Welcome to the Rubber Stamping Workshops Blog

Here you can find out all the latest RSW news, get details of special offers & view projects made using rubber stamps. Most of the projects shown here will be made from Stampin' Up! products, as I'm an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator, covering Cheshire & Greater Manchester.

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Emergency Card Kit

Tonight's workshop was an Emergency Card Kit. We made a box (above) & 6 cards, using Rose Red & Close to Cocoa inks & DSP (now retired). The cards needed to be quick, so I chose images that could be punched or easily cut. This meant using lots of different stamp sets!

Here's the 3 Rose Red cards. **TIP** The thin strip of DSP at the top of the Thanks card is the bit of waste you get when using the scallop edge punch, so don't throw it away!!

These are the Close to Cocoa cards. I've stamped onto Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon on the centre card, plus added a couple of buttons - very handy quick embellishments.

Contact me if you'd like to attend this workshop. If you haven't already seen it on the RSW website, I offer a customer loyalty scheme for all workshop attendees - check it out here.

Monday, 27 October 2008

Christmas is Coming!

I should've posted this pic ages ago & I forgot! These are the cards made at the Christmas is Coming workshop. The centre card is cased from the '07 Stampin' Up! idea book - I love this set & this card is easier to make than it looks! The other 2 cards were coloured in watercolours.

These are my October M&Ts, made using the Perfect Presents set & of course incorporating the new scallop edge punch!! They're quick to make & pretty cute!

Friday, 24 October 2008

Pick a Petal Workshop

Here's 3 of the items made at last night's Pick a Petal workshop (we also did a 3 candle Christmas card, but I wasn't totally happy with how that turned out!).

The Dragonfly card was made by stamping in Versamark on vellum, then heat embossing. The body is made with items from the Stampin' Up! Pretties kit. We also incorporated the new scallop edge punch!

The flower is made using 6 x 2 different sized petals. The flower itself is mounted on a long skewer, but I edited this out of the photo.

The tulip card incorporates some retired designer series paper, but I love the way the spots co-ordinate!

Feel free to contact me if you'd like to attend this workshop.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Rolll with the Punches

Here are the 3 cards & tag made in the Roll with the Punches workshop. This technique combines wheels, punches & sponge daubers to make interesting backgrounds. The Christmas card also included some of the bandanna technique to add interest (dots & swirls in white gel pen).

Contact me if you'd like to attend this workshop.


Just to let you know that there is now a Techniques page on my RSW (rubber stamping workshops) website. Each month a new technique is added, as it appears in the newsletter, so keep checking back! Click the above title to visit the page.


Tuesday, 21 October 2008

It's been a busy couple of weeks with workshops, stamp club & Stampin' Up! workshop demos, so I haven't had time to post.

The new Stampin' Up! catalogue has been really well received & I've had plenty of orders. People are already asking if there'll be any mini catalogues this year - I hope so!

It's another Altrincham Rubber Stamping Group meeting tonight - I've just been rearranging the tables as it's a full house tonight!

I also have a few new cards I need to take photos of & upload. There are some from the Roll with the Punches workshop, which are a little bit different. Hopefully I'll get time to do that tomorrow, but I've got the Pick a Petal workshop to get ready for - there are still places available if anyone's interested. There'll be at least one card you won't be expecting! But I'm not giving anything else away. I'll post some pics of that after Thursday night.

Off to clean & vacuum the studio now!


Wednesday, 8 October 2008

October Newsletter

Here's the link to this month's newsletter, which details the current Stampin' Up! offers & details of the October & November workshops.

Happy reading!


Tags and Toppers Workshop

Here's a picture of the items made during the Tags & Toppers workshop in September. The Loads of Love truck & trees are also magnets, so good fun for kids!
All supplies were Stampin' Up! products except for the magnets (I used Xyron laminate & magnet) & the Jelly Beans!

Stampin' Up! Supply List & Catalogue Corrections

Stampin' Up! have now published the list of supplies needed to make all the projects shown in the new 2008-2009 Idea Book & Catalogue - click here to view them (pdf format - over 9mb in size).

They have also issued a list of corrections to the catalogue, so if you have a copy, you may wish to check these out here. The online version has already been amended & should be correct.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Stampin' Up! 20th Birthday Offer

Between 1st & 31st October, spend £20 on regular catalogue merchandise and get 20% off certain Stampin'Up! birthday/celebration stamp sets. There's no limit on the number of reduced price sets you can buy, so grab a bargain while you can!

Click the image for more information & details of the selected stamp sets.

New Stampin' Up! Catalogue

Wow - the new Stampin' Up! Catalogue Preview evening I held went really well - thanks to all who attended. Everyone placed an order, so now I'm just waiting for all the goodies to arrive! Can't wait to try out the 2 new scallop punches! I've also been given several new leads & 2 people have booked parties this month so I think I'm going to be quite busy! I've already nearly run out of catalogues & have had to place an order for some more. If you want to check the catalogue out online, click the link over on the right hand side of the blog.

The October newsletter will be out soon - I'm just finalising the November classes, then I can publish!

It's the 1st October meeting of the Altrincham Rubber Stamping group tonight - we've had to change to meeting twice monthly as we've more members than seats now! So I'm off to prepare for that.

Bye for now,