Friday, 30 December 2011

Blog Hop

ooohhhh How exciting!! A sneeky peek at some of the items available in the new Spring Mini Catalogue!

Can you imangine how excited I was?  Now down to business you should have arrived here from Sue's Blog.  What have I made? Charms and candles!

So heres the picture of one of the new charms you can buy from the spring mini catalogue;

PAPER: Crumb Cake
INK: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
STAMPS: New Charming Stamp set, Broadsheet Alphabet
TOOLS: Sponge Daubers
ACCESSORIES: Simply Adorned 2.5cm x 3.2cm Charm
These make such a lovely gift, the front side is bevelled as you can see and the back is flat.  For the front I used the script stamp from the new Charming stamp set, I stamped it in crumb cake ink then stamped over the top using the Broadsheet alphabet set, in Chocolate chip, I did the same on the back using the butterfly and Create stamp from the new Charming stamp set, then inked the edges of the design.  So easy and simple yet a lovely gift for someone.  Even better is the fact that Stampin up provide you with a little template inside the charm making it easy to size your card/paper.

And here are the candles;

INK: Versamark
STAMPS: New Charming stamp set
TOOLS: Heat Gun
ACCESSORIES: Stampin Emboss Powder
Aren't they simply devine.  I did have a problem with these as they are smaller candles to what I'm used to working with, but it all came right in the end.  I used the Charming stamp set again and gold Stampin Emboss powder.  Just stamp your design onto tissue paper using the versamark pad, add your embossing power, heat this carefully untill the embossed image comes through, then simply heat the tissue paper onto your candle. TIP: Church candles work best for this.

I hope you enjoyed this and now to can hop on over to Lindsay's Blog to see what exciting things she has in store for you.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Let it Snow

Do you remember this time last year? A lot of us were buried under snow, I know I was, the snow was past the top of me wellies!

So in honour of that I've made this card
I used the perfect pennants die to cut out the tree then used the perfect polka dots embossing folder on it, added  doilies from the Doily triple layer punch and stamped the back ground with Serene Snowflakes stamp set.  Added a greeting and there we go. A snowy chrimbo tree! I'm entering this to the Simply Stampin Snowflake Sparkle Challenge

Stampin Up Supplies
Serene Snowflakes Stamp Set 115438
Curly Cute Stamp Set 120510 (c) 117014 (w)
Pool Party Smooth Card Stock 124391
Garden Green Smooth Card Stock 108605
Whisper White Smooth Card Stock 106549
Crumb Cake Smooth Card Stock 121685
Scallop Trim Border Punch 118402
Doily Triple Layer 122465
Perfect Pennants Die 123126
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder 117335
Jewels 119246
Crumb Cake Stampin Pad 121030
Pool Party Stampin Pad 122938

Friday, 25 November 2011

A bit of a busy time and some really good news!

Well when I got home on Wednesday I got some Brilliant news!  My upline Monica had contacted me to let me Know I'd been promoted!!! In just 2 months of working as a stampin up demonstrator.  I get to do something I really enjoy and work with some wonderful products.  If you'd like to become a demonstrator please email me and I will have a little talk with you regarding whats needed from you :-). So I'd just like to say thank you to all my lovely customers I couldn't have done it without you.

Well what have I been upto after this rather long silence, well I've had one workshop and a craft class.  I really enjoyed myself at both.  I love meeting all these lovely ladies who love to craft.

Heres what the ladies at the workshop made
That little tree folds flat for posting,

Stampin Up Products:
Rich Razzleberry Card 119981
Rich Razzleberry Stamp Pad 115658
Old Olive Card 106576
Old Olive Stamp Pad 102277
Petite Pennants Builder Punch 122367
Decorative Label Punch 120907
Top Note Die 113463
Square Lattice Embossing Folder 119976
Sincere Salutations Stamp Set 105156
Pennant Parade Stamp Set (c) 122742 (w)122740

Here is one of the items we made at craft class

Isn't lovely, it has a little draw inside to pop a little gift inside, if you would like the instructions to make this card please contact  me at and I'll email them out to you.

Stampin Up Items:
Contempo Christmas Stamp Set (c) 120594 (w) 118734
Ornament Punch 119847
Always Artichoke Seam Binding Ribbon 121000
Old Olive Stamp Pad 102277
Real Red Card 106578
Early Expresso Card 121686

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Faith In Nature

Hi every one hope you are well.

I wanted to show you these lovely Birthday cards I made using the Faith In Nature Hostess stamp set.

I made this card for a freind at work who's birthday it was today I've been sworn to secrecey on her age though lol. I'm entering it for the Simply Stampin Challenge.

And this one is for my son's Aunt.  They are both simple C6 cards. Like this stamp set, then contact me about hosting your own workshop and you could own this too!

