Saturday, September 14, 2013

Festive Flurry Christmas Card

Don't you love having good friends?  I do, and I am really lucky that I belong to a really great team of friends.  I haven't been well this week, and my crafting has had to take a back seat, but my fellow team-mates have been brilliantly supportive.  So not only do I get to be part of a great team, but I get to play with fantastic products from a brilliant company.  Its great being a Stampin Up Demonstrator.

Our team is having a blog hop this weekend, and I couldn't join in, as I was unwell, but I have made the following card, which was going to be my entry into it.

This is a gorgeous Christmas card, using products from the New Autumn/Winter brochure.  The papers are from the Seasons of Style Designer Series.

I made the fantastic 3 dimensional ornament using the Christmas Collectibles stamps and corresponding punch.

The ribbon is the new silver ribbon and it is topped with a frosted finishes embellishments

the centre of the card was cut out using my Big Shot and The Festive Flurry Framelits Dies.

To finish off I used the gorgeous Christmas Messages stamp set.

Don't you just love this card? 

Wouldn't you like to be able to do this?

 I hope it has inspired you.  If you want to order any of these products you can order through my on-line shop at

Here is a list of the products

Seasons of Style DSP   132340
Frosted Finishes Embellishments  132150
Silver 1/8th Ribbon  132137
Festive Flurry Framelit Dies  132193
Christmas Messages 131790(W), 131793 (C)
Christmas Collectibles Bundle (With Punch)  133282 (W)  133283 (c)

Here's hoping that you have a good day and find a little crafting time.


Lisa x

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A little Mickey In Colour

Who doesn't love Mickey Mouse ...........  so when asked to make a card for a true Disney fanatic (who is in her 60's) what else was a girl to use but Mickey Mouse.

I had an old Stampin Up Mickey Mouse ballon stamp that I had been waiting for an excuse to use .... and this was just the opportunity I needed.

I wanted to show all you guys out that there just because you purchase lots of lovely new goodies from Stampin Up that you can still combine them with older stamps.

I have used the gorgeous in-colour 2013/15.  I am so in love with this colour scheme.  Everything blends effortlessly.  Don't you just love that.

Anyway here's the card.  I used the in colour inks and the Stamp-a-ma-gig tool to create the spacing on the card.  Its am amazing tool, and one I wouldn't be without now.

The gorgeous tags were cut with the Chalk Talk Framelits and the ribbon is Calypso Coral.  For the inside I wanted to use the two colour cardstocks that I hadn't used on the front.  I layered them and then randomly stamped.  Again the tags were from the Chalk Talk Framelits and the sentiment is from Chalk Talk and From My Heart.

I hope you like it.  

DID YOU NOTICE the new blog header ...................... no, 
pop back up to the top and have a look.

Gorgeous isn't it.  Well it was all made on our fanastic new programme 

This wonderful digital design programme is a must for any crafter.  I created my gorgeous bird image, (my nickname is BIRD) and then used it to create the header on the blog.  The best bit, about MDS is that I can try new styles out using all the papers, punches and stamps on the computer, before actually using my paper stash.  Combining both digital and actual crafting is so much fun.  Do you want to try it?  Go on?  You'll love it.  You can try it free for thirty days.  Just click here to try.

Don't forget if you need some gorgeous new crafty bits to play with that you can order 24/7 52 weeks of the year using the fantastic new online ordering system.  Just click on the picture below to be taken straight to the shop.  Grab your coffee and enjoy yourself.

Hope you have a wonderful day.


Monday, September 09, 2013

MDS......... what's this I hear you cry?????

MDS is the busy craft persons, best friend.

Do you want to create those lovely layouts for your memories that you see in magazines?

Do you lack the time?

Do you lack some of the equipment?

If you can answer YES to any of these questions then I can help you.

or rather MY DIGITAL STUDIO can. This is a brand new product from Stampin Up.  Here's the first layout I created.....

I have never digitally scrapbooked before and found this to be absolutely amazing.  I just love it.  It is definitely THE best digital programme I have ever used.  It's so easy to use, you can create fantastic layouts that are complete, or use it to make hybrid projects, create custom backgrounds or embellishments to add to your hand stamped/crafted cards and layouts.  Its amazingly versatile.  So for all those who are saying "its not for me, because I won't get inky fingers", you're wrong!  You so will, you will be combining inks, glues and digital crafting in no time.

Both of the above layouts were created using the elements in the FREE 30 day trial

Still not convinced, then why not try MDS FREE FOR 30 DAYS.  Thats a whole month to play, before you commit to purchasing it.  Just click here to get started.

Don't want to wait, want to purchase it now, then that's easy to, just click here.
Well you can order direct from me here or of course you can email me or telephone to place your orders in the usual way.

Have you had a chance to look at my on-line shop yet?  If not, why not pop on over, get yourself a cup of coffee, relax and browse the fantastic products on offer. Here's the link
make sure you copy and paste it into favourites so that you've always got it.

Happy crafting

Lisa x