Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Kitty bling

Cards with animals always seem to go down very well, especially those with cats or dogs.  The Every Little Bit stamp set has lots of variety including a few animals... and this little cat is one of my favs.

I've completely CASE'd this card, which I saw at the Bracknell craft show a few weeks back, although I've used a different sentiment... however I don't know who made it originally, but would give credit if anyone does?

I've stamped the little cat onto Whisper White card stock and then punched out with the Perfect Postage punch, which isn't currently available in the the catalogues, but hopefully it will return in October.  I've created a little frame by cutting out a square of Real Red card stock and then raised the image up with dimensionals.  To make the card a little more luxurious I have added some bling - Basic Rhinestones, to create the kitty's collar.  Finally the sentiment is from the Petite Pairs stamp set.

Monday, 30 July 2012

Swinging mixed bunch

Well the weekend is over sadly... and I'm now sitting at my new desk in my new office today.

I've been playing with the Mixed Bunch stamp set, the one that lots of demonstrators got at the Regional training events earlier this year. 

I've created a swing card with the Top Note die using Rich Razzleberry card stock coupled with Melon Mambo.

The stamp set has a co-ordinating punch which is great for creating just flower shapes by themselves, and I have used one here to incorporate a shadow behind the flower imagine which I inked in Melon Mambo.  In the background you can just see the Versamark (clear embossing ink) image created with one of the other stamps.

I really like this stamp set and will be making plenty more projects with it as soon as I can...

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Last couple of days of July offers

The July offers of FREE ribbon and brads for every order of £45 and the opportunity to get your hands on the Everyday Enchantment papers (whilst stocks last) which were part of the Sale-a-Bration event earlier this year, are coming to an end.  You last chance to order will be Tuesday but please don't leave it until then or you may miss out.

Here's a very quick project that I was tasked with late last night... and I thought I would use the Everday Enchantment papers for.  Here's the book before...

And here is it after I had used up some of my leftover papers...

As you can see that it was just a case of covering the front with the DSP and then adding a strip of Lucky Limeade card stock and some lettering cut with the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet dies.  I added a couple of Calypso Coral butterflies from the Beautiful Butterflies embosslits too. 

So, don't forget if you want to order these papers or get your hands on FREE ribbon and brads please contact me at

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Bag holder

I'm off to Doddington (in Kent) for a falconry experience with my friend Vicky today so hoping the weather holds off.

But before I go .... my mum has finally finished the plastic bag holders that I asked her to sew for me, so I have to share them with you...
I have a couple of these already, and they are just so useful to making sure all those carrier bags get tidied away somewhere and can be easily accessed when needed.

Created from some plain material, the wording has been created from lengths of the Firtatious fabric from the main catalogue and sewn by hand.  There are quite a lot of patterns and designs for these bag holders on the web, although I know mum designed her own :).

Friday, 27 July 2012

Mummy can craft too

Last weekend I had a Come and Craft afternoon for friends.  I didn't get much crafting done as such of my own, but was able to help to make this fabulous card!

My good friend Vicki wanted a card for her son's first birthday in August... so I managed to convince her to come round and make it for herself.  This is the second card she has had a go at making and to be honest I'm really pleased that she seems to be enjoying it, after the initial reluctance and continually telling me she isn't creative, this is totally her own design... with just a few pointers from me!  I actually want to CASE this myself, but the only 1 year old I know is Jamie, and he probably doesn't want 2 cards exactly the same :(!

Vicki has used an A5 sized Bashful Blue card base.  The sentiment from the Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp set (hostess pounds only) has been stamped at the top in Pacific Point ink.  The lettering for JAMIE was cut from Daffodil Delight card scraps using the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet dies.  Vicki then cut out the 1 by hand, using a printed letter for a template, the ballons are also cut by hand after being stamped onto designer paper scraps using the Crazy for Cupcakes 'balloon' image.  Finally the Bakers Twine from the Summer mini catalogue works well to create the strings for the balloons.

