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Another Spring Mini Sneak Peek - Unchartered Territory

I think it was the serenity of this set that got me! It's a lovely set for male cards and lovers of nature and the seaside. I can see many ways to use it, but this time I chose white embossing onto Kraft, combined with the lovely Parisian Breeze DSP which is oh so lovely and cardstock weight too! As well as these male themed papers, there are some lovely vintage inspired prints as well, so it's a really versatile paper pack.

Unchartered territory 

I've also used the lovely Corduroy brads and buttons again, this time the small brads. I am just LOVING these both for cards and scrapbooking.

If you don't have a demonstrator and would like a copy of the new Spring Mini catalogue sent out, just shoot me an email and I'll pop it in an envelope for you.

Happy stamping lovelies,

Claire xx

Spring Mini Catalogue Sneak Peek

It's that exciting time of year when we get a brand new mini catalogue! The products start selling on August 1st, but I can give you a sneak peek of one of the sets here. If you'd like to be the first to see all the other samples I have been having fun making with the new sets, you will need to sign up for my newsletter in the top right hand column.There will also be some exclusive subscriber only offers and competitions in my newsletter - win some goodies from the new Spring Catalogue.

If you regularly purchase your Stampin' Up! goodies from me, I will of course be sending you a copy of the Spring Mini catalogue very very soon. I'm also very happy to send you one if you don't have a demonstrator, and will follow you up with a call at a mutually convenient  time.If you don't purchase your goodies from me, just ask your own demonstrator for a copy as I am sure she will be happy to help. Remember even though lots of the blogs on the internet will inspire your creativity (like mine I hope), it's always nice to return to your own demonstrator to make your purchase. If you see a great product share or offer on a blog - why not ask your own demonstrator if they would be happy to match it. That way we are all supporting each other and we can enjoy our creativity in a happy and supportive environment. I am sure many other demonstrators that post samples feel the same.

Here's the sneak peek of one of my favourite sets from the new catalogue, Soft Summer. I have also used one of the new papers Walk in the Park and the new Corduroy Buttons, Scallop Oval Punch and the matching stamp set Oval All. Pretty lovely aren't they!

Soft Summer Walk in the Park 

Walk in the park sft summer close up 

No demonstrators are able to order these products any earlier than 1st August, so I look forward to helping you out with your orders from then! Don't forget if you haven't signed up for the subscriber newsletter, the signup box is in the top right hand column. Jest enter your email address and be assured I will never give your details to anyone else!

Winter Post and Lovely as a Tree for Christmas ...

Another challenge card today, this time for Makeesha's Inkspiration Colour Challenge #10 . The challenge was to use Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Rose Red and Very Vanilla. These are very much my colours so I had to have a go this week. I came up with another Christmas card. I love this Stampin' Up! set Winter Post set and I think it goes particularly well with Lovely as a Tree.


I have also added some bling this time, with Dazzling Diamonds both on the trees and around trhe skaters in the scallop circle. For the skaters, I have paper pieced the hat and skirt and pants with the cardstock and then used Crystal Effects on top of that. The greeting is cut from one of the stamps in Punches Three (a hostess set) and I have used the Designer Label Punch and word Window Punch behind it. So here's a summary of the recipe:

  • Stampin' Up! Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Winter Post, Punches Three
  • Stampin' Up! Punches: 1 3/8" Circle, Scallop Circle, Designer Label,  (I have also used a 1.5" circle EK Success punch), Word Window, Eyelet Border
  • Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Rose Red, Very Vanilla, Mellow Moss
  • Ink:Always Artichoke
  • Accessories: Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, 2 Way Glue Pen,

Thanks for challenging us Keesh! I really enjoy your challenges :)


Party Hearty for Mojo Monday 95 ....

Just back from a fabulous weekend of crafting, eating, shopping, eating, laughing and eating more with my stamping buddies (minus one who was missed terribly) at the beach house. It was so relaxing and enjoyable! I maged to complete 4 cards and nearly finished layouts. Will get some scanning happening over the next few days. Of course one of the best bits of going away is sharing everyones stamp sets, so I got to play with Party Hearty. I used it with the sketch from Mojo Monday #95.

Mojo 95 

All products are Stampin' Up!. This is the Sweet Always paper and I have used some Chunky Sprinkles on the cupcake icing. The greeting is from Cheers and Wishes. Almost good enough to eat don't you think?

Back soon with some more creations. Have a fabulous week,


Time for a new Christmas stamp at home kit ...

Wowzers, thanks for all your lovely comments on that last card, talk about reminding a girl how much fun it is to participate in challenges!

We had a nice time down the beach. Didn't get quite as much creating done as it was time for the boys, but we did have a nice time and my 2 boys love it down there. It's amazing how enjoyable it can be just sitting and watching your children explore and have fun. The most important gift you can give your children is your time.

Boys beach 8 june 09

With mixed feelings. we are now now back into the school and creche routine. I now have another weekend away at the beach house this weekend just for the girls! My gorgeous stamping buddies and I are heading down for a stamping / eating / relaxing weekend. 

I've managed to put together another stamp kit for you, this time a Christmas in July kit. I absolutely love the projects I have made for this kit, and the colours in the product share are my favourite christmas colour combination. As usual you can buy products and get the instructions free, or just buy the instructions. All the details are here.

Winter post combo

Hope you enjoy this kit and you are having a happy and relaxing week,

Claire xx