Thursday, 31 January 2013

Need a quick card...........

I needed a couple of men's cards quickly so I grabbed  my Need for Speed stamp set, Itty Bitty Banners and matching framelits and here is what I came up with.

The Itty Bitty Banners Stampset is availiable free throughout Sale a Bration with a qualifying purchase for more details click here or to view the products on offer throughout Sale a Bration click here 

Happy' Stampin'


Wednesday, 30 January 2013

WOYWW #191

Hi, and thanks for passing by to see whats on my workdesk this Wednesday.  

My desk is a little tidier than  how I usually work due to the fact that  my hubby  is off work sick after his knee operation last week  and he moans that I'm to messy.

So I've been tiding up after each project rather than just leaving it to one side and only ending up with a 6" square to work in...........LOL

Well what is on my desk, I finally finished the cards of that you saw on their last week in their raw state (no it doesn't usually take me that long to make a card).

My beloved promarkers (nearly have them all just a few shades to get still) and some images that I'm working on for some commissioned cards.....oh and healthy snacks and not choccie biccies this week - hubby finished them off and  Stampin' up trimmer.

See you next week ladies and gents off to have a look at some other desks whilst having a coffee..........don't forget to leave me a comment so i know you've passed by

Happy Craftin'


Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Madison Avenue

Quick post today as I'm running late and popping out to have lunch with Amy before she goes back to Portsmouth...........its been fun having her around the last couple of days.

This  card uses not only the Madison Avenue stamp set from Sale a Bration but one of the sentiments from the Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set, the Sycamore Street DSP and items from the Sycamore Ribbon & Buttons pack. As well as the Beautiful Wings  emboslit, Oval punch, and the Fancy Fan embossing folder (which doesn't show up well in the photo)

Happy Stampin'


Monday, 28 January 2013

Pleasant Poppies meets Perfectly Penned

I was planning to play with my "Rubber" stamps yesterday but I didn't get round to it what with one thing and  another and then I had a  BIG surprise  when Amy walked through the door  and is staying for a couple of days. 

So today I'm going to share with some cards that we made at class a couple of months ago, using the Pleasant Poppies and Perfectly Penned stamp sets which can be found in the Annual catalogue.

The picture doesn't show it very well but we stamped the image in Basic gray then punched out a circle then on a separate piece of card stock stamped just the flower heads and coloured them in using Blender pens before placing them back into the space either flat or raising them with  Stampin' dimensionals. 

I just love the Finishing Touches Edgelits, that I have used here with the Primrose Petal Card stock.

If you want to place an order for any of the items used to complete these cards or any other current Stampin' Up! products email  don't forget that for every £45 you spend you get to choose a Sale a Bration item for FREE

Happy Stampin'


Sunday, 27 January 2013

Scrapbookin' On Sunday

Some of you make have seen my post a couple of weeks on WOYWW as I was working on projects for my scrapbook club............well today I can share with you the pages that I made up with the kit I prepared for them using the Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP.

In total I made up 5 pages........

On page one we also used the Brushed Gold card stock, Shimmer Paint, Apothecary Accents Framelits and Snow Flurry Die

On page two here we also used a stamp from the Mixed Medley stamp set and the 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch

Page 3 has to me my favourite layout I have the photo's in mind just haven't got round to printing them off yet - its Heidi dressed as Father Christmas......really funny. On this page we used the lovely Flock paper from the Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP and yes I had to stroke it several times before I could cut into it.......... I used this with the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and matching framelits.

On both pages 3 and 4 we used one of the new Bigz XL dies - Tasteful quick and easy for borders think I will be using this a bit more in layouts.

And here is page 5 its made up of all scraps that we cut out the idea is to pop 3 photos on the brown section and then tie a nice bow around it......this way you can use to suit the layout of the photos either landscape or portrait.

Apart from the fifth page they got them all made up.........some had brought photographs and could pop them on then and there others choice to do that part along with journalling and titles at home.

Remember the Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP and Snow Flurry Die are only available until the end of January so be sure to place an order before then so you don't miss out.

Happy Stampin'


Saturday, 26 January 2013

Bloomin' Marvelous Birthday Card

Today's cards that I am sharing with you are made with the Sale a Bration stamp set Bloomin' Marvelous and the Vine Embossing folder along with the  sentiment from the Petite Pairs stamp set.

