Thursday, 22 December 2016

Starlight Christmas Cards

Hello Everyone

As promised here is a look at the last of the Christmas Cards I have made this year.

As I am not particularly religious I didn't get this set of Framelits straight away, but after seeing some of my fellow demonstrators cards I had to order them.

They are a lovely set of dies and have a set of matching stamps that go with them.


I used a Mint Macaron card base and layered with a strip of gold foil and topped with some Serene Scenery Design Paper. I then used the Framelits to die cut the lovely star shapes in Whisper White and Gold and then layered them up and finished with a pearl embellishment.

I embossed the sentiment from the Tin of Tags Stamp set onto Whisper White and used the Stitched Shaped Framelits to die cut that  and a second in Gold to layer it onto.


This one is made with a Sweet Sugarplum background using the lovely swirl and sentiment from the Stamp Set...so pretty. I finished it off with the lovely die cut star.

May I take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Christmas.


As always if you would like any of these Stampin' Up! supplies, my contact details and online shop are shown above and you can also download a catalogue but if you prefer the real thing to flick through give me a shout and I'll get one to you.

If you are ordering less than £150 please use my hostess code and then everyone that orders this month gets a little free gift from me. 

Please don't use this code for orders over £150 because you will qualify for your own rewards.

Happy Stamping

Laurie x

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Project Life Birthday Cards

Hello,

I expect you are all busy getting ready for Christmas...or not. I haven't done much yet, bit of a last minute girl !

I have nearly finished my Christmas Cards though, I have shared some with you already and when I have finished my last batch off I will give you a peak one day next week.

Anyway I as started last Sunday here are some more cards I have made from the Hello Lovely, Project Life Kit. You can have a look at the kit on Page 163 of the Annual Catalogue, Item No 141668. This kit is basically 100 double sided decorated cards in three different sizes, which you can use as a basis for a scrapbooking album, but I have used them to make various occasion cards.


I made this one using two of the cards and some paper from the Serene Scenery pack as a background. I added some flowers from the Botanical Builder Framelit Set.


This one was made in very similar colourways.

This set helps you to make beautiful cards quickly and easily, hope you like them.
Think how many "Thank You" cards you could make....wouldn't they be useful after Christmas ?

As always if you would like any of these Stampin' Up! supplies, my contact details and online shop are shown above and you can also download a catalogue but if you prefer the real thing to flick through give me a shout and I'll get one to you.

If you are ordering less than £150 please use my hostess code and then everyone that orders this month gets a little free gift from me. 

Please don't use this code for orders over £150 because you will qualify for your own rewards.

Happy Stamping

Laurie x



Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Cable Knit Christmas Cards

Hello Everyone,

Just finished another little batch of Christmas Cards.

I love to decide on a design and then make quite a few in different colourways,




This were  very easy to do. I used Emerald Envy and Real Red to make the card bases. You can make two cards from a single sheet of A4 card. 
I used the Cable Knit embossing folder to make a top layer of Winter White, wrapping around some Bakers Twine before attaching to the card base. 
I  made the toppers from the Stitched Shapes dies along with a sentiment from the Tin of Tags stamp set and then cut out separate elements from the Candy Cane designer paper and added some Bakers Twine bows.
Simple and Stylish I hope, with a touch of fun.

I was out and about on Saturday at another demonstrators Christmas Party. Great fun was had including party games and a raffle. There was also a make and take I was allowed to join in with making a couple of boxes from the Curvy Keepsake die set. Ain't they cute ???



As always if you need any Stampin' Up! supplies my contact details and online shop are shown above and you can also download a catalogue but if you prefer the real thing to flick through give me a shout and I'll get one to you.

If you are ordering less than £150 please use my hostess code and then everyone that orders this month gets a little free gift from me. 

Please don't use this code for orders over £150 because you will qualify for your own rewards.

Happy Stamping

Laurie x


Sunday, 4 December 2016

The Artful Stampers and Pootlers Blog Hop

Hi Everyone or should I say G'day

Well ....HOW EXCITING.... Today I am taking part in a blog hop with our lovely Stampin' Up! demonstrators from Australia. they are members of a team called The Artful Stampers and they are hopping with my Pootlers team .

