#simplestamping Sunday – Rooted In Nature card

Hello everyone. Today’s #simplestamping card has been inspired by a product in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue that launches on 3 June 2020; I’ve already fallen in love with the Forever Greenery suite. One of the many perks of being an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is that we get to buy some of the […]

Rainbow of Modern Hearts for our key workers

Hello. Here in the UK, lots of people are drawing rainbows and adding them to their windows so that kids (of all ages) can spot them when they’re out for their daily exercise. We are also doing a Clap for Carers on a Thursday evening to show our support for all of our key workers […]

Flowering Foils Thinking Of You card

Hello, I hope you are well. This is my third and final card in my series using the stunning and ever so shiny Flowering Foils speciality designer series paper. This paper is only available for free with a qualifying order for a few more days. Today’s card uses pieces from 2 of the 4 designs […]

You’re in my thoughts and in my heart

Hello everyone. Today I have a quick and simple card with one of the most beautiful sentiments…. I know there are lots of cards and stamps out there with “you’re in my thoughts and prayers” but if you’re not religious this is a beautiful alternative. I think it’s perfect! I love the combination of Smoky […]

Very Versailles Double Heat Embossed card

Hello. I had so much fun with yesterday’s emboss resist card that I couldn’t stop heat embossing. No matter how often I use this technique I still marvel at the way the embossing powder melts and transforms into a lovely shiny image right in front of your eyes. Today’s card is monochrome and I’ve used […]

Always thinking of you

Hello. I enjoyed yesterday’s card for a sketch challenge so much that I decided to make another one. This time I’ve followed the layout set by Ian Potter in the Stampin’ For All Facebook group… I decided to use Pretty Peacock and Blackberry Bliss colours and the gorgeous Perennial Essence designer series paper and this […]

Thinking of You for a sketch challenge

Hello and thanks for joining me. This week the lovely Patricia Smith has given us this sketch to use for the challenge in her ‘Crafty Stamping Club – Smiths Crafty Creations’ Facebook group… As I hadn’t used the lovely Rooted In Nature stamp set for a while I chose it for the main sentiment. I […]

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 […]

Keeping it simple with Stampin’ Up! Climbing Orchid

Hello!  I’m sorry that I’ve not shared a project with you for a couple of days.  Unfortunately, my available time for crafting was unexpectedly short this week.  I’ve been enjoying the Edinburgh Festival shows but not the extra travel time it creates for those of us that work in the city. Anyhow, lack of time […]

Glittery butterfly – featuring Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Day

My dear friend and fellow independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator Valerie Broomfield (www.valerieshandmadegifts.co.uk) invited me to join her craft evening earlier this week. She regularly crafts with a group of ladies and teaches lots of techniques and shares her ideas with these lucky ladies.  This was my first time joining in, but won’t be my last! […]