Monday, 21 May 2018

Self Closing Box!

How cute is this box!

self closing box. How to make a box.


It is perfect to put all sorts of gifts into and the top stays closed all by itself!

I choose two of my favourite colours for it.  Lemon lime Twist card stock and Powder Pink in the gorgeous Fresh Florals DSP.



Here is the You Tube Video of how I made it. 



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self closing box, Fresh Florals DSP, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink




It is so easy to make too. I first learned how to make it at a team training day we had some time ago by my awesome upline Michelle Last.  We made it in Christmas paper. I love it recreated in the Lemon Lime Twist and Fresh Florals.

I love how it really does fasten itself in the simplicity of it's structure and wanted to make it again.



Here are the products I used to make the box with clickable links to my online shop



Everyone who orders from me online receives a hand made card and a small hand made gift. Don't forget to use the hostess code when you checkout to get an added gift from me when you place an online order. 

This Month's Hostess Code is WS3GTJ6Z

We have a new catalogue coming!! It is amazing! Full of beautiful paper craft products! We also have lots of brand new colours coming into our colour families. I am able to pre order from the new catalogue early as a demonstrator perk! If you don't want to wait to order or want to see the new catalogue now you can if you take advantage of the brilliant starter kit offer!


 Join Stampin' Up! and choose any £130 of products to go in your starter kit,  plus free shipping all for £99!   There is no risk involved, there is lots of support if you wish to take it as a business opportunity but also no obligation to sell or demonstrate if you choose not to WIN WIN!  I would love to have you on my team. Do get in touch if you would like to take advantage of this great offer, or Join Here

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Thank you for stopping by. Kate x






Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Sunshine Wishes

Sunshine Wishes Card. Inspire Create Stamping Challenge #018


Sunshine Wishes card. Inspire Create Stamping Challenge 18



It's time for another challenge from the Inspire Create stamping Challenges and this time our theme is sunshine!





I am so happy that summer is on it's way. I have had my flip flops out this week. Life is so much better when the sun is out don't you think.  So the challenge this week is the perfect excuse to use summery colours and the Sunshine Wishes Thinlit dies



Sunshine Wishes card. Inspire Create Stamping Challenge 18 .Grapefruit Grove ink pad. Pineapple Punch ink pad.


I pulled out two of the brand new In Colours just out for 2018 - 2020.  Pineapple Punch and  Grapefruit Grove. They seem like perfect sunshine colours to me and team up perfectly with Pool Party

I die cut the word Sunshine in Whisper White and used a sponge and ink from the ink pads to colour it.  First Grapefruit Grove at the top and then Pineapple Punch at the bottom - taking care to blend.

My card base is Pool Party card. A4, scored at 10.5 cm and cut at 14.8 cm. 
The Whisper White panel is 14.3 cm x 10 cm.

I have used the new Love What You Do stamps for this card. The background stamp is in Pool Party. I stamped the flowers in Black Memento on a scrap of Whisper White. The flowers are water coloured in Pineapple Punch and Grapefruit Grove with an aqua painter. I fussy cut the flowers and raised them on dimensionals with a little gold metallic thread behind.



Love What You Do Stamps. Sunshine Wishes card. Inspire Create Stamping Challenge 18



I stamped  'wishes' from the Tabs For Everything stamps in Pineapple Punch at the bottom right and added some Clear Wink Of Stella for a little sparkle.


Sunshine Wishes card. Inspire Create Stamping Challenge 18. tabs for everything. wishes



I have raised the Sunshine die cut with dimensionals too .



Sunshine Wishes card. Inspire Create Stamping Challenge 18. Sunshine thinlit raised with dimensionals


Do hop over  the Inspire Create Stamping Challenge here to see what the rest of the talented Design Team have come up with for this challenge and the entries. You can post your entry too. it's great fun to play along!

You can see all the products I used in this card here, with clickable links to my online shop.




Everyone who orders from me online receives a hand made card and a small hand made gift. Don't forget to use the hostess code when you checkout to get an added gift from me when you place an online order. 

This Month's Hostess Code is WS3GTJ6Z

We have a new catalogue coming!! It is amazing! Full of beautiful paper craft products! We also have lots of brand new colours coming into our colour families. I am able to pre order from the new catalogue early as a demonstrator perk! If you don't want to wait to order or want to see the new catalogue now you can if you take advantage of the brilliant starter kit offer!


