Friday, 14 December 2012

Decorated Chocs

Hi, heres an example of 2 decorated chocs, they are small galaxy size - one is a rudolph, made using punches and the other a snowflake using the big shot dies

The perfect stocking filler :-)

Back soon with more christmas ideas

Check out the side bar for dates for your diary for the new year


Sunday, 11 November 2012

Stampin Up Christmas Sparkle

Here's a card we made at a recent workshop using the Northern Flurry Embossing folder, colours are Night of Navy, Pool Party and Whisper White, a few rhinestones, the greeting comes from Greetings of the season. Resulting in a simple but stunning card very easy to replicate to send all those christmas cards.

If you would like to place an order for these products please contact me :-)

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Next Event - Project Night: Christmas Make & Take

6 different Christmas projects including boxes, bags, Gift Card holder, tags etc. 

Thursday 29th November at 7pm in the Community Room at Marldon Village Hall

Cost £12.50, Early bird special price of £10 if booked and paid by 22nd November)

Raffle and refreshments, please bring your own adhesives

Spaces are limited so please book early.............

Saturday, 22 September 2012

New Autumn Winter Catalogue

I hosted a workshop recently using products from the New Autumn/Winter catalogue.

This is the first project I made, a christmas card using the Holiday Frame embossing folder and one of the new stamp sets : Joyous Celebrations.  The combination of Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla is a real christmas winner.

The second project is a cute (depending if you like spiders!!) 2,4,6,8 bag big enough to put a few treats in for halloween.  It features the Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP, Googly Ghouls Stamp Set and the Googlies (wobbly eyes).  I used Black and Tangerine Tango colours with this.

These products and lots of other new items are available from now until the end of January in the new Autumn winter catalogue.  Let me know if you would like to very own copy to peruse, and please contact me if you would like to place an order.

Dates for the diary:

Tuesday 30th October : New Annual Catalogue Launch Party, Marldon Village Hall at 7pm  (Please reserve your place at this event, limited number of spaces)

Thursday 29th November : Christmas Project Night (More details to follow soon)

Please see side bar for Craft Group info


Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Come and join the fun!!!

Last thursday saw my Christmas make & take night.  14 ladies each making 6 cards, having a cup of tea and a piece of cake!!  All good fun.  They all managed to finish their cards ( with maybe a bit of assembly at home)

These are 2 of the cards we made:

Penguin, this used Polar Party a cute stamp set , teamed with the pennant parade die  and the Jolly Jingles wheel.  The colour used was Pool Party  in card and accessories.  It also featured the new glitter glue and illuminate ink

Dasher, this used the lovely retiring Dasher stamp :-(  and patterned DSP , along with the score board.  the flower was made by punching out different flowers and stamping them with french foliage stamps to give some depth and layering together with a brad.

Watch out for details of the next christmas event coming soon!

Its retiring time here at Stampin Up - with lots of products from the current catalogue retiring to make way for the brand new annual catalogue on 1st October.  If you'd like a copy of the list please let me know...

The new Autumn/Winter catalogue went live on the 1st September.  I'm hosting a launch party on the 13th September, contact me to reserve your space, or pick a date and host your own party and have a fun night in crafting with friends and earn some free products (dependant on your party sales)

With  the excitement of all the new products, theres never been a better time to sign up as a demonstrator, as part of my team there'll be regular training and loads of support.  It can be what you want it to be a business or just as a hobby to get the discount.  If this is something that interests you then contact me for  an informal chat and we can take it from there :-)

Don't forget the card making groups each month , details on the side bar...

Come on what you waiting for ...... come and join in

Happy crafting 

Sunday, 5 August 2012

A Reason to Smile

This months offer from Stampin Up is a floral stamp set available in wood or clear.  Its free with an order of £60 or £18.95 for the wood mount or £14.95 for the clear.

Here is a card I've made with this lovely set, I have used Choc chip, Wild wasabi, pretty in Pink and Melon mambo.

If you would like to order your Reason to Smile stamp set or place an £60 to get it for free please contact me ........

Sunday, 22 July 2012

10 days till Enchantment Ends.....

Time is running out to get those Enchantment freebies with an order of £45

Beautiful Ribbon, gorgeous brads and paper available to purchase to match - contact me today to place your order before the end of July.

This is a project I demonstrated at a workshop recently using the Everyday Enchantment products, a fabby decorated notebook.  I used the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Sizzlet Dies to personalise it.

