Sunday, 20 April 2014

Stampin' Up! Undefined in Get Stamping Issue 8

Hello and a very Happy Easter to you. I'm back from a Jelly Family holiday in Spain, relaxed and ready to get creating again!

Today I can share with you another magazine commission that was published whilst I was away, it's in Issue 8 of Get Stamping by Practical Publishing. I was asked to use the Undefined stamp carving kit by Stampin' Up! and to create cards with a general Birthday theme in red, pink and purple:

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I had already carved the image of my little boys having a cuddle and decided they'd work in this colour combination so set about designing a few more images to go with them. Starting with this balloon which I designed to fit inside the Stampin' Up! Postage Stamp Punch.

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All the sentiments are from Remembering your Birthday and the card bases are Baked Brown Sugar. on the next card I cut the balloons out and added strings so my boys are holding them. 

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Next a hand carved cupcake, I wasn't too sure about this one if I'm honest!

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My final card with all three carved stamps together.

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Here they are all together.

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Hope you like!
I'm off to cook a ma-hoosive family dinner now and then I imagine I'll be stuffing my face with chocolate - if the boys will let me raid their stash!!!

Hugs
Victoria
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Monday, 7 April 2014

Stampin' Up! Batman

A very special make f4rom me today. My friend and her husband found out a few weeks ago that their little four year old boy has leukaemia and he's already started his treatment. Whilst he's very poorly he is fighting every step of the way, he's a little super hero. He's also a massive fan of batman so I made these for him:

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The card is made entirely with Stampin' Up! supplies. I found a fabulous tutorial on how to make the large Batman symbol using the Oval Framelits Dies and the Word Window Punch - who knew?

The fabric owls eyes are die cut using the Circles Big Shot die - not so neat at cutting circles myself! Righto can't loiter as it's day one of the school holidays here.......I have Thomas the Tank Engine cakes to go and bake with Blake now. Loving it!

Back tomorrow with my new class schedule.

Hugs
Victoria
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Thursday, 3 April 2014

Stampin' Up! Burlap Wreath Class

Yey! - who wants to come along to a class to make this?

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SPRING WREATH WORKSHOP! £20!
Class to be held at the Nottingham Craft Centre, Somersby Road, Woodthorpe, Nottingham

Friday 18th April 1 - 3:30pm
All materials included, booking essential before the 9th April.
 
Booking for this class are being taken through Dolly's Vintage Tea Room next door to the craft centre and NOT through me.

Bookings can be made either through pay pal dollysvintagetearoom@gmail.com or direct in the craft centre.

You can visit the facebook page HERE

Limited to 10 spaces.

Hope to see you there.
 
Hugs
Victoria
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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Stampin' Up! Simply Created Burlap and Blooms Wreath

And she's back! Sorry to keep disappearing on you all, poorly children, DIY, birthdays and stuff all happening at once in the House of Jelly at the moment. Fear not I'm still here and planning some new classes and tutorials for you to enjoy.

Yesterday I braved the hot glue gun after my previous incident and am thrilled to say I didn't hurt myself once. Nor did I botch flowers. I just made this:

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I had great fun making it and will be running a class in Nottingham very soon so you can come along and make one too!

I also made this over the weekend:

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I finally succumbed to creating a pop up card in a box and again I have to say it was great fun to make, not knowing how it would turn out or if it would actually fold flat when finished, but it did. I have to thank Louise for inspiring me to make it and Jo for some of the design!

Must go - classes to prep for!!
Hugs
Victoria
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Thursday, 20 March 2014

My little shelf of love

This isn't so much of a Stampin' Up! post but it's  a crafty post so it serves it's purpose here on my blog. I've been busy doing some sewing recently and thought I'd share with you why. Whilst Stampin' Up! no longer supplies fabric, fabric is one of my favourite things. I studied textile design at university and will always have a relationship and be drawn to patterns and colours and textures, it's probably the reason I love Stampin' Up! too.

So I've had a few days happily sat at my sewing machine, listening to it whir and enjoying feeding fabric through and creating some lovely stuff to sell in our local craft centre.

 
hope you likey
hugs
Victoria
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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Stampin' Up! using up the old stash

Ha - bet you thought I'd disappeared didn't you? Nope just being playing nurse Rogers again. This time to Zac who came down with slapped cheek syndrome (Parvo Virus). We first thought he may have scarlet fever as it's doing the rounds here but after a few phone calls over the weekend and then a trip to our GP, his diagnosis was confirmed. I never knew slapped cheek meant a rash over most of the body, but he's doing much better and has returned to school today - hopefully he'll last the day!

So today I'm going to share with you some magnets I made for a shelf I have in our local craft shop. they feature the Owl Builder Punch and the design is courtesy of my friend Jo.

I've used up lots of retired Stampin' Up! papers here as I like to put my stash to good use. 

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I made the tags using our fabulous new Tag Topper Punches, LOVE them.

