Thursday, 30 May 2013

A Bird in the Hand

Well we were treated to a day of rain yesterday and it's still raining today.  This makes me suspect that Yorkshire water will be telling us there is a hosepipe ban in the next few days ;-) How are you all lovely people, I hope the weather is better where ever you are.

So today I want to share with you a broach

I got the idea for this from a swap I was given at the recent Telford training.  It's very easy to make using the bird builder punch.  You just layer up the bird shape then on the top layer I've added the wing and colours which are chocolate chip and Cajun craze.  I've popped on a gem for it's eye then covered it with crystal effects and added a broach clip to the back.

Here's what I used

Not quite navy cardstock
Whisper white

Chocolate Chip
Cajun Craze

Stampin Up Accessories 
Bird Builder Punch
Crystal effects

If you would like to order any of the items used to make this project please email me at

Happy Crafting

Deb xx

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Anthony's Colour Challenge Two

I have no idea what I was thinking when I made this card, I must have had some kind of brain malfunction lol, look you'll see why

Green roses? really? lol In my defense the colours are summer star fruit, lucky limeade and gumball green.  Hence the green roses.

I even put one inside so much was my brain malfunction that day lol.  If you'd like to join the colour challenge you can do so here 

Here's a list of what I used to make this lovely green combo lol

Stippled Blossoms
Bring on the Cake

Whisper White Cardstock
Summer Starfruit

Lucky Limeade
Gumball Green

There is a tutorial for the triple/double stampin that I've done on this card here   If you would like any of the items used to make this card please email me at

Happy crafting

Deb xxx

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Candle gift box

Well two decent bank holidays in a row what is the world coming to?  Firstly I had some news for you.  Due to some issues online ordering has been closed down, but only for a short time while stampin up iron out these issues, theres still plently to see on the website including a whole load of projects for you to try so do please still pop on over and as soon as online ordering is back up and running I'll let you know.  In the mean time you can still email me your order at

Now today I want to share with you a tea light holder;

Isn't it lovely?  I used Baja Breeze, Calyspo Coral and some vellum that I had embossed and I put a bit of washi tape around the candles

The tag is made using the ticket builder punch and the stamp is from teeny tiny sentiments.  Would you like to make it?  There's a tutorial for it made by a fellow demonstrator here

Here's a list of the items used;

Teeny tiny sentiments
Secret Garden

Calypso Coral Card
Baja Breeze Card

Calypso Coral
Baja Breeze

Stampin Up Accessories
Calypso Coral Ribbon
Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder
Ticket Duo Builder Punch
Apothecary Accents Framelets
Washi Tape

If you would like to order any of the items to make this project please email me at

Happy crafting
Deb xx 

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Clockworks note book

Hello everyone, I hope you are well today, the sun is shinning happily at the moment here but the weather man tells me that is set to change and we will have showers later :-(

Today I'm going to share with you the other make and take we were given at Telford training

Again it uses the clockworks stamp set, the flower was made using the fancy flower punch.  We were provided with the notebook so really just made the cover for it but it's really effective don't you think.  It makes a really nice gift.

I do have some closer shots but for reasons that are beyond me blogger doesn't seem to want to load them up :-(

Here's what was used to make it


Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Basic Grey Card stock
Whisper White Card stock
Pool Party Card Stock
Gumball Green Card Stock
Calypso Coral Card Stock
Summer Starfruit Card Stock

Pool Party
Calypso Coral
Gumball green
Summer Starfruit
Basic Black

Stampin Up Accessories
Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
Calypso Coral bakers twine
Fancy Flower Punch

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Teeny Tiny Thank you

I hope you are all well dear readers, today I want to share with you one of the make and takes we were given at the Telford training.

It's a lovely little card holder made with the two tag die.  The flower was made with the fancy flower punch and has one of the incolour Delilahs as a center. 

The small cards where stamped using the clockworks stamp set and the teeny tiny sentiments, and me being me I had to make envelopes to go with them.

I made the envelopes using the tea for two papers,

If you would like any of the items used in this project please click on the 'shop now' tab

Happy crafting


Tuesday, 21 May 2013

I'm so excited!!!!!

And I just can't hide it!!!!

What can I say but Stampin up have done it yet again!!! You can now directly order from me ONLINE!!! How cool is that?  This by no means replaces my workshops you can still book those with me and make orders at my classes if you wish.  To order from me you just need to go here.  You can also read this blog there too!!

Now today I wanted to share with you a lovely gift my upline (this is the person who recuited me to stampin up) Monica gave me at our recent training at Telford.

Lets have a closer look

Inside was a bone folder, with a bling up bottle top for decoration

Here's a closer look at the bottle top

It's simply divine lol of course I then had to bling up all my other stuff to match

I've run out of bottle tops now so I've ordered some more so that I can bling up the rest of my stash!!

Don't forget if you would like to order anything you can now do so via the shop tab on my website 

Happy Crafting

Deb xxx

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Fun at Telford

Yes you read that right, fun at Telford.  Last Saturday I joined Stampin Up's regional training event at Telford, and my did we have a laugh, these trainings that stampin up put on for demonstrators gives you a chance to meet other demonstrators from all over the country, a great place to get ideas and meet new people.

