Wednesday, 30 July 2008

So Much too Tell You........

Hello Everyone! Hope you are all having a lovely Summer. I am managing to get a few projects completed, so I have loads to share with you. This is my Project for my Polka Dot & Paisley Stamp Class in September.....

Its a wallet containing 3 simple cards. It showcases the beautiful Polka Dot & Paisley Stamp Set and the Petals & Paisley designer papers. Do you like?
I have kept the cards quite simple, but the use of the double sided papers blends so well with this stamp set.

As I promised I would let you know about the FANTASTIC Special Offer Stampin' Up is offering For August 1st to 31st......


Cor! Thats more like it......I know what papers I will be stocking up on this month!

Email Me if you want to order anything.

Thanks for Looking,

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Wild About You Stamp Class......September

This is a Sneak Peak of my first Stampin Up class in September. It consists of a decorated Gift Bag with a concealing topper, a standard card and a slider card, for a gift certificate or chocolate bar.....

I brought the Class Planner from Heather/Dawn over at UStamp, but had to change a few things to suit our catalogue etc. They have some lovely Class Planners and also the actual U Stamp site is going live on the 12th August for an Online Stamp Class....

All you need to do to Registrar and pay $20 then you can join in.......

I won't be updating my Blog for a little while, so to give myself a much needed rest, but I will post on the 1st August as Stampin Up has given us a fantastic Special Offer for August - so be sure to check back then.

Next post will be on 12th August - Lovely as a Tree Stampin Up Class Project.

Thanks for looking,

Blog Candy Winner.....Friday

Thank you ever so much for all of you that has visited me over the last week and last year!

The winner for yesterdays Blog Candy is No.10 Sanisi.......
Email me your details and I will get your goodies off to you.xxxxxx

Thanks for looking,

Friday, 25 July 2008

Blog Candy Moment........Friday.

This is an ALL STAMPIN UP - Blog Candy Moment...........

It contains One Oh So Lovely Stamp Set.
One Certainly Celery Stampin Up Inkpad
Five 6 x 12 pieces of Fall Flowers Designer Paper
One Cardstock Scallop Keyring
One Handmade card using the Oh So Lovely Stamp Set......

To Enter Today's Blog Candy Moment - Leave a Comment to the following:-

What is your favourite colouring medium? ie SU Markers, inkpads, crayons!

I will use the Random Generator to pick the winner tomorrow at 7am UK time.

I want to say a Big Thank You to all of you that have Ordered Stampin Up Products from me still last November:-

So Until 31st July I will be doing the following SPECIAL OFFERS

CHOOSE 12 Inkpads for the Price of 10 -----£45 plus £3.95 p&p

(Catalogue Price £54 plus £3.95) Thats a Saving of £9.00.....


CHOOSE 12 Packs of A4 cardstock for the Price of 10-----£45 plus £3.95 p&p

(Catalogue Price £54 plus £3.95) Thats a Saving of £9.00.....


CHOOSE 10 Rolls of 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon for £35.50 plus £3.95 p&p

(Catalogue Price £42.50 plus £3.95) Thats a Saving of £7.00

And theres more if you fancy all 3 of the above offers, You can have the FREE Hostess Benefits as well ie One Level 1 stamp Set and another £15 worth of Products FREE!!!!! Also theres more if you go for all 3 offers the shipping will only be £ 7.52 instead of 3 lots of £3.95........

These Special Offers will be delivered to your home address, Email me if you fancy any of the above Special Offers. The above Special Offers replace my Monthly Special offer.

Thanks for looking,

Blog Candy Winner for Thursday......

Sorry no cards today, been catching up with ironing etc.....

Thank you for all your comments to yesterday's question, I think you can tell what is my favourite punch.......Scallop Circle. Hope we get the new scallop border punch that has been previewed from the next US cattie.....Can't wait for our next catalogue to come out.

The Winner from yesterday is No. 10 Germana Ferrao.......
Email me your details and I will get your goodies off to you.

Thanks for looking,

I will be back later with todays Blog Candy - Today my Happy Blog Birthday!


Thursday, 24 July 2008

Blog Candy for Thursday........

Cor! This is the next Blog Candy - Tons of Clear stamps and the beautiful flower petals from Technique Tuesday - You can find these on Linda Browns Website, UK.

To Enter the Blog Candy today, Leave a Comment to the following:-

What is your favourite Stampin Up Punch? Scallop circle

I will pick the winner tomorrow around 7am UK, so good luck.

