Wednesday, 29 July 2015

A happy hello - it's bonus weekly deals time from Stampin' Up!

Hi all

I'm really happy that the beautiful Pretty Petal DSP pack is among the selection in the Bonus Deals this week. I used it on one of my class projects last weekend and with paper this pretty you really don't need much more on your project.

For those of you that haven't used Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper (DSP) before every piece is double sided unless it's a speciality paper and listed along side each collection you will see a list of colours that it co-ordinates with. No more pretty but useless paper that doesn't match anything! You'll be able to purchase card, ribbon and accessories to match.

See how pretty that paper is!

To make the card:
  • Cut A4 piece of Old Olive card in half lengthways at 10.5cm and score at 14.9cm
  • Adhere Calypso Coral piece 8.3cm x 10.8cm to front as shown
  • Adhere DSP 7.6cm x 10.1cm
  • Cut Old Olive and Very Vanilla circles from Circles Framelits dies on Sizzix Big Shot
  • Stamp greeting from Tin of cards stamp set in black
  • Glue Old Olive Circle down and layer Very Vanilla circle on top with dimensionals
  • Punch 3 Calypso Coral flowers and 3 Old Olive flowers (to be used as petals) from the Petite Petals punch, glue and finish with rhinestones.
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and here are the rest of the deals, enjoy!
Esther xx

Monday, 27 July 2015

Keeping tabs on you box - Stampin' Up! supplies

Hi all

Stampin' Up! have the most gorgeous Tin of cards kit in the new Annual Catalogue's so beautiful that 1000's went ahead and ordered it meaning it is now out of stock. It's due back in stock early next month so add it to your order and it will be shipped to you as soon as they can.

So in the mean time I bring you this project:
Box design courtesy of

It holds Stampin' Up! notecards (item 131527) and would make the perfect gift or keep it yourself and get super organised!

To make the box:
Start with card measuring 9 1/2" x 9 3/4"
On the 9 3/4" side score at 4 1/2" and 6 1/2"
On the 9 1/2" side score at 2" and 7 1/2"

Once you have stuck your box together, cut as shown to create the slanted sides.

Everything you need for this project is below. I have been asked to run a class on this project and I'll let you know when I set the date.

Esther xx

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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Check out this week's Bonus Deals from Stampin' Up!

Hi all

It's my favourite day of the week because I get to share another bunch of awesome Bonus Deals with you all.

I love the selection and I'm sure you will too.

I'm happy to that Sea Street is in the selection, it's a great fun and very versatile stamp set.

Here are some projects I've made previously with it.

The DSP is retired but you the crab & anchor are both in the set.

Esther xx

Monday, 20 July 2015

Teenage birthday wishes - Stampin' Up!

Hi all

Can't believe that my little Nephew (who is in fact taller than me!) is going to be 13 this week. Obviously that calls for a card. He always opens his cards from me with a 'I hope this is handmade' Well of course!

Here's how to make it:

  • Create a standard A6 card from Smoky Slate card 
  • Score the front panel in half and fold back, creasing the fold with a bone folder
  • Cut a piece of DSP to fit the front panel then use the other side for the inside of the card 10x14.5cm
  • Cut 2 circles using circles framelits one from Whisper White and the other Bermuda Bay
  • Stamp candles in Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush then the flame in Daffodil delight. I find using a piercing mat under your card will give a sharper stamped image when working with photopolymer stamps.
  • Cut the 13 from Cucumber Crush using File Tabs die and glue with fine line of Multi Purpose Liquid Glue
  • Put Glue on Bermuda Bay circle on half the circle and glue to front panel
  • Add the stamped circle with dimensionals
  • Stamp Birthday Wishes in Cucumber Crush trim to size and create fishtail ends with Paper Snips, adhere to stamped image with dimensionals

I glued a piece of Whisper white on the back to add my message and stamped greeting.

Esther xx

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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Who wants some Stampin' Up! deals?

Hi all

The Bonus Weekly Deals continue and there's lots of choice this week, my personal favourite is the Stars dies, what's yours?

