Friday, 30 August 2013

Summer Event - Mosaic Madness Project


This was the second project my ladies completed at my Summer Event back in July.

It uses the Mosaic Madness stamp set and matching punch, together with the lovely Quatrefancy Speciality papers. This paper pack includes 2 sheets of gorgeous 12"x12" printed Window Sheet (acetate).

The project include three co-ordinating cards and a box to hold them.

Stamp Sets: Mosaic Madness, Create A Cupcake, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Papers: Quatrefancy Speciality DSP
Colours: Raspberry Ripple, Island Indigo, Pool Party and Whisper White
Other Products: Basic Rhinestones Raspberry Ripple Stretch Ruffle Ribbon
Punch: Mosaic 
Big Shot: Deco Labels Collection Framelits, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder

If you would like to purchase the instructions for the two projects we completed on the day, you will find the details in my left hand sidebar. The first project is shown HERE.





Thursday, 29 August 2013

Best Of Christmas





Stampin' Up! have released the fourth in their Best Of series today - Best of Christmas!

To celebrate their 25th Year Anniversary, they are bringing back some of their most popular images. These will be available in a special set which will be released at the start of each month from June until October.

The cost of each set is £13.95 and will be available in CLEAR MOUNT only.

Each set will contain several classic images together with a never seen before additional image! The set will come to you packaged in a DVD case - exactly the same as our other clear mount stamp sets.

Once released, these sets will be available to buy at any time until 31st March 2014.

The Best Of .... Christmas set contains four gorgeous images just perfect for Christmas. I am thrilled with this set and so happy to see a little Dasher in there! The beautiful vintage bauble coordinates with the new Christmas Ornament Punch available in our Seasonal Catalogue - also out today!

You can download the flyer by clicking on the picture in my right hand sidebar.

This set is available to purchase from today. If you would like to order one, please contact me.

New Seasonal Catalogue!


Our new Seasonal Catalogue starts today!

It is available until 1st February 2014 and is crammed full of beautiful Seasonal products!

There are lots of new stamps, punches, Big Shot dies, papers, Banner kits and accessories ........ as well as many new gorgeous packaging ideas.

You can download the catalogue from my right hand sidebar.

Contact me when you are ready to place your order :o)

Save 15% On Butterfly Bundle!


We have a new Promotion from Stampin' Up! today!

If you purchase the Bitty Butterfly Punch together with the Papillion Potpourri stamp set, then you will save 15% off the combined price!


This offer runs through until the end of September.

Why not combine it with our paper offer too? August's Promotion is buy 3 DSP packs (£9.95 from Annual Catalogue) and you can choose a 4th FREE! 

The paper offer finishes in a couple of days time, so hurry if you want to take advantage of it! Contact me to place your order.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

More Wetlands ...........



I saw a fabulous card on Helen Read's blog this morning using the Direct to Paper technique ..... and had to make my own version!

This is a really quick card to make, just taking a couple of minutes to stamp and layer up.

I used three colours of ink pad for the background and just very lightly dragged them across the card stock - simple :o)

Stamp Set: Wetlands
Colours: Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Pistachio Pudding, Chocolate Chip, Black Stazon

Monday, 19 August 2013

Summer Event - Morning Meadow


Last month I held my Summer Event.

This was the first project created by my ladies :o)

It used the Gingham Garden Washi Tape and the Summer Meadow stamp set (hostess).

The inspiration for this one came from a project I created for a display at Stampin' Up!'s Regional training held at Telford earlier this year ..... you can see that project HERE.

I really like all the Hostess sets this year and find myself reaching for them much more than I've ever done before :o)

The instructions for these projects will be available later in the week - I'll combine them with the other project we made on the day.

Stamp Set: Morning Meadow
Papers: Quatrefancy Speciality DSP
Colours: Melon Mambo, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Punch: Pansy
Accessories: Rhinestones, Gingham Garden Washi Tape, Kraft Gift Box

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Rev Up The Fun - Quick Man's Card - Video Tutorial


A very simple and quick to create card for you today - perfect for the boys and men in your life :o)

This is a single layer card, so it can also be posted at the standard rate - always a bonus!



I created another Video for this one which you can see below.



Stamp Sets: Rev Up The Fun, Gorgeous Grunge, Off The Grid
Colours: Night Of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Black Stazon, Whisper White

Friday, 16 August 2013

By The Tide / By The Seashore - Project Class





My project class for July used two stamp sets from the Annual Catalogue - By the Tide and By the Seashore.

No 3D item this time - instead we created a Gel/Water card (top left).

We also used the Faux Tearing technique to create the card on the top right. 

The colour combination used is Night of Navy, Tangerine Tango and Crumb Cake.

If you would like to purchase the instructions for this set, you will find the details in the left hand column.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Party - Make and Take


This is the Make & Take card I designed for a party I did for Claire last week :o) 

Because there were a lot of people there, we split the guests into two. Each group did a different colour way, so we could easily run both groups together :o)

Stamp Sets: Flower Shop, Perfectly Penned
Papers: In Color 2013 - 2015 DSP Stack
Colours: Costal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Punches: Pansy, Bird Builder
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Ruffle Stretch In Color Ribbon

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Wetlands


The Wetlands stamp set is another set that caught my eye as soon as I looked through the latest Annual Catalogue. I love the beautiful images and the font that's been used for the sentiments :o)

I used the Faux Tearing Technique on this card. You tear a piece of copy paper and use it to mask off a portion of the image panel before you stamp and colour.

Stamp Set: Wetlands
Colours: Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon

Monday, 12 August 2013

Ribbon Offers!!!!


My Ribbon Offers Page has now been updated to include all the new Ribbons and colours in the New Catalogue.

New Catalogue Launch - Projects

Today,  I thought I would show you the projects my guests made at my New Catalogue Launch Event. This took place at the beginning of July. They all made two cards and a little 3D project.



Stamp Sets: Gingham Wheel, Label Love
Colours: Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Papers: Gingham Party DSP
Accessories: Night of Navy Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Artisan Label Punch



Stamp Sets: Wildflower Meadow, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Colours: Burnt Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Linen Thread, Very Vintage Designer Button
Punch: Petite Curly Label
Big Shot: Wildflower Meadow Embossing Folder




Stamp Sets: Happy Day
Colours: Strawberry Slush, Costal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White
Accessories: Basic Rhinestone
Punches: 1 1/4" Scallop Circle, 1" Circle

One of the lovely things about all these projects is that I didn't have to buy and of the stamp sets I used on them - I earned them all for FREE in one way or another by being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator :o) 

If this interests you and you would like to find out more about becoming a Demonstrator, click on the Join My Team tab at the top of my blog and have a read. If you then contact me, I would love to talk to you more about joining and answer any questions you may have :o)

Saturday, 10 August 2013

First Video!!!! ....... Dress Up Framelits - Treat/Gift Holder


Well ..... I had a goal ..... and I've done it :o)

It's not brilliant ..... it is what it is. As I learn more about the editing, hopefully there will be improvements.


This little gift holder is what I am giving my hostesses this month as a Thank You gift for having a party with me. Each contain a bottle of our Dazzling Details.

Colours: Costal Cabana, Strawberry Slush
Big Shot: Dress Up Framelits, Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Stretch Ruffle Ribbon
Punches: Itty Bitty



August Team Meeting - Make & take


This is the card we made at my Team Meeting this week. It is pretty much a copy of a beautiful card designed by the lovely Amy O'Neill. I changed the colours and added a little more stamping, but the basic design is a complete CASE of Amy's :o)

Stamp Set: Flower Shop, Positively Chevron, Itty Bitty Banners, Gorgeous Grunge, Dictionary
Colours: Crumb Cake, Costal Cabana, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Papers: 2013 - 2015 In Color DSP Stack, Subtles DSP Stack
Accessories: Jumbo Pearls
Big Shot: Bitty Banners Framelits, Secret Garden Framelits

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Timeless Talk ....... 3


I have used the third and final image from the Timeless Talk set for this clean and simple card.

I cut the zigzag pattern from one of the sheets of the Afternoon Picnic pack and layered it on top of one of the others to give the look I wanted.

Stamp Set: Timeless Talk
Colours: Basic Grey, Pear Pizazz and Very Vanilla
Papers: Afternoon Picnic
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Accessories: Pear Pizazz Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones

Monday, 5 August 2013

Timeless Talk ....... 2


I have used another image from the Timeless Talk set today. I like this card IRL but it looks too flat in the photo :o)

I used White Baker's Twine for the button, but 'striped' it using the Crushed Curry Marker.

Stamp Set: Timeless Talk
Colours: Crushed Curry, Costal Cabana and Whisper White
Papers: Afternoon Picnic DSP
Accessories: White Baker's Twine, Regals Buttons
Big Shot: Alphabet Press Embossing Folder

Sunday, 4 August 2013

FMS - TImeless Talk




I used the latest sketch at Freshly Made Sketches to design this card.



I inked all the edges with Crumb Cake and Distressed them to give them a 'vintage' look. 

The stamp set is one that I fell in love with as soon as I saw it. I love all the images in this set (page 19).

Stamp Set: Timeless Talk
Papers: Afternoon Picnic DSP 
Colours: Crumb Cake, Soft Sky and Very Vanilla
Tools: Distress Tool, Sponge

Thursday, 1 August 2013

August Designer Series Paper Promotion!!!!


Stampin' Up! have a new Promotion for this month!

Buy any three of the DSP paper packs (£9.95) and get another absolutely FREE!

There is no limit to this offer, so if you want six packs - you will get another 2 FREE!

Contact me today, if you wish to place an order :o) The offer runs for August only.

Best Of 25 Years ....... Shelli




Stampin' Up! have released the third in their Best Of series today - Best of Shelli!

To celebrate their 25th Year Anniversary, they are bringing back some of their most popular images. These will be available in a special set which will be released at the start of each month from June until October.

The cost of each set is £13.95 and will be available in CLEAR MOUNT only.

Each set will contain several classic images together with a never seen before additional image! The set will come to you packaged in a DVD case - exactly the same as our other clear mount stamp sets.

Once released, these sets will be available to buy at any time until 31st March 2014.

The Best Of .... Shelli set contains seven beautiful images, hand picked by Shelli Gardner (Co Founder & CEO of Stampin' Up!). All are perfect for so many occasions. The completely new image is the one outlined in red and this will match our 3/4" Circle Punch.

You can download the flyer by clicking on the picture in my right hand sidebar.

This set is available to purchase from today. If you would like to order one, please contact me.