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Four for the price of Three on DSP!

Paper Every Where

I have to admit that I just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper and I feel sure that you are no different!

Four for the price of Three on DSP is back!   Those wonderful people at Stampin Up have done it again!  Another amazing offer to make July the hottest crafting month EVER!

As a Result of popular demand, Stampin Up are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper: consequently, we are offering three packages of select Designer Series Paper and you get one FREE during July! YOU CHOOSE all packages!

This sale includes select Designer Series Paper from the annual catalogue (see list below). Why not take advantage of this excellent opportunity to stock up on lots of pretty paper!


All you need to do is contact me on or dont delay and shop now at Cottage Crafter 24 hour shopping!!!
Below are some of the amazing papers included in the offer – so much lovely paper, how do you choose between them all!
I cant wait to see what YOU make!

Price (Pounds)

Item Description Page Price (Euros)


Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper  


13,25 € £10.25
146284 Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper 189 13,25 € £10.25
146921 Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper 189 13,25 € £10.25
146902 Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 190 13,25 € £10.25
146897 Best Route Designer Series Paper 190 13,25 € £10.25
146913 Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 190 13,25 € £10.25
146331 Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper 190 13,25 € £10.25
146289 Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper 191 13,25 € £10.25
146916 Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper 191 13,25 € £10.25
144177 Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper 191 13,25 € £10.25

Colour, Colour Everywhere

Colour Revamp

Every year in Stampin Up we get some lovely new colours – called In Colours and they stay with us for two years. Every few years we get a colour revamp and this year is it. I have to tell you it has to be one of my favourites!

To make it even better Stampin Up have put together an amazing offer:

From 1st July 2018, new recruits to Stampin Up will receive the new colour revamp colours in their starter kit….ABSOLUTELY FREE!  How amazing is that?

So if you have ever thought about Joining Stampin Up, or even thought about re joining stampin Up, now is the time!

Drop me an email at and I will be happy to talk through what your Stampin Up Journey will look like!


Privacy Policy – Important

Dear All

Privacy policy…we have all heard so much about this in the last few months till we are totally fed up with it. However, it is really important that our electronic data is protected.

So, to enable me to comply with the law, new legislation and ensure that you are clear about how I and my website use your data, I have added a Privacy Policy page.

Please take a moment to review the information – I am going to leave it in place so you dont need to review all at once but please let me assure you of a couple of things:

1. I do nothing with your name and email address other than to update you when there is a new blog post out.

2. I will never, ever pass your details on to anyone else….ever.

3. If you ever want to stop receiving my blog post updates, all you have to do is email me and I will remove all your details from my list – no questions asked.

Please, please remember to review the Privacy Policy page and you can email me on if you need any further information or if you wish to be removed from this site… questions asked…ever.   Thank you x

Delightful Daisies in the Middle of Winter!

Delightful Daisies

Back in November I attended the Stampin’ Up! OnStage conference. As part of that I joined with a group of stampers to do a project swap.  I used the Delightful Daisies stamp set in the middle of winter for my make for the other girls.

I, therefore,  laboured for hours over what I would make as it had been a while since I had been to On Stage or joined a swap. I didn’t want to let the other girls down as I know they are an amazingly talented group of girls. I had to really pull the rabbit out of the hat!

Just Breathe

At the end of many hours the Just Breathe sentiment was the last item that I added to the card and it symbolises completing the project and most of all I was able to sit back and look at what I felt was a satisfactory project.

I hope that you like this card and you can find the projects by clicking the link to the right up there!

Products in this Project

Daisy Delight stamp set

Delightful Daisy DSP

Daisy Punch

Faceted Gems

Gold Embossing powder

Whisper White Cardstock

Night of Navy Card Stock

Daffidul Delight

Old Olive Card Stock

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock

Vellum Paper

Burlap Ribbon

Metallic Thread in Gold

Simple and New!

Simple New Products and Simple New Ideas!

Stampin’ Up is launching their new Annual Catalogue on 1st June and with it come a whole host of Simple and New and fabulous products!

It is so exciting and I love it when the new launch comes around. I am always so happy that many products remain and then seeing how the new products sit alongside them.

I will be featuring some new colours, new products and new ideas over the next few weeks – and I still owe you a video! Its coming I promise…

Hostess Sets

This card featues one of the Hostess Sets – Hand Delivered. I chose this as my first project from the new Catalogue beacuse I always think these are over looked and this one  – in my opinion – is ablsolutely adorable and so versatile!

I have teamed it with a paper from one of the 6×6 stacks of DSP  – this one is called Garden Impressions and features some of the new ‘In Colours’  – more about these in the next post! and I stamped out the skirt and paper pieced it into place!

