Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Hi everyone sorry it's been a while since my last post, things been really busy. I received my SU order today and just had to use some of it.
Here is my take on a gift card holder. I CASED this from dawn's stamping thoughts. Net.
What you will need
Smokey slate cardstock 1st piece measuring 11" by 4 1/4 2nd piece 5 " by 3 3/4" 3rd piece 4 1/2 by 2 3/4" 4th piece 3 3/4" by 2 1/4 "
A little foxy dsp measuring 5 1/4 by 4" and 3 pieces measuring 4" by 2 1/2"
Calypso coral scrap cardstock
Fox builder punch
Smokey slate ink pad
Thoughtful banners stamp set and punch

Take the 11 by 4 1/4" card and score on the long side at 5 1/2" and fold in front and then back. Adhere the biggest piece of dsp to the inside of the base card and then the next biggest piece of cardstock to this.
Next using the 4 1/2 by 2 3/4 cardstock Adhere a piece of the remaining dsp and then mat the last piece of cardstock to this. The remaining 2 pieces of dsp will Adhere to the front and back of the small flap we created. Before sticking the piece to the inside panel use a circle punch to notch a semi circle. Only put adhesive on the 3 sides, this allows the gift card to be inserted.
Lastly use stamps to decorate and use the foxy builder punch to create the fox. Then using thoughtful banners stamp set I stamped a banner and sentiment in smokey slate and punched it out using the dual banner punch.
Hope you find this useful and I'll try and get back soon.
Catch ya later
Steffi xxx

Friday, 17 June 2016

 hi everyone
I received my sign up goodie box yesterday from the lovely Ann Melvin @ annshappystampers.Co. uk.
Inside there was the gorgeous blooms and wishes stamp set that I just had to use today.

What you will need is
Elegant eggplant A4 card cut on the long side to 5" and then score in half to make the card Base
Very vanilla card cut at 4 3/4 x 5 5/8
I then used the blooms and wishes stamps to make my own dsp using versamark and copper embossing powder.
Then I stamped a couple of the leaves in elegant eggplant. 
Cut a bit off the very vanilla card in a diagonal direction from left bottom corner to the other side.
I made sure that the for you sentiment would fit in the space in the corner when very vanilla mounted onto Base card.
I stamped some off the smaller flowers onto scrap elegant eggplant any embossed in bronze powder as well as a butterfly from papillon potpourri stamp set. Punch out the butterfly with coordinating punch and fussy cut around the flowers and attach to your card.
I didn't have any bronze pearls so I got some white ones from my stash and inked them with versamark and covered in the bronze embossing powder to change to what I needed.
Hope you all like this card.
Catch ya all later
Steffi xxx

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

 morning guys!
How are you all? Hope you are well.
Thought I'd share another project with you today. My friend's son is turning 14 at the end of this month so I decided to try to make a cool card that a 14 year old would like. I struggle making cards for males but I'm really pleased with how this one turned out.
Right here is a list of what I used:
Basic black A4 cardstock
Cherry cobbler A4 cardstock
Smokey slate cardstock
Black memento ink pad
Marquee messages stamp set
Sprinkles of life stamp set
Window sheet
Metallic sequin assortment

Basic black cardstock cut to 11 1/2" x 7" and score and fold at 5 3/4"
cherry cobbler cardstock cut to 5 3/4" x 6 1/2" use a square die or craft knife to create a window in the middle of the card.
Out of piece of scrap whisper white I stamped the 'it's your' sentiment from marquee messages
Then I stamped the frame from marquee messages on both scrap cherry cobbler and smokey slate cardstock. Then I fussy cut around the pieces I wanted to use.
Use a little bit of the window sheet to attach to the window we made in the cardstock I used snail. Then line the edge with foam straps and sprinkles some sequins in. Then I attached whisper white card to foam tape making sure there was no gaps.
I used a selection of the other stamps from marquee messages to randomly stamp around the cherry cobbler with memento ink. Then I popped the frame I wanted to use up on dimensionals and attached to front of card around the window.
Lastly add dimensionals to the back of the cheery cobbler mat and attach to card based. 
I used the candle stamp from sprinkles of life to create the number 14 as I don't have any number stamps in my stash yet haha.
I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. Hope you like it.
I'll be back again soon 
Catch ya later 
Steffi xxx

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Hi guys
Just to let anyone who would like to order thru hostess code is on the info part of my blog.
If you order any items under the value of £150  enter this code before you check out. This will then entitle you to little gifts from myself when the code gets closed down.
Thanks for reading and happy crafting!
Catch ya later
Steffi xxx
 Hi everyone hope you are all well.
I don't know what it's like where you are...but it's miserable here...ain't stopped raining for most of the day 😔
So I thought how better to spend it than finally doing a project using stampin up goodies.
Hope you all like it and I'll post instructions below.

