Monday, 30 June 2014

25 Years!!

Today is a very special day for me - 25 years ago I married the love of my life, my best friend ..... Frank - sorry ladies he's all mine!!

and here is the card that I made for him.........

I won't show you all the sloppy words I put in it........LOL

I'm just loving this stamp set as it makes making cards so easy!!

Well I must dash as we're off out to continue our celebrations, catch you all tomorrow for the launch of the New Catalogue!! but remember today is the last day you can order from the Spring/Summer catalogue or from the retirement lists.

Happy Craftin'

Sue Xxx

Say Goodbye....Stampin' Up!s Retirement Lists

Sadly its that time of the year when Stampin' Up! Retire some of their products to make way for new products in their new Catalogue which will be available from the 1st July.

Please remember once the items are gone THEY ARE GONE!!!!!

You can view the retiring stamps HERE

You can view the retiring accessories, papers, punches, dies, etc HERE

Please also remember that not all the items in the Spring/Summer Catalogue will carry over to the new Annual Catalogue in July.

You can place an order directly on line here at my online store, by dropping me an email or giving me a call on 07914 360625

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Scrapbookin' On Sunday

For this week's post I'm going to share with you  some of my favourite layouts using soon to be retired papers. 

This first one is using the I am Me DSP and the Thinlit Card Dies

This second layout uses the Venetian Romance DSP and Papaya Collage and Swallowtail Stamp sets.

and this third one uses the Afternoon Picnic DSP.

By soon to be I mean that tomorrow is the last day that you can order them, as ALL the current designer series papers will change with the New Catalogue which launchs on the 1st July.... I can't wait as I have seen a few papers that I want to play with NOW!! 

Happy Scrappin'


Saturday, 28 June 2014

Saturday Sneak Peaks

Here is the last Sneak Peak in my series as the Catalogue goes live in 3 days time........ 

This card uses the Work of Art stamp set which I have already given you a sneak peak of and also show cases one of the stamps from the Traveler set too. The ink and card stock are 2 from the New 2014-2016 In color collection - Lost Lagoon and Hello, Honey

I can't wait to place my wish list changes every time I look at the catalogue!!

Happy Craftin'


Friday, 27 June 2014

Zoo Babies 1st Birthday Card

For today's post I'm going to share with you a card that  I made for a member of  my churches congregation asked me to make, it was for her Great Great Grandson..........

Obviously the sentiment is computed generated but all the other items are Stampin' Up! products.......some of them from the New Catalogue which launches in just 4 days time!!

Happy Stampin'


Thursday, 26 June 2014

Make a Wish

Today is my hubby's birthday so I am going to share with you the card that I made him as I know its safely  in his hands.......... Happy Birthday Frank!!!

This card uses the colours found in the Retro Fresh Washi Tape - Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Pool Party and Baked Brown Sugar.

Well must dash as have lots to do before we're off out to start our celebrating  -  firstly by taking that plane. we were supposed to  2 years ago!!

I'm leaving blogger to post whilst I'm away so lets hope all goes well and they go up on time.

Happy Craftin'


Wednesday, 25 June 2014


A pretty tidy work desk here today compared to two weeks ago..... its that time of the year when I need to catch up with my paper work and fill in my dreaded tax return.

Just going to have a coffee and browse a few desks before I start though......and when I've finished my paper work I'm going to finish the commissioned card that I'm working on.

Thanks for passing by


Lower Price Starter Kit

Less than a week to go to take advantage of this offer ........Do you love a bargain like me???

For the past 3 weeks Stampin Up have released a lower price Starter Kit of £50.  This offer ends on the 30th June.

You can choose any items you like up to £55. PLUS a business pack worth £45. It's a great way of joining my team if you already have a lot of Stampin' Up! goodies and want a low cost outlay.

During this promotion the regular Starter Kit of £99 (£130 worth of goodies) is still available as usual. It's great to have options

It really is a great time to join with so many exciting things happening, here are a few of them-

  • Join from 30th May and you get to choose Pre-Order items in your Starter Kit. These are items that are not available to the public until 1st July.
  • Your first quarterly target is not due until the end of September 2014.
  • You can register for the hottest ticket in town - the Stampin Up Convention in Brussels in October 2014 
  • Project Life is coming very very soon and these exclusive products could be yours before they launch to customers
  • Access to the pre-order of the Autumn/Winter catalogue in August
  • Be a member of our fun, friendly and supportive team - Frankiesue's Daises

If you want more information then please do email me on the email address at the top of my blog or if you have already decided you want to go for it then click HERE and you could be one of Frankiesue's Daisies in the next 15 minutes (once you have decided what you want in your kit!)

