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 »

I went live on Periscope with Birthday Blooms!

I jumped out of my comfort zone and did my first video, live on Periscope!!  Nothing like a baptism of fire!! So as I said on the video, here is a better view of the finished card.   After the initial nerves subsided, it was quite fun so if you’re tempted what not give it a go?  I have no fancy set-up – honestly, my camera is my iphone and… Read More »

Going Global Baby card for GDP#022

This week at the Global Design Project, it’s a sketch challenge.  Sketch challenges are my favourite as an idea seems to pop into my head with much more speed than when I see colours in a colour challenge… I normally make pretty much the exactmidea that pops into my head, but this time, my idea evolved a few times before the final card was completed.  A little bit of me… Read More »

Stampin’ with the Kids

I love sharing Stampin’ Up with everyone and that includes my children so when there is a family birthday, I love getting the kids in the craft room to make cards for the birthday boy or girl.  We have quite a few Birthdays in January with my Mum and two of my children, so I thought I would share just a few of the projects we made. First of all… Read More »

Confetti and Balloons for GDP#021

I had a couple of free hours recently so tried a couple of challenges  – and this time I’ve hopped on over to The Global Design Project. This week, it’s a colour challenge I was stumped for quite a whileas though I like these colours individually, I wouldn’t normally put them together but in the end I went for a pretty colourful Birthday card. I’ve used the Confetti embossing folder… Read More »

Crazy about You Bundle for CAS#158

Firstly, thank you so much to the Design Team at CAS for picking my card as one of the winners in Challenge #155. I’ve been so busy lately, I haven’t managed to compete in a challenge and have quite missed it, but am combining two challenges in one today with the CAS Colours & Sketches #158 and my own team challenge. Each month at our monthly get-together, after we’ve had… Read More »

Stampin’ Creative January Blog Hop – Love is in the Air

It’s been a busy ten days or so and I haven’t been blogging much, between classes, family christenings and birthdays it’s been pretty busy time for us, so I’m very much looking forward to this weekend and a rest!  Well – as much of a rest as is possible with 4 kids under 7 – though I can say under 8 on Sunday! So a quick post from me today as… Read More »

Hello SAB!! (free with a £45 spend!)

A very quick card for you tonight which was another on my Watercolour series in my Technique Tuesday class! It uses the Sale-a-bration set Hello which is free with any £45 purchase but only until February 15th, so if this floats your boat, don’t leave it too long. We will have more Sale-a-bration products on offer after February 15th – but don’t delay getting this one, it’s a really fun… Read More »

Birthday Blooms for CAS#155 and GDP#018

I’m loving Birthday Blooms  – for someone who doesn’t really like floral images, there is just something about this stamp set! I’ve decided to combine two challenges this week – a colour challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches and a sketch challenge at Global Design Project. Here are the criteria: And here is the card I came up with Now I do realise that Smoky Slate leaves are not exactly… Read More »

Birthday Blooms for #GDP017

January is a month FULL of birthdays in our house so when I saw this week’s challenge over at the Global Design Project, I had not only the project but the recipient in mind. It’s my mother’s birthday on the 14th of January and I don’t think she would forgive me if I let slip her age, so Mum’s the word on that one!  However, this will be her card…… Read More »