Monday, 10 April 2017

My Own Superhero's Birthday

Today is such a special day for our family, as my Hubby Darren celebrates his 44th Birthday.  When designing his birthday card, I thought it would be very apt to use the Everyday Hero Stamp Set, as of course he is MY Everyday Hero ❤!!  

This stamp set is available to order from the current Spring/Summer catalogue.
I used the new Watercolour Pencils to colour in the Superhero, and also the  word WOW to match.  I'm not the best at colouring as I always manage to go outside the lines, but these new pencils were so easy to use and blended so well when using the Stampin' Up! Blender Pen.
I absolutely love the little row of buildings at the bottom of the card, so had to stamp them on the inside as well:-

This was a really fun card to make, so I'm hoping he will like it!

Here's the list of supplies that I used:-

Until next time.....

Sunday, 12 March 2017

There's a First Time for Everything!

Sometimes I struggle with ideas and colours when making cards.  I scour Pinterest or Google Images for inspiration, but sometimes when you 'sort' of know what you're looking for, it doesn't always jump out of the page!

So this week, I thought I would have a go at creating a card using the guidelines from a Challenge Blog.  These usually are a weekly challenge that can be either a colour combo, a theme or even a sketch.

I chose 2 different blogs in the end, Global Design Project for the colour combination and Freshly Made Sketches for the Sketch.

Here's the brief I was given:

So, I had the colour combo all set out, and also the sketch that needed to be followed!  Here's what I came up with:-

I used all of the colours in the #GDP077 colour combo + Very Vanilla as my free choice (just for the cardstock).

I kept it quite simple (and not too girly) as it was for one of Emily's 'boy' friends birthdays, so id been given STRICT instructions not to put any flowers or pink on it!

Hope you like it anyway, and here is the supply list should you want to re-create any of it yourself!  

Dont forget if you spend more than £40/€60 then you can chose a FREE Sale-A-Bration item as well - more details are available if you click the catalogue on the right hand side.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Goodbye 2016, Hello Sale! Retiring List Goes Live

Good Morning all, its the 1st December and that means only one thing......its SALE TIME!!

To see the complete list of items that are in the Sale, please visit my blog HERE.

They will sell out very quickly, so if there is anything you would like then please order directly on the shop, or drop me an email to

Please let me know if anyone has any queries or questions!

Until next time......

Monday, 3 October 2016

October Highlights

World Card Making Day - 1st October 2016

Do you remember the last time you received a card in the post? In a sea of junk mail and bills, a card is a simple thing that really stands out to the person who receives it. Sending a card is a small gesture that shows just how much you care about that special someone in your life. On 1st October, Stampin; Up! celebrated World Card Making Day with their Demonstrators around the globe making and sending a handmade card to someone who could use a little recognition, love, or just a boost (which is anyone, really!).

In celebration of World Card Making Day, from 1-5 October, you can all save up to 25% on cardmaking essentials that can be used to share your love all year long!

Click on the icons below to go directly to my online shop:-

Buy Three, Get One Free Deal - 1st to 31st October 2016

As if the above offer wasnt good enough, Stampin' Up! have also given us a Buy Three, Get One Free deal on Designer Series Papers.

Click on the links below to go directly to my online store:-

Until next time.....

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Pinkies Blog Hop - Annual Catalogue

Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We're showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin' Up!® Annual Catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping!

If you have arrived from Alex's blog at Hedgehog Hollow, then welcome!  For my project I have used one of my absolute favourite product suites from the new catalogue - Floral Boutique Suite.  I combined this with sentiments from the Blooms & Wishes stamp set as I made it with a birthday in mind.

I also used the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to give my project a little sparkle and then finished it off with some Rhinestones.

The Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies were so easy to use and took no time at all to create this stunning card.  It really was a quick card to make, but gave stunning results.

I hope you enjoyed my little project and thank you for stopping by!  Its now time to carry on hopping to the lovely Michelle's blog to see what she has to share.

Until next time.....

Supplies Used

Monday, 1 February 2016

A Very Happy 13th Birthday

Darren's God Daughter Evie turns 13 today, I cant quite believe that 13 years have gone by so fast - it's also the year that Darren and I met (again), so her birthday always reminds me of how long we've been together.

Anyway, I had a bit of a tight timeline on this card, as Darren's work colleague Steve was taking it back to the UK for us, so this is what I came up with:-

Its a fairly simple layout that uses the lovely new Birthday Bouquet designer series 12x12 paper and my absolutely favourite, Number of Years stamp set and Large Numbers Framlits Dies.  