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Anniversary Card

Today I can share with you a card that I made for my friends Kim and Mark who also celebrate their Silver Wedding anniversary this month.

I used main image from the retiring stamp set This Day Forward, the words and numerals are from Memorable Moments both which have been stamped in Vesra Mark and embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.

Remember that there are only 6 days to order any of the items on the retirement lists or items from the Spring/Summer Catalogue  so place your order before its tooooooo late!!!!

Happy Stampin' 


Monday, 23 June 2014

Masculine Monday

For this week's Masculine Monday post I am going to share with you one of the cards that we made in class this month. 

This again features the Clockworks stamp set.....why is it I find something I really like and it ends up on the retirement list. Here I have used it with the Chevron Embossing folder and the Four You sentiment stamp set. 

My ladies had fun using the stamp  ma jig to put the clock together...... my next class is on Wednesday 2nd July please contact me for further details.

Happy Stampin'


Sunday, 22 June 2014

Scrapbookin' On Sunday

This week I'm going to share with you some pages that I did in the Mini Memories Simply Created Album which I am doing as a gift for Frank's godson.

Here I have decorated the front cover with elements from the kit. Inside I have also used the Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape as decoration.

Here is a picture of the contents of this mini album kit..........and it's only £12.50  and you can add extra pages and embellishment if you wish.

Remember that there are only 8 days of our current catalogues left, to place your order before its tooooooo late.

Happy Scrappin'


Saturday, 21 June 2014

Saturday Sneak Peaks

As promised I'm back with another sneak peak from the New Stampin' Up! Catalogue which is available to order from 1st July.

Here is a stepped up version of the same card this time I've added some flowers, more card stock and pearls.....

Have you spied the new products yet?  I have used the one of the new incolors - Blackberry Bliss ink and card stock along with one of the 3 punches in the Itty Bitty Accents Punch pack these also have co ordinating stamps.  I'm just loving this new colour.............

If you would like to receive a copy of the catalogue and are not a regular customer of mine, please contact me and I will pop one in the post for you. The cost is £5.00 including postage and packing and will be refundable when you place an order with me for £45.00 or more.

Happy Stampin' 


Friday, 20 June 2014

Sympathy Card

I know its not a nice subject but we all need these type of cards from time to time. Here is one that I made using the Oak Tree from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set and the words from the Love and Sympathy Set.

I used by block and inks  to create the back ground effect, was fun to do but there again I like getting messy.

Here is the inside of the card, using  the verse that is in the Love and Sympathy set.

Be sure to pop back tomorrow for a sneak peak from the New catalogue. 

If you would like to receive a copy of the catalogue and are not a regular customer of mine, please contact me and I will pop one in the post for you. The cost is £5.00 including postage and packing and will be refundable when you place an order with me for £45.00 or more.

Happy Craftin'


Thursday, 19 June 2014

Lipbalm Holders

Here is another project that I have made for fairs - lip balm holders.

After making a box for the lip balm (or you could pop a lipstick inside) i've decorated the outside using the Dress Up framelits with polka dot dsp and addedstitchedibbon as a belt. I think there pretty cute.

The Dress Up framelits, stitched ribbon and Polka dot Dsp are all on the retirement list so make sure you order yours before its too late.

Happy Craftin'


Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Birthday Dress Card

Today I'm going to share with you a card that I made using the scraps of  Ruffle Stretch trim and the Dress Up Framelits both of these items are on the retirement list.

The sentiment is from Thats the Ticket Stamp set which has a co ordinating punch - Ticket Duo Builder.

Remember that there are only 12 days of our current catalogues left, to place your order before its tooooooo late.

Happy Stampin' 


Tuesday, 17 June 2014

A little gift set

For today's blog post I would like to share with you some gift sets that I made to sell at some craft fairs they make a great gift.

These little Decorative Window gift boxes where easy to decorate - which I did using the Petite Petals stamp set and matching punch.

Inside these gift boxes are tea light that I decorated again using the Petite Petals stamp set. (I will let you into a little secret I did another 100 of these tealights  at the same time for my church's Sunday school for mothers day).

The matching  card uses one of the sentiments from the Perfectly Penned stamp set (which is retiring) and has been stamped and cut out using on of the framelits from the Apothecary Accents set.

Watch out for tomorrows Weekly Deals.

Happy Craftin'


Monday, 16 June 2014

Masculine Monday

A quick post today, this is a card that I made for a Birthday Swap that I was in with fellow demonstrators.

It uses the Gorgeous Grunge and Four You stamp sets. I did put a little rhinestone on the "i" in wishes but forgot to take a photograph of that.

