Monday, 31 December 2012


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Hello & welcome to my new blog!
As the name suggests, this blog is to showcase all things Stampin' Up! 

Between myself and the super talented Jen we will be posting new projects daily, holding blog candy competitions and generally enjoying Stampin' Up goodies! kick us off, I am offering £15 of free Stampin' Up! goodies (excluding £4.95 postage) to one of you, my lovely followers! 

Blog candy rules...
  1. Become a follower (and please stay...I get upset when people leave!)
  2. Post about my candy on your own blog
  3. Browse the catalogues via my links on the sidebar to choose your lovely freebies
  4. Pop back on 1st January to see if you are the lucky winner!
  5. Email me with 7 days to claim your prize!

So I look forward to seeing you tomorrow with my first project post!

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Sketch Saturday #239

Good morning sketch fans!
Well how was your Christmas? 
Mine was was fab to spend it with my brother and his wife and my nephew, as well as my Mum & Dad...not often we get such a family Christmas! 

So we are back after our 2 week challenge, and this time we are sponsored by

 This was made for one of my end of year orders. The papers are First Edition, Love Letters, and the seam binding and gems are from my stash.

I don't know how you got on for Christmas pressies, but I got rather alot of goodies...or should I say 'baddies'?? 3 boxes of Lindor, 2 boxes of luxury choccies, 2 bottles of wine, 4 bottles of cider and a litre of Smirnoff! What does that say about me I wonder?? ;) As for Keiran, I couldn't begin to count how much confectionery he got! Suffice it to say that he won't be spending his weekly spending money on sweets or chocolate til at least Easter!


Well bye for now...looking forward to seeing your creations! :)

Monday, 24 December 2012

Sale-A-Bration sneak peek #7

Are you all ready for Christmas? If not, I hope it's not too much stress for you :/
I am pretty much all done now so I am going to relax, go to church, take Keiran to see Santa and visit family...happy days!

Before I go, I'm going to show you another Sale-A-Bration card, using the wonderful, vibrant colours.

This really is a lovely stamp set of 3 sentiments and 3 versatile! 
To get the graduated colour on the hummingbird I first coloured the whole stamp in Pool Party, the the tips of the beak, wings and tail in Island Indigo, then gently blended the two colours...all this was done with Stampin' Write markers before stamping. I did this twice, then cut one of them out and attached it over the first image to give the illusion over hovering.


Supplies used:
Card - Whisper White, Island Indigo
Stampin' Write Markers - Island Indigo, Pool Party
Papers - Sycamore Street
Dies - Labels
Stamps - Bloomin' Marvellous

If you would like me to order any Stampin' Up! products for delivery right to your door, (and get your freebies) please don't hesitate to contact me on 07915 698577 or email me at

Bye for now and Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Sale-A-Bration - Sneek Peek #6!

Good afternoon!
I have another Sale-A-Bration card for you today, using some gorgeous, bright, non-Chrismassy colours!

Isn't it lovely? I love this combo of colours. They are inspired by some of the Sale-A-Bration papers that you may have seen in some of my other posts this last week.


Supplies used:
Buttons - Sycamore Street
Baker's Twine - Whisper White
Card - Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Ribbon - Rich Razzleberry stitched grossgrain
Stamp - Petite Pretties
Punch - Petite Curly Label
Stampin' Write Markers - Pool Party, Calypso Coral

If you would like to receive any of the fabulous Sale-A-Bration items for free, all you need to do is spend £45... for each £45 you spend you can choose one Sale-A-Bration item FREE! How cool is that??

If you would like me to order any Stampin' Up! products for delivery right to your door, (and get your freebies) please don't hesitate to contact me on 07915 698577 or email me at

And don't forget to become a follower and you could win £15 Stampin' Up! vouchers to go towards that spend to qualify for your freebies!

Ok...back to work now...I'll be back tomorrow with my final sneak peek before Christmas! :)

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Sale-A-Bration sneak peek #4 & Less Is More

Good morning you lovely LIMettes! 
All ready for Christmas? 
I thought I was, but still got some bits to finish, including the annual 'Keiran calendar'...oh well looks like I'm going to be busy Christmas Eve!

So this morning over at Less Is More, Chrissie and Jen have set us the challenge of 


Now other than having had a few of them with the PTA last night, I don't really have much in the way of crafty stuff to use for that theme. Then I wondered if a colour would do?
So this is my drink related card...
I have used another stamp from the Feeling Sentimental stamp set from Sale-A-Bration, and stamped it in Early Espresso! Hope I can get away with that ladies! 
I also matted it onto Early Espresso card and used Early Espresso baker's twine.

Close up...
I've used a lot of Early Espresso here...well it's early and I need an Espresso before work to wake me up after last night!

Bye for now!

Supplies used:
Card - Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Stamp - Feeling Sentimental
Baker's Twine - Early Espresso
Embellishments - Antique Brads

If you would like me to order any of these products for delivery right to your door, please don't hesitate to contact me on 07915 698577 or email me at

Friday, 21 December 2012

Aother Sale-a-bration Sneak peek

Morning, Jen here with another sneak peak for you... The sale-a-bration products this year are fantastic... don't you think...

This is part of a simple note-let set using one set of the stamps... I'll show you the other 2 on Sunday....

