Stampin Up Fussy Cut Definitely Dahlia

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Stampin Up Fussy Cut Definitely Dahlia

Definitely Dahlia is fast becoming one of my favourite background stamps.  But it really doesn’t have to remain in the background.  Stampin Up fussy Cut Definitely Dahlia shows how versatile this background stamp is and how much it cry out to be the show stopper on any card.

How to create Stampin Up Fussy Cut Definitely Dahlia

I started off with very vanilla cardstock.  I love the subtle colour of this cardstock. Its not a harsh cream colour, but a beautiful summery colour which sets everyone one of the 48 Stampin Up Ink colours off perfectly.  It really is one of my favourite go-to card base colours.

Stampin Up Fussy Cut Definitely Dahlia

I stamped two definitely dahlias in Cucumber Crush, but they were stamped off the cardstock to only give 3/4 of the image on each edge of the card.

I then fussy cut around these, but left a 1″ gap in the middle to join the two together.

Lastly I then stamped in Watermelon Wonder on another Very vanilla piece and completely fussy cut this piece.  I then added this to the front of the card using the dimensionals to give depth to the card.

I love the way the colours complement each other and how the shape of the card is so unique.

Stampin Up Fussy Cut Definitely Dahlia Supplies

Here’s what I used to create this gorgeous shaped card ……

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Beautiful Bunch – 4 ways with this gorgeous Stampin Up stamp

In December, amongst the Christmas madness I ran a class for my girls that was completely non-christmas.

We decided upon the #BeautifulBunch stamp set and the girls wanted some different folds.

So here’s what I came up with.

 This is a gatefold card.

Love this fold.  It zigzags and is super cute

 This is an easel card thats sits on the edge of a shelf

 and lastly a simple card with a tag on it.
We used a variety of colours.  Sorry the lighting was a bit rubbish the day these were taken.  


Caravan of Love

Hi everyone.

Do you ever have times when someone does something so kind for you and doesn’t want anything in return.  You know those small random acts of kindness that make such a difference.

A couple of days ago this happened to our family.  I had asked lots of people for help in many official departments, and everyone had rudely refused.  Then on asking a local business they stepped in and helped.  Not their job, not in their remit, but as an act of kindness they helped, and in return wanted nothing.  Wow.  I was very touched and extremely moved.

I wanted to show my appreciation, so of course I turned to my craft.  (Oh and a couple of nice bottles of wine for them).

I sat and made this card using the new love stack in the Spring Summer catalogue.  And I love it.

How cute is that.

Don’t forget if you would like a copy of the new catalogue and the Sale-a-Bration brochure just email, text or pm me on Facebook.

Have a great day, and don’t forget just one small act of kindness can make such a difference.


My final Sunday ………….

over at Sunday Stamps.  I am of course using Stampin UP products in this challenge.

I have loved being a guest designer this month.  Thanks again to Holly and everyone else for making me feel so welcome.
I would love to come back again.
Anyway here’s the final challenge for November …….. can you believe it, in less then 1 month Christmas will have been and gone and we will be looking forward to 2015.  
Anyway with that in mind …… and the fact that you may be Christmas’d out I focused my colours for this sketch on Autumn.
Here’s the sketch
Its challenge SSC 90

Isn’t this just a great sketch.  Now I love being able to create layers, so this was perfect.
Firstly tho, I chose my colours …….. for this card I have used Chocolate Chip, Real Red and Pumpkin Pie.  Not normally my colours but I used the Colour Coach to challenge myself even more.
Firstly I stamped the images in Chocolate Chip and Real Red, using the Bordering Blooms Stamp Set.
Then using the Banner Punch I cut the strips into banners.
Before matting and layering onto the cardstock.
I loved this effect so much I even put them inside.  Isn’t it nice to be able to decorate the inside to match the front.  Makes everything just that little bit more special.
As always all the products used today can be purchased in my online shop.
So pop over to Sunday Stamps and enter into this fortnight’s challenge.  I will be popping over to check out everyone’s entries.
Don’t forget to order your supplies today, because for the last time this month I am giving a free gift to everyone who places an online order of £50 or more today.
Big hugs


A Christmas Present that keeps on giving ………..

wouldn’t that be great.

Wouldn’t you like the feeling of Christmas every month?  Well now you can with Build Your Own Bonus.

Wouldn’t you like that excitment you feel when unwrapping a parcel.

Well now I can help you with that.

Until Tuesday 2nd December I have a very special joining offer.

If you wish list is £75.00 or more and you would like free postage on it, and then an opportunity to get between 20 and 30% on your next orders then read on.

