Stampin’ Up – Happy Hallow’een!

Happy Halloween! We’ve always had some fun around Halloween as I’m from Ireland.  As children, we used to have plenty of games on Halloween night such as dunking for apples and special prize filled apple tarts, plus of course, sparklers around the obligatory bonfire.  I’ve never sent Halloween cards before, but with some of the sets that featured in this year’s seasonal catalogue, I couldn’t resist this year. I saw… Read More »

Stampin’ Up All Occasion Wreaths with Petite Petals

We had our team meeting last week and we do like to swap cards with each other.  I decided to make a Christmas wreath but not having the Wondrous Wreath set yet, I decided to use my Petite Petals set. I used Petite Petals to stamp on Garden Green and punched it out with the coordinating punch. To decorate I used the little flower from Something to Say on Cherry… Read More »

Even more Stampin’ Up Christmas products available

If you have worked through your wish list from the Autumn Winter catalogue, guess what?  We have even more Stamping delights for you in the brand new Autumn-Winter supplement.  The Catalogue was so jam-packed with loveliness, we had to create an extra supplement.  Feel free to download your own copy using the links on the right hand side-bar. It will be a little strange on opening as the real life paper… Read More »

Need any more Christmas card ideas??

Every month, I hold two regular classes – my Fast and Fabulous class where we make four cards that are not too labour intensive and my Technique class where we make two or three cards that focus on a particular technique or that may just take a bit more time. This month, in our Technique class, we focussed on the Emboss Resist technique.  This is where you add colour over an embossed… Read More »

Merry Christmas from Sassy Salutations

I’m sharing another card today from my recent Fast and Fabulous class.  I was inspired by a card by Megan Daves who used Sassy Salutations in a similar way. I used the little arrow stamp from What’s Up in between the words – it kind of reminded me of pine needles – though must admit, I’d never looked at it like that before! So all in all it’s a quick… Read More »

More Fast and Fabulous Christmas cards with Stampin’ Up’s Holiday Home

Today’s card is another one we made at last week’s Fast and Fabulous class.  I used an idea from a card featured in the Seasonal Catalogue.  Having the co-ordinating framelits made the card a very quick one to make, in fact the only bit that took any time at all was cutting out the little trees!   I have used the Good Greetings stamp set for the sentiment and it’s… Read More »

Stampin Up – More Christmas Card Inspiration with Bright and Beautiful

I am going to share another card from my Fast and Fabulous class this week.  As I mention a lot, White Christmas has to be my favourite stamp set from this year’s Seasonal Catalogue but Bright and Beautiful is fast catching up.  I’ve also become more and more fond of Night and Navy.  I must admit, I’ve only used it as an accent colour before, rather than basing my whole card around… Read More »

Stampin Up Bright and Beautiful meets Northern Flurry

Once a month, I run a Fast and Fabulous class here at my craft room.  As the title suggests, the cards are both quick to make yet hopefully, both the creator and recipient will agree, fabulous at the same time. This was my personal  favourite from last night’s class and is so quick and easy to make, it would be perfect to mass produce for your own batch of Christmas… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Workshop Ideas with Bright and Beautiful

I had a table at an event about 10 days ago.  It was great fun, and while I knew the event would not be hugely busy, I knew those that were going would probably have children with them or even babes in arms so I wanted my ‘make and take’ to be beautiful, yet easy to accomplish while holding a child and a changing bag! I opted for Bright and Beautiful… Read More »

More Christmas card ideas using White Christmas from Stampin’ Up

I had to return to my favourite set from this year’s Christmas catalogue – White Christmas – as I hadn’t used all the elements yet! This time I decided to use the car with a Christmas tree on top. I fussy cut it and gave it some dimension with a dimensional behind it. It was a very quick and easy card to make. I used the Blendabilities markers to colour in… Read More »

Happy World Cardmaking Day – Using Stampin’ Up Markers on Stamps

This was my first purchase from the Seasonal Catalogue as I fell on love with the sample featuring these sets. My project today is pretty similar – though I must admit, I’m not that fond of one-layer cards, so I used Cherry Cobbler as my base and a mat of Very Vanilla on top. I was a little disappointed with the embossing folder at first as the pattern is larger… Read More »

More team swaps…

There has been so much exciting news from Stampin’ Up this month, that it’s taken me a while to get round to showing you the last of my team swaps. When we swap, we don’t always swap a full card, we just swap the card front or even just an element of the card. With this card, my downline, Caroline Thomas swapped a card front with us. You can see here… Read More »

Stampin’ Up UK – Free Paper Offer

So yesterday was a great day to shop the catalogue with all our reduced prices on basic stamping supplies – read all about it here. If your wish list is creeping near £99, then I suggest you think seriously about joining Stampin’ Up – best decision I ever made!  Not only do you save money on your papercrafting products but you join a wider family of demonstrators, both hobby demonstrators… Read More »

Stampin Up UK – Stock up and Save!

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a fabulous promotion starting today to celebrate World Cardmaking Day and runs through to October 6th. Every single Stampin’ Up ink is discounted by 15%, all our card collections are discounted by 15% as well as envelopes, fast fuse and we even have some stamp sets at 20% off. Here is the full list of all the discounted products, but hurry, this is only until… Read More »

Stampin Up Bright and Beautiful…

I hope you have all seen the fabulous products that were added to our Clearance Rack yesterday, have a quick look and if there is anything you would like, do not delay as items have sold out already – no surprise, what crafty person doesn’t like a bargain?! Today’s card was a quick one I made at the weekend as  Thank you for some orders.  I usually send actual Thank… Read More »

Stampin’ UpStampin’ Up Crafty Bargains – But you’ve got to be quick!

A very quick post today as it’s a double whammy where bargains are concerned.  We have some fabulous items in the Weekly Deals section of my online shop. There a few things in there that have not yet made it into my collection and at these prices – that will most definitely be changing. To get straight into the weekly deals section of my shop, click here And if those bargains… Read More »

More team swaps…

As promised, here are more of our team swaps, this time from Alison Swann.  Ali came to my very first class and signed up on the spot.  She fell in love with the products and as a certain supermarket says, she thought why pay more?!  If you have ever considered saving on your Stampin Up purchases, have a read here. Ali is the ‘A’ in my ‘Aces and Diamonds’ team and… Read More »

Team Meeting Swaps

Every 4-6 weeks, I organise a team meeting with the ladies on my team, we have a couple of make and takes and we make a couple of swaps so that we have samples on hand to show customers for those of us who are business demos or simply to provide some cardmaking inspiration and see different styles.  We usually have a lovely cheese board to nibble on and we… Read More »

Stampin’ Up – Christmas Washi Tape

A little while ago, I saw a card on the very talented Mary Fish’ site, that I just loved. Even though I had none of the supplies she used to make the card,  I still loved the layout and decided to use my own supplies to make a Christmas version. I used the colours featured in the All is Calm Designer Washi Tape to guide me in my colour choice.  So,… Read More »

Stampin’ Up – New Video Tutorial

Thank you for all the kind comments and your visits since Saturday’s Blog Hop. I feel confident enough in my endeavours to take part in another one 🙂 Today, I have a video direct from Stampin’ Up UK to share with you. It highlights the Little Letters thinlit dies. These are a great size for a card embellishment, or to add to a scrapbook page or a Project Life Spread.… Read More »