Monday, 13 May 2013

Happy birthday mate!

Just because I'm not in the UK currently, doesn't mean I have forgotten anyone's birthday! At least I hope not...

This card is for my friend Andy, and hopefully it has arrived on time. Happy birthday!

Using the Patio Party Suite of Designer Series Papers and co-ordinating Make a Cake stamp set, I've created a suitable card, which could be changed around to suite a male or female recipient.  The Night of Navy background has been run through the Stripes embossing folder and adhered to a Whisper White card base, I've then added strips of DSP and stamped the cake image onto DSP and cut out the pieces to complete the cake, which has been stamped and cut out using one of the Labels collection framelits.

If you would like to place an order just email me at and I will respond within 24 hours, despite the time difference, I'm now in Thailand and have internet :).

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Something for charity and crafty travels

You may or may not remember a while back (December actually!) that I had a craft stash sale for charity and raised some money to take with me to donate along the way during my travels this year. I always try to give something back when I am travelling and Stampin' Up! has helped me with this by making a difference to my life.

So, just over a week ago I visited a worthwhile cause in Vientiane, Laos and contributed some of the money raised towards some rehabilitation equipment - you can read more about it over on my travel blog here.

I still have a few quid left from the money raised, and have also visited a school near to Luang Prabang (also in Laos) to donate books and stationery, so will be keeping an eye out for the next worthwhile cause.

Apologies for the lack of crafty posts lately... I'm sure you will understand that keeping up with it all whilst on the road isn't easy, in fact my travel blog is a few days behind as it is!

To finish on a crafty note... I did visit a craft village the other day where there was plenty of paper crafts using different types of handmade paper - it was amazing to see and I had to refrain from buying endless scrapbooks and papers!

Don't forget about this months offer from Stampin' Up! with their new product range which you can get 15% off a bundle and a special postage offer from me - see here for more or contact me at

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Sneak peak discounted bundle offer from Stampin' Up! (plus P&P offer)

Stampin' Up! launched a new product line today. 

For all of us that love scrapbooking but never seem to get time to do it - this is the perfect way to document the lives of ourselves and those we love, our special occasions and events, our highs and lows. Anything really!  

Those of you that know me, or follow my blog, will have seen my smash book pages (see eg here) where I keep memento's and bits and pieces from my life and travels. I love this sort of scrapbooking style as you don't have to be neat and tidy, or particularly creative, as anything goes.

Well, the Stampin' Up! This and That product range which will be available from 1 July, in the new catalogue, is similar and I personally can't wait to get my hands on these products.

During this month you have the chance to take a sneak peak at what is to come and the best news is that it's with 15% off the RRP.

The promotion ends on 31st May, so contact me today at to order your discounted Epic Day This and That bundle which includes the items below for just £29.24 (exc P&P), plus I am offering P&P to my customers for just £2, so you get this all for just £31.24, unless of course you want to order more than one as the postage is fixed :)...

131268Epic Day This and That Journal13.50 €/£9.95
130814Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper13.25 €/£9.95
131463Remember This and That Rotary Stamp6.95 €/£5.50
131271Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers5.95 €/£4.50
131269Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape5.95 €/£4.50
133905Epic Day This and That Bundle
Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until May 31.
38.76 €/£29.24
15% Off Retail Value!