Thursday 30 May 2013

Swallowtail Stamp a Stack

Good morning! Eurgghh its a miserable morning here this morning - perfect for crafting but alas I have lots of jobs to do!!

Still sharing Stamp a Stack cards so here is a another one. This card was totally inspired and cased from my lovely downline Sally Jo. She made me the most beautiful gift at our Telford event and this card accompanied (I have added a photo below).

I have to say I wasn't totally sold on the Swallowtail stamp when I first saw it. It was one of those stamps that I thought "I don't know what to do with it". Then I saw all the gorgeous samples and like lots of my customers I was immediately sold on it!

The colour scheme on this card is Soft Suede and Elegant Eggplant. I stamped on the Naturals Ivory card with the Stazon ink then watercoloured it with an aquabrush and the ink pad.

The edges were distressed with the Distressing Tool and then inked with Soft Suede. A tiny piece of Silver Glimmer card was positioned in the top left corner as shown here.

Here is the original gift made by Sally Jo - I just love it! Thanks SJ for the pressie and the inspiration!

OK so we have a lot going on during the next couple of days. I have an order going in tonight so if you would like to take advantage of the discounted This and That bundle which ends tomorrow please do get in touch with me

Also today is the LAST DAY to take advantage of our joining offer. An extra £25 in your Starter Kit if you join my team today! £155 worth of products for just £99. You can join my team in 15 minutes by using the Online Sign up forms which can be found HERE

Thats all for today folks - I'll be back tomorrow!


Card – Soft Suede, Naturals Ivory
Papers – Glimmer Paper
Stamps – Swallowtail, Amazing Family
Tools – Distressing Tool
Mediums – Soft Suede ink, Stazon, Elegant Eggplant ink

Wednesday 29 May 2013

Stamp a Stack cards share.

Hello there! Wednesday already - it can't be! Last night I had a rare night off from Tuesday Club and Trainings so I went along to my dance partners lesson to dance with him as we have exams coming up soon and I am partnering him for his exams!!! Eeek!!

I thought I would start sharing the Stamp a Stack cards with you. This one was my favourite one of the night and I cannot claim any credit for it at all as I fell in love with it on Pinterest and I have seen it pinned a lot since!

The colours are Pool Party, Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake with some Island Indigo as an accent.

I am still trying to find a good place to take photos in my new home. This is from my family room window - what do you think? It was a nice sunny day!

We also did some Spritzing on this card with the Spritzer tool and added some Linen Thread. Which reminds me I am out of Linen Thread - yikes!!!!

Keep your eyes peeled on my blog this week as there are lots of things happening this weekend!

 Card – Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Very Vanilla
 Papers – First Edition
 Stamps – Papillon Potpourri
 Embellishments – Linen Thread
 Tools – Elegant Butterfly punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, Scallop Circle punch
 Mediums – Island Indigo ink, Pool Party ink, Early Espresso marker

Tuesday 28 May 2013

Final Technique Club card

Hi there and welcome to my blog today. I am sharing the final card from the Technique club which is our "cool down" card! Bit ironic as we actually used the Heat Tool on this card so there wasnt much cooling down going on!

For this card I wanted to share a technique I had seen on Pinterest whereby it showed how someone had coloured their antique brads with embossing powders! So I decided to have a go! Was quite pleased for a first attempt. Couldn't stretch to making another one as I only had 5 Antique brads left!

We dipped the brad in Versamark and then into the Pool Party embossing powder and then heat embossed it! We had a couple of incidents involving hot tweezers but other than that the results were great.

Here are all 3 of the cards together. I have enjoyed sharing these with you and hope you have enjoyed looking at them!

I would love to see you at my next Technique Club which is on Saturday 29th June. Further info to follow shortly!


Card – Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Papers – Lucky Limeade DSP
Stamps – Oh, Hello, Distressed Dots
Embellishments – Doily, Antique Brad
Tools – Oval Framelits, Heat Tool
Mediums – Wisteria Wonder ink, Lucky Limeade marker, Basic Grey ink, Pool Party embossing powder

Monday 27 May 2013

Oh Hello Gatefold Card

Oh Hello!! Happy Bank Holiday Monday to you! I felt a bit like Miranda typing that! I am back with the second of the technique club cards which was probably the most time consuming! I like to start with the warm up card, then do the more in depth one and then we have the cool down card - which I will share with you tomorrow!

So sticking with the same colour family I went for a gate fold card. I seem to be making a few of these lately! The only problem is that I never want to undo the bow as I think I will never get it the same again!

The technique on this card was the paper pricking using the Occasions template that fits around the oval framelits. I also showed the ladies how to stamp using the marker pens to use on a multi-coloured image.

We stamped the chevron style pattern and then stamped over it with the Basic Grey stitching

We also did a little stamping inside the card too.

Thanks for tuning in today and I will be back tomorrow with the last card from our class.

Card – Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party
Papers – Pool Party DSP
Stamps – Oh, Hello
Embellishments – Pool Party Seam Binding
Tools – Stamp a ma Jig, Occasions Paper Piercing templates, Extra Large Oval punch, Oval Framelits
Mediums – Island Indigo ink, Lucky Limeade ink, Basic Grey ink.

