Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Pines and Poinsettias Christmas Club

Hello there, i had every intention in blogging yesterday but I ran out of time…

Unlike Saturday I didn’t spend my Sunday in my pj’s  (glad to find so many of you are enjoying pj days  as well *wink*) spent it instead hosting our Monthly Christmas Club.  We meet each month and make 8 cards in 2.5hours we started back in July and we already amassed a good collection ready to be sent out soon. The last club takes place on the 11 Dec. so if you are in need some cute and quick to reproduce cards please get in touch.

The first card is a total case from a swap I received at Convention made by the lovely Joanne Gelnar, it uses the pines and poinsettias stamp set and Holly Berry designer paper.


Second card my personal favourite because is very atmospheric in real life, the dark colours are warm and rich and the rhinestones add extra sparkle, we also used copious amounts of shimmer  mist all over it.


The third one used a conventional set in an unconventional way. Aviary is not a set you would associate with Christmas but I don’t think is to bad what do you think?

bird cage

And finally everyone’s favourite on the day,


This was a technique featured by my stampin friend Moira a Scottish now living in France demonstrator. She did a wonderful job showcasing the select embossing technique and she has a tutorial on her blog here. 

The gold card looks very luxurious with this technique.

We had cake as well curtsey of the magic of the Thermomix, this time was a whole orange and poppy seed cake with a orange cream cheese frosting.


Not the best slice in this photo as I made sure everyone left with a little doggy bag and only took two ends back for me and hubs, it was moist citrusy and very delish, this machine makes me look so good you know Winking smile.

I hope you enjoyed my makes today and before I go I just want to tell you about my

Wish List Service-2011

Santa-want stamps2

Just like the previous years I will be offering a complete gift service again this year so if you have LOTS of Stampin’Up! products on your wish list I can help you opening as many if not all of them on the Christmas Day.

How does it work? It couldn’t be easier!! I will get in touch with you and get you to fill in a money is no Object Wish list, that’s right everything in the big book that you LOVE and wouldn’t mind having.  Then you email or hand out my details to all your friends and family who wish to spoil you on Christmas Day. I will then organize and gift wrap your presents and even deliver them to you so that on the big day you get unwrap a total surprise!! Each client will also get a lovely wrapped gift from myself . All you have to do is email me at telemech01@aol.com and let me organize your sweet surprises this Christmas.

Equally if you are a crafter and are looking for the perfect gift for that crafty friend this Christmas my vouchers are the perfect answer.


they come in all denominations and beautifully presented in a handmade presentation folder like this one below. I look forward hearing from you soon.


Thank you so much for visiting me today, see you again soon, till then hugs xxx

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  1. Hello Monica,
    What lovely cards!!!! I always love what you do!!!! Have you got a recipe to share for the Thermomix orange Cake. I have that wonderful machine too and need to make a cake for thursday.

  2. So beautiful cards!!!

  3. Hi Monica,
    The cards are gorgeous and the cake was delicious, you do spoil us...thank you for all your hard work. Sorry I had to leave early, Rob is much better and didn't need any medication.
    Can't wait for Saturday
    Hugs cherie xx
    This is my second attempt, sorry if you end up with two entries

  4. Beautiful cards. The one using the aviary stamp set is adorable. I do like the embossed one. It is stunning. TFS


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