Sunday, 7 November 2010

New In Colours


Here are 2 quick cards I made using the Stamp Set Ornate Flowers and the new DSPaper Pack in the New In Colours cobined with In Colours textured card stock, For the first one again I took inspiration from the new Ideas Book and Catalogue and cut the card Base from Textured Card in Pear Pizzazz next quite simply cut strips of the beautiful papers added a whisper white strip and stamped happy birthday (from Occassional Greetings Set).  Inked my stamp with Stampin write markers, Pear Pizzazz and Concord Crush and punched out with 13/4" circle punch.

For card 2 I used Card Stock Crumb Cake and Pacific Point, punched scalloped edge with new scallop edge punch, Inked stamp with Pacific Point Ink onto crumb cake, stamped in crumb cake ink down the side, Using Oval All Set I stamped thank you in Paciffic Point Ink and punched with scallop oval punch, last but not least I popped on one of the new Rinestones for a bit of bling.

Sometimes we need a quick card which I think this particular set is just perfect for and these two designs were very quick to do also great for doing batch makes for thank you's or just stock cards for that occassion we forgot about!.

By for now

Wednesday, 27 October 2010


I took my inspiration for this card from the New Ideas Book and Catalogue using another new stamp set Noteably Ornate and I think this is my second favourite stamp set.  I used Baja Breeze, Early Espresso and Whisper White Card, Ink Early Espresso, Baja Breeze and Pacific Point.  The main image is stamped on wet water colour paper with Baja Breeze and then over stamped with Pacific Point.  I then added Early Espresso Grosgrain ribbon and clip.

All products used Stampin' Up!

Monday, 25 October 2010



I know long time no see!!! Just when I thought I was on top of things my computer decided it wasn't going to play and consequently gave up altogether.  I have only just got it back from the "puter" doctor. 
Anyway enough of that I have been busy with workshops and making samples, even if I couldn't post them so here is the first one.
This card I have made with my new all time favourite stamp set from the New Stampin' Up! Catalogue - Artistic Etchings which I have in the new unmounted version which I am liking a lot even though I am a wooden stamp kinda girl at heart, these new unmounted ones really are going to save space which means ......... yes we can have more stash for our crafting - result don't you think!! :-() lol.

Using new colours Early Espresso for the main card I folded this into an Easel Style and layered Baja Breeze and one of the new In Colours Pear Pizzazz. I stamped the Baja Breeze panel in same colour Ink with two of the stamps making one fade right into the background by using second stamping, not sure if this is showing up in the picture very well.
I also got to play and get inky fingers which I love to do, using the new DSPapers Newsprint I stamped and inked the panel with Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz (new In Colour) using the round medallion type stamp in Artistic Etchings set, also with a finger dauber I smudged Crumb Cake over the DSP and around the torn edges which gave the result I was after - a distressed piece of old newspaper.  Using same stamp from set, I also did same on separate Newsprint DSP and punched out with Scalloped Circle and 1/2" circle Punch and scrunched them up and layered with a New Flower Brad in the centre.  The Eiffel Tower is then stamped onto the panel in Basic Black. The ribbon is the gorgeous new Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon.

For the panel at the base of the card I used same as for main card, stamping congratulations (from Stamp Set Noteably Ornate - I will be back to post card I made with this set later!) onto whisper white in Baja Breeze and rubbing crumb cake all over to grunge it up before punching out with the new Modern Label Extra Large punch, layered this onto pear pizzazz and cut around leaving a small margin, it is such an easy shape to cut around to get this effect.

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Stamp Sets Artistic Etchings and Perfect Punches

By for now

Friday, 1 October 2010


I expect you have all been browsing the new catalogue today, one of the new stamp sets Artistic Etchings P64 was one I knew I just had to have! I ordered the unmounted set which comes in a dvd style box , now I love my wood mounted stamp sets but just thought I would try the new ones out and I wasn't disappointed, the red rubber is of the same quality as in all Stampin' Up Stamps just means we can have more stamps in our stash as they take up less room - result!!!!  LOL.

