Saturday, 29 October 2011

Floral treat

How about  a vase of flowers that are everlasting? It would certainly save hubby a small fortune!

I adore the new In colours in the new Stampin' Up! catalogue, they are just so delicious, so to cheer up the corner of my desk I put this little Ikea vase to good use.

I cut various sizes of flowers from the SU exclusive fast flowers die and mixed and matched them, I coloured some kebab skewers with an SU ink pad and spone to make them look more like flower stems, they were added to t he flower heads with sticky strip and voila! an evelasting bouquet!

Sentiment stamped in calypso coral (even the name sounds amazing!) and some of the new style ruffled ribbon in calypso coral was tied around kneck of vase

Friday, 28 October 2011

I'm Bats about You!

Sorry people! - Halloween project again!

I will be one of the Scottish Independant Stampin' Up! demonstrators who have the stand at the Hobbycrafts show at the SECC from Thursday through to Sundaythis week and have had great fun making lots of project to display on our stand - we are going to have a dedicated Halloween corner, along with many other fab projects and themes, covering lots of the new catalogue projects -hence all the projects I have to show you - if you are coming along to the show please pop by and say hello.

This friendly bat was made from the petal cone die and is a shameless case from Stampin' Up!s CEO Shelli Gardiner - she posted this some time ago on her blog So Shelli and I just knew that it would be one I would have to try out - I have sprayed my bat with champagne shimmer mist to add a little sparkle and also used the stripes embossing folder for his wings  - oh and he soes have some Halloween sweeties inside his tummy too!x

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Bats and Boo Candy to you!

Can you tell I love Halloween!

Here is a few of Stampin' Up!'s candy wrappers all dressed up for Halloween - the black one on the bottom has been extended to double the length - if you would like to make some of the projects or learn how to extend the use of your die size, then why not come along to one of my classes and let me show you how.

lots of SU products used here, Owl punch, candy wrapper big shot die, various circle punches, oval punch, timeless type SU alphabet , dotted scallop ribbon border punch, DSP  and SU carstock - there is a bit of a knoack in folding the ends of the wrapper but, once you have done i a few times it is so easy - you just need to get the lightbulb moment!

As the simply challenge blog is still on Halloween - I have added these to the challenge too x

Christmas ribbon wreath

From one Holiday to another - this one is for Christmas - I have used the deliciously coloured Cherry Cobbler cardstock for my base card, then cut some whisper white with the top note die, which I then popped back through the big shot with the vintage wallpaper embossing folder.  I then sat with a length of ribbon and pleated it into a wreath ( found a tutorial on the net somewhere - when I remember I will post a link - sorry!) I love the dimension this give and can see me making a few of these as Christmas fast approaches, the sentiment is from Contempo Christmas and I just love the font on this stamp, one of my all time favourites - it is stamped in cherry cobbler ink to match the card, cut with the Su oval punch and matted onto the SU decorative label punch

close up of the wreath detail

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Chocolate pumpkin slider

Who doesn't love chocolate?  this wa smy next Halloween treat, made some chocolate sliders, you just pull the ribbon and the bar of chocolate pops out the slider - simple technique but never fails to impress those that you give them too -

The fab new Frightful sight designer papers from Stampin' up! are jsut great for making loads of these in different designs as the whole pack of paper is double sided and great value at at only £9.95 for a pack of 12 sheets and the Jack of all trades stamp set has some fantastic pumpkins to create -
as its Halloween week over at simply challenge blog i just had to enter this too

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

More Hallowwen goodies

My family and kids all love Halloween and we love to have a party and get dressed up and play some really fun games - the messier and stickier the better and I am on a roll with making some Halloween projects - love that Stampin' Up! have now got Halloween papers and stamps in their new catalogue - just gives me more excuse to go OTT!

I was super excited to see that my Halloween wreath made top 3 in last weeks Simply Stampin challenge and what a happy bunny I was to find that this week's challenge is a 'Halloween theme' ----YAY! Why not pop on over to simply stampin and join in with this weeks challenge

Here is my latest project to add to my collection - look out there is more to come too!

