Monday, 29 September 2008

New Catalogue and New stamps

I finally have a copy of the new catalogue and its great, there is some lovely new stamp sets and some new accessories, its definitely been worth the wait. Featured in the (very bad! sorry I was in a rush to use the stamps) photo are two of the new stamps sets Season of Joy (£24.95) and True Friend. Both sets are very versatile

These two cards were made using the Season of Joy set. The first uses real red cardstock, Dashing designer series paper, whisper white ribbon and a ribbon slide. The background was made by stamping the snowflake image with versamark ink.
The second card uses the Christmas tree image stamped in green galore and again uses the dashing designer series paper. The trees have been mounted using Stampin Dimensionals to give some depth to the card.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Celebrate World Card Making Day

Come and join me on October 4th to celebrate World Card Making Day and the launch of the 2008-2009 Stampin' Up! catalogue.

The event will include free make and takes and demonstrations using some of the new stamp sets, door prizes and refreshments.

Please reserve your place by September 30th by emailing me at so I can order enough supplies and refreshments for everyone.

Look forward to seeing you there.

If you are unable to attend on this date don't forget you can book your own workshop with me at a more convienent date.

Yesterday I mentioned stamping classes, the first of these will be held on Wednesday 15th and will feature christmas cards. Will post more details nearer the time. Email today to reserve your place.

Monday, 15 September 2008

Spotty Thank You

Haven't posted for a while as my decorating got out of control and my mum has gone and moved furniture round in nearly every room in chaos. On the plus side my son's nursery is finished and I now have half a craft room, well actually a shelf but its a better than a big mess on the dining table!

This card was made using the Seeing Spots set, which I really love, sometimes the simple sets are the best. The colours are green galore, pixie pink and tempting turquoise. Originally I had made this card to stand portrait, but I actually think it looks good in landscape.

Will have more posts this week including details of stamping classes I am going to start in October, beginning with a launch party for the new catalogue ( fifteen days to go!), more details tomorrow.

Friday, 5 September 2008

A Little Romance

Just a quick card using the heart stamp from the Year After Year set. I used the masking techinque to place the second heart. I ripped the edges of the whipser white cardstock to give a softer edge, but unfortunately this hasn't come out to well on the scan. Cardstock background is real red and the brads are silver (although you can't really tell!)
I'm decorating over the weekend so they'll be no posts till next week. Enjoy the weekend.

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

First card up

Finally I've got my first card up after a few technical hitches! The main image from this card comes from the Year After Year set, which is now on the retired list. The background is stamped from the Seeing Spots set and the greeting comes from Cheer and Wishes. All cardstock and ink are Pixie Pink. As Stampin' Up! don't do grosgrain ribbon in this colour I used Whisper White ribbon and dyed it with the you can have any colour ribbon you want.

The retired list for the 2007-2008 has now been posted, see below


If you want anything from this list now is the time to order as the list is while stocks last, so once its gone, its gone! Contact me today at to place your order

This month I will be focusing on products on this list, starting this week with Year after Year, which is a very versatile set. I'll also keep you updated of any sell outs or changes to the list.