Saturday, June 18, 2022

Father's Day Card

Hello everyone!

Thank you for stopping by. It's Father's Day here in the UK on Sunday so I thought I would share with you the card I made my dad.


I used a combination of stamp sets to create this card. The background is made using the stamps from the Oceanfront set in Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana and Sahara Sand.  The deckchairs and umbrella are from a new set - Sunkissed, that will be available in the new mini catalogue from July.

I stamped the palm trees from Paradise Palms to one side to create the illusion of them peeking in from behind the frame as well as the sun peeking from the top right.

For the frame, I used the largest and third largest stitched rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles Die Set to cut the frame from Soft Suede. Using some post it notes, I masked off the corners at an angle on the top and bottom of the frame; and  stamped the wood effect stamp from the Whiskey Business stamp set, on the edges numerous times on the masked sides. To give it a more realistic feel, I blended some Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Espresso. Then removed the masks and repeated the process on the sides.


Last minute, I decided to turn it into a shaker card, so I stamped the sentiment from Celebrating You at the top. The additional sentiment at the bottom of the card was from a retired set, Handsomely Suited, but I'm sure you have something in your stash equally as perfect for the occasion. Adding the window sheet to the frame and added adhesive foam strips around the outside to create the depth needed. I used some old sequins to use them up for the shaker so raid your stash to see what you can use. Then the background piece can be added to back of the frame.

To put the card together, the card base is Soft Suede. I embossed a piece of Crumb Cake using the new 3d Fern embossing folder and for a little extra detail, I also cut from Coastal Cabana the strip die from Paradise Palms and cut in half so I could layer behind the shaker element. And of course, I had to add some twine to finish it off.

Hope you like it! If you want to replicate the card you can purchase the items here:

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Saturday, May 28, 2022

Cactus Cuties

Hi there!

This week saw my return to undertaking facebook lives after a hiatus.



As we are soon to be saying goodbye to the January to June mini catalogue, I decided to showcase the Cactus Cuties bundle.

For the first card, I chose to keep things fairly simple. I used thick Basic White for the card base and layered it with Parakeet Party (a new in colour for this year) designer series paper (DSP) from the new pack in the annual catalogue. 


Then I added a layer of Basic White cardstock, embossed using the Painted Texture 3d embossing folder. Using a blending brush, I blended some Parakeet Party to the background.  I stamped some of the cactus in Evening Evergreen and punched out, then stamped the little flowers in Melon Mambo. The pots were stamped in Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride. The 3 pronged cactus was stamped in Pear Pizzazz and was fussy cut. 

I then stamped the sentiment in Memento Black on Parakeet Party cardstock and hand cut. The card was finished with some glossy dots that's new this year.


For the second card I used thick Basic White for the card base again (standard size). I then used a piece of DSP from the soon to be retiring Abstract Beauty DSP and trimmed this to my desired size. I adhered a piece of Early Espresso cardstock embossed using the Timber 3d embossing folder to create a table effect. 


I stamped all 3 pots one in each colour of Early Espresso, Crushed Curry and the new In Colour - Starry Sky. Don't you just love Starry Sky with Crushed Curry!

Using the largest banner die from Stylish Shapes Dies (also new this year), I stamped the sentiment in Melon Mambo and added some twice and glossy dots to finish the card off.


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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Latest promotions at Stampin' Up!

Hello!

I wanted to share with you some exciting updates going on at Stampin' Up! Today sees the release of a new Christmas tag kit.



This All Inclusive Tag Kit is available to purchase from today (6th October) and offers sufficient supplies to help you create 12 beautiful oversized tags for Christmas. The kit comes complete with an ink spot, block and its very own Stamp Set. Within each kit, there are enough supplies to:

• Create 12 tags—3 each of 4 designs.
• Printed die-cut tags, decorative die cuts, adhesive, embellishments, and pink baker’s twine.
• Features an exclusive stamp set and;
• A Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot.

Finished tag size: approximately 2-1/2" x 4-3/4" (6.4 x 12.1 cm). Coordinating colours: Bumblebee, Just Jade, Night of Navy, Polished Pink and Poppy Parade.


To go with the kit, you can also buy some lovely decorative cellophane bags to make some beautiful gifts for those special people in your life.



We also have another Christmas card kit available called Christmas Whimsy. This kit contains enough to make 8 cards, including card blanks, envelopes, die cuts, twine, embellishments, adhesive, exclusive stamp set, stamping block and ink spot. 



Co-ordinating colours are Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen, Gray Granite, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, Real Red, So Saffron, Soft Succulent and Soft Suede.