There is no theme, it's anything goes, so there should be a fabulous selection of cards to see today !

So welcome...here is my card...


 This is the first card I will be showing you this month that I made from the Hello Lovely, Project Life Kit.

The Project Life Kits are a quick and easy way to do scrapbooking but as you can see you can easily make lovely cards from them.

This one was for a very dear crafty friend of mine who has moved to another part of the country, so the sentiment was very apt and it goes well with our exciting blog hop today. 
The colours I used were Soft Suede, Soft Sky and a touch of Old Olive. I made the flowers from the Botanical Builder Framelits with the addition of our lovely enamel shape dots.

Please join me for the next few Sundays to see what else I come up with.

If you are blog hopping, and I definitely will be, I hope you have enjoyed my card and I thank you for dropping by. Please click on the blue button to view the other lovely contributions.
 
 

If you would like to buy this kit or any other supplies, please go to my online shop via the link in the sidebar.

Happy Stampin

Laurie x

Monday, 28 November 2016

Last Day Today !!


Just a little reminder that it's the last day today to get hold of the bargains at the Stampin Up Extravaganza sale and there is one last flash sale today.


Click on my Shop Now button in the sidebar for a look.



Happy Stampin

Laurie x

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Floral Phrases Congratulations

Hello,

Just showing you a bespoke card I made today to celebrate a Wedding Anniversary


I started with a Cardbase of Whisper White Cardstock with a background of Night of Navy and then used the lovely Floral Phrases Stamp Set and matching Thinlits Dies, (remember you can save 10% if you buy both items as a bundle !). 

 A bit of bling was added with the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.

Simple but Stylish I think.


As always if you need any Stampin' Up! supplies my contact details and online shop are shown above and you can also download a catalogue but if you prefer the real thing to flick through give me a shout and I'll get one to you.

If you are ordering less than £150 please use my hostess code and then everyone that orders this month gets a little free gift from me. 

Please don't use this code for orders over £150 because you will qualify for your own rewards.

Happy Stamping

Laurie x

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Warmth & Cheer...For Christmas

Hello Everyone,

Thought I had better get cracking with some Christmas Cards. When you have to make quite a few its best to keep them fairly simple. I like to come up with a few ideas and then make them in batches changing the colourways so it doesn't get to boring.

So the first batch I have done uses the Warmth and Cheer Paper Pad and the Wonderful Year Stamp Set.


The super paper and the lovely sentiment makes it so easy to make a striking card.
I have added some ribbon and a snowflake made from the Starlight Thinlits Dies.

Dont forget the Stampin Up Extravaganza Sale is on until 28th November, pop over to my online shop and check out the bargains.

As always if you need any Stampin' Up! supplies my contact details and online shop are shown above and you can also download a catalogue but if you prefer the real thing to flick through give me a shout and I'll get one to you.

If you are ordering less than £150 please use my hostess code and then everyone that orders this month gets a little free gift from me. 

Please don't use this code for orders over £150 because you will qualify for your own rewards.

Happy Stamping



Laurie x

Friday, 18 November 2016

A Week Long Stampin Up Extravaganza including 2 x 24 hour Sales



Wowzers, we have  a fabulous sale starting from Monday 21st November until the 28th November beginning and ending with a 24 hour flash sale.



The first flash sale includes all the enamel shapes,ombre ink pads, punch boards and a die and stamp bundle.



The sale carries on all week with loads of products reduced by up to 40% and ends on the final sale day with offers on punches stamps and designer paper.



This sale will only be "while stocks last " so make sure you hit the " shop with me " button on the sidebar and check out the deals.


As always if you need any Stampin' Up! supplies my contact details and online shop are shown above and you can also download a catalogue but if you prefer the real thing to flick through give me a shout and I'll get one to you.

If you are ordering less than £150 please use my hostess code and then everyone that orders this month gets a little free gift from me. 

Please don't use this code for orders over £150 because you will qualify for your own rewards.

