Wednesday 31 August 2011


The moment has arrived! Stampin' Up's Last Chance List is here!
If you want any of the products on here then I can place anorder for you any time but remember the last chance list is strictly while stocks last so if you "need" anything then please email me asap!
HERE is the list
PLUS, anybody who orders through me during September (from the retirement list or any current catty products) over £45 (plus post) will receive a FREE 2011-2012 catalogue before the end of September! Worth £5.95 and post!
Stampin' Hugs,

Tuesday 30 August 2011

Lovely Laura's Special Day

Good Morning to you today!
Friday was my very dear friend Laura's birthday. Now, I only recently met Laura but as soon as we did meet we just clicked and always have such a great time together, she helped me out at Netley Marsh Steam and Craft Fair so you may have met her too?? again though I have Stampin' Up! to thank for knowing this lovely lady, I am truly thankful for the people I can now call friends because of this company! O.K. enough mushy, the card....
I have used Sahara Sand with Tempting Turquoise and Rich Razzleberry,
Punched flowers were made with one of the Itty Bitty Bits punches, each finished with a rhinestone
The background was stamped with the "Sweet Friend" stamp from the Hello You set (this can be found tucked away at the back of the catty on page 86) using Sahara Sand Ink. Engraved Greetings was used for the main image (same page in catty) inked with markers,
more of that scrummy FREE ribbon ;-) Don't forget this offer ends tomorrow! contact me NOW to place your order to receive these gorgeous free gifts!
Bow tutorial coming soon...
and a bit more stitching inside to finish
Now, I wanted to make Laura a little something to go with her card and I had a little umming and ahhing but finally decided every crafter one can use pegs, so I covered these to match the card (tutorial for covering pegs is in the Dazzling Dozen tutorial pack)
using the itty bitty punches and rhinestones again
O.K. that's me for today, Zack is off on a sleepover with FIL tonight so I am not sure what I am going to do with the other two?? Better get thinking about it ;-) I have (mostly ;-)) enjoyed these summer holidays and it sure is going to be quiet around here next week!
Thanks for dropping by today,
Stampin' Hugs,

Sunday 28 August 2011

Postable 3d Flower Tutorial

Hi there,
I love it when you make projects using my tutorials but please be sure to link back here and give credit when you make and post to your blog.
Thank-you for your understanding and I hope you enjoy this tutorial xx
So, I am finally getting to show you this postable 3d flower. I say postable, it will be a large letter here in the U.K. but smaller than my other 3d flower which is HERE.
First of all you will need:
2 large flowers die cut from the Fun Flower Die, 1 medium flower from the same die and a large flower from the Boho Blossoms punch, other products needed are glue, snips, dimensionals and rhinestones to finish, all products used are SU! and available through your demonstrator, if you don't have a demo message me for more details :-)
So to begin ink the edges of all your flowers. Use the bone folder to curve the first two flowers gently down and the second two flowers upwards,
working left to right, take the first flower and fold gently into four, without creasing, and snip the bottom off
take the next flower and snip a line into the centre
run a line of glue down the edge of the cut 
fold over and adhere to give it some depth
add a line of glue around the hole you made in the first flower and adhere the second one on top
add TWO dimensionals to the centre of the flower and adhere the medium size die cut flower to these
then glue the centre of this flower to add the punched flower layer
 finish with rhinestones or perhaps a button would look nice
to adhere this flower to your card add two dimensionals at three points around the base
and there you have it, this is the card I used it on, there are more details HERE 
and I also used it on THIS card, THIS card and THIS card,
Well, I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and I hope you give it a go, I am looking forward to seeing your version :-)
Stampin' Hugs for today,

Saturday 27 August 2011

Simply Stampin' Challenge, A Sketch

Good Morning,
and a big welcome to another week of Simply Stampin' Challenges.
This week is a sketch for you and I think it's a keeper!
As you can see, I decided to flip the sketch to make this Anniversary card and also use a stamp set that has been sat on the shelf for far too long! Artistic Etchings,
Love this colour combo, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz and Soft Suede with some Gold Shimmer Paint thrown in there too. I inked the Eiffel Tower and stamped it in Baja ink then stamped it with the Gold Shimmer Paint slightly off for a shadow effect, very pretty IRL
Top Note die used at the bottom with a Level 2 sentiment from the Hostess section of the Mini catalogue, if you "need" this stamp set please don't forget to contact me now as it will be gone forever at the end of September, perhaps before, Book your workshop with me NOW ;-)
I stamped "Amour" with shimmer paint for the background and I covered the little flowers with Crystal Effects too
and inside is stitched and stamped to finish
Well, I really hope you can join us for this weeks challenge,
Stampin' Hugs for today,

Friday 26 August 2011

More FREE gifts :-)

