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Friday 30 April 2010


The colour renovation has officially started. You NOW have the opportunity to get your hands on the following new products:

NEW COLOURS AVAILABLE NOW - Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede

These are available in:

A4 Cardstock, 24 sheets for £4.40*

119980 Melon Mambo119981 Rich Razzleberry119982 Soft Suede

Classic Ink Pad, £4.25*

115656 Melon Mambo115658 Rich Razzleberry115657 Soft Suede
Polka Dot grosgrain ribbon, £8.95**

115611 Melon Mambo115613 Rich Razzleberry115612 Soft Suede115671 Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper, £7.75**
115705 Flower Fantasy Window Sheets, £8.95**

* These products will be carried over to the New catalgoue
** These products are only available will stocks last.

If you would like to place an order, please contact me or why not host a workshop and see these FABULOUS new products for real.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'


Funky Friday Colour Challenge

This weeks Colour Combinarion challenge was set by Abi.

I created a gift set - yet to make the rest of the cards though. The box was based on a template bo the very talented Jo.

The picture does not show it very well but I made a faux mother of pearl background using shimmer paint.

Stamp Sets: Blooming with Beauty
Cardstock: Almost Amethyst, Basic Grey, Whisper White
Ink: Almost Amethyst, Basic Grey, Old Olive
Accessories: Basic Grey taffeta ribbon, Pretties Kit, Tombow Glue, Frost shimmer paint, eyelet border punch

Click here to see what the rest of the team came up with. It would be great if you would join in the challenge.

I am off Elie, in the East Neuk of Fife for the long weekend and have a Stampin' Up! day on Sunday so if you are in the area please pop in.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'


Sunday 25 April 2010

AND THE WINNER IS.....................

I got Theo, my eldest son to pick a winner.

AND the winner is Number 7 - Sonja - who left the comment - "Ohh what a lovely giveaway. Thank You and Well Done on a year of going from strength to strength. Have posted on my blog about the giveway and put you in the sidebar as well."

Sonja - send me your address and I will get the parcel out to you.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to enter my competition.

I am spending this week getting ready for my Stampin' Up! Day down in Elie, Fife. Check the poster in my side bar and if you are in the area or know someone that lives in the East Neuk I would love them to pop in and say hello.

Happy Stampin'


Saturday 24 April 2010

Birthday Blog Candy



I am celebrating my first full year as a Stampin' Up demonstrator so have some blog candy on offer, not only that it is my birthday on Sunday so a double celebration.

This is only open to people in the UK.

So if you would like the chance to win please do the following...

1. You are or become a follower of my blog

2. You put a pic of my giveaway and a link to it on your blog sidebar

3. You leave me a comment with a link to your blog.

I will draw a winner on 24th April when I celebrate a year after holding my very first workshop.

Thanks for stopping by and GOOD LUCK!

Happy Stampin'


Friday 23 April 2010

Funky Friday Challenge Time

This weeks sketch challenge was set by Rosina

Here is my card. I think that Vintage Vogue is becoming one of my favourite stamp sets. It is really versatile - amazing what you can do with one set. it has the added advantage of having a co-ordinating wheel. The colours I have used are retiring exept for Elegant Eggplant and will be quite sad to see them go but on the other hand very excited that we are getting NEW colours.

Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue, Very Vintage Wheel
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Mellow Moss, Pale Plum, Whisper White
Ink: Pale Plum, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Mellow Moss taffeta ribbon, Ice Rhinestone brads, Frost shimmer paint

The flowers have been done with the rock 'n' roll technique. Ink up with a lighter colour first then roll the stamp around the edges on a darker colour.

Click here to see what the rest of the team came up with. It would be great if you would join in the challenge.

I am off to a workshop this morning for a friend and then will spend the rest of the day preparing for my BIG Stampin' Up! Day in Elie, Fife. If you know anyone in the East Neuk, let them know about my day.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'


Friday 16 April 2010

Funky Friday - Yummy Theme Challenge

This weeks challenge was set by Kelly and to have the theme of CHOCOLATE.

