Monday, 24 December 2012

Ornament Keepsakes

Here are a few different colour combos on some of the cards I sent out this year using the Ornament keepsakes stamps and the Holiday Ornament die set. I did use some Wow powder on the first one as I dont have many SU embossing powders. The other colours on the top one are Basic Grey and Cherry Cobbler, on the second one Lucky Limeade and the third one Pool Party, Island Indigo and Midnight Muse. I just added some elastic and various ribbons from my stash. Some have gems and glitter glue ans the third one has added dimension with some of the other stamps in the set.

I hope you have a wonderful christmas and I leave you with a little video from everyone at Stampin'Up
Merry Christmas

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Another Holiday Frame card

This card is the more clean and simple version of the Holiday frame card I featured in my last post. Not the best photo but you get the idea. The cardstock and embossing powder is Cherry Cobbler, the "Noel" is from the Joyous celebrations stamp set. The oval is the extra large punch and the embossed shape behind is one of the labels framelits cut in Cherry card and then embossed with the oval embossing folder from the Designer Frames Folder set. Some white ribbon and some gem stones in each corner to finish. I have also spritzed it with some of the Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, but unfortunately its not showing in the photo.

Back tomorrow with different versions of my main Christmas card I made this year, featuring the Ornament stamp set and dies.

I hope you are safe and warm at home and not out and about in the christmas maddness!!

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Holiday Frame Christmas card

Cards are all done and posted so hopefully I will now have more time for blogging. This is another card I made for a class recently. I used the Holiday frame embossing folder with the new Coredinations cardstock in Early Espresso. This comes in 12x12 sheets and Stampin'Up have a sanding block and cleaner to remove the dust. The stamps come from the Joyus Celebrations set and the frame is stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink and the reindeer in the Early Espresso ink. The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set and the cardstock is Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green. Punches used are the new extra larger oval punch and the Modern Label punch. Finished off with some Cherry Cobbler seam binding.

Back next time with the same embossing folder but a completely different look.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Ornament Keepsakes

I had a class with a lovely craft group the other week and we did 3 Christmas cards, heres the first one. The set is probably the most popular stamp set ever, gorgeous baubles with co-ordinating dies. I went with a slightly diferent colour combo that the usual Early Espresso, Pool Party and Island Indigo. The sentiment is from the Curly Cute stamp set. The main baubles were stamped and then die cut on White cardstock. The centres were stamped and the circle punched with a circle punch, the oval one was cut with scissors. The small brown bauble was stamped onto the cardstock directly and the centre stamped and punched out again and attached with foam pads.

There is alot happening within Stampin'Up at the moment and the new year will see lots of exciting things coming but one of the most eagerly awaiting is the Stampin'Up trimmer. I have a basket full of trimmers from several companies I have collected over the years but they all have the same fault....the extension hinge folds between the 5" and 6" marks. so cutting to any increments inbetween is difficult. The SU one has a larger cutting area and is £22.95 and is available to buy now, if anyone is interested heres a little video.

Back tomorrow with an embossed card

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

class cards

I have lots to catch up on with my Stampin'Up cards so here is another card I did in class a while back. I used the fab new Snowflake die, together with some adheshive paper and diamonds glitter. The card base is Sahara Sand and I used Early Espresso cardstock with the Holiday frame embossing folder. The new oval punch is behind the snowflake. I used a sentiment from the Teeny Tiny sentiments set and punched it out with the Modern Label punch.  I finished off with some twine. I like this colour combo, something a bit different to blues.

The next card uses some of the lovely fabric from the Twitterpated range, I ironed interfacing on the back and run it through the Big Shot using a flower die { now retired} but there are lots of new dies that you could now use. I popped a spotty brad through the middle and punched a border with the Dotty Ribbon border punch with Island Indigo cardstock, then again with Cherry Cobbler and I attached it to the side so only one side of the dots showed. The swirl is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink and is from the Everything Eleanor set. Then I stamped the sentiment onto the Curly Label punch and thats from the For My Family set. The patterened paper on the back is from the Twitterpated paper collection.

Back tomorrow with some Christmas cards.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Perfectly Preserved

Another card from a class using the Prefectly Preserved stamp set and the Orchard Harvest papers. One of the colours used is the Raspberry Ripple from the new In this,think its going to be one of my favourites.

Products used:
Stamps: Perfectly Preserved
Papers: Orchard Harvest
Cardstock/Inks: Island Indigo, Raspberry Ripple, More than Mustard, Lucky Limeade
Dies: Sizzix Embosslets Buttons
Other: Twine

Monday, 22 October 2012

Make a Mitten

On saturday I had a class using some of the products from the new catalogues, first one I am showing uses the Make a Mitten set from the Sesonal book. There is a punch to match the mittens but they are easily cut out if you dont have it. All the colouring was done with the Marker pens, just give a huff on the stamp when you have finished applying your pens to the stamp and it will stamp brilliantly. The snowflakes in the background are not showing us so well in the photo but in real life they are shimmery and pearly as I used the shimmer paint on a dauber to apply directly to the stamp. Love those border stamps which come in the Mittens stamp set and the gorgeous Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine. Quick and easy card great for mass production!

