Friday, 31 January 2014

Happy Watercolor Scalloped Tag Topper Punch

I am sharing a couple of cards today, all using new products from the new Mini Spring/Summer catalogue. I wonder if you can spot them all?

Happy watercolor stamp Set, scalloped tag topper punch, watercolour wonder gold washi tape, gold sequin trim and gold bakers twine. 

One of my favourite items from the catalogue is the new scalloped Tag topper punch. (£20.95 item no 133324) It creates a tag or topper any length you want! Makes creating bookmarks, tags, belly bands and bag toppers quick and easy. I trimmed a piece of cardstock to 2" wide and then punched the topper. It cuts the corners perfectly and even punches the hole right in the centre

For this card, the flower image was stamped on the tag first and then again separately so it could be decoupaged on top, adding some depth to the tag

I hope you like these cards today and please remember all the new products are all available to purchase from my Online Store

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Its Sale-a-bration Time!!

Hi everyone, Its Sale-a-bration time!!  Stampin' Up!'s best ever promotion. Click on the picture below to view the brochure

 Click on the brochure to view

From today until March 31st you can pick a FREE product with every £45 you spend. There are no limits to how many FREE products you can have. Take a look at the 13 different items to choose from. Stamp sets, punches, papers, embossing folder, accessories My digital studio products and kits. I am sure you will all agree, there is something for everyone.

Invite a few friends round and have a Stampin' Up! party with me. If your party reaches £250, as a hostess you will receive an extra £25 in Hostess Freebies on top of the existing hostess rewards.  Please contact me for dates and I would love to come along and share our products with you

 Join my team as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator during Sale-a-bration for £99 and you will get an extra £20 worth of products of your choice, this means you get £150 worth of products which you can choose from any of the catalogues plus a business pack worth £45 .If you are interested in being a demonstrator, whether it be just for yourself to buy your crafting goodies at a discount, or to run as a business,
please contact me and I'll talk you through the details.

The Summer occasions catalogue has also been launched today and is jammed packed full of fabulous new products, click on the picture below or in the side bar to view it online
 Click on the picture to view the catalogue

As if that is not enough for today, we also see the launch of another new product - the Textured Boutique.

This is a perfect in-between machine for those of you who just want to emboss. 

It's only £26.95 and if you purchase 3 embossing folders with it you could choose a Sale-a-bration product free too!! You can purchase it HERE

That is all for today, I will leave you to browse through the brochures, I hope you have got a pen and wish list ready!!

Monday, 27 January 2014

Postage Due Postcard and Secret Garden Twisted easel card

 Happy Monday to you all, I hope you all had a great weekend, although the weather wasn't brilliant and it seemed to rain for most of it.  It was my husband's birthday and we all had some family time together and enjoyed a meal out on Saturday evening to celebrate.

Back to crafting and today I am sharing last weeks class cards.  I chose a couple of stamp sets which I had been looking at in the catalogue for quite a while and eventually purchased them as a Christmas present to myself!!


The postcard stamp is a very large all occasion stamp and is great for backgrounds. We stamped it on to very vanilla card with soft suede first and then the Postage Due stamp was inked on top with always artichoke. We then randomly sponged Pistachio pudding and crisp cantaloupe over the image.  Bakers twine was wrapped around the card and fastened with a button made with the simply soft clay and button mould

The second is a Twisted easel card. I really like these types of cards
and chose beautiful spring colours of so saffron and wisteria wonder with a hint of pool party and pear pizazz. 

Secret garden stamp set was used for the main card and the sentiment is from the layered labels and co-ordinating framelits

That' s all for today.  

Remember Sale-a-bration starts tomorrow  so all the NEW products featured in my recent blog posts will be available from my ONLINE SHOP


Saturday, 25 January 2014

Sneak Peek Sale-a-bration 2014 Day 2

I am back again with Sneak Peek Sale-a-bration Day 2.  Today I am using Three FREEBIES from the Sale-a-bration promotion to produce the 1st card. 

I have used the Banner Blast stamp set and co-ordinating punch along with a sentiment stamp set called 'See Ya Later'

 I have chosen a colour combination of pistachio pudding and crisp cantaloupe. The small flower stamps in the set co-ordinate with one of the flowers in the itty bitty punches

The next card is quite a simple design and I have just used the encore metallic gold ink pad to stamp and punch the banners. The beautiful gold bakers twine and watercolour wonder washi tape are from the new occasions catalogue

There are only 3 days to go until the promotion starts, I wonder what will be on your most wanted list?