Here is my card. It is CASEd on a card by an American Stampin' Up Demonstrator called LeeAnn Greff. I found her blog when I was blog hopping the other night - click here to visit her blog and really liked her style. It kind of reminds me of a Boden shirt I have too. I used the Chocolate theme and have included a hint of strawberry! No stamping either.

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Scallop edge punch, Chocolate Chip grosgrain, gold elastic, Earth Elements and Neutrals buttons

Click here to see what the rest of the team came up with. It would be great if you would join in the challenge.

My youngest son had his first session at Playgroup this week and he loved it - I had my first 2 hours of alone time in ages and didn't know what to do with myself. I did get to have a lovely cup of HOT tea in peace though.

It is just me and the boys this weekend as David is off to Edinburgh for a Stag Night! Theo is going to an art class on Sunday morning so that should hopefully be fun.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'


Wednesday 14 April 2010

New Layout

I was forwarded a link to this template by Dawn and I rather like it.

It reminds me of Ness tartan, which some of you will know I am a HUGE fan.

Would love to kow what you think of the revamp.

Thanks for stoppin' by

Happy Stampin'


Friday 9 April 2010

Its Funky Friday

It was my turn this week to set the challenge and it was to be a colour combination.

I chose Taken with Teal (sadly retiring), Real Red, So Saffron and a neutral.

Here is what i made:


Stamp Set: Tiny Tags, Fine Flourish background stamp
Ink: Taken with Teal, Real Red
Cardstock: Taken with Teal, Real Red, So Saffron, Whisper White
DSP: Sweet Pea
Accessories: 2 step bird punch, 13/8" circle punch, scallop circle punch, rhinestone brad, linen thread.

Click here to see what the rest of the team came up with. It would be great if you would join in the challenge.

The boys and I are off to a good friend's (hello Marcie) for lunch and play as it is her boys birthday. Will post the birthday cards I made them later.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'


Wednesday 7 April 2010

EXCITING NEWS - Stampin' Up! Colour Renovation

I am so excited to let you know that Stampin' Up! has announced it is having a COLOUR RENOVATION, which means a shake up of the Standard Stampin' UP! colour families and individual colours.

So from OCTOBER, in the New Idea Book and Catalogue there will 15 NEW colours to chose from but it does mean that we have to say goodbye to some of the other colours.


Daffodil Delight
Early Espresso
Marina Mist
Cajun Craze
Cherry Cobbler
Melon Mambo
Pacific Point
Tangerine Tango
River Rock
Soft Suede
Riding Hood Red
Rich Razzleberry
Wild Wasabi
Pink Pirouette
Baja Breeze
Crumb Cake = Kraft

We will also be getting an additional 5 new In Colours each year! These In Colours will stay with us for 2 years and then they will change ..... fabulous news! The US have had this for years, but this is the first time for the UK!


Why am I letting you know this now?

If you are building up your colour collections, you may want to take a look at the list above and only buy colours that are staying.


If there is a colour that you love which will be retiring at the end of September, you've got six months notice to fill up on your inkpads, refills, cardstock colours, accessories before they are unavailable.

Please don't wait until the last minute.

However, in the meantime, we've got six months left of the current catalogue and a BRAND NEW Mini Catalogue to get excited about.

This is all that we know at the moment but I will be able to share more information with you over the coming months once we know more. If you have any questions, I will be more than happy to help you.

If you would like to place an order please email me.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stamping


Tuesday 6 April 2010

Stampin' Up! Event in the East Neuk of Fife (Elie)

I was brought up in a wee village in the East Neuk of Fife called Elie (just round the coast from St Andrews) and came up to Aberdeen to study at Robert Gordon's University and never left. Now 18 years later I am still here HOWEVER I regularly go back to Elie as my Mum still lives there. It is great visiting during the holidays with the boys as the beach is close to her house and she has a huge garden for them to run around in.

I am so pleased to be able to let you all know that I have arranged a Stampin' Up! Event to be held in Elie - Stampin' Up! comes to the East Neuk of Fife!

WHEN: Sunday 2nd May 2010

WHERE: Toll Green Hall, Elie, FIFE

TIME: Pop in anytime from 11.00am till 3.30pm

Come along and try Stampin' Up! products. I hope to see you there.

