Thursday, 4 February 2016

Stampin' Up Party with Cake ……..

Another Sketch Challenge today,

Had a bit of a Crafting day yesterday, Paul was off to Football in Watford and I took advantage of the quiet time, before having to head out to pick him up from Croydon Train Station, at gone Midnight , nothing like burning the midnight Oil as they say, … So I hope there are not to many wonky bits in my card, lol..

I am entering this into the Freshly Made sketches Challenge HERE

Freshly Made Sketches #222 - A Sketch by Narelle

I did use two stamp sets that i think go hand in hand with each other, Party wishes and party with Cake, I used a strip of DSP from the co ordinating paper stack,  It's my Party and the It's my party Washi tape, and Co Ordinating Enamel Dots,. Finished off with a Wink of Stella in Clear brushed across the Pool Party Cake.

Finished off with a Wink of Stella in Clear brushed across the Pool Party Cake. Doesn't it look sparkly!!

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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Stampin' Up, What I Love…….

Hello There,

Today's Title is very apt!!   What I Love,  Stampin' Up that's what I love,  Free stuff that's what I love, Friendships, That's what I love,    Creating that's what I love !!

And today's Creation I am entering into the CAS Challenge, HERE

Challenge #158 - Sketch

It's a sketch Challenge this week, and boy did I struggle, in more ways than one, I was having a Kerfuffle with the glue, it was going everywhere, My head was hurting as to what to create with the sketch.
 I have to say not a lot of LOVE was going on when I was making it,  But you know what , I set myself a challenge to blog everyday and I need to share creations with you, Sooo I pulled me Big Girl Pants up and just got on with it,

Do I love what I made, nope, but we can't have it all ways can we, a Challenge is a Challenge and I did me best!!

Free stuff, yes I used two Stamp sets that I got free  What I Love and Hello which is a limited time one only available until the 15th Feb,  For every  £45  spent, a Freebie I got, well I had to,  too much on me wish list, and Sale a Bration won't be around forever!! Would you like to earn Free Stuff? Ask me how……..

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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

21 Again,…. Number of years Stampin' Up!

Hello There,

I have a a gift set to share with you today but before I do , I wanted to share an event I did today.

Today I had my very first Card and a Cuppa event,  held in Finches Cafe & Bakery in Orpington High Street,  I met some lovely ladies who really enjoyed themselves, and are looking forward to the next session, These sessions are £5 and  for that price you get to have a drink of your choice and make a beautiful card to take home,..  These sessions are great for all abilities … they are held once a month, on the first Monday of the month, I would love for you come along and craft with me,…  Here is a photo after I set up,

Today I am sharing a Gift set, to celebrate a milestone birthday.

 I used the negative cut out from THIS card,  So in keeping with the colour scheme I set about making the card and a co ordinating box to hold some chocolate, The box was made using the same measures as the Santa Pants I did just before Christmas,   I used two sets, the Timeless Textures, and the stamp set Number of Years, I must need to go to spec savers today, I just noticed that the sequins are all in silver and the Sequin ribbon is in Gold, .. Ack!!

Cheerio for today, see you tomorrow, I hope, xxx

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Monday, 1 February 2016

You are totally awesome, Grateful Bunch Stamp set Stampin' Up

This year I am going to be stepping up my business as I would just LOVE to earn one Stampin' Up Incentive Trip, The trip for this Stampin year to earn is to Phuket.

 I would never be able to afford to go there ever, and to be pampered for four days would just be AMAZEBALLS wouldn't it.  My team are totally Awesome and I would like to welcome more,  So if your interested in coming abroad the Stampin Up Train, please let me know, I would just love to have you on board my carriage!!

We have an amazing offer on our Starter kit until 31st March, you get a whopping £160 worth of products of your choice for  just £99….. plus catalogues to share amongst your friends.

I aslo aim to be more active on my blog, I love to Create and Share, and today I share cards that I have cased from the Stampin' Up Stampin Success magazine that all demos receive whether they are Business or hobbyist Demo's we all get treated the same, I love that!!

