Saturday, 24 September 2011

A little glimpse of our October layouts....

It's not long until our October Christmas workshop. You've already seen some of the cards we are making, so I thought you might like to have a little look at the layouts I have designed for the day. I'm really sad to see Jolly Holiday paper go as it has been one of my favourites. 
Here's the first one. I've used a 5x7 photo in case you wanted to get an idea of the size to bring along.

And here's the second one, again the photo is a 5 x7.

The photo is a bit dark in the sneaky peek above, but it's a photo of a train taken in the Christmas department in Fortnum and Mason. They practically had an entire floor devoted to their Christmas display - in August! 
Anyway, check back later as I'm on a crafting mission this weekend and there may well be more samples coming very soon!

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Just a couple for today...

My good friend Anni provided the inspiration for these cards. Both made using Love Letters designer series paper and the Artistic Etchings stamp set.

Thank you Anni, I love your work.
And thanks everyone for looking,

Linds xx

Saturday, 3 September 2011

A couple more for Christmas.....

Another quick post today, just to share a couple of Christmas cards using the Welcome Christmas stamp set and the soon to depart patterned paper Love Letters. 

Thanks for stopping by,
Linds x

It's Christmas......

......well it is in 113 days!

It's time to share some Christmas cards! I know it's early but this blog post is for my workshop ladies who will be coming along in October. We will be using the soon to be retired designer series paper Jolly Holiday. The workshop kit will include the Contempo Christmas stamp set and co-ordinating card in Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla.


 I just love this stamp set! 

The ornament stamp co-ordinates perfectly with the Stampin' Up ornament punch....saves time on cutting out! 

And if you came last month and have Blueberry Crisp paper left..........

You'll be able to use that up too! I really like the combination of colours, Nights of Navy, Crumb Cake and Sahara Sand that I used on these cards. And Blueberry Crisp is another soon to be retired set of designer series paper. I shall be sad to see this one go too. If you like it grab it soon, because once it is gone it is gone!

In the next samples I have used of the stamp set Welcome Christmas along with the Blueberry Crisp paper again.

And in the next few, I have combined the Welcome Christmas and Contempo Christmas stamp sets with the Jolly Holiday paper.

I hope you like the samples. If you are interested in coming along to one of my workshops, please do get in touch. 
That's all for now 
Linds xx

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Well it's been a while, but our workshop is nearly upon us!

This is a very quick post with a sneak preview of some of the cards that we will be making at the weekend.

For those of you attending on Sunday, I have sent you images of the LO samples using the kit, so that you can get an idea of the photos you might like to bring along. If you are coming and have not received the email, please get in touch.

This month's kit will enable you to make really elegant and fresh cards like the ones above, but you can go bold and blue if you prefer like the one below.

I hope you like what you see and remember to bring a sharp pair of scissors along........I'm afraid there's cutting a plenty to be done!

See you lovely ladies on Sunday
Linds xx

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Love Stories Simply Scrappin'

I've had this Simply Scrappin' pack for quite some time but until now it has been sitting neatly unopened in its wrapping. I should have opened it sooner - just like the Christmas Jingle kit, it is so easy to make cards with this set. I sat at my craft table on Saturday morning and within an hour I had completed 5 cards! They are very simple designs, but I was really pleased with the way they have all turned out.

And some close ups.

The cards are accented with my favourite Basic Pearls.

And here's a few more to share with you.

I really love the colours in this kit. And as always, everything in the kit, the papers, cardstock and elements all coordinate beautifully.

Hope you enjoyed looking. Bye for now x

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Trendy Trees........

Just one card for today. One I made earlier (last year to be exact). I love the simplicity of this stamp set. Newsprint paper is my most used patterned paper from Stampin' Up, it crops up everywhere on my cards!
Newsprint designer series paper and Trendy Trees stamps.

Thanks for looking.
Linds x

Monday, 18 April 2011

Celebrations - Birthday Cards.

Now for a  few cards I  made a little while ago.
These  are made with the Celebrations designer paper and Celebrations quick accents.

Ink and cardstock colours used are pear pizzazz, real red, pacific point and Bashful blue.

Thanks for looking. 
Linds x

Sunday, 17 April 2011

More Springtime Vintage........

So, it's the Easter holidays and with that comes a little spare time to make cards! 
It's not long now until our May workshop and I am really excited about the cards that can be made with this month's stamp set. The Baby Blossoms stamp set is so versatile and can also be combined beautifully with other sets. I have used the Four Frames set and Baby Blossoms in the samples below. If you are coming along to the workshop you will be getting the Baby Blossoms set in your kit, but the Four Frames will be there for you to use too.

I spy styled hodgepodge hardware in the next card! And yes you will be getting some of these yummy frames in your kit ! In this card  I have also used some of the new seam binding ribbon in crumb cake.....guess what? Your kit has this too!
If you have any pearls or bling, you might want to bring it along - you can see where it has been used in the next card.

More samples........

The next card is a twisted easel card. I have seen lots of these in different styles. I thought I'd have a go at making a Springtime Vintage one......and here's the result. They are really easy to make but look quite impressive.

Make sure that you bring along your Just Believe set from the last workshop as we will be using these too. 

And now for the scrapbook layouts. There are two, one is very pink and a sneak peek can be seen in my April 1st blog post. The other, as you can see, is more subtle using blues and creams.

And a close up....... 

So that's it for previews. I'll be sending an email really soon to let you all know what else you could do with bringing along. You should receive this by Easter Monday. 

Thanks for looking .
Linds x