Monday, 31 July 2017

Happy Birthday Card Global Design Project 098


This week for the Global Design Project #GDP098 we have a sketch challenge. Each week the Global Design Team set a new challenge. It varies from colour, theme, layout, sketch and CASE the designer. I really enjoy playing along as it stretches your creativity. 

 I knew I wanted to make a clean and simple card this week. One of my favourites at the moment is the Daisy Suite and I couldn't resist putting these beautiful Delightful Daisy papers in. I have used them to make my banners in different sizes. I raised the smallest one with a dimensional to give depth. I picked out the Powder Pink in the DSP and used it for my card layer. 
To make a nice full flower I punched out four daisies and layered them up and curled the petals using my bone folder. I added a faceted Gem and also a couple of rhinestones around the sentiment to give a little sparkle. 
I cut the ovals using the Layering Ovals and Stitched Shape Framelit Dies. I love this Happy Birthday Sentiment with its curly font. It is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.



I also tried it in Daffodil Delight! I think I prefer the pink. What do you think? Do let me know.

Hop over to the Global Design Project here to see the beautiful cards from the talented  Global Design Team. You can also see all the other entries for this week's challenge too.

I run monthly Card Classes and Memories and More Scrapbooking crops too. Suitable for all abilities. See the dates on my events page in the side bar or contact me here for more details. I'd love to craft with you.

You can shop for all the new Stampin Up products through my shop here:



 If you place an on line order for between £20 and £150 please add hostess code  SFCMMSRR on checking out and I will send you a little thank you gift at the end of the month. If your order is £150 or more there is no need to add the code as you will earn your own Stampin Rewards! If there is anything you would like help with, don't hesitate to ask. I would love to earn your custom.

If you have a big wish list from the new catalogue and want to save money or would like to get your hands on all the new Stampin Up products at a great discount! join an amazing paper crafting family, have access to training and of course a great discount then JOIN THE FUN HERE or get in touch for a chat. It really is easy. I'd love to have you in my team!


Thanks for stopping by. See you soon X


Friday, 28 July 2017

Beautiful Leaf Note Card - You Make Me Smile. #GDP097


This week over at the Global Design Project #GDP097 we have a Colour Challenge. Each we have a different challenge set and its fun to take part. It really helps get the creativity flowing. Some times its a layout, or it can be a theme or sketch. This week we have these three colours to work with.
I was quite excited initially as I thought how well they would work together, but then I realised that I don't have the Wild Wasabi ink pad .(believe it or not I don't own them all! Almost but not quite...yet!) I then thought about it and realised that I do own the Stampin Write Marker in this colour. You can use your markers for both stamping and water colouring. Did you know that?


This is my card. I used my Wild Wasabi marker for both water colouring and stamping.
You can see how I made the card and how it is done here:


Card Base: Note Card. 3.5 x 5 inches
Layer in Wild Wasabi Card at 3.25 x 4.75 inches
Layer in Water Colour Paper 3 x 4.5 inches
Banner in Wild Wasabi and Whisper White. Both at 3 inches x 1 inch.

I hope you like the video. Please give me a thumbs up and subscribe if you do.

Hop over to the Global Design Project to see what the talented Global Design team have made. You can see all of the other entries for this week's challenge too. Here  Maybe it will inspire you to join in!

I run monthly Card Classes and Memories and More Scrapbooking crops too. Suitable for all abilities. See the dates on my events page in the side bar or contact me here for more details. I'd love to craft with you.


July has also brought us two fabulous offers!

 BONUS DAYS! This is brilliant! For every £45 you spend in July you will receive £4.50 off your orders in August! There is no limit!





You can shop for all the new Stampin Up products through my shop here:



 If you place an on line order for between £20 and £150 please add hostess code  AN969V3Y on checking out and I will send you a little thank you gift at the end of the month. If your order is £150 or more there is no need to add the code as you will earn your own Stampin Rewards! If there is anything you would like help with, don't hesitate to ask. I would love to earn your custom.

Also Stampin Up have brought us Christmas early with an AMAZING joining offer for July only.