Here is my first project using my favourite stamp set (at the moment hee  hee) Artistic Etchings page 64, which I covered an On Board Journal 5x5 Art Journal  (Page87) I just love these journals.
I used New DSP Newsprint p91, Basic Black and Very Vanilla are the two choices of double sided paper 2 sheets of each which is good so you always have one to keep!! New Ribbon 3mm Taffeta Basic Black; Card I used is Basic Black and Real Red and Very Vanilla.

I stamped the Real Red card  in Real Red ink , stamping the same design onto Very Vanilla in Basic Black Ink and using the Scallop Circle punch to go behind the words which I punched out with the Oval and Scallop Oval Punches. DSP was the same piece using both sides I punched a Scallop Edge and layered with the bold print side of the same piece and Basic Black Card.  Ribbon tied in knots at front and around the ring binders.

I think I may fill the pages with images from this set mmmmmm come back and have another peek later

Bye for now


At Last what we have all been waiting for has finally been launched click HERE To browse on line  the New 2010-2011 Stampin' Up Catalogue.

Oh wow this catalogue is packed with fabulous goodies, unmounted stamps is just one new option, of course there are all the gorgeous new colours and embellishments and ribbons, beautiful new Designer Papers ...... Click above pick up a coffee and browse. 

Below picture of some FAB new Designer Printed  Albums Page 101-aren't they delightful!

If you want to purchase a hard copy please contact me and I will post one out to you or you can pick one up from me if you live near. Price £4.00 plus pp. Also if you place an order of £25.00 or more with me during October I will refund your catalogue price.

I have a busy day ahead as my daughter is moving house today, and I will be unpacking boxes.  It is pouring with rain so not the ideal moving day!!!!  Here is a card I made for her using the New colour A4 card Cake Crumb  from the Neutrals collection page85, New DSPaper Newsprint Page 91,  New Ribbon 3mm Taffeta Ribbon Black page 96 and I also used an old favourite of mine and thankfully carried over into the new catalogue Stampin Jumbo Wheel - Neighborhood Page 110.

I will be back later with more news and to show a project I made with one of the New stamp sets and papers.

See you later

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Trees for Christmas

A quick post to show a quick card I made a while ago with one of my favourite sets Lovely as a Tree and thankfully it is not retiring as I would be very sad to see this set go. Unfortunately the sentement is a retiring Hostess set, and the bordering blue and brocade blue used in the sky are also retiring colours. 
There are some fab new colours to replace these and tomorrow sees the launch of the New Catalogue filled with gorgeousness - I'm so excited can't wait to place my order tomorrow.  

I used the direct to paper method for the top half of card for the sky and left bottom half white for snow, stamped the trees added the ribbon Glitter and sentiment, also "snow" was added to the branches with SU white gel pen and my first Christmas card for this year was made this is very simple to make if you are batch making your christmas cards.

Items used: Card night of navy, ballet blue(retiring), whisper white, Inks night of navy, bordering blue, brocade blue (both retiring), Glitter dazzeling diamonds, Ribbon night of navy, sentement Hostess set retiring

Until tomorrow when I will be posting the new catalogue details and more!

Bye for now


Stampin' Up! New Catalogue 2010/2011 will be launched on 1st October, I have had a sneak peak and there are some fantastic new products of us sorry can't share on line until the 1st October and not all products will be carried over, therefore Stampin' Up! have produced a Retiring List for these products.

CLICK HERE to go to the full list and  full sized pages 7 pages total!
The last chance list products are only available until the 30th September or until stocks last.  Some items 25% or even 50%.  Have you had your eye on a stamp set? well now is the time to check out the list and pick yourselves a bargain.  Contact me if you wish to place an order by email or Telephone. Postage and packaging charges apply.

Also check out the promotions for the Mini Catalogue and 11 New Products Flyer which are detailed in the side bar (to the left of this posting) Click to see the full Mini Catalogue and a full sized flyer. Products in both of these promotions that are not being carried over to the new Catalogue will only be available until the 30th September.

Lastly Apologies for being a bad blogger over the last few months, family commitments have meant I have not had time to do all I would like,  I have still been busy with Stampin' Up! workshops and normal service here will be resumed although I will probably only be posting once a week to start with.  So pop back and see what I have been upto and for all the latest  from Stampin' Up!

