Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Lift me up

A few weeks ago in one of my classes, I gave the ladies a big challenge to make a 3D hot air balloon cards! They were given the option of either making them for Father's Day or for a general birthday. 
If any of you have experienced a ride in a hot air balloon, you will know how tranquil and peaceful it is gliding through the air crossing over the fields and towns. The recent hot weather would have certainly made great memories in a hot air balloon' with lots of thermals available to give additional lift...

I was hoping making these cards was also going to be a tranquil experience in itself, but it certainly proved problematic for some with the complex design and ensuring it wasn't top heavy. That said, the final product was a lovely piece of art and well liked.

The base is made from the 'window shopping' die and the 'Balloon Pop-up' die was used to support the hot air balloon and to look like it was flying high through the air in the clouds.

The decorated papers around the bottom are from the recent sale-a-bration promotion

The above card took most of the card making session but there was just enough time to put together the following one using the retired 'detailed' framelits and 'falling petals' embossing folder. I cased the original design from Amanda at The Craft Spa

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Catalogue launch open house

 I held a catalogue launch open house last weekend which was a great success. 18 of my regular ladies attended the event, with many more interested and ordering the goodie bag. The goodie bag contained the new catalogue, bookmark showing the new in colours, a Stampin up! survival kit with a wish list.


 Those that attended had the opportunity to do two make n takes 


using some of the new products, a little quiz and enjoyed refreshments including a lovely lemon cake made by my daughter.


I also had for sale at significantly reduced prices many new and unused retired Stampin Up! products 

Thank you everyone for the kind words and wonderful feedback from yesterday It makes all the hard work and planning worthwhile.

I am posting pictures of all the displays showing the new products and sample cards.



Thursday, 1 June 2017

New 2017/2018 catalogue has arrived!

The brand New 2017-18 Annual Catalogue has gone LIVE today!

There have been so many sneak peaks on the internet over the last few weeks that today is the day you can actually view them all

To view the online version of the catalogue click on the picture below or the link HERE

If you haven't already got a demonstrator and would like a hard copy of the new catalogue, please contact me. For those already attending my Catalogue Launch Day on Saturday, there is a catalogue waiting for you.

Here are the fabulous new In Colours  - 

Berry Burst, Fresh Fig,Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink and Tranquil Tide

Just a couple of my favourite sets I would like to share with you

Delightful Daisy Suite on Page 126/127, the bundle contains stamp and punch for a great price of only £27.75

 Happy Birthday Gorgeous on Page 77, I especially love the Happy Birthday Thinlit

A card I have made using both these two fabulous new sets

If you click on any of the products above you can jump straight to my online store to see more details and perhaps place an order.
 If you would like to place an order, I would really appreciate it, please dont forget to use my Hostess Code if your order is over £25 and under £150 and I will send you a gift in the post to say thankyou for shopping with me


Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Annual Catalogue Launch Party

Annual Catalogue Launch Party!

To celebrate the launch of the new Stampin' Up!
Catalogue I am holding an open house on

Saturday 3rd June 10am—1pm

£5 per person

The price includes a copy of the new catalogue, a goodie bag, refreshments PLUS 'make n takes' using some of the new products and a quiz 

 There will also be a sale table containing some retired products at greatly reduced prices...

Why not come along and get crafting with new products, see ideas and samples and join in the fun with like-minded crafters

 Please let me know, as soon as possible, if you would like to attend so I can prepare the goodie bags and 'make n takes'.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Up & Away framelit basket and perfume bottle

It has been a while since I lasted posted on my blog, due to a hectic period of holidays and my husband being away with work again. However, I have been very busy in the background playing with new products from the up coming catalogue, planning my catalogue launch on 3rd June, creating new projects and delivering classes.

One thing I was playing with before Easter (yes its been that long!) was the 'Up & Away' thinlits. This product was quite unique and allowed for several projects to be made. Apart from the obvious hot air ballon, we made two alternative designs using the framelits, a basket and a perfume bottle!

It is amazing how diverse one set of framelits can be!

