Thursday 31 January 2013

A Whole Latte Love!

Morning all! Bit dark and dreary here today!! But it will be bright and light in the craft room as I do my preps for Gillian's workshop tomorrow evening! I'm very excited to be sharing the new Spring/Summer Seasonal at a workshop on the very first day its launched!

This card suits me down to the ground! I LOVE my cuppas!! I am a bit of a Morning Coffee/Afternoon Tea type person and always have my same huge coffee cup with my breakfast every morning!!!

The stamp set is called Patterned Occasions and is one of the sets you can earn FREE during SAB! See the chart below for more information!

A little cutting out was required and I used Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry and Tangerine Tango with the coffee "steam" being stamped in Soft Suede.

The papers are the free Sycamore Street papers as are buttons - Free and Sycamore Street!!!

Just a short post from me today!
Back tomorrow!

Julie x

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated) 
1. Card – Crumb Cake, Whisper White
 2. Papers – Sycamore Street
 3. Stamps – Patterned Occasions
 4. Embellishments – Sycamore Street buttons, Rhinestones
 5. Tools – 1 inch circle punch, 1 1/4 Scallop Circle punch
 6. Mediums – Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango inks

Wednesday 30 January 2013

More Sale-A-Brations!!

Good morning! Its Wednesday already and I have got a full on day of working at home on samples, housework and class planning!! I do love it so much!!! (well not the housework!)

Here is another card from Friday evenings Stamp a Stack (our next one is Friday 1st March). This one has very little stamping on it!

The card blank is embossed using the Vine Street Embossing folder that you can earn free. I have layered some papers (Sycamore Street) and then added the matching ribbon.

The cutey little sentiment is from Pretty Petites punched out with the matching mini Curly Label punch! I added a butterfly punched out with the trusty Elegant Butterfly punch layered onto a circle and Scallop Circle.

Thats all from me today!! Got to get on with those jobs!

Julie x

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated) 
1. Card – Crumb Cake, Island Indigo
 2. Papers – Sycamore Street (SAB)
 3. Stamps – Pretty Petites (SAB)
 4. Embellishments – Sycamore Street ribbon (SAB)
 5. Tools – Elegant Butterfly, Circle punch, Scallop Circle punch, Petite Curly Label punch (SAB)
 6. Mediums – Summer Starfruit ink

Tuesday 29 January 2013

Feeling Sentimental again!

Hi there! I am back today with another make from our Stamp a Stack on Friday night. This time a male themed card using the Feeling Sentimental set which you can earn free right through to 22nd March!

I have used some of the Grey/Black striped ribbon thats ends on Thursday when the Autumn/Winter catalogue finishes. The colours used here were Basic Black and Basic Grey. The card base has been stamped with the Distressed Dots background stamp in black.

I distressed all round the edges of the Whisper White card with the new Distressing Tool in the Spring/Summer seasonal which joins us on Friday (excited!)

Want to earn this set for FREE?? Send me an order of £45 and the stamp set is yours for free, or any of the items below!! One free for every £45 spend!

See you tomorrow

Julie x

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated) 
1. Card – Basic Black, Basic Grey, Whisper White
 2. Papers – 
 3. Stamps – Distressed Dots, Feeling Sentimental
 4. Embellishments – Brads, Stripped ribbon
 5. Tools – Distress Tool
 6. Mediums – Basic Black ink, Basic Grey ink

Monday 28 January 2013

Love at the Stamp a Stack

Good morning! Monday again & nearly Feb!!! 

Sharing some more Stamp a Stack makes with you this morning. These feature the Affection Collection stamp set WHICH is no longer available after Thursday this week!!! It was part of the Autumn/Winter Seasonal which ends on Thursday! 

I made a Valentine card and also made an alternative design to show my ladies, making a Friend cake in case they didn't want or need a Valentine card (not everyone does - right?). We did go a little to town on this one and I got the old Heat Gun out and we did a little embossing as well as a little bit of ink splattering with the Spritzer Tool!

Here you can see the lovely Gold embossing, it worked a treat and my new ladies were impressed with how magical it is when it starts to work!!

Spotted something new??? The lovely doilies come out on Friday - watch this space!!

Hope you like my makes - little bit different from my usual style!

See you tomorrow

Julie x

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated) 
1. Card – Crumb Cake, Naturals White
 2. Papers – 
 3. Stamps – Affection Collection
 4. Embellishments – Paper Doilies, Pearls
 5. Tools – Modern Label punch, Heat Gun
 6. Mediums – Soft Suede ink, Real Red ink, Crumb Cake ink, Gold Embossing powder

Sunday 27 January 2013

What a couple of days!!!

Oh my goodness!! What a couple of days!!! ON Friday night I held my first Stamp a Stack of 2013. I had seen the weather reports and it said some snow may start about tea time! No sign of it so the class went ahead! I kept checking the weather every half an hour and even up to 8.30 nothing was really happening! Then it was as if someone had thrown a load of snow filled golf balls down. Some ladies left early but my 2 new lovely girls, Lucy and Sharon were so keen to finish their cards that they stayed until 21.45 and then started the journey home!! OMG it took them 2.5 hours to do a 20 minute journey! I was soooo worried and we kept phoning and texting each other, but they made it home safe and they said they enjoyed the adventure and loved their cards! PHEW!

