Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Sweet Summer Cards!

Hello all!

Today I have some cards to show you that I made using the sweet summer set from the sale-a-bration catalogue. This set comes free when you spend £45 or more on Stampin Up products (but only until the 28th feb).

I made these cards at the tuesday night club that I attend with some of my other crafty friends. I just love these colours, so summery.

I love these gatefold cards that open up to show your hidden mesage, so easy to do but gives that extra wow factor! This white organza ribbon is stunning as well and finishes this card off perfectly.

I could go on and on making these cards. These were so quick and easy to do and can be easily adapted for any occasion with just a change of sentiment.


CS: SU In Colours, Whisper White

Paper: SU Pattern Designer series

Sentiment: SU Sale-a-bration set 'So happy for You'

Stamps: SU 'Sweet Summer'

Tools: SU oval punch, SU stamp-a-ma-jig

Misc: SU In colour markers and White Organza Ribbon

If you like the look of these cards and would like to create them yourself then I have put together below a suggested list of items that you will need to create these cards (plus lots more besides!).

1 Pack of A4 In Colour card - £6.25
1 pack of In Colour Patterns Designer Paper Patterns
stack (40 sheets of 12x12) - £15.50
1 reel of white oragnza ribbon - £5.25
1 pack of Whisper White card (40 sheets) - £7.50
1 pack of 5 In Colour Marker pens - £11.75

This comes to a grand total of £46.75 (excluding p&p) and then you can choose the Sweet Summer Stamp set free, but you'll have to hurry, there's only 5 days of sale-a-bration left for you take advantage of this fab offer!

The only other things you will need, aside from whats on the list above, are some sentiment stamps, a black or grey ink pad and some adhesive of your choice. These are items that are staples in any crafters cupboard!!

Well I hope you've enjoyed looking at the cards I've shown you today. I have definately enjoyed making them and can't wait to experiment further with this set. Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to email me if you would like to place an order and take advantage of this limited offer from Stampin Up!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Be my Valentine!

Evening all!

I hope you are all enjoying the weekend so far! We woke up to snow here in Leeds this morning and it idn't stop until about 1pm! Unfortunately for me I still had to go to work!

Today I though I'd share with you a card we made at Julies Tuesday night card class last week. I gave it to my H2B for Valentines day and he loved it! He said a lot of work had gone into it! Bless him!

Here is the simply decorated inside...

....and a matching love cheque book.

The cheques are blank in this photo , but I have since filled them in with promises. There were some rather rude suggestions flying around at that tuesday group I can tell you!!!


CS: SU Real Red, Choc Chip, So Saffron, Whisper White

Paper: SU Playdate

Sentiment: SU Just Perfect Alphabet

Stamps: Su Trendy Tree's, I heart hearts, All in the family

Tools: SU scallop oval punch, SU Small and Large Heart punches, SU stamp-a-ma-jig

Misc: SU markers and inks

Well my H2B loved it, I hope you all like it too! An evening of TV for me now I think, need to relax after my hard day at work!

Don't forget you only have 9 days of sale-a-bration left, so if there are any SU goodies you would like and you fancy earning yourself a free stamp set or two get in touch with your order and I would be happy to place it for you! (See my side bar for details!)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Happy Birthday Millie!

Morning all!

Hope you all had a fab weekend and wonderful Valentines day yesterday! I got a lovely card and some chocs off my H2B, although I won't be eating them until after the wedding!!

Thanks for all your lovely comments about my hen weekend! I had a fab time, even if I was a little worse for wear on sunday!

Today I though I would share with you the card I made for my neice's brthday last week! Now I know Millie sometimes reads my blog, so if you are reading this Mille I hope you liked your card and had a great birthday!

I took the oportunity to break open one of my new stamps sets for Millie's card. I just adore this Fox and friends set, I have seen some fabulous cards out there made using this set, so I coldn't resist!

and I quickly decorated the inside again, not to dissapoint you Jules!!


