Sunday, 21 December 2014

A Crafty Christmas Candle ...

Just a quick post this week as the Big Day draws ever nearer and there seems to be a million and one things still to be done ... beds to change, last minute gifts to wrap, cake to decorate ... is it time to get those spouts on yet?

We had the first of our family Christmas get togethers yesterday and about 10 minutes before everyone was due to arrive I realised that I hadn't got a table decoration ... damn! Then I remembered something I had seen on the trusty Pinterest site (don't you just LOVE Pinterest?!) and with a few simple supplies, (adapting slightly to fit what I actually had in the house) had a pretty decoration in minutes!

Here's what you need:

  • An old glass jar (everyone who knows me knows I am a Yankee Addict so I had plenty of empty jars stashed in the cupboard waiting for a recycling project!)
  • A few trimmings from the Christmas tree or any other such greenery - I didn't have any trimmings but had some Rosemary in the fridge so just used that
  • Cranberries (or you could use any red berries you might have in the garden)
  • A floating tea light - again, I used Yankee Candle tea lights as I happened to have a few boxes in the cupboard ... ahem ... and as they are in plastic containers they float - bonus!  If you are using normal tea lights, just take them out of the silver container which will help them float.
  • Piece of pretty ribbon

All you do is put your chosen greenery into the jar, top up with water, sprinkle the cranberries on the top, sit the tea light in the middle and tie the ribbon around the neck of the jar.  Ta da!  Simple, effective and made in a few minutes.  I made three to sit down the centre of the table.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and wish you and your loved ones a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.  See you on the other side!

Bev x

Saturday, 13 December 2014

December Daily - Project Life

So ... how many of you are putting together or planning to put together a December Daily album?  I have never attempted one before as December is hardly a 'sit back and chill out' kind of month is it?  If you are anything like me, I expect you too are up to your ears in lists, wrapping paper & sellotape, never mind trying to keep up with a daily scrapbook layout!  This year though, since discovering the Project Life memory keeping system, I thought I would have a go.  So far, so good.  Not only has it  proved to be quick and easy to achieve, but it has also added to the festive mood and I have really looked forward to completing it each day.  With the Hello December card collection from Stampin' Up, all I have had to do is slot in my photo(s), write my journalling and add a few quick embellishments - done!

Those attending my January classes will be completing their own December Memory Albums (hope you are remembering to take those photos girls!), but in the meantime I promised to share a few of the completed pages from my album.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend folks - go off and make some memories!
Bev x

Saturday, 6 December 2014

White Christmas in a Flash!

December already ... how did that happen?!  Still, so far so good.  Presents all bought; cards made, and those for posting written and dropped into the mail box; home made mince pies & cranberry sauce safely tucked away in the freezer **smiles to self looking very smug** 

Just as I was patting myself on the back and congratulating myself for being on track with everything so early, I began to get that uneasy feeling ... you know the one ... when you are sure you have forgotten something but for the life of you you can't think what.  And then as I was just writing the last card I remembered.  Dammit.  I hadn't made any cards for Youngest to take to school for his classmates.

Never fear though, I had a crafty day planned this week with my lovely friend Louise so I would just have to make a conscious effort this time to actually get on and make something more than the one card or half a scrapbook page that I usually manage to achieve (due to the coffee that needs to be drunk, cakes that need eating and general catching up that invariable needs to be done when we see each other!)   With a few scraps of patterned paper, some 3x3" white card blanks and the White Christmas stamp set, I was able to whip up 15 mini cards in a flash enhanced with a bit of 'colouring in'.  Perfect!

In fact, in between drinking coffee, eating Nutty Apple Loaf (if you haven't tried the Hummingbird Bakery's recipe for this you are seriously missing out!) and munching our way through half a box of Milk Tray ... ahem ... we actually managed to be quite productive.  Here is Louise featuring some of the lovely cards she made with the Festival of Trees stamp set.... gorgeous!

Both of these stamp sets are available from my Stamping' Up shop (Click here ) and are great for creating quick and easy christmas cards in a flash.

I hope you have all remembered to start taking your December photos to include in your memory albums!  As I think I mentioned previously, I have decided to do a  'December Daily' Project Life album this year (although yours can be anything you want it to be) and have already made a start and am really pleased with the results so far.  So quick and easy to do and (so far) still up to date! I will share a few pics in next week's blog so you can see what I have been up to.

