Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Stepping up!

Another step card to show you, I do hope your not getting bored of my steppers!

I used the fab new colourways from Stampin up Soft Suede and Rich razzelberry...

This card I think will suit male or female, I stamped the wine bottle image first then masked and stamped over the wording, I shall get back to you the stamps I used but dont have them to hand have borrowed them out.... I am sure you can get them at craftsulove though....

I used Tim holtz design sizzix die at the front, and stuck a stampin up large brad in the middle, to make this step card I got the instructions from splitcoast stampers.

A simple but very effective card don't you think!

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Phew I'm stuffed!

I love love love cupcakes, infact any homemade cake is my downfall, and when i saw this cutie on my card i had to have some, I borrowed this stamp from my best friend Curley Shirley as Mrs Wonka likes to call her, and Mrs Wonka make the BEST cupcakes you ever did have! This image comes from the House mouse collection at Craftsulove, isn't it adorable, Paul says Ewww why would you give a card that had rats eating your cakes to Don't he realise they are cute!! Not Rats but you know what I I used the middle step design again but made it bigger this time, Coloured the image with Stampin up's Watercolour Crayons, LURVE these! The cardstock is More Mustard, Old Olive and Pretty in Pink, The background stamping and sentiment is from the Crazy fro cupcakes set again from Stampin up, and Old Olive satin ribbon to finish, Punched flowers from oho Blossom punch again... and fake brads!

I glittered the frosting and used Stampin up's Glossy Accents on the candles!

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Feeling Fruity!

Is the challenge over at Penny Black Saturday, I havent done any challenges for a while, and had made this card a couple of weeks ago infact, was going to post it the other day but time ran away with me, so was glad this morning to pop onto PBS and find my card fits the challenge perfectly!

The side step card uses an A4 sheet of card so is a fair sized one, I got the stamp fror this image last year at Allie Pallie and am shamed to say I never used it till now! Such a fun image too I wonder why I diDnt get round to using it! The sentiment is a woodware one a jane gill design.

Te image was coloured using Stampin up watercolour crayons, stamped the image twice and decoupaged the spoon and mouse laying in it! The flowers are punched from the Stampin up Boho Blossom punch, and the middles are from a small circle punch and I just useD an embossing tool to create a fake brad effect.....

I used the new colourways of Mambo Melon and Soft suede from Stampin up for the cardstock, and the gorgeous matching Melon Mambo Dotted grosgrain!

A very Simple but Cute card me thinks! Mmmm not sure why the side bit is looking wonky it's not in real life, will have to take another piccie and edit!

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Baby it's cold outside!

Well today I have a cutie for you, I saw a great card on Vannessa's a fellow demo's blog HERE , I loved it , Thankyou Vannessa.. I just had to make one, or It's a version of the side step called a middle step, it is infact a small card, though I did convert the measurements to make a bigger one , of which i shall show you when the crystal effects have dried...

I have used the soon to be retired Pink Passion cardstock rather than the traditional Red to go with the Old Olive, I think they make a great team.... I stamped the whole card in versamark wth the beautiful scroll in the baroque motifs set, Please God that wont be retired come October!! Below the piccies is all the items used! Do tell me what you think!

Right I am off to put the central heating on, coz boy it's cold as christmas here today!

Stampin up Stash Used:
Stamp sets: Baroque Motifs
Cardstock: Pink Passion, Old Olive
Stain Ribbon Old Olive.
Watercolour crayons, Stazon,Versamark, Dazzling diamonds glitter

Other Stash used:
Polly Packages stamping bella
Sentiment Amuse

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Share what you Love.....

I know that some of you have considered or are still considering signing up as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, so I thought that I would share why I think that NOW is the best time of the year to sign up.... You have until 31st December 2010 to put through your first £250 net sales - these can be orders from friends, family or yourself!

You will get the rest of the summer to get familiar with the website and the catalogue and then have a play with your personalised Starter Kit.You're starting at a time where you can capitalise on Christmas orders and the new catalogue launch which are the busiest three months of the Stampin' Up! year.

You get access to the Last Chance List / Retired Items list which is announced on the 1st September before any customers and any items you purchase will count towards that first £250.

You will receive a copy of the new catalogue in September, up to a month before any customers have access to it.You will have the opportunity to purchase certain items from the new catalogue in September so that you can be making samples ready for the catalogue launch on the 1st October.
You get the chance to come to the annual convention in November which is being held in Addington Palace in Surrey this year (France next year).

On top of the above, you also get all the usual benefits of being a Demonstrator, some of which are –

A minimum of 20% commission on any items you order (up to 32%)

30% discount on your first order placed within 45 days of becoming a new demo.

Access to monthly training and unlimited support from me to help you get started.

£100 worth of product for FREE in your Starter Kit.Access to the Demonstrator website, which includes templates, ideas, discussion forums and a huge amount of resources to build your business.A dedicated Team blog.

