Sunday, 18 November 2012

Freshly Made Sketch #61

I love these Freshly Made Sketches - so helps to make a great card!

Stampset: Affection Collection and En Francais
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler
Other: Gold Glimmer paper,  Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon and Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon

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Hand Stamped Sentiments #144

A great excuse to make a Christmas card - check out this challenge here. I have embossed the snowflakes and greeting. Then very gently sponged ink over the embossing - starting with the darker colour in the centre and getting lighter towards the edges. This really stands out in real life.


Stampset: Snowflake Soiree
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Marina Mist and Whisper White
Ink: Night of navy and Marina Mist
Other: White Embossing powder, Marina Mist Taffeta Ribbon, Whisper White Organza Ribbon and gems
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Colour Throwdown CTD218

Another great challenge can be found here for the Colour Throwdown challenge.

Here is my card.

Stampsets: Elements of Style and Papillon Potpourri
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Soft Suede and Whisper White
Ink: Tempting Turquoise and Pool Party (in place of Cool Caribbean) and Chocolate Chip (in place of Early Espresso)
Punches: Butterfly punch
Other: Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon and gems


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Mojo Monday #267

Here is my card for the Mojo Monday weekly card making challenge which can be found here


Stampsets:
Joyous Celebrations and More Merry Messages
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Very Vanilla
Ink: Gumball Green, Crumb Cake
Paper: Be Of Good Cheer, Red Glimmer (Rudolph's nose)
Punches: 1 3/4" scalloped, 1 1/4" scalloped and Owl punch (Rudlph's Nose), Decorative Label
Ribbon: Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
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Saturday, 10 November 2012

Summer Silhouettes

The final card from me today - I promise!!!
This card I am entering in 2 challenges - Sweet Sunday Sketch and Color Throwdown

Cardstock: Lucky Limeade, Night of Navy and Whisper White
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Night of Navy and Basic Black
Stamps: Elements of Style and Summer Silohuettes
Other: Petals A Plenty Embossing Folder, Lucky Limeade Everyday Enchantment Organdy, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon and gems

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Four Seasons

I am on a roll today! I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Papercraft Crew #15
Create with Connie and Mary #226
Fab Friday #6

Card stock: Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla
Ink: Midnight Muse, More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Crumb Cake
Paper: Spice Cake
Stamp Sets: Four Seasons and Curly Cute
Other: Finishing Touches Edgelits, Woodgrain Embossing Folder


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Freshly Made Sketches #60

Hubby is on call so am getting a good session in my craft room today! Here is a card I have made for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge here

Cardstock: Real Red and Whisper White
Ink: Early Espresso
Stampset: Happiest Birthday Wishes and Make a Monster
Paper: Big Top Birthday, Silver Glimmer paper
Other: Chevron Embossing Folder, Monsters are coloured using Stampin' Up Stampin' Write pens in Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Yellow, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo, Oval and Scalloped Oval punches. 


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Mojo Monday #266

I have made this card for Mojo Monday here


Cardstock: Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla and Marina Mist
Inks: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Gumball Green, Marina Mist, Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip
Paper: Beau Chateau
Stamp: Stippled Blossom, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Other: Pearls and Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder.


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Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Fab Friday

I am entering this card for the Fab Friday Challenge here. Such a simple sketch and yet I have really struggled to come up with a card!!! Rubbish light for the photo.
I stamped the snowflake and embossed it with glittery embossing powder and then gently rubbed ink over it. I then embossed smaller snowflakes on the blue background and inked the edges.


Stamps: Snowflake Soiree and Petite Pairs
Inks: Island Indigo, Marina Mist and Baja Breeze
Cardstock: Island Indigo and Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Festival of Prints
Other: Embossing powder, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Floral Frames Framelits, Itty Bitty Banners Framelits, Not Quite Navy Taffeta Ribbon, Linen Thread, Bakers Twine Island Indigo, Vintage Faceted Buttons and gems

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Monday, 5 November 2012

A couple of card challenges

I am finding lots of great card challenges and it is really getting my mojo going. This card I have entered for Create with Connie and Mary here.
I have also entered it Pals Paper Arts  PPA146 challenge here 

Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Postage Due, Petite Pairs and French Foliage
Inks: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red
Card: Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red and Very Vanilla
Ribbon: Riding Hood Red Taffeta, Crumb Cake Binding Seam and Very Vanilla 1/8" Taffeta
Other/: Postage stamp punch, Ticket punch, Textured Impressions embossing folder, Pearls
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Sunday, 4 November 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #59

This card is my entry for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge # 59 which can be found here

Stampsets: Mixed Medley (Hostess set) and French Foliage
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, More Mustard and Certainly Celery
Paper: Spice Cake
Inks: Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, More Mustard and So Saffron
Other, Postage Stamp punch, Woodgrain embossing folder, Certainly Celery pleated satin ribbon,Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon, linen thread

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Friday, 2 November 2012

Mojo Monday #265

I have entered this card into the MojoMonday card challenge. It can be found here


Here is my card.

