Category Archives: Speciality Cards

Stunning new products – At Home with You Bundle by Stampin’ Up!

At Home with You Bundle by Stampin’ Up! for the Global Stampers challenge Hi everyone!  It is that time of the month when Global Stampers get together to create projects from around the world to inspire you.  The challenge for this month was ‘anything goes’ from the new catalogue.    I will post the other global… Read More »

Handmade thank you card tutorial Part 2

Thank you card tutorial The story behind this special card is included in the previous post.  As the card features a number of different techniques, I thought a quick tutorial would help out.  This card is probably not suitable for beginner stampers, but it is a fun card to create if you are a more experienced.… Read More »

Crafting Forever thank you card

Special Thank You Card – Part One Good morning everyone.  Now every now and then you need a hand.  And recently, a demonstrator friend of mine, Zena, helped fix my website that had been playing up.   Fixing websites is certainly not one of my strengths and speaking to the experts did not help at all. Contacting Zena solved… Read More »

FREE Handmade Mother’s Day Card

Your special invitation to your family and friends to make a Mother’s Day Card Now, I am at a bit of loss of how to post about this event because it isn’t even for most of you – you’re not even invited. But your loved ones are. On Sunday 30 April, (between 2-4pm) I will… Read More »

Easy Mother’s Day Card using Floral Phrases

For today’s Mother’s Day Card project, I wanted to use one of my favourite products from the 2016-17 Annual Catalogue – Floral Phrases Stamp Set. This is a simple card that packs a WOW. Love the Night of Navy and Sahara Sand Colour combination. Full details included in the post.

Global Stampers March Challenge: Last chance to earn Sale-a-Bration products

Sale-a-Bration coming to a close: On Saturday I featured my entry in the Global Stampers Challenge which featured the Hey Chick Stamp Set.  The Global Stampers’ challenge for March was any project using a product from Sale-a-Bration.  This was such a timely challenge as there are oh so few days left of Sale-a-Bration (SAB) which ends… Read More »

Hey Chick Shaker Card – March Global Stampers Challenge

Hey Chick Shaker Card This shaker card was created for the March Global Stampers Challenge.  I wanted to use the Hey Chick stamp set, another FREE stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration Catalogue.  This stamp set has been one of the most popular – in fact, it sold out within a few days but has now been… Read More »

Delicate Details Delivers a Delicious Deal during Sale-a-Bration

Delicate Details Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up! can pack a punch! I think that the Delicate Details Stamp Set from the Sale-a-Bration Catalogue is one of those sets that can be easily overlooked.  When I first looked at it, I though ‘a bit blah’, it won;t be a favourite and added it to my stash… Read More »

Dragonfly Dreams – sometimes simple just does it

Dragonfly Dreams sparkles I needed a special thank you card.  Ever since I saw the Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, I have had this card in mind.  The embossing folder creates such a beautiful texture (which sadly does not show up in this image).  My idea was to emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock,… Read More »

New February classes released today

Two new February Classes for Cardmaking just released I am asked regularly how to take your cardmaking to another level – the answer is my Creative Classes for Cardmakers.  Classes allow you to play with all the fabulous new products, learn how to use them properly as well as all those tips and tricks to… Read More »

Everyone has a need for an ‘Everyday Hero stamp set’ in their craft room

The stamp set for the Everyday Hero in your life Stampin’ Up! is all about stamp sets and every new catalogue is full of them.  I make a list of my favourites but this one, Everyday Hero, certainly jumped out for me.  I couldn’t wait to create a card using this set.  It is pretty versatile as it… Read More »

Santa’s Sleigh Z Fold Card

Santa’s Sleigh Z Fold Card for Christmas This is another project from my Christmas Extravaganza Creative Class.   It is a CASE from Kelly Kent.  Sorry that this card was not posted in time for Christmas but there was a glitch in the scheduling  of the post.  The Santa’s Sleigh is on the carry-over list… Read More »

Cookie Cutter Christmas never-ending card

Cookie Cutter Christmas the most popular bundle in the 2016 Holiday Catalogue As you know I have been away on holidays these last few weeks. When I arrived home, I had received some fabulous handmade Christmas cards. One of my favourites was by Astrid Bealing, a member of my team of demonstrators, the Crafty Paper Bees.… Read More »

Seasonal Bells wedding favours tutorial

Seasonal Bells wedding favours tutorial These are so sophisticated and would be lovely as table decorations and wedding favours.  Whilst the Seasonal Bells Stamp Set is primarily a Christmas stamp set, it does a couple of gorgeous wedding images. You will be create these whilst I am away – looking forward to seeing what you… Read More »

Handmade Christmas gifts – my Christmas Extravaganza is here

Looking for fabulous handmade Christmas gifts, this is the solution These projects are so good that you won’t want to part with them.  But if you are strong, after this creative class you will have the following to share: Christmas Sampler featuring Santa’s Sleigh bundle (made to fit the 9x 9″ Ikea frame) ‘Z’ fold… Read More »