Friday, 27 September 2013

Recent classes - Serene silhouettes slider card and faux tiled flowering flourishes

Hi everyone, I'm back again to share two more cards we made in recent classes. They were both CASED from pintrest

The first one is a slider card.  I really like making Slider Cards, partly because they are easy to make but mostly because everyone loves receiving them.  They just can’t stop pulling the ribbon and moving the slider back and forth.

We used serene silhouettes stamp set teamed with wisteria wonder, elegant eggplant, blushing bride and pear pizzazz.

The next card was a tiled effect using flowering flourishes stamp set along with rich razzleberry and crumb cake. Every so often we like a different look to our cards and this one is easy to create and adds a fun element to your designs.

The image was stamped in rich razzleberry and then a bone folder was used along with a diagonal scoring board to get the grid pattern that I needed on the card

Label love sentiment stamped in rich razzleberry and cut out with the co-ordinated artisan label punch. I have also used the Papillon Potpourri stamp set which is on offer until Monday with the matching Bitty Butterfly punch. 15% off when you buy both as a bundle at 23.97 in clear mount and 26.52 in wood.

Stamps:Serene silhouettes, petite pairs, flowering flourishes, label love, papillon potpourri

Ink: wisteria wonder, pink pirouette, elegant eggplant, rich razzleberry, crumb cake

Card:  Wisteria wonder, elegant eggplant, whisper white, Rich razzleberry,  crumb cake, naturals white

Tools: bitty butterfly punch, artisan label punch, scoring tool, stitched satin blushing bride ribbon, crumb cake seam binding ribbon, pearls

Thanks for stopping by

Linda x

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Clearance Rack

 Stampin' Up! have introduced their first UK 'Clearance Rack'  You can view all the bargains by heading over to my ONLINE SHOP. There are some great discounts available, Ink pads at £1.99 and  Papers from £2.39!! There is up to 80% on papers, card stock, embellishments, fabric, dies and lots more.

You can buy these items through my online shop in the right hand column of my blog or just follow the link here. Click on SHOP (as shown in the picture above) and it will take you to my online store. Click on the 'Clearance Rack' in the left column (as shown in the picture below) to view and order the bargains. 

 If ordering online isn't for you, just contact me to place your order. 

These bargains are only available while supplies last, so if there is something you would like to purchase please do not hang around too long or they may have disappeared! Clearance rack items can also be combined on an order with  regular priced items.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

WOW - Flower shop and papillon potpourri decorative candle, matching box and card

We had a couple of fabulous crafting days last week teaching some lovely ladies how to make a beautiful decorated candle with co-ordinating box and card
We started by decorating one of the kraft gift boxes. These are available in packs of 4 for just £2.75 and are great for decorating and stampin on.  

We used a colour combination of 'pool party' and 'so saffron'.  The pool party panels were embossed with the argyle embossing folder and the bow was created from the new designer series paper stacks with the  'so saffron' paper. The flowers were stamped using the Mixed Bunch and flower shop stamp set and co-ordinating punches. 


 The gift card was made with 'baked brown sugar' and 'whisper white' adorned with three more stamped flowers and some pressed clay moulded flowers for the centres which had been coloured with 'so saffron' and 'pool party' re-inkers.


The exciting part of the craft session was when we all got to play with decorating the candles. I got a WOW when demonstrating this when the greaseproof paper was peeled back to reveal the images of the flowers and butterflies had been transferred from the tissue paper on to the candle!! 

If you would like to join us and make fun projects like this, please contact me for further details, I would be happy to help.

Card: Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Pool Party

Paper: Designer series paper stack - subtle (so saffron)

Ink: Pool Party, So Saffron, Baked Brown Sugar
Stamps:  Flower Shop,Mixed Bunch, Teeny tiny sentiments, papillon potpourri

Miscellaneous: Pansy punch,Blossom punch,  Simply Pressed clay and  blossoms mould, bird builder punch, 7/8" scallop punch, word window punch, argyle embossing folder, kraft gift box,  Candle (own supply) tissue paper and greaseproof paper, rhinestones, bitty butterfly punch, daffodil delight taffeta ribbon (retired), coastal cabana ruffle stretch trim

All the above products are available from my online shop and can be delivered direct to your door, alternatively you can also contact me by email and I will add your items to my next order

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Last Saturday the annual produce show was held in our local village hall.  Our family entered several exhibits from photos, baking cakes and handicrafts.There were a lot of entries this year and some quite stiff competition but I was lucky enough to win a share in a trophy for jointly receiving the most points in the handicraft section. I was shocked when my name was called out, as I have never won a trophy before!

I entered a scrapbooking page, a greeting card, and two plaques

My daughter Leanne entered several items in the baking section including plum bread, lemon drizzle cake, victoria sandwich, scones and decorated cup cakes. She did really well and won one third and 2 second prizes.