The card is cased from one that I received in an inspiration swap between Stampin' Up demonstrators, I changed the sentiment as I needed a couple of quick birthday cards.  Thanks Charlie for a fab idea.

Happy Craftin'


Friday, 25 January 2013

Just a quick.......

Post and reminder today as I have to go and pick Frank up from hospital as they kept him in last night.

Today's post is a picture of some gift card holders I made for a customer of mine who purchased "Frankiesue's Crafting" Vouchers for her friends for Christmas. I offer this service all year round so if your stuck with something to buy or if some one wants to know what you would like you can tell them (obviously the card holder is themed differently to the one shown here). 

The reminder is that the items used here are al from the Autumn/Winter seasonal Catalogue - Scentsational stamp set, matching framelits, Merry Mini Punches and Snow Flurry die, which finishes at the end of the month.

So be sure to place your order soon so you don't miss out and don't forget that if your order is over £45 you'll be able to order a Sale a Bration item too.

Happy Stampin' 


Thursday, 24 January 2013

Patterned Occasions ............

Here's a card that I made for a challenge over at 2Sisters blog, the theme this week is using the colours - brown, white and blue.

As Frank is having another operation today on his knee, I thought the colours would make a great get well card for him. I know that he doesn't go on my blog or use face book so I'm safe sharing it with you here before I give it to him later.

Here I have used the plaster stamp and words from the Patterned Occasions stamp set which is available throughout Sale a Bration with any purchase over £45. 

I stamped the plasters and in Bashful Blue, Marina Mist and Not Quite Navy before cutting them out and across the torn paper raising them with Stampin' Dimensionals giving them the feel of real plasters......the brown I used is Chocolate Chip one I haven't played with recently.

Thanks for passing by to see my work

Happy Stampin'


Wednesday, 23 January 2013


What's on your work desk Wednesday?? well as you can see from my piccie lots of bits and the front is some extra card kits that I cut in case of mishaps at my class on Saturday (you can spy one of them to the left of the marker pens). So this is what I will be working on this morning making these up. I'm just loving using Stampin' Up!s Natural Composition DSP with the resist technique is great for ladies that are hesitant to try heat embossing.

Also you can see another card using the Bootiful occasions stamp set and some of the Sycamore Street DSP from sale a braiton. Can you spy my nibbles a tin of choccie biccies and if you look really closely a packet of new diet cracker/crisps.........

I wonder whats on you WOYWW.????.........of to have snoop

Happy Stampin'


Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Sale a Bration time come on!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today I can share with you Stampin' Up!s 2013 Sale a Bration promotion with you!!

As I mentioned yesterday its their 25 Anniversary so this year they are starting the celebration with the biggest and best Sale a  Bration ever!!!

 so why not get the party started now???

There are 3 ways you can earn these products

You could Party on your own - get free products for every £45 you spend- there are 11 exclusive choices and again as I mentioned yesterday 6 from the catalogue. 

You could Party with friends - host a Sale a Bration party and earn even more freebies - more details can be found here. 

Or why not Party all the time and join Stampin' Up! makin money while you party and during Sale a Bration you get an extra 25% of product in your kit. Click here for details.

All you have to decided now is which party option you would like to follow... then give me a call on 07914 360625 or drop me an email at and lets get your party underway.

Happy Stampin' 


Monday, 21 January 2013

I soooooooo can't wait until tomorrow when I can share with you all the SALE A BRATION information...... there is so much to take in it took me a couple of days to get my head around all the different ways that you can earn FREE products.

And as its Stampin' Up!s 25th Year they have added even more items to the collection this year - and for the first time you are able to select 6 items from the Annual Catalogue.  Also there are extra benefits for hosting parties, and even more £££ to spend on your starter kit. (this will now be £162.50 worth of Stampin' Up! products plus a Free Stamp set all for £99)

So there is not better time than now to host a party or sign up as a demonstrator (more information on this can be found here)

To book a party, place an order or have a no obligation chat about becoming a demonstrator call me on 07914 360625

Be sure to pop back tomorrow, meanwhile

Happy Stampin'


Sunday, 20 January 2013

Scrapbookin' On Sunday

I hope this Sunday finds you safe and warm, as the snow is falling here on the Kent/London border and is now settling.

