Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Brother's Birthday

This is the card I made for my brother's birthday. It uses the set "Cheers to You", this particular stamp is good for male cards. The colours used are old olive, not quite navy and bravo burgundy. The foam on the beer mug has been puffed up using "fluffy stuff" from my stash, this puffs up like snow when you heat it.

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Sale-A-Bration Open Day

On Saturday 21st February I am having a Stampin' Up! open day to celebrate Sale-A-Bration. Come along to find out more about Stampin' Up! and the Sale-A-Bration promotion. There will be samples and idea on how to use the four Sale-A-Bration sets. Everyone who places an order with me between now and the end of the 21st will be entered into a draw to win one of these sets. The open day will take place between 1 and 4 pm, email me at stampinwithjo@hotmail.co.uk for location and more details. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Cute little mouse..

Just. a short post today.This image is from Penny black and is called "Crossing Bridges", I think its really cute. the base is made from pretty in pink cardstock with bits of chocolate chip and very vanilla. The patterned paper is from the "Tea and Crumpets" set from Stampin' Up! and the pearls are from the Pretties Kit.

Monday, 9 February 2009

Valentine's cards - Day 3 Origami Box

This is my first attempt at an origami box, the instructions I followed can be found here on the SplitCoastStampers site, which is a great resource for any crafter. The images on the box come from Loads of Love and Loads of Love Accessories sets. I'm going to fill this with handmade chocolate truffles for my partner for Valentine's Day.
  • Stamps: Loads of Love and Loads of Love Accessories
  • Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White and Rose Red
  • Ink: Black stazon, Rose Red, Regal, Rose, Blush Blossom, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Carmel and Night of Navy Stampin Write markers
  • Accessories: 1" Rose Red Double Stitch grosgrain ribbon, 1 3/8" and scallop circle punches, multi glue.

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Valentine's Cards - Day 2, later than expected

This is the second card is my Valentine's series, ideally I would have posted it yesterday but things never seem to work out the way you want do they?

This card was made from the A little bit of Happiness set which is a level 1 hostess set. Earn this free is you host a workshop with sales over £150 or place an order for £150.


  • Stamps: A little bit of Happiness, Seasonal Wishes
  • Cardstock/Paper: Whisper white and pretty in pink
  • Ink: Pretty in pink, Pixie pink and Pink Passion Stampin Write Markers, Black Stazon
  • Accessories: Stampin Dimensionals

Friday, 6 February 2009

Valentine's Cards - Day 1

This is the first card of Valentine's Day projects which I will be showing over the next week. This card was made using the SAB 2009 set Polka Dot Punches, available with orders over £45.00 only until Feb 28th. The heart stamp was stamped with versmark and embossed in white. Four hearts were used to make the petals of the flower. The flower centre is a large brad from the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, the sentiment comes from the set Yummy, which is also a SAB set for 2009. The heart border is done using the heart from Big Bold Birthday

  • Supplies:
  • Stamps: Polka Dot Punches, Yummy, Big, Bold Birthday
  • Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White and Basic Black
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware