Monday, 29 March 2010

Cute little gift card holder

Hi everyone ... just sharing this little gift card holder with you. How cute is that? And, did you notice the little tag? That's from the new Tiny Tags collection that's coming in the new Mini Catalogue (only a couple more days now before it's released)!

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Happy Moments (SAB), Tiny Tags*
Classic Inks: Pretty in Pink, Black
Punches: Scallop Circle, Scallop Border, Jewelry Punch*
Vintage Brads, SU Pastels, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon
*Tiny Tags & Jewelry Punch available in the new Mini Catalogue out 1 April 2010.

Friday, 26 March 2010

My favourite stamp set (again) ...

Hi everyone

Yet another card using my favourite stamp set "Vintage Vogue". I don't think I could ever use this stamp set too much as it really is lovely!

Well, the sun's shining at the moment and it looks a beautiful day out there, so let's hope that it stays like this for a little longer! Have a nice weekend and next week I'll be back with some Easter creations!

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue, Whimsical Words
Cardstock: Whisper White, Perfect Plum, Old Olive
Classic Inks: Perfect Plum, Lavender Lace & Old Olive
5/8" Satin Ribbon (Old Olive)*, Vintage Brads

*available from the new Mini Catalogue 1 April 2010.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Quick and easy bookmarks

Hi everyone!

How cute are these bookmarks? Aren't they super! They're so quick and easy to make that you might as well make half a dozen while your at it! I do a lot of reading and belong to where books take on a life of their own. BookCrossing is earth-friendly and gives you a way to share your books, clear your shelves and conserve precious resources at the same time. A book registered with BookCrossing is ready for adventure. Leave it on a park bench, a coffee shop or at a hotel whilst on holiday, share it with a friend or tuck it onto a bookshelf at the gym ... anywhere it might find a new reader. Some of my books have travelled the world as they are passed on from person to person! So now, I always insert one of my bookmarks when I send a book on its travels ... complete with blog address on the back of course!
So, let's get started on how to make the bookmark shall we? First of all, here's the supplies you'll need:

Stamp Sets: A Beautiful Thing, Vintage Labels, Whimsical words, Tiny Tags
Cardstock: Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink
Classic Ink: Chocolate Chip
Punches: Scallop Circle punch, 1" Circle punch, Corner rounder
Vintage Brads, Snail adhesive, Paper Piercing Tool & White Gel Pen
(All supplies can be ordered from me)

And this is what they look like:
1. Stamp motif using Vintage Labels onto white card stock, and A Beautiful Thing on pink card stock. Punch out using Scallop Circle punch for white card, and 1" circle punch for pink card. Use snail adhesive to adhere together.
2. Using Scallop Punch, take Close to Cocoa cardstock (1.1/2" x required length) and feed carefully into punch as shown to make half scallop edge for top of bookmark.
3. Attach scallop circle to bookmark, matching the scallops, using the paper piercing tool to make a hole through all layers and add a vintage brad.
4. Use corner rounder to bottom of bookmark and then stamp sentiment where required and finish off with dashed lines using the white gel pen.
Your finished bookmark! How super is that!

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

New mini catalogue coming soon ...

April will see the launch of the SU mini catalogue which has some fantastic new stamps, punches and designer papers. Some of these designer papers will not be available after the end of the mini sales period (1 April - 30 September) so if you'd like to receive a free copy, please email me: or phone: 07891 403248.

Here's a card I've just made which gives you a sneek preview of two of the stamp sets on offer: Vintage Vogue & Tiny Tags. Love the Tiny Tags ... how cute are they?

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue*, Tiny Tags*
Punches: Eyelet Border, Medium Jewelry Tag*
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Cameo Coral, Whisper White
Designer Paper: Designer Paper Series Paper Stack*
Vintage Brads, 3/8" taffeta ribbon (Pretty in Pink), Linen Thread

Stampin' Pastels: Rose Red, Regal Rose

*Vintage Vogue, Tiny Tags, Medium Jewelry Tag & DP paper stack all from the new mini catalogue (1 April - 30 September 2010)

Friday, 12 March 2010

Mothers Day

Hi everyone!

Here's the card I made for Mother's Day on Sunday. I expect you've spotted that I've used my fave stampin' sets - Medallion and Greenhouse Garden! All the supplies are Stampin' Up! except for the tiny gems on the flowers which are clear crystal stickers from the Elements range.

I'll be reporting back in my next blog about the wonderful time I had at the SU Regional Training Day in Sheffield on Thursday together with posting pics of some of the wonderful swaps I received.

Meantime, if there's one thing we all did learn at the training day, it was that you no longer need to feel guilty about wanting to buy all those fantastic new supplies in the mini catalogue, just tell your husband/partner that you're "stimulating your consumptive behaviour"! Love it!

Take care.

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White/Barely Banana & Old Olive
Punches: Eyelet Border & Corner Rounder
Inks: Mellow Moss (Medallion), Summer Sun & Barely Banana (2 step stampin')
Stamps: Medallion, Greenhouse Garden, Occasional Greetings
Ribbon: Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain, Gold Elastic Cord (for Happy Mothers Day sentiment)

Monday, 8 March 2010

Card swaps for Sheffield

Hi everyone

Here's the card I've made for the card swap at the training day in Sheffield on Thursday. I've used the Medallion Stamp as that's my favourite. However, I haven't been able to make all 25 card swaps in the same colour as I've had to accommodate the stock I have in at the moment! I'm still waiting for my next delivery from Stampin' Up! which I hoped would have arrived by now. I thought it was taking too much of a chance waiting for my order to arrive before I made the cards, as I didn't want to be stampin' late into the night on Wednesday!?!
Anyway, here's all my 25 swaps in their varying colours ... don't they look good! This will be the first SU card swap I've been to so I'm excited about receiving 25 different cards in return!
Here are the details of the SU supplies I've used :
Medallion Stamp Set
Whimsical Words stamp set
Scallop Circle Punch
Scallop Punch
Cardstock/ribbon (from LH side): Ruby Red, Not Quite Navy, Perfect Plum, Old Olive, Lavender Lace and Close to Cocoa

Monday, 1 March 2010

Two-Step into Spring Promotion

Perfect Pairs

Stampin' Up's perfectly coordinated stamp sets and punches make crafting simple! During the month of March you can get 20% off selected punches when your purchase the coordinating stamp set. Plus, get a sneak peek at the brand new Full Heart punch - not available again until the release of the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue in October! Qualifying stamp sets and punches are listed below:
Flight of the Butterfly stamp set (p43) ... £23.95
Butterfly punch ... £10.00*

In the Stars stamp set (p55) ... £24.95
Large Star punch ... £10.00*

Say it with Scallops stamp set (p58) ... £14.95
Scallop Square punch ... £10.00*

Oval All stamp set (p58) ... £14.95
Scallop Oval punch ... £10.00*

Simply Said stamp set (p59) ... £22.95
Full Heart punch ... £10.oo**

*All punches are listed on page 88 of the Idea Book & Catalogue
**Full Heart punch is also available separately at full price (£12.50)

Contact me today to order your perfect pairs and take advantage of free P&P plus one of my inspirational ideas sheets to help you get started with your perfect pair!