Sunday, 25 April 2010

My Sweet Pea!

What wonderful weather we are having here, do you think we have skipped spring and gone into early summer!! I am on my way to Peterborough a two hour drive for me, as this post is publishing to meet up with fellow stampin up Demo's for a training session run by the lovely Monica and Bekka my fellow DT's on Stamp with us, I have been looking forward to today, I just know I will have a rocking time !! I have been busy making 25 swap cards, oh my why on earth did I decided to have tied bows wrapped round them! I can't wait to see what the ladies have made!!

It's another Sunday Stamp with us challenge, and this week it's Birthdays and my card is a case of a case, I love these felt flowers and am reluctant to use them as they are sooo lovely!! But I must , I cased this card from someone on splitcoast HERE who cased someonelse and both cards are super lovely....

I think the white on white is super don't you! There's lots of texture on this card from the paper pricking to the felt and then Satin, and look how everything mtaches in colour! Oh I soooo lurve being a Stampin up Demo!!

Don't forget to check out the challenge blog for some superb creations from the rest of the team...

Stash Used:
Stamp: Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink Pad: Chocolate Chip
Embellishments: Stitched Felt Sweet Pea flowers
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Paper Pricker, Mat Pack

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Colour Throwdown....

Hello All what beautiful but odd weather we are having here in the UK.... Mustn't grumble though at least through the day it were warm....

Any hows I shalt bore you wuth weather talk!! I stumbled across a fabulous challenge blog called Colour Throwdown, I love it the DT inspiration is fabuluos too...

Now my card that I made was for last weeks challenge, and I missed it when i went to load it on to the linky, a new colur throwdown was announced so I made a similar one to the first one, though I do like my first effort much better... this weeks colours are at Colour Throwdown :

And here is my card, Now I didn't have Almost Amesthyst only in a marker pen, and boy didnt it make it hard tofor me not to have that colour!! I am not so pleased with this card, and I think that is why I think it needs Amesthyst card stock in there somewhere.... Below is the first one i made for last weeks challenge!

Now on my cards I have made a fabbi flower from a punch BUT can you tell whoch Stampin up Punch I used!!

I saw this technique on a fellow demos card from ILWS and on her blog she gave a link to the lady who made it , do you think I can find whoit as, I shall enquire and let you know, I found link for how to make this VERY simple to make flower that I think has stunning effects and tommorrow I will link it for you...

Have now found out it's Peg and HERE is Peg's fabulsou card, thanks Peg for the inspiration!!
Last weeks were.....
Stash used: All Stampin up
Stamps:Thankyou Kindly
cardstock: as the colours above in the challenge...
Punches: Five petal flower punch, ????????? punch
Accessories: Paper Pricker, Mat Pack,Linen thread...

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Sweet Sketch.....

Oh my I am spoiling you aren't I another day and another card!!

Well this one follows the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge, and I have used my new nestie that i picked up from Allie Pallie, and also that curie pie from Lili of the valley! I did say I was testing my distressed

Using the same colourways as the last two cards... One of my faves Mellow Moss from Stampin up and soon to be gone, you have until the end of September to get this colourway!! Gorgeous Taffetta Ribbon compliments the whisper white lush satin ribbon!

Monday, 19 April 2010

Birthday Wishes......

A real fun sketch is the challenge this week on Sketch Staurday....

Yesterday I coloured a couple of these beauties in the same colours as you know I was trying to get to grips with the Distress Inks, and they live by their name for me!! I am very pleased with this effort I hope you like it too!

Stash Used:
Stamps: Lilli of the valley
sentiment personal impressions

The rest from Stampin up..
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Mellow Moss (grab this quick its not here for long)
Bashful Blue designer papers, Linen Thread

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Little Lili Fairies...

Oh gosh four days on the trot whatever next!!....

Well today the weather is fine and dandy with the french windows open and the light coming in I thought, Mmmm how about some colouring! Now I use a variety of colour mediums and have to confess that copics are my ultimate faves quick and easy to use for me,... But my watercolouring has taken a bashing since and i can't seem to find a happy medium, I am also stuggling with the distress pads, but am not gonna let it beat me, so today I set about using them to colour the cutey ickle lilli of the valley images, I also wanted to join in the LOTV challenge they have too, a fabbi sketch by Bev, now I love all the flowers everyone uses and this sketch had them on, But again another thing i struggle with, having them on my simple cards, they just dont seem right and I pull them off and then feel like plain jane! I persevered today so as to give the sketch some justice!!
stash used:

Stamps: Lili of the valley, sentiment Happy moments SU
Inks pads: Stazon, Distressed ink pads
Punches Bird punch, Flower punch. word window, Stampin up
Cardstock Bashful Blue, Old Olive, papers retired SU...

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Joy is not in things!!