Don't forget the extra freebies hostess offer for July too, contact me to book a party date....

Project Night: check out the details in my side bar for the next project night in Aug - eek Christmas!!  but the way this year is flying by it will be here before we know it !!

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Stampin' Up July Offers

Here we are again, a new month where is this year going?

A great offer available for this month with a £45 order you can get the Everyday Enchantment kit for FREE!  Valued at £15.95, it consists of 2 10m reels of organdy ribbon and a pack of 30 brads.  This all matches with the Everyday Enchantment paperpack which was available in the Spring Mini Catalogue but is back for a limited time for £9.95 while stocks last...

Don't forget that the July Hostess offer is still running, host a workshop with sales of £325 and get an extra 30 hostess £'s so that means £80 of freebies and 1 item half price.  What are you waiting for, book a party now!!!

Please contact me to take advantage of the above offers or for further information :-)

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Paper Party & Hostess offers

Don't forget you've only got till the 30th June to get your hands on the buy 3 packs of designer papers and get 1 free offer. contact me to place your order or book your party today.......

Also in June & July we have the hostess offer - reach sales of £325 for your party and gain an extra 30 hostess pounds making a total of £80 to spend and an item half price - BARGAIN, what are you waiting for, contact me to book a date for your party and start planning your wishlist!!!!

Check out the side bar for details of craft group and project nights coming soon.......

Friday, 22 June 2012

All Occasions Project Night

Apologies for the lack of posts, I've been very busy with the day job :-(

Here are the pictures of the cards we made at the All Occasions Project Night on 14th June.  Most people managed to finish all six cards, so well done.  We had a lovely evening.

If you would like to join my next planned project night, it will be on the 30th August and the subject will be - eek Christmas Cards   arrgh   lol

I'm usually old brown's cow when it comes to christmas cards, so lets get organised this year!  Come and join me to make and take 6 cards for £10.  Refreshments, raffle and spot prizes available.

Booking and payment by the 10th August please.

Please contact me if you require further information :-)

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Stampin' Up Project Night: All Occasions Make & Take

Thursday 14th June - 7pm in the Community Room, Marldon Village Hall.

Come and join me for a fun evening of cardmaking. Make 6 cards for £10. Including: wedding, birthday, baby (pink & blue), get well soon, and best wishes. 

Raffle, On the spot prizes & light refreshments available. 

Booking and advance payment by 1st June.  Limited number of places available.

Please contact me to book your place or for further information.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Faux Patina

I loved this topper when I was given it as a swap, the colour and design idea were just perfect for the technique on Split Coast Stampers called Faux Patina.  The colours used are Pool party and Soft Suede for the topper, the back ground involved putting a piece of Whisper white card into the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder which had been inked up with Crumbcake on the flat side and then putting this through the Bigshot.  This transferred the ink to the card which was not embossed. 

Then by daubing various colours (pool party, soft suede and early expresso) on to the piece of card to give some depth to the texture.  Dry the card thoroughly (either by air drying or wiping with a static bag) and lightly dab with versamark (not all over) splodges really, then cover with gold embossing powder , shake off excess and heat.  You can go one step further if you wish which is to then sand the gold embossed areas to give a more distressed look. The fabulous bakers twine in pool party brought the whole colour scheme together. 

The Vermillion Stamp and the greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes was inked in Soft Suede. The breast of the bird was coloured in using the ink off the lid with a blender pen (my new best friend!!)  love em.

We made this card at our last Card making group evening, so if you would like to join in the fun one evening, please check out the details in my side bar or tabs across the top.

Till next time, Jayne

Monday, 7 May 2012


I attended Stampin' Up regional training over a week ago (where does the time go?), when demo's get together we swap (these are usually card fronts which we have designed ourselves, we make loads!!) and then when we get together we swap.  This process gives us a wealth of ideas and inspiration.
Today I have pictures of 4 swaps to show you, these all use the stamp sets from the new Summer Mini.  Its amazing how many different ideas there are out there.

I am hosting a Summer Mini launch workshop on Thursday 10th May in the Community Room, in the Village Hall in Marldon.  It starts at 7pm, there will be make & takes, prize draw, light refreshments and products/samples from the new mini catty.  We'd love to see you, contact me to book your space.

If you fancy hosting a workshop with your friends and earning some hostess £'s to spend in the catalogue then contact me and we'll make a date.  We can even tailor the party if there is a specific stamp set for technique you want to see/use.

