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Friday 2 September 2011

Stampin' Up! Retiral List - Updated

Just to let you know that there were a couple of ommissions from the list and this has now been updated.

Click on the link in the side bar to check if any more of your favourite stamp sets are retiring.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'


Wednesday 31 August 2011

It's that time again!!! - Stampin' Up! Retiral List

I seem to have been awol for such a long time - was away from home for the whole of the summer holidays.

We spent the last week of the holidays cruising on the Norfolk Broads - what a relaxing way to travel and mooring up in the middle of broads and letting the waves lull you to sleep. Although the down side was that once i was back on dry land and lying in bed it still felt like I was moving.

Living out of a bag for 6 weeks is not ideal so was glad to get home and relax for just a wee while.

But now it is the beggining of September so I need to get back to work.

Click on the link in the side bar to see the retiral list and contact me to place an order.

Not only does the start of September mean bargains to be had but as a Demonstrator I get to preview the new catalgoue and pre-order some new goodies to play with!

If you would like your own copy of the new catalogue, you can purchase the catalogue for £5.95 and this will include free first class delivery.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'


Monday 23 May 2011

Baby Blossoms & Scallop Trim Corner and Border Help

How windy is is with you? It happens to be recycling day to day as well so there is loads of empty boxes flying around the place too!

I shared with you the other day a card made for training using Baby Blossoms and I have another one for you today.

Stamp: Baby Blossoms, Perfect Punches
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Pear Pizzazz
Card: Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Very Vanilla
Dies: Lots of Tags
Accessories: Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbon, Extra large Oval, Scallop trim corner and Scallop Trim Border.

The above scallop panel was punched from a piece of card measuring 2 7/8" x 5 11/16".

I have created a sheet with measurements for you to get the perfect border using the above punches. If you would like a copy please contact me.

Thanks for stopping by

Happy Stampin'


Friday 20 May 2011

Baby Blossoms - Stamping Guide Available

Well then - the house is clean finally - rooms tidied - just got commissions to get done - ready for my MIL arriving in a couple of weeks.

Yes I need that length of time to get organised and sorted!!!!

Anyway been such a long time since I posted.

In April, I carried out training for the Tartan Stamper's in Aberdeen and used one of the new sets from the Mini Catalogue.

BABY BLOSSOMS -very Cath Kidson looking - love this set but admittedly can be quite tricky. The colour scheme that we made was Not quite Navy with Pear Pizzazz. I have used one of the windowpanes on this card to hightlight the delicate flower sprig.

I made up a stamping guide to help and include this sheet with each stamp set I sell. If you would like a copy of this guide please contact me.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend.

Happy Stampin'


Saturday 16 April 2011

Simply Stampin' Challenge - Easter

This week's challenge over at Simply Stampin' Challenge is the theme - Easter.

Not leaving it until the last minute this week as preparing for the Tartan Stamper's Training Day next Saturday.

I knew what I wanted to submit this week for the challenge - no stamping involved just loads of punching!

When I get home I plan to spritz it with glimmer paint and rubbing alcohol for a more "Faberge" style egg.

Card: Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz
DSP: Greenhouse Gala
Accessories: Daffodil Delight narrow taffeta ribbon, Itty Bitty Shapes punches

Last day of the holidays in Elie - thank goodness the schools go back on Monday.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'


Friday 15 April 2011

Simply Stampin' Challenge - Colour Combination

This week's challenge over at Simply Stampin' Challenge is a colour combination.

It has been a tough one as I do not have all my inks and cardstock with me so have gone for the fabulous colour family Designer Series Papers. I have used Bravo Burgundy chalk to highlight the edges of the 2 die-cut butterflies.

Hope you like it.

Card: Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla
Stampin' Pastels
Dies: Mini Milk Carton, Beautifuk Butterflies
DSP: Regals, Subtles
Accessories: Clip, Silver Glass Glitter, 5/8" Very Vanilla grosgrain, Sticky Strip, Multipurpose glue

Back to Aberdeen on Sunday - schools back Monday - hurray!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'


Friday 8 April 2011

Simply Stampin' Challenge - Sketch

There is a new challenge blog - Simply Stampin' Challenge and one of Stampin' Up! Sisters (Sharon) is on the design team so I have joined in this week - although leaving it to the last day to enter is not like me but I am on holiday at my Mum's!!!

It is a sketch challenge this week and I love these as it is great to see how people interpret it.
Here is my entry. Why does inspiration always hit late at night when I am too tired to do anything?

Stamp: Something to Celebrate - new Level 2 Hostess set available in the Mini Catalogue.
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Card: Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Dies: Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impression Embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslits
DSP: Nursery Suite
Accessories:Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, 13/8" Circle punch, Modern Label Punch, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

I am hoping that the weather gets better so we can perhaps get to the beach this afternoon.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'