Esther xx

Monday, 13 July 2015

As promised - lots of beautiful swaps using Stampin' Up! products

Hi all

I promised that I would share the beautiful swaps I received at a training event I attended recently. I think you'll agree that they are a very talented bunch of ladies and gents!

If you would like to know which products were used please do ask, I think you'll agree that it would be a lengthy process to list all of them on here but I'll add the stamp set(s) used.

Fiona Whitten - Layered Letters Alphabet

Sara Thornton-Bryar - Layered Letters Alphabet

Tracey Anne Evans - No Bones about it

Diane Marlow - Wild about flowers

Sue Hookins - Bordering Blooms 

Christine Widdowson - Celebrate Today

Carol Cresswell

Katie Jones- Project life Let's get away, Remember this, This is the life

Hilary Wright - Sprinkles of life

Pip Todman - Amazing Birthday

Suzanne - Made with love & Something for baby

Anne Cahill - Perpetual Birthday Calendar

Linda Hannah

Barry & Jay -Hardwood and Oh my Goodies

Helen Winsper Papillon Potpourri, Sheltering Tree, Tin of cards 

Maggie Poland - Endless Birthday Wishes and Floral Wings

Sheila Grant - Awesomely Artistic & Wetlands

Jane Harry -  Watercolor wings

Rach Bennett

Fab projects aren't they? I hope you're feeling inspired...I know I was when I received them. Follow the ' Click here to Shop'  button if you would like to have a go at creating them yourself.

Esther xx

Friday, 10 July 2015

Stampin' Up! magnetic platform - video tutorial

Hi all

My first video! The magnetic platform is just £25.30 this week but the bonus deals do have limited supplies. Price will go back up to £36 next Wednesday 15 July.

Here's what I used, and thanks for stopping by.

Esther xx

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Thursday, 9 July 2015

Calling all NON crafters!

Hi all

Yep, this is a shout out to all of you that have never crafted before!

Stampin' Up! have a fantastic range of kits which give you everything you need to make beautiful things including picture guides! The Watercolor wishes kit is just beautiful as you'll see from the video above.

If you're an experienced crafter you will of course love putting this together too, all the fun with none of the time spent designing it because sometimes it's nice when someone has done the thinking for you.

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Order one today and one for your friend too, crafting is even more fun when you share it with friends :)

Esther xx

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

New Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals and important info!

Hi all

There's a brand new set of Weekly Deals for your enjoyment but also a warning that these items are in limited numbers only. I missed out on some items last week that had already sold out by Wednesday afternoon. So if you love it, put it in your basket and checkout!

Esther xx

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Monday, 6 July 2015

Spread the love!

Hi all

I had the privilege of attending a Stampin' Up! training day yesterday for our team and had a blast as usual!

There was much laughter, some business talk (cake) and of course lots of stamping! As is customary at these events, we all made swaps and I will show you those later in the week. All I can say is, I belong to a VERY talented group of ladies & gents...yes gents!

We made a 'swap' line and had a great time exchanging our creations. I'm the one in the very loud trousers! 3rd from the right.

My swaps proved popular but that may well be because they were attached to cakes :)

And here's what you need to make the toppers...not the cakes ,sadly, I bought those! 

*Sprinkles of life is the Stampin' Up! Ronald McDonald House Charity stamp set of the year, RMHC receive £2 for every stamp set sold. *

Esther xx

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If you would like to join fun events like this, choose a starter kit worth £130 for £99 AND get discount on your Stampin' Up! orders then join my friendly team today! 
A ready made business or simply fund your hobby - You choose. xx

Friday, 3 July 2015

Help is at hand, thanks to Stampin' Up!

I'm happy to announce a new Project Ideas category feature in my online store. Simply click the project you like and you'll get a list of everything you need to recreate it at home.


Esther xx

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Save up to 60% on Stampin' Up! products!

Hi all

It's time to grab yourself a bargain without even leaving your house! It's way too hot today to move anywhere let's face it!

Click the image to go direct to my online store.

Lots of weekly deals saving you up to 30% and an updated clearance rack with savings up to a whopping 60%....good times! There a punches, card, paper, ribbon and much more, go and have a browse.

Supplies are limited on these deals so if you love it, put it in your basket and check out. I don't want anyone to miss out.

Esther xx


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