Friday, 29 January 2016

Sky is the limit and bloomin' love

This week I decided to use one of the free sets available from the sale-a-bration cataloue this year. The catalogue has been so popular this year, with many of my customers already taking advantage of the free offers. The stamp set I used was the 'Sky is the limit' which is one of my favourite FREE sale-a-bration stamp sets this year. It is so much fun and I love the old aeroplane.

The sky is created by punching out a 'cloud' from the tree builder punch and using it as a mask. Sponge soft sky ink randomly around the mask over the top half of the whisper white card.

One of the trees from the The lovely as a Tree stamp set was inked in memento black and stamped three generations over the bottom half of the card creating different shades of black and greys for the trees.

The plane was stamped in memento black on a separate piece of card and decoupaged. Can you spot the propellor? We punched a 3/4" circle in vellum and attached it with a mini brad in the centre

A similar card to the one above but stamped with a combination of green, crumb cake and black ink.

The second card was created with the Bloomin' Love stamp set and coordinating Thinlits Dies. 

This intricate die cut heart is so gorgeous and is a great addition to anyones craft stash. It didn't require anything more adding to it apart from the die cut flowers from the new Blushing bride glimmer paper and some organza ribbon wrapped around the bottom of the card. A simple layered card with stunning results.


 Sky is the Limit stamp set is just one of the products you can get for FREE when purchasing £45 Stampin' Up items during the Sale-a-bration promotion. This set however is only available for a limited time until 15th February.

 Click on the photos below to view the  catalogues

Please contact me if you would like to place an order or you can pop over to my ONLINE SHOP 

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Monday, 18 January 2016

Grateful bunch and guy greetings

After a long break for Christmas I finely started back with my first craft class for 2016. With all the new fabulous products to play with from the new spring/summer and sale-a-bration catalogues I have had so much fun over the past couple of weeks creating lots of different cards for my upcoming classes... 

In the class I decided to do two cards for different genders, that could be adopted for near enough any occasion throughout the year.

The first one was made using the new Grateful Bunch bundle set from the occasions catalogue. This  set consists of  8 stamps and a co-ordinating blossom bunch punch

I chose Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Crushed Curry colour combination

The second card is a variation of one we made before christmas when we used the lovely as a tree stamp set. You can view it HERE

The woodland textured embossing folder was inked with crumb cake and then tempting turquoise was swooped across the top and bottom of the folder.

The cars were then stamped directly onto the same part of the embossing folder in the position you want them to be. We found holding the stamp in position for a couple of seconds gave a better image giving time for the ink to transfer to the embossing folder. Remember the images will print as a mirror image and the cars will be heading in a different direction
A piece of very vanilla card was placed in the desired position in the folder and then rolled through the big shot machine. The cars were highlighted with an aquapainter and tempting turquoise ink by colouring the car doors and paintwork and the tree trunks were sponged lightly with crumb cake
Everyone's image was unique

You can view the new spring/summer and sale-a-bration catalogues by clicking the links below

Orders can be placed by contacting me or through my Online SHOP. During the Sale-a-bration promotion every £45 spend receives a FREE gift.

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Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration & Spring/Summer 2016 Catalogues

Hi Everyone.

The launch of our new Spring/Summer catalogue and Sale-a-bration starts today! There is  a HUGE promotion for joining and shopping!

Please click the picture of the front cover below to view & download the brochure online though of course, you can request a hard copy from me if you haven’t already got one. Alternatively you can go to my Online Shop here to view & shop


This is one of the most exciting times in the Stampin' Up! year. For every purchase you make in any of the current catalogues of £45 or more you receive a gift of your choice from the Sale-a-bration catalogue. There are 11 items to choose from but this year there are some 'limited edition' items until 16th February 2016 so you will have to be quick to order and not miss out on them.

Orders over £200 or hosting a party with at least £200 in sales qualify for £20 more Stampin' Rewards. You can even use the Stampin Rewards towards a Demonstrator Starter Kit.

If you have been considering becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator then this is the perfect time to join. When you join during Sale-a-bration you get to choose an extra £30 worth of goodies. This means you will get up to £160 worth of products of your choice for only £99 with FREE shipping. You can join at any point in time during Sale-a-bration. 

Some people like to join to enjoy the perks for themselves, demonstrators get the same great customer benefits but at a discount!

Why not get yourself a cup of tea/coffee, sit down comfortably and browse through the catalogues? You can also shop online here. 
If you would like more information or have any questions about any of the above please do not hesitate to contact me. 
 Thanks so much for stopping by.