Saturday, 10 September 2011

Last Chance List Blog Hop

It will soon be time to say a fond farewell to some of our favourites from the main IB&C and also the mini. For the blog hop I've choosen Pattern Pieces background stamp  and Sew Lovely. I just adored these two sets when they were first released and it seems only right that I should choose them for the Say Goodbye Blog Hop. Remember, you can still order them but only until 30th September and then they will be gone forever.

If you have found me from the link on Valerie's blog then welcome. Isn't her work amazing! After you've finished here please go on to Donna's lovely blog. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and if you have time please leave a comment to say you passed by! It's always good to know that I'm not the only one reading this!

So on to the card!

Paper: Sweet Stiches - I love this paper!
Card: Rose Red and Daffodil Delight
Stamps: Pattern Pieces (122230) and Sew Lovely (123435 w or 123437)
Other: you can never go wrong with some pearls for that final bit of decoration! Although, now I am thinking about it I think I would use buttons next time!

I was hoping to show you a bit more with this suite but I ran out of time, it will have to wait till next week. Anyway, I hope you like it.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Another one going

Wow, this week has been a hectic week. In between sewing labels onto school clothes, hunting for school PE kits that have mysteriously hidden themselves over the summer holidays, I've also had the joy of the new Stampin' Up! Idea book & Catalogue arriving plus new stamps and on top of all that it's the last chance list! Phew, I think I need another holiday!

I just had to share this card with you. Becuase I Care is my favourite out of all the 2010-2011 Hostess sets and will be going at the end of the month. I just love that large Hydrangea flower and it's such a lovely set to use for so many occassions.

I inked up the hydrangea using Pretty in Pink and Rose Red markers with Old Olive for the leaves. I then misted the stamp lightly and stamped it onto our watercolour paper to create a lovely soft image. The papers are from the Subtles Collection and it's finished off with some gorgeous seam binding ribbon in Rose Red. Don't you just love how easy it is to match colours across so many different products? Anyway, this card was for one of my hostesses. I hope she liked it.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Fond Farewell!

It's time to say a sad goodbye to some of the lovely stamp sets and papers that have been in this year's Idea book & Catalogue. But I can't stay sad for too long as I know there will be lots more gorgeous stamps and papers to replace them in the new Idea book & Catalogue that comes out on 1 October.

Would you love to see the new catalogue before 1 October? If so, make sure you email me and request your copy now for just £4.95 including postage (retail price is £5.95). Alternatively, if you'd like to get one for free then book a party with me!

The full list can be viewed by clicking the icon in the right-hand column.

Here is a layout of my two boys using one of my favourite sets Beware, Pirates! which will be retiring. I love this set, it is perfect for boy's cards and for the distressed look. I am sorry about my poor photography skills but I hope you can see my layout clearly. I may have to try and re-do it tomorrow!