It is in us!! What a lively saying, though not altogether true me thinks!! As I found joy in this fabulous stamp set Summer by the Sea, Do wish that Stampin up didnt retired it though!! It's one of my faves, and one that can be coloured in too! I used the marker pens direct to watercolour paper and an Aqua brush to drag the colour around...

This card is for the Friday Sketchers challenge, whilst playing around with the markers, I did another image so made another very simple card below that one, you know me and simple , peas in a pod we are!

Stash Used: All Stampin up!

Stamps: Summer by the Sea
Cardstock: Kraft, watercolour paper
Ink: Stazon, Markers Always Artichoke,Old Olive, more mustard, blush blossom
Papers, Designer seris, More mustard, Always artichoke from the hostess pack 1
Accessories: Button, flower pretties kit, Linen thread

Well I hope you like todays offerings, oh my what has come into me, three postings on a trot!

Friday, 16 April 2010

Vintage Vogue meets Stamp with us!!

As promised my DT efforts for the Stamp with us challenge...

We had a fabbi sketch to inspire us all this week, and another inspiration for me has to be the uber talented Monica Gale, which I based my DT card, on,
The ribbon is black and white and I used SU marker pens to colour it to match.... How cool is that!! All items are Stampin up!!

I blatently cased Monica's stunning gift box for which Monica has kindly shared a tutorial HERE with us all...

So whilst I made the gift box and the DT card, I love the designs and stamps so much I made a pinch box gift box designed by Lauren Meader, I sooo admire her work too!!

Stash used:
Stamps: Vintage vogue, very vintage wheel
Cardstock, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Whisper White.
Ink pads and marker pens: Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Basic Black
Accessories: Pretties kit, Clips assortments,1 1/42 Grosgrain basic black, Taffeta ribbon, bashful blue...

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Wishing you the sweetest day ever!

Oh my it has been a while, I really must get back into the swing of things and soon too, life on the homefront has not been too clever of late and me cardies have taken a back seat somewhat, But today I have some cuteness to share, The first card up is for two challenges, Listed below the card...

Two sketches 4 u : Sketch
cute card thursday: Touchy feely, (ribbon, flowers and glitter)

2nd card is for the Mojo monday challenge sketch.....

3rd card

Supplies, Digi images from Sally-Ann's Digi Boutique
Sentiments Stampin up something sweet, and Paula Pascal designs
Punches, Ek Sucess and Stampin up
Flowers I stamped using Vintage vogue
Papers are retired stampin up ones I am afraid!!

Please pop back tommorrow, I have scheduled cards from sundays Stamp with us challenge, think you will like tham....

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Out with the Old and in with the New...

Out with the old and in with the new :)

There is major excitement in the Stampin' Up! world with the announcement today of a shake up of the Standard Stampin' UP! colour families and individual colours.

This is great news for the UK as it means that we get 15 new colours AND we get the In-Colours that the US currently get - that will be 20 new colours to play with.

Now this isn't going to happen from today, but with the arrival of our main catalogue in October. So, I am just letting you know this now for a couple of reasons.

If you are building up your colour collections, you may want to take a look at the list above and only buy colours that are staying.


If there is a colour that you love which will be retiring at the end of September, you've got six months notice to fill up on your inkpads, refills, cardstock colours before you won't be able to get it again.

Here is a better look at the colours that we will be saying farewell to in September:

This is all that we know at the moment but I will be able to share more information with you over the coming months once we know more.

However, in the meantime, we've got six months left of the current catalogue and a BRAND NEW Mini Catalogue to get excited about.

Thursday, 1 April 2010


Have you heard about the new Mini catty from Stampin up, oh my how fabulous!! I have some creations to show, as i forgot to post this weeks DT cards for Stamp with us.... so pop by later to have lookie!! But for now look what i have instore for you

Place an order of £45 or more with me before Midnight on Sunday 11th April 2010 and be in with a chance to win one of the following extra prizes.

For each set of 11 people ordering, you can WIN one of the following:

FIRST PLACE - A £100 Stampin' Up! Shopping Spree!

SECOND PLACE - A free Level 2 hostess stamp set of your choice including a new one in the Mini Catalogue

THIRD PLACE - A free level 1 hostess stamp set of your choice including a new one in the Mini Catalogue

FOURTH PLACE - £25 worth of money to spend as you wish in the catalouge

FIFTH PLACE - £25 worth of money to spend as you wish in the catalouge

SIXTH PLACE- £25 worth of money to spend as you wish in the catalouge

This means that out of 11 people, 6 people will geta fabulous freebie... How fantastic is that? You have a 55% chance of getting something for nothing and who doesn't like that?

also for those that didnt win the above a small gift pouch of selected goodies will be given....

Don't forget, if you spend £90 or more - you get TWO chances to win!

The winners will be notified by email on the 12th of April. Good luck !!!

If you are interested in purchasing and having a go at winning such fabulous prize contact me at

This special offer is from me only - not Stampin' Up!
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