Today's Scrapbookin' on Sunday that I am sharing with you is using some of my old stash that I have had hanging around here for ages, the only Stampin' Up! item used is the Very Vanilla satin ribbon which sadly is now retired.

I have 4 scrapbook albums on the go one for me and one for each of the girls. Lucy hasn't yet seen this finished page as I just pop them in as and when I finish a layout. 

I just love the squeals of delight from the girls when look through it and see their added pages.

Well as I'm hibernating here inside today I'm going to do some more crafting - well once I have finished the housework (sorry didn't mean to swear)

Happy Craftin'


Saturday, 19 January 2013

Upcoming all day class

Why not come an join us for a fun day of crafting. We will be making a birthday book and a collection of cards.

The cost of the day will be £50, which includes all the materials needed to create the project. 

When: Saturday 16th February
Where: St Mary Cray, Kent
Time 10-4 pm  

I'm sure you deserve a fun filled day crafting, so why not spoil yourself and book your place now. Just email

Happy Craftin' 

Friday, 18 January 2013

Another Sneak Peak

Today's sneak peak show cases  items from the Sale a Bration range - Madison Avenue stamp set, Vine embossing Folder  and a new item from the New Spring/Summer Catalogue- Core'dinations card stock shown here in Primrose Petal but there are another 2 scummy colours available .

I'm really excited about Sale a Bration and I'm sure you are really going to love ALL the choice's that Stampin' Up! have given you this year. 

If you would like to make sure you receive a copy of the of either of these catalogues then please drop me an  email

Happy Stampin' 


Thursday, 17 January 2013

Cupcake Birthday

Today I'm sharing with you a card that I made last year at one of my classes using the Create a Cupcake stamp set and matching punch which I hadn't got round to posting.

Classes are lots of fun and a great way to meet new crafty friends. Classes are suitable for both beginners and experienced crafters alike. If you like near then St Mary's Cray, Kent then why not email me for more information,  alternatively I could come to you and your friends if the distance is not far.

Must dash as I'm planning next month's classes.....

Happy Stampin'


Wednesday, 16 January 2013

WOYWW ?????

Morning all....... thanks to all that past by last week it was nice to feel the love from fellow crafters. 

Today I got up at the crack of dawn as I'm a little behind designing the scrapbook pages for my club next week three down one left to go. 

As you can see by snooping around my desk we're going to be using Stampin' Up! s Candlelight Specialty papers and  the Ornament Keepsakes stamps with matching framelits. 

Can you spy the plant pot on my desk?      that was kindly decorated for me by the lovely Mrs C, the Hyacinth is just coming out and is giving of a lovely fragrance thanks Charlie.

Well must go need to get the last layout finished..........I'll share the layouts with you in a couple of weeks as I now the ladies often pop over here and I don't want to spoil the surprise for them.

Happy Stampin'


Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Just a little reminder that.........

There are only 6 days left to place an order for the My Little Valentine stamp set which comes with a free Simply Sent kit from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue.

Here is another project that I have made using two of the stamps from the My Little Valentine set and Simply Sent kit ,along with a Sneak Peek of another bundle that will be available in the Spring/Summer Catalogue - Hearts a Flutter 

Right must dash got to take Frank to his physo appointment then I can come back and craft for the rest of the day......

Happy Stampin'


Monday, 14 January 2013

Festival Prints Paper Stack

Here are two quick cards I made at Christmas but didn't get round to sharing with you using papers from the Festival  of Prints paper stack and the Scentsational Season stamp set and matching Framelits. 

The featured products are from the Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue which ends at the end of January and  means that all the yummy products will no longer be available to order and we wont know if they will make a return so if there is anything that you NEED then call me  or drop me an email  so we can get it ordered for you. 

If you have misplaced your copy you can view an on line copy by clicking on the brochure on my side bar.

Happy Stampin'


Sunday, 13 January 2013

Scapbookin' On Sunday

Here is a quick layout that I did using scraps that I had left over from one of my club kits last year using the Comfort Cafe DSP.

I've made a ribbon flower using the lovely ruffled ribbon in Pool Party and added some co-ordinating gems from my stash.

I can't believe that Amy and Victor have been together for nearly 5 years, it seems like only yesterday she bought him home to visit us the first time.

