25 February 2011

I had to post this

.... link to a blog I just read. This is just for you Jane cos I know you will love it - clink the link

Stampin' Up Colour Combo Generator

The Stampin Up range has such fantastic new colours and unfortunately I don't yet have all the inks and cardstock in all the colours. I'm hoping to build up my stash gradually but after recently placing my second order and qualifying for a fantastic 30% discount I couldn't resist adding a few ink pads. I think the Brights is my current favourite collection so I'm working towards getting all the inks in that range although part of me wonders why I didnt just buy the ink spots (ie the full set of the smaller pads). Anyway that got me thinking about colour combinations and what are my faves. I think at the moment I really like the Rose Red with Basic Grey and Very Vanilla, maybe with a bit of crumb cake cardstock thrown in for good measure!

Whilst googling this subject, I stumbled upon this amazing tool on Samantha Strachan's blog which randomly generates colour combos. How cool is this!? I don't think I'm a natural colour combiner so I take all the help I can get.

What are your favourite SU colour combos??

16 February 2011

Just loving that Crumb Cake

Today I'm posting another card, this time a birthday card using my new Stampin' Up! Perfect Punches Stamp. Shame I've not got the Large Oval punch yet so you can probably tell I've cut it by hand. Not a good look! Never mind its Sale-a-Bration time so its the perfect opportunity to add that to the order I'm going to place before the end of February. I've prepared an order and so far I've qualified for three free stamp sets from the catalogue plus £15 to spend on anything I want and a Level 1 free Hostess Stamp Set.
And don't look too closely at the flower shape - that's another punch I need. It's been out of stock for a little while but I noticed its back in stock and orderable today. It's one of my personal faves, I've got the stamp but not the punch so its another must have!

Today's recipe
Stamp sets: Tiny Tag, Perfect Punch, Flower for You
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Cardstock: Real Red, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Punches: Scallop Trim Border, Oval Extra Large, Fancy Flower Extra Large (if only I had them)
Other: Linen thread, snail adhesive, stampin dimensionals

All product orderable from the newest demonstrator on the block! Just email me. x


15 February 2011

Valentines Card using I {Heart} Hearts

Wanted to show you the valentine card that I created for my husband using my new Stampin Up starter kit. The recipe:

Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts, Tiny Tags
Inks: Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
Punches: Jewellry Tag Medium, Heart Small
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red
Other: Basic Pearls, Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder

I hope you like it!

I've been challenged by my crafty mate Jane to start posting more so hopefully this is the first of many posts to come. Night night x

3 February 2011


I have some exciting news to share ... I've just become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! I've finally bitten the bullet and signed up. I'm so excited because I love their products- all so beautifully co-ordinated, trendy images andits really easy to create something beautiful, quickly and easily. I'm really hoping my starter kit will arrive tomorrow so I can get cracking straight away.

Please contact me if you would like to hold a workshop/party. I'm based in Cheshire and can travel widely around the North West.

The current promotion is Sale-a-bration which can be seen here.