Friday, 26 May 2017

This week ...

Quite a lot on this week so there have been lots of quick cards!

This first one took a little longer though and I made whilst it is nice and sunny.  This sunflower uses the Eastern Palace suite and is based on the flower by Patty Bennett (

This just shows how versatile these dies are too.

Val did this super project with us at Bloomin' Buds downline this week:

It's a great little treat pouch with a packet of seeds in.  This one is in the new colour of Fresh Fig - the new daisy punch is rather nice too!

Then Christmas card of the week made an appearance!

And this is the card I made for swaps at our meeting this week.  Again, inspired by Pinterest and using the daisy punch again.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Simple but effective

And for the next instalment I've got a selection of fairly simple but effective cards.

The Kinda Eclectic stamp set is retiring but still available - sadly the butterfly punches have sold out.

The Custom Tee stamp set and framelits are also retiring but there are lots of combinations to be made with both of them - this card just gives a small taster.

The stamp set Big on Birthdays isn't retiring - hooray!
I've just added some colour on this one with Stampin' Write Markers and a touch of Wink of Stella which doesn't show up brilliantly in the photo.

An example I think of how a little can go a long way.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

More catch up

So, my computer still isn't entirely my friend but I think we can proceed!

Starting with another Eastern Palace suite card using some of the matching DSP and a different thinlit:

This card uses the colour combo Fresh Fig and Dapper Denim.

Then there is a little notecard using the Succulent stamp set (currently on sale and retiring):

And finally for today last weeks Christmas fox!  This was a CASE of a card I pinned a while ago made by Valerie Moody of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team - it's rather effective for something different isn't it?

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Old and New

Got to love technology haven't you! I've had a right toot with my computer not quite doing what I wanted this week and the fact that I can't use blogger effectively on my portable devices means I need to have another catch up!

I'll start with foxes!

This was my Wedding Anniversary card - I've been married quite a while!
I also used a fox for Christmas card of the week but turns out I can't add it at the moment!

So, a new thinlit instead!

This Happy Birthday sentiment is rather lovely isn't it?
I've cut it out in the new colours of Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide and stamped the background with 2 stamps from the Playful Backgrounds stamp set which is staying.

I'll see if my computer will assist again tomorrow!

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Succulents and new stuff!

I was a bit late getting to use my Succulent Garden Suite and now it is retiring which is a shame (you can currently get the stamps and framelits reduced though if you are tempted).

I think they are so effective and great for a different present idea.
I've used Garden Green and Sweet Sugarplum card for these 2 and sponged both with Rich Razzleberry.

More importantly I have new catalogues in my possession!  I haven't quite got all the card colours yet (but nearly).  If you think you aren't on my list for distribution let me know!

Thursday, 4 May 2017

More Eastern Palce

A couple more Eastern Palace examples.
Just a simple one which shows off how lovely this die is:

And then I've done similar but slightly different and nominate this card in Dapper Denim and Tranquil Tide as Christmas card of the week!
I've used Glimmer Paper for sparkle and a couple of extra dies to the card above - loving this Eastern Palace Suite!

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Enjoy Today

Stampin' Up! have provided some card designs to start us off with the Eastern Palace Suite, you can have them too if you purchase a bundle, this card is one of them:

This card uses a Fresh Fig card base (rather nice isn't it?) and paper, stickers, ink, stamps, thinlits and tassel from the premier bundle currently on offer.

Hopefully by the time you read this I will have ordered new catalogues and be on my way to deciding which other items to pre-order and get working on to share with you!

Monday, 1 May 2017

Eastern Palace Suite

So, today is the day you can pre-purchase the Eastern Palace Suite from the new catalogue.

You will be able to buy the stamp set and framelits in a bundle in the new catalogue from 1st June but for this month only Stampin' Up! have put together 2 bumper bundles where you can have some free product too.

These are the options:

I will be sharing samples this week so you can see some of the products 'in action'.
Each bundle also includes 3 of the new in colours which are Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide.

If you were to purchase the Premier Bundle then you could spend another £5 and choose £31 worth of FREE products for joining Stampin' Up! - worth thinking about if you are in the market for a treat.