Sunday, 20 January 2019

Precious Parcel Card Kit - Saleabration Sunday!

Precious Parcel Card Kit - Saleabration Sunday!


The Precious Parcel Card Kit is gorgeous and it's free with Saleabration. Mine arrived this week and I wanted to share it with you. I have a You Tube video for you, so you can see it and also how to put it together


Precious Parcel Card Kit. Free with Saleabration


Have you seen it yet? It is in the Saleabration brochure which is full of free items that you can earn with a £45 spend in either the new Spring/Summer Catalogue or the Annual Catalogue.


Card made from the Precious Parcel Card Kit from Stampin Up


It is simple and very pretty. No stamping at all!! Everything you need is included in the kit to make 8 pocket cards. Even the double sided tape is already in place. No cutting, measuring or scoring needed. 




Here is my You Tube video, showing the kit  and how to put it together. I hope you like it. Do give me a thumbs up and subscribe if you do. Don't forget to click the little bell so you don't miss future videos.

Card made from the Precious Parcel Card Kit from Stampin Up

Card made from the Precious Parcel Card Kit from Stampin Up



I think these cards are so pretty and I love that they are a pocket card, with room for your message and also a pocket to pop things in. Wouldn't they be lovely to pop a photograph in to send to a family member or a friend? Or even to put in a scrapbook with some hidden journalling. I think I will have found lots more uses for these by the end of Saleabration.

You can get free products including Precious Parcel Card Kit for free with Saleabration for every £45 spend. Here are the products I used in my card with clickable links to my online shop.




The new Spring Summer catalogue has now LAUNCHED! It is full of beautiful, fresh, spring colours and is stuffed full! Do let me know if you would like a copy wont you!

I am of course, very grateful if you choose me to be your demonstrator and you shop with me. If you shop online, don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is between £20 - £150 for a small gift from me.

Hostess Code This Month - 

KG9UTWY4




I also send a little hand made gift and card to all my customers . I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.


Drop me an e mail or a message if you would like me to send you your own - theres nothing like browsing a paper copy πŸ’•



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.



Hope to speak to you soon, 


Kate x 











Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Coffee And Cards - Using Your DSP


 Coffee And Cards - Using Your DSP 


Handmade card using the Incredible Like You Stamp set and the Share What You Love DSP. Coffee and Cards.

Do you have a stash of Designer Series Papers? (DSP). Do you use it for your cards and scrapbooking?, Do you cut it up and use it or do you love it so much, you stash it away until you have a "worthy" use for it?



So I brought a pack of the gorgeous Share What You Love DSP to Coffee and Cards this week to share the love of cutting up our DSP and getting it used to make some beautiful cards.

Handmade card using the Incredible Like You Stamp set and the Share What You Love DSP. Coffee and Cards.


 O K here are a few reasons that might help liberate that pretty paper you've been saving.
 Paper trends change. It dates. So that paper you fell in love with a while ago - you may find you don't love it as much as you did at the time!  Also, that beautiful paper is only beautiful if you can see it. It's not so lovely stashed away in a drawer. Oh and thirdly, It is one of the least expensive parts of your stash. If you use it up, guess what - you can buy another pack. But if you don't use it and you see some more pretty paper you would like, you might think, oh no, I can't buy that, I haven't used what I already have. You still won't use your stash and you wont buy any more, just feel guilty about it. Who wants that! Right?! 


Handmade card using the Incredible Like You Stamp set and the Share What You Love DSP. Coffee and Cards.



The ladies chose which papers they wanted to use, and if I needed to cut into a 12 x 12 sheet for just one card front, guess what? We did!  It will all get used. One sheet can make 6 card fronts!

I took along the new Incredible Like You stamp set for the lovely sentiments and beautiful font, and some stitched squares of Whisper White cut out using the Stitched Shape Framelit Dies. 
The DSP panel was glued onto the Whisper White card base, we stamped our sentiment onto the die cut and adhered it to the front using Dimensionals. We added a little bow from matching Bakers twine with a glue dot for the finishing touch.


