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

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

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Tag It Bundle - 20% off


Available from today till 30 November, create pretty packaging in time for gifting your special friends and family with a great offer from Stampin' Up!



Two Tag It Bundles are available for 20% off which includes the tags, the ribbon and the boxes to make your own pretty packages.  Click on the left hand side for more details or below:


Thanks for stopping by.

Alex

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

25% off 25 Stamp Sets

From today till 28 October, grab yourself a stamp set with 25% off the price from a choice of four pages of stamp sets!



Click on the link to the left to see the whole list online, or here as a pdf file.

Have a good day and look forward to hearing from you with your *Wish List*

Alex

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Hello October...

well, can you believe another month passes us by... so for the month of October I present a new Best of stamp set: Sale-A-Bration:


Let me know if you'd like to purchase this month's Best of Stamp set, or any previous months :)

Take care,

Alex

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Best of... Christmas

Hello September!  Another month passes by which means another "Best of" stamp set.  Not sure about you, but this year has gone so quick!  Well, seeing as it's not long till Christmas and  it's nothing better than being prepared and making Christmas cards in good time for December, here's another offer from Stampin' Up!


Some things to remember:
  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at £13.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month) until October, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only. 
Let me know if you'd like to order this stamp set soon :)

Alex

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Autumn Winter Catalogue 2013

This Catalogue is available to order from 29 August 2013 - 1 February 2014


Be sure to look here to view what seasonal goodies are on offer.  Be prepared and start thinking about ordering for your Christmas cards now!


Let me know if you'd like to place an order with me soon.

Alex

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Happy Birthday!

After making a male birthday card earlier this month, I decided to use the same layout but change the colours for another one:

In The Stars 



Stamps: Label Love (P.33) and In The Stars (retired)
Cardstock:
Night of Navy, Marina Mist and Whisper White.   
Inkpad:
Night of Navy, Marina Mist and Daffodil Delight.  
Accessories:
Textured Embossing Folder - Stripes, Artisan Label Punch, 5/8" Satin Ribbon - Daffodil Delight (retired), Paper Snips, SU Bone Folder, Sticky Strip and Dimensionals.
Card Size:
A5

Enjoy your day.

Alex

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Happy Birthday

Made a male card for a special birthday using In The stars stamp set that is now retired.  A similar stamp set in the new Annual Catalogue would be Simply Stars on page 124.

In The Stars 


Stamps: Label Love (P.33) and In The Stars (retired)
Cardstock:
Night of Navy, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White.   
Inkpad:
Night of Navy, Wild Wasabi, Riding Hood Red (retired).  
Accessories:
Textured Embossing Folder - Stripes, Artisan Label Punch, 5/8" Satin Ribbon - Real Red (retired), Paper Snips, SU Bone Folder, Sticky Strip and Dimensionals.
Card Size:
A5

Enjoy your weekend.

Alex

Friday, 2 August 2013

Happy Anniversary

July was a busy month for Anniversaries and here's one I made for my parents recently using the Wildflower Meadow background stamp:

Wildflower Meadow


Stamps: Wildflower Meadow (P.83) and Express Yourself (Hostess, P.205)
Cardstock:
Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White.   
Inkpad:
Melon Mambo.  
Accessories:
Decorative Label Punch, Stampin' Write Markers - Melon Mambo, Pretty In Pink, Wild Wasabi and Baja Breeze, 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon - Melon Mambo, Paper Snips, SU Bone Folder, Sticky Strip and Dimensionals.
Card Size:
A5


Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend :)

Alex

Thursday, 1 August 2013

It's August!

... and time for a new promotion to celebrate!

Stock up and buy three packs of DSP and get another pack for FREE!  See the flyer below:



Contact me today if you'd like to take advantage of this offer.

Enjoy your day.

Alex

Best of... 25 Years! August Offer.

Best of 25 Years Stamp Sets

As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, we're bringing back some of our favourite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into five sets, which will release-one set per month- until October 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!

Some things to remember:
  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at 17.95 € / £13.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month) until October, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014. 
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only. 
 Here is August's offering:


Contact me should you want to place an order from the new Annual Catalogue :) 

Bye for now,

Alex

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Best of 25 Years Stamp Sets - July.

Best of 25 Years Stamp Sets

As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, we're bringing back some of our favourite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into five sets, which will release-one set per month- until October 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!

Some things to remember:
  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at 17.95 € / £13.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month) until October, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014. 
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only. 
 Here is July's offering:


Bye for now,

Alex

Friday, 26 July 2013

Happy Birthday Mum

Today is my Mother's birthday so what better to celebrate than a card from me.  Using new colour Soft Sky and the Wildflower Meadow stamp and embossing folder, here is the card I made below:

Wildflower Meadow 


Stamps: Wildflower Meadow (P.83) and Label Love (P.33)
Cardstock: Soft Sky and Whisper White.   
Inkpad: Calypso Coral.  

Accessories: Textured Embossing Folder - Wildflower Meadow, Stripes, Artisan Label Punch, 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon - Soft Sky, Pearl Basic Jewels, Paper Snips, SU Bone Folder, Sticky Strip and Dimensionals.
Card Size: A5

Thanks for stopping by!

