Male card using Hardwood for CC&S 175

This is my final card as guest designer for CC&S this month and Caroline has a great sketch for us. Admittedly, this sketch did stretch the old grey matter but I hope you like what I came up with as I tried a male theme this week. Here is Caro’s sketch and here is my male-themed card I’ve just noticed on writing this post that I might have my circles going in the… Read More »

Finally am back with a quick tip

Goodness me, a thousand apologies!  My last blog post left you with a line saying pop back to see how I created the frame around my punch and almost a week later, I’m only getting round to letting you know how to do it! I’ve had a few internet issues!  After my previous internet connection pretty much grinding to a halt, we decided it was finally time to change suppliers. … Read More »

Garden in Bloom for CC&S Design Challenge #174

I’ve really enjoyed being part of the CC&S team this month and I hope if you’re a regular viewer that you have enjoyed my creations.  This week, Caro had a sketch challenge for us.  I could have created a ton of cards with this combination as they make such a gorgeous colour combination.  Here they are:  Gorgeous, isn’t it?! It didn’t take me long to plump for Garden in Bloom… Read More »

Happy Times PL Kit for #GDP035

I had the incentive I needed to get back on track with my memory-keeping this week thanks to the Global Deisgn Project. Our challenge is to use Project Life by Stampin’ Up to create something whether it be a traditional scrapbook layout, a PL page or a card – I chose a PL layout. I used the Happy Times kit to document a family trip last summer where we camped in a… Read More »

Celebrate Today for CC&S

I must admit Caro’s challenge this week had me stumped.  I had an idea in my head when I saw it but it didn’t work out when I created my prototype and it was back to the drawing board.  Usually, a tweak here and there sorts it for me, but this time I had to think up a totally new card.  Here is the sketch we are working on and here… Read More »

Guest Designer – Best Thoughts for CAS Challenge #172

I was honoured to be asked to be this month’s guest designer for CAS Colours and Sketches.  This week’s challenge was a Colour challenge and uses three of Stampin’ Up’s retiring in-colours. This challenge screamed florals to me and though I would normally avoid doing the ‘obvious’, I really wanted to  use a set called Best Thoughts that I only recently acquired. It is retiring at the end of the month… Read More »

Stampin’ Creative April Blog Hop – Retiring Favourites

You may have arrived from Mikaela or this may well be your first stop, either way you are very welcome. It is very hard to believe that we are already eagerly awaiting the launch of our new Annual catalogue in June, harder still to believe that June is just four weeks away – where is this year going? And though we can hardly contain our excitement for all the brand… Read More »

Onstage 2016 – The Highlights

I had an absolute blast at Stampin’ Up’s #Onstage2016 in Telford last weekend. I attended with some of the ladies in my team, the Aces and Diamonds, but I had a little secret… I was one of the Onstage Presenters! I must admit to being quite nervous, but it was such a great experience and the support I received from the Stampin’ Up staff, my team and my fellow demonstrators… Read More »

Fastest Fingers First – the Retiring List is Ready Now

Quickest post ever to tell you that the retiring list has just gone live – don’t delay –  if you see something you want, get it right this minute – things don’t hang around for long!! Here is the link to see the list and you can see it here in my shop Don’t forget to use the current hostess code  JY9ZH 7UR if your order is between £25-£150 for an… Read More »

Birthday card for Football Fans

I wanted to show you a very quick card I made for my son’s friend.  He turned 6 recently and is a big Liverpool Football fan.  For those of you who don’t know they play in red, so I rustled up a quick card using the Baby First framelit dies – not just for babies!  To turn the babygrow into a shirt, I just sliced off the leg portion in… Read More »

Happy Birthday Finn with Punch Art George!

Today was a very important day in our house as my baby boy celebrated his first birthday, so I thought I would showyou his birthday cards,. With three older siblings, he doesn’t get much choice in what goes on the TV but as his older sister likes Peppa Pig, that’s pretty much what he watches.  I thought he might recognise George so I set about making a card with George… Read More »

Last Chance Saloon for Sale-a-bration 2016!

Free Sale-a-bration Products Today is the very last day of our fabulous Sale-a-bration promotion, you have until approximately 10.30pm tonight GMT to place an order over £45 and receive FREE products.  Anyone ordering over £50 today and using the Rainbow Rewards code 2GEGTMK9 will receive 5 hand-crafted cards from my class samples as well as another little gift in the post. 2016 Sale-a-bration Starter Kit Not only that, but you… Read More »

Stampin’ Creative March Blog Hop – It’s a Layout

You may have arrived from the lovely Lesley or this may be your first stop on this months’ Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop, either way you are very welcome. It has been a difficult few weeks in our house as one by one, my four children have all fallen victim to chicken pox but luckily they are all starting to feel better otherwise it would have been a pretty miserable Easter!… Read More »

Spring Spectacular – 3D Spring and Easter Projects

I held my Spring Spectacular Crafternoon on Saturday.  On days like these, I try to include projects that are a little different to my regular classes or a little more involved as we have more time to play.  So here are a couple of them… Firstly a Spring Floral Pot, inspired by a little pot featured in Stampin’ Up’s Spring Summer catalogue.  I chose to use Blushing Bride, So Saffron… Read More »

Stampin’ Up Timeless Textures for CAS Challenge #165

Just a quick post from me today, with a very Quick and Easy card for CAS #165.  This week, it’s a colour challenge – something I don’t always find very easy. However, I just received Timeless Textures and wanted to try it out. Here are the colours.   And here is the card I came up with using Timeless Textures. And a close up of the Heart… And one for… Read More »

Bloomin’ Hearts Thank You for GDP#027

The challenge from The Global Design Project is a timely one as I was just sitting down to make a thank you card when I had a quick flick over to the GDP challenge blog.  The theme was indeed thank you. I have a private class tomorrow for a very special lady and her friends.  This lady was one of my first customers when I started my Stampin’ Up journey… Read More »

Guy Greetings for another Reflection Technique card

This week in my Technique Tuesday class we focused on the Reflection Technique and if you caught my Periscope video last night you would have seen how I achieved it on this card – by the way, you can still vote for me in the Blog Highlight 😉 With this card, I wanted to create a locker room feel with a saw dust floor and my man looking at his reflection in… Read More »

Easter Lamb for an International Blog Hop

Ive joined up with some other demonstrators from all around the world in a special Blog Highlight organised by Kylie Bertucci Down Under in Australia – many thanks for organising it all Kylie. I thought I would show you a little project featuring a stamp called Easter Lamb – who is not just for Easter. The words ‘Happy Easter’ are included as part of the image but with a clever… Read More »

Stampin’ Creative February Blog Hop – Celebrating Wonderful Women

Welcome to our Stampin’ Creative February Blog Hop and if you have arrived from Mikaela, you are very welcome.  Our theme this month celebrates the Wonderful Women in our life. The lady I would like to celebrate this month is my own Mum. You are having a sneak peek of both her Mother’s Day card and her gift  – I’m 99% sure our secret is safe as she’s not too good… Read More »

Periscope video using Stampin’ Up Flowering Fields

I hope you managed to catch my quick and easy card on Periscope tonight using the free SAB set Flowering Fields. I’ve used our notelets which are a great product to keep in your cardmaking stash.  We have two versions; whisper white and crumb cake – perfect for quick and easy cards. As promised on my Periscope video, here are the cards again, firstly in Mint Macaron And the Melon… Read More »