Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Valentines again

Thought I would show you a few more of the cards I have made. These are mainly made with old stamp sets and papers

Its lovely to make a wide range of cards on a theme. A few square ones tomorrow.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Male Monday Guy greetings

The Guy greetings stamp set has been out again. This time I have used the shoes! Love these, think they are really cute.

I have used the stampin'up! notecards in crumb cake. I have used the 'Flashback designer paper. The very vanilla card has been punched with the tag top punch which is one of my 'can't do without' punches. I have stamped the tag using soft suade ink, stamping some direct and some as stamped off images. I then stamped the shoes once in real red and cut them out. This sentiment just says it from the heart I am sure there are lots of people in everyones life that this would fit.

Inside the card I have added the 'Worlds Greatest' banner, also part of this stamp set. Contact me to get yours

Friday, 23 January 2015

Little Blue Bird

This is the second card with that stamp set. The little blue bird. I would like to say its a  kingfisher but I'm not so sure thats what it is.

So a closer look and yes I caught my pen on the right hand edge, thats what the blob is.                
I have scored a frame around the bird then cut the corners out and stuck carefully along the inside of the score line.
The blendability pens need a bit more practice to get the colour blend I would want here.
 But he is a cheeky looking birdie!

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Blendies and Lemons

Here is my make with the free stamp set from the sale a brat ion brochure that I showed you last week.

I thought it was time I got working with the blendability pens. Although the palest colour is dark when you first colour with it, it does dry paler. The colours are great because as with everything else with Stampin'Up! they match the card, paper and ribbon.

The ribbon in in the spring/summer catalogue, its quite thick and textured. I have also coloured 3 pearls with blendability pens, just gives an extra matching dimension to the finished card.

I do really like the lemon stamp it looks and feels fresh, you can almost smell it!

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Luscious Lace

 These goodies arrived this morning. The large stamp is "Something Lacey'. The Designer paper is 'Something Borrowed' with the lace trim and embellishments. Don't they look great. I can't wait to get started with them. I will have something pretty to show you tomorrow.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Tuesday- Sheltering trees.

 So here I have used this set without using the tree. Because the stamps are photopolymer you can see through them which makes repeat stamping very easy. The ribbon is from the FREE with a qualifying order sab products.

 I'm not usually a yellow fan but this has an air of spring about it unlike the weather outside!

Monday, 19 January 2015

Early Valentine

This isn't what I planned on posting today, I was hoping to have finished my Project Life Memory Keeping page about when my Dad crossed the equator for the first time as a young sailor. Unfortunately the pictures are a funny size and the layout is taking longer than I expected. It will be a fortnight before I can go back to this as busy busy,
Here is a quick simple make. No stamping! The embossing is done with the new folder from the spring/summer catalogue. The vellum with the hearts is from the main annual catalogue as is the gold foil that I punched with the heart punch also in the main catalogue as part of a bundle. The 'love' is an expressions framelit. The soft heart and heart pin are from my own stash.
I quite like this one.

Friday, 16 January 2015

SAB Simply Wonderful

 This is a stamp set of  6 lovely sentiments with this tiny little flower motif. It co-ordinates with the decorative label punch and the large oval punch.
I have kept these cards simple with the Dotted Scallop border punch instead of ribbon and Birthday Bash paper. I used the marker pens to colour the flower motif stamp.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Lotus Blossom SAB (Free) stamp set

So isn't this a beautiful stamp set.  It works in every colour, its just so lovely. This is one of my favourite combinations

 I have used Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant.

The stamp comes in 3 parts, its photopolymer so easy to place the 3 elements on top of each other, using the stamped off technique adds an extra colour dimension. I have added the wisteria wonder seam binding for the bow and knot. The sentiment is from the lotus blossom stamp set using the love label punch.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015


This is one of the free stamp sets in the SAB brochure. I haven't had time to open and use it yet but wanted to show you how cute some of the sets are.
The markers in the picture are the new 'blend abilities' or 'blendies as our team call them. I have had the pens a while but not really used them much. The pens are also available in the SAB brochure free with a qualifying order. (For every £45 spend get a free item.)