My witches hat was created using the fantastic exclusive Petal cone die from Stampin' up!
It has so many uses, and if you feel you need one - just contact me and I can order one for you

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Halloween door wreath

Wow! how fast is this year flying in!I can't quite believe it is nearly Halloween already - but with that in mind I decided to make myself a Halloween wreath for the occassion. It did take a wee bit of time to make but I am quite happy with how it looks now - and the big plus point is that the kids really like it and want to put it up - so I hope that means it is ok!!!

All the products used to make it are Stampin' Up! apart from the polystyrene ring!  I punched out hundreds.....and I mean hundreds! of 5 star petal flowers in both pumkin pie and tangerine tango cardstock, sprayed them with water and scrunched them to create my covering for my wreath, they were then glued on using a hot glue gun and sponged with cajun craze  and basic black ink to give some definition. All the ghosts, bats, spiders and pumpkins were made from a selection of Stampin' Up! punches and were good fun to make, the ever popular top note was added to the inside of my wreath, it was cut in whisper white and sponged with pumkin pie and the sentiment was cut from black cardstock with the sizzix timeless type alphabet, some of the lovley black striped grosgrain was added as a hanger and a matching bow was added to finish it off .

Another plus point for my project is that I was delighted to see that it also fit in with the simply stampin challenge this week which was a colour combo of old olive, cajun craze, whisper white and basic black - i hope you like it as much as the kids did

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Fantastic New Catalogue Blog Hop

Well Good morning everyone and welcome to my part of the In Love with Stamping Blog Hop which we are doing to mark the amazing new 2011-12 Idea Book and Catalogue which launched Yesterday, This is a fabulous opportunity to show you some of the samples myself and nearly 40 other demonstrators have been making.

You may have just come across my blog or have hopped over from Jan's blog - she had some great projects to show you and I hope you are enjoying the hop.  If you started here, and you get lost anywhere along the way then you can just check out the complete list of those taking part at the end of this post, as we are all on a loop and would love for you to visit us all.
OK  now to show you my projects - I hope you enjoy them -
First up is this card made using the new Frightful sight designer papers - I love Halloween and am so glad that we got some nice papers, stamp set and rollers to help us enjoy the fun of Halloween - this is an envelope style card which was made from a template, I have used the ever versatile owl punch to make my little ghostie, the oval punch created my pumpkin and the super timeless type big shot alphabet was used to say BOO!
And now here is a little pillow box to match, filled with chocolate pumpkins - sssshh! dont tell the kids!! I had to handcut my little pumpkins face!

Sticking with the Halloween theme , next up is a dracula Top Note box - this was created using one of the fabulous new In colours - Wisteria Wonder and basic black card stock - he was so much fun to create and I love how he turned out - he is a total case from an american  demos blog which I can't remember at the moment, but will check it out and give credit - do you like him?

And for my last project on the blog hop I glammed up a plain boring brown paper lunch bag -
I have gone with papers from the Designer series paper stack in the subtles range, and don't you just love the banner? This is made using one of the fabulous new punches in the new catalogue - the pennant punch - I can see so many uses for this punch and just know it will become a favourite.  A few punches used on this one too - seems to have been a bit of a theme for my projects for this hop!  I have used the pennant punch, the bird punch and the decorative label punch which i have layered my sentiment onto..... and isn't it delicious? - this sentiment is from one of the totally awesome Hostess sets called Happiest Birthday Wishes.

I hope you have enjoyed my projects and feel free to leave me a comment - now you need to head on over to  Donna's blog where she has more projects to entice you.


p.s sorry my photos are a little dark - they were taken very late at night  - I was so busy creating my projects that i had forgotten to photograph them until the dead of night and they are not the brightest!!