Free essentials pack worth £47


 Plus Free brand new ( not yet available to others) beautiful Carols of Christmas Stamp Set worth £18
Plus, £130 of any product of your choice from the catalogue. That is £195 worth of products for only £99! Plus free shipping! 




If you have a big wish list from the new catalogue and want to save money or would like to get your hands on all the new Stampin Up products at a great discount! join an amazing paper crafting family, have access to training and of course a great discount then JOIN THE FUN HERE or get in touch for a chat. It really is easy. I'd love to have you in my team!


Thanks for stopping by. See you soon X










Sunday, 23 July 2017

Life Is Beautiful #GDP096


Every week the team over at the Global Design Project set us new challenge. It changes weekly and it could be anything from a colour challenge, a sketch challenge, layout, theme or like this week a CASE the designer challenge. CASE stands for Copy And Selectively Edit.


The designer whose work we have been given to case is the talented Tanja Kolar who has used Dragonfly Dreams to make her beautiful card.



I have been loving the Just Add Colour Speciality Designer Series Papers this week so I decided to incorporate them into the challenge. These watering cans are so pretty. I used Old Olive as my card base and the Speciality DSP as my layer. I chose which watering can I wanted to use and sat down to a film with my youngest and spent a lovely hour colouring in with my water colour pencils, blender pen and a little fussy cutting. I cut a square in Whisper White using the Stitched Shape Framelit Dies for a back ground for my watering can. I then cut another square from Old Olive using the Layering Squares Dies. I love how these sets nest perfectly. I added some foliage and flowers from the DSP too. I have coloured my can in with clear Wink Of Stella to give it a little sparkle. Can you tell?
My Sentiment is from the Eastern Palace stamp set stamped in Pacific Point to match the detail on the can. I think it fits the card perfectly.


Hop over to the Global Design Project to see what the talented team have created and all the other entries into this week's challenge here.  Its fun to take part in the challenge and also to see what every one comes up with. Maybe I have inspired you to take part too.

I've enjoyed making cards with the Just Add Colour Papers this week. This is what I have been up to.


The houses are cute. They reminded me of the In The City stamp set, so I combined it with that to make a new baby card. Some of them at raised on dimensionals to give a little depth.



These teapots are beautiful, I have coloured them using the water colour pencils and blender pen again and teamed it with the Label Me Pretty stamps and Pretty Label punch. I love the Lemon Lime twist in the background paper I have used from the Eastern Palace Speciality DSP.

These Just Add Colour Designer Speciality Papers are available in the Stampin Up catalogue and are also part of a paper share I am currently offering. Find out all about that here

Its so therapeutic to sit and colour in and then create something lovely with what you have made. I hope you like them. 

I run monthly Card Classes and Memories and More Scrapbooking crops too. Suitable for all abilities. See the dates on my events page in the side bar or contact me here for more details. I'd love to craft with you.


July has also brought us two fabulous offers!

 BONUS DAYS! This is brilliant! For every £45 you spend in July you will receive £4.50 off your orders in August! There is no limit!





You can shop for all the new Stampin Up products through my shop here:



 If you place an on line order for between £20 and £150 please add hostess code  AN969V3Y on checking out and I will send you a little thank you gift at the end of the month. If your order is £150 or more there is no need to add the code as you will earn your own Stampin Rewards! If there is anything you would like help with, don't hesitate to ask. I would love to earn your custom.

Also Stampin Up have brought us Christmas early with an AMAZING joining offer for July only.



Free essentials pack worth £47


 Plus Free brand new ( not yet available to others) beautiful Carols of Christmas Stamp Set worth £18
Plus, £130 of any product of your choice from the catalogue. That is £195 worth of products for only £99! Plus free shipping! 




If you have a big wish list from the new catalogue and want to save money or would like to get your hands on all the new Stampin Up products at a great discount! join an amazing paper crafting family, have access to training and of course a great discount then JOIN THE FUN HERE or get in touch for a chat. It really is easy. I'd love to have you in my team!


