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Retiring Party Panda’s

Party Panda’s

Although this stamp set has now retired following it being a real winner from Sale a Bration, I just had to share this card with you featuring the Party Panda’s.

I love the Party Panda’s, the card is full of colour and I am so proud of the balloons and how glossy they look! we won’t look too closely at the Panda Square as it is just slightly off kilter!

Colour is a big thing with my cards, whether it is for corodinating my accessories – which Stampin’ Up! just does so incredibly well – or just as a pick me up for a friend who is blue….

This card is for an older male friend of my husband. His health has not been so good in recent years but his sense of humour has always been impeccable.  The bright balloons perfectly reflect his attitude to life: light, bright and full of lift!

I am not going to give ou a product list on this occasion but I am going to ask you a question. What colour or colours do you use to lift a mood?

I look forward to you responses….just add your comments below and remember to stamp your place in the world!



Oh Yes! one of my favourite times in the crafting calendar!

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.

Phew! Loads there isnt there! If you have ANY questions, please drop me an email at….so until next time when I shall have MORE news of what is coming from Stampdelicious…remember to stamp YOUR place int he world xxxx


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!


Some old…and some New!!!!

What a funny old time we are having with the weather?!!! one day it is fine, the sun is splitting the trees all be it that it is cold and the next it is howling a gale and the snow is coating the ground!   We have managed a day in the garden today – as you know we recently moved house and the garden, whilst lovely, is tired and in need of rejuvenation….a bit like me I suppose!  Well this morning the sun was splitting the trees but it was bitterly cold. We got ourselves wrapped up and headed out tools in the wheel barrow and managed to clear a path, dig the ivy out and discover there were concrete slabs underneath all the leaves and dead plants!  there are lots of plants we have never seen before and dont have a clue what they are but it is on its way to being a delightful garden although still a long way to go…

Having eventually got very cold – too cold to still be out there – we came in and I decided it was time for a bit of crafting….I wanted to make some purely SU bits to show you and whilst looking some items out I came across a couple of items I may not have shared with you previously so here come some pictures….

This first project was my swap for convention in Frankfurt. I wanted something totally different for this swap. I took a Very Vanilla envelope, stamped it with French Foliage, Spritzed it with Gold Glow Spritzing Smooch, added hand rolled flowers and vellum butterflies, then gave three tags the same treatment adding some hand coloured (using refillers) seam binding to the tops and securing with vintage safety pins. I was so pleased with the way these came out I didnt want to swap them!


Elements of Style


Elements of Style

Elements of Style

Elements of Style


Bordering on Romance

Bordering on Romance

This next project is one I did with my lovely class of girls. This is a handbag sized note wallet.


Bordering on Romance

It has room for adding photographs and notes….


Bordering on Romance

It was hand coloured in and had a really delicate quality about it – the Bordering on Romance Stamp set is so very feminine!


Bordering on Romance

We used my favourite but now retired Concord Crush card stock and teamed it with Lucky Limeade card stock and Tangerine Tango spotted ribbon and  Labels Collection framelits for a real eye popping design.


Bordering on Romance

It was a quite simple to make and is really lovely to pull out when you need to make a note of something!


Bloomin Marvelous

Okay….Onto tonights makes…This first one – the deign is owed to my pal Margaret Ann who showed me how to create the basic note book template. It is made using the Comfort Cafe papers, Baja Breeze Card Stock and the rather gorgeous Bloomin’ Marvellous stamp set – this is, of course, FREE right now in Sale a Bration with a qualifying order (as you know a qualifying order is an order for £45 from any current Stampin Up catalogue) and the lovely Island Indigo satin ribbon from the Sycamore Street ribbon and button collection which is also FREE right now in Sale a Bration with a qualifying order (as you know a qualifying order is an order for £45 from any current Stampin Up catalogue).


Bloomin Marvelous

The picture is not the greatest and I apologise…..


Bloomin Marvelous

But the design features a lovely pocket for holding things,


Bloomin Marvelous

And when it is opened up, it features lots of areas to pop those favourite pictures and still has room for some journaling if you wish!


Bloomin Marvelous

Bloomin Marvelous

Bloomin Marvelous

I hope you like it….and finally, the first look at this months projects for the fantastic and amazing Stampdelicious by Stamp, kits in the post!  Lots of you ordered kits last month and I hope you are enjoying making those lovely projects but I am hoping that you will also love these next ones too, which you can buy right on my blog by using the little PayPal button over there on the left hand side… here is the first sneak peak….

More Amore

More Amore

Hmmmmm……looks gorgeous doesnt it?

Right…away to my bed….Oh, one final thing….I was featured last week by a lovely lady on Blog finds of the day ( a link here)and being featured meant there was a huge amount of increased exposure for my blog – so to that lady – I thank you!    Until next time….remember to stamp your place int he world ! xxxx

Whoosh…..So here we go….Loads and Loads to share…..

It’s one of those posts that requires a cuppa and at least half a pack of biscuits!  SO MUCH TO SHARE!!!!