Handmade card using the Incredible Like You Stamp set and the Share What You Love DSP. Coffee and Cards.

So pretty aren't they! I hope they have inspired you to use up your patterned papers.

 We have so much fun at Coffee and Cards. It's such a lovely group and today we were celebrating one of the ladies birthdays! They do lovely cakes here.

Cakes served at Coffee and Cards

But we thought we would stay for lunch/brunch so we all chose either bacon, sausages, eggs or a combination in a sandwich. 

We stayed for a bacon sandwich brunch to celebrate a birthday at Coffee and Cards


What a civilised way to celebrate her birthdayπŸ˜€

I hope you like the cards we made this week. We have a gorgeous selection of papers in the new Spring Summer and Saleabration catalogues. Do have a browse.

Here are the products I used for this weeks cards, with clickable links to my online shop.




The new Spring Summer catalogue has now LAUNCHED! It is full of beautiful, fresh, spring colours and is stuffed full! Do let me know if you would like a copy wont you!

I am of course, very grateful if you choose me to be your demonstrator and you shop with me. If you shop online, don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is between £20 - £150 for a small gift from me.

Hostess Code This Month - 

KG9UTWY4




I also send a little hand made gift and card to all my customers . I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.


Drop me an e mail or a message if you would like me to send you your own - theres nothing like browsing a paper copy πŸ’•



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.



Hope to speak to you soon, 


Kate x 








Monday, 14 January 2019

Humming Along And Brusho's!

Humming Along And Brusho's!


I have been playing with the new Humming Along stamp set so much lately, I can't seem to put it down. I was inspired to get my Brusho's out over the weekend and this stamp set with it's lined images seemed perfect for it.


Humming Along Get Well card using Brusho's


It's a completely different look from my usual clean and simple style but I love water colouring and they are great fun to play around with.  I love the tropical look it gives it. It so cold at the moment, I'm definitely dreaming of warm weather and holidays I think!


How I made it


I stamped the Hibiscus in clear Versamark ink on Watercolour paper and then heat embossed using White embossing powder. This gave an emboss resist outline for the flower. I then sprinkled on the smallest amounts of Brusho Pigment Powders in the general direction of the areas of the stamped image and the spritzed lightly with water. I then used my heat tool to dry it as I was too impatient to wait! I layered it onto Basic Gray card and onto a Whisper White base to make it pop. I also heat embossed the sentiment in White onto a square of Basic Gray card and added a little of the White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon underneath.

Have you tried Brusho's?  There are so many ways to use them. It is amazing to see those little particles of powdered pigment come to life when you add water to them.


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


The new Spring Summer catalogue has now LAUNCHED! It is full of beautiful, fresh, spring colours and is stuffed full! Do let me know if you would like a copy wont you!

I am of course, very grateful if you choose me to be your demonstrator and you shop with me. If you shop online, don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is between £20 - £150 for a small gift from me.

Hostess Code This Month - 

KG9UTWY4




I also send a little hand made gift and card to all my customers . I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.


Drop me an e mail or a message if you would like me to send you your own - theres nothing like browsing a paper copy πŸ’•



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.



Hope to speak to you soon, 


Kate x 












Sunday, 13 January 2019

So Hoppy Together! - Saleabration Sunday!

 So Hoppy Together! - Saleabration Sunday!


How fun is this guy? Perfect to kick off Saleabration Sunday. He is from the So Hoppy Together stamp set, free with Saleabration.



Saleabration runs for 12 weeks until March 31st and every Sunday I will be bringing you Saleabration projects.

So Hoppy Together card, Saleabration Sunday.



I have used the new Gingham Gala paper in Lemon Lime Twist and matched the ribbon by using the Ombre Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon and added a water colour wash with a Lemon Lime Twist ink pad and an Aqua Painter.



Here is my You Tube video showing how I made it. I hope you like it. Do give me a thumbs up and subscribe if you do. Don't forget to click the little bell so you don't miss future videos.

