Thursday, 30 December 2010

Little Jotter Pots ......... and sweet Saleabration time's here again!!!!

................ this has to be one of the best times in the Stampin' Up calendar - please check out the leaflet in the sidebar - by clicking on it it will reveal the new stamping sets on offer during January and February. 

Yes it's hard to believe that for each and every £45.00 you spend on product you will have the opportunity to select one of the sets displayed in the leaflet ie spend £45 and choose one set, spend £90 and choose two ..... and so on - and don't forget if you love all four then you have two months in which to collect them.

As if that wasn't incentive enough - should you wish to host a party and your sells exceed £300 then as a thank you you can choose a Salebration set for FREE - so if you prefer to obtain your sets that way then please contact me and we can arrange a time to party !!!!!

Whilst saying hello I thought I would show you a little project I completed for Christmas  - the little jotter holders are covered in Designer Series Paper with the addition of a little bit of ribbon and an attractive matching lid - the base pot and papers are easily found, if I remember correctly I think I found mine in Wilkinson's and they make such pretty little gifts for any occasion.

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year and let's hope that we all have a successful, happy and healthy 2011 - I know we all deserve it.


Tuesday, 21 December 2010

A touch of frosty loveliness ..................

.................... I do so love it when the world looks like it's been brushed with dazzling diamonds and walking in 'my' field inspired me to create this little card using another lovely set from Stampin' Up! - Winter Post - together with the sentiments from Contempo Christmas.

It's using Not Quite Navy - a non-traditional colour for Chrismas - together with Bashful Blue and Whisper White cardstock and Not Quite Navy ink with a hint of sparkle from our Dazzling Diamonds.

Shadow stamping the trees from Lovely As A Tree, cutting the circular aperture and positioning that on the inside - I think it looks pretty I'm pleased with the finished card particularly because it uses the skating couple - I'm clearly missing Artem and Kara !! - a favourite stamp from the Winter Post stamp set.

If you enlarge the photos it helps to see the effect of the glitter so much better - but please don't be too critical about my straight lines etc as it shows up all the imperfections - I do like simple cards that don't take too long to create and recreate but I adore looking and admiring the very complex creations my many talented friends produce - please take a look in the sidebar favourites to see what I mean, breathtakingly stunning !!!

So you see, I wasn't away for too long this time, was I? - I'll be back very soon - Bridgette

Monday, 20 December 2010

At last ...... and it's not even a card !!!!!!

Opps !!!  Well what happened there you may be thinking - phew, blink and you can miss a whole month practically.  At last an entry and as the title states it's not even a card - it's a cake !!!

For the last few weeks I have been attempting to ice and decorate a cake under the guidance of Fay Barrett a very accomplished cake maker and decorator - I didn't make the cake but bought it from good ol' M & S - one step at a time maybe next year for the making of the fruit cake.

I am very proud of the finished result as it is my first attempt and I know the cake will taste good so no surprises there.

I do have card and 3D projects to show you but I am trying to finish my Christmas cards and still a way to go so I shall be back - yeah, right I hear you say, you'll believe that when you see it - no honestly I will !!!

Take care it's slippery out there - Bridgette