Saturday, 23 August 2014

Your a Star!

My daughter has just passed her GCSE's and is off to Cleveland College of Art and Design (CCAD) in September.  I am so proud of her and a little bit jealous because it looks FAB and I want to go too! Here is the congratulations card I made her.
I used a stamp set and matching punch set from the new annual catalogue called Pictogram Punches, and the gorgeous grunge stamp set I always seem to use when making a card for Becca! Colours are Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry and Smokey Slate, I did some embossing using the Smokey Slate embossing Powder.
Here's some close ups:

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Friday, 8 August 2014

A New Start!

Hello everyone, longtime no speak. I've been taking a break for the last few months but hopefully things are now on an even keel, crossed fingers and toes - I can cross my big toe now since I broke it the second time! So, I am taking the plunge again, (don't know where all these sea faring metaphors are coming from) and starting again with Stampin' Up! I am just off to open my Starter Pack parcel now. The great thing about the Demonstrator Starter Kit is that you get to choose your own stuff from the annual catalogue and from the new seasonal catalogue which isn't live yet (a perk of being a demonstrator) so you don't end up with two of everything if you start up again.
Off to play with my new stuff so watch this space ........

Monday, 21 April 2014

Inspiration Journal #2

Here are more pages from my inspiration journal. These little journals are really easy to make and only use one piece of paper/card, I used whisper white.
The colours are pool party, calypso coral, crisp cantaloupe, pear pizzazz and pistachio pudding. I used gorgeous grunge and the hardwood stamps.
 I did a lot of doodling as well, it was great colouring them in with markers - takes me back to my school days.
 Here are the tags that went in the pockets. I used the scallop tag topper punch to make them.
 The back of the tags:
As I said yesterday I made this from following Jenny's Inspiration Station Class, why not pop over and take a look here.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Inspiration Journal

Sorry I haven't blogged for a while. I have had no mojo lately, I'm sure everyone gets that way sometimes. I found Jennibellie's Journal Workshop, she has a great free class - Inspiration Station and thought it would be a great way to get my mojo working. An inspiration station is basically a box which you put all your favourite goodies in, you know, the ones you have been hoarding for years. Jenny then shows you how to make an inspiration journal.
Here is my inspiration station:

As nearly all my crafting things are of course Stampin' Up I usedink pads, markers and stamps to make my journal.  Here is the front page of my inspiration journal:
I really enjoyed making this inspiration journal, I will show you more another day, I would recommend popping over to Jenny's  ning site.

Monday, 31 March 2014


This post will stay at the top until the end of sale-a-bration - 31st March, please scroll down to see new posts.  Thanks xx

Sale-A-Bration is here and this year it is one of the best ones ever, take a look at the BROCHURE.

New to Stampin' Up? Then let me tell you all about Sale-A-Bration

Take a look at the suggested bundles HERE
For  EVERY £45 you spend between 28th January and 31st March  you get to choose one of the 13 FREE exclusive items from the Sale-a-Bration brochure. There's stamp sets, DSP, Banner and card kits and digital kits to choose from and you can only get them FREE with every £45 you spend, so spend £90 and choose two free gifts! What's more Stampin' Up have even taken the 'hard' work out of choosing by suggesting bundles that will qualify you for your SAB gift with just one order code

Host a Stampin' Up party were total spends are £250 or more (or go on a spending spree yourself, you can even do it online!) and you will earn an extra £25 in hostess credit. That means you would get £65 in hostess credits instead of the usual £45 for a £250 party. Just contact me if you would like to book a party, I would love to share some Stampin' Up projects with you.

Join my team of Classy Crafters during Sale-a-Bration and get an EXTRA £20 of products in your starter kit! This means for your £99 joining fee you can choose £150 of products from any of the current catalogues and also get a Business Pack worth £45. If you would like to know more about the benefits of becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator just contact me now for an informal chat.

Spring/Summer Catalogue

Take a look

To add to the excitement our Spring/Summer Seasonal Catalogue is now live and it is packed full of gorgeous on trend products. Also remember that purchases from the seasonal catalogue also count towards your Sale-a-Bration spends!

If you would like me to send you a copy of the Seasonal catalogue
 and a celebration brochure just ask!

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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Happy Birthday Accordion Card

Yet another accordion card, I love them! In contrast to yesterday this one is very bright using pacific point, crushed curry and real red.
As this is for my work colleague I made lots of places on the back of the card for us all to write our best wishes.
Here it is folded up:
I used the Morning Post Alphabet, See Ya Later and Banner Party stamp set and banner punch, the last three being Sale-a-Bration Products. I also used the chevron punch.
Here is a close up of the sentiments taken from See Ya Later.