Saturday, 10 December 2011

Guilty as charged...

I admit it...I am seriously guilty of blog neglect.
The craftroom makeover is still a bit of a work in progress because when I tried to bring all my goodies back in here I realised I hadn't considered some extra storage needs...for all the fabulous goodies I had bought and am planning to buy...

Preparations for the festive season have kept me super busy too and so this is really just a passing hello...I will do way better in the new year I promise.

 Here are a few of the things I have been making...

A cute little bag made using the Stampin' Up! top note die and oval punches
  Some cute little gift and treat boxes using the pillow box die
 Some treat boxes made using the milk carton die and the bird punch
 and some Santa treat holders made using the pillow box die, scallop circle die,  punches and embossing folders...all from Stampin' Up!

If you would like to learn more about Stampin' Up! products  or are interested in joining the Stampin' Up! team, please do get in touch. I am happy to help.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

A slight pause

There has been a slight pause in activity because my dear sweet husband decided he wanted to do something nice for me and he stripped my craftroom and began to give it a full make over.

The idea is good and very generous and the end result will be amazing, but the process is agony. All my crafting materials are packed & stacked while the work goes on and not being able to get busy is driving me crazy.

My ideas and enthusiam are on high but productivity is stalled...Thankfully we are coming the final stretch and normal crafting service will be resumed shortly...

Meantime I am enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of the makeover. The room has had a complete refurb and I love the new colours and the floor is simply nice in fact it seems a pity to bring furniture back in here. It all has a new wood smell and the sawing, drilling and banging all indicates progress so I am enjoying it all.  Another couple of days and all my goodies can come back in here and  I can STAMP my mark on my new improved workspace.

Will post pics once it is finished...and before I make it all messy again.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

'Owling with laughter

I was chatting with an old friend this evening and she asked what I was doing...without thinking I said "Just sweeping up owl droppings." My friend was clearly a little confused by my reply, so in an attempt to explain I went on to say "It's okay, I've been stamping and punching owls all night..."

It took me a little while to further explain that I was not being cruel to wildlife, but had been having fun using my owl stamp and recently acquired two step owl punch.

Here is one of the cards I made today. I used the owl stamp from the Punch Bunch  set and then used the fabulous (and my personal favourite at the moment) two step owl punch. The background was made using a stamp from the Just Believe set in old olive ink...all from Stampin' Up!

If you would like to know more about any of the products used please contact me


My name is Christa and I have just recently become an Independent Demonstrator for Stampin'Up! I am setting up this little blog as a place to share my love of stamping with you... It will take a little while for me to make the place feel like home - its all a bit new and empty looking just now...but that can soon be remedied with some stampin' fun.