This is one of the cards we made - its a total case from one I saw on Pinterest, I changed a couple of elements but you can see the original card HERE

The colour combo is Pool Party, Real Red and Primrose Petals. The stamp set is Bloomin Marvelous that you can earn for free - this has been the most popular so far with my customers!!

Well the snow didnt stop and was still coming down when I went to bed (once I knew my ladies were home!). I was up at 7am and out in my PJ's to assess the snow situation as we had out Quarterly Team Training event!! OMG the snow was bad, this is my street!! We have unfortunately had to postpone for a couple of weeks but I managed to have a crafty session with some of my girls who were already up this way or could get here. It was certainly a stressful and testing day but we had some crafty fun and it was better than people getting stuck in the snow or worse!!!

By the evening I was ready for some R&R on our new recliner sofa!! Bliss!!!

I have an order going in tonight, if you would like to take advantage of Sale-A-Bration and earn something FREE with a £45 spend please contact me and I will arrange this for you!!

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated) 
1. Card – Pool Party, Very Vanilla
 2. Papers – Primrose Petals DSP
 3. Stamps – Bloomin Marvelous
 4. Embellishments – Pool Party SAB ribbon
 5. Tools – Scallop Edge punch, Curly Label punch
 6. Mediums – Real Red ink, Pool Party ink, Primrose Petals ink (stamped off)

Friday 25 January 2013

Patterned Occasions

Hello there!! I am checking the weather forecast left, right and centre and Saturday is now showing as being a sunny-ish day and its supposed to be above 0 degrees!!! Lets hope the snow thats predicted for this evening is just a fluttering!!!!

Here I am with another Patterned Occasions card. This one is totally CASED from a card I saw on some boards at the Stampin Up Leadership event, although I don't think they used the same embossing folder as me!!

The embossing folder is the new Cloud pattern folder from the upcoming Spring/Summer catalogue that comes out next Friday. The little trousers are from the Patterned Occasions set as is the sentiment! The colours used are Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry and Pool Party.

The washing line was made from some Pool Party Bakers Twine!

Loads to do today so I'm off!!

Julie x

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated) 
1. Card – Crumb Cake, Whisper White
 2. Papers – Sycamore Street
 3. Stamps – Patterned Occasions
 4. Embellishments – Bakers Twine
 5. Tools – Cloudy embossing folder
 6. Mediums – Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party, Island Indigo inks

Thursday 24 January 2013

Patterned Occasions

Good Morning! Well it hasn't snowed anymore so fingers crossed for my Stamp a Stack on Friday and All Day Training on Saturday. I drove to dancing last night and the roads were clear so thats good news!!!

Today I am sharing a card that I completely CASED from Pinterest!! It uses the elephant from Patterned Occasions which I think is so cute - without the sentiment it would be great for a baby card.

I stamped the whole thing once in Crumb Cake directly onto the card and then I stamped another elephant in Pool Party, cut it out and layered it on top with some dimensionals. The embossing folder used is also available free during Sale-A-Bration.

 Some little scraps of Sycamore Street papers and the free ribbon finish the card off nicely!!

All the above items can be earned for FREE with a £45 spend. If you have a large WISH LIST why not join my team and become a demonstrator - whether for a hobby or a business builder. Its £99 and you can choose £162.50 worth of products!!

Take care

Julie x

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated) 
1. Card – Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Whisper White
 2. Papers – Sycamore Street
 3. Stamps – Patterned Occasions
 4. Embellishments –Rhinestone, Sycamore Street ribbon
 5. Tools – Vine Street embossing folder, Itty Bitty punches
 6. Mediums – Pool Party ink, Crumb Cake ink

Wednesday 23 January 2013

Feeling Sentimental SAB

 Good Morning. How's the snow with you? Yesterday ours started to melt quite a bit as we had lots of sunshine and I am hoping it all clears off for the weekend as I have a Stamp a Stack on Friday night and a huge Team Training event on Saturday!

Anyway onto the craft!! I wanted to share some cards from the set Feeling Sentimental. This set comes with 3 images of bygone years and a sentiment! I tool inspiration from a lovely make by my even lovelier downline Sally Jo!

I used the Distressed Dots background stamp for the first time - why did I keep it in hiding for so long?? A fab addition to your craft supplies!

The papers are the First Edition papers and the colours are Early Espresso with Very Vanilla and lots of inking with Crumb Cake.

The sentiment on the one below is from another SAB set you can earn for free called Vintage Verses.

And finally another make with a sentiment from Vintage Verses.

The little set! Enjoy!

If you like any of the products I would be happy to place an order for you and help you earn some free goodies!! Contact me on 0792 199 7148 or

Supplies Used: (All Stampin Up! Unless Otherwise Stated) 
1. Card – Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
 2. Papers – First Edition
 3. Stamps – Feeling Sentimental, Vintage Verses, Distressed Dots
 4. Embellishments – Naturals Buttons, Linen Thread, New Natural Trim, Trinkets
 5. Tools – Oval punch, New Distress tool
 6. Mediums – Crumb Cake ink, Early Espresso ink

Monday 21 January 2013

January Promotion - 3rd - 21st only

We have a lovely little promo for you from 3rd - 21st January only. Perfect timing for your Valentine projects! Although the stamps aren't just for Valentines!!!

Purchase the My Little Valentine stamp set (clear mount only) for £9.95 and get the Simply Sent kit FREE (saving £8.25)

If you would like to get your hands on these please drop me a line and I would be happy to order them for you!