Annual Catalogue

Monday, 30 July 2012

Team Swaps

We had our bi-monthly team training event about 10 days ago. We all take swaps to share with the other demos. Mine is CASE'd from a lovely card that Sue Wilson made called ' wildflowers' which she published on her blog:
Below is my take on her card:

I made 20, they looked so pretty - such yummy colours lined up together.

This is the same card, made for Natalies birthday, which I stepped up a little.

 I really enjoyed making these and am sure to make this style of card again

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Another birthday card

I wanted to try something I'd seen on the Stampin' Up! demo site - using the Mixed Bunch stamp set and blossom punch to make butterflies. The samples I'd seen were quite good so I thought  "let's give it a go". My attempt is shown here.

Not quite sure what to think of this card - in my opiniion it's certainly not as good as those that I'd admired. I stamped a flower from the Simply Soft stamp set in soft suede on crumb cake cardstock (giving a soft shadow effect), which is mounted on the front of a white card. The butterflies are stamped in pacific point ink using a flower from Mixed Bunch, then cut out using the blossom punch. Roughly a third of the flower is trimmed away to make a butterfly shape onto which I've added large pearls.. The card is finished with white ribbon.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Stamp Camp Registration Closed

As we are going to be rather cosy the registration for next month's Stamp Camp is now closed. If you were thinking of booking but missed the boat I'm happy to keep your name on wait list. My contact details are on the right of this post.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Birthday Greetings

It seems longer than 2 weeks since my last post, I've been so taken up with making samples for next months Stamp Camp. Only 6 more samples to make but that doesn't include the 20 swaps I need to make for ths coming Saturday's Team Training. I need to get moving.......
Today's post shows the card I made for a friends birthday. It was a 'biggie' but I wanted to do something that didn't feature her age, something a little feminine but NOT pink and not frilly. 
Her favoutire colour is purple so that made the choice of base card easy - Elegant Eggplant (edges cut with the Scallop Edge Punch), made into an easel card with Crumb Cake cut using the Top Note Bigz Die. The leaves are cut from vellum using the Little Leaves die and the butterflies are in Whisper White cut and embossed with the Beautiful Wings die, lightly coated with Shimmer Paint in Frost White. The largest has 3 rhinestones. The greeting is from the 'Heard from the Heart' stamp set, stamped in Lucky Limeade on Crumb Cake card. Sentiment is from my stash. The feedback? She sent a text thanking me for my 'beautiful card'.  Well, I don't know about that but it was quite pretty and I was pleased with it. I hope you had a very Happy Birthday!

Sunday, 1 July 2012

It's July and more freebies!!!!

Everyday Enchantment Promotion

That's right - Stampin' Up! are giving  away more freebies this month with every qualifying spend.
Order products to the value of £45 and you get all this FREE:
    (worth £15.95!!!)

Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack

  • 1/8" (3 mm) Organdy Ribbon
  • 2 spools: 10 yards ea. spool
  • 1 Lucky Limeade, 1 Calypso Coral
  • 3/8" (1 cm) Printed Designer Brads
  • 30 brads: 6 ea. of 5 designs
  • Coordinating colours: Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede

Ribbon & Brad Pack
Don't forget - you get a free pack for every £45 you spend during July! 

Remember this DSP from Sale-a-bration???? This was soooo popular and a personal favourite of mine. It's back to buy, for one month only, co-ordinating with your freebies perfectly!

Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper
Item 126154     Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper    Price £9.95

Contact me to place your order - 
email: or phone 07725 217695.
I look forward to hearing from you!