Monday, 25 April 2011

You shall go the Ball!

I've dressed up a jewellery mannequin here using Rose Red in the Brights DSP Collection.  She really does have a superb hourglass figure - one to which I can only aspire!! 

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Big Shot Bundle

***Exclusive Offer***
from Strictly Stampin' Up!

There's a new big shot in town - the Sizzix Big Shot for Stampin' Up!  The Big Shot is a sturdy manual die cutting machine used to die cut materials for use on crafts, home décor projects, and even clothing - it's a big deal!  You'll love what the Big Shot machine can do for you!

Try running fabric through the Big Shot machine to create your own custom pillow appliqués - or make custom fabric flowers to embellish a quilt.  From sewing to quilting to home décor, the Big Shot is the perfect tool for many types of crafting.  Use the Stampin' Up! exclusive dies to create die cuts and stencils with our artwork and designs for all your craft needs.

Until 31 May 2011, I am offering this terrific Big Shot Stampin' Up! Bundle for an incredible £150.  That's a saving of over £30!  Included in this offer:
  •  One Sizzix Big Shot for Stampin Up! die cutting machine
  •  One Bigz L die from a choice of: Mini Milk Carton or Fun Flowers
  • Two Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders from a choice of: Vintage Wallpaper, Square Lattice, Perfect Polka Dots, Manhattan Flower, Elegant Bouquet
  • Two Embosslits™ dies from a choice of: Beautiful Wings, Scalloped Heart of Hearts, Flower Burst, Sweet Buttons
  • One Level 1 Hostess Set
  • £15.00 free product from current catalogues
  • FREE P&P
Contact me today at or call on 07974 115 279 to place your order.  It couldn't be simpler.  Orders are placed same day (unless otherwise stated) and will normally be delivered within 5 working days via UPS direct to your door.

    Friday, 22 April 2011

    Good Wreath!

    At last I've got round to making my wreath!  I know it's only Easter but I thought I'd put together a Christmas wreath for the Sincerely Yours show next weekend.  My 3D projects are coming together nicely now!

    Monday, 18 April 2011


    Continuing on my quest, my next two feature flowers and butterflies: Cottage Garden and Flight of the Butterfly.  Cottage Garden has been done in Peach Parfait and Tangerine Tango and the Two-Step technique has been done free-hand.  I've used Sahara Sand for the sentiment and my flower outlines.

    Flight of the Butterfly is two tone using Marina Mist and Bashful Blue.  I've double-stamped the larger butterflies using the Stamp-a-ma-jig. 

    Sunday, 17 April 2011

    Artistic Etchings!

     I'm starting to build up my samples for the Sincerely Yours Craft Show in Edinburgh on Saturday 30 April.  I thought the best idea would be to use all the stamp sets I have and design and produce a card front.  What better place to start than with 'A'.  A is for Artistic Etchings!!

    This has simply been stamped in Early Espresso and River Rock on Very Vanilla card.  I've used a Sponge Dauber with River Rock to give the edges of the card and the flower embellishment an aged look.

    Putting my new Big Shot to good use, I used the Fun Flowers Bigz L Die with Love Letter DSP.  I used my River Rock Stampin' Write Marker to shade just a little of the En Francais background stamp.

    This is Baroque Motifs.  I bought this one as my Sale-a-Bration reward!  I've used Wild Wasabi and Marina Mist with Rhinestones for flower centres.  Added a little Whisper White 5/8" organza ribbon.  Great little 2 minute card when you're in a hurry!

    From the new Mini Catalogue, this is Clearly for You.  Monotone in Bravo Burgandy.  It's a little difficult to see, but I've used the Spritzer Tool on the images.  I'm liking my Fun Flowers for the Big Shot.  Here it is again and I've added a little contrast in the button in More Mustard.

    Ribbon Share!

    How do you fancy getting your hands on some of the lovely ribbons in sample lengths?  Not sure how the ribbon will look on your projects?  Well, I've selected a few colours which will enhance your creations beautifully:
      • Daffodil Delight    1/4" grosgrain
      • Pumpkin Pie         3/8" taffeta
      • Pretty in Pink        3/8" taffeta
      • Real Red               1/8" taffeta
      • Rich Razzleberry  1 1/4" striped grosgrain
      • Marina Mist           3/8" taffeta
      • Certain Celery       3/8" taffeta
      • Whisper White      5/8" organza
      • Very Vanilla           1/4" grosgrain
      • Basic Black           1/8" taffeta 
    I'm offering 1 metre of each of the above for just £10.00 including P&P.  Use the Paypal button to the right to make your purchase.  Thanks

    Saturday, 16 April 2011

    Class Act!

    This is the guest gift I'm offering at today's class made with the Mini Milk Carton Die in the current Mini Catalogue.  Sooooo cute! I've used Real Red card stock, along with Love Letters paper, punched a hole using 1/8" circle and tied it off with a little 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon.  Ideal gift idea: put a Creme Egg inside or a little offering for Teacher at the end of term.

    Saturday, 2 April 2011

    Mini Catalogue has launched!

    The 2011 Mini is here but everything about it is BIG!!  Yes, the Big Shot is here along with exclusive Stampin' Up! dies and embossing folders. 

    Along with stamp sets suitable for all occasions, there are Suites that offer beautifully co-ordinated and complementary products for outstanding creations, whether it be cards, 3D projects or scrapbooking pages.

    The possibilities are limitless.  Enjoy!