Monday 28 January 2013

Free stamps from Stampin' Up!

Just in case you hadn't heard, Stampin' Up's Sale-a-bration promotion is on at the moment and if you'd like to set up your own Stampin' Up business it really is the best time to join as you'll get so much more in your starter kit. It's a great time to go shopping too as you can get all sorts of fabulous goodies for free! I'm enjoying road-testing the free stamp sets at the moment and Madison Avenue is my current obsession.  I've made some note cards for today using the set - come and have a look:

Don't you just love these pretty stylised flowers?! The Itty Bitty punch pack is the natural partner of this set and I used the four-petalled flower punch to create centres for them. Markers always make your stamps more versatile - I've coloured just one pair of leaves on the leaf image and used my stamp-a-majig to position them on my card front. The same marker was used to add detail to the leaves and to mark in a stem.

I used the whole leaf image for the plant in this card and stamped a different flower image from the set on top.  I love the simplicity of this design!

This line of four flower shapes looks great stamped in rows. I've coloured the insides of the shapes with markers and stamped the decorative centres on top.

You can do so much with this wonderful set and I'm only just getting started!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Madison Avenue (free with Sale-a-bration), various sentiments 
Ink: Garden Green, Tangerine Tango, Summer Starfruit 
Card stock: Very Vanilla, scrap of Garden Green
Other: Itty Bitty punch pack, Basic Rhinestones, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and have them delivered straight to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

We took a trip to beautiful Oxford yesterday as my daughter needed to go there for part of her art project. The sun shone for us and we had a lovely time exploring the city and visiting the museums. On the way back I broke into a song which has always amused me: "Keep your mind on your drivin', keep your hands on the wheel and keep your snoopy eyes on the road ahead. We're havin' fun sittin' in the back seat kissin' and a huggin' with Fred!" My daughter laughed and told me that when she was small I used to sing only the first part of that song and she always thought it was an informative piece about driving! 

It looks as if we've swapped the snow for wind and rain so it's waterproofs at the ready for the week ahead! See you tomorrow,


  1. Sweet little cards, love the colours too. You are having great fun with these stamps Vicky! - Jacqueline xx

  2. Super set of cards - I really like the Thank You card with the grid of stamps! Great work.

  3. Three beautiful and stunning cards Vicky. I too remember that song.

  4. What a lovely selection of cards VIcky...a useful little stamp set


  5. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous cards .... Love the colours.....
    Hugs Sylviexxxxx

  6. Fabulous cards, I'm still amazed what you do so simply that looks fantastic :)

    Oh! I certainly remember the song, in fact I, like you still sing it occasionally

  7. All three cards are beautiful, I can't decide which one is my favourite.
    I know that song too - my dad taught it to me when I was a child. Haven't heard it for years! x x


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