By joining Stampin UP before Tuesday you can get £130 of goodies of your choice for only £74.25.  How awesome is that.

You get free postage

5% cashback on any orders placed in December

The chance to earn free stamp sets over the next six months.

30% discount on your first qualifying order


20% discount on each order thereafter.

So what are you waiting for.

Whether you want to purchase craft items for yourself, or just for friends and family or if you want to build a business I can help you.

My team is small enough to care, but big enough to be able to offer you huge amounts of support, inspiration and encouragement.

I’d love to be  able to have a chat with you to tell you more.

So if you live in the UK, Denmark, The Netherlands, France or Germany then please get in touch if you are interested in joining a kind, caring and inspirational Stampin Up Team.

I can be contacted in many ways

Tel:  07823 883769 / 01823 410087


Please get in touch and lets get you the best Christmas present ever.


As promised here is the second card we made at class.
Again using the LOTS OF THANKS stamp set.

And the Petit Petals Punch.  Some DSP and a little bit of co-ordinating cardstock.
How cute is that.
Anyway this card is also dedicated to the new members of my team.
Welcome guys.
I’m so thrilled you’ve taken up the great Build Your Bonus Offer.


Sunday Stamps – Colour Challenge No 89 …… meets Stampin Up UK Perfect …….

Hi everyone.

So that fortnight went by super quick.  I can’t believe it’s Sunday again and there is another challenge over at Sunday Stamps.

I am really honoured to be doing this month’s guest designer spot, and want to thank everyone of you that has popped over to take a look at my blog.

I loved seeing everyone’s creations in the last challenge and can’t wait to see what you come up with for this one.

Anyway this week the challenge is a colour challenge;  It’s number SSC89.

I loved this colour combination.
For those of you who don’t use Stampin Up Products the colours are:
Plum, Lavender and Vanilla
For those of you, who like me use Stampin Up the colours are:
Perfect Plum, Wisteria Wonder and Very Vanilla
So for those of you who have popped in and out of my blog, you will know that I love 3d items, I also love flower arranging and a while back I learnt how to make wrist corsages.
So with that in mind I set to work, because if Mother Nature can do it then so can I.
So first I made the gift box.  Because you wouldn’t not wrap this gift.  Its in Wisteria Wonder.
I stamped it using the Bordering Blooms stamp set.  How cute is that.

I also used the flower from Everything Eleanor.  I stamped the box in Wisteria Wonder.  Added a gift tae in Perfect Plum, punched with the Scallop Gift Tag Punch again stamped in Perfect Plum.

The flower on the box and in the centre of the corsage is very vanilla cardstock that has been distressed with both Perfect Plum and Wisteria Wonder ink.  I have added some Basic Jewels to give it a bit of sparkle.
The leaves and the flower are cut using the Flower Frenzy die.  I love this die.  

Lastly I hot glued the flower to the Cotton Ribbon, again from Stampin UP.
I hope you have enjoyed this project.  I just need an occasion to be able to wear this one now.  
If anyone would like one of these then please contact me.
Anyone who spends £50 or more in my online shop today will receive a special gift direct from me.
Don’t forget to pop over to Sunday Stamps and enter into this fortnight’s colour challenge, I can’t wait to see what you come up with.
Big Hugs

#Beautiful Bunch meets embossing folders

Hi everyone.

Gosh, did it ever rain yesterday.  I hope you had a better day than we did, but there was some good out of it.  I got to stay in and craft with friends all day. Coffee, chat and crafting …………. notice no cake, were all supposed to be dieting.

Bit of a shock when I went to walk the dogs. The surrounding fields were flooded. Shocked and worried for our local area yet again!  On a good note, the swans were enjoying it.

#Beautiful Bunch Card

As promised yesterday I am showing you the card I made to go with those gorgeous journals.  Aren’t they just so cute.
I have used embossing folders to create the texture on the plain colour cardstock, before matting the Designer DSP paper.  I have added half a doily and then the gorgeous flower and finally the sentiment.
This one has the chevrons embossing folder and is in melon mambo.

How about the lovely dots and daffodil delight.  And like it says you can never have too much happy.  

I have used all the same ingredients as yesterday ……… you can see them in this post.
And now for some more news. 

#Crafty Artisans Design Team

Crafty Artisans Challenge Blog
I am so proud to announce that I have been selected to be on this design team.
There is a challenge blog and every month there will be challenges for you guys to get involved in.  We have some amazing sponsors listed and the rest of the team are super talented too.
Why not pop over to the page and take a look.
I would love to see you entering your projects and taking part.
Being part of a design team is great fun and I have made lifelong friends along the way.
Our first challenge launches on the 1st January and I am very proud to announce the #CrunchieCrafts will be sponsoring the challenge.  I have a great prize lined up for the winner.
I do hope to see you there.

