Exciting News

Would you like a FREE (yes I did say free) copy of the new Stampin’ Up Annual Catalogue?


Well, its on its way, and although the new Annual Catalogue doesnt go live until the 1st June 2017, I will be sending out copies within the next couple of weeks. This will give you plenty of time to paw over the pages and put together your wish lists. 

Anyone who has shopped with me within the last 6 months will automatically receive a free copy but if you would like one too, I would be very happy to send you a copy completely free of charge. Just leave me your details either on my blog or on my Facebook page and I will pop one in the post for you.

The catalogues do cost £5.00 each if you order them from the Stampin’ Up Website but I will not be charging if you request one direct from me. So make the most of this opportunity and request your copy now. 

Let’s face it, who doesn’t love a freebie? 

Thanks for stopping by.

Debbie x

A happy hello

Well it’s been about 5 months since I have posted on my blog. I had a lot of things going on in my work and personal life which meant creativity having to take a bit of a back seat for a while. I am very pleased to say that I have now made it back and hence the “Happy Hello”.

There are people you meet in you life that come and go but there are others who you just connect with and you know will just be there for you forever no matter what. So this was a card I made for my bestie Sue, who has always been there for me. I just wanted to let her know that I appreciate her friendship and thought this was a really nice sentiment.

The flowers are from the Avant Garden Stamp Set and the sentiment from the Tin of Cards Stamp Set.

I really hope Sue likes it and I hope you like it to.

All the products I have used are listed below and link directly to my Stampin Up shopping page. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Debs x

Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock

Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock

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Perfect Plum Classic Stampin' Pad

Perfect Plum Classic Stampin’ Pad

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Tin Of Cards Photopolymer Stamp Set

Tin Of Cards Photopolymer Stamp Set

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Avant Garden Photopolymer Stamp Set

Avant Garden Photopolymer Stamp Set

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Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad

Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Pad

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Dapper Denim Classic Stampin' Pad

Dapper Denim Classic Stampin’ Pad

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Regals Enamel Shapes

Regals Enamel Shapes

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Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

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Pootlers Design Team – Glampers Greetings – Week 4

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I can’t believe it is week four already! To think that I kept putting off volunteering to be on the design team and I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge. If you have been considering it but have not quite been brave enough, just do it. I have never had much confidence in my abilities when I see other peoples creations but I now realise, it doesn’t matter as long as you enjoy yourself.

I have had to learn how to take a semi decent picture, add a watermark and set up links etc so not only has this process pushed me creatively, but also technologically. I now feel a lot more confident with the whole blogging process so it has been a win win for me.

Anyway, back to the project. I know by the time you all see this, Halloween has been over and done with for almost a month but I made these for my two children as a little Halloween treat using the Glampers Greetings stamp set. You wouldn’t automatically think of Halloween when you initially look at the stamp set but I couldn’t let the opportunity go by without using the little bat and pumpkin stamps along with the Halloween sentiment in this set. I had some Christmas chocolates for a project I was working on and just covered them with the Halloween Night DSP from the Autumn-Winter Catalogue along with the Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper and Basic Grey/Black cardstock to make the toppers. I hope you like it, my Children certainly did.

All of the items used for this project are listed below. And that’s it … my final project for the November Design Team. I’m actually a little sad that my turn is over. I will definitely have no hesitation in volunteering for something like this again. I really had fun.

Thank you for stopping by.

Debbie x

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Glamper Greetings Photopolymer Stamp Set

Glamper Greetings Photopolymer Stamp Set

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Many Marvelous Markers

Many Marvelous Markers

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Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad

Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad

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Basic Black A4 Card Stock

Basic Black A4 Card Stock

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Basic Gray A4 Card Stock

Basic Gray A4 Card Stock

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Whisper White A4 Card Stock

Whisper White A4 Card Stock

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Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper

Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper

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Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper

Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper

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Fast Fuse Adhesive

Fast Fuse Adhesive

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Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Punch Corner Project Life

Punch Corner Project Life

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Layering Circle Framelits Dies

Layering Circle Framelits Dies

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6″ X 8″ Cellophane Bags

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Pootlers Design Team – Glampers Greetings – Week 3

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Well here we are on week three already. I have been desperately trying to find different ways to use these stamps to show their versatility but kept coming back to the same idea. The caravan and sentiment “home is where you park it” just cries out to be a picture in a frame or a wall plaque. I thought this would be quite cute to give someone who lives in a static caravan possibly.