I am putting together the Blog Candy BIG one for Tomorrow, so Don't forget to Check back tomorrow.

Thanks for looking,

Blog Candy Winner.....

I didn't get a chance to stamp yesterday, so heres a close up of the Snowflake Spot Z-card for you to see. I used the snowflake embossing folder on both sides.

Thank you for all of you who entered the Blog Candy Yesterday.....

I love all the colours of Stampin Up card, but especially Rose Red, Old Olive and Pretty in Pink....

The Winner of the Wednesday's Blog Candy is......Hilmarose No. 39
Email me your Details and I will get the Goodies off to you on

Be Back in a Mo for Todays Blog Candy.


Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Blog Candy Moment for Wednesday.....

This is the Blog Candy available for Wednesday.

If you are entering for the Blog Candy only add your comment to the current one, as the other Blog Candy's are now closed, I use the Random Generator in the morning around 7am UK to pick the winner, so the comments must be left by 7am....

To Enter Todays Blog Candy Moment, leave a comment to the following:-What is your favourite Stampin UP Colour? ie Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink

Another Blog candy tomorrow, and the Big one on Friday!!!!

Thanks for looking,

Blog Candy Winner........

Just a few more Christmas Cards getting done, using the SnowflakeSpot Stampset. The cardstock is Not Quite Navy and Bashful Blue.

Thank you for all of you that entered the Blog Candy Moment yesterday. Random Generator picked an early number this morning........

Blog Candy Winner for Tuesday is Sue No. 2.........Email me Sue with your details and I will get your Blog Candy off to you on Friday.

Check back later for todays Blog Candy Moment.


Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Blog Candy Moment

This is the Blog Candy Moment for Tuesday.....

See Post before for yesterdays Winner.

To Enter the Blog Candy Moment today - Leave a Comment to the following:-

What is your favourite Stampin Up Stamp set?

I will pick the winner in the morning around 7am UK time.

Thanks for looking,


Blog Candy Winner.........

This is what I made using the embossing frame in the last Tutorial.....

A bit of an overload of Nesties.....Hee! The stampset is a Level 3 Hostess stamp set Heartfelt Thanks & Simply Said for the sentiment, using Bravo Burgundy and Pretty in Pink.

I will try and upload a card in between Blog Candy Moments this week - But having a lovely time with my boys and the SUN is out!!!

Thanks for all your comments for yesterdays Blog Candy Moment - I think you know I love Z Cards before those I love the good old square card any size.


Email me Anne-Marie and I will get your goodies off to you on Friday.

Thanks for looking,

Monday, 21 July 2008

Blog Candy Moment ---- Monday to Friday

This is the first BLOG CANDY MOMENT of the WEEK........

I will be doing a Blog Candy Moment Every Day until Friday to celebrate blogging for ONE Whole Year......

I have had so much fun with my blog and I want to say a huge Thank You to all my visitors.

To ENTER THE BLOG CANDY Just leave a Comment to the Following:-

What is your favourite Style of Card? ie Waterfall, Zcard etc

I will pick a Winter at Random TOMORROW AT 9AM, Then I will do the Next Blog Candy.

All Winners will get there Blog Candy posted to them on FRIDAY.


Sunday, 20 July 2008

Just for You - Janette.....Nestie Frames....x

To make Frames using Nestabilities......

To cut the Frame, Start by placing the white thick layer plate in the Big Shot. Add the thin White spacer plate. Add a clear cutting plate. Lay a piece of cardstock, then lay the circle nestie, Add the Scallop Square Nestie. I used the Classic Scallop Square Large and Standard Large Circle nesties.
Add another clear cutting plate.
Roll through the Big Shot.
This is what you end up with by just cutting it, NOW you can emboss it.
Leave the BIG white base plate in the Big Shot. Add the Black plate that come with the BIG Impressions Kit for Big Shot. Turn over the piece of cardstock with the nesties still in place.
Add the rubber mat from the Big Impressions Kit, then a Clear Cutting Plate.
Roll through the Big Shot.

This is what it looks like now.
This is what you end up with an Embossed Square Frame with an Embossed circle centre.

Try only doing the first part of this tutorial ie Cutting the shapes, DON'T Do the second part with the black mats. This will give you a cut scallop without the embossed parts, I then put this in a cuttlebug embossing folder Swiss Dots and this is what I ended up with.

Hope this has helped Janette....xxxxxx:-)

Dazzling Snowflake Spot.............

