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Sunday, 28 April 2019

Sitting Pretty Bundle, Rooted in Nature and Colourful Seasons

Hi there - happy Sunday!

Me bad - at time of writing this, my beloved had just put up some DVD storage units at the end of my Kallax units.  Best Mother's Day gift, ever - and it was to house the overflow of my stamps and to make room for "Storage by Stampin' Up" for my ink pads and colouring paraphernalia!   A couple of weeks prior to that, I had done a massive clear out and had taken a whole truck load of stuff to the charity shop!  Now as Stampin' Up!'s Annual catalogue draws to a close at the end of May, beginning of June, I find to my horror that I have stamp sets that was in my pre-order way back in November 2018 which has yet to see ink!

So today's cards addresses this lapse.  Had it not been for the new storage units, they would have probably still sat in the box woefully neglected and me blissfully unaware!

If you're a doggy lover and you own a bulldog, this set is tailor made for you!  There is a park bench in the coordinating die set, but there isn't a stamp in the Sitting Pretty photopolymer stamp set.  I stamped some trees from the Rooted in Nature stamp set and did a bit of sponging for the grassy areas.  You'll notice that I've stamped the sentiment in a line rather than as it appears on the stamp because I wanted a longish tag at the top and it was stamped on DSP.

The park bench was also die cut from the Wood Textures 6 x 6 DSP stack.

Here's the list of supplies used for this card:

In the second card - I chose Powder Pink for the card base, Berry Burst for the mat layer and Whisper White which I embossed with the Big Shot Embossing Plates and the blue shim.  The Pretty Park Framelits has an embossing die - you can see it highlighted by sponging the embossed area.  The pretty filigree wrought iron bench looked a little lonely on its own, so I paired it with Colourful Seasons. 

I die cut a separate heart and used a stylus to pop up the heart and adhered it with a dimensional. 

The supply list for this card is as follows -

My apologies for not being able to amalgamate the list.  In any case, listing them separately for the respective cards makes it easier to reference.

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, 27 April 2019


Introducing Stampin'Up!'s NEW PRODUCT MEDLEYS!!!! Advance notice about a new Product Medley called "Everything is Rosy" which will be coming soon!  On the 1st of May, in fact!!!

The clue is in the name.  Some stunning Rose Gold foils, Rose Gold mirrored embellishments as well as Rose Gold Shimmer Paint included in the kit!  

What is a Product Medley?

This is a new concept in kit form but without pre-designed cards.  There are no adhesives or acrylic blocks, but it is filled to the brim with cute, coordinating products designed to provide you with endless creative possibilities especially for the avid crafter.

The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley will be on sale  on 1 May and will end on 31 May  and  while stocks last only!  With limited availability,  the bottom line is to jump in quick if you fancy it rather than wait.   If it proves as popular as some of the other items which went on sale, stocks could run out before 31 May.  


  • Everything is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set (contains 18 stamps)
  • Everything is Rosy Dies - 10 dies
  • 6"x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Stack (48 sheets, 8 each of 6 double sided designs)
  • Printed die cuts - 2 sheets
  • Rose Gold die cuts - 4 sheets, 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose Gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments - 60 embellishments 1/4" (6.4 mm)
  • Melon Mambo 1/4" (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon - 10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold  3/8" (1 cm) metallic edge ribbon - 10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint - 1/2 oz (15 ml)
The stamp set is also available in French and German.

Stampin' Up! created this video to explain what the Product Medley is and there are some samples which they have created to give you some ideas!

I cannot provide a link yet, but will do so as soon as I am able!

Here are some stills of what you can create!

Beautiful Designer Series papers to make this gorgeous box - look at that copper edged ribbon!

Die cut foiled frames...

Pre-die cut flowers.....

Narrow cards with a matching envelope...

or even a Memory & More page!

Remember to visit my store if you live in the UK on May 1st to grab one for yourself while stocks last to avoid disappointment!

It is just fabulous!

Friday, 26 April 2019

Needle & Thread Bundle Deep Box

I don't often make square cards, but fancied a little change from the norm.  We all need cards for different occasions and I thought the 4"x 4" cards in a bespoke box would make a nice little gift for a busy person.

Am a bit late to the party, but have only just discovered how gorgeous the Needlepoint Nook DSP is!  They were too precious to make the base as well as the lid, so I used Very Vanilla thick card stock cut 8-1/4" x 8-1/4" (21 cm x 21 cm)  for the box base and cut a sheet of 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm) down to 8-5/16" x 8-5/16" (21.2 cm x 21.2 cm) for the lid.  As you know, DSP is much lighter in weight, so I lined the box lid with a coordinating colour on the inside for added strength.  

I've also included some tips on making your own envelops and how to max out an A4 sheet of card stock for the 4"x 4" square cards.  This video is a little longer than usual for me, as there was a lot to cover!

The supplies listed below are for making the box only, but if you want to duplicate my cards, you will need additional ink pads and/or embellishments and card stock.

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