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Friday, 9 December 2011

Polar Party

I love this card. Using the Polar Party stamp set. I made this at Clair of Valentines, all day Christmas Card workshop. We had a great time. Chatting, eating and cardmaking.
Hope you like it too.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Faith In Nature

Another favourite set, this time from The Hostess Selection in the current SU catty.
Faith in Nature lends itself beautifully to water colouring. I actually used my SU Blender Pen, to pick the colour up from my ink pad and painted the colour on. I used a sponge to add the distressing around the edges and the new ruffle ribbon.
I am really please with this card and can see me making lots with this set.

Mocha Morning Cards

Hello everyone, thank you for looking in this week. I am very behind adding my cards as these have been made for 2 weeks.
Anyway the papers are from the beautiful Mocha Morning Designer paper pack. This set is so stroke-able as 4 of the sheets are velvet papers.

The butterflies are the smaller ones from the Bigz Die, Beautiful Butterflies.
I can see me making lots of these little square cards,using this butterfly as I have so many 4 x 4 cards that need using up.
Thanks for looking.

Linda x

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Tea light Boxes using Mocha Morning papers

Hi everyone,
thank you for calling in today.
I spend a good few hours yesterday perfecting my dimensions for this little tea light box. First I tried it in inches but it just wouldnt come together properly, so I re-measured my 3 tea lights in cm and this worked out must better. You should see the bits of card that I wasted on this. I can see me punching out flowers with it. I used Homebase tealights.

So for the base (to put the t/ls in), you need a piece of card 8cm x 17cm. Score at 2cm,6cm along the 8cm side and at 2cm and 15 cm along the 17cm.

For the outside of the box, you need a piece of card measuring 13 x 13 cm.
Score along one side at 1cm, for the flap to tape up, 3cm, 7cm and 9cm.

Hope you enjoy making these lovely gifts.
I used the Mocha Morning papers, which have some beautiful velvet papers.
these can be ordered from me if you don't have an Stampin Up demo.

thanks for looking.

Linda x

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Christmas Cards cased!

Thank you kindly to the lovely ladies that blog there cards. Debby the Medallion one, the other two I have a used elements from other peoples ideas.
There are some great ideas out there.

Card one, SU Medallion stamp, real red ink pad and card.
Card two. Lovely as a Tree stamp set,Welcome Christmas and Contempo Christmas.
Card three. Welcome Christmas. my own paper.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Delicate Doilies

I love this set and using Crumb cake, with the New In Colors Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Island Indigo ink pads makes for a very pretty colour scheme.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

A Brand New Stampin Up Catalogue and New In Colors too.

Hi everyone, yes its that time of year when we start ordering from the SU new catalogue. There are so many lovely things that I NEED but I must pace myself through the year.
We have 5 new In Colors and what beautiful colours they are too.

This month is a great time to join Stampin Up as a demonstrator because you will get the brand new In Color Ink Pads and a pack of In Color Card to match. Extra, Free, on top of the great value Starter Pack, Valued at £240, yours for £119.

If you are interested in joining the Stampin Up family please email me.

Have a lovely weekend in this gorgeous weather.

Linda x

Friday, 30 September 2011

Stampin Six Club ............ 1 place left

Would you like to join a Stampin 6 club?

Here's how it works:

* You will be a member of a group of six.
You will receive the latest SU catalogue free.
* Each member will commit to spending £25 per month for six months.
Postage will be at cost.
* During the six months, each of you will take a turn at being the 'hostess' - but without actually having everyone in your home! When it's your turn to be hostess you get to choose free items from the catalogue. To the value of £25.
* I will email you on the 1st of the month to remind you to make your choices and I'll place the orders on the 10th of the month.

this will start when six people have joined. Hopefully in October, in time for the New Catalogue. Don't forget you can take 2 places if you want too, giving you Hostess Benefits twice in the six months the club runs for.

Please email me to let me know if you would like to join.

Linda x

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Bundle of Love

Im sorry for the bad photo. my daylight lamp has broken.
I was asked to make a baby card the other day and this had to be the Stamp Set to use.

Linda x

Monday, 5 September 2011

SU Crimper

For these 2 cards I have used my SU Crimper, to make the ripple effect across the middle of these cards. The flower punches are not SU. They are from my stash.
I saw this card on someones blog. Sorry I dont know who it was.

