Friday, 19 November 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch using Welcome Christmas

This card was made for this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge, number 156, you can find details here. The set used is Welcome Christmas from the new catalogue, this stamp set is also included in the Bundle up for Christmas promotion, click on the link above for more details. I decided to follow the sihoutte theme of the stamp used and go for a monochromatic colour scheme. I chose Real Red so I could use the Christmas Cocoa dsp and Mistletoe Ribbon from the promotion. The greeting is stamped using a Real Red marker and comes from the Gifted stamp set. The ribbon bow was made using a ribbon strip folded over and stdown with Snail adhesive, the central point was made by wrappping a crystal brad around the centre of the ribbon.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Retirement Tea Party

This card features the stamp set Playful Petals and matching dsp Tea Party, both of which are on the Last Chance List. The Tea Party paper has loves shades of Almost Amethyst, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron and Certainly Celery and has been lovely to craft with. So glad we have gorgeous papers to replace it in the new catalogue. I made this card for this week's Mojo Monday Challenge 155, you can find details here. The little tag sentiments come from the Tiny Tags set which you can find in the current Mini Catalogue. The striped ribbon used on this card is alos retiring, the colour Pretty in Pink is definatley staying though.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Live Your Dream Last Chance

Live Your Dream is my favourite Stampin' Up! set, so I'm gutted this set is on the Last Chance List, the large flower stamp is just lovely. This card was made for this week's Sketch Saturday Challenge, details can be found here. I've teamed the stamp set up with it's matching dsp Tea and Crumpets, which is also on the Last Chance List. The flowers have all been glittered in the centre with Dazzling Diamonds, but it's hard to see the sparkle in the photo.

Friday, 3 September 2010

Bye Bye Little Truck

I'm really sad that Loads of Love and its Accessories set are on the retired list, after my starter kit, these two sets were in my first order two years ago. This is a set I won't part with so you may still see it on here, if you don't own then don't miss this last chance, its such a versatile set. For this card the little truck was stamped with Stazon and coloured with Watercolour Wonder Crayons using the aquapainter. The patterned paper is from the Cottage Wall set, which is also retiring at the end of the month. Email at to place your order today.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Last Chance List

The last chance list is now available to view and is huge!!! Take a look here, Last Chance List. Make sure you don't let those must have items slip away, order the now before they're gone. Email your order to me at

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Plum and Olive VintageFlowers

This quick card was made using the Vintage Vogue set. The flowers were made by stamping the large flowers in Perfect Plum, the small flowers in Pale Plum and the leaves in Old Olive, these were all then cut out and glued together with tombow glue. The centres of the flowers were finished with small white pearls from the Pretties Kit. the purple border was made using Perfect Plum cardstock and the Eyelet border punch. The card was finished off with a greeting stamped in Old Olive from the Wonderful Words set.

Friday, 30 July 2010

Razzleberry Simply Said

I've been lacking a bit of inspiration lately for new card designs, so I to do this week's Sketch Saturday challenge, you can find details here. I have used Cattage Wall dsp, I know this has been used on nearly every card I've made recently but I love it! The stamped images are a mixture of flowers and sentiments from Simplay Said in Rich Razzleberry and butterflies in Orchid Opulence from Live Your Dream. The card has been finished off with some Old Olive buttons from the Playground designer buttons pack. Hope You like it

Friday, 9 July 2010

Cottage Wall Butterflies

This card was made using the Flight of The Butterfly Stamp set. Firstly I cut a strip of Rich Razzleberry and used the Eyelet border punch along both edges. I then place a strip of Cottage Wall dsp and some Old Olive satin ribbon. After sticking all this down I stamped two butterflies on Orchid Opulence card in Rich Razzleberry and punch out with the butterfly punch. I then stamped Happy Birthday from the SAB stamp set Vintage Labels and punched out with the 1 3/8" circle, along with two more white circles. I then punched three scallop circle in Rich Razzleberry and fixed the white circle to the centres. The butterflies I punched out earlier were stuck down the centres with a little tombow glue, as they as not completely stuck down the card has some depth.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Trendy Trees in Pink

I decided to make a girly thank you card with the Trendy Trees set. The trees were stamped in Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and Taken with Teal. The greeting was stamped in Taken with Teal. The paper comes from the Sweet Pea dsp. The card is finished off with some Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon and a silver flower brad.