Thanks for stopping by. See you soon X










Saturday, 22 July 2017

From My Kitchen To Yours!


 Aren't these redcurrants a gorgeous colour? Its been a glorious summer so far and we have done well on our allotment for fruit.



They were begging to be turned into redcurrant jelly.


I have been waiting for the Label Me Pretty Stamp Set and Punch to arrive so I could make some beautiful tags for my jam! It arrived this week . Woo hoo! 

 I stamped in Real Red to match the jar lid and used the lovely Gingham ribbon in Night of Navy to dress up the jar. You could use any colours you like of course. Such a quick and simple way to dress up a little gift. It would look fabulous at Christmas to dress up jars of chutney. Maybe the label could be embossed with silver or gold and have ribbon to match!

Here's a quick You Tube Tutorial on how its done.



My plum tree in the garden is laden this year. I do hope I get enough to make some jam. There's nothing as nice as a jar of home made Victoria plum jam. I think I would use Berry Burst ink for the tag and the new crinkle seam binding ribbon in Berry Burst to give a luxurious feel. I have a couple of friends who have already given me their orders for a jar. It will be lovely to make it look a little more special.  I hope I have given you some inspiration too.
I Hope you like it. Please give me a thumbs up if you do and subscribe if you'd like to see more.

I run monthly Card Classes and Memories and More Scrapbooking crops too. Suitable for all abilities. See the dates on my events page in the side bar or contact me here for more details. I'd love to craft with you.


July has also brought us two fabulous offers!

 BONUS DAYS! This is brilliant! For every £45 you spend in July you will receive £4.50 off your orders in August! There is no limit!





You can shop for all the new Stampin Up products through my shop here:



 If you place an on line order for between £20 and £150 please add hostess code  AN969V3Y on checking out and I will send you a little thank you gift at the end of the month. If your order is £150 or more there is no need to add the code as you will earn your own Stampin Rewards! If there is anything you would like help with, don't hesitate to ask. I would love to earn your custom.

Also Stampin Up have brought us Christmas early with an AMAZING joining offer for July only.



Free essentials pack worth £47


 Plus Free brand new ( not yet available to others) beautiful Carols of Christmas Stamp Set worth £18
Plus, £130 of any product of your choice from the catalogue. That is £195 worth of products for only £99! Plus free shipping! 




If you have a big wish list from the new catalogue and want to save money or would like to get your hands on all the new Stampin Up products at a great discount! join an amazing paper crafting family, have access to training and of course a great discount then JOIN THE FUN HERE or get in touch for a chat. It really is easy. I'd love to have you in my team!


Thanks for stopping by. See you soon X







Monday, 17 July 2017

Happy Birthday Daisy!

Do you ever have a creative idea in your head that you need to get down on  paper? I knew that I wanted to make a different card using the Daisy punch. 



I have made quite a few using the bundle of Stamps and  matching punch and  I love it. However, I wanted a "cleaner", fresher look for this card and realised to get this look I needed to keep it very simple. I used a water colour wash of Daffodil Delight on my mat of watercolour paper. ( 14.3 cm x 10 cm )  I layered two die cut "Happy Birthday"in Whisper White and Daffodil Delight card stock slightly offset to create a shadow. I added four daisies cut from plain Whisper White card using the Daisy Punch with a faceted gem in the middle. My base is Daffodil Delight card stock  cut at 14.8 cm and scored at 10.5 cm . I added a little Double Stitched ribbon in Daffodil Delight to finish it off.  Not a daisy stamp in sight on the actual card! I did however stamp the daisy in Daffodil Delight onto the back of the envelope. Everyone loves a hand stamped envelope after all. Much nicer to come through the post than a bill.

Here is how I made it .
I Hope you like it. Please give me a thumbs up if you do and subscribe if you'd like to see more.

I run monthly Card Classes and Memories and More Scrapbooking crops too. Suitable for all abilities. See the dates on my events page in the side bar or contact me here for more details. I'd love to craft with you.


July has also brought us two fabulous offers!

