Sunday, November 30, 2014

My final Sunday .............

over at Sunday Stamps.  I am of course using Stampin UP products in this challenge.

I have loved being a guest designer this month.  Thanks again to Holly and everyone else for making me feel so welcome.

I would love to come back again.

Anyway here's the final challenge for November ........ can you believe it, in less then 1 month Christmas will have been and gone and we will be looking forward to 2015.  

Anyway with that in mind ...... and the fact that you may be Christmas'd out I focused my colours for this sketch on Autumn.

Here's the sketch

Its challenge SSC 90

Isn't this just a great sketch.  Now I love being able to create layers, so this was perfect.

Firstly tho, I chose my colours ........ for this card I have used Chocolate Chip, Real Red and Pumpkin Pie.  Not normally my colours but I used the Colour Coach to challenge myself even more.

Firstly I stamped the images in Chocolate Chip and Real Red, using the Bordering Blooms Stamp Set.

Then using the Banner Punch I cut the strips into banners.

Before matting and layering onto the cardstock.

I loved this effect so much I even put them inside.  Isn't it nice to be able to decorate the inside to match the front.  Makes everything just that little bit more special.

As always all the products used today can be purchased in my online shop.

So pop over to Sunday Stamps and enter into this fortnight's challenge.  I will be popping over to check out everyone's entries.

Don't forget to order your supplies today, because for the last time this month I am giving a free gift to everyone who places an online order of £50 or more today.

Big hugs

Friday, November 28, 2014

A Christmas Present that keeps on giving ...........

wouldn't that be great.

Wouldn't you like the feeling of Christmas every month?  Well now you can with Build Your Own Bonus.

Wouldn't you like that excitment you feel when unwrapping a parcel.

Well now I can help you with that.

Until Tuesday 2nd December I have a very special joining offer.

If you wish list is £75.00 or more and you would like free postage on it, and then an opportunity to get between 20 and 30% on your next orders then read on.

By joining Stampin UP before Tuesday you can get £130 of goodies of your choice for only £74.25.  How awesome is that.

You get free postage

5% cashback on any orders placed in December

The chance to earn free stamp sets over the next six months.

30% discount on your first qualifying order


20% discount on each order thereafter.

So what are you waiting for.

Whether you want to purchase craft items for yourself, or just for friends and family or if you want to build a business I can help you.

My team is small enough to care, but big enough to be able to offer you huge amounts of support, inspiration and encouragement.

I'd love to be  able to have a chat with you to tell you more.

So if you live in the UK, Denmark, The Netherlands, France or Germany then please get in touch if you are interested in joining a kind, caring and inspirational Stampin Up Team.

I can be contacted in many ways

Tel:  07823 883769 / 01823 410087


Please get in touch and lets get you the best Christmas present ever.


As promised here is the second card we made at class.

Again using the LOTS OF THANKS stamp set.

And the Petit Petals Punch.  Some DSP and a little bit of co-ordinating cardstock.

How cute is that.

Anyway this card is also dedicated to the new members of my team.

Welcome guys.

I'm so thrilled you've taken up the great Build Your Bonus Offer.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanks yous all round plus a great Stampin UP UK craft offer .......... too good to mis

Hi everyone.  How are you today?

I just wanted to share the one of the cards I made for my class.  There are four in the class this month and I will be sharing them all with you over the next few days.

This month's class was all about saying those important thank you's after Christmas.

We used very vanilla, night of navy and a doily.  Stamped and punched and added some ribbon.  How cute it that.    I love the vintage feel to this one and can't wait to share the others with you.

Now for some really amazing news, that I also can't wait to share.  

Ive been bursting with excitement and really want you guys to be able to share in this with me.

join my team, join stampin up

Stampin' Up! are running an awesomely jaw dropping amazing joining offer over the next week. It started Tuesday 25th November and finishes on 2nd December.

This is the first time that Stampin’ Up! has ever offered any kind of joining offer of this type.
It’s a 2 part offer, let me explain.

Firstly Joining Stamping Up!

