Friday, 19 December 2014

Last Christmas Cards

Hi I bet your all doing your last bits and pieces for Christmas I am. I think I've finished my cards now this is for my Aunt who also makes cards. So have really tried my best with this one hope you like it. I've used the Festival of trees stamp set and the All is Cam papers from stampin up.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Christmas Hanging

Made this really 
quickly,  10 cm 9 cm and 8 cm square s in Real Red .9.5cm  8.5cm and 7.5cm I'm whisper white. Stamp wit the Ornamental Pine Stamp Set. Cut out some pine cones and use dimensions to lift them. Loving this stamp set !

Thursday, 9 October 2014


This week I've had a change from cards and made one or two pictures frames. I used my punches for the flowers, with a little being and tweaking. Stamped the leaves direct onto the frame (with a few deep breath s). I like to use silicone for putting it altogether as this gives you time to wiggle your flowers and set them at different angles. The sentiment is from inkylicious couldn't resist this. Frame from I Kea.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Pine Cone 2

  1. Thought you might like to see how this card has developed since last time. I saw on Sally Jo Houghton facebook page how to bevel the baubles and make them 3 d love the effect this makes a real WOW card now. Using only two inks my old favourites Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive . The baubles are cut out and embossed using your pricking mat and a ball tool to press in circular movements and make the raised shape. The tag are made from the left over piece of the card cut into 2" strips and using the tag punch to make the top leave square or round with the envelope punch. All tools may be purchased from me by emailing me.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Messy Table

My very messy Table today! I know it's not always tidy but this is not good looked in my card carrier and found 25 cards which want words or just a little work to finish them off.So that's my plan for today finish off cards pick up grand children from school go food shopping, take to gym cook tea and at least tidy the table. The tea set is on the table because my hostess trolley is at the cricket club!

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Early Christmas

I've been using a set of my new stamps today, Ornamental Pine, WOW what a set I've used all the stamps but I've made lots of different cards. Here are three of then. I've so many ideas with this stamp set. these are the cards we've made at my class tonight. The first one is stamped using Night of Navy ink and card with silver embossed cones. the second is a little layering , old olive ink and Baked Brown Sugar for the cones and writing.
The last one I went for the in colours Tango twist, Mossy Meadow ,Lost Lagoon, and Hello Honey. I stamped the baubles first then masked them and stamped the pines with first second and third generation layers, with Christmas Wishes all from one set.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Much Easier Today

Just trying to 
blog from my tablet.I can do the typing but was unable to upload pictures, but as you see I've done it now. Hooray! You may get more posts now as long as I remember how to do it. Here's hoping. This little card uses the heat embossing technique, I've not used this for some time but love the look of the gold and blackberry bliss together. The stamp set is a hostess set called Bloom of Hope.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

First Album

 A couple of weeks ago my friends hired a cottage near by for a weeks crafting and shopping. What a fantastic time I had, we shopped and crafted for four days. Great time was had. I learned new skills, crackle glazing, distressing MAY,  and I made an album. I wasn't, t really expecting to do anything like this at all. Now I have more stash and more ideas thanks to some superb tuition from Shirli @ shirlscards. Trying to blog from my tablet so it's another learning curve this is the third attempt so please bear with me. For my album I have used Graphic 45 papers. Enjoy your weekend everyone of to craft.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Launch Party

We had some fun at the Launch Party last Saturday with our party bags games, make and takes and a little look at some super new products. Too many new things for me to show you all at once! But here are some samples of what I made with the new "In Colours" A little carrier to put your cards in I used flower shop Stamp set, Petite Petals, the new colours ,Blackberry Bliss (everyone's favourite)Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist .and Hello Honey. With single sequins and the chalk marker to finish off. Hope you like.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Sneak Peak

A quick post today this is one of the things we will be making at my Launch Party on Saturday 5th July using the new 2014-16 In Colours.  I'm loving these I've got some more coming today for the goodies bags. Soo excited!

Monday, 30 June 2014

Fabulous Florets

So sorry I've been absent for so long, I've been busy with a wedding cake, invitations, classes to name a few things. Not being a computer whizz  doesn't help either, but I'm here now with a card using fabulous Florets this is retiring on the 30th June but I thought I'd share this with you today. I've used 2013/14 In Colours and I still love them although the new 2014/15 in colours are gorgeous. These are much more subtle the new colour are deeper and vibrant. My Launch Party is on Saturday 5th where I'll be show casing these in a selection of cards and packaging. Hopefully I'll be a bit more regular again now things have calmed down.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Feild Flowers


Sorry I've been absent for a while but I've been busy with my classes and demonstrations. Here are one or two cards using a stamp set that's been sitting in my box for some time now. I needed to make some quick cards to replenish my dwindling stocks. So I've taken some pictures to share with you I've used Melon Mambo ink paper and ribbon with gorgeous  grunge stamp set for the background, greetings from simply sketched and the flowers are from Field flowers these I've stamped in melon mambo and quickly gone over the ink with an aqua brush. I made five in a couple of hours so pleased with them.

