Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Envelope Punch Board Pocket Card

I will never get tired of the Envelope Punch Board, it is just such an amazing tool to own and so very versatile.  Here I've used it to create this pocket card.

Following on from yesterday's card, this was made at the same class so the colours and stamps are the same, here just an extra addition, "Around Array", a cute little set with small scallop circle images and yes, you guessed it, there's a matching punch to make life easy for you!

Here's how the card opens and closes, the tabs are created using the Envelope Punch Board and they make the closure by slotting inside each other.

And finally a close up of the front.

If you'd like to learn more about the Envelope Punch Board, why not host a party or book a private class in your home, min 6 people required.  Call me on 07717 068909 or email me at for more information.

Envelope Punch Board £17.95 #133774


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Butterflies and Flowers......

...... are valuable images to have as they are just so versatile.  Butterflies are also great for hiding little mistakes too!

Here I've used the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set which has two different sizes of Butterflies in a variety of designs and the great news is that we have 2 co-ordinating punches, the Elegant Butterfly and the Bitty Butterfly.

My colour combo is 

Whisper White
Crumb Cake
Coastal Cabana

You may notice that the embossing folder used for the centre of the Labels Framelits has now sadly retired but this can be substituted with any other folder.

I have used the Naturals White Cardstock, it has a rough finish with "sawdust" pieces in and it's great for card bases as it's a good weight.  It's amazing value at just £6.75 for 40 sheets!

I also used one of my favourite sets, Petite Petals along with it's co-ordinating Punch.  I just can't get enough of this set, I'm finding it really hard to put down.  Adhesive Basic pearls adorn the centres of the flowers.

The "hello" banner is from the "Perfect Pennants" stamp set, cut using the co-ordinating Banner Framelits Dies.

I used one of the Needlepoint embossing folders to create the lovely embossed border at the bottom of the card.

If you would like to re-create my project and would like to purchase any of the products I have used, just click here to visit my online shop where you can browse the Stampin' Up! product line 24-7 from the comfort of your home, with a tracked delivery serivce to your door.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Introducing Project Life by Stampin' Up! sooooo exciting!!!

I can't tell you how excited I am to hear that Stampin' Up! is bringing us "Project Life"

It's an amazing way of documenting your life and I can't wait to get started

Whether you are a scrapbooker already or looking for something quick and easy to create then this is for you, the products will also be great for use with your general crafting so do keep checking back for information

Products will be available to purchase from our new upcoming Catalogue in July and as soon as I can pre-order some select products I will share my creations with you

Here's the lowdown....

We are so so so excited to let you know we’ve partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal—authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs. If you’ve somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, we’ll fill you in: it’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.


Latest Weekly Deals

So here's this weeks latest Weekly Deals, check back every Wednesday during April to see what's on offer

Visit my shop here to go direct to my Online Shop and place your order with me and then look forward to your parcel arriving via the UPS tracked service


just email or call me with your order if you are local and I will do the rest!



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hardwood Background

I am absolutely in love with this background stamp, the Hardwood stamp has just so many uses and works amazingly for masculine cards but works with just about everything, feminine and baby too!

Here I created a simple card then made a frame using my Square Framelit Dies and inside I stamped the image from "Look up to Father".

As I knew I wouldn't use the wording that often, I cut it off before mounting onto my wooden block.

The tree was coloured using Always Artichoke and Chocolate Chip marker pens to create a multi coloured image and you don't have to be that acurate with your colouring, the image looks amazing when stamped.

The greeting is from the set "Four You" which is another one of my faves, a very manly "Happy Birthday" I think.

I used the Hexagon punch to notch out the edges on the banner, it makes it so quick to do.

Well as usual I am dashing off out to a class, hope to back with you later this afternoon with the latest

See you later x


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Weekly Deals

I am happy to share with you today something new.....

..... Every Wednesday in April, we have new Weekly Deals so why not pop over to my ONLINE SHOP and take a look HERE

or if you are local to me and can collect then just email or call with your order

Email me at
07717 068909 / 01452 740532


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Vivid Vases

Today I am sharing a recent class project using the gorgeous stamp "Vivid Vases" which you can find in the Spring/Summer Catalogue.

It's a single wood mount stamp, great for colouring and masking too so you could mask out one or more of the vases for a smaller image.

Here I've used watercolour paper to stamp my image onto and I used Stazon ink to stop any bleeding when watercolouring with the Aqua Painters.  I picked up ink from the lids of the ink pads, just squeeze them when closed to get a residue inside that you can paint with.

I've used the new Scallop Embossing Folder on my Blushing Bride layer which is lovely, then the amazing Petite Petals Punch to create a simple flower from Very Vanilla cardstock with an Itty Bitty Flower punched in the centre.

Would you like to own this stamp for yourself and try out some watercolouring, it's fun, easy and very effective.  Book a party and see the technique in action and as a Hostess you can earn Stampin' Up! products for FREE.  Place an order with me online and have it delivered to your door via a tracked service.

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