Monday, 29 September 2014

World Card Making Day

Well, something I have not heard of before but sounds like a fantastic day.   Put it in your calendar now:  Saturday October 4th - World Card Making Day.  What a great sounding day to celebrate crafting.

I know what I'll be doing on that day - what about you?

Please share the cards you make on this day.

Happy Crafting


Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Waterfall Card

For those of you who have enjoyed crafting for a while, you may have seen or even made these yourself. I understand that they are called a waterfall card because of how to pull the card down and it cascades like a waterfall.   Being relatively new to crafting, I thought I would have a go at making one.

Isn't it pretty!  I thought that they would be extremely complex and difficult, but actually I surprised myself.

Hope you enjoy making your own one day.


A Box of Delights

I love going to crafting classes and recently I went to one held by my upliner, Elaine Erksine, and we made this!  What a fantastic box to hold lots of cards, as well as the envelopes with some space to spare for tags. 

Isn't it fantastic?  As you can see there is a selection of cards; and they fit neatly into the box as well as space for some tags.  Plus, even better, Stampin' Up! sell the cases too!!

The cards were made with new products from the Autumn/Winter catalogue....have you had a look yet?  If not click here to view it.  There is also the value added Bundle to purchase for this set which includes the stamps + framelits- they are fantastic value and I hope you agree make great cards! This set covers such a wide range of occasions and is easy and fun to use. Click below to get a better idea of the set.

Come back soon to see other uses for the box!!

Happy Crafting


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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Making the most of paper

I love the layered look, but always thought it was a slight waste of paper as you only see a portion of some pieces of paper.  So I thought what about this; am sure I am not the inventor of this trick but I really love how you can use the covered layers to get some lovely shapes to add to the cards...or save for later.

Cut out shapes from the piece that won't be seen 

Add the top layer
Then put the card together; and voilĂ , the layered look whilst utilising paper- don't forget the sparkle!

I hope you enjoy this papersaving post and please share how you save/utilise paper.


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Stationary Box

This box was an absolute delight to make.  The original design I used came from Cayleigh's Cards (thank you) but it didn't fit our UK C6 I adapted it to fit both cards and envelopes and as it was my first go at adapting a new project, I am quite pleased with myself. 

As you can see a lot can be fitted in; A6 cards and enveloped, 3x3 cards and envelopes, a covered post-it note and some labels/bookmark.  Hand stamped the cards also with the fabulous stamp set; Flowering Flourishes - this is a lovely stamp set, and well worth a look.

What do you think?  Would you like to make one yourself? ; contact me for details or check back for the full tutorial.

Happy Crafting


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Monday, 15 September 2014

Oops...Check the country prices first!

For those of you who spotted it, well done!  You will see that I seem to have put the supplies up for my blog hop creation with the USD price rather than the UK price...not a good start, but all a learning curve.

An updated and correct supplies list is below, and to help you it links directly to my shop.
Make sure you hop around if you haven't already done so, as there are so many wonderful creations made with the new Autumn/Winter catalogue. 
If you would like a copy of the new catalogue please make contact with me here or why not book a Christmas Theme party....
Have a great day and watch out for my next a really inspired idea from the craft class I went to.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....


I am so glad that you are joining all of us on this Stampin' Stars blog hop to show off the new Autumn/Winter catalogue.   If you have arrived here from Cathryn's blog and admired her fabulous creation, welcome, if you have found your way here by some other route, also welcome.  Make sure to follow the blog hop links at the end of the page to hop through all the blogs, the journey will amaze you.

This is a doubly exciting post for me as it is the first Autumn/Winter catalogue I have seen, being relatively new to Stampin' Up!, and also my first blog hop involvement.

Christmas crafting needs to start early in our family, especially as we need to get cards and gifts off in time to get across the world and what better time to start than now, with all the fantastic items in this catalogue.

What little boy or girl wouldn't love to receive this card in the post.  I made this Christmas card with all the kids in mind, but I also suspect a few adults would like it too, maybe with a set of Stampin' Up! Blendabilities rather than pencils!  It also keeps the tradition we have of sending a Christmas Decoration to family and friends each year.


 As you can see the Baubles are removable by untying the twine ribbons and can then be coloured in. They are a perfect size to colour and the stamp, available in the new Autumn/winter, gives a lovely clear image. The beautiful ribbon that's hold the pencils in place can be used as the tie to hang the bauble on the tree.

The cardstock is my favourite colour from the new 2014-2016 In-color collection, blackerberry bliss- doesn't it look gorgeous? (although the photos do not do it justice).  I also love the background paper which is from the new Trim the Tree pack, this is a fantastic buy as you are really spoilt for choice, your hardest decision will be which one to use! The paper has been raised slightly with the use of Dimensionals, giving a feeling of depth.  Lastly what creation doesn't need a little bling, aren't these snowflake sequins just divine?

See the bottom of the post for direct links to all the following Stampin' Up! supplies used.

I hope this creation inspires you to get crafting.  Please leave a comment, as I love to hear what people think and also don't forget to pop back at some stage to view my other exciting creations.

Make sure you keep following the hop for other fantastic creations...get a new cup of coffee if you need, and maybe a biscuit to keep you going!  Happy Hopping.

Click on the link below to head back to Cathryn's blog;
Click below to hop forward to see Fiona's creation, she is a fabulous crafter and also organised us all for this blog a big thank you to her.
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Friday, 12 September 2014

Fabulous benefits to being a demonstrator

For those of you who don't know there are a lot of benefits to being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, but my favourite at the moment is the regular magazines we get from Stampin' Up!.  I was very excited when one came today called Impressions - it has great ideas on how to use different stamp sets as well as other projects. The other advantage of being a demonstrator is that you get catalogues/updates a bit in advance of everyone great to see the goodies first.

Keep watching this space for some exciting new updates from Stampin' Up!...can't tell you yet but I am bursting with excitement!

If you would like to be a demonstrator, or talk about the amazing benefits contact me.

Also keep a look out for tomorrow's post ...something very special is on the way!!!!


Monday, 8 September 2014

A Quick and Simple Box

Well the kids are back at school and with the nights closing in it makes it easier to get on with the crafting, and with lots of birthdays coming up in our family as well as the big C event coming closer each day, things are getting busy in our household.

This box is so simple to make and only needs 4 pieces of sticky strip (and this is optional) to make it.  The belly band takes some extra card, but not a lot and then you can decorate it as you wish...go wild, go simple, go fun!.

The best part about the box is that it folds flat for easy storage, so you can make them up and store flat until they are ready to be savers are always a good thing.

I am looking at developing a tutorial for this so if you are interested please contact me....otherwise watch this space for the upcoming page.
Have a great day and enjoy the sun!
Apologies to the person who originally developed this box..I just cannot remember where I saw it!