Stampin Up items used
Faith In Nature Hostess Stamp Set
Tagtastic Hostess Stamp Set 
Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon 122977
More Mustard Card Stock 124281
Lucky Limeade Card Stock 124388
Whisper White Card Stock 106549
Basic Black Stampin Pad 101179
Old Olive Stampin Pad 102277

Other Items
Spice Promarker
Pear Green Promarker
Green Brad

Saturday, 5 November 2011

My first Workshop

On Wednesday I completed my first workshop, I was so nervous but luckily my lovely upline Monica Gale came to give me a hand, she was fantastic! She has such a lovely nature about her and is so enthusiastic and helped to calm me down lots thanks Monica!

Anyhoo this is the make and take that all the ladies made this particular one was made by one of the ladies who had never crafted before!  I think she did fabulously well!

We made this card using Real Red card stock, the top note die, elegant bouquet embossing folder, sentiment from delightful dozen stamp set, whisper white ribbon, Contempo Christmas stamp set, Ornament punch, pool party ink pad and real red ink pad.

List of Items
Contempo Christmas Stamp Set 120594 (C) 118734 (W)
Delightful Dozen Stamp Set 122652(C) 122650 (W)
Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder 115964
Top Note Die 113463
Ornament Punch 119847
Whisper White Ribbon 114616
Real Red Card Stock 106578
Real Red Ink 103133
Pool Party 122938

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Card, Sweetie bag and Gift bag

I made this little Gift set for a friend of mine who's Birthday is tomorrow ALL HALLOWS EVE!  whaaaoooooaaa ;-)

Anyhoo lets start with the lovely card 

Take an A4 piece of Early Expresso card and fold it in half to make an A5 card.
Cut a 19cm x 4cm piece of Rich Razzleberry card, add a strip of Victoria crochet trim to the bottom of this.
Stick the rich Razzleberry about a third of the way from the bottom of your card.  Add a strip of Tangerine Tango Scallop Dots ribbon that runs the full width of the card and lies centrally on the Rich Razzleberry card.
Add a chocolate box bow using Tangerine Tango and Cherry Cobbler Scallop Dots ribbon.
Cut a piece of Early Expresso card 21/2" X 2 1/2"
Cut a piece of Rich Razzleberry card 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"Mount these on top of each other then mount about 2 thirds of the way down on your Rich Razzleberry strip of card.
Stamp the Triple Treat Flower out 3 times using the Pumpkin Pie Ink, cut out the three layers of the flower then mount on to the square of Rich Razzleberry, add a diamante to the middle of the flower.
Lastly stamp Birthday Wishes greeting from the Sincere Salutations stamp set and cut out using the decorative label punch.

I'm entering this for the Simply Stampin Challenge

CHOCOLATES!!! Nom Nom!! 

This is very simple just run some Rich Razzleberry card through your Big Shot using the top note die, then emboss using an embossing folder. Lastly just add to the top of your treat bag.

Gift Bag

Cut a piece of Rich Razzleberry to fit your paper bag stick this to the front of your bag
Cut a piece of Early Expresso 7" x 3 1/2"
Cut a piece of Rich Razzleberry 6 3/4" x 3 1/4"
Put a strip of Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots ribbon centrally on the Rich Razzleberry card.
Add a strip of Victoria Crochet Trim to the bottom of the Early Expresso card, mount this a little way down from the top of your bag and mount the Rich Razzleberry centrally on to the Early Expresso card.
Add a chocolate box bow using Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cobbler Scallop Dots ribbon.

Supply list
Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots Ribbon 124142
Cherry Cobbler Scallop Dots Ribbon 124138
Tangerine Tango Scallop Dots Ribbon 124144
Victoria Crochet Trim 118481
Top Note Die 113463
Decorative Label Punch 120907
Rich Razzleberry Card 119981
Early Expresso Card 121686
Black Ink Pad 101179
Pumpkin Pie Ink Pad 105216
Triple Treat Flower Stamp 122909

Friday, 28 October 2011

A Candle For Christmas

I promised one of my followers that I would put up the instructions on how to make this lovely candle card, they're over there look ------------------------------------> to the right,  give em a little wave ;-)

Take an A5 piece of Rich Razzleberry card and fold it in half. 
Cut a 14cm x 10cm piece of old Olive designer paper wrap some Rich Razzleberry ribbon round this about a third of the way up. 
Cut a 101/2cm x 8 cm piece of whister white card and stick this on your card towards the lower half.
Cut a 10cm x 71/2cm piece of Rich Razzleberry card.  Stamp this using the small flower from the Greenhouse Garden stamp set with Rich Razzleberry Ink Pad. Then stick this centrally on to your whisper white card.
To make the candle cut a 6cm x 3cm piece of whisper white card or very vallnia card.  Using the 1" circle punch cut a semi circle into the top of the card then a curve into the bottom, then rund this through your big shot using the lattice embossing folder.
Using the 1" circle punch again, punch out a circle from vellum placing this at the top of your candle.
Using the build a bird punch punch out the large leaf from whisper white card, colour this using the Pumkin Pie ink pad and add to the top of your candle. Also cut out the small leaves using old olive card to place at the bottom of the candle.
Using the small flower from the Greenhouse Garden Stamp Set stamp out three flowers using Rich Razzleberry ink pad cut out and add to the bottom of the candle.  Add some gems at the flowers center.
Lastly using the Easy Events Stamp set stamp only the Merry Christmas on to old olive card using the rich razzleberry ink pad, punch this out using the oval punch then punch out some whisper white using the scalloped oval punch and back the old olive oval on to this and add to your card.

