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Category: Chalkboard paper

Hello Life!!!

Hello there!!!

I am delighted to sit and write this blog entry tonight!  It has been a most busy week since I blogged with you last – mostly boring stuff like work but I was delighted by my eldest son ‘popping’ home for the weekend. He is in his first year of his post grad job and working and living in Forres in Scotland – a long way from where we live.  Obviously, we don’t get to see him as much as we would like, however, his work brought him closer to home this last week, to Glasgow and when he found he was going to have to stay in Glasgow for a further week with his work he decided to head home.  Not a hard decision I guess: four hours from Glasgow to Forres, do his own washing and then four hours back on Sunday or an hour and fifteen minutes from Glasgow to Carlisle, MUM will do the washing and then an hour and fifteen back on Sunday…NO CONTEST! Terrific to see him and spend time with him even if it has meant a very hectic weekend.

So, I promised I would do a Project Life project this time around, and I fully intended to. My printer however, had other plans and when I started printing photo’s out on it, they got progressively worse.  My son – see above – informs me that what I really really need is a printer that prints photo’s and not a document printer that will crank out the odd pic now and again! New photo printer duly ordered!

I didnt want to have NOTHING to blog so I thought I would try and used the pics that did come out okay, and here they are…The event was New Years Eve 2014 – MB and I found ourselves with no children and no plans for New Year, We did a last minute hotel booking, caught the train and headed into London for the fireworks and some child free fun.  I am not going to spoil all by telling the whole time right now as I still want to Project Life it, but these are some of my favourite moments…


I have used the `Hello Life Project Kit (137949 £22.95) to show off these pictures.  Now I am always a little wary of kits I have bought elsewhere as they never seem to have enough to make a solid project and you always have to add to them, but when this arrived and I was going through the items, I quickly realised there was almost enough kit to do this twice!!! so a very generous kit indeed and it comes with the metal frame as well so DOUBLE BRILLIANT!!!

4I really love the die cuts and the letters ( lots and lots of letters!!) in the Hello Life Project Kit, all the little silver spring pegs are included as well as the Bakers twine. There is some fabulous Crushed Curry ultra thick twine to make pompoms but I decided to not use them this time around as I have another set of pics in mind for the pompoms. But they are in the kit!


You can also make this little shaker heart frame and all the little hearts in Basic Black, Silver and Crushed Curry are all included as well as a self adhesive foam circle to make it easy as pie to make. Yes, those are Giant M&M’s …..

2The kit is teamed with a Photopolymer stamp set – Hello Life (137136 – £22.95)  which has 10 stamps in the set and will get lots of use on other projects!!!  Perfect for Valentines as well as other occasions.  You can see I have used the heart stamps with Whisper White stamp pad on BlackBoard card stock. These would look brilliant in any of the new Color Box Chalk Ink colours that feature in the Spring Summer catalogue which can be viewed HERE.


All in all, I think this is a fabulous project kit – whether you use it yourself or gift it to someone you know has an event to say Hello Life about…..If you want to purchase this kit or any other Stampin’ Up! item, please either email me on  or visit my online Stampin’ Up! shop where you can shop 24 hours a day! Here is a link to the online Stampin’ Up! shop right here.

I hope you enjoyed looking at the Hello Life Project kit…until next time remember to stamp your place in the world! xxxx

Sale-a-Bration is ON! and Hello Valentine!

Hello there lovely Ladies

I said I would be back and I am – this is the first of this months posts where I am hoping to be a bit of an enabler….I have A Valentines Tutorial for you.  In the not too distant future I am hoping to be able to bring you video, however, for the moment I have pictures!!!

But…before that I just want to remind you that Sale-a-Bration is on!

Sale-a-Bration…What is it all about?

Sale-a-Bration is the time to Earn FREE Products!!!!  It is an amazing EVENT perfect for Crafters!

  • Sale-A-Bration items are amazing this year! You get a free item with every 60 €/£45 purchase. Which free item are you going to redeem? Download and view your very own copy of the Brochure HERE

    •  Have you seen the new amazing Sale-A-Bration items you can earn for free? See the Brochure by clicking HERE
    •  It’s the best time of year to host a Stampin’ Up! workshop because you get extra host benefits, and your guests can earn free product! Contact me for more details on


  • Been thinking of joining my team? As an extra goodie, you can choose a spring/summer catalogue kit or 2 Sale-A-Bration items for free!

  • New members of my team who sign up during Sale-A-Bration can choose between getting a free Occasions Kit or two Sale-A-Bration items.  It’s the best deal of the year!

  • Can’t decide which Sale-A-Bration item is your favorite? Join my team and you can pick two Sale-A-Bration items for free! You can join my team right now by clicking HERE and start choosing your favourite items for your kit and pick two Sale-A-Bration items FOR FREE! View the Sale-a-Bration brochure HERE.

Ok – a Valentines Tutorial…

I will list the products I have used at the end….

1. I took a piece of 12 x 12 Whisper White card stock and cut it to 6 x 12 then scored at the 6 inch mark folding it to make my card base.

2. I then cut a piece of Real Red card 6′ x 2 1/4′.  I embossed this using the Happy Heart embossing folder.


3. Then using the Chalk Board cardstock I punched out 6 hearts – my punch is the old heart punch but there is a gorgeous new one which I will give you details of below. I also used some old DSP which has red glitter polka dots on.