Cardstock: Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White and Crumb Cake
Inks: Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Old Olive, Gumball Green and Crumb Cake
Stampsets: Stippled Blossom, Elements of Style
Other: Crumb cake Taffeta Ribbon, Petals a Plenty Embossing folder, Window Frames Collection Framelits, Paper Piercing Pack, Gems


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Thursday, 1 November 2012

Paper Players # 119


I have decided to start taking part in some card making challenges - this is the only way I can justify the amount of Stampin' Up products I seem to be buying!!!

This challenge can be found here and has a fab sketch

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake
Papers: First Edition
Inks: Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake
Stampsets: Clockworks, Tiny Tags, Affection Collection
Other: Crumb cake Taffeta Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Linen Thread, Chevron Embossing folder, Vintage trinkets

Thanks for looking!!!


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Free Paper Piercing Pack



Only a few weeks until Christmas now! And Stampin' Up are offering a great deal. A FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack worth £7.25 when you buy the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper Bundle. 

You can choose from the following options:
Item
Description
Retail Value
Special Price
132260
Christmas Gift (wood-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
66,70 €/
£49.70
57,20 €/
£42.45
132261
Christmas Gift (clear-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
58,70 €/
£43.70
49,20 €/
£36.45
132262
Christmas Gift (wood-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
83,70 €/
£62.70
74,20 €/
£55.45
132263
Christmas Gift (clear-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
77,25 €/
£57.70
67,75 €/
£50.45

This special offer is only good through 30 November 2012



Ornaments Keepsakes Bundle is the Ornament Keepsakes stampset plus the coordinating Framelits


Please contact me if you want to take advantage of this great offer.


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Rewards for Hosting a Party



Stampin Up are always coming up with great reasons to host a party and between 1st November and 16th December if you host a party and get minimum sales of £325 you will get a collection of free inkpads worth £44.50! This is in addition to the other fabulous benefits of hosting a party.


Your Party Sales**
Free Ink Collection
Hostess Credit
Items at 50% Off
475 €/£325
Yes!
70 €/£50
1 item
550 €/£400
Yes!
90 €/£65
2 items
675 €/£500
Yes!
110 €/£80
3 items
1,000+ €/£750+
Yes!
150 €/£120
4 items


So if you want to get ahead and make your Christmas cards and have a fun evening with your friends, then give me a call and I will be happy to arrange a party with you.

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New Catalogues

Sorry I have been so bad at keeping my site up to date. So I will try and update a few things on here. Firstly are the 2 new catalogues.

The new main catalogue came out on 1st October and is full of wonderful goodies. I would make yourself a nice hot drink, grab a pen and paper and start drooling over all the new wonderful stamps and products.
You can view it on line here



Also Stampin Up have changed the frequency of their mini catalogues and they are much bigger now. The Autumn/Winter catalogue can be viewed on line here - I promise you that it is packed with very yummy products! Ideal for making Christmas cards.

Contact me to ask any questions or if you wish to place an order.

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Wednesday, 6 June 2012

June Offers with Stampin Up




WOW! Stampin' Up! has two amazing offers for you during June and July. Firstly, DURINGJUNE we are having a PAPER PARTYLove your papers? When you buy 3 packs from a selection of 12, you get a fourth pack FREE.


Next a fabulous HOSTESS OFFER.


Those of you who have hosted your own Stampin' Up! party will already know about the fabulous FREEBIES on offer to all party hostesses. Book a Stampin' Up! party with me during June or July and you can earn an EXTRA £30 of FREEBIES on top of the existing Hostess Benefits! That means sales of £325 and you get £80 worth of freebies plus the 50% off a full priced item of your choice

What are you waiting for? Want to book your party? Please email me at claire.viney@btinternet.com or call me on 07738 179919

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Thursday, 26 January 2012

You Are Loved

These cards were made using the gorgeous You Are Loved stamp set from the Spring Mini. The Birthday greeting is from the Petite Pairs stamp set and the tags are stamped from the Tiny Tags set and punched using the Jewelry Tag punch.
The red and blue flowers are hand made using a circle punch and cutting it into a spiral and then winding it round some tweezers!



