Tuesday, 14 December 2010


How about these for lovely little stocking fillers?  They are really easy and fun to make.  Just cover a coaster/beermat and decorate!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Tree Decorations

They have a chocolate mint in the middle.  Now just to put the tree up!

All products Stampin' Up! except silver card.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Christmas Cards

I've actually made some cards!  It's all thanks to the gorgeous paper only available in the current special offer. 

If you'd like these papers and the lovely Welcome Christmas Set AND free ribbon the order numbers are:

Welcome Christmas Set and Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper
Wood Mount 124063 £36.90
Clear Mount 124064 £31.90

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Bundle up for Christmas

Click on the image if you want to find out how you can get the lovely exclusive free ribbon in the photo.

Friday, 1 October 2010

New Catalogue!!

The new catalogue is finally here and it's full of lots of gorgeous stamp sets (and in clear mount too!!), papers, ribbons and so many new colours!  Click the link to the left if you'd like to see the catalogue online.  Email me if you'd like a shiny new paper copy (£4 or free with order over £40 in October).

I know my wishlist is rather long so if yours is too you might want to spread the cost.  Check out my Stampers 10 info to find out how you can build your collection and get some free stuff in the process!

Here's a card I made using 3 of the 5 new In Colours :)  These will be available for 2 years then replaced with new In Colours.  Next year we'll get another new set meaning that there will always be 10 In Colours being updated yearly.

Stamps: Tiny Tags
Punch: Large Bird Punch
Card: Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, Blushing Bride
Ink: Basic Gray
Other: Linen Thread

Friday, 24 September 2010

Christmas Events

Come and join Dawn, Fiona and me at

Christmas Stamp Camp
Saturday 20th November 2010
10.15am – 3.30pm
VSA Hall, 314 Clifton Road, Hilton, Aberdeen
£40 (includes all materials to make projects and a stamp set worth £15.95)

Wreath Class
Sunday 28th November 2010
12pm - 4pm
VSA Hall, 314 Clifton Road, Aberdeen
£25 (includes all materials to make the wreath in the photo below)

Wreath by Fiona Duthie

Please contact me for further information and a booking form.  Places are limited and going quickly!

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Last Chance List

To make way for all the lovely new products (I've seen them and you are in for a treat!) there are quite a few retirals and some are 50% off. Click here for the list.  I have heard that some do go quickly so if there is something you are very keen to get then please let me know straight away and I'll order it.  Also, I have to say there is a bit of a price rise from October so it might be a good idea to get in an order before prices go up.  Good news is that postage has been reduced!

If you want to come to the Last Chance Party on 9th then let me know and I'll send you a booking form.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Baroque Motifs

Just a reminder that there's a Last Chance Party in Aberdeen on 9th September.  See here for full details.

A simple card I made recently:

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Live Your Dream
Card: Always Artichoke, Rose Red
Ribbon: Always Artichoke
Ink: Always Artichoke, Rose Red

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Distressed Vintage Vogue

Here's something very different for me.  I've decided I do actually like it.

Cardstock: Rose Red, Basic Black
Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue, Polka Dot, Cheer and Wishes
Punch: Scallop Oval
Ink: Basic Black

Sunday, 15 August 2010

More Bird on a Branch

This is becoming one of my favourite sets! 

Stamps - Bird on a Branch
Card - Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Really Rust
Designer Series Paper - To the Nines Speciality
Ribbon - Chocolate Chip

And the branch can be used as a tree :)  This is a covered 18p notebook from Asda.  The pen just has a roll of paper in it.  Perfect for writing all my lists in!

Stamp - Bird on a Branch
Card - Real Red, Whisper White
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Basic Black
Designer Series Paper - Day and Night Speciality

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Stampers 10

This is something I'd like to start in October for the launch of the new catalogue. Please let me know if you are interested.

When you host a workshop you need a minimum of £150 in sales to qualify for one set of free stamps and £15.00 worth of product from the catalogue

· In a Stampers 10 club there are 10 members.
· The club runs for ten months.
· Each member agrees to spend a minimum of £15.00 per month, before postage.
· Each month a different club member is chosen to be the hostess.
· You do not actually have to host a workshop – it’s like having a virtual party.
· When it is your turn to be the hostess you are guaranteed to receive a level one hostess set of your choice free plus at least £15 to spend in the catalogue.
· You also get a free copy of the catalogue.