 Join Stampin' Up! and choose any £130 of products to go in your starter kit,  plus free shipping all for £99!   There is no risk involved, there is lots of support if you wish to take it as a business opportunity but also no obligation to sell or demonstrate if you choose not to WIN WIN!  I would love to have you on my team. Do get in touch if you would like to take advantage of this great offer, or Join Here

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Thank you for stopping by. Kate x
















Monday, 14 May 2018


Coffee Cafe At Coffee And Cards!



Coffee and Cards was literally that today! I love the Coffee Cafe stamp set. I haven't inked it up in a while so thought it would be perfect to use at this week's Coffee and Cards.


Coffee Cafe card. Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. Thanks a Latte


The Coffee Break Designer Series paper is great too


It is full of coffee rings, tiny coffee pots and gorgeous coffee colours.
We used Chocolate Chip and Emerald Envy today and I think they go really well together.


Coffee Cafe cards at Coffee and Cards, coffee and cards


I love the sentiments in this set, especially that "Happiness is a cup of coffee shared with a friend" fits right on the front of the large cup too.


It just about sums up our weekly Coffee and Cards sessions - I love them and look forward to them very much. I did a very short face book live from the coffee shop during our session today. It was a lot of fun.


I hold them twice a week and they are open to everyone. If you live locally do come along and join us.  Details are here.



The Coffee Break Designer Series paper is retiring at the end of the month. Emerald Envy and Chocolate Chip also are retiring colours so make sure you stock up on those if you need them.

You can see all the products we used to make our cards here. The images are clickable to my online shop.




Everyone who orders from me online receives a hand made card and a small hand made gift. Don't forget to use the hostess code when you checkout to get an added gift from me when you place an online order. 

This Month's Hostess Code is WS3GTJ6Z

We have a new catalogue coming!! It is amazing! Full of beautiful paper craft products! We also have lots of brand new colours coming into our colour families. I am able to pre order from the new catalogue early as a demonstrator perk! If you don't want to wait to order or want to see the new catalogue now you can if you take advantage of the brilliant starter kit offer!


 Join Stampin' Up! and choose any £130 of products to go in your starter kit,  plus free shipping all for £99!   There is no risk involved, there is lots of support if you wish to take it as a business opportunity but also no obligation to sell or demonstrate if you choose not to WIN WIN!  I would love to have you on my team. Do get in touch if you would like to take advantage of this great offer, or Join Here

I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  Click on the subscribe button in the side bar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.


Thanks for stopping by. Kate x


Friday, 11 May 2018

Post It Note Holder - Statement Of My Heart Stampin Up

   

Post It Note Holder - Statement Of My Heart.



Post it note holder. Share What You Love DSP. Mint Macaron. Customer Gift. Stampin Up. Statement Of My Heart



I have been using loads of post it note's lately! I have a copy of the brand new catalogue in the house. Its gorgeous. Even the cover is a veritable rainbow. I have been using them to mark the pages of all the things I love. Mine is well thumbed and there are ALOT of post it notes in there!



New Stampin Up Annual Catalogue. Stampin Up catalogue 2018


I have used Mint Macaron card to make this Post It Note Holder. Mint Macaron was one of my favourites and I was so happy to see that it is a returning colour in Stampin Up's colour revamp that is happening. Did you know about the colour revamp? I am really excited about this as we have some gorgeous new colours coming to our Colour Families. You can read all about it in my blog post here.



Post it note holder. Share What You Love DSP. Mint Macaron. Customer Gift. Stampin Up. Statement Of My Heart


Here are the measurements


Mint Macaron card stock
With the long side at the top score at 
Whisper White card stock
I have used some of the gorgeous new Share What You Love papers - these are available in my on line shop now as part of the Share What you Love Bundle.


Here is the you Tube Video of how I made it



I hope you like the video. Please give me a thumbs up if you do. Don't forget to press the little bell to be notified of future videos.

I am so excited for this new catalogue. I am waiting for my catalogue order to arrive and should be sending them out next week! If you have ordered from me in the last 3 months I will automatically send you a copy. Otherwise, just get in contact and I will be happy to send you a complimentary copy - Just a warning, you are going to need ALOT of post it notes!

I can send to the UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands.

I have a VIP facebook group, just for my customers. Those who have shopped with me or attend my classes. I will be sending them a hand made Post It Note Holder along with their catalogue. If you would like to place an order and want to be added to the group, do let me know. You can contact me here




All the products I have used are shown below with clickable links to my online shop





Everyone who orders from me online receives a hand made card and a small hand made gift. Don't forget to use the hostess code when you checkout to get an added gift from me when you place an online order. 