Finally, I wanted to let you know that there are lots of new items added to the Clearance Rack on the Stamping' Up site ... up to 80% discounts on some items too, so definitely worth a look. See you there!

Now ... I just fancy a mince pie ... oooh look, Delia says you can cook them straight from the freezer ... result!

Bev x

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Eeek! Only 5 weeks to Christmas ...!

What a miserable day!  Rain, rain and more rain ... Still, could be worse - at least it's not snow.  Did you see the pictures earlier this week of the snow storm in Buffalo, New York?  Now that is something to complain about!

This weekend I promised myself that I would get cracking with my Christmas cards and get them all done & dusted.  Usually I have them all made well before now (last year I did them all in August!) but this year I am really behind.  I have made so many for demonstrations at classes and workshops that I think maybe it has started to feel like a bit of a 'busman's holiday' (as my mum would say) making my own.  Still, time is fast running out ... can you believe that it is less than 5 weeks till Christmas?!! (how did that happen?!) and so yesterday morning I was up bright and early, ready to do some serious Christmas crafting.  Feeling a smidge guilty about all the lovely new crafty stuff I have purchased lately, (if Mr CC is reading this it was just a bit of ribbon **walks away whistling and looking shifty**) I decided that I should set myself the challenge of making this year's cards by using up my existing Christmas crafting stash ... **nips upstairs to the spare room cupboard to fetch
previous years' Christmas card/papers/embellishments etc.**  O...M...G!!  It was like a scene from the Magic Porridge Pot!  As fast as I could get boxes down from the shelf, more appeared as if from nowhere! Who on earth had bought all of this stuff?  Oh yeah ... that's right, I remember now ... naughty Dobby! **scarpers downstairs with it all before someone sees**

So after hours of oohing and ahhing over forgotten sparkly papers, shiny toppers, cute little gingerbread men and fluffy snowman embellishments ... oooh look, that ones even got sparkly mittens on! .... I decided I needed to have a ruthless sort out and give myself permission to ditch the ones I just didn't love any more.  It's very easy to hang on to everything because we feel guilty for getting rid of perfectly good stuff, but just like the clothes in our wardrobe, we hang on to things that we have fallen out of love with and lets face it, are never going to love again, so they need to go.  I applied the '3 box'  principle... Keep, Donate (to crafty friends or school/clubs), Trash. Now I just need to USE the stuff in the Keep box!

Fast forward to 6pm .... total of four Christmas cards and two bird houses made (ok ... I got distracted)..

 How are your Christmas preparations going? Hopefully a bit more productive than mine!  Note to self ... Must try harder today and not get distracted .... oooh look, my Christmas scrapbooking papers ... I'll just have a quick look and then I'll get started ...

Bev x

Saturday, 15 November 2014

A dazzler of a card!

Well, what a busy week it has been here at the crafty headquarters! Last weekend's 'Mum & Daughter' stamp class was a great success and everybody went home with a selection of beautiful cards that they had made themselves and a decorative Christmas cracker.  Perhaps more importantly though, they had been able to spend spme quality time together doing something fun without the inevitable interruptions & distractions that always seem to happen at home however hard we try (or is that just me?!) and none of the mess!  **one mum was hyperventilating when she saw me getting out the glitter which is apparently banned from her house ... Lol!**  

This is one of the cards that they made - complete with offending glitter! (and a sneaky peek for those attending Wednesday's stamp class - you WILL go home sparkling).

It was made using the White Christmas Stamp set, stamped in black Memento ink with a smatter of dazzling diamonds glitter added ... gorgeous and very sparkly!  

In last week's post I mentioned the Hello December Project Life class that I would be running in January details here. and class dates have now been scheduled and are open for booking.

I will be offering a choice of two dates:

Saturday 17th January - 10am - 2pm Wednesday 21st January - 10am - 2pm. (Both classes will be held at my home in South Chailey, details provided on booking)

The cost of the class is £40, which includes hot & cold drinks, biscuits & cake (the cake is always an essential for any type of crafting I find), and as well as tuition and guidance, will also include:

  • 1 x 6”x8” Project Life Album  
  • 1 x pack of 6”x8” Project Life Photo pocket pages 
  • 1 x Project Life Envelope Page 
  • 1 x Hello December Project Life Card Collection 
  • 1 x Hello December Project Life Accessory Pack 
The total value of product is £39.85, so essentially, you are getting your class for free!