Thanks for looking

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Sneak Peek for Sale-a-bration 2014

As mentioned previously I have been busy making lots of cards and papercraft items with products from the upcoming new occasions catalogue and Sale-a-bration.   You could earn the products for FREE from 28th January.  One FREE product is received with every £45 spent.

The 1st Card I am sharing uses Two FREEBIE Stamp Sets called Your'e lovely and Petal Parade. I have used beautiful spring colours of crisp cantaloupe, summer starfruit, pool party and pistachio pudding together with the Petal Parade stamps to create a decorative strip for the centre of the card and edged the sides with scalloped edge border punch in summer starfruit. 

The 2nd Card  uses Two FREEBIES again, the Petal Parade Stamp Set and Sweet Sorbet Designer Series paper.  This 12 x 12 paper is absolutely gorgeous and is even more lovelier than in the brochure.  

I have also used one of the tea lace doilies, cut it in half and placed one on each of the cards

That's all from me for today, I will be back tomorrow with some more sneak peeks to tease you with.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Envelope Punch Board Class

I love my envelope punch board. It has become one of my favourite new tools.  It creates totally customizable envelopes in up to 66 different sizes. The measurements are provided in both inches and cms.  It is very easy to use and is small and lightweight so it stores easily and you can take it with you on your travels and use anywhere

It comes with its own scoring tool that is stored in a convenient storage slot. As well as a punch it also rounds corners

At only £17.95 it is an absolute bargain!!  SHOP HERE

Whilst playing with the envelope punch board I was surprised to find there are so many other things you can make with it not just envelopes. I have created cards,  gift cards, file folders, and a wide variety of different boxes.

I have planned a couple of classes to be held on:

Saturday 1st February 1.30-4.30 pm
Monday 3rd February 10.00am - 1.00pm  

You will make 7 fabulous projects
 (one of the projects is of course, an envelope) 
to show you how amazing this tool really is

The cost of the class is £30 and includes an envelope punch board and half a pack of NEW Retro Fresh designer series paper from the new mini catalogue plus embellishments. If you wish to take the class without the punch board you can attend for £15

If you would like to join us in making these projects, please let me know by

 Sunday 27th january 

so I can place an order ready in time for the class.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Gorgeous Grunge

Welcome to my blog this weekend.  Whilst my husband has been away in Saudi Arabia on business for the past 3 weeks I have been very busy crafting away in my little craftroom playing with all my NEW  Stampin' Up! goodies which I  pre-ordered from the Spring/Summer catalogue and Sale-a-bration.   The new mini catalogue is being released on January 28th, the same day as Sale-a-bration starts, which is Stampin' Up!'s best promotion of the year. For every £45 you spend you will be able to choose a free products! 

Here are the cards we made in the classes a couple of weeks ago...

 I apologise for the quality of the photos, I kept forgetting to photograph them in daylight.

 I have been wanting the 'Gorgeous Grunge' stamp set for a while and was delighted when it was one of the stamps we were given at Convention.  As we have been concentrating on Christmas since then it never got inked up until a couple of weeks ago.   It is an absolutely fabulous stamp set and I will be using it on a regular basis for now on. There are 5 background stamps in the set with various splodges and stripes

I have been asked to make more cards for men, I, like many others find mens cards very hard to create. I think it is because you can't add any pretty embellishments like butterflies and flowers

I chose Bermuda Bay, smoky slate and black colour combination for my masculine card along with the retired stamp set 'need for speed'. The black lines under the car are again from 'gorgeous grunge'

That's all for now, I am just off to get things ready for tomorrow's class

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Chocolate treat holder

I have a little gift to show you today.  This super cute chocolate holder. I CASed the idea from Lyn, one of my team members who gave me a similar one as a swap at Convention. Thank you Lyn for your inspiration.

  These would be great as wedding/party favours, as you could easily match the party colour scheme.

I have used season of style designer series paper, cherry cobbler red cardstock, curly label punch,1 1/4" circle punch, baked brown sugar ruffle stretch trim and cherry cobbler seam binding.  There are several tutorials on Pinterest if you are interested in making some of these yourself.

All of the above items can be found and purchased from my online SHOP HERE

One of the great advantages of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is that you can pre-order products a month before a new catalogue is released.  Our new Spring/Summer Catalogue is due to start on 28 January and I have received my pre-order this week. I can't wait to have a play with some of my new goodies this week so watch out for some 'sneak' previews coming soon.