Bye for now

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Retiring Sets

Loads of Love

This is one of the sets being retired by Stampin' Up! and as it is one of my favourites I will be sad to see it go so I thought I would bring forward some of the samples of cards I made using this set. 

Remember you can still order  Loads of Love set 25% discount and Loads of Love accessories set 50% discount  until 30th September or while stocks last. Also Stamping Wheel Time for a Tree 25% Discount and Tailgating 25% discount.
Contact me email

Bye for now

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Fathers Day

A quick post today to show you a Fathers Day card and gift bag I made for my grandson to give to daddy, I gave it too him last night and his face was just one big smile he is only five but he loves my cards and can't wait for daddy to have a special one - that's what he calls them - ah bless him he is so gorgeous but then I'm biased anyway lol. Hope he doesn't open pressy himself!!!!!!

This was a quick and simple card using punches for embelishments. I inked the edges for a more rustic look. The bag stamps were background stamp Sanded and Occasional Greetings. Below are pictures of the gift bag and everything together.

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Stamps used were Greetings Eight for the main image and Tiny Tags and the new tag punch; Card Brocade Blue; Craft and Night of Navy; Ink Night of Navy; Star Punch, scalloped edge punch and cropodile; Ribbon Craft

Silly me forgot to photo the gift tag on the side of the bag you can just see the edge - trust me it was lovely lol.

Bye for now


Saturday, 5 June 2010

Happy Birthday.....

Just a quick post, it is sooooo hot in my craft room - phew,  I wanted to show you the box in a bag I made for a friends significant birthday in a few days, I made the card a while ago and I have made the box in the bag to match, I altered it slightly to fit the pressy  - Bella Bleu Designer Papers were used for the bag as I wanted a kraft colour, I sat in the garden under the shade of a tree making it while enjoying this glorious weather.   The pictures below show the finished bag and also card to match and if you keep scrolling you will see which significant birthday is being celebrated - she will kill me for adding the badge - but it just has to be done don't you agree. lol :-)

Ingredients - All Stampin' Up!
Stamps Vintage Vogue,Totally Tabs, Happy Everything, Card Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Ink, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink; Punches Tab, Scallop Edge, Eyelet Border, Brads soft subtles Ribbon taffeta Pretty in Pink, Buttons Latte

Finally I can post camera battery went dead last night and  blogger not playing nicely so her I am this morning posting, at least it is cooler in my room of  Craft......

Bye for now

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Rich Razzleberry

June 1st today - who stole May!!!! time is passing so quickly I hope we haven't had our summer in the last heatwave as it has been a gloomy day today and raining. 

I realised I hadn't posted a card for a while so I have made this card using Mojo Monday Sketch and the some of the new colours from SU Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede and Cottage Wall DSP.  Rich Razzleberry has to be my favourite and the Ribbons are gorgeous, don't forget they are only available until stocks contact me if you would like to place an order and get yours.

Ingredients All Stampin' Up
Stamps used Flight of the Buterflyand Baroque Motifs for the words, Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Oval and Oval punches Ink Rich Razzleberry Soft Suede, Ribbon, Card Old Olive Rich Razzleberry Whisper White, DSP Cottage Wall

Bye for now

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Rock and Roll Vintage Vogue

Using Stamp Set Vintage Vogue (I know, but it is my favourite ever SU set) I have used the Rock and Roll technique.  This technique is very simple you ink up your stamp in a lighter colour first and then you take the stamp and rock it over a darker colour Ink Pad,  I told you it was easy.