Yes it is a quick post as I need to start preparing my club kits for January...........if you would like a postal kit then please contact me on 07914 360625 or via email for more information or click here.

Happy Stampin'


Saturday, 12 January 2013

Sneak Peeks.........

Can you spy the Sneak Peek products that I've used on these two cards???

I've used three sneak peak products in total and they are:

  • Sycamore Designer  Series Paper - available during  Sale a Bration
  • Ribbon from the Sycamore Ribbon and Button collection - available during Sale a Bration
  • Honeycomb Embossing Folder - available to order from the New Spring/Summer Catalogue which is runs from the 1st February - 30th June 

If you would like to receive a copy of either of these catalogues them please email or better still why not host a workshop/party which will give you the chance to try before you buy!

I'm off to play with some lovely ladies today, be sure to pop back  tomorrow and have a look at Scrapbookin' On Sundays

Happy Stampin'


Friday, 11 January 2013

Punch Art

Just a quick post today as I'm enjoying playing with my new goodies and haven't managed to get anything photographed yet  (batteries in camera have died on me) ...... so here's a quick card I made back for Halloween using  a selection of  punches and scissors.

Must dash as I need to make sure everything is put away before I go to work this afternoon as if not its been threaten with going in  the black Frank

Happy Stampin'

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Simply Sent Valentines

I only managed to create one finished item that I can share with you, before I got chucked out of my kitchen yesterday and banished from the house for the evening  as Heidi arranged a dinner party for her friends 18th, (she's been counting down to hers since Christmas day only another 29 days to go)

The stamp set I was playing  before Mr Up's arrived with my pre-order from the upcoming New Spring/Summer Seasonal was My Little Valentine and the Simply Sent kit  that is on offer up until the 21st  January more details here

 Here I have made little card to match the size of the envelope in the Simply Sent Kit, using the Small Heart and Scallop Edge Border punches  and one of the stamps from the My Little Valentine set

And on the inside of the card I have added one of the two designs of the notelets as my inner....

To place your order for the items used in this project or any other Stampin' Up! products call me on 07914 360625 or drop me an email at 

I'm off to try and play with me new goodies again

Happy Stampin' 


Wednesday, 9 January 2013


Whats  On Your Work desk Wednesday....I've seen  lots of blogs posting about  this  over the past year and thought that it would be fun to take part in.

It might even help me keep some order in my house toooooooooo as I seemed to take over the kitchen every week last year........Yes one moaning Frank!!!

Its nice and tidy for a change as I know exactly what I'm doing as I did the proto-types earlier in the week.  here  I'm ready preparing for my next batch of swaps for my downline for our team training event next Saturday.......

Well I must crack on with these as Mr Up's is due with a box full of goodies and its an ideal time to play whilst my table is clear!!!!!!!!!!

Happy craftin'


Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Sale a Bration............

What is Sale a Bration?  is a question from those of you who are new to Stampin' Up!

It is the largest Stampin' Up! promotion  of the year where you get the chance to earn  free stamp sets and accessories!

Every year from mid-January until the end of March, Stampin' Up! gives you the opportunity to earn fantastic, limited-edition stamp sets and accessories.  Sale a Bration products are not available for purchase and will not be in any future catalogues.  During the promotion period you can earn FREE products by doing any of the following:

Spend:  You'll receive a free Sale a Bration product when you spend £45 or more on Stampin' Up! merchandise. There's no limit — for every £45 you spend, you can select another FREE Sale a Bration product!

Host:  You'll receive a free Sale a Bration product bundle* when you host a workshop of at least £ 300    — this is in addition to all of the regular hostess benefits!

Join:  During Sale a Bration, anyone who joins as a demonstrator can choose any stamp set from our current Idea Book and Catalogue! signing up as a demonstrator during this Stampin’ Up!s 25th year  is extra special as they have added 25% more products to your starter so kit so instead of £130 worth of products for  just £99 you now may choose up to £162.50 worth of products

  • Click HERE to contact me during January - March to get your copy of the Sale a Bration Catalogue, to book a party or to place an order to earn FREE products

  • If you would like more information about becoming a demonstrator then please click HERE or call me on 07914 360625 for a no obligation chat.

