Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Create Pretty Packages wiith Holiday Tag it Bundles

Stampin' Up! have announced two new Christmas bundles which are available from today! These bundles are excellent for packaging treats and small gifts this Christmas season.

The Holiday Tag It Decorative Box Bundle (item 135811) £17.95  includes
  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1" (2.5 cm) Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (9.1 m)
  • Decorative Window Gift Boxes (6 boxes)

The Holiday Tag It Extra-Large Box Bundle (item 135812) £16.95 includes
  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1" (2.5 cm) Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (9.1 m)
  • Extra-Large Gift Boxes (3 boxes)

  You can make these gorgeous boxes from the kits. 

The two Holiday Tag It Bundles are only available 29 October–30 November 2013

 Whether you're designing Christmas cards, gifts for friends and family, or decorations for your home—we've got what you need. For those My Digital Studio customers there is 30% off a variety of downloads

To take advantage of any of the offers please visit my ONLINE STORE

Monday, 28 October 2013

Stampin' Up! 25% off stamps

This post will remain at the top of my blog until Monday. Please scroll down for new posts!

 Stampin’ Up! have been celebrating it's 25th anniversary all year long with some fabulous special offers and here is another one, 25% off 25 different stamp sets!

This offer is only available from today until 28th October



We are also launching a fabulous new product, Thinlits Card Dies. These cut and score to create a card that flips in just one step. The creative possibilities are endless and I can't wait to start playing with them. Click on the picture to find out more 

As always all products are available on my ONLINE STORE by clicking the SHOP NOW button below! 

Alternatively you can contact me by email, I will be placing an order over the weekend and will add your items to it.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Washi tape parcel and wishing you a merry christmas


Here are a couple of cards done at my weekly classes in early October, which has started off the Christmas countdown.....

An easel card using  a piece of the winter frost designer series paper stack and one of the new expression thinlit dies from the Autumn/Winter mini catalogue. There are three dies in the set, Merry, Love and Thankful, priced at £22.95

The next card is a really quick one, ideal for making in batches. A square piece of card covered in washi tape and a bow stuck on top to make a parcel!! How easy and effective is that..

Weekly card classes start at only £6 and include all materials and refreshments. Where else can you have a couple of hours of fun with friends for that price and take away two lovely cards you can be proud of....?

If you haven't thought about it before and have time on a Friday afternoon, why not come and join me and my regulars at The Edge, Keelby. If you are interested, please let me know in advance, so I can have the materials prepared.....

We also make other papercraft items, so please look at my blog regularly for updates on what's scheduled in the near future.....

Stamps: Wishing You,
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Coastal Cabana

Card: Whisper white, Coastal Cabana, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green
Paper: Winter frost Designer Series paper stack
Medium: Washi Tape, Real red taffeta ribbon
Tools:, extra large oval, Scallop trim border, Expression Thinlits

Monday, 21 October 2013

Join Stampin' Up! for £25

Stampin’ Up! is continuing it’s 25th Anniversary Celebrations and offering the best starter kit price yet.

You can now Join Stampin’ Up! for only £25

This offer is only available for a short time from Monday 7th October until Monday 21st October. If you've been thinking about joining Stampin' Up!or ever wondered what it would be like to be part of an amazing family, this is a can't miss opportunity and now is the time to take advantage of it and find out for yourself.

During this offer, only the specially priced £25 starter kit will be available.  The regular £99 starter kit will not be available.
The £25 starter kit includes: 

Product of your choice Up to £26.95
Business pack including your business supplies, order forms and invitation cards
A box of annual catalogues
A pack of current seasonal catalogues
Getting Started DVD
Free shipping on this delivery

