Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Awesome - Stampin’ Up! Genuine Gems Stamp Set


What?!? How crazy was the amazing Blog Hop with The Gentleman Crafters? It was so much fun to hopping with the guys and I know they enjoyed it too, I just hope you did! Weren’t the projects amazing? I can’t wait until next month.

Hard to top that hop but I’m going to give it a try with today’s card. Today’s project is something a little different. I get asked a lot about my ‘creative process’ and what I actually do to design the projects I make. The big thing I do is play and just enjoy the projects I’m using. If I don’t like what I’ve made then that’s fine, learn and reflect that went well and what didn’t. I then have a step to move forward to work on the design.

Today’s card started very plain and simple with a lot of empty space. Which there is nothing wrong with that and I like the card but I didn’t love it. So I had a little think and ‘winged it’ on today’s video. I’ll share the original project over on my social media sites for you to refer back to later.

You’ve seen me use these style before for a Stamping Society Blog Hop but it’s a super versatile technique that is great to use with large sentiments or sentiment only stamp set. Do you think today’s card is a little masculine too? I told you versatile! You card learn how in the video below.


I’m super busy getting ready to welcome so amazing crafters into my amazing team The Magic Mayhems. These wonderful people are making the most of the EXTRA, EXTRA promotion that’s currently running until 31st August! There’s a pay day between now and then so no excuse, you’ll want to get £155.00/207.00€ worth of product for just £99.00/129.00€. I’ve created a video explaining the promotion and discussing the benefits here.

All the supplies used to create this card are available by contacting me direct or by clicking on the images below. Don’t forget for all orders between £20.00-£99.00 add the Hostess code for a free gift from me at the end of the month! For orders of £99.00, why not purchase the Starter Kit and get £155.00 worth’s of supplies for just £99.00.


Friday, 12 July 2019

TGCDT: July 2019 - Enjoy Today - Stampin' Up! Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set

It’s finally the day I’ve been waiting forever to get to! Do you know how hard it has been to keep this amazing Blog Hop a secret? We all know that the males within Stampin’ Up are always applauded for being who we are but I’m excited to announce that some of us have grouped together to create a little blog hop. I know I speak with the others when I say, I hope you enjoy the coming projects over the next few months.

The hop itself unlike most aren’t going to be based on a theme or particularly set because we simply want to inspire you with the best of ourselves by sharing what we love. You’ve probably noticed by know that I love the amazing Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set, it’s gorgeous and my most favourite set from the catalogue.

Today’s card I wanted to do something that very much me but also pushing myself and setting some creative challenges. I mention my fear in recording this today’s cards video just because so much could go wrong but with practice you can get there and it’ll work. This card itself is only two layers and could have been just one but I couldn’t help myself.

What’s your favourite part of this card? I’m not sure if my favourite part is the background or the flower itself! There’s so many little details that I just can’t stop looking at, one small detail that are super cute are the sequins. You would have noticed I use them a lot recently, they are amazing and so affordable.


Now for you to check out the amazing Male crafters joining me on this amazing hop, we are very much a collective from across the globe so make sure you are checking each one of us out and not just today’s projects. Flick back and have a little nose.


I’m going to be busy the weekend crafting! It feels like forever since I’ve sat down to actually design a card so it’s very much needed. I wonder what I’ll come up with, any thoughts?

All the supplies used to create this card are available by contacting me direct or by clicking on the images below. Don’t forget for all orders between £20.00-£99.00 add the Hostess code for a free gift from me at the end of the month! For orders of £99.00, why not purchase the Starter Kit and get £155.00 worth’s of supplies for just £99.00.


Thursday, 11 July 2019

OSAT: Udderly Fantastic - Stampin' Up! Over The Moon Stamp Set


It’s Thursday already?! I seems to have taken so long to actually get here I thought it’d never come! My weeks been very busy at work and I’m trying not to reflect on my time away in the capital. Back to reality though, and back to the blogging game.

I’m coming at you today with the OSAT Team with the crazy theme of ‘Down at the farm’. Isn’t this a fun theme? And there’s so many avenues which all the OSAT Designers can take. In good old fashioned me I did consider trying to blag the idea of a butterfly farm but I didn’t think that it would cut it. So instead I’m using Sean’s favourite stamp set - Over The Moon.

He absolutely loves cows so I know full well this Stamp Set has me ready for every birthday, anniversary or special occasion! This stamp set is absolutely adorable, this images are so fun and perfect to colour in with our amazing Stampin’ Blends. If you are a beginner colourist or advanced you can make the most of these images.

That’s just the images though. How ‘punny’ are the sentiments. This will help you add that little extra personality to your cards. Pun cards are all the range at the moment, I’m sure you’ve seen them around in the shops. You cans can be right there with them, perfect if you sell your creations.


Don’t be running off anywhere because you need to be heading over to the amazing blogs listed below:

Now I’m back tomorrow! I know it’s too soon but I’m excited and can’t wait for you to all welcome a brand new blog hope! All I’m going to say is - boys are back in town!

