Saturday, 24 June 2017


Just a little post to say that we made our target of 800 cards yesterday, in fact we even made a few more!

This is a pic of us 6 'VIP' demonstrators:

I sat with Beth and Sarah for our birthday party themed day!:

I'll fill you in on more of the day at some point!

Friday, 23 June 2017

Birthday Wishes Challenge

Today is the day of the challenge where I will be making 100 of these cards:

They have to be simple but I am doing 3 different colour ways to mix it up a little!

You can imagine there was bit of prep but I'm all ready now, with a few spares in case of crisis!

I'll let you know how it goes and if you are Facebook enabled we will be 'Live' on the Stampin' Up! UK page at 10.25 then 3 more times through the day!!

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Birthday Wishes Challenge

Did you know that Stampin' Up!  support Ronald McDonald House Charities and that there are lots of the houses in the UK?
I certainly didn't for a while and the houses do a great job keeping families close by when their children are receiving medical treatment far from home.

Each catalogue has a stamp set to support the cause and this time it's the 'Sharing Sweet Thoughts' set shown below.  For each set sold SU donate £2 to RMHC.

This weekend marks the start of the Birthday Wishes challenge for Stampin' Up! where they are  trying to make 10,000 cards to donate.  I am one of 6 demonstrators who are going to one of the houses in London for a birthday party filled day where we are making 100 cards each with this set!

These 2 cards are not ones I will be making as they need to be quicker but just an idea of what you can do with the set.

If you are Facebook savvy the SU UK page will have several Facebook live videos of us through the day!!


Sunday, 18 June 2017

Keep cool!

Wowsers isn't it hot!  The heat doesn't like me very much which is a bit annoying but I have managed to make a card for the occasion!!

This little note card uses the Cool Treats stamp set and co-ordinating framelits (and a combo of Circle and Oval Layering/Stitched Shapes Framelits).

I've also had a quick play with the Tranquil Tulips hostess set this week:

The tulips are so effective, these ones are in Berry Burst and fussy cut out and added to the card.
A simple card but a request needed quickly.

And then there is Christmas card of the week:

The stamps used for this are from the set Peace This Christmas and the card is Crumb Cake.

I'll be back next time to update you with my Ronald McDonald adventures this week!

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Live every moment ...

This is a card using the main stamp and framelit from the Ribbon of Courage bundle:

I've used Powder Pink and Melon Mambo for the colours, the sentiment is from the set too.

It's a lovely, thoughtful set which will be good for fundraising too.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Life is a Beautiful Thing

While I am using the Colourful Theory Suite I thought I would try a fairly quick card to use different stamps and paper from within the set.

This is the paper stack I have been using:

The colours in it are Berry Burst, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim and Whisper White and there are a selection of completely different designs in each colourway.
You get 48 sheets (in 6"x6"), 4 each of 12 double-sided designs for £9.

Friday, 9 June 2017

'Tis the Season

Christmas card of the week is brought to you by Dapper Denim and Whisper White this week.

The paper is from a new Colour Theory DSP paper stack and the stamp set and thinlits are from the Colourful Seasons Bundle which really does have lots of opportunities.

And a new product update - if you are already a Stampin' Up! fan you have probably used their dimensionals (3D pads) - you can now buy Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.  You get 720 for £3.75 and I think this is a really exciting product!

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

New Products!

A box of goodies has arrived to play with.

The back of this card uses a new large stamp called 'Marbled'.  I have used Soft Sky to ink it to keep it subtle but I already think I will be using this a lot.

The stamps and framelits are from the 'Ribbon of Courage' bundle which was inspired by Million Sales Achiever Patty Bennett.  More on this set to come another day.

I think these flowers are lovely.  I've also added a touch of Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon.

This card was based on one in the catalogue - don't forget how much inspiration there can be in there sometimes.

Monday, 5 June 2017

And finally ...

The last three colours are Fresh Fig:

Berry Burst:

And Powder Pink:

Lots more of these all to come - I think they are a great colour family.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Introducing ...

This weeks Christmas card is brought to you by the new colour 'Tranquil Tide' (apologies for the picture quality):

This is rather a nice shade that looks more blue or green depending on what other colours you team it with.

The Seasonal Bells stamp set and matching punch are in the new catalogue too.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

New catalogue!!

Another fun packed technology week for different reasons!

I'll start with my most recent Facebook post which is to say that the new catalogue is now LIVE!!
I'll be introducing the new In Colours over the next few days - this is the first one, Lemon Lime Twist:

I'm rather a fan of this colour anyway so it's very exciting that it is a Stampin' Up! colour.
This card also features some of the new Designer Series Paper and the Daisy Delight stamp set and matching punch.

Then I had planned to share this card made with the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set anyway but the bee has become a rather more poignant feature in the last week or so:

And finally the last Christmas card of the week with my favourite Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and matching punch: