Thursday, November 14, 2013

A 50th Birthday card

My sister in law was 50 this week and I wanted to make her a card that was special to mark the occassion.

I used the Thinlet Circle set to create the card they are so quick and easy to use but make such lovely cards.  I used the Papillion Potpourri Butterfly stamp set and the butterfly punch along with the scalloped circle thinlet that comes in the set.

On the other side of the circle I stamped the number 50 and used the scalloped circle thinlet again.

To make it even more special I used the remaining patterned paper to create  matching envelope using the fantastic new envelope punch board.  

Making cards using this set of thinlets is very easy and they are so versatile.  Everything I have used today is available from my online shop, there is a supply list below.

Have a great day


Papillion Potpouuri Set C 123759  W132058
Elegant Butterfly punch 127526
Epic this day and that paper 130814
 Envelope Punch Board 133774 (only £17.95)
Thinlets Card Dies 133480
Apothecary Accents 127003
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine 113439
Big Shot Magnetic Platform 130658
Calypso Coral stamp pad 126983
Calyspo Coral Cardstock 124392
Very Vailla Cardstock 106550
Dimensionals 104430
Rhinestone Basic Jewels 119246

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

An amazing offer!

Wow last night this amazing promotion was announced which I am so excited about. This year as some of you may know Stampin UP are celebrating 25 years in business and our birthday is actually this week so there is a very special offer!!

25 stamp sets have 25% off from today until 28th October only!

The long list of stamp sets is below! 

 If you would like to take advantage of this exceptional offer then please visit my shop here


Saturday, September 14, 2013

Another Christmas Card

This is a very quick and easy card to make, the only time consuming thing was cutting out the wreath. I embossed the wreath using clear embossing powder and it really made it shine.  I then cut it out using my super sharp paper snips.  I thank ran some crumb cake through the Big Shot using the Pretty Print Embossing Folder.  I then stamped onto some Cherry Cobbler cardstock using one of the stamp from the Christmas Messages stamp set.  I then mounted the crumb cake onto a white card base and then used dimensionals to raise the wreath and the littlle robin to add dimension to the card.
I then stamped the greeting using another of the Christmas Messages stamp set at the bottom

I find that as I have to make so many cards for Christmas I like to find cards that look good but don't take forever to make.  I plan on making a few more this afternoon as it's such a miserable day here.

Enjoy your crafting


Christmas Messages stamp set Wood 131790, Clear 131793
Wonderful Wreath Wood 132748
Pretty Print Embossing Folder 132175
Bird Builder Punch 117191
Paper Snips 103579
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock 121681
Cherry Cobbler Inkpad 126966
Gumball Green Inkpad 126861
Crumb Cake Cardstock 121685
Clear Embossing POwder 109130
Heat Tool 129054
Big Shot Cutting Machine 113439

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Festive Flurry

As promised, here are 2 different cards made using the same stamp set; Festive Flurry.  You can buy this as a stamp set or together with the Framelits dies as a bundle (if you buy them as a bundle you save 15%!)

On this card I stamped the snowflakes onto Night of Navy Cardstock using a versamark pad.  I then used the heat and stick powder and the stampin glitter to create the sparkle.  I then used silver embossing powder to emboss the greeting from the Christmas Messages stamp set.

For this card I stamped the snowflakes using different colours and then cut them out using the framelit dies, it makes life so much quicker!  I then added glitter to the middle section (it's Christmas, therefore you must have glitter). I mounted it onto silver card and then onto a white background.

It just shows you how versatile one set can be!

You can order any of the supplies I have used on these projects (serial numbers listed below) from my online shop and have them delivered directly to your door, just use the "shop now" button on my blog.  Then you can come back on her and show me what you've created!

Have a great day


Christmas Messages Wood 131790 or Clear 131793
Festive Flurry Wood 131778 or Clear 131781
Festive Flurry bundle (with framelit dies) Wood 133284 or Clear 133285
Foil Sheets 132178
Heat and Stick Powder 100625
Stampin Glitter 102023
Silver Embossing Powder 109131
Night of Navy Cardstock 106577
Whisper White Cardstock 106549

Monday, September 9, 2013

Seasonal Catalogue

The seasonal catalogue is now out and there are some beautiful things in there.  I will be making some projects from this catalogue over the next few days to show you what you can create.

There are also some items that have carred over from the main catalogue from last year.  They can be found here:

The new seasonal catalogue can be found here:

Why not have a look through and if something takes your fancy, use the Shop Now button on my page to place your order - it doesn't get much simpler than that.

Have a great day


Sunday, September 8, 2013

15% off Butterfly Bundle AND shop online!

For the month of September Stampin UP! Are offering you their gorgeous butterfly bundle with 15% off!  That means you can get your hands on the gorgeous stamp AND punch for just £23.97 in clear and £26.52 in wood mount

Click here to see this fantastic offer

And that's not all, you can now order on line - any time, day or night!  Just click on this icon on my page and it will take you directly to all the Stampin UP! goodies - how fab is that?

I am busy working on some Christmas examples from the new mini catalogue and will be back over the next couple of days with some ideas to make some really quick and easy Christmas Cards

In the meantime, why don't you pop over to the Stampin UP! Shop and browse through the fantastic goodies on offer


Saturday, August 24, 2013

My Digital Studio

My Digital Studio is coming really soon. I LOVE it, I can create scrapbook pages at the click of a button and it really is very easy to pick up.

This is a page I created for my very talented daughter Thalia who has already won 3 gold medals this year.  She is a multi eventer (a bit like Jessica Ennis) and this page is her winning a 200 mtr race.  We are off to another competition this afternoon in the drizzle but it does make a nice change from Irish Dancing!

Have a great weekend


Friday, August 23, 2013

Creating Backgrounds

Today I decided to have a go at creating my own backgrounds.  I took a cleat stamping block and coloured it in sections using the Stampin Write markers.  I used the blues for the first card.

For the second card I used orange tones and then stamped the stem from the Field Flowers set directly onto the background.  I then stamped the flowers and cut them out so that they added dimension to the card

It's very easy to create backgrounds like this and very quick too, especially if you don't have the exact background paper you are looking for.  Have a go, and let me know how you get on.


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Post Card

In the new catalogue I came across a stamp that I instantly fell in love with.  I could imagine so many possibilities for that stamp!
Here I have decided to show you two versions of a similar card layout using the postcard stamp.  Each time I stamped the image onto very vanilla and then cut it out to fit onto an embossed background which in turn fitted onto a standard A5 card.
This one is obviously more male orientated, I coloured the boat using the stampin markers and then cut it out and used dimensional to stick it onto the card. I then used the greeting from the Feel Goods set.  I used Marina Mist and inked around the edges which is a new thing for me.

This one is more ladylike and I used the gorgeous new Strawberry Slush paper.  I also used the new Stampin UP! Clay which I coloured with the strawberry slush marker and I also coloured one in using Pink Pirouette.  

I hope you'll agree that the cards are very effective but they really didn't take that long to create.

I will put a "menu" below and if you would like to order any of the items to create your own masterpieces, please e-mail me at, I look forward to hearing from you


marina mist cardstock 121682
strawberry slush cardstock 131300
very vanilla cardstock 106550
post card stamp 130369
stampin write markers 131260
simply pressed clay 130685
buttons and blossoms clay moulds 131272
elegant butterfly punch 127526
feel goods stamp set 129684
the open sea 123032
flowering flourishes 126367
pretty print embossing folder 132175

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Dress Up

I love the new Dress up range and decided to have a go using the card base pop n cuts together with the dress form pop n cuts and the dress up framelits.  This is the card closed.

Inside the card I made some wallpaper using the colour collection designer series paper

I cut out some of the butterflies using the beautiful wings embosslits 

I then made a little envelope to stick on the bottom of the card to put some money in as a gift.
I have a feeling that I am going to be making a lot of these cards.  Using the dies makes them so quick and easy to do but they look like you've spent hours creating them.

Let me know if you would like to order any of the supplies as I will be happy to help



Beautiful Wings Embosslits 118138
Card Base Pop 'n' Cuts 130099
Dress Form Pop 'n' Cuts 130100
Dress Up Framelits 130101
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine 113439 
Colour Collection Designer Series Paper Stacks 130135
Night of Navy Cardstock 106577

Monday, July 8, 2013

My Digital Studio

I love scrapbooking and I love using computers, don't get me wrong, I'm not some sort of computer whizz but I love how easy it is to create wonderful things and the new Digital Studio from Stampin UP! is no exception.  With a few clicks you can create wonderful digital scrapbook pages and cards and calendars and a whole lot more.

I knocked these two up this morning:

 I love how you have access to some of the gorgeous papers, stamps and punches
The Digital Studio will soon be available for you to purchase, in the meantime watch this space.....

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Online Ordering!

You can now order online directly though my shop front here:

It has all the wonderful Stampin' Up! Products that I use daily on my creations and now you too, can create anything from my blog just by visiting my store and purchasing the items.  To make things easier I will try and create a menu for each item so you know which catalogue numbers I used.

There is also a section called Ideas, if you click on that it will take you to other cards and boxes from the blog with menus included.

I think it's a great idea, it was how I started out with Stampin' Up!  I saw a card on someones blog and then contacted them to order the stamps, now you can do the same.

You can also go through this icon:

on the left of my blog which will take you directly to the page.

If you have any ideas of things you would like to make, please e-mail me and I will have a go at creating them for you.

Stampin' Up! Just keeps getting better and better!

Have a great day


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

dads 80th

It's my father in laws 80th Birthday soon and I always struggle to make male cards, they're not a pretty as lady's cards so I never seem to enjoy making them, that was, until I saw this card and I fell in love!
I wanted to stamp my clouds as I love the effect and this card is huge - 8" x 8" but I don;t think it looks lost.
It didn't take too long but it is definitely a card I will be making again and again, especially for men! What do you think?

This is the inside of the card, I wanted to do something a bit different and it's been left blank as we have a lot of people to sign it!

I even decorated the envelope!

Have a great day


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sneak Peak

 The new spring catalogue comes out on February 1st celebrating 25 years of Stampin UP!  As demonstrators we are SO lucky to be able to have previews of the up and coming goodies.

It was my gorgeous niece Nancy's 18th birthday last weekend and I wanted to create her a special card as Summer and I were unable to attend her party due to dance commitments.


I made this extra large card for her - it measures 8" square and I embossed the top (which, sadly, you can't see very well in the photos)

You will LOVE the new catalogue but if you can't wait until February, why not order some of our goodies from the main catalogue, for every £45 you spend you can get a free stamp or paper set from the special Sale-a-Bration flyer on the left hand side of my blog!

I'm now off to brave the snow again and walk down the garden to my craft house.

Have a great day


Sale a Bration


JOIN - If you join our team during Sale-A-Bration (22nd January - 22nd March) you will get an extra 25% worth of product FREE in your Starter Kit! This means £162.50 worth of product for only £99! AND you also get a free business pack worth £45! Its the best deal on the Starter Kit out there! Over £200 worth of stuff for £99!! 
If you host a workshop with me of over £300 then in addition to your normal £50 Hostess Spends and a 1/2 price item you will also get this bundle FREE!! Together with a pack of Glimmer Card. This bundle contains 12x12 paper pack, buttons and ribbon pack and the Madison Avenue stamp set

For every £45 you spend you can earn one of 17 different items for FREE and this year you can select 6 different existing catalogue items - how cool is that??!
Email me now at to take advantage of this fantastic offer!