I’ve been a little lax with the blog for the last couple of weeks, but I feel I’ve a good excuse….4 extras in the house, including two of my grandchildren, and however much I love crafting, I love my grandchildren more!

Visitors also took over my craft room, so ‘me time’ has been very sparse!  But middle of next week is lots of me time….I’m going on holiday again!

So Back to crafting…or more precisely, card making.

Coffee and a card two weeks ago we made two cards using the Sea of Textures stamp set and paper from the Tranquil Textures DSP pack.  Although the sentiments were not to everyone’s taste, so I took an alternate Happy Birthday stamp from Perennial Birthday Stamp Set.  These cards are relatively easy to do but look fab!

Sea of Texture

Tranquil Adventure

Sea of Texture

Tranquil Birthday


So, then came my Catalogue Launch Party!   Yes, I know it was a month after launch and lots of people already had their catalogue, but for me, it was any excuse to show some of the lovely new products off!

I made a display board to show off some of the different suites that I had some or all the products for!

img_0450The room I hired was perfect…very roomy, space for displays, make and take tables, space to sit and peruse the catalogue or try your hand at either the scavenger hunt or the anagrams of Stampin’Up! colours!  Hot drink and Cake was bountiful… only issue was it coincided with the England World Cup game against Columbia!  Inevitably there were not too many of us, but I think I can say we all had a fab time and I got new customers too!

This is the make and take card that everyone did;


So, on to this weeks Coffee and a Card….. it was Christmas week again….seems to come round very quickly!

Our first card used the Colorful Seasons stamp set, using the lovely snowflakes on a Night of Navy background and silver card.

Colorful Seasons

Merry Snowflakes

The second card used the Softly Falling embossing folder on Whisper White card and then we used a die which is  NOT Stampin’Up!  It’s a Tutti Designs die that I have had for several years, but I’m still anxiously awaiting this years Stampin Up Christmas lines and hope there is something as beautiful as this!  The card base and tree are die cut on the new Shaded Spruce card stock and stamped in the coordinating ink and  embellished with the lovely new Basic Red Rhinestone Jewels


Anyway…need to  get on and prep for stuff after my holiday.

Look out for next weeks blog, my last until mid August!

Happy Crafting!