Wednesday, 10 November 2010


We have just returned from the European Stampin' Up! Convention which was in London this year. We had a fantastic time and met with lots of other demonstrators from the UK, Germany and France. It was great to catch up with some of the people that we met at last years Convention in Germany.

This is our table at the Awards Night. The photo shows our team plus Sandra and Angie fellow UK Demos and Eileen from Demo Support in Germany.

Here's a photo of myself and Eileen having a bit of a giggle. Eileen is a great help to us when we have any problems or questions. She is based in Germany and we speak on the phone regularly so its great when we can catch up each year.

This year the theme for Convention was Share What You Love and the stage was decked out in giant wooden stamp blocks.

Here's a picture of our team. Myself, Abi, Rosina and Steph went to London this year.

Here we are again with Shelli Gardner Co-Founder and CEO of Stampin' Up! She is a great lady and very down to earth.

We all had a fantastic time and would recommend it to anyone who is thinking of becoming a Demonstrator.

Thursday, 28 October 2010


Here's another card in blues & greens.

I used:
Stamps: Pick A Petal & Basic Phrases
Card: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Night Of Navy & Certainly Celery.
Inks: Tempting Turquoise & Night of Navy.
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Mat Pack and Piercing Tool

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 25 October 2010


Here's one of the scrapbook pages that I made from the show. You may have worked out by now that the colours that I was assigned were blues, greens & browns. This is a picture that I took of my hubbie when we were on honeymoon in Cuba.

I used:
Stamps: A Good Egg & Schoolbook Serif Alphabet
Card: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise Simply Scrappin' Papers (now discontinued sorry)
Inks: Chocolate Chip

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 15 October 2010


Here's another card made with one of my favourite stamp sets - Trendy Trees. This set is a two step stamping set and creates some great images.

I used:
Stamps: Trendy Trees and Basic Phrases.
Card: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and Whisper White.
Inks: Chocolate Chip and Old Olive.
Accessories: 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch and Linen Thread.

Here's another one using Rose Red instead of Old Olive:

Thursday, 7 October 2010


Here's one of the cards that I made for the Exeter Craft Show:
I used:
Stamps: Trendy Trees, Friendly & Basic Phrases
Card: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery & Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip & Certainly Celery
Accessories: Scallop Square Punch, Paper piercer & Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 30 September 2010


I have been a little bit slow in updating my blog. Four members of our team got together and had a stand at the Creative Stitches and Hobby Crafts Show in Exeter at the end of September. Unfortunately Steph was not around when we had our photo taken. From left we have Abi, Myself and Rosina. We had a great time and were very busy beforehand making cards and scrapbook pages for the stall. We met lots of lovely people and are hoping to meet some of these again very soon at home workshops and classes.

Here's a photo of the stall before we started one morning.

Tuesday, 31 August 2010


I made this card for Mum for her birthday.

I used:
Stamps - My Sweet Pea and Occasional Greetings
Card - Close To Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie, Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White
Ink/Stampin' Write Markers - Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Pie
Accessories - Star Punch (edge of star to make bunting), Linen Thread and Silver Brads.

I love the My Sweet Pea set of Designer Series Papers, Stamps etc. They suit all ages.
Thanks for looking!


I made this card to hold a gift voucher that two of my customers decided to purchase from me for their friend.
I used:
Stamps - Happy Everything, Totally Tabs and My Sweet Pea
Card - Chocolate Chip, Rose Red and Confetti White
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Designer Series Paper Stack - Sweet Pea
Accessories - Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon & Round Tab Punch

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 30 August 2010


I made this card and altered it slightly from a card I received as a swap from Convention last year in Germany. I can't find the original card at present to give credit to this person but will amend the post if I do.

I used:

Stamps - Close As A Memory
Card - Chocolate Chip, Naturals Ivory, Kraft & Mellow Moss
Inks/Markers - Close To Cocoa & Mellow Moss
Accessories - Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, 1 3/8" Circle Punch and Eyelet Border Punch

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 5 August 2010


This month Stampin' Up! are offering you a fantastic opportunity to purchase some of their great two step stampin' sets with 20% off.

