• Crafting Everyday while Sheltering at Home

    Crafting Everyday while Sheltering at Home

    Sheltering at Home I use this term instead of ‘lockdown’ as it’s much less jarring, it’s the term suggested by Sara Douglass the CEO of Stampin’ Up! and I prefer it. This really is the strangest of times, hiding inside to stay safe from an invisible threat and wondering how and when things will get back to ‘normal’. Holiday We were meant to be away this month on a long planned trip to the South Island in our caravan. We left on Saturday 21st March but only 3 hours into the trip we received the news that the country had gone to Level 2. Limiting non-essential travel was one of…

  • Thank You Kindly Botanical Prints
    Cards,  Product

    Thank You Kindly Botanical Prints

    I’m entering an International card makers competition for the first time this month, the ongoing theme is Thank you. To look at all the entries (or to vote for me) CLICK HERE Botanical Prints Medley My card features the Botanical Prints Medley from page 61 of the Jan – Jun Mini Catalogue. A Medley is a group of co-ordinating products that includes stamps and dies, a bit like a kit but with no pre-designed projects. I had been admiring projects made with this medley for a while before I purchased it, now I just can’t stop creating with it. I love the contrast of the black and white designs against…

  • Holiday Catalogue DSP Share
    Cards,  Product

    2019 Holiday Catalogue Designer Series Paper Share

    I’m offering the Designer Series Paper from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue as a paper share. These stunning papers are all double sided and will bring you crafting to life with pretty patterns and co-ordinating colours. If you are like me, you want them all, but don’t want full packs of each one or you want to see them before committing to a full pack.  This the perfect solution. You will get a sample of each of the designs in each of the designers series paper packs, both 12″ x 12″ and 6″ x 6″ paper packs. I decided to offer 6″ x 12″ so you can use the paper where…

  • Wrapped in Plaid Christmas Card
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    Wrapped in Plaid Christmas Card

    I’ve just made my first Christmas Card for the year, woo hoo! Wrapped in Plaid Christmas Card My Wrapped in Plaid Christmas Card uses the Wrapped in Plaid Suite from pages 12 – 14 in the Holiday Catalogue. Available to purchase from 4 September unless you’re a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. Click here to find out about a special joining offer. Design Details I love this colour combination from page 13 of the catalogue, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy and Gold. I used the Rectangle Stitched Framelits for the stitched layer and 1.3cm and 0.8cm strips of Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper. The plaid tree…

  • Skip Down Daisy Lane
    Cards,  Classes

    Skip Down Daisy Lane with Me

    Welcome to this blog hop, today I am sharing a card with the new Daisy Lane Stamp Set and coordinating Medium Daisy Punch, you can get this as a bundle on page 23 of the catalogue. Be sure to take the time to hop around and enjoy all the inspiration and ideas from everyone and we all love to read your comments. Skip Down Daisy Lane with Me As I write this it’s windy and raining in Auckland so instead I’m dreaming of a beautiful field of daisies against a clear blue sky with a narrow lane heading towards a quaint cottage in the countryside. We will make this card during…