Friday, 10 January 2014


Good Morning, I’m announcing my class dates for the rest of January through to March. Some of the classes mention products you haven’t even seen yet, but all will be revealed in the NEW Spring/Summer Catalogue launched on January 28th and I am sure you will love them.   

Sunday 19th January 10am - 12pm

Monday 20th January 10am - 12pm
Monthly Card Class
Class Fee: £7
Make 2 cards with a LOVE theme, ideal for weddings, anniversaries, or valentines

Saturday 1st February 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Monday 3rd February 10am - 1.00pm

(Please book and pay deposit of £10  no later than the 21st January 2014

Envelope Punch Board
Make 7 projects using the wonderful Envelope Punch board, 2 Boxes, a handbag, a bow, a gift card holder, a cracker and of course an envelope!  This is my new favourite tool, it has so many uses, I’m sure you will love it! 

Class fee : £30
Included in your fee is the Envelope Punch Board  and 1/2 pack of  NEW Retro Fresh 12 x 12 designer series paper. If you wish to take the class without the punch board you can attend for £15


Sunday 23rd February 10am - 12pm 

Monday 24th February 10am - 12pm

Monthly Card Class
Make 2 cards -Theme and stamp set used to be confirmed nearer the class date
Class Fee:  £7


Saturday 8th March 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Monday 10th March 10am - 1.00pm

(Please book and pay deposit of £10  no later than 26th February 2014

Burlap and Blooms Wreath
Make a  fabulous Spring Wreath . You will need to bring along a hot glue gun if you have one.
Class fee: £22

Included in your fee will be the Burlap and Blooms wreath kit.


Sunday  23rd March 10am - 12pm

Monday 24th March 10am - 12pm

Monthly Card Class
Make 2 cards.  Theme and stamp set used to be confirmed nearer the class date
Class Fee:  £7

The quickest way to find the above class information is to click on the classes tab at the top of the page, or you can click HERE. Please note all classes apart from the Friday afternoons are held at my home

Please contact me if you would like to reserve a place on any of the above classes or would like some further information

I'll be back tomorrow with another project to share.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

cracker gifts

Hi everyone! 

These are the table favours which I made for my family  for our  Christmas Day Lunch. Each cracker had a Lindt chocolate bear placed inside.  I originally saw the crackers at Convention in November and were inspired by them.

The crackers were very easy to make with the new Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board!  I had purchased one of these a few weeks ago and couldn't wait to play with it.  The envelope punch board really is a versatile piece of equipment. The board can be used not only to make envelopes, but also boxes in a variety of shapes and sizes and other 3D items such as crackers.

Each cracker is made from a single sheet of one of the papers from the designer series paper stacks.  I chose two different patterns from the 'Winter Frost'  Each sheet measures 4.5"x6.5".

The scoring measurements are: 1", 2", 3" and 4" on the short side, and 1", 1.5", 2", 4.5", 5" and 5"5 on the long side.

Simply score, punch with the envelope punch board and stick.  

Envelope punch board  133774   £17.95

You can make a cracker in just a couple of minutes. I decorated mine with some silver ribbon and embossed die cut snowflakes using the Festive Flurry Stamps in Coastal Cabana ink 

As well as using the crackers for table favours, they could also be given as special gifts. Items such as make-up and jewellery could be hidden inside

Friday, 3 January 2014

Happy New Year and Thank you

Happy New Year to all my crafting friends and blog readers.

I hope you have all had fantastic Christmas and New Year celebrations. I know that I did but it all went way too fast. All the decorations have now been taken down and put away for another year and we can resume some sort of normality. I have been so busy over the festive period that I have been unable to do any crafting at all and so cannot wait to get into my craft room!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for following my blog for another year. To all my class members,  thank you for attending my classes and supporting me through 2013.

I didn't get a chance before to share the Christmas cards with you which we sent out to all our friends, so here they are -


 Stamps: Festive Flurry,Flowering Flourishes, Teeny tiny sentiments, 
Ink: Midnight Muse, Silver Metallic ink
Card: Whisper White, Silver glimmer paper


Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Greetings of the Season
Ink: Night of Navy, Pool Party
Card: Night of Navy, Pool Party

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink: Old Olive, Whisper White, Early Expresso
Card: Early Expresso, Old Olive, Sahara Sand

All the above products are available to purchase either directly through my online shop. 

Or contact me via email at or telephone 07793293599

I look forward to creating more exciting things in 2014 and hope you will join me at one of my classes or through reading my blog.

Linda x