31 October 2013

Flower Shop & Warmest Wishes


Hope you are enjoying your day.     

I just fancied getting out my favourite colours again!  

Stampin'Up has sooo many lovely and very different flower stamps, punches and dies and that is just perfect for me because I just love flowers (9 times out of 10 I land up buying my own, except maybe on birthdays and anniversaries).
On this card I have used two very different flower stamps.  The large background blue flower is from the Betsy Blooms stamp set and the yellow flowers were stamped using the Flower Shop stamp set and punched with the co-ordinating punch.  Love the matching punches and dies, just makes your end product looking so professional.   I used the iridescent ice embossing powder  on white whisper card then cut the leaves using the  Sizzlets Little Leaves.  So I have my fav colours AND bling!  The sentiment was from the Blooming with Kindness stamp set.  Ink colours are Crushed Curry and Coastal Cabana.

Thank you for stopping by

Take care
Jan xxxxx

30 October 2013

"Tag it" Bundles - special offers

Check out these brilliant offers.  I love gift boxes especially decorated ones!!  


Our two Tag It bundles include the tags, the ribbon, and the boxes to make your own pretty packages.
Holiday Tag It Decorative Box Bundle
  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
  • Decorative Window Gift Boxes (6 boxes)
Holiday Tag It Extra-Large Box Bundle
  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
  • Extra-Large Gift Boxes (3 boxes)
The two Holiday Tag It Bundles are only available 29 October–30 November

If you wish to take advantage of these offers click here

Take care
Jan xxxx

29 October 2013

Thank you.....


A little Thank You.. card which I have sent to my new customer who found me on the DBWS.  I was thrilled to see that the demo finder was working for me!
Although I haven't been able to communicate directly with my customer, I just wanted to let her know that I appreciated her order.
My two favourite colours are yellow and blue so obviously I set about making my thank you card using them and bling, of course, keeping well and truly in my comfort zone especially after play day when continually taken out of my comfort zone!

I loved being able to use the envelope liner thinlet die,I think it really gives the card, style!

Thank you for stopping by.

Take care
Jan xxxx

Products Used:
Notelet Card & envelope
Paper:  Subtles collection
Punch:  Flower Shop, Extra Large oval
Stamp Sets:  Flower Shop and Lots of Thanks
Embosslits:   Beautiful Wings
Ink Pads: Coastal Cabana
Embellishments:  Whisper White Organza Ribbon, rhinestone

28 October 2013

October - team play day swaps

Today I thought I would share the swap that I made for my fellow play mates.

Once again I found it strange prepping these when the sun was blazing outside!

I think my teamies now realise that I love to make little gifts as the swap rather than just a card.  A gift , I feel,  is more personal.

Firstly I had to be brave and have a go at decorating the candle!  I was terrified of doing this but I really shouldn't have worried so much because in fact it was very easy.

I chose the Festive Flurry stamp set to decororate my candle and the little gift bags.

With Coastal Cabana ink I stamped the image on to tissue paper, then cut them out using the Festive Flurry framelit dies.  The next step would be placing the tissue image, printed side up, on to the candle gently smoothing it out.  I then used a piece of wax paper and held it around the candle with the two edges slightly overlapping so that I could hold each edge and be able to hold the candle still whilst I was heating with the heat tool.  It only takes a few seconds after you have heated your image and as if by magic the tissue is set into the candle.    

Of course it was then time to bling it up!  You know me, bling mad!

 As you can see I then set about decorating these cute little bags which I had purchased quite a while ago and which were the perfect size for my decorated candle.

I used the same stamp set and ink pad to stamp out the Festive Flurry image.  I used the gorgeous Silver Glimmer paper as the background image and the Frosted Finishes embellishments to complete the decoration.
The sentiment was from the Chalk Talk stamp set and I used the Extra Large Oval punch to cut it out. Then used the silver ribbon to attach the sentiment.

I must say, I was really pleased with the end result as I hope my teamies were!

Thanks for stopping by

Take care
Jan xxx

27 October 2013

October Play Day M&T

October play day was, once again, a brilliant day.  I am so lucky to have met such lovely ladies through Stampin'Up! 

My M&T was, as seems to be the way with me at the moment, a quick, easy card!

I loved the simplicity of this one.  Two of my favourite things, monochrome and glitter (Bling with a capital "B") !

The sentiment was from the More Merry Messages, the leaves were made using the Sizzlets Little Leaves, the berries were made using the eyes from the Owl Punch!

