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Varied Vases

The Varied vases stamp set or bundle (save 10%) is such a versatile stamp set. This morning I was looking for inspiration to make a card and found a sketch challenged that I often get involved with stamp with joy.

I loved the Varied Vases stamp set because of the 2 step stamping it offers which changes the look of the finished card. I can have just the outline of the vase, it coloured in a solid colour or the patterned vase, as on this card. The flowers are also 2 step stamps, on this card I have done the out line in Wild Wasabi and the petals in real red. I punched the vases out and then stamped them, using the template from the punch paper ton help line them up, you can stamp them all at the stamp time, The stamparatus comes in really useful for the 2 step stamping being able to line the stamp up easily for best results. I haven’t yet decided on a sentiment for this card, so I will add that later.


Don’t forget if you buy this bundle along with

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Bonus Days

StampinUp are offering Bonus Days during August. For every £45 you spend you will receive a voucher code for £4.50 to spend in September. I’ll let you into a secret, the autumn / winter catalogue is available on the 5th September so you will be able to spend your August Bonus Days rewards in the seasonal Catalogue or annual catalogue.  I have had a sneak peek and the Stampinup Christmas stamps are exciting and there are some lovely christmasy papers. Being a demo I can order from it now so I will be bringing some christmasy projects with the new stock soon.

Click here to shop now at my Stampinup Shop and earn your August Bonus Days rewards. 

Colour Your Season Bundle is a limited product which is available while stocks last in August. It is a all year around stamp set . These stamps and dies can be purchased separately, but come with a discount when buying as a bundle.


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Christmas in July

Christmas in July, really? While we are basking in the crazy heat (28-32 degrees) it is hard to think about Christmas in July, but when you have a load of Christmas cards and gifts to make it is important to plan early.

Therefore in a challenge that I take part in, though my Stampin’up team and groups we had to CASE a project. To CASE is to copy and share everything, or copy and selectively edit.

Although the card layout Is the same I have changed the DSP to Christmas paper and swapped the flower for a carol singing mouse from the Merry Mouse stamp set. There is a sentiment on the Cherry Cobbler card but it doesn’t really show up on the photo.


I copied my card design from Simone Bartrum who is an Australian Stampin’Up demo.

This is Simone’s card:



The second product I CASEd is from Sally Shaw, Sally’s is made to hold a set of pretty hand made cards using the Varied Vases Stamp Set


My Box is following Sally’s tutorial on youtube made wit Cherry Cobbler card stock and covered in a now retired but still pretty Christmas DSP, there is current Christmas DPS available in my on line store



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Free DSP

We all love something for free! Stampin’Up are offering 1 free DPS pack with every 3 you buy during the month of July 2018.

Click Here  to shop now

I have lots of DSP, Designer Series Paper, but I just couldn’t help taking advantage of getting most of the new papers from the Stampin’Up annual catalogue which included 2 free DPS packs.

Each of the 12×12 DPS is double-sided and comes in 2 each of 6 designs. This size paper is great for doing one sheet wonders where you can make 8 cards from one sheet of DSP, so you could make most your Christmas cards if you chose the under the mistletoe as your free DPS. I will add my one sheet wonder cards soon.

Animal Expedition







Best Route







Petal Promenade







Nature’s Poem







Tranquil Textures 







Twinkle Twinkle 







Under The Mistletoe









Also available in this offer are the 6X6 paper packs which include 48 sheets of beautiful paper 4 sheets of 12 different designs and again are double sided.

Garden Impressions








Tropical Escape







Wood textures


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Tic Tac Toe

Hi, I am sure that you have heard of the game tic tac toe, well earlier this week in my Stampin’ Up team group we were set a challenge based on the 3×3 grid of tic tac toe. The idea is that you choose a winning line and have to create a project based on the titles in there. This was ours

I love things like this to inspire me creatively I chose the diagonal line top left to bottom right, so I needed to make a 3D Project, inspired by nature and has some sparkle to it.

A lady in my class has asked me to show them how to make a box card so that was a good place to start. To Decorate the box I used Natures Poem DSP. Inside the box the trees are from the Rooted In Nature bundle, the fox comes from the Foxy Friends stamp set and little mice from Sweet storybook bundle,This could be a new favourite of mine.