This can also be done as a Stampers 6 where the amount would be £25 per month (plus postage). Or if you want more then you can take more than one place :)

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Last Chance Party - 9 Sept 2010

In order to make way for new items in the 2010-2011 catalogue (out October 1st) Stampin' Up! have to say goodbye to some from the current catalogue. We are having a Last Chance Party using some of those products. It would be great if you could come along:

Thursday 9th September
7.00pm - 9.30pm
VSA Woodside Leisure Centre, 314 Clifton Road, Woodside, Aberdeen, AB24 4HQ
£2 (payable in advance) includes 2 projects and entry to prize draw

You will be able to order SU products at the event (payment by cash or cheque)
Please email to let me know if you are interested.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

August promo Blog Hop

As mentioned in my last post I am taking part in a blog hop to show how Stampin' Up! stamps can be used in scrapbooking. Those following the blog hop should have got here via Pat.  I hope you liked her layout using Trendy Trees :) Welcome to those who have started from my blog - I've just been round the hop and there are so many lovely projects for you to see.  The link to the next blog is at the end of this post.

I haven't scrapped for a while so thought I'd get back in to it with a small layout.  This is a 6" x 6" page of my sister and husband not long after they got married.  The bottom left of the page is Bird on a Branch and all other stamps are from the Tiny Tags set.  When I thought of using this set I only had the Mr and Mrs tag in mind.  I was very pleased to discover the flowers and the hearts and think I'll get good use out of them.

Stamps (20% off during August!)
Tiny Tags (mini catalogue)
Bird on a Branch (mini catalogue)
Very Vanilla
Rich Razzleberry
Rich Razzleberry 
So Saffron
Jewelry Tag

Thanks for visiting :)

Now it's time to visit Debbi Taylor who also has a layout with Trendy Trees.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Special Offer from SU!

Now that I've started telling people about my blog I guess I should update it :)

And nothing better to update with than the upcoming offer from Stampin' Up!   20% off select two-step stamps between 1 - 31 August.

Be sure to come back on Sunday as I will be taking part in a blog hop showing how these stamps can be used in scrapbooking. My page will have Bird on a Branch and Tiny Tags.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

My first cards :)

My new goodies have been put to good use and I've got a couple of cards I'm pleased with.  Not too happy with my photography skills though!

I found the tutorial for this one at http://juliesjapes.blogspot.com/2010/05/tri-fold-card-tutorial.html.  It's not clear from the photo but I've printed Happy Birthday on to card and punched out each letter.

 Card: Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede
Paper: Cottage Wall
Stamp: Cheers to You
Ribbon: Rich Razzleberry
Punches: 1 3/8" Circle, Scallop Circle, 1/4" Square

No idea where the original idea for this easel card came from as I've seen them all over the place. 

Card: Rich Razzleberry
Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Very Vintage
Ribbon: Always Artichoke
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Always Artichoke
Punch: Eyelet Border

Thursday, 27 May 2010

New Products!

Some gorgeous new colours have been released.  Please check back soon to see a card I have made using Rich Razzleberry (my new favourite colour, I think!), Soft Suede and the lovely Cottage Wall papers (I'll have to get more before they go out of stock!).

A4 Cardstock (24 sheets) - £4.50
Melon Mambo - 119980
Rich Razzleberry - 119981
Soft Suede - 119982

Inkpad - £4.25
Melon Mambo - 115656
Rich Razzleberry - 115658
Soft Suede - 119982

1/2" (1.3cm) Polka Dot Ribbon Grosgrain - £8.95
Melon Mambo - 115611
Rich Razzleberry - 115613
Soft Suede - 115612

Designer Series 12" x 12" Paper (12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double sided designs) - £7.75
Cottage Wall - 115671
Printed Window Sheets (2 sheets 12" x 12") - £9.50
Flower Fantasy

Cardstock and Stamps will be included in the upcoming Idea Book and Catalogue.  The other products are only available while stock lasts.

Colour Renovation

There is going to be big changes to the colours at Stampin' Up! 

The collections will now be:

Click here for .pdf

Daffodil Delight
Early Espresso
Marina Mist
Cajun Craze
Cherry Cobbler
Melon Mambo
Pacific Point
Tangerine Tango
River Rock
Soft Suede
Riding Hood Red
Rich Razzleberry
Wild Wasabi
Pink Pirouette
Baja Breeze
Crumb Cake (new name for Kraft)

Pink Passion
Pixie Pink
Pale Plum
Orchid Opulence
Lovely Lilac
Lavender Lace
Almost Amethyst
Bordering Blue
Brocade Blue
Ballet Blue
Brilliant Blue
Taken with Teal
Glorious Green
Handsome Hunter
Sage Shadow
Mellow Moss
Green Galore
Gable Green
Barely Banana
Yoyo Yellow
Summer Sun
Apricot Appeal
Only Orange
Really Rust
Ruby Red
Cameo Coral
Blush Blossom
Creamy Caramel
Close to Cocoa
Going Gray