Friday, 30 September 2011

Last Chance List!!

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It's that time of year when Stampin Up announce their retiring list of products.
A time to bid a fond farewell to hundreds of stamps and accessories and make room for exciting new products when the new catalogue is released on October 1st!! Items on the Retired List are only available while supplies last. Once they’re gone, they’re gone! To look at the last chance list click here. If you would like to order any of these items just email me. I am offering orders of over £50 delivered direct to your door with free delivery. If you would also like a copy of the new 2011-2012 catalogue, let me know and I will get a copy out to you for £4.95 + P&P (RRP £5.99).

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

New Sneak Peak!!

Good morning all!!

With the release of the new SU catalogue on saturday I though I would share a sneak peak with you. For today's card I have used a stamp from a new set called delicate doilies and also some of the new 'In colours' for this year.

Simply decorated inside...

As I have said before I do like this Lay Out. So simple and easy to replicate with different designs. I needed a few cards for some of the girls at work who have had birthday's in the past week, sooooo, I made another one, just using slightly different colours adn ad ifferent embossing folder.

An arty farty close up..

and again the simply decorated inside...


CS: SU Naturals Ivoryand Wisteria Wonder

Stamps: SU Delicate Doilies, Occasional Greetings (Retiring),

Tools: SU Perfect Polka Dots and Square Lattice embossing folders, Circle Punch

Misc: SU Ink pads in Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Wiseria Wonder, Rose Red and Regal Rose and
Adhesive Rhinestones

Well thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed taking a sneak peek at some of the new SU products. Don't forget if you would like a new Stampin Up 2011-2012 catalogue get in touch and I can send you one for only £5, inclusive of postage.

Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Thursday, 22 September 2011

LIM CAS christmas!!

Evening all!!

Today I have another few cards to show you that I have made for this weeks LIM challenge. They are trying to get up to 1000 entries this week so every card helps!! As I write this post they currenlty have 568 entries, so come on lets see what we can do to help push that number up!!

I've gone all festive and have started thinking about christmas. I want to be organised this year and get all my card making done before december so I can send out my cards nice and early and then spend most of december enjoying the festivities. So today I have two christmas cards to show you.

Firstly I have gone with the traditional festive colours of red and green using a fab stamp set which is a new favourite of mine.

I have decorated the inside too using the wreath image to create a holly trail border along the bottom, and the fab sentiment is from the retiring Occasional greetings set.

So I really enjoyed the simplicity of this card so I went ahead and made another. This time substituting the green CS for Ivory and the glitzy bejewelled wreath for a more soft feeling pearl adorned wreath.

(Yes, those eagle eyed of you will see one have my pearls has wandered off of the wreath. I only noticed this after photographing it but is now back at home nestled in the wreath).

I decorated the inside again, another trail of ivory along the bottom and a slightly different sentiment (Love this one, definately my favourite christmas greeting from the SU catalogue).

Now, I was perusing around blogland the other day and found a tutorial for a milk carton on Kerry's blog made from a sheet of A4 CS. All u need to do is score, fold et voila!! Well, I just couldn't wait to make one, so I thought what better time than know, so I made one to match the christmas cards.

I stamped the box all over with the wreath stamp and then decorated the front with a matching wreath and sentiment. All held together with a cute little bulldog clip. Or alternatively you could punch two holes through the top and tie it together with ribbon (I might try that one next time!!)

A close up of the decorated front. I have coloured in the holly berries with a marker. This cute little box is the perfect size for some chocolates in a little cello bag. I think I'm going to do one of these for all the girls at work this year (best get cracking as there are 25 of us!!).


CS: SU Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Naturals Ivory

Stamps: SU Welcome Christmas, Contempo Christmas, Occasional Greetings (Retiring),
Dot Dot Dot

Tools: SU Stamp-a-ma-jig,

Misc: SU Ink pads in Crumb Cake, Chery Cobbler and Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler marker,
Adhesive Rhinestones and Pearls, Clips assortment

Well I hope it hasn't been death by photo's and you have enjoyed looking at my christmas projects for today. Chrissie and mandi, here are another 2 cards for your challenge this week. If I get the chance tomorrow I will see if I can squeeze in a a couple more!!

Don't forget if there is anything on the Stampin Up last chance list you have got your eye on you only have another 8 days until it is gone forever. So if there is anything you just can't live without then get in touch and I would be happy to place an order for you.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Victoria


Monday, 19 September 2011

LIM - Week 33 Anything goes!

Morning all!!

Well another week begins. I honestly don't know where time goes to. The weeks just seem to be flying by!!

Today I have a card to show you I have made for this weeks LIM challenge. Now Chrissie and Mandi are trying to reach 1000 submissions this week the theme is anything goes, and you can enter a card as many times as you want, in fact the more the merrier this week! So let's see if we can get to the target of 1000 submissions!!

I am going to try to enter several times this week to do my bit for he cause!!

So firstly I have made an anniversary card for my brother and sister in law

An arty farty close up shot to show you the stunning intricate detail of the heart stamp and the texture of the embossed CS...

and of course the matching inside....


