Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Octagon Box


This is another of the projects I displayed to showcase Stampin' Up's new Fabrics at the High Wycombe Training day a couple of months ago.

I have used the Mini Milk Carton Die to create the base of the box - cutting two and joining them together to create an Octagon.

The colour combination used is Real Red, Baja Breeze and Whisper White. The top of the card and the lid of the box were both heat embossed with White embossing powder using the little background stamp from the Clearly For You stamp set (page 66).

The ribbon used is the fabulous Real Red 1/8" Taffeta, which gives a lovely finish to the edge of the lid. I used the Tiny Tags stamp set (page 66) to create the little tags on the lid - again these were embossed with White Embossing powder.

The fabric is Candy Cane Christmas (page 105 £8.95) and I used it this time to create the little Pom Pom flowers. The technique was one of the ones I demonstrated at the training. They are great if you hate to sew - as you only need glue dots and sticky strip to create them :o)

Sunday, 20 November 2011

18th Birthday


Last week saw the 18th birthday of my eldest son's best friend - George. As they say .... Time Flies! I've known George and his lovely sister Ruth since they were in pre-school :o)

The above card is the one I made for him. It uses the Faux Metal technique which I will be teaching my ladies in next month's Technique class.

The sentiment is from one of the Hostess stamp sets - Happiest Birthday Wishes. I have heat embossed the image using Silver Embossing Powder. The numbers are from a retired set - Schoolbook Serif Numbers and these have also been embossed in Silver.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

November - Project Class - Simply Soft


My November Project class featured the Hostess stamp set Simply Soft (page 10) . The project consists of a Gift Box with 2 co-ordinating cards.

I used the colour combination of Rose Red, Regal Rose, Sahara Sand and Whisper White.

If you would like to purchase the instructions for this set, you will find the details in the right hand column. The instructions will be emailed to you as a PDF document within 48 hours.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Simply Soft - Thank You


Each month I make a little 'Thank You' card for my Monthly Stampers Club ladies - this is this month's card.

I have used Confetti White cardstock to create the base and the image layer (page 95 £8.25 for 40 A4 sheets).

The image is from the lovely Simply Soft Hostess Stamp set (page 10) - you can earn this set for free if you hold a party of join one of my Monthly Stampers clubs!

The colours used are Confetti White and Basic Black. The image is coloured using Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade.

The sentiment comes from the Thank You Kindly stamp set (page 86 £13.95).

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Fabric - YoYo Flowers


This is another of my projects from the recent Stampin' Up! Training Event held at High Wycombe.

It uses the Bundle of Love stamp set again (page 42 - Wood Mount £26.95 / Clear Mount £21.95).

This time I have stamped the image on to Watercolour Paper (page 95 £4.50) and then coloured it using the ink pads and my Aqua Painter (page 113 £12.25). I stamped the pram body a second time and cut it out before raising it on Dimensionals (page 114 £3.25) and placing it over the flat image.

The Heart is from the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit (page 125 £10.50) and the ribbon is the gorgeous Baja Breeze Seam Binding (page 106 £6.25). I love this ribbon and you can create beautiful ruffled tails with it very easily. Fray the ends just slightly to expose the vertical threads. Grab a single thread from the middle and pull gently. This will gather up the fabric. Secure on the reverse with a glue dot and trim the end if you wish :o)

The flowers are created using the Candy Cane Christmas Fabric (page 105 £8.95). They are called YoYo flowers - or Suffolk Puffs and are really simple to make - even though they need a little sewing :o)

Start with a circular piece of fabric - mine were cut using the Circles #2 Die (page 122 £14.50) but the circles don't have to be perfect, you can just hand cut some in the size you want. Bear in mind though that the resulting flower will be about half the size of the original circle you use.

Sew a running stitch all around the outside of the circle, securing the end tightly. When you reach the starting point again, just pull the thread gently and this will gather up the fabric to create your flower. Secure the end with the needle and you're done :o) I finished each of mine with a little punch out from either the Boho Blossom punch or the little Itty Bitty Flower punch and topped them with a Basic Pearl.

I used all the little stamps from the set to create the background for this card - just by randomly stamping them all over the cardstock.

Teri xx

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Bundle Of Love - Paper Piecing


This was a card we created at one of my recent Technique Classes. It uses the Paper Piecing Technique.

The image was stamped onto Whisper White card stock and then stamped again on to Designer Series Paper. The main body of the pram and the booties were then cut out from the DSP and overlayed onto the original stamped image - Simple ...... but very cute :o)

The stamp set is called Bundle Of Love and is a beautiful set (page 42 - Wood Mount £26.95 / Clear Mount £21.95).

Teri xx

Monday, 14 November 2011

My Girls ......


I don't often put personal photographs on my blog ..... but thought you might like to see a current pic of my baby girls :o)

Lily is the larger one on the left and Poppy is on the right. They are curled up together on the sofa - naughty girls! :o) xxx

A Christmas Carol


I have used the Cottage Garden stamp set again today to create this card. The stamp I used this time is the little block flower. I inked it in Cherry Cobbler ink and then 'Rock and Rolled' the edges of it on the Early Espresso ink pad before stamping it on to Very Vanilla card stock and cutting it out.

I coated each flower in Crystal Effects before sprinkling on a little of the Champagne Glass Glitter (page 11 £3.25). The flowers were then left to dry before I shaped the petals - just by rolling them over my pricking tool spike.

