Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Christmas cards

Its been a very long time since I have updated this blog, Stampin'Up has had to take a back seat for a while whilst I had work going on in the house. I did buy some bits from the seasonal book and was determined to use them for my cards this Christmas. I usually design a couple of cards and mass produce them for friends and neighbours. The first card is flat enough to go as a normal first class and its a small square card using the lovely Wonderful Wreath stamp. It was stamped in Crumb cake and I used some of the SU twine to make a bow. I then used some red pearl glue from my non SU stash to make berries. I used a sentiment from a Woodware stamp set stamped in Black ink as I did not have anything suitable in my Su stamps.

The second card uses the Season of Style designer Washi tape in the book, it comes in a pack of 3 different rolls for £4.50. You get over 4.5m on each roll, so will go along way. I used the bauble punch from last years book as I did not have time to order this years one. I measured a piece of White card so I could slide the punch up from the bottom and position it exactly where I wanted it. I attached the Washi tape in lines just up from the bottom and stamped the sentiment in Black ink from the For the Family set the across the bottom, punched the bauble and matted onto Cherry Cobbler card. Using White ink I stamped one of the small stamps from the Ornament Keepsakes set in the middle. Lastly, I attached a line of gems { I realised after taking photo I have lost one, but you get the idea} made a bow with some ribbon and attached to prescored card.
After I had finished these cards I had a pile of punched out Baubles, so I used them to make some little sweetie pouches for my crafty ladies at my crop and craft club. I treated myself to the new envelope punch board and used some Cherry Cobbler card to make the base of the pouch, I then scored, punched and folded the pouch and attached the baubles with foam pads and stamped a sentiment from last years Joyous Celebrations stamp set punched out with the Modern Label punch on White card.
I filled it with a sachet of hot chocolate, chocolate spoon and a peppermint candy cane. It actually did not take me that long to make them all, again breaking it down into stages and this is what they looked like when all done..lol!!
I hope you have a wonderful 2014, I have made a resolution to blog more SU projects. There is a new seasonal book out on the 28th Jan and Sale-a-bration kicks off on the same day....so freebies for all orders over £45.00.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

More news

Stampin'Up have just released a set of single Christmas stamps, if you are interested in ordering anything let me know.

Also we now have clearance rack, this is something that they have had in USA and now is available to the European market but items in the clearance rack have to be ordered through my online web site. It will also be added to all the time so you need to keep a regular eye out for the bargains. The whole ordering/payment process is done through the web site just make sure my name is on the front page.

click on the shop 24/7 button to get a direct link to the website.

Thursday, 5 September 2013


I have quite a few things to bring you upto date on so grab a cuppa there's quite a bit lol!!

Firstly the new seasonal catalogue has launched. There is a link on the left side bar and if you would like a free paper copy let me know. Its full of goodies for fall, Halloween and of course Christmas.

Next the latest set of Best Of stamps has been released

and also this month there is a Butterfly promotion bundle

Butterfly Bundle Special Offer

Dates: 29 August-30 September, 2013 Offer: Get 15 percent off when you buy this bundled butterfly stamp set and punch!


Bundle ItemPage in CatalogueDescriptionCatalogue Price15% Savings PriceAmount Saved!
Butterfly Bundle (Clear-Mount)
Papillion Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch
37,20€/£28.2031,62 €/£23.975,58 €/£4.23
Butterfly Bundle (Wood-Mount)
Papillion Potpourri Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch
42,20 €/£31.2035,87 €/£26.526,33 €/£4.68

Next news is the long awaited announcement about the marker pens:

In the 2013–2014 annual catalogue, we offer the Stampin’ Write Marker New Colour Kit (item 130034, page 163) to help you update your Many Marvelous Marker pack. Now, we’ve sweetened the deal. For a limited time, from 2 September 2013 until 3 January 2014, you can buy some of the colours in the New Colour Kit individually! Go on, fill in the missing pieces in your collection or buy the whole lot.
 130034 31,95 € / £23.95 Stampin’ Write Marker New Color Colour Kit
 Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo,
Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder
 131899 3,95 € / £2.95 Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Marker
 131901 3,95 € / £2.95 Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker
 131900 3,95 € / £2.95 Soft Sky Stampin’ Write Marker

Online Ordering

Yesterday I also received the news that my online store is now back and up and running, so if you want to order anything at anytime you don't have to contact me anymore, you can just order your products, pay the postage and its all done! I will get an email telling me that you have ordered something from my website, just make sure that my name is on the top right hand corner.

