NEW – Online monthly paper craft workshops!! 

I am literally so excited to be announcing this! As part of my exciting new adventure with Stampin’ Up! I am over the moon to announce that you can take part in my monthly workshops, right in the comfort of your own homes!!

You simply need to go to the page HERE and enter your email address, then each month I will email you details of the workshop which you can chose to opt in or out of. If you want in then you will receive a PayPal invoice and be entered into a secret group, your workshop kits will arrive the week before the workshop date.

Over the course of the weekend I will release the workshop videos (which will be exclusive to the workshop participants) and we will have challenges and games including bingo. It is totally up to you how much you want to participate, you can chose to wait and do everything after the weekend or you can craft along with me!

The products to these workshops will all be Stampin’ Up! Products worth £20, if you are a total beginner then you can chose to have all your products cut and scored, if you have a paper trimmer or want to put your own twist on projects (or maybe you have another use for one of the items) the the crafter option is for you.

Each month there will be an option to upgrade and receive the stamp set too, you just need to message me before the cut off date so that I can add this and any other products on to your order!

Each month we will make a variety of products from the following;

Gift bags

Scrapbook pages

Tags

Cards

Happy mail

Mini albums

Envelopes

Gift boxes

Paper baskets/flowers

And many others. You will be told in the monthly email, prior to enrolling, what range we will be using, what you will receive in your workshop supplies and what we will be making. I am also happy to take requests!

I am really excited about this venture and I hope you are too, don’t forget you must sign up to the newsletter (I promise to only mail you once a month) to enrol!

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Memory Keeping Process : Woodern Park Adventures

We have a place we love to go, its called the “Woodern Park” well at least that is what we call it. The kids love it because there is so much to do and Mummy loves it because when it goes to “peopley” we can go for a walk down the path that was once a railway track and then up into the woods for adventures. For the video showing this process please see my YouTube channel HERE.
I’ve really been looking forward to documenting this as we had so much fun, at the weekend I took part in a cyber crop hosted by the lovely Emma and Di over at Mind The Scrap, Emma had taken us through a live tutorial on how to make a background that I thought was super cute and knew I wanted to incorporate. I lack background stamps and  wish I’d had a leaf stamp of some kind but I was still super impressed at the finished effect.

So first of all I took a 12×12 piece of white card stock and gesso’d it to make it more resilient.. to be honest i could of skipped this step as the links don’t really penetrate the paper as much as when you are using different media but the texture really added to the overall effect.

With my stays on ink and a random stamp I stamped the image 3 times (without reining in between) once at the top left, once in the middle right and then again in the bottom left, I then took my Stampin’ Up! ink in Mossy Meadow and transferred some of the ink to the lid, I added a bit of water and mixed with a paintbrush and then transferred the watered down ink to a piece of plastic packaging (and all up my arm). Once I had the amount of ink on the plastic I flipped it over and placed it on the first stamped image and used my finger to spread the ink about, I then carried out these same steps on the other 2 groups of stamped images.

Repeating the above steps with Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist (also Stampin’ Up!) gave me 3 colours one each of the 3 groups of 3 stamped images (and who said I dislike odd numbers). Even though I know the sizes of the cards i always measure them a few times just to make sure, my husbands influence “measure twice cut once”.. I cut the 12×12 paper into three 4″ strips, then the top and bottom strips get cut in half to give me four 4×6″ cards. The middle strip gets cut into four giving me the middle row of 4 3×4″ cards. For this layout i’m using a Becky Higgins “Design A” Project Life page protector.

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My next step was to back all of my photos onto a piece of 12×12 paper and cut out leaving a small edge of the paper showing, I wanted to leave the white card stock with square corners so decided to leave the photos square and round the edge of the wood effect paper. Because my beautiful daughter has taken and hidden my corner rounder I had to use the corner rounder soon my envelope punch board.

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I then used embellishments out of the September Studio Calico scrapbook kit to embellish each card, I love this layout and am very pleased with the way it turned out.

Stampin’ Up! products available HERE (affiliated link)