Monday, 30 January 2012

Jeannie's BIG Birthday Card!

Here is another "folding" card - inspired by Sonia Sellers.
Jeannie has a really BIG Birthday coming up and this is the
card and box I have made.

Hopefully this is what it will look like when it is stood up!

That's all for now
Chris xx
products used:-
card - Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy and Brushed Gold
paper - Well Worn DSP
ink - Cajan Crazed, Not Quite Navy and Crumb Cake
stamp sets - Creative Elements, Sincere Salutations and Elementary Elegance (SAB)
ribbon - Very Vanilla 1/8" Taffeta
punches - scallop border, large oval, large scallop circle and 1 3/4" circle
others - basic pearls and Big Shot dies

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Annie's Birthday Card

Next week my friend Annie is 60!!!
Here is the card I made for her - I bet the postage won't be cheap!!!

I didn't set out do make a double gatefold card (for want of a name!) 
but it just happened.

Just love the large scallop circle punch especially when teamed
with the cup cake!

Here is the back of the card.

Hope she likes it!
Chris xx
products used:-
card - Whisper White, Pool Party and Island Indigo
paper - Everyday Enchantment SAB)
ink - Island Indigo and Pool Party
stamp sets - Create a Cupcake and Crazy for Cupcakes
ribbon - Island Indigo Ruffled
Big Shot dies for "60"

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Perfect Postage Valentine's Card

I've spent a very enjoyable evening crafting with 4 friends.
Here is one of the cards we made.
It is one I've CASED from a swap I received the other
week at Training. 
Unfortunately there were no details on the back of the swap 
so I don't know who to thank - but thank you anyway!!!

Here is the arty farty angle!

Night night
Chris xx
Products Used:-
card - Whisper White, Real Red and Basic Black
stamp set - Perfect Postage
ink - Real Red
paper - Mocha Morning Speciality and Red Glimmer
ribbon - Real Red Satin
puches - Postage Stamp, 1 3/8" Square and Small Heart

Tuesday, 24 January 2012



starts today - 24th January 2012 to 31st March 2012!

Fabulous offers during Sale-a-bration :-
*  for every £45.00 you spend you receive a free stamp set or a pack of designer papers
*  host a Workshop with sales of £300.00 or more and receive a free stamp set or
a pack of designer paper
*  become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and receive a free stamp set of any value   

Thank you to the lovely ladies in Ilkley this morning who 
joined Anne for her Sale-a-bration Workshop. 
Anne received 4 FREE SAB ITEMS!!!!

Here is the card we made using the Sale-a-bration stamp set
Elementary Elegance.

If you would like to find out how you can get your hands on these goodies
contact me at

Chris xx

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Happy Birthday Shazza!

Yesterday was the birthday of Shazza, a fellow team member
and this is the card that I made for her.

I've used the new cupcake builder punch and the accompanying 
stamp set.  Hope you had a fab day, Shazza!

Chris xx

Monday, 16 January 2012

Training Day Swaps

What a day for inspiration!
Got lots of ideas from the swaps I received from all the other
SU Demonstrators - and here they are.

Everyone had worked so hard and there are one or two, no, all of
them that I think I will be CASING in the future!
Thank you girls!
That's all for now
Chris xx

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Training Day Swaps

Good Evening!
Had a wonderful day today along with 33 other SU Demonstrators
at our quarterly training day in Leeds.
Thanks Mummy Julie - great as always.

One of the things we always do is make swaps for everyone and 
here is the one I made.  It's very similar to yesterdays posting using goodies
which you could earn FREE during Sale-A-Bration (24.01.12 to 31.03.12)

 Here is the arty farty angle.


That's all for now
good night, sleep tight
Chris xx

Friday, 13 January 2012

Sneak Peek!

Sorry not posted for a while but had the dreaded bug -
 sore throat, cough & sniffles - not nice!

I made this card with the Sale-A-Bration goodies I won at Convention!
(Sale-A-Bration starts on 24th January)

I've used Early Espresso Card then stamped the background
 onto Very Vanilla with the stamp set Fresh Vintage (a special set
for Sale-A-Bration) using Lucky Limeade and Calypso Coral ink.

 The rosette is made from the Everyday Enchantment DSP Papers
- also for Sale-A Bration.  Then finished off with Calypso Coral
Ruffled Ribbon.

I made this card for my sister-in-laws birthday last week.
Tomorrow is our quarterly training day in Leeds - can't wait!
So my next posting will be the swaps I've made
 for training day - 35 of them!!!
That's all for now
Chris xx

Wednesday, 4 January 2012


At last it's here and I can tell you about it!

And show you some of the goodies!

Today sees the launch of the brand new Spring Mini Catalogue 
 which is available from 4th January 2012 to 31st March 2012.

We've got 3 fabulous new punches (and accompanying stamp sets).

Postage Stamp Punch and Perfect Postage Stamp Set

Cupcake Builder Punch and Create a Cupcake Stamp Set

2 3/4" (6cm) Scallop Punch and Liebe, Love, Amour Stamp

That's all for now.
I'll show you lots more next time
Chris xx

PS  Happy New Year!