 BONUS DAYS! This is brilliant! For every £45 you spend in July you will receive £4.50 off your orders in August! There is no limit!





You can shop for all the new Stampin Up products through my shop here:



 If you place an on line order for between £20 and £150 please add hostess code  AN969V3Y on checking out and I will send you a little thank you gift at the end of the month. If your order is £150 or more there is no need to add the code as you will earn your own Stampin Rewards! If there is anything you would like help with, don't hesitate to ask. I would love to earn your custom.

Also Stampin Up have brought us Christmas early with an AMAZING joining offer for July only.



Free essentials pack worth £47


 Plus Free brand new ( not yet available to others) beautiful Carols of Christmas Stamp Set worth £18
Plus, £130 of any product of your choice from the catalogue. That is £195 worth of products for only £99! Plus free shipping! 




If you have a big wish list from the new catalogue and want to save money or would like to get your hands on all the new Stampin Up products at a great discount! join an amazing paper crafting family, have access to training and of course a great discount then JOIN THE FUN HERE or get in touch for a chat. It really is easy. I'd love to have you in my team!


Thanks for stopping by. See you soon X




Thursday, 13 July 2017

Paper Share from Stampin Up's Designer Series Papers!

Designer Series Paper Share

The Designer Series Paper in the new Annual Stamping Up Catalogue are just beautiful and  are perfect for card making, scrap booking pages, tags, boxes,bags and all your paper craft projects. Each pack comes in a pack of 12.  Two of each 6 double sided designs. In size 12 inches by 12 inches.

I am very excited to be offering a paper share of these 4 collections from the range of Designer series papers!

 A Whole Lot of Lovely
144110

 Naturally Eclectic
144185
 Coffee Break

144155


Pick a Pattern
144163

I am  offering a Paper Share from 4 of the Speciality Designer Series Paper Collections also.


 Bundle of Love
144143
 Eastern Palace
144147
 Just Add Colour
144180

Foil Frenzy
144125



A paper share explained:

Each pack of papers when ordered in its original state has 12 sheets. Two each of 6 double sided designs. This costs £10 when ordered and  £11.50 for the Speciality Designer Series Papers.  I am offering a quarter share of each of the above 4 collections equalling the same amount of papers as one full pack of one collection. That includes one sheet of each design in 6 x12 inches with the same price of £10 for the Designer Series Papers and £11.50 for the Speciality Designer Series Papers, plus postage and packing. Choose 1 or both options.

This is a brilliant way of trying all of the paper designs for a fraction of the cost and also reduces hoarding too!

See the papers here in my You Tube Video



Do you have trouble cutting into your papers?!   I know a lot of people who do. I am not sure why this happens. Maybe you are worried that you will run out, or that you might cut it wrong! I used to be like this too.  Hoarding papers or even buying two. One to use and one to stroke! I know for a fact I'm not the only one.😂  Its interesting to look back at old papers too. There are definite trends in patterned papers. They do date and hoarding them because they are too nice to use can be self defeating.  I now use all my papers and I have a theory that beautiful paper is only beautiful if you can see it. Not stuck in a drawer or box. Also, there will always be more pretty papers!

I am thinking that by receiving your papers already cut to 6 x 12  in the form of a paper share also may make it far less intimidating to cut into.

SO GO ON! Cut into those papers! See what you can create. I would love to see!

If you would like to partake in my July Paper Share do let know. I package it up and get it out to you as soon as possible. Usually within a couple of days of me receiving the shipment from Stampin up.

I run monthly Card Classes and Memories and More Scrapbooking crops too. Suitable for all abilities. See the dates on my events page in the side bar or contact me here for more details. I'd love to craft with you.


July has also brought us two fabulous offers!

 BONUS DAYS! This is brilliant! For every £45 you spend in July you will receive £4.50 off your orders in August! There is no limit!





You can shop for all the new Stampin Up products through my shop here:



 If you place an on line order for between £20 and £150 please add hostess code  AN969V3Y on checking out and I will send you a little thank you gift at the end of the month. If your order is £150 or more there is no need to add the code as you will earn your own Stampin Rewards! If there is anything you would like help with, don't hesitate to ask. I would love to earn your custom.

