Stampin’ Up – Final card from Technique Tuesday

I hope you all enjoyed yesterday’s Stampin’ Stars Blog Hop, if you don’t know what I’m talking about, a blog hop is where a group of us design a couple of projects, post them on our blogs and then link all our blogs to each other so you can hop from one project to another without fiddling about with blog addressees.  You can go directly to the blog hop by… Read More »

Stampin’ Stars Seasonal Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin’ Stars Blog Hop.  This is the first team blog hop that I have taken part in and no pressure, yikes, being sandwiched between Pip from Queen Pip Cards and Emma from Coastal Crafter!!  If you’ve come from either of these two blogs, I’d safely bet you loved their projects. With no further ado, here is my first project.  The stamp set I have chosen to highlight… Read More »

More Christmas Card Inspiration with Stampin’ Up’s White Christmas

You may have gathered that I just LOVE this set from Stampin’ Up’s Christmas catalogue.  (You can view the catalogue by just clicking on the image to the right of this post).  Honestly, I do have other sets, and I will share some samples using those in the next few days, but first another one from my FAVOURITE set. This is another card from my Technique class this week, where… Read More »

September Technique Class Samples

It’s Technique Tuesday and tonight’s class was all about sponging!  This is one of three cards we made in tonight’s class. I will admit sponging is a bit of a learning curve but I do love the effects.  The one thing to remember is to take off the excess ink on a piece of scrap paper first.  I suppose it’s a bit like taking up blusher or bronzer on a… Read More »

Stampin Up Simply Pressed Clay on our Weekly Deals – Catch it quick!!

If you are new to my blog or to Stampin’ Up, you may not know that every week starting on Wednesday, for one week only, a selection of Stampin’ Up products are discounted.  These are regular catalogue products and once the week is over they return to their normal catalogue price. You can view these products in my Online Shop above, or go directly to the Weekly Deals section of… Read More »

Welcome September and hello to more Stampin’ Up Freebies!!

So September has arrived and it was my daughter’s first day back at school, my son’s very first day at school and my little daughter’s first ‘big girl’ swimming lesson. I am pleased to report that all these firsts went down really well and everyone is ready to do it all again! The house was quiet and though it was a bit strange without them, I did manage to get… Read More »

So Summer is over – but so much more to look forward to with Stampin’ Up…

Well, I am back from my holidays, school starts back next week, the weather has turned so it would seem there is not a lot to look forward to but…. HOLD THE PAGE!!!… The Stampin’ Up Seasonal catalogue went live a couple of days ago. While it may only be August, most of us crafters are already thinking ahead to the biggest card making occasion of the year – yes,… Read More »

Stamp in Colour August Technique Class

We had our August Technique class last night and it was a little bit messy!! We had fun creating interesting backgrounds with our  blocks and, would you believe it… shaving foam! To create this marbled background, you just add a few drops of different coloured inks into a plate of shaving foam and then swirl it around (a very therapeutic part of the process!). Take a piece of whisper white… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Perfect Pennants meets Lullaby DSP

This week I made a few cards for my customers as a little thank you for both their orders and their support. I made two versions changing up the colours to suit the colours in the DSP. Both patterns were taken from our Lullaby DSP. They are mostly delicate colours but don’t have to be used in a ‘delicate context’. The colours in the DSP are Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal… Read More »

Stampin’ Up’s Full Range of Blendabilities are now available!

As of yesterday, our full range of Blendabilities is now available.  Apologies for not telling you yesterday, but what with the amazing Big Shot promotion being launched, it almost slipped my mind! Blendabilities are alcohol-based markers meaning the ink is suspended in alcohol making the colours so easy to blend.  Our colours are sold in packs of three, a light, a medium and a dark shade and are perfect grown-up colouring… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Big ‘Big Shot’ promotion!!

So today is the first day of August and Stampin’ Up have announced a fabulous Big Shot promotion. If you don’t have a Big Shot already and have thought about getting one, then read on… By buying a Big Shot this month, you can get any one of the five bundles listed on the flyer below for FREE! Don’t worry if you already have a Big Shot, you can still… Read More »

More Male Birthday Cards …

I have another couple of Birthday card to share with you today as it’s my husband’s birthday tomorrow. These are  the cards my children made for him. My daughter (6) was totally in charge of hers, with colour choice, stamp choice and placement.  The little owls were chosen to represent herself, her little brother and sister.  I masked off the sentiment for her as it didn’t suit our card.  I… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Gifts for End of an Era

Well, it’s been a big week this week as it was the end of term and my son has just left pre-school behind and will head to big school in September.  I had a lot of people to thank both for his time at pre-school and my daughter’s year too.  So what better way than making a little handmade gift with Stampin’ Up! supplies? I packaged some gorgeous beauty products… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Blendabilities – even more versatile than I thought!!

If I haven’t convinced you on the merits of our brand new alcohol-based markers, Blendabilities, then perhaps this post might just do it! They honestly are so easy to use and the shades blend together so fluidly. But not only that, you can colour our rhinestones, pearls and ribbons too! As they are alcohol-based, it dries so quickly, so no inky fingers! Take a look…   What a beautiful, vibrant, Pumpkin… Read More »

Stamp in Colour New Classes

July is here and in addition to a brand new catalogue, I have some brand new classes for you. My very first ‘Just for Mums’ class started today.  It’s a class specfically for Mums with non-mobile babies.  There are lots of Baby classes out there; Baby Massage, Baby Yoga, Baby Signing, etc etc but what about poor old Mum?  If Mum wants to do something fun or interesting, I know… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Blendabilities are here

That’s right, our first range of Blendabilities are available to order right now. Before I rave on about good they are, I must admit to not having used any other sort of alcohol based marker.  However, for a complete novice, I did find them extremely easy to use and the colour is so fluid and easy to blend.  In your pack, there are three markers, a light, a medium and… Read More »