I will be back tomorrow with details of my catalogue launch on Saturday 3rd June.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Eastern Palace Suite Promotion

Hi Everyone

I am sharing a new product suite from Stampin' Up! - the Eastern Palace Suite. This is available to order now from my Online Shop. It's an amazing bundle that co-ordinates and allows you to create your own patterns. These products have been released for you to purchase one month before the 2017-2018  Annual Catologue is released on 1st June.
To celebrate the release of these new products, Stampin' Up! have given us 2 exclusive bundle promotions! The Starter Bundle with a FREE gift and the Premier Bundle with 2 FREE gifts. Both are available until 31st May. 
Eastern Palace Starter Bundle 147196
Eastern Palace Premier Bundle 147209
Can you spot 3 of our new fabulous 2017-19 In Colors in the above pictures -  Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide and Fresh Fig

There are 21 stamps in the Eastern Beauty Photopolymer set and 14 dies in the Eastern Medallions set.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

So Succlent Class

Saturday 13th May 10am - 1pm 

 I am running the following workshop to create this beautiful flower pot containing handmade succulents using a variety of coloured card and inks with the So Succulent framelit dies. 

The class includes all materials to create 1 terracotta plant pot with filled succulents plus moss, bone folder, sponges and two ink spots

Class only = £23
Class with Succulent Framelits included = £42

There will be also be enough card to make extra flowers to take home to complete another container of your own.

 Succulents are right on trend this year!

Please contact me If you would like to reserve a space on the above class as soon as possible as places are limited

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Clearance Rack Updated

New Items have been added to the Clearance Rack. Selected items have been discounted by up to 60%

Don’t wait for too long as they will not be around forever, items go out of stock very quickly. 

The best way to order your products is through my online shop HERE to guarantee your order will be fulfilled.
Whilst having a look through the clearance rack please head over to the RETIRING LIST as well HERE Although many items have already disappeared there are still plenty of products available,  several of which are hugely discounted.

Friday, 21 April 2017

So Detailed Anniversary Card

My Mum and Dad have recently celebrated their 56th Wedding Anniversary!! What a fabulous achievement and send them all my love.  Here is the card I made for them.

An easel card using the So Detailed thinlits in Blushing Bride and Whisper white colours.

As the succulent thinlits were out on my desk I created three flowers using  a couple of the smaller dies layered together.

I love these succulent dies and am rather sad they are retiring from the spring/summer catalogue, but if you are quick you may still be able to purchase them before they go forever (142757)

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

window shopping boxes

I am sharing a couple of projects we made in the class before the Easter break using one of my favourite bundles at the moment; the Window Box Thinlit dies. 

I gained the inspiration for making these boxes from Mitosu crafts and Jan B Cards and watching their You Tube videos and would like thank them for their excellent tutorials

Hexagonal base pop up card and hexagonal base box in So Saffron and Whisper White Colour combinations

We used the succulent framelits to make up the flower embellishment on top of the box

The hexagonal base pop up card folds flat for ease of posting 

We filled the hexagon shaped box with shredded paper and a creme egg yum yum!!

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Beautiful You with long dress gatefold card

I have another card using the beautiful you stamp set to share with you. One of the great things about this set is that you can play around with the images to create lots of different styles of dresses.

 For the following cards, the bottom half of the stamp was masked off with a post-it note and the top half was then stamped with black stazon to create the top of the dress and with a black journal pen the lines from the waist were extended down to create a long dress.

The aquapainter was used with tempting turquoise ink to colour in the dresses and the three smaller flowers and a little wink of stella to make the dress sparkle.

Three larger flowers were die cut from the succulent framelits in pink and added as embellishments with a pearl in the centre

Thursday, 13 April 2017

dragonfly dreams

Good morning and welcome to my blog today. The card I am sharing today features the dragonfly thinlits and a cutting technique

A piece of whisper white card which measured 9.5cm x 13.8 cms was sponged with three different colours: emerald envy, bermuda bay and wisteria wonder and blended together to create a background.

A die cut dragonfly thinlit in whisper white was glued to the sponged background in the centre. A pencil line was placed at 2.5cms  down each side of the piece of card missing out the dragonfly wings. This line was then cut to the bottom and around the outsite of the wings to the top edge of the card leaving a centre panel which was then layered onto some bermuda bay glimmer card and onto a brick wall embossed piece of card

A little sparkle was added to the dragonfly wings with wink of stella

Monday, 10 April 2017

The Retirement List is LIVE

Thank It is that time of the year again… Time to say goodbye to stamps, punches, dies, papers, inks, card and accessories from the Annual and Spring Summer Catalogues that will not feature in the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue to be published on 1st June.
Get Retiring Products
The Retirement List is here and you can find the PDF by clicking HERE

Or if you prefer to view on my Online Store you can see: 
Retiring stamps HERE, 
Bundles HERE
and the Everything Else HERE

Remember items only available while stocks last (or until 31st May latest). Please note that many items disappear in a few hours! so the best way to order is direct through my online shop to avoid disappointment.

Happy Shopping !!