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 :)

Alex

Friday, 21 December 2012

Christmas 2012

Hi all,

This year has certainly gone by fast and it's only a few more sleeps till Father Christmas comes down the chimmey :)

This year I went with a simple Christmas card design in Pool Party with Whisper White using the lovely ornament stamp set and matching die.  Hope you like:

Ornament Keepsakes


Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes (A/W Catalogue, P.3). Season of Joy (retired).
Cardstock: Whisper White and Pool Party.
Inkpad: Pool Party.  Versamark Stamp Pad. 
Accessories: Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Northern Flurry, Big Shot Machine, Framelits Dies - Holiday Ornaments, 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon - Whisper White, Stampin' Emboss - Whisper White, Embossing Buddy, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Heat Tool, Paper Snips, SU Bone Folder and Dimensionals.
Card Size:
A6.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend!

Alex

Friday, 14 December 2012

Merry Christmas From Stampin' Up!

Happy Holidays from Stampin' Up!



Have a great weekend.

Alex

Monday, 10 December 2012

Welcome Baby...

Last Tuesday, marked the birth of a baby boy to Jeff's brother and fiancee so I made a personalised baby congratulations card to welcome Kris to the world:

Baby Boy Card

Front


Outside


Inside


Stamps: Bundle of Love (P.42).
Cardstock: Whisper White and Marina Mist. DSP: Bashful Blue (retired).
Inkpad:
Chocolate Chip.
 
Accessories: Stampin' Write Markers - Bashful Blue and Blush Blossom, Extra Large Oval Punch (2" x 1-3/8"), Large Oval Punch (1-3/4" x 7/8"), Star Punch (retired), Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Paper Snips, SU Bone Folder and Dimensionals.
Card Size:
To fit a DL envelope.

Thanks for stopping by.

Alex

Friday, 7 December 2012

Mouse Candy Cane Holder

Hi there,

Last of the candy cane holders.  This one is from Dawn's blog and I had fun making these!

Mouse Candy Cane Holder


Have a great weekend!

Bye for now,
 
Alex

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Reindeer Candy Cane Holder

Hi all,

Another Candy Cane Holder to showcase.  I have made these before and I thought they were cute hanging from a Christmas tree :)

Reindeer Candy Cane Holder



Hope you like.

Bye for now,

Alex

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Penguin Candy Cane Holder

Hi all,

Can you believe we woke up to snow this morning!  It does look pretty on the floor, but chaos on the roads!

I have recently been making a few things for an upcoming Christmas Pamper/Shopping Night so here's a Penguin Candy Cane Ornament/Holder below:



I originally saw these a few years ago when we didn't have various punches to Stampin' Up! UK.  Anyway, now that we have these punches, I found that my templates are larger than the original punches, so I had to use my templates to draw round the shapes and cut by hand.  Talk about labour of love!

Hope you like my little penguin.

Bye for now,

Alex

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Mini Milk Carton

Hi all,

Isn't it cold outside?!?  I've been busy making a few things recently and thought I'd upload this Mini Milk Carton and holder:

Mini Milk Carton



Stamps:  Delightful Decorations (P.10). 
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Very Vanilla.  DSP: Jolly Holiday (retired).       
Inkpad:
Cherry Cobbler.
Accessories:  Big Shot Machine, Mini Milk Carton Bigz L Die,  3/4" Circle Punch, Small Oval Punch (retired), Corner Rounder Punch, Simply Scored, 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon - Cherry Cobbler, Paper Snips, SU Bone Folder, 3D Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Sticky Strip.  Mini Pegs (Non-SU).

Thanks for stopping by.

Keep warm.

Alex

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Christmas Wish List Service

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Evening all,

Hope you're having a nice weekend and are thinking ahead to Christmas.  I think I heard on the radio this morning that a month today will be Christmas Eve - ahhh, where has the time flown to?


I haven't started my Christmas cards, despite me saying every year, I'll start in January and do a few each month so that by the time December comes, it's not so much to do! lol.

Anyway, this time next Saturday will be 1st December so I thought I'd better let you know that I'll be doing the Christmas Wish List and Gift Certificates again this year :)

All you have to do is fill in my Wish List Form and mail it back to me which I will safely store for you. Then give your family/friends my contact details when they ask you what you would like for Christmas. They can contact me and between us, we can select what Stampin' Up! goodies to purchase off your Wish List according to their budget and can organise to have the goodies delivered either direct to their door or have them sent here for collection. How easy is that? What a happy bunny you'll be knowing that you'll get some craft goodies you've been wishing for instead of the usual slippers, cds and smellies!

For a copy of the Wish List Form or more information, please email me on alexhau@rocketmail.com.

Please Note:
All Wish List orders must reach me asap to ensure delivery in time for Christmas.

Alternatively, if a Gift Voucher is more your thing, I can arrange to have these in any denomination for your family/friends to purchase from me. These have no expiry date and can be used at any time. For your Gift Voucher to be received in time for Christmas, please let me know asap so that it catches the last First Class Christmas posting - Thursday 20 December 2012.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Bye for now,

Alex

Stampin' Trimmer is HERE!

IT's here, the amazing new Paper Trimmer from Stampin' Up!


  Paper Trimmer Video --- check out the video by clicking on the link!



Introducing the new and improved Stampin’ Trimmer! Although paper trimmers are a common crafting tool, this trimmer was designed exclusively by paper crafters for paper crafters - and because it was made by Stampin’ Up!, you know it’s a cut above the rest!

Please note: the cutting and scoring blade refills will be available early in December.

Features of the All-New Stampin’ Trimmer
  • An extra-wide 15.9 cm cutting base and an extended 39 cm ruler
    • The extra-wide cutting base provides a large work area and is marked in 4 mm increments, allowing for small measurements.
    • The right-side grid helps you measure and cut very thin strips.
    • The extended cutting arm has a stabilizing leg to provide a sturdy and steady cutting surface for longer cuts. 
    • When fully extended, the extended cutting arm sits flush with the trimmer base, providing more accurate and consistent measurements across the entire surface.
    • All rulers and measurements on the base are printed under a plastic cover so your measurements won’t wear off.
    • The base has nonskid feet, which keeps the Stampin’ Trimmer securely in place on your work area.
  • A full 30.5 cm cutting and scoring track
    • The extra-long cutting track has space at the top and bottom so you don’t have to take the cutting and scoring blades out when you’re not using them. 
    • The track gives you enough space to cut or score a full 30.5 cm without having to remove or switch out handles. 
    • The cutting track locks in place for secure storage or transport. 
    • The track includes an insertion point for cutting and scoring blade handles so you can easily insert handles into the cutting track.
  • Specially designed handles and cutting track to ensure straight cuts
    • The hook on the scoring and cutting blade handles keeps the handles stable so the cuts are as straight as possible.
    • Handles come in two colors: dark for cutting, light for scoring. 
    • The precision tip on the cutting blade allows you to pinpoint precisely where you’re cutting.
    • The point on the side of each handle shows you where the blade will cut, making it easy to see exactly where your cuts and scores will begin.
  • Storage compartment under base
    • The storage compartment holds scoring and cutting tools such as a Bone Folder, Simply Scored Stylus, extra scoring and cutting blades and even business cards. 
    • Separate compartments within the storage compartment keep your tools organized, and the clear cover makes it easy to see what you’ve stored.
  • Product details: item 129722; 33,95 €/£25.95
Put this on your Wish List TODAY!

Alex

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Ornament Keepsakes

Hi all,

With a great promotion for November, I just had to give in to buying the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle!  I love the ornament on the front cover of the Autumn/Winter Catalogue and just knew I had to make one.  Recently cranked up the Big Shot (alot) and reproduced the ornament, which I'm really pleased with.  The picture doesn't do it justice, but believe me, there's lots of Dazzling Diamonds on there!

Ornament Keepsakes



Stamps:  Ornament Keepsakes (Autumn/Winter Catalogue, P.3 Set of 9 stamps). 
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green
(In Color 2012-14).  DSP - Be Of Good Cheer (P164).       
Inkpad:
Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green (In Color 2012-14).
Accessories:  Big Shot Machine, Framelits Dies - Holiday Ornaments, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Simply Scored, 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon - Very Vanilla, 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon - Cherry Cobbler, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Large Pearl Basic Jewels, Dazzling Diamonds, Paper Snips, SU Bone Folder, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, 2-Way Glue Pen, Silicon Mat, Crop-A-Dile and Hot Glue Gun (Non-SU).