Products used:
Stamps: Make a Mitten and Curly Cute {sentiment}
Marker Pens/cardstock: Rose Red, Indigo Blue and Lucky Limeade
Punches: Ribbon border
Thread: Bakers Twine in Lucky Limeade
Embossing folder: Perfect polka Dots
Others: Shimmer Paint

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Introducing 2012/13 In Colours

With the release of a new catalogue, 5 new colours have been brought into the Stampin'Up colour groups. These join last years 5 colours in the In Colour collection to make a family of 10 like the others.

I made this little notelets last night with the My Friend stamp set, which I am so glad has been kept in this years book. The round circle  stamp in the set was stamped on the background and also stamped on white cardstock and punched out with 1 1/4" circle punch and then another circle punched in each colour card with a 1 3/8" circle punch and cut in half. It was also my first chance to use the new style ink pads since they have changed the them!

A closer view of each card colour

Summer Fruit and Primrose Petals
Gumball Green, Midnight Muse and Raspberry Ripple
There are matching ribbons, resin flowers, marker pens, patterened cardstock packs in all these fab new colours.

Monday, 1 October 2012

New catalogue and class cards

Cant believe its the 1st of October already, where does the time ago..this year has flown by!! Today sees the launch of the new annual catalogue from Stampin'Up! I have attached a link on the side bar for you to open up a pdf file. If you would like a hard copy of the catalogue I am selling them for £2.50, plus postage if I am not seeing you or you are unable to collect from me. They are HUGE this year...205 pages !!!!

In Septemeber I started by classes at home again and we kicked off with making 3 cards using the "Bordering on Romance" stamp set. Some of the pieces we have used have gone but can easily be replaced with something from the new catalogue.
First card, I stamped a border down this side with grey ink pad stamped off once and then glittered the flower centres. The flowers are just coloured in and cut out.

  • Blushing Bride/Red Riding Hood cardstock
  • Twitterpated paper pack
  • Circle Punches
  • Baja Breeze seam binding
  • Blushing Bride marker pen
  • Basic Grey ink pad
  • Glitter
  •  Stamp set "Curly Cute" {sentiment}  
The next card uses watercolour card and a wet brush to pick up the ink from the lid and colour
  • Island Indigo /Cameo Coral/Wisteria Wonder/Watercolour cardstock
  • Twitterpated paper pack
  • Cameo Coral/Lucky Limeade/Island Indigo/Black ink pads and a waterbrush 
  • Stamp Set For my family {sentiment}
  • Cameo Coral ribbon
  • Pearls
  • Vintage wallpaper embossing folder
    The last card, uses the framelits and some paper piecing using the twitterpated papers

  • Lucky Limeade/Island Indigo/Red Riding Hood cardstock
  • Blushing Bride pleated ribbon
  • Stamp set "From my family" {sentiment} 
  • Twitterpated paper pack
  • Black ink Pad
  • Lucky Limeade/Island Indigo/Red Riding Hood marker pens
  • Framelits "Labels"
  • Pearls
I will be back soon with a closer look at the new "In Colours" for 2012/13


Sunday, 2 September 2012

New Autumn/Winter catalogue

As promised here is a link to the new Autumn/Winter catalogue that launched on the 1st September.

Click here to open the PDF
You can order from this catalogue now, email me if you would like a paper copy or order anything. There are so many fab things in this book, so grab a cuppa and have a flick through the pages!!
I have started taking bookings for classes, details are on the side bar.
Enjoy whats left of the weekend, back soon

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Retirement list

A lot is happening with Stampin'Up! so hopefully I will be posting more often. Today I am giving everyone a link to the retirement list. There is alot on this list and some great prices as well, items are only available whilst stock lasts or until the end of the month.

Click here for the stamps and wheels
Click here for the accessories and papers
Remember that the 5 in colours from 2010/12 have been discontinued so everything using those colours has gone. Ink pads also appear on the retirement list, they are changing the firmness of the ink pad so in future we will have the new style.
Tomorrow I will post a link to the new Autumn/Winter catalogue, so grab a cuppa, print off the retirement list and if theres anything you would like to order email me on

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Diamond Wedding

The 24th May is a very important day in my diary....its another double celebration with my youngest sons birthday and my mum and dads wedding anniversary. This year though is a special year....18 years ago today I gave birth to my son and 60 years ago today my parents got married. To see my card for Andrew pop over to my other card blog. My parents card was made with Stampin'Up products except for the 60th and the diamond wording, only because I dont have anything suitable in my Su stamp stash.