Anyway, I used the backing board from the foil/glimmer paper because it is much sturdier than our usual card and I cut two identical heart shapes, sticking them together. I then did my very best to shabby chic it up a little by using numerous coloured inkpads to make the grungy type base. I then stamped 3rd generation images from the grateful bunch stamp set to create the background and the flowers which I punched out using the coordinating punch.To be honest I have never really ventured into the vintage and shabby chic style so I’m not sure I have entirely captured the look.

Using a standard black journaling pen, I created the faux stitching around the heart shape and finally stamped and coloured the caravan image and sentiment. Punching a hole and threading some blushing bride stitched ribbon, the project is complete.

As I say, its not something I would normally create but using a stamp set that you haven’t chosen yourself pushes you out of your comfort zone and forces you to think in a completely different way to your norm. I rather like the outcome this week, I hope you do too. All materials used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by.

Debbie x

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Pootlers Design Team – Glampers Greetings – Week 2

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Ok, so here it is, week 2 of the Design Team Challenge using this Glampers Greetings Stamp Set.

I spent quite some time pondering over the best way to utilise the caravan stamp and to be honest, found it really difficult. I cant wait for weeks three and four ha ha.

Anyway, after much deliberation I decided to pair the stamp set up with the beautiful By the Shore DSP in the Annual Catalogue. The colours just seemed to cry out holiday by the seaside.

I then decided to go for a Z fold card, the first one I have made actually and I found it really easy to do. It looks more difficult to do than it is.

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Ta da! and here it is in its full glory.

I used the Happy Birthday sentiment and then picked out the balloons, trees and bunting from the smaller elements.

Its not my usual style of card that I would make but then I suppose that is why I put myself forward for the Design Team, to challenge myself.

I really hope you like it, and if you are interested in purchasing any of the products used, just click on the product links below.

Thanks for stopping by.

Debbie x

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Pootlers Design Team – Glampers Greetings – Week 1

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I am extremely excited to announce that I have been selected to be part of the November Pootlers Design Team. As such I am required, along with four other team members, to submit projects I have made using a stamp set selected by Pootles, our “Team Mother”. This is the stamp set I was given! To be honest, I wasn’t exactly over the moon with the choice, this really wasn’t a set I had given a second look to in the catalogue. However, I have embraced the challenge and have surprised myself with the results.

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And here is my first project…

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I decided to break the stamp set down into the smaller elements rather than looking at it as a whole. The first image I was drawn to was the Christmas Tree and voila, A Christmas card and matching tag.

I did consider using another stamp set in my stash to add the sentiment but decided to stick with what was in the set and therefore used the rather American term “Happy Holiday” instead of our traditional “Merry Christmas”

I hope you like my first project and if you wish to purchase any of the products used, please click on the links below.

Thank you for stopping by and please come back next week to see if I have managed to come up with another project from this set.

Debbie x

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Christmas Card Sets

Christmas Card Sets

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So time is moving swiftly on and Christmas is sneaking up on us yet again. I have decided to put myself out there a bit more this year and have signed up for a couple of local Christmas Craft Fairs …gulp!

With this in mind, here is one of my creations for my stall. It is a small 3 x 3 set of cards, all with the same design using the totally adorable Snow Place Photopolymer Stamp Set along with the “Ho Ho Ho” stamp from the Oh What Fun Stamp Set. I stamped the penguin on a separate piece of card and cut him out using the coordinating Snow Friends Framelits and popped him up on some foam pads to give the card a little bit of dimension.

I made a set of six cards along with coordinating envelopes using the envelope punch board and tied them all together with a red and white stripped ribbon to match the penguins red and white stripped scarf.

All I have to worry about now is that they actually make it to my craft stall and not get stolen by my children who have rather taken a shine to them. I can see me having to make quite a few of these.

Anyway, all of the products used are from Stampin Up and if you would like to recreate this project, the items used are listed below. If you click on any of the products you will be taken directly to that product on my online store.

Don’t forget to add the hostess code for this month 3MM2SW2J if your order is less than £150 otherwise you are the hostess and you earn your own rewards.

Thanks for reading

Debbie x

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