Friday, 25 January 2013

Feeling Sentimental .... with Sneak Peek!


Another little sneak peek on this card for you today :o)

The Natural Trim ribbon will be coming in our new Spring/Summer catalogue (out 1st February). It's a perfect accessory for this 'vintage' card. 

I love the images in the Feeling Sentimental Sale-a-Bration stamp set. This is one of the FREE gifts that you can choose when you purchase £45 of product from the catalogues.

The background was created by inking the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder with Versamark and running it through the Big Shot with some Newsprint DSP. I then heat embossed it with Black Embossing powder. And ...... yep I know the print is really going in the wrong way for the orientation of this card :o) I changed my mind about the layout after I'd finished embossing it and didn't want to waste the sample ........ or do it again :o)

Stamp Sets: Feeling Sentimental, Petite Pairs
DSP: Newsprint (retired) - First Edition should be ok to use
Cardstock: Naturals Ivory, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: Natural Trim, Antique Brad
Big Shot: Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
Punch: Ticket Duo Builder

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Lauren's Birthday :o)


This is the card I made for my daughter Lauren's 17th birthday this week. It is very heavily based on a beautiful card by Gill Prescott. As soon as I saw Gill's card, I knew it would be perfect for Lauren.

I think the dual colour on the background stamp is stunning and the combination of green and pink is gorgeous ....... so thank you Gill :o)

Stamp Sets: Everything Eleanor, Layered Lables, For My Family
Colour: Pretty In Pink, Rose Red, Certainly Celery
DSP: Subtles Paper Stack
Big Shot: Apothecary Accent Framelits
Other Products: Basic Rhinestones

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Feeling Sentimental


'Feeling Sentimental' is another of the Limited Edition stamp sets that you can choose for FREE with a purchase of £45 during the Sale-a-Bration Promotion.

This is a lovely vintage set containing three images and a sentiment - all shown on this card.

Stamp Sets: Feeling Sentimental, En Francais
Colours: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Punch: Decorative Label

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Serene Silhouette Project Class


For this month's Project class we used the beautiful Serene Silhouettes stamp set from the main catalogue (page 75).

The class consisted of a Twisted Easel calendar card and three other coordinating cards.

The colour combination used here was Crumb Cake, Raspberry Ripple, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White.

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

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Masked Valentine - Hearts Framelits


This card came about quite by chance :o) 

I had used one of the Heart Framelits to cut out hearts from a strip of card stock. When I went to throw this strip out, I noticed that the cut hearts looked really pretty all in a row but at different angles - so I decided to play :o)

I held the strip over the top of a Pool Party base card and sponged Pool Party ink inside each heart - I then repeated this for the base of the card. It's a really lovely effect :o)

Stamp Set: You Are Loved
Papers: Sycamore Street DSP
Colours: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Big Shot: Hearts Collection Framelits, Large Scallop Edgelit, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder
Other Products: Basic Pearls

Friday, 18 January 2013

TSOT - Sketch With Madison Avenue


I have used this week's Try Stampin On Tuesday Sketch to create this card - again using the Madison Avenue Sale-a-Bration stamp set and a little bit of the Sycamore Street DSP.

Stamp Set: Madison Avenue
Colours: Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White
Papers: Sycamore Street DSP
Punches: 1¼" Circle Punch, 1¼" Scallop Circle Punch
Big Shot: Labels Collection Framelits, Chevron Embossing Folder
Other Products: Island Indigo and Tangerine Tango Sycamore Street Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones

Madison Avenue


Another Sneak Peek from the forthcoming Sale-a-Bration Promotion today :o)

I have used the lovely Madison Avenue Stamp set this time, together with more of the Sycamore Street DSP and Ribbon.

I love this little floral stamp because it can either be punched out using the 1 ¼" Circle Punch or Die Cut with the smallest of the Floral Frames Framelits. I Die Cut the image this time and used the punch to create a backing circle.