CS: SU Pretty in Pink, Rose Red and Old Olive

Sentiment: SU Occasional Greetings

Stamps: SU Fox and Friends set, SU Polka dot background stamp (Retired)

Tools: SU Bird Bunch, SU stampin markers, SU stamp-a-ma-jig

Misc: Sponge daubers for inking the edges

Now I know I've said this before, but I just love the stamp-a-ma-jig! It was one of my first purchases from SU and it makes making cards so easy and ensures that your images/sentiments are straight first time!! It would have been near on impossible to position these monkeys without my stamp-a-ma-jig!

Don't forget there is only 2 weeks left to take advantage of sale-a-bration and earn yourself some free stamp sets! For every £45 you spend you get a free set to choose from the sale-a-bration leaflet (which can be found on my side bar!). If you'd like to place an order I would be more than happy to help you just email me!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Friday, 11 February 2011

Sale-abration gift box!

Afternoon all!

It's friday and the working week is almost over! I hope you've all got something nice planned for the weekend! It's my hen night tonight and tomorrow I am going for my wedding dress fitting! Only 32 days to go until the big day!!

Well today I have a gift box to show you that I made for my aunts birthday this week. It has a little present for her inside wrapped in tissue paper! I also made a matching card, but stupidly deleted the puicture of of my camera before I'd uploaded it onto the computer!

I used one of the current sets 'Sweet Summer' available in the SU Sale-abration leaflet . I just love this set, so fresh and summery and perfect for a multitude of occasions!

I love how you can use the stamps to create a background pattern on the CS for the base and lid of the box.


CS: SU Rose Red and Rich Razzleberry

Stamps: SU Sweet Summer Sale-abration set

Sentiment: SU Just Believe

Tools: SU Stamp-a-ma-jig, SU Blender pen, Old Olive, Rose Red and Rich Razzleberry ink

Well I hope my aunt liked it as much as I enjoyed making it for her.

Don't forget that this 'Sweet Summer' set is only available until february 28th and is free with purchases totalling £45 or more. If you would like to get this wonderful 'free' stamp set then I'd be happy to place an order for you!

Have a geat weekend everyone and thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Wishing you Luck!

Evening all!

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend? I'm working this weekend but so far it's going ok and I've still found some time to craft!

So at the end of my last post I said that I had some exciting news to share with you all. Well if some of you thought that a little baby might be on the way, I'm sorry to dissapoint (those who know me well know me better than that!). The news is that I am now officially a Stampin Up Demonstrator, which I personally think is much more exciting!! Lol! After using their products for years, I have finally taken the plunge and decided to join as a demonstrator, I don't know why I didn't do this years ago as I am a huge advocate of their products! I have already received my starter kit and wow it was like christmas when it arrived, I didn't know what to play with first! So watch this space for some new projects made with my new stash!

I haven't been able to photograph my most recent projects yet due to poor lighting so today's card is one that I made earlier as they say on Blue Peter!! I made this card for a girl at work who is leaving for a promotion. By now you probably know I am the CAS queen, and I just love pink, green and Kraft (crumb cake) together, such a pretty colour combination!


CS: SU Crumb Cake

Paper: SU Retired designer series

Sentiment: SU Sincere Salutations and Elzybells

Tools: SU scallop trim border punch, SU stampin marker in choc chip, SU stamp-a-ma-jig

Misc: SU retired felt flowers

Now I know have used some retired products, and I would apologise but I am still trying to use some of the endless mountains of stash that I have. I have however used the fabulous scallop trim border punch that I got for christmas which I just love and one of the sincere salutations sentiments. Now this was the first I ever set I bought from SU, I adore the font design and with 8 sentiments in the set for only £21.95 it pretty much covers all occasions for a great price. I must admit that I have added the 'wishing you' from another stamp from my stash, but this just shows how versatile SU products are! I positioned the sentiment using my stamp-a-ma-jig, which was also another of my first purchases from SU, I just don't know what I did before I got this. I am such a perfectionist when it comes to my cards and this helps to line all your sentiments and images up perfectly!

Well thanks for stopping by tonight. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and if you would like to ask me about any of the Stampin Up items I have used then please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Hugs, Vicky ~x~