List of Supplies
Rich Razzleberry Card 119981
Rich Razzleberry Ink Pad 115658
Whisper White Card 106549
Old Olive Card 106576
Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack Brights Collection 117155
Scallop Oval punch 119856
Large Oval punch 119855
Bird Builder punch 117191
1" circle punch 119868
Easy Events stamp set 116958 (w) 123225 (c)
Greenhouse Garden stamp set 113824 (w)

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

All Hallows Eve!

oooooooo It seems our house has been invaded my Mummies!!!!!  Eck!!!

Not to worry I think they are quite harmless and are full of chocolatey treats

I made this little fellow using the Stampin Up Pillow box die, Basic black card and whisper white ribbon, I popped him on some googley eyes.  I cut one edge of the ribbon off so that it would fray and look more mummy like.
Hope you like him
Entered for Simply Stampin Challenge

Stampin Up Products
Pillow box die 113466
Basic Black Card 121688
Whisper White Ribbon 114616

Other Products
Googley eyes

Saturday, 22 October 2011

A Lovely little Gift Bag

I made this delight full little gift bag for a friend of mine, isn't it just lovely? I used a paper bag that you can pick up for almost nothing, the bag it's self messured 7" x 8" so I cut a piece of old olive card measuring the same size. I then cut a piece of Pretty in Pink 3and a quater x 7" then some designer paper in old olive a quater of an inch small than the pink. I placed a lenght of Victoria 5/8" Crochet trim just under the Pretty in pink card.  I then stuck the designer paper and the Pretty in Pink card together. I added 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon in Pretty in pink over the top of the desinger paper I poped on a little chocolate box bow adding some Old olive Scallop dots ribbon as a contrast with an ivory button on top.

I Stamped the Old Olive card with Old Olive ink using the Easy Events stamp set.

List of Stampin Up products
Old Olive Scalloped Dots Ribbon 124139
Pretty in Pink Scalloped Dots Ribbon 124141
Victoria Crochet Trim 118481
Designer Paper Brights Collection 117115
Pretty in Pink A4 Card 106568
Old Olive A4 Card 106576
Old Olive Ink Pad 102277
Easy Events Stamp Set 116958/123225

List of other Products
Ivory Button
Small Brown Paper Bag

Monday, 17 October 2011

Cute little gift tag

Hi everyone

I've had a busy busy busy time making samples for my first workshop. I'm so excited as you can imagine, anyhoo I thought I'd show you one of my samples.

It's a tag folded so that you can fit a little chocolate inside.  How lovely is that?  Heres how I made it;

Use the two tag die, cut the tag from Rich Razzleberry card stock, fold the tag creating a space for your mini chocolate to go.  Using the triple treat flower stamp, stamp out three flowers in Rich Razzelberry ink.  Cut out your triple teat flower, all the flower on your first stamp, second layer on your second stamp and middle layer on your third stamp. Glue the different sections together then mount onto Early Espresso card that has been punched using the scalloped punch.  Glue this to the bottom bit of your tag insuring that when it is folded the flower petal can fit into the slit at the top of your tag.  When placing your treat inside I recommend you stick it down with some double sided tape to prevent it falling out of the sides.

Items List
Two tags die Catalogue No 115954
Scallop Circle punch Catalogue No 119854
Early Espresso Card Catalogue No 121686
Rich Razzleberry Card Catalogue No 119981
Rich Razzleberry Ink Pad Catalogue No 115658
Triple Treat Flower Stamp Catalogue No 122909

Well thats it.  The project is very easy to do so I hope you'll enjoy making it as much as I did.  If you need anything to make this little tag gift please email me to order supplies at

Bye for now, see you soon.

Friday, 14 October 2011

How excited was I?  My starter kit finally arrived on Wednesday looky here

So Jackie and I started putting some samples together, heres what we've done so far, thanks to Monica for the inspiration.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011


Hi everyone

I hope to be bringing you some lovely projects, lots of stampin up news, some great offers and also the chance for you to spread the cost of your crafting stash by joining a virtual workshop.  I'll bring you some tips and skills and hopefully teach you something new and useful.So keep your eye on my blog.

Big hugs and take care

Debbie x