A Little Give Back

Just a quickie post as a large brown box has just arrived for me filled with goodies from the Autumn Winter catalogue that goes live in August. I am trying to pluck up the courage to do my first ever video with me unpacking the box and showing you some of the amazing products that you can buy from August 4th including all our wonderful Christmas items for 2020.

In the meantime I wanted to share the above amazing offer with you. For every £45 you spend in July, Stampin Up will email you a voucher with £4.50 to spend in August. So if you spend £90 to will get vouchers worth £9.00. This is an amazing deal because believe me, when you see the new Christmas goodies you will want to buy it all so the vouchers will be a big help!

I promise I’ll try and upload a video, if I do, please be gentle with me

Until then

Happy Stamping

A like and An “I’m not sure”

So I have set my team a challenge this week to create some 3D projects and I follow an extremely talented lady on You Tube called Ronda Wade https://youtu.be/lCKTGG1ww9I where she has created these beautiful box frames. I got out the Forever Greenery suite items and created this frame which I love.

I then decided to create something a little Christmassy (well you can never be too early, can you?) and I’m really not sure if I like it

I’m not sure what it is that I don’t like but I think it’s the gold.

It’s still a box frame with a shaker globe in the middle and it is starting to grow on me but I’m not in love with it just yet. What do you think?

Today I got an extra special treat as my youngest daughter is training to become a commercial pilot. She’s only 18 and got her PPL the day before lockdown so she hasn’t been able to fly during all that beautiful weather but today she was able to fly again and I got to go up with her – it was absolutely amazing! I am so proud of her.

I loved every minute of it and can’t wait until she lets me fly with her again.

Well, I’m off back down to the crafting house to play with some more goodies, they’re from the new Autum/Winter catalogue which will go live in August but as a demonstrator I get to play with the goodies first.

I will be back soon to show you what I’ve made. Until then

Happy Crafting

Birthday Boy

So my beautiful grandson Jasper will be two next week so I wanted to make his a special card. I have, once again, turned to the Whale of a Time suite to create the fun background and the lovely whales. It was super easy to make it even more special by adding his name with the Playful alphabet dies.

I’ve not been in my craft room as much as I would like recently as my father in law has been in hospital and we are preparing for him coming home. I also have a bit of a dog habit and our new rescue puppy Mackeson has been finding his feet in the pack.

He really would like to share the bed with Boddington the German Shepherd but Boddington Says no. He does have his own bed to be fair but its always more fun to share.

I shall hopefully be back again soon and until then,

Happy Stamping

Dads Birthday Card

So it was my father in laws birthday yesterday, unfortunately he has been in hospital for the last couple of weeks so we haven’t been able to see him apart from some dodgy facetime attempts. We are hoping that he is well enough to come home later this week so fingers crossed.

I have been so excited to use the Forever Greenery suite as it feels like it could have been designed for me! Green is my favourite colour and all the gorgeous accessories that come with it are just lovely. Even better, my father in law was a keen gardener so it was perfect to create a card for him.

The Gold laser cut speciality paper that comes with the suite is just stunning and I couldn’t create the card without putting one on. There are lots in the pack and you can always use the white side if you don’t want the gold.

Well I am now off to tidy the house before my student nurse returns for a couple of days off from the wards. I’ve ordered all her favourite foods so I can totally spoil her for the next 3 days.

As always, everything I have used in this card are available by clicking the link below.

Happy Stamping

Please click the link below for today’s project supplies


Hand Drawn Blooms

Sometimes when I see a bundle that I know I just “have to have” I like to try and think of different ways I can use them that are a bit “outside the box”. I decided that I would make a stencil from the die and use that to create something a bit different.

For this card I blended a background using two new ink colours and the splattered some white pain over the top. I then removed my stencil. I white embossed one of the sentiments onto black cardstock and cut it out. I attached it using dimensional.

with this card I kept the background colour to the beautiful misty moonlight blue and then splattered some plain water to react with the ink. I then white embossed the sentiment onto the bumblebee cardstock and again attached with dimensionals.

I will be back soon with a more traditional way of using the bundle but I just wanted to show how versatile Stampin up products can be. I would love to hear what you think if you have time.

