Saturday, 28 January 2012

Papercraft Inspirations

Way back in September last year I was asked by Papercraft Inspirations if I would like to contribute to a Fancy Folds Masterclass feature they were planning to run in their magazine this month. Of course I said that I would love to do it.

I designed two cards for them, which I submitted to them in October. It has been a long wait waiting for the magazine to be published! :o)

The magazine wanted me to design two simple cards using the Big Shot to make the cuts. These are the cards I made ........




Stampin' Up! Products Used To Complete The Easel Card :

113439 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
113468 Stampin’ Up! Scallop Circle Die
124162 Everything Eleanor Stamp Set
122615 Happiest Birthday Wishes Hostess Stamp Set
119980 Melon Mambo Cardstock
121685 Crumb Cake Cardstock
106550 Very Vanilla Cardstock
115656 Melon Mambo Ink Pad
121030 Crumb Cake Ink Pad
119247 Adhesive Pearls
118481 Victoria Crochet Trim
117273 Antique Brads
119854 Scallop Circle Punch
119860 3.5cm Circle Punch
119868 2.5cm Circle Punch




Stampin' Up! Products Used To Complete The Swing Card :

113439 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
113463 Stampin’ Up! Bigz Top Note Die
122565 Simply Soft Hostess Stamp Set
105156 Sincere Salutations Stamp Set
124392 Calypso Coral Cardstock
124391 Pool Party Cardstock
106549 Whisper White Cardstock
122384 In Color Patterns Paper Stack
123002 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers
122939 Calypso Coral Ink Pad
122938 Pool Party Ink Pad
102023 Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
119246 Adhesive Rhinestones
119275 Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch
118309 Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
119858 Boho Blossoms Punch
119856 Scallop Oval Punch

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Sale-a-Bration Is Here!!!

Sale-a-Bration is finally here! Click HERE if you would like to downline the flyer to your computer.

For every £45 you spend in the catalogues you can choose one of these FREE gifts .......






Aren't they fantastic again this year? My favourite at the moment is the Fresh Vintage stamp set and the gorgeous matching papers Everyday Enchantment.

Remember, if you place an order of £300 or if you host a party of £300 you will get to choose an extra free gift - this is in addition to the benefits you would already qualify for - £50 of free product of your choice and 1 half priced item from the catalogue(s).

Why not think about purchasing the Starter Kit during Sale-a-Bration? You get to choose ANY additional stamp set - of any value - from the catalogue(s). You would already be getting over £250 worth of product for £119, so this could take you up to almost £300 worth of product for the same amount! It really is the best time to join Stampin' Up! It could be a fantastic business opportunity for you OR it could be just a standalone purchase. Anyone can take advantage of the fantastic value you get with this offer. If you are interested, contact me for a no obligation chat :o) I would love to have you join my team of Dazzling Stampers - Short term or Long term, you will be very welcome :o)

Monday, 23 January 2012

Sale-a-Bration Preview - Blog Hop

Welcome to the Passionettes -
SAB Preview - Mini Blog Hop!

There are 7 of the Passionettes Team posting new projects on their blogs today, all highlighting new FREE products coming soon with Stampin' Up's amazing Sale-a-Bration Promotion. The promotion starts on January 24th and runs right through until the end of March. The Blog Hop will give you some ideas for using the fabulous FREE goodies when you get them :o)

Sale-a-Bration works in 3 ways:

For every £45 you spend in the catalogues, you can pick one of the fabulous Limited Edition FREE gifts available. I will publish more details of these on Tuesday :o) But you will have a choice of 4 stamp sets and the most glorious Paper Pack ever! ....... can you tell I love it? :o)

If you place an order or host a party that makes sales of £300 or more, then you can choose an additional one of the FREE gifts.

If you purchase the Starter Kit during Sale-a-Bration - in addition to the FANTASTIC value of the kit already (over £250 worth of product for £119) - you also get to choose ANY current stamp set from the catalogues FREE - that could be up to £300 worth of product for just £119!!!! If you think you could be interested in this offer, contact me for more details :o)


My project consists of a little Treat Holder and a matching card.

The colour combination used is Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade, Blushing Bride and Whisper White.