Friday, 11 June 2010

Vintage Vogue Flowers

This is the first card I made with the new Vintage Vogue set from the mini. The background was created by repeatedly stamping the the floral flourish stamp in Certainly Celery, this would not have been possible without the Stamp -a-ma-jig. The flowers were stamped in Ballet Blue and cut out, the edges have been curled to give some dimension. The centres of the flowers are Certainly Celery brads. The leaves have been punched from the 2-Step bird punch and the greeting on from Sincere Salutations.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Bird on a branch

This card was made using some of my new goodies which have just arrived. The bird is made from the new Two Step Bird punch available in the mini. The bird is made from the most lovely new colour Rich Razzleberry, can see this been my new favourite colur. The brach was punched from Old Olive. The scalloped edge round the die cut circle was made using the Scallop Oval punch. Simply punch six ovals, cut them in half, cut the last scallop off eacg edge and the arrange round the circle. The paper come from the new Cottage Wall dsp and the ribbon was made using Old Olive Satin ribbon from the mini.

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Sweet Little Birdie

This card was made from the new My Sweet Pea set from the mini catalogue. The background is stamped in So Saffron and the bird is stamped in So Saffron for his beak and Chocolate Chip for his body. The paper comes from the Sweet Pea dsp stack and the scalloped edge is done in Taken with Teal. I decided not put a greeting on so this card can be used for any occasion. Hope you all have a great Bank Holiday Weekend!

Friday, 28 May 2010

Bella Bleu and Crumb Cake

The base for this card was made using Crumb Cake, the new name for Kraft. It's so long since I've used any of this, I always want to have the matching ink to stamp with, roll on October when I can get hold of it! The other base layers are made from Not Quite Navy and the Bella Bleu dsp, another one I haven't used much. The image is stamped with markers and comes from the Live Your Dream set, the sentiment is from Sincere Salutations. The card is finished with some Crumb Cake/ Kraft taffeta ribbon and some Not Quite Navy brads. I really like how this card has turned out, what do you think?

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Monkey in the Leaves

This card was made using the new Fox and Friends set. the background was brayered in Certainly Celery and the leaves were then stamped in Old Olive. The leaves come from the level three hostess set Garden Dreams. The spotty background paper comes from the Sweet Pea dsp, really hope we get some gorgeous new dsp to replace this as I'm going to miss it when its gone. The sentiment is stamped in Pumpkin Pie and comes from the Wow Flowers set.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Sweet Pea Bag and Card

This card and bag were made using some paper from the new Sweet Pea stack, I really do love the colours in these papers. Instructions to make the bag can be found here. The embellishment on the front on the bag is made from repeated stamping an image from Circle Circus in Chocolate Chip, Rose Red and Old Olive. Different parts of the image were then punched out using the scallop circle, the 1 3/8" circle and the 1 1/4" circle punches. The card was made using the same image for the base and the Happy Birthday Circle greeting from Wow Flowers, this was finished off with an Old Olive brad.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Baby Giraffe Card

This card uses the little giraffe from the Fox and Friends set in the new mini, its very cute. The image was stamped in Pretty in Pink and the stars, which are from Nursery Necessities were stamped in So Saffron. The background paper comes from the new Sweet Pea paper stack. The card is finished off with some Old Olive brads, I think these are a little too close together, but once I made the holes I had to go with it.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Flight of the Butterfly

This card was made using the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set and the matching punch. The butterflies were stamped in Pretty in Pink and then over stamped in Rose Red. The background paper comes from the new Sweet Pea dsp, this is gorgeous! The card has been embellished with Rose Red double stitched 1" grosgrain and a flower from the new stitched felts from the mini, you can view this mini by clicking the catalogue in my sidebar.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

So much new stuff!!

Firstly the new 2010 Mini Catalogue has launched and it is lovely, I am seriously loving the Sweet Pea dsp and the Stitched felts. To take a look just click on the link in my sidebar. Remember you can order from me at anytime, just email me at to place your order.

Secondly.....we are getting NEW colours!!! I am so excited about this I don't know how I'll mange to wait until October when they are released for sale. The whole colour families have undergone a Colour Renovation are are now called Collections in Brights, Neutrals, Regals and Subtles..just take a look at these.....

Marina Mist and Rich Razzleberry look gorgeous!! As you can see the neutrals are now part of the Collections ...Kraft has been renamed Crumb Cake, yummy. There are ten colours in each collections instead of ten, leaving with 40 core colours. However we are also getting IN Colours which they have had in America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, so we will also get an extra 5 colours, which are still a surprise until they are released. These colours will stay with us for two years unlike the current In Colours which retire after just one year. Next summer, we will get a further set of 5 new In Colours, meaning we will always have 50 colours to play with.

