Monday, 1 October 2012

New Catalogue Blog Hop!

Welcome to the ILWS new catalogue blog hop.  The new and exciting 2012/2013 Stampin' Up! catalogue launches today and you can view all the new products to the right.  

You may have arrived from the talented Ally and hope that you enjoy looking at my designs with products from the new Autumn/Winter catalogue.

For the cards below I used two stamp sets, Joyous Celebrations and Scentsational Season.  The colours are Gumball Green which is a brand new In Colour, and Cherry Cobbler, a favourite of mine for this time of year.  I have cut the snowflakes with the new Snow Flurry Bigz Die and look forward to glittering them up for cards and decorations.

Here you can see the close up of the beautiful Scalloped Tulle Ribbon which is very soft and easy to tie.  The Designer Series Paper is part of the Candlelight Christmas Specialty paper pack which includes a beautiful flocked window sheet.

The tree on this card was stamped and then cut with the matching Framelit Dies, making it very precise.  The stamp set and Framelit Dies are available as a 'Scentsational Season' bundle saving 15%.  Again the Scalloped Tulle ribbon adds extra dimension, this time in Early Espresso.

Products Used:
Card and Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green
DSP: Candlelight Christmas Speciality Designer Series Paper
Ribbon: Scalloped Tulle in Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso
Punch: 2 3/8" Scalloped Circle
Dies: Snow Flurry Bigz Die, Holiday Collection Framelits
Stamp Sets: Scentsational Season

All these items are available from the Autumn/Winter catalogue, if you would like a copy, just send me an e-mail.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit, please hop on now to Julie to see her wonderful creations!

Friday, 1 June 2012

Open Sea

Here are some cards and a box for chocolate made for Father's Day or any man in your life!  I really enjoyed using this set called Open Sea, and the colour combination of Marina Mist, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Summer Mini 2012 Blog Hop!

Welcome to the ILWS Summer Mini Blog Hop, and thank you for hopping over to me from the very talented Jayne.

My projects today feature the Tea Shoppe Stamp set which includes this gorgeous huge teacup stamp!  The colours, taken from the Twitterpated DSP are Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White.

This diaper fold treat holder is so easy to make from a 6" x 6" square piece of DSP.  I have used fruity t-bags to suit the theme, but you can use any treat you wish!

 This teacup card has a pouch to hold a couple of teabags inside.  The beautiful ribbon on the front is the new pleated satin - just lovely!

This shows the pouch to hold the teabag packets, and there you have it....tea for two!! (though a couple of cakes wouldn't go amiss)!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set:    Tea Shoppe
Ink:               Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Riding Hood Red stamp pads and Stampin' write markers
Card:             Island Indigo, Whisper White
DSP:             Twitterpated, In Colour Paper Stack
Accessories:  Silver Brads
Punches:       Decorative Label, Scallop Edge Border
Ribbon:         Pleated Satin in Riding Hood Red

Thank you so much for stopping by, and now over to Sharon for more Summer Mini treats!


Everything Eleanor Class

My class last week featured the beautiful Everything Eleanor set, using Concord Crush, Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake  and Very Vanilla.

The flower was stamped and cut out, the edges curled out slightly and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.

The swirl was stamped onto a background of First Edition Specialty DSP.

Chocolate is a regular feature at Craft Club, as my regulars know! Here is a simple way to create a matching wrapper for a chocolate bar.  The bar can easily slide out and be replaced by another if temptation prevails!!

Supplies used:
Stamp Set: Everything Eleanor, Curly Cute
Ink: Concord Crush, Lucky Limeade
Card: Concorde Crush, Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
DSP: First Edition Specialty DSP, In Colour Paper Stack
Ribbon: Stitched Poly-Ribbon in Concord Crush

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 30 April 2012

My Dad

This card was for my wonderful Dad's 70th birthday this month.  I used a simple combination of Very Vanilla and Cajun Craze with First Edition Specialty DSP.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Nature Walk, Broadsheet Alphabet
Ink: Cajun Craze, Basic Black
Card: Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
DSP: First Edition Specialty
Punches: Decorative Label

Thanks for stopping by!

