Sunday, 8 October 2017

Lovely Inside & Out



Hello Crafters,

Lovely Inside and Out was not my first choice in the catalogue when it came out, but do like the in colours with it. 

And I do like sending hugs and kisses through the post.

Thank you for looking at my blog.

Sandie x





Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Designer Series Papers



Hello Crafters,

Just like lot of people out there, I buy the designer series papers but can not think of anything to do with them.

So these are my take using the Delightful Daisy dsp and a thinlet I had.

Ooooohhhh just had an idea using circles! Off to find more dsp.

Thank you for looking at my blog.

Sandie x


Monday, 2 October 2017

World Card Making Day



Hello Crafters,

This year we celebrate World Card Making day on 7 October, but one day wasn’t enough for Stampin' Up!. For ten days (between 1 and 10 October), you get 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and selected stamp sets. Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE!


So stock up on your craft items in time for Christmas and get some offers too.

Thank you for looking at my blog.

Sandie x


Sunday, 1 October 2017

Designer Series Paper Sale


Hello Crafters,

Stampin' Up! are doing a sale on Designer Series Paper, when you purchase 3 packs of DSP you get to choose another1 free.  All the papers on offer is shown below:


I will be making some cards with dsp to get your creative juices flowing.

Thank you for looking at my blog.

Sandie x








Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Stitching Kit Christmas Cards


Hello Crafters,

I brought a retired stitching kit from Stampin' Up! for £8.70 which makes 18 Christmas cards. I did not have the original stamps they used on the kit but found few of mine that fitted.

The cards above are the cards you make from the kit. But you know me not wanting to waste anything.


These two cards I made by cutting around the waste trees and stars after your pressed thm out fir the originsl cards.  You only get 6 flags and an extra two banners but I cut my on and they look ok. So I managed to make another 12 tree cards and 6 star cards.


But then you get 18 envelope inserts, I do not put inserts in my envelopes so they became card fronts.  And I made another 18 cards.

So all in all 54 cards made out of a pack for 18 cards and all for under a tenner.

I still have a couple of the kits left if anyone would like to buy one.

Thank you for looking at my blog.

Sandie x

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Silver Foil




Hello Crafters,

Well as I had the embosing folders out I thought I would have a play with some silver foil.

If you have thin foil back it with a piece of card so that the foil does not rip. Yep I did manage to do that so pinched some out the kitcen which was thicker which worked better. 

I went over the leaves folder with embossing ink and black embossing powder.

Thank you for looking at my blog.

Sandie x

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Butterfly Embossing Folder


Hello Crafters!

Just a simple sentiment, an embossing folder and some cut outs make a simple but stunning card.

Loving the glimmer card as it adds a sparkle touch which just finishes off the card.

Thank you for looking at my blog.

Sandie x



Saturday, 16 September 2017

Thinlets




Hello Crafters,

Love the thinlets and now have a box of all different cut outs that I can use for embellishments on any cards or use them to make the cards like the three cards here.

So you do not need to worry about stamping, just cut and play.

Thank you for looking at my blog.

Sandie X

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Flourish Thinlets



Hello Crafters!

After cutting out some flourishes I couldnt resist keeping and using the negatives I had.

I layered the back of the cut out with some coloured card, added a bit of glimmer card and a sentiment and I fell in love with them even more.

Thank you for looking at my blog.

Sandie X

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Saturday, 9 September 2017

Happy Birthday Thinlet



Hello Crafters,

Saw this layout on the internet and thought I would give it a try.

Lining the sentiments up were the hardest as I kept getting them sloping one way or another. But eventually managed to get a few straight.

Thank you for looking at my blog.

Sandie X






Thursday, 7 September 2017

Watercolor Christmas Project kit card final



Hello Crafters, 

These are the final cards  I made from the Watercolor Chrstmas Project kit. That is a total of 35 cards from a card pack that makes 20, what a bargin.

The red card used up the final bits of green card I had left and the Noel card used the gold envelope inserts which I still have 16 left so plenty more to use on other cards.

Thank you for looking at my blog. 

Sandie X




Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Watercolour Christmas Project kit cards part 4





Hello Crafters,

Part 4 of the Watercolour Christmas Project kit.

These cards use the Oh Joy stamp out of the Watercolour Christmas stamp set.

Again using bits cut off the card and some snowflakes I already had cut.

There are some lovely cards on the internet using this kit. So whether u make 20 cards or more cards enjoy making them.

Thank you for looking at my blog.

Sandie x





Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Watercolour Christmas Project kit cards part 3



Hello Crafters,

Part 3 of the Watercolour Christmas Project kit.

These cards use the Merriest Christmas Wishes stamp out of the Watercolour Christmas stamp set.

I even used scraps of off cuts from the resizing of the card fronts To make the little banners at the side of the greeting and added ome sequines.

Tomorrow it will be cards stamped with Oh Joy?

Thank you for looking at my blog.

Sandie X

Monday, 4 September 2017

Watercolour Christmas Project kit cards part 2




Hello Crafters,

Part 2 of the Watercolour Christmas Project kit.  

