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 »

Stampin’ Up New In-Colours for 2014-2015

If you are new to Stampin’ Up, you probably have no idea what an in-colour is.  I know I didn’t when I first joined. Stampin’ Up group their colours in colour families, so we have Brights, Subtles, Neutrals and Regals – which all seem fairly self-explanatory.  These colour families remain fixed for a number of years, but every year we bring out 5 new colours that last for only two… Read More »

The New Stampin’ Up 2014-2015 Catalogue is live

Just a quick post this morning to let you know our brand new catalogue is out and LIVE! Have a look down the right hand side bar to see the link which will take you directly to the catalogue. It is jam-packed full of fantastic cardmaking ideas and inspiration and the most gorgeous products that you will fall in love with. You can also get straight to the shop by using… Read More »

Stampin Up New Catalogue is almost here…

We had a lovely morning today, saying Goodbye to our retiring items from our current catalogue, but we weren’t too sad (we’re a fickle lot) because we got to play with some brand new goodies from the new catalogue which is out on Tuesday!! (Can you believe it will be July on Tuesday!?!?) Here is my craft room all prepared and ready for my guests.  I really enjoyed preparing for… Read More »

First Stampin’ Up/Project Life Pages!!

I am very excited to share my first Project Life pages with you.  They are very basic and I’m sure I will look back at them in months to come and be shocked at how basic they really were (just like I do with my first cards).  However, I just love the system. It really couldn’t be easier.  You start off with a basic kit of pocket pages and a card collection… Read More »

Stampin’ Up CASE of Hardwood and Petite Petals

I’m STILL waiting on my photo delivery!!  It has shipped but they are still not here.  If you read my last post, you’ll know how excited I am to finally get my life in order, so to speak, and join the scrapbooking revolution that is Project Life.  But it’s going to have to wait another day as I have nothing to put in my pocket pages as yet. So, I’ll… Read More »

Excited for Stampin’ Up/Project Life

I so wanted to have a page to show you by now so I could showcase how quick and easy it is to preserve your memories with Stampin’ Up’s brand new range of Project Life memory keeping products. However, even though my Project Life goodies are here, my photos are not 🙁 I have been looking at various Project Life Facebook groups and on our own Stampin’ Up/Project Life groups and… Read More »

Last few days of Happy Watercolour

By now, I am sure you are all familiar with Happy Watercolour.  It is one of my absolute favourite sets and the source of many of my cardmaking ideas and inspiration. I am sorry to report that it is not being continued in our new annual catalogue.  That means it will be retiring on June 30th.  . I also used it most recently in my private class that I talked… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Convention – Aussie Style!

Stampin’ Up! host some fantastic events and our Annual Convention is the highlight of our calendar.  For us in Europe, it takes place every Autumn, for those in the South Pacific, it has just happened.  If you would like to have a little taster of what happens at our events, have a look at the video below. Most of our events including Convention are Demonstrator only events.  So how do… Read More »