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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Book Xmas Trees

I learnt how to make these at a Stampin'Up Training day on Saturday. I might have got a bit carried away!

Xmas Candles

Gorgeous smelling Partylite Candles ready for Craft Fair next Saturday at Resound Church, Blackhorse Road, Downend/Mangotsfield, Bristol 11am - 3pm Come along and grab yourself some unique handmade gifts, cards and Xmas decorations!

Cartoon Xmas Cards

This fortnight's class cards. Last class this Thursday. If you would like to come and make these cards contact me by email sally@tiggercottage.co.uk or mobile 07974 227236  :-)

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Dove swaps

I've got Stampin' Up training on Saturday. Each of the demonstrators take 15 card fronts or 3D items to share with the others. So we end up bringing home 15 new ideas. Here are mine...

And here are the swaps I received, some lovely ideas here! They absolutely loved mine by the way  :-)

Saturday, 17 November 2012

My new Sewing Basket

This beautiful sewing basket is what I spent some of my birthday money on. Many thanks to my generous in-laws!

My Scotty

Here is my first attempt at the puppy from McCall's Crafts pattern M4893. In the 3rd photo he looks like a flying pig! (Which gave me an idea of using the pattern to make a pig, do him in pink and give him bigger rounder nose for a snout! If only I could make things as quickly as I think of them!) So back to the puppy, I changed his eyes, cos I thought they were too small and I sewed a few stitches in his ears to make them fold down. I am hoping to sell him and more like him at a craft fair. How much do you think I should sell him for?

Resound Craft Fair

Getting ready for next craft fair on Saturday 1 December at Resound Church, Blackhorse Road, Downend/Mangotsfield, Bristol. Do come along and see lots of local crafters' wares! These are Xmas Holiday Stockings cut ready to sew. I used up every scrap of Xmas fabric...I cut hexagons and triangles for patchwork and then used the remaining tiny scraps as a mosaic on a wooden heart I acquired at a Garden Nursery!
Thanx for looking :o) Most of my cards are for sale on eBay. All stamps, card stock, Designer papers and ink medium are by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated. Most embellishments and tools used are also by Stampin' Up! 3D flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts.

Xmas Holiday Stockings and Mittens

At my last class we stamped a stack of xmas cards using the Holiday Stocking Die, (lookout for my sewn version!) and the Scentsational Season stamps and matching Holiday Framelits.  We also used the Mitten Builder punch
Thanx for looking :o)
 Most of my cards are for sale on eBay. All stamps, card stock, Designer papers and ink medium are by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated. Most embellishments and tools used are also by Stampin' Up! 3D flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts.

Craft Fair

I recently did a Craft Fair at my youngest son, Sam's school -John Cabot Academy. Here's some pics of my stall...
Thanx for looking :o)



 Most of my cards are for sale on eBay. All stamps, card stock, Designer papers and ink medium are by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated. Most embellishments and tools used are also by Stampin' Up! 3D flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Celebrations

 September brought my granddaughter's First Birthday, my daughter's 21st birthday and my 12th Wedding Anniversary. So personalised cards were in order....



 

Thanx for looking :) Most of my cards are for sale on eBay. All stamps, cardstock, Designer papers and ink medium are by Stampin' Up unless otherwise stated. Most embellishments and tools used are by Stampin' Up.  3D flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts.

Parties = Gifts

So Lynnette and Lou had Stampin' Up parties in September and October and these are the gifts I made them...
 

From a plain boring cardboard tube to this stunning decorated gift containing sleep balm and mist.








 


 Thanx for looking :o
Most of my cards are for sale on eBay. All stamps, cardstock, Designer papers and ink medium are by Stampin' Up unless otherwise stated. Most embellishments and tools used are by Stampin' Up! 

Autumn Harvest

                                                       
Last week and last night I held an autumn class and these are the cards we made. On the first two we used Stampin' Up! Core'dinations card stock which is available in Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green and Early Espresso, the latter being my favourite as it has the most contrasting core! The leaves were cut with the Autumn Accents Bigz Die and embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder. We also added a Brushed Bronze Button.


 









I coloured the Tweet Leaves stamp with Stampin' Up! markers and carefully stamped onto the precut leaf, a delicate operation! I offered an alternative to the ladies of rocking and rolling the stamp which also creates a great effect.


The second & third cards use the very bright and lovely colour combo Orchard Harvest DSP. I wasn't too sure about this Perfectly Preserved set, which also has some matching Framelits [Cannery] to start with but it has grown on me so to speak!