Away from Christmas cards, there is a gorgeous Paper Pumpkin called Expressions in Colour. This is a stunning kit that can co-ordinate with our Expressions in Ink suite.


The kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more! Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm).

Coordinating colours: Bumblebee, Evening Evergreen, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink
As always, this month’s kit features an exclusive stamp set. But, this month’s kit also includes not one, but two Classic Stampin’ Spots!

Why not pick up a bargain and check out the clearance rack. New items have recently been added and has discounts up to 60%!




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And if your order is going to be more than £99, why not consider joining my team? All you have to do is purchase a starter kit for £99, by choosing any items you want from the catalogue, to include in your and receive £130 worth of products.

Whether you want to get all the ink pads, add the cut 'n' emboss machine or take advantage of demonstrator only discount and of course pre-orders from new catalogues, the choice is yours! In the starter kit, you will receive a free business supplies pack but it's your choice if you want to be a hobby demonstrator and enjoy the 20% minimum discount off all future orders or if you want to start your own business. For more details click on the join my team link on my blog.


Take care and I'll see you all soon!

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Sweet strawberry tutorial

Hi everyone! I hope you're keeping well.

I haven't blogged in a few weeks - life has just been busy and I've needed some 'me' time but today I held my online class using the Sweet Strawberry bundle. It was such fun. We made 4 cards and a gift bag.

Below is a sneak peek of all 5 projects we made each with it's own tutorial. If you would like to purchase the tutorials for £5, please click on the picture below.


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And if your order is going to be more than £99, why not consider joining my team? All you have to do is purchase a starter kit for £99, by choosing any items you want from the catalogue, to include in your and receive £130 worth of products. And up until the end of September, you can also take advantage of the joining offer - you get to pick a whole bundle from the August - December mini catalogue for free! 

Whether you want to get all the ink pads, add the cut 'n' emboss machine or take advantage of demonstrator only pre-orders from the new annual catalogue, the choice is yours! In the starter kit, you will receive a free business supplies pack but it's your choice if you want to be a hobby demonstrator and enjoy the 20% minimum discount off all future orders or if you want to start your own business. For more details click on the join my team link on my blog.

Take care and I hope to see you soon!

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Ink.Stamp.Share Christmas in July Blog Hop


Hello! Welcome, whether you've joined from Annette's blog or you're starting your journey here. This month's Ink.Stamp.Share blog hop's theme, is Christmas in July, and there's lots of inspiration from the team, so be sure to check out everyone's projects.

Being the animal lover I am, I had to reach for some new products that will be available to customers on 3rd August. For this month's card, I used the Sweet Stockings bundle, which features yep, you guessed it, some stockings and the cutest, cat, dog and hamster.


I decided to keep the decoration simple but to do it as a fun fold. This is what you call a never ending card; and they're much easier to make than you think. The finished product measure 5" x 5". See a short video here that shows you how it works.





I hope you like it!

Click the next button below to see what Kim's been making, or click anywhere on the roll call below.


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If you want to get your hands on the new products before customers do, why not consider joining my team? All you have to do is purchase a starter kit for £99,  by choosing any items you want from the catalogue, to include in your  and receive £130 worth of products. 

Whether you want to get all the ink pads, the new kits from the Kits Collection, the cut 'n' emboss machine or take advantage of demonstrator only pre-orders from the new mini catalogue that will be available to order from on the 1st July before customers get to see it; the choice is yours! As part of the starter kit, you will receive a free business supplies pack but it's your choice entirely, if you want to be a hobby demonstrator and enjoy the 20% minimum discount off all future orders or if you want to start your own business. For more details click here or on the join my team link at the top of this page.

Until next time, take care and stay safe!

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Ink.Stamp.Share. Blog Hop - July monthly showcase


Hello and welcome to the Ink-Stamp-Share July monthly showcase blog hop. Whether you've joined me from Stacey's fabulous blog or are starting your journey here, welcome, you'll find lots of inspiration from some very talented crafters.

This month, I wanted to share with you some cards I've made using the gorgeous Artistically Inked bundle. I created these recently during my Facebook live, which you can watch here.



For my first card, I took inspiration from Mitosu Crafts using their split ink technique. You can create this effect using the long stamp from the bundle, on a piece of card that is the same length as the card base but 3/4" narrower, I stamped a little up from one edge on the short side in Fresh Freesia and then on the edge and blending into the Fresh Freesia, I stamped again in Blackberry Bliss, then I used my blending brush in Blackberry Bliss along the outer edge. I turned the piece of card around and repeated the process at the other end of the piece of card in Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay. To create the split ink effect, I then cut the piece of card in half on the long edge and placed the two stamped ends back to back. I stamped and fussy cut 'thanks' from the stamp set and added some sequins from the ephemera pack that comes as part of the Artistically Inked suite.