Stamp Set: Madison Avenue, Perfectly Penned
Colours: Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Papers: Sycamore Street DSP
Big Shot: Floral Frames Framelits
Ribbon: Sycamore Street Tangerine Ribbon
Other Products: 1 ¼" Circle Punch, Basic Rhinestones

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Another Challenge Card - With Heart Framelits


I decided to use the sketch challenge over at Try Stampin' On Tuesday for today's card.



I'm still using my Sale-a-Bration products but this time I have also included a little sneak peek of a stamp set coming in the new Spring/Summer catalogue in February. I have used it to create the background on the card :o)

I used the Hearts Collection Framelits on this card to create the petals for the flower.

Stamp Set: Collage Curios, Pretty Petites
Colours: Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White
Paper: Sycamore Street
Ribbon: Sycamore Street Pool Party Ribbon
Big Shot: Hearts Collection Framelits, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder
Other Products: White Baker's Twine, Sycamore Street Pool Party Button
Punch: Petite Curly Label, Itty Bitty Circle 







Quilted Heart Birthday


I have been playing with the Hearts Collection Framelits this week. You can find these in the Main Catalogue on page 191 £22.95. The set consists of 6 different sizes of hearts, the largest of which is scalloped.

I am planning to use them for my  Project Class for February, but I've also had a little time to do a few more projects with them :o)

I love this very clean and simple card. I used the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder for the background - I always seem to reach for this one when I want texture, but no fuss :o)

Of course I have used the Sale-a-Bration exclusive products again - I really do enjoy using these papers!

I covered a square of card stock with four of the paper's designs and then used the framelit to cut the heart. This was then embossed using the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.

Although I have created a Birthday card, these framelits are of course perfect for Valentines :o)

Stamp Set: Memorable Moments
Colours: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White
Papers: Sycamore Street DSP
Ribbon: Sycamore Street Island Indigo Ribbon
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dot & Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folders, Hearts Collection Framelits

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Sale-a-Bration - Bloomin' Marvelous


Here's another Sneak Peek for you ..... more Sale-a-Bration Promotion products. This time a stamp set called Bloomin' Marvelous (set of 8 stamps) and an Embossing Folder called Vine Street.

These are two more of exclusive products you will be able to select from - FREE with a purchase of £45 during the Sale-a-Bration period (Jan 22nd to March 22nd).


Stamp Set: Bloomin' Marvelous
Colours: Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Lucky Limeade and Whisper White
DSP: Sycamore Street
Punch: Dotted Scallop Ribbon 
Ribbon: Sycamore Street Pool Party Ribbon
Big Shot: Vine Street Embossing Folder, Floral Frames Framelits
Other Products: Basic Rhinestones

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

More Sale-a-Bration




Another Sneak Peek for you today :o)

Pretty Petites is a really sweet sentiment stamp set that is another of the Sale-a-Bration exclusive sets coming soon! 

And ...... of course we have a new punch to match - the Petite Curly Label punch. 

Although you will be able to choose the punch as one of your FREE Sale-a-bration gifts if you want to, this punch will be available later in the year to buy too. BUT why not get it FREE while you can :o) Remember you will get to choose 1 free item for every £45 you spend during the Sale-a-Bration Promotion (Jan 22nd to March 22nd).

I cut some of the papers into strips this time and layered them onto the bottom of the card.

The top of the card is embossed with the Vine Street Embossing Folder - another FREE product you will be able to select.

If you haven't already got a copy of the Sale-a-Bration Promotion brochure, contact me and I will send you one :o)

As a Demonstrator I am able to earn the Sale-a-Bration FREE products NOW - and have been able to since the start of December :o) This is just one of the many benefits of joining Stampin' Up! If you think you may be interested in becoming a Demonstrator, you will find more information under the 'Join My Team' tab at the top of this blog. Have a read and contact me soon - I would love to talk to you about joining my Team :o)

Stamp Set: Pretty Petites
Colours: Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Papers: Sycamore Street DSP
Ribbon: Sycamore Street Island Indigo Ribbon
Punch: Petite Curly Label
Other Products: Sycamore Street Rich Razzleberry Button, White Baker's Twine

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Fab Friday Challenge - With Sale-a-Bration!