Stampin Up have also put together some Cardstock Packs that coordinate brilliantly with the DSP.  The pack I used was the Birthday Bouquet Pack which includes Blushing Bride, Pool Party and Whisper White.

All of the items used can be found in the New Spring/Summer Catalogue.  The catalogue can be viewed HERE if you want to take a peak?

Until next time....

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Thursday, 7 January 2016

Sale A Bration Video - What I Love

Morning all,

Now that a SAB is in full swing, I thought I would share some of my favourite products through videos that have been provided by the Stampin' Up! home office.

This one is probably my favourite out of all the SAB goodies, as it can be used in many different ways with different colour combinations.  This is the example that comes from the catalogue, but if you watch the video link below you will see how Andrea uses it.

Stampin Details:

141276 - What I Love (10 Photopolymer Stamps) - Also available in French and German

Cost - FREE with a qualifying £45/€60 order

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If ordering through my website HERE, I have a BRAND NEW Code for January - If you use the Hostess code 6269FP6B in the box provided, you can get fantastic rewards! 

Please contact me if you need any other information or have any questions.

Until next time....

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

New Year, New Products! Spring/Summer Catalogue and Sale A Bration 2016

Morning and a Happy New Year to you all!  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year, and got everything you wished for!

I'm delighted to showcase the new Spring Summer Catalogue (click on the picture to take you to the PDF version), which went live today in my shop.  It is packed full of lovely new Spring/Summer products and covers occasions like Valentines, Easter, Mothers Day and also something for the men on Fathers Day.

As if that wasn't enough though, Sale-A-Bration (click on the picture to take you to the PDF version) has also started!!  This is the most amazing offer that Stampin' Up! offers throughout the year.

Sale a Bration (SAB) runs from 5th January 2016 to 31st March 2016

So, what is SAB?  Well, I can tell you.....

If you look through the little Sale-A-Bration book you will see a yellow “FREE” arrow throughout.  These are the products you can get for FREE with a qualifying order.  All you have to do is place an order of £45/€60 or more and you can choose from any of the 11 products in the book.  

If you look at the back you will see that some of the items have a limited availability and are only available until 15th February 2016 – so if you want them, you will need to be quick as they are strictly whilst stocks last.

But don't forget, its EVERY £45/€60 you spend gets you free stuff.  So if you order £90/€120 of products you can choose 2 items, £135/€180 gets you 3 items and so on!

You can order from any of the current catalogues (including the Clearance Rack items too) and still qualify for the free SAB items.

As you may know, if you host a party with sales in excess of £150/€200 (or just place a large order for yourself) you will earn Stampin Rewards which gives you a % back to spend on more goodies.  

As a little added bonus during SAB, if you place an order or have a party with more than £200/€275 sales, you can get an extra £20/€27 worth of rewards to spend in addition to the normal rewards:-

So during Sale A Bration, if you place a single order of £200/€275 you will get an extra £20/€27 to spend on anything you like.  This is on top of the 10% Stampin' Rewards that you would normally get, so £40+ for free!  This order would of course also qualify for 4 FREE SAB items!!

Have you ever considered being a Demonstrator for Stampin' Up?  Well this is without a doubt the best time of year to join!  During Sale A Bration you can become a demonstrator for just £99/€129 and chose £30/€45 additional products for your starter kit.  That's a total of £160/€220 worth of goodies for just £99/€129.  As if that wasn't enough, the kit ships for FREE as well!  

Being a Demonstrator means that any orders you place, will benefit from an instant 20% discount. So if your wish list is getting towards the £90 mark I would strongly recommend you take advantage of this offer.

You are not pushed sell to other people as I do, you could just be your own best customer and still get same benefits, discounts and perks.  A Demonstrator is also able to access products and sneak peaks at least a month before anyone else, and is invited to attend Stampin' Up! events across the world.

If you are looking for a business opportunity, Stampin' Up! and I can help you to sell products to others, start a blog, make videos and give you guidance on how to hold classes and parties.  If you would like further information on this, then please do not hesitate to get in touch!

So there you have it!  My quick roundup of the latest offers from Stampin' Up!  I love this time of year, and cant wait to share some new projects and ideas with you.  

To give you an idea of whats coming up, here are some product showcases from the new SS Occasions Catalogue:-

Until next time......