Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Stampin' Up stamps at bargain prices! Don't miss this one!

I was checking the Stampin' Up 2015 Retiring List yesterday and one set jumped out at me - Apothecary Art! I cannot believe this amazing set hasn't sold out yet! Still, that means you can snap it up at a bargain price so it's all good! Come and see how versatile it is:

This card was made for my in-laws' golden wedding anniversary. I heat embossed one of the large label images in gold, coloured it with yellow markers and layed it over a scored gold banner. The same image was stamped again so that I could snip out a few of the flowers and pop them up over the sentiment. I loved this card!

That stamp can look quite different though...

Here it is again! This time I inked up just the frondy flowers, using a Basic Black marker, and stamped several of them on a masked and inked yellow background. A sprinkling of gems adds a touch of sparkle!

There's another large label in this fab set and I amused myself one day by stamping it several times and snipping out groups of roses to arrange in a vellum bouquet! Great fun I can tell you!

Another useful thing about this set is that you can use the scroll separately, like this:

Or if you prefer a smaller scroll, just snip away the centre section and add a sentiment over the top like this:

I expect you can see that I love this amazing stamp set to bits - and I assure you that these few ideas are just a fraction of what you can do with it!


Cling mount £24.95 NOW £21.21 or wood mount £30.95 NOW 23.21.

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.

Eva-pup and I went for a walk with my husband yesterday - he wanted to show us something he told me. He led us through a heavily wooded path that I never even knew existed, and we walked right out to the outskirts of our town where he slowed down and put his finger to his lips. Peering through the leaves I could see a clearing in the trees and in the space there were about five or six rabbits hopping about! "It weelly is a wabbit wonderland!" said my husband, making me laugh. Actually the funniest part is that Eva didn't even notice the rabbits!

Are you around tomorrow for the official Stampin' Up Artisan Design Team blog hop?! I'm delighted with how my own project has turned out this week and I've used a gorgeous new set from the upcoming new annual catalogue so don't miss it!


  1. These are absolutely gorgeous, Vicky! xxx

  2. Greetings from the Monterey peninsula in California. Thank goodness I found your blog through the design team posts. Your cards are amazing inspiration! ! Loved the rabbit story today. Have this stamp set so will be keeping these samples. Especially liked the masked sample card idea. That one will have me looking at my stamps in a whole new way. May not comment always but your posts are a bright spot in my inbox!

  3. GORGEOUS cards Vicky, love the variety you have been able to make.

  4. Vicky, you are the "most" talented artisan, I am doing a double take on all these cards from the one stamp set, oh my goodness you are clever! I would have never thought of all these possibilities! I seriously wish there was a "Global Ambassador" title I could nominate you for, but I just became aware of the "Heart of Stampin' Up!" award and sent in your name for my nomination. Hi to Eva and Tuppence!

  5. Vicky, I just love how you get more mileage out of every product. I like to experiment very much like you do and you inspire me quite often!


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