I grabbed a couple of minutes this morning to stamp! I am doing a class in September on this stamp set - Snowflake Spot. The base card is Bravo Burgundy, half a sheet of A4, folded in half. Pretty in Pink is the next layer stamped all over with the snowflakes in Pretty in Pink and Bravo Burgundy. I cut a frame using 2 nesties and also cut a larger circle one to stamp the sentiment on. I used versamark ink all over the centre piece and added some heat & stick powder to cover it with Dazzling Diamonds glitter. I added some brads in each corner before attaching this over the stamped sentiment.

I added some Bravo Burgundy wide ribbon, then some Pretty in Pink Taffeta ribbon with a knot. I punched out the snowflake and added it to a 1 1/4 circle, which I pricked all around the edge.

Tomorrow starts my Week long Blog Candy Moments......There will be Blog Candy every day until Friday....So Until then, hope you have a nice weekend,

Thanks for looking,

Friday, 18 July 2008

Wild About You......

Have I told you how much I love the Whisper White cardstock?

I must have.......Because I am Wild About It!

For this little card, I used all Earth Elements inkpads - More Mustard, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive and Ruby Red.....the same in cardstock. I used the tiny mosiacs cuttlebug folder on the Ruby Red base card which is half a sheet of A4 cardstock.

The sentiment was stamped and then I punched it out using the Round Tab Punch in Old Olive. I punched a second Round Tab Punch and added this to the back, then added the brads. The whole thing was popped up with 3D Dimensionals.

Just a quick entry today - Where has the school year gone?

Thanks for Looking,

Thursday, 17 July 2008

Mixed Bouquet Wednesday Card Sketch.....

Over at Splitcoaststampers its Card sketch time - Cor! Is it really Wednesday today - Where do the weeks go?

I tried to keep to the layout for SC185, using the Mixed Bouquet stamp set. I used Basic Black, Old Olive, Real Red and Whisper White cardstock. I stamped a random pattern using a few stamps and coloured in with the SU Markers - very relaxing - just colouring in - Don't you just love a bit of colouring in!!!!!

I embossed it with tiny bubbles embossing folder, also the 3 flowers as well.
You can see this closer.

I have some special things to show you next week as NEXT Thursday will be my First Year Anniversary of BLOGGING........YES thats right ONE YEAR!
I will be doing some Blog Candy Moments over a few days starting from Thursday, so be sure to check back then,

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Rest of Big Bold Birthday in Cutie Pie Papers......

This is the rest of the cards I made using the Cutie Pie Papers. These go with Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery and Whisper White. The box is one sheet of Cutie paper and I added a belly band around the middle to make it abit sturdier. You can find a free tutorial on Andrea's brilliant Blog over on the right - I think it is called an Emergency Birthday Card Box - Pop over and take a look........
This is another Z Card, in Bashful Blue, I cuttlebugged the inside this time with the Happy Birthday embossing folder this time.

This is a simple card, which you could easily make a few of.........

Thanks for Looking,

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Big Bold Birthday Class.........Tomorrow

I am doing my next Stampin' Up Class showcasing the BIG BOLD BIRTHDAY Stampset. I've made other cards showing how different the set can look using a different colourway. The first set is using the Cutie Pie Paper, Rose Red, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery and So Saffron cardstock.......

I took the colours from the Cutie Pie paper and added some basic black as the tiny flowers on the paper are outlined in Black so it blends in nicely.

I made an Explosion Box full of gift tags, using the set & Cutie pie paper.
This is another Slider Card, same measurements as on previous posts. I used Heat & Stick powder to make the balloons dazzel....The inkpads in the Uk catalogue are just dye ink so they dry instantly, but to emboss with them to get the colour, first ink the image with versamark and then ink the image with the SU inkpad and then stamp onto whisper white. Add the Heat & Stick powder and heat with a heat gun. Then add the Dazzling Diamond glitter and heat to set. Hey Hoo the glitter doesn't come off when you rub it.......Great!!!!!

Anyway Another day closing to the boys breaking up from school, I just love the school holidays. They still want to do fun stuff with me so I take full advantage of that as they are only young once. We always do a timetable for each week or they would just want to stay in all the time......Monkey World here we come next week.

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Touch of Nature......

My camera has gone funny on me and I managed to get a new one last night, so just trying it out showing you this card. The stamp set is Touch of Nature, using Perfect Plum, Pale Plum and Certainly Celery cardstock. I stamped the bird image on whisper white and used my SU markers to colour in. I then cut it out and backed it with 3D foam pads. The cuttlebug embossing folders are birds and swirls also swiss dots.
I have so much to get done this weekend I feel tired already just thinking about it.

