Saturday, 3 December 2016

A Review of 2016




Review of 2016
Well its been a busy year for me but limited time to craft so here's hoping I can have a more creative 2017. This months blog was to review the best of 2016 well my favourite this year have to be the little foxy friends bundle here is  a card we completed at our training using this collection.....its super cute.

But for me this year is all about the Christmas collection, loving the DSP and the Punch's and of course the stamp sets. But Stampin up is not just about the stamps, ink, paper etc its about the tools as well. I love the versatility of the envelop punch board therefore using this some wonderful DSP and the cute cookie stamp set have created some mini crackers ready for our Christmas table. These also include a mini bauble tag from the cracker punch board scraps









This is our last blog hop of the year but here is Nathan in the mist of creating 50 cards for some special parents at Christmas wearing his Christmas jumper.




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Thank you for looking enjoy the fellow Jems blogs below.

Thanks,




Tracy






Hop this way back to Katy



Hop this way forward to Amanda


Saturday, 5 November 2016

Christmas Decorations



Its the most wonderful time of the year!

Christmas Decorations.




Welcome to our blog, don't you just love Christmas and this year we have been so spoilt with some absolutely fabulous Christmas stamps, punches and papers. Our blog theme this month is to show case some christmas decorations. But before I start I need to let you know that Ihave passed my University course but have signed up for my Masters..oh dear!
As I craft with Nathan and he loves Christmas I try to find crafts easy for him to do, he loves to stamp and is getting really good. Therefore he stamped out the reindeers and punched out the shape using the cookie punch and punched out the tag top to create a tag for the reindeer food. 



The reindeer food is porridge oats and edible glitter in a test tube. Future tubes will be filled with a robin mix.




Our othr creation involved cutting strips of garden green card and creating some folds we made the Christmas tree that will hold some chocolate kisses....unfortunately I forgot to buy those so i have pretended but am sure yu get the idea. I will be making these and hanging on our tree.


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We have the tearoom and children love to come and create cards etc but what goes down well is magic wands therefore I have created a reindeer wand which would look great puhed into the branches of the Christmas tree.





Nathan and I plan to have some creative time over the next few days as the shop needs to get ready for Christmas. We are hoping we will have more visitors following his spread in the Sheffied Star this week promoting #workdisabilty

Thanks 

Tracy and Nathan x




Follow the links below to look at the other Jems blogs.









Christmas Decorations



Its the most wonderful time of the year!

Christmas Decorations.




Welcome to our blog, don't you just love Christmas and this year we have been so spoilt with some absolutely fabulous Christmas stamps, punches and papers. Our blog theme this month is to show case some christmas decorations. But before I start I need to let you know that Ihave passed my University course but have signed up for my Masters..oh dear!
As I craft with Nathan and he loves Christmas I try to find crafts easy for him to do, he loves to stamp and is getting really good. Therefore he stamped out the reindeers and punched out the shape using the cookie punch and punched out the tag top to create a tag for the reindeer food. 



The reindeer food is porridge oats and edible glitter in a test tube. Future tubes will be filled with a robin mix.




Our othr creation involved cutting strips of garden green card and creating some folds we made the Christmas tree that will hold some chocolate kisses....unfortunately I forgot to buy those so i have pretended but am sure yu get the idea. I will be making these and hanging on our tree.


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We have the tearoom and children love to come and create cards etc but what goes down well is magic wands therefore I have created a reindeer wand which would look great puhed into the branches of the Christmas tree.





Nathan and I plan to have some creative time over the next few days as the shop needs to get ready for Christmas. We are hoping we will have more visitors following his spread in the Sheffied Star this week promoting #workdisabilty

Thanks 

Tracy and Nathan x




Follow the links below to look at the other Jems blogs.









Saturday, 6 August 2016

Boxes/Bags/Packaging



I really thought I would be organised for this blog hop and have really enjoyed researching some lovely box ideas. Craig is away this week with work and now that all my assignments have been submitted my evenings are my own.....although there is the distraction of an amazing seasonal catalogue. My evenings haven't been my own I have been bust getting middle son ready for his holiday in Majorca and will be sunning himself as you read this.

My first box design is an amazing 'twisted' box cased from a fellow stampin up member on Pinterest.
I will be honest this took a couple of attempts as I thought you had to be creative with the sealing of the box top and bottom. But no, all you do once it is sealed a gentle twist and reinforcing of the scoring folds the box twists on itself. Great for hiding a special little gift...this would compliment the jewellery we sell in the tearoom.


I really need to work on my images and presentation and lighting.

For these two boxes I have used Affectionately Yours Speciality Designer Series Paper 
(A favourite of mine)








This is what you see when you open the box but a gentle twist opens it to reveal the gift inside.






I also found these cute little boxes that suit the cute little Foxy builder punch and the other is petite petals punch.









This is just a quick look at a card I made for Sam a fellow Jem and Nathans new carer, but also made the same for a friend having a difficult time...its not a box or packaging but I loved the 3D design that gives the illsuion it is a full jar.





Thank you for looking, 

Tracy and Nathan