Saturday, March 22, 2014

A little bit of Tulle ...............

First things first ............. there's still 9 days left to shop during Sale-a-bration and claim your free gift.

But did you know that you can shop in any area of Stampin UP ......... 
 the current annual catalogue, 
the Spring/Summer brochure, 
the Sale-a-Bration brochure
or from the 

Yes, more lovely products have been added to this fab section of the my online-shop.  Simply click the link above and then click Clearance Rack.  Don't forget these items go very quickly though.
Go on everyone loves a bargain, so you can get lots and lots of lovely goodies and get extra Freebies as well.  It's win win, so what are you waiting for.

So do you want to see what I did with a combination of Clearance Rack products, Spring/Summer products and products from our Annual Catalogue

To make this gorgeous card, I used

Crumb Cake Tulle Ribbon from the Clearance Rack
The Bird Builder Punch &
the Around Array Stamp Set &
the scallop Circle Punch and heart punch from the Annual Catalogue
and combined these with the Hardwood Stamp Set
the Petit Petals stamps and Punch
and the Scallop Tag topper punch from the Spring/Summer set.

I used Strawberry Slush, and stamped the card stock to create a self coloured background. 
I then stamped some Whisper White card stock with the Hardwood Stamp in Baked Brown Sugar before punching out the tag.  I then punched out the heart and attached the tulle bow.
The bird and the branch were punched out from In-Colour 2015/15 DSP papers
As was the lovely Crisp Cantaloupe petit Petals Flower.
Finally the sentiment was stamped and punched before attaching to the heart and the card base.

I think this is really pretty and I really enjoyed doing this.

Don't forget to stop by and grab your bargains on the clearance rack.

Stop by again soon.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

I think you're lovely .......... but time is running out .........

Wow, can you believe it, there is only 12 days left of
Thats only 12 days left to get FREE craft goodies

I just can't believe that nearly a month and a half has already gone.

I have loved meeting new and old customers during this time and seeing the delight that getting FREE goodies brings them.  Its so nice to be able to give something extra back.

Talking of extras ..........

I have been sat making cute cards to send to all my customers, both past and present.  

To do this, I wanted to combine some of our lovely new products with both sets of the current
 "In Colours".

I started off with my card blank and punched it using the fantastic Scallop Tag Topper punch.  It's just so cute and creates fantastic tags every time.  

Shop here for Tag Topper Punch

I then stamped and coloured this lovely image from the FREE You're Lovely stamp set.

I of course stamped the image in one of the In-colours and then used my wonderful Stamp'n'write markers to colour them in.

(This stamp set can be yours free when you spend £45 (excluding P&P) during March 2014)

As you can see I made them in all 10 of the In colours.  I can't decide which I like best. 

Can you?

So if you are reading this and would like to get your hands on this fantastic set, why not place an order with me by visiting my shop

Also if you've shopped with me before look out for one of these in the post

Dont forget to check out my class schedules listed on the Class page.  There is some amazing ones coming up.

Look forward to seeing you all soon.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Rev it up Tom

Morning everyone.  I hope you had an amazing weekend.  I know we did.

It was my baby boy's 15th birthday, so we had great fun.  His favourite colour is yellow, and at Stampin Up we have so many great shades of yellow that it was a really hard choice ....... But in the end my favourite "daffodil delight" won.  I teamed it up with the lovely pacific point and we were ready to go.

As you can see I used a different type of fold for his card. I wanted it to be a bit different.  I matted a layered cardstock and coloured dsp onto a whisper white base.  I also created my own "wallpaper" by stamping whisper white cardstock with the stunning gorgeous grunge stamp set.  

I sponged the edges of some of the layers to add extra dimension and also completely sponged the small chevron layer behind the car. 

As you can see I used the wonderful chevron punch as well, using both bits, the strip of chevrons and the punched out ones.

His present needed something nice to put it in.  I would like to thank my fellow team mate Tracey May for her brilliant video on making this box.  It's on you tube.

And here is the box.  It's using the same colour combination.  I used both plain cardstock and designer series papers.  No gift would be complete with a tag and this was made using our tag topper punch.  Three small candy dots finished off the box, along with his name cut out of dsp using the wonderful bigz dies from our current brochure.  

  Hope yo had a great day Tom, and enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed creating  this set for you.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Happenings ................ always something new

Since moving two years ago, I have been crafting on my kitchen table, and have found this really difficult.  With the help of my family and friends, my bedroom has been changed around and I now have a lovely new craft space.....

But I'll show you more pictures about that in a minute....

First I want to tell you about a lovely new kit that Stampin Up has on offer.  It's the perfect kit for new and experienced crafters alike.

There's something for everyone in this kit .......... the cards and stamps combine beautifully to allow you to create wonderful cards and much much more.  Whilst if you are more experienced you can use the products with other bits in your craft box to create many many fantastic projects

Each kit contains everything (Except the glue) that you need to create 20 exquisite cards

Here's some examples

I just love this kit and am using it regularly - its great for making cards for my customers and hostesses and also for friends and family.  It's so versatile and easy to use.  
If you would like this kit then please click here

I will be sharing my makes from this kit later in the month.  

Now for the make over of my craft room ......

Its only small, but hey I don't have to pack up each night ..........  so I'm just loving it .... look out for my new projects coming your way.

Don't forget the fantastic offers during Sale-a-Bration

For every £45/€60 you spend you get a free product from our 
Sale-a-Bration brochure

And don't forget that you get £50 of FREE, yes FREE product if you sign up before the end of March.