Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Sale--a-Bration 2013

Good morning, I'm a little late posting today as I didn't get my photo's edited last night so I could schedule the post but they are ready now!!

I have another quick and simple card using the gorgeous sale-a-bration goodies - you can choose 1 FREE item for every £45 you spend and there is no limit.

If you look closely you might just spot a sneak peak of a product from the NEW Spring and Summer catalogue that launched on Friday!!!  Hint, it helps to add decorative boarders & shapes to your projects?!

  • Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
  • Madison Avenue stamp set
  • Sycamore Street designer paper
  • Bitty punch, gems, satin/taffeta ribbon,dazzling details glitter glue.
Below are the FREE products available during the sale-a-bration promotion, if you would like to place an order please contact me.

I'm off now to get started on a project to share for the Jem's blog hop on Sunday - we will be show casing new products from the NEW Stampin' Up! Spring and Summer catalogue.

Angela x

Friday, 25 January 2013


Another scrapbook layout to share today, I have made 12 pages (and counting) since Christmas, it's lovely to see the pages in my albums starting to fill up.

I have used some of the lovely Sale-a-Bration Madison Avenue designer papers that you can get FREE with a £45 spend.

  • Summer Starfruit, Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White
  • Madison Avenue designer paper, Comfort Cafe designer paper
  • Tangerine Tango polka dot ribbon, In Colour brads
Angela x

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Sale-a-Bration 2013

Today marks the start of the Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Baration promotion which is bigger and better this year!!

22nd January - 22nd March 2013

For every £45 worth of Stampin' Up! products you order you can choose one Sale-a-bration item FREE, there is no limit to the number of FREE products you can receive, although I'm sure one won't be enough when you can choose from 17 different items!!

Today's card uses some of the lovely new Madison Avenue designer papers.

  • Summer Starfruit, Whisper White, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry
  • Delicate Designs embossing folders, Large Scallop edgelits, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack
  • Stitched satin ribbon - Summer Starfruit
  • 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" square punches

The best way to get your hands on some FREE goodies is to host a Stampin' Up! party with your friends - for party order of £150 you will receive a FREE pack of Silver Glimmer paper as well as £25 of hostess credit.

Why not book a Stampin' Up! party with your friends?

Angela x

Friday, 18 January 2013

Pleasant Poppies

Pleasant Poppies is another new stamp that has been waiting to be inked, it is one of the very large single stamps in the annual catalogue. I coloured the poppies with maker pens and a water brush, then spritzed some ink to soften the background.

I have a few more cards to share using this stamp as I found there are so many different ways you can use this stamp.
  • Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wassabi, Whisper White
  • Pleasant Poppies stamp
  • Colour Spritzer Tool
  • Marker Pens
I have not been enjoying this cold snowy weather this week I hope it warms up soon!! At least I have an excuse to stay home and craft. I have a lot of NEW products from the gorgeous Spring catalogue, one of the perks of being a demonstrator is getting your inky fingers on new products before they are released.

Angela x

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Create A Cupcake

Here is the card and matching Birthday banner I made for Lucy's birthday in November (eek!).

This was a  really easy to card to make and looks very effective.

Here is the matching banner I made, which is now proudly displayed in here bedroom.

A close up so you can see the textures and detail on the banner.

Ornament Framelits are not just for Christmas!!  I used them to make this decoration with some of the colourful Patio Party papers.

  • Midnight Muse, Starfruit Yellow, Primrose Petals, Baja Breeze, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White 
  • Create Cupcake Punch, Petite Pennants Punch. 1/2" circle punch. Itty Bitty Punch set
  • Create a Cupcake  stamp set Itty Bitty Banners stamp set
  • Patio Party Designer Paper
  • In Colour Stitched Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Vintage Faccetted Buttons, Bitty Buttons
Angela x

Friday, 11 January 2013

Angry Birds Punch Art

Today is Philip's 7th Birthday, he is a fan of the Angry Birds game so I decided I would make a punch art birthday card for him. There are many versions on the web but this is my own creation using many different Stampin' Up! punches and card scraps.

It was time consuming but I think the result is worth while, the "chalk board" greeting is something I have seen a lot recently and I have a few other cards planned to try this out with.

This is the birthday banner for Philip with the characters on the end of the banner, I hope it will look nice hanging in Philip's bedroom.

  • Stampin' Up! punches
  • Delightful dozen stamp set
  • Card scraps (punch art is a perfect way to use them)

I don't think Philip could ask for more for his birthday - yesterday his new wheelchair was ordered and should arrive at school in 4-6 weeks!!!  The amazing support from everyone who gave so generously meant that the full amount was raised (confirmed this week) to buy his new wheelchair in just over two weeks, more than we would have ever expected!!  

Angela x

Tuesday, 8 January 2013


Here is one of  the scrapbook layouts I made last week, this is for Philip's album as I finally had some photos printed  of our trip to London. 

As usual I have made a very simple layout using the pale green in the main photo as my accent for the grey and silver I chose for this layout.

I love this photo of Darran and Philip together  they were looking through the window at Lush in Covent Garden where a member of staff was making huge bubbles using one of their bath products.

  • Basic Grey, Certainly Celery, Silver Glimmer paper
  • Twitterpated Designer Paper
  • Wood Grain Stamp
  • Basic Grey Stitched Grosgrain ribbon

The house is very quiet now school is back but I have to say I do enjoy the holidays as its nice not to be up and rushing out early every morning.

Angela x

Friday, 4 January 2013

Stippled Blossoms

Today's card uses the gorgeous new Stippled Blossoms stamp set, its a set I liked as soon as I saw the new annual catalogue but it has also been left on the shelf un-inked for quite a while.

This is a Two-step stamp set and the detail in the flowers is gorgeous, I'm sure you will be seeing a lot of this stamp set here!!

  • Stippled Blossoms
  • Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Very Vanilla, Garden Green
  • Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Crochet Trim
  • Finishing Touches Edgelits
It's always nice to put away the Christmas decorations and de-clutter, everywhere feels much brighter! We like to get our decorations packed up before Darran goes back to work, so everything is put back in the right place. I have found space for most of the Christmas toys now just in time for Philip's birthday next week, although Lucy's room is going to have a clearout, once she is back at school!!  

I'm planning to make Philip an Angry Birds card and hopefully a birthday banner to match this week. 

Angela x

Thursday, 3 January 2013

NEW Talking Tag's

Today Stampin Up! have launched a new way to personalise your cards, scrapbook layouts and other handmade creations!!  The tag enables you to send a personalised greeting, there are 10 tags in a pack for £9.50

Talking Tags

How to send a voice message:
  1. Download the FREE TalkingTag™ App on you smartphone from talkingtag.mobi, iTunes® or Google Play™.
  2. Adhere the message tag to your card or gift.
  3. Open TalkingTag™ App and scan the code.
  4. Record your message (recording starts immediately, so make sure you’re ready!).
You will have the opportunity to listen, re-record, cancel, or confirm your message after you’ve completed recording it. Each label allows up to 60 seconds of a greeting, song, or product message.

Angela x

January Special Offer

Stampin' Up! have a new offer valid from today until 21st January.

A Valentine special - purchase the exclusive My Little Valentine stamp set (clear mount only) for £9.95 and get a Simply Sent card kit FREE saving £8.95.  The stamp set will not be available to buy after 21st January, so get your's while you can!!

Angela x

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!  

I wanted share some of my favourite projects from 2012 today, it was difficult to choose just one for each month!! 













I will be sharing some new projects later this week.

Angela x