I love it... and I know Vicki is secretly pleased with her creation too.... in fact she made another card straight after this one as well, and came back for more this week :).

Thursday, 26 July 2012

For a friend

Sometimes in life you are lucky enough to find someone who you can be yourself around, and talk to like no one else!  After I lost my other half, Nick, in 2010, a very good friend was there for me more than anyone else... of course a lot of my friends were there for me too, but this friend didn't find it as hard to listen to me, or talk to me after what happened, which made it easier for me in a way! 

Sadly, for a number of reasons; my move to Cambridge for a large part of the week being the main one, he has since become very distant.  It's his birthday today so I just wanted to let him know that I am thinking of him...

It's almost an exact CASE of a card I created earlier this month (see here) using the 'dragonfly' from the Natures Nest stamp set, but instead I have used the 'peacock feather' inked in Island Indigo and the base card is Tempting Turquoise.

It's the sentiment inside that is the important part, from the Perfect Pairs stamp set I've stamped 'I'm here for you'.  I just love those sentiments, even more than the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, but they don't yet have their own punch ;).

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Waterfall album

Earlier this month I went along to a fellow demonstrator's Waterfall Album class to try out something a bit different.  I take my hat off to Diane, who braved this class as it's extremely technical... but so so worth it when you finally get to the end.  Here is what my finished album looks like, and I am so please with it, so thank you Diane :).

I got to play with my favourite designer papers from the main Stampin' Up! catalogue - Beau Chateau, combined with the Baroque Motifs stamp set which I have never used before, so I was in heaven!  And the lovely Striped Grosgrain Soft Suede ribbon to co-ordinate ...

The colours are Soft Suede, Marina Mist and Very Vanilla.  You can just see in the photo there is a panel of Soft Suede which has been run through the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and then the image panel on the front was created with the Top Note die, both using the Big Shot machine.

I have then used the Baroque Motifs image in Soft Suede and added flowers in Marina Mist ink, which I have then attached the Itty Bitty punch flowers to and a Basic Pearl. 

The sentiment is from the Vintage Vogue stamp set and I have just inked the 'Life Happens' part onto Very Vanilla and then punched out with the Oval punch and mounted on a Scalloped Oval punch from Marina Mist card. 

Here is the inside of the album:

I've stuck with simple pages as hope to add some photo's soon, so just stamped the flower from the Baroque Motifs stamp set in Marina Mist alternatively through the album pages and added a border with strips of the Beau Chateau papers and Marina Mist card punched with the Ribbon Border punch.

I love the idea of creating a flower with ribbon... it's just a case of using red sticky strip around a circle and adding a brad in the centre... I've used the Crochet Trim ribbon here and a Antique Brad.

The other pages fold out like a 'waterfall' when you pull the tab, and at the back I've added another Top Note die shape for the final page.

I have to admit, only special people will receive one of these made by me as it's pretty hard work to complete!

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Happy Birthday Derek

Not sure if he will be reading my blog... but 'Uncle' Derek is a big fan of my cards, so I had to make him something that has a lot on it :).

This card is the same as the one that I made at the Make and Take stand at the Bracknell craft show last month, designed by the lovely Fiona.  I liked it so much I have been making quite a few using the Old Olive and Night of Navy colour combo.

The card uses the Open Sea stamp set which is currently available in the Summer Mini catalogue but only until the end of August!

Monday, 23 July 2012

Happy birthday Tori

Mondays are not a good day for a birthday... but fortunately my good friend Tori celebrated her birthday yesterday, with a BBQ and for once the weather was like it should be at this time of year!

As a cat lover and fairly new to card making, I made her this card in the 'Brights' collection colours of Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise...