Thanks for looking.
Linda x

Thursday, 1 September 2011


Yes its that time of year again when Stampin Up issue its last chance list. A few bargains to be had but most of all get those sets of stamps that you have been drooling over, before its too late. Things will be out of stock very quickly.

Here is the List

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Nature Walk

I just love this stamp set along with the Botanical papers. I have made a few sets of cards as Tombola prizes at dads nursing home fete on Saturday. The some of staff at the home are hoping to win them!

Other papers used are bits from The Neutrals Designer Series papers.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Free Gift from Stampin Up

Just place an order for £75 in August to receive this lovely gift from Stampin Up.
A makeup bag, exclusive to Stampin Up, a roll of lovely ribbon and a box of mini clips. Plus a little bonus from me of some 6x6inch Neturals Designer Series papers.
Linda x

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Because I Care.

This card has been cased from Aurora Dawn, thanks Dawn. Who cased it from Teneale Williams. So thanks go to her too.I made this one on a Craft Day out at Clair's Valentines. This is the only SU one we made but over the coming week I will be adding the other crds made, on my other blog.
The flower head has been stamped as a background over the backing card. Very quick and easy card to make Using Because I care, hostess set of stamps.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Wedding Box

My daughter asked me to make a Wedding Gift box to match the card I made for her ( see last posting) Although I have used non SU stuff, it fitted here better than on my normal blog.
Hope you like it.
Linda x

Monday, 11 July 2011

Confetti Wedding card

Hi everyone. My DD asked for a Wedding Card last night, so I remembered this one, which Ive cased from Pauline it Took about 10 minutes to make. Pauline used stamped hearts I have used some that I had in my stash.
Computer generated Sentiment using the RGB codes to get the right colour to match the Crumb cake card.
The stamped hearts in the background are from Confetti stamp set.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Teachers Gift bags

Here are 3 Gift bags with 6 cards inside made for my grandchildrens teachers. Very easy to make. I have used the Daisy Die, Butterfly Embosslits and SU papers from the Vintage Stringtime set and also from a discontinued one from last year.
I am now up todate with my list of to do's, at last. :)

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Beautiful Wings

These are vey simple cards using up scraps of Design paper and card for the butterflies. Using the Sizzix Embosslits Beautiful Wings die.
I made some pastel ones too without a backing paper. I fogot to take a photo of those.
Thanks to Ali Watson for the original idea.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Strength and Hope

the last one for today is the Strength and Hope Stamp set. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig
to line up 4 times the sentiment stamp. Using Crumb cake ink pad. Rose Red ink for the butterfly. Card is crumb cake and paper is from the Elegant Soiree set of papers.

thanks for looking.
Linda x

Baby Blossoms

Here I have used Baby Blossoms set for the flower in frame. Underneath that is a cut down Top Note die, (which I ran through the big shot, ) I dabbed the ink pad (certain Celery) inside the Embossing Folder, Vintage Wallpaper. The background paper, although busy, I like busy lol, is from Greenhouse Gala and finished off with Butterflies from the Sizzix Embosslits die.
the ribbon is from my stash and looks like I need to re-tie as its all loose.
Linda x

Daisy Die

Nothing for a while and then I make 3 cards in one afternoon! So here is the First.
Using SU paper from the 12x12 Designer pads, Ive used 3 of the large daises and 6 of the small daisies to make this flower. the Brad is from my stash.
Ive cased this card but cant remember where from, so thank you whoever you are.
Linda x

Thursday, 16 June 2011

June / July Promotion.

Do you want to earn lots of wonderful SU goodies. Have a virtual workshop. Show your catalogue to your family and friends. During June and July there is an extra £20 commission to spend on more stash. As well as the Hostess Gift and normal commssion.
See the table below as to what you get.

Catalogues available from me for £4.50 including postage, refundable on your first order of £50.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Because I care

This is a beautiful stamp set, which is a level one hostess set.
I made 7 of these.
Its so easy to get a production line going, especially if you don't do any housework or cooking. :) But I did have sore eyes by the time I finished.

Punch Bunch

Ive been making quick cards over the weekend for teacher gifts. Ive done 40 so far.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Here it Is!


Click on MINI to view the catalogue. Or on the mini catalogue in the side bar.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Sail Away

This is a lovely stamp for mens cards and looks lovely in real life. Stamped with SU Night of Navy ink pad. Cardstock Night of Navy and Crumbcake.