If you're interested in doing a class on this, please let me know.  Alternatively, you can buy a kit from me to create this lovely ornament if you live further a field.

Bye for now,

Alex

Sunday, 18 November 2012

New App from Stampin' Up!

What fantastic news - Stampin' Up! has created a card-making application, called "Simply Sent!" This iPhone app allows you to create an e-card from a template or completely on your own and send it via e-mail or post it on Facebook.

Check out the app available to download for FREE in the itunes store.



Bye for now,

Alex

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Who's 7-0 today!

It's my Dad's big 7-0 today and what better way to celebrate it than a big card to remind him of his age! lol.

Here's the card I made for him:






Stamps:  Heard From The Heart (Retired 2012). 
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Real Red and Whisper White.       
Inkpad:
Night of Navy.    

Accessories:  Big Shot Machine, Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Square Lattice, Labels Collection Framelits, Paper Snips, SU Bone Folder and Dimensionals.


Thanks for stopping by!

Bye for now,

Alex

Saturday, 10 November 2012

No Peeking - Projects together

Hi all,

After seeing the No Peeking card and gift card earlier in the week, thought you might like to see the projects together.  I had a lot of fun making these and can't wait to make a few more, perhaps in different colour combos :)

No Peeking - Projects together:


Hope you like :)

Enjoy your weekend.

Alex

Friday, 9 November 2012

Create A Cupcake

Today is Janet's birthday and what better way to celebrate than with a cupcake!

Below is the card I made to celebrate her special day:

Create A Cupcake


Stamps:  Create A Cupcake (P.49) and Heard From The Heart (Retired 2011). 
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo and Whisper White.          
Inkpad: Early Espresso and Pretty in Pink.    
Accessories:  Big Shot, Adorning Accents Folders, Labels Collection Framelits, Cupcake Builder Punch, 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon - Melon Mambo, SU Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Sticky Strip and Dimensionals.


Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your day.

Alex

Thursday, 8 November 2012

No Peeking - Gift Card

Hi all,

Nearly the weekend and hopefully some more crafting time for me :)  Recently saw a great little gift card online that wasn't the regular rectangle/square shaped card and decided that I just had to try it for myself!

Here it is below:

No Peeking

Front:



With tag out:


Inside:


Stamps:  No Peeking (P.23). 
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green (In Color: 2012-2014) and Very Vanilla.  DSP: Be Of Good Cheer (P.164).
Inkpad:
Chocolate Chip and Gumball Green (In Color: 2012-2014).   

Accessories:  Simply Scored, 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon - Wild Wasabi, Stampin' Write Markers - Gumball Green (In Color: 2012-2014) and Real Red, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Big Shot, Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Perfect Polka Dots, Crop-A-Dile (Retired), SU Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Sticky Strip and Dimensionals.


Thanks for stopping by. 

Enjoy your day.

Alex

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

No Peeking

Hi all,

Well, it's certainly feeling more like winter now the clocks have gone back and the weather has done nothing but rain recently!  I couldn't resist, and HAD to buy No Peeking stamp set which I fell in love with ever since I first set eyes on the new Annual Catalogue :)

With Christmas just around the corner, I decided to make my nephew his Christmas card with this cute stamp set, hopefully, he'll love it as much as I do!  For his card, I used Real Red and Wild Wasabi colours for him, below is another one made using Cherry Cobbler and the new In Color: Gumball Green.

No Peeking


From the side:


Stamps:  No Peeking (P.23) and Heard From The Heart (Retired 2011). 
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi and Very Vanilla.         
Inkpad:
Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party (In Color: 2011-2013), Staz On Ink - Jet Black and Gumball Green (In Color: 2012-2014).   

Accessories:  Simply Scored, 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon - Wild Wasabi, Stampin' Write Markers - Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red, SU Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Sticky Strip and Dimensionals.


Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy your day.
 
Alex

Thursday, 1 November 2012

It's November!

Another month, another promotion or two!

Starting from today, you can gain a FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack when you purchase the Ornament Keepsakes Set and Candlelight Christmas Speciality Designer Series Paper Bundle!

See the icon on the left to be directed to the offer, or below as a jpeg file.


Not only this, but from today till 16 December, host a minimum £325 Stampin' Up! party and get a FREE collection of Ink Pads, £44.50 value in addition to the regular Hostess benefits of holding a party.



