Stampin’ Up’s Magical Day for our Birthday Girl

Very recently we celebrated our own Magical Day, you may have seen my last post with the card I made for our Birthday Girl. Today, I wanted to show you a card that I made together with my 5 year old daughter for her big sister.  We used the absolutely gorgeous Spring Summer set, Magical Day, as what 10 year old girl doesn’t like Unicorns?! I admit to having adhered… Read More »

Picture Perfect Birthday for Our Birthday Girl

Some of you who follow me on other social media outlets may know it was my daughter’s birthday this week.  I’m still in shock that she is 10 years old – quickest 10 years ever! I thought I would share the card that I made for her together with a little gift box using the fabulous Picture Perfect Birthday.     10 candles for her 10th birthday!  They’re not perfectly placed,… Read More »

Let’s Get Hopping 6 – Bubble Over His and Hers Cards

One sketch – Two versions – that’s the challenge for the Let’s Get Hopping team and we hope to inspire you with our His and Hers card sets.  I’ve used Bubble Over from the Spring Summer catalogue to make Pink Lemonade for the ladies and a Birthday Brew for the lads using the exact same layout sketch!   So without further ado, here is my Pink Lemonade card.  Aren’t the… Read More »

Monday Memories – Delightful Daisy Scrapbook Page

I’m getting into a weekly routine with my Scrapbooking. It’s not as quick as Memories and More, so I don’t want to replace my favourite Memory-Keeping method but this Delightful Daisy scrapbook page is going to be a perfect feature in my album. I’ve used both the Delightful Daisy DSP and Daisy Delight stamp set with it’s matching punch to embellish my page. This stamp set and punch are available… Read More »

Stampin Creative Blog Hop – Love and Appreciation

Welcome to the first Stampin’ Creative Hop of 2018 where our theme this month is Love and Appreciation. We are delighted to welcome the first of this year’s guest hoppers, the lovely Laura Mackie from the UK, and Linda van Wely from the Netherlands. You may have arrived from the very lovely Mikaela at the Crafty Oink Pen, where I’ll bet you were wowed with her beautiful ideas. I hope… Read More »

Epic Celebrations Scrapbook Page – FREE in Sale-a-bration

I’ve been scrapping with my friend again and this time I wanted to create an Epic Celebrations Scrapbook page to scrap a fab Chic concert from last summer.  My sister treated me to the gig in London and we had  Triple A passes – hence the close-up photo of Nile Rodgers!  No long lens needed, we were that close! I followed a sketch – well, let’s rephrase that…   when… Read More »

Birthday Boy Skateboard Card – FREE SAB paper

Don’t you feel that everything stamps better when it’s FREE, same with Designer Series Paper – you just craft better when it’s FREE!! The Bubbles and Fizz FREE Sale-a-bration paper is no exception and makes wonderful cards – even a Birthday Boy card – not a beer bottle in sight! The recipient of my card was my second child who turned 8 today.  He had asked for a skateboard for… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! Pick a Pattern Scrapbook Page

I have been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for almost 5 years now and I have never made a traditional scrapbook page… until now! I love Memories and More and am more of a pocket scrapbooker but my friend Vic, set me a challenge to complete a traditional scrapbook page… and I did it.  I piked a DSP and stamp set that I felt complimented my photos and my Pick a… Read More »

WLCR Crafty Escape to the Country – Spring Retreat

Time is ticking on and it’s almost time to close booking on our WLCR Crafty Escape to the Country Spring Retreat. This is the fifth retreat that Caroline and I have run our WLCR Crafty Escape together and we are back at Lydiard House by popular demand! Our first event was way back in October 2016!  You can read all about it here. Here is what we got up to.… Read More »

Crafting with Children – Thank you from the Little Ones

You may have seen my recent post where I showed you a gorgeous Thank you card using Sprinkles of Life and the co-ordinating Tree Builder Punch. Today, I wanted to show you my ‘Crafting with Children’ endeavours where, together with my children, we made a batch of Thank you. These were to thank friends and family for all the Christmas gifts showered upon my children this season. Each child wanted… Read More »