The usual price to join Stampin Up is £99 and you can choose £130 worth of product from any of our current catalogues for this.  Also included is £45 worth of business basics, such as catalogues, order forms and other business basics.  This is also delivered direct to your chosen address for free.  No shipping costs on this order whatsoever.

Having joined Stampin UP you get 20% discount on every order, but on your first order over £150 you get a massive 30% discount if you place it within 45 days.


BUT for one week only, Stampin' Up! have reduced this price of the kit by 25% to just £74.25. This means that you will receive a HUGE £55.75 worth of product for FREE!!!!  (And lets face it we all love FREE) 

 You get everything I have mentioned about for £74.25.  How amazing is that.  If I wasn’t already a demonstrator I would be joining today.

You can completely customise your kit to suit your individual needs and taste. You get to choose what products you want to start with and they are shipped to your door for FREE.


In addition .......... if you decide to purchase or sell anything further during the month of December, you will receive a 5% Bonus on the total bought/sold that month (payable in January). This is in addition to your normal 20% commission/discount. So imagine getting together with your friends and family and placing that £150 order within 45 days, you would get cashback in January on that as well.  Amazing.  That would be the equivalent of 35% discount in December as well as getting this joining offer.

What are you waiting for……

If you need further information about this offer or about joining Stampin' Up!, please contact me.

I have an amazing team who support each other.  I am proud to call each member a personal friend.  We get together regularly, chat on the phone, email, text and nothing is too much trouble for anyone.
We have a dedicated facebook group, we share our projects, inspire and create together.

My team and I would love to welcome you and would be proud to work alongside you.  Whether you want to make this a business or just fancy the free goodies to start with that’s ok.  You will receive the same support from me whoever and wherever you are, however you want Stampin UP to fit into your life.

Please call me 07823883769 or text or email me to find out more.  I am always happy to help, but don’t forget you’ve only got until 2nd December to get this great offer.

I just love what I do, and love to share and inspire and create with other craft people.

Its awesome, and apart from my kids, the best thing I have ever done.

To join my team simply click here and you will be taken to the joining page.

I can't wait to welcome you to my team.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

All is calm convention table cutlery holder goes to a wedding with Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso coral

Morning everyone.

Do you remember the gorgeous pictures of my 2014 convention table.  

Here's a close up of the cutlery holder

Isn't this just cute.  Lots of people have asked how I made this.

I was also asked to do an inspiration station at our team training on Sunday with the lovely Michelle.

If you would like to be part of an amazing and creative team then do get in touch or go to

We discussed what she wanted me to do and we decided that recreating the above table would be great, but for another occasion.

So I have remade them, in lovely Wedding colours.

Crisp Cantaloupe meets calypso coral.

I used the box board for the table favours and the napkin rings this time.

The gorgeous flowers have been inked in matching colours and to set of these gorgeous tones i have used Pistachio Pudding and gold glimmer paper.

And here's what you need and the instructions.


Park Lane DSP
Calypso Coral Cardstock
Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock
White Organza Ribbon
Glue Dots

Envelope Punch Board


Cut Calypso coral cardstock to 10” x 4”.    Using a sponge edge the cardstock with calypso coral ink.
Cut the crisp cantaloupe cardstock to 9 15/16ths” x  3 7/8th”.  Using a sponge and calypso coral ink distress the edge.
Stamp the sentiment on the top
Adhere the two bits together, making sure there is a border on both sides and at the top.
Cut the DSP to 6” x 5”
Using your score board score 3 sides at ¼ “ and ½” .  Burnish
Score the other side at ½”
Using the Envelope Punch Board.  Punch on the side scored at 1/2 “ by lining the paper up at 1” mark.  Turn the DSP over and again punch at 1” mark.
Using your trimmer cut the edges away on each side to form a tab in the middle.  Fold over
Cut away the three outer small squares at the bottom 2 corners.  And cut the along one edge of the last remaining small square.  This will leave a small flap.  Fold edges in to form a small box shape.

Using tombow glue this to the back of your cutlery holder, taking care to line up the bottom.

