Sunday, 21 July 2019

Fancy Fold Daisy Lane card

This is one of my favourite folds and generally gets an 'oooh'. The new smaller daisy punch makes this card much easier and I have used the stamps too!

The Blushing Bride pink and Rich Razzleberry were on my desk from tidying up so I used these as they came to hand first! So my little box of half daisies, they do look like another flower I have forgotten the name of but I just think of them as pretty.

A few punched out leaves and some of that lovely Garden Lane Designer paper. This is probably my least favourite sheet in the pack so that shows how delicious it all is. More on that and some butterflies on Tuesday.

The centre of the flower with the sentiment is a clear faceted gem coloured with the rich razzleberry 
Blends Pen, what a difference that makes. The centres of the other flowers I have painted with the Wink of Stella.

How thrilled would you be to receive that on your birthday?

Daisy Lane bundle (stamps and punch)    151118
Garden lane Designer Paper.                      149488
Faceted Gems                                             144142
Rich Razzleberry Blends pen                    144602

Contact me to order or you can order from my online shop so the parcel comes direct to your door. If you do order please use the hostess code 976TGFF6 until 31st July.
Then in August I will send you a dozen frosted flower embellishments.
Happy shopping

Friday, 19 July 2019

Daisy Lane

I'm back!
 Its been a very busy few weeks, decorating and having visitors to our new house. The furniture for my very small craft room arrived yesterday and I have most of my things away so that I can find everything. On Monday the boxes from storage arrive, no idea where I am going to put that lot!!!

So today I have been having a play with the Daisy Lane bundle. This is a stamp set with 9 rubber stamps and a matching punch. This bundle compliments the Daisy Delight set that is still in the catalogue and many of my customers bought a while ago. I like this one, the punched daisy is smaller and I think more in proportion to a card base. I do love the big punch for the 3d items that are easily made. This daisy fits into the large one to give a brilliant double flower.

This image shows the different sizes of the daisy punch. The top one being the newer smaller flower. There are two punched out daisies to each flower, the one below is the older larger punched flower, this has been removed from my fairy light display!

This picture shows the two daisies sat together, don't they look great. I am sure there will be many of you thinking about the 3D items you can make.

The stamp set and punch, this is a great bundle £32.25. It's on page 23 of the catalogue. I haven't used the stamp set on either of these daisies, I have more makes showing the stamped image over this coming week.

This is the Daisy delight stamp set ,  on page 96.

Such a versatile suite of stamps and punches.

I have an order going in this weekend, or you can order from my online shop so the parcel comes direct to your door. If you do order please use the hostess code 976TGFF6 and in August I will send you a dozen frosted flower embellishments.

Daisy Lane bundle (stamps and punch)    151118
Daisy Delight stamp set                              143669
Large daisy punch                                        143713

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Sunday, 30 June 2019

Cards for sad times....

We all have these cards to send from time to time. 
This one is for a friend who's Step Father passed away last weekend. He would have loved this as he was a great card maker himself. Making Christmas cards to raise funds for a charity close to his heart after his wife died. Frank was in his 90's, he had a heart of gold, an infectious chuckle and was up for most things any day of the week. He will be much missed by his friends and family. R.I.P.

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Daisy Lane without the daisy!

I have a lot of floral stamps as have many of my customers but often these sets have a leaf or squiggle that is suitable to make a man's card with no floral images. This one is all about the ink.
How many shades of green do we have in the Stampin'Up colour family without the 'In colours". 
They are all here with the lovely fern leaf stamp. The fussy cut leaf is in the very beautiful 'Soft Sea Spray colour. You will be seeing a lot more of this.

A little twist of braided twine around the centre with a sentiment to finish.The card base and matt layer are Mossy meadow and Granny Apple Green.

A Soft Sea Foam stamp on the inside to finish it off

Sunday, 23 June 2019

A little salute to beautiful Designer Paper

Do you have those days when you are desperate to get into your craft room/space then when it happens all those ideas you had run away? Thats where I am at the moment. When I am putting satinwood on the skirting board or cleaning windows the ideas seem to come thick and fast but once I make time to sit in the space I have created to craft my head is empty.
Today I put a pack of designer paper on my desk - Perennial Essence.

I thought I would make 2 cards, using one sheet as both sides are so pretty. I also got out a pack of Stampin'Up note cards and envelopes as they are that bit smaller so simpler cards are better.

My creations.....

I started with the purpleish designer paper first, love this one, I should have used Blackberry Bliss and Petal Pink card but I don't have any left of either of these colours so I have used Rich Razzleberry and the new Incolour 'Purple Posy'.
My base cards are very vanilla so I picker ribbon to match. That is edged in gold which linked in the yellow centres of the flowers and then added a gold faceted gem to the centre of my daisy which has been fussy cut from the stamped Daisy Lane set. I have also daubed the end of the petals. The sentiment is from the  Itty Bitty Birthdays set. To finish the card off I covered the envelope flap with matching designer paper.

The second card uses the same paper but the other side. So two great designs on one sheet.

Again I have matched the card colours, Flirty Flamingo and crushed curry. I wasn't so keen on the as matt layers so I used the lovely pink and my matt layer on its own then a thin strip of the crushed curry to mount the sentiment on. This sentiment is from the Frosted Blooms set which is another of my favourites. Another fussy cut daisy from Daisy Lane this time I have daubed the centre of the flower and just the tips of the petals. I have used the Wink of Stella pen on the centre of the flower. Once more I have added the designer paper to the envelope flap.

There are five other sheets to check out in the pack. I think these would make a lovely little set of cards that fit in one of my tins. So maybe there is more to come on this story.


Perennial Essence designer paper  149100
Gold faceted gems                           144141
Daisy lane stamp set                       149325
Wink of Stella                                 141897
Gold edged vanilla ribbon.             144146

If you do shop online please use the hostess code 4K2RVXMV if your order is over £25 I will send you a gift at the end of the month. If you would like a new Stampin'Up catalogue get in touch.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Colour challenge Tuesday

Sometimes a colour challenge can get you going when the mojo just isn't there. Even when you haven't got those colours of ink!
The challenge is to  use these three colours:- Early Expresso, Gray Granite and new in-colour Seaside Spray,  with any neutrals added.....

Yes a challenge. Particularly as I didn't have any of the Seaside Spray ink ink. The middle colour is  Gray Granite which I have not used before. The third colour is Early Expresso which I love. 

What to do, I looked through my stamp sets and found a new set that I got at On Stage and hadn't opened. Its called 'Daisy Lane'. It works with the Daisy Delight which has carried over into this catalogue and there is a new smaller punch for the small daisy in this new set so I highly recommend it.

And my card

and the envelope

and the inside

I have added a little Wink of Stella to the centre of the daisies. The base card, the fern and the stems for the daisies are Gray Granite, the flowers and sentiment in the Early Expresso.

Daisy Lane stamp set and punch bundle.       151118
Seaside Spray ink                                           150085
Seaside Spray card                                         150889
Early expresso ink                                          147114
Early expresso card                                         121686
Gray granite ink                                             147118
Gray granite card                                           147008
Very vanilla card                                            106550
Wink of stella                                                 141897

If you do shop online please use the hostess code 4K2RVXMV if your order is over £25 I will send you a gift at the end of the month. If you would like a new Stampin'Up catalogue get in touch.

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Tea Together

This stamp set and dies have been on my desk since Jan/Feb and the packet hasn't been opened. So the time had come. The inspiration for this card was from Patty Bennet  It's not identical but nearly. However that has got me going with this set.

I have used a 'flat lay' photograph to show the products I have used.  There are a lot of retired products on the card but the stamp set and dies are in the new catalogue on page 113. The teapot, cup and saucer have been stamped with momento (I still can't find the stazon ink)onto some retired vellum, then dried with a heat gun very gently! These have been die cut and an image has been die cut in whisper white. I have put the two layers together with glue dots.

The shelf on which they sit is a piece of now retired marbled designer paper and the ribbon is the petal pink /whisper white variegated ribbon, which I seem to have quite a stash of!
In the centre of the flower on the front of the card I have used a clear epoxy  droplet. These have carried into the new catalogue which I am really pleased about they come in three sizes and the frosted ones look good to. You get both sorts in one pack.

The colouring of the flower with the sentiment and the flowers inside has been done with a few 'Blends'. These pens are lovely to work with. They have a very soft brush end which only needs a light touch.

Tea Together Stamps                      148779
Tea Time dies                                 149697
Epoxy droplets embellishments     147801
Rich Razzleberry Ink                     147091
Rich Razzleberry Card                   119981
Glue dots                                        103683

If you do shop online please use the hostess code 4K2RVXMV if your order is over £25 I will send you a gift at the end of the month. If you would like a new Stampin'Up catalogue get in touch.

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Tis the season.......

No not that season, its the wedding season! Last weekend I attended the wedding of a very old friend, infact Steve was best man at my wedding and last weekend my OH returned the favour. I got to make the wedding stationary, which was brilliant.
After some discussion about style, the colour being settled very early on, the wonderful couple decided on the Dandelion wishes with a bit of a twist....

I changed the dandelion seeds to little silver hearts. (Please excuse the handles they belong to another item!)  I used the stamparatus to stamp the dandelion which made creating 100 so much quicker and more accurate.


The wedding was being held in the council chamber at Islington Town Hall, I have to say it is a beautiful room. 

Then I worked on the Order of Service.