I have some more Rich Razzleberry ribbon and mini clips for you today.
I have teamed this lovely colour with Marina Mist and Sahara Sand, I really like this colour combo and will definitely be using it a lot more,
I made this card for a friend using my flatter 3d flower. I really will post the tutorial for this on Sunday, I promise! It is all done, I just need to upload it but I have so much I want to show you it just keeps getting bumped!
I used the Marina Mist Designer Series Paper from the Subtles stack for this card. 
Curly Cute for the sentiment again, held onto a scallop circle die cut with a mini bulldog clip, also free this month, see HERE for more details.
I also added a few embossed butterflies made with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit, another SU! exclusive.
and a bit of pretty inside too
That's today's card for you, I hope you like?
Back tomorrow with my Simply Stampin' Challenge card
But don't forget there is still time to enter this weeks challenge :-)
Stampin' Hugs for today,

Thursday 25 August 2011

Rich Razzleberry Stripey Ribbon

Hello there!
Today I am going to have a relaxing day, well, I say relaxing...I have 3 special cards to make, photograph my Baby Blossoms class and write up the tutorial, and tidy up as FIL is coming to stay on Friday! So, perhaps not so relaxing, maybe I should call it an "indoors" day ;-)
Anyway, I have a card today I made for Allie, my SU! sister :-) It was her birthday on Monday and I couldn't resist using the wide striped grosgrain that I received FREE with my order, on her card. You too can get a roll of this ribbon for free, as well as a box of clips and a gorgeous cosmetics bag, See THIS POST for more pics and details or EMAIL me with your order or questions :-)
Back to Allies card! I have used my sadly neglected Just Believe stamp set with a colour combo of Rich Razz, Crumb Cake and Regal Rose, I really must use this set more often as I love the end result!
I inked the stamp using my markers and the little flower at the bottom was stamped with versamark
and tied a "bunny ears" bow, I was thinking about doing a mini bow tying video (eeekkkk!) if anyone would be interested??

arty angle,
and inside I used the top note again finished a little more versamark
I hope Allie enjoyed her birthday and that she received plenty of handmade cards too :-)
Back tomorrow with more Razzleberry loveliness, don't forget this offer is only on 'till the end of August so if you "need" anything now is fab time to order ;-)
Thanks for stopping by today,
Stampin' Hugs,

Wednesday 24 August 2011

Join the Southern Belles for the Day! oh, and a card too :-)

Hello there today,
I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to join us at my very informal Demonstrator Training session on the 10th September. This will be a great day to come along and chat to me and some of my downline about the benefits, freindship and fun you too could have if you joined my team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators. This session will run from 10-12 in the morning but if you cannot make this time please email me to arrange a time to come and chat that would be good for you. There is NO CHARGE for this session and I will also be making cakes ;-) and of course there will be some crafting too!
Please message me to reserve your place asap as places are limited. 
Of course, I have a card to share with you today too, my friend neededed a card for her daughters friend at Cheerleading, we were chatting about the options the other night and I realised that the Daisy #2 die would be perfect to make the poms!
the colours I have used match the team colurs, Night of Navy, Marina Mist and Whisper White with Platinum Shimmer paint on the edges of the white flower, ahem, I mean Pom!
As you can see, plenty of Dimension on this one, good job it was a hand deliver or I think it may have been a box job ;-) Sentiment is from Curly Cute,
and a little pom inside too to finish
More FREE gift cards here with you tomorrow.
And don't forget to email me to reserve your place in September too! I am really looking forward to my first "training" session with you!
Stampin' Hugs from me today,

Tuesday 23 August 2011

August Offer!!

Apologies for not getting a chance to post yesterday, it was a very busy day! A class in the morning and children in the eafternoon ;-) and I have a class this morning too :-)
So, I promised you I would share a couple of cards using the FAB FREE products you can earn if you place an order over £75 during August only but first I will show you what you could receive for FREE shall I?
Look at this gorgeous heavy canvas 'cosmetics' (I would say it was a perfect size for 'tools' too) bag, all embroidered with these pretty flowers all the way round
And look at this inside too, all lined with gorgeous stripey fabric and filled with a roll of striped grosgrain ribbon and a box of clips worth over £18 and that's without the bag!
and together,
So, what could you make with these lovely clips and ribbon?? How about a birthday card for a good friend?
I have teamed the Rich Razzleberry ribbon with Pear Pizzazz, I love this ribbon for tying big, lush bows! ;-)
And a cute mini paperclip too,
Strength and Hope butterflies (again) unfortunately not a great colour on these photos today, apologies for that, see pages 2 and 3 of the Idea Book and Catalogue for all colours :-) 
and inside is finished off too
So, that's today's card for you, I will be back tomorrow with another card using these lovely FREE products, email me now with your order as these items are strictly limited to August!
Stampin' Hugs,
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