I hope you enjoy making these for your christmas tables etc.

But I would ask that if you case this project you please link back to me.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday Stamps - Colour Challenge No 89 ...... meets Stampin Up UK Perfect .......

Hi everyone.

So that fortnight went by super quick.  I can't believe it's Sunday again and there is another challenge over at Sunday Stamps.

I am really honoured to be doing this month's guest designer spot, and want to thank everyone of you that has popped over to take a look at my blog.

I loved seeing everyone's creations in the last challenge and can't wait to see what you come up with for this one.

Anyway this week the challenge is a colour challenge;  It's number SSC89.

I loved this colour combination.

For those of you who don't use Stampin Up Products the colours are:

Plum, Lavender and Vanilla

For those of you, who like me use Stampin Up the colours are:

Perfect Plum, Wisteria Wonder and Very Vanilla

So for those of you who have popped in and out of my blog, you will know that I love 3d items, I also love flower arranging and a while back I learnt how to make wrist corsages.

So with that in mind I set to work, because if Mother Nature can do it then so can I.

So first I made the gift box.  Because you wouldn't not wrap this gift.  Its in Wisteria Wonder.

I stamped it using the Bordering Blooms stamp set.  How cute is that.

I also used the flower from Everything Eleanor.  I stamped the box in Wisteria Wonder.  Added a gift tae in Perfect Plum, punched with the Scallop Gift Tag Punch again stamped in Perfect Plum.

The flower on the box and in the centre of the corsage is very vanilla cardstock that has been distressed with both Perfect Plum and Wisteria Wonder ink.  I have added some Basic Jewels to give it a bit of sparkle.

The leaves and the flower are cut using the Flower Frenzy die.  I love this die.  

Lastly I hot glued the flower to the Cotton Ribbon, again from Stampin UP.

I hope you have enjoyed this project.  I just need an occasion to be able to wear this one now.  

If anyone would like one of these then please contact me.

Anyone who spends £50 or more in my online shop today will receive a special gift direct from me.

Don't forget to pop over to Sunday Stamps and enter into this fortnight's colour challenge, I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Big Hugs

Friday, November 14, 2014

#Holiday Home gets scalloped

Hello everyone.

#Holiday Home and the #scallop tag topper punch

Today I am going to show you a couple more of the demonstration pieces at last week's craft fayre.

I love doing craft fayres and meeting so many amazing people.  Not to mention getting them to stamp and seeing their delight when the image comes out perfectly every time.

Do you remember that yesterday I showed you the box with the cute flying Santa.  

Today I am showing you the cute gift tags made to go with this box.

I have used very vanilla and old olive cardstock.  These are a great vintage colour combination.

Again the inks were Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive.

Using the tree from #White Christmas and the santa from Holiday Home I stamped my images.  Matted them onto the old olive.

Next I popped them into the Scallop tag topper punch and created my tops.

The cardstock measured 3 7/8ths" x 1 7/8th" for the very vanilla

The old olive was 2" x 4"

Here's the tags.


Don't forget to stop by tomorrow when you will see my next piece as a guest designer for Sunday Stamps.

#white christmas meets the Box Maker Board from Stampin Up

Morning everyone,


In today's post I am going to show you a cute little box that I was demonstrating at a local event.

If you would like to see a demonstration of this I will be doing demonstrations on the 29th and 30th November at the Rural Living Show in Taunton.  Why not pop along and say hello.

You can play with the gorgeous Stampin UP products and see for yourself why they really are a must.

Anyway heres the cute little box.

I cut my paper to 10" x 10" and then punched out the box following the instructions on the board.

Once I had done that I then laid it down flat and got out my Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler inks.

The stamps sets used are White Christmas for the trees, and Holiday Home for the flying santa. (Isn't he cute)

Once stamped simply fold your box up and secure using the tabs.  Easy.

Ingredients for this box:

Crumb Cake Cardstock
Cherry Cobbler Inkpad
Old Olive Inkpad
White Christmas Stamps
Holiday Home Stamps

All of these are available through my shop here:
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Whilst in the shop why not add this week's not to be missed weekly deals.  I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

Take care, big hugs

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

#Beautiful Bunch meets embossing folders

Hi everyone.

