Autumn Thanks

Hi there crafters.

These were the thank you cards I sent to my customers in september.

The stamps featured are 142198 Totally Trees and 141614 Thoughtful Banners.

 On some Whisper White cardstock, cut to 4 3/4 by 5 3/4, I stamped the three naked trees in Early Expresso ink. 

The canopy was stmped over top in So Saffron ink, its subtle, but the overall look is much better when it is finished.

The leaves themselves are stamped with Cherry Cobbler and Cajun Craze ink. I went with an autumn feel to match the season. I added some extra leaves at the base of the tress.

The ground and sky were sponged with Pear Pizzazz and Soft sky inks.

I layered this onto some DSP I had left over from the retired Have a Cuppa stack. It has tiny leaf shapes on it, this was then placed on to the card blank, (7 by 5).

The sentiment was stamped using Cherry Cobbler ink and cut with the matching framelit dies.

All the supplies used are available to purchase at:

Hope you like this project.

Happy crafting.

Moroccan Style

Hi Crafters, 

Today’s card features the Paisleys and Posies stamp set, (142196) from the annual catalogue.

The top of the card was stamped in versamark ink, aligning the design as carefully as possible. The images were heat embossed with copper embossing powder.

The ower half of the card was covered with some Moroccan DSP.

The panel was mounted on to some Emerald Envy cardstock.

The greeting was stamped and embossed in the same way and cut out using a die from the mini treat bag set.

Some additional embellishments were cut using the coordinating thinlit dies. These were glued down behind the banner, which was raised up on dimensionals.

The supplies used to make this project can be found at:
Happy Crafting

Why I love Stampin’Up 

I have recently been asked to share my reasons for joining Stampin’Up.

I have crafted for many years, used a variety of products, and like many Crafters… I lost my creative mojo. 

Then I discovered You Tube….and more specifically a lady called Sam!  She was using coordinating punches and stamps. I liked that!  No cutting out!

 I kept watching…. The cardstock and ink match too and so does the patterned paper. 

Now I’m thinking this is genius, I need some of these products. After ordering as a customer…  Several times…. I looked into joining. I could then get a discount and maybe think about making a business at a later stage. No obligation, no need to “sell”. So during Sale-A-Bration 2015, I went for it. 

The stamps were very impressive. Great, crisp images everytime. 

So now, I get great products at a discount,  rewards for buying and selling, access to a wonderful crafting community, and more recently gained a team member to share my experience and goodies with. And look what we can create!

So easy with the right products. 

Browse the shop at:

Happy Crafting! 

Pretty Cupcake 

Hi Crafters,  welcome to my blog. 

I would like to share this “sweet” card with you today.

This has been created using the Sweet Cupcake stamps and dies.

The icing was stamped using Pink Pirouette, (stamped off) for the first layer.

The second layer was also stamped with Pink Pirouette.

The final layer was stamped twice with Blushing Bride.

The base of the cake was stamped in a similar fashion but only using  Crumb Cake ink. 

The images were die cut with the coordinating framelits. 

The greeting was stamped with Crumb Cake ink, with details added in both pink inks. This was die cut with the banner die from the set. 

On a piece of white card,  I  stamped some splatters with all 3 colours as a back drop for the image. This was matted onto Blushing Bride DSP and added to a note card.

The cupcake was layered in the centre of the card with dimensional adhesive, the greeting added below which was creased to create  the look of a banner.

Some Wink of stella glitter finished the design.

Thanks for stopping by.

The products used  are listed  below, and can  be purchased at:

Sweet  Cupcake photopolymer stamp set

Cupcake Cutout framelits

Timeless Textures clear mount stamp set 

Touches of Texture clear mount stamp set 

Gorgeous Grunge clear mount stamp set 

Pink Pirouette Classic ink pad

Blushing Bride Classic Ink pad

Crumb Cake Classic Ink pad

Subtle Designer Series Paper

Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen