mother's day card using a christmas set | tutorial

6 March 2015

Hello and welcome to my blog.

Today I have created a beautiful card for Mother's Day by using a non-traditional Mother's Day set. I used a Christmas stamp & die set; Wonderful Wreath - well it's not just for Christmas is it? It's about getting the most from your products and the good news is that this set is still available! Yes it's one of the *returning favourites* and you can save money by purchasing it in bundle :) Double yay!! And it's available in French and German.

Anyway, on to the card - because you all came to see the pretty card right?

flip window card | mother's day | tutorial

5 March 2015

Hello and welcome to my blog.

Today I have another card for Mother's Day to share with you. It's fast approaching - Sunday 15 March for the United Kingdom although in Europe we celebrate it later on in the year during May.

I have again used the Sweet Laughter stamp set. I am currently using the French set Merci Maman and it is also available in German (if you click the words in blue the link will take you direct to the relevant stamp set in my Online store).

Stampin' Up! Starter Kit ideas | the new die cutter

4 March 2015

Hello and welcome to my blog.

There is no better time to join Stampin' Up! than during the current Sale-A-Bration. My recent blog post here details the fabulous offer that is running until the end of March 2015.

In summary you can choose 175€/£130 worth of product and only pay 129€/£99 and receive some free gifts and a free business starter kit, all delivered free of charge with no additional purchase required or risk involved.

So today I am continuing my mini-series detailing ideas for your *Starter Kit* because it is fully customisable - that's right - you get to choose what is in it!  How awesome is that!

If you missed my post about customising your Starter Kit if you are just starting out in card making and paper crafting then click here for more details.

pop up box card | mother's day | video tutorial

3 March 2015

Hello and welcome to my blog.

Today I have a pop up box card to share with you. I made one a couple of weeks ago and shared it on my blog here and on Facebook and had a lot of positive comments. This time I made one with a Mother's Day theme and turned my video camera on to share the construction with you.

Here is the card ~


As you see in the video the great thing about this card is that it folds completely flat for posting and so you can also create a personalised envelope with the amazing Envelope Punch Board.

Here is the video, watch it here or at YouTube, remember to watch in HD and give it a thumbs up if you would like more video tutorials from me.



Here are details of the stamp set in English, absolutely gorgeous and so many possibilities!





I will have a number of cards and projects to share with you over the next week using this set :)

Here is a close up photo ~



And here are my Stampin' Up supplies ~


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Thanks very much for reading and watching, please visit here to see the awesome giveaway that I am offering this week and have an amazing day.x


If you enjoyed this project please use the code BCXXCDWY to support me (this code should be entered in the box that reads *Do you have a hostess code?* on the Stampin' Up! checkout page). All hostess codes correctly entered will earn a free gift direct from me. If you use this code and your order is at least £120/150€ excluding shipping I will send you a free *make and take kit* of my choice. If your order is over £150/200€, please do not use this code as YOU become the hostess and get the Rewards. Learn more about the code here.


I have recently added a page to the blog at the top (in English) (pour rejoingez mon équipe click ici) about joining my Stampin' Up! team. If you would like to join me and my team during the Sale-A-Bration event (ends 31 March 2015) in addition to the free items from Stampin' Up! that you can choose on joining, I will also send you a Sweetheart Punch as a welcome gift and a thank you from me.



pootler's blog hop | winner

3 March 2015

Hello and welcome to my blog.

Thanks to everyone who visited and left comments along the blog hop. We had a fabulous hop and are planning to do it again at the end of April 2015.

For now it just remains to announce the winner (drum roll) ~


Ta da!! Thanks for reading, I'll be back later today with a video tutorial.x

painted blooms thank you cards | giveaway

2 March 2015

Hello and welcome to my blog.

Today I have a set of thank you cards to share with you and a giveaway! So read on :)

I just love the Painted Blooms DSP pack. I have a number of family birthdays coming up so decided to make some thank you cards as gift sets. 

I teamed the DSP with the matching colour of card stock and ink(from left to right, top to bottom - Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi, Crushed Curry, Rose Red, Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride). The size is a sheet of A4 Whisper White cut lengthways into four and folded in half. 