Anyway, when I case this particular design, I took away an element on the original and then added, and extra element I thought it needed which was the flower in the right hand lower corner,  I think they are quite Striking, …

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Sunday, 31 January 2016

Simple Hello notelets

Hello There,

Todays share is some fab simple Hello notelets that can be gifted as a Thank you,

I have used Timeless Textures, and the sentiment is from the Limited Time Sale a Bration freebie stamp set, colours used are Basic Grey, Mint Macaron, Hello Honey finished off with silver thread, rhinestones and co ordinating enamel dots from the new 2016 Stampin Up Spring Catalogue and the pretty flower from the itty bitty accents punch set.

 I screw up my flowers, I like them to look as real as can be for paper, I screw then pull apart and slip my tweezers in between the layers and gently tease them apart.

I really enjoyed making these, I think I shall make a little gift box for them to live in, so watch this space!!

Aren't they just the prettiest little note-lets ever…….

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Saturday, 30 January 2016

Love & Hearts Stampin' Creative January Blog Hop Stampin Up

Hello There

Welcome to stampin Creative monthly Bloghop, this month I start the Blog Hop so please do pop along and see the rest of the girls and their fab creations, the button is at the bottom of the post. But you may have come from  the fab Louise's Blog HERE after seeing some fab creations so welcome either way...

It's the time of year where Valentine's Day is in sight and there is Love in the air, the shops are full of Valentine Gifts, and LOADS of Chocolate, OH the diet!!!!

Well Yes I have Chocolate in the house for Sample and Display purposes you understand, hee hee, But also I thought Love & Hearts well that covers all sorts doesn't it, Weddings, Anniversaries, Love of a friendship too and with this in mind I thought I would do One thats not edible and can be kept as a keepsake, I found just the loveliest frame whilst out mooching around the shops,  It's Shabby Chic appearance grabbed me, and shouted Timeless Textures..

A simple make and didn't take long at all, I stamped with versa mark and  embossed with white embossing powder, then a few sections just stamped with Versamark onto Crumb Cake Card stock, Stamped  and  embossed the sentiment from Suite Sayings, Fished tailed it and adhered with dimensionals added some silver thread behind a beautiful embellishment from the Botanical Gardens Jewel pack,  A beautiful keepsake would you agree….

  WOULD YOU LIKE ONE OF THE FRAMES, check out my SPECIAL KIT BUNDLE below, or spend £45 or more in one order.

The KIT I made up for this consists of:

Timeless Textures Clear mount 140517  £18
Suite Sayings Clear mount        140712  £19
Botanical Gardens Jewels         140585  £ 6.50
Silver Metallic Thread               138402  £2.75
                                        Total spend £46.25

 PLUS a FREE Sale a Bration item of your choice,     for every £45 you spend!!

WAIT there's more, when you purchase this bundle from ME or spend £45 or more in one order from me, I will send you The photo Frame as a FREE gift from me for you to decorate as you wish!! Plus an inspiration sheet to make more cards.
And if you use the Current Hostess Club code  For Jan/Feb 2016 is JNN24HDW

Well thats it for today please do pop along again tomorrow, I shall be sharing more creations, don't forget to follow the hop onto the lovely Pip at Queen Pip Cards.

Stampin' Creative Blog Hop List

  • Pip at Queen Pip Cards

  • Emma at Coastal Crafter

  • Eimear at StampinColour

  • Caroline at Craft with Caro

  • Louise at Stampin' Delight

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    Sunday, 24 January 2016

    Grateful Bunch Stamp Set Team Training swaps

    Hello there,

    Just popping in to share with you my swaps for Stampin Stars team training, I love going to these events as I get to see demos and friends in our wider team, and as with most SU events it's custom to make swaps to inspire and be inspired, i have been a little rascal this time and been teasing them all with snippets of the swaps, and then a real tinker today when I said oh no I forgot them… Tee Hee!!

    Anyway I think they were well received, only problem is they were a colour that has since retired, called Costal Cabana,  but you know it's all about the inspiration isn't it, Thankfully they were very understanding, …

    I used the Stamp Set Grateful Bunch coupled with the co ordinating Punch from the Stampin Up 2016 Spring catalogue and I stamped in versa mark and embossed with white embossing powder, and then using a splat stamp from Timeless Textures stamped using Versamark for a slightly watermark effect, the Giant Rhinestone on the flower is from the Iced Rhinestones that have carried over from the Winter Catty, … The box holds a small note book covered and stamped to match,… and finished off with a touch of Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush,...

