Monday, 31 January 2011

A flower for you.

I am trying out different colour combinations for a number of my cards. I have had the help of my colour coach.
At a cost of  £13.50, from the current SU catalogue, I think it is well worth it.
This product helps me to check what colours combine well.
Thanks for taking a look and leaving comments it's very much appreciated.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Something a little different for me.

At the start of the year I posted that I had SU goodies which I had never used. I am now putting
 these items to very good use. Every time I make a couple of cards I try to use something I have not used
before. My craft room is becoming over crowded and people have said that maybe I should
sell off some of my old SU goods. But having built up my own library of Stampin Up
stamps sets, and even though some are no longer in the catalogue, I can still make very good use of them when I am playing!

Friday, 28 January 2011

A Valentines card

It started with  SU Poppy Parade cardstock, SU Very Vanilla cardstock and Night of Navy cardstock. 
I decided i would do a tri fold card for a change and this is what i came up with
Thanks for taking the time to look. 

Thursday, 27 January 2011

I am using a Sale a Bration Stamp set for both my card and my bag.

 The card above is made using Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait and Concord  SU cardstock you can find these on page 81.

I used one of the SU Sale a Bration Stamp Sets called  Punch a Bunch for the Happy Birthday stamp on Whisper White.
And to punch out the Scalloped  Square with the Happy Birthday on i used the SU Scallop Sqaure Punch you can find it on page 105,  the Concord Crush across the bottom was punched out with the SU Scalloped Trim Border Punch that you can find on page 105.

I used Poppy Parade, Night of Navy and Whisper White for this little bag.
 Using the same Sale a Bration set Punch Bunch I used the owl stamp to put on the front of my bag.
Thanks for taking the time to look.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Stampin Up In Colours used to make a Valentines card.

Since the new colours came out I have never got round to sitting down and using them until now, so like i said the title here is a card using the in colours.

The Cardstock used to make this card are.
Concord Crush  catalogue no 121691
Peach Parfait   catalogue no 121692
Pear Pizzazz   catalogue no 121693
The cardstock above can be found on page 81.
The stamp pads used
Concord Crush  catalogue no 119785 page 81
VersaMark catalogue no 102283 page 103

The Punch used
Full Heart Extra Large catalogue no 119883 page 105

Ribbon used
Whisper White 1/4'' (6mm) Grosgrain Ribbon catalogue no 109025 page 97

Thanks for taking time to look luv Paula

Sunday, 23 January 2011

I have had a good play today making lots of cards.

The first card I am going to show you today is one of the Sale -a- Bration set called Punch Bunch.
To aquire these fantastic Sale - a - Bration sets you have to spend £45.00,

For this card I used Concord Crush cardstock  for the base.

The cardstock is stamped the with the leaves stamp from the Confetti stamp set £16.95.

 I added a sqaure of Pear Pizzazz on top of the Concord Crush and fixed  Peach Parfait cardstock.

 I stamped the Owl in Concord Crush on the Whisper White.

Thanks for taking the time to look at my work.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Just a couple of simple cards.

Today I went into the craft room thinking that I am going to use those scrap bits of cardstock and designer papers that seems to be piling up. The top picture was my first effort. I used the stamp set

 "Wedding Sweet"
(Page 43 of the 2010/2011 catalogue.)

For the second card I used designer series paper, layering it onto black then useing stamp set

"Artistic Etchings"
(Page 64 of the 2010/2011 catalogue.)

 The congratulations stamp is from a retired set.

I would like to thank you for taking the time to look at my blog.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

A Sample for a friend

A 4 x 4 card just using layers of cardstock then stamping on whisper white.
Cardstock used is  SU Regal Rose for the card,  layered on top is real red then Whisper White.

 I then stamped  the Whisper White using  SU Melon Mambo ink pad for the swirls and SU Real Red ink pad for the words.

