Archive for June, 2009

Father’s Day

My Dad really loves trains, so what better stamp set to use than Choo Choo!

I kept to neutral colours for this, so it didn’t end up looking like a child’s card.  I think it’s made it look a bit vintage.

card 500


I used …

  • Close to Cocoa cardstock (109983)
  • Spiced Cider Designer Papers (111909)
  • Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Pad (110065)
  • White gel pen (105021)
  • Choo Choo Stamp set (113982)
  • Right on track Stampin’ Wheel (113838)

School Ordering Details

If you have found this website through information sent home from your child’s school – Welcome! 

Have a quick look around.  There are lots more ideas to be found in the archives (see links on the right).  And details for ordering can be found on the schools link at the top.

Storage Jar Gift

I just love these little storage jars from Ikea, they’re so cute AND useful.

At the class last week, we decorated one so it could be used as a gift.  They can also be filled with all sorts of goodies – sweets, marshmallows, a pair of rolled up socks.

ikea jar


I used –

  • storage jar from Ikea
  • Fresh cuts stamp set          111634
  • Tea Party papers                  115158
  • Scallop circle punch            109877         
  • 1 ¼” circle punch                   110104         
  • Whisper White cardstock            109899      
  • Almost Amethyst cardstock       110016          
  • Pretty in Pink stampin’ pad         110079        
  • Certainly Celery stampin’ pad      110064         
  • Certainly celery ¼” grosgrain      110124          
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals                109923         
  • Tombow adhesive                     110755       

The Tombow adhesive was just perfect for glueing the grosgrain ribbon to the lid, as long as you use it sparingly.

Classes for 2009

I have now set the dates and themes for classes for the rest of this year.  If you want to come along to one or more, please contact me to book in advance.

All classes cost £10 and this will usually cover the cost of two cards, a tag and a gift.  A drink (tea, coffee, cappuccino, hot chocolate etc) is included in the price.  For more details click on the classes link at the top.

Future dates and themes are

17th July                        Men and Boys

5th August                     Children 

9th September              Christmas cards

14th October                 Christmas bags and boxes

11th November             Chocolate

Fresh Cut card

I really love the Fresh Cut cards and stamps, so as soon as I started planning my first class, i knew just what I wanted to use!

Here’s the first card that we made …

fresch cut flower card

I used …

  • Fresh Cuts stamp set         111634          £18.95
  • Fresh Cut notes                   115313            £6.95
  • Tea Party papers                 115158           £7.75
  • Designer buttons                 115312           £6.50
  • Scallop edge punch             113654          £10.95
  • 5 petal flower punch            112829          £12.50
  • Pretty in Pink stampin’ pad         110079          £4.25
  • Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon        110134           £5.50