You will need
Watermelon wonder cardstock measuring 11 " x 4.5"
Very vanilla cardstock measuring 5 1/4" x 4 1/4"
Watermelon wonder and cucumber crush ink pad
Grateful bunch stamp set
Papillon potpourri stamp set
Blossom bunch punch 
Gold pearls ( from my stash)

1st score the watermelon wonder cardstock at 5 1/2" and burnish fold. This creates Base for our card.
Next I got the very vanilla card and using cucumber crush and the long leaf stamp from grateful bunch, stamped the image going from left corner to right. Then again from the left corner upwards.
Next I used the Blossom bunch punch to cut out a selection of flowers, this is done on watermelon wonder paper ( paper I used has actually retired but you could use some from the catalogue). 
Attach very vanilla cardstock to the Base and arrange flowers. I stuck mine down with the mini glue dots.
Next I stamped out one of the larger butterflies from papillon potpourri stamp set and then used the elegant butterfly punch to cut it out.
Stick these to your card using mini glue dots and then last but no means least...stamp your selected sentiment.

Thanks to you all for taking the time to read and really hope you like finished card.

Catch you all later
Steffi xxx

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

OMG!!! It's finally arrived!!!
I was soo excited to get in from work today haha
This is my starter kit I ordered from SU. I can't wait to get started but I think it's gonna be at least Sunday before starting any projects.
What's included? :-
Brights assorted A4 cardstock 
Regals assorted A4 cardstock
Neutrals assorted A4 cardstock 
Sprinkles of life stamp set
Papillon potpourri stamp set
Marquee messages stamp set
Grateful bunch stamp set
Mini glue dots
Tree builder punch ( matches sprinkles of life stamps)
Elegant butterfly punch ( matches papillon potpourri  stamps)
Blossom bunch punch ( this matches grateful bunch stamps)
Cherry cobbler ink pad
Elegant eggplant ink pad
Smokey slate ink pad
Crumb cake ink pad

Wow what a selection!!

Already my mind is buzzing with potential ideas for projects...not sure which to do 1st! No doubt I will draw inspiration from some of the great crafters out there.
I'll try and get my 1st project posted on Sunday. 
Catch you all later
Steffi xxx

Good morning to you all....and a very day it should be.
On my previous post I got the due date of my SU starter kit is due to be delivered today.
Unfortunately I'm currently on my way to work so I'll have to wait till I get home to open it 😭 boo hoo.
I'm so excited to finally get started on my SU journey and share some projects with you all.
I'll post pics of what I ordered in next couple of days.
Hope you all have an amazing day.
Catch ya later
Steffi xxx

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Signing up to be a Stampin up demo!!!!

Hi guys

Well i've finally managed to set up this blog...took me a while haha.

After ordering a few products from the last Stampin' Up catalogue...and seeing how many great things the new catalogue has to offer. I decided to bite the bullet and take advantage of the amazing incentives to signing up. To join it's £99 and you get to choose £130 worth of products...everything of which YOU choose yourself! Then as an added incentive (until 30th June) you get to choose 2 FREE stamp sets from the catalogue...any thats in there!!! WOW!!!
My then demonstrator was Ann Melvin at who's projects are such an inspiration to me. She helped me every step of the way, and as I joined through her she is now my upline. She will be there for support and any help I need along the way.
Check out her blog for some amazing projects.
My starter set I think will be getting delivered tomorrow.....I'll be one very happy bunny haha hope work flies over so I can get home to unveil it all :)
I'll upload some pics either tomorrow or Tuesday to show you all the fantastic goodies I received.

Catch ya all later xxx