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    Wednesday, 20 January 2016

    Suite Sayings Thanks meets Number of years Stampin' Up

    Hello There,

    I was having a little play with the Number of Years, it makes for a very pretty Thank you card.

    I started with the notelet cards stamped the flowers in , Wild Wasabi, Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss, then I was stumped, I didn't like it at all, so I cut it in half punched a circle , inked up thanks from one of the stamps in Suite Saying, masking off the bottom part before inking up, tied a piece of co ordinating ribbon around it,  felt something was missing so stamped the bottom …

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    Sunday, 17 January 2016

    Look who's turning, Number of years meets Timeless Textures Stampin' Up

    Hello there,

    Wow isn't it bitterly cold out there, it's something when the shed is warmer than the house, even when the heating has been on for more than 24 hrs,

    I have a 21st Birthday card for Hubby's nephew to make so I turned to Number of years, coupled with Timeless Textures which is such a great set for male projects, and since they are a family of Chelsea Supporters the colour Pacific Point dictated the colour ways. Coupling it with Whisper White was making it too stark, and I had Sahara Sand on the table and it looked pretty cool I thought.

    I am entering this card in the CAS challenge #156  HERE the challenge is a sketch this week,

    Using the oval framelits I cut an oval from the Pacific Point and then, I stamped the coffee stain from the Timeless Textures to look like Streamers using versamark and clear embossing powder,
      I adhered this to the card blank using dimensionals , cut the 21 from the dies set that co ordinates called Large Numbers, stamped again with versa mark and embossed in clear using the mesh stamp from the Timeless Textures set, stamp the sentiments from the Number of Years Stamp Set,  stuck on a few sequins and rhinestones and there you go!

    Both sets not just for Girlies they are great for the boys too!!

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    Wednesday, 13 January 2016

    Stampin Up Going Global with Global Design Project #GDP018

    A quick and Simple card for you today, Using a sketch from  Global Design Project #GDP018 HERE and I am entering it into the challenge this week,

    I used GoingGlobal Stamp Set and  Going Places DSP stack pad, the sentiment is from a FREE set called Sky is the limit which is a limited time only stamp set only available til 15th Feb.

    I stamped and embossed an image from the going places set, on the circle piece and then in Archival Black  punch a star out of Gold Glimmer card wrapped linen thread round with bells on, Quick and Simple…

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    Tuesday, 5 January 2016

    NEW Stampin' Up Spring /Summer 2016 Catalogue plus Sale-A-Bration

    Have you made your wish list yet!!

    It's here an amazing Spring /Summer Catalogue from Stampin Up with an AMAZING joining Starter kit, I would love you to join my Team of merry Stampers, we are a super friendly inspiring team full of creative talent of all abilities and I would so love you to join us,  Our team is a mix of Business and Hobby demos who get together on a regular basis for Creative Play and business training. See below for details

    Here’s the deal: for every 60 €/£45 you spend on products, you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.

    Note: Pages 4–15 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure show products available throughout the entire Sale-A-Bration sales period (5 January–31 March 2016); Pages 16–19 show limited-time products available only until 15 February.* Watch for another batch of limited-time products coming 16 February!
    *Based on inventory, availability may be temporarily extended.


    Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least 275 €/£200 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn 27 €/£20 more Stampin’ Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!

    Join and get an extra £60 of products free
    It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just  £99 and choose £60 more of FREE products instead of £30 for your Starter Kit. Plus, the kit ships for free! So that's £160 worth of super products of your choice from either the New Spring/Summer or Annual catalogue and the Clearance Rack also for just £99!

    BUT WAIT!!!  Join my fabulous team and I will give you a Sale-a-bration item of your choice as a thank you from me, this is my offer and not an offer from Stampin Up.

