Saturday, 31 January 2015

Butterfly Basics

I have no idea why this stamp set and matching framelits are called basics as there is nothing basic about this set. For starters there are 11 stamps in the two box stamp set and the 3 butterfly framelits are just beautiful. I have been busy today creating 30 cards. All of which are CASED from somewhere on the internet. Which one is your favourite? I love them all! I even made matching envelopes and/ or inserts for them.

Monday, 26 January 2015

My new Stampin Up! Storage cart


My stamp write markers and blendabilities

My This and That rotary stamps

Mini punches

Bakers twine

Tools and Washi tape

Embellishments are all safe and secure in the magnetic spice tins

 Project Life before

Project Life after

 I just love the way I can get everything I need in my new IKEA Raskog trolley! It is just what I always wanted

Monday, 12 January 2015

'Sheltering Tree' across the Seasons

Yesterday I made a valentine card using the new stamp set 'Sheltering Tree'. Today I want to show you how the stamp can be used to represent the seasons. First:

and Autumn:
Winter is also possible too. I'll show you how another time.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Valentines Day Card No 2

I only have one valentine but have been playing around making a few cards. This one uses a set called 'Sheltering Tree'. I have 'blinged' it up using punched hearts  from red glimmer paper using the 'Confetti Heart Border Punch'

My Valentine!

Valentines Day is just five weeks away! This year I have been super organised and got my card made ahead of time with the amazing resources from Stampin Up! It is a variation on a CASE from the new Spring/ Summer catalogue.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Sale-a-bration 2015

Well it's here! Sale-A-Bration 2015! My favourite time of the Stampin' Up! Year! This years offering has just blown me away (I probably said that last year but its even better this year!) The brochure is great.
Click here to see the Sale-A-Bration (SAB) brochure.

So here is the full benefits of SAB 2015!
For EVERY, yes EVERY £45 you spend you get to choose a free exclusive item from the SAB brochure above. There are lots of items ranging from stamp sets to buttons and ribbons and Project Life. Also there are sets of Blendabilities available for FREE too with your £45.
 Host a Party or a virtual party by getting a few friends to order from any of our catalogues. 
Join Stampin Up! and get extra goodies in your Starter Kit. This means for £99 payment you get £130 worth of products, which you can choose from any of our catalogues and a business pack worth £45. PLUS you also get to choose EITHER one of the kits on OPTION 1 or 2 FREE SALE-A-BRATION ITEMS as detailed in Option 2. I know this is something people have wanted in the past. If you would like a chat about joining Stampin Up and becoming a demonstrator, whether just for your own purchases or to make into a business then please do get in touch with me. 

And not only that we also have the brand new Spring/Summer catalogue. Some great products in this brochure, I have been loving my pre- order products. Please click here to view the brochure online or contact me for your own paper copy.
I think that is all for now, relax and enjoy the brochures!

Monday, 5 January 2015

Spring Summer Catalogue out now!

You can check out all the new goodies here

I will give you a better look at some of the products later

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Monochrome Squares - day 2

I cut a piece of card measuring 3x4 inch and stuck the squares on top and then added these to a card base which had been mounted with white Cardstock. I used Daffodil Drlight and Real Red Cardstock. 

For another card I used the inch squares in a vertical line down the left hand side of a piece of whitecardstock. Come back soon to see how I add further decoration and sentiments to decorate the cards

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Monochrome Squares

It took me ages to cut out this pile of 12 different black and white one inch squares

All the papers are from the 'Stacked with Love' designer series paper stack from the forthcoming Spring/Summer Occasions Catalogue 2015. The pack is billed as part of the valentine day products but I wanted to show you that it is much more versatile than that. The monochrome effect from one side of the double sided papers makes a brilliant patchwork effect. 

Why not pop back tomorrow to see what I make with them? 

Best Year Ever Accordian Mini- book

I used the mini treat bags to make a sweet mini album. 

I'm going to make inserts for the bags to hold photos and journaling. 

I used the small framelits that are included with the mini treat bag for to decorate the front as well as the free Hello Honey ribbon; another sale-a-bration freebie

Best Ever Year!

2014 was a VERY good year and was certainly up there as one of the best. It was also the year I turned 50. I had a wonderful time with friends prior to the day at a fun, delicious tea party, spent the weekend itself in Canterbury including a trip to see Marti Pellow in Evita courtesy of my husband Len. Marti also happened to be staying in the same hotel as me ( or I was staying in the same hotel as him since he was there first!); and a wonderful surprise visit from my lovely friend David.

Now back to crafting and the 'Best Year Ever' designer series papers that are free with a £45 spend. Here I used most of the papers to make some mini treat bags using the Mini Treat Bag Framelit die. I hope you agree they look lovely. Such lovely colours and sweet patterns. Pop back later to see what I do with them.

Stampin Up! Four Feathers

The first time I saw this set I dismissed it thinking it was not really my 'thing'; but as often happens once people start posting ideas I realised it not only had lots of potential but was extremely versatile. The images are so sharp they need very little embellishment to show them off.

Framelets are also available to save a lot of time cutting out the intricate shapes.

Washi tape created the delicate stripes on the background
On the card above I stamped the images with Versamark on vellum and then embossed them with white embossing powder. The background is my favourite Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. I have used it SO much.