At present I am having a few difficulties in getting the images onto my blog. Please see the Stampin' Up! website for more details.

Sorry about this,

Thursday, 29 July 2010


Here's an easel card and chocolate slider that we made at one of my workshops. You just need to pull the ribbon at the top and the chocolate slides out.

I used:

Stamps - Vintage Vogue & Very Vintage Jumbo Roller.
Inks - Mellow Moss & Perfect Plum
Card - Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla, Naturals Ivory, Perfect Plum and Kraft
Accessories - Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon in both sizes, Silver Brad for card and Rhinestone Brad for Chocolate Slider and Stampin Dimensionals.

Here's the card from a different angle:

And here's the chocolate!!!

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010


I made this card for one of my customers who was 65 this year. It's just taken me a little while to get around to posting it!

I used:

Stamps - Pick A Petal, Circle of Friendship & Tiny Tags
Ink - Rich Razzleberry & Black Stazon
Card - Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black and Whisper White
Accessories - Mat Pack and Piercing Tool, Black & White Gingham Ribbon, Medium Jewelry Tag Punch

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 26 July 2010


A big thank you to everyone who attended my Experience Event in Bodmin. It was great to meet some new people and some existing ones who I never new crafted! I'm hoping we can all get together again in August for another fun crafting session. Will be in touch soon.

Thanks again, Lisa

Thursday, 24 June 2010


Call us now to reserve your place. Look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, 19 June 2010


Here's a selection of Fathers Day Cards. I only needed to make two but got a little carried away!

Stamps - Occasional Greetings & Solid Stripes (card on the top left ) or Occasional Greetings, Circle Circus & Polka Dot for the other two cards
Card - Very Vanilla, Soft Suede & Old Olive
Inks - Soft Suede & Old Olive
Accessories - Matt Pack and Piercing tool

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Funky Friday Challenge #60

Here's my Summer Time Card. I decided to go for bright and fresh colours with a simple design.
I used:
Stamps - Occasionally & Basic Phrases. Sandy Speckles Standard Wheel
Card - Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise & Basic Gray
Inks - Pink Passion, Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore & Basic Gray
Accessories - 1" Circle Punch & 1 1-4" Circle Punch

Saturday, 29 May 2010


Here's another butterfly card:

I used:
Stamps - Flight Of The Butterfly
Card - Whisper White. (Designer Series Papers from Sunny Day Simply Scrapin' Kit)
Inks - Tempting Turquoise and Chocolate Chip
Accessories - Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon & Butterfly Punch

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 28 May 2010


Here's another Happy Moment Card. I made this card when the Sale-A-Bration promotion was on. The Happy Moments Stamp set is no longer available but all other items are still available from Stampin' Up!.

Stamps - Happy Moments & Big Bold Birthday
Card - Whisper White, Pale Plum & Perfect Plum
Inks - Black Stazon, Pale Plum & Perfect Plum

I used the greetings and dots from the Big Bold Birthday set. Hope you like it!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 7 May 2010


I made this card for my good friend Wendy's birthday.

When I first bought this stamp set I wasn't too keen on it but now I have found how versatile it is and I've grown to love the birdie.  In fact its one of my favourite sets now!  I used:

Stamps -  Good Friend
Card - Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Inks -  Rose Red & Chocolate Chip
Accessories - Felt Flowers & Hostess set of Designer Series Papers (available free if you host a qualifying home workshop).

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 4 May 2010


This is the card that I demonstrated and also made for my swaps for the Plymouth Experience Event. 

I used:
Stamps - Flight Of The Butterfly
Card - Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White
Inks - Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie and Ruby Red. 
Stampin' Write Marker - Always Artichoke
Accessories - Butterfly Punch, Window Sheet (to create sun with hole punched out with 1 - 3/4" Circle Punch). Stampin Dimensionals to create 3D effect with butterfly that has been punched out.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 22 April 2010


I made this card for my Hubbies Nan who is a keen gardener.  I got the idea from a card Abi made with us during our team training a few months ago.