Have a great day!

Alex

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Compartment Stepper Box

Hi there,

I'm back with the project to match my recent birthday card.  I have seen the Compartment Stepper Box online for a while now and have been meaning to make one.  Finally I've made one and I'm sure it won't be the last time thanks to the easy to use Simply Scored and Diagonal Plate!

Here's the handy little box below, I'm sure I'll find a good use for it!

Compartment Stepper Box



Inside:

 
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red and Whisper White.  DSP - Twitterpated.
Accessories:  Simply Scored, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon - Baja Breeze, SU Bone Folder, Paper Snips and Sticky Strip. 

Box Size:  5-2/8" x 2-1/2" (approx.) when closed.  11-2/8" when opened.

Thanks for stopping by.


Bye for now,

Alex

Monday, 8 October 2012

Twitterpated Happy Birthday

Hi all,

Hope you've had a nice weekend.  I managed to do some crafting (seems like forever) and so I have a few pictures to share over the next day or two.

The picture below is a card made recently using the lovely Twitterpated DSP.  This paper was in the Summer Mini Catalogue and is now in the Annual Catalogue on P.165.  I've teamed it up with the Fun Flower Die which I have only used the once until now!

Happiest Birthday

  

Stamps:  Apothecary Art (P.102). 
Cardstock: Ridinghood Red and Pink Pirouette.  DSP - Twitterpated.       
Inkpad:
Basic Grey.   

Accessories:  Fun Flowers Bigz L Die, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Big Shot Machine, SU Bone Folder, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and Dimensionals.


Thanks for stopping by and come back another day for the matching project :)

Bye for now,

Alex

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Who's 8 Today?

Happy 8th Birthday Finley!

Today is my nephew's birthday who is a great little golfer.  Here's the card I made below using Stampin' Up! cardstock:

Happy Birthday


Bye for now,

Alex

Monday, 1 October 2012

It's 1st October...

... and that means ONE exciting thing: the new Annual Catalogue goes live today!!!

WOW: Are you in for a surprise.  The Annual Catalogue is BIGGER than ever before and we've got 200+ pages to oogle over.  New goodies, to write on your Wish List.  Click on the picture on the left to be taken to the Official Stampin' Up! website where you can view the Catalogue online or to save as a pdf file on your computer.

Here's the cover:


Click to view :)

Bye for now,

Alex

Autumn/Winter Catalogue

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YES, you only have THIS MONTH to purchase any goodies from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue!  This Catalogue is jam packed with lots of different themed projects to feast your eyes on.  Lots of new goodies for Christmas such as stamp sets, matching dies and papers and punches, don't you just LOVE the ornament on this front cover?


Click on the picture to the left of the menu to see the Catalogue online.  If you'd like to order any goodies, please let me know - you have only till 31 January.

Enjoy browsing!

Alex

Sunday, 30 September 2012

It's nearly October...

... and you know what that means :)

Not long now till 1st October and a brand new, bigger Annual Catalogue to oogle over!

Bye for now,

Alex

Monday, 3 September 2012

Happy 40th Birthday

Morning all,

Made a 40th birthday card at the weekend for Brad who's celebrating his big 4-0 today.  Here it is below: 

Happy 40th Birthday


Stamps:  Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess Set), Typeset Numberes (Retired) and Schoolbook Serif Numbers (Retired).
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Night of Navy, and Very Vanilla.      
Inkpad:
Baja Breeze, Night of Navy and Versamark Stamp Pad.  

Accessories:  Decorative Label Punch, 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon - Night of Navy, SU Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and Dimensionals.
Card Size:
DL.
Have a good day.
Alex

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Retired List - Now Sold Out

The following items are no longer available on the Retired List:

Stamps/wheels
*Fox & Friends (wood)
*Fox & Friends (clear)
*A to Z
*Standard wheel - Decor
*Medallion
*Nature's Nest (wood)
*Dot, Dot, Dot
*Sandy Speckles wheel

French/German sets
*But (Goal, F) (clear)
*Tor (Goal, G) (clear)
*Tor (Goal, G) (wood)
*Schmetterlingsdruck (Butterfly Prints, G) (clear)
*Schmetterlingsdruck (Butterfly Prints, G) (wood)
Zur Erinnerung (Notably Ornate, G) (clear)
Ovale Sprüche (Oval All, G) (wood)
Barocke Motive (Baroque Motifs, G) (wood)
Zeitlos (Vintage Vogue, G) (wood)