Friday, 25 April 2014

In Love with Stampin Blog hop

Well this is a first! My team leader challenged us to do something for the first time and this is one of mine, My very first blog hop. Your should have arrived from here  and afterwards you can make your way to   next blog Phew I hope this all works! The blog hop challenge was to use items from the Spring Summer catalogue As I've been wanting to do a concertina card for a little while now I thought it was the ideal opportunity so here is my project. I really enjoyed doing it and hope you like
it too. I first saw it on this blog I can't actually find the post sorry.

If you have missed any of the others here is a complete list, It would be really helpful if you could leave me a comment as its nice to know where you are in the would thank you. Sue

1) Laura Mackie -
2) Jo Blackman -
3) Sarah Keerie -
4) Janneke de Jong -
5) Sue -
6) Lorraine -
7) Christa -

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Male Concertina

Hope you've all had a lovely Easter the weather was very kind to me I was in Yorkshire over the weekend and only saw rain in the night!
I had time to make some concertina cards here is my masculine version. to make you need to cut a 12 x 12 piece of DSP at 4" and 8" score at 21/2" 5" 71/2" an 10". On two pieces score with the tag punch and trim off the excess edges. on the third cut off the last 2" piece and  glue centre section together. Cut 10 pieces of contrasting paper at 2" x 31/2" for backgrounds and 10pices at 13/4" x 31/4" in Whisper white and decorate as you wish. I've used the candles from the Birthday Candles, Words from Cycle Celebration, Sketch Alphabet and Numbers and 1" circle punch with the11/4" scallop circle punch to outline. DSP Neutrals

Wednesday, 9 April 2014


I think we all have difficulty making mens cards so here are two cards made using mainly SU DSP from the pcks so everthing coordinates beautifully

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Mothers Day

these are the photos of Mothers Ay cards made by my two grandchildren for their Mum. I think they are great the first one is Travis's typical boy wanted to do a card his way. Sophie wanted to cut out the tiny rabbits in the corners she's made such a good job at only six years old, the ears are so tiny,it would have been so easy to cut them off! They both stamped the Mothers day greeting very straight and in line well done both of you. I promised I'd put the pictures on my blog as they often have a little peep to see whats going on.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Team Meeting

One of the best things about being a Stampin Up Demonstrator is being part of a team and last Saturday we had our quarterly team meeting. I volunteered to do the make and take I'd see a lovely little box to put in Easter eggs and thought I'd adapt it. here my version matches the Easter card I posted the other day .I've used Petite Petals stamps and punch again to make the daffodil heads and the ting flower from Banner Blast stamps free with a  £45 order until 31st March It fits the punch from itty bitty punches. Using these stamps and punches make life so much easier and quicker to cut out. the bag was also free in The offer at the moment

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Easter Time


I made this last week in case my ladies at card class had some spare time after making a card in the box. I also took it too our team meeting to share with them how the Petite Petals bundle can be use. its great value at £18.75 for the stamp set and a punch. Although they can be bought on their own.
I will share with you soon the little Easter box I shared with them. I also used the love and sympathy set for  the leaves.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Petite Sobet

Today I'm sharing a card using Petite Petals with The free papers sweet sorbet available if you purchase £45 of stampin up products until the end of March. Its a perfect example of how the 2013-14 In Colours work together. in fact any of the Stampin up Families of colours work together. I think this is one of my favourite colour combinations at the moment. Very fresh, have you seen the ting butterflies? Happy Stampin today.

Monday, 17 February 2014

Stippled Blossom

I've been hooked on these little beauties as I had some stippled blossoms roses already stamped and cut out I was able to do this card quickly and easily. Hope you like it too!

Monday, 10 February 2014

My Card in a Box

This is my version of a card in a box,  I've used to ink the roses is called the baby wipe technique, put a baby wipe in a shallow dish and add a few drops of  reinker. on this occasion I used pacific point and melon mambo. First stamp your stage one rose with pretty in pink and then second stage (the detail) using the baby wipe ink and you get a varied rainbow effect for the veins.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Another selection of cards

These are the cards we made last night at my card class, using one sheet of 12 x 12 patterned paper and one A4 sheet of coloured card. We did have fun cutting out all the pieces! I hope that with the aid of these pictures my ladies will be able to finish theirs off.

As Promised

This the case I've made to put my selection of cards in it makes an ideal gift for someone who has everything but likes hand made cards. I've used the stamp case from the main catalogue pg197they are 4 for £5.50

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Watercolour Selection

These are pictures of six cards made from a six inch square of Designer Paper from the Watercolour Wonder Pack in our new Spring/ Summer Catalogue £9.95 per pack of ten sheets. Tomorrow Ill show the case I've made to put my cards in.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Sale-A Bration 2014

Sale-A-Bration is here! You can get free product for every £45  you spend at the moment. The free gifts are superb1 I've been having a play with them, Here are two of my samples they are super quick and easy using a limited amount of supplies. Quite difficult for me with all my stash but you don't need vast amounts to make lovely cards. These are made using Baked sugar and Crisp Cantaloupe ink. With Sassy Salutations stamp set for the sentiments and Baked sugar card. you can order all these from me should you so wish. Have a lovely day I'm off to do some more stampin.

Friday, 24 January 2014

Sneak Peek

Sorry I've not blogged much but I have been making new cards with my Sale-A-Bration freebies. To get your hands on these all you need do is order £45 items and you can have a free set of papers. Offer starts 28th Jan. Back with some more pictures tomorrow.