I used:
STAMPS - Greenhouse Garden, Sincere Salutations & Square Serif Mini Alphabet & Numbers
CARD - Rose Red, Whisper White & Elegant Eggplant
INKS - Perfect Plum & Rose Red
ACCESSORIES - 1/2" Circle Punch, Stampin Dimensionals to raise some flowers &  Sponge Daubers.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 21 April 2010


I made this card for my Regional Training Swaps in Reading.

I used:
STAMPS - Simply Said and Cheer & Wishes
CARD - Chocolate Chip, Close To Cocoa, Very Vanilla & Naturals Ivory
INKS - Close To Cocoa
ACCESSORIES - 1-3/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch & Cutter Kit to distress the edges of the circles.  I also screwed/scrunched up some Close To Cocoa Card to give a textured effect.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 13 April 2010


This is the birthday card that I made for Abi my upline.  She's 30 today!!!!  Happy Birthday Abi!!

I used:

STAMPS - Good Friend &  Basic Phrases
CARD - Rose Red, Old Olive, Whisper White & Chocolate Chip
INK - Rose Red, Old Olive & Chocolate Chip
ACCESSORIES - Tag Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Felt Flowers, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack & Linen Thread.

Thanks for stopping by!


I made this birthday book for Abi for her birthday today.  I wanted to make something a bit different as Abi always comes up with some unusual ideas.

Here's a page on the inside:


I used:

STAMPS - Square Serif Mini Alphabet & Numbers
CARD - Kraft, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White and So Saffron.  Kaleidoscope Papers 
INKS - Black Stazon.
ACCESSORIES - So Saffron Grosgrain and Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, Round Tab Punch & Sunny Day Stampin' Up! pen.

Also below is the first birthday book that I made for my Mum for Mothers Day:

Here's the page which details the Horoscopes, Birthstones etc.

I used the kaleidoscope papers again in a different colour. I also used:

STAMPS - Square Serif Mini Alphabet and Numbers
CARD - Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White and Green Galore
INKS - Black Stazon


This is another gift I made for Abi.  It's a Cookie mix in a jar.  I then decorated the jar with my Stampin' Up! products.

I used:

STAMPS - Short Order Alphabet (discontinued sorry)
CARD - Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Rose Red and Whisper White.  Also Sunny Day Papers.
INK - Chocolate Chip
ACCESSORIES - 1 - 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in Chocolate Chip, 1" Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Rose Red, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon and Certainly Celery Ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you enjoy your cookies Abi!

Tuesday, 30 March 2010


I made this card as one of my Easter cards. Isn't this little chick great!

I used the following:

STAMPS - A Good Egg
CARD - So Saffron, Close To Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White. Also Pumpkin Pie Designer Series Papers from the old catalogue.
INKS - So Saffron & Black Stazon
ACCESSORIES - So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Markers. Oval Punch & Word Window Punch.

Thanks for stopping by!


I made this Shopping List Pad for my Mother In Law for Mothers Day.

I used:

STAMPS - Square Serif Mini Alphabet and Numbers (a very versatile set)
CARD - Whisper White & Tempting Turquoise Textured Cardstock. Kaleidoscope Designer Series Papers.
INKS - Black Stazon and Pumpkin Pie.
ACCESSORIES - Sponge Dauber. Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise and Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon.

And here's the inside:

Thanks for looking!


I made this card for my Mum for Mothers Day.

I used:

STAMPS - Pick A Petal & Short Order Alphabet (discontinued - sorry)
CARD - Whisper White and Certainly Celery
INKS - Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue and Black Stazon
ACCESSORIES - 3/4" Circle Punch and 1" Circle Punch.

Thanks for looking!


I made this card for my Mother In Law for Mothers Day.
I used:

STAMPS - Pick A Petal, Short Order Alphabet (sorry discontiued)
CARD - Pink Passion, Whisper White & Certainly Celery
INK - Pink Passion, Lovely Lilac & Black Stazon
ACCESSORIES - Black Grosgrain Ribbon, 3/4" Circle Punch & 1" Circle Punch.

