Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Launch Party Sneak Peak

Just thought I would share a couple of my launch party samples with you.

They are all made using the ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh soooooo cute stamp set "Forest Friends" and will be on display at my launch party tomorrow 10am to 4pm along with lots more samples made with some of the other stamp sets from the wonderful new Mini Catalogue.

I am offering free postage for ANY order placed with me tomorrow and then on all orders over £45 until 30th April( this is my own offer to you not a Stampin'Up! offer) .
This guarantees you a minimum saving of at least £3.95 so why not make the most of this very special offer from me.

Email me for more information.

Friday, 20 March 2009

Soft Summer

Today I am sharing with you a card made with another of those gorgeous new stamp sets from the Stampin'Up! mini catalogue which launches on 1st April.

I have chosen to simply stamp the flower spray as an outline (Picture 1) and coloured it with my SU markers using More Mustard, So Saffron, Barely Banana and Mellow Moss

However this is actually a 2-step stamp set whereby you have an outline image stamp( picture 2) and an inside image stamp (picture 3) onto which you put your colours directly. Ink up the inner stamp with your chosen colours and stamp on to your cardstock. Then ink your outline stamp and stamp over the top of the coloured image you have just stamped.

It is possible to do this just by eye but take a look at Picture 4 and 4a for the amazing Stamp-a-Ma-Jig positioning tool from Stampin'Up! which I use constantly for perfect stamp alignment EVERY time.

A quick tip here:
Each time I get a new set of stamps I use my Stamp-a-ma-Jig to stamp all the images onto acetate. This sheet is then stored in the plastic case with the stamps so I always have a permanent Stamp-a-ma-Jig template for each image in the set (See Picture 5)

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Playful Petals

Hi there

Here is a quick card I have made using the Stampin' Up! set "Playful Petals". I have only had these stamps for about a week and I am already loving this set as it can be used in so many different ways. I do believe it is one of those classic sets that you will return to time after time.

The stamp set is one of the many brand new designs available in the Mini Catalogue. You can view this catalogue by clicking the link on the right of my blog. Please feel free to order any time from 1st April and you are more than welcome to join me for my launch party from 10am to 4pm that day. If you are interested in ordering or attending then please email me.

PLEASE REMEMBER that any order (with no minimum spend) placed at my launch party on 1st April will qualify for free postage. Following on from that, any order over £45 during the rest of April will also be with free postage.

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Baroque Motifs and Chipboard

Thought I would share with you the card I made last night. This one uses the gorgeous swirl stamp from the Baroque Motifs set, stamped and embossed in black with clear embossing powder. I have also shown a close up of the Butterfly as it was not too clear in the picture of the actual card.

I have also used a chipboard butterfly and coloured it with my Stampin Up markers in Real Red. Chipboard is on a special offer at 25% off until the end of March. Email me if you need to order yours.
I then stamped another swirl onto the chipboard with black stazon, then over the top I inked the butterfly with Versamark and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder to give a glassy finish to match the black shiny swirl on the base card.
I think this is a striking card and I hope you like it too.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Playful Petals


I have just received my pre order stamps from Stampin' Up! and this little box set of cards is my first project with just one of the new sets. The stamp set is "Playful Petals and the cardstock and inks are Pretty in Pink and Always Artichoke. The ribbon is also brand new in the mini catalogue and is gorgeous. The little scalloped square layer is easily created using just the scallop border punch.

I first spotted this set of stamps in the USA catalogue and just knew that I would have to have them one day. I was over the moon when they appeared in our new Mini catalogue and they were right there at the top of my order. They are even nicer than I thought and I am sure they are going to prove very popular.

Just remember that as of the 1st April you too can order from the mini catalogue. If you cannot make it to my catalogue launch party on 1st April 10am to 4pm but would still like to order from me then please email me for details. You can browse an on-line version of the mini just click on the link to the right of my blog.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Pocket Silhouettes card set in a box

Well I do have sometihng to share with you at last. It is a little set of 4 inch square cards and envelopes in a tiny gift box.

I have used the gorgeous Stamping Up set "Pocket Silhouettes" which is a set of 6 stamps, all of which are simple but so effective. I love this set of stamps because even though they are quite small designs, they are just stunning.

The cardstock used is Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum and Whisper White.
I went over the top with lots of Nestability layers on the lid of the box but I do like the 3-D effect it gives.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Crazy for Cupcakes and Polka Dot Background

Hi there
Sorry I haven't posted anything new for a while. I have been helping out with baby sitting for my friend Vikki's little boy whilst she has been in hospital.
Wow I had forgotten how much energy a 2 year child has lol and as a result I have not had the energy left for creativity.
My friend is now home safe and sound so I can hopefully get a few cards made this week to share with you.

Here is the first one. I have used the Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set ( this is such a great value for money set and it can be used for ANY adult, child, girl or boy birthday or how about making your own party invites with it too)
I also used the Polka Dot background stamp which should be a "must have" for every card maker. I stamped it three times and just offset it each time so that I got all three colour dots showing to match the cardstock I used on the rest of the card. Another must have is the scallop border punch which I used on the Tempting Turquoise layer.
To finish I used Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on the icing on the cupcakes. You really have to see this glitter in real life to appreciate just how sparkly it is. I have yet to see another glitter as nice and as fine as this Stampin Up one.

Well hopefully I will have other cards to share with you later on today.

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Amazing news for Stampin'Up! fans

I have some totally amazing news for all of you Stampin'Up fans out there.

I am delighted to be able to tell you that from the 1st April we are having an additional mini catalogue. I have just received my complimentary copy and I have to tell you that it is jam packed full of new stamp sets, beautiful designer papers and ribbons and my favourite of all has to be the 2 brand new oval punches and matching stamp set. These are gorgeous.

I will be hosting a mini catalogue launch party/ workshop on Wednesday 1st April between 10am-4pm and would be thrilled if you can join me. Please email me to advise if you will be attending.

The following will be on offer to everyone who attends:-
  • View samples of cards and 3-D items made with products from the new mini catalogue

  • Make and Take ( try out some of the new products for yourself)

  • Free Raffle with chances to win free Stampin'Up goodies including stamp sets

  • Complimentary copy of the new mini catalogue

  • Free postage for orders placed that day( as part of my workshop order and delivery to my address)

In addition I will be offering free postage for any order over £45 placed during the remainder of April ( this also includes any orders from the main catalogue)

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact me

Daisy and Dandelion

Today I am doing something really unusual for me......I am posting two cards that are not made totally with Stampin'Up products. Anyone that knows me will also be surprised by these two cards as I am not a lovely of cute or sweet usually and 99% of all my cards are mostly rubber stamped.

However I fell in love with these new decoupage sheets and just had to have them. I have actually made 4 cards in all but cannot show 2 of them as they are for Mother's Day. Although the cards main image is decoupage I have still used Stampin'Up! cardstock, ink and the Polka Dot background stamp which has to be the most useful stamp ever.
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