Friday, 6 March 2015

Get Stampin' Up products at low prices!

Hello bargain hunters! Have you seen Stampin' Up's Weekly Deals this week? There are some fabulous products at special prices - and they're available for one week only so don't let them slip through your fingers!


GO SHOPPING NOW!
Don't forget you'll get a free Sale-a-bration item for every £45 you spend
If you have any queries, or prefer to speak to me, I'm happy to help.
You can contact me by email or phone on 01280 820593.

I'll be back on Tuesday when I'll be showing you a little something made with the new Sale-a-bration vellum - I'm in love! Have a lovely weekend,

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Little Sunshine gift box of note cards - Stampin' Up artisan blog hop

Are you ready for another inspiring hop around the world with the Stampin' Up Artisan Design Team? Well you've come to the right place! Each member of the team has been sent a box of the same products to use throughout March and you'll be amazed at how differently we use them!

BRING ME SUNSHINE STAMPIN' UP!
This week, I've inked up the gorgeous Little Sunshine stamp set to make my project. I've been making some cute baby cards with it, which I'll show you soon, but today I've come up with a different way to use it! Come and see:


This little box has a belly band that has been decorated with the pretty heart border using a delicious colour combination of Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral and Cajun Craze, then sponged with Crisp Cantaloupe ink. I love how some of the images in this set look woven.


To add extra interest, I stamped and cut out the heart image, topped it with a button and added a matching bakers twine bow. I've said it before, and I'm sure I'll never stop saying it, I LOVE how Stampin' Up products match!

So, shall we open the box and take a look inside?!


The band slides off and the box opens envelope style. It's easy to make using the Gift Box punch board - I used 6 x 6" card stock and used the L start line on the board.


Once the box had been scored and creased, I used Fastfuse to put it together like an envelope, leaving one flap open and rounding it for a neat finish...


... and you can see where I snipped the gusset on two corners to reduce bulk and encourage the box to close nicely!


It holds a set of simple, one layer, 3 x 3" note cards, each decorated with the border stamp and sponged again so that it coordinates nicely with the box. I added a nice, strong sentiment to the cards with the 'thank you' from my beloved Painted Petals stamp set.


Cream envelopes would have been fine but how much more exciting to have yummy Crisp Cantaloupe envelopes to coordinate with the note cards! I rustled these up in no time with that fabulous Envelope punch board!


Honestly, if you've been wondering whether the Envelope and the Gift Box punch boards should go on your wish list, my advice is never mind the wish list, order them now! They make a variety of boxes and envelopes in minutes and cost little more than a standard punch - go for it!

I hope you've enjoyed my project this week and I know you're going to love the rest of the team's work! Just click the button below to carry on with the hop, starting with the lovely Allison Okamitsu!



BUY THE SUPPLIES TO MAKE MY BOX OF NOTECARDS NOW!
Click on any item to be transported to my online shop!
Don't forget you'll get a free Sale-a-bration item for every £45 you spend
If you have any queries, or prefer to speak to me, I'm happy to help.
You can contact me by email or phone on 01280 820593.

Using the Little Sunshine stamp has obviously encouraged spring to make an appearance in the heart of England. No coat for me today!

Thanks for coming to visit. Do come back tomorrow when I'll be looking at the latest Stampin' Up deals :)

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

NEW Stampin' Up Sale-a-bration freebies available now!

Have you seen the new Sale-a-bration goodies that you can earn for free? Stamp sets, papers, accessories... check them out here. Aren't they gorgeous?! Nature's Perfection is my favourite of the stamp sets and as soon as I had a spare minute I did one of my favourite things with it... come and see:


This is the thing that made me happy when I started stamping six years ago - creating a garden with stamps and inks! For this card, I combined a beautiful image from Nature's Perfection with other stamps from Butterfly Basics and Painted Petals. A girl can never have too many leaves or flowers in my opinion!