Fingers crossed I get a bit of me time to do some crafty catching up now.
Hugs
Victoria
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Friday, 7 March 2014

Stampin' Up! Epic Fail Friday #1

Morning crafters.
 I've decided to share something different with you today because in the 5 years I've been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator I am constantly (and gratefully) complimented for my creativity. I've been called all manor of things from the Crumb Cake Queen (thanks Vicky) to Jellicious (thanks Louise) and received loads of comments on how my projects always turn out to look so clean and neat.

Well, it's time to man up and admit that actually I make just as many mistakes as the next person, I'm just incredibly selective over what I share on my blog as it's not just a place to inspire and enjoy but also a place I use to advertise my Stampin' Up! business!

It's going to be different on Fridays from now on as I start to share......Stampin' Up! Epic Fails. They are all honest failures, not staged or anything. Some things I'm just not so good at, but when I saw my lovely friend Cal demonstrating a new product at Stampin' Up! convention I was determined to recreate some of the lush projects she shared. My bad. Let me introduce you to my first attempts with the Spiral Flower Die.

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So in my excitement, the first thing I did was tear open the packaging, die cut some flowers and start making. I discovered that me and hot glue guns are not a match made in heaven. Don't you think the top right one would make a good pine cone though?

As you can see below, a previous burn on my wrist from said hot glue gun. MANY die cuts of the flower and yet no real success in putting a flower together. So I took a bit of time out and watched a few videos, but still I continued to fail. I did pretty well at curling the flowers but my real issue came in sticking them together.  Oh and I discovered I am an expert at tearing paper when I don't mean to.

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I always hear in crafting there are no mistakes, just 'happy accidents' so I persevere - I'm no quitter. 

My plan was to create a cute box with one of our Kraft boxes with a beautiful bouquet of paper roses to give as gift to be kept forever. Happy accident or Epic Fail? Let me know what you think .....

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Please be brave, please visit my facebook page and share your Epic Fail Stampin' Up! projects too. Next week I'll share another of mine (no burns this time) where I tried to recreate a project from Pinterest. Ahem. If you're lucky - or unlucky (!) I'll share your Epic Fail here next Friday too.

Hugs
Victoria
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Monday, 3 March 2014

Stampin' Up! Hip Hip Hooray

Wow - when Stampin' Up! do a kit, they really do a perfect kit. I have to say I'm a huge fan of kits now and this one is THE best value for money I have seen so far.

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In the kit you get an amazing:
  1. 20 card blanks
  2. 20 envelopes
  3. Self adhesive die cut embellishments
  4. Clips
  5. Twine
  6. Three piece stamp set Hip Hip Hooray
  7. Basic Gray ink spot
  8. Clear mount block
  9. Stampin' Dimensionals
AND you also get a full colour photo brochure with 20 card designs in so you don't even have to design anything yourself. Loads of stuff, you don't need a single thing to add to this kit, it really is all included. I know - it's going to be expensive right?

 Nope it's £17.95

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Want to see some card designs to inspire you?

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I've a new Virtual Party Club starting this month so this could be your first order! If you can't wait and want it right now, please visit my Stampin' Up! shop.

How exciting - can't wait to get mine now.

Hugs
Victoria
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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Stampin' Up! Another Great Year

Ooh I've been so busy today but not quite ready to share my exciting news just yet so instead I'll share one of my latest creation with you instead!

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It's a larger card than the ones I normally make so not sure I've got the balance quite right! I've been playing with embossing powders and different colours of card to create this one. The stamp set is another new one - Another Great Year and I've stamped and embossed it three times with a little cutting out to create this effect.

The banners are quickly made using our new Banner Punch - which by the way you can earn for FREE with a spend of £45 with me on Stampin' Up! products during our Sale-a-Bration promotion. I know you'll probably ask how I stuck down the bakers twine so I made a thin line with Tombow glue and left it to one side for 5 minutes to allow the glue to change from wet to tacky and then placed the bakers twine in place, this way the twine doesn't absorb the glue and move around, it just sticks straight in place where you need it.

Right got to dash, painting to do in the new conservatory - cannot wait for the boys to have their playroom!

Hugs
Victoria
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Monday, 24 February 2014

Stampin' Up! Petal Parade with Spiral Flower Die

I braved it today and let myself loose with a hot glue gun, last time I did that I burnt my wrist so I was extra careful today and am pleased to report - zero accidents!

I decorated up a note book for my project today, it's a gift for a friend:

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It's the same colour combo I used a few posts ago, Wisteria Wonder, Coastal Cabana and Pear Pizazz. The stamp set is one of Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration freebies which can be yours with a spend of £45 or more with me. I cased the stamp layout from a card my lovely friend Jo made and added a banner out of the Heartfelt Banner Kit (another Sale-a-Bration freebie). Then I got the glue gun out........to make the cute flower I used our Spiral Flower Die and then popped a Subtles button in the centre. 

Here are some close ups:

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To see how to use this die, watch this fabulous video from Stampin' Up!
 
 

I had planned to write more today but Blake wasn't at all well yesterday and whilst his temperature seems to have gone down he's really tired after school so I'm off for a snuggle up with him.

Hugs
Victoria
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