As this is a seasonal item and only available whilst stocks last, payment would be required in full at time of booking so that product can be ordered well before the Christmas period to ensure availability.  If you are subsequently unable to attend the class for any reason, you will still receive the product for you to make up at home.

If you would like to reserve a place on either of the above dates, then please do let me know as soon as possible as classes are small to ensure maximum individual focus and therefore places are limited to 6 per class.  Most importantly of all remember to start taking your photos from 1st December!   Why not treat your Mum/Sister/Best Friend as a Christmas present and book a place for you both to do together?  (don’t forget to make sure they take enough December photos too though!).

If you are not able to attend a class but would like to have a go at creating your own December memory album, then click on any of the products below to go to my Shop.  


Bev x

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Sunday, 9 November 2014

Hello December ...!

As those of you who are regular visitors to my blog will know, I am a BIG fan of Project Life (if you missed my previous post on this topic you can read it here).  Project Life is an amazing memory keeping system which allows you to create entire albums in one evening; simply tuck cards and photos into pockets, stamp a few accents, add a quick embellishment, write your journaling, and your done!

Becky Higgins has also now introduced a Project Life app which means you can create your pages on the go and then either get them professionally printed to slip into a 12x12 page protector, or, as I did here, use the app to plan your pages in advance and then, when you are ready, just recreate the layout in your Project Life album.  I actually completed the below whilst we were still on holiday and then when I got home, my layout was already planned and all I had to do was print off my photos, copy out my journalling and slip into the pocket pages.

This year, I am definitely planning to complete a 'December Daily' album, which is a photo a day throughout the whole of December.  I had every intention of completing one of these last year but didn't quite get round to it (well, that and I kept forgetting to take the flippin' photos ... ).  This year I am determined to try harder as I think it is such a lovely way to capture all the hustle and bustle of the  Christmas season ... the shopping, wrapping, baking ... nativity plays, Carol concerts, visits to Santa ... buying the tree, putting up the lights, hanging treasured ornaments ... family traditions, gifts received, visits with loved ones.... and then of course seeing in the New Year, taking down the tree, packing all the decorations away again ... and LOTS more!   Sound too nostalgic?  Don't worry, in my head it's always going to be a 'perfect' Christmas.  My reality will most likely be rolls of sticky tape slung in the bin because it is impossible to find the end .... a lopsided tree... tangled lights ... hideous queues at the supermarket ...wonky chocolate log  ...  BUT it doesn't matter, good or bad, they will all be captured and preserved as memories of December 2014!

I will be running a 'Hello December' class in January to help you preserve your December memories.   All you need to do is remember to take a photo every day during December, then turn up to the class with a stack of photos in hand and you will leave with a seasonal album completely done!

The cost of the class will be £40 and as well as tuition and guidance, will include:
  • a 6" x 8" Project Life Album
  • a pack of the 6"x 8"variety photo pocket pages
  • one 6"x 8" Project Life Envelope Page
  • a set of Hello December Project Life cards and 
  • Hello December Accessory pack.  
Then all you need to do is turn up to the class with your stack of December photos and after a few hours, you will leave with a beautiful album preserving your treasured December memories!
If you would like any further information, just drop me a message by clicking here -  Contact Me.
Class sizes are small and places are limited so if you would like to attend, book yours as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Thanks for stopping by, and hope you all have a good week.

Bev x

Saturday, 1 November 2014

A Real Red Christmas ...

Morning all!

Hope you all had a spooktacular Halloween.  Wasn't it warm?  I did a quick Costco run to Croydon yesterday afternoon **well, I say quick ... deciding to go in half term week was probably not the best decision I have ever made!** and when I left the temperature was 23 degrees!! Unheard of for the end of October and officially the warmest Halloween since records began!  Let's hope we don't pay for it this Winter!  Youngest and I had great fun carving a pumpkin and making some Halloween cookies (we were definitely not the best at icing but we cried with laughter at the demented owls and cyclops witches we created!).  We don't go Trick or Treating in our house, but are happy to welcome those that want to call on us with treats at the ready -  last night we were visited by a couple of the cutest little ghosts and a rather large rabble of zombie boys!  How about you?