Happy Stamping



Laurie x

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Warmth and Cheer, not just for Christmas

Hiya,

Got my new Stitched Shapes Framelit dies and they are lovely !!

I had to make a Man's Card....yikes...why do we always struggle ?? possibly because we can't put lots of flowers and other bits and bobs on it.
Anyway I had just received my latest order which included the Warmth and Cheer pad along with my super duper new dies, which was headed toward some Christmas Cards. But, on flicking through this 6 x 6 pad there were lots of lovely tartan pages - great for male cards.



So , this is the finished article, I used some Delightful Dijon and Basic Gray cardstock to layer it up and the sentiment is from the Better Together Stamp set.
Hope you like it, I think it is quite sharp and smart.

Be back soon when I will be using this pad for some Christmas cards !

As always if you need any Stampin' Up! supplies my contact details and online shop are shown above and you can also download a catalogue but if you prefer the real thing to flick through give me a shout and I'll get one to you.

If you are ordering less than £150 please use my hostess code and then everyone that orders this month gets a little free gift from me. 

Please don't use this code for orders over £150 because you will qualify for your own rewards.

Happy Stamping

Laurie x






Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

Hello All

Got such exciting news !!!

I just love using faux stitch dies and I have always bemoaned the fact that Stampin' Up! don't do any...UNTIL NOW !



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We now have available Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. This is a set of 12, yes 12 dies, 4 circle, 4 oval and 4 square all with a fabulous stitched effect and priced at just £27.

I ordered mine yesterday and I will soon be sharing my creations with you here, but if you want to join in and get yours hop over to my online shop and order them today.

While you are there, check out the selected stamp sets that you can use with these new Framelit dies which are now on sale at 25% off.

I am just making a start on my Christmas cards but now want to wait until I get these dies, but will give you a sneak peak...


Bear in mind this may change, lol...I am going to try and set up a workshop this month ( work permitting) so you can come along and make some cards of your own if you wish. Contact me for more details.

As always if you need any Stampin' Up! supplies my contact details and online shop are shown above and you can also download a catalogue but if you prefer the real thing to flick through give me a shout and I'll get one to you.

If you are ordering less than £150 please use my hostess code and then everyone that orders this month gets a little free gift from me. 

Please don't use this code for orders over £150 because you will qualify for your own rewards.

Happy Stamping

Laurie x



Saturday, 29 October 2016

Hiya

Just a quick reminder that Monday 31st October is the last day to take advantage of this fabulous
offer.



Designer Series Paper Sale


Just click on the Shop with me link on the sidebar to pop to my online shop for a look...

Laurie xx

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Halloween Treat Box

Hi Everyone,

As well as making cards I love making 3D projects, and so I treated myself to the Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board when I placed my last order. As well as making envelopes in any size you need, you can use it to make lots of other projects as well and here is the first one I tried.


It's a super little treat box I have made for my Grandsons for Halloween. I have again used the Spooky Fun Stamp Set and Halloween Night Designer Paper, both from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue .




As always if you need any Stampin' Up! supplies my contact details and online shop are shown above and you can also download a catalogue but if you prefer the real thing to flick through give me a shout and I'll get one to you.

If you are ordering less than £150 please use my hostess code and then everyone that orders this month gets a little free gift from me. 

Please don't use this code for orders over £150 because you will qualify for your own rewards.

Happy Stamping

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Spooky Fun Sampler

Hello All,

I don't "do" Halloween but I just love the stuff you can make for it, so when I decided I couldn't resist the Spooky Fun Stamp Set, from the Autumn-Winter catalogue I knew I would have to make something with it.

As cards weren't appropriate I decided to order the Halloween Night Speciality Designer Series Paper and to try my hand at a sampler. Although the paper is Halloween based as it is double-sided there is a good supply of background papers that can be used after Halloween has been and gone.



I started with  a base of paper mounted on a layer of Basic Grey cardstock and then layered nine smaller squares mounted on Basic Black cardstock. On top of these I used the stamp set to make little pictures. I layered some of the sentiments on Pumpkin Pie and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and added some bits and pieces from my crafty stash .