So Hoppy Together card, Saleabration Sunday.

It's based on this card I made a couple of weeks ago, I just stepped it up a little using some water colouring.

So Hoppy Together card, Saleabration Sunday.#simplestamping

And here is a simple version. Stampin' Up! have challenged us to create cards and share them, showing how you can create cards using just stamps, ink and paper. Sharing them with the #simplestamping.  He's cute isn't he. I have just stamped him in black and coloured him in using a Lemon Lime Twist Stampin Write Marker


Here are the dimensions I used for my card.

Card Base: Lemon Lime Twist A4 card scored at 10.5 cm and cut in half at 14.9 cm
Whisper White panel: 10 cm x 14.3 cm
Gingham Gala DSP in Lemon Lime Twist panel: 9.5 cm x 13.8 cm
Lemon Lime Twist card panel:
Watercolour paper panel:

You can get free products including the So Hoppy Together stamp set for free with Saleabration for  every £45 spend. Here are the products I used in my card with clickable links to my online shop.




The new Spring Summer catalogue has now LAUNCHED! It is full of beautiful, fresh, spring colours and is stuffed full! Do let me know if you would like a copy wont you!

I am of course, very grateful if you choose me to be your demonstrator and you shop with me. If you shop online, don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is between £20 - £150 for a small gift from me.

Hostess Code This Month - 

KG9UTWY4




I also send a little hand made gift and card to all my customers . I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.


Drop me an e mail or a message if you would like me to send you your own - theres nothing like browsing a paper copy πŸ’•



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.



Hope to speak to you soon, 


Kate x 








Friday, 11 January 2019

Incredible Like You - Welcome To My Team Cards!

Incredible Like You - Welcome To My Team


Welcome To My Team Cards - Incredible Like You!

I am so happy to have welcomed a new member to my team today. The current joining offer during Saleabration is too good to miss and I am so glad she took advantage of it. I love to send a welcome card out to each new team member with their welcome pack and I thought the new Incredible Like You stamp set was perfect for the job! My team name is Inkredibles and I hadn't realised the connection between the that and the name of the stamp set until right now πŸ˜‚There are some gorgeous sentiments in this set that I can't wait to use but I needed something craft related so instead I picked out the "Love What You Do" stamp from the Love What You Do stamp set.

I used Lovely Lipstick ink to stamp the flowers, Granny Apple Green for the leaves and stems and Blueberry Bushel for the small buds. I stamped onto Whisper White and layered it onto Lovely Lipstick and Blueberry Bushel card. I have added some of the pretty Granny Apple Green Ribbon to finish it off.


Welcome To My Team Cards - Incredible Like You! Card inside

Such a simple but pretty card. I hope you like the bright colour combination. Not my usual at all, but I love it!

I am in the middle of making a few of these cards. I am working hard to grow my team and Saleabration is the perfect time to join. The offer is amazing and then of course there is the ongoing  20 - 20% discount, Saleabration and all the other perks that go alongside joining up.

Did you know that people join Stampin' Up for all sorts of reasons. Some just for themselves, some sell to family and crafty friends to fund their hobby and some do it as a business opportunity and earn an income, rewards and trips.  Indeed, most of the people who run it as a business will tell you that they started out as a "hobbyist" and they loved it so much it turned into a business. There really is something for everyone and you never know where it will lead to!


I love my team and am there to support them to do as much or as little as they want to. They all have different goals and I love that. We also have team meetings where we craft and chat and share inspiration. I have face book groups for them too and send out e mails, so it doesn't really matter where they all live. We connect. We go to events together too. There are lots of those in the Stampin' Up calendar. It really is a great crafty community to be a part of.

Theres a great sentiment in this stamp set that says "incredibly proud of you" That would be perfect to put on a card for one of my inkredible team when they reach one of their goals wouldn't it! That's making me chuckle now.