4. The DSP hearts I folded in half but the Chalk Board ones are sturdier so I used my Scoreboard to score them down the middle before folding them and glueing them together with Tombow wet glue – this has to be the BEST wet glue on the market – you get a minute or so to maneuvre your card around into place before it grabs and holds firm! Once these were glued and folded I popped them under a punch while they dried.IMG_0013 IMG_0014

5. Taking my Stamp a Majig, my photopolymer stampset Hello Life and Basic Black ink pad, I then stamped onto the polysheet, making sure to line my stampblock right into the corner of my Stamp a Majig.  I then lined this up onto my card base.

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6. I stamped the ‘Love’  and heart on a line from Hello Life and ‘You’ and ‘So Much’ from Crazy About You.  I really love the photopolymer stamps, they are so easy to position and get just right.  To get the red heart I inked up the whole image then carefully wiped away the Basic Black ink from the heart. I then used my Real Red Stampin’ Write marker to ‘ink’ up the heart just before stamping on my card.


Once this was all done, I assembled my card….I attached the embossed, Real Red strip with the hearts, glued on my 3d hearts and added a little sparkle to the tiny red heart.  And here is the finished card…..

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I hope you like this quick tutorial and here are the items I used:

Whisper White Card  – 124302 – £5.50

Basic Black Ink pad – 126980 – £4.95

Real Red Card – 106578 – £6.25

Real Red Stampin’ Write – 1000052 – £2.95 (also comes as multipack of 10 Brights £23.95)

Chalk Board Card – 137786 – £7.25

Hello Life Photopolymer Stamp set – 137136 – £22.95

Crazy About You Photopolymer Stamp Set – 137137 – £22.95 (also comes as Bundle with Thinlits dies  – see here on page 31 – £37.25)

Happy Hearts Embossing folder – 137364 – £7.50

Stamp a Majig – 101049 – £10.95

Simply Scored Scoring board – 122334 – £25.95

Tombow Multipurpose liquid Glue – 110755 – £3.25

Rhinestone Basic Jewels – 119246 – £4.50

If there is anything that you would like to buy please head over to here where you can place an order 24 hours a day!!!!   and remember if it is £45 or more you will get to choose a FREE item from the Sale – a – Bration products as well!

Ok, well I really hope that you like this Valentines project – if you want to shop you can click right here and be taken to my online shop. Next time I am going to be looking at Project Life – this is something I have had for a while and not really used but thought it would be terrific to explore together. So until next time, remember to stamp YOUR place in the world! xxx

Stampdelicious Relaunches for 2015!

Stampdelicious Relaunches in time for Stampin’ Up! Spring Catalogue launch!

I am delighted to tell you that in time for the launch of the Stampin’ Up Spring Catalogue, Stampdelicious is also relaunching!  It has been a funny old year in 2014: one filled with much personal change and gladly, most of it happy change. Whilst I have crafted I haven’t always had much time to show you what I have made. However….  

With the relaunch of Stampdelicious…

There will be…

Themed Stampin’ Up! projects

Project Life and Scrap book pages

Stampin’ Up! Projects with instructions

Instructional Video’s

24 Hours online Stampin’ Up! shopping (do I hear a YAY!!!!)

Hostess Code for virtual Stampin’ Up! party

So when will this all start?


You can now shop for Stampin’ Up! products 24 hours a day  AND see the most up to date Stampin’ Up! catalogues any time you wish! How cool is that?  Where?

Right here  – click HERE and be taken directly to the Stampdelicious 24 hours a day Stampin’ Up! online shop! Use the links at the top of the page to be taken to the shop, online catalogues and much much more! When you order this way the products come directly to you straight from Stampin’ Up! and you still get all the benefits ie Hostesses with a qualifying order can earn Hostess credits or up to £120 to spend on your favourite Stampin’ Up products! For more details see the tab at the top titled FUN FRIENDS CREATIVITY…..

So what else is coming?

Stampdelicious will be presenting Themed Projects – I thought it would be a great idea to have themed projects – it might be a specific stamp set,  or occasion or even a special colour…..but we are starting with Thank You!  My first project is a Thank You card, but this isnt just any old Thank You card, I have used some products from the Sale-a-Bration and from the new Spring catalogue!

What is Sale-a-Bration all about?

Sale-a-Bration is the time when Stampin’ Up! gives you FREE things! Oh Yes! and don’t we all just love FREE?

All you need to do is spend £45 from either the main Annual Catalogue or the Seasonal Spring catalogue  (Links to all of these in the tab at the top) and then choose what your favourite Sale-a-Bration product is! Simple!  and what is more there is no limit to how much you can chose so for every £45 you spend you get another FREE ITEM!!! (ie spend £90, choose two FREE ITEMS from the Sale-a-Bration products, spend £135, choose three FREE ITEMS from the Sale-a-Bration products etc).  BUT – this is a limited time only, Sale-a-Bration STARTS on 6th January and ENDS on 31st March 2015 – so lets get choosing so you get your favourite items….This is the BEST TIME to earn FREE ITEMS! You can see the full range of Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration products at this link – HERE.

Ok so here is my Thank You card….12The products I have used on this are the fantastic You Brighten My Day stamp set (from the Sale-a-Bration FREE ITEMS – available from 6th January HERE), Simply Wonderful stamp set (from the Sale-a-Bration FREE ITEMS – available from 6th January HERE),  I Love Lace stamp set (from the Annual Catalogue – available now  HERE), the brand new ChalkBoard paper (from the ALL NEW Seasonal Spring Catalogue – available from 6th January HERE) and the brand new ColorBox Chalk ink pad in Rose Coral (ALL NEW Seasonal Spring Catalogue – available from 6th January HERE).

More news and a fresh new project in the next day or so but in the mean time please contact me if you have ANY questions…until next time Remember to Stamp Your Place in the World!


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