Papercraft, Teamie Tuesday

Stamping’ Up! This Little Piggy : Sneak Peaks of New Products

Why did the piggy cross the road?…. to get to the other side of course 😉

Todays “Teamie Tuesday” had a theme of Squares, at first I was really unsure on what I was going to do but then inspiration struck.

Many of you will know that the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue launches on the 1st June (if you’d like me to send you a catalogue then you can fill your details in HERE), demonstrators get to view the catalogue in April and we can pre order in May (so keep a watch on my blog for sneak peaks of products and new projects): however any demonstrators who attend our functions get to pre order before the pre order.

Last week whilst I was on holiday in Lincoln I was lucky enough to go and visit my upline and mentor Zoe from Stamping Scene who not only let me play with the products but was kind enough to give me a few bits to take home and play with, she is a love!! I wanted to come up with something that I could send out to all the ladies on my team so that they could see the new In Colours and DSP.. as well as that adorable little stamp!

You can view the process video HERE!

Don’t forget to pop over to the other teams to see their interpretation of our “Squares” theme:

Kelly : The Crafty Bat

Alyson : Scarlet Moon Crafts

Craft Club Reveals

Stampin’ Up! Cool Treats : Craft Club

Stampin’ Up!  have really kept it cool with this suite of products, they are cute and quirky and the sentiments on the stamps are yummy and can be used for a variety of occasions.

From this month the “Craft Club” will replace the “Online Workshops” still the same excellent value products delivered to your door, still a fantastic way to get your hands on a different selection of Stamping’ Up! products each month and still the interaction in the group and the tutorials and etc just a different name which I thinks suits what we do a little bit better.

This month there are 3 different price points, starting from £20 posted, I have just uploaded a kit reveal HERE! There are only 9 places left this month so get in there quickly and reserve your place!

  • 10th May – Final orders
  • 19th May – Kits ship
  • 27th May – Online Workshop (in the Facebook group)

To register your interest please fill in this FORM!

Memory Keeping

Monthly Memory Keeping

Stampin’ Up! Is traditionally know for card making but for me it is so much more! For me they provide the tools that I use to document the big (and quite often the small) moments in my children’s lives that I never want to forget.

For a while now I have been pondering a physical, rather than online, workshop and I am so excited to announce that I will be hosting my first “Monthly Memory Keeping” workshop at the end of May! This is a big step for me and I cannot wait to help others to create amazingly beautiful pages to record their memories.

We will mainly be focussing on pocket page style memory keeping but will look at all styles over the months.

I have reserved the 31st May 10am -1pm for the first workshop but this is flexible to meet the most popular days/time.

There is a charge of £10 which includes use of products, for cutters, stamps, ink and papers. You will also receive a page protector to start your very own album! Anyone who places an order over £45 will receive their £10 entry fee back.

Raffle tickets will be sold on the day with the prize being a beautiful Stampin’ Up! Stamp set!

The location may change, depending on number of people attending, but it will be held in the TS21 area.

To register for the workshop you can fill out THIS form for more details with no obligation.

Below is an example of what you will be making, all craft levels welcome from the absolute novice to the experienced scrapbooker.


Eastern Palace Suite : Monochromatic Cards

 One of the best thing about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is getting to see, order and play with the products before they are available to the general public. 

Normally we have to wait to share these with you but this year the lovely people at SU HQ have decided you guys deserve an early treat too. So they have released the Eastern Palace Suite, from the new 2017-2018 catalogue, for us now and for you guys from the 1st May.. how amazing is that?! 

For this weeks “teamie Tuesday” I set the challenge of “Monochromatic” as usually the team took this challenge and made it their own, my version came out like this;

To view the process video click HERE!

The Eastern Palace Suite is not yet available to pre order, as soon as it is I will let you know on this blog!


Nailed It – Fathers Day Explosion Card

This was such a fun card to make, I was inspired by THIS video by Lea Denton over at the Crafty Spark. I made a few changes and can honestly say that this won’t be the last one I make.

I am so sad that this paper suite is retiring at the end of May, along with the stamps and dies that I’ve used here too, it has been such a fun set to use and has so many different uses for the important men in your life.

To view the Process video click HERE!

The “recipe” for this card:



Ferraro Roche Treat Boxes

These little treat boxes are perfect for party favours or as little thank you gifts, they are quick and inexpensive to make.

To view the video tutorial please click HERE!

For this project I used;

Measurements and score marks;

Emerald Envy Cardstock 

  • Cut: 9 x 6.5″ (23.5 x 17 cm)
  • Score: 1″ and 2.5″ (2.5 and 6.5cm) on all 4 sides

Designer Series Paper:

  • Cut: 6 5/8″ x 4 1/16″ (18 x 10.6 cm)
  • Score: long side – 1/2″, 2″, 3 9/16″, 5 1/16 ”  (4.1, 8.2, 12.3 and 16.4 cm)

Don’t forget that any order placed online, using my hostess code on the right, will receive a free gift from me at the end of the month.

The original idea for this project came from this video! 