Also Stampin Up have brought us Christmas early with an AMAZING joining offer for July only.



Free essentials pack worth £47


 Plus Free brand new ( not yet available to others) beautiful Carols of Christmas Stamp Set worth £18
Plus, £130 of any product of your choice from the catalogue. That is £195 worth of products for only £99! Plus free shipping! 




If you have a big wish list from the new catalogue and want to save money or would like to get your hands on all the new Stampin Up products at a great discount! join an amazing paper crafting family, have access to training and of course a great discount then JOIN THE FUN HERE or get in touch for a chat. It really is easy. I'd love to have you in my team!


Thanks for stopping by. See you soon X





Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Beautiful Note Card Gift Box WIth You Tube Tutorial


Last week my entry for the Global Design Project Challenge was this simple card made using Very Vanilla cardstock and heat embossing. It was very easy to make and a very effective card.


I embossed the back of the envelopes to match. No naked envelopes here.😊


I tend to share my makes on various crafting groups and I was very surprised and  happy when this one got over 200 likes on one of the groups I shared it in. It shows that less is often more and sometimes the simpler the better.

I thought it would be lovely to have a set of these in a gift box to match to gift to someone who loves the handwritten word.





The box is made from a sheet of A4 Very Vanilla Card stock cut at 11.5 by 8 inches.
I have scored it at 3/4 inch, 5 3/8 , 6 1/8, and 10 3/4 inches.
Then scored with the short side at the top at 3/4 of an inch and 7 1/4 inches.

See the You Tube Tutorial of how I made it here.



I hope you like it. Please give me a thumbs up if you did and subscribe for more inspiration.


I run monthly Card Classes and Memories and More Scrapbooking crops too. Suitable for all abilities. See the dates on my events page in the side bar or contact me here for more details. I'd love to craft with you.


July has also brought us two fabulous offers!

 BONUS DAYS! This is brilliant! For every £45 you spend in July you will receive £4.50 off your orders in August! There is no limit!





You can shop for all the new Stampin Up products through my shop here:



 If you place an on line order for between £20 and £150 please add hostess code  AN969V3Y on checking out and I will send you a little thank you gift at the end of the month. If your order is £150 or more there is no need to add the code as you will earn your own Stampin Rewards! If there is anything you would like help with, don't hesitate to ask. I would love to earn your custom.

Also Stampin Up have brought us Christmas early with an AMAZING joining offer for July only.



Free essentials pack worth £47


 Plus Free brand new ( not yet available to others) beautiful Carols of Christmas Stamp Set worth £18
Plus, £130 of any product of your choice from the catalogue. That is £195 worth of products for only £99! Plus free shipping!




If you have a big wish list from the new catalogue and want to save money or would like to get your hands on all the new Stampin Up products at a great discount! join an amazing paper crafting family, have access to training and of course a great discount then JOIN THE FUN HERE or get in touch for a chat. It really is easy. I'd love to have you in my team!


Thanks for stopping by. See you soon X





Exciting New Range From Stampin Up and Card Tutorial!

 On Thursday our brand new Stampin Up 2017 Annual Catalogue was launched! Its full of so many lovely things .


 The link to the PDF is here . There is also a permanent link in the side bar. If you prefer a paper copy to sit and browse through and you've not got one yet, request one here and I will be happy to send you a complimentary copy.

I have a few must haves already. My wish list is growing by the day but my top two so far have to be.....



Firstly, the beautiful planner. We have been waiting for Stampin Up to bring us a planner for so long and we are not disappointed. It shouts the high quality product we know Stampin Up to bring us and its absolutely gorgeous!!! I was so excited for this my order went in straight away.




