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Pink and Purple Garden in Bloom

How pretty is this bright scene of flowers?  This is a simple yet effective card using the very versatile Garden in Bloom Stamp Set. The recipient was one of my Card & Cuppa attendees who recently celebrated their Birthday. Using a combination of Rose Red, Flirty Flamingo and Perfect Plum I created this pink and

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May Flowers for an April Birthday

A friend (and Stampin’ Up! fan) celebrated their Birthday last week, so I obviously made them a card. Although their Birthday was in April, I chose the May Flowers Framelits Dies to create this project. I began by creating a wall using the Brick Wall Embossing Folder.  To achieve this  look, I gently rubbed the

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Eastern Palace Bundles

As it’s 1st May, it’s time for me to show you the fabulous limited time Eastern Palace Bundles. There are two early release bundles available, the Starter Bundle, perfect for the beginner crafter, and the Premier Bundle for the more avid crafter.  They are packed full of goodies including stamp sets, new In Colors, Designer

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Customer Thank you cards – Bunch of Blossoms

I love sending thank you cards to everyone who places an order with me.  As a local independent business I really appreciate every order. Here is the card that should have arrived if you’ve recently ordered from me, either online or in person. It’s a simple card where the stamping is the star with no

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Saying Hello – Eastern Palace Suite

I’ve got something really exciting to share with you today. Although the new Annual Catalogue isn’t launched until 1st June, Stampin’ Up! are releasing one of the Brand New product suites a little early.  Say Hello to Eastern Palace. Here’s a little video from Stampin’ Up! showing some of the items in the suite. This

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – All the ‘T’s

Happy Monday. I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Due to the Easter Bank Holiday, we had just one Card & Cuppa Class last week where the attendees made this project. It was all the ‘t’s with a tongue twister of Timeless Textures together with Tip-Top Taupe! We make a lot of feminine style

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Saying Goodbye – Designer Series Paper

Are you a fan of the Designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalogue? The Blooms & Bliss DSP and the Serene Scenery DSP Stack are both big favourites of mine this year. This is a simple project from my recent Spring Card Crafting Extravaganza that uses a piece as a background for a notecard.  Other

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Saying Goodbye – Hostess Sets

I’m sure I’m not going to be the only one who is going to miss the Love You Lots Hostess Set when it retires. This set has been so much fun to use and obviously I adored the frog image in it! However, I found the hedgehog image really great to use too.  Here’s another

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Punch Art card for Easter or Spring

I hope you’re enjoying the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend. At last week’s Card & Cuppa classes, we made this bright punch art card for Easter or Spring. I’d seen other punch art daffodils on Pinterest but they were made with 5 petal punches.  As daffodils have 6 petals these versions were bothering me, so I

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Fun with Stampin’ Up! at OnStage Live in Amsterdam

I’ve just returned from a Stampin’ Up! Event, OnStage Live in Amsterdam.  An event where a group of 800+ Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from across Europe joined together. An important part of these events is sharing inspiration, and we achieve this by swapping ideas.  Each person makes multiples of the same design and then swaps their

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