Monday, 20 February 2017

Stampin' Up! Cake Crazy card with heat embossing

Stampin' Up! Cake Crazy card with heat embossing

There's nothing like a good birthday cake card is there. I hadn't planned on buying this stamp set from the Spring/Summer catalogue although I liked it. But I've seen so many great cards made with it that I decided that I did indeed 'need' it.

I've tried a few different colour combinations using Cake Crazy, and I thought this one would be good for girls or boys/men or women.

Stampin' Up! Cake Crazy card with heat embossing

You put together the each layer with 2 step stamping which is clever. In fact you can use 3 layers on the bottom layer which is what I have done - I used copper embossing powder then So Saffron and Dapper Denim ink.

There are different words, or you can just pile up the cake layers, the choice is yours which gives lots of possibilities for different cards. I like stamp sets that have lots of combinations!

Stampin' Up! Cake Crazy card with heat embossing

This stamp set is in the current Spring/Summer catalogue and would count towards a Sale-a-bration item: until the end of March there are FREE products available for every €60/£45 you spend.

If you live in France, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany or Austria and you'd like more details please feel free to contact me.






Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Pootler's blog hop - Tasty Trucks, a Sale-a-bration item


Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration Tasty Trucks

Yay , it's time for another Pootler's blog hop! This time we're featuring Sale-a-bration items. That means that all the blogs on the hop have made cards, bags and boxes that have a Sale-a-bration item in them.

I have chosen Tasty Trucks, and pretty much case'd a card from the Sale-a-bration brochure. Well, it looked so good I thought I'd have a go myself.

I used watercolour paper to colour in the truck, then fussy cut it out. As the Stitched Framelits are back on sale I put my truck on onto a stiched framelt circle.

The backbround I embossed using the Seaside embossing folder. That's about it, a simple but effective card.

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration Tasty Trucks

So, how do you go about getting yourself some Sale-a-bration goodies like the Tast Truck? For every €60/£45 you spend between now and the end of March you get to choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration brochure. That's for every €60/£45, so if you spend €120/£90 you get to choosse 2 FREE items and so on.

That is the only way you get these products, you can't buy them separately. Don't forget of cours the great joining offer (2 FREE stamp sets), and extra Stampin' Rewards available during Sale-a-bration.

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration Tasty Trucks



These are the other blogs participating in the hop, we'd love it if you had time to visit them all!











Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Stampin' Up! Lift Me Up hot air balloon card using Up & Away thinlits dies

Stampin" Up! Lift Me Up and Up & Away thinlits birthday card

Today I've made a card that cases the Spring/Summer catalogue. I've changed the colours slightly, but not much, and I love the result.

I found that I had to stamp the balloons more than once on the Crumb Cake cardstock, so I used the stamp positioning tool that my husband made me. I would advise trying out these stamps on scrap paper first to check the coverage of the ink.

Stampin" Up! Lift Me Up and Up & Away thinlits birthday card

I popped the balloons up on dimensionals to and some dimension to the card. I think this would be great as a masculine card, in fact I think the whole suite has some great ideas for men.

Don't forget that if you buy the stamp set and dies as a bundle you'll get 10% discount, plus you'll be very close to earning a FREE Sale-a-bration item, some accessories will take you to the magice €60/£45 target.

Stampin" Up! Lift Me Up and Up & Away thinlits birthday card

Look out for a Pootler's Blog Hop post on Saturday, featuring Sale-a-bration items. I love Pootler's blog hops, hopping around everyone's post and seeing what they've created is great fun! Hope to see you then.





Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Stampin' Up! Beautiful You card using paper piecing

Stampin' Up! Beautiful You with paper piecing using Floral Boutique DSP

Today's card is one I made for a birthday so I hope the recipient isn't looking in! 

I've used the Beautiful You stamp set again from the Spring/Summer catalogue. It really is a beautiful set and this is just one of three different figures. I have seen some fabulous paper piecing of this set so I thought I'd have a go myself.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful You with paper piecing using Floral Boutique DSP

I've used some of the Floral Boutique DSP for both the dress and the strip on the card. I've also embossed one side of the mat using the Petal Burst embossing folder.

Now that the Stitched Framelits are back on sale I thought I'd use the ovals for the figure and the sentiment.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful You with paper piecing using Floral Boutique DSP

A quick reminder - the new spring/summer catalogue is out with loads of great new stamp sets, dies, DSP etc etc.

