Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Stampin' Up! Retiring List 2017

Check out the Retiring List which is out now.  Things are going super duper quick - I looked at the list this morning of what is now not available.

Check out the full Retiring List here.

Contact me as soon as possible if you see things you want.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Yesterday was our daughter's birthday and this is the card I made for her. 

It's called a Turkish map fold and the idea came from Darlene DeVries.  I saw where her thinking was going about keeping the front simple, to allow for the wow inside, but I felt it was a bit too simple for my daughter. 

So I added some balloons and some linen thread as strings to the front.  You may just be able to see, I used two pieces from the tip of the tail from the Fox Builder Punch to make a tiny bow to go onto the strings.

Because it was a square card, I made a customized envelope for it using the Envelope Punch Board. 

All in all I was very pleased with how this card turned out for her.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Refer a Friend & Get an Inkpad FREE

Refer a friend, or friends, to me and if that friend places an order with me over $60 before shipping, you'll get an inkpad in the colour of your choice for free.

Terms & Conditions:
Order must be to the value of $60 or more before shipping.  Free inkpad is the Classic Stampin' Pad or Memento Tuxedo Black and does not include Archival, Ombre, StazOn, Versamark, Craft Stampin' Ink (Whisper White) or Uninked Stampin' Spots.  Excluded inkpads may be chosen by paying the difference in cost between it and a Classic Stampin' Pad.  The referred person must not already be a customer of another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and the free inkpad will be ordered at the time of placing the friend's order.  This offer is made by Kathryn Tyrrell - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator aka A Spot of Stamping.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Dishwasher Labels

A friend of mine celebrated her birthday recently.  We don't really do gifts for each other now - we both have kids and focus on them instead - but she'd commented about my dishwasher labels so I decided to make her a set.

Whilst I had the bits out to make them, I made an extra set, which I will keep as a gift for another occasion.  I used a retired stamp for the tag topper because it was the most appropriate stamp I had.

Because I was keeping things simple, I popped them in a large envelope.  But of course I couldn't give a plain boring envelope, so I decorated it up a bit.  The sentiment said it all - Happy Birthday To A Wonderful Friend.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

WOW - 8 New Choices

WOW!  Stampin' Up! have released 8 New Choices this morning to choose from for your Sale-A-Bration freebie.

Spend $110 (before shipping) and you can choose any one of these products below.  Spend $220 and you can choose two and so on and so forth. 

This really is a great deal, because they're already things you know and love.  Check them out:

The 2016-2018 In Colours are: Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum. 

The Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper is a great one, because it's one of the Specialty Designer Series Papers.  The Seaside Embossing folder is one of the new larger size ones and the other two are the standard size.

Here are links to all these great things if you want to check out what they're like (don't worry that the codes are different in these links - they assign new ones when they are Sale-A-Bration items).  But hurry - I believe these will go super quick!

Sunday, 19 March 2017

10th Wedding Anniversary

Friday was our 10th Wedding Anniversary.  Here is a beautiful card my Mum made us

You can just see in the photo (to the right of the silver flower), where she has embossed the black layer with the Falling Petals Embossing folder to look like tiny hearts. 

Purple and silver were our wedding colours so Mum has done really well.  I love this card and Mum has used this great set which is available in a bundle called Special Reason to make it.

Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black, Silver Glimmer
Dies: Stylish Stems Framelits dies,
Stamps: Special Reason,
Other: Tea Lace Doily, Silver Glitter Ribbon

Monday, 13 March 2017

Window Shopping Birthday

One of the ladies in my team above me was having a birthday last week. 

Instead of a box, I used the Window Shopping bundle to create this birthday card for her.

Julia loves bling and black and gold is just 'her', so I chose to go with these colours.  The gold glimmer paper was so much more glamourous in real life and really looked great.

Designed to fit on the tag included with the framelits, I found another way to use the "open me" stamp from the bundle, by stamping it on the back of the envelope. 

On the front of the envelope I stamped one of the images from Better Than Email - well, because, this snail is just so darned cute!  And who doesn't love snail mail?

Cased from hereI have changed the card slightly - I preferred my sentiment to be centered and I used the same die cut shape three times instead of using one of each. 

Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer Paper
Stamps: Window Shopping, Better Than Email
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies: Window Box Thinlits die