Alex

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Thank You Card - Wildflower Meadow

Recently made a few thank you cards using my new much loved stamp set and matching embossing folder from the New Annual Catalogue :)  Here is one card below:

Wildflower Meadow



Stamps: Wildflower Meadow (P.83) and Label Love (P.33)
Cardstock: Rose Red and Whisper White.   
Inkpad:
Rose Red.  

Accessories: Textured Embossing Folder - Wildflower Meadow, Artisan Label Punch, Stampin' Write Markers - Wild Wasibi, Rose Red, Pretty In Pink, Melon Mambo, 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon - Rose Red (retired), Pearl Basic Jewels, Paper Snips, SU Bone Folder, Sticky Strip and Dimensionals.
Card Size:
A6


Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day.

Alex

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Happy Anniversary

Recently made an Anniversary card for a special couple who I was bridesmaid for :)  Their wedding colour was Bashful Blue, so used this retired colour to create their card below.

Wildflower Meadow



Stamps: Wildflower Meadow (P.83) and Express Yourself (Hostess Set, P.205)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue (retired) and Very Vanilla.   
Inkpad:
Crumb Cake.  

Accessories: Textured Embossing Folder - Wildflower Meadow, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Large Oval Punch, 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon - Crumb Cake, Pearl Basic Jewels, Paper Snips, SU Bone Folder, Sticky Strip.
Card Size:
A6


Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Happy 60th Birthday!

Hi there,

I was recently commissioned to make a birthday card to celebrate a biggie birthday.  Decided to ink up an old favourite but retired stamp set of mine to create the male card below:

In The Stars



Stamps: In The Stars (retired), Happiest Birthday Wishes (retired). 
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Marina Mist and Whisper White.   
Inkpad:
Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz and Real Red.   

Accessories: 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon - Pacific Point, Textured Embossing Folder - Perfect Polka Dots, Paper Snips, SU Bone Folder, Sticky Strip and Dimensionals.
Card Size:
A5


Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day.

Alex

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

New Stamp Set: Label Love


A few weeks ago I christened my new stamp set from the newly released Annual Catalogue called Label Love along with a new colour to our colour collection called Smoky Slate.  I love that the stamp set has a matching punch called, "Artisan Label."  Here's the card I made below for Father's Day a few weeks ago using some new products from the Catalogue with a retired alphabet stamp set.

Happy Father's Day




Stamps: Label Love (P.33), Typeset Alphabet Lower (retired).
Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Marina Mist and Whisper White.    
Inkpad:
Smoky Slate and Marina Mist.  

Accessories: Artisan Label Punch, 5/8" Satin Ribbon - Marina Mist (retired), Paper Snips, SU Bone Folder, Sticky Strip.
Card Size:
DL.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your day!

Alex

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Yippee! The new Annual Catalogue goes live today...

It's July and that can only mean one thing... The Annual Catalogue is now viewable online and available to have in your hands should you wish to purchase one from me delivered straight to your door for just £5.50 including postage.

This Catalogue is now even more inline with the US version and has 209 pages crammed full of new goodies to feast your eyes on.  I will be ordering soon, so if you would like to place an order with me, just let me know.

Click on the picture to the left sidebar to be taken straight to the Stampin' Up! page where you can choose to view the Catalogue online or to download and view as a pdf file.  

Enjoy!


Bye for now,

Alex

Monday, 1 July 2013

Grab Your Greetings Promotion - till 31 July

This post will stay at the top till 31 July
Please scroll down for new posts

Grab Your Greetings Promotion

Stampin' Up! have three greetings stamp sets on sale for 25% off through to 31 July!  Our stamp sets don’t go on sale very often, so make sure to take advantage of this offer.  You’ll be all set with greetings for every holiday and occasion. So go grab your greetings!  


Here’s what you can get:


 Sale Price

Catalogue Price

Description


21,71 €/£15.71
28,95 €/£20.95
Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set
17,21 €/£12.71
22,95 €/£16.95
Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set
17,96 €/£13.46
23,95 €/£17.95
Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set
14,21 €/£10.46
18,95 €/£13.95
Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set
14,21 €/£10.46
18,95 €/£13.95
Tendres basiques Clear-Mount Stamp Set
14,21 €/£10.46
18,95 €/£13.95
Kleiner Wort-Schatz Clear-Mount Stamp Set
26,21 €/£19.46
34,95 €/£25.95
Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set

20,96 €/£15.71
27,95 €/£20.95
Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set
20,96 €/£15.71
27,95 €/£20.95
Quelques lignes Clear-Mount Stamp Set

20,96 €/£15.71
27,95 €/£20.95
Perfekte Pärchen Clear-Mount Stamp Set


 
Get in touch, and buy them now...

Hope to hear from you soon.

Alex

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Happy Birthday

Hope you've been having a good weekend.  I recently made a birthday card for someone special, so here's the card below using the retiring stamp set "Patterned Party".

Patterned Party


Stamps: Patterned Party (retiring 2013), Heard From The Heart (retired - inside sentiment).
Cardstock: Whisper White and Marina Mist.   
Inkpad:
Marina Mist and Baja Breeze.  

Accessories: 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon - Daffodil Delight, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Stampin' Write Marker - Daffodil Delight, Paper Snips, SU Bone Folder, Sticky Strip and Dimensionals.
Card Size:
A6.

Contact me soon if you'd like to place an order.
 
Thanks for stopping by. 

Alex