Easter Treats

A simple way to make lots of treats for friends and family, cellophane bags, scallop circle punch, circle punch and a stamp.  I made a basket full of treats for my friends at work to say Happy Easter and for being a great bunch of people!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Everybunny
Ink: Basic Black
Card: Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, Whisper White
Punches: Large Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle
Watercolour pencils
Blender Pens
Small Cellophane Bags

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 8 April 2012

April Promotion

Although Sale-a-bration has now ended, it is time to celebrate Spring with a new offer for April.

From 1-30 April 2012, get one free pack of gorgeous Designer Series Paper when you spend £45 on Stampin’ Up! products*. Choose from the following:

122347 Nursery Nest Designer Series Paper

122354 Pocketful of Posies Designer Series Paper

122350 Berry Blossom Designer Series Paper

122342 Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper

Click here to view the choice of papers.

*Limit of one gift with purchase for every qualifying order.

Just contact me at to take advantage of this offer.

Happy Easter!

This Easter stamp set is called Everybunny and the images are great for colouring. At club last week we used the watercolour pencils with the blender pens which gave a soft subtle look.

The bunny image was stamped twice and the eggshell was cut out and layered on top to give a 3D look. The white strip of card was embossed in the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka embossing folder. The Happy Easter greeting is from the Easter Blossoms stamp set.
The pretty flowers were punched from the Itty Bitty punch set.
This cute Lindt bunny is peeking out from a carton, which was simply cut using the Big Shot and the Milk Carton die. The framed window was punched using the Large Oval Punch and the Scallop Oval Punch.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Everybunny, Easter Blossoms
Card/Ink: Pool Party, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
DSP: In Colour Stack paper
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Embossing Folder, Mini Milk Carton die
Punches: Large Oval, Scalloped Oval, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, Itty Bitty Set
Watercolour Pencils
Blender Pens
Rhinestone Jewels
Seam Binding Ribbon: Baja Breeze

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 24 March 2012

So Many Flowers

This bright collection of flowers were punched from the 5 Petal Flower punch in Melon Mambo, Concord Crush and Lucky Limeade. The centres were punched with the Boho Blossoms punch and finished with Pearl Jewels.

A flower pot shaped card was so easy to create using the base of an A6 tent card and trimming from 1cm in from the bottom edge to the top creased edge. A rectangle of card was embossed with the Perfect Polka embossing folder and a 3d look was given with Stampin' Dimensionals.

The leaves were cut with the Big Shot and the Little Leaves Sizzlits Die.

The letters for Mum were cut using the Big Shot and the Medium Sizzlets Dies.

The flowers were stamped with the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set and inked using the Stampin' Write markers. The vase was punched with the ornament punch with the bottom cut off to turn it into a vase!
Supplies used:
Stamp Set: Pocket Silhouettes
Card/Ink: Concord Crush, Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake
DSP: Brights Paper Stack
Big Shot
Big Shot Dies: Little Leaves Sizzlets, Medium Sizzlet Alphabet Dies, Perfect Polka Embossing Folder
Punches: 5 Petal Flower, Boho Blossoms, Eyelet Border

Thanks for looking.

Fresh Vintage Sale-a-bration

The Fresh Vintage stamp set and Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Papers are just two of five items you can choose for FREE with every £45 spend! The Sale-a-bration offer ends 31 March 2012 so you'd better hurry!!

This set of cards in a box is made using the Fresh Vintage stamp set and the Everyday Enchantment papers. The zingy colours are Poppy Parade, Pool Party and Lucky Limeade.

Detail of the front of the box. The stamped image has been inked with the Stampin' Write Markers.
The Big Shot was used to cut out the butterflies and swirls. I have listed the supplies used at the end of this post.

A quick and simple card to whip up in minutes! The new large scallop circle is in the Mini Catalogue.
Supplies used:
Stamp set: Fresh Vintage (Sale-a-bration offer)
DSP: Everyday Enchantment paper (Sale-a-bration offer)
Card/Ink: Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party
Ribbon: Poppy Parade Stitched-Poly Ribbon

Sunday, 5 February 2012

You are Loved!