Tis’ the Season to say Thank you

We had a family tradition whereby every Boxing Day morning, the Basildon Bond notepaper would be presented on the dining table and it was time to write our Thank you cards.  I have continued this tradition with my own family. We do wait, however, until our return to our own house so we can get stuck in with my craft supplies and make the whole Thank you experience a bit… Read More »

Sign up now for my Spring Summer 2018 Product Shares

SPRING SUMMER CATALOGUE PRODUCT SHARES   Have you had a chance to peruse the catalogues with all the fabulous new products available now in the new Spring / Summer catalogue? Do you wish that you could have a taster of all the new products? Well, read on because I’m bringing you some Product Shares of all the new Stampin’ Up! goodies! What is a Product Share? It would cost you… Read More »

Let’s Get Hopping 5 – Celebration Time!

  We have some fabulous sets coming your way in Stampin’ Up’s brand new Spring Summer 2018 catalogue and Picture Perfect Birthday is no exception.  When Jen announced Celebration as the theme for this hop I really wanted to use this set. We received it during our Onstage gathering in April and I especially love this sentiment . It was used as a table decoration at our Silver Elite and… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! Spring Summer 2018 and Sale-a-bration Catalogues LIVE now!

I’m so excited to announce the the Spring Summer 2018and Sale-a-bration catalogues are LIVE. As demonstrators we’ve been able to order from these  since the beginning of December; earlier if we attended our Onstage gathering in November, so to finally be able to share the spoils with our customers is so exciting! To shop online, just click on the image below: Or you can browse the full catalogue in all… Read More »

Let’s Kick Off Sale-a-Bration 2018 with a Blog Hop!

I’m taking part in a Global Blog Hop this morning with some very talented demonstrators where we all want to show you some of the fabulous FREE stamps you could earn yourself during Stampin’ Up’s Sale-a-Bration 2018.  Every spend of £45 can earn you 1 x level One product or a £90 spend could earn you 2 x Level One products or 1 x Level Two product.  The Sale-a-Bration 2018… Read More »

Stampin’ Creative Sneak Peek of Sale-a-bration and Spring Summer 2018

Welcome to the final Stampin’ Creative Hop of 2017 where we are giving you a Sneak Peek of the upcoming Spring Summer 2018 catalogue. There are so many good things coming your way, but I wanted to give you a sneak peek of one product in particular, the Lots of Happy Card Kit. Every time I buy one of Stampin’ Up’s kits, I think they can’t top it and then… Read More »

Let’s Get Hopping 4 – Working with Small Stamps

Welcome back to the December round of Let’s Get Hopping where are theme is working with small stamps.  These can be tricky to work with but I’m sure once you’ve hopped round us all, these will be the first stamps you reach for in your collection.  You may have arrived from Verity Biddlecombe at Pretty Little Button or this may well be your first stop, but either way you are… Read More »

STOP PRESS!! – Clearance Rack Update – New Products added

Just a quick post from me this morning to let you know that we have had several new items added to our Clearance Rack.  Great deals on washi tape, ribbons – in perfect Valentine colours and cardstock packs at £2.90!!! with matching ink pads!! Check out the Clearance Rack Now!! If you are interested in any of the items featured, I would strongly encourage you not to wait around as… Read More »

Light-Up Framed Decoration using Bethlehem Edgelit Dies

We have lots of resources to use as Stampin’ Up demonstrators when it comes to finding project inspiration. I found this idea using a different set on one of our Facebook groups from Kathryn Simpson.  Later another fellow demonstrator from my home country, Emma Fawcett made a similar project using the Bethlehem edgelits,  I loved her version and wanted to use it in a class but needed to simplify it… Read More »

Christmas Wish Lists with Stampin’ Up

Do you have to practise a smile for Christmas morning where you fake heartfelt thanks for a gift that you have no idea what to do with, or have already got hundreds of?!  No need this year with the Stamp in Colour Stampin’ Up Christmas wish list. How to use the Stamp in Colour Christmas Wish List Get comfy on the sofa with your favourite tipple while you browse through… Read More »