Heres the link, its all new to me, so bear with while I add things to front page.


For the ladies in stampers 10 I will still take the orders as I usually do until I get use to it.

Lastly announcement is the long awaited My Digital Studio

product no. 130910
My Digital StudioTM is an intuitive digital design software featuring Stampin' Up!'s® exclusive artwork, colors, and templates. Be your own digital designer and create an array of photobooks, cards, calendars, and more--which you can then print using Stampin' Up!'s print services, or save to DVD, e-mail, or upload to the Internet. Learn about My Digital Studio, be inspired, and engage in our online community at MyDigitalStudio.net.
My Digital Studio makes it easy for you to design and print beautiful projects:
  • Try the MDS 2 software for FREE with our 30-day trial version. Available from your demonstrator's website
  • Save up to 25 percent on select print products when you purchase in bulk!
  • We release regular, fresh downloads every week for you to use in your designs
Blimey, that's a lot to take in !!! ....hopefully I will have some time soon to get creating again been busy decorating.

Any questions please contact me and if I don't know the answer I will find out for you.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Mosiac Madness

This stamp set together with its matching punch is turning out to be one of the most popular ever. I made this card for a craft club using some of the new in colours. I am not sure how much is showing of the embossing folder in this pic but for a change I used the reverse side. The scalloped top was a cut with a Framelits dies and the beautiful elasticated ribbon is also new this catalogue.
Products used:
Stamps: Mosaic Madness , Perfectly Penned sentiment
Framelits: Adorning Accents
Embossing Folder: Modern Mosiac
Cardstock: Whipser White, Strawberry Slush, Crumb Cake
Inks: Crumb Cake, Strawberry Slush, Costal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe
Ribbon: Costal Cabana Ruffle Stretch Trim
Extras: Gems

Sunday, 4 August 2013

News News and more News!!

More promotions have been announced from Stampin'Up so here's a catch up post.

First one going back a month, I forgot to let you know what was Julys Best Of 25 set, all these sets are available until March 2014.

and here is this months stamp set

There is also a promotion on designer series paper packs, Buy 3 packs and get another one free!
I have now also received my new seasonal catalogue for all your Fall, Halloween and Christmas projects, ordering starts on 1st September. If you would like one let me know, they are free you just need to pay the postage of a 1st class stamp if you would like it sent. If I am seeing you at class/crops I will have them with me.
I do have some cards to show you, that's on my to do list once I have caught up with a serious amount of washing. 
Enjoy what's left of the weekend

Monday, 1 July 2013

Its the Big Day!!!

Today see the launch of the new catalogue, I have put a link to a flip book for it on my side bar. If you would like a copy I have more on the way. They are £3.00 each plus postage if you need it sent.

Also we have a new promotion this month called Grab a Greeting

25% off selected greeting stamp sets.
Hopefully I will have some cards to share soon, still catching up after taking a break and I have some new things on there way. I thing I wanted to remind you off is that if you follow my blog from Google that has now ceased, I have put a Bloglovin link to all my blogs so you can follow me through that from now.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Fabulous You class instructions

For the ladies that cant make my classes, I am now selling the instructions for £2.00. First class is the Fabulous You class

payment is through paypal to Jackiedasilva07@gmail.com . PDF's will be sent within 12 hours unless I am on holiday. Just put the name of the class you want in the additional info box.

I have more new catalogues on the way, if you are interested in having one for £3.00 let me know.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Everything Eleanor

This is the card I made for a friends birthday today

products used:
Stamps: Everything Eleanor, For My Family
Dies: Framelits Labels
Inks: Island Indigo, Blushing Bride and Red Riding Hood, Black, Pool Party
Papers: Twitterpated, Grey cardstock
Embellishments: Blushing Bride ribbon and buttons

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

New class Fabulous You

I am starting my Stampin'Up classes from home again, first one is on Wednesday 12th June at 10.30 to 1.00pm £8.00. You get everything you need to make 3 cards using the Fabulous You stamp set.

If you are interested in coming along email me on Jackiedasilva07@gmail.com

This post is pinned to the top of the page, please scroll down for new posts.