Now over at Stamp with Us they have a colour challenge so I thought I would join in and challenge myself with these colours

 I stamped the flowers out twice once in the main colours Lovely Lilac, Real Red and YoYo Yellow and secondly in
Yoyo Yellow and then rocked the stamp onto the Lovely Lilac and Real Red this give a very pleasing edging to the flowers and it is upto you how much you add. I also used Green Galore for the foliage.  I think you will agree this gives a totally different look to Vintage Vogue Stamp Set.
Ingredients- all Stampin' Up!
Vintage Vogue Stamp Set, Ink and Card in Lovely Lilac,Real Red, Yoyo Yellow, Green Galore  and Whisper White. Ribbon Red Gingham, Brads soft subtles.
Bye for now

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Vintage Vogue

My latest stamp set from Stampin' Up! is Vintage Vogue and today is the first time I have time to play, and I just love the versatility of this set now I can do distressed without even trying - whooo hooo. :-)

I have made this card for a friends Birthday it is a big one!!! so I thought make it girly and pink and no mention of age - I would like her to still be a friend; LOL.
Colours used are Kraft, Pretty in Pink, Creamy Caramel, Blush Blossom, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip, phew, this seems like a lot of colours I know, Creamy Caramel & Blush Blossom were used to sponge over Whisper White card and I used the Very Vintage wheel that matches this stamp set with Pretty in Pink Ink. The wheel gives you a vintage look without trying it is FAB.  The Flower was stamped onto same background with Close to Cocoa and inked petals with Chocolate Chip, all edges were sponged with Close to Cocoa. The Ribbon is Kraft

I have also joined in the SWU challenge which is Birthdays with this card too, happy crafting

Bye for now


New Colours from Stampin Up they are just gorgeous I can't wait to get my hands on these products. Here are the details




Click on 11 New products page at top of the blog for larger pictures of products and flyer.
If you want to order any of these gorgeous new products please email me before stocks run out.

** The Classic Ink pads and A4 Card Stock will be carried over to the upcoming Catalogue and Ideas Book
* These products are only available until stocks last

Friday, 30 April 2010

A card in 20 mins!!

If you are short of time as I was! here is a quick card using the new Stamp Set Bird on a Branch from the New Mini Catalogue. I cased the colours used by SU in the mini which is also great for inspiration. I have used the Stamp Positioner to align the flowers, what did I do without this great piece of kit - yes I here you all shout got it crooked - yep that was me!!

All SU used: Card Whisper White, yo yo yellow, black; Stamp Bird on a Branch Set; Scallop Punch

Have to dash now busy busy day!!!! have a lovely weekend see you all next week


Wednesday, 21 April 2010

My Sweet Pea

As I haven't been able to join in SWU challenge for a while I thought I would pop over and see what they were doing .

This weeks challenge is a sketch and here is my take on the sketch.

I have used the new Sweet Pea DSP also the stamp set My Sweet Pea from the New Mini Catalogue (these are my new favourites - well for now anyway) lol.

Firstly I took one of the stamps and stamped all over the piece of DSP that I had eventually chosen (so much choice in this pack) with tempting turquoise and pumpkin pie Stampin' Write Markers and then distressed the edges with the distressing tool from Stampin' Up! cutting tool pack (I love this tool) then I went around this edge with the pumpkin pie marker. I then stamped the images onto whisper white using tempting turquoise and pumpkin pie stampin' write markers, using the scalloped square punch on sweet pea DSP ( the reverse side of main piece) don't you just love these colours; I punched out 3 squares and mounted this with stampin' dimensionals onto the main card. Using the markers I inked the stamp from whimsical words set punched out with the word window punch.

A lovely sketch girls really enjoyed making this card and so quick too.

Bye until next time

Friday, 16 April 2010

New Two Step Bird Punch

On this card I have used the New Extra Large Two Step Bird Punch and the New Sweet Pea Designer Series Papers and New Stitched Felt flowers all from the New Mini Catalogue. The papers are excellent as always and the choice is too much! This card came together very quickly - once I had made my choice of papers. I inked over the circle to look like a moon behind the bird - well that was my thought as I was making the card, the inking is not showing up too well in the photo.
Card Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, So Saffron; DSP Sweet Pea Mini Cat; Punches Two Step Bird, 13/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punches; Ribbon Old Olive; New Felt Stitched Flowers Sweet Pea Mini Cat.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Thank You

Thank you all for your kind words, we have been away for a short break over Easter, it was very hard coming home and the house seems very empty but we are getting there; everyone has been so kind. Well hopefully I can now get back to crafting and put some samples up over the next few days I will go and see if I can find my mojo!!! .
Thank you for your patience during this difficult time.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Goodbye to our Faithful Friend

We have had the most terrible few weeks and have now said goodby to our beautiful Golden Retreiver Meg, our hearts are broken, the house is so empty. I thank everyone I know who has sent us their good wishes, only time will heal and then I will be back hopefully with some more crafting projects for you.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Easter and no Eggs..........

Before you all go into panic mode - yes there will be eggs and chocolate at Easter, but not on this card - ok panic over.
I have just recovered from yet another bout of this awful virus (hence the long gap in my blogging) we can't seem to shift, third time occuring for me since Christmas and DH has had symtoms for 10 weeks now!!!!! Roll on Spring. With that thought in mind I made this quick Easter card, using Garden Greenhouse Stamp Set, So Saffron, Bashfull Blue,Certainly Celery Inks and Card; Butterfly Punch (see March offers on side bar for these punches) Scallop Punch; Ribbon; Button and thread.

Happy crafting hopefully be back soon!!


Friday, 26 February 2010

Whimsical Purple Fun

Hi everyone sorry I have been an absent blogger has been a hectic few weeks for me, firstly my friend (she lost her husband last November)came over to stay for a few days which turned into a week loved spending time with her of course, and then as she went home my grandson arrived to stay for the week (half term). As you can imagine there was no time to even switch on the computer let alon craft! lol; but we had a brilliant time - love him to bits :-)

So today I have locked myself in my craft room and my inspiration was taken from the fabulous Orchid pot of SU glitter from the Fine Cosmo set; which has been calling to me for ages so I decided to stay with the one colour for my card. Unfortunately the photo does not show up the glitter too well but believe me it has bling!! Even my beloved dog Meg now has purple highlights on her coat (she is or was a golden retriever) .

I used Whimsical Wings Stamp Set and stamped the background card with the smaller stamps in the set added glitter to the swirls and centre of flowers. The main image is stamped and again all the swirls are highlighted with the glitter I have layered the large flower and also birds wing. I distressed the edges with the tool from SU cutter kit.

Note to self : I love this set and I must use it more as it is so versatile.
Bye for now


SU items used
Card Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White; Stamps Whimsical Wings, Oval all; Punches Scalloped Oval, 1" circle and 11/4" circle; Inks Perfect Plum; Grossgrain White ribbon; Stampin Glitter Fine Cosmo Orchid

Friday, 5 February 2010

Birthdays again!

The last of the family birthdays is DS next week and as I hate making man cards :-(
and stuck for inspiration I decided to follow the sketch on Sunday Sketch & Stamp

So out came one of my favourite and extremely useful for those dreaded man cards; Stamp set Loads of Love and Colour Combo - not quite navy and more mustard; I stamped and embossed the truck and presents in gold and paper pieced the truck Here is the card

Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Loads of Love Set and Loads of Love accessories & Occasional Greetings
Card More Mustard & Whisper White; Paper DSP from Hostess Gift pad, not quite navy and more mustard; Inks More Mustard & note quite Navy; Embossing Powder Gold; Brads Gold;
Other Nestabilities Circle and Scallop Circle
bye for now

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Sale-A-Bration Inspiration

A quick post today just to show you some quick cards I made with the FREE Sale-a-Bration stamp sets Happy Moments and Whimsical Words.(See Brochure in side panel to download)

These cards only took me 1 hour to make!

For the first 2 I used Barely Banana and Pretty in Pink 12x12 textured card for the main and Chocolate Chip and Rose Red for the layers, for the 2nd pair Certainly Celery 12x12 Textured card and Lavender Lace, for the layers pale plum and Lavender Lace; Stamped onto Whisper White with Basic Grey and coloured in the images using blending pen and co-ordinating Inks
Ribbon: Double Stitched Grosgrain and 5/8 grosgrain in Chocolate Chip, 1/2" striped Grosgrain Pretty in pink, Certainly Celery- All Stampin' Up!

Others used: Sizzix Scallop Card Die and Big Shot Die Cut Machine

I also made these quick cards using Barley Banana, Certainly Celery, Pale Plum, Rose Red as before stamped onto Whisper White and coloured with Blending pen and co-ordinating inks.

Cards were cut using the Sizzix Scallop Die

by for now