Friday, 26 May 2017

This week ...

Quite a lot on this week so there have been lots of quick cards!

This first one took a little longer though and I made whilst it is nice and sunny.  This sunflower uses the Eastern Palace suite and is based on the flower by Patty Bennett (

This just shows how versatile these dies are too.

Val did this super project with us at Bloomin' Buds downline this week:

It's a great little treat pouch with a packet of seeds in.  This one is in the new colour of Fresh Fig - the new daisy punch is rather nice too!

Then Christmas card of the week made an appearance!

And this is the card I made for swaps at our meeting this week.  Again, inspired by Pinterest and using the daisy punch again.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Simple but effective

And for the next instalment I've got a selection of fairly simple but effective cards.

The Kinda Eclectic stamp set is retiring but still available - sadly the butterfly punches have sold out.

The Custom Tee stamp set and framelits are also retiring but there are lots of combinations to be made with both of them - this card just gives a small taster.

The stamp set Big on Birthdays isn't retiring - hooray!
I've just added some colour on this one with Stampin' Write Markers and a touch of Wink of Stella which doesn't show up brilliantly in the photo.

An example I think of how a little can go a long way.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

More catch up

So, my computer still isn't entirely my friend but I think we can proceed!

Starting with another Eastern Palace suite card using some of the matching DSP and a different thinlit:

This card uses the colour combo Fresh Fig and Dapper Denim.

Then there is a little notecard using the Succulent stamp set (currently on sale and retiring):

And finally for today last weeks Christmas fox!  This was a CASE of a card I pinned a while ago made by Valerie Moody of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team - it's rather effective for something different isn't it?

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Old and New

Got to love technology haven't you! I've had a right toot with my computer not quite doing what I wanted this week and the fact that I can't use blogger effectively on my portable devices means I need to have another catch up!

I'll start with foxes!

This was my Wedding Anniversary card - I've been married quite a while!
I also used a fox for Christmas card of the week but turns out I can't add it at the moment!

So, a new thinlit instead!

This Happy Birthday sentiment is rather lovely isn't it?
I've cut it out in the new colours of Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide and stamped the background with 2 stamps from the Playful Backgrounds stamp set which is staying.

I'll see if my computer will assist again tomorrow!

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Succulents and new stuff!

I was a bit late getting to use my Succulent Garden Suite and now it is retiring which is a shame (you can currently get the stamps and framelits reduced though if you are tempted).

I think they are so effective and great for a different present idea.
I've used Garden Green and Sweet Sugarplum card for these 2 and sponged both with Rich Razzleberry.

More importantly I have new catalogues in my possession!  I haven't quite got all the card colours yet (but nearly).  If you think you aren't on my list for distribution let me know!

Thursday, 4 May 2017

More Eastern Palce

A couple more Eastern Palace examples.
Just a simple one which shows off how lovely this die is:

And then I've done similar but slightly different and nominate this card in Dapper Denim and Tranquil Tide as Christmas card of the week!
I've used Glimmer Paper for sparkle and a couple of extra dies to the card above - loving this Eastern Palace Suite!

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Enjoy Today

Stampin' Up! have provided some card designs to start us off with the Eastern Palace Suite, you can have them too if you purchase a bundle, this card is one of them:

This card uses a Fresh Fig card base (rather nice isn't it?) and paper, stickers, ink, stamps, thinlits and tassel from the premier bundle currently on offer.

Hopefully by the time you read this I will have ordered new catalogues and be on my way to deciding which other items to pre-order and get working on to share with you!

Monday, 1 May 2017

Eastern Palace Suite

So, today is the day you can pre-purchase the Eastern Palace Suite from the new catalogue.

You will be able to buy the stamp set and framelits in a bundle in the new catalogue from 1st June but for this month only Stampin' Up! have put together 2 bumper bundles where you can have some free product too.

These are the options:

I will be sharing samples this week so you can see some of the products 'in action'.
Each bundle also includes 3 of the new in colours which are Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide.

If you were to purchase the Premier Bundle then you could spend another £5 and choose £31 worth of FREE products for joining Stampin' Up! - worth thinking about if you are in the market for a treat.


Sunday, 30 April 2017

New products!

My last customer orders got delivered the same day as my new 'Easter Palace' Suite bundle so I thought I had better use it to make some little thank you cards!

The first thing to mention is that the bundle also included some of the new in colours!
Two of them are used here - Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide - and of course they are lovely.

Secondly, how fab are the dies?  I've actually layered 2 to make the central image, the stamped corners and sentiment are also in the stamp set.

Pop back tomorrow for details on how you could own this soon too!

Saturday, 29 April 2017

More retiring items

A couple more cards I haven't shared on here recently.

Firstly, one made with the Love Notes framelits - all of this product suite is currently available, some reduced.  I've also used the stamps and paper on this card.

I really enjoyed making this card with 'Everyday Hero', a great value set of 25 stamps for £19, there are lots of different combinations to be made with it.  This card is CASE'd from the catalogue, I think it's great fun.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Up and Away

Another bumper catch up as I have a few things planned to share in the next few days.