I will be posting all the other M&T's that we were given today.  All equally gorgeous and you will notice that each one of us has a different style.  Such a lot of talented ladies.  Love them all!!

Thank you for stopping by.
Take care
Jan xxxx


26 October 2013

September Play Day

Today's post should have been done weeks ago but hey, better late than never AND it is worth waiting for!

As always we had a brilliant day, sharing, crafting, eating & chatting.  The perfect way to spend any day.
Lesleys Swap with matching envelope.  Absolutely loved the colours and the fact that the stamped image came off of the page.   Not something that I find easy to do!!  Of course there was a touch of bling.
Roz made us this really cute mouse that can be used as a book mark.  Really good idea and soooooo cute.
Really enjoyed making this card which was made by Roz who always comes up with different styles of cards. Bright and bold with lots of texture.
Lesley designed these lovely cards for our M&T.  As usual making me come out of my comfort zone!
This very elegant card swap from Liz was gorgeous, my very favourite colour with beautiful velum flowers with bling. Perfect!
Last but not least was Liz's M&T.  Another lovely card and just my style ,one colour only and using the lovely clear button with a punched itty bitty flower in the centre and of course with a bit bling to finish.

What a lovely way to spend a day eh?  Joining Stampin'Up really was the best thing I ever did! 

Tomorrow is the long awaited play day again and I can't wait.  Will post all the lovely inspiration soon.

Enjoy the weekend
Take care
Jan xxxx

10 October 2013

Festive flurry


Hoping you are enjoying your day. 

I couldn't wait to get my hands on the Festive Flurry set, as soon as I set my eyes it, I had to have it.
As you may have guessed by now, I LOVE anything that glitters and this set just calls out for glitter!

Unfortunately you cannot see the shimmer on this card but I can assure you that every layer is glittered!

This was my very attempt at using this set and I am now on a mission to try and make lots of different cards / decorations using it. So watch this space.

The ink pad used was Bermuda Bay.  The colour is gorgeous.  I used the Iridescent Ice embossing powder on the Whisper White which really gave it a great sparkle.  In the centre I used a Vintage Faceted Designer button with a silver brad to hold the whole decoration together.  You will notice that to give the decoration dimension, I scored each leaf in "river & valley" folds.
I finished off the card with a sentiment from the More Merry Messages stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by
Take care
Jan xxxx

7 October 2013

Joining Stampin' Up! couldnt be easier!

Hi there,

I have some exciting news!

To celebrate 25 years, Stampin'Up! have offered the chance to join for a mere £ 25.00 !  The normal price would be £99.00 !!!

Your starter kit will include the following:-

  • Between £ 25 and £ 26.95 worth of Stampin' Up! products
  • The Stampin' Up' Business pack (this is well worth having to help you on your way to achieving your own crafting business as it will include "Getting Started CD, Order Forms & Guest Invitation postcards)
  •  A box of annual catalogues & a pack of the Autumn/Winter catalogues 
Interested?  Why not drop me an email or give me a call, I will be only too happy to help.
If you prefer you can go to the "Become a Demonstrator" on my blog.
Thanks for stopping by
Take care
Jan x

    A Little birdie swap for Liz


    I'd like to share with you the swap I made for Liz for the month of September.   I absolutely adore the bird from this stamp set (Simply Sketched).
    This pic shows the little pearl I used for the bird's eye because there just has to always be bling!  I also managed to sneak in some rhinestones in the bottom left hand corner too!!

    Cardstock:    Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla
    Stamps:  Simply Sketched & Blooming With Kindness
    Ink:   Baked Brown Sugar
    Linen thread, Designer Very Vintage buttons, rhinestones & pearls

    Thank you for stopping by

    Take care

    4 October 2013

    From Lesley to me

    From Lesley to me

    Each month four of the Starlets teamies post a swap off to one of the other four.  Each month we swap with someone different.   It's a great way of getting inspiration and let's face it even in the world of technology we all still love to receive a card in the post! 

    It was Lesley's turn to post me a swap and what a lovely swap it was too!

    It was definitely right up my street with lots of lovely sparkle.  Don't you think it is a fab card?

    Thanks for stopping by
    Take care
    Jan xxxx

    Best Of 25 Years

    Good evening

    Just reminding you to check out the "Special Offers" section on my blog.

    I have just added the latest Best of.... 25 Years, Sale-a-bration stamp set that is now available for a limited time only.

    Have a lovely weekend
    Take care
    Jan xxxx

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