Thursday, May 19, 2016

I'm on my way!

This morning I am travelling to Barcelona, to meet up with some fellow Demonstrator friends to spend a few days together before the Global Incentive Trip Mediterranean Cruise commences on Saturday.

So at these events we are invited to take part in a swap session, I chose to make cards, there was a 3D swap option too.

So here is my finished swap, I have used some new products and if you saw my previous post you will see that I am asking you to leave a comment to guess which new products I've used on my swap, I will put all the names in a hat and send a little gift to the person I pick!  You can leave your comment on this post if you like.

My base card is Kraft, you can purchase this via my shop and it comes in 12x12 sheets.  I teamed it with Vanilla Cardstock for a more vintage feel.

You will recognise the Butterfly Die and I'm happy to say that it will be carrying over to the new 2016/17 Catalogue.

I used a couple of stamps from the "Awesomely Artistic" stamp set, another carry over item which I adore.  The fern and "splat" image are both from this set.

I will be restricted to Internet use whilst I am away but I will post whenever I can!


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

It's Swap time!

I am getting very excited as in 2 days time I will be leaving for Barcelona in preparation for the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip on a Mediterranean Cruise that commences on Sunday.  I earnt this trip last year and Stampin' Up! pay for myself and a guest to travel, this will be my 5th trip and I can't wait!

I will be spending 4 days with some beautiful friends, Michelle, Monica, Amanda and Natalie, people whom I have met through being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and I am so happy to have a few days to chill with them before the cruise begins.

So on Saturday I began to prepare my swaps for this trip.  Here's all the elements before I assembled them.

Can you spot some sneak peaks?

Leave me a comment below to let me know which Sneak Peak products you can see and I will pull a name from the hat to send a little treat in the post to say thank you for stopping by!

I will share my completed swap with you later, first I have a little packing to do!

Thank you for stopping by, come back very soon!


Saturday, May 14, 2016

Garden in Bloom

Morning everyone, hope you are having a great start to the weekend.

Today I am sharing a recent card from my 6 Card Club, at this class we create 6 simple but sweet cards for £10.

I've had the Garden in Bloom stamp set for a little while now but have only just got around to inking it up and I have to say I am in love with how pretty and simple it is!

It's a 2 Step Stamp set which means we use more than one stamp, layering them to create our finished image, but what I love about this set is that you don't have to stamp in 2 stages, you can just use the stamps individually and they work really well.  The stamps are also not solid images so they have depth to them too.

Onto my card, as per usual, pretty subtle with my colours lol!

Here I used So Saffron, Tip Top Taupe and Whisper White

I inked up the outline of the flower first and stamped onto Whisper White card, then for the second part of the flower, the solid image, I inked it up in So Saffron them stamped it off onto my grid paper before lining up with my first outline image, this way I had some second generation colour making it paler so that the outline image was more defined.

I've used another favourite stamp set here called

Awesomely Artistic

Love, love, love this set, so pretty and delicate.  The background flower, splats and label were all from this set.

It's not too late to purchase items from the 2016 Retired List 

To view the list click HERE

The quickest way to get your products is to place an order via my


I will be placing orders myself so you can order direct with me if you prefer

Remember that if your online order is over £25 that you can use the 
HOSTESS CODE and receive a free gift in the post from me along with a hand stamped card

The HOSTESS CODE for May is


If you'd like to place an online order but have not shopped this way with me before,  the details on how this can be done are in my blog post here 

Orders ship via UPS direct to your door

Is your Wish List is nearing £99, why not purchase the Starter Kit and become a member of my team, you will earn yourself a permanent discount on the products and be part of an amazing community of stampers.  You can choose to be a Happy Stamper and purchase products to feed your stamping addiction or simply take it a step further and sell the products from the Catalogue to earn yourself an income, the choice is your's and there really is no pressure from anyone.  I will be here to answer your questions and advice if you need me.

For an informal chat to find out more just get in touch.  As a demonstrator I get to pre-order sneak peak products a whole month before the new Annual Catalogue goes live to everyone on 1st June, by purchasing the Starter Kit now means you too can choose sneak peak products in your Starter Kit, how exciting is that!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Sending Thanks

Today I am sharing a recent card I created for my Team Training event in April, I used sneak peak stamps on this one!

I have been playing with my camera a little recently and I've also signed up to an online course to help me share prettier pictures with you, so watch this space, at the minute I am just experimenting!

I was inspired by a card created by Kerstin Kreis and used the sketch, loved how simple it was to create.  I love using neutral colours then adding in one colour to brighten it up!

I added some texture with staples, corrugated cardstock and also some Washi Tape too!

Sadly that little star punch is on the retired list, really going to miss that set of punches but I know the new 2016/17 Annual Catalogue is bursting with lots of gorgeous new products to enjoy.

Great news is that the lovely Heart Punch is here to stay, yay!!

I will be hosting my

New Catalogue Launch
Monday 6th June
at Whitminster Village Hall

£5 to include a copy of the new 2016/17 Catalogue along with 2 make and take cards and light refreshments

I will be having a BOGOF sale of my old retired products

Please book your space asap to ensure I have enough kits for everyone


Monday, May 9, 2016

Pretty Packaging

At a recent Stampin' Up! event called "On Stage" in Telford, I was excited to receive some lovely gifts from some lovely friends, and look, there's a theme going on here too!  Watermelon Wonder ribbon is obviously a must!

From someone who loves to give gifts in pretty homemade packaging, these just made my day even more special.

I also came home with a basket full of card swaps and lots of sneak peak stamps and a gorgeous new 2016/17 Catalogue.

I will be hosting my

Catalogue Launch Event
Monday 6th June
Whitminster Village Hall
arrive from 6.30pm for 7.00pm start

£5 to include a copy of the new 2016/17 Catalogue
and two make and take cards 

Friday, May 6, 2016

And the final ensemble!

Happy Friday!

So I thought I would share one final picture with you today of all the projects included in my Happy Home Class which I have shared with you this week.

I have 2 spaces left at this class on

Thursday 12th May
at my house in Whitminster

If you'd like to take a seat please just get in touch asap
Email me at or call me on
01452 740532 / 07717 068909


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Happy Home Notes Board

And finally the last project from my Happy Home Class, a cute decorated hanging board complete with notepad to write down those important things!

I followed the theme from the cards but this time created a double window using the Hearth and Home framelits dies, it's very easy to achieve this and if you like I can share some pictures how I lined up the dies with my cutting plates to create the longer version of the window.

We decorated a little notepad using the Love Blossoms papers which are sadly leaving us, I love the colours in this pack of DSP.

I used my Little Letters thinlits dies, sadly another gorgeous product leaving us, and I cut them out using the Corrugated Cardstock.

I love how this project turned out, it really is so much nicer in real life, the pictures don't really do it justice!

Monday, May 2, 2016

A fun fold for you today

The final card from this class today, this time a sweet little fun fold design, a pop up card that lies flat for delivery!  Scroll down to see more!

We have a few retiring prodcuts shown here, the little flower punch, the leaves cut with the Bird Builder punch and the two layering ovals, but fear not, there are lots of gorgeous new products coming in the 2016/17 Annual Catalogue which goes live on 1st June!

Here is the opened card, the belly band keeps it all together!

and this photo shows just how this card "pops", a very cute design don't you think!

I  now have just 2 spaces left for this class at my house on Thursday 12th May and I will share the final project in my next post so keep a look out for it!

If you would like to own any of the products show above, just follow the link for my ONLINE SHOP and take a browse, you can view the

RETIRED LIST or check out the latest offers in the Clearance Rack