You make have noticed from the chart above that some colours are missing, these have been retired to make way for the new colours.

I know many of you may some of your current favourites on here, I for one will be sad to see Sage Shadow and Taken with Teal go, but we all still have six months with these lovely colours so there is plenty of time to stock up on your favourites and just think of all the new favourites you will have in October. Thanks for reading all this if you made it to the bottom!!

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Perfect Pairs Promo

This post will stay at the top until the end of March, please scroll down for today's post.
March brings us a new Stampin Up promotion, "Perfect Pairs" this promo involves getting 20% off selected punches when you also buy the co-ordinating stamp set. Please click on sidebar link for more details of punches and sets available.
Along with our current punches the new Heart punch will also be available for purchase at £10.00 along with the Simply Said stamp set, item number for stamp set is 106598. The item number for the heart punch is 113693.
If you already have Simply Said in your stamp collection and simply want the heart punch, you can order it for £12.50 on the same item number 113693.
The heart punch is only available until the end of March or while stocks last, so order yours now. Remember you can order from me at any time, simply email me at

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Simply... 2 Sketches for U Challenge # 48

This is my card for this weeks entry into the 2 Sketches for U challenge, you can find details here. The background paper was made by stamping the dotty flower from Simply Said in Green Galore, the small flower comes from Flight of the Butterfly and were stamped in Chocolate Chip. The main image is also from the Flight of the Butterfly set and this was first stamped in Pixie Pink, followed by the flower layer in Chocolate Chip. The card was finished off with some double stitch Chocolate Chip ribbon, I just love this range of ribbon and have all three colours, fingers crossed for some more! Remember throughout March when you buy Simply Said, Flight of the Butterfly, In the Stars, Oval All or Simply Scallops stamps sets you can get the co-ordinating punch at 20% , that's just £10.00. The full heart punch is only available until the end of this month, so order yours now.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Tractor Birthday Card

It is my partner's dad's birthday on Monday and this is the card I have made for him as he likes vintage tractor's. I have been informed by my partner that it's not the right tractor, but they're all the same to's the right colour anyhow. The main image was created by brayering a background of Certainly Celery, I'm not great at brayering but practice makes perfect as they say, so should maybe make some more. The image was then stamped in black and coloured with SU markers in Ruby Red. The grass tufts are stamped in Certainly Celery. The background was made by stamping the wellie stamp (from the sadly retired Scene in a Garden set) in distress ink in Old Paper on Very Vanilla cardstock. These were matted onto Chocolate Chip cardstock. The greeting embellishment is stamped in Chocolate Chip and is from the Vintage Labels set. The pewter frame comes from a Hodgepodge Hardware set, which again has retired in this colour. Thats all for now, hope he likes the card!

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Happy Moments set of Four

This little set of cards was made using the Happy Moments set which one of the sale-a-bration freebie sets, although sale-a-bration is now over I thought I'd still show these cards, as like many of you with this set I'm still playing. The background pattern was created using a stamp from the Circle Circus set, a great one for backgrounds and accents. The focal images and sentiments come from Happy Moments, there are two cards with "thank you" as the greeting and two with "Happy Birthday". The colour combinations for each card are: Rose Red and Pretty in Pink, Ballet Blue and Bashful Blue, Old Olive and Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum and Pale Plum. I think my favourite is the green version as I just love the bird in a cage stamp.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Diamond Top Card

Today I decided top have a go at the Diamond Top card style. I chose to use an A5 sheet as the base card. I got my instructions from a dvd which I own. The card was cut so it was 14cm in width instead of 15cm. Then fold your piece of card in half and score with a bone folder. Score a line across the folded card at 7cm. Fold this top area both ways to create a deep scoreline. Next mark 9cm on the spine of your card and 12cm at the opening side. Score a line across both of these points. Then fold this score line bothways. Your diamond should now appear if you push both ends inwards. For the base of my card I used Blush Blossom and matted with Pretty in Pink. The images are from the Out of the Box level 1 hostess set and they were stamped in Regal Rose. The greeting comes from Nursery Necessities.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Cupcakes and Cocoa

