Saturday, 20 January 2018

Just booked this years craft retreat!

Just booked on my annual craft retrat for this summer with 99 other wacky crafty friends, being my 3rd annual wild weekend with them, a time to let our hair down and have fun with some crafting alond the way, although not much crafting gets going when the alcohol gets flowing and cards of hummanity come out, not to forget the wild drunken Karioke until the ealy hours of the morning while lazing around in PJs all weekend!
Ingestre Hall is a Grade II 17th-century Jacobean mansion situated at Ingestre, near Stafford, Staffordshire, England. Formerly the seat of the Earls Talbot and then the Earls of Shrewsbury, the hall is now owned by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council and is in use as a Residential Arts and Conference Centre.
Ingestre is mentioned in the Domesday Book. During the reign of Henry II the manor was owned by the de Mutton family. During the reign of Edward III the house passed to the Chetwynd family, through the marriage of heiress Isabel de Mutton and Sir John Chetwynd. Their descendants were raised to the peerage in 1733 as Baron Talbot and later in the century as Earl Talbot.
The imposing mansion was built in red brick, on the site of an earlier manor house, in 1613 for Sir Walter Chetwynd, (High Sheriff of Staffordshire in 1607). A later Walter Chetwynd his grandson, was created Viscount Chetwynd in 1717. The daughter and heiress of the 2nd Viscount married Hon. John Talbot in 1748 and their son John Chetwynd-Talbot (who was later 3rd Baron Talbot, and from 1784 Viscount Ingestre and Earl Talbot) inherited the Ingestre estate.
The house was renovated in the early 19th century by architect John Nash for the 2nd Earl, Charles Chetwynd-Talbot. In 1856 the 3rd Earl and 3rd Viscount Ingestre, Henry John Chetwynd-Talbot, succeeded a distant cousin to become the 18th Earl of Shrewsbury. The hall was badly damaged by fire and largely rebuilt in 1882.
In 1895, Charles Chetwynd-Talbot, 20th Earl of Shrewsbury founded the Staffordshire Polo Club at Ingestre Hall. Players included Charles Stanhope, 8th Earl of Harrington, Algernon Burnaby, Captain Daily Fergusson, Captain the Hon. Robert Greville, Gerald Hardy, Albert Jones, Captain “Wengy” Jones, Edward and George Miller, Norman Nickalls, Bertram Portal, Captain Gordon Renton, Jasper Selwyn and John Reid Walker.
The Ingestre estate of 1,100 acres (450 ha) was broken up in 1960 when sold off by the 21st Earl. Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council purchased the Hall in 27 acres (11 ha), and has since operated a Residential Arts Centre from the site.
Residential arts centre
The 1961 sale stipulated that the hall “must be used for the purpose of promoting the arts and education”. Ingestre Hall hosts schools and youth groups for children between 7 and post 16 and provides “enrichment of education and life experiences for children and young people through the creative arts”.
Ingestre Hall projects its aims to “extend the legacy of Ingestre Arts to be nationally recognised as a centre of excellence where children and young people’s horizons are broadened and where they are inspired and motivated to achieve their full potential in an aspirational environment where creativity and sense of self is valued and encouraged to blossom”. Ingestre Hall is unique in the UK as a Local Authority Arts Centre that has welcomed, over the past 5 years, more than 12,000 children and young people on arts residential.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Blue Monday

Todays news brings a charity event locally by The Samaritans giving out tea bags at local train stations like Guildford calling their campaign Brew Monday as Mondays are the worst day for feeling the blues. If you want to check it out click on the link
For this i am posting this card as fits in very well i feel, i made this for the new launch of the spring summer catalogue and sale-a-bration which has arrived, Yay!

Using the new party pandas (147221) from which I chose as my free item in sale-a-bration, a sentiment from Lift me up (142896) annual catalugue, as well as clouds from the pattern party decorative masks (144103) and the decorative ribbon border punch(143721) basic black inkpad(140931)
During sale-a-bration you choose one of the sale-a-bration items for every £45 spent! best time to build up your stash now or keep as free Christmas presents for somone next year. If you are Free to attend one of my Monday classes to inspire your week please contact me by email or


Saturday, 25 November 2017

Cyber Monday Deal!!!

Because of all the incredible deals that happen on Cyber Monday, Stampin' Up! decided to end Online Extravaganza on 26 November; this gives us as demonstrators the chance to offer you free shipping on all Stampin’ Up! products, creating the opportunity to get everything on your wish lists! You can get anything your heart desires with free shipping, which is a great way to boost up your crafty stash!
We are celebrating Cyber Monday by offering free shipping on every order placed for 24 hours. Get excited, the warehouse is ready and waiting!