Stamps, Paper, Buttons & Ribbon All Stampin Up Sale-a-bration
Stampin Up Markers
Whisper White Twine

If you want any Stampin Up items please contact Lizy on 07915 698577 or email at and don't forget there is a chance to win a gift voucher for SU goodies if you become a follower...

Jen xx

Here comes Santa Claus!

Good morning!
I have a very quick little project to show you this morning...
I originally got the idea from Jak Heath and just had to have a go!
I've made some for the kids and some for the adults.

 Adults' ones
 Kids' ones


Aren't they great! I'll pop back later and list the choc that I to get to work now!
Have a nice day! :)

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Sale-A-Bration sneak peek #2

Hello crafters!
As promised, here is another sneak peek of the fabulous new Sale-A-Bration products.

 Aren't the colours in these papers just gorgeous? This is probably the boldest card I've ever made and I have to admit, I was a little scared at first that all the patterns may be too much....but now I love it!

Products used:
Papers - Sycamore Street
Stamps - Pretty Petites
Punch - Petite Curly Label
Ribbon - Pool Party from Sycamore Street set
Ink - Rich Razzleberry


If you would like me to order any of these products for delivery right to your door, please don't hesitate to contact me on 07915 698577 or email me at

Have a fabby day...see you soon! :)

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Something for teacher!

Good evening!
I am here with a quick post to show some little gift packages I have made to fill with yummy choccys for Keiran's teachers and the lollypop lady.
These have very simply been made by printing some of the new Nordic papers from Pink Petticoat, and using a template from the current issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft.

 Side view...
I tied them with some organza ribbon, added greetings punched with Stampin' Up! Word Window and finished with Martha Stewart punched snowflakes and gems.

All 5...


Don't forget, if you would like to see the sneak peeks of the gorgeous new Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration products, pop on over to my new blog.

That's it from me tonight...bye!

Papillon Pot-pourri


So It's my turn to share a little Stampin Up inspiration today and this is a little card I made earlier in the week using these fabulous butterflies...

Stampin Up Supplies:
Stamps: Papillon Pot-pourri, Tiny Tags
Punch: Elegant Butterfly, Jewellery Tag
DP: Designer Stack - Subtles
Markers: Lucky Limeade, Pool Party & Regal Rose
Twine: Whisper White

If you would like to purchase any of the above supplies, make sure you contact Lizy on 07915 698 577 or email at  Don't forget to become a follower and get the chance to win £15 of SU goodies...

Jen xx

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Sale-A-Bration sneek peek #1

Are you excited???
I am!!!
Because I have new Sale-A-Bration goodies!! 
Of course, if you've popped over from my other blog, you'd know that! If not, don't worry....I'm going to be showing you a sneak peek of some of the items over the next few days!

Here is my first one...
Isn't it fab?? It's one of a set called Feeling Sentimental...there are 4 stamps in this set. I stamped it on Crumb Cake using Cherry Cobbler. 

A close up...
I don't have a sewing machine so I drew white lines around my panels, then pierced along the lines to look like stitching. 

Products used:
 Card - Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Real Red & Bashful Blue
Stamp - Feeling Sentimental
Embellishments - Mini Brads
Other - Uni-ball gel pen, paper piercing tool


The Sale-A-Bration products will be exclusively available FREE with each purchase of £ if you spend £90 you can choose two items FREE, £135 gets you three items FREE, etc. 

If you would like me to order any of these items for delivery right 
to your door (who wouldn't?), please contact me on 07915 698577
or email me on

Ok more tomorrow! :)

Bloomin' Marvellous! (SNEAK PEEK!)

Good evening all!
Ooooh I'm VERY excited! My new stash of Stampin' Up! goodies arrived yesterday and I've finally had a chance to play with them tonight! And it includes some of the new EXCLUSIVE Sale-A-Bration products too! 
I have used one of the sentiments here on this card but if you would like to see more, I shall be blogging them HERE on my new blog over the next few days! 
I have used some brads I found whilst trying to make space to put all my new goodies!

A close up of the sentiment...
Isn't it fab?? Love it! Such a Yorkshire Dad says it all the time!


Right, I think it's time for a cuppa!
Don't forget, pop on over to my new blog for details of the new Stampin' Up! products!

Paisley Butterflies

Good morning!
Hope you are well? 
I have a rather 'fussy' card to show you this morning...well more fussy than usual lol!

I didn't have the colour card I wanted for my butterfly or leaves so I coloured my card before die cutting, then added more colour to the main butterfly after.

Supplies used:
Card - Whisper White
Papers - Paisley Petals
Dies - Sizzlits Little Leaves, Embosslits Beautiful Wings
Stamps - Happiest Birthday Wishes
Markers - Cajun Craze, More Mustard
Ribbon & brad from stash

If you would like me to order any of these products for delivery right to your door, please don't hesitate to contact me on 07915 698577 or email me at

Flutterby Wednesdays - Open

Well bye for now...see you tomorrow :)

Monday, 17 December 2012


Good morning!
I have just made this super cute, quick card when I popped into my craft room for something!

It's hard to see, but I have scored 3 lines up the card, then added the three ridiculously simple! Haven't decided on a sentiment yet. 
As for a card recipe....white card blank and 3 glitter flowers from my stash!


Don't forget to go check out my new blog here and join in with my blog candy! :)

Bye for now!

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