Saturday, 3 December 2016

A personalised Happy Penned & Painted Birthday to my Sister !

I have been lucky to receive some lovely new stamp sets from my team leader as a reward for my recruiting and leadership achievements during the last Stampin' Up! year which ended at the end of September.

Amongst them is the gorgeous Penned & Painted Photopolymer stamp set, which is a two step stamping set.  Its my sister's birthday today and I wanted to do a personalised card for her incoporating some foiling.   So, I used a layer of Pink Pirouette card stock and stamped on the beautiful petals and leaves using Blushing Bride for the Flowers and Pear Pizzazz for the leaves.

I just kept it very simple.

I found a lovely quote by the author Marion Garrett about sisters and decided to incorporate it, as the sentiment really does mean something special to me.   I also added my own personalised Happy Birthday message. I ran the top layer through my gorgeous new Minc foiling toy.

I feel  a sense of  creative freedom in being able to add things to a card which mean something personally to me and also to my recipients, and have found that laser printing and then foiling my own sentiments is so liberating.  My cards are now able to say exactly what I want them to say.

I added a layer of Gold card and adhered to a base layer of thick Whisper White cardstock.

I am so happy with this pretty personalised and feminine card - I hope you like it too.  More importantly - I hope Annie likes it

Happy Birthday Sis !!

Whilst I was creating this card, hubby made a request for one for a poorly work colleague.  Again, I was able to come up with a nicely personalised Get Well Card using the same stamp set - and "yes" ....that is how she spells her name.

Thanks for stopping by.

Bye for now.


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Friday, 2 December 2016

Order your Christmas Gift Vouchers from me today !


Do you have a Stampin' Up! Wish List for this Christmas ?

If so, drop a big fat hint to your loved ones, casually mentioning that they can order Christmas Gift Vouchers from me for you for whatever amount they require by simply phoning me or emailing me at   Alternatively, don't drop a big fat hint at all - just grab the bull by the horns and come right out and tell them !

These Gift Vouchers can only be redeemed exclusively through me on Stampin' Up! products.

Similarly you may be wishing to gift Vouchers yourself to friends and family.  

Order your Stampin' Up! Christmas Gift Vouchers from me today - and I will arrange to send a Voucher beautifully presented as a card using the gorgeous Lovely As a Tree Stamp which I have foiled and added plenty of bling for an extra special sparkly Christmas surprise !  Payments via Payal only.

I look forward to helping you make it a really special Christmas for someone you love.  

Thank you for stopping by today.


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Thursday, 24 November 2016

Combining Foiling and Stamping - Definitely Dahlia Thank You Card

Today I have a video for you.  I posted this card earlier this week - which you may have missed as it appeared in a post about the personal successes I have had since I joined Stampin' Up! and how it all boils down to building a great team and having great customers.

The video explains the process of using a stamped image, in this case the fabulous Definitely Dahlia, and stamping, laser printing/copying and foiling the sentiment using the Minc by Heidi Swapp.   Hope you find it interesting.

Of course, you don't have to foil the sentment at all - how about heat embossing with clear Stampin' Emboss Powder ?  Or, simply stamping?

I am just enjoying exploring ways of using foiling to enhance my own Stampin' Up! projects.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have found this post interesting.

Bye for now,


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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Bella & Friends Notelets Boxed Set

There is now so much talk of Christmas that I thought it would be nice to create a project that in no way relates to Christmas.

We all need cards for different occasions and I decided to put together a little set of four co-ordinating cards using the very cute Bella & Friends stamp set set and also used some sentiments from my Teeny Tiny Sentiments.

I adore the Bella & Friends stamp set.  It puts me in mind of my own dear little dog Lenny.  Lenny is now 15 years old and still as cute as a button, although sadly age has not been kind.  He is completely deaf, almost totally blind now and extremely arthritic.

But I like to think of the mischevious little chap that wagged his way into my life all those years ago. As a pup he had the same cuteness as the little dog featured in this adoreable stamp set.

So, these are the four little cards I created for my boxed set.

I created layers of colour co-ordinating card stock and Designer Series Papers using colours from the Brights and the Subtles collections.  I stamped the images in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and heat embossed the images using some clear Stamp n Emboss powder to create the shiny little dog. I then coloured the focal point using my Stampin! Write marker pens and die cut the toppers using my Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.  The toppers were adhered over some ribbon onto the layered base using Dimensionals to give a little height to the focal point.

Then I stuck the collective layers onto cards from the Note Cards and Envelopes packs in Whisper White.

Here are the dimensions for the little box which is made using thick Whisper White cardstock:-

Long side score @ 1, 4 3/4", 5 3/4", 9 1/2" inches

Short side score @ 1/2, 1 1/2", 6 3/4" and 7 3/4" inches

Top layers measure :  4 3/4" x 3 1/4" inches
                                   4 1/2" x 3 1/8" inches
                                   4 1/4" x 2 7/8" inches

And before I love you and leave you, here is a photo of my dear little Lenny in happy and healthier times :-

Thank you for stopping by today - hope you like this little project and my gorgeous little boy.

Bye for now.


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