Heres a picture of some of our team together, now when demonstrators get together like this, they make cards, tags or 3D projects to swop with other demonstrators,  here are mine.

A Pack of lovely scented candles

With a little stamping and some ribbon.  These are very simple to make, I just used the tea for two papers which I LOVE!!! and a little cellophane bag to pop the candles in.

We were told lots of BREAKING NEWS!!! at training which I will share with you over the coming weeks.  If you would like to join us on our next training and become a demonstrator then email me at or simply click on the "join me" tab on this blog.

Happy crafting

Deb xx

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

This and That memories

Well I'm sure by now you've heard all about Stampin Up's new Scrapbook/smashbook called This and That, it's ideal for scrapping and journalling on the go, or for those of us scared by big scrap book layouts.  It's a great size being A5 and fits perfectly into your handbag, it has pockets and envelopes for storing items too!!

So let me show you what I've done with mine so far;

Here's my front cover, now that lovely rosette on the front is made with the paper you get with the This and That journal bungle, lets have a closer look

I made this using the rosette die from stampin up and aren't those papers just divine  they also match perfectly with the pages inside the journal.

I wanted to make my This and That Journal into a memory book for Scotty too Hotty, filled with pictures of my mum and her parents,

This is my granddad with my mum when she was a baby, I hope he's not about to plonk her into that bath behind them lol

On this page is pictures of my granddad when he was a young man, on of which is of him in his army uniform
I'll share more pages with you as I work through the journal.

If you would like to order the this and that journal or bungle please email me

Happy crafting

Deb xx

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Quick card

Well what a change in the weather yesterday was, but it is very sunny again today so fingers crossed :-)

The card I want to show you today I cased from my upline Monica Gale who sent it me as a swap

It uses quite a few of the dies, the Floral Fusion Sizzlits, which are only £4.95!! A Bargain!! the lattice Bigz and the scallop square bigz clear,  I've used daffodil delight, and pumpkin pie, which the lattice and the sentiment on whisper white. I've used the Bitty Banners Framelits on the sentiment and the sentiment is from the itty bitty banners stamp set.

Lovely summery colours I think, if you would like any of these items please email me your order

Happy crafting

Deb xx

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Flutterbye candle

Well we're all set for a scorching bank holiday weekend, the BBQ is all ready and prepped so fingers crossed.

Today I'm going to show you another stamped candle I made, I love doing these as gifts because they are very simple and easy to make yet look lovely.

I made this for someone at work who is making a lot of home made items at the moment and she wanted to see what the candle looked like made up.

Heres a close up, I used one of the small butterflies from the Papillon Potpourri set, I stamped them on to tissue paper using Calypso Coral and Island Indigo, I stamped her name in Calypso Coral using the Simply Serif Mini Alphabet.  Its then just a case of placing it on the candle and gently heating until the tissue paper bonds with the wax, after that I added some gems to the butterflies.

Here it is all wrapped up and ready to go;

It's just a cellophane bag finished with one of those lovely tags from my last post and some Island Indigo ribbon that I got free during Sale a Bration.

If you would like any of the items I've used here please email me your order

Happy Crafting

Deb xx

Thursday, 2 May 2013


Well what lovely weather we've been having, makes a change lol Today I'm going to show you two tags I made for a challenge being run by fellow demonstrator Anthony Warwood, you can join in the fun here The chanllenge this month is to create something using calypso coral, pool party and gumball green, now I had made a card to start with but somehow it went missing before I had chance to photograph it :-( so I started again and made these tags ;

I've made them using the two tags die, First Edition DSP, Papillion Pot-pourri stamp set,  the butterfly punches and of course I've added some bling and pearls .

The flowers where made using a die I have, before I rolled them into a flower I inked the edges with pool party and calypso coral ink.  The leaves are of course gumball green.

And heres the butterfly, for the larger butter fly I simply stamped on to whisper white card stock and punched it out, the smaller butterfly was stamped on to the first edition papers then punched out.  and I added some bling to the butter fly.  I also inked around the edge of the first edition papers on the tag and the tag itself as you can just about see in the picture above. The ribbon used was free during Saleabration! I really love these tags and made a few for gifts, hope you like them too.

If you'd like any of the items you see here please email me your order

Happy crafting

Deb xxx

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Epic Day!!

Yes it is an epic day!! From today you have the chance to get your hands on Stampin Up's Epic Day this and that range.

What is it?  It's everything you need to scrap book on the go!!!

It Includes

Epic Day This and That Journal 131269 £9.95
Epic Day This and That paper 130814 £9.95
Remember This and That Rotary Stamp 131463 £5.50
Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers 131271 £4.50
Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape 131269 £4.50

Epic Day This and That Bundle Includes all five This and That Products 133905 £29.24 Only available until 31 May !!!!!!

What are you waiting for? Email me at and get your order in

Happy crafting

Deb xxx