Friday, 31 May 2013

Retirement list

Stampin'Up have released there retirement list for the current books, click on the links to open the pdf's. I am placing an order on Sunday, many items are discounted. If you are interested in pre-ordering one of the new books please let me know they will cost £3.00 not including postage. They are available from the 1st July.

stamps click here
Accessories click here
Remember when stock is gone that's its, they cant be ordered anymore
Have a great weekend

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Blooming with Kindness

Products used:
Blooming with Kindness stamp set
Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder and Black cardstock
Wisteria Wonder and Black Ink pad
Tulip Frame Embossing folder
Black Ribbon
Pool party Buttons
Delicate Details Lace tape
I have always loved this stamp set but only recently purchased it, beautifully detailed itneeds nothing more than simply stamping. Love this colour combo as well, also got to use the lace tape which is adhesive already so simply cut off the required amount and you are ready to go. I did some simple scoring on the score board underneath it.
I told you a few days ago about the shopping 24/7 website we now have, unfortunately there are a few problems and the site has been taken down, just until they sort things out. As soon as its up and running again I will let you know.

Friday, 24 May 2013

Anniversary card

Products used:
Secret Garden stamps and dies
Comfort café Designer Series papers
Summer Starfruit, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla cardstock
Summer Starfruit ribbon
Wooden buttons and twine
Framed Tulip embossing folder
Cajun Craze, Summer Starfruit & Soft Suede ink
Modern Label punch
Teeny Tiny Sentiment stamp set

These combination sets are great, you get the stamps and matching dies. First time of using this embossing folder and its lovely. The colour tones are a favourite with my mum so that why I choose this range and even though they are more autumnal than Spring colours, looking out the window today quite apt I think !!

Thursday, 23 May 2013

shop 24/7

Stampin'Up demonstrators now have their own web sites so customers can now order anytime they want without having to contact me.

Just click here or on the shop now button on the side bar and it will take you to my site, peruse the catalogues at your leisure, add your items to your basket, pay and they will be delivered directly to you at home or elsewhere. You just need to create an account as usual with web shops.

The site is new and I am still adding things to it, there is a list of events which I am working on over the next week or so.
The retirement list will be here next Friday and I will post on here as soon as I have it, if you would like to preorder a new catalogue let me know. They are available from the 1st July and are £3.00 each.
I will be back tomorrow with a card I made for my mum and dads anniversary

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Colour changes

Today Stampin’Up! have announced some changes to our colour groups and I wanted to let you know as soon as possible incase some of the your favourite colours are going.

Three years ago Stampin'Up announced a major colour change and they did say that there would be some updates and this has now happened.

colour refresh
What do these changes mean, 10 existing colours are retiring and being replaced by another 10, some of which are old/current In Colours.

I dont have a sample of the new colours as yet and they are not availble to to 1st July 2013 when we get our new catalogues.

What you do need to know however is that from today, once the current stock of the discontinued colours is gone, there is no more...so I just wanted you to bear that in mind if one of your fav's has gone. This includes cardstock, ink, ribbons etc etc.

Here are the colours that are going:

Regal Rose
Pretty in Pink
Bashful Blue
Certainly Celery
Baja Breeze
Riding Hood Red
Bravo Burgundy
Not Quite Navy
More Mustard
River Rock
Lucky Limeade

If you want to order anything let me know.

Friday, 8 March 2013

More Summer Silhouettes

I really need to put this stamp set away and use something else but just wanted to show you a card I made with this fab stamp set and the fancy fan embossing folder.

I used one of the framelits dies to cut into the Summer Starfruit cardstock, then embosssed it . I cut another one is Island Indigo and a smaller one is White . The embossed layer is attached on foam pads. Three of the smaller flowers were stamped and cut out and some leaves and a flowers from the rest of the set where stamped to make a background.
Products Used:
Stamps: Summer Silhouette, For my Family { sentiment}
Dies: Window frames collection 
Embossing folder: Fancy Fan
Cardstock/inks: Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, Pool Party and Whisper White
Punches: Word Window
Have a great weekend, although it looks like its going to be a wet and cold one...bang goes my idea of getting some gardening done!!

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Just Believe

I love this stamp set and yes I know I say that alot..lol! I think its because its so clean and simple and thats what style I tend to be drawn to. This card was simply embossed with one of the very popular Fancy Fold embossing folders on Whisper White card. The image was then simply stamped and matted and I die cut some butterflies in two different colours to add some dimension. The sentiment uses the Itty Bitty Banners stamp and die set, the stamps are on the current SAB promo. Finished off with some Bakers Twine instead of ribbon for a change.