Happy crafting,
Jasmine x

Wednesday, 22 November 2017


Well something i never understood or managed to do before was change my catalogues to be able to view the lovely goodies inside on my blog! well had no problem just now, did it staight away,  lol. and look i am achieveng a post as well, think i might faint!
Anyway After a lovely evening with the ladies from Cherstey arts and crafts HUB on Thursday i have been busy working on classes and creations and ideas are still flowing creatively, just need to work on the techy admin bit...Heres a few pics of some of the bit i have done over the last few days and the last week. Enjoying revisiting the popup box cards for a technique/advanced class with embossing powders.
Each section width is 5.5cms and a tab of 1.5 cms, the inner struts are made with the left over cardstock 7.7cms scored 1 cm from each end. The longer of the 2 pannels are 8cms and the shorter is 7cms, overall card measures 23.5x15 cutting away the excess of the tab that is not required. The pink pannels are to decorate with your designer series paper 0.5 cm less than the pannel meassurement so the is a small even border around of plain cardstock when matt and layered. If you are interested in doing a class please contact me, I am runnning a new Year pop up box card class, booking essential to order and prep materials.


It's been a while but i'm back!

As you all know i'm more technophobe definately not tech geek! i'm a crafter so unless its click and print i'm stuffed as far as the tech side goes, so bare with while i get the hang of this, hahaha. I am on a mission, how anyone does all these daily blogs and you tube videos i don't know, it's a challenge i am setting myself to overcome my fears and learn a thing or two, not to mention help get motivated and ORGANISED.....this word to me is a similar offensive word like 'ironing'!
My target, i want to post at least once a week to start with as well as challenges to get everyone involved. I am hoping to form into a routine doing this and increase my posts gaining confidence with tech along the way so i can achieve my first you tube video!...onwards and upwards.
As some of you may be aware a couple of years ago i was diagnosed as having adult ADHD, those of you who have it will understand what a hectic crazy life I lead....,Headless chicken mode, is best way to describe my life. I think this is why crafting suits my life as its the only thing i seem to get into and focus on to the point of completion, shorter projects are best as i see a quicker result.
Well i have been sleeplessly beavering away making cards and bits for a fair this weekend, I have put this off,  but now thrown myself in at the deep end and given myself a week to prep to do the first of many fairs. I have up cycled 37 of my stampin' up! ex display cards, made 3 cards from my craftwork cards kits so far which i have been meaning to use for ages, made 8 gift bags out of my 10/15 year old original stash. A cat themed topper sheet i printed about 5+ years ago made 15 card topper focal pieces. I have really been in my zone so much so that i have been so absorbed and been late for work a couple of times not realising the time. Some of my original stash that i didn't know what to do with have turned out really well and am really pleased with them, and it's been used up getting it out of the way.
Still lots to do but i'm looking at doing some Fathers day cards/mens cards next, also possibly some patchwork and up cycling sewing from my childrens old clothes as i have at least 5 sacks of them again meaning to do something with, but due to going to bed at 4.30 last night i doubt much will happen apart from this post today. I am feeling proud of my productive week and really feeling some achievement even though i would have like to do you do! Anyway just a little perspective of my production.
This has been sat in draft since about may/June time so reading back my target was pretty high and not achieved as much as i had planned, however i did move house with a weeks notice in July, work full time over the summer and return to just being self employed as it got too much juggling everything. Ooops, well here goes i can only try fom here on in, time to focus and reflect, i have got tons of pics but never got round to posting...any tips welcome. x

Friday, 4 July 2014

Teachers presents - mini rucksack gift bags

Mini rucksack bags for small packets of Thorntons chocolates, The little envelope pocket contains a mini card with sentiment for a message.
10.5"x8.5" designer series card or paper
Score landscape at 2", 5", 7" and 10"
Turn and score at 2" and 7"
See pic for areas to cut before sticking together to decorate.
Envelope board creates pouch to go on the front. 3.5" square, punched and scored from1.5"

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Ahoy there! New catalogue has been launched

jasminepatmore.stampinup.netThis is made using the new sea street stamp set and maritime designer papers. Ink colours are night of navy and real red using sassy salutations wording stamps. If you wish to order products to make this you can find them in my shop any orders over £20 will receive a free catalogue for easy quick reference and ideas. More to follow soon, including project life.