Cardstock/DSP
*Tempting Turquoise 12x12
*Textured Regals 12x12
*Textured Neutrals 12x12
*Subtles 12x12
*Baja Breeze 12x12
*Chocolate Chip 12x12
*Confetti Cream A4
*2010-2012 In Color DSP stack

Ink pads
Subtles
*Perfect Plum
*Pink Pirouette
*So Saffron

Brights
*Pacific Point
*Daffodil Delight
*Regal Rose

Regals
*Cajun Craze
*Riding Hood Red
*Elegant Eggplant
*More Mustard
*Garden Green
*Tangerine Tango
*Not Quite Navy

Neutrals
*Basic Black
*Basic Gray
*Chocolate Chip
*Crumb Cake
*Early Espresso
*River Rock
*Sahara Sand
*Soft Suede

Collections
*Neutrals Stampin' Spots
*Regals Stampin' Spots
*Subtles Stampin' Spots
*Brights Stampin' Spots
*Neutrals Stampin' Pads (asst)
*Regals Stampin' Pads (asst)
*Subtles Stampin' Pads (asst)
*Brights Stampin' Pads (asst)

In Color items
*Peach Parfait ink pad
*Poppy Parade ink pad
*Concord Crush cardstock

Tools/Accessories
*Pillow Box Die
*Timeless Type Sizzlits Dies
*Crop-A-Dile
*Large Tag punch
*Heart to heart punch
*Jumbo wheel storage box
*Eyelet border punch
*Replacement cutting blades
*Cutting and scoring blades
*Round Tab Punch
*3"x5" cello bags
*12x12 post album page protectors
*Paper Crimper
*Candy Cane fabric

Click here for the Stamps List.
Click here for the Accessories List.

Retired List is out!

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Hi all,

Now it's September, we're one month away from getting our hands on the new Idea Book & Catalogue!  With this in mind, the Retired List is now officially out.  Two pdf files of stamp sets and accessories to feast your eyes on.  These items are only available until stocks last, so if you'd like to order anything, get in touch with me soon.


Check out the link to the left to view both pdf files or HERE for the Stamps and HERE for the Accessories.

Have a good weekend!

Alex

Friday, 31 August 2012

Simply Soft - Thank You

Hi all,

Can you believe it's the last day of August!  That means the last day to order from the Summer Mini Catalogue and your last chance to grab the exclusive Reason To Smile stamp set.

Haven't crafted for a while, but here's a card I recently made that hasn't managed to upload to my blog yet:

Thank You


Stamps:  Sincere Salutations (P.82), Simply Soft (Hostess Set) and Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess Set).
Cardstock: Pretty In Pink, Crumb Cake and Whisper White.     
Inkpad:
Pretty In Pink and Crumb Cake.  

Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon - Pretty In Pink, SU Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and Dimensionals.
Card Size:
A6.

Watch out for the Retired List tomorrow and the awaited Autumn/Winter Catalogue...

Bye for now,

Alex

Summer Mini Catalogue...

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it's finally here!


For the first time, we get our hands on a Summer Mini Catalogue!!!  It's now the end of the Spring Mini Catalogue and HELLO to a new Catalogue :)

Click on the link on the left sidebar to take you straight to the Summer Mini Catalogue to view online, or click here to save and view as a pdf file.

Ask me about my Baker's Twine Share to get your hands on all the colours available!


Bye for now,

Alex

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Reason To Smile

Hi all,

Another Thank You card made using Reason To Smile stamp set that you can get only with an order in August for FREE with a £60 spend, or yours for just £14.95 in clear mount or £18.95 in wood mount.

Thank You


Stamps:  Reason To Smile and So Happy For You (SAB 2010).
Cardstock: Calyspo Coral (In Color 2011-2013) and Whisper White.     
Inkpad:
Calyspo Coral and Pool Party (In Color 2011-2013).  Versamark Stamp Pad.

Accessories: Word Window Punch, Baker's Twine - Calyspo Coral, Embossing Buddy, Stampin' Emboss Powder - White, Heat Tool, SU Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and Dimensionals.
Card Size:
A6.