Stampin' Up have also reduced the price of the starter kit to £99 so if you were contemplating becoming a demo then its perfect, contact me to have a chat about your options.  You don't have to do workshops etc you can just be a hobby demo and get your discounts.............perfect lol

Don't forget Craft Group dates coming up :  Come Crafting - 24th May and Cardmaking Group - 7th June

Project Night in June is a make & take night- General Occasions, more details to follow....

Monday, 30 April 2012

ILWS Summer MINI Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog, you will have come to me from the lovely Sarah . My offering is a  card made from the Up, Up & Awaystamp set. I used Lucky Limeade cardstock as a base and matted very vanilla to fit.
On the vanilla on stamped Lovely as a Tree in Lucky Limade ink, and then daubed Bashful blue ink to form the sky. I stamped the balloon basket in Soft Suede and one balloon in Crumbcake with the birthday sentiment from the set in Soft Suede ink.  (I must admit to having a bit of a crush on the Soft Suede at the moment!), the other balloon was stamped in Soft Suede on spare card, cut out and mounted with a dimensional  on top of the other basket.  The bird stamp from the set was stamped in Marina Mist.

I felt this gave a really soft feel to the card, I think this stamp set is ideally suited to a male theme but is very versatile in the fact that if used with bright colours, it could make a really colourful card reminding you of those balloon festivals in the summer. (it dosen't feel much like summer is coming at the moment!!)

Hope you enjoyed my ramble and your next visit is to the lovely Clare, enjoy the rest of your hop :-)

PS if you lose your way you can start at the beginning with Emily or check out Group 1 starting with Alison
I'd grab yourself a cuppa if I was you!! lol


Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Pastel Floral

Well, over the last few days summer seems to have gone away. I do hope those few nice days was not it - you know our summer!!!

Today's card was made by using versamark ink with the large French Filigree stamp and then colouring in with pastels (bashful blue), and daubing around the edge with Marina Mist ink. I stamped a panel across the bottom with Dot, Dot, dot but using Regal Rose ink but inking it up and stamping on spare paper then stamping onto the card giving a much softer colour. One of the flowers from the Simply Soft Hostess set stamped with Stazon ink made the border up the side, these were coloured in with the inks and blenders pens, attach matching ribbon and glitter the stamens on the flowers. Create your sentiment with some matching punches and add some bling.

Only a couple of weeks left to grab that free paper pack with an order of £45, please contact me to place an order.

Save the Date :Thurs 10th May - Stampin Up workshop - New Summer Mini catalogue launch, don't forget to book your space.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Sister Request

A friend recently asked if I could make her sister a bright and cheerful 40th Birthday Card. Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise came to mind lol, and that beautiful butterfly which is part of the Creative Elements set. Add some matt and layers, a bit of stamping and bling and there we go, she was very happy.

Before I'd attended Jenny Moor's extravaganza I'd always done inserts with a cheap A4 paper but I love making a layer inside and stamping on it too. Great tip Jenny!

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Roar!! one for the boys

This card was made using the Dinoroar set of stamps, perfect for the boys. I combined Chocolate Chip, Lucky Limeade and Crumbcake cardstock. I used the dotted scallop border punch and the crimper to give texture to the layers. For the foliage I used the My Friend stamp set from the Mini catty in Lucky limeade ink, sometimes stamping twice with out reinking to give different colours. The sentiment was stamped in Stazon, as were the dinosaurs, I coloured them in using the blenders pens and ink pads, cut them out and mounted on dimensionals. To highlight the sentiment I punched two of the modern label punches and trimmed them to fit the sentiment.

I made some of these cards for recent craft fayres and they were a big hit. I also combined some of the linen thread on the other cards to give a bit more texture.


PS April's special offer is a free paperpack for an order of £45, please contact me for further details

Monday, 2 April 2012

Spring fever

With the warmer weather here(well it was!! lol), and the garden beginning to spring into life it inspired me to play with my floral stamps.

I started by stamping the En Francais stamp in Versamark on the card leaving the top free and after a little drying time, I smoothed the chalks over to give a softer feel and inked around the edges of the panel. I then coloured in the flower of the Love and Sympathy set with markers and stamped onto the panel, I added the greeting with the same ink as around the edges and stuck to a matt of the corresponding colour, stamp from Petite Pairs.

I used the colour coach to find a colour match for the ribbon and tied around the card with a simple knot, This was then mounted onto a whisper white card base.

I made a version in a different colour, lots of possibilities for this one I think, depending on the occasion.

