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Sunday, 10 December 2017

#imbringingbirthdays back

I think that I was on time with this one - just about and by the skin of my teeth!
The stamp set is from the annual catalogue, Floral Phrases. The photo isn't brilliant I'm afraid.

The card base is sahara sand with a layer of blushing bride on top. I then attached a white circle cut using the stitched shapes framelits.
The flower is 'painted' white with whisper white ink, then coloured with Stampin' Write markers and Stampin' Blends, enhanced with Wink of Stella. The wood grain paper is from the Wood Textures DSP stack.
A simple card but full of birthday wishes!
Lesley x

Monday, 4 December 2017

Reservation Wars!

Have you reserved YOUR Stamparatus?
Reservations open on Tuesday at 9pm (hope they've made allowances for our British winter time clock!)
You can reserve yours, first read the following guide below and be sure you create an account HERE (when read, just for a little fun, click on the Star Wars image at the top!):-

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Catch Up

I'm playing catch-up.
This will come as no surprise to some of you - I always have a list as long as my arm. But truly, I've got so far behind since we got Lily, our bulldog puppy in August. Or should I say, Lily, our bulldozer since she just seems to barge her way through life. This week I'm dragging even more as I've been spending more time caring for her since she had an eye 'procedure' on Wednesday.
Add to this the fact that I mislaid an important piece of paper, my #imbringingbackbirthdays list - seems I'm not actually bringing back any birthdays, having lost the list it's now reappeared and I find that I've missed some of the birthdays on it, I'm going to have to make amends. Hence the panic in Lelly’s craft room. I've also had a devil of a job trying to get some decent photos and have just had to go with what I have.
I do love the Wood Textures DSP stack but hardly seem to use it, having just done an early pre-order from the spring/summer 2018 catalogue - one of the perks of being a demo, I pulled out the new silver embossing paste ( yep! It’s coming!) and Wood Textures DSP stack. But do you think I could find my masks? In desperation I pulled out an old pre SU mask from my stash and got to work.

The sentiment is quite pretty and is in one of the new sale-a-bration sets, a 2 box set called Happy Wishes - yes, another sneak peek. I coloured the flowers with our Stampin’ Blends and went over the larger letters with clear Wink of Stella to give a little bling. To embellish I layered up silver ribbon, mini silver sequin trim along with a clear button and silver cord (both retired) - these two items sparkle in the light. I think the card is much prettier in real life.
On this next card you’ll spot a sneak peek - again its a new sale-a-bration stamp set called Lots Of Lavender. 

The central panel has been die cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. The ribbon is white but has been coloured with rich razzleberry stampin' blend.

The fun panda on this card is in the Party Pandas stamp set, which is in the sale-a-bration leaflet.

You’re getting a few sneaky glimpses of upcoming product today! Thinking back to how popular the chickens were earlier this year, these stamps look set to be in demand. Again I’ve used stampin' blends, this time to colour some white sequins.
Today's final card is using the Daisy Delight stamps from the annual catalogue. Sometimes we get so excited to get the new goodies into our hands that we overlook those we already have. The sentiment, also from the annual catalogue is part of a stamp set named Just Add Text.
The centre of each daisy has a crystal clear button, I have a few of these in a retired tub from a little while back. A simply but pretty card.
Looking back over, I can see there's a predominance of pink! Very unusual for me!.
Happy crafting,
Lesley x

Friday, 1 December 2017


Our Year-End Sales Event is your opportunity to take advantage of special year-end deals on retiring and surplus items.
This promotion features a selection of items that are last-chance and limited-inventory, so be sure not to miss out - once it's gone, it's GONE!!!

Link to the list is below the small print

Our current seasonal catalogue expires at the end of December. Retiring items in the autumn/winter catalogue will not be available after 2 January.
NOTE: The items on these lists move incredibly fast,  The fastest way to order is in my online shop - scroll down for button link.

The Small Print - 
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Discounts apply to select items only.
  • Retiring items from the 2017 autumn/winter catalogue are available while supplies last.
  • Excess items from the 2017 annual catalogue are available in limited quantities at the promotional price.
  • Discounted items may be added to a Starter Kit—or purchased with Stampin’ Rewards—at the promotional price.
  • Items and discounts may vary by market (depending on inventory levels).
  • Host sets can be purchased using only Stampin’ Rewards from a qualifying party
Link To Sale List:- Simpy Click Shop Button Below

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Free Shipping-1 Day Only!

For our next act, we’re offering free shipping on Cyber Monday! With so many online shopping deals happening, we want to treat you all to FREE SHIPPING!
On Monday 27 November, shipping is free for all Stampin Up! orders. Because Online Extravaganza deals include a limited variety of products, we’ve decided to end Online Extravaganza with a bang and give you all free shipping for an entire day on every Stampin’ Up! order placed.
What's on YOUR wish list? With free shipping you get a great deal on any product!

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Coffee & Card November

Another week, another Coffee and Card session in my local Costa. I love these sessions, such fun!
We finally started on Christmas as I always like to kick November off with some thankful themed cards first.
As always, since it's a 'drop-in', the cards are achievable by beginners too.
Both cards have the same layout.
The first is using the Wise Men From Afar stamp set. I really love the way this card came out and, in fact, only one lady opted for the alternative card as their first choice!

The base card is night of navy with a layer of sahara sand on top. The inks are in those colours too. Ribbon is retired, the whole thing is lifted by a silver glimmer card star, die cut with the Starlight Thinlits Dies.

The alternative card focuses (heavily!) on snowflakes.

Base card in pool party with a crumb cake layer on top, inks in matching colours. The scallop punch and ribbon are retired....but I've learned not to get rid of my punches when they retire they just come in so handy!
Stamp set for both the snowflakes and sentiment is called..... Snowflake Sentiments!
I've another Coffee & Card session this week so I best go making some samples!