Sunday, 30 September 2012


So, todays the last day of the current idea book and that can only mean one thing..... the brand new shiny catalogue launches tomorrow!!!! 

Very exciting!!!!

I had card club last week and we used new stamp sets and an older set, although not retired.  I thought I would show you the card made using a lovely set that I really haven't used enough.  Its a really simple card but quite effective.

I have stamped the image onto crumb cake card with crumb cake ink and then randomly pierced around the leaves.  I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the greeting.  I love my stamp-a-ma-jig, its a simple but fabulous accessory that I cannot live without.  It works every time!!!!

We had a great weekend away but glad to be back, I really missed the boys.  Our weekends won't be getting any quieter though!!!  Life is hectic but I'm sure I wouldn't want it any other way.

Thanks for stopping by,
Take care

Supplies used, All SU unless stated: Lucky Limeade card, Crumb Cake card and ink, First Edition DSP, Bakers twine, Just Believe stamp set, Paper Piercing tool and mat pack.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

30th Birthday wishes

Its my nephews girlfriends 30th birthday this weekend and we are unable to join her celebrations as we are going away for the weekend (2nd on the trot!!)  We went camping last weekend and we had a fabulous time.  I haven't done "proper" camping before and we loved it!!!  This weekend we are away having won a two night break away.  Its like buses, wait long enough and two come together!!!!

So, the card I have made is using some old and new Stampin' Up products,

Hopefully the birthday girl will have a great day and like the card.

The frame is using a new set called Papaya Collage, it has some lovely images.  I might be using it alot!

There are only a few days left of this current catalogue so you need to be quick if you want to order anything so get in tough if you want (or NEED) anything.

Thanks for stopping by,
Take care

Supplies Used; All SU unless stated: Perfect Plum card and ink, Pretty in Pink card and ink, Vintage wallpaper embossing folder, Papaya Collage set, Beautiful Wings embosslit, First Edition DSP, Confetti Cream xard, Very Vanilla card, Pearls, Elementary Elegance stampset (sale-a-bration)
Non SU; '30' die, cream satin ribbon.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Yummy cakes.....

...and these are the only cakes I can enjoy at the moment as I am desperately trying to be good with what I am eating.  I read a piece in the paper on Monday (the day I started being good!) and it said that a huge percentage of people who start dieting on a Monday have given up by the Tuesday....trying not to be in that statistic!!!!!

Anyway, I have a couple of young girls to make birthday cards for so after having a few dry days where I couldn't have come up with anything I had a play and came up with this card using the new 'in' colours and a set you may recognise from earlier in the year!!!

The colours I have used are Primrose Petals and Summer Starfruit and the stamp set is Create a Cupcake.  This set was in the summer mini catalogue but thankfully it has made the shiny new annual catalogue and the style of this card ws CASED from the catalogue.  I have a busy few weeks but looking forward to it but if you would like to book a workshop please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Thanks for stopping by
Take care

Supplies used; all SU unless stated; Whisper white card, Summer Starfruit card, marker and ink, Primrose Petals card, marker and ink, Create a Cupcake stamp set, Cupcake builder punch, 3/4" circle punch, word window punch, 2 3/8" scallop circle punch, gems, spritzer tool.
Non SU: Nestabilities circle die.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Topsy Turvy and all over the place.....

I seem to have got everything confused this week, I've been getting my days mixed up and quite honestly I've been all over the place!!!!  Think an early night might be in order!!!

I have made a card today that hasn't used any stamping.  I don't often make card with alot of papers as I just don't seem to ever get it right.  My friend, , makes some really lovely cards using papers primarily and they are lovely so I have attempted one.....

The flower has been made using the blossom punch, I punched it 4 times, attached them  with a brad and scrunched it all together.  I have used 'old' papers for this card as I still love this set but with all the papers leaving us this month I think you may still glimpse a piece or two of old favourites.

I am going to enter this card in the Simply Stampin Challenge Blog this week.

Thanks for stopping by,
Take care

Supplies used:All SU unless stated; Lucky Limeade card, Pool Party card and ink, Crumb Cake card, Blossom Punch, Window Frame Framelits, Paper Piercing pack, Everyday Enchantment DSP, mat pack and paper piercer

Monday, 10 September 2012


Oh, I am SOOO excited.  My man in brown has not long arrived and I have just opened a box of pure loveliness.  As demonstrators we are able to pre-order certain items from the up coming catalogues and so my box contained items from the new annual catalogue and having had my first look through the REAL catalogue (as opposed to the online version) I can't begin to tell you how fabulous it is!!!!

It is bigger and better than before and I have to admit each year I think they can't improve but oh....they have and do every time!

I am going to have a play later with new colours, new pads, new papers and new stamps.  This is a shocking hobby to have as you just can't have too much stuff (although I'm not sure my husband would agrees) but you do NEED it all....honestly!!

Anyway, I have a workshop booked tomorrow and their make and take is using a set from the new seasonal catalogue, scentsational season.  This time I used the cute little gingerbread man, he is lovely.

 What do you think of the little man.....he is sweet!!!

How son is just looking through the new catalogue and is almost having a fit, oohhing and arrhhing over it although some of the sets he is excited about are  in the current book, bless him.

Looking forward to my workshop tomorrow and hopefully I can give you a sneek peek at some new items later in the week.  If you would like to book a workshop and be able to get your hands on some fabulous Stampin' Up goodies then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Thanks for stopping by,
Take care

Supplies used: All SU unless stated; Crumb Cake card and ink, Perfect Polka dot embossing folder, Lucky Limeade card and ink, Whisper White card, Scentsational Season stamp set, Word Window punch, 3/4" circle punch, sentiment from Tiny Tags, Festival of Prints DSP, Bakers Twine.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Christmas in September

Really shocked I am even thinking that but I have a workshop booked tomorrow and the lovely lady requested Christmas.....I have it all planned!  There will be boxes, decorations and cards.  The card that the ladies are making  could be for something other than Christmas though because I know one lady won't be too happy that it has a totally festive feel....

This is a card using some scrummy bits from the new seasonal catalogue.  The made image is from the Scentsational Season stamp set that has framelits dies to match so it make it very easy to throw a card together.
The papers are from a new set of DSP called Festival of Prints and its great, it has some Christmassy designs and some non Christmassy so you gets lots for your money.

They boys are back at school tomorrow and I think they are a bit nervous but we can't believe how the time has flown, I will really miss them but I guess it will be good for all of us to get back into a routine.

Thanks for stopping by
Take care

Supplies used: All SU; Island Indigo card and ink, Crumb Cake card, Festival of Prints DSP, Scentsational Season, Holiday Collection Framelit Dies, Window Frame Collection Framelit Dies, Festive paper piercing pack, sentiment from Easy Events.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Lots of Changes.....

Oh my Goodness, what can I say???!!!!!

We have an exciting few weeks ahead with the launch of a new Autumn/Winter catalogue yesterday (I know, I'm late posting....sorry!) and only a few more short weeks to wait for the BRAND NEW annual catalogue!

I haven't anything to show tonight, I just wanted to let you all know what was happening and I'll be back tomorrow with a lovely card.

If you are interested in having a look at the new seasonal catalogue and book a party then do not hesitate to get in touch, I would love to come and show you some lovely new stamps and accessories.

Thanks for stopping by
Take care