'You are Loved' is a beautiful set available in the new Spring Mini Catalogue and isn't just for valentines! We made this set at my class last week, and I love the simplicity of Real Red, Whisper White and Crumb Cake.
The stamped greeting on the card is detailed enough not to need too much else, so the bird punch is ideal to add a little more without being over the top fussy! If you love the swirly design of this stamp but do not need the greeting, you can pop a punched greeting over the top showing just the swirls of the image behind.

The box is holding a bag of red foiled chocolate hearts and love bugs, wrapped with a Real Red satin ribbon and decorated with a heart tag which has been stamped with the large heart stamp from the You are Loved set. I cut thin strips of card and made them into swirls to add some decoration.

The pillow box is so simple to make with the pillow box die used in the Big Shot. I embossed it with the Square Lattice embossing folder and to create the window, I punched out a heart with the Heart punch and inserted a piece of window sheet to fill the gap. The Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon adds a subtle bow. Just add some Love Heart sweets and that's it, simple!
Stamp Set: You are Loved
Ink: Real Red, Crumb Cake
Card: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Big Shot: Pillow Box Die, Scallop Square Bigz Die, Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Embellishments: Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Read Red Satin Ribbon, Rhinestone Jewels
Punches: Full Heart, Decorative Label, Large Oval, Bird Builder

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Sale-a-bration is Here!!

It's time again for the fantastic promotion from Stampin' Up! There are 3 ways to earn FREE products.
Place an order: For every £45 spent in either the new Spring Mini Catalogue or the Idea Book and Catalogue, you can choose a stamp set or set of papers from the Sale-a-bration flyer. Check out the flyer on the the right.

Join Up: Join my team as a demonstrator during Sale-a-bration and receive an additional stamp set of your choice, in addition to the starter kit (worth at least £250) for just £119.

Host a Workshop: Gather some friends and host a workshop in your own home. Discover new ideas for cards, scrapbooking and more, and earn free products with your workshop sales!

If you would like to take advantage of this Sale-a-bration promotion, whether to place an order, join my team, or host a workshop, just contact me at

Friday, 20 January 2012

Simple Lavender Bags

It was time to dust off my sewing machine when Stampin' Up! introduced fabric, but I had to start simple! These lavender bags were so easy to make, now I can move on to projects a little more taxing! The pink fabric is from the Flirtatious set, and is cut using the Big Shot Scalloped Square die. The Pool Party bag I didn't 'pretty up' as it was a gift for my brother and I didn't want it to look girly!! I'm hoping it will induce calm and restful sleep....

The fabric is from the Spice Cake set which is found in the new Spring Mini Catalogue. Both are filled with home grown lavender and make ideal gifts so why not make a selection!

A Spicy start to 2012!

This was my first class of 2012 and used new items from the Spring Mini Catalogue which is full of new products. The Spice Cake Designer Series Paper and co-ordinating fabric, set the colour combo of Pool Party, Soft Suede, More Mustard and Very Vanilla.
This shows the beautifully soft Very Vanilla velvet ribbon.
The flowers on this pyramid card were cut using the Big Shot Fancy Flowers Die, and then embossed using the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. Each flower was then lightly inked with Soft Suede and layered, curling each petal slightly. The tiniest vanilla flower in the centre is from the Itty Bitty Shapes punch set and this is finished off with a Pearl Jewel.
Now this cute package contains chocolate, so I was lucky to get a photo before it disappeared! The wrapping is a glassine bag which has been put through the Big Shot in the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. A strip of Spice Cake fabric is used as a ribbon and the tag was punched from the Decorative Label and Modern Label punch. It is completed with the greeting from Create a Cupcake and a Itty Bitty punched flower and pearl.

If you would like to order any (or all!) of the products to create these projects, just e-mail me at To browse the catalogues, just click the pictures on the right.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

New Spring Mini Catalogue 2012!

Some exciting new products are available in a new Spring Mini Catalogue. Along with brand new stamp sets, ribbons, punches and accessories is a new Simply Adorned range, an exclusive line of chains, charms, trinkets and baubles. Use them to create unique jewellery, home decor or to decorate your paper and fabric creations!

Click on the mini catalogue to the right to view these gorgeous new items!

Placing an order is easy, just contact me at
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