Here is the complete list of those taking part in the hop


2 AlisonP

3 Glittermum

4. Theresa M

5. SarahLP

6. Sassy Stamper (Elaine)

7. Sarastamper (

8. JJ66

9. Evy c

10. DonnaM

11. Scrappydiva

12. Natalie


14. Vicky

15. Maggie (maggiemae)

16. Julie H (The Crafty Bug)

17. Elizabeth (Stash Fairy)

18. Michelle (ShellieStamps)

19. Keren.

20. Emma (Daisydaye)

21. Rachel (Rachel)

22. Valerie (valmoody)

23. Kara (KaraM)

24. Sarah (IOW Sarah

25. Tracey Rossos

26. Patricia (Beckscraft)

27. Sarah-Jane

28. Claire

29. Cupcake

30. Kimf

31. carolineskinner

32. Emma_H

33. Sally - Pink Sky. x

34. Carolyn

35. Tina

36. Hayley (craftydevils)

37. allyf -

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Its Here! Come Check out the New Stampin' Up! Catalogue

The much awaited 2011 - 2012 Stampin' Up Catalogue is now here - bigger and better than before, with loads of new goodies to tempt you.  We have new Big Shot products, more fantastic new stamps, some lovely new in colours and for the sewers amongst us, we even have Fabric too! Wow - how fab is that?
check it out here
 or if you would like a real life copy of it to flick through contact me to purchase one and have it sent straight to your door - it makes excellent bedtime reading!!

Friday, 30 September 2011

Retiring List is Here!

Stampin' Up have just released their

Here is a link to the list of products that are retiring at the 30th of September 2011 to make way for some  fabulous new goodies in the exciting new 2011-12 catalogue. Stocks are limited with some items discounted but only whilst stocks last. I will be placing orders on a regular basis throughout September so if you want anything let me know asap. If you would like any orders from this list them be quick before they go...when they are gone ....they are gone for good.! Some items are discounted up to 40% - don't you just love that!

My Special Offer To You

anyone who orders through me during September over £50 plus postage (from the retirement list or any current catalogue items)  will receive a FREE 2011-2012 catalogue as soon as they are shipped to me (should be mid to end sept) Worth £5.95, make a list of the new goodies in the comfort of your own home!

Call me to place your orders - don't delay, stock reduces by the day!



* Sense of Time stamp set

* Afterthoughts hostess stamp set (wood)

* Cute By The Inch hostess stamp set (wood)

* Choo Choo stamp set

* Tart & Tangy

* Sanded background stamp

* Right On Track Stampin' Around wheel


* Riding Hood Red 12x12 cardstock (being reconfigured)

* Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper

* Wild Wasabi 12x12 (being reconfigured)

* Tempting Turquoise 12x12 (being reconfigured)

* Whisper White 12x12 (being reconfigured)


* Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets

* Pewter Jumbo Eyelets

* 2010-2011 In Color ink refills (will still be available individually)

* Star Punch

* Silver Elastic Cord

* Spiral Punch

* On Board Art Journal (large)

* 1/8" Taffeta ribbon - Real Red

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Last chance blog hop

Welcome to the In Love With Stamping ‘Say Goodbye’ Blog Hop.

If you are starting here, or have popped over from the lovely Maggie
who I am sure you will agree, showed you some fabulous creations, pull up a chair and grab a cup of coffee/tea and get settled, as we have some amazing projects to show you, many of the items used in the making of these projects are now retiring.

The set used here is Kimono Kids, a fab little set which is great for colouring in - This little 4 x 4 card was one I made for a SU training day swop - item no. 117000 wood £21.95 clear mount  £16.95

I have used the ever versatile Cheers to You set for this card -it has a beer mug, cocktail glass etc and is great for many occasions - item No:-  111037    £11.21

This card uses Strength & Hope which was our Breast Cancer Charity set, for every set sold a £1 was donated to to Breast cancer research -this butterfly is stunning and looks fabulous in lots of different colours - get yours now and help a good cause at the same time
item no 118100 wood £15.95  item no 123660 clear mount £12.95
This Communion card was made with the retiring set Special Blessings - sorry for the glare from the mirri card!   item no113411  £17.95

The next person on the hop is the delightful Nikki please pop on over and see what she has to show you.

The last chance list runs through the month of September and the items will no longer be available after that – it is definitely a case of when its gone its gone!Don't leave it too long to order if you would like anything as they are only availle while stocks last.......some things are already sold out and gone forever.

I hope you have enjoyed my projects and that they give you a taste of what additional products I can offer you.

Just in case you get lost or interrupted on your cruise through our blog hop I have listed all those taking part , that way you definitely won’t miss anyone! Why not just spend the day relaxing and blog hopping and don't forget a pen and paper as if you are anything like me your list will grow and grow and grow once you have seen all the girls creations!!

