Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Get Creative Cardmaking : Tasteful Touches

Hi there, thanks for stopping by.  It's been a lovely few weeks, hot sun but now I am glad of some rain as the garden plants sure need it.  It's getting close to Genny heading off for her year abroad - there has been a lot to do and I think (haha) that we have finally got on top of what needs to be done, chasing funding, thanking Lincoln uni for their help as well as it's been a bit tricky in some cases as she starts in August where UK universities are September/October! Anyway, onwards....

It's time to get the supplies out and get creative.  Here is a lovely card for you with the instructions on how to create it below.  I hope you like it.


  • Cinnamon Cider cardstock: 8 1/2” x 5 ½”
  • Basic White cardstock x 2 : 4” x 2 ½”  /  3 ½” x 2 ½”    
  • 2 pieces of DSP trimmed to: ½” x 5 ½”          


  1. Fold the Cinnamon Cider 8 ½” x 5 ½” card stock in half and crease to create your card base.
  2. Using Versamark ink, stamp the Forever Fern leaf image randomly over your card front.
  3. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, adhere 3 DSP strips across the card front.
  4. Ink phrase and stamp onto Whisper White. Die-cut using Tasteful Labels die.
  5. Ink leaf image from Forever Fern stamp set, first using Bumblebee ink and then brushing Cinnamon Cider ink lightly on top of some sections of the stamp.
  6. Die-cut inked leaf image using Forever Flourishing die.
  7. Adhere phrase and die-cut leaf to card front using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Create Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon bow and attach to card front using Mini Glue Dot.
  9. Add three Elegant Faceted Gems to complete card.
For your convenience, the products used to create the card can be found by clicking <here>.

Happy crafting & thank you for your support



Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Days to Remember

If you love to make handmade gifts, this is a great set to create a calendar to give as a present.  Also, you can use it yourself, you don't have to gift them all.  

If you like to plan and keep a note of special dates, this is a handy little desk calendar as well.  See how it's made with the Stampin' Up! tutorial video.  I just love the Days to Remember Stamp Set which you can find here in the all-occasions stamps aisle.  (You might want to hang on until August 3 - another post will be coming).

Happy crafting & thank you for your support


Sunday, 11 July 2021

Let's go play in the meadow

Make meadow-inspired masterpieces with the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set and matching Meadow Dies!

Add effortless elegance to any paper project with the product pair’s whimsical wildflowers, timeless texture, and delicate details. Finding simplicity and serenity in this set of supplies is a breeze—when you buy them together in the Quiet Meadow Bundle, you’ll save 10% on your order!  

When you purchase the stamps, dies or bundle, I'll send you a project sheet to make these two cards. 

Happy crafting & thank you for your support


Wednesday, 7 July 2021

It's mad July - how to get yourself a free stamp set

Well, as I am about to hit my own little milestone in Stampin' Up! Here's something that will benefit both you and me!

1. Minimum purchase £70*
2. Must email me your order and pay by bank transfer (via my settle up account)
3. Stamp set gift will be added direct to your order by me so that it arrives with your order
4. If you own this stamp set you may substitute another one of equal value.
My email for orders is I'll send you the total and my settle up details.

*excludes delivery (£4.95)

Happy crafting & thank you for your support


Thursday, 1 July 2021

Stock up and save 15% on select Designer Series Paper!

Hi there

I hope you are well and wondering if the summer is coming back again!  The sun seems to have become rather shy and is hiding behind the clouds.

July 1, and it’s the middle of the year and I am itching to revamp my paper collection without breaking the bank. Fortunately, the Designer Series Paper Sale this July will help me (and you!) do just that.  During this promotion (1 July–2 August), you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the Annual Catalogue! It’s the perfect opportunity to stock up and save on gorgeous Designer Series Paper. 

In my view, as a scrapbooker as much as a cardmaker, there isn't such a thing as having too much pretty paper in your paper stocks.

Happy crafting & thank you for your support