This is also one of my favourite ways to add a sentiment. Stamp it onto a piece of card stock, punch it out and staple it to the card front. You can see other examples of that here and here. That's the beautiful Wild Wasabi cotton twine behind the sentiment - I drew a couple of lines with a Mossy Meadow Stampin' Write marker and tied the twine around it. TIP: To reduce bulk, snip an indent on both sides of the panel with a pointy punch such as the Mosaic Punch.


Puppies and gardening don't really go very well together so until Eva has become a grown up lady dog I think I might have to stick to gardens of the inky variety!


BUY THE SUPPLIES TO MAKE THIS CARD NOW!
Click on any item to be transported to my online shop!
Don't forget you'll get a free Sale-a-bration item for every £45 you spend
If you have any queries, or prefer to speak to me, I'm happy to help.
You can contact me by email or phone on 01280 820593.

Our garden is looking dreadful at the moment. Here's a photo of its latest feature...



... a 'twig' that my youngest son helped Eva to bring home from a walk. It looks like the Loch Ness Monster for goodness sake! Puppies and gardening don't really go very well together so until Eva has become a grown up lady dog I think I might have to stick to gardens of the inky variety :)

I've been working on a fab project for this week's Stampin' Up Artisan Design Team blog hop! All will be revealed tomorrow, so do come back then and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Mothers' Day with From the Garden and ribbons by Stampin' Up

What comes in all the (Stampin' Up!) colours of the rainbow, is inexpensive and makes your projects look gorgeous? The beautiful 1/4" cotton ribbon! Come and see:


Here's a quick and pretty Mothers' Day card I rustled up using three colours of the ribbon as a background strip. This gives a really pretty soft look and just makes you want to touch it!


I  topped my ribbon background with garden-themed pretties which you'll find in the From the Garden stamp set. I love the little garden markers and all the gorgeous little  images in this set (AND there are coordinating framelits!) 

• Mothers' Day is just a few weeks away in the UK, on 15th March!

BUY THE SUPPLIES TO MAKE THIS CARD NOW!
Click on any item to be transported to my online shop!
Don't forget you'll get a free Sale-a-bration item for every £45 you spend
If you have any queries, or prefer to speak to me, I'm happy to help.
You can contact me by email or phone on 01280 820593.

It's lovely to see all the spring bulbs coming up in the garden isn't it. Just think - it won't be long before I'll be able to type without gloves on!

See you tomorrow,

Friday, 27 February 2015

New Sale-a-bration releases - FREE from Stampin' Up!

I love it when I can give my customers more for their money and during Sale-a-bration there have been some very smiley faces indeed! And now, get ready to do a happy dance because I'm delighted to announce that on Sunday 1st March, Stampin' Up will be releasing some brand new products that you can get free as part of Sale-a-bration! Come and see:

Just look at the gorgeous flowing fonts in this set and that amazing 'thanks'! I can't wait to try out all the different ways of colouring that! I love the little heart stamp too, perfect for borders :)

I nearly fell over when I saw this sensational vellum! I'll be using it as overlays and colouring it with blendabilities markers and I have lots more ideas up my sleeve too... watch this space!

This beautiful set coordinates with the vellum but I think it's stunning in its own right. I'll be happily coming up with summery birthday and thank you cards using these beautiful images :)


Oh my goodness, don't these colours make your heart sing?! These are the perfect embellishments to give your projects a zing this summer!

These fabulous freebies aren't available until Sunday but, while you're making your shopping list, you may just want to look at this week's products at special prices (available until Tuesday):

WEEKLY DEALS!
Click on any item to be transported to my online shop!
Don't forget you'll get a free Sale-a-bration item for every £45 you spend


My shop is open 24/7 so you can buy Stampin' Up products from me any time, day or night.
If you have any queries, or prefer to speak to me, I'm happy to help.
You can contact me by email or phone on 01280 820593.

Thank you for joining me for the news today. Have a lovely weekend won't you! I shall be back with Mothers' Day inspiration on Tuesday so do come back and visit me then!

Hugs,