Watch my blog for what I make with this set.........

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Tuesday Trees - Sheltering Tree

Today I am showing you my first make with this lovely set from the Spring/Summer catalogue. I have   loads of plans for this set

Such a pretty delicate stamp set. It can be used in so many different colour collections. This time I have used coastal cabana and pear pizzaz. I wanted something fresh. The ribbon is part of the SAB bundle - 3 ribbon colours and buttons to match. FREE with a qualifying order. Contact me for more details.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Guy Greetings for male Monday

Here I have a couple of makes using the Guy Greetings from the Spring/Summer catalogue. This set has 22 stamps so loads of variety.
I have only used 2. One sentiment and one design but in two different ways. I have also used the stamping up note cards. These are smaller than the standard C6 card but complement the size these designs. The Hello Honey ribbon in the S/S is beautifully woven, quite thick and soft, I love it.

The first card is a crumb cake stampin'up! notecard,  I have stamped in early expresso and very lightly daubed around the edges, the hello honey ribbon (from the s/s catalogue) adds a sumptuous splash of colour. The designer paper is from the 'Flashback pack. (annual catalogue.) One hat has been stamped a second time cut out and covered with 'crystal effects then added with a dimensional. It doesn't stand out in the pictures but does add some sparkle.

 This second card is a whisper white stampin'up! notecard. I have used the colours from the designer paper to colour a second set of hats with marker pens which I have cut out and added using dimensionals. I then coloured the sentiment using the marker pens to match. The designer paper is from the 'Confetti Celebration'.

 More male cards next Monday. This 'Guy Greetings' stamp set is available from my online shop www.karenwatts.stampinup.net or you can contact me directly to order.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Spring/Summer catalogue

The Spring Summer Catalogue goes live tomorrow 5th January
If you have been a regular customer you should have had your catalogue in the post. If you haven't received a catalogue but would like one please contact me. As always there is so much to want or is it need.
 There are some lovely flower stamps and one or two quirky items, some lovely kits including a starter project life kit. LOVE it all.
I think you will love it all too so I have created a Designer Series Paper share and a Ribbon, button, Embellishment share. This will make an economical way of having a little bit of everything.

This offer is open until 15th January. There are only 4 shares so bag yours quickly. I look forward to hearing from you.

Spring/Summer Product Share

So much to choose from, what to prioritise. This is your chance to buy a little piece of all the DSP packs, ribbons and trims. A quarter share

Stacked with love stack      pg   5          12 sheets         £1.56
Adventure bound Stack      pg 40          12 sheets  £1.56
Printed Blooms DSP          pg19   12 of 6” x 6” £2.48
Sweet Dreams DSP     pg 39   12 of 6” x 6” £2.48
Something Borrowed         pg 42           12 of 6” x 6” £2.48
Birthday Bash speciality    pg 12           12 of 6” x 6” £2.88
Chalkboard pg 25        2 pieces £1.46
Ribbons and Embellishments

Pom Pom trim              pg 12           app 1+ m £1.31
Gold basic buttons       pg 13           2 each of 4 sizes £1.82
Bermuda Bay sequins  pg 13            2.25 m £1.10
Itty Bitty accent stickers pg 28          6 stickers £0.94
Painted Blooms  twine pg 37 2.25m of each colour £1.56
Sweet Dreams buttons pg 39 2 of each design £1.36
Hello honey ribbon pg 39 1.1m £1.56
Something embellishments  pg 42 3 £1.56
Jute Ribbon pg43 1.1m £2.06
Sahara Lace Trim pg43 1.1m £1.56
If you order both DSP and Ribbon/Embelishment packs I will add 2x Petite Cafe gift bags and 2 die cut butterflies.

An economical way to have a bit of everything