Gosh, did it ever rain yesterday.  I hope you had a better day than we did, but there was some good out of it.  I got to stay in and craft with friends all day. Coffee, chat and crafting ............. notice no cake, were all supposed to be dieting.

Bit of a shock when I went to walk the dogs. The surrounding fields were flooded. Shocked and worried for our local area yet again!  On a good note, the swans were enjoying it.

#Beautiful Bunch Card

As promised yesterday I am showing you the card I made to go with those gorgeous journals.  Aren't they just so cute.

I have used embossing folders to create the texture on the plain colour cardstock, before matting the Designer DSP paper.  I have added half a doily and then the gorgeous flower and finally the sentiment.

This one has the chevrons embossing folder and is in melon mambo.

How about the lovely dots and daffodil delight.  And like it says you can never have too much happy.  

I have used all the same ingredients as yesterday ......... you can see them in this post.

And now for some more news. 

#Crafty Artisans Design Team

Crafty Artisans Challenge Blog

I am so proud to announce that I have been selected to be on this design team.

There is a challenge blog and every month there will be challenges for you guys to get involved in.  We have some amazing sponsors listed and the rest of the team are super talented too.

Why not pop over to the page and take a look.

I would love to see you entering your projects and taking part.

Being part of a design team is great fun and I have made lifelong friends along the way.

Our first challenge launches on the 1st January and I am very proud to announce the #CrunchieCrafts will be sponsoring the challenge.  I have a great prize lined up for the winner.

I do hope to see you there.

#Stampin Up Weekly Deals

Its that time of the week again when we have new weekly deals.  Whats going to be falling into your basket this week?

Please don't forget these discounted prices are only available for a limited time, so be quick and get yours before they're gone.

I shall be adding the borders board, the daffodil delight ribbon and the smoky slate embossing powder.

What are you going to get .......

So don't forget and get your new goodies at a great price.

Simply click shop with me in the left hand column.

#Beautiful Bunch gets journaled ......

Hi everyone.

I hope that you are all well.  


Firstly can I say how lovely it was to meet so many of you at Bridgwater and what a great day was had.  My stand was positioned just perfectly and it was lovely to have so many of you join in the make and takes.  

It was lovely chatting with you all.  


On Saturday I hosted a private class for 7 ladies at my home.  We used the gorgeous #White Christmas stamp set and created some lovely cards.  Thank you once again for booking the class and I am looking forward to next time.


Whilst getting everything ready for the Craft fayres I got out one of my favourite stamp sets and set to work.  I actually created 10 journals, all in different colours.  And each had a greetings card made to match.

I loved doing these and used embossing, and stamping and punching and ribbon and sparkle and so much more.  Great fun to do.

In this example I have used the lovely Bermuda Bay.  I have matted cardstock and DSP from the DSP Stack, punched out a heart border, added a doily and then my flower

#beautiful bunch

Here's a close up ...... I have added glitter to the button, after colouring it with my blendies.

#beautiful bunch

Here's the side view.  

Don't you think its cute.

I have these for sale and am able to post anywhere in the uk.
If you would like one please contact me.  They are £6 plus postage and include a matching card, which I will show you tomorrow.

Shop with me for your Stampin UP supplies

Don't forget you can shop with me 24/7 for all your crafty supplies.

Simply click the link.

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To make the above journal I used

Bermuda Bay cardstock
Bermuda Bay DSP from Brights Colour Stack
Hearts Border Punch
Label Punch
Yippee Skippee Stamps - sentiment
Whisper White 5/8th inch organza
Very Vintage Designer Buttons
Costal Cabanna Blendabilities Pens
Bakers Twine.

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Moonlight ...........

Stampin Up! White Christmas

Morning everyone

Is not just for Christmas.

As you guys know I am loving this set and have been really enjoying playing with it.  Over the years I have taken a few moonlit walks in the snow and the trees take on a kind of ghostly appearance set against the snow and I have always wanted to recreate that.

