Thursday, 16 November 2017

The Stamparatus is coming soon! RESERVE YOURS FROM 16th Nov

The time has finally arrived!  Yes, tonight is when you can reserve your amazing new stamping tool from Stampin' Up!

It is sooooo much more than other tools on the market and it is a definite must for all crafters!

Need more product details - here you are
  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas

Check out the video link to see how it works - want one? Just get in touch!

Friday, 3 November 2017

Global Stamping Friends Bloghop - Anything but cards

Welcome to the monthly blog hop of Stamping Global Friends, a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world.

This month's theme is Anything But Cards - so with lots of Birthdays and Christmas around the corner, I thought I'd focus on a very simple package.

I like to call this my 2,4,6,8 box - a very simple box to make.

Usually, I have a lid on the box, but having made one as a thank you gift, the sweeties bought to fit in didn't quite fill it.  No panic, put the lid went on the bottom a staple with ribbon to hold the top together and a happy accident is born!

The stamp set used is the Magical Mermaid set and I am in love with it.  I used a cut out of the mermaid as a mask and this allowed the mermaid to look as though it is in front of the plants. I also gently pulled the colour from the mermaid stamp with an aqua painter. Another happy accident as I was crafting at the library and forgot to take my Archival Black ink.

The box height is easily changed, just by altering the paper size on the long side.  The basis is still the same, one score at 2" on the long side, creates the base and then on the short side 2, 4, 6, 8 - simple!
Above you can see different height boxes and one with a lid.

TOP TIP: Score the 2" on the long side for the base first and then stamp and then score the 2,4,6,8 lines on the short side. Just helps with the stamping as no defined breaks.

I hope you liked my project and please hop along to see Georgia's project using the next arrow below.

Happy crafting

If for some reason you get a little lost please use the links below.

Roll Call

Friday, 6 October 2017

Global Stamping Friends Bloghop - Spooky

Welcome to the Global Stamping Friends Bloghop.  This month we are going spooky!  Yes we are looking at Halloween and Stampin' Up! has great Halloween products I'm sure you'll see something you like.

My project uses the Test Tubes from the Autumn/Winter catalogue.  I love these and so do my children who have taken a pack to use and make their potions!  I wasn't too keen on loosing a whole pack but the fun they had was well worth it.

A quick and simple project that you can decorate as you want. I've filled them with M&Ms - yummy.

I love the Spooky Cat stamp set, it has a great variety of stamps, but what I love even more is the matching cat punch!   LOVE IT!

I hope you enjoy this spooky little project and the test tubes aren't just to Halloween!  Christmas projects coming soon.....

To see another spooky project hop over to Stephanie's page using the button below.

Happy Hopping


If things go a little haywire just use the links below.

BLOG HOP 14 Halloween

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Smitten Mitten Bundle

As I sit here listening to nursery rhymes with my youngest thought it a great time to share this bundle in the new catalogue.   I'm just waiting for the Kittens that lost their mittens song to come on now!

To see the video just click the picture above.   Aren't they adorable?  So cute and festive. And did you see those small boxes - yes they are in the catalogue too and I can't wait to get my hands on some!

Keep an eye out for more videos from Stampin' Up! over the following week.

Happy crafting


Friday, 1 September 2017

Global Stamping Friends Bloghop 13 - Colour Challenge

Welcome to our 13th Global Stamping Friends bloghop.  We decided a colour challenge was over due so here we are! 
The colours chosen were Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Pool Party and Night of Navy - all gorgeous colours.

My project was inspired by a visit to a relative who I never knew crafted so it was wonderful to see her creations. She had made a card with a fold I fell in love with so out came a ruler and measurements were taken and viola here it is.

I used all the colours in the challenge and stamped the pretty paper with the gorgeous Paisleys and Poises stamp set- even my husband was amazed. It was super simple and the colours work so well together.
The paisley swirls (yes there are matching framelits) hold the card closed and next time think I'll try a belly band. Love it when I find a new fold to play with.
Here it is open; and there is lots of space to use as you please.
 I decided to add a bookmark, slightly camouflaged in the photo below but I am sure you get the idea.

I also stamped a plain piece of paper and added it to the back. This would be a great place to write the message.
Love the colours together and love the fold!  In fact might make a few as there is space for each of the kids to write their own message - a great way to encourage their writing!
Hope you enjoyed this Colour Challenge Project and please use the next arrow to hop along to the amazing Amanda's project.
Happy Hopping

If for any reason you get slightly lost please use the roll call to help with navigation.

New Catalogue LIVE

Just a quick note to let you know that the NEW Autumn/Winter catalogue is now Live!! You can view it online by clicking the link on my blog or if you prefer please contact me for a copy.

Lots of exciting new goodies. Can't wait to get crafting.


Friday, 18 August 2017

Global Stamping Friends - Special Anniversary Hop

Wow, it is hard to believe that it was a year ago that I thought of joining with other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators to share our projects in an international bloghop!

This hop is a special one to celebrate our anniversary - and I hope there are many more to come.

For this hop I decided to keep my card simple.

I love this heart die, and decided to cut it in two different colours Island Indigo and Pool Party and slightly offset them. To give more dimension I used lots of mats (they really do make a card) and the hearts are raised on dimensionals (the new mini dimensionals came into their own here).

The sentiment is one you may not immediately recognise. It's from the Bookcase Builder set. I masked off some words and was left with the I Love You and isn't it a gorgeous font?

Of course you need to stamp the inside to finish it off and what better than a few hearts. These are from the Ronald McDonald Stamp set Sharing Sweet Thoughts - a great set and also Stampin' Up! donate monies from each sale to the Ronald McDonald Houses another great reason to get one.

So a simple, quick and just gorgeous card for this special Anniversary Hop.

Please hop along and see the other projects in the hop and I'm sure you'll get some great anniversary project ideas.

Just click the next arrow to head on over to Sharleen's project and if for any reason you get a little bit waylaid the full list of participants is at the bottom.

Happy crafting