Sunday, 31 January 2010

Ribbon Storage again..... !!

Well I *think* I have finally cracked it and sorted my stash of SU ribbon into some sort of order.
Having spent hours exchanging ideas with Jenny and searching the net for something to buy/make etc...I decided to go this way.
I bought some 1/2" beading from B&Q got them to cut it into the lengths I wanted and then I stuck it to the front of each of the shelves to stop the ribbon reels falling the shelves are 7" deep I had to put something behind the reels to stop them rolling backwards and by doing this I know have another free shelf for when I accumulate more ribbon LOL....
What do you think.....the whole thing cost me £5.... not bad......
Janette x

Love slider card/album

This is the second project that we made.It was Jo's Love slider card/album....made using the Love you much stamp set.The button on the front in the *o* was made by punching 5 circles and glueing together and then punching 2 holes in there and threading with it !!

I still have to choose 2 pics to go on the pages.....

Free stamp set

Everyone got a free stamp set called On a pedestal which was what we used for the afternoon amazingly generous is that......and it was mounted all ready to go.....

More SU extravaganza pics !!

These are pics of what we received....the registration pack had the name peg, pen and note

pad, ruler and programme.

The bottle of water and mini choc was on the table.

The lunch bag was just that !!

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Sweet box on table

These were the boxes on the table all handmade and at the start of the day were filled with sweets and chocs !! you can see the water bottle behind but I will take a better pic tomorrow of mine....

2nd project Love you much card/album

Sadly my camera picture of this project didnt come out. Jo had made a slider card/album using the love you much set, I will have to snap mine and show again but it was using the love you much stamp set and here are the samples that were on the table.....

Picture Frames

These were on display on the tables beautiful pictures made using punches and stamps arent they amazing......

A good egg samples

These are some of the samples using the same stamp set from the first project....

First project

We made a side step card and easter treat bag filled with mini eggs....this was using the A good egg SU set.....we made them in this colour way but there were other colourways to look at as well.....these were fun, quick and easy to make and a great idea for a treat for the family....

Thank-you cards

I knew the day would be amazing so I was very good and made my thank-you crads BEFORE the day !!! I also decorated the envelopes.....

Raffle Table

This was the prize table the 3 gifts to the left were for the main raffle and the 8 to the other side were the table prize patrol gifts....... dont they look good.....

SU Extravaganza !!

WOWEE.....what a day we had at Jenny and Jo's first SU extravaganza....and I hope its not their last. It was A-MA-ZING......
We registered and got a lovely pack with name peg, pen and notepad and ruler all had DSP on....we went to out tables that had name places and a covered tissue box and a bottle of water in a holder with a mini choccie in a pocket and again a name tag.Also on each table was a holder filled with sweets and mini chocs for us to pick on as we crafted !!
We made 3 projects, 2 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon.
Lunch was provided all in a white lunch bag that had been decorated with DSP and butterfly punches fitting in with the rest of the themes.......they had out names on them too !!
They did 2 prize patrol raffles with prizes for each table which was lovely.
They also did a main raffle......sadly I didnt win any of the prizes BUT for the project in the afternoon they had a box on each table but no stamp set and then from a hidden box.....they pulled out a load of bags with the stamp set needed to complete the project for EVERY person there !!!! How cool is was like our own mini SU convention......
There were fabulous cards and bags and boxes and alsorts of other things on display.
Jenny and Jo's mum helped and sorted out the lunch for everyone and kept us in tea and coffee and cakes....what more can a crafter ask for !!
It was a truly FABULOUS day......and I cant wait for the next one !!!!
Thanks Jenny and Jo and Sue and Shirley......
I took lots of photos so I will try and upload those tomorrow....
Janette x

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Birthday Gifts for a friend

Notepad holder open

NotePad holder

Pen box open

This is the box opened....

Pen box closed

I wanted a box to hold the pen I bought for Jenny....and I had received a *Best Mum* from my son last year for mothers day so I kept the box to use as a template.....

Another view

This is another section.....the possibilities are endless for these type of folded cards....I chose flowers and butterflies.....

One of the sections

This is one of the sections of the folded circle.......

Top view

This is the top view showing all sections open

Folded card

This is the card folded up.....sorry for the brightness......

Friends Birthday gifts

It it Jennys birthday tomorrow and she is such a dear friend that I wanted to make something different, and also wanted to make something to hold the gifts !!
Shown below are the pen in a box and then the square box holds a notepad and the bottom right is a folded card.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Snow snow and more snow.....

Tony and I had some stuff to sort out and Leo was asleep on the sofa under my teddy fleece...he loves it as much as I do !!! ... well when we came back into the lounge the sofa was empty and on looking in the kitchen this was what we found LOL.....he must have jumped off and the fleece followed....he is so so funny sometimes !!!
Sadly it never really amounted to anything.....a light crispy covering...a few heavy showers and today the sun is shining but oh boy is it cold......I bought some thermals the other day.....NOW I know I am getting old LOL....but they are great...I got a vest and some socks and would have got the tights but they didnt have my size but I will get them.....I have never had such warm boobs and tootsies !!

Friday, 1 January 2010

What to do with a bird stamp ???

This is the bird stamp from GOOD FRIEND set...and when I saw it I didnt really know whether I liked it or not but having seen what people on the net have done with it...I had to have it !!
I went to one of Jenny's classes and we made some cute things and then I spotted a robin on someones blog and thought OH WOW !!! love it and then I went to jennys class and she had made one for a christmas card.......isnt it great when you can do *something* else with a stamp ??
Happy new Year to everyone.......
Bye for now
Janette x


This is a close up of the is a lot of cutting out and playing with the SAMJ but I think he is just so cute, dont you ???


I joined a swap on an internet group I belong to and I wanted to do Happy New Year cards......and my friend Jenny had done a gorgeous robin card for christmas that I loved :) so I adapted that......
The bird is actually from the good friend stamp set from SU....I stamped it 3 times, once on creamy caramel, chocolate chip and then ruby red and paper pieced it together.....what fun !!!! I used the stamp-a-ma-jig loads with this card.......