Thursday, 28 February 2013

Cakes and a card!

Well I had quite a busy day yesterday, as predicted, but very productive! Keiran and I made some flapjacks and a fat free, sugar free banana and sultana loaf...

mmmmmmm! I've made them for my guests at my Stampin' Up! workshop on Sunday...they keep well and really improve with keeping :)

Ok, so here is a card I also made, for an order...

I have (again!) used the fabulous Secret Garden Bundle and my Stampin' Write! Markers. 

I decided to stick with just line images rather than colouring them this time. I used varying shades of pink, and stamped the leaves in 2 different shades of green.

Cardstock - Whisper White
Stamps - Secret Garden
Dies - Secret Garden Framelits
Ink (markers) - Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Primrose Petals, Certainly Celery, Pear Pizzazz

If you would like me to order any of the wonderful products please do get in touch! I can be contacted on 07915 698577 or by email at

inspired by the sketch and flowers of this gorgeous, vibrant card!
Thanks for popping by...I have to go to work now, then more cards and some more prep for my market on Saturday and workshop Sunday....gonna be a very busy few days!
Hope you have fun!

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

For Grandma

Good morning!
Wow, the sun is shining here! Looks like it's going to be a lovely day...and I have lots of indoor jobs to do...typical!

Anyway, here is a card for an order for Mother's Day. Sadly, the customer lost both her parents last year and she wants remembrance cards to place in the crematorium so this one is from  her children to her Mum.

I have used Flowering Flourishes stamped with Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Sahara Sand and Primrose Petals.

I used the Lacy Brocade Embossing folder and some paper from the Paisley Petals DSP pack.

The sentiment is computer generated in Word and I finished with some tiny gems from a nail art set and some pearls.

Cardstock - Whisper White
Stamps - Flowering Flourishes
Ink (markers) - Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Pretty In Pink, Primrose Petals, Sahara Sand
Embossing Folder - Lacy Brocade
Papers - Paisley Petals

If you would like to order any of the items showcased on my blog, please do get in touch on 07915 698577 or email me at


Right, I best get to the gym, then shopping, then card's going to be a very busy day!

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Inkspirational Christmas!

Good evening!
I'm here with a little quickie to show you that I have made to fit in with the challenge over at Inkspirational this week, which is based on this fab card made by Vicky!

My card...

I have used the Ornamental Keepsakes bundle for this little card. I stamped it in Real Red and Gumball Green, cut it out using the matching Framelit, and covered in Crystal Effects. When it had fully dried, I gently bent and teased the bauble and it gave a cracked glaze finish, which I've tried to show below. I also sprinkled a little glitter into the glue before it dried for some Christmas sparkle!

The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments and the whole panel is matted onto Gumball Green card.

Cardstock - Whisper White, Gumball Green
Stamps - Ornament Keepsakes bundle, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink (markers) - Real Red, Gumball Green
Other - Crystal Effects

I would love to order any Stampin' Up! items for you, and give you the opportunity to get some free Sale-A-Bration items! Please contact me on 07915 698577 or email me at

Thanks for looking and see you soon!


I have a card here that I have made based on an idea I saw a few weeks ago here, so I cased it!

I have used the incredible FREE Sale-A-Bration set Feeling Sentimental and I stamped it in Marina Mist, Cajun Craze and Lucky Limeade ink. I then mounted them onto a strip of Soft Suede card.

I used the Square Lattice embossing folder on the Marina Mist card for texture and finished with the sentiment stamped in Soft Suede. This card ended up with more layers than I had intended it to because as I stuck it together I realised the fold was on the wrong side! Doh! Schoolgirl error! 

Products used
Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Marina Mist, Soft Suede
Stamps - Feeling Sentimental (SAB)
Ink (markers) - Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede, Marina Mist, Cajun Craze
Other - Square Lattice embossing folder

I now have new pages at the top of my blog for more information about Stampers 6, joining the tINKerbelles, and how to contact me, so now there's no excuses...get your orders in now so you too can get these wonderful Sale-A-Bration freebies! ;)


Thanks for stopping by! :)

A Secret Garden

I have another card here from Sunday's craft session with Jen...

I have used the stunning Secret Garden stamps and Framelits bundle...I love this and I think it's going to get a lot of mileage!

To colour the flower, I tried a new technique...I was having a bit of an experiment with colouring to see what effects I could come up with! For this one, I used the plastic sheet from my Stamp-a-Majig and coloured some Cherry Cobbler marker onto it. I then dipped one of the Blender Pens into the ink and brushed it onto the flower. I continued this way, adding more colour to the darker areas for shading and depth. I think it's very effective and quite realistic looking.

 I stamped the leaves in Always Artichoke and stamped again for a lighter set. I used my Paper Piercing set again to decorate the edge of my white panel before matting onto a Pool Party panel. The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Sentiment set, stamped in Always Artichoke.

Products used
Cardstock - Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Pool Party
Ink - Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler
Stamps - Secret Garden, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Framelits - Secret Garden
Other - Paper Piercing Essentials Pack, Blender Pens

If you would like to get your hands on this stunning set, or anything else Stampin' Up!, please do get in touch on 07915 698577 or email me on

Don't forget, for every £45 you spend, you get to choose one of the Sale-A-Bration items for free, which means you could get the fab paper piercing set I have used for free!!


Hope you have a wonderful Monday! :)

Monday, 25 February 2013

Remembering Grandma

Hey there!
How are you? 
I have the last card from yesterday's sesh at Jen's...I love crafting there as I seem to get so much done!

I have used a lovely hostess set which is sadly retired now, but I still love using it. I used my Stamp-a-Majig to make sure the stems and flowers were aligned properly.