I have used 2 Sale-a-Bration products on this project. A little of the Everyday Enchantment Paper Pack and the Fresh Vintage Stamp set. Remember you can earn these products FREE during Sale-a-Bration!

The sentiment is from the Clearly For You stamp set which I have punched out using the small Oval Punch.

The ribbon is the Poppy Parade Stitched Poly.

The beautiful floral image has been inked up using the Stampin' Write Marker pens.



The previous stop in this Blog Hop was the wonderful Jo.

The next stop on this Blog Hop is the lovely Gen.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

And Finally ....... for now :o)


Another card created using the You Are Loved stamp set from the new Spring Mini catalogue :o) This set is so versatile. It can easily be used for many occasions - Valentine, Wedding, Anniversary, Sympathy, Get Well or Birthday.

The colour combination here is Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Regal Rose and Whisper White.

I inked the lovely floral stamp using the Stampin' Marker pens and stamped this over the bottom half of the image panel. I also stamped it again onto a piece of scrap Whisper White cardstock and cut this out for the top half.

The ribbon is the Pear Pizzazz Stitched Poly Ribbon. I will miss this one when it goes in October. It's beautifully soft and makes lovely knots and bows.

The main image panel sits on a Blushing Bride Top Note. The Stripes Embossing Folder was used on the upper half of the image panel. Adhesive Pearls finish it off :o)

Saturday, 14 January 2012

More - You Are Loved ......


This card uses the same stamp set as the previous one ..... but for a completely different look.

The colour combination this time is Real Red, Bashful Blue and Whisper White.

The background has been stamped in Versamark using the fabulous Parlor Prints stamp. I then heat embossed this using White Embossing Powder.

The ribbon used is the White Organza and a little Real Red 1/8" Taffeta. I didn't have the bow there originally and the ribbon just disappeared into the card. It was too late to change the colour - I should probably have used the Real Red or Bashful Blue Satin - but I wasn't going to start again! :o) The little red bow just lifts it enough so your eye is drawn in and you see the lovely ruffling.

The glittery red heart is made from another of our new Spring Mini products - Red Glimmer Paper. I LOVE this paper. The glitter does not shed or rub off! I used the Full Heart punch to punch out the perfect heart.

I finished the card by adding a couple adhesive backed Pearls on to the sentiment mat.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

You Are Loved .....


This card uses one of the new stamp sets from the Spring Mini catalogue - You Are Loved. It's a really beautiful set and is, of course perfect for Valentines :o) The individual stamps however, are perfect for many occasions.

The colour combination I've used here is Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Real Red.

The heart is punched out from the little square mat using the Full Heart Punch. I then raised this up on dimensionals and backed it with a small piece of Real Red DSP from the Brights paper stack.

I've finished it off with a few Pearls, one of our Antique Brads and some of the gorgeous Chantilly Crochet Trim.

Friday, 6 January 2012

January Project Class - Octagon Box & Everything Eleanor


My January Project class features my Octagon box. I have used the lovely Everything Eleanor stamp set with it. The project consists of the Box with a co-ordinating card and a little 'Thank You' card.

The the colour combination is Crumb Cake, Real Red and Very Vanilla.

If you would like to purchase the instructions for this set, you will find the details in the left hand column. The instructions will be emailed to you as a PDF document within 48 hours.


Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Spring Mini Catalogue!


The UK's first Spring Mini Catalogue launches today!

You can download this to your computer by clicking on the picture of it in my left hand sidebar. However, if you would like your own REAL copy - just drop me a line. My contact details are at the bottom of this blog :o)

This little catalogue is crammed full of lots of new and exciting products. There are FOUR new Product Suites! These all contain new stamp sets and co-ordinating accessories.

Stampin' Up! have finally released their fabulous Simply Adorned range to the UK. This contains an exclusive range of chains, charms and baubles that you can customise with stamping and other accessories and either wear yourself or decorate your projects with.

There are new Easter and Valentine products, new papers, buttons and ribbon as well as new punches and a new exclusive Big Shot die :o)

All the new products in the Spring Mini will be available until the end of April - contact me today to book your party ...... or place your order!