Saturday, 13 August 2016

Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek

A Cookie Cutter Christmas... that doesn't have to be!

It's a new stamp set with coordinating punch that you'll be able to order in September - and it HAD to be in my pre-order!

Here's a nice traditional Christmas card to start off with...

Cute little Gingerbread couple in Cajun Craze... exactly the right colour for Gingerbread!

Then the next card I had amazing fun creating and should definitely be a feature in October's class - don't you think?

Great use of the Brick Wall and Softly Falling embossing folders.

And no Christmas stamp set would be complete unless you could make... A BABY Card????

And another embossing folder here, Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder - this is a super special extra depth one... so make sure you follow the instructions for the sandwich!

I'm feeling so much better today... I've had a dreadful week with an ear infection and Labyrinthitis - culminating in a perforated eardrum! It never rains! At least I can sit up and type today!

Hope you're having a fab weekend!

Monday, 8 August 2016

Stampin' Up! Pop of Paradise

I'm sure Stampin' Up! Included the flamingo in this set as a reference to the Rio Olympics... which is why I thought I would post a couple of cards using this set today!

I'm not very sporty I'm afraid - the daily dog walk is my exercise limit! Even that's curtailed at the moment as I think I may have an ear infection... to the amusement of those around me, as my balance has gone and I'm walking into things left, right and centre!

Well at least this little fella made me smile! I'm not sure what it is... maybe it's the cheerful pink? I do know there are flamingos EVERYWHERE this year!

This was the first card I made with the set... I just love the leaves too! Though I drew the line at cutting those out and just cut out the sentiment!

The second card was for an amazing friend who does so much for me! She is into country music and has just bought a pair of flamingos for her garden! Plastic ones... called Phil and Fiona!

These were heat embossed using the retired Melon Mambo embossing powder - aren't they great on the black card?

Well it's time to flamin'go!! (OK so I'm no comedian!) Back soon...

My seasonal pre-order will be here soon - you can get your hands on product early too if you join my team... I would love to have you on board. You choose £130 of product and pay just £99 with at least 20% off subsequent orders and no obligation to buy a thing and your starter kit is yours to keep!

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Falling Flowers class - Stampin' Up!

Hiya! I'm back...

I've had a bit of a holiday - mainly because I have been doing so much crafting, working and I've had a holiday!

Here was the view from the caravan when I did a bit of sneaky crafting... at the bottom of a Welsh mountain.

Not bad eh? I took 2 of the amazing kits from the new catalogue!

August classes are focusing on the Falling Flowers set and we'll be doing some sponging and some heat embossing. I'm going to show the Emboss Resist technique and how awesome clear embossing ins on coloured card stock.

I'm loving the new In-Colours! The sentiment is a stand alone stamp called Stylized Birthday.

Look at the effect of the emboss resist technique - gorjuss!!!!!

You can see how lovely the clear embossing powder looks on coloured card.

Lastly we're just going to go wild with some random stamping on this fab panelled card.

Well - I'm back to the day job on Monday - can't believe 2 weeks have passed already! The new job, as expected with a promotion, is taking up lots of time! But I'm still selling products via my on-line shop and running classes... I would love you to come along!

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Stampin' Up! - Floral Fun!

Good afternoon!

I don't 'do' sport really but well done to Andy Murray for winning the men's singles at Wimbledon, well done to Lewis Hamilton winning the British Grand Prix... and well done Paula for walking the dogs and getting all the washing and hoovering done, finally editing the photo's so she can blog and helping one of her downline with her job application - a very productive day in the UK!

Now to the interesting stuff! One of my favourites in the catalogue is the Floral Boutique Suite... have you seen it? All that blue and white is stunning!Well I had to have it all! I've not used everything yet but the Floral Phrases stamp set and Detailed Floral Thinlit Dies come in a bundle - saving a fabulous 10%.

Isn't the die stunning! Look at that! ^

Here I teamed up the stamp - coloured with Stampin' Write Markers and the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper. ^

I was immediately drawn to the blue and white - but am looking forward to trying other combinations.

Here I cut the Night of Navy card stock with the dies.

Well that's it from me for tonight... not least because I have a class to prep for and a cat walking backwards and forwards over the keyboard and in front of the screen driving me nuts!

Have a great week - I'll try and post a bit more - I still have all the home decor bits I displayed at the festival to show you!

Laters! xxxx

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Bonus Days - Get your vouchers now!

I've been so busy - I'm afraid I've been focusing on the off line side of the business. In particular preparing for a big event on Saturday! I am having a stand at our town annual festival... so if you're in Princes Risborough - come along the high street and say 'Hi'!

We've had a fabulous new offer announced - for every £45 you spend in July you get £4.50 to spend in August - that's basically 10% of the value of your July order to spend FREE in August!

There are no limits - so you can earn as many as you like... one is emailed for every £45 you spend and you need to keep the code safe as we do not store any personal data so cannot retrieve lost codes for you!

I'm off to catch up on some long neglected paperwork but promise I'll post some crafty stuff soon!

Oh - and here's a gratuitous picture of Blaze with our new addition! If I haven't mentioned her before... she's kind of taking up some time too!

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Botanical Blooms Exploding Box Card... Stampin' Up!

Hiya - Me again!

It's such a busy time of year, I have a new full time job and Stampin' Up! is being a little neglected so apologies!

Today I'm sharing the exploding box card I made for my sister for her 40th... I love these cards and am considering doing a class - if there's enough interest... so get in touch if you would like to come along!

I used the retired corresponding papers but there are loads of alternatives! You just match the DSP with the card stock and colours you choose...

And when you lift off the lid... I used Glimmer Paper, Botanical Blooms stamps and the Botanical Builder Framelits.

Fabulous isn't it? I couldn't do it without my Stampin' Up! Trimmer and Simply Scored.

Well - I'll leave you with that for now... I'm home alone for the week as hubby is off working (gallavanting) in Devon... on the seafront...! Apparently he's fitting a bathroom... :-)

Enjoy the rest of the week! xxxx

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Stampin' Up! Bella & Friends

As you can tell - my new job is keeping me busy and so is my stash of amazing new goodies from the new catalogue! I placed a huge big order and am totally in love!

Here are some cards I made this week. I've used the Aqua Painters to watercolour the images and the new layering framelits.

Isn't that little dog just Sooooo cute?

The card is for a friend who just got a new job!

The patterned papers are the 6x6 A Little Foxy, pack.

What do you think of the little eye patch?

This is the last one... I used the new Duet Banner punch.

My one regret? I didn't get the Layering Ovals framelits on this order!

I've noticed how on-trend Stampin' Up! are - particularly with this catalogue... I bought a new locket and some charms... leave a comment if you can name the stamp sets they represent from the new catalogue!

Hopefully I'll post sooner than 10 days! Have a fab weekend!

Paula xxx #foundaflamingo