This Month's Hostess Code is WS3GTJ6Z

We have a new catalogue coming!! It is amazing! Full of beautiful paper craft products! We also have lots of brand new colours coming into our colour families. I am able to pre order from the new catalogue early as a demonstrator perk! If you don't want to wait to order or want to see the new catalogue now you can if you take advantage of the brilliant starter kit offer!


 Join Stampin' Up! and choose any £130 of products to go in your starter kit,  plus free shipping all for £99!   There is no risk involved, there is lots of support if you wish to take it as a business opportunity but also no obligation to sell or demonstrate if you choose not to WIN WIN!  I would love to have you on my team. Do get in touch if you would like to take advantage of this great offer, or Join Here

I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  Click on the subscribe button in the side bar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.


Thank you for stopping by. Kate x














Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Thank You Card - Love What You Do. Global Design Project #137


 

Global Design Project #137 Colour Challenge!

Thank You Card - Love What You Do  


We have had a glorious Bank Holiday weekend, the warm weather has been amazing and it feels like summer!


Thank you card. Lovely Floral Embossing Folder. Love What Yo Do Stamps. Global Design Project




I just love this colour combo too, definitely very summery colours don't you think? 


I love to take part in the Global Design Project whenever I can. The challenges are a great starting point to get you inspired, especially a colour one. Anyone can join along. You can see here the awesome work of the Design Team, all the entries and play along too if you like.


I decided on a neutral colour card base in Basic Black to make the Pool Party Layer pop and added a layer of Pool Party card.
Front and centre is a Whisper White panel embossed with the Lovely Floral Embossing Folder. 
It leaves a stunning impression and makes a great focal point to the card, by itself. I stamped the stems in Lemon Lime Twist straight on to the Whisper White in Pear Pizzazz. 
The flowers are stamped in Tuxedo  Memento ink and water coloured using an Aqua Painter and a Melon Mambo Ink pad. 
 Thank You is stamped in Pool Party. 

I have used the gorgeous stamps and embossing folder from the new Share What You Love Suite.

Love What You Do Thank You Card


Here is my You Tube Video of how I made it.



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Thank you card close up. Clear Wink of Stella


I used Clear Wink Of Stella on the petals. It leaves a subtle shimmer and is very pretty.



Both the Love What You Do stamp set and the Lovely Floral Embossing Folder  are from the Gotta Have It All Bundle from the Share What You Love Suite and are available in my online shop.


 The Embellishment Kit, the exclusive to this bundle Statement Of My Heart stamp and Very Vanilla Envelopes ! Are all FREE with this bundle!






Everyone who orders from me online receives a hand made card and a small hand made gift. Don't forget to use the hostess code when you checkout to get an added gift from me when you place an online order. 

This Month's Hostess Code is WS3GTJ6Z

We have a new catalogue coming!! It is amazing! Full of beautiful paper craft products! We also have lots of brand new colours coming into our colour families. I am able to pre order from the new catalogue early as a demonstrator perk! If you don't want to wait to order or want to see the new catalogue now you can if you take advantage of the brilliant starter kit offer!


 Join Stampin' Up! and choose any £130 of products to go in your starter kit,  plus free shipping all for £99!   There is no risk involved, there is lots of support if you wish to take it as a business opportunity but also no obligation to sell or demonstrate if you choose not to WIN WIN!  I would love to have you on my team. Do get in touch if you would like to take advantage of this great offer, or Join Here

I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  Click on the subscribe button in the side bar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.


Thank you for stopping by. Kate x











Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Bunch Of Blossoms Birthday Cards At The Creative Cafe


Bunch Of Blossoms Birthday Cards At The Creative Cafe!



The Holy Trinity Church in Aylesbury has a Creative Cafe and I was delighted to be asked along on Friday to stamp with them! 


Such a light, airy. beautiful cafe right in the entrance of the church, serving the community, has freshly baked cakes, made to order lunches and a range of coffees. 
I was made to feel so welcome! 

If you would like to know more about the Holy Trinity Cafe, here is the link


We settled in over a coffee and set about stamping. 


Bunch Of Blossoms and Blossom Builder Punch cards


We had both new and experienced stampers so I thought this would be a perfect card to make.




