HERE, or contact me by email to book a place and pay me on the day.

TFL! Joanne x

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

New Class - 30 April 2011!

Hello Everybody!

Just a quick post telling you about my latest class which will be held at Beauchief Baptist Church on Saturday 30 April. 

First of all we will be making an ingenious little mini album using origami techniques.  This album is big enough to hold 8 different inserts for your photographs and journalling.  But that's not all!

We will also be making a beautiful little box using the SU! exclusive envelope die and five small cards to put in it.  Here's a close up of all the cards we will be making:

The papers and goodies we will be using are all taken from the new mini catalogue.  You will receive half a pack of the Sweet Stitches Designer Series Papers, ribbons, buttons, pins, embellishments AND also the wonderful new Pattern Pieces stamp. 

During this class we will learn new techniques of ruching ribbon and faux needlework, as well as different techniques to do with your stamp including making a background and paper piecing.

The whole class is available for £20.  If you'd like to come along then you can book through my website here.

TFL! Joanne x

Friday, 1 April 2011

It's here!!

The new Mini Catalogue goes live today and it contains the Big Shot!  Have a look on the right hand side of the page.  Just click on the image and it will take you through to the PDF. Hopefully I'll be back in the next few days with some samples.  But for the meantime, enjoy!

TFL! Joanne x

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Card Candy Blog Hop!

Hello Everybody!

Maybe I'm the first blog you've visited on this hop, or maybe you've just seen the gorgeous card candy of the very talented Jan.  Either way, welcome!

Myself and two of my Teamies, Sara and Jan, all share a love for Card Candy.  So after the success of our last blog hop, we thought we'd do another one sharing our passion!

This is the card candy I did:

This set is Bundle of Love.  The colours I used are Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink and Baja Breeze.  I apologise for the state of my pictures, I need a new camera!

Sara and Jan both really liked the chest of drawers I made.  This is easily done with a rectangle of Crumb Cake cardstock measuring approximately 6.5cm x 7.5cm, the Word Window punch finishes the chest off across the top and the drawers are made with the Modern Label punch. The little feet at the bottom are the 3/4" circle punch. The drawer handles are made from our beautiful pearls.

All the colouring in was done with markers and a blender pen. The scalloped circles around the main poem are made using two of the Large Flower punch in Daffodil Delight.

I hope you like them and I'm now going to pass you on to the lovely Sara.  Believe me, you're in for a treat - her card candy is stunning!

TFL! Joanne x

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Happy New Year! It's Saleabration Time!!

Hello Everybody and a Happy New Year to you all!  Here's a quick card I made to go out to some of my customers enclosing something very special - the Saleabration brochure!

For those of you who don't know, Saleabration lasts from 30 December to 28 February. During this time, for every £45 you spend on Stampin' Up! goodies, you get an exclusive, limited edition stamp set absolutely free! The stamp sets this year are absolutely beautiful.  As can be seen below:

The above set is called Bliss

This set is Punch Bunch

This one is So Happy For You

And this one (which has come out smaller for some reason) is Sweet Summer.

The favourite so far seems to be the Punch Bunch. This is even better when you know that we will be getting the Owl Punch in the new mini catalogue which will be available on 1 April!

If you'd like more information, or would like to place an order, just let me know. I'll be making some samples in the coming weeks, so watch this space!  Now I'm off to carry on devising my classes for this year.

Take care and thanks for looking!

Joanne x