Wednesday, 30 January 2008
Tuesday, 29 January 2008
These cards are made from the Everyday CD set from Crafter's Companion. The design was printed onto printable acetate before being attached to a card. The spine was made using the decorative edge on the Ultimate scoring board from Crafter's Companion, this was also used to make the matching envelopes. The cards were finished off with a Stampin' Up! stamp (Terrific Tags) and off course some gems.
Monday, 28 January 2008
As Dave had made such an effort he was most popular for photos and won a prize at night .
Here's the room at night all dressed up for a Simply Spiffin' Do. Not a great photo but it looked so effective on the night. There were free cocktails served by our great bar tenders, Nick and Amy. The DJ's were amazing too with almost too much great music, thanks to Dan, Brian and Mel.
I've included some photos of what we get up to in class, not a lot to see but as my friends often ask me to explain what goes on on my dancing weekends I thought I'd share.
Sunday was equally wonderful with a little balboa and a lot to practise and remember followed by dinner at Jeans. Thank you to Richard as ever for his wonderful cooking and to my pal Jo for letting me help (or hinder) with the veggies!
Not long until the next All Jazzed Up event - roll on March and Bill Borgida and Julie Mertz.
Thursday, 24 January 2008
The embellishment in the smaller scallop is all done with my Stampin' Up! punches and a stamp from the Circle of Friendship set.
The spotty heart is from a set of chipboard I bought last year in the U.S. The For My Valentine is from a set of word stamps (sentiments by Impression Obsession) that I got from the lovely Wendy at Stamps & Memories. It's a set of clear stamps with lots and I mean lots (96 if I can count!) of individual word stamps so you can make you're own greetings. It's a set they've done especially for the UK market, so we get Mum and Christmas.
Wednesday, 23 January 2008
Happy Birthday Fran. Keep an eye out for the postie and sorry it's late xxx
Monday, 21 January 2008
Here's my make and take area. Matt just doing a little decoupage - we will convert you to craft!!
Here's the cards we made, a different colour each day, so I knew which day it was. We also made a 3D envelobox to go with it. Thanks to everyone that joined for make and takes and those that bought the Ultimate I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it. All the papers, tags and toppers were printed off the florals CD onto satin paper.
Tuesday, 15 January 2008
Saturday, 12 January 2008
There are some more photos to go up but I can't get them to show the right way, so I'll do it when I'm on laptop - driving this MAC can be a bit scarey!!
To welcome me there were the brightest yellow tulips in my room, what a view to wake up to, beautiful flowers and a great vista.
We've even braved to cold and ventured outside for a quick photo shoot and as always there was of course messing about, mainly with Anna trying to get up and down the bank!!
Right, off to make some cards - pure bliss.
Friday, 11 January 2008
I've done some crafting this week but I can't share it with you just yet as it's for the make and take on Crafter's Companions stand at the Farnborough show next week, which Im really looking forward to. I've also got homework to do this weekend for Beautiful Cards.
My first week in my new job has been wonderful. I went up last Sunday and got to meet the team in the office on Monday, everybody is lovely and so helpful, I'm really looking forward to working with them.
And last but not least another picture from Sweden. This is the back of Big Pete's t-shirt. At a dance Pete will often disappear to find a local pub and there's a slight difference in his leading (always wonderful) when he comes back, so I often say to him scream if you want to go faster as it's like being on the waltzers! So Jen and the girls had this t-shirt made for him.
Sunday, 6 January 2008
Pam and Shirley, all wrapped up wandering towards the old town.
And here they are, a couple of brolly ladies!!
It's so hard to get a good photo at the evening dances, it's dark and people are dancing, so moving quite fast. I just wanted to include this one to show you the beautiful hall we had the New Year's Dance in and the amount of people that were there.
The girlie's and Nick all dressed up on New Years Eve.
So as you can see I had a marvellous holiday. Thank you to Shirley for being a great roomie, Pam for living on the 2nd floor which just confused Shirley, Brian and Sue, it was great getting to know you both and I look forward to seeing you soon. The Harper clan for their hospitality in Reading and always being on great form, Pete and Tanya for decorating their room for our mini New Years Eve buffet. Jan, Mike and Jane it was great to see you all. Everybody that danced with me - thank you xxx
Saturday, 5 January 2008
Here's the page I put together.
Here's some of the pages that the children and their parents put together. Aren't they wonderful. Unfortunately I didn't get the chance or time to photograph everyone's work, so if you have some photos of your work you want to share, e-mail me or leave me a comment.
We also managed to make a couple of quick cards. A few more pages that were done today.
Last but not least, some pictures of the lovely people who came to play today and the lovely hall we had the use of. All of this would not be possible without Janice, who has organised 12 of these craft events for children and their parents.
So a busy but amazing day. Thanks everybody that came along and to Debbie from Inspire me papers from supplying lots of cardstock and card blanks. You're a star xx