If it's the Spring/Summer catalogue that also measn Sale-a-bration, which means FREE stuff!

For every €60/£45 you spend in either the Spring/Summer catalogue or Annual catalogue until March 31st you get to choose a FREE items from the Sale-a-brationn brochure.

And - if you decide to join Stampin Up! as a demo, and I'd love to have you in my team (if you live in the UK, France, the Netherlands, Austria or Germany), you get to choose an extra 2 stamp sets FREE! So for €129/£99 you choose €175/£130 worth of products, then you can choose an extra 2 stamp sets. That's a great offer - plus p&p is free and you get a business starter kit of catalogues, invites and other stuff. You can of course just join as a hobby demo.

If you'd like anymore info please contact me.






Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Stampin' Up! Pootlers's Blog Hop - Beautiful You card




Stampin' Up! Beautiful You card

Hello everyone - today's post is part of the Pootler's blog hop, please take some time to hop around the other blogs.

The blog hop is showcasing the new Spring/Summer catalogue, and I chose the lovely Beautiful You stamp.

This stamp set is lovely and can be used in many different ways. I used ink pads, an Aqua painter, and shimmery white card (which doesn't show up well in the photos), to colour in the figures. I kept the brush quite dry so I didn't saturate the card with too much water.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful You card

I made all the cards in the same way - cut out with a layering oval framelit. For the background I used the abstract stamps from the stamp set tone on tone with the card I had used.

So the cards look clean and simple which I like.

The colours I've used here are all InColurs - Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Dapper Denim and Flirty Flamingo.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful You card

Here are the links for the other blogs in this hop, we'd love it if you had time to hop to them all.

Here are all the participants of the blog hop - click on the names to visit their blogs!





Sam Hammond Donald

Jill Chapman

Lynn Ellis

Anna Sposato

Lisa Emslie

Laurie Jennings

Heidi Smith

Justyna Cieslinska

Jerim Dickens

Fiona Whitehead

Hannah McCurley

Jillian Selwood

Keila Carver

Dee Copus-Read

Anna Krol

Helen Griffin

Karen Taylor

Angelina Clark

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Stampin' Up! Pootler's Birthday blog hop - Lift Me Up birthday card






Stampin' Up! Lift Me Up birthday card

Today's post is part of the Pootler's birthday blog hop - Pootler's with birthday's in January have made up this blog hop. 

This stamp set and dies is in the Sprng/Summer catalogue. The stamp set is called Lift Me Up and the coresponding dies are Up & Away (available as a bundle with 10% discount).

Sometimes you buy a stamp set because you think you'll like it but then find it hard to work with, sometimes you buy a stamp set because although you didn't initially like it you have seen some great cards made by other people with it. 

But, with Lift Me Up I knew I'd love it as soon as I saw it in the catalogue, and I haven't been disappointed.

Stampin' Up! Lift Me Up birthday card

For this card I've used the balloon and cloud dies and layered them onto some paper from the Serene Scenery DSP which goes so well.

Then I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set directly onto the paper - holding my breathe as I did so in case I smudged it:

I know I'll be making lots more cards with this set, I hope you like it too.

Stampin' Up! Lift Me Up birthday card

I made the other card in the photo above using different paper from the same DSP?

Please take some time to hop around some of the other birthday blogs!



Thursday, 5 January 2017

Stampin' Up! New Spring/Summer catalogue, and Sale-a-bration


Yesterday Stampin' Up! unfortunately had a problem the whole day and nobody was able to see or order from the new catalogue. 

But today everything is back to normal, Yippee!

Click on the link above to see and download the latest Spring/Summer catalogue.

And don't forget about Sale-a-bration too!


During Sale-a-bration (4 January to 31 March), you can earn FREE products. For every €60/£45 you spend you get to choose a free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure. That's EVERy €60/£45 you spend, so the more you spend, you more free items you earn.

If you like in France, the Netherlands, the UK, Austria or Germany and you don't already have a demonstrator you are welcome to order from me. If you have any questions please just ask.

Plus, if you decide to sign up as a demonstrator, not only can you choose a starter kit of €175/£130 worth of product for only €120/£99 (plus free shipping), you also get to choose an extra 2 stamps sets free. That's a great offer.

Have fun looking at all the wonderful new products!