CS: SU Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla

Stamps: SU Cheer & Wishes (Retiring), I heart hearts

Tools: SU Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder

Misc: SU Ink in Crumb Cake, River Rock and Baja Breeze

I just love this card. Clean, simple and elegant and this LO is so useful. I have used this LO template before (see here and here) and I am sure I will be using it again many many times in the

Well thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop back later in the week to see my other LIM cards. Come on, lets help Chrissie and Mandi get to 1000 submissions!!

Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

New House card!

Hello one and all!

Today I have a card to show you that I made for my sister in law as she recently moved house and it also just so happens to use a product that is retiring at the end of the month, so if you want it now is the time to get it before it is gone forever!


CS: SU Naturals Ivory and Crumb Cake

Stamps: SU Neighbourhood wheel (retiring), Sincere Salutations, Four Frames, Dot Dot Dot, Elzbells sentiment from my stash

Tools: Decorative Label punch, Basic Grey and Crumb Cake ink pads

Misc: Sponge daubers, Ribbon from stash

I love this neighbourhood wheel and will be sad to see it go at the end of this month! If you would like to order it or any other products then just email me.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Victoria ~x~

Sunday, 11 September 2011

LIM Challenge week 32 - Seeing Double!!

Happy Sunday everyone!!

What a sad day today is. 10 years since the terrible events of 9 11 happened. I can remember it as if it was only yesterday. My heart breaks when I think of all those who were killed, especially those 343 firefighters who died so that others may live. My thoughts are with all the families of those who never returned home that day!

So today I have a card to show you for this weeks LIM challenge. Chrissie and Mandi want to see a one layer card this week with the theme 'seeing double' where they'd like to see TWO of something.

Now I saw this card last week, created by the ever inspiring Vicky, so I had to CASE it as I just fell in LOVE with it! I adapted it ever so slightly so it met with this weeks LIM challenge.

I was so happy with the result that I quickly made another, just with a different sentiment (and the tree's closer together)....

and of course the very simply decorated insert, just to finish it off.....

Thanks so much for the inspiration Vicky!!!


CS: SU Naturals Ivory

Stamps: SU Trendy Trees, Thnak You Kindly

Tools: SU Stamp-a-ma-jig, Choc Chip, Cajun Craze, Bravo Burgandy, Old Olive
and Tangerine Tango Markers, Blender pen

Well thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. I'm off to do a spot of baking before my husband gets up (he's on nights), so he can enjoy one of my infamous fat rascals with a cup of tea!!

Dont forget, if you want to purchase anything off of the last chance list you only have 19 days left and quite a few of the items are already sold out, so hurry before you're too late!!

Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Edited Post

Thought I would just share with you a picture of the delicious fat rascals I made this afternoon for my hubbie. Of course I had to have one to with a cup of tea so thats why there's only 4 left in this picture. I will probably regret it on wednesday when I get weighed, but boy was it yummy and worth every calorie!!

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Christmas already???!!!

Happy Saturday everyone!!

I have had the laziest day!! I didn't get up until 9am and was still tired. So after me and hubbie had been and done the food shopping and had lunch I went back to bed for a few hours!! Definately not something I normally do, but my hubbie is on nights and he was going for a rest before work tonight so I thought, why not!! I probably won't sleep tonight now!! Serves me right!!

Today I thought I would share with you some christmas cards I made this week. I know it's only September but I want to be organised this year, get all the cards sent out early, and have time in december to actually enjoy the festive season without feeling too stressed out!!

Now I'll warn you this post is a little picture heavy as I made a few different cards using the same materials, so they are all slightly different but with a similar layout for ease and speed of making!!

So here we go....

a simply decorated inside (which was pretty much the same for all the cards coming up)

A change of paper and sentiment......

Just one bauble, another sentiment and an embossed background (not sure you can see it properly on this pic)....

More paper.....

Love this sentiment.....

Portrait style......

Love this red base CS with the green spotty paper....

Some more paper.....

and finally the inside of the portrait style cards.....

Phew..... hope that wasn't too much for you!! 8 cards down... just a lot more to go!! Ha!


CS: SU Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Naturals Ivory

Papers: SU Jolly Holiday

Stamps: SU Occasional Greetings, Contempo Christmas

Tools: Top Note Bigz Die, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Crum Cake ink pads

Misc: Sponge daubers, Stampin Markers, Adhesive Pearls

Now I have used a few retiring SU products for these cards. The fabby papers and a few of the sentiments. The Jolly Holiday papers are £8.75 for a pack of 12 double sided 12" x 12" papers and the occasional greetings stamp set (one of my absolute favourites and I am sooooo sad it is being retired) has an amazing 40% off the retail price so is now only £18.75 for a set of 12 sentiment stamps. But you'll have to be quick, these items are only whilst stocks last and only available until the end of this month, before they will be gone forever!!

So if you would like either of these items to help make your christmas card making easier this year, or any other SU items then just drop me an email and I would love to place an order for you.

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend whatever you're up to, I'm off to see my family tomorrow! Thank for stopping by.

Hugs, Victoria