The little cat is from the Every Little Bit stamp set and the sofa is from the Little Additions (baby themed) stamp set.  The sentiment is part of one of the Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp set available with Hostess pounds.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

New stampers 6 Club

As most of you who know me, already know, I tend to focus my time as a demonstrator on running classes and hosting the odd demo.  Therefore I don't have a significant number of customers and those that I have a largely family and friends.

I have been asked to start a stampers 6 club to allow those who are interested in replenishing their craft stash on a regular basis, to commit to regular purchases for 6 months, to also help spread the cost of their hobby and with a few other extra's...

The added benefits, include:

- Your own FREE copy of the Stampin' Up! catalogues (main catalogue RRP of £5.95);
- The opportunity to take advantage of the hostess rewards in 1 month out of the 6;
- Discounted classes;

So, If you want to benefit from the hostess benefits (free stamps, free money to spend in the catalogue) without hosting a party why not join my Stampers 6 club?

Each person in the club agrees to spend £25 per month for 6 months and each person will get a month with the free hostess spend. You will also get to take advantage of discounted classes throughout your club membership.
The main advantage is that you can spread your spending each month and July is a great time to join, as you will be able to place orders from the Summer mini catalogue (in August), during the September Sale, new catalogue launch (October) and in the run up to Christmas.

The club will in start as soon as there are 6 members with the first order being placed at the start of August.
Contact me now to find out more/book your place!

Saturday, 21 July 2012

DIY themed card

As the weather apparently starts to turn back into Summer, the days indoors are expected to come to an end... and perhaps so will the time for DIY also stop.  Not that I actually do much DIY myself, but there are plenty who do and this card was designed with someone in mind, who is pretty handy around the house.

I've used a Baha Breeze card base and adhered a piece of the 'striped' DSP from the Neutrals designer series paper pack.  The image is from the Every Little Bit stamp set, which caters for many occasions and themes, and I have inked this in Chocolate Chip ink onto Whisper White card and then punched out with the Curly Label punch.  To create the frame I have then punched out 2 Curly Labels from Chocolate chip and cut these in half vertically and diagonally and glued to the back.  I've mounted the image panel onto one of the Labels Collection Framelits dies (also Baha Breeze), which I have embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.

The sentiment is of course, from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, inked in Chocolate Chip and punched out with the Word Window punch.

I hope the Summer really does arrive soon ... and I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Friday, 20 July 2012

Elegant wedding wishes

This lovely weather we are having probably isn't going to be good for those that are getting married this weekend!  Today I have an Elegant Eggplant themed wedding card to share with you...

I've used the White Shimmery card on the base to create the background against the Elegant Eggplant card stock.  For the main panel the Top Note was used with the centre piece being cut out and embossed with the Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder.

I have then added the heart shapes punched from the Heart punch (note that the bride one has been embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder).  I have then created a flower with the Fun Flower die using Elegant Eggplant and finishing with a designer button.

I'm off to see the Olympic torch this evening so I hope this bad weather goes away :).

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Baby cribs

Apologies that the photo's of these cards aren't too good...  hopefully you can still make out the clean and simple effect I went for using the Little Additions stamp set 'crib' image. 

After inking the crib in Crumbcake and stamping onto Whisper White I have then matted it with Bashful Blue/Pink Pirouette and layered up using dimensionals.  The sentiments were stamped with Marina Mist and Rose Red.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Quick embossed note cards

I have a couple of very quick note cards to share with you today, created using the manhattan flower embossing folder on Pink Pirouette and Calypso Coral card stock.

After running the A6 pieces of card through the Big Shot machine, using the embossing folders I have added a length of Very Vanilla Seam Binding ribbon and then adhered them only Very Vanilla card bases and added a couple of Basic Pearls to finish.

Suitable for note cards, or you could add a sentiment for a specific occassion.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Dragonfly birthday wishes

This card is quite clean and simple, just a little bit of fiddly cutting out of the dragon fly from the Natures Nest stamp set, after colouring with Stampin' Write markers using a blender pen.