*I will be show casing the Product Bundle (this is new and again a celebration gift from Stampin' Up! as they celebrate 25 years) over the coming weeks so be sure to pop back and have a look at what I have created with it....

Happy Stampin'


Monday, 7 January 2013

Sale a Bration Sneek Peak

Here's a sneak peak of a card in three different colourways  I've made using just one of this years Sale a Bration stamp sets

Not sure what Sale a Bration is all about?  then why not pop back tomorrow to find out all about it and how great it is this year as Stampin' Up! celebrate their 25th Year.

Happy Stampin'


Sunday, 6 January 2013

Scrapbookin' On Sunday

I know we haven't much  of the white stuff recently but here's a picture that I scrapped in November which was taken  much earlier in the year..... I love the way that scrapbooking allows you  to tell you and your familys story using your photographs to create something that will be treasured for generations to come.

In this class we used brayer and masking techniques, along with the Snow Flurry Die and lots of glitter.

If you would like to start scrapbooking then why not join my scrapbook club, this months featured papers are Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper.- Just email for more details.

Happy Stampin'


Saturday, 5 January 2013

Talking Tag

With Talking Tag, you can send a gift that is uniquely you. Talking Tag is a message label you can attach to cards, invitations, gifts . . . anything! Personalise birthday cards, gifts or even record quick instructions for a recipe. Now your pictures really can say a thousand words!

How to send a voice message:
  1. Download the FREE TalkingTag™ App on you smartphone from, iTunes® or Google Play™.
  2. Adhere the message tag to your card or gift.
  3. Open TalkingTag™ App and scan the code.
  4. Record your message (recording starts immediately, so make sure you’re ready!).

You will have the opportunity to listen, re-record, cancel, or confirm your message after you’ve completed recording it. Each label allows up to 60 seconds of a greeting, song, or product message. 

To play the message, recipients will need to download the app and scan the code. Messages are saved for two years, so they can listen to it over and over.

How to Buy Talking Tags:
Buy ‘em by the sheet! You get 10 tags for just 9.50 €/£7.25 (item 129723). Contact me by email or call 07914 360625

Helpful Tips:

  • Adhere Talking Tag to a flat surface, otherwise the scanner can’t read the code.
  • Multiple tags can be attached to one surface, but don’t place them too close together. When scanning a message, you shouldn’t be able to see another code on the screen.
  • Do not write or place any decoration over the label.
  • Talking Tag has a permanent adhesive and cannot be repositioned once attached to a surface. Attempting to remove it could tear the label, making it impossible to listen to the content.
  • A Talking Tag message label can only hold one message. Once a message is confirmed, it cannot be deleted or re-recorded.

Happy Craftin'


Friday, 4 January 2013

My Little Valentine ............. Special Offer

Everyone loves a little treat don't they? I know I do...especially when it comes in the form of Stampin' Up! Specials!

To celebrate 25 years of  Stampin' Up! they will have a year packed with promotions and the first up is the 'My Little Valentine' Promotion.

When you purchase the My Little Valentine Stamp Set you will get a
FREE Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit from page 35 of the Seasonal Catalogue

Clear Mount Stamp Set £9.95

FREE Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit 

This offer runs from the 3rd January until 21st January so to be sure you don't miss out email to place your order.

Happy Stampin'


Thursday, 3 January 2013

Rose Red Butterflies

Here is a quick card made using  stamps from the Creative Elements  and Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp sets. The photograph doesn't pick up the fact that the butterflies  are in 3D. This type of quick card is great for using up your scraps of DSP - the one used on this card is from the Floral District collection.

Happy Stampin'


Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Delightful Dozen

I'm still in the middle of planning my upcoming classes for the rest of the year, but I can 

share with you my next Saturday Special Class  which is on  Saturday the 19th 

January 10am - 12.30pm  

Delightful Dozen Card Making Class - Join us and make a collection of cards featuring the Delightful Dozen Stamp Set and resist techniques using different mediums.
Cost of the Class is £12 or free if you order the Delightful Dozen Stamp Set, booking for this class will close on the 9th of January so call me on 07914 360625 or email me at to book your place. 
Happy Stampin'


Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year!!!

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my blog readers and any one else that passes by a 

Happy New Year!!!!

and may 2013 be full of craftiness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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