Monday, 1 October 2012

2012-13 Catalogue & Great Offer!

With the October 1st comes the brand new idea book and catalogue from Stampin' Up!  There's never been a better time to join the Stampin' Up! family with this fab new offer:

Get FREE Designer Series Paper for SIX MONTHS when you become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator during October or November.

As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, you’ll enjoy exclusive benefits such as
  • A 20 percent product discount!
  • A free subscription to Stampin’ Up!’s demonstrator magazine!
  • Access to a thriving online community of stampers and paper crafters from around the world!
  • An open invitation to fabulous Stampin’ Up! events!
Your starter kit for just £99 is fully customisable and is now worth in excess of £200 with this great offer

So what are you waiting for?  Call me today  07974115279 or email me at for a no-obligation chat.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Happy Birthday!

I made this little one for my nephew, who's 12 today!  Happy Birthday, Matt!!  I've used Pennant Parade for the party hats layered over the Square and Large Square punches.  The background I ran through my Big Shot using Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  The sentiment is from Happiest Birthday Wishes which is a super exclusive Hostess Set in 2011-12 catalogue.  I've used the Stampin' Write markers to ink up.

Stampin' Write markers are a superb way to inking up your images with multi-colours.  These are available as a set of the all the core colours £89.95 and comes in a super storage case with room for all the current in colours.  In Colours can be purchased separately for £11.75 each or indeed, if you prefer, you can buy them singlely for £2.95 to get your favourites.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

I {Heart} Anniversary!

Happy 15th Anniversary to my Dad and stepmum, Morag!

I've used a new technique for me here.  I've stamped a heart image from the I {Heart} Hearts set onto a clear block.  The image doesn't stamp perfectly so I filled it in using my Stampin' Write marker in Rose Red.  The resulting image looks like it's been done in chalk and, I think, gives it a really hand done look!  The sentiment is from Teeny Weeny Wishes and completed with 1/4" grosgrain ribbon in Whisper White topped with Rhinestone jewels.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Reason to Smile - August 2012 Promotion!

Stampin' Up! is offering all its customers the chance to purchase or earn for FREE this lovely little set during August. 

It can be yours FREE with a purchase of £60 or more. I'm also offering complimentary P&P on this offer too - so this offer can be worth as much as £23.90 direct to your door.

Alternatively, this set can be purchased separately for £18.95 wood mount or £14.95 for clear mount.

You can place any order with me at or call me on 07974 115 279.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Simply Scored!

I've been using my Simply Scored diagonal plate here to make the envelope.  I might never need to buy envelopes again.  It's a great gagdet.

For the parcels, I used the large Square and the Lace Ribbon punches.

Simple but effective.

The paper is from the soon-to-end 2012 Summer Mini, Sweet Shop, gorgeous smooth and embossed textures using all 5 of the new 2011-13 in colours.  £11.50 for 12 sheets of double sided 12"x12" papers.  You can find the Summer Mini catalogue here. Remember to place any order with me by 31 August at the very latest.  The new Autumn/Winter mini launches 1 September with the main 2012-13 catalogue on 1 October so watch this space.  Lovely, lovely new products coming your way!

Friday, 13 July 2012

Summer Enchantment!

If you were blown away with the Everyday Enchantment papers available during Sale-a-bration 2012, then here's your chance to get them again for a limited period and while stocks last.

This is a brilliant little bundle offer from Stampin' Up! until the end of July. With every £45 spent, you will receive an exclusive ribbon and brad pack worth £15.95 FREE!  And, while stocks last, you can buy that wonderful Everyday Enchantment DSP for £9.95.

Place your order today to avoid disappointment!
mobile: 07974 115 279

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Paris in June!

I've created this with someone very specific in mind.  My daughter and her boyfriend are off to Paris at the end of this month so I've put this together for his birthday.

I've stamped the Eiffel Tower using Stazon Ink onto a window sheet which I have overlaid on  Mocha Morning.  The other images from Artistic Etchings are stamped with Soft Suede.  The sentiment is from Happiest Birthday Wishes.

Happy Birthday, Mitch!

Friday, 8 June 2012

Join the Paper Party!

During June, Stampin' Up! is offering each customer the chance to receive a packet of DSP absolutely FREE!  Just order 3 packs and get the fourth for free.  Go on, treat yourself!

You can find out all the details here!

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Sunshine Sunday!