I have coloured the little flowers, the legs and the placard with Water Colour pencil using colours that match as far as possible.

The card stock is Whisper White and Pacific Point.

As I mentioned – there will be more next time of the new ‘In Colours’ and the whole colour palette refresh – lots to share on this point!

Until next time – remember to stamp your place in the world!


Fancy Fold Male Card (or how to smash at Fathers Day!)

Fancy Fold Male Card

At the end of April and beginning of May I took a small holiday and totally forgot to blog this Fancy Fold Male card for you whilst I was gone!

Male cards are something of a nemisis for me even though I have a house full of men: father, husband and two sons!

I still dread having to make cards for them. Male cards at Christmas…? even worse and usually a complete disaster!

And then…I found this amazing fancy folded card. I would love to say that it was all my own idea..but it was not! The Fancy Fold was something I found on Pinterest (the original idea is from a lady called Samantha Clayton at and I knew instantly that my next male card was going to be made with this fold. Chances are that all of my male cards are going to be made with this fancy folded card!


I work fulltime as well as being an Independant Stampin’ Up! demonstrator so I dont always get everything done that I would like to. However, I am going to put a video out showing how to make this card shape…then stand back and see what you all make of it!

I have used extra thick whisper white card stock, and matched it up with True Gentleman DSP, Gold foil sheets and Night of Navy ink and Trult Tailored stamp set.

The inside of the card is finished with a Birthday Sentiment – I have so many male birthdays in a year!Customers can buy all of these items by clicking the link up there on the right. You can also use the shopping code for a extra benefits with a qualifying order.

I will be back with that video shortly but until then remember to stamp your place in the world!

In the Trees

In the Trees

Just a quick post this time to share this very unassuming stamp set – In the Trees.

I am currently on leave in Lisbon but I wanted share this quick card with you to let you know that I wish we could hang out more!


I had loads of fun making and used the amazing Stamparatus to help me get that hammock perfectly lined up.  After that it was a piece of cake!

The new catalogue will be due out at the end of May and you will be able ot order your very own Stamparatus then and see how it will change the way you stamp forever!

Until next time…when I hope to bring you more news on the up coming new catalogue!

Dragonfly Dreams Card Set

Dragonfly Dreams Card Set

I had temporarily lost my Dragonfly Dreams dies on my desk after the last time I had used them. So I decided that the simplest way was to clear my desk. Whilst doing this I found lots of scrap DSP and Very Vanilla card stock. I did find my dies too!


I then had a light bulb moment….team the Dragonfly Dreams and the scrap card stock to make a set of cute Thank You cards!

The DSP is scrap from the Sweet Soiree Speciality DSP. I then die cut the dragoflies in Silver card stock and used the amazing Stitched Shapes Framelits to die cut the DSP and Very Vanilla card stock.

I hope I get inspired like this more often as these made a super cute gift for a friend of mine when teamed with  envelopes, a lovely pen and a ribbon to tie everything together!

Fresh Dragonfly Dreams

Fresh Dragonfly Dreams

I was trawling Pinterest a few weeks ago – don’t we all do that? or is it just me? and found a wonderful card by this lady Laurie Jennings LINK HERE.

I loved her card but wanted to try and make it my own.

Instead of the lovely soft pinks that Laurie used I chose to go with spring greens.

It is such a wonderful design that Laurie came up with and I thank her for the inspiration.

Stampin’ Up! Inspiration

Stampin’ Up! Inspiration

Stampin’ Up! inspires me constantly. In Stampin’ Up! we are a big family and have lots of people around us. I am proud to have Zoe Tant as my upline and am regularly inspired by the fantastic projects she creates.

This next project came directly from Zoe and she very kindly allowed me to CASE (Copy and Share Everything) this next card. You can see Zoe’s original card and lots of other amazing projects on her blog here.

Cake Soiree Inspiration

I just love this stamp and die set! I can see so many occaisions when it is perfect!

For both these cards I have used a watercolour technique back ground.  I love the fresh finish that the water colour can give and it just adds a pop of colour without over powering the cake!

For the first card I have also used some numbers from the Cake Soiree accessories pack and for the second card I have used the fantastic sentiment from the stamp set.

How do you make these cards yourself?

You can buy all of these items by clicking on the link to the right there which will take you to my online shopping page where you can see lots of items on the clearance rack as well as some great products at full price but if you use the shopping code and your order qualifies, then you can benefit from the Stampin’ Up! rewards programme as well as receiving a little thank you gift from me!

Items used in these Projects

Cake Soiree Stamp set

Sweet Cake Framelits Dies

Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit

Flirty Flamingo Ink pad

Berry Burst Ink pad

Silver Foil Sheets

Silver Embossing Powder

Aqua Painters


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