Now that Halloween is over and done with for another year, it's time to start thinking about getting ready for Christmas and this week I thought I would share another card using the White Christmas stamp set.

This time I swapped my usual white base card for a red one and stamped using the White Craft Ink.  I stamped the polar bear on a scrap of Whisper White in black ink, then cut him out and stuck him onto the snow scene.  Next, I used a two way glue pen and some dazzling diamonds glitter to add some sparkly highlights and finally stamped the message onto Whisper White and punched out with the Modern Label punch. A quick & simple card to do but very effective don't you think?

All the supplies I used are detailed below.  Just click on them to be taken directly to the shop.

Have a great week!
Bev x

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Saturday, 25 October 2014

An Aegean Anniversary!

Morning all!

Just back from a very relaxing week in Crete to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary - warm sunshine, blue skies and the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Aegean .... Ahhhh, bliss!  We had decided to treat ourselves and booked into a 'luxury' resort, however past experiences of this description had so often led to disappointment and a realisation that my idea of luxury and theirs were not entirely the same!  We needn't have worried on this occasion though as the Daios Cove Resort    was AMAZING and we felt thoroughly spoiled from the moment we arrived until the minute we left.  In fact, the 5* service continued even as we arrived at Heraklion airport for our return flight where to our surprise we were met by another member of the hotel staff who guided us through the very busy airport, whisking us to the front of the queues for check in, bag screening (which was in a completely different area!) and delivering us to the security gate in record time, ensuring the whole process was as painless as possible - brilliant! This was the icing on the cake for me as that is the bit I hate the most about travelling home after a lovely holiday and always makes me grumpy!  10 out of 10 Mr Daios!  If you get the chance to go I would definitely recommend it.

So this week's crafty share has to be the anniversary card I made for Mr Crafty Cow.  I used one of the black & white art pads from LOTV coloured with Promarkers and matted onto some gold foil card.  Papers were also from LOTV - the Antebellum paper pad I think - and ribbon from American Crafts.  Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a good week
Bev x

Sunday, 12 October 2014

A very classy affair ...

Sorry for the delay in this weeks post but we have all been up in Manchester to celebrate my nephew's wedding which took place on Friday ... and what a fabulous wedding it was!

Both my nephew and his bride are architects and have aready redesigned and converted their London apartment from what was once an old bakery into a fabulously sleek two storey abode.  Add to the mix the bride's deliciously quirky and creative styling and meticulous attention to detail and it was evident that this would be no ordinary wedding!

The bride wore a beautiful dress of gold brocade, which she designed herself, accessorised with gold boots and a sparkling ear cuff.  Instead of flowers she carried a stunning bouquet made from vintage brooches and buttons that had all belonged to her own and the groom's grandmothers, and was made by her equally clever Mum. It was so unusual and such a lovely idea - something to treasure forever.

My sister, being a dab hand at making a celebratory cake or two, had offered to make the wedding cake **although I bet she was wishing she hadn't when she received the picture of what they would like (complete with precise measurements - did I mention they were architects?)**

By Tuesday evening it was finally ready and my nephew came to collect it, ready to be transported from London to Manchester the following day **you can see where this is going already can't you?**.  I don't think he had even got a mile down the road when disaster struck and the cake toppled over, completely squashing the bottom layer and reducing it to crumbs!!  Distraught, he drove back to his Mum's where they assessed the damage and determined that whilst a couple of tiers were salvageable, a whole new bottom tier would have to be made.  It was now close to midnight and the wedding was less than 72 hours away! After pulling out all the stops, wedding cake mark 2 was made, except it was now too late for my nephew to collect and so it had to come in the car with us (as we were also picking up my sister on the way).  It was like something out of a Benny Hill sketch ... Mr Crafty Cow and I, youngest & eldest (don't ask me how we managed that!),  my sister, overnight bags, suit carriers, hat (hers, not mine!) and now 2 tiers of a wedding cake!  My poor sister was so paranoid that something else would happen to it that she sat with it on her knee for the whole journey from London to Manchester, ready to be reassembled at the venue!  Whilst not quite the same as the original, which was covered in silver leaf and sadly could not be procured again at such short notice, I think you'll agree that she did a stunning job!

