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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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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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Peekaboo Card

My inspiration for todays peekaboo card comes from Dawns stamping thoughts, she is on youtube and her videos are really clear and straight forward for what looks like quite a complicated card. Here is a link to the video.

This is my video showing the card working

I have used

Sweet Sugarplum card stock

Blooms and Bliss DSP

Oval punch

Perfect pairing (which is no longer available) but there are plenty of other sentiments to choose from.

You can purchase most of these products from my on line shop


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Peekaboo Slider Card

Hi, today a Peekaboo Slider Card, with inspiration from Dawn’s Stamping Thoughts on YouTube I made this card. Originally I made the birthday one, one of the ladies in my class put flowers on the front of hers, and I thought I like that.

You can see a video of the card moving here

For the card, I have used Stampin’Up! products including:-

Sweet Sugar Plum Card Stock

Whisper White Card Stock

Oval Punch

Double Sided Tape

You can purchase most of the stock here

For the peekaboo card you will need

1 coloured card stock 4 1/4 by 8 1/2 inches – scored and folder at 4 1/4

1 coloured card stock 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches

1 white card stock 5 3/4 by 4 1/4 inches

1 white card stock 3 by 4 1/4 scored at 2 3/4 inches

DSP is optional

Decorations / embellishments for the front, are also optional.