Feels good doesn't it?  The sun on your face?  I have a few birthdays coming up soon, so I picked a stamp set from the recently launched Summer Mini and came up with this using Mixed Bunch along with Circle Circus.

I've used Wisteria Wonder from the fabulous 2011-13 In Colours along with Basic Grey.  The textured embossing folder is really sweet and I've finished it off with white Baker's Twine and have taken the sentiment from Teeny Weeny Wishes and punched using the Word Window.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

eBay Saturday!!


I did it!!  I've spent the day listing everything I'm selling at the moment - craft and otherwise!!  Taken me the best part of the day starting at 7 this morning.  Worthwhile though!

I've posted the link to the first Stampin' Up! item here.  You can navigate to my other items from there.  Thanks for looking!

Happy stampin'!!!

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Join in May and register for FREE at Convention 2012!

Stampin' Up! has launched their new lower priced starter kit.  The new kit costs just £99 and is fully customisable!!  You can choose up to £130 of any products from the current catalogues to make up the products in your kit and you will also receive a business kit which cost £45.

But it gets better!! If you join as a demonstrator during May you can attend Convention 2012, which normally costs £149, absolutely FREE (excluding travel and accommodation).  This year's Convention is in Mainz, Germany, 2-3 November.

If you have questions about what is involved in being a demo or would like some more information or a no pressure chat, I would be delighted to hear from you.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Springtime Gift from Stampin' Up!

Please note, this is a sticky post and remain at the top of the blog until the end of April.  New posts appear below 

Get gorgeous Designer Series Paper for FREE with a qualifying offer!

With a minimum order of £45, you can receive one pack from a choice of four beautiful 12" x 12" paper packs.

Choose from Beyond the Garden or Nursery Nest from the main catalogue or Berry Blossoms and Pocketful of Posies from the Spring Mini catalogue
Follow this link for full details of the offer.

Don't miss out - phone, text or email your order to me before the end of April.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Regional Training Swap!

Here is the swap I'm using for the Stampin' Up! Regional Training today in Edinburgh - the paper is Twitterpated from the much anticipated Summer 2012 mini launching on 1 May along with the greeting from Delightful Dozen.  I've used Adorning Accents with the Big Shot and the Designer Frames embossing folder.

Friday, 20 April 2012


I made this for a friend who has just secured a promotion at work.  I'm casing this from Sarah-Jane as I just loved this, although not identical, the elements are the same.

The colours are Calypso Coral, Gold and Very Vanilla.  I've used Broadsheet Alphabet - a very underutilised set, I have to admit, but I do love it! 

Monday, 16 April 2012

Masculine Monday!

Although I've used this technique before, I've upscaled it and added a tile effect using my new Simply Scored!

This is Sail Away from the a la carte section mounted and inked with Island Indigo and using Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker.

After I tile scored my card base, I've coloured an extra large clear mount block with the Marker and used this to create my background.  I then simply stamped the main image over this.  A great card in 5 minutes.  Simple xx

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Simply Stampin ' Sketch Challenge!

My Big Shot has been doing overtime recently!  Here, I've taken inspiration from the Simply Stampin' Challenge #55 Sketch.  Using 2012 In Colours of Lucky Limeade and Pool Party along with Everyday Enchantment from the recently finished SAB event, I've put my embossing folders (Stripes and Perfect Polka Dots) to good use together with Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die.

I've embossed the butterflies with white using an image from the 2012 SAB Fresh Vintage.  The sentiment is from stamp set It's Your Day cut with the Word Window Punch.


This is a super idea for something a little different to a classic gift card.  It's a suprise box!  You can find the video tutorial here.  A great way to use some surplus 12 x 12 papers.  I've used Love Letter from 2010-11 Catalogue along with Riding Hood Red and Basic Black.  The stamp sets used are Broadsheet Alphabet and Artistic Etchings both from the current catalogue

You can add a greeting inside or slip in a voucher or gift card.
The belly band can be personalised as I've done here with an initial

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Birthday Friend!

This is a card I made for my friend.  On a background of Baja Breeze cardstock, I stamped an image from Charming (Spring 2012 Mini) and sentiment from Teeny Weeny Wishes (2011-12 Catalogue).  It's embellished with scallop ribbon and linen thread, along with Tag and Itty Bitty punches.  The paper is Everyday Enchantment from the recently finished Sale-a-bration.

Monday, 9 April 2012