The centre image is from one of our new Christmas stamp sets - A Christmas Carol (page 22 £18.95 Wood Mount / £14.95 Clear Mount). I have stamped it in Versamark ink (page 113 £5.95) and then Heat Embossed it with our new Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder (page 111 £3.75). I over-stamped this with the Water Droplet stamp from the French Foliage stamp set (page 59) - just to give it a little more of an 'aged' look :o)

The papers are again from the Holly Berry Bouquet Speciality set (page 96 £11.50). You get 12 12"x12" double sided sheets in the pack and four of them are glittered on one side. The card uses both the Dotty and Striped glitter designs.

I sponged all the edges of the card stock and papers with Soft Suede ink.

Teri xx

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Cottage Garden


I have used the Cottage Garden stamp set for this card. This can be found in the Idea Book and Catalogue on page 53 - £18.95 Wood Mount / £15..95 Clear Mount.

It's a really sweet set. I stamped the outline flower image using Basic Black ink onto some of the First Edition Speciality DSP (page 96 £11.50). This paper is fantastic value - it's not as thick as our normal DSP, BUT you get 24 sheets in a pack!

I then cut the flowers out before covering them in Crystal Effects (page 114 £5.75). This gives the flowers a beautiful glaze and when dry you can shape the flowers as you wish. Also - before the Crystal Effects is dry, you can add Pearls or Rhinestones to the flowers - and a little Dazzling Diamonds glitter if you wish :o)

The fabulous Michelle Last showed us how to make these little lovelies several months ago at one of Amanda Fowlers's quarterly training events .... and I've only recently got around to trying them out. They are so pretty and really easy to do ...... why don't you give them a try? :o)

The colour combination I've used on this card is Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler. The leaves were cut from Wild Wasabi card stock using the Big Shot machine and the Little Leaves Sizzlit die.

The double bow is made using the glorious new Crochet Trim (Victoria - page 106 - £6.25). I've topped it off with another new product - Antique Brads (page 109 - £5.50). These are two of my most favourite accessories in the whole of the catalogue - both are simply gorgeous! :o)

The DSP I have used here is the Holly Berry Bouquet Speciality papers (page 96 £11.50). Although this is essentially a Christmas paper pack - as you can see, it can be used for other occasions too :o)

Teri xx

Saturday, 12 November 2011

October Project Class - Aviary


My October Project class featured the new Aviary Stamp set (page 41) . We made a box and 3 co-ordinating cards.

I used the colour combination of Rose Red, So Saffron, Old Olive and Whisper White.


The box is super cute - it's a bit like creating two boxes in one. The sides of the box fold down to reveal another box inside :o)

If you would like to purchase the instructions for this set, you will find the details in the right hand column. The instructions will be emailed to you as a PDF document within 48 hours.

Teri xx

Friday, 11 November 2011

New Hostess Promotion From Stampin' Up!


Today sees the start of a fabulous new Hostess Promotion from Stampin' Up!

If you host a party during the period 1st November to 15th December and your party sales make £300, then in addition to the normal hostess benefits you will receive extra Freebies from Stampin' Up!

A party total of £300 earns the Hostess £50 in Hostess Pounds to spend in the Idea Book and Catalogue. It also entities the Hostess to choose ANY item from the Catalogue for HALF PRICE! These are amazing benefits ...... BUT during this PROMOTION PERIOD the Hostess will also receive .....

Paisley Petals Stamp Set - (Clear Mount or Wood Mount) - valued up to £23.95 (page 51)
AND
Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper - valued at £9.95 (page 97)


This offer is also available to anyone who places an order of £300 during the Promotion Period.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to get these items for free! Contact me today to book your party - or place your order!

Teri xxx
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Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Fabric!


A few weeks ago I was asked to do a demonstration using the new fabric now being sold by Stampin' Up! This was for a training event being held by Stampin Up! for a group of lovely Demonstrators down at High Wycombe.

These are all the projects I created to display. They all use some of the fabulous Candy Cane Christmas Fabric (page 105 £8.95). I love the colour combination used for this fabric - Real Red, Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze and Garden Green - it was very easy to create projects using it :o)


For this first project, I created some large flowers with strips of the fabric.

Cut about a 4" strip down the length one of the designs.

Fold in half longways, before ironing it flat (optional).

Sew a running stitch all along the folded edge and cut the opposite edge into a wave pattern - just roughly.

Pull one end of the running stitch thread so the fabric gathers up - stop when it is about half the original length.

Wrap the fabric around a chop stick (or similar) securing as you go with Fabric Glue.

Be warned - it can get a little fiddly and messy with the glue - but the final result is worth it :o)

Teri xx

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Christmas Stamp-a-Stack!
Join me on Saturday 5th November  for a morning full of Stampin' fun to help you get ready for Christmas by creating a Stack of Christmas Cards 
- Using Fabulous Stampin' Up! Products

Time : 9.30 am until 1:00 pm
At
 
Rode Memorial Hall
High Street
Rode
Somerset
BA11 6NZ

Cost : £20.00

Contact me to book your place .....
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Teri Pocock
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Phone No : 01225 768107
Mobile : 07873 174983

Please book and pay before 22nd October.
There will be a raffle on the day with some fabulous prizes!
Refreshments will be provided.

Payment is fully refundable until 1st October 2011.
Thereafter, if you are unable to make the event you will receive the project packs that everyone receives on the day.