Happy Stampin'


Sunday, 15 June 2014

Scrapbookin' On Sunday

Here are the other two layouts that we did last month using the Kaleidoscope DSP.

On this first layout I have used the Scallop Edge Border Punch on the Glimmer paper behind the DSP and used a white gel pen to doodle some patterns on to the black card stock. I love this picture of my little sis.

I love the bright vibrant colours in this collection of dsp, and here have used the patterns in the paper to pull your focus onto the centre circle of Strawberry Slush card stock. In case your wondering these pictures where taken in Ireland and you have to wear swimming hats in their pools. 

Remember that there are only 16 days of our current catalogues left, to place your order before its tooooooo late.

Happy Scrappin'


Saturday, 14 June 2014

Saturday Sneak Peak's

A little later than I originally planned but here is this weeks sneak peek from the upcoming 2014 - 2015 Stampin' Up! catalogue.

This card show cases the new Work of Art stamp set, the new project life corner punch and the Naturals Designer Series Paper stack. 

With the launch of the new catalogue I'm starting up a NEW Stampers Group/10 Club

I am looking for 8 people to complete the group for the latest 10 Club starting in July. Help spread the cost of buying crafting goodies by joining one of the clubs.  You commit to spending £15 per month for 10 months (or more) (plus postage unless you collect), and for one of those months, YOU become the ‘virtual hostess’ and earn AT LEAST £25 to spend on anything you want from the current catalogues.

You will also receive :-

  • a FREE copy of any catalogues that launch during your membership
  • a personal shopping experience complete with guaranteed after-sales customer care
  • Stampin’ Up! News and Updates as soon as they happen via regular newsletters, blog posts and Facebook posts.
  • Offers and giveaways personally chosen by me

Seriously, what have you got to lose ?

For more information, or to secure your place, please contact me at or telephone me 07914 360625

Happy Craftin'


Friday, 13 June 2014

Morning Meadow Birthday Card

I know I can safely share this card on my blog today as I hand delivered it to the recipient on Wednesday evening.

This card uses another of the hostess stamp sets this time the flowers from Morning Meadow stamp set which also co ordinates with the Pansy Punch. 

Sadly the Little Leaves sizzlit die was on the retirement list and has already sold out. So if there is any thing that you had your eye on please don't leave it too much longer or you could be sadly disappointed.

Be sure to pop back tomorrow for another sneak peak from the new 2014-2015 catalogue - well I have sneakly shown you one today as well can you spy what it is........

until tomorrow

Happy Stampin'


Thursday, 12 June 2014

In the Stars birthday card

Here is another card that we made in class using the Simply Stars stamp set.

For this card we first cut a smaller piece of Whisper White card stock and ran it through the Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing folder and the adhered it to the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals. We then stamped stars in Marina Mist and Crushed Curry inks before cutting them out, we punched out the smaller ones from the Brushed Silver card stock. The sentiment is from the hostess set Banner Greetings we arranged them along the bottom of the embossed card before adhering them with snail or stampin' dimensionals......

I wasn't sure how my ladies would take to another "Star card" especially as the last one took them a wee while to make........but they loved it.

Sadly these stamp sets are on the retirement list and the wooden "Simply Stars" set has already sold out, remember if there is anything on the list that you were thinking about ordering you really should do before its to late and you regret it.

and for those of you who saw my WOYWW post yesterday.........this is the result of my efforts and yes Charlie there is your card and prezzies............HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Happy Stampin'


Wednesday, 11 June 2014

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 262

I haven't posted a picture of my work desk for a few weeks now but here goes.........hanging my head in shame I hasten to add.

Here's my workspace.............

Its been a dumping ground for the last week or two...........and tonight I have a card class and I'm just finishing prepping so this is where I'm working now the other side of the kitchen

I think I better get it a little tidy by the time Frank comes home or I can see it ALL going in a black sack.

I'll be around later to look at your desk's when I give myself another coffee break, have a great day. If you've not heard about WOYWW then pop on over to Julia's blog.

Happy Craftin'


Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Need I say more than PROJECT LIFE is here!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stampin' Up!  have released a selected line of Project Life products for you to order from


before the 2014-2015 catalogues official launch on the 1st July.

You can view the products available to order at my on line store here - you may have to search for Project life but I know its there......... 

I had a play with my pre order items Saturday and came up with these layouts.

Below is a list of the products that I used to create the layouts, which are some of the items that you are able to order.

If you would like to receive a copy of the catalogue and are not a regular customer of mine, please contact me and I will pop one in the post for you. The cost is £5.00 including postage and packing and will be refundable when you place an order with me for £45.00 or more.

