Friday, 25 December 2009
Speaking of work, I ordered bags of energy from Santa so I'm hoping for great things from here on in - no seriously, it is definitely getting better - I know my stamina levels are increasing. Although I have so missed catching up regularly with friends, blogging on here and crafting in general but I will be making realistic New Year resolutions which I shall do my utmost to keep - SU is still so much a part of any free time I have - I love it - and thank you for your support during the last year and particularly for the last couple of months while I have been finding my feet - you all make my crafting an absolute joy which never fails to make me smile and lift my spirits.
So I am wishing you all good health, prosperity and happiness thro'out 2010 and may nothing befall you that is beyond your capabilities and if you feel it is may you have the strength to rise to the challenge, succeed and note with pride your ability to cope with all that life throws your way - Bridgette xxx
Monday, 19 October 2009
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Leo the Lion bookmark is made using a selection of punches and some flowers cut for the children by Crafty Lou - and the large teddy face is the large scallop circle sizzix die and then the flowerpot.
This card was made by the adults and the children and I think it was enjoyed - some of the non-crafters thoroughly enjoyed themselves - so I hope to see them again before too long.
Thanks for stopping by - I will bring you news of the launch and details of the Make & Takes on offer over the weekend.
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Sunday, 20 September 2009
Friday, 18 September 2009
Our own monthly meeting was really welcome, our first since the children had returned to school - we had met in the August but it was with our children to encourage them to craft too - all the projects are shown at the top and over the next few days I will put the other close up photos on as for some reason, known only to my blog, you can only see the first photo enlarged - I'm clearly doing something wrong but I'm not sure what just yet !!!!
For the projects I decided to showcase a few of the retiring items - do check out the post at the top just in case one of your favourites is being retired - remember these items will not be available after the 30th September - contact your local demo who will be happy to place an order for you or failing that contact myself and I will always do my best to help.
I've got lots of other projects to show you at the moment - so I shall be posting every couple of days with something different - please pop back if you can and thank you for stopping by on this occasion.
See you soon - Bridgette
Monday, 14 September 2009
Thursday, 27 August 2009
As you will see I CASED the top right hand card completely but just used a different colourway - I like to do this as it often looks a completely different card - I'd like to try it in the bolder colourway too perhaps a Tempting Turquoise and Pixie Pink combination might be nice.
Still wading thro' my Sizzix dies and putting them on my ebay site - google Cherry Hill Crafts and I should come up as UK Ebay Shop, about the third entry ( don't quite know how I accomplished that !!) - you may find a bargain - or that illusive die you've been searching for - a lot of my collection is being listed.
Thank you for dropping by and keeping me on my toes.
Monday, 24 August 2009
Saturday, 15 August 2009
Thursday, 13 August 2009
I really love the detail of the subtle stamping using one of the leaf motifs as a background just to give interest to the cardstock - and you can just see this same detail repeated on the insert too - I hope Sara doesn't mind me sharing this with you but it has some lovely details that could be CASED for your own projects.
Sara's card takes the Stampin' Up motto to heart - Create, Inspire and Share - I love to show you cards that I receive from my friends particularly when no amount of arm twisting will get them to have their own blog lol and they are soooooooooooooooo talented.
More tomorrow - thank you for dropping by.
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
The first 3 hour workshop was on Saturday 8 August 2009 and as with all craft events it's about the people as well as the craft - and I have to say I have a lovely group of crafting friends - and on this occasion we welcomed some new crafters - so thank you to all those who attended - I am already looking forward to the 3 hour Christmas Workshop on Saturday 7 November 2009 - please watch the sidebar for further information - as, all being well- we will be using a gorgeous new Christmas stamp set from the new catalogue due out in October.
The top photo is of the individual place setting - the stamp set was Fresh Cuts from the mini - and the small selection of useful little gifts for everyone taking part: a cute book mark, some 'card candy' and a useful colour swatch chart ( this was first seen on Stampin' Pretty - check My Favourite Blogs - for further information ).
During the afternoon we made a small pizza-style box and four matching cards to fit inside, and also a further card which I will be able to show you tomorrow because for some strange reason I don't have a photo of it for may records - I will rectify that and let you see it.
See you soon
Thursday, 6 August 2009
Still busy prepping for Saturday but will show you more tomorrow - thank you for dropping by - it's much appreciated - have you noticed how near to 10,000 we are?
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
What a talented little group they are - they are all coming to 'Craft with Mummy' on Tuesday 11 August - it will be a fun morning.
This little owl notelet has proved a real 'hoot' - sorry, I promise that's the last time I will make that silly joke!!!
Owl be seein' you.
Sunday, 2 August 2009
I kinda like the little 'card candy' - it's cute, but hey - where was it taking me? You see, I had tried to break out of my simple 'offerings' to you for something a little more adventurous but look what you've ended up looking at!! That's right, my simple offering.
I'm still laughing, honestly, if only you could see my desk and the remnents of the cards that might have been.
Hope your not too disappointed and I've managed to make you smile at my efforts.
Have now decided on my card for today so will post a little later when I have had the chance to get into my 'happy space' and make it lol.
Don't forget to check out the promotion for August - remember you can always order together to get you to the qualifying spend and then divide the ribbon - shares are so much fun, a little for everyone!!