First of all the stamps....Apothecary Art from the new mini catalogue. I stamped this simply in Silver pigment ink and then I stamped the "Congratulations" stamp from Curly Cute. My orginal idea was to stamp and emboss with silver embossing powder but after a quick rummage in my bags remembered "its a box" somewhere all packed up for the move....{ I would be very rich if I had a pound for everytime I have said that already these past few weeks!!}

The stamp was then cut out with the framelits dies and I cut another on in Silver mirror card. The diagonals on the back was done with a scoring board. I do not have the SU one yet but its on my wish list as its got a diagonal plate which would have been much easier for me to use.

Finally I used some of the white satin ribbon to make a bow and I used the word window punch for the diamond sentiment. Each cross over had a diamond gem attached....I know its abit ott buts its not often I make a diamond wedding!! I also found some hat pins which I attached behind the ribbon...these can be brought at most good craft shops.

Hope you are all enjoying the fab weather, back soon before I loose touch for a while.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

New Mini Catalogue

Today sees the launch of the new Summer mini catalogue, a link is on the side bar. If you would like a paper copy please email me.

There is plenty of new goodies to play with including new stamps, papers, material, fab Sizzix embossing folders and die, scrumptious new ribbons and brads and loads more. The biggest new item to hit the european Stampin'Up market is the scoreboard, a huge hit in the States its now available to buy over here.

I have been having a little play with my new products and I am loving so many of the new stamps but Bordering on Romance could turn out to be one of my favourites.

  •  Stamps: Bordering on Romance, For my Family {sentiment}
  • Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade
  • Paper: Twitterpated Designer series
  • Colouring: Calypso Coral, Island Indigo,Lucky Limeade and Pool Party Marker pens
  • Embossing /dies: Textured Impressions Embossing folders/Edgelits dies Adorning Accents
  • Extras: Watercolour card, Water brush, Pearls, Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon.
So why not grab a cuppa and download the pdf and see what new things we have. If you would like to place an order email me.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Berry Blossoms Paper and Blossom Party die

Another card I made using different elements of the Blossoms Party Sizzix die in the Spring Mini catalogue. This time I die the the largest flower in some of the paper, then middle die was cut in Lucky Limeade cardstock and then I cut another flower from the patterened paper. The small 4 petal flower is cut in Calypso Coral and then another little flower from the paper to finsh ...topped off with a pearl.

Products used:

  • Berry Blossoms paper 122350
  • Sizzix Blossoms Party die 115971
  • Scallop Trim Border die 118402
  • Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder 117335
  • White Grosgrain ribbon 109025
  • Pearls 119247
  • Lucky Limeade 124388 , Early Espresso 121686 cardstock
  • Curly Cute stamp set 120510
  • Calypso Coral ink pad 129939
Dont forget this paper is free on for any orders over £45.00 this month.

Hopefully I will get another chance to play this week, have a great Easter Sunday....enjoy your choccies!

Friday, 6 April 2012

Aprils Promotion

With Sale-a-bration now over, Stampin'Up have a new promotion this month with a free pack of papers with all orders over £45.00. My pack came this week so I have been having a little play using the papers and a new Sizzix die from the Spring Mini catalogue that ends on 30th April. I choose the Berry Blossom paper and I have to say I am loving this colour combo. The flower die is fab as well, I cut 3 layers of the biggest flower and then cut away some of the petals on the second and third layers  to give the flower some form and then folded the tiny flower die to make the centre.

Products used:
  • Berry Blossoms Designer paper pack 122350 {mini}
  • Blossom Party Sizzix die 115971 {mini}
  • Designer Frames Embossing set 123120
  • Embosslits dies Beautiful Wings 118138
  • Embossing folder Perfect Polka Dots 117335
  • Sincere Salutations stamp set 105156
  • Calypso Coral Ruffled ribbon 122976
  • Cardstock: Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade,Wisteria Wonder and Calypso Coral
  • Inks in matching colours
These are the papers you can choose from and you get 1 pack of your choice free with orders over £45.00.

Back over the weekend with another card using other elements of Blossom Party die.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Last few weeks of Sale-a-bration

With everything else going on recently I have not had time to play with anything from the mini catalogue let alone the SAB promo but I have had a couple of birthdays this past week and decided it was time to play with the fab papers that are free when your order over £45.00. They are similar in design, I have just used different stamping techniques.

First one...

uses the My friend stamp set from the mini catalogue and I have stamped with white pigment ink and then embossed with white embossing powder. First time I have played with the ribbon punch and check out the dotty brads in the In colours collection. The colours in the papers are Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Peach Parfait, Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla and Soft Suede. The patterened papers are called Everyday Enchantment. The sentiment is from the Curly Cute set. All finshed off with some seam binding.

The second one ......

was going to be sent abroad so I did not want to add brads so I added some of the Sizzlet Button dies instead. I just stamped the main image with Luck Limeade ink and I added the Hello wording from the My Friend set. Really love this colour palette, so fresh looking!

If anyone wants to order anything I am placing an order this weekend.