Have a great weekend.

Alex

Friday, 3 August 2012

Reason To Smile - Thanks

Hi all,

Hope you've been having a great week and looking forward to the weekend :)  Recently made a card using the new Reason To Smile stamp set.

Here it is below:

Reason To Smile


Stamps:  Reason To Smile and So Happy For You (SAB 2010).
Cardstock: Wisteria Wonder (In Color 2011-2013) and Whisper White.     
Inkpad:
Wisteria Wonder (In Color 2011-2013).  Versamark Stamp Pad.

Accessories: Word Window Punch, Baker's Twine - Wisteria Wonder, Embossing Buddy, Stampin' Emboss Powder - White, Heat Tool, SU Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and Dimensionals.
Card Size:
A6.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your day.

Alex

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

August Promotion

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Hello August!

Stampin' Up! have a new stamp set for you to either earn for free or to buy as part of your August Stampin' Up! order - Reason to Smile is the exclusive stamp set only available this month, yours FREE with a purchase of £60 or to buy alone for £18.95 (wood mount) or £14.95 (clear mount).

Here's the flyer below:


Bye for now,

Alex

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Stampin' Up! Class - July.

Hi all,

Here are the recent cards made at my July Stampin' Up! Class the other weekend using the lovely stamp set Love & Laughter which is only available to buy until the end of August from the Summer Mini Catalogue.

Love & Laughter Card - Baja Breeze


Stamps:  Love & Laughter (Summer Mini Catalogue, P.23).
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla.     
Inkpad:
Baja Breeze.

Accessories: Framelits Dies - Labels Collection (Summer Mini Catalogue, P.9), Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Vintage Wallpaper, Eyelet Border Punch, 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon - Baja Breeze, SU Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and Dimensionals.
Card Size:
A6.

Love & Laughter Card - Front
 

Stamps:  Love & Laughter (Summer Mini Catalogue, P.23).
Cardstock: Whisper White and Pink Pirouette.    
Inkpad:
Pink Pirouette, Pretty In Pink and Basic Grey.

Accessories: Framelits Dies - Labels Collection (Summer Mini Catalogue, P.9), Sponge Daubers, SU Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and Dimensionals.
Card Size:
A6.

Love & Laughter Card - Inside
 

Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy your day.

Alex

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Happy Birthday Mum

Hi all,

What lovely weather we've had recently!  The sun is shining and the sky is blue :)  Today is my Mum's birthday, so here's the card I recently made for her christening the In Color "Calypso Coral".

Apothecary Art Birthday Card

Stamps:  Apothecary Art (Summer Mini Catalogue, P.17) and Heard From The Heart (P.84).
Cardstock: Calypso Coral (In Color 2011-2013), Chocolate Chip and Whisper White.    
Inkpad:
Chocolate Chip and Calypso Coral.

Accessories: Framelits Dies - Labels Collection (Summer Mini Catalogue, P.9), Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Perfect Polka Dots, Stampin Write Markers - Calypso Coral, Bashful Blue, Pretty In Pink and Pear Pizzazz, 5/8" Satin Ribbon - Chocolate Chip, SU Bone Folder, Paper Snips and Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.
Card Size:
A5. 

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the sunshine!

Alex

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Happy Anniversary

Another Anniversary card for a special couple.  This has been CASEd here.

Happy Anniversary


Stamps:  Outlined Occasions (SAB 2012).
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Whisper White and Basic Black.   
Inkpad:
Basic Black.

Accessories: Owl Builder Punch, Heart To Heart Punch, Bird Builder Punch, uni-ball Signo Gel Pen - White, SU Bone Folder and Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.
Card Size:
A6.

Thanks for stopping by.

Alex

Sunday, 1 July 2012

It's July! Promotion from Stampin' Up!

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Morning all,

Can you believe it's July!  Another month, another promotion from Stampin' Up!  Take advantage of July's Promotion with a spend of £45 on any products from the current Idea Book & Catalogue or Summer Mini Catalogue and gain an exclusive Everyday Enchantment Brad & Ribbon Pack absolutely FREE.  The pack comprises of 30 Brads in assorted designs and two spools of ribbon.  These co-ordinate with the Everyday Enchantment DSP that you may have earnt earlier in the year as part of Sale-A-Bration, or can be bought from today until stocks last, for just £9.95.

