Friday 12 July 2013

Fabulous You

Good morning, I hope you are all enjoying the new catalogue as much as I am!  I have just had a UPS delivery and I am so excited, but I am trying to contain my excitement long enough for a quick blog update for you all. 

It is another birthday month this month with lots of birthdays and other occasions to celebrate for.  It's also my birthday month for a big special birthday, but let's not mention that just yet as I am trying to put it off for a bit longer!

Today's cards are all products from the yummy new catalogue.  The two cards here are the Fabulous You stamp set.  No matter how many times you look through the catalogue (and I do lots!) there is always stamps that you miss, but this is a stamp set a customer bought and after that it just kept popping out at me from the catalogue.  What a great girlie set for wedding/engagement congratulations, friendship or birthdays.  It is a small set of 3 stamps so a great little purchase without too much guilt!  I just love the shoe in the embossed silver as I have done for these two cards. 

The colour for the card is  Rose Red which has moved from the Subtles collection and is now in the Regals, I am so glad this colour did not retire as I do like it a lot.  The background is the Ex Libris background stamp, it provides an instant card front design in just one inking and stamping, such a time-saver!  The butterfly is so delicate too in this set and with the sentiment it is a really lovely set to have in your collection. 
I have dressed the shoe with a little Boho Blossom and a Vintage Button with some pearls and sparkles.  The large pearls we now have are perfect for the centre of the Boho Blossom small flower and they also fit perfectly in the centre of the larger vintage button (not used here). 
After my Rose Red card, I thought I would use a different colour scheme for another card.  This time I have used Daffodil Delight.  The image is still embossed silver here, but I have made little daisy flowers with the smallest Boho Blossom flower and just a standard hole punch for the centre.  The 'Happy Birthday' for this one is from the Create a cupcake stamp set.  This one was a postal friendly card so I used a rolled ribbon instead of a tied bow and secured the ends inside the middle loop with a brad.

I used some vellum cardstock overlay on the card which was embossed with the Polka Dot emboss folder.  Just a little warning if you do this, you might want to be a bit careful with your glue as I found after when mine was a little visible on the top edge.  You could create a little decorative strip to cover it here.

Look at these new colours on the last card I have made, these are the new In Colours 2013-2015 again.  This is also the Mosaic Madness stamp set and co-ordinating punch from the new catalogue.  I have added some embossed pieces too and layered it over a background made up of white punched pieces.  The 'Happy Birthday' you will recognise is again from the Create a cupcake set.  I am loving the Strawberry Slush colour.

I even added a little extra saying inside the card from the same stamp set.

If you are excited about all the new products or you just need something topping up, to place an order, book a party or come to a workshop held by me email me at

Tuesday 2 July 2013

New Catalogue - It's here to share!

2013-2014 Annual Catalogue

The new catalogue has arrived!  I'm so excited to be able to finally share it all with you........Just click on the link under the catalogue picture take a look inside....and see for yourself.  

Not content with giving a whole new annual catalogue, Stampin' Up! are also running some great offers alongside the new release today. 
Grab a Greeting Offer - 25% off selected greeting sets!
Everyone needs a stamp set to grab with birthday greetings, celebrations or thank you messages in them.  A fantastic saving on these selected sets to cover just about any occasion you may need to for all you project creations.

Single Stamps Offer
Just need a single stamp for a card in between deciding on your next must-have set from the catalogues?  Stampin' Up! are responding to customer's wishes and have put together a small selection of single stamps which can be purchased from now until 31st August 2013.  Click on the image here for a larger view and order numbers.
Best of 25 Years Stamps Sets
As a celebration of 25 years of business, each month until October 2013 an additional set of stamps will be released to bring back old favourites and to introduce one new image.  Just click on the images here for larger view of the June and July sets.  What a great way to get a flower or butterfly collection!
If you see anything you would like to buy then just send me an email and we can collate an order.  If you prefer, you can order and have items sent direct to you for just £4.95 P&P.