The inspiration came from these notebooks made by Sam/Pootles.

Here are the cards ~



I actually have one set extra so I thought I would do a giveaway. For this set I added 6 silver envelopes from my stash and constructed a vellum holder for them all ~


To win this set of cards all you have to do is place an order with me in my Online store before next Sunday (8 March 2015) midnight CET and I will select one random winner. (Please note that I can only take orders from residents of the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Holland and Austria).

There is also no better time to place an order as Stampin' Up! have added some more great items to the already awesome Sale-A-Bration event. Check out the new items in my recent blog post here. Remember each £45/60€ spent earns you a free gift and we are in the last month, Sale-A-Bration ends on 31 March 2015.

Thanks for reading, good luck with the giveaway and have a great day. 

I will be back tomorrow with my weekly video tutorial so subscribe via Bloglovin' or YouTube to ensure that you don't miss it.x

If you enjoyed this project please use the code BCXXCDWY to support me (this code should be entered in the box that reads *Do you have a hostess code?* on the Stampin' Up! checkout page). All hostess codes correctly entered will earn a free gift direct from me. If you use this code and your order is at least £120/150€ excluding shipping I will send you a free *make and take kit* of my choice. If your order is over £150/200€, please do not use this code as YOU become the hostess and get the Rewards. Learn more about the code here.

I have recently added a page to the blog at the top (in English) (pour rejoingez mon équipe click ici) about joining my Stampin' Up! team. If you would like to join me and my team during the Sale-A-Bration event (ends 31 March 2015) in addition to the free items from Stampin' Up! that you can choose on joining, I will also send you a Sweetheart Punch as a welcome gift and a thank you from me.




Sale-A-Bration Update | more free items added!

1 March 2015

Hello and welcome to my blog. 

Today I am here with a Sale-A-Bration update. More items are being added to the free with purchase Sale-A-Bration catalogue for the month of March 2015. Not only was Sale-A-Bration a brilliant time to shop and join Stampin' Up! but now it just got even better!

These new items are added to the SAB catalogue and are also available as one of your SAB gift choices if you are purchasing the Starter Kit. Here are the new items and a little bit more about them. First up we have an amazing stamp set~


It also available in French and German. The large *thanks* is great to colour in with the Blendabilities, Markers or watercolours.

Next we have some more embellishments~


All the colours here match the 2014-16 In Colour collection, doesn't that Baker's Twine look so thick and lush?

The third item is another stamp set~


Again more colouring opportunities here and stamp on the far left would be perfect as a background stamp for adding extra interest to your card.

Finally the pièce de résistance *drum roll*~

24 sheets of vellum in a stack (6" x 6")! Translucent vellum - seriously how awesome is that. More opportunity for colouring or beautiful simple layering on your creations.

To see some creations with these items click here but the possibilities are endless! (la français est ici)

Remember you get one free item for each 60€/£45 you spend in the Annual and Occasions Catalogues in the online store. And you can only get these items and the other Sale-A-Bration freebies until 31 March 2015. So just over a month - not long. Better get shopping now!

All those joining Stampin' Up! during the Sale-A-Bration period get to choose some free gifts. Option 2 comprising of two items from the SAB catalogue includes these new March items!

Thanks for reading and have a great day.x

If you enjoyed this project please use the code BCXXCDWY to support me (this code should be entered in the box that reads *Do you have a hostess code?* on the Stampin' Up! checkout page). All hostess codes correctly entered will earn a free gift direct from me. If you use this code and your order is at least £120/150€ excluding shipping I will send you a free *make and take kit* of my choice. If your order is over £150/200€, please do not use this code as YOU become the hostess and get the Rewards. Learn more about the code here.

I have recently added a page to the blog at the top (in English) (pour rejoingez mon équipe click ici) about joining my Stampin' Up! team. If you would like to join me and my team during the Sale-A-Bration event (ends 31 March 2015) in addition to the free items from Stampin' Up! that you can choose on joining, I will also send you a Sweetheart Punch as a welcome gift and a thank you from me.








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