Sunday, 21 March 2021

Hippos & Hydrangeas!

An eclectic selection of cards this week.

Firstly I’m afraid the lovely Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper has (as predicted) sold out, there’ll be no more fussy cutting like I did for this notecard unless you were lucky to get some for your stash.

Then I had a play with the Hydrangea Hill Suite which has a lovely selection of colours in it - Rococo Rose, Highland Heather, Seaside Spray, Misty Moonlight and Old Olive.  These A5 cards could be suitable for lots of occasions, mine were for Mother’s Day.

In contrast I then had a bit of play with the Hippo Happiness bundle!

There are 27 stamps in this set, some two-step to give detail to the animals.  There are also 25 dies which not only cut out the animals and embellishments but also have some fab stitched layering dies.

Off to see what I can rustle up next.

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Colourful butterflies

 A couple more Butterfly Bouquet offerings today to brighten up a very grey day.

This card was inspired by a lovely frame that Catherine Lemonnier made.  I’ve used the butterfly die to cut the butterflies from white card then popped one from our lovely Designer Series Paper up in its place.  Layered on the black it really pops.  This card is A5 in size.  Catherine’s was in a larger black frame and was really striking.

This smaller card also uses the Butterly Bijou 6x6” paper to make a starburst.  The little butterflies are also cut from one of the pieces.
I’m also known for not being a fan of pink so I’ve teamed the paper with card, ribbon and enamel dots in Magenta Madness.

Sunday, 7 March 2021

Fluttering in to Spring

So, there is always something going on with Stampin’ Up! and in building up to the new catalogue in May they have released the Butterfly Bouquet Bundle early.  The stamp set and dies will be in the catalogue but they have also released some gorgeous papers that are only available while stocks last that co-ordinate with the set.

I did a Facebook Live over on my JillStampsUp page yesterday (which I understand can be viewed if you aren’t a member) to showcase the products and will share the projects on here.

For today an 8x8” frame I made using the Natural Touch Speciality Paper for the background and the Brilliant Wings Dies to cut the lovely butterflies from the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper.

The 8x8” frame also has some of our Opal Rounds in it which catch the light for a little sparkle.

These are the flyers which you can hopefully see if you ‘need’ to buy anything!

Contact me if you have any questions.  I’ll be back to share more and show case the chickens I’ve been playing with too!

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Last chance

So, it’s the last day of this Sale-a-bration, it will be back for another 2 months later in the year with lots of new free products.

These are the last few cards I’ve played with.

I’ve used the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper which co-ordinates with our Strawberry Builder Pumch - I love the little flowers - and the Corner Bouquet (with Oh So Ombré paper) and Darling Donkeys stamp sets.

Saturday, 20 February 2021

Berry Blessings

We are just about to start the last week of Sale-a-Bration and I’ve made a couple of cards with the Berry Blessings stamp set and Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper.

These are both free at the moment with a £45 purchase and co-ordinate with Sweet Strawberry bundle in the Spring Catalogue which contains a stamp set and punch.

The free 12x12” paper has these gorgeous berry images one side and plain patterns on the other, I’ve also used the Lovely Labels pick-a-punch and Banner Triple punch on either end of these strips.

This card shows off the reverse side of the papers.  I’ve also used the Stitched with Whimsy dies on this card, they just take the edge off a plain piece of card.

Thursday, 11 February 2021

Sale-a-brate with Darling Donkeys

My lovely customer Sue asked me about the ‘splats’ in some cards she had seen so I took it upon myself to investigate and loved what I found.

This fab card is a CASE from, the link to the post is here:

It uses the Darling Donkey stamps & Oh So Ombre papers from Sale-a-bration.

The super background that started the quest for this card is made from 2 stamps from the Painted Poppies stamp set.  Isn’t it great? So glad I have that set already 🤣

The donkey stamp set or papers are currently free with every £45 spend.

Thursday, 4 February 2021

Guest Stamper Week 5

For my last week I’ve used the Stamparatus to stamp a wreath that I’ve teamed with the co-ordinating Pierced Bloom dies and some products from the Hydrangea Hill Suite (including the lovely Mercury Glass Designer Acetate which is super shiny in real life) and put in an 8x8” frame.

Stampin’ Up! also gives us inspiration each month with project examples from a featured bundle, this month it is the In Bloom Bundle which I’ve been using so I’ve followed their ideas and made another card from the catalogue which is also a great ideas book (I can share the recipes with you too if you wish to re-create the cards).

This is my last feature week but there are more projects I want to try so I’ll keep you updated.