The dragonfly has been stamped 3 times onto Whisper White card and then punched out with the 1 3/8 inch circle punch and then mounted onto a Tempting Turquoise circle punch of the same size to create a 'shadow' effect behind the image panels.  I've raised up the dragonfly after cutting him out, to make it 3D.

Finally the sentiment is from the Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp set.

I really love this stamp set, and will be looking for more ways to use it very soon.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Quick shirt card

I had a go at making a origami shirt a while ago, but just found it a bit too fiddly.  This card was much more straight forward and less stressful to create as it's a simple A6 card base folded from Elegant Eggplant card stock.  To create the collar I have cut a strip of card and folded it down and attached to the top of the card...

This style of card would be suitable for a working professional, and you can change the colour(s) of the shirt and the tie to suit the recipient.  I've used papers from the Cheerful Treat 'hostess' DSP pack, and then added a couple of Candi (non Stampin' Up!) pieces as faux buttons.

Now I just need to find an envelope that will fit lol

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Christening prints

For baby themed cards the Baby Prints stamp set in the Summer mini catalogue is a must, as it has 5 different sentiments with the hands and feet images.  I thought I'd create a christening card using the set, although I don't have a Christening sentiment so thought the 'it's your day' wording from the Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp set would be ideal for this.

I've used the Perfect Postage punch that isn't currently available, but you could use the square punches instead.  After punching out sections of the feet image inked in Bashful Blue I have selected the 'A' lettering from the Monogram Sweet Alphabet stamp set to capture the initial of the recipient of this card.  Each of the squares has been mounted on slightly larger Bashful Blue squares, as has the main image panel, and I have raised everything up using dimensionals.

I thought this was a very clean card, and ideal for a baby's special day.

Saturday, 14 July 2012


Finally I can post this card that I made for my friends Tori and Macca following receipt of their wedding invite!

If you are a regular follower of my blog you will have seen the wedding stationery that I have been helping them design and make for their big day... and the colour combination they chose is Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait, so of course I had to incorporate these into a card to match for my RSVP.

I was a little worried by Tori saying that she was 'sick of seeing those colours' a little while ago, when we were finishing off the final batch of invites, so I hope she will still appreciate my card as I did make it some time ago ...

There is lots of Big Shot action on this card, the base has been run through the Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder (reversed to get the indented dots) and then the Peach Parfait (orange) piece has been run through the Manhattan Flower embossing folder and cut out before being adhered to the base.

The letters were cut with the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet dies and I've added some Basic Rhinestones to finish.

Friday, 13 July 2012

Everyday enchantment in Paris

Don't forget if you spend £45 you will get FREE products during July, Ribbons and Brads that co-ordinate with the Everyday Enchantment papers.

And whilst stocks last you can still get your hands on those beautiful Everyday Enchantment papers.  In case you can't remember just how lovely these papers are here is a card I have created using one of the sheets... it has cute little birds scattered on and I thought ideal for a birthday or anniversay card...

I've cut out a Top Note die shape from the paper and then cut around the 'seam' and adhered to another Top Note cut from Very Vanilla card stock to create a background piece.

The Eiffel Tower image from the Artistic Etching stamp set has been stamped in Soft Suede over the decorative stamp, inked with Crumbcake, both onto the Very Vanilla card which I have then matted onto Pool Party and raised up with dimensionals against the Top Note.

I've cut a square base from Pool Party and mounted all of this, finishing with a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes, punched out with the Word Window punch and a couple of Basic Pearls.

Paris always brings back some great memories...

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Camberly WI

Last night I went along to the WI meeting in Camberley to do a demo for some of the ladies.  I'd had the date in my diary for a few months, but only designed the card at the weekend following final confirmation of the event. 

My crafty friend Amy who is also a demonstrator was planning to come along for support but she wasn't able to make it in the end.  Fortunately a couple of other demonstrators were there, Diane and Pip; and it was just as well as we were kept busy throughout the evening :).

It was lovely to meet so many new people, and I do hope that some will be attending my future classes etc soon.
Here is the card that I created for the evening:

The card base in Soft Suede and I have then matted a panel of Old Olive card with a piece of one of the papers from the Cheerful Treat Designer Series Paper pack on page 9 of the main catalogue.  These papers are only available with 'hostess' pounds so why not book a party, get some friends together and take advantage of the other offers on throughout July

I have added a strip of Old Olive/Soft Suede across the card and fixed this at either end to create a band to hold the bookmark, and then added a sentiment "to someone who makes others so happy!" punched out of Very Vanilla card with the Curly Label punch.

The ladies got a chance to make the bookmark for themselves to take home.

Can you see how it's a little tree with a owl in it ;)?!  The strip of Soft Suede has been stamped with the Woodgrain stamp in Chocolate Chip ink and then I have attached a Old Olive Scalloped Circle on one end.  The little owl comes from the Fox and Friends stamp set, inked in Chocolate Chip onto Very Vanilla and then punched out with a 1 3/8 inch Circle punch.

It was lovely to meet so many ladies and so local to me...

Remember if you would like to place an order or book to attend one of my classes you can contact me at

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Paisley cat

I've been having a play with the Little Additions stamp set from the main catalogue, which is a baby themed set, but actually seems to suit a lot of other card ideas. 

This card features the sofa from the set and the little cat from the Every Little Bit stamp set which still ramains one of my favourites as it has so much variety for lots of occasions.

I've teamed a Melon Mambo card base with a piece of the Paisley Petals DSP and attached a length of ribbon around this before attaching to the card.

The little sofa has been inked in Marina Mist ink onto Whisper White card stock and then matted onto Marina Mist card.  The sentiment is from the Happiest Birthday Wishes 'hostess' stamp set and the kitty has been coloured with Stampn' Write markers using a blender pen and then raised up with a dimensional sticky pad.

There are so many different designer papers in the main catalogue to choose from, and don't forget the Summer mini catalogue has some fab packs too... although remember the mini products are only available until the end of August.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Gardening boots

Today I want to share a card with you that I made for a 'Gardening' theme request.  Knowing the recipient lives in a part of the country where it rains a lot I couldn't resist featuring some wellies on it!  Although given the recent weather in the UK he could live anywhere and need them ;)!

I actually did attempt to make a welly shaped card base but this was a bit too difficult when limited on time so I went with cutting out a couple of wellies from some Always Artichoke card stock and coupled these with other colours from the Regals Collection, which I always seem to neglect.

The base is Whisper White with a piece of Bravo Burgundy which I have run through the Stripes embossing folder a couple of times to cover the whole piece of card.  The front welly has been layered up with dimensionals to create a 3D effect and then I have added a Butterfly Punch cut from More Mustard and embossed with the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder and then tied with linen thread to create the antenna.
A couple of brads and a sentiment (More Mustard on Whisper White) to finish and I was quite chuffed given I don't normally create cards quite like this, and now I have my very own welly template :).

Monday, 9 July 2012

Cute shower thanks

Happy Monday!

Well, I've had a weekend packed with crafting and relaxation... although yesterday involved quite a lot of house work and an ickle bit of work too.

I have lots of projects to share with you this week, but first I have to share this cute little thank you card that I got from my crafty friend Amy for her baby shower gifts.

As well as the cute baby created with the All in the Family stamp set, Amy has used one of the Designer Frames embossing folders directly onto the card base (you can just see this in the pic) which is a technique I will definitely have to have a go at.  It's a bit fiddly as you have to layer up the folder to avoid the 'tell tale' lines from showing around the edge... but once achieved you can breath a sign of relief ;).

Of course Amy is expecting a boy, so I'm looking forward to sharing the congratulations card with you later this month if he arrives on time :).

Sunday, 8 July 2012

For a traveller

I have gone back to my favourite colour combinations to create this card... another of those we made at my Big Shot class.  I've gone for Elegant Eggplant (I just love all the purply shades!), Old Olive and Whisper White, which I think works really well.

Keeping it simple and using the Top Note to create a frame I have inked the image from the Open Sea stamp set in Old Olive and the sentiment (Petite Pairs) in Elegant Eggplant, before cutting out and mounting onto Old Olive card. 

The base has been stamped randomly with the compass image, using Versamark which once dry creates a lovely subtle background.  I've then fixed the Top Note with dimensionals.

All these travel related stamps make me want to get planning my next trip, I've already started compiling a scrap book for the places I've been to so far this year... why not check out my latest travel blog (see blog links on the left hand side) and give me some ideas of where to go next, cos I just can't decide ;)?!

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Get well gift

I have my big shot class this morning, and I couldn't wait until after the class to share one of the cards with you...

Do you recognise the flower?  Last week it was a bookmark, and this week whilst I was designing my class, I thought I would incorporate it onto the front of a card so it becomes a gift and a card.

I just love the Fun Flowers die as the flowers created are just great on their own, so I kept the card base simple using Chocolate Chip and Whisper White (embossed with the Square Lattice embossing folder).

The sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set has been inked with Versamark ink, which is clear, and then embossed with Whisper White embossing powder melted with a heat gun.

There's also a secret ingredient used on this card to make it smell all flowery :).

Hopefully the weather will improve over the rest of the weekend as I have no plans on Sunday and hope to fit in a bit of walking... but that may be all alone, as no one wants to venture out in the miserable rain... COME ON summer, where are you!!!

Friday, 6 July 2012

Don't forget ... extra offers for hostesses throughout July

Just a quick reminder that there are extra FREE products available to hostesses for parties held in July with sales over £325.  See this post for more details.

I only have a couple of dates available in July so contact me to book a party at or telephone 07968 951957.

Why not get a group of friends together and see just how easy and fun card making can be... it's great to get people together and share the creativity ;)!

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Piñata for a birthday

I love the piñata that features on the Packed for Birthday stamp set that is in the current Summer mini catalogue. The stamp itself is just £8.95 which I think is a bargain given how many images there are on it that you can use...

So for this card I have cut out the piñata and the bunting and created this card which is a bit of a take on the card featured in the mini catalogue on page 26.

I've used Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder from the 2011-13 In Colours.  The bunting was inked up and stamped using my Stamp-a-ma-jig to get it in the right place - this tool is a total life card saver and I cannot craft without it :)!

The sentiment is from the Apothecary Art stamp set, inked with Pool Party ink onto Whisper White and then mounted on a strip of Pool Party card edged with the Eyelet Border Punch.  I've used a length of Bakers Twine to hang the piñata and added a little bow... you get approx 23m of twine on a reel and it's just £2.50.  As you can see it has been featuring from time to time on a lot of my cards, tied around cards, panels, butterflies (as antenna) and used for tieing on buttons.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Big Shot class this Saturday 10.30am

I still have a space at my Big Shot class on Saturday at 10.30am.  We will be making a variety of cards using the Big Shot dies and embossing folders and each of the 4 cards uses something different so there will be plenty of new techniques to have a go at.

If you haven't attended one of my classes before perhaps this is the one for you, although it is slightly more advanced than some previous classes I will be there on had to help you through every step of each of the cards we will be making so why not come along and give it a try.  It's a great way to meet some other crafty people too...

Just contact me at to book your place.

If you're still not sure, below is a selection of some of the items we will be using and the types of cards these will feature on. 
For a circular shaped card
For a bookmark card
For a card for someone special

For a masculine card or someone who likes to travel

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Another Tiggerbird?

I think I might have stumbled across someone more tigger mad than me!

Is that possible?  Well, these days I live in a house that doesn't have hundreds of tigger beanies stacked up on shelves in my living room, and people don't come round and take photo's of them in disbelief!  However, the poor tiggers in Tigger's car that I spotted at the weekend may get a little bit hot inside, not to mention the 'bleaching' that just isn't good for his skin - eek!

Ok, enough insanity... back to today's project!

I was going to share with you the card that I made at the craft show in Bracknell that I went along to on Sunday... however I can't actually find it to photograph, so instead I will have to share with you the other 2 cards that I could have made at the Stampin' Up! make and take stand... apologies that I can't get them to lie landscape!

Both these cards use Night of Navy, Old Olive and Very Vanilla.  I always forget about Night of Navy as it's in the Regals Collection which I always seem to neglect... but I just love this colour combination and of course the stamp set!

The Open Sea stamp set was released in the Summer mini catalogue and I really hope it is hear to stay as it's a set that is very close to my heart, with a travelling theme, and great for mens cards too!

The first card uses the background stamp with Crumbcake ink to create a panel on Very Vanilla which has then been over stamped with the ship and world images in Night of Navy and Crumbcake retrospectively.  I am never brave enough to come up with my own ideas for overstamping, but this works so well I will definitely be creating more cards like this.

The second card uses the archor image across an Old Olive piece of card stock and then a Very Vanilla Scallop Trim border has been added.

Both cards use the sentiment from the Curly Cute stamp set which has words for a variety of occasions... you will notice some linen thread on the first card and a Antique Brad too.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Free products in July

They're back - remember those lovely Everyday Enchantment papers that were available during Sale-A-Bration earlier this year? Well, they are back - at least whilst stocks last and retailing at just £9.95!
Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper

And even better - Stampin' Up! have another great offer throughout July... more FREE products (worth £15.95) with orders of £45, and they co-ordinate with the Sale-A-Bration papers too. Contact me at to place your order now. 

Everyday Enchantment Ribbon Brad Pack includes:


  • 1/8" (3 mm) Organdy Ribbon
  • 2 spools: 10 yards ea. spool
  • 1 Lucky Limeade, 1 Calypso Coral
  • 3/8" (1 cm) Printed Designer Brads
  • 30 brads: 6 ea. of 5 designs
  • Coordinating colours: Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Ribbon & Brad Pack

So, if you missed out on the Sale-A-Bration offer earlier this year or want more of those lovely papers which are only available while supplies last, you can just order them from me in the usual way RRP £9.95.  If you spend £45 you can get the Ribbon and Brad Pack that co-ordinates with the papers for FREE.  I'm so excited as I just love those papers!

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Owl punch for baby shower

This morning I'm over at the craft show in Bracknell with my crafty friend Amy.  Amy had a baby shower organised for her by her sister yesterday and here is the card I made for her...

It uses the Owl punch which is currently a fabourite of both Amy and myself as there are just soooo many things you can do with it.  I'm not entirely sure this came out as well as it could have done as I was struggling to find the right sort of punches and cut all the little bits up to create the baby grow and perhaps should have just stuck to 2 colours or included more So Saffron somewhere...

Anyway, you can hopefully see what I was trying to do with the brads, although the top one makes the collar look like a bowtie!

I've had a terrible week and was complete exhausted when making it, in fact almost didn't find any time to make it at all - I'm sure Amy will appreciate it.


Card stock - Bashful Blue, Whisper White, So Saffron;
Embossing folders - Designer frames, Perfect Polka Dots;
Punches - Owl punch (body to create the baby grow), Scallop Circle punch (to create the leg holes and punch out the corners of the Whisper White and Bashful Blue embossed panels, Word Window (for sentiment);
Accessories - Designer Brads, Designer Button;
Ink - So Saffron;
Sentiment - Teeny Tiny Wishes.

I thought I'd create some little tags for the gifts that I got and had a play around with the Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiments to get the 'Just For Baby' wording that I wanted... a length of the Whisper White Organza ribbon and that was that.