Monthly Stampin' Up! newsletters posted through your door.Incentives and promotions for Demonstrators only and the chance to earn free product or even the annual incentive trip which is in Prague in 2011.

To love what you do and share what you love and earn some money too...........right before Christmas!Interested? email me ( for a no pressure chat and I can send you more information.

Hope to hear from you soon,

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

A Rockin and a Rollin!

Oh blimey just as I write this a big bolt of thunder and lightening has shot across the Garden, and the heavens have opened, oh it looks so dark and miserable out there!!

Anyways on with my creations, I have three small simple cards for you today, using the RockinRollin Stamp on stamp off techinqiue, Do what I hear you say, well the lovely Monica Gale has a fab video tutorial HERE making a stunner of a card too using the stamps that are in the August 20% promotion and a great video it is too thanks for sharing Monica...

I too have used the same set, I have used colours that are to retire Green Galore and Ballet Blue, I have teamed these with Regal Rose...
The Blue card I cased the design from Splitcoast but can't remember whose it is, so do forgive me if it's yours! I have used the Big Bold Birthday set from Stamping up again today, The Boho blossom punch, the on borad chipboard, Heat n stck and glitter, and of course matching brads, Quick simple note cards, Luv em...

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Stamping Trends...

I have been fortunate enough to be asked to create some projects for Stamping Trends published by Pizzazz Media, I thought I would show you some snipets, but of course to see the whole project you would have to purchase the maazine, but hey its a fantastic magazine, very americanised it is in it's layout and with fabulous designers too you will love it! It' the only craft mag you will need!

Well the new magazine will go out in parts as FREE supplements with the August, September and October issues of Cards magazine. The August issue is now on sale so get yourself to your local WHSmiths, Hobbycraft or local craft shop and reserve your copy now! I've got mine!

Monday, 2 August 2010

Bold birthday wishes for men!

Hello again, nowt for weeks then two on the trot whatever

Well The post is as it says Using the A Big Bold Birthday set from Stampin up's special 20% off this month, I was inspired by the Lovely Monica Gales posting yesterday using this set, I thought I would do colours suitable for men, but designs suitable for all...

I used the Template over at Splitcoast stampers for the All in one box, and as you can see I adhered the frosting of the cake to the lid so that when closed it sits on top of the cupckae rather snazzy dont you think!
The colours I have used are Kraft, soon to be Crumb cake and Not Quite Navy I really love this colour, The papers are from an old Hostess pad and since they are bringing in the crumb cake lets hope that they will do the single colour papers to match!!

For the frosting, I used Creamy caramel ink, sponged versamark all over then heat n stick powder (fabulous stuff) and then glitter!! I punch out two circles and added a brad from the Earth Elements brad set! Finished the box off with Night of navy grosgrain!
On the smal 4 inch card I used the marker pen in not quite navy to make the lines around the patterned paper and then used the pricking tool and papr mat oack to make it look like stitching.

Do hope you like and are inspired like I was to make your own!

Sunday, 1 August 2010

The Value of Friendship !

What price can you put on Friendship!! Me well I can't put a price on it, as my freinds are priceless to me, I have the most fantastic set of friends anyone could have and am truly grateful for the friendship I have with every single one of them, I feel very blessed indeed for each and everyone of them, without them my struggles would be hard to climb and each and everyone of them have helped me to climb the biggest struggle I have at the moment!!

One of these fabulous friend is called Chris and for my birthday she made me the most gorgeous card, using Stampin up Two step stamp Greenhouse Garden and I will truly treasure it... I call Chris my Dog Whisperer and her fantastic skills in training Dogs is invaluable to me, If only I would do as I am Oh I can't help but spoil my Stamford!!

I also cased it, How could I not it is afterall very beautiful! Chris used the lavenders of the colourways That stampin up have at the moment and teamed them up with SU Garden party papers, Basic Grey, Old Olive, Almost Amythest,Lavender Lace and Whisper white Cardstock and Inks to match, The leaves are from the Two Step Bird punch from the mini catty! The sentiment is from the Wonderful words set!

I am sure Chris wouldn't mind if I shared the card with you all!

Isn't it beautiful... I have cased this card on a smaller scale and made a matching gift bag.... I have used some of my favourite colours, I sooo love Really Rust and once again am gutted its to be retired end of September, I shall be definately stocking up on this colour!!

My colours are, Basic Grey, so saffron, Really rust and more mustard, I have used the same stamp sets and Trendy tree for the sentiment inside, again everyhing used on this car is from Stampin up, the bag is a paper bag from craftsulove that i have decorated with stampin up cardstock....

I have made this set for Chris as a thankyou and there is something especially yummy inside that bag!!

Don't you just love Friends, I do!!
Thankyou for looking and please do leave a comment they are much appreaciated....
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