Today's card is just a quick and simple card using Crazy for Cupcakes and the co-ordinating cupcake wheel. The boarder was creating using the cupcake wheel and Close to Cocoa ink. The little cupcakes were then coloured with Stampin' Up! markers. The main image was stamped in black and then coloured with markers. To make the bun case, the large cupcake was stamped again onto Tea Party dsp and then cut out. The card was finished off with a greeting from the same set.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Greenhouse Garden for Mojo Monday Challenge

This is the card I have made for this week's Mojo Monday challenge, you can find details here. I chose to use Greenhouse Garden as its a set I've just bought. The flowers are stamped in Pretty in Pink with Pixie Pink over the top. The stems are Certainly Celery with Old Olive over the top. The background paper comes from the Tea Party collection, I know this is appearing a lot recently but I just love it. The greeting comes from the Wow Flowers collection and has been stamped on punched out tab using the round tab punch. The ribbon is embellished with two Certainly Celery brads.

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Pastel Birthday Cupcake

This card was made using the Big Bold Birthday stamp set, the icing layer of the cupcake has been glittered using Heat and Stick powder and Dazzling Diamonds, its hard to see the sparkle on this photo. The papers come from the Tea Party dsp collection, which I love. The little buttons are from my stash. The sketch layout for the card comes from Friday Sketchers challenge 91, you can find details here. I am also entering this into this weeks Charisma Cardz Challenge which was to use birthday candles, you can find details here.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Sketch & Stash Challenge 29

This card is my entry into the Sketch and Stash challenge for this fortnight, you can find details here. The new stash used in this challenge was the old olive designer paper, which has been waiting on my desk for a project. I chose to use the Loads of Love sets as the main image as these have been sadly neglected recently. The card was finished off with some Bravo Burgundy ribbon.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Friday Sketchers #90

This is my entry for this weeks Friday Sketchers challenge, you can find the sketch we had to follow here. The main image is from the Daisy and Dandylion collection and was coloured with a mixture of copic markers and Stampin' Up! markers. The patterned papers are both from SU, the green floral paper has now retired, the striped on is from the Tea Party collection. The flower was made from an SU brad in Pretty in Pink, a white pretties flower and a yellow flower from papermania.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Garden Dream for Tackle it Tuesday Colour Challenge

This card is my attempt at the colour challenge on the Purely Stamping blog, you can find details here. the challenge was to use Basic Black, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink and Sage Shadow. the flowers were stamped with a mixture of Rose Red and Sage Shadow and then coloured in the same colours. Basic Black was used for the border and for the sentiment. Pretty in Pink was used as a border for the image and punched border for the sentiment. The background was created with Sage Shadow and the leaves stamp from Garden Dream. The sentiment is from Sincere Salutations.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Cheers to You for my Brother

This card the card I have made for my brother who's birthday is next week. I used the cheers to you beer mug and coloured them with the chocolate chip marker. The foam on the top is glossy as I added some crystal effects. The card is finished off with the sentiment from the same set.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Tricky True Friend

This card was made using True Friend, this is a set I have really got to grips with and so decided it was time it came out of its dusty box. The layout for this card is inspired from the 2 Sketches $ U challenge #46, which you can find here. I turned the layout 90 degrees. The background paper is the So Saffron dsp and the inks used were Ballet Blue and Always Artichoke.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Card for Friday Sketchers #89

This is my entry for the Friday sketchers challenge number 89, you can find the sketch used here. The main image comes from the Live Your Dream set from Stampin' Up! and is one of my favourite current sets. You get eight lovely stamps for just £26.95.The image was stamped using Always Artichoke and Regal Rose to complement the Tea and Crumpets designer paper. The ribbon is from my stash.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Sketch Saturday Card #90

This is my card entry into the Sketch Saturday challenge number 90, you can find the sketch I followed here. the image is one from Penny Black called "Cheers" and it's coloured with Stampin Up markers in Creamy Caramel, Blush Blossom, Sage Shadow, Ruby Red and Pumpkin Pie. The patterned paper is some I got free with a magazine, the cardstock is Stampin Up Ruby Red. The embellishments comes from my stash. The greeting comes from the SU set Cheers to You.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Copic Colour Challenge #51

This card is my entry into the Copic Colour Challenge for this week. The colours we had to use were B12, R29 and RV23. This is my first attempt at copic markers and maybe I should have chosen lighter colours to start with. I also used E37, E35, E11, YG91 and W3, the colourless blender and also Creamy Caramel SU marker for the pegs. The background paper is in Bashful Blue and is from Stampin Up!, the image stamped is from Penny Black