Thursday, 26 January 2017

Beautiful You

This is a card I've CASE'd from Pinterest which is credited to
I loved the subtle colouring on it.  The base colours are Very Vanilla and Sahara Sand, the other products used are:

Falling in Love Designer Series Paper
Gold Foil Sheets
So Detailed Thinlits
Stitched Shapes Framelits
Beautiful You stamp set
Special Reason stamp set
Classic Label Punch
Metallic Ribbon (SAB item)
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Black Memento ink
Sahara Sand Ink

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Happy 90th Birthday

My friend over at Stamps and Memories, Wendy, issued a plea for any birthday cards for her Mum who was 90 last week.

She loves receiving handmade cards but only gets a few so I thought I'd add one to the stash.

I've used the Detailed Floral thinlits with the Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder I used in my last card.

I've also used the Lots of Labels framelits, Large Number framelits and Number of Years stamp.

Monday, 23 January 2017


A Congrats card today using a colour combo that Michelle Last used for one of her one-sheet wonders (which I will also try one day).

Using the Love and Affection stamp set and Sunshine Wishes framelit I've used the following colours:
Elegant Eggplant
Wisteria Wonder
Rich Razzleberry
Sweet Sugarplum
Perfect Plum

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Birthday and Christmas Wishes!

Slightly behind with Blog posts again - I wish the app was updated to support my phone!

Anyway, this lovely card uses a Sale-a-bration set called Avant Garden.  I had actually pretty much ignored it in the brochure but now it's a favourite, so lovely to use, the sentiment is in the set too.

The border is also a SAB item called Delicate Details which has 5 borders in and is also rather handy!

And then there is Christmas card of the week which this week featured the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and punch which are still available!

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Special Day

A little bit of spotlighting today on the 'Inside the Lines' DSP which is a freebie as part of Sale-a-bration.

The part of the image I have punched out is coloured with the new watercolour pencils and a blender pen.

The sentiment and 'dots' stamps are in the set Dragonfly Dreams.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Have a treat!

The Stitched Shapes Framelits have made it back to the order list if anyone missed out last time - more samples in the coming days using these super dies.

Another reminder too that if you have a large Stampin' Up! wish list (and who doesn't) then Sale-a-bration is the best time to do something about it!

You can join for £99 and choose £130 worth of products from the catalogue AND then choose 2 additional stamp sets for free!!

You can just take your stash and are required to do nothing more or you can do the opposite and take it wherever you want in turns of hobby or job - give me a shout if you would like any more info on any of these options.

Sending Love

Don't forget penguins aren't just for Christmas!

This cute little chap has been layered up on the Layering Oval Framelits and Stitched Shape Framelits (which will hopefully be re-appearing shortly).

I've used a sentiment from the Sealed With Love stamp set and the new Falling Petals embossing folder.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Christmas Week 2!

Another reminder that it is never too early to start making your Christmas cards!

This card is a CASE of one Julie Davison made and I thought it was rather effective.  The Santa's Sleigh stamp set and thinlits are still available as they have been carried forward even though they were in the Christmas catalogue.

Colours used are Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Night of Navy and Smoky Slate.
The sentiment is also in the set.

The card also uses the 2" Circle Punch and Softly Falling embossing folder.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

A Special Reason

A nice bright card today cased from a 'Juana Create' one I saw on Pinterest.

This uses the 'Special Reason' bundle which has 14 stamps in the set and 11 framelits.
I've seen lots of lovely combinations of the stamping and use of framelits.

I've used Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Cucumber Crush for the colours which also matches the ribbon.

A Teeny Tiny Sentiment and the Classic Label punch to cut it out.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Sometimes ...

This card was one of my Telford samples and uses the Rich Razzleberry Ombre Stampin' Pad I was given (the ink goes from dark to light across the ink pad).

The hearts are from the new hostess set Iconic Occasions (another set I made samples from).

The sentiment is from the stamp set Layering Love which I have also used with the ombre ink pad.
This is layered on the Layering Ovals Framelits in Rich Razzleberry and Sweet Sugarplum.

The card is finished with some dots and hearts, also in Sweet Sugarplum, from the In Colour Enamel Shapes.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Anniversary flowers

A little look at items in the Falling in Love Suite today with this card:

I've used Very Vanilla and Smoky Slate card and layered this very lovely thinlit from the So Detailed set to show it off - it cuts beautifully.

The sentiment is from the co-ordinating So in Love set and the satin ribbon and embellishment are also part of the suite.
Lots more samples of all the other items to come.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Stamping Day details

Below are details of the Stamping Day on 25th March.
Hopefully I haven't forgotten anything important!

I am asking for booking and payment by 1st Feb to ensure I get stock before anything goes on back order and allow time for prep.

Any queries or to book please contact me.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Sending Love Suite

The Sending Love suite is ideal for the upcoming Valentine's Day but then suitable throughout the year - especially with the fab teeny envelopes!

The suite has stamps, framelits, paper, card, embellishments and ribbon all to match.

Friday, 6 January 2017

Brighter days to come

Another quick and simple card using the Beautiful You set again.

I've used a snippet of Blooms and Bliss to paper piece the umbrella and mirrored the Mint Macaron in the stamp over the image and the Island Indigo for the card base.

I've also sneaked in the Stitched Framelits which will be back again sometime!

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Dragonfly Dreams

Back to a simple but effective card using a piece of the new Falling in Love Designer Series paper and the Dragonfly Dreams bundle (20 photopolymer stamps and 5 lovely thinlit dies).

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

New Catalogues

Hopefully all new catalogue links are available on the right hand side of this page (if you have any issues do let me know).

There are also some carry over items that haven't retired from the Autumn/Winter catalogue that I will add in a day or two.

If you would like a copy of the catalogue and haven't got one let me know.

Stampin' Up! had rather a fun day today with their system and back up system going down before we even got to start ordering but it got fixed after rather a long day I imagine and my next batch of goodies have been requested.

New goodies available

We are live!  The Spring/Summer catalogue items are available for purchase and Sale-a-bration has started which means for every £45 you spend between now and the end of March you get a freebie from the SAB booklet.

I'll update the catalogue link on my blog later today (as I'm writing this ahead of it being available) and if you have any questions on the offer let me know.

If you have a party and sell over £200 you get an additional £20 to the freebies you would get anyway and the joining offer is super as you get 2 additional stamp sets free on top of the great joining price anyway.

Lots more details to follow.

Monday, 2 January 2017

High Tide

There are lots of possibilities with the new High Tide stamp set.

This card uses several of the stamps of which there are 16.

I'll be doing a stamping day using this set at East Coker on 25th March - full details to follow in the next few days.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Christmas prep

So, it's never too early to start your Christmas cards - what about now?
I thought I'd start with one on January 1st again and see what happens!  I shall be making no promises but I might try one now and again.

The Snow Place stamp set (and matching framelits) is in the main catalogue so still very much available.

Just one card a week gives a great stash by the end of the year!