Contact me if you would like more information.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'


Sunday 4 April 2010

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone - my boys aren't even aware what day it is and haven't asked for their eggs yet.

Anyway, I spend a fabulous night crafting away as part of the In Love With Stamping Forum April Cup Challenge. This was where we registered (everyone could enter not just Stampin' Up! Demonstrators) and put into a team. There were Lions, Owls, Monkeys and Giraffes. I was in the Giraffes.

We were set 5 challenges every hour from 7pm to 11pm. Click here to visit the gallery to see what was created last night (over 300 new images to browse through)

I would like to share with you 3 of my creations.

The first Challenge was to use the Babywipe technique - this means apply ink with a babywipe!

For this card I used a circular motion to apply the ink.

Stamp Set: Autumn Days
Cardstock: Basic Black, More Mustard, Real Red, backing from DSP pack
Inks: Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black
Accessories: Silver brads, paper piercer, mat pack, stampamajig, linen thread

For this card I swiped the ink across the ink across the card.


Stamp Set: Trendy Trees
Cardstock: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Inks: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Satin ribbon, stampamajig

The next challenge was to use the Wedding theme of something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

Something New: Occasional Greetings stamp set that I have just acquired
Something Old: Spot On wheel
Something Borrowed: Sieve to create background, candle
Something Blue: Ink and Cardstock

Stamp Set: Occasional Greetings, Spot On wheel
Cardstock: Brilliant Blue, Whisper White
Inks: Brilliant Blue
Accessories: Silver elastic cord, paper piercer, stampamajig, wheel guide

What has made this night of crafting worthwhile is the fact the The Giraffes WON.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your chocolate eggs.

Happy Stampin'


Friday 2 April 2010

Funky Friday Challenge

This week's challenge is a sketch set by Rosina.

Here is my card.

I really like these Night and Day Designer Series Papers from the NEW Mini Catalogue as the pack includes 2 sheets of printed acetate. The size of the card front is 31/2" square made from this acetate.

Stamp Sets: Tiny Tags - new in the Mini Catalgoue
Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
DSP: Night and Day
Accessories: Black Gingham Ribbon, 3/4" circle punch, NEW small heart punch, dimensionals, 2-way glue.

Click here to see what the rest of the design team came up with.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'


Thursday 1 April 2010


This 24 page mini catalogue is packed with new goodies and includes 2 new hostess sets. Click on the piccie in my sidebar to view online or if you would like your own free copy please email me.

I would like to thank so many people who have left me comments on my blog hop projects. It was such good fun to see what everyone else came up with too.

So many people have asked how I did the whale card with the treat cup filled with water that I have done my first tutorial. I hope that is makes sense - if you have any questions then get in touch.


Crystal Effects - 101055 - pg 91 of the main Idea Book and Catalogue (IBC) - £4.95
Thick Window Sheets - 117411 - pg 80 of the IBC - £7.95 I have used a 6.5cm square.
Stampin' Glitter - for the whale card I used Turquoise from the Fine Cosmo set - 117399 - pg 86 of the IBC
Sweet Treat Cups - 116802 - pg 9 of the Mini Catalogue - £2.50 for 12.
Teaspoon measuring spoon

1. Put a tiny amount of glitter in the Sweet Treat Cup - do not use too much as when you add the water it will go clumpy.

2. Measure just over 1 teaspoon of water into the cup - it should be about 1/3 full. This amount allows the image to be seen behind nicely.

3. Remove the liner tape from the rim of the cup. Remove the blue backing sheet from one side of the thick window sheet and put this side onto the adhesive of the cup. Press REALLY FIRMLY all the way round. Remove the other blue backing sheet, by keeping this sheet on means that you wont get fingerprints whilst firming the window sheet onto the adhesive.

4. Turn over and now run a line of crystal effects around the edge of the cup just over the rim and on the window sheet. LEAVE TO DRY.

5. Once dry you are now ready to make your card.

I would love to see your examples with this technique so please link back to me and I can visit you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'