Sunday, 9 February 2014

Happy Watercolours

Hmm, well it's been a while! I have been using my many stamps but haven't been making totally SU cards until recently. The new spring catalogue has been my inspiration! This card uses Happy Watercolours from page 22 of the new spring catalogue (link in sidebar)

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting by Designs- Anything Goes
Fairytale Challenge- More Than Two Colours
Sister Act- Anything Goes

Friday, 2 August 2013

Creative Elements At Work

Good evening from a still warm Manchester. I am supposed to be getting ready for a crop tomorrow but thought I'd post this instead.

I made this using the wonderful Creative Elements set and based it on a card I have pinned in Pinterest, Olivia's card.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Eclectic Ellapu-Anything Goes
Artistic Inspiration- Celebrations
Creative Fingers- Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody- Anything Goes

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

A New Catalogue and a Special Offer

Well mostly new, lots more fantastic stamps plus accessories for you. Huge range of inks and cardstock available. Fantastic new ranges of papers and lots of new stamps. Some great bundle offers for example the Flower Shop Bundle on p94/95

You can find the catalogue flip book HERE
You can find the pdf version HERE

You should also take your chance to Grab A Greeting, see the pdf HERE
Stampin' Up are offering 25% off their most popular greeting stamps sets.

Please email me at if you have any questions or want to place an order

Monday, 15 July 2013

A Flower Shop Card

It has to be said that, along with Gorgeous Grunge, Flower Shop is fast becoming a favourite; they look wonderful layered or single and with a matching punch they are easy to cut out!

Here's one of the cards I made yesterday, the initial idea came from a card I have on Pinterest made by a very talented lady Erin Gonzales Hand Stamped Style Blog.

Here's how mine turned out

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Eclectic Ellapu- Flowers
Artistic Inspirations- Pastel Colours
Charisma Cardz- No Designer Papers
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog- Anything Goes
Clearly iStamp- Summertime
Sister Act Card Challenge- Anything Goes
Your Next Stamp Challenge- Photo Inspiration
Challenges4Everybody- Anything Goes

Sunday, 7 July 2013

The First Layout

Not my first layout but the first for this new blog! This is a rare one for me, an actual picture of me that I like, there aren't many! My best friend is Denise, I met her just after my oldest son Matthew and her oldest daughter Amy (recipient of congratulations card previously posted) were born and we've been best friends pretty much ever since.

Papers- Afternoon Picnic (p.151)
Flowers- Flower Shop Bundle (p.94/95)
Buttons- Designer Buttons, Subtles (p.168)
Letters- Thickers
Pearls- ZVA
Coaster- Sainsburys

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Late Night Stampers- Summer Showcase
Stampin' Celebration- Chevrons
Dutch Dare Challenges- No Square Cards (it's a square layout!)
Our Creative Corner- Captured Memories
Crazy Challenge- Anything But A Card

A Crop and Time To Play

I went to my friend Cal's crop yesterday which basically gives me 6 hours of responsibility free time to craft! I took various Stampin' Up stamp sets and inks with me plus all the detritus that always seems to accompany me to crops.

The first card I made used the cat stamp from Giggle Greetings (p.29)
and two stamps from Gorgeous Grunge (p.109)

If you know my cards then you will know this is very understated from me but I must admit I am enjoying my foray into CAS cards:

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
365 Cards- Stamp It All
Five Simple Things- Inspire Me Fridays

The second card uses stamps from Six Sided Sampler p.125 (which I bought as a bundle with the related punch.)

Once again I have also used a stamp from Gorgeous Grunge

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Polkadoodles- Create Your Own Background
Stampin' Royalty- Anything Goes

This last card I made on Friday, it's for my goddaughter who will get her degree results (she's passed just don't know what class) on Monday, I thought it was appropriate given her degree is in veterinary nursing. She has already got a job after just her first interview. It uses stamps from all of the above sets plus three of the new inks Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Baked Brown Sugar.

 I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

SUO Challenges- Favourite Accessory ( currently the hexagon punch)
Late Night Stampers- Summer Showcase
Creative Fingers- Anything Goes
Crafts and Me- Anything Goes

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

First Card

I've decided my Stampin' Up creations should be on a different page and my first card here shows a stamp that will be available to you as a hostess at the start of July in the new catalogue.

A simple card, but I have to use the stampamajig to position the sentiment, I'd never get it straight on my own, definitely counts as one of my best buys!

Image-Poppy and Sentiment from Simply Sketched
Pearls- Hobby House