When you join, you'll also get:
  • 30% off your first qualifying order (£150 or more) if placed within 45 days of joining
  • Place your order within 30 days and you can choose a stamp set up to £41.95 from the annual catalogue when you place a demonstrator order in December 
  •  You SAVE with your 20% discount on every Demonstrator order you place until at least the end of March 2014 and beyond when you achieve minimum sales per quarter
  • Your £25 gives you full Demonstrator privileges with no obligation to purchase anything further and you can drop anytime with no penalty. Your first target does not need to be met until April 2014 and if you don't achieve it, you owe nothing.
  • Two months FREE of the Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS)!
  •  Early access to Sale-a-bration products in December pre-order and the spring seasonal catalogue
  •  Purchase the kit for yourself and become part of the fun as a hobby demonstrator, or, start sharing Stampin’ Up! with your friends and earn a little extra money.
  • Other benefits include access to other fun Stampin' Up! events, the Stampin' Up! website, belong to the “Stampin Connection” on line Community with access to tons of exclusive creative ideas.

If you would like to know more or have any further questions please get in touch as soon as possible. 

You can contact me by email at

I would love to have a chat and talk you through the benefits and it would be wonderful for you to be part of my team

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Flower Shop Embossed glass votive and holder

Hi, I can't believe it's the weekend again! 

Hope you have all had a good week and looking forward to a relaxing few days  and maybe even a spot of crafting....

Last weekend I ran a workshop to make an embossed glass candle votive, holder and matching card.

 All the ladies who attended remarked what a great time was had and for once we all finished on-time, giving chance for some social chat....

My husband even supplied plentiful tea/coffee to take away the thought of the blustery weather outside.

Embossed glass votive in the holder

Embossed glass votive

Two glass votives and holders in a choice of colours

Matching card

Stamps: Flower Shop, Bring on the cake
Ink: Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding, versamark
Card: Whisper white, pool party, pistachio pudding
Paper: Venetian Romance
Tools: Pansy punch, boho blossom punch, itty bitty punch, Bakers Twine, pearls, heat gun, white embossing powder

Make sure you check-out the christmas classes. I have had a further request for another class before christmas to make some special folding box cards that I have been experimenting with. Watch out for more dates....

Final reminder for the Special offer on joining  Stampin' Up! for £25. You can purchase products up to £26.95 with free P+P. Ends 11pm Monday 21st October 2013.

Take care and have a great weekend

Linda x

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Christmas stamp-a-stack class sneak peek

It's coming up to that special time of the year and to help you get ready I'm running two

Christmas stamp-a-stack classes

These will be held at my home on

Saturday 26th October   1.00pm - 5.00pm  (1 place remaining)
Monday 28th October 10.00am - 2.00pm
 The cost of the class is £20 

 Here is a sneak peek of the cards we will be making

There are 12 cards in total, 6 designs, 2 of each. Four of the designs use products from the new Autumn/Winter mini catalogue

If you fancy spending a few hours crafting and getting into the Christmas spirit, please contact me as soon as possible to reserve your place, as spaces are limited, or if you need any further information

Please email me at:

or call me on


Sunday, 13 October 2013

Calm Christmas and washi tape

Hello to you all, October is now well under way and the days and weeks are passing by quickly. Christmas will be upon us before we know it and so I have been busy in my craftroom creating some cards with a christmas theme.

The following two cards have been made using the Calm Christmas stamp set which is available from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue. They both used the midnight muse colour cardstock with a hint of pear pizzazz for the leaves

 The bottom edge of the card was embossed with one of the delicate designs folders


The Dove was stamped in versamark onto smoky slate cardstock, heat embossed with white powder and then the image was cut out separately and placed on dimensionals.

I saw a version of the following card on pintrest and altered it slightly using a different stamped image for the centre.

The bow is made from the new cherry cobbler stitched edge grosgrain ribbon
I love the idea of using the strips of washi tape as a decorative border.

I hope you enjoyed today's post and thanks for stopping by. 