Thanks for looking,

Friday, 11 July 2008

Birthday Hi with Loads of Love......

Sorry I haven't had a chance to Stamp much this week, VAT Returns sure do come around quick! For this card I tried to keep to the layout on Splitcoaststampers Card Sketch for Wednesday. I don't think I have used this Tailgating Wheel before and there was just enough room at the bottom to fit it in. After stamping and colouring in the doggies I ran the piece of whisper white through the Big Shot with Swiss Dots embossing folder. When I ran the snail adhesive on the back, the dots went flat where I had embossed it, so I ran my bone folder over all the dots to flatten them, Hey Ho!

I paper pieced the Loads of Love car on some Old Olive designer paper and used the jumbo eyelets for the wheels with a green SU rhinestone in each centre to finish.

I stamped the sentiment in Close to Cocoa and used the 1" circle punch to cut out then layered this on a 1 1/4" circle of Close to Cocoa and pricked around the edge using the pricking tool and mat.

I coloured the dogs in with SU Markers, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Certainly Celery and So Saffron.

Talking of Dogs - SID was in the Dog House yesterday as he bite through a wall heater electric cable! Luckily it was switched off at the time! We were all chatting at the time. I had a lovely visit from one of my downlines called Maria pop over to her blog and see what she gets up to using Stampin' Up Products, her cards are so YUMMY!

Anyway Busy, Busy,
Thanks for looking,

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Unfrogettable Folds......

I found this cool style card over at Dawns Stamping Studio, She has kindly done a video tutorial with all the folds and measurements. If you get 5 minutes pop over to Dawns Blog and check it out.

I used the Unfrogettable stampset with Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White cardstock. Don't you just love sitting down for a bit and doing some colouring, I used my SU Markers.

If you fancy joining a new SU Marker Club where you can spread your spending over 4 months and get the whole set of SU Markers - Drop me an Email. You get the FREE Hostess Benefits as well.

My hubbie has pinched my new craft table so I thought I would come in and show you what I made this morning.

Thanks for looking,

Friday, 4 July 2008

In the Spotlight....

While I was making the last card, I made a pile of thank you cards and a Get well card. The cardstock used is Elegant Eggplant and Whisper white. The inks are Elegant Eggplant and Rose Red. I punched out the scallop circles and added a jumbo eyelet in the centre. The embossing folder is from cuttlebug Frills for You,

Sorry very quick post as I am up early as my son is going on a French School Trip today and I have to get him there and then go and do his paper round for him......

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Two Cute......

When the addicted ladies met up last thursday, we ended up mucking about with the Big Shot and nestabilities. We tried to make some scallop edged cards using a scallop nestie, they actually come out quite well. I must admit that I had to run it through twice to cut both the cardstock at the same time but it did cut it. I placed the scallop edge just over the folded piece of Elegant Eggplant to make the tiny card. I decided to add it to the front of this card and hold it shut by a piece of HodgePodge Hardware.

The cardstock used is Elegant Eggplant, Rose Red, Rose Red designer paper and Whisper White. I ran a piece of Elegant Eggplant through my new Frills for you cuttlebug border embossing folder - Cor! What a mouth full.......:-) then added this to the right hand side of the card after I added a piece of whisper white for the inside.
The stampsets used are Two Cute, Curvy Verses, Sincere Salutations.

I used the corner rounder to finish off the front edge of the card, doing this by taking the guard off and joining up the scallops. I then pricked a row using the pricking tool and mat from SU.

Hope you have a nice day,
Thanks for looking:-)

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Stampin' Up Classes start tomorrow........

Sorry I haven't posted anything since last week, but I've been prepping for my *NEW* Stampin' Up Classes that start tomorrow....

The first photo shows the actual box and four tiny cards that everyone will make and take home tomorrow. I made one of the Bags in a Box which is really cute, great for holding the Door Prize for tomorrow. The Perfect Presents stamp set goes perfect with loads of punches and makes it easy to do lots of tags ready for Christmas.
I decided to use the same stamp set and show what it looks like in another colourway. The cardstock is Always Artichoke, Sage Shadow and Certainly Celery, the designer paper is WinterGreen.....

I have a workshop tonight as well so I've been busy prepping for that.

My craft room is all tidy now, I now have an area to craft with friends, amazing what you can fit into a garage!!!!

Thanks for looking,