#Stampin Up Weekly Deals

Its that time of the week again when we have new weekly deals.  Whats going to be falling into your basket this week?
Please don’t forget these discounted prices are only available for a limited time, so be quick and get yours before they’re gone.
I shall be adding the borders board, the daffodil delight ribbon and the smoky slate embossing powder.
What are you going to get …….
So don’t forget and get your new goodies at a great price.
Simply click shop with me in the left hand column.

#Beautiful Bunch gets journaled ……

Hi everyone.

I hope that you are all well.  


Firstly can I say how lovely it was to meet so many of you at Bridgwater and what a great day was had.  My stand was positioned just perfectly and it was lovely to have so many of you join in the make and takes.  
It was lovely chatting with you all.  


On Saturday I hosted a private class for 7 ladies at my home.  We used the gorgeous #White Christmas stamp set and created some lovely cards.  Thank you once again for booking the class and I am looking forward to next time.


Whilst getting everything ready for the Craft fayres I got out one of my favourite stamp sets and set to work.  I actually created 10 journals, all in different colours.  And each had a greetings card made to match.
I loved doing these and used embossing, and stamping and punching and ribbon and sparkle and so much more.  Great fun to do.

In this example I have used the lovely Bermuda Bay.  I have matted cardstock and DSP from the DSP Stack, punched out a heart border, added a doily and then my flower

#beautiful bunch
Here’s a close up …… I have added glitter to the button, after colouring it with my blendies.

#beautiful bunch
Here’s the side view.  
Don’t you think its cute.
I have these for sale and am able to post anywhere in the uk.
If you would like one please contact me.  They are £6 plus postage and include a matching card, which I will show you tomorrow.

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Don’t forget you can shop with me 24/7 for all your crafty supplies.
Simply click the link.
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To make the above journal I used
Bermuda Bay cardstock
Bermuda Bay DSP from Brights Colour Stack
Hearts Border Punch
Label Punch
Yippee Skippee Stamps – sentiment
Whisper White 5/8th inch organza
Very Vintage Designer Buttons
Costal Cabanna Blendabilities Pens
Bakers Twine.
Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Guest designer over at Sunday Stamps.

Morning everyone.

Wow, what an exciting Month October was.  And now we’re into November and I have more exciting news to share with you.

I have been asked to be a guest designer at Sunday Stamps

There are three challenges this month.  And each is open for a fortnight.  So make sure you pop on over and check them out.  
Anyway I am so excited ………..
But firstly Thank You to Holly and the team for asking me.  I am so thrilled.
So onto today’s challenge.
Challenge 88 is a sketch challenge.
Here’s the sketch.

How cute is that.  So what could you come up with ……..
Here’s mine.
I used the lovely Lost Lagoon cardstock and Pool Party.  How cute are those colours.
Added in some All is calm washi tape and then On Film Framelits to die cut my frame.

The image is from the hostess set Life’s Adventure.  I coloured this up with my Blendabilities.
To finish off I added some bakers twine.  And used dimensionals to pop it up.
Don’t forget you can get all the supplies needed to make this card by going to
And everyone who places an online order from me for over £50 today and each Sunday in the month will receive a special gift direct from me.
So don’t forget to order you supplies and to pop over to Sunday Stamps and see the other creations and enter your own.
Big hugs


Snowflakes get flippy

Morning Crunchies, 
Hope today finds you all well and with time to get crafty.
Did you manage to take in all the news I shared in yesterday’s post.  So much going on at the moment.
If you missed it here is the link:  Letterpress Day
So today I wanted to show you another card using the lovely letterpress stamp set.
I have combined it with the Snowflake Flip Die
And some of the gorgeous All is Calm washi tape
The lovely snowflake and tree shapes are also included in the Snowflake Flip Thinlets Die. 
The card base is lost lagoon and I have used lost lagoon ink to stamp the large snowflake from the Letterpress set on either side of the snowflake shape and then added the cut outs using dimensionals.
Lastly I have added washi tape down either edge and added a few snowflakes from the lovely frosted sequins pack
I also used both the stamps and the die to create the Menu card for my Table Display at the Stampin Up! European Convention.
On this one I cut twice with the die.
Isn’t is just so cute.
Thanks for stopping by.  As always you comments are always appreciated.
Don’t forget that today is the last day for this week’s weekly Deals.  (They change tonight)
And also please don’t miss out on that gorgeous stars kit.  So simple yet so stunning.