I had made my sampler to fit into an Ikea Ribba Frame and the whole thing is now sitting on my mantelpiece looking good, even if I say so myself.

As always if you need any Stampin' Up! supplies my contact details and online shop are shown above and you can also download a catalogue but if you prefer the real thing to flick through give me a shout and I'll get one to you.

If you are ordering less than £150 please use my hostess code and then everyone that orders this month gets a little free gift from me. 

Please don't use this code for orders over £150 because you will qualify for your own rewards.

Happy Stamping

Laurie x

Sunday, 9 October 2016

My Stampin' Up! Story



During a Stampin Up Team Talk recently we were asked what made us join up as demonstrators and to share our stories.

I have actually joined twice...the first time was back in 2012, I was living in Essex away from my crafting friends back in Kent so I joined a local craft group. I really can't quite remember if I had heard of Stampin Up before then....I have crafted for many years so it must have popped up on my radar somewhere, but there was a catalogue, on the table at the crop, so I looked.....and loved !

I took it home and pored over it looking at the pretty things you could make, the matching paper and card and inks....

Now anyone who knows me knows that I love a bit of colour coordination and if I may say so myself I am quite good at it, but Stampin Up made it so easy. So I joined and bought the Starter Kit. I went with the Brights set, cardstock, designer paper, the inkpads and some stamp sets and with this lovely stuff made lots of beautiful things.
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Shortly after that life changed quite drastically for me and I moved back to Kent...new home, new job and I didn't continue as a demonstrator. But although I kept on crafting with lots of different products whenever I needed something quickly and with no hassle, I grabbed my Stampin Up matching set and tah dah ! something beautiful in no time.

After many years working long hours and shift work when I was made redundant I decided I would take some time out, do more crafting and try some craft fairs so I  headed for my little matching set and....oh dear ....nearly all gone, just bits and pieces and scraps here and there.
So I joined again. This time I went for the Subtles collection and was off again with beautiful matching colours ,co-ordinating papers and crisp, clear stamped images

This time around though, I am in a lovely team and have a new set of crafting friends I have never met thanks to Facebook and blogs and You Tube who all offer a wealth of inspiration.
And in that team we have all been telling our "why I joined " story and there are so many heartwarming stories of not only, why we joined but what it has meant to us since. It seems that crafting has helped many of us through illness, depression and heartache.

I have just started work again and will see where my Stampin Up journey will take me this time round.

That's the thing you see, you can join up and choose £130 of goodies for £99...when I joined I also got 2 extra Stamp Sets free, and you can stay as long as you like as long as you meet your minimum spend every quarter. Or you can stay and build a business as big or small as you like with no pressure but loads of support. Or you can wait until you run out of supplies and then  join again at a later date.

So if you love to craft, don't hesitate join up and join in with all us other crazy crafty ladies and gents who "get " this fabulous hobby, and ooh and ahh over the stamps and stroke the paper when it arrives...yes we all do it....

Click on the " shop with me " to get to my Stampin Up page and buy lovely stuff or when you are on that page, click on the " join the fun "and get lovely stuff at a discount and join my team.

Til next time, Happy Stampin

Laurie


Monday, 3 October 2016

Foxy Friends Birthday Card

Hello,

Well life has been a bit mad for me lately...I have a new job which is a bit of a shock to the system when you haven't worked for a while !

It really has played havoc with my social life, but hey ho I have more money for crafting gooodies....Yay.

So, not much crafting done last month but I did make a card for my lovely great niece who celebrated her second birthday recently.

As she was only two I used my Foxy Friends Stamp Set and Punch, As I was originally going to go pink and girly I headed for my pad of Subtles Designer Paper and as I was flicking through the combination of Calypso Coral and Marina Mist caught my eye and hey...why not ??




I cut out some circles with the Layering Circles Framelits from the base paper layer and popped in Mr Foxy and added a greeting from my Perfectly Wrapped Stamp Set. I then layered up a few mores circles with some Foxy footprints and it was ready to go.