1. AlisonP

2. Twintrouble (Erika)

3. Lauralou

4. Sarah (IOW Sarah)

5. Theresa M

6. Rozelle (LittleMoo6)

7. Valerie (valmoody)

8. Emma (Daisydaye)

9. EmmaH

10. Donna (DonnaM)

11. Julie H (The Crafty Bug

12. Elaine (Sassy Stamper)

13. Sandra (Sarnie)

14. Natalie

15. Kimf

16. CarolineSkinner

17. VickyLou

18. Michelle (ShellieStamps)

19. allyf

20. Maggiemae

21. Evy C

22. Niki

23. Sarah-Jane

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Fabulous August Offer - Freebies from SU!

Aren't Stampin' Up! just amazing? 
 Look at the fabulous offer that you can now get your hands on -

Simply place an order of £75 or host a workshop totalling over £250 this month and you will receive the items pictured above -here is what you get totally FREE
This gorgeous gift includes an exclusive cosmetics purse - you could carry your favourite SU tools in it too!
A whole roll of super soft  Rich Razzleberry wide striped ribbon - which is to die for and ties beautifully
AND a pack of 24 mini clips- great for adding that little something to a project!

email me now with your order or to book a workshop during August
to get your very own FREE gifts,

I look forward to hearing from you soon

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Fabulous Offer!

The already fantastic hostess benefits have increased for these 2 months only - check out the table above.
If you host a workshop of £250 you will earn a level 1 set AND £45 worth of free goddies of YOUR choice from the current catalogues - How fantastic is that!

Contact me to book your workshop now - don't miss this superb offer!

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Fluttering Baroque

Back to my colour combo from last week, it just kind of stuck with me - I have also used the large swirl and small flower from Baroque Motifs on this one to create the background, the sentiment is once again from the Occasional greetings set, the butterfly is All of a Flutter and the colour combo is rose red, perfect plum and so saffron, added some bling to the butterflies wings and also to the sentiment corners - our basic rhinestones gems are just so super sparkly, better thank any others I have used in the past.

this shows the added dimension to the butterflies by stamping a second one, cutting it out and mounting over the first stamped image with foam pads.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Wedded Bliss

Mr & Mrs owl - just love the owl punch, you can do so much with it and at only £15.50 everyone should have one!  If you would like one to add to your crafty stash drop me a line and I can order one for you

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Julies Birthday

It was my SU mummy's birthday last week and this was the card I sent to her - sher is a lovely person inside and out and I am so glad to have her as my SU upline, she makes everything seem so achievable!  My card was just one of many beautiful creations she received - check out her blog to see them all!

I have had my strength and Hope set for some time now and never inked it up, but now that I have I am sure I will use it loads, the butterfly is amazingly detailed, the scroll is going to be so useful too.   I have used a lot of the in colours lately and this is no exception, pear pizzaz and blushing bride were my colours of choice, teamed with some very vanilla, the sentiment is from the curly cute set and was inked in both the colours, using my markers and cut around by hand.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Catherine's Birthday

This is the card I sent Catherine for her Birthday, she is another one of Julies Jems that lives North of the border like me,  her Birthday was on Thursday so I should be ok to post it on here,as it should have arrived by now - I hope it got there ok and that she had a lovely day whatever she did.

I used the SU Growing Green stamp set and stuck with two of the' in colours' pear pizzazz and blushing bride, I used my marvellous markers and my waterbrush to colour the images in, the flowers were then cut out and raised on foam pads -the sentiment is from the perfect punches set

Friday, 15 July 2011

tweet tweet

The big shot was back out again..........surprise, surprise! Love it! can you tell?

I used the vintage wallpaper embossing folder for this one, scalloped cirlce which I then cut the scallops again with the cropodile to give a slightly differnt look. I have used the bird punch after stamping the bird from the punch potpourri hostess set (ask me how you can earn this set free!)the flowers were stamped with the same hostess set and punched out with the SU boho blossoms punch.

This is one of the things I love best about Stampin' Up! we have so many stamp sets that have co-ordinating punches, and this makes the cutting out so much easier and quicker!