The stamp set used is Wedding Sweet.  This set has 7 stamps and can be found on page 43.

Thanks for taking the time to look at my card.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Something a little diferent for me

I thought I would try something a little different to what I normally do. However, this year I am going to become a little more adventurous. I decided to use my colour coach to help me put together a card of colours that I personally would never have used together.The colour coach is on page 81 of the current catalogue. It costs £13.50 but is a great product to have to hand. The colour coach shows that I can put Regal Rose Early Espresso, Daffodil Yellow and Whisper White together. This is what I did and here is my card using these colours together.

This card had 4 layers of cardstock: Regal Rose, Early Espresso, Daffodil Yellow and Whisper White.
On the whisper white I used Early Espresso ink and dabbed this on. I repeated this with Daffodil Yellow and then stamped a butterfly from SU stamp set 'Flight of the Butterfly.' (page 68)
The words just for you is a stamp from the SU stamp set 'Just Believe.' (page 57)

I wanted a finishing touch so I added SU Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon. (Page 97)
Thank you for looking at my card, if you would like any information or would like to place an order from the catalogue please do not hesitate to contact me.

 Don't forget if you spend £45 .00 at this time you have the choice of a free stamp set.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Re: A friend asking me for sympathy cards. Take 2

As you will know, my friend asked if i would create a few sympathy cards.

Here is my next effort!

All the above cards are made with black and white cardstock.
Some have been heat embossed with white on the black.
The other cards present black ink on white cardstock.
These cards are samples for my friend to look at.
Marie, my friend, started a new buisness in December.
Her business is called

'Circle of life Ceremonies'

Thanks for taking the time to look.
If you could possibly leave feed back I would be grateful.

Take care luv Paula

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Afriend asked me to design a couple of sympathy cards for her.

For this card I used black and white SU card stock.
The flower is a SU hostess stamp set called "Because I Care."
The words on this card are from a retired SU stamp set.
I used an SU scalloped oval punch and an oval punch.
I am sure that my friend will like the above card.
Tomorow I will be making another design for a sympathy card.
I will post a photo as soon as it is made.
Thanks for taking the time to look, if you have time,
 please leave feed back. 

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

A Star's Birthday

Today's card is for someone I think is a star. So what better than this!

This card is a marriage of three colours;
SU cardstock: Not Quiet Navy, Real Red and Whisper White.

  Not Quite Navy and Real Red are £6.25 for 40 A4 sheets.
  Whisper White is £7.50 FOR 40 A4 sheets.

I liked the combination of the following inks;

Not Quiet Navy,
 Real Red,
 Night of Navy,
 Marine Mist,
 Rose Red.

Each cost £4.95

 Not Quite Navy receives SU Craft White very well.

At a cost of £7.50, I was impressed.

SU Star punch is £15.50

Although this is a bigger outlay, the punch is a valuable asset to your craft room.

SU Seeing Stars stamp set contains 8 stars of differing sizes.
 Cost £21.95

Check all these products out in the latest SU catalogue.


You can also to e-mail me.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my cards.

Please do leave comments its much appreciated.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Birthday card

I went into my craft room thinking, I need to make a card. I wanted to make a birthday card for a either gender. I thought and then I thought a bit more. Yes-I used SU cardsstock barley espresso and very vanilla.
The first very vanilla was embossed and then i used SU soft suede ink pad to stamp the engraved greetings on the very vanilla cardstock.
It's a plain and simple card to make.

The stamp set is priced £12.95,

You can find the set on page 86, 2010 IDEA BOOK & CATALOGUE 2011.

Thanks for looking and please leave feedback.


Sunday, 9 January 2011

Keeping busy using my new Stampin' Up goodies

All those new Stampin Up goodies that I bought last year are finally getting used. In the latter part of last year I was distracted by all manner of things but I have now got the time to sit down and play!! My friend's birthday is just around the corner. He likes black, like myself, so I decided to use Circle Circus stamp set and a number of circular punshes from SU.