Lets start with the Official Stampin’ Up! Stuff…

My Little Valentine
My Little Valentine

Sooooooo, with Valentines Day just around the corner (really? it seems like Christmas has only just finished….) Stampin’ Up! are offering a unique offer….Get the Simply Sent set FREE (Worth £8.25) when you buy My Little Valentine stamp set (£9.95) between now and 21st January!  IT WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AGAIN after this date! You can click on the pic below for BIGGER detail….and place your order with me to have your products sent direct to your door….


…and here are a couple of  things I have made using this delightful My Little Valentine set….

Simply Sent
Simply Sent
My Little Valentine
My Little Valentine

This fabulous box card also features the lovely new In Colours: Primrose Petals and Raspberry Ripple. Here I have teamed it with Very Vanilla and a little of the Be of Good Cheer seasonal paper which just show that DSP is not just for Christmas…..

My Little Valentine and SAB
My Little Valentine and SAB

Aahhhh… this one ties in the In Colours again, the My Little Valentine Stamps and….a sneak peak of a lovely embossing folder coming in the Sale a Bration due at the end of January….


…and talking of SAB…..My children were very fortunate to be given lots of lovely gifts this Christmas so I had around 40 Thank You cards to make…I was stumped I have to say as the boys are almost 21 and 15 years old now so they want hip, cool and trendy Thank You cards these days. I am happily they loved these which were made with Crumb Cake CS, Very Vanilla CS, a fabulous new stamp Set called Vintage Verses (coming in the Sale a Bration due at the end of the month…..) and I teamed this all up with Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin ribbon and white gel pen….

Whats next…? Oh! Yes! at the end of the month it will be Sale A Bration time again …..did you see how I introduced that to you gently?  


Well you will be glad that I did because there are some really exciting things coming.  

This year Sale a Bration is going to be MASSIVE! There are so many lovely things you can choose from…..and you get ONE FREE for every £45 spent in a single transaction…which means that if you spend £90 you get TWO FREE ITEMS and so on………

Do you want your leaflet now? of course you do…..Pop me a comment on this post or drop me an email at and I will put yours in the post right away….You are going to just LOVE these products….

Sadly the Autumn/Winter catalogue finishes at the end of January ….ahhhhh!!!!…Yes I know…I am sad too as there are some amazing products in there…Did you get your favourite? I keep skimming through to make sure I have everything I think I NEED!!!!

If you havent got yours yet, you can now order with through FaceBook…YES I said Facebook….. how cool is that? just head on over to and leave messages, orders or just browse whats on there…I am trying to get pics on there as fast as possible (which I admit isnt terribly quick at the moment….) but still….

OOOH! YES! and on the 1st February we launch the fantastic new Spring/Summer catalogue!!! YIPPEE YIPPEE YIPPEE!!! I am so excited for this…I have seen it and there is almost nothing that I am not in love with! Here is another sneak peak….

Spring Summer Catalogue
Spring Summer Catalogue

This is the amazing made for Stampin’ UP! exclusive Petite Pocket Bigz XL die which I have then used a delightful and versatile stamp set called Spring Sampler which features in the new Spring/Summer Catalogue. I cant wait to make lots of projects with these fantastic new products…there are bundles and accessory sets as well as stamps, papers, and die cuts….A….MAZE…..ING!

Again, if you want your Spring/Summer Catalogue NOW, just leave me a comment or pop me an email over to…waiting to hear from you….

Anything else…anything else?   Ummm…..OOOH! Yes! Almost forgot and it is really important too…..

As you know I recently left Glasgow and all my lovely and delightful ladies who came to my classes up there….. it was very sad and I was sorry to say goodbye to them all…..but….one of them joked that, since I was so into technology (who? me?)  I should be still giving them their classes but either online or in the post…..Soooooooo….

Starting at the end of January 2013 we are launching Stampdelicious by Stamp!  OOOHHHH! I am so excited about this so here are the details:

Join the Stampdelicious by Stamp club and receive your stamp class by post! 

Each month we will have different projects, between three and five makes and will cost £17.99 per person including postage direct to you.

What will you get? in your project pack you will get card stock, die cuts, ribbons, brads, rhinestones, pearls etc to make your project as well as full colour instructions.

What is not included is sticky tape, dimensionals and your usual craft tools like scissors, rulers, glue etc

You opt in and choose to buy that months project….. if you dont want the next one….no problem. We will show sneak peaks of the projects around the middle of the month  – usually around 15th – so you can choose whether you want that particular months project pack. Easy payment using Paypal buttons on the blog secures your project pack which will be dispatched the last day of the month. 

Exciting isn’t it! I am thrilled to be able to offer these classes and it means I get to stay in touch with my Lovely Ladies ‘from up North’!

Okay, I think that is everything…I am off now to put the finishing touches to the very first project pack and and the instructions to go with it…I am sur eoyu will love them and I am only an email away if anyone needs any online help…

So till next time remember to stamp your place in the world! xxx

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