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Tuesday, 24 January 2012

It is that time of year again when Stampin' Up start their fabulous sale. It runs from the 24th January to the 31st March.


For every £45 you spend in the main catalogue or the new Spring Mini, you can choose a free item out of the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.
And if you host a party with over £300 worth of sales, then you can chose a free product from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue too.
And if you decide to join the SU family and become a demonstrator then you can chose a free stamp set of your choice.
View the Sale-a-bration FreebiesHERE!

Please contact me for further information or to place an order.

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Sunday, 8 January 2012

New Spring Mini Catalogue and some samples

The Spring 2012 Stampin’ Up! UK mini catalogue launched this week and I have to tell you that it is truly fabulous !

Stampin up UK mini catalogue

It is full of beautiful stamps, punches and papers and launches the wonderful Simply Adorned jewellery line which includes chains, crowns, keys and sparkly baubles and charms too.

Now you can view the Spring 2012 Stampin’ Up! UK mini catalogue online by clicking on the picture below.

Stampin' Up! UK mini catalogue

Or if you would like to download your very own copy of the 2012 Spring Stampin’ Up! UK mini catalogue please click on the link here. It will show you a pdf copy for you to save.

If you see anything you would like to order please contact me.

Here are some sample cards I made in the last few days.

This card was made using the Charmed stamp set. I stamped the background using Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip. I have used the Lace Ribbon Border punch and Victoria Crochet Trim. The torn paper is from a new paper pack that will be available in the Sale-A-Bration which starts towards the end of January. The Best Wishes sentiment is from the Petite Pairs stamp set from the main 2011/2012 catalogue.

This next card is also using paper from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue. The main stamp is called Liebe, Love, Amour and is perfect for Valentines cards. I stamped it 4 times (twice in Real Red and twice in Crumb Cake. I then used the Spring Mini 2-3/8" Scallop Circle punch to cut it out and then cut the other layers manually and layered them up. I have used the Eyelet Border punch on the edges of the red card and the white card. The hearts are stamped from the Tiny Tags stamp set from 2011/2012 main catalogue. I have used the Victoria Crochet Trim again. The Happy Birthday Wishes sentiment is from the Petite Pairs stamp set from the main 2011/2012 catalogue. I used the Large Oval and Scallop Oval punches to cut and mount the sentiment.

This next card is using my favourite stamp set from the Spring Mini called You Are Loved. Such a versatile stamp set. The paper is from the Hostess set called Cheerful Treat. I stamped the heart and sentiment in Melon Mambo ink and put various sized gems on the two images. I used the Decorative Label and Lace Ribbon Border punch from the main catalogue.
This next card (haven't I been busy?) uses the You Are Loved stamp set again. I have stamped Pretty In Pink ink on the same colour card. The mini hearts are from Tiny Tags and the mini flowers and the floral postage stamp are from Fresh Vintage which is a stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration. I used the Postage Stamp punch from the Spring Mini catalogue and the
Decorative Label and Lace Ribbon Border punch from the main catalogue.
This is my favourite card is based on a card I saw on my up-line Jo's blog. It uses the You Are Loved stamp set again.I stamped the flowers using
Pretty In Pink ink on the same colour card. The Love sentiment is stamped in Melon Mambo with the background tag stamped in Chocolate chip. I have punched the white card using the Eyelet Border Punch. The So Very Much sentiment is from another Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Outlined Occasions. The spotty paper is from the Brights Collection Patterns Designer paper pack.
This next card uses the Aviary stamp set from the main catalogue. The branches are made from using the Bird Builder punch. I have also used the Tiny Tags stamp set for the orange tag and love sentiment. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Elementary Elegance stamp set which is only available as part of Sale-A-Bration. The orange paper is from Brights Collection Patterns Designer paper pack.


This very last card is made using the Create A Cupcake stamp set from the Spring Mini catalogue. The stamp set has a coordinating punch. The Celebrate sentiment uses the Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Outlined Occasions. All the papers are from the Hostess set called Cheerful Treat.
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