Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Happy Birthday Card: Mixing Kits and Stamp Sets

A colleague was looking for a special birthday card, she wanted something bright and colourful with a simple 'happy birthday' sentiment. That was my cue! Bright and colourful made me think of the 'Oh Happy Day' Card Kit so I combined one of the card designs from the kit with the 'happy birthday' stamp from the 'Happy Birthday Gorgeous' Stamp Set. Perfect! My colleague loves it, and I'm sure the recipient will too!

If you fancy recreating this card, then now's the perfect time to do it! The kit's fabulous by itself, as it contains everything you need to make 20 unique cards, but adding the stamp set gives you so many more options. And, as it's sale-a-bration, purchasing both together means you're eligible for a freebie from the sale-a-bration catalogue - it doesn't get much better than that!

Oh Happy Day Card KitHappy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp SetSale-A-Bration Catalogue

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Is your New Year's Resolution to take up a hobby?

If it isn't, it should be! Hobbies are a great way of relaxing and taking your mind away from the stresses and strains of daily life, by allowing you to be creative. Some people focus on one hobby, and some people (like me!) have several. Papercrafting is my main love, both scrapbooking and cardmaking, but I also enjoy yarncraft aswell, both knitting and crochet. I'm also a keen photographer and I've even had a go at art journalling - the possibilities are endless! 

If you're not sure how to start then a kit can be a great introduction to a new hobby. The card above, for example, was made using the 'Oh Happy Day' Card Kit from Stampin' Up! 
Kits give you everything you need to make a project, and often come with instructions to help you get started. So what are you waiting for? Jump in and go for it, you won't regret it!

If you're interested in cardmaking or scrapbooking but you're not sure where to start then get in touch by email, or leave a comment and I'll do my best to help :)

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Jems Blog Hop - Lots of Happy Kit

Hello! Welcome to my stop on the Jems Blog Hop! This month we're showcasing some of the lovely new products that are on offer in the Stampin' Up! Spring Summer Catalogue 2018 - and there are so many lovely new products! Regular visitors will know how much I love a good kit, so it probably won't surprise you to know that I've chosen to showcase the Lots of Happy Card Kit :) 

I needed to make a very special birthday card for my very special Mum, so I started with the kit and then added a few extra bits to make it even better! I also used a few bits from the kit to decorate a mini pizza box to hold her gift. 

I used one of the Sale-a-bration offerings to create the background for the pizza box - it's one of the Sweet Soiree Memories and More cards cut down to fit the box. You can see what else is available during Sale-a-bration here.

This is normally where I would send you off to the next blog, but I'm afraid you're at the end! If you'd like to go back to the beginning, you'll find the lovely Julie here.

If you're based in the UK and looking for a Demonstrator get in touch! Email me at, or shop online with me here. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Thank You Card & Sale-A-Bration is Here!

Sale-A-Bration is my favourite time of year with Stampin' Up! This is my third so far, and it never fails to disappoint - who doesn't love free stuff?! 

For every £45 you spend in the Annual catalogue or brand new Spring/Summer catalogue (before shipping) you can choose a Sale-A-Bration freebie, fab right? Have a look at the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue to see what's on offer this year!

I was immediately drawn to the Tutti Frutti cards and envelopes - a set of 16 pre-printed card blanks and co-ordinating envelopes in Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party. I've used one of the Pool Party card blanks to create this Thank You card, and I'm really pleased with it :) 

Supplies used: Sale-A-Bration Tutti Frutti cards and envelopes, Color Me Happy stamp set, Pool Party and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends, Stitched Framelit Dies, Whisper White cardstock, Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Tutti Frutti Adhesive Sequins, Burlap Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals and Fast Fuse Adhesive.

If you're based in the UK and looking for a Demonstrator get in touch! Email me at, or shop online with me here. Thanks for stopping by!