Happy Bank Holiday
Isn’t it nice to get an extra day off even if the weather isn’t being kind. As you already know Sam is closing her shop on 29th August for her Maternity Leave and there will be no Design Team posts during that time. So this is my last post for a while at least. As I made so many samples for the Create and Craft shows on the 16th August I thought I would show you them all so you have lots of ideas for how to use the stamps that you have all bought. I did find all the stamps very easy to use and I had lots of other ideas that I didn’t have time to make. There will be lots of pictures in this post.
Doesn’t that look Christmassy all the samples together in one place. They looked good in the studio too with all the other samples. Sam did a great job of demonstrating. My popular items seemed to be the Pop-up box (which as been on the blog) and the box of toffees which was full.
This is my scrapbook page for last Christmas which we spent with my in-laws and we went out for Christmas lunch.
A nice simple card. I need simple cards for Christmas as there are so many to make.
This started life as a plain wooden heart I painted it with several coats of Buff Titanium acrylic paint and then I had fun decorating it.
This is my box of cards and matching tags. I love making boxes with apertures I haven’t been able to do this until I got my Grand Calibur.
Here are the cards. I did use some of the previous release of Woodland Animals. Don’t they look good together?.
Here are the tags.
This is my card with matching box I made the backing for the card and the box at the same time. The box has an aperture they are fun to do.
I think this looks like quite an expensive present but to be honest the toffees didn’t cost too much. I think I will be making more of these for Christmas this year.
A nice traditional Christmas card. The music paper is taken from a music book I found in a charity shop.
This card wasn’t a sample for the show. I made it at a craft morning with friends. I liked it so much I made 8 more when I got home.
That is the end of my last post. Some of my other ideas were to make gift bags decorated with the stamps and to decorate bags of chocolate raisins with Dasher and label it as Reindeer pooh.
I wish Sam all the best with her Maternity leave and for the safe arrival of her second child. The time when they are small is precious and it doesn’t last very long. As for me I will miss being on the Design Team I have enjoyed working with all the stamps and with such a talented group of people. I will keep crafting so watch out for me round and about. I will be keeping my Blog up to date so please visit me there.