Thursday, 17 August 2017


Morning Everyone

Well where has the week gone? It is Thursday already..... a quick update on Lily, we took her to the Vet for an MOT yesterday evening and he spotted she has some broken teeth, which means she will have to have them removed under a general anaesthetic. At her age this is quite a big thing, but unfortunately there is no way round it. So fingers crossed, it isn't to much of an ordeal. Apart from that she seems relatively fine, a little arthritis we think in her legs, blood tests have been sent off we are awaiting results. So, all in all, things seem not too bad for the old girl and I must say she has settled in admirably to our little corner of the world.

Anyhow, onto today's card and I have really gone off piste for this one. Not my usual style at all. I was flicking through an old papercrafting magazine and I came across this layout and I was taken with it. So without further ado I decided to make this card.

What do you think?

Quite contemporary looking isn't it? Simple and fresh I think.

I used the Wood Textures DSP to line the bottom section of the card and then I decided to use the Daisy Delight DSP for the top section of the card. I used a strip of contrast paper for the mid section of the card, again, from the Daisy Delight DSP.

Using the Lovely Words thinlits, I cut out the word friend using Copper Foil. I cut a circle using the layering circles dies and stamped and embossed in white the word Hello from the Jar of Love stampset.

A final touch was the 3 hearts which I cut from copper foil using the mini treat bag thinlits.

There we have it, why don't you give it a try? Have a look through your crafty stash and see what you could use to make this card.

I have listed the products I used below and should you wish to buy any of them press on the image and it will take you through to my online shop. While you are over there take a look in the clearance rack, they have added some great bargains.... just sayin'.

Thanks for popping in today and Happy Stamping!

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Sunday, 13 August 2017


Hi Everyone

Hope you are all having a good weekend. 

I have for you today my entry for the Global Design Project.

 This week they are running a Theme Challenge. Here is the banner.

As you can see the theme is Wedding/Anniversary.

For this card I decided to use a 6" x 6" base in Very Vanilla, which I matted with black. I used a retired embossing folder, (which I have kept in my stash because I love it), to emboss another panel of  Very Vanilla, I think the tiny hearts are really appropriate for a Wedding.

I cut the Heart and Congrats in gold foil using the Sunshine Wishes framelits and the Cake I cut from the Celebration framelits. I cut the cake three times, in gold, in the DSP from the Celebration Bundle and in Basic Black. I drop shadowed the cake, the heart and the 
sentiment in black. so they would pop from the cream background.

I will list the supplies below and should you wish to purchase any or all of them, press on the image and it will take you through to my online shop.

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Stamping!

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Friday, 11 August 2017


Good Morning Everyone
Happy Friday. I hope you all are well.

I am here today, as promised, to show you another card from the Christmas Card Class that I launched this week.

Here it is

I embossed the Night of Navy Panel with the Softly Falling Embossing folder, and using one of dies from the Carols of Christmas bundle, I cut out the moon and stars in Daffodil Delight, I glued those in the top left hand corner. Thank goodness for the Fine Tip Glue pen, those stars are sooo tiny, I would never have been able to glue them neatly without it.

I stamped the Peace on Earth sentiment in Night of Navy ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut it out using a Layering Ovals die. I cut the trees out twice, once in Night of Navy CS and then again in Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper and stuck the Glimmer trees on top of the Night of Navy trees and shadowed them slightly, ie. when the glue was still slightly tacky, I slide the trees fractionally to the left and down a tad, which gives them the appearance of a shadow on the left side. This is a great technique for giving a die cut slightly more dimension. 

I used dimensionals to stick the trees to the cardfront and finished off with some rhinstones to add a touch of bling... it is a Christmas Card after all.

If you would like to order the bundle, remember because it is a bundle you will get 10% off, press on the image below and it will take you through to my online shop. I will send you out the tutorial for all 4 of the card designs if you do order the bundle and then you can get ahead with your Christmas card making too.

That is all for today folks.

Whatever you are doing today, I hope you find a little time for some crafting.
Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stamping!

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Wednesday, 9 August 2017


Good Morning Everyone

Today I am bringing you the first of my four class samples, from the recently launched Carols of Christmas bundle. Stampin' Up have released this set early bcause they know many of us want to get a head start on our Christmas Cards. This is why I, in turn, have launched a series of 5 monthly Christmas Card classes running from today until December. If you are local why don't you come along and join in, we always love to see new faces.

 For more information press HERE

Here is today's card.

I have used Real Red and Whisper White cardstock and the centre panel of DSP is from the Be Merry DSP paper pack from the Annual Catalogue, there are so many lovely designs to choose from in that pack, a houndstooth check and a red/white candy cane stripe, Christmas trees and Christmas mittens - them seem to have it all covered.

I have use the layering circles framelits to crop out the greeting and cut out a slightly larger scallop from the same framelit set in Silver Glimmer paper to make the greeting pop. I laced Whisper White bakers twine behind the greeting topper and to finish it off I used  a few rhinestones because after all what is Christmas without bling.

For me though, the star of the show on this card is the Whisper White panel, with the cutouts, I used the page builder framelits from the bundle and they instantly bring the card to life... don't you agree?

Friday I will show you another card from the the Class but if you are interested in getting a head start with your Christmas cards why not go ahead and treat yourself to the stampset and framelits, (they come as a bundle which means you get 10% off).

If you don't already have a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, I would love you to order through me. If you do go ahead and order the bundle through me I will send you the full tutorial for this card and the other 3 as a thank you.

The items I have used for this card are detailed below should you wish to purchase any (or all) of them simply press on the image and it will take you through to my online shop, where you can buy from the comfort of your armchair..... my favourite way of shopping. :)

Thank for stopping by my blog today and Happy Stamping!

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Monday, 7 August 2017


Good Morning Everyone

I am back in the room... I have been absent for a couple of days due to many and various  commitments not least is the new Doggie Lily.

She is settling in a treat and spends most of her time mooching around behind me and gathering up every soft toy she can, especially the soft toys belonging to my other dog. She is a little minx and she has stolen our hearts already. She was a total hit with the ladies at Class on Wednesday, she loved all the cuddles and extra fuss she got.

Anyhow down to business, a friend of mine asked me to make a new baby card for her so my thoughts immediately flew to Baby Bear and here is the card :

I simply adore the Bear image, it is a triple step stamp but I decided just to use two steps using Crumbcake and Early Espresso, this reminds me of the old fashioned Teddy Bears, I know, I know, I say this every time I use Baby Bear but it is true and I think it is perfect for a new baby card... don't you? I decided to team it with the Bundle of Love Speciality Designer Series Paper and mat that onto a layer of  Early Espresso.

A cream tassel, some of the new mini gold sequin trim and a tiny bow with the 1/8" mini ribbon finish it off beautifully.

Did you notice how I used the layering oval to crop out Baby Bear but his paws lie outside the edge of the oval?  This is called th  partial die cutting technique, it is difficult to explain so here is a picture

I have placed the Oval framelit over the image BUT I have only placed the top plate over the top part of the image, I then run it through the Big Shot like this and only the top part of the Oval cuts out, as you can see in the picture below.

I then put the framelit back over the image and put the top plate over the bottom section of the Oval framelit only and run it through the Big Shot again.

See the picture below

Then I remove the Framelit and this is how it looks

So next, I simply fussy cut round the paws so the image is now totally cut out but with a partial die cut.

 Clever technique isn't it?

So here is the finished card again and as you can tell it is for a little girl. The great thing about the Bundle of Love DSP is that it has the same design paper in blue as well, (not to mention some gorgeous gold foiled options) so you can make this card for either a boy or girl simply by changing the colours.

Purchase the Stampset and DSP through me now and receive the full tutorial to make this card. To make a purchase press on the image below and it will take you through to my online shop.

Thanks for stopping by today. In my next post, (on Wednesday) I will be telling you all about my Handmade Christmas Card Classes, which I am starting on Wednesday, I will be offering a Class to Go option if you are interested but I will tell you more on Wednesday.

In the meantime 
Happy Stamping!

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