Sorry for not posting for so long but I have been busy creating my new blog as a Stampin' Up Demonstrator - why not pop over and visit Craft with Styleand see for yourself what I have been up to and how you can join me at future events.
This is one of the nicest photos of my husband and I taken at our silver wedding celebrations with our family and friends in June.
Feeling like Royalty
Our daughters paid for a limo for us to chill out for an hour before the celebrations started, it was so nice to chill out and relax in style before the night started. Complete with champagne, music and chocolates we spent an hour driving around Dundee on what was a beautiful sunny evening.
After checking out the price of cakes in local bakers, our eldest daughter decided we could make our own and so the production line began. 150 cakes later, iced and decorated with chocolate butterflies, the stand was found on ebay and a handmade topper completed what was a stunning talking point.
The lanterns on the table were found in Dobbies in the sale, our daughters took over all the decorations and so many people commented on how stunning the tables looked with the candles flickering.
Advanced Scrapbooking class
I have been experimenting with my cricut and designed this for an advanced scrapbooking class at KittyKrafts - I really enjoyed playing with unusual shapes and getting away from the normal squares.
Another advanced class
This idea came from a sketch at Pagemaps.com and a layout by Dawn Inskip - I altered it and included some hand stitching around the large white circle - the photos aren't family members - just some photos I found online. Everyone really enjoyed this class and went away brimming with ideas and possibilities.
Advanced Scrapbooking Class
This is the double layout for this week's advanced class, the large photo mount hinges up to reveal space for photos or journalling underneath!
Some of my work
My Disney Acrylic Album
Mini-Album for Katy's 18th birthday
Sam designed this project based on a mirror tile from B & Q. The paper is Imaginisce!
Bare Elements Wine Container
This was created using Cosmo Cricket Twist and Shout papers - a lovely gift idea!
Picture of the container open, I originally used red ribbon but then changed it for green, velvet paper was used on the bottom of the container and inside the wine bottle area to cushion it!
Candle, Gift Bag and Christmas Card
This project was adapted from an idea in a Christmas magazine from last year using Carol Wilson papers, Bazzill Bling and Poinsettias, a quick and easy way to brighten up plain gift bags!
Sam adapted this from a project in a Christmas magazine last year, it went down really well and everyone has admired it in the shop since. The bags were cut using the Cricut Bags, Tags, Boxes and more cartridge.
Countdown to Christmas
This Calendar was created on a Making Memories Magnetic board to allow the pieces to be interactive.
Everyone loved this quick and easy project that Sam created using Blonde Moments Friend Junctions papers - it helps that the photo is cute too!
Family Word Book
Family word book using K & Co Mira papers, Stickers and Chipboard Words - one of our classes at the Workshop Weekend
Christmas Snowflake Wall Hanging
This wallhanging was created using the Maya Road Sheer Snowflake book, alcohol inks, glitter and various punches. I really enjoyed creating this project and loved the very subtle effect of the alcohol inks!
This was one of our 4 hour workshops using K & Co Blue Awning papers and embellishments. The box was painted using Blonde Moments Gold paint. The box is easy to decorate and the time it takes is well worth the effort. Below are the pictures of the inside trays.
Lid open with trays
Back of the box!
Velvet paper was used to line the bottom of the trays and the bottom of the box.
Acrylic Disney Album
I made this album for the challenge at our monthly crop featuring pages from our recent trip to Orlando, Florida. This was my first time experimenting with acrylic and wow I loved it. I look forward to adding to this album and making some more for gifts for family and friends.
Mother's Day Gifts
This is the card I made for my mum and MIL for Mother's Day, adapted from an idea I found on the web. I used Basic Grey and Papermania silk screened papers, Holy Cow and Creative Imaginations rub ons, K & Co ribbon and Heidi Grace flowers. I printed verses to go on the back of each panel
It is always difficult to know what to buy my mum, so this year I made her an altered tin. I used alcohol inks to decorate the top and Basic Grey Urban Couture papers to decorate the sides, finishing off with ribbons from Little Silver Hat's monthly kits. I filled the tin with her favourite chocolates.
This is the lovely card I received from Dawn on the morning that I was due to go for hospital tests.
Another card I received from Frances - just to let me know she was thinking of me whilst I was waiting for the results of my tests.
Picture Frame Class - 10th Feb
This is the frame we will be creating this Sunday in the class. It uses a blank frame from Creative Imaginations, papers and embellishments are from the K & Co Smitten range and are totally stunning. I also used organza ribbon and pink magic mesh.
Gift Box Class - 3rd Feb
These Maya Road boxes are so easy to adapt to suit any occasion. I painted this with Adirondak dabbers in powder blue and then used Imaginesce papers from their Love collection. I have recently been experimenting with magic mesh, a product that is truly versatile and adds depth to any project. As it is self adhesive it is so easy to use. The embellishments are all cut using Quickutz dies.
Mini Book Class
This is the class from 27th January - these mini chipboard books make wonderful gifts. I painted this one with Blonde Moments bronze paint and then used Paper Adventure papers to decorate it. The books can easily be adapted to suit any occasion - simply by changing the colours, papers and embellishments.
Guest Design Team submission for A Trip Down Memory Lane
This is the altered tin for my sister which will be filled with mini toiletries. The papers are from Craftwork Cards and the embellishments from K & Co. No doubt my Neice will want it as she really loves pretty pink things!
My friend bought me an enormous bouquet of my favourite flowers for my birthday last week, I just love these stargazer lillies. I was also really lucky and received lots of lovely gifts from family and friends.
This is the class that I taught at KittyKrafts, Dundee last weekend. All the papers are from Blonde Moments.
My name is Diane and I am an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator for the Dundee area sharing my passion for crafts with others through my blog and classes. If you would like to find out more about my classes or even to order products, then please get in touch. If you don't live nearby that is not a problem. I can arrange for you to have your products delivered direct to your door.