Products used:
Stamps: Just Believe and Itty Bitty
Cardstock: Whisper White, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeade
Inks: Black and Lucky Limeade
Dies: Itty Bitty die set and Beautiful Wings
Embossing Folder: Fancy Fold
Embellishments: Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine

Friday, 22 February 2013

Happy Birthday Friend

I finally have some cards to show over the next few days, first one uses a framelit die to emboss not cut.

Then I used my pricking template that coordinates with the framelits set to go around the inside edge of the embossed line. The sentiment is from the annual catalogue, new to me, but I love it and its nice to use a different style of sentiment stamp to the ones I usually use. The lattice stamp is gorgeous and matches the embossing folder beautifully. The flowers are one of the Sizzix dies from Stampin Up and the leaves are a little Sizzlet die. The ribbon is from the current Sale-a-bration promo and the "friends" sentiment can easily be changed for any family member....maybe Mum as its Mothers day in the uk soon. I finished off with a tiny circle punch for the centres and some pearls. The colour combo I used was Pool Party, Island Indigo and Summer Starfruits....never did I think I would like that last colour but I love it and its turning into one of my fav's !!
Side view
Products used:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Pool Party
Ink: Black and Summer Starfruits
Dies: Labels collection Framelets, Sizzix Blossom Party Originals, Little Leaves Sizzlet
Template: Festive Paper Piercing pack { still available in back of spring/summer book}
Stamps: Perfectly Penned and For my family { friends}
Embossing folder: Fancy fan folder
Ribbon: Pool Party satin { sab promo}
Embellishments: pearls
Back soon with another card, have a fab weekend and keep warm

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Sale-a-bration is here

Its thats time of the year for the Sale-a-bration promotion. This entitles you to free products from a choice of 17 if you place an order with me for over £45.00.

I have had the opportunity to play with some of the new freebies on offer and Sycamore Street designer series papera are so lovely. I have made a card using more of the freebies in the promotion...Maddison Avenue stamp set, Sycamore Street ribbons and buttons and the Vine Street Textured Embossing folder. The sentiment is from the Pretty Pretties stamp set and the matching punch Petite Curly Label....also both in the promo. The decorative border is from the Finishing Touches edgelets in the main catalogue. I used my new scoreboard to emboss an border.

I love the colouring in the collection, Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, Island Indigo, and Rich Razzleberry.
Details of the Sale-a-bration can be found on the side bar and the promotion lasts until 22nd March. Your choice of 17 products to choose from free and all except 6 items will not be available again.
If you would like to order anything please get in touch, remember the Autumn/Winter catalogue finishes on the 31st Jan.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

A few new promotions to kick the crafty year off

2013 celebrates 25th Anniversary of Stampin'Up and there are plenty of wonderful new things coming your way. The year kicks off with My Little Valentine promotion. A stamp set by the same name has been designed exclusively for this promotion and consists of 4 pieces. Buy this set between now and 21st January and you get the sealed with love simply sent collection of note cards ( and embellishments free worth £8.25 FREE !! Below are the details and as this is an exclusive stamp set it will not be available again after the 21st Jan.


132242  My Little Valentine (English; clear-mount)  £9.95
autumn/winter catalogue 126923 Simply Sent £8.25

Next we have the introduction of Talking Tags, details below and if like me
 you like video tutorials I have added one at the bottom

10 tags are £7.25 129723

If you are interested in any of the above please get in touch.




Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year

I hope you all had a wonderful New Year and that 2013 will be a happy, healthy and prosperous one for you all.

Stampin'Up will have alot of fab new products heading your way very soon, January 22nd to March 22nd sees the launch of the 2013 SALE-A-BRATION promotion. This gets you free goodies with every order over £45.00. In past years you have had a choice of 4 items, this year its 17 and some of those are in the current catalogue. Just after SAB starts the new Spring/Summer catalogue will launch and that has some wonderful new products in it. More about that nearer the time but time is ticking for any orders from the current Autumn/Winter catalogue, so if you want anything please let me know asap.

Now that Christmas is over and peace is restored I will making some cards with SAB products. The craft room has had another major sort out and Christmas stash put away so I now have no excuse to get crafting.

Take care and enjoy whats left of the bank holiday