Foxy Friends Stamp Set             141549
Foxy Friends Punch                   141470
Foxy Bundle (save 10%)            142326
Subtles DSP                               138437
Layering Circles Framelits        141705
Perfectly Wrapped Stamp Set    141960

As always if you need any Stampin' Up! supplies my contact details and online shop are shown above and you can also download a catalogue but if you prefer the real thing to flick through give me a shout and I'll get one to you.

If you are ordering less than £150 please use my hostess code and then everyone that orders this month gets a little free gift from me. 

Please don't use this code for orders over £150 because you will qualify for your own rewards.

Happy Stamping

Laurie x


Thursday, 1 September 2016

Autumn /Winter Catalogue Launch and Special Offers

Hello,

Well, today the brand spanking new Autumn/Winter seasonal catalogue goes live !



And, I know , I apologise to those of you who don't like hearing the C word this early... but you all know at some point in the not too distant future we will be running around desperately stamping snowflakes and drowning in glitter,

So get ahead ! Check out the catalog online or give me a shout and I will pop one in the post for you.
Then you can grab a cuppa and decide what fabulous stamps you are going to choose to make your Christmas masterpieces with...and ribbons and papers and teeny tiny jingle bells  oh yes !

There are also Special Offers going on between now and the 21st September. There are different ones every week so keep click on the Shop with me button in the sidebar and check out this weeks specials.

Ok back to the sunshine while it lasts, happy stamping

Laurie x

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Happy Day with Perfectly Wrapped

Hello, hello, how are we all ?

The sun is still shining here in Kent and I decided to use the Perfectly Wrapped stamp set to make some lovely summery birthday cards.

I must admit I am using this project for a number of uses.

Firstly the Pootles weekly colour challenge #009 which asks you to use, Watermelon Wonder, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzaz and So Saffron. I missed out the Watermelon Wonder mainly because I haven't got it ! lol. The colours are so sunny and I made the same cards but swapped the colours around.




My second use for this project is by adding the little gift bag I have my project for my monthly workshops. My guests will be able to make four cards and a matching gift bag.
Lastly I have a few birthday cards to send out this month so, job done ! I love it when a plan comes together

So....loving this stamp set. It combines with a project kit to make gift bags and boxes, so if you fancy getting some friends together for a crafty session let me know.







 My contact details and online shop are shown above and you can also download a catalogue but if you prefer the real thing to flick through give me a shout and I'll get one to you.

If you are ordering less than £150 please use my hostess code and then everyone that orders this month gets a little free gift from me.
Please don't use this code for orders over £150 because you will qualify for your own rewards.

Meanwhile Happy Stampin !

Laurie x



Saturday, 27 August 2016

Birthday Blooms, three colours

Hiya,

A bit late today...unexpected trip to the seaside !

As promised here are the cards I made from the Birthday Blooms set. I find that I have yet to use the small flower on my cards..hmmm will have to slap it on the stamping block and see what I can come up with..small notelets perhaps.



I made some 6" x 6"card bases with Whisper White cards and added a base layer in black.



 I then added a strip of DSP down one side and another white panel with the stamped images, one complete one and one stamped off the page. The images were then coloured to match the paper. One in Flirty Flamingo and one in Peekaboo Peach.



Unexpectedly, my favourite was the Sweet Sugarplum.

So maybe you might like to add this lovely stamp set to your collection.



As always if you need any Stampin' Up! supplies or would like to hold your own crafty date and make things like this please get in touch. My contact details and online shop are shown above and you can also download a catalogue but if you prefer the real thing to flick through give me a shout and I'll get one to you.

If you are ordering less than £150 please use my hostess code and then everyone that orders this month gets a little free gift from me.
Please don't use this code for orders over £150 because you will qualify for your own rewards.

Meanwhile Happy Stampin !

Laurie x






Thursday, 25 August 2016

Birthday Blooms and a Colour Challenge...

Hello All,

Just a quick blog post today to enter the Pootles Colour Challenge No 8. I have tried to enter the challenge before but either over thought it, not had the right colours or managed not to get the project finished  !

So Tah Dah !!! managed to crack it this time.