The bride and groom's individual styling and meticulous attention to detail was carried through the theme of the whole day - the lovely bridesmaids ... one in silver, one in gold... the gold & silver heart shaped confetti ...  even a neon sign designed by the bride, and in her handwriting, to indicate where the dancing was to take place.  A very classy affair!

And finally, my own personal wedding highlight .... as you know, we are all huge Bake Off fans in our house **have already got withdrawal symptoms now that it has finished for a other year ... sniff** and so you can imagine my delight when I discovered that we were sitting at the table with none other than the brother of last years Bake Off winner (who can forget the very clever Frances and her squirrel cake?)!!!  What a small world ... not to mention a very fitting end to an extremely stressful week for my poor sister!

Congratulations to Simon and Claire and wishing them a long and happy live together!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and see you next week!
Bev x

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Boxing Clever ...!

Happy Weekend everyone!

Usually by this time of year, the winter woolies would have all been unpacked and probably worn several times by now, the central heating would be on and the winter duvet re-instated on the bed.   Well, not this year.  I can't believe it is now October and we are still being blessed with warm and sunny days and mild nights with hardly a drop of rain to be seen here in Sussex.  The garden is still looking beautiful and all the hanging baskets and pots are still in full bloom! Amazing!

I have a feeling that that may all be about to change very soon though, so what better way to spend those wet and miserable weekends to come than snuggled indoors with a cuppa,  a choccy biscuit and a bit of crafting?!

So this week, I have a tutorial for you.  It is a cute little gift box, with sleeve, bow, tag and even some nesting for the inside, all made from one sheet of 12x12 paper/card!  Yes, really, one piece!  We all need a gift box from time to time, and the ones from those posh stationers are soooo expensive ... this one costs pennies!

1. Take one sheet of 12"x12" paper or card.  If using paper, try and ensure it is of a fairly decent weight and one with a double sided pattern adds a nice contrast for your sleeve and bow, but it is not essential. I am using the Sweet Taffy paper from Stampin' Up!

2. Cut as follows:
  • Cut 2" of nesting (very fine slivers of paper).  You can skip this bit if you don't want to use nesting and you will have a 2" strip left over.
  • Cut a 2" strip for the sleeve.  
  • Cut a 1" strip for the bow
  • Cut a 7x7" square for the box base
  • Cut a 5x5" square for the box lid
  • Keep remaining piece (5x2") to use for a tag
The pieces all laid out should look like this:

3. Take the 7x7 square and score on all 4 sides at 1-3/4".  This will be your box base. (score on the side you want as the inside of your box)

4. Starting at bottom right hand corner, cut up the vertical line to where the two score lines cross (1-3/4").  Turn 90 degrees in anticlockwise direction and repeat.  Do this for all 4 sides turning anticlockwise and snipping each time.

5.  Turn over to the right side, and add glue to the flaps on the opposite side to the cut.   Double sided tape will hold paper but a wet glue will give the best hold, especially if you are using card.

6. Fold all flaps to the inside of the box and glue in place.

7. Now take the 5x5" piece and score at 5/8" along all 4 sides

8.  Repeat steps 4 - 6 to complete the box lid.

9. Scrunch up the nesting and roll into a ball between the palms your hands.

10.  Gently pull apart and add to the base of the box.

11. Next, take the 2" strip for the sleeve and score at 2-3/4", 4-1/2", 8-3/8" & 10".   Fold along the score lines and stick ends together.  This will now slide over your box and lid.

12. Now take the 1" strip and cut into two pieces, 8" and 4".  Notch the ends of the 4" piece as shown.

13.  Glue the ends of the 8" strip together to form a circle and then stick down in the middle to form your bow.

14. Stick this piece to the smaller strip and add rhinestones or other embellishment as desired.

15.  Now you can either use the leftover 2x5" piece and simply fold in half to make a gift tag, or you can add a stamped sentiment to some punched shapes as I did here.

Pretty impressive out of one piece of paper eh?!  Have a go ... it really is easy peasy.

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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Going Crackers!

Well ... what a week it has been on the old goggle box this week!  Poor Martha evicted from the Bake Off tent, Lady Edith almost burnt to a crisp in Downton, plus the long awaited return of two favourites in the Crafty Cow household, Strictly and Gogglebox **newsflash ... Jay has had his haircut!!**

Now on to this week's crafting news... 

