Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Jan's swap

This project is enough to brighten anyone's day...

Jan's swap at our team play day....
all boxed up with a hand stamped ribbon,
and die cut, inked filter paper flower, with LOTS of layers...

Inside was this gorgeous wall hanging,
featuring some of the new papers from Stampin' Up!
Hope it doesn't give you neck ache...I should have flipped the photo!

Here's her elegant make n take....
just love the colour combo, and well, just all of it really!
Can you see the added bling?
Wouldn't be one of Jan's without a bit of bling!
Pearls AND a rhinestone!
Check out her blog here

Monday, 29 July 2013

Class project

I used yesterdays card at a card class,
and decided to make a matching box from one of Stampin' Up!'s Kraft boxes.
 We used Modern Medley papers again to decorate.
I embossed the acetate cover in my Bigshot, although it did struggle with the thickness!
We added a ribbon bow, and a Tag...
The right hand tag was inspired by
I embossed it, rounded the corners, added a 'hole' with Chalk Talk framelits,
some DSP, sentiment from Happy Day, and Itty Butterfly.

The left hand tag was made with Chalk Talk stamp and die, for a more masculine option.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Team play day

We had a really fun day with our fellow Stampin' Up! playmates.
We each do a swap and a make 'n take.
This was my m&t that I cased from Selene Kempton from

We used the Modern Medley papers, a doily, crochet trim,
Elegant Butterfly, Vintage Button, and Happy Day sentiment.
I loved the use of a slither of card stock to make the button 'thread'...
will definitely use that idea again!

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Go, William

Here's one I did for Alan's nephew.
I used a fab chevron folding technique I got from a you tube video,
to make a couple of borders that fitted together.
I applied some washi tape first, then the chevrons,
mounted a This and That sticker on card, added a couple of ticket stickers,
and stamped from the Happy Day set.
I earned that set, and can't believe how much I'm using's FAB!

Friday, 26 July 2013

Alan's Birthday

My dear other half celebrated his Birthday yesterday,
so I'm sharing the card I made...

We love to go cycling together, and ages ago I bought some bicycle paper clips, 
with a view of using them for his card....not realising at the time that they fitted, almost perfectly,
a retired hostess set Pedal Presents.

 I recently found various ways of paper folding chevrons, so decided to use them as my 'road'.
I then had to find a way of applying the 'clip' to the stamped image.
I ended up cutting it out, and decoupaging it on top of another stamped bicycle,
so that it would fit over the top.
I also secured the bicycle clip with a new metal clip (the arrow),
from Stampin' Up!
I was determined to use a new set 'Chalk Talk' to make a greeting.
This set is fab, because there are various tags and greetings,
with matching dies to cut them out, giving a professional finish. 
I then stamped and cut out a cake to fit the basket,
which I coloured with some sparkly pens from my stash.
Almost took me as long to explain it, as it did to make it!
He did enjoy it though.

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

mosaic missing

So, I sat down to make a copy of the one I posted Saturday, from our training day,
only to find I hadn't got one of the 'baubles', or the embossing folder, or the greeting...
hmmmm, so had to adapt it to what I did have...

just goes to show, you can take a design, and adapt it with what stash you have!
Granted, not as good, but a lovely design I may well use again!

Hope you are keeping cool, and free of the storms circling!

Hope to be back tomorrow with loads more to show you! 

Saturday, 20 July 2013

mosaic madness

I was lucky to attend a Stampin' Up! team training day last month,
and thought it was about time I shared some of our projects.....

Here's a card made with the Label from Apothecary Accents...
showing that a label, doesn't have to be used as a label!

The background is embossed, and detail is added by pricking with the matching template.
New colours are used....strawberry slush, crisp canteloupe....
all mounted on baked sugar cardstock...
mmmmmm fruity!

Friday, 19 July 2013


Here's what I made for two special girls...

I like this layout from Julie Kettlewell so much
I've used it a few times now, 
in different colourways.
The butterflies are stamped again and decoupaged on top
to add dimension.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Edward's Birthday

Happy Birthday Edward
Hope you liked my simple card....
I was time-challenged for this picked Perfect Postage,
and it's cute cake of candles, inked around the edges,
 A fave sentiment set, some DSP, job done!

I love that all Stampin' Up! products are colour co- ordinated,
it makes it's so simple to match inks to the papers and card stock...
Hope you are keeping cool?!

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Bundles.....of fun

Check out the fabulous BUNDLES in the new 2013 Catalogue!
There's 15% off of various stamp sets, and matching framelits or punches
See the following pages for details:

Page 12 Chalk Talk

Page 32 Label Love

Page 79 Backyard Basics

Page 83 Wildflower Meadow

Page 95 Flower Shop

Page 113 Beautifully Baroque

Page 123 Mosaic Madness

Page 125 Six-Sided Sampler

Page 159 Tag-a-Bag or Tag-a-Box

Just contact me if you'd like your copy of the Catalogue!

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Best of......

For July, the special 25 year celebratory stamp set being released is....
Best of Butterflies

Contact me for more details

Friday, 12 July 2013

Best of.....

Flowers for June
To celebrate 25 years of Stampin' Up!
They are releasing special edition stamp sets each month

Here's June's Best of Flowers
Contact me for more details

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Grab your Greetings


There are 3 FAB Greetings sets up for SALE at 25 Percent OFF!

Offer only available until 31st July !!!!!!

Grab your discounted Greeting while you can!

See pages 39, 41, 73 of the new Catalogue


Friday, 5 July 2013

Elegant Butterfly

Here's the last in this series from Julie Kettlewell
do look at her blog

Another great way of using some of those papers you have stashed away!
The background was stamped in the same colour as the card,
you can also use versamark for a similar watermark effect.
A butterfly was stamped. punched and added.
Again, you can make it flat for posting, or bling it up for delivery by hand.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Elegant Butterfly

Following on from yesterday,
here's one stamped with the stamp-a-ma-jig,
then overlaying more stamped images that have been punched.

All these cards can be made flat for postage, or blinged up for hand delivery!
Here's one I did for my sis-in-law
I added Rhinestones, altho they don't show up!

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Elegant Butterfly

I thought I'd share some cards we made at my last class.
They were totally cased from Julie Kettlewell,
check out her fab blog

The 'theme' of my class, was using up some of the lovely papers we all have stacks of!

This one was simply using Elegant Butterfly and Itty Butterfly Punches

Tuesday, 2 July 2013


The last of the notelets took a bit of practice.
Ink up the clear acrylic block of choice,
and place them on card stock, to give background blocks of colour.

I then used scrap paper to mask off the bottom section,
and stamp some simple leaves.
They were stamped a second and third time to give the shadow effect.
Stamps used were Summer Silhouettes, Papillon Potpourri.
Inks were Midnight Muse, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Primrose Petals, Cajun Craze.
You can also decorate the envelopes to match.
The Stationery Holder and Notelets
makes a great gift don't you think?

New Annual Catalogue!

The new Annual Catalogue launches today!!!!!
Contact me for your very own copy
full of fab ideas and products.

Monday, 1 July 2013


This one was a simple scribbling technique,
which feels a bit mad at first!
I think it's very effective though.
Scribble 3 different colours with marker pens,
then stamp a simple image over the top.