 I had great fun with these additional versions, putting the fruit through the Lattice Embossing Folder or just simply cutting them out in the Orchard Harvest papers. I also put the back mat through the Woodgrain Embossing Folder twice as it's too long! As well as trying it with the now retired Fiskars Crimper.


 
Thanx for looking :)

 Most of my cards are for sale on eBay. All stamps, cardstock, Designer papers and ink medium are by Stampin' Up unless otherwise stated. Most embellishments and tools used are by Stampin' Up.

Xmas Ornament Class

Having made the beautiful Xmas Ornament from the front of the Autumn/Winter Catalogue at a recent Stampin' Up! Training Day, my crafty ladies were itching to make one too, they also made these two cards featuring Xmas ornaments. The larger ornaments come from the set Ornament Keepsakes which we cut out with the Big Shot using the Holiday Ornaments Framelits. These are great value as you can buy them as a bundle with 15% off in the Stampin' Up! Autumn/Winter Catalogue. The tiny ornaments are stamped with the Merry Minis stamp set and matching punches. Sooo cute! These are placed in the middle of the gorgeous Holiday Frame Embossing Folder, which I then highlighted with some Shimmer Paint.
 










Thanx for looking :)
Most of my cards are for sale on eBay. All stamps, cardstock, Designer papers and ink medium are by Stampin' Up unless otherwise stated. Most embellishments and tools used are by Stampin'Up. Glitter Glue is by Stickles and 3D flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

My first class after surgery!

 Just a very quick post of the first class I held in September.. I was quite ambitious and we made 4 cards and a tag/bookmark!! All using retiring stamps, papers and in color inkpads
 




Thanx for looking :) Most of my cards are for sale on eBay. All stamps, cardstock, Designer papers and ink medium are by Stampin' Up unless otherwise stated. Most embellishments and tools used are by Stampin'Up.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

I'm back!


Hi Bloggerland! I'm so sorry I've been away for so long. I had back surgery on my prolapsed disc at the end of May and have been recovering ever since. I am much better now, although some sciatica and numbness remains in my foot , but I've been told it could take six months to a year to heal completely, since my sciatic nerve was compressed for nearly a year! So I have been crafting only a little. Here are a few cards I have demonstrated at parties along with the gifts for the hostesses.....


My May hostess, Evi loves bags; so I just had to make her one using Stampin' Up Flirtatious fabric. I lined it with some contrasting fabric. which made it reversible. I have used Pretty- in- Pink 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon for the strap. I decorated the front with the big Stampin' Up Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die which I backed with the Stampin' Up Big Shot Fabric Adhesive which I ironed on then peeled off the backing and ironed staright onto the bag. Some of the flowers are diecut in the same fashion but I didn't iron them to the bag but the backing gave them stiffness. The others I just diecut straight from the fabric, which made them floppier. I then layered these up, covering buttons in material to finish off. I used Stampin' Up Fun Flowers Bigz L Die and Blossom Party Bigz Die for the flowers. I used the Pedal Presents hostess gift from the Summer Mini as a simple make & take.















 My June host was Stevie and he loves the vintage and steam-punk look! So I used Stampin' Up Attic Boutique DSP and matching stamp set to create a simple but effective Thank You card. I also bought the matchbox die which I thought would be very useful in making gifts. I made this little dressing table in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede.













My July hostesses were Sue and Angela, who are fairly new to our little group of crafters. Angela is deaf and recently retired and is now hooked on stamping! I made them botha box in a different fashion,  flat with drawers at each of the four corners, containing those essential bits and pieces. The make & take continued the Everyday Enchantment theme.


 August saw the turn of Carol who is only one of several members of her family who are avid crafters and stampers! And I am privileged to be friends with all of them! Another Matchbox set of drawers. this time with an opening lid, revealing matching notelets!

And this is the card I demonstrated. I teased them a little and asked if they recognised it from anywhere. None of them could - I retorted "well you don't take much notice of the front of your Stampin' Up catalogue then" which brought much laughter as I showed them. It's funny we're so keen to look at the products we forget to look at the crafts made with them!









Thanx for looking :)

Most of my cards are for sale on eBay.

All stamps, cardstock, Designer papers and ink medium are by Stampin' Up unless otherwise stated. Most embellishments and tools used are by Stampin'Up. Glitter Glue is by Stickles and 3D flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts.

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