Succulent Treats : Oh So Succulent gift/home decor

I will be the first one to tell you that I am not really a flower girl… I tent to, inadvertently, kill any bloom that comes into my grasp and even the hardiest plants tend to die around me. So when I first saw the Oh So Succulent kit in the catalogue I wasn’t blown away and flipped right past but there is a huge buzz about this set and after some mooching on Facebook and Pinterest I decided I needed to try it for myself… I am addicted 🙂 they are so fun and quick to make and there are a thousand things they can be used for, I made today’s project as part of our Teamie Tuesday Challenge who’s theme this week was Spring!

To make you will need;

I also used artificial moss which you can purchase on Amazon and EBay. Don’t forget that if you place an order online and use the code to the right of this post you will receive a free gift, in the post at the end of the month, from me 🙂

To find out how to make them view the video Here!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of my Teamies who are taking place with their adaptation of the word Spring:

Alyson : Scarlet Moon Crafts

Kelley : The Crafty Bat

Laura : Lulutrac 


Easter Basket – Festive Birthday

Phew… these past few weeks have been manic! Monday is usually the day that I complete the majority of my work, I normally schedule my blogs and videos and get the majority of my housework finished.

Today however everything went to pot as the builder turned up unexpectedly and my day has gone to pot.. hence the 9pm blog and video haha.

So today’s make are these Easter baskets.. they are so easy to do and literally have a tonne of uses, tomorrow I will be uploading a special project, part of teamie Tuesday, so i needed this part up today as we will be using the basket tomorrow… if that hasn’t confused you then nothing will!

To view the process video click HERE!

To complete this project you will need;

Emerald Envy cardstock;

  • 1 a4 sheet
  • 1 strip 11.75″ x 1″

Festive Birthday DSP;

  • 2x 7.5″ x 1.75″

Score your largest sheet at 2″ on all 4 sides, cut up to the score line on the longest sides, then cut diagonally and you should cut off a triangle.

Fold all sides up and adhere the corners (I like the triangles on the outside as it makes it look like a real basket).

Tape the long strip and adhere to the inside of the basket to create a handle. Finally adhere the DSP to the long sides of the basket… embellish as you wish!! That’s it, so simple!! 

Any purchases over £25 in April, using the code below, will receive a free gift from myself.


Filofax Original Nude Flick Through

I am sure that everyone in the plannerverse knows what a unicorn planner is but for those of you who are unsure: I will explain. A unicorn planner is one that you have wanted for ages but that you haven’t been able to get hold of, it may be that it is too expensive or that it is rare and you haven’t been able to find one for sale. My unicorn was the Filofax nude original and this week she finally landed in my hands.. yes yes I do still use a ring planner, even though it feels like I am cheating on my own business haha.

So she arrived yesterday and I couldn’t wait to get her set up, the beige dividers that Filofax supply with their planner do not spark any joy for me so they were the first things that I want to change out but seeing as this will be used for all my Stampin’ Up! information I obviously wanted to use some of our products to make it.. let me tell you, I had so much freaking fun making them that I didn’t go to bed until past 11 (i’m a 9pm kinda girl) and the first thing I don’t when I woke up was proudly show off my new work planner to my husband (who even though he makes the UglyDori’s.. still does not get what we are all so obsessed over).

To view the flip through video click HERE!

In all her nude glory 🙂

The inside front cover, decorated with card from Little Rainbow Moon on Etsy and various clips and accessories.

I used the Avant Garden stamp set to make the title page, this set is sadly only available until the end of March.. it is one of my favourites at the minute.


I left the tabs clear and numbered them and have an index behind my dashboard.


Up and away Thinlets and the Lift me up stamp set for the first divider, how fun does this look!


Birthday fiesta papers, thinlets and stamps here, the Llama was coloured with water colour pencils.


Pop of Pink papers or Pop of Pow 🙂 … this flirty flamingo is too cute not to share! the thick band is actually the washi from the collection and the background is made with the Pop of Paradise stamp set, versamark ink pad and basic black and melon mambo ink.


Another stamp set (well 2 actually) that are only available while Sale-A-Bration lasts.. these are Delightful Details and Make a Medallion, I used melon mambo, tempting turquoise and delightful daffodil from the brights ink collection (my fav colour combos ever).


I have only used the Oh So Succulent set once before but it is already becoming a firm favourite of mine and I have lots of plans to use it over this coming week. I used Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Tempting Turquoise from the brights collection. There are 2 part stamps which means you can come up with a whole host of different effects and combinations.


And lastly, this little guy, isn’t he cute and fun, the card stock and inks are from the new 2016-2018 In Colours and the little truck is another Sale-A-Bration product.. Tasty Trucks.. I’ll be sad to see this little dude go.


Pop of Pink Online Workshop Reveal

We are now in the last few days of sign up for the Pop of Pink online workshop, I adore these products and have literally been waiting to use them since I first laid my glittery little eyeballs on it in the catalogue.

To enable you to see the products in their full glory and for full workshop details you can watch HERE!

Please remember that this is for an online workshop which will take place over the weekend of the 21st April, you can participate at a later date if you wish and you will have the links to the exclusive online videos and tutorials to use at any time.

As a little thank you gift, anyone who signs up to this kit via myself will receive the kit to make the flamingo notebook as a bonus! This can be used as a stand alone notebook or in an A6 Traveler’s Notebook.