Wednesday, 24 October 2012

More wreaths?......

Yes I think I may be obsessing over the wreaths this holiday season! I am enjoying making these special cards to be given to my friends and family. So you will have to be tolerant until this craze passes.

I made these cards using Stampin Up products. I did have to dig out a few retired sets to complete them though :-) I am going to need to find a replacement soon for the grosgrain ribbon as it has retired now.  Until I run out I shall it as long as I can! Please leave me a comment. Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, 21 October 2012


I have been wanting to make one of these wreaths for quite a while and finally ran across a bargain yesterday on a stack of sheet music. I cut my sheets down to 6x6 and patiently set about rolling and glueing each to a cut out circle of very vanilla cardstock. I then made a rosette from my lace border punch. Next I cut out 20 large petals from my Stampin Up blossom punch. I distressed each petal with a little crumb cake and then hot glued them to a small circle of cardstock. Lastly I spritzed the wreath with my vanilla shimmer smooch spritz and a little gold glow shimmer smooch. You can't have too much smooch spritz! I'd love to hear what you think. Thank you for stopping by. Cya soon with another project:-)

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Here we go again.........

We’re so glad you could join us on our Blog Hop.
We’ll be showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep on hopping.
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Hello and thank you for stopping by my blog to see what I have showcased from our new annual Stampin up! Catalogue. I know you have been inspired by Suzette's projects using the Kindness Matters stamp set. Hopefully I can interest you in trying something new.

 I wanted to continue with my Christmas card making and to show you one of the best little techniques I have recently found on pinterest. I sometimes wonder how I ever survived without pinterest! My card is made using the ribbon weaving technique. It's so easy! With a couple of metres of  ribbon,Pearl Basic Jewels  and  a few Regal brads I was able to create this wreath. The card base was made using cherry cobbler and whisper white cardstock.  The paper is from  Festival of Prints Designer Series paper stack. I layered using Stampin Up! exclusive Two Tags Bigz Die and the Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die. To give these the finishing touche I stamped  Teeny Tiny Sentiments in Chocolate Chip.I think you will agree anyone would appreciate receiving a Christmas cards like this one and little will they know
how quick and easy it was to make!

The next project is another Christmas themed tag. I love tags. They are such beautiful little peices of art. I cannot explain my fascination for these little treasures they just make me happy. I used Twitterpated DSP, cherry cobbler cardstock,Antique brads,Designer Frames Folder, Two Tags and Decorative Label punch.  I embossed the tree and cut out using the large oval punch and then applied crystal effects to the image and let dry. Next I added the smallest pearls on the frame and a few for ornaments to the tree. I wanted a vintage Christmas tag but without the distressing this time. I am pretty pleased with how it has come out. I'd like to hear from you so please leave me a comment.

If you are interested in purchasing Stampin Up! products, becoming a demonstrator, or maybe you would like to attend technique, scrapbooking or card making classes? Please feel free to contact me as I as I can supply all of the United Kingdom, Deutchsland, France, Nederland or Osterreich.

 I hope you enjoyed my project and I know you will be inspired when hopping on to Nicoles's blog. Cya soon!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Seasons Greetings

I decided to get a start on my Christmas Cards. Last year I left it too long and ended up buying them from the store which must be a cardinal sin for a crafter! I am determined to make all of mine this year. These cards are very easy so there really is no excuse for not accomplishing my goal. The cards were made using what I had left of the Snow Festival DSP , whisper white, cherry cobbler, soft suede and baja breeze cardstock. A few Stampin Up punches, some adhesive , and ribbon and I have got my first three cards done. If only the rest of the holidays were so easy ! Thanks for looking. Cya soon:-)

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Pumpkin Pie

Thanks for stopping by! My Autumn addiction continues. Had a wonderful day out yesterday. The trees are beginning to change color here which has  inspired  me to try to capture those colors in this card. I have cut out ovals in the new Orchard Harvest DSP and some leftovers from last season. The background is stamped chocolate chip on very vanilla cardstock using the En Francais stamp. I distressed using pumpkin pie, more mustard and crumb cake. The base is cajun craze. Die cut some little leaves using the sizzlits die on lucky limeade cardstock and distressed those as well. A little patience and this is the finished card. Let me know your thoughts. Cya soon!

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Pinkies Blog Hop Projects

Welcome to our first ever Pinkies’ Blog Hop. We’ll be showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin’ Up!® Autumn Winter Seasonal Catalogue. Our blog hop buttons will help guide you on your way. We love comments, so please do tell us what you think!

Let it Snow mini album

Well it's finally complete! I am looking forward to filling this album with 2012 Holiday photos! The new Stampin Up Snow Festival DSP is absolutely Yummilicious!!!!!! I will definately be re-ordering it for all my Christmas cards. I would love to hear from you!

 I have been wanting to make this little box for quite a while and decided to do so for this blog hop. Everyone who knows me knows how much I love Autumn so it was no surprise I fell in love with the new Stampin UP! Orchard Harvest Designer Series Papers. They are DELICIOUS!!!!!!  I really hope you like it and would love to hear from you! Thanks for stopping by. Cya soon:-)

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Lovely as a Tree ATC

My first attempt at ATC. I used Stampin' UP's Lovely as a Tree stamp set. Firstly I stamped En Francais in chocolate chip on white cardstock. The tree is then embossed in early espresso and oak leave is embossed in clear, although in photo it appears white. I distressed using pumpkin pie, more mustard, chocolate chip, real red and crumb cake. The edge is pierced and stitched with linen thread and a few Regal brads added. Lastly I spritzed it lightly with Champagne mist mixed with alcohol. It was more difficult than I imaged working on a small surface but I am pretty happy with the end result and I will definately give it another go! Cya soon.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Faith In Nature

With Autumn just around the corner I am reminded of my Faith in Nature stamp set. I will hate to see this set retire but know I will not part with it! Today I made this card using my new goodies from the Autumn/Winter catalogue. The base and layers are cardstock in very vanilla,early espresso, and more mustard. The Designer Series papers are the gorgeous Orchard Harvest which I can see I will be reordering as I am almost through this pack! I embossed my images using the new Early Espresso emossing powder and then coloured in with More Mustard, old olive, and a little wild wasabi Stampin Up markers with blender pens. I finished it all off with Lots of Tags, Scallop Dots Ribbon and some bakers twine. Now time to get in the kitchen and rustle up dinner. Stop by later for a new and delicous recipe. Cya soon!

Saturday, 18 August 2012


I love this hostess set from Stampin Up and I could not part with it as I go back to it time and time again. This card was made using the Eyelet Border punch, crumb cake,old olive and wisteria wonder cardstock. I added some scallop dots ribbon in old olive.It's not easy to stay away from distressing but I am trying!:-) Cya soon.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

A Little Kindness...

Hiya Everyone. I have been back in the studio today and came up with a Little Kindness card. The Stampin'UP! Supplies used to make my card include:Fun Flowers Bigz L Die,Lace Ribbon Punch,Little leaves sizzlits die,Stripes Embossing Folder, antique brad, so saffron cardstock, certainly celery, white embossing powder and En Francais Stamp. I am now off to pass on a Little Kindness to someone I know. Have a great day and I shall see you soon:-)

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Distressed Manhattan Flower

Today I set out to make something different and this is what I ended up with.  I used Stampin' UP! Manhattan Flower embossing folder on glossy white cardstock. Then I set out to distress with the following classic inks: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler,More Mustard, Crumb Cake and a little Pink Pirquette. My layers of cardstock include: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla( stampin wheel with Music Notes),some left over Flirtatious Specialty Paper and lastly First Edition Specialty. Added some linen thread,a button,  and a sentiment from Faith in Nature on Vellum . All of these items are in the current Idea Book & Catalgue but hurry as time is running out! Please feel free to contact me to place your Stampin Up order. Remember with every £60.00 you spend in August you will receive the Reason to Smile stamp set. Retail£18.95.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Still Smiling...

Reason to Smile notecards & gift box using  Stampin ' Up! Reason to Smile Stamp set. Yours free in the month of August with any £60.00 order. Please contact me to place your order before this set is gone.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

 My latest card using Stampin'Up Designer Series Papers. I hope you like it!


Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Enchanted candle holder

My Enchanted Shabby Chic candle holder made with Stampin Up Everyday Enchantment designer series papers. So simple to make but a great gift to give.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Altered Clipboard

My Altered Clipboard

 Inspiration for this creation is due to swheet's posting on splitcoaststampers. I decided to get my old clipboard out and give it a makeover with all of my Stampin'UP! products and this is the outcome. I hope you like it!

Monday, 30 July 2012

Reason to Smile...

Stampin'Up! gives us yet another reason to smile in the month of August with this free stamp set. I made this card using the following Stampin'UP! products:

124392 Calypso Coral cardstock

106569 More Mustard cardstock

106549 Whiser White cardstock

122939 Calypso coral ink pad

105216 Pumpkin Pie ink pad

103162 More Mustard ink pad

122976 Calypso Coral ruffled ribbon

109130 clear emboss powder

109132 white emboss powder

 Please feel free to contact me and let me tell you how you can get this gorgeous stamp set for FREE!

Friday, 27 July 2012

Creativity Station

 I have been busy building up my creativity station for my a sampling of what can be made using Stampin' UP! products. I like trying to use my stamps in unconventional ways....especially loving those salt dough tags!

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Just a few things I have been working on in my little studio.....