Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Stampin-Up Party!

A very good friend of mine became a Stampin-Up demonstrator this year so on the Saturday just gone I held a party! It was just 4 of us as a few friends dropped out a the last minute, (their loss!) but I believe we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Amanda has made some fantastic cards and was a brilliant demonstrator! She showed us how to make two cards and a mini album using envelopes.

This one is one that I made using the blender pen.

She also made one for me for holding the party.

I have ordered a few bits, wish I could've ordered more but was on a tight budget. I have a wish list though so will be adding to the collection!

Here is Amanda's Blog if you want to take a look in more detail at her creations.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Birthday Craftiness

Ok, so my Birthday was a few weeks ago and I was so pleased with the presents I received and really enjoyed myself, I just wanted to show some of the new crafty bits...

My new toy.

I have two embossing folders and have already bought some dies (Sizzix had a sale!) So as soon as I got my dies through the post I had to give it a try & almost had a heart attack! I didn't realise that the dies would leave a mark on the cutting pads and panicked thinking I'd broken it after 5 minutes! A quick google and I'd calmed down.

Some of the other stuff,

I'm really looking forward to using it all, just need to find the time now (maybe I should ignore the ironing for a while!)

Finally, my parents have subscribed me to Lets Make Cards, I can't wait to start trying new techniques with a little help from the mag.

I think I may be busy for a while, watch this space! xx