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Thursday, 29 August 2013

It is an exciting day today - the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue goes live today!
For those of you that like to get started on your holiday projects early, This years Catalogue has some fabulous new stamps, banners, kits and framelits. It has some Halloween and Thanksgiving content, which we don't really do here, but the Christmas products are very much funky and fashionable!

                                                                 Seasonal Catalogue

Using one of the new stamp sets called Wishing You 131748 (w) £12.95, 131751 (c) £9.95 from the seasonal catalogue, I put together these 3 cards. I have used the Season of Style DSP 132340 £9.95 to add a bit of colour and the new Envelope Liners Framelits Dies 132218 £22.95 to finish them off.

Dates: 29 August-30 September, 2013
Offer: Get 15 percent off when you buy this bundled butterfly stamp set and punch!

Bundle ItemPage in CatalogueDescriptionCatalogue Price15% Savings PriceAmount Saved!
Butterfly Bundle (Clear-Mount)
Papillion Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch
31,62 €/£23.97
5,58 €/£4.23
Butterfly Bundle (Wood-Mount) 
Papillion Potpourri Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch
42,20 €/£31.2035,87 €/£26.526,33 €/£4.6

Butterflies are a must-have staple since they’re always in style and can be used on projects for any occasion! The coordination of these products makes them fun and easy to use too.

If you would like to order the butterfly bundle, or if you would like to have a copy of the Seasonal Catalogue, drop me an email and I will pop a copy of the catalogue in the post to you.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

I had such fun this morning in my craft area. My 2 girls both have birthday events to go to tomorrow. They are not going to a birthday party, teenagers just 'hang out', meet up, have lunch and chat abut the holidays etc..,
so , it was Mum have you got a card. Well I have on hand Mums cards, baby cards, Dads cards, Thank you cards, ad infinitum. Teenage cards umm.
I'd been surfing last night and came across case study challenge 151
When I was challenged with this request this challenge came to mind. I am too late to enter, however I hope you like my projects.
Feel Goods

Bring on the Cake

Your Amazing

I have fallen in love with Gorgeous Grunge, a splotchy set by Stampin' Up! Colours are Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo.  The Washi Tape is from the This and That selection, and the words from a couple of different stamp sets, mentioned in the caption.
The envelope has been lined with Epic Day This and That DSP, and the front splotched leaving room for the name!

Monday, 19 August 2013

I had a fabulous day at Stampin' Stars training on Saturday.
One of the great things about training apart from listening to Zoe Pearson and Natalie O'Sheas recent trip to the home of Stampin' Up! is to swap.  These girls all have wonderful ideas and it is a pleasure to share with them.
First up is my swap. I have used the Hearts Collection framelits which I recently acquired as I am not a heart sort of person! I have teamed it with the new Pretty Print Embossing Folder which will be available in the new catalogue from 29 August. So if you want one of these Seasonal Catalogues drop me an email.
Stephanie-Emma, Sue H, Ginny, Sara
Pip, Sarah L, Katie

Rebecca, Gill, Cayleigh, Sarah M

Di, Pat

TeeJ, Teresa

Lisa, Paula, Cathryn



Karen - a beautiful cover for a little notepad


Monday, 12 August 2013

Starburst or Sunburst cards are quite popular at the moment.
If you take advantage of the Buy 3 get One FREE  DSP paper sale Stampin' Up! promotion on until 31st August, then this is a brilliant way to use up some of those scrap papers.

Using the Birthday Basics DSP
Using Eastern Elegance DSP

Monday, 5 August 2013


August Promotion buy 3 get 1 FREE

Do you love having lots of beautiful paper?
So many things you can do with just a bit of good quality, beautifully coloured two sided designer printer paper.

I would like to show some you some projects using Stampin' Up!s beautiful paper.
I Am Me

I Am Me

Birthday Basics

Gingham Garden
I Am Me

Modern Medley

I will be adding more projects over the next week, so please check back regularly.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Hi, Welcome to In Love With Stamping Blog Hop. We have put together a fantastic blog hop for you showcasing some of the wonderful items in this years catalogue. You will probably have come here via Shimmery Stamper Leanne, don't  you love what she has created! Her projects are amazing!
If you are joining me here, Hello, make yourself comfortable, grab a coffee and go for a hop!
At the end of this post there is a list of all participating Bloggers, so if you get lost along the way or want to go back you can just click on the name.

I have fallen for lots of new stamps in the new catalogue. The ones that have a coordinating punch or embossing folder really get my attention.

Thats one of the things I love about Stampin' Up! a lot of the guesswork is done for you.
Papers, inks, stamp sets and matching embossing folders or punches.

The first I have to offer is from a stamp named Beautifully Baroque. I have gone back to when I started stamping and how I loved to emboss with gold and silver. The image comes alive in front of your eyes.

I have teamed this with Silver Glimmer paper, embossed in silver on Elegant Eggplant

Beautifully Baroque on Brushed Gold Paper
For the background I have used the matching Embossing Folder. I have gold embossed the image and added the detail on the bottom from Mozaic Madness. I have coloured the pearl with Encore Metallic Gold ink for added opulence.

 This is a little envelope made from 4 circles cut using the Circles Collection of dies. Fold each circle in half using your bone folder, making crisp folds and glue together to form a square. I have used Soho Subway DSP and have embossed a circle with the Beautifully Baroque EF, before adding a stamped image from Happy Day. The inside I stamped with Flowering Flourishes leaving room for a message.

This one I love. I have used Early Espresso for the base card and then Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations, embossed with Alphabet Press. The Core'dinations cardstock I have sanded a little to give a distressed look. I coloured some white bakers twine in Early Espresso and added some Gorgeous Grunge to the embossed card. Finished with some banners from Banner Greetings and Soho Subway DSP and attached with Vintage Trinkets.

My last offering is a coloured Tag a Box from p158 of the Annual catalogue. These boxes come in a set of 8 with acetate sleeves. The sleeves can be used as they are or stamped on, I have stamped the Strawberry Slush one with white Staz-on and the Bermuda Bay one I have embossed with the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder.  I have coloured the craft boxes with ink, just by swiping my ink pad over the box.

These boxes are fun to decorate and you can get everything you need, except the stamps as a bundle. The Accessory Kit comes with tag bases, tags, Dimensionals, twine and mini clothes pegs.

I hope you have enjoyed what I have to offer, and it gives you some inspiration, because thats what it's all about!
From here, go visit the wonderful Emily and see what fantastic creations she has come up with!

1) Laura Mackie -
2) Katie -
3) Margaret K -
4.) Christa -
5) Sandra (Sarnie)
6) Sarah -
7)Adele (Dingledel) -
8) Veronica -
9) Leanne -
10) Nicky J -
11) Emily -
12) Ruth Pearson (RuthE) -
13) Jane Brown -
14) Michelle -

16) Joyce -
17) Donna -
18) Erika -
19) Jayne -
20) Lorraine -
21. Clare (Sparkle)

Thursday, 1 August 2013


We have 2 promotions starting today. The first is a buy 3 get 1 FREE. Need to top up your paper stash in some beautiful designer paper in amazing colours, now is the time.  For the month of August Stampin' Up! is offering a get one FREE, choose 3 of your favourite packs of DSP and choose another for FREE. Click here to view the promotion.

The second promotion is another Best of 25 years stamp set. This month it is the Best of Shelli.

If you would like to take advantage of either of these offers, please email me or tel 07921121931