Happy Scrappin'


Monday, 9 June 2014

Masculine Monday

This week I would like to share with you some cards that I made using the On its Way Simply Sent kit, which can be found on page 161 of the Annual Catalogue.

The middle card is a case of the card that is pictured in the catalogue, on the other 2 cards I made use of my hexagon punch.

This kit is great value for money £10.95 and makes 8 cards (well I had more bits left over to make a couple more cards) to order yours please contact me or place an order on line here to ensure you don't miss out as they're on the retirement list.

Happy Craftin'


Sunday, 8 June 2014

Scrapbookin' On Sunday

This is one of my favourite pictures that was taken last year of me and my babies.......well young ladies is more like it.

This layout uses the Geometrical stamps set and Triangle Punch, page 26 in the Spring/Summer Catalogue which when bought together give you a saving of 15%.

The colours I have used in this layout co ordinate with the colours found in last months class kit - Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Basic Black. I have also used the Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing folder and Chevron Ribbon.

I'll be back next week with some more layouts that used the Kaleidoscope DSP remember that all the Designer Series Papers will be retiring, some of which are discounted be sure to check out the retirement list and order yours before it's too late.

Happy Scrappin'


Saturday, 7 June 2014

Saturday Sneak Peek's

From now until the 2014-2015 Stampin' Up! Annual catalogue goes live on 1st July every Saturday I will show case some of the new products with you.

This week I would like to share with you an  extra special exclusive sneak only a handful of demonstrator's  received this  stamp  and a set of Blendabilities  at Stampin' Up!s  regional training event in a Prize Patrol, just one of the perks of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Blendabilities are Stampin' Up!'s NEW alcohol markers. Here I used the Cherry Cobbler collection and  my blender pen with one of the 2014-2016 incolor inks - Hello, Honey to colour in the centre of the flower.

Be sure to pop back next week, as today I will be playing with my pre-order goodies, which arrived yesterday along with several packets of these

The lovely new catalogue that I will be getting ready to send out to my customers really soon. 

If you would like to receive a copy of the catalogue and are not a regular customer of mine, please contact me and I will pop one in the post for you. The cost is £5.00 including postage and packing and will be refundable when you place an order with me for £45.00 or more.

Happy Craftin'


Friday, 6 June 2014


Today's card features the other flower that can be found in the Happy Watercolor stamp set.

Here I  have used Blushing Bride and Stazon, corner rounded the card stock and added some of the new delish Gold Bakers Twine.....

Remember that not all the products carry through from the Spring/Summer Catalogue so make sure you place your order real soon.

Be sure to pop back tomorrow where I will share with you a Sneak Peak from the up coming 2014-2015 Stampin' Up! Catalogue until then

Happy Stampin'


Thursday, 5 June 2014

Anniversary Stars

Just a quick post today on a variation of a card that I have shared with you before.

This time I used the brides wedding colours from 4 years ago - Glorious Green, Black and Silver........I can't believe it's been that long seems like only yesterday I was busy making all the wedding stationery.

Happy Stampin' 


Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Extended indefinitely..........

Great news Stampin' Up! have now extended their weekly deals indefinitely, so be sure to check out the website every week on a Wednesday for the lastest deal.

This week the following items are on offer - 

Happy Craftin'


Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Baby Prints

Whoops a daisy.........been busy prepping my class for next Wednesday, I nearly forgot to post on my blog today.

This card  uses a couple of items that will no longer available after 30th June. One its the stamp set Baby Prints -  the Clear Mount set is £13.97 a saving of 30% and the 5/8" Crochet trim Victoria. 

If you love this stamp set then please don't miss out as 15 English stamp sets have sold out already!!!!!  

Happy Craftin'


Monday, 2 June 2014

Masculine Monday's

Today's Masculine Monday card feature's the Clockwork stamp set which is sadly on the retirement list.


So if its on your wish list I suggest you order it real soon or you may be disappointed. Ink colors are Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango and Midnight Muse. 

Happy Stampin'


Sunday, 1 June 2014

Scrapbookin' On Sunday

This week I would like to share with you a couple of layouts that we did last week at Scrapbook Club using Stampin' Up!s Kaleidoscope designer series paper.

This first layout is again of the Happy Couple, I used a black and white photo as it showed off the colourful confetti I made using the circle from the Itty Bitty Shape Pack.

And on this second layout I decided I wanted to use the black and white sides of the papers. I've mounted the photo on the lovely Silver Gimmer paper. The sentiment used on this layout can be found in the Just Sayin stamp set and is cut out using the co ordinating framelits - Word Bubble.

The Kaleidoscope DSP is now on the retirement list along with all the other Current Designer Series Papers, be sure to order yours before its to late...

 Happy Scrappin' 


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