These four cards use the Seasons of Cheer stamp out of the Watercolour Christmas stamp set.

Using the gold envelope inserts (included in the kit) and some thinlets I had. I came up with these cards (after seaching the internet for ideas).

Even the sequines are included in the kit.

Tomorrow it will be cards stamped with Merriest Christmas Wishes.

Thank you for looking at my blog.

Sandie X



Sunday, 3 September 2017

Watercolour Christmas Project Kit cards part 1


Hello Crafters,

Well these were the first cards I made from the kit.  I am not one to waste a printed back of a card, so I cut the card in half and used both sides, hence why these cards are mounted onto a white card (all except the holly wreath as the back of that card was white).

I made these from the instructions (included in the kit).

Tomorrow you will see the first of my makes from the rest of the card. 

Thank you for looking at my blog.

Sandie X

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Merry Patterns



Hello Crafters,

Sorry but I just had to interupt events and let you know about the exciting offer Stampin' Up! are doing in September.

For every qualifying order of £250 excluding p&p, from now until 31st October, Stampin’ Up! will send you this exclusive stamp set, Merry Patterns.



You can not purchase this stamp set it can only be earned for free.

If you would like catalogue either click on the links at the side bar or contact me and I will post them out to you.

Thank you for looking at my blog

Sandie X

Watercolour Christmas Project Kit




Hello Crafters,

Yesterday was the launch of the new 2017 Autumn/Winter Catalogue.    And what better way to start the launch but to look at the Christmas cards.

The Watercolour Christmas project kit makes 20 cards.  5 of each of the 4 designs.  And all for the price of £18 (that is 90p per card).

You can use your own Christmas sentiment stamps or buy the stamp set that co-ordinates with the kit.

Either way you will have 20 lovely cards.  Or if you are like me, I have made 35 cards out of this kit and I will show you my makes over the next couple of days.

Thank you for looking at my blog.

Sandie X

Friday, 1 September 2017

Autumn/Winter Catalogue



Hello Crafters,

The new Autumn/Winter Catalogue from Stampin' Up! is out today. The link is on the right hand side of my blog, just click on the catalogue.  So much pretty in one place!!!!

My customers should be seeing their copies today or tomorrow as they were posted first class yesterday.

And as a special, any person placing an order with me using order code QGZKQC4D will recieve a free gift from me when the order is closed on 24th Sept.

Over the next few days I will be posting cards made with Watercolour Christmas Project Kit.

Thank you for looking at my blog.

Sandie X




Thursday, 31 August 2017

Happy Birthday cards


Hello Crafters, 

You know that time when you have bits of designer series paper and you do not want to throw them away.  Well these cards came out of a moment like that.

A bit of weavIng and some sequines did the trick.  Oh and of course The Happy Birthday thinlet from Stampin' Up!

Thank you for looking at my blog.

Sandie x



Monday, 28 August 2017

Soft Sayings






Hello Crafters,

More of the cards I promised from the box set called Soft Sayings.

You can make 20 cards for £31.50, thats £1.57 per card.  

I had some glimmer card so cut out some extra sparkly bits with the news dies I had.  I actually made more than 20 cards.  As I made a few mistakes so had to use my imagination as I didn't want to lose anything.

A brilliant card kit to make some brilliant cards and all you need to make them within this kit.  So if you would like to order the kit please dont hesitate to contact me. 

Thank you for looking at my blog.

Sandie x


Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Blooms & Wishes pieces

Hello Crafters,

This could be called my off cuts card.  Blooms and Wishes again but these were off cuts I had left after making some cards with my sister.

The verse is from the Beautiful You stamp set.  Then I looked in my scraps box and found a few glimmer paper butterflies and cut outs.

It pays not throw things away (I can hear Paul disagreeing with me on that one)?

Thank you for looking a my blog.

Sandie x

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Blooms & Wishes



Hello Crafters,

Once I started playing with the Blooms and Wishes stamp set it stopped out for me to play with.

I decided to do some random stamping with the new in colours, then used the stitched oval thinlets to cut out and layer up.

You can see the difference that the layer colour makes to the card?  Add a few pearls and they are good to go.

Thank you for looking at my blog.

Sandie x


Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Blooms & Wishes one layer card


Hello Crafters,

I wanted to make cards to go out with my "BOGOF" on my retired stamps? This card was quick and simple and allowed me to make lots of them.

What's a "BOGOF" it is buy one of my retired stamp sets as seen (they have been used so might be inked) full price, and you will get the same amount to spend in the catalogue.

So do you fancy getting one of my cards, well if you do I will be putting a few on my blog this weekend, but once they are gone they are gone.

Thank you for looking at my blog.

Sandie x


Saturday, 8 July 2017

Rose Garden Thinlets




Hello Crafters,

I seem to be cutting more than stamping at the moment. And the Rose Garden thinlets are a nice size to fit a 6 x 4 card stock.  So nice that I made it in lots of colours.

And as you can see it lends itself to every occasion.

The hardest part was choosing what colour to use next. 

Thank you for looking at my blog.

Sandie x