Oh the sparkle, it does not really show up on the photo but the sun is covered in Wink of Stella to give it a bit of shine.


Box card, pop up, wonderful
This is a box card decorated with Natures poem, Rooted in nature stamp set and sweet storybook bundle from Stampin’ Up


Another great thing about these cards is that they fold flat for posting.

What would you make with this tic tac toe? Share you pictures.


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Hi Everyone I am relaunching my blog.

I am still an Independent Stampin’Up! Demonstrator and love all things paper craft. This blog is here so that I can share my makes with you all and share tips and ideas.

So this first post is about my crafting space and storage. I feel fortunate to have my own craft room, somewhere I can while away the hours, relaxing and creating cards and gifts using Stampin’Up! products.

  • The paper rack I bought from eBay from a lady who was closing down a shop.
  • The shelves for the stamp sets are just everyday book shelves or CD / DVD shelves.
  • The cupboard with desk space is just amazing bought from . It comes complete with all the super storage boxes and folds away if needed, not that I ever do.
  • The ink caddy is an old one from Stampin’Up! bought before they redesigned their ink pads, rumour has it that they are planning a new one.
  • The draws are old ones that I picked up from an office stationary shop and is great for A4 paper and card stock, I tend to keep my white in there as I like to be able to see the other colours on the rack, for inspiration.
  • My punches are stored on thin shelving in a cabinet, while the large cupboard below currently holds my Christmas stamps and papers, ready for when I need them.
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Card Making Class 19th November 2017

Card Making

So today I held my craft class as Asda community room, Mount Pleasant, Hull and we made 2 Cards, the first a pretty birthday, thank you or just because card.

To make this card you will need


  1. Using the whisper white, stamp one of the full flower and 2 of the upright flowers in flirty flamingo ink.
  2. 2 step stamp the leaves 3 times in emerald envy ink, stamping off for the first stamp and full colour on the patterned stamp
  3. Die cut these out.
  4. To the right hand side of centre die cut the large patter from the basic black card stock
  5. Using the matting layer of flirty flamingo die cut the flowers with the insert and layer it on the stamped images. Being carful only to cut the flirty flamingo card where it won’t show through.
  6. Wrap the ribbon around the bottom of the basic black card and adhere it to the back.
  7. Stamp your chosen sentiment in Versamark and heat embossing power to help it show up on the black background.
  8. Matt and layer the basic black on to the flirty flamingo card and layer that on the White card base.
  9. Arrange your flowers and leaves where you would like them and add rhinestones for a little extra sparkle.


The second card that we made today was a christmas Card using the Thoughtful Branches, which is no longer available from Stampin’Up, but gives a lovely snowy scene by stamping 3 times without re-inking to create the dimension of the forrest.

I am planning my next class in January so please message me or email me to book your place.


Andrea x



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Half Full Stamp Set Card Class

Hi All,

Our next card making class is a proDuct based class, using the Half Full Stamp set.

The cost of the session is £25, for this you will learn and make 3 different cards and / or 3D projects using the stamp set, have all the card stock, ink and paper to make the cards and the stamp set to take home. Full demonstration given on the day and typed instructions so you can make it again and again.

This class is a pre order only, all orders need to be in by 31st October 2017 so that I can order the stamp sets in.

Please bring your own basic tool kit including paper trimmer, scissors and glues. Tea and coffee available.
The Class is being held at Asda Community Room on Mount Pleasant in Hull on the 19th November 2017 1.15-3.30.
I will add pictures of the planned projects once I get my stamp set delivered.
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Christmas Card Making Class Sunday 22nd October 2017

Christmas Card Class

Would you like to make your own Christmas cards for the special people in your life this year. The following 2 cards are the what you can make at my StampinUp Christmas card class on 22nd October 2017, 1-3.30 at the community room at Asda Mount Pleasant, Holderness Road Hull.

 To make the snowman card I have used.


To make the santa card I have used. 

I can provide kits at £7.50, or you can bring your own stock for £5, you can use my stamp and framelits or I you can buy the items in my on-line shop.