Until next time

Happy Stamping

TO purchase any of the products I have used today, please click on the link below


Whale of a Time

So I set my team a sketch challenge and these are my 3 cards. When I first saw this suite in the new catalogue I instantly fell in love with it. I am a diver at heart and have been extremely privileged to be able to dive at some of the top diving sites in the world with Sipadan and the Philippines being amongst my favourites. I have seen whales from a distance but have swam with turtles and they are so beautiful.

I have used the gorgeous designer paper from the suite to create this card along with the new in colour cardstock and ink pads. I love the way the turtle in the middle at the top is looking at me.

This card again uses the designer series paper and the punch to punch out the whale. I used vellum as a base for the whale and the sentiment. I added clear glue to the whale to add dimension.

This card uses the embossing folder and it really is a stunning folder. I have added a bit of wink of Stella glitter to the fishes.

I hope you have been inspired to have a go at creating your own masterpieces with this suite and I have attached the details below to make it easier for you to find everything.

Until next time

Happy stamping

Click the link below to buy the supplies I have used today


Ornate Garden

This a something different for me as I have left my comfort zone in regards of colour combinations but I’m hoping it’s worked. I wanted to create 3 cards using the dies in this beautiful suite and I feel as though I could have created a thousand. The suite makes card making a breeze.

I decided to use the beautiful birds stamp to add a bit of interest to this card. The border at the bottom is quickly cut using the dies and I added a pearl to each flower centre to give it a bit of dimension.

I used the embossing folder to add some texture to this card and then cut out the borders using the dies, I gold embossed the Thank you and then added some pearls.

A bit more embossing in copper this time and some more pearls on the flower centres. These cards, once I had designed them, were really quick to put together. Why not have a try. I have linked to the products below and you can find them using the Shop Now button.

Until next time

Happy Stamping x

Product List
Flowers For Every Season 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper [152486] £10.75 Petal Pink A4 Cardstock [147009] £8.25 Free As A Bird Cling Stamp Set [149468] £20.00 Ornate Borders Dies [152724] £32.00 Ornate Layers Dies [152726] £34.00 Ornate Thanks Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [149471] £17.00 Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder [109129] £5.50 Heat Tool – Uk Plug [129054] £28.00 Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder [109130] £5.50 Night Of Navy Stampin’ Blends Markers Combo Pack [144040] £8.50 Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Markers Combo Pack [144603] £8.50 Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends Markers Combo Pack [147273] £8.50 Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends Markers Combo Pack [147274] £8.50 Versamark Pad [102283] £8.75 Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Pad [147113] £7.00

A BIG day!

Today is the official launch of the new 202-21 annual catalogue and once again Stampin UP! have not let us down. The new in colours are just gorgeous and there are lots of new goodies for us all to play with. I have attached a shop now link on the right of my page that will take you my online shop and let you look through the new catalogue, but if you’re like me, and would like an actual copy of the catalogue to look through and keep please let me know and I will send you one out.

These are a few of the cards I have made from some of the lovely new products.

I will try and be a bit more productive with my blog this year.

Happy Stamping

New Wonders

This stamp set is a joy to play with, especially if you like a bt of sparkle. All of these cards have been “blinged up” by adding clear wink of stella.

These cards were made in one of my cards and a cuppa class. They are mostly one layer card and took very little time to make.

This card had a “happy accident” when the greeting was stamped wonky at the bottom of the card. We just used a strip of die cut card and covered the greeting and no one would be the wiser.

This is a tiny card and literally took minutes to make yet it’s so cute and handy to have in your stash of ready made cards

This is stepping it up a bit and adding layers but again the card was quick to create and the addition of the wink of stella really made the image pop.

I will definitely be playing with this set again in the future. All supplied I used are listed below and can be bought in my online shop. I would love to see what you come up with.

Happy Stamping

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Over The Moon

This is such a cute stamp set! It’s so versatile and I have had great fun playing with it. I made this card for one of my friends and wanted to take myself out of my comfort zone. I decided to play with the stitched nested labels dies and created a frame for my lovely cows.

I stamped each cow and coloured them in. I then cut them out. I masked off the areas in I had cut out and coloured the backgrounds in. I then stamped sentiments into two of the cut out areas.

I then stuck the cows into their spaces and made sure that the card closed properly.

I really enjoyed playing with this and I was happy with the result. I just hope my friend likes it too.

Happy stamping

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