Welcome To My Blog

Hello and welcome to my blog. If you are new to visiting me, thank you for stopping by! This is my personal space where I talk about the latest creations that I've made using various Stampin' Up! products.

If you are looking for a commission or inspiration on a particular card or theme, please scroll down and take a look on the left hand side at the "Labels" column where it will list Stampin' Up! stamp sets in alphabetical order and themed cards. Just click on one of the titles to view the various cards and boxes in your chosen category.

If you would like me to make a specific card for a special someone or occasion, please email me for more details.

Enjoy your stay, and if you have time, please leave a message to let me know you've dropped by :)

Alex

Monday, 7 April 2014

Happy Birthday...

Another square card made recently for another friend.  Here's the card I made using the same design as the other day, just changed the Designer Series Paper and voila! 

Happy Birthday Chris


Have a good day!

Alex

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Happy Birthday!

A recent birthday called for a birthday card.  I regularly make A6 cards, so I decided to make a 5-1/4" square card instead :)  Here's the card I made using Label Love and matching Artisan Label Punch.

Happy Birthday Val


Have a good day!

Alex

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Mothering Sunday

It's been a very long time since I last posted, but I'm here to share a card I made recently using a new stamp set I had yet to christen until now.  Below is my Mother's Day card I made using Hearts A Flutter and the matching dies and ABC-123 Outline Alphabet & Numbers.

Mother's Day Card


Hope you've had a great day.

Until next time...

Alex

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

SAB and Spring/Summer Catalogues start today!

Be sure to check out the new goodies... starting today you can order from the Spring/Summer Catalogue until the 30 June.  As usual, for each and every purchase of £45, you can gain some SAB freebies (until 31 March).  Check out the links to the left.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Alex

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Happy Boxing Day

Hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas and now having a relaxing Boxing Day :)

I recently made a gift box to hold an ornament inside for my Godson and now that he's opened up his presents yesterday, I can safely show you the box I made for him.

Polar Party Box





 
Stamps: Polar Party (Retired) and Deer Friends.
Cardstock:
Old Olive and Whisper White.   
Inkpad:
Basic Gray, Real Red and Old Olive.   
Accessories:
Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Stampin' Up! Markers, Simply Scored, Paper Snips, SU Bone Folder, Sponge Daubers, Sticky Tape and Tombow Multipurpose Glue.

Box Size: 3" x 3"
 
Hope you like the box :)

Enjoy your day.

Alex

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Christmas Cards

It's nearly THE BIG day, just one more sleep to go...

Here are the Christmas cards I made this year.


Ornament Keepsakes




Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes
Cardstock:
Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.    
Inkpad:
Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso.   
Accessories:
Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies, Simply Scored with Diagonal Plate, Baker's Twine - Early Espresso, 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Paper Snips, SU Bone Folder, Sticky Strip, Tombow Multipurpose Glue and Dimensionals.

Card Size: A6

Enjoy tomorrow!

Alex

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Kris turns one...

Hi all,

Made this card recently for our nephew Kris, can you believe he's now one years old!


Birthday Card




Inside



Cardstock:
Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White.   
Accessories:
Paper Snips, SU Bone Folder, Dimensionals. 

Card Size: A5

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day.

Alex

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Congratulations Finley

Hi there,

Recently, I made a Congratulations Card for my nephew as he had an exam recently and passed his Taekwondo Black Belt 1st Dan.  So after hearing this, I made the below card which was posted asap:

Congratulations Card


Stamps: Outlined Occasions (SAB 2012).
Cardstock:
Basic Black, Real Red and Whisper White.   
Inkpad:
Basic Black.   
Accessories:
Paper Snips, SU Bone Folder, Dimensionals. 

