Stampin Up Papillon potpourri, Clockworks, CAS cards


InThePink want to see die cuts/punches; CreativeInspirations want stamping and MyTimeToCraft wants 2 images.

I stamped the "Clockworks" background stamp in Versamark, then dusted over some Mica powder for a lovely subtle iridescence.

SU card: whisper white
SU ink: Strawberry Slush, Basic Black
SU stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Clockworks
SU punch: Papillon
SU other: Simply Scored


Stampin Up Essentials


Using this week's LessIsMore sketch; Allsorts wants "vintage".



For a vintage feel, I inked up around the edges of the manuscript paper with a sponge and Crumb Cake ink, then added some brown pastel smudging for good measure!


SU card: Basic Bkack, Very Vanilla
SU ink: Basic Black, Crumb Cake
SU stamps: Essentials
SU punch: Star
SU embossing: Chevron, Polka Dots


Stampin Up Joyous Celebrations, Embossed Frames, CAS cards, one layer cards
Stampin Up Joyous Celebrations, Embossed Frames, CAS cards, one layer cards


SUonlyChallenge is for a one layer card; CraftyHazelnut wants Xmas cards with trees; ABCXmasChallenge want a bare minimum of embellishments and ChristmasCardChallenges have "anything goes". It's also RudolphDay over at Sarn's (didn't that come round quick?!)


SU card: Whisper White
SU ink: Old Olive, Early Espresso
SU stamp: Joyous Celebrations
SU other: Embossing Frames


Stampin Up Grid, Gorgeous Grunge, Oh Hello
Using sketch #178 from HandStampedSentiments.

Running low on teenage boys' cards ...!

SU card: Whisper White, Lucky Limeade
SU ink: Smoky Slate, Encore Silver, Night of Navy
SU stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Off the Grid, Oh Hello, Essentials


Stampin Up Banner Blast


Using this week's SeizeTheSketch.


An easy way to cut the end of banners is to use the pennant/square/hexagon punch depending how acute you want the angles to be. I used the hexagon & square punches to cut the ends of my 2 strips of coloured card.


SU card: Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Smoky Slate
SU ink: Strawberry Slush, Smoky Slate
SU stamps: Banner Blast
SU punch: Itty Bitty, Hexagon
SU emboss: Chevron, Polka Dots
SU other: Simply Scored


Stampin Up Petite Petals, CAS cards

Using StampLorations sketch; CASology wants purple and SweetStampin wants stitching.


Aren't the new Petite Petal stamps & punch sweet? Well, I like them! Quick & easy.

SU card: whisper white, Wisteria Wonder, Rich Razzleberry
SU ink: Wisteria Wonder, Rich Razzleberry
SU stamps: Petite Petals, Sweetly Framed
SU punch: Petite Petals, Itty Bitties
SU embossing: Needlepoint


CAS cards, masculine, Washi tape

Using this week's UnscriptedSketch. SeizeTheBirthday want (you guessed it) and TheFridayMashUp want stars.


Hope your week's started well :)

SU card: whisper white, Smoky Slate
SU ink: Stazon Black
SU stamps: Essentials
SU punch: Star
SU other: Washi



It was my birthday this week and this was my favourite card from all those that I received! It was lovingly made for me by my 11 year old son :) He spent an hour and apologised for it not being perfect. Aah! As I said to him, a handmade card means far more to me than a shop bought one and he had obviously put a lot of time and thought into it. I love it! All my favourite elements: CAS, fuschia pink, glitter & bling to boot! And he obviously remembered way back when I explained the "rule of thirds" to him!


I'm entering Toby's card in AddictedToStamps' CAS challenge and the OneLayerSimplicity challenge ;)

That's it now for birthdays in our household. Four birthday cakes have been devoured in the last week and a half, the balloons are nearly all popped (& we're all spent up!)


Stampin Up Spiral Flower Die, Valentine


TimeOut has a lovely photo full of hearts and CurtainCall has a photo of red flowers for inspiration; MyTimeToCraft is "all about love".

This is a sneak preview of the new spiral flower die from Stampin Up. It's very quick and easy to make a bunch. This is definitely a project worth "dusting off" the glue gun for, if you have one!


SU card: Real Red
SU die: Spiral Flower


Stampin Up Language of Love


Using the CrazyForCAS sketch; MyTimeToCraft is "all about love", CASonSunday has "lovey dovey" and FridayMashup wants hearts & arrows. AddictedToCAS has "new" - I've used a new stamp set "Language of Love" available from the start of next month and SweetStampin wants us to use our favourite style - well it has to be CAS for me!



Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

SU card: Whisper White, Strawberry Slush
SU ink: Strawberry Slush, Encore Silver
SU stamps: Gorgeous Grunge,
SU embossing: Needlepoint, Stripes


Stampin Up Flower Shop, Gorgeous Grunge, CAS cards


Using colours from In{k}SpireMe and this week's SeizeTheSketch.



Some colourful blooms on a wet and rather dreary day!

Where did the weekend fly to ...?


SU card: whisper white, Melon Mambo
SU ink: Melon Mambo, Wild Wisteria
SU stamps: Flower Shop, Gorgeous Grunge
SU punch: Pansy Punch
SU other: Washi


Stampin Up Banner Blast
LessIsMore wants one layer cards with hearts and OneLayerSimplicity wants just what its title suggests! PapertakeWeekly has anything goes.

A sneak peek of the Sale-a-bration stamp set "Banner Blast" (free when you purchase £45 of Stampin Up products).

I do love the needlepoint embossing folder - looks just like kisses (don't you think?!)

Handy Hint: to prevent smaller embossing folders (like this one) leaving crease lines on your card stock, I use only 1 cutting pad, Tab 2 & a crease pad.



SU card: Whisper White
SU ink: Strawberry Slush, Smoky Slate
SU stamps: Banner Blast
SU embossing: Needlepoint


CAS cards, Masculine cards


AddictedToCAS wants die cuts; Let'sCraft&Create wants masculine; MakeMyMonday wants embossing; CASualFridays has "in a word" and Allsorts has "free & easy".



January is prime birthday month in our household with my husband kicking it off (tomorrow!) then my son, then me!

SU card: Very Vanilla, Basic Black
SU ink: Encore Gold
SU punch: Star