Click on the flyer for full details.



Enjoy your day.

Alex

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Happy Birthday Alfie

Today is a special boy's birthday - Alfie, my God Son is celebrating his 4th birthday.  Hopefully he'll like his birthday card below:

Lego Birthday Card


Stamps:  Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess Set, 2011-12) and Outlined Occasions (SAB 2012).  
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Only Orange (retired), Glorious Green (retired), (Yo Yo Yellow (retired) and Pacific Point.    
Inkpad:
Basic Grey (inside Sentiment).
Accessories: 3/4" Circle Punch, Stampin' Write Markers - Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point, SU Bone Folder and 3D Dimensionals. 
Card Size:
A5.


Side View


Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your day.

Alex

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Happy Father's Day

Hi all,

Recently made a card for my Dad which uses one of the new In Colors called Lucky Limeade (first time) teamed up with matching Bakers Twine.

Here's the card below:


Stamps:  Something To Celebrate (Mini Catalogue, 2011 Hostess Level 2, P.5) and Occasional Greetings (Reitred, P.21). 
Cardstock: Lucky Limeade (In Color 2011-2013), Whisper White and Night of Navy.     
Inkpad:
Lucky Limeade.
Accessories: Timeless Type Junior Alphabet, Bakers Twine - Lucky Limeade, Stampin' Write Markers - Night of Navy, SU Bone Folder, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
Card Size:
A6.  

Inside:


Enjoy your day!

Bye for now,

Alex

Monday, 11 June 2012

Happy Birthday

Recently commissioned to make a birthday card for a two year old boy who loves trains.  So, I used my trusty Choo Choo stamp set along with Wild About You to create the below card which are now both sadly retired.

Happy Birthday


Stamps: Choo Choo (retired), Loads of Love Accessories (man), Heard From The Heart (Inside sentiment), Right On Track (wheel) and Wild About You (retired).
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Real Red and Whisper White.
Inkpad:
Pacific Point, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie and Basic Grey.
 
 Accessories: Timeless Type Junior Alphabet, Stampin' Around Handle, Colour Spritzer Tool, Stampin' Write Markers - Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, Blush Blossom and Real Red, Bone Folder, Paper Snips and 3D Dimensionals.
Card Size:
A5.

Thanks for stopping by.

Alex

Friday, 8 June 2012

Happy Wedding Day

Made a recent wedding card for my Mum, low on my favourite retired SU Speciality Paper for wedding cards, so have made one using SU textured cardstock and Kanban pearlescent cardstock.

Wedding Card
 

Stamps:  Occasional Quotes Level 3 Hostess Set - retired (P.14), (sentiment inside the card).
Cardstock: Blushing Bride (In Color 2010-2012), Smooth and Textured Whisper White.  Kanban Cardstock - Silver. 
Inkpad:  Blushing Bride. 
Accessories:  Heart To Heart Punch (inside), Cuttlebug Embosssing Folder - Wedding Marriage, Glitterati Gems, SU Bone Folder, Sentiment on front - Computer generated.
Card Size:
A5.

Thanks for stopping by.

Bye for now,

Alex

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Today's Stampin' Up! Class

Hi all,

Today is June's Stampin' Up! Class using new goodies from the Summer Mini Catalogue.  Today we used Apothecary Art stamp set with matching Framelits Dies.

Here are the two cards made below in today's class:

Card One


Stamps:  Apothecary Art (Summer Mini Catalogue, P.17) and Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel (P.75).
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Bashful Blue.   
Inkpad:
Crumb Cake.
Accessories: Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Square Lattice, Framelits Dies - Labels Collection, Stampin' Write Markers - Certainly Celery and Bashful Blue, Stampin' Around Handle - Jumbo, SU Bone Folder, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and Dimensionals.
Card Size:
A6.  

Card Two


Stamps:  Apothecary Art (Summer Mini Catalogue, P.17).
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White.  DSP - Subtles Collection.    
Inkpad: 
Baja Breeze and Pretty In Pink.
Accessories: Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Perfect Polka Dots, Framelits Dies - Labels Collection, 1" Circle Punch, Simply Scored, SU Bone Folder and Dimensionals.
Card Size:
A6. 

Cards Together
 

Enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend/Jubilee celebrations!

Alex