I have been playing with the Birthday Blooms Set (Page 12, Item No 140658).



I had made some birthday cards (show you those Saturday...), and thought I would use part of the main image to make some Notelets. For these I used the colour challenge colours, which were Basic Grey and Flirty Flamingo.



I stamped and layered in Basic Grey and coloured in with a Flirty Flamingo Stampin Write Marker and because I always like a bit of bling used some Dazzling Details.
I also used the little ladybird from the Penned and Painted set...so cute !

As always if you need any Stampin' Up! supplies or would like to hold your own crafty date and make things like this please get in touch. My contact details and online shop are shown above and you can also download a catalogue but if you prefer the real thing to flick through give me a shout and I'll get one to you.

If you are ordering less than £150 please use my hostess code and then everyone that orders this month gets a little free gift from me.
Please don't use this code for orders over £150 because you will qualify for your own rewards.

Meanwhile Happy Stampin !

Laurie x




Monday, 22 August 2016

Penned and Painted, The Great Card Swap and a Birthday

Hello,

Sorry its been a while.... I have had babysitting duties and it throws you all out until you get in the swing of it !

So all behind....lol,  and will now try to catch up. Today I am going to show you some more cards made with the penned and painted set. (Page 143, Item No 141938 )
In my Stampin Up world I am part of some forums on Facebook and in one of them we do a card swap every month to a different member of the group and also send a birthday card to the ones who have a birthday in this month. As I had only just joined and had to think on my feet I used the same style as my notecards but upped the ante on the colour front.

This one went to my card swap partner for the month.


The colours I used for this one were Night of Navy, and Crumb Cake, I added a layer of gold foil card to give it that wow factor although it doesn't show too well in this photo.


This one was sent to the Birthday Girl

I made this one with Rich Razzleberry, To get the varying shades I stamped off once and twice. I also added some gold Dazzling Details to the centre of the flowers.

I have been busy making notelets in lots of different colours for my upcoming Craft Fair at the end of September. I have also been playing with my Birthday Blooms Set so will show you my creations with that set next time.

As always if you need any Stampin' Up! supplies or would like to hold your own crafty date and make things like this please get in touch. My contact details and online shop are shown above and you can also download a catalogue but if you prefer the real thing to flick through give me a shout and I'll get one to you.

If you are ordering less than £150 please use my hostess code and then everyone that orders this month gets a little free gift from me.
Please don't use this code for orders over £150 because you will qualify for your own rewards.

Meanwhile Happy Stampin !

Back Soon

Laurie x

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Penned and Painted......and just gorgeous!

Hi Everyone,

Oh My Gosh !!!!

I just got out the Penned and Painted  Stamp Set to have a play, I had ordered some new business cards and thought that I would use one of these lovely step by step stamp sets that Stampin' Up! have in the new catalogue to personalise them.

Well, I messed about for a little while and then looked at my neutral colour set and inspiration struck....don't you just love it when that happens ?

So this is the result..



This one had ' Just a note ' from the Better Together Stamp Set. ( Page 83, Item No 141736.)


On this one I used a sentiment from the Floral Phrases Set. (Page 77, Item No 141767)

I then made a little note holder to keep them in...such a lovely gift for someone, you can never have to many notelets.


So, what a versatile Stamp Set.  ( Page 143, Item No 141938)





As always if you need any Stampin' Up! supplies or would like to hold your own crafty date and make things like this please get in touch. My contact details and online shop are shown above and you can also download a catalogue but if you prefer the real thing to flick through give me a shout and I'll get one to you.

If you are ordering less than £150 please use my hostess code and then everyone that orders this month gets a little free gift from me.
Please don't use this code for orders over £150 because you will qualify for your own rewards.

Meanwhile enjoy the sunshine

Back Soon

Laurie x

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Fun Stuff this Month

Hi There,

Well, exciting times here at Stampin Up. The Thoughtful Branches stamp Set and Die Cut Set are now available for ONE MONTH ONLY !

You can buy them separately or as a bundle with fabulous savings. For details click on the pic in the sidebar.

Also this month you can now redeem the coupons you earned in August...so get shopping!!