Have I mentioned that I am in love with Stampin' Up's Envelope Punch Board?  No?  Well, I am totally and utterly besotted! 

Not only can it make ... er .... envelopes, but also a whole host of other super crafty projects, from boxes to baskets to bags to ... crackers!  I know! So cool right?!  **let's hope Youngest is not reading this (highly unlikely), otherwise I would probably be told in no uncertain terms with eyebrows raised 
heavenward that 'NOBODY says that any more and certainly not PARENTS!'**.

I had already seen a tutorial on how to make a cracker using the EPB whilst waiting for mine to arrive (Click here for link) and couldn't wait for it to come so that I could try it out.  I have only had it a few days and so far I have made 4 christmas crackers, 3 pretty boxes, 2 dinky baskets, 1 cute giftbag ... and a partridge in a pear tree!  **erm ... just kidding about that last part ... haven't quite worked out how to make one of those yet** :)

I decided to make sample crackers in 3 sizes ...

A small one, which measures approx 5.5" and uses a 4.5" x 6" piece of card or paper.  I chose some designer paper  from the Sweet Taffy range.

This was surprisingly sturdy considering it is paper, but I wouldn't use it to hold anything on the heavy side.  It would make a really nice individual table decoration holding a chocolate or two ...maybe one of those yummy Lindt chocolate truffles ... **oh great, now I REALLY want one of those ...**.  The big advantage with this size is that you could make 4 crackers out of one piece of 12x12" paper or card.

I then tried a medium one, which measures approx 7.25" using a 6.5" x 8" piece of card stock.  I used  Lost Lagoon and covered with designer paper from the Moonlight paper stack.  This is much more sturdy and would stand up to holding something heavier.  A word of caution though if you are going to use card stock - make sure that it is not too thick as you will need to punch through a double layer on the Envelope Punch Board.  I would recommend testing a punch through two pieces first to ensure that it goes through OK.  If it is too thick, do not force it or you may break your punch!  The Stampin'  Up! card works fine.

Finally, I made another HUGE cracker, which measures just over 11", using a 9.5" x 12" piece of card.  For this one I used up some random christmas papers and card stock that I had in my stash.  Again, this card was not too thick and so had no problem punching through the double layer.

I will be demonstrating how to make one of these at my November workshops and classes, so if you would like to have a go, just let me know! :)

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again next week!
Bev x

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Autumn Butterflies

I really do love this time of year don't you?  Some of the leaves have started to turn now - we have a particularly beautiful vine in our garden which is turning all shades of red and orange - and we are still being blessed with fabulous weather here in Sunny Sussex.  Best of all, I was able to attend Youngest's Harvest Festival at school, which in previous years I had missed due to being at work.  All the 'Littlies' who just started in the Kindergarten a week or so ago looked so cute in their new uniforms (the obligatory 3 sizes too big to allow for 'growing room') dragging their bags of harvest gifts behind them as they filed in to the assembly hall, and when the Nursery sang "Cauliflowers fluffy and cabbages green ..." I have to confess to having a tear in my eye as I remembered Eldest singing it at his Harvest Festival over 26 years ago!  The funniest moment for me though was when two of the teachers, who were meant to be accompanying the hymns on keyboard and electric guitar (!), and who clearly thought they should have been the additional two members of Coldplay got completely carried away, getting louder and louder, until they had almost drowned out the children's singing!  Haha ... hilarious!

So, meanwhile back at the Crafty Ranch, I held my first Stampin' Up! workshop for a few of my neighbours **actually we make up a girl's team for the local pub quiz and while we may not be the cleverest, we certainly have the most fun and are definitely the loudest!**   It was a really fun morning **coffee, cake and crafting .... what's not to love?!** and by the end of the session everybody had made a really professional looking card to take home with them.  This is the card they all made using Papillon Potpourri stamp set, and the 2014-2016 In Color Stamp pads and card.

Didn't they do well?!

We all had so much fun that we have decided to make it a regular monthly event!  **Note to self ... better get working on some new samples**

I also managed to complete this week's Pastry Bake Off challenge with a late entry of ..........
Profiteroles ... Boom! Smashed it again!

Thanks for stopping by and as usual, lovely have your company.  Until next week ...
Bev x