I cut the image panel out using my Labels Collection Framelits, and then embossed the edge with the smaller die. The sentiment is computer generated.

Products Used
Cardstock - Whisper White, Perfect Plum
Stamps - Retired Hostess set
Inks (Markers) - Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi, Baja Breeze
Framelits - Labels Collection

If you would like to get your hands on exclusive hostess gifts, please contact me for info on how to make the most of Stampin' Up! You can call me on 07915 698577 or email me at

Sweet Stampin' - Mother's Day/Special Lady

I better get myself to work now...have a great day! :)

Sunday, 24 February 2013

An Elegant Christmas Card!

Good morning!
I had a very productive day at Jen's yesterday....we're all ready for our Stampin' Up! party next Sunday! If anyone would like to come to it from 2pm, please do let me know...the more the merrier and I have a lovely little make and take to show you.... 

Anyway, here is one of the cards I made yesterday...

I have used the gorgeous Snowflake Die from the last Christmas catalogue and I've cut it out in Silver Glimmer card, and may I just say, the photos so do not show in an way just how fabulously sparkly this card is! It is just so stunning!

The embossing folder is also from the same catalogue. I hope these return in this year's catalogue! I finished with some Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon and a sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set, stamped in Perfect Plum.

If you would like to become part of my new Stampers 6 club starting in March, please do get in touch. You can find details of the club here

Thanks for stopping by and have a fab Sunday!

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Less Is More - Paper Piercing

Good morning!
How are you this Saturday morning?
I am now on day 11 of giving up sweets, chocolate, cakes, biscuits...pretty much any processed sugar items! And I am very pleased to say that I am succeeding and I am feeling great!! :))

Anyway, it's time for the challenge at Less Is More this week and Chrissie and Jen have gone for


I am very happy about this as I have brand new Paper Piercing set from SU and it is brilliant! It makes it soooo much easier!

A closer look at the paper piercing...

I have chosen my colours from Connie and Mary's challenge this week...
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Cardstock - Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Basic Grey
Stamps - Teeny Tiny Sentments
Ink - Basic Grey
Punch - Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly
Embossing Folder - Lacy Brocade

I have to get to work right now!

Thursday, 21 February 2013

CAS Baby

Good evening!
I am going to quickly post this and come back and finish writing it up after I link it to the challenge at Dynamic Duos, as I only have 6 minutes!

Ok, done it! Phew...thought I was going to miss it!

Right, about the card...

I have used the lovely free Hostess Stacks of Wishes set again this evening. I stamped it in Basic Black with a cute little Tempting Turquoise duckling.

I then doodled a border using the same colours and finished with 3 of the Itty Bitty Buttons, one of which is tied with Whisper White Baker's Twine. I then matted the panel onto Tempting Turquoise and added it to a 6x6in card blank.

Cardstock - Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Ink - Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise
Stamp - Stacks of Wishes (Hostess)
Other - Baker's Twine, Itty Bitty Buttons

I love my Stampin' Up products, almost more than anything else in my craft stash and I started out with Stampin' Up as a customer. I was part of a Stampers 6 group and spent just £25 a month for 6 months at first. I loved the products so much that I eventually decided to just go for it and become a Demonstrator, and I wouldn't look back now! I have fun showcasing the products, experimenting with them, and showing people how to use them! And into the bargain, I earn my own free stuff and get commission on sales too! All in my own time, as and when it suits me!

If you would like to enjoy these benefits too, why not join up now? There is an even better incentive too...if you join up before 22nd March you'll also get an extra 25% in your starter kit! So that's £165 worth of wonderful goodies for the unbelievable price of £99 including postage!! I can tell you, if I could join again, I so definitely would!
If you would like to know more, please do contact me on 07915 698577 or email me at


Well I am off to play with some more new stuff I think! :)
See you later!

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Black and white and...?

Hmm so what do you think?? If you went for pink then you'd be right! I love this colour combo so here is what I made...

I have used the really lovely Melon Mambo ribbon from the S/S catalogue, and the stamp set which is a hostess set from the annual catalogue.

I got my sentiment perfectly aligned on my card blank using my brand new have I ever managed without it is what I want to know!! Perfect placement in seconds! I finished with a few little pink gems :)

Supplies I used
Cardstock - Whisper White, Basic Black
Stamp - Stacks Of Wishes (Hostess)
Ink - Basic Black
Ribbon - Melon Mambo Striped Organdy Ribbon
Tools - Stamp-a-majig

If you would like to order any Stampin' Up! supplies, please do get in touch...I'd love to make your craft space happy with lovely new goodies! Also, if you order now, you can choose a free Sale-A-Bration item for every £45 you spend!


Thanks so much for popping by tonight...think I'm having an early one as I went to see Train in Manchester last night...they were totally brilliant! 
So goodnight!

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Birthday in a Secret Garden

Good evening!
Yes I realise it's very late, but I had to make a card for a customer for tomorrow, a last minute one so I thought I may as well blog it while I'm still up!

I am really loving these colours! So zingy, springy and fresh, just like the weather has been today!
I have used more of my newest stash, Secret Garden bundle, Elegant Label punch, Paper Piercing kit...

I finished my card with some seed beads in the flower centres, and a couple of pearls.

Products used
Cardstock - Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple
Stamps - Secret Garden, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink (markers) - Calypso Coral, Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, Raspberry Ripple
Punch - Elegant Label
Other - Paper Piercing Essentials pack

If you love this as much as I do, why not place an order with me? I would love to know that these gorgeous items are on their way to your crafty space! Please contact me on 07915 698577 or email me at


Right, bedtime it is! 
Goodnight all!