Card Size: A5

Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy your day,

Alex

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Happy Birthday Dad

Hi there,

Hope your week is going well so far.  Today is my Dad's birthday so here's the card I made for him using a few new stamp sets I treated myself to :)

Hearts A Flutter

 
Stamps: Hearts A Flutter (P.124), ABC-123 Outline Alphabet & Numbers (P.131) and Happiest Birthday Wishes (Retired - Hostess 2011-2012).
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Marina Mist and Whisper White.   
Inkpad:
Night of Navy and Marina Mist.  Versamark Stamp Pad.    
Accessories:
Textured Embossing Folder - Perfect Polka Dots, Stampin' Emboss Powder - White, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Paper Snips, SU Bone Folder, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals.
Card Size:
A5 


Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your day.

Alex

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Papillon Potpourri

Hi all,

It's been a while since I've made a card, but with a birthday just lurking round the corner, meant I needed to make a card :)  I thought I'd use the Bitty Butterfly Punch that matches the Papillon Potpourri stamp set as I've only used it the once, for a class I did a while back, so here is a very simple CASE card that I saw online that inspired me to do the below one:

Papillon Potpourri



Stamps: Apothecary Art (P.102).
Cardstock: Whisper White.   
Inkpad:
Basic Grey.   
Accessories:
Artisan Label Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Paper Snips, SU Bone Folder, Dimensionals.  Patterned Paper - Non-SU.
Card Size:
A6 


Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your week.

Alex

Friday, 1 November 2013

Envelope Punch Board

Envelope Punch Board is now available from TODAY!


Click on the video to see the Envelope Punch Board in ACTION!


  • It creates totally customisable envelopes in up to 66 different sizes (not to mention a million different colour and pattern options depending on the paper you want to use). Even tried and true envelope sizes will only take you moments to create! 
  • It’s super easy to use;  all you have to do is measure for the first punch and from there you just turn and score. 
  • It’s small and lightweight; this makes it easy for you to take it to your cardmaking get togethers as it's super portable and easy to store. It’s small and light enough that you could use it while watching a football match, at a park, at a friend’s for craft night-anywhere. 
  • It even has a clever scoring tool as well as a punch that lets you create rounded corners on your envelopes. 
  • It’s easy to keep it all together; the stylus storage compartment and two punches are designed into the tool so you don’t have a bunch of little pieces to keep track of (even the instructions are printed right on the tool so you won’t lose them!).
  • The price is terrific--especially for a tool that does so much!
  • It will be in next year’s annual catalogue, so it’s here to stay.
 Hope to hear from you soon!

Alex

Thinlits Card Dies

Thinlits Card Dies are HERE!

They’ve been called flip cards, flip flop cards, swing cards, and more-but they have always been a bit tricky to create. Not anymore! Our amazing new Thinlits Card Dies cut and score to create a card that flips in just one step. 


These new card dies come with extra die pieces that have versatile designs, so you can use them on other projects, not just flip cards. (The Circle Card Thinlits Die comes with 10 total pieces; the Label Card Thinlits Die comes with nine total pieces.)
With the number of dies you’re getting, plus the die that creates the card itself, the price is a great value--especially to create an interactive card!
  • Promote mass production of these impressive “flip” cards. They would make great announcements, invitations, or Christmas cards. 
  • The main shape in the cards (circle and label) can work with a lot of our stamp images so you can create tons of different kinds of cards using many different stamp sets. Here are just a few suggestions to get you started:
 Label Card Thinlits Die (item 133479):
  • Happy Day Stamp Set (item 130294 W item 130297 C)
Circle Card Thinlits Die (item 133480):
  • Worth the Wait Stamp (item 131091 W)
  • Five-Way Flower Stamp (item 131088 W)
Both card dies pair well with:
  • Oh, Hello Stamp Set (item 131931 W item 130733 C)
  • Yippee-Skippee! Stamp Set (item 131341 W item 131344 C)
  • Really Good Greetings Stamp Set (item 130330 W item 130333 C)
  • Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set (item 130324 W item 130327 C)
Hope to hear from you soon!

Alex