It's a long time since a did a challenge! But I came across a new blog yesterday (Fab Friday Challenge) and I was of a mind to give this lovely, simple sketch  a go :o) 





I have used a few new products on this card - all coming shortly with our Sale-a-Bration Promotion which will be with us on 22nd January.

You will not be able to buy these products ...... you can only get them for FREE! :o) For every spend of £45, you will be to select 1 FREE Product out of a possible 17!!!

The buttons and ribbon used on the card come as a pack together - and you get 3 reels of ribbon in different colours in the pack as well as 36 buttons in matching colours.

The papers are absolutely gorgeous and are called Sycamore Street. As normal, you will get a pack containing 12 double sided sheets of 12"x12".

One of the 'extras' on offer this year is that if you host a party (or place a large order) that reaches sales of £300 then you will not only receive a pack of our Silver Glimmer Paper (£4.50 page 160 in the main catalogue) BUT you will also receive a FREE Bundle of Sale-a-Bration products - The Sycamore Street Papers, The Button and Ribbon Pack AND a co-ordinating stamp set called Madison Avenue (set of 5 stamps).

For any order or party reaching £150 you will still get the Silver Glimmer paper. All these extras will be in addition to the normal benefits you earn.

NOW is the time to book your parties for the Sale-a-Bration period (Jan 22nd until March 22nd) - contact me today to arrange a date that suits :o) You can find my contact details at the bottom of this blog.

Stamp Set: Tiny Tags
Colours: Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, Whisper White
DSP: Sycamore Street
Punch: Scallop Edge Border
Ribbon: Sycamore Street Tangerine Ribbon
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Other Products: Sycamore Street Tangerine Button, White Baker's Twine, Basic Pearls

Thursday, 3 January 2013

My Little Valentine Promotion


Stampin' Up! are running a special promotion from today until 21st January! 

They are offering a Limited Edition brand new stamp set for this time period only - My Little Valentine - price £9.95.




Please note that this set is only available in CLEAR MOUNT.

AND ........ that's not all!!!!

Anyone purchasing this set will also receive FREE the Sealed With Love Simply Sent Kit (worth £8.25 - page 35 Autumn/Winter Catalogue).



If you would like to order this NEW stamp set and get your FREE Simply Sent kit, contact me today!

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Hostess Appreciation Event

Back in August last year I held my first Hostess Appreciation Event.

This is a free Event. I invited everyone who had hosted a party for me in that year - and also anyone who had been a member of one of my Monthly Stampers Clubs. It is my way of saying 'Thank You' to everyone concerned and showing them how much I appreciate their support.

My lovely ladies made several projects using the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Papers that were part of Sale-a-bration last year - and later available to buy for a limited period.


This first card used the papers with some of the matching brads and lovely Organdie ribbon that were also available in a later Promotion in the year. The stamp set used is Creative Elements.


This next card uses a technique I absolutely love - Faux Patchwork. You just punch out squares of DSP and layer them onto a piece of plain card stock before cutting your Top Note shape - this is still one of my favourite Stampin' Up! Dies!


Finally, the last project was another Handkerchief Fancy Fold card. This one uses a full 12" x 12" sheet of card stock. All the scoring was completed using the Simply Scored Tool and its Diagonal Plate.


Would you like to join me at my Hostess Appreciation Event this year? It will be held on Sunday 29th September.

There will be no cost for the morning and it will be open to everyone who has hosted a party for me during this year. 

Or - if you don't fancy hosting a party, or are unable to - why not consider joining one of my Monthly Stampers Clubs. If you would like more details of these, click on the tab under my main Blog Heading. Every member will receive an invitation to this very special Event :o)