Thanks for taking the time to look at the card, please leave feed back.
Take care luv Paula

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Sale - a - brations stamp set used is Sweet summer

I decided to use one of the sale - a - bration set to show you what you can get free if you spend £45. 00 on Stampin Up products. The stampin up cardsock used was so ridinghood red and so saffron i used a embossing folder on the ridinghood red and stamped on the so saffron.
The inks i used matched the cardstock but i did add wild wasabi for the stems of the flowers, to finish it off i used the oval scallop punch and the oval punch.
Thanks for taking the time to look at my card, please leave feedback for me.

Friday, 7 January 2011

A Friday Card

This card was made with all Stampin' Up products cherry cobbler, crumb cake and whisper white cardstock. A pack of A4 smooth cardstock one colour or a mixed pack for £6.25
Ink pads cherry cobbler, crumb cake are £4.95 and a versamark pad. are £5.95
Embossing powder white is £3.75 then a sponge dauber to dab over the 2 large embossed flowers,daubers are12 for £8.75
2 punches used the scalloped oval  is £15.50 and the oval punche is £14.25,  the stamp set used was vintage vogue wood mounted is £22.95 or clear £17.95.
So if you was to spend £45.00 on some of the above products you would be entitled to choose a free stamp set, so if you are interested in building up your stamp collection then this is the time to go for it.
Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog and please do leave comments.
Luv Paula

Thursday, 6 January 2011

My first card for 2011

For this card i used Stampin Up cardstock pacific point and whisper white.
I then used Stampin Up pacific point ink pad to stamp the pattern onto the whisper white.
The stamps i used for this card are both out of the Stampin Up set Just Believe.
I then used ribbon for around the bottom of the card.
The Stampin UP set thats i used on this card as got 9 stamps in and it costs £32.95, if you dont want a wooden block set you can have the unmounted to use on clear blocks at a cost of £25.95.
You can find the set on page 57 of the catalogue.
Hope this is of some help to you thanks for taking the time to look.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Join the Sale - A - Bration !

Its a Sale - A - Bration time again at Stampin' Up !

Friends, fresh ideas, and free products is what it's all about.

Every year Stampin ' Up! gives customers, hostesses, and new demonstrators the opportunity to earn fantastic, limited edition, products. They will enjoy these items for years to come. This year, you can choose from the following exclusive stamp sets; ( click on the Sale - a - Bration leaflet on the left hand side to view these great sets).

Get free stamp sets by doing any of the following;

Spend. You'll receive a free Sale - a - Bration stamp set when you spend £45 on Stampin ' Up! merchandise ( product sales before shipping and handling.)  There's no limit, for every £45 you spend you can select another free Sale - a - Bration reward.

Host. You'll receive a free Sale - a - Bration stampset when you host a workshop of at least £300 (product sales before shipping and handling) this is in addition to all of the regular hostess benefits!

Join. During Sale - a - Bration, anyone who joins as a demonstrator can choose any stamp set a value of up to £44.95 from our current idea book and catalogue. The Sale - a - Bration promotion started on the 30th December 2010 and runs through to 28th February 2011.

So don't miss your chance to earn free products!

Talk to your demonstrator today to book your workshop or learn more about this promotion.
Your demonstrator has a full colour Sale - a - Bration brochure full of beautiful project ideas you can make using these limited edition Sale - a - Bration sets.

A happy and prosperous New year to all

I will firstly apologise for being late getting on my blog, but I wanted to make sure I had a clean start so I could concentrate on crafting. I had a huge clean up in my craftroom and and moved round all the SU goodies I bought in Oct and Nov 2010 but had not had any time to play or find them a home. I have done this over the holiday so I can now go in a play with the goods and my new paper cutter that my hubby got for my birthday in December. I now haven't got any excuses for not going into my craft room and making some nice cards and posting lots of photos and comments on my blog.