Category Archives: Promotions

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

In the City is Perfect for a Christening card

I saw the most beautiful Christening card by my fellow Stampin’ Creative teamie Mikaela Titheridge (The Crafty Oink Pen) and I just had to case it. You can see her original card here, isn’t it absolutely beautiful?  I needed a Christening card today and with Mikaela’a permission I made a boy version with In the City. Mikaela used the gorgeous Hometown Greetings edgelit dies but I’ve used the church from In… Read More »

Online Extravaganza – Bargains galore this week!!

  The sale starts at 23.00 on Sunday 19th November – check out all the amazing discounted products! The first page with the green heading are discounted for the first 24 hours only, so be quick and they are also while supplies last. Online Extravaganza Details Here is a card made with one of the gorgeous sets on offer, Milestone Moments. This was a card I made my husband for… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Special Offers for October

What can I say?  Stampin’ Up! have seriously outdone themselves with the special offers the have just gone live today on October 1st.   Let’s get started with the special offers to celebrate World Cardmaking Day. We have 15% off all the stamp sets featured below plus an amazing offer on Fast Fuse! Buy one and get 2 refills for FREE!! Note: This first set of offers only last until… Read More »

Stampin’ Creative July Blog Hop – Summer Fun Crafty Projects

  And so another month draws to a close, but summer holidays are just beginning over here and I’m pleased to say I’ve survived week one! As a crafter, I like to bring a bit of crafting into most things I do and especially where my kids are concerned so I want to show you a crafty project I’ve made for my children. You may have arrived from Emma at… Read More »

Crafting for the Weekend – Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Another week is over and I hope you get some time to pull out your crafting supplies this weekend and relax with some crafty me-time. This week, I wanted to share a fairly quick and easy birthday card using the Happy Birthday Gorgeous set.   Happy Birthday Gorgeous This is such a versatile set.  You can create soft feminine cards with all the beautiful flowers and leaves, or  young, funky… Read More »

Pick a Pattern Kid’s birthday cards for #GDP095

This week’s challenge at the Global Design Project is based around the theme of Kids! Having four of the little monkeys myself, I find myself making kid’s birthday cards pretty often as not a month goes by without two or three party invitations coming in.  In fact, my son is attending one this weekend and one next weekend. Never one to make extra work for myself, I thought I would… Read More »

Pieces and Patterns Teacher Thank you for #GDP094 Challenge

I decided to throw myself into this week’s Global Design Challenge by using the Pieces and Patterns stamp set and co-ordinating Designer Series Paper to make a fun Teacher Thank you card. This week’s challenge was a sketch challenge. I first tried to think what else could I use in place of the stripes in the sketch. My initial thought was the pens from Crafting Forever as I was thinking… Read More »

Christmas in July – Joining gift worth £65 in July?!

  No, your eyes are not failing you, you have indeed read correctly!  If you purchase a starter kit for £99 between 01-31 July which you can fill with Stampin’ Up’s! amazing crafting products of your choice worth £130, the following joining gift worth £65 will be added to your order 2 x clear D blocks Paper Snips Grid Paper Snail Adhesive Bone Folder Carols for Christmas stamp set So not… Read More »

Tuesday’s Tip – How to Heat Emboss in Every Colour

Today’s Tuesday tip features a very quick and easy card but also a super tip on how to heat emboss with every colour of ink you own! All you need is versamark ink and clear embossing powder! It’s so simple! Watch this video and then head straight to your craft space to try it out Here is everything I used for the three different cards. Our fabulous Sale-a-bration promotion ends on… Read More »

Everyday Hero for #GDP079

Two  blog posts in one day!!! Wonders will never cease! I didn’t get a chance to show you this yesterday and today is of course, the Stampin’ Creative blog hop day, so I just had to blog twice!! This week’s  challenge at the Global Design Project was Fairground – but the images used in the title image teaser pictured below made me think more of circus with the Big Top… Read More »

Crafting for the Weekend – and maybe a Mini Craft Day Sneak Peak…

I teased you with a taster of a second project from my Mini Craft Day in a Box on Monday… well, I couldn’t help myself and thought I would just blurt it out! Yes, I was one of those children who was useless at keeping a secret!! So to get you in the mood for crafting this weekend, I am not only showing you the project, I have a video… Read More »

Tuesday’s Tip – Stampin’ Up Stamp Cases for Storage

Are your drawers bulging with all your embellishments or do you have an array of pots all over your desk? During the Christmas holidays, I decided to purge my craft room and found a much better storage solution for some of my supplies – it’s a really simple one and one that Stampin’ Up sells too – empty stamp cases!! So much easier to line them up on my shelves… Read More »