Monday, 25 April 2016

Sheltering Tree Workshop

Hosting a workshop this Thursday 28th April using the gorgeous Sheltering Tree stamp set. It is amazingly versatile. Please get in touch if you are in the Wiltshire area and would like to come along for a 3x for £10 Make and take

Friday, 22 April 2016


For anyone local in Wiltshire who missed my Launch event; there is another opportunity to have a cuppa and a chat Wednesday 4th May at 2pm. leave a message in the comments if you would like to know more.

So my eldest son has been invited to a friends party tomorrow.  I wanted something bright, fun and suitable for a soon to be 11 year old girl.  I used some papers from the 'Have a Cuppa' designer paper series in the spring/summer catalogue, which was just the ticket!  I took inspiration from this to make a sweety jar and decorated it using the same glimmer paper flowers with the petite petals punch, the decorative label punch and sentiment 'enjoy' from 'Endlesss Birthday Wishes' stamp set. 

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

New News! Old is going... new is coming!

Hey folks, just an update for you.  If you like Stampin Up products, particularly from the current catalogue then now is the time to snap them up.  Some of the products are now retiring. So if you have your eye on something particular it is worth checking the RETIRED SECTION, just click on the words to take you there.

When placing an order do use this hostess code which will entitle you to a freebie from me: RTZNAZKU
Tick the box to say you don;t mind being contacted so I can send you your freebie.

I have officially seen the new catalogue yet to be unleashed to non-demo's. Put it this way I am well impressed! Some gorgeous new items.

WATCH THIS SPACE for a glimpse at new 'In Colours' for 2016-2018 that will be added to the existing selection of colours.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Monday 18th April- Getting the word out

I had to wait before I could show you this picture as it was going to my lovely new downline 'Ali'.  These little projects were made from just one sheet, yes 1 sheet of A4 whisper white paper! I loved making and finding ways in which I could keep on using those little scraps that were left from the printed sheet.  I took inpiration from scome colours I saw on pinterest and the Bountiful Border stamp set to come up with:
a card
3 x Notelets
and matchbox with a few paper clips.

 Thurday is a special day here in the UK, it's going to be Queen Elizabth's 90th Birthday!!! To celebrate the kids at the toddler group decorated these simple flags. I used drinking straws to attached to an A5 paper printed with a crown.  The kids enjoyed the sparkly gem stones! The straws were short enough to be to pokey, ha ha.

So... the other thing that is happening this Thursday is my launch.  It is a way for me to let my friends know (and anyone interested) that this is what I'm up to.  I have become a demo for a company who's products I use and love. Let me teach and share with you!  So top tip is to print of a sheet of paper - but go ahead use some Stampin Up! products on it in this case Birthday Blossoms.  Each come out slightly different and decorated in 'in colours' Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush

Saturday, 9 April 2016

April Artful Stampin Challenge

Well the long awaited Easter break has already reached the end!  We had the first week chilling at home and doing trips to the park. Followed by a week away in Devon with the inlaws.  We stayed at a lovely holiday cottage which we have been to a few times now.  The boys particularly enjoy the Jacuzzi bath and arcades.  So we end up coming home with a few bits of plastic... how do I say it...? tat? And a some tasteful keyrings. All good fun...

And here is the card I made for Ruth's April - Artful Stampin Challenge.  Using the photo as inspiration to create a card.  The full details can be found over on her blog if you follow the link.
I wanted to incorporate as much as possible from the piece of jewellery into my card. So the butterflies from Backyard Basics, Petite Petals stamps and punch with gold embossing. Timeless Textures to create a large gold chain effect and stippled blossoms to represent the roses.  I even added some crystal vintage buttons and pearl centres, adding sequins to bring it together. The green ink was Garden Green with the Gold Encore and versamark ink.