Here is the picture of her lemon drizzle cake

We brought all the cakes home with us but they didn't last very long as they tasted so good.
Some people were lucky enough to enjoy a slice at my class the following day.

Friday, 13 September 2013


I am SO EXCITED to say that the online Stampin' Up! shop is now available.

This means you can now browse the catalogue and order products from me, any time of the day or night, at your convenience by clicking the Shop Online Here button at the top right of my blog. The icon button is shown below

Alternatively,  follow the web address here:

 and click on the 'SHOP  tab as red circled in the picture below. The page will automatically open up with my name. To start shopping you will need to create an account first, and then you can start browsing. 

Click SHOP on the picture above by the small red circle

 Each order will be shipped directly to your door for a flat rate of £4.95 no matter how big the order is. Alternatively contact me with your Stampin' Up! order and I will order as usual.

Happy Browsing and Shopping!

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Big Shot Magnetic Platform - BACK IN STOCK

I have some great news for you this morning, The Big Shot Magnetic platform is now available to purchase from today. It was so popular that Stampin Up sold 13 weeks worth of stock in 3 weeks and had to remove it from the system. A full shipment of the magnetic platforms have now arrived

The magnetic platform replaces your normal multi platform when you are using the wafer thin dies like the Framelits and Edgelits. It has magnets within the platform that hold the framelits in place where you want them so there is no need for post it notes to secure your items before rolling it through the Big Shot 

The Magnetic Platform is the first thing I ordered from the new catalogue, it is an essential addition to your Big Shot collection. 
Makes using the framelits and edgelits hassle free and mistakes almost impossible.

Contact me to buy now whilst stocks last.

The cost is £35.95. Item Code - 130658

Saturday, 7 September 2013

My Digital Studio is now available

I have some more news for you. My digital studio is now available to download from Stampin' Up! and what's even better, you can download a 30 day trial for FREE! The full product is just £13.95 and contains lots more. 

My Digital Studio or MDS for short, is an intuitive, fun and easy to use software that features exclusive Stampin' Up! colours and images. It allows you to express yourself quickly and easily and create beautiful projects on your computer. You can create alsorts of projects, including cards, postcards, journals, photobooks, posters, calendars and so much more. The software comes complete with templates.

I have included a link to a video - take a look and see what it is all about ...

MDS can be used along side your paper crafting and you can even combine it. You could design your projects on MDS first without using lots of paper beforehand.  MDS allows you to quickly and easily create a digital scrapbook page, complete with journalling

Please contact me if you would like to purchase the download software for just £13.95 or if you are not sure why not take advantage of the FREE 30 Day Trial

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Two New Promotions

Stampin' Up! have announced two new promotions

Best of... another very best of Stampin' Up to celebrate their 25th year .... and with the launch of the autumn winter seasonal catalogue, it had to be a best of Christmas -

 The best of sets are £13.95 and come in clear mount only, they all feature what  is considered the best of a previously released stamp set plus one original and new stamp in each set. They are all available until the 31st March 2014

15% off bundle ...between now and the end of September you can take advantage of a 15% reduction in the bundle of Papillon Potpourri stamps and Bitty Butterfly Punch 

 That makes the punch with the clear mount set now £23.97 and with the wood mount set it's just £26.52!

 To order any of the products email me at:

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

NEW Stampin' Up! Autumn/Winter 2013 Catalogue is here ...

The NEW Stampin' Up! Autumn/Winter 2013 catalogue has been launched. It is jam packed with lots of gorgeous products and ideas for the seasons ahead.

Just click on the picture below for the online version or if you would prefer a hard copy send me an email and I can organize this for you

Maybe you would like to host a party with a group of friends, have fun and make a card send me an email to find out how you can earn FREE hostess £££'s, I'd love to hear from you.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Cascade anniversary card

Our house was full of celebrations this week, as well as our daughter's birthday at the beginning of the week, it was our 26th Wedding Anniversary last Thursday.  I can't believe how quickly time passes  it is a whole year since we celebrated our silver wedding!

As I had so much fun making Leanne's card I made another cascade card but a larger version.

Colour combination is Soft Sky and Smoky Slate which are both featured in the  new catalogue, I haven't used these colours before but I don't think it will be the last, as they co-ordinate well together

Lots of hearts were die cut using the heart a flutter and hearts framelits

Card: Smoky Slate, whisper white and Soft Sky
Ink: Soft Sky and smoky slate
Stamps: Memorable Moments, For my Family
Tools: Heart framelits, polka dots embossing folder, paper piercing tool and essentials pack, hearts a flutter framelits, decorative label punch, modern label punch, non stampin up swirl punch,
Embellishments: rhinestones

Until next time, thanks for looking x