Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Fabric Owls Attend Jelly Party

On Sunday I held a Christmas party come thank you party for some of my first level downline. It was a great chance for us to catch up and share ideas and experiences and also for me to try and fill them in on what I'd learnt at convention this year. I made them all a little thank you gift, but as they were all the same I had to get them to open the, on a count of three - and then hide them again as Louise arrived just after the grand opening! Here are their gifts:

Yep - I dusted off the sewing machine and got busy making some owls. They're quite big, about 6" tall. Hmm, not recognising any of the products? Ha - you'll have to wait to see what they are in January!! Here's a close up:

Of course I made cards to match:

Next it was time to give out a few rewards. When my team achieve certain targets I give them a bag charm and of course charms to go on it too. It was lovely to give out so many on Sunday:

And then we had some food. I made a chilli and various bits to go with it. Once we'd eaten and had a festive drink or two, I set the team a crafting challenge. Instead of prepping a make and take for them to do, I put a selection of supplies out and challenged them to make a Love themed project. very unusual making love themed projects to Christmas music! The results were fab and I may have given out a few prizes in the form of Stampin' Up! goodies I'd bought at Momento Mall at convention.

Here are a few pics of the day, you can see the convention display and also the inspiration corner.

Next - here are some photos of the girls doing their crafty challenge:

I love how Sandrina uses the Big Shot on her knees!! If you'd like to start off the New Year with a new career, please get in touch by emailing me at and I can tell you why joining our team could be the best decision you'll ever make.

Thanks ladies for such a fabby day.

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Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Snowman Soup and a mini preview

It was Zac's last day at nursery until the new year today and I made some cute gifts for his teachers, some snowman soup. Here is one of them all wrapped up and ready:

I found the mugs in the supermarket, you can't really see them but they're nice and big and have shoes and flowers and handbags on them! I popped some hot chocolate sachets, candy canes, a packet of mini marshmallows and a bar of chocolate inside. I made the packaging using Pool Party, Whiser White and Tempting Turquoise card and DSP.  To make the gift tag I simply stamped the snowman from Tags Til Christmas.

Here it is with the matching card:

I used the Button Buddies stamps set and brights buttons along with a sentiment from Delightful Dozen and finished with some Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon. Have you spotted the new product yet? See the scalloped circle punched shape? It's a new larger punch and you'll be able to get your mitts on it in January with the launch of the new Spring Mini catalogue!!!

Here are all the gifts together:

To wrap them up I used an A4 gripseal bag (none SU) and tied together with the Pool Party ribbon and some white organza ribbon. I also made some tags to match the cards with the snowman soup poem inside:

And the inside with the poem:

I printed it out on the PC and used some retired silver elastic thread to attach it to the bag. Finally, just cos I love the pic, here's Zac dressed as Rudolph, just before he went on stage at his first school play:

Hopefully I'll get chance to blog again tomorrow as I have another cheeky look at some projects made using other new products from the upcoming Spring Mini!!

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Friday, 16 December 2011

Last Craft Fair Tomorrow

Just a quick post to say I'm doing my last Craft and Gift Fair of the year tomorrow  (Saturday 17th Dec) at Carlton Digby School in Nottingham. I think it starts at 11am!!

Lots of stocking fillers and last minute gifts.
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Thursday, 15 December 2011

Snow Noel

Cor I know how to leave it without blogging don't I? Sorry about that, no matter how much I wanted to craft my body didn't have the energy. Been back to the Drs and have now been given more than enough medication to get me better so fingers crossed Jelly will be back to normal soon.

Anyway, I did manage to make a couple of simple Christmas cards t'other day so I thought I'd share:

This first one uses the Owl Builder Punch to make the santa owl and the Varsity Alphabet stamps to create the rest of the word. I've used a variety of other punches too including Boho Blossoms and circle punches. My next card is a variation on the same theme:

This time I've made the owl into a penguin. The googley eyes aren't Stampin' Up! Righto, I'm off to do some serious window blind peeking as I'm stalking Mr UPS bringing me a little pre-order parcel, more about that another time!

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