Thanks go to Caroline for the Tutorial on Creating a Non-Embossed Focal Point, which the image is stamped on.

Ive used Jute twine on my card, which I have loads of. So if anyone is interested,
Im selling it at 25 metres of Jute, 1mm 2ply thick, including postage for £2.50.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Fun Flowers Die

I made these brooches for the ladies that ordered SU from me last month. I bought my felt, in beautiful colours from Paper and String. I attached Brooch pins on the backs with my hot glue gun. they can easily be made into bookmarks by attaching some ribbon to the back.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, 16 May 2011

10% Discount on Stampin Up Orders!

Anyone ordering Stampin Up products from me by 10th June will get a 10% discount on everything. that's from me not Stampin Up. So have a browse through your Catalogue and your Mini and email me your orders. Paypal accepted, cheque ( will have to clear before dispatch) or Bank transfer. Postage at Cost, or £4.95 if a large order.
Thanks for looking.
Linda x

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Sizzix Daisy Die 2.

For this card I have used the Sizzix Daisy 2 die for the flower. Designer papers Greenhouse Gala and the embossing folder Trellis from the new mini. Ribbon from my stash.
Im not sure whether to add a sentiment, it might just be too much.

Plain and Simple

I have made this card today for my Dad for Fathers Day. As he is in a home for elderly people with Dementia, I have used his name rather than DAD on the front. This is so that if anyone picks up the card and walks away with it, the carers will know who to give it back too.

I have used Plain and Simple from the Mini Catty and Schoolbook Serif alphabet from the main book.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Baby Tees and Bundle of Love

My daughter Shelley phoned this evening to ask for a baby card for tomorrow. This is normal, don't panic. So I looked on Splitcoaststampers for some inspiration and saw a card like this. So I cased it lol. Well you have too dont you.
The Babygro is from Baby Tees jumbo roller and the little teddy is from Bundle of Love stamp set as is the sentiment.
Ive used the label punch from the new mini catty to cut out the bottom.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Want to Become a Stampin Up Demonstrator?

Now is a good time to become a Stampin Up Demonstrator. For a start up fee of £119, you get £240 worth of Stampin Up goodies. You can change the Stamp sets for what stamp sets you would like out of the Main and Mini Catalogues as long as the value is the same or less. Change the colours of ink pads and card too.
You dont even have to have Workshops if you dont want too. Just buy for yourself or get a few friends to order from you. Stampin Up works on a quarterly basis. If you join now, you will have until September to reach your target of £250 worth of orders per quarter to stay as a Demonstator. Thats an extra 2 months!
If you join through me this month I will add free of charge a pack of 12x12 papers of your choice, thats a gift from me not Stampin Up. Just contact me at and I will have a talk with you. Thank you. Linda x

Free Stamp Set

Every Monday in May there is a free stamp set up for grabs. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning, is to visit the Stampin Up website and answer a simple question and your name will be put in the draw. Good luck.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Cased Bliss Card

I loved the look of this card and so simple to make. Thanks go to Bev Watt, who I cased it from. Bev makes lovely cards, go take a look. Thanks for stopping by. Lindax

Natures Walk

I love the Nature Walk stamps and Botanical Gazzette papers in the new Mini Carry.
Here are two cards made with both of these. It was really hard to cut into these beautiful papers. Just as well there are 2 of each. I can use on and save one to stroke.

Monday, 25 April 2011

Simply Said

I have had this stamp set for about a year and a half and not even inked one stamp from the set! So Yesterday was the day.
You may recognise the layout! :) I work well with a layout I like.

Motorcycle stamp

This stamp is great for mens cards. So easy to work with too.

Sweet Summer

I had a play with my Sale-a-bration Sweet Summer Stamp Set, (not available now) and really enjoyed myself. there are lots of SU stamp sets that would work as well.

Saturday, 23 April 2011


This came in the post today from one of my SU customers. To thank me for the papers I sent her and for in her words " fantastic service". Thank you Jane, a wonderful card which Im going to case, lol and the bits and bobs will be very useful.
My last order from my customers came to over £150 so I used the hostess level one to get the pad of paper which I shared amongst my customers.

Friday, 22 April 2011

What a Beautiful Card

This card is from my dear friend Debra. She sent it for my Birthday last month. What a clever lady.