So yesterday I got out my sponges, ink pads and stamps and set to work.

Here's the result.

Ingredients Used:

Stampin UP Whisper white cardstock
Stampin Up Night of Navy Ink
Stampin UP Pool Party Ink
Stampin Up Soft Sky Ink
Stampin UP Smoky Slate
Stayzon Tuxedo Black Ink
Stampin Up White Christmas Stamp Set (Trees)
Stampin Up Confetti Stars Punch 
Stampin UP Silver Glimmer Paper

All of these ingredients can be found in my shop .... so hop over now and get started.  I would love to see your creations.

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Don't forget the deals changed yesterday.  There is some really gorgeous papers, and lots more besides.

Have a lovely day.  Have something different to show you tomorrow.  

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Its beginning to look a lot like christmas lights ..........

Morning Crunchies.  Your UK Stampin UP Independent Demonstrator here.

How are you all today?   Lots to tell you today.

Firstly why not come and see me at the Chestnut Buttons Christmas Exstravaganza  on Sunday at J24, just off J24 of the M4 Nr Bridgwater.  There is a large Christmas Craft Fayre.  I will be doing demonstrations and make and takes all day.  You can come and join in the fun.  There are also lots of other stalls to see, so why not get your christmas shopping off to a great start.......

Weekly deals change again today.  Here are this week's

What an amazing array of deals.  Want to get your christmas stocking fillers done for your crafty family and friends.  Why not get them a journal, or some scrap book papers and what about that lovely stamp set.  

I know the triangle punch will be falling into my basket.

So why not hop over to my online shop and get yours today.

So onto today's card.

I am still loving the White Christmas stamp set and but wanted my trees to have fairy lights.

After all whats a tree at Christmas without fairy lights.

So here's what I came up with.

Aren't these just so cute.

I have used the tree stamp, and then using the Stamp N Write markers have added the lights to the tree.

I have sponged the background with soft sky and then stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler.

The matts and layers are Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive.  Lovely Christmas colours.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Cherry cobbler meets confetti stars

Morning everyone.

Whilst teaching class last month, I had 5 minutes to have a play myself.

So I sat and had a coffee with the ladies and began punching out some stars using the new confetti stars punch.  This is a lovely big punch and is so easy to use and line up.

Anyway I loved the effect and wanted to use it on a card.

I saved the stars I punched out.

Using the Designer Series Paper Stack I matted a layer of Old Olive and then added the confetti punched piece.

I then added a further strip of the DSP and matching ribbon, topping off with a sentiment from the White Christmas Stamp Set.

Lastly I used my two-way glue pen to stick down the stars.

Simple, but very effective.

Am off to try this in whisper white and night of navy.  What colour combinations would you like to see.

To get your hands on this gorgeous punch, head on over to my store now.

I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

Monday, November 03, 2014

Monday's invites ........

Morning everyone.

I hope today, being Monday, finds you all well and rested after a wonderful weekend.

We certainly had a mixed bag of weather.

I spent Saturday with the Somerset Care Association at their Craft Fayre in Wells.
It was a lovely day and I met some amazing people.

Next weekend I am at the Chestnut Buttons Christmas Fayre on Sunday 9th November.  This is just off J24 on the M5.  There is going to be lots going on and I am running small workshops all day.

So excited, about that one.

Anyway I also had the pleasure of being asked to make a few invites for a friend's birthday this month.

I did several samples to show her and this is one of them.

As you can see in this sample - I have decorated the envelope with the punched flowers as well.

I used the Apothecary Art stamp set to stamp the background and then cut both the top layer and the pink matt out using the matching framelits.

These two are in a bundle offer in the annual catalogue so are a great buy if you are building up your collection of dies.  This is such a versatile die.

The punched out flower is using the Itty Bitty Accents punch and then I have added a pearl in the middle.

I love the simplicity of this, but it is very girly and feminine at the same time.

Pop back again tomorrow when I will have more to show you.

Don't forget also to enter this fortnight's challenge over at Sunday Stamps