Monday, 30 April 2012

Coming soon...

If you are browsing my blog today then welcome! I hope you like my designs and if you want to find out more about the products that I have used, or about my workshops held in the comfort of your own home, then please get in touch.

But ... for the really exciting news make sure you come back tomorrow! Not only will we be launching the new Summer Mini catalogue with a blog hop but there will also be some exciting news. If you have often thought about becoming a demonstrator then ... you'll have to wait until tomorrow!

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Let it Snow!

Yes, I know that this post is rather unseasonal of me, but seeing as the north of England and Scotland had some snow last week, perhaps it's not that unseasonal! I suddenly realised that I'd not shared these photos with you, and seeing as this layout was done as a challenge from an American friend of mine, that was rather remiss of me (sorry Lindsay). The challenge was to use part of a Christmas card on our layout and to also include green. Now, I have to confess that I've not been terribly successful at including the green element of the challenge but there is green on the card so I hope that counts!

All the products are by Stampin' Up! I forget the exact name of the paper but it was one of the Christmas designs last year. I've also shimmer sprayed it slightly but you can't really tell in the photo. The cute snowflake was made using the 3-layer doily punch and I've also made a banner with the doily border punch. Both have been covered in dazzling diamonds of an added extra bit of bling!

It's a nice and simple layout but I hope you like it all the same!

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Spice Cake going ...

I just love the Spice Cake Designer Patterned paper from our Spring mini and I'll be sad to see it go at the end of April. If you love it too, you need to order it quickly before it's gone forever more! Anyway, I wanted to share with you my version of the layout that appears in the Spring mini. I really loved this layout and couldn't wait to make it myself.

I don't have the chipboard circle that they used to mount the letters, so instead I cut a circle using the Circles die for the Big Shot and then punched out the middle using the large 1 3/4" circle. I quite like how my circle is rather lopsided!

The gorgeus velvet trim is the limited release velvet ribbon that will no longer be available after 30 April! It's such a lovely ribbon too, so smooth and the perfect width for cards.

Spice Cake Layout Recipe

Spice Cake DSP 124003 £9.95
Velvet designer ribbon 125637 £6.95
Spiced Paisley stamp set clear £16.95 125817/wood £20.95 127155
Perfect Pearls
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Sunday, 1 April 2012

Springtime Offer!

Stampin' Up! have just launched an amazing Springtime offer. All the way through April, if you spend £45 or more, you can choose one of the following sets of Designer Speciality Paper absolutely FREE!

  • Beyond the Garden – Idea Book & Catalogue, page 97 (122342)
  • Nursery Nest – Idea Book & Catalogue, page 99 (122347)
  • Berry Blossoms – Spring Mini,  page 15 (122350)
  • Pocketful of Posies – Spring Mini, page 18 (122354)

The papers are perfect for cardmaking or scrapbooking. Contact me if you'd like to place an order.