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 »

How to make the most of Sale-a-bration 2016

So Sale-a-bration, or SAB for short, has just started so how can you make the most of it? Firstly by shopping or hosting an event and collecting sales! For every £45 you spend, you can choose one item for FREE from the SAB brochure. These are exclusive stamp sets, papers and memory keeping products that are not available anywhere else. But that’s not all! As the person collecting the order -either… Read More »

Spring is in the Air!

Yes, you heard right!  Even though we’ve yet to have Winter where the weather is concerned, Spring is here with the launch of our brand new Spring Summer catalogue TODAY! And not only that, but the best Stampin’ Up promotion of the year has started with Sale-a-bration 2016!! Every purchase of £45 qualifies you for a FREE item from our exclusive Sale-a-bration catalogue! How exciting! There are also so many… Read More »

Last Card for #GDP016

Not last ever card, but last card for 2015!  This is it, the year ends in a few hours and I wanted to wish you all a very Happy New Year.  May you make all your dreams come true this year! Over at the Global Design Project, our challenge this time was to case the designer.  I loved Bibi’s card and it was going to be difficult to do her original any… Read More »

Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop – December Sneak Peak!!

  Well, that’s it! Christmas is over for another year! Turkey sandwiches are on the menu! Time to sit back and relax and look forward to spring – though maybe we’ll have winter first – I must say I’ve had enough of the rain, I would like some cold and frost (famous last words!). Anyway, in just a few sdays we have the launch of our brand new Spring Summer… Read More »

Happy Birthday to me!!

As it’s my Birthday today, any online order between £25-£150 using the Rainbow Rewards shopping code (X9CB6TBJ) will receive a FREE pack of Baker’s twine in the colour of your choice from me in addition to my usual gifts. Please don’t tick No Contact as I won’t be able to contact you to find out your colour choice and address. I want to highlight one of my favourite cards I’ve… Read More »

All Wrapped Up for PPA#279 and ATCAS#78 (Edited)

Only 13 days to go to the Big Day, as my kids keep reminding me!  So I thought I would combine two challenges this week and create a fun little Christmas card. Firstly, the colour challenge over at Pals Paper Arts screamed Christmas to me and Addicted to CAS have asked us to incorporate ‘JOY’ into our creations. And here is what I came up with I hope you like… Read More »

END OF YEAR SALE!!

A really quick post, no fancy graphics or anything as I don’t want you to miss out but we have just launched an end of year sale.  Get your Christmas crafting products at up to 60% off!! Click on my online shop above and head to the Clearance rack to see the amazing prices – go on treat yourself! It is Christmas after all!!   These  are our current products like Wonderland… Read More »

Aces and Diamonds Team Challenge for #GDP014

Every month, my team, the Aces and Diamonds, and I get together for our meeting filled crafty inspiration and our obligatory cheeseboard (sometimes we swap it for cake, but cheese seems customary now!). We swap cards, do some make and takes and I set them home with a challenge to create something from a given set of supplies.  Being ill last week meant my own entry was a little late… Read More »