I've just got my latest order including Foxy Friends bundle and made this for my daughter as a thank you for providing the lovely cupcakes at my crafty coffee morning. Its a lovely little box with a matching lip balm found these little foxes and had to buy some...


I will be back soon with some more creations from this fab bundle.

As always if you need any Stampin' Up! supplies or would like to hold your own crafty date and make things like this please get in touch. My contact details and online shop are shown above and you can also download a catalogue but if you prefer the real thing to flick through give me a shout.

If you are ordering less than £150 please use my hostess code and then everyone that orders this month gets a little free gift from me.
Please don't use this code for orders over £150 because you will qualify for your own rewards.

Take care and keep Stamping...

Laurie x




Sunday, 24 July 2016

Stampin' Up! Jars of Love.....Fishes and Fireflys

Hello again,

Well another hot day, are you loving it or not ?

I like the heat...as long as I don't have to do too much, so I'm just chilling and enjoying it.

So, here are the other couple of cards I made from the Jars of Love set. I have used a couple more of the new in colours, Dapper Denim...... 



and Sweet Sugarplum..


There are so many different stamps in this set the possibilities are endless I don't think you could make the same card twice.



As always you can contact me for a workshop or purchase Stampin Up products by clicking on the Shop with me Button at the top of the page.

Thanks for looking

Laurie x

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Stampin' Up! Jars of Love..... the flowers

Hiya,

Well, be careful what you wish for....after asking for Summer to arrive last week we now have sweltering heat, we're never happy are we ?

So the coolest place to be was my kitchen and as it was too hot for much anything except crafting I spent a happy afternoon stamping.

I just loved the Jars of Love Set when I first saw it, but when it arrived I just didn't know what to do with it, my mojo had left the building as far as this set was concerned.

So instead of trying to think of a card as a whole I cut some 10cm x 10cm squares of Whisper White card and decided to have a play. It went better than expected to be honest and then it was easy to add some lovely new in colour designer papers and turn them into beautiful cards. This one is with Flirty Flamingo,





and this one is Peekaboo Peach. I used a masking technique so I could stamp lots of flowers with going over the original ones




Think these stamps are going to get a lot more use now. I made some more with the same stamp set which I will share with you on Sunday.



For now KEEP COOL AND CRAFT ON

Thanks so much for looking, if you would like any information about these products or to buy them please click on my shop link at the top of the page, where you will also find my contact details. Maybe you would like to book a workshop to learn these techniques, just give me a shout.

Laurie x

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Stampin' Up! Botanical Builder Framelits

Hello,

Sun is shining but still not very warm.....come on Summer where are you ?

Had an order for a birthday card and because  I just love these dies decided to use them again....they are so versatile and pretty ! I must admit that once I take a fancy to something I tend to do it to death until I get it out of my system. And,I've only used a few of them ...you actually get 14 dies with this set...bargain.

So with just a few layers of card and designer paper, the lovely die cut flowers and leaves and the Birthday Blooms sentiment set it was done..



And I liked it so much I made another one and a matching box to go with it. This one is in the new In Colour Emerald Envy.
The lovely little box instructions came from Pootles papercraft.



And then once I got started I couldn't stop.....will be doing a little make and take with these items
at a workshop in August. Peekaboo Peach goes well with Basic Black don't you think ?





So, hope you like them . If you would like to book a workshop to make these or to buy the products I used head over to my online Stampin Up shop www.paperjaycrafts.stampinup.net
Feel free to contact me if you need any further information.

Thanks for looking

 Laurie x



Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Stampin' Up! Floral Phrases and Flirty Flamingo

Hello,

I had a request to make a Thank You card for my Grandsons Nursery School teacher as he will soon be leaving to go to Big School in September. Where does the time go ? but I digress...

I decided to go with the new 2016-2018 in colour "Flirty Flamingo" , its a lovely girly pink and I used the Detailed Floral Thinlits Die to go with it.





I think it turned out rather well...please head over to my Stampin Up Shop to purchase any supplies you need, or book a workshop or party with me.

Thanks for looking

Laurie x