Secondly, Stampin Up have brought out their own new range of Scrap Booking products called Memories and More. It is amazing. Each of these four Suite's have a Stamp Set, coordinating dies, Designer Series Papers, ribbons, embellishments and also the matching card kits to complete your scrapbooking layouts. The products are designed to be used for card making, scrap booking and home décor projects too! They all match the Stampin Up colour range and are just beautiful. This one, The Colour Theory Suite has images from all the four seasons and the sentiments are perfect. I used it at my Open House, Catalogue Launch Party for a make n take. I teamed it up with the new In Colour Berry Burst to make a quick and simple card.




This is how I made it



I hope you like the video. Please give me a thumbs up if you do and subscribe for more.


These are the lovely papers in this Suite




I would love to know what your favourite new products in the catalogue are! Leave me a comment.

You can shop for all the new Stampin Up products here:


 If you place an on line order for between £20 and £150 please add hostess code  AN969V3Y on checking out and I will send you a little thank you gift at the end of the month. If your order is £150 or more there is no need to add the code as you will earn your own Stampin Rewards! If there is anything you would like help with, don't hesitate to ask. I would love to earn your custom.



If you have a big wish list and want to save money or would like to get your hands on all the new Stampin Up products at a great discount! join an amazing paper crafting family, have access to training and of course a great discount then JOIN THE FUN HERE or get in touch for a chat. It really is easy. I'd love to have you in my team!


Thanks for stopping by. See you soon X




Saturday, 8 July 2017

Crafting Forever ..... Global Design Project 094

Its been such a busy week in our house hold. Suddenly Friday has crept up on me and I hadn't yet designed a card for this weeks challenge over on the Global Design Project. Each week the talented team set a challenge. This is really fun to take part in. The challenge changes each week and this week it is a sketch challenge. 

This is the sketch we have been given for inspiration this week.



I decided I wanted something clean and simple so I just went for two colours. Very Vanilla Card stock with some Silver embossing.




This is how I made it.



I love the images in this stamp set and thought it would be fun to replicate the lines in the sketch by making a repeating pattern with the pens. I stamped and Silver embossed the "Just a note" sentiment and cut it out with a Stitched Oval die. The sentiment is from the Soft Sayings Card Kit. I love the font on this one! I choose the Natural Silver Trim to sit behind the oval as the natural colour compliments the Very Vanilla Card stock well. I stamped "sending a note to lift your spirits" from the Up and Away Stamp set inside but you could use any sentiment you like or even leave it blank to leave more space for your hand written note if you'd like.

I like how the silver embossing gives a very simple card a clean and luxurious feel. If you would like to see what inspiration there is from the talented team on the Global Design Project take a look here . You can also see all the other entries too. Its amazing how a sketch can inspire creativity and with the same sketch, so many different ideas. Maybe you will be inspired to play along too?!

I run monthly Card Classes and Memories and More Scrapbooking crops too. Suitable for all abilities. See the dates on my events page in the side bar or contact me here for more details. I'd love to craft with you.


July has also brought us two fabulous offers!

 BONUS DAYS! This is brilliant! For every £45 you spend in July you will receive £4.50 off your orders in August! There is no limit!





You can shop for all the new Stampin Up products through my shop here:



 If you place an on line order for between £20 and £150 please add hostess code  AN969V3Y on checking out and I will send you a little thank you gift at the end of the month. If your order is £150 or more there is no need to add the code as you will earn your own Stampin Rewards! If there is anything you would like help with, don't hesitate to ask. I would love to earn your custom.

Also Stampin Up have brought us Christmas early with an AMAZING joining offer for July only.



Free essentials pack worth £47


 Plus Free brand new ( not yet available to others) beautiful Carols of Christmas Stamp Set worth £18
Plus, £130 of any product of your choice from the catalogue. That is £195 worth of products for only £99! Plus free shipping!




If you have a big wish list from the new catalogue and want to save money or would like to get your hands on all the new Stampin Up products at a great discount! join an amazing paper crafting family, have access to training and of course a great discount then JOIN THE FUN HERE or get in touch for a chat. It really is easy. I'd love to have you in my team!


Thanks for stopping by. See you soon X




Inspire Create Stamping Challenge 007. Hug in a Mug treat pouch!

It is time for another Inspire Create Challenge and this week we have a colour challenge! I love this palette and...