Sympathy card with Stampin’ Up! Rooted In Nature

Hello, I hope you are well. Today’s card is one that was difficult to make, not technically but emotionally… Sympathy cards are always difficult to make and this sentiment of ‘words are never enough’ is oh so true! My card base is Soft Sea Foam card measuring 21 x 14.5 cm, scored and folded on […]

Watercolour challenge featuring Rooted In Nature

Hello everyone, I hope you are well. The lovely Tricia Smith set us another challenge in her ‘Crafty Stamping Club – Smiths Stampers & Friends‘ Facebook group. This time she asked us to create a simple card with water colour effect and stamp over the colour in black. Here’s my entry… I made a card […]

Stamp your own designer series paper challenge

Hello everyone. The lovely Tricia Smith has set us yet another challenge in her ‘Crafty Stamping Club – Smiths Crafty Creations’ Facebook Group. This time she’s invited us to create our very own designer series paper. Here’s what I stamped… …and I didn’t even use all of my green ink pads, lol. I cut a […]

Rooted In Nature Christmas card

Hello everyone. I made a Christmas card with the tree stamps from Rooted In Nature last year and wanted to make a different one for this year. I like when you can use non-Christmas stamps to create Christmas cards; to show their versatility. Here’s last year’s one that was inspired by the catalogue back then… […]

Rooted In Nature for a colour challenge

Hello and thanks for joining me. As well as a weekly sketch challenge the Stampin’ For All Facebook Group (hosted by the fabulous Amanda Charlesworth, aka Scrimping Mommy) also has a weekly colour challenge. Amanda chose these colours for this week… Early Espresso Merry Merlot Cajun Craze This suggested Autumn to me and so I […]

Rooted In Nature sketch challenge

Hello. I joined in with another sketch challenge over in the Crafty Stamping Club – Smiths Crafty Creations Facebook group this week. Here’s the sketch the lovely Tricia gave us to spark some inspiration… I didn’t go with a ballon but chose to use the wood slice from Rooted In Nature instead… I made a […]

Rooted in Nature #simplestamping

Hello and thank you for joining me today. Stampin’ Up! have challenged us independent demonstrators to go back to our roots and share some projects suitable for beginner stampers and we’re sharing ideas with the hashtag #simplestamping. So if you’re a novice or would like some more ideas for simple cards please look out for […]

Nature’s Poem gift bag

Hello. Today’s project is a gift bag made by using the Gift Bag Punch Board – what a timesaver this tool is! I used the gorgeous Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper for my bag.  I used a piece measuring 12 x 8 inches and used the measurements on the Gift Bag Punch Board for a […]

Celebrating Scotland with Stampin’ Up! – my swap

Wow, yesterday’s Celebrating Scotland was absolutely awesome!! This was an event organised by a small group of Scottish independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators for independent demonstrators from all over Scotland.  They did a fabulous job and I sincerely hope that we can make this an annual event. Even the name badges we were given were SO […]