Have you seen the current joining offer?
It is awesome! Especially if you have a wishlist. Have you seen the new Spring/Summer Catalogue?




So Option 1 is £170 of your choice of product from the Spring/Summer and/or Annual Catalogue for only £99 with free shipping too.

Option 2 is £170 of your choice of product from the Spring/Summer and/or Annual Catalogue plus the new Craft & Carry Tote (worth £47) for only £125 with free shipping too.

And have you seen the Tote? . Yes it is gorgeous! In the new colours and it carries loads!!πŸ’•







Craft and Carry Tote, Stampin Up!

Craft and Carry Tote, Stampin Up!

Craft and Carry Tote, Stampin Up!

Craft and Carry Tote, Stampin Up!


It's exclusively for demonstrators. I love that they have made this a starter kit option and saving money on it too. It's perfect for carrying all your crafty stuff around.


Welcome To My Team Cards - Incredible Like You!

I must go and finish making my welcome to the team cards, I have some colour family swatch cards to make to send out with them too. If you would like to join my team - and I would love to have you, you need to be in the UK, France, Germany or the Netherlands. Here is the link to join, or alternatively get in touch for a chat to see if it's right for you.

I hope you like the card, here are the products I used with clickable links straight to my online shop.





The new Spring Summer catalogue has now LAUNCHED! It is full of beautiful, fresh, spring colours and is stuffed full! Do let me know if you would like a copy wont you!

I am of course, very grateful if you choose me to be your demonstrator and you shop with me. If you shop online, don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is between £20 - £150 for a small gift from me.

Hostess Code This Month - 

KG9UTWY4




I also send a little hand made gift and card to all my customers . I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.


Drop me an e mail or a message if you would like me to send you your own - theres nothing like browsing a paper copy πŸ’•



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.



Hope to speak to you soon, 


Kate x 











Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Amazing Life - Inspire Create Challenge #034

Amazing Life Birthday Card!


Inspire Create Challenge #034 Colour Challenge!



Amazing Life birthday card, Stampin Up


After a lovely Christmas break it's time to kick off the new year with a birthday card and colour challenge!



We all have so many reasons to send a hand made card don't we? One of my resolutions this New Year is to have a stack of cards ready to post out so that I can keep on top of those birthdays and not forget any! The gorgeous bright colours in the challenge was perfect to get a start on them.


Amazing Life birthday card, Stampin Up


We all need a quick and simple card that we can make easily that looks pretty and show the thought you have put into it. #simplestamping. It also needs to give you your crafting fix without dragging everything you own out and taking hours to make!



Amazing Life birthday card, Stampin Up



This type of one layer card with some simple stamping is perfect for just that. One notecard in Whisper White, some ink pads, stamps and a little ribbon is all you need. #simplestamping





Amazing Life birthday card, Stampin Up

I paired the "YAY" from the new Amazing Life stamp set with the candles and streamers images from the Birthday Backgrounds stamp set. These sets stand alone or compliment each other so well and are a great addition to my stash for birthday cards for anyone.


Amazing Life birthday card, Stampin Up


Amazing Life birthday card, Stampin Up


Here is a list of all the products I used for this card with clickable links to my online shop






 The new Spring Summer catalogue has now LAUNCHED! It is full of beautiful, fresh, spring colours and is stuffed full! Do let me know if you would like a copy wont you!

I am of course, very grateful if you choose me to be your demonstrator and you shop with me. If you shop online, don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is between £20 - £150 for a small gift from me.

Hostess Code This Month - 

KG9UTWY4




I also send a little hand made gift and card to all my customers . I really appreciate all my customers because without them I wouldn't be here.


Drop me an e mail or a message if you would like me to send you your own - theres nothing like browsing a paper copy πŸ’•



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.



Hope to speak to you soon, 


Kate x 







Precious Parcel Card Kit - Saleabration Sunday!

Precious Parcel Card Kit - Saleabration Sunday! The Precious Parcel Card Kit is gorgeous and it's free with Saleabration. Mine a...