Sunday, 29 April 2012

Springtime Gift from Stampin' Up!

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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