    Join my team Here:-
    or Contact me for further details at

    Saturday, 26 December 2015

    Stampin Creative Sneak Peak Blog Hop Sharing Inspiration using products from Stampin Up 2016 Spring Catalogue

    Wow it's Boxing Day already , hope you all had  great Christmas Day ..
    If your full with Christmas Festivities you have come to the right place, We at Stampin Creative have a real treat for you, as you may well be aware by now us Stampin Up Demos have had our hands on the new up and coming products from the Stampin Up new Spring Catalogue, oh my once again Stampin Up have pulled it out of the hat, Stepped up , listened to our wants and desires and slapped us with an amazing Catalogue….
    And I have pulled out the Glitz for this end of year Blog Hop,
    Hope fully you will have popped here from the Lovely Eimear  HERE and if not Please either follow forward or pop back to see what lovely delights await you all.

    I have used my Favourite Stamp set from the upcoming Catalogue called Timeless Textures, coupled with my favourite Sale a Bration freebie, which is a Limited `edition and won't be around for the whole of Sale a Bration I need to tell you,   we also have a FANTASTIC Starter kit offer  too starting 5th Jan til 31st March16  £160 of fabulous products for only £99, so why not come on board with me and my Team and lets get Glitzy together, ….
    I used Basic Black Card Stock, Gold Glimmer Paper, Gold Foil Card, Gold Embossing Powder, and Versamark, The sentiment is from the Limited Time availability Stamp set called Hello and that set is only available til the 15th Feb,

    The card is one piece of card stock scored and cut to make the shape

    Don't forget to follow the Hop on to Lovely Mikaela HERE with her fab creations.
    Below is a list of hoppers incase you get stuck….

    Stampin' Creative Blog Hop List


    • Pip at Queen Pip Cards

    • Eimear at StampinColour

    • Kim at Simply Fairies


    • Mikaela at The Crafty Oink Pen

    • Caroline at Craft with Caro

    • Emma at Coastal Crafter

    • Lesley at Lelly Jelly's Stamp N' Scrap

    • Louise at Stampin' Delight

    • Tuesday, 22 December 2015

      Timeless Textures Spring/Summer Stampin Up Catalogue Sneak Peak

      Hello There,

      Are you all set for Christmas,  My where oh where has December gone, I keep saying it, I feel it has been whipped from underneath me feet!!

      Well today I have had my first play with my Stampin Up Spring/Summer pre order goodies, I had the Black and Gold Embossing Powder on my table from the last project so went with that, I knew I wanted to use my favourite set of the whole catty, Timeless Textures, I also used the Large Number Die Set that has a fabulous Co ordinating Stamp Set , Lordy you are all in for a treat thats for sure…

      Anyway I was playing to make a card for the up coming Stampin Creative Blog Hop on Boxing Day, so please if your all Christmas out by then do pop back and have a gander at what we have all made with our Pre Orders ……

      Merry Christmas to you all,   Looking forward to 2016, I have my goal already, I wish to earn the Stampin Up Incentive trip, and I am working very hard to try and achieve this ….

      Thursday, 10 December 2015

      Star Box with Stampin Up' Wooden Snowflake Elements for Molton Brown gift

      Hello There

      It's that time of year where you frantically make gift goodies for Friends and Family, ( Gee where has the time gone!!)   Lots of ideas buzz about in your mind, lots to be inspired by on the internet and then I was inspired by one of my team members Elaine Kerr, I loved it and wanted to make one, I decorated it similar to the downline Gifts I made for Stampin Up' s Onstage event in Brussels…..

      There are many Star box Tutorials around the place, but none the size I wanted , Oh my nearly Two hours I was faffing around trying to get the right measurement, but I was determined to get the size I wanted.

      I used splats this time from the beautiful Awesomely Artistic Stamp Set, and the Gorgeous Wooden Snowflake Elements, Oh how I adore these, I painted them with A Wink of Stella Clear  with a Gorgeous sneak peak item from the new upcoming Spring/Summer Catalogue, Prettilicous for sure, you can barely see it from the photos as I couldn't get it to focus,  I blame that on too much sparkle, Ha Ha…..


       See the Wink of Stella below

      And here is where my inspiration  came from

      Thanks for popping by, xxxxx