All the supplies used to create this card are available by contacting me direct or by clicking on the images below. Don’t forget for all orders between £20.00-£99.00 add the Hostess code for a free gift from me at the end of the month! For orders of £99.00, why not purchase the Starter Kit and get £155.00 worth’s of supplies for just £99.00.

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Creation Station: Wonderful Couple - Stampin’ Up! Verdant Garden Stamp Set


I feels like forever since I last posted even though it was only Monday. It’s been a really busy week here with the amazing promotions Bonus Days as well as the Extra, Extra. It’s so amazing to see the happy faces of my customers when they get the extra codes come through - makes my day slightly better.

Today’s card is coming at you with the Creation Station Design Team and this months theme is ‘Got Your Back’. Can you guess what we will be doing? The idea was to create amazing backgrounds for our cards using any techniques we can think of. I always try and think a head of what everyone else might demonstrate and then try not to do that myself to make sure you are all getting enough verity.

This in mind I also like to challenge myself in pushing myself to use Designer Series Paper (DSP). While I love all our DSP, I struggle to integrate in within my card designs, it is mostly because of my style. Combined the two challenges together I had some type of direction in which to got. On my social media platforms I shared that I absolutely love the Verdant Garden Stamp Set, this Stamp Set also has coordinating DSP so was just the perfect combination.

I took 5 strip of DSP measuring 1.5 inches and a 6th strip measuring just 1 inch. Using the base of the  card as a guide you will be able to adhere the first strip. Using your grid paper line the bottom of the second strip at 1 inch from the base; follow this pattern of 1 inch being between each layer until to come to the final strip. Add this to the top of the card.


Now you need to head on to the amazingly talented Jennifer Downey, I can’t wait to check out her take on this theme! Head over to her blog but clicking the button below.


I’m currently busy sat doing a much needed admin day to try and get everything up to day and in order. Next week I’ll be back with the OSAT and the TGCDT (more information about this combing soon. I’m excited and you should be too!

All the supplies used to create this card are available by contacting me direct or by clicking on the images below. Don’t forget for all orders between £20.00-£99.00 add the Hostess code for a free gift from me at the end of the month! For orders of £99.00, why not purchase the Starter Kit and get £130.00 worth’s of supplies for just £99.00.


Monday, 1 July 2019

Stamping Society: Heartfelt - Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set


Where did June go? I wanted it to just last that little bit longer, the reason is because today’s my anniversary with Stampin’ Up! I’m exactly one year old today, it’s been a crazy year that has fast surpassed what I could have imagined for myself or my business. It just so happens that I’m coming at you today with the Stamping Society and so much more regarding promotions regarding joining and buying.

Let’s start with the juicy stuff, today’s card. As previous mentioned and as you can see from the header above today’s blog in a blog with the Stamping Society.  For those of you who might be new here and not seen this Blog Hop before; the Stamping Society is a collective of Demonstrators across the globe coming together to create a video tutorial package for our customers and the members in our team. Don’t worry it is available to purchase as well for a small cost.

This month we are showcasing the amazing Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set. I shared a photo yesterday to my social media yesterday showing everyone how amazing this set is. For this months I gave myself the theme of Simple Stamping just because this Stamp Set does not need a lot to make an impact.

The card itself is a standard C6 in Whisper White and the sentiment is stamped onto Basic Grey Card Stock. The Basic Grey was chosen so that it stood off from the Smoky Slate stamped image. The sentiment itself is from the Well Said Stamp Set. I wanted something small and impactful and this just worked a treat.


You need to head over to my amazingly talented Stamping Society Sisters by following the links below:


Now onto the thing that you will all want to hear. There are two promotions starting today; firstly Bonus Days is back and secondly Extra, Extra. This are as follows:
  • Bonus Days - This is the second time we have seen this amazing promotion. For every £45.00/60.00€ spend you will receive 10% back to spend in August. That’s £4.50/6.00€ to save on your order next month. You are not limited to just receiving the one code, for each £45.00/60.00 you’ll receive a code each one.
  • Extra, Extra - This is designed for you to received most for your money. We all know the Starter Kit is amazing giving you £130.00/175.00€ for just £99.00/129.00€ But in July/ August you’ll receive £155.00/207.00€. How incredible, it doesn’t stop there, you’ll also receive an additional £8.00/12.00€  back the month after joining!
That’s just a slight insight on the amazing promotion and I’d always recommend purchasing the Starter Kit, best way to get value for your money. As well as you’ll join my team The Magic Mayhems. It is worth stating, any of the above

All the supplies used to create this card are available by contacting me direct or by clicking on the images below. Don’t forget for all orders between £20.00-£99.00 add the Hostess code for a free gift from me at the end of the month! For orders of £99.00, why not purchase the Starter Kit and get £130.00 worth’s of supplies for just £99.00.