Sunday 26 May 2013

Oh Hello Technique Club

Hi there and welcome to my blog today. I am having a lazier day today as I have been full on with classes since Friday evening. On Friday I had 17 lovely ladies for Stamp a Stack and then yesterday I had 6 scrapbookers and 4 technique club ladies. 

Its hard to prepare for all these classes over a 24 hour period, but it does mean I get a gap on a weekend now! This is what I love about Stampin Up I can run it how I want it to fit in with my family!

Happy to report that these were the first classes I have run at the church since I moved house and I didnt forget to bring anything!!!! My regular ladies know I often forget things and could be seen running back to the house to get them (it was only 2 minutes away) however my new house is a mile away so I was under pressure to remember everything!

Over the next couple of days I will share our Technique Club cards. I started my Technique Club back in February and I have a small teacher-led class and we do 3 cards using the same stamp set. I show the ladies the versatility of the set and they get it included in the cost of the class.

This was our warm up card. I saw one very similar on my favourite place to hang out - Pinterest!! All the cool kids hang out there you know!! This card made the ladies be-friend their Stamp a ma jigs and they had to get jiggy with the stamping! We loved how the patchwork effect looked when we had finished!

The colours we used were the 2011 - 2013 In colours, all of which are staying except for Lucky Limeade - poor Lucky Limeade, I feel a bit sorry for it!

The sentiment was stamped in Basic Grey and then we tied some Calypso Coral ribbon around and then tied a scrap of Pool Party Seam Binding over the knot!

Hope you like the card and come back to see the next one tomorrow!


It is with regret that I have to announce that the Stampin Up Online Ordering service has been temporarily removed whilst Stampin Up sort out a few issues. I am sorry for the inconvenience this may cause you.

Rest assured I will still be taking orders and I am happy to do this over the phone or by email. My Online Reward system will not be affected and you will still be able to claim your stars for a online purchase of over £50.

See you tomorrow 


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Card – Pool Party, Whisper White
Stamps – Oh, Hello
Embellishments – Calypso Coral ribbon, Pool Party Seam Binding ribbon
Tools – Stamp a ma Jig
Mediums – Wisteria Wonder ink, Lucky Limeade ink, Calypso Coral ink

Saturday 25 May 2013

Secret Garden Scrapbooking

Good Morning and happy weekend to you! Last night I enjoyed my Stamp a Stack event with 17 lovely ladies. Think I made the cards too easy as some of them were finished for 9.20pm as opposed to 10pm.

I had 4 lovely new ladies last night - Caroline, Victoria, Jill and Louise and they were all amazing!

This afternoon I have my monthly Scrapbook Club and also my Technique Club so I thought I would share the scrapbook page with you as I have already sent some of the images to my ladies for them to get their thinking caps on!!

I have to say this was totally inspired by a layout by Sarah Sagert who is a Stampin Up Artisan Design Team member, you can find her blog HERE

I have used the Natural Composition papers and the Print Poetry stack for the flowers which were made from the Secret Garden framelits.

The colours are Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit and Very Vanilla

I used an Aquabrush to wet the flowers then I scrunched them up to create these stunners! The smaller flowers are from the Boho Blossom punch.

Hope you like it and I hope my ladies enjoy re-creating it this afternoon


Card – Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla
Papers – Print Poetry
Stamps – Alphabet 
Embellishments – Natural buttons, Vintage faceted buttons, Linen Thread, Midnight Muse ribbon
Tools – Secret Garden Framelits, Decorative Borders plate, Boho Blossom punch, Timeless Alphabet dies, Jewellery tag punch
Mediums – Midnight Muse ink

Friday 24 May 2013

More Thank You cards

Good morning! It's a really quick post from me today as I have my Stamp a Stack event tonight to finish prepping for and also my Scrapbook and Technique club tomorrow!

Following on from the tags I showed you yesterday - here are some cards I made with the same tags. I just added the tags to a card blank and will use them to send to my Online Orderers!

Hope you like - they were really quick and enjoyable to make


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Card – Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Stamps – Lacy and Lovely
Embellishments – Pool Party ribbon
Tools – Crop O Dile
Mediums – Crumb Cake ink, Soft Suede ink, Rich Razzleberry ink, Pool Party ink

Thursday 23 May 2013

Thank you for June and friends

Hi there and welcome to my blog today. Yesterday I made some thank you tags and cards for my ladies who ordered at June's party last week as well as a thank you card for June herself which you can see below!

I had some of the One Sheet Wonder left over so I put it to good use and made this card. I stamped some extras and then punched them out and layered them up.

 Have to say I am enjoying this colour combo!

 I also made some little tags for the ladies orders to label them up and also doubles as a thank you card too!

Hope you like my quick makes today?

Have you noticed my new SHOP NOW buttons? I love them and I have been busy making thank you cards for my Online Orderers too!

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Card – Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake, Whisper Whit
Stamps – Lacy and Lovely
Embellishments – Rhinestones, Soft Suede Taffeta
Tools – 1 3/4 circle punch, Scallop Edge punch
Mediums – Crumb Cake ink, Soft Suede ink, Rich Razzleberry ink, Pool Party ink