Friday, September 28, 2012

Catalogue Launch Goodies

I thought you would like to see the goodies

that those who attended my Catalogue Launch night


First up was a sachet of fancy coffee or hot chocolate,

with a cute holder.

I love the mug design from the Scentsational Season set,

with the steam rising from it.

I popped a brad in the top of the pack 

(where it doesn't affect the freshness of the contents)

so it can swivel open to show the sachet:

They also received a post it note pack

Using the Happy You pinwheel stamp

which says "hip hip hooray"

which seemed appropriate, as we were all 

excited to see the new catalogue!

Inside were arrow-shaped post-it notes,

perfect for highlighting wish list items.

 And finally, what's a goodie bag without chocolate?

Decorated with some scraps of 

Twitterpated DSP and a Tiny Tag "4You"

stamped tag.

As well as individual bags there were 

Lucky Door Prizes and giveaways.

We had a great night and everyone 

LOVES the new catalogue!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Happy You Friend Card

The Happy You hostess stamp set is so quick and fun to work with.

Cute images are paired with one-word greetings

so all you need is to add some colour!

I painted the image this time using ink, markers and the Aqua Painter.

Then I used the Blossom Punch to make a quick mat for the image.

Loving the Gumball Green with the gumboots!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Betsy's Blossoms

This is one of the cards we made at my

Catalogue Launch Party,

back on the 7th September.

It features the new Betsy's Blossoms stamp set,

the five new In Colors for 2012-2013,

and the sweet small scallop punch from the Holiday mini.

Quick and effective.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Snowflake Card

Even though we have Christmas 

in the middle of summer, 

and we're nowhere near snow in winter,

I just couldn't resist the Snow Flurry die

from the Holiday Mini.

I've always loved snowflake designs.

This die is amazing, 

it cuts the most spectacular snowflakes 

that can be layered to create a 3D effect.

I also used the Adorning Accents Edgelits die

to create a sweet scalloped edge.

In the background I sprinkled more snowflakes,

from the Snow Swirled stamp set,

and stamped in Whisper White

with a touch of silver Dazzling Details 

at the centre of each.

Greeting from Tiny Tags.

* * *

I can't believe it's just three months until Christmas!

Have you started to plan your Christmas cards and gifts?

Email me to order products,

and keep an eye out here for upcoming Christmas classes

starting again next term.

Nature Walk Bee

I can't get enough of the Nature Walk set at the moment.

This is a card I made on the weekend

for a friend's birthday.

Nature Walk (bee and foliage)
Perfectly Penned (greeting)
Early Espresso ink
Old Olive ink
Blender Pen
Marina Mist Stamp n write marker
So Saffron Stamp n write marker
DSP (retired)
Marina Mist Card
Pearl Basic Jewels

HUGE Craft Sale!

Each year the Stampin' Up! team I'm in 

holds a massive Craft Sale,

where we sell off retired products 

and other crafty goodies!

(So we have room for this year's 

fun things!)

This year's sale is going to be 


Saturday 13th October

from 9.00am-1.00pm
Kings Langley Scout Hall

James Cook Drive, Kings Langley

Come along and find some bargains!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Storybook Friends Hello


I've been so busy running Stampin' Up! events
(amongst other things)

that I've not had time to blog.

But now it's school holidays

I've got some time to catch you up 

with all my stamping projects.

Including this cute card I made just this afternoon.

I've loved the Storybook Friends stamp set from the moment 

I saw them, so when Stampin' Up! gave me an extra

birthday discount

I decided to buy this sweet set.

I love the old-fashioned images, 

and I love watercolouring them.

The set arrived this morning

and I'm already putting it to use!

After I stamped and coloured the duckling

 I used a scrap of happy stripes

from the Storytime DSP

and a flower-shaped button sewn on with twine\

to up the cute factor.


Storytime Designer Series Paper
Stayzon black ink
Watercolor Wonder Crayons
Aqua Painter
2 1/2" circle punch
Wild Wasabi card and 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
So Saffron card
Watercolour paper (not SU!, I can't find mine anywhere!)
Storybook Friends DSP
Scallop Edge punch
Brights Designer Buttons
Cherry Cobbler twine

Edited to add:  After I posted this card I checked 
this week's CASE Study Challenge
and lo and behold I had coincidentally used 
some of the same elements as the inspiration card!
The stripes, a cute image, a stitched button ...
So in I jumped!
Thanks for visiting!