The second card above was created using some DSP using the large scallop die from the Colour & Contour bundle. and the large floral die was cut from Evening Evergreen. The sentiment was also stamped in Evening Evergreen and a flash of Fresh Freesia was added to the back of the sentiment and again added some of the sequins from the ephemera pack. I also die cut from the Painted Labels dies the small border from our Gold Metallic Specialty Paper and attached it underneath the sentiment.


My next card I used a combination of DSP and a piece of Basic White that I used the long scallop edge die from Colour & Contour bundle and then I embossed it with the 3D Brick & Mortar embossing folder. I white heat embossed the sentiment from the Sweet as a Peach stamp set, on Evening Evergreen and then layered with some of the floral and frame elements from the ephemera pack and finished off with some champagne rhinestones.


And finally, I concentrated mainly on the gorgeous DSP, I pulled inspiration from Julie Davison for this one. With a Magenta Madness card base, I stamped the large floral stamp in Magenta Madness and then layered some Pale Papaya, again stamped with some of the smaller floral images in Pale Papaya. I then layered the Pale Papaya to the bottom third of the card base. I layered some DSP on Basic White and added some dimensionals to adhere it to the card base. From the Painted Labels dies, I die cut the large swirly circle from our Gold Metallic Specialty Paper and in Basic White, the 1 7/8" circle from the Layering Circles dies. I stamped the Hello sentiment from the Artistically Inked stamp set in Magenta Madness and layered on the gold. I completed the card with a few more sequins from the ephemera pack.


I hope you like them. Next up is Donna, click the next button below to see what she's been making, alternatively you can click any of the links in the roll call below.




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And if your order is going to be more than £99, why not consider joining my team? All you have to do is purchase a starter kit for £99, by choosing any items you want from the catalogue, to include in your and receive £130 worth of products.

Whether you want to get all the ink pads, the new kits from the Kits Collection, the cut 'n' emboss machine or take advantage of demonstrator only pre-orders from the new mini catalogue that will be available to order from on the 1st July before customers get to see it; the choice is yours! As part of the starter kit, you will receive a free business supplies pack but it's your choice entirely, if you want to be a hobby demonstrator and enjoy the 20% minimum discount off all future orders or if you want to start your own business. For more details click here or on the join my team link at the top of this page.


Saturday, July 3, 2021

Elegant Wedding Card

Hello! Welcome back to my blog.

As we move out of lockdown and weddings begin to take place again, I was asked to create a card for my Aunt to give at a wedding she is attending later this month.


I decided to combine the Simply Elegant papers with the dies from the Expressions in Ink suite on a 5 3/4" square card base in Basic Gray. This is one of my favourite suites so I just had to include it somehow. The dsp contains, gold, silver and copper foil in it, so I decided to use copper foil for the focal point. I die cut the large floral from copper foil and to save on foil, I die cut it from the larger layer as this was going to be covered by the dsp. 

As the dsp was patterned and the floral die over the top of it, was going to be a bit fussy, I added some vellum behind the die cut so the copper foil had its chance to shine.


The sentiment I pulled from Inspired Thoughts, although 'wedding day' was pulled from another stamp set in my stash. I heat embossed this with our copper embossing powder on basic gray cardstock. I also used Inspired Thoughts for the sentiment inside the card.

I finished it off with some leaves from the artistic dies, some flirty flamingo metallic ribbon and gold ribbon and champagne rhinestones.




If you want to recreate this card, you can purchase all the items I used by shopping online with me (see the list below). Make sure to use my July online shopping code, VZX6GDKM at checkout, and receive a free gift from me the following month, on orders below £150.

And if your order is going to be more than £99, why not consider joining my team? All you have to do is purchase a starter kit for £99, by choosing any items you want from the catalogue, to include in your and receive £130 worth of products. 

Whether you want to get all the ink pads, the new kits from the Kits Collection, the cut 'n' emboss machine or take advantage of demonstrator only pre-orders from the new mini catalogue that are available to order from on the 1st July - 2nd August, before any other customers get to see it; the choice is yours! Also during the month of July, if you order a starter kit, you can also take advantage of pre-ordering free product in our Sale-A-Bration promotion. For demonstrators, from 1st July to 2nd August, you earn free product for every £45 spent.

As part of the starter kit, you will receive a free business supplies pack but it's your choice entirely, if you want to be a hobby demonstrator and enjoy the 20% minimum discount off all future orders or if you want to start your own business. For more details click here or on the join my team link at the top of this page.

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