Firstly the make and take I did for a party last week using the Lift me Up bundle which can be bought for £41.25 currently.  The framelits and stamps will both be available in the catalogue but not with the bundle discount.


The second card was using the same products but with completely different colours for another effect.

Then I made 4 balloons and stuck them together by folding them in the middle for a hanging - would make rather an effective mobile.

For last weeks Christmas the retiring Embellished Ornament stamp set and framelits.  Emerald Envy is a colour that is staying for another year though.

This week I've used the Peaceful Pines stamp set and Perfect Pines framelits which are also retiring.  They are still available at £37.20 for both instead of £47.

I have used a piece of NEW thick Very Vanilla card stock for the base of this one.  I've had a few new products turn up so watch this space!

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Clearance Rack update

The Clearance Rack has been updated again with some great bargains, click the link below for a browse and remember they are while stocks last so let me know asap if you 'need' anything!

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Happy Easter

I hope everyone has a lovely Easter Sunday whatever you are doing today.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Products that aren't retiring!

From out of the gloom of the retiring list come some projects using items that aren't retiring but are staying with us for another year!

Dapper Denim is staying with us for another year of course and so is the High Tide stamp set - this is another one of the projects I made, this time a little sticky note and pencil holder.

Everything on this tag is also staying (apart from the leaves - other leaves are available!!).

And for Christmas card of the week I've used Cookie Cutter Christmas again which will now be in the main catalogue for the next year.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Retiring List

This is the link to the retiring list.
Some items have a discount but all are only available while stocks last so let me know asap if you want anything.

It seems like a lot of things are disappearing but they are only making way for lots of new goodies!!

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Retiring colours last chance

I'll try and add the retiring list as soon as I can tomorrow night - these are the other 4 retiring colours and once the list goes live they will disappear straight away sadly.  Colours we are losing this time are Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon and Tip Top Taupe (as well as the Mint Macaron from the previous post).


I've only seen 3 of the 5 new colours so far but I'm quite excited!

Friday, 7 April 2017

Another Christmas catch up

Keeping up with blogging still isn't going very well!

Just to let you know the retiring list for all the current Stampin' Up! catalogues will be available Monday night (I will add a link on here asap).  If you want any of the retiring colours in card stock, ink pads, ink refills etc you really need to order them before this as I can guarantee they will be gone almost straight away - the colours retiring are Watermelon Wonder, Tip Top Taupe, Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon and Mint Macaron.

Other items will be available while stocks last so if there is something you've been holding out for bear this in mind!

As I've got behind again I'll do another Christmas card catch up.

This card uses some of the 'This Christmas' Speciality DSP.

A Night of Navy and Whisper White combo on this one with the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set.

This is the latest featuring Mine Macaron which is a retiring colour and the Embellished Ornaments stamp set.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

High Tide preview

I haven't shared many High Tide projects as I'm keeping them for the Stamping Day next weekend but I am going to share a couple today.

One is the birthday card I made for my brother:

I have been using this set a lot for samples but still love it!  There are so many more things to do with it too.

I have also made a scrapbook spread which if you know me you will know that isn't normally my thing!  We had a walk at Portland Bill in January so I thought it would be ideal to actually use for this:

I've added a few snaps and used the stamps on the backgrounds.  The Large Letters are rather lovely for this too!

Sunday, 19 March 2017

All in blue

Another little catch up - sorry!  Much cutting out for next weeks High Tide stamping day.

This weeks Christmas card uses the Flurry of Wishes stamp set with a hint of Pacific Point:

I also had a party this week and did some paper piecing and masking which went down well.  This is one of my samples:

This sample is in Dapper Denim.  I need to take the picture off my phone which I will come back and share as I took a snap of all 9 ladies cards and they looked great!
It went down well as the techniques were new to some of them.

The lady is from the Beautiful You stamp set and the background is from Mediterranean Moments.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

A Wreath double

Today I'm back with a Christmas card of the week 'double-bubble'!!

For the Christmas card I have used the set Wondrous Wreath which has some matching framelits of course!

I've used the colours Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green and Real Red.

Then, I've used exactly the same design for a non-Christmas design.
For this one I've used the colours I've used a favourite combo of mine - Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Just for you

A lovely subtle card that we made at On Stage in Telford.

This card uses some of the Falling In Love Designer Series Paper and one of the So Detailed thinlit dies which cut beautifully.

Then, of course there are matching stamps and embellishments!

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Wedding Bells

Didn't quite make a post the next day which is very shoddy so I must try harder.

Following on from the Christmas card with the bells I made another card with the same set:

It's always rather good to get multi-uses from one stamp set!  This uses some of the lovely glimmer paper now available as another Sale-a-bration freebie while stocks last too.

While I'm catching up I did make another Christmas card last week, which was this one:

Another Pinterest find with the rather fab embossing folder which is still available.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Christmas Bells

Back with another Christmas card!

This one uses the set Seasonal Bells which is still available.

I've used some of the 'This Christmas' Speciality DSP from the main catalogue and picked out the Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler for the bell colours.

There is a matching punch for the bells of course.
I shall be back tomorrow with a variation on this stamp set.