Saturday, 1 August 2009
The smaller rosebud is stamped in, not surprisingly, Rose Red, the background layer being achieved by making it the second image produced ie stamping off once onto waste paper and the overlay is the deeper first image - so a little tone on tone.
These cards will now be used to thank the ladies that ordered at Joyce's party and made it such a success for her.
Friday, 31 July 2009
The cards I make for these occasions are generally smaller, this one is just under 4" x 4" and the perfect size for a Thank You card.
The palette of colours used - Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke and Close to Cocoa - with Very Vanilla and Close to Cocoa cardstock together with a little Kraft taffeta ribbon.
The very versatile sentiment comes from another Level One Hostess set - Best Yet.
To find out more details click on the front cover of the main Idea Book and Catalogue in the righhand sidebar and have a look at pages 8 - 13 - it details the benefits of having a Hostess Party for yourself and your friends.
I'm busy working on projects for our first Saturday Workshop on August 8 but will have something to show you tomorrow - a two-step stamping item using A Rose is a Rose on p44 of the catalogue.
PS Don't forget Fleur's blog ........ and Louise's, oh, and Chris' and not to forget Debbie's, and of course, Sally's and my good friend Anne's - well, actually, every single one of them - they are all gorgeous and will inspire you - see you tomorrow.
Thursday, 30 July 2009
The base card is Elegant Eggplant with Almost Amethyst, Close to Cocoa and Very Vanilla for the layers.
I used the Sanded background stamp on the Close to Cocoa and my main image comes from the stamp set Soft Summer to be found on the first page of the mini catalogue - you can see it by clicking on the mini catalogue front page in my side bar, to the right - pretty, isn't it?
The inks used were those that match the cardstock perfectly - Elegant Eggplant and Almost Amethyst - it's what's so lovely about Stampin' Up products: the fact it all matches.
My trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig helped me to align the images to give a shadowed effect and again to position the little sentiment - there are two in the set and I used the other on the envelope, just in the corner.
A little bit of Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon just gives a bit of zing and an additional dash of colour.
As I said in my previous post - not my usual colours but definitely my style - which tends to be quite simple, certainly not difficult to achieve but pretty all the same.
I have a little Thank You card ready to show you tomorrow, it highlights Organic Grace, one of the Hostess sets that really comes to life when stamped - it's magical.
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
The final touch would be an appropriate sentiment for the occasion - in this case, Kind Thanks from the Thank You Kindly set to be found on p60. By using the Stamp-a-ma-jig this could easily and accurately be placed wherever you thought looked the nicest - it is such a useful little gadget.
I'll photograph the card I demonstrated after the Make and Take and show you that tomorrow - it uses an unusual colour combination for me, namely, Elegant Eggplant, Almost Amethyst, Close to Cocoa and Very Vanilla with a touch of Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon - do you see what I mean? - pop back tomorrow, if you have time, and have a look and see what you think to the colour combination.
Sunday, 19 July 2009
Lou's Hostess Party saw us creating those cute little owl notelet cards you all see us holding in the previous post - it was a fun party and the door prize - a Sale-a-bration Yummy Stamp Set was won by Avril - I've yet to photograph the Punch Out Board which gives a pictorial representation of the little guy - wow, that was a bit wordy wasn't it? - sorry.
The 14th was our Tuesday Craft Club - with the theme of Crazy for Cupcakes - the projects went down well - I was pleased with them - we just lost two of our number - Nicola very kindly stood in for someone at work and Tina became a grandmother when her daughter gave birth to a beautiful baby boy - many congratulation to all - he's a cutie, I had the privilege of seeing him on Saturday when I popped round with SU goodies for Tina.
Wow, that's bought you quickly up to date - August is shaping up to be a good month with our first Saturday Workshop and a super class for our Tuesday Craft Group for both Mum/Gran/Nanny and children - and I am happy to report that the Tuesday group is once again full - thank you everyone for your support - it sounds mushy but I just love sharing Stampin' Up with everyone and I am so enjoying what I'm doing.
Please don't forget the change of venue from August onwards - check the sidebar.Bridgette
Friday, 10 July 2009
Saturday, 4 July 2009
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
I took a few pictures of my basket of swaps before I left this evening with Chris - please take a peek at her new blog - in the favourites bar at the side - Always about Colour - she would be delighted to have your comments - her work is quite stunning.
Busy few days ahead of me so I shall hopefully find more time over the weekend to say 'Hello' again. I will look forward to sharing a few of the swaps I received this evening with you over the next few days.
Saturday, 20 June 2009
Friday, 19 June 2009
Thursday, 11 June 2009
I love this tag card using Close to Cocoa, Not Quite Navy and Ruby Red and the Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set - for those that know the stamp set, have you noticed the clever use of the string from the balloon stamp ( minus balloon ) - on the envelope and the card - yep, that's what I thought - inspired.
I'm now so excited as this is the stamp set that we shall be using for the July craft class on the 14th - it obviously has so many possibilities for us to explore - I can't wait - there are two places left so if you are tempted to join us please contact me - we are an extremely friendly group of crafters - so if you are a lone crafter please don't be worried about joining, you will be made to feel very welcome.