Two step stamping. Stampin Up

We used the Bunch of Blossom stamp set and coordinating Blossom Builder punch




stamping at Coffee and Cards


A little two step stamping.
Blossom Builder Punch

The Blossom Builder Punch makes short work of punching out all the petals to make the flowers on this card.



 Everyone joined in and we had a lot of fun and lots of beautiful cards were made!

Beautiful cards at the Creative Cafe. Coffee and Cards



Bunch of Blossoms Birthday Cards


Aren't they lovely. So easy to put together and so pretty! 

I was so pleased to be asked. The ladies enjoyed it and have asked me to go back to the Creative Cafe again later in the year. I'm looking forward to it.

All the images of the products I have used are shown below with clickable links to my on line shop.







Everyone who orders from me online receives a hand made card and a small hand made gift. Don't forget to use the hostess code when you checkout to get an added gift from me when you place an online order. 

This Month's Hostess Code is K2SAED93

We have a new catalogue coming!! It is amazing! Full of beautiful paper craft products! We also have lots of brand new colours coming into our colour families. I am able to pre order from the new catalogue early as a demonstrator perk! If you don't want to wait to order or want to see the new catalogue now you can if you take advantage of the brilliant starter kit offer!


 Join Stampin' Up! and choose any £130 of products to go in your starter kit,  plus free shipping all for £99!   There is no risk involved, there is lots of support if you wish to take it as a business opportunity but also no obligation to sell or demonstrate if you choose not to WIN WIN!  I would love to have you on my team. Do get in touch if you would like to take advantage of this great offer, or Join Here

I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  Click on the subscribe button in the side bar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.


Thank you for stopping by. Kate x



















Sunday, 6 May 2018

Mini Album Using The Mini Treat Bag Thinlit Dies From Stampin Up!


Mini Album Using The Mini Treat Bag Thinlit Dies From Stampin Up!


Mini scrap book album made with Mini Treat Bag Thinlit Dies



How cute is this mini album using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit Dies?
I love it. My paper craft journey all started with scrapbooking which I love. I used to make lots of mini albums when my eldest two were small and I love looking back at them. I remember seeing an album made of paper bags years ago and I thought the Mini Treat Bags made with dies would be perfect to have a go at this!


Mini Album Cover



It is surprisingly easy to make as the mini bags form the pages and pockets. I then made a very simple cover with ribbon closure.



Inside pages of Mini Album




Here is my You Tube Video of how I made it.



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The Mini Treat Bag pages are easy to make with the dies. They are retiring at the end of the month so do order yours as they are whilst stocks last. I love mine, I wont be parting with them. I use them for all sorts of things. They are so useful! 




I used the gorgeous Sweet Soiree Speciality Designer Series Papers for my treat bag pages.

I used a piece of co ordinating card stock in Old Olive to make the cover.  From a piece of A4 card, cut off a 4 inch piece from the long side. Score at 5 3/4 inches from either side to make a narrow spine.
  
I used some Memories and More Cards to decorate and journal the album.

Mini Album Cover with Sweet Soiree Memories and More Card.


Such a perfect way to remember the fun weekend away we had!

I hope you love it and have been inspired to make one too.


All the images of the products I have used are shown below with clickable links to my on line shop.

I used the Sweet Soiree Memories and More cards that were free with Saleabration. They are no longer available so I have included the Petal Passion cards in the list. Just one of the other packs that are available until the end of May, and gorgeous too!








Everyone who orders from me online receives a hand made card and a small hand made gift. Don't forget to use the hostess code when you checkout to get an added gift from me when you place an online order. 

This Month's Hostess Code is K2SAED93

We have a new catalogue coming!! It is amazing! Full of beautiful paper craft products! We also have lots of brand new colours coming into our colour families. I am able to pre order from the new catalogue early as a demonstrator perk! If you don't want to wait to order or want to see the new catalogue now you can if you take advantage of the brilliant starter kit offer!


 Join Stampin' Up! and choose any £130 of products to go in your starter kit,  plus free shipping all for £99!   There is no risk involved, there is lots of support if you wish to take it as a business opportunity but also no obligation to sell or demonstrate if you choose not to WIN WIN!  I would love to have you on my team. Do get in touch if you would like to take advantage of this great offer, or Join Here

I really hope you like seeing what I have been up to. Do drop back in to see what I will be making next!  Click on the subscribe button in the side bar to follow my blog if you don't want to miss anything.


Thank you for stopping by. Kate x







Self Closing Box!

How cute is this box! It is perfect to put all sorts of gifts into and the top stays closed all by itself! I choose two of my f...