The name cards for the tables at the reception

Finally we had goody bags to do. In each bag was a piece of wedding cake in a silver box and a bottle of Espensen Spirit, True Romance, Sloe, vodka liqueur. I made the tags with a couple of tiny silver embossed hearts.

Then the bags....

A lovely suite of goodies for a wonderful wedding.

If you know anyone who would like handmade unique wedding stationary please get i contact. I had a wonderful time making these.

From Stamping Up.
Dandelion wishes Stamps  151345
Night of navy ink               147110
Night of navy card             106577
Silver embossing powder   109131
Stamparatus                        148187

If you do shop online please use the hostess code 4K2RVXMV if your order is over £25 I will send you a gift at the end of the month. If you would like a new Stampin'Up catalogue get in touch.

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Hugs from Shelli

Shelli Gardner is the wonderful lady who started Stampin'Up over 30 years ago. In America they have a monthly subscription called Paper Pumpkin. Every month a box of goodies drops through the letter box and what is in it, is a surprise.
Tonight from 11 o clock a Paper Pumpkin box called 'Hugs from Shelli' is available in the European market. This is going to be so popular.
In the box will be:-

A set of exclusive stamps
One classic ink spot
Paper and crafting materials to create 12 cards (3 cards of 4 designs)
12 co ordinating envelopes
Adhesives and embellishments.

Coordinating colours for this kit are :- Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla, one or two of my favourites.

At onstage we made one of the cards that is in the kit.  These are so great for everyone new to stamping, you only need to stamp the sentiment. The putting together is simple but you finish with a really lovely looking card. I am ordering mine tonight. If you want me to add one to my order for you get in contact in the next hour, or order online  here

  • These are the bits we got in our kit. I didn't get the stamp set to bring home but I do have lots of other sentiments that I could add to this card. 
  • My order will go in at 11.30 this evening. Message me to get your order added to it. k x

Monday, 6 May 2019

Let it ride again

Another project, this time 3d or better still home decor. The house we are buying obviously has a little girl mad keen on horse riding, there was a saddle in the hall and one of the bedroom walls was covered in rosettes. So this is a bit of a nod to her.
This is one of my favourite type of makes. I think all the new sets I buy will get this treatment in some way.

I have used all the image stamps in the set and two of the sentiments.. The grasses in the bottom left are from another stamp set I just had handy. I bought a pkt of horse themed embellishments and used the horse shoe here. The rosette I made with an odd piece of the thin Christmas dsp I had left over.. Really enjoyed this creative afternoons work.

What do you think?

Friday, 3 May 2019

Let it ride.

Other than a big batch of wedding invitations, tags for the table gifts and place names I haven't done much crafting.

The one set I have had out and actually haven't put away yet is the 'Let it Ride 'stamp set. This was in the spring/summer catalogue and is carrying forward.

At Christmas I had a card from a friend in this style - a style I hadn't tried before so this is a bit of a fancy fold. I did enjoy doing it. Picking up a pkt of those tiny magnets in a local newsagents for only 99p (very cheap) I had solved the closure problem too.

This is a side view

And the inside.

I have used the crackle large background stamp on all the faces. I really enjoyed making this one. Thank you for the inspiration Shirley.

Products used.
Let it Ride                 148765                         Crackle background    148752

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

New Beginnings 2

A quick post today. I have just updated the 'Join my Team' page.

Starting to day and whilst stocks last is the limited edition Product Medley called Everything is Rosy.
This is a product aimed at the 'avid' crafter. Those who like co-ordination, have to have everything, love to create in their own style. Its is beautiful with touches of rose gold.

In the package you will get:-

  Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps* Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8" x 1" (7.3 x 2.5 cm)* 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs* 6" x 6" rose gold foil paper—8 sheets* Printed die cuts—2 sheets* Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs* Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4" (6.4 mm)* Melon Mambo 1/4" (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)* Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8" (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)* Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

You could just buy this wonderful product medley or you could use it as the base of a starter kit and join my team of demonstrators.
I am ordering my Everything is Rosy suite tomorrow as I also get to order from the new catalogue…. that’s one of the brilliant parts of being a demonstrator you get to get stuff early! So would you like to get your hands on new products early? This kit makes a great focus for a starter kit.

Start with the Everything is Rosy bundle, add 2 matching ink pads, Night of navy and Melon Mambo, plus card stock in these two colours. A pack of Whisper White notecards and envelopes, Night of Navy light and dark blender pen, Dimensionals, tombo and  block A that totals £129.25.

As a starter kit all this would be yours for £99 and free postage. Whether you want a new hobby or to start your own business this could be the most wonderful starting point. So who is going to join?

There are more details about being a demonstrator on the join my team page. I look forward to hearing from you.

To buy the  Product Medley:- 150099 this link takes you direct to my online shop. Use the hostess code 36JHDPSV and I will send you a small crafty gift before the end of the month.