Thursday, 10 October 2013

A new craftroom and Wishing You ...A happy birthday

 Hi everyone, a couple of weeks ago we decided to turn our spare bedroom into a dedicated craftroom for me/office for the rest of the family when I am not using it.   I have been struggling for a few years now using the dining room table to make and prepare all the classes so each time I was crafting I had to pull out all my equipment and then put it away when I had finished.  This became very frustrating as  I seemed to be spending hours each day doing this and not achieving much. 

It has now been two weeks and after a visit to IKEA last Thursday and a wonderful husband who has been busy making shelving and installing a television and computer I have a fantastic craftroom with a large spacious area for crafting. No more clearing away to make room for us to have our meals at the table!

Due to this I seem to be a little behind with my blogging and I have lots of things to share with you that we have made in the classes over the past few weeks. 

Here is one we made using the Wishing You stamp set from the Autumn/Winter catalogue.

I thought I would use it for a birthday card, showing you that it was an all year round stamp set, not just for Christmas! 

This is a great little set of 4 stamps and is just £12.95 in the wood or £9.95 in the clear. 

All the products to make the above card are available to purchase from my online store, or if you'd prefer contact me and I will place your order for you

Just a reminder  of the special offer from Stampin' Up to join for only £25. This is a real bargain and has never been so low. You may have been sitting on the fence and unsure about joining

This offer is only available until Monday 21st October. If you would like to find out more or just have a bit of a chat whether it feels right for you or not? 

Please give me a call on 07793293599

or contact me by email on

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Handbag style card holder with matching cards using Flower Shop

Going back to basic colours (black/white) with a hint of pastel colour (coastal cabana) makes this handbag and card set really stand out. I found the original at this great website here. I have changed the colour scheme, decoration on the front and back and designed the cards

The handbag set was a theme for a class I did recently including 3 cards. The handbag doubles up as a card holder and has that antique feel with the brass brads. 

Colours can be varied to suit any occasion whether it be a thankyou gift, unique christmas/birthday gift or just a lovely decoration to compliment your homes colour scheme......

Each person received half a pack of Modern Medley designer series paper and they could choose which papers they wanted to create the handbag,  along with a choice of antique brads and ribbons. They had lots left to take home so more could be made

The handbag opened out to show the cards inside. There is enough room to fit 5 cards and envelopes.

The front and back of the bag was decorated the same with very vanilla seam binding ribbon, and chantilly or victoria crochet ribbon and a stamped flower from the flower shop stamp set.

Sentiments are from Sassy Salutations.

I hope you liked the handbag and matching cards.

My next class is on Sunday 13th  and Monday 14th October 10am - 12pm when we will be embossing a glass candle holder, making a decorative holder for the glass to sit in and a card.I still have a couple of spaces left so please contact me for further details if you are interested in joining us to make this fun project

Monday, 7 October 2013

50th Birthday Card

 Hi everyone I love making my friends and family those special birthday cards and this is one I made for a lovely friend and neighbour who turned 50 recently. 

I thought the colour combination of calypso coral and soft sky really go well together 

I used the flower shop stamp set with co-ordinating punch for the flowers, itty bitty punch for the flower centres,  labels collection framelits, and memorable moments for the sentiment.

I will be back tomorrow, to share some more cards with you.

From today you could join Stampin' Up! for the next two weeks for just £25. What a bargain. Please check out my Join Stampin' Up! page for more information

Thursday, 3 October 2013


 The final  'BEST OF' stamp set is BEST OF Sale-a-bration and is now available. It features lovely images from the past brought together in a set for just £13.95

Remember these will be available until March 2013 or while stocks last and you can still purchase  any of the previous "BEST OF stamp sets" if you haven't already done so.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013


It’s Stampin’ Up!’s 25th anniversary this year and they have announced a fantastic offer for the whole of October in which you get £25 in extra hostess spends when you have a qualifying party. 

All orders over £250 will earn an extra FREE £25 bringing it to a total of £65 in hostess freebies.  You can choose your rewards from the current Annual Catalogue and the Stampin' Up! Seasonal Catalogue too. 

I have a few dates available in October so please do not miss out on this offer