Thanks for looking!


I made this card for my friend Claire's birthday. Her birthday was in February but I'm a bit behind posting it. Better late than never I guess! I got the idea from the card that Abi sent me for my birthday. I've just changed the stamp set and adapted it a bit.

I used:

STAMPS - Whimsical Words (Sale-A-Bration set) & Big Bold Birthday
CARD - Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss & Very Vanilla
INKS - Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie & Close to Cocoa
ACCESSORIES - Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Square Punch, Mat Pack and Paper Piercing Tool and Linen Thread.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 17 February 2010


I decided to play with this stamp set for a bit and decided to use some more subtle shades.

I used the following:

STAMPS - Happy Moments Sale-A-Bration Set
CARD - Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Basic Grey & Certainly Celery
INKS - Black Stazon
STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERS - Bashful Blue & Certainly Celery
ACCESSORIES - Word Window Punch, Certainly Celery Twill Ribbon (no longer available, previously free in a promotion)

Thanks for looking!


This is a quick and simple card to make. I used:

STAMPS - Happy Moments (Sale-A-Bration Set)
CARD - Whisper White, Real Red & Only Orange
INKS - Black Stazon
STAMPIN WRITE MARKERS - Real Red, Only Orange & Pink Passion

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 8 February 2010


I've just made this card for my cousin Sally whose 40th Birthday is this month. I used:

STAMPS - Sale-A-Bration Set Happy Moments & Over The Hill (old discontinued set - sorry)
CARD - Close To Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Barely Banana & Pretty In Pink
STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERS - Pretty In Pink, Barely Banana, Close To Cocoa & So Saffron.
INK - Black Stazon & Versamark
ACCESSORIES - Word Window Punch & 1 - 1/4" Chocolate Chip Striped Grosgrain.

I think the Happy Moments Sale-A-Bration stamp set is great for both men and women. Very versatile set.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010


Here's the card I made for Abi's Funky Friday Challenge.

I used the following:
STAMPS - Loads of Love & Loads of Love Accessories
CARD - Garden Green, More Mustard, Rose Red & Whisper White
INKS - Rose Red & Basic Gray
STAMPIN PASTELS - Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Garden Green, More Mustard
ACCESSORIES - Mat Pack & Paper Piercing Tool. Punches 1" & 1-1/4" Circle & Scallop Edge Punch. Earth Elements Buttons for wheels tied with Linen Thread.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 5 January 2010


Here's the calendar that I made for a few people for Christmas. I got the idea from my upline Abi Bundy.

I used:

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes and Sanded.
Card: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Kraft and Very Vanilla.
Ink: Old Olive
Accessories: Stampin' Write Markers in Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa. 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon Chocolate Chip and Sponge Daubers to soften edges.

Thanks for looking!


Here's an idea for elderly relatives/friends who have just about everything and you don't know what to buy them! I got the idea from a friend who used to manage a residential home as she sometimes gives cards for presents, mainly because some residents don't find it easy to get out to buy cards and have to rely on relatives to get them. (sometimes the same relative that has to buy them!!)

I bought a gift box and then filled it with 6 gift cards with various greetings, a bookmark, a calendar and a book of postage stamps.

I used:

Stamps: The Art of Life (retired-sorry!), Oh So Lovely (sorry also retired), Sincere Salutations, Pocket Silhouettes and Sanded (all available to buy from current catalogue)

Card: Mellow Moss, Elegant Eggplant, Pale Plum and Whisper White.

Inks: Mellow Moss, Elegant Eggplant and Pale Plum

Accessories: 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch (for calendar), Small Tag Punch and Tag Punch for bookmark, Elegant Eggplant Ribbon & Moss Gingham Ribbon. Also calendar bought separately.

I got the idea for the calendar from Abi Bundy my upline. Please see my blog for another posting showing the calendar in more detail and in a different colour.