Welcome To My Blog

Hello and welcome to my crafting 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 crafting products.

If you are looking for a commission or inspiration on a particular card or occasion, please scroll down and take a look on the left hand side at the "Labels" column where it will list cards by occasion and by Stampin' Up! stamp sets in alphabetical order for easy viewing. 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 :)


Friday, 1 October 2010

Contempo Christmas

Good afternoon, what a miserable first day of October!

Well, seeing as it's pouring with rain outside, I don't feel so bad showing you a *cough* Christmas card that I've made recently using a new stamp set from the newly released Idea Book & Catalogue!!!

The stamp set is called Contempo Christmas which is a set of four stamps and co-ordinates lovely with a matching wheel and ornament punch which saves cutting out the bauble by hand!

Here is the card I made using the traditional Christmas colours: Old Olive, Real Red and Whisper White.

Contempo Christmas

Stamps: Contempo Christmas (set of 4 stamps, P25).
Cardstock: Old Olive, Real Red and Whisper White.
Olive Olive.
Accessories: Ornament Extra-Large Punch, 3/16" Corner Small Punch, 5/8" Satin Ribbon - Real Red, Linen Thread, Paper-Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Bone Folder, Paper Snips and 3D Dimensionals.
Card Size:
4.5" x 4.5".

Here's the Contempo Christmas stamp set as seen on P.25 in the new Idea Book & Catalogue:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

See you tomorrow with uploads of the new cards my ladies will be making in tomorrow's Class :)

Bye for now,


Colour Renovation: Colour Kits Promotion

Good morning :)

So much to post and don't know where to start!

Okay, so we have our new Colour Renovation starting from today. We have 16 new colours added to our four Colour Collections, so there's lots of new products to start collecting!

If you have already been accumulating our Stampin' Up! Ink Pads, Cardstock, Stampin' Write Marker Pens and all the other accessories, you will know that some colours will no longer be available to you as they were part of the Retiring Colours. In it's place are the following new colours:

Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, River Rock, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede and Melon Mambo.

So, if you'd like to retrofit your existing Stampin' Up! Products with new colour kits, see the link below, or on the left hand side of my blog for all the details. This way, you can get all of the Stampin' Up!'s new colours (and just the colours you need) without the expense of replacing products you already have! What a great idea :)

Check out the link below (Click on the picture):

Bye for now,


New Stamper's Club - Commencing.

Hi all,

Just wanted to say that I have a new Stamper's Club commencing this weekend. Would you like to be the 8th member of our club and spread the cost of your Stampin' Up! Wish List over eight months? Monthly spend of just £18.75 (+p&p) that's just £4.69 a week - would barely get change for a crafting magazine for that money these days! lol. AND all the Hostess Benefits for one of the months - Level 1 Stamp Set or Designer Series Paper - In Colors AND £15 worth of merchandise of your choice from the new Idea Book & Catalogue.

If you're interested, please let me know asap.

Bye for now,


NEW In Color Share

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Welcome to 1st October!!!

So much excitement, I don't know where to begin :)

As you may know, not only do we have the new Colour Renovation from today, featuring four Colour Collections, but for the very first time to the UK, we have In Colors!!! Every year Stampin' Up! will introduce new colours to keep the palette fresh and exciting. These new colours have a two-year lifespan! Each year, Stampin' Up! will introduce five new In Colors, and you'll be able to enjoy them for two years.

For the 2010-11 year, the five new In Colors are:

From today, I am offering you the chance to collect all five new In Colors over the course of five months. I need five people to join in this share and each month you will receive the following items in one colour per month:

Classic Stampin' Pad
A4 Cardstock (24 smooth sheets)
Approx. 13.7m 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon
8 sheets of 2 double-sided Patterns Designer Series Paper
Stampin' Write Marker
Ink Refill

One month, you will be Hostess and will benefit from Hostess goodies, from a choice of four Level 1 Hostess Stamp Sets or Pack of 60 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs of 6x6 Designer Series Papers - In Color AND £15 worth of merchandise to spend from the Idea Book & Catalogue.

This will cost just £29 a month plus £1 p&p (if local and able to collect from me) for a complete bundle of one In Color set of goodies or £33 a month if you would like the goodies to be posted to you.

Please note, you can take up this In Color Share, even if you're currently on
my Stamper's Club.

If you like the sound of taking up a share, please get in touch.
The share will begin as soon as I have five members.

New Stamper's Club Starting - October 2010.

Just a note to say that I shall be starting up a new Stamper's Club in October ready for the release of the new Idea Book & Catalogue!!!

If you'd like to join, get yourself a complimentary new Idea Book & Catalogue from me, please send me an email to let me know you're interested. Click here to find out more information and spread the word!

1st of October!!!

Yipee, I can't believe it's now officially the 1st of October, which only means ONE thing: YES, the brand new Idea Book & Catalogue is now ready to view/purchase/order from today :) See left hand side to view the Catalogue online.

It's been agony these last few days especially as I've been making so many lovely new projects from new goodies and I've not been able to showcase them here, but now it's October, I can!!!

Below is finally a picture of the front cover of my copy of the new Idea Book & Catalogue, which looks lovely and brand new still, lol. It helps that it's covered in a protective plastic sleeve, like those found on library books, so hopefully it'll keep mine looking new for sometime :)

Idea Book & Catalogue

So, if you would like to get your hands on a brand new IB&C, please let me know and I'd be happy to send one to you for £4.50 delivered. If you'd rather view the Catalogue online, please click on the link on the left hand side of my blog.

I shall be placing an order THIS coming weekend, so if you'd like to get your hands on some new goodies soon, then let me place an order for you - just email me on alexhau@rocketmail.com and I'll do the rest...

Have a great day...

Bye for now with something new to showcase soon...