I always seem to forget about my chalks, must explore more, they are very effective.

Back with some more florals soon.......

Friday, 16 March 2012

Simply Soft

We made this card at a workshop this week.....

It uses the Simply Soft hostess set staped in Soft Suede ink on very vanilla card, I used the splodge from French Foliage. I stamped this second generation to get a softer effect and then I coloured in the flowers using a blender pen and regal rose ink. This was mounted on the Spice Cake papers, combining the swiss dot card with the stamped card really works well with the lace ribbon.

A small piece of striped ribbon tied with linen thread and stamped tags. I completed the flowers with some tombow and dazzling diamonds glitter.

If you fancy hosting a workshop to have a go making a card like this using Stampin Up products and have a fun night with yours friends them contact me and we'll arrange a date........

Theres only a couple more weeks to take advantage of Sale-a-bration - a perfect time to grab those freebies...........


Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Time is running out.......................

to get your hands on those Sale-a-bration freebies. The offer only runs to the 31st March!!

Contact me to book a workshop, have a fab nite in with friends and earn those freebies :-)

or alternatively I am running a workshop in the Village Hall community room in Marldon on Thursday 15th March from 7pm.

Join us to view the fantastic products in the Spring mini and main Catalogue, experience using the products first hand. Contact me to reserve your space.

Also booking closes on the 16th March for the Project Nite - Get organised (please see last post for details)

Happy crafting ................ Jayne

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Project Night : Get Organised!!

On Thursday March 29th, I am holding a Stampin' Up Project Night called Get Organised. This involves decorating a box, making dividers and cards to go inside. This will help you organise your cards and be great fun to make.

I made this project with the lovely Jenny Moore on one of her Extravaganza days which was great fun and Jenny is a very talented lady (you can check out her blog here :

The cost of Project Night is £10 or £23.50 (which includes the purchase of the Spiced Paisley stamp set used). The project will completed in one of two colours schemes - green/brown or mustard/turquoise. Payment in advance is required for this evening. Bookings and payments close on Friday March 16th.

There will be a raffle, spot prizes and light refreshments.

If you would like to join me for the project night, please contact me for further details or to book your place. I have a limited number of places available.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Birthday Discounts

This year I've decided to reward my cardmaking group members with a 15% discount valid against an order during their birthday month. Today I created these cards to contain their vouchers. I used the In Colour 2011-2013 colours with the SAB paper pack. The scallop punches layer beautifully together and pricking a hole around the edge of the larger one really shows the effect off.

Using the stamp from Happiest Birthday Wishes hostess set, you can punch out the middle and layer up. I have utilised both ways to make the most of the stamped image. I love the fact that the stamps and punches co-ordinate together this opens up loads of options for layering and giving dimension to your cards.

The itty bit flower punch was used to punch out some flowers in the paper and shaped and with the addition of a pearl in the centre was the perfect finish for one of the Pool party cards.

I hope the ladies enjoy their vouchers, and if you would like details of attending craft group please contact me

Monday, 13 February 2012

Technique Time

This card is made using the Resist Emboss Technique and masking technique.

I used the large medallion stamp and embossing with versamark and clear powder (remembering to heat from underneath to get a nice smooth surface). I masked off an area with post it notes (other makes are available lol) and embossed a suitable greeting. I then inked in the free area using one of my daubers. A small line around the design up to embossed area makes the inked area pop out.

This technique is ideal for any type of stamp dependant on your recipient, so is very versatile. A matching strip was coloured in the same way and punched using the scallop punch and added to the side of the design.

Hope you like it.... and let me know how you have used this technique?

Till next time Jayne

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Vintage Flower Tag

This tag is made with the Charming Stamp set from the current

mini catalogue. We made this at a recent workshop.

I used the Two Tags die to cut a tag from Very Vanilla cardstock, and stamped the wording in Sahara Sand ink and then daubed across the tag and around the edges to give it a distressed look.

Using the floral stamp from the set I stamped with Basic black ink using a first and second generation stamping and then stamped a greeting.

The flower was made by putting some black card through the crimper both ways and crunching it into a ball. This breaks the fibres and lets you split the card into two, this gives it an almost suede like texture. Punch this out with the Fancy Flower Punch and attach one of the Antique Brads.

Attach some ribbon across the front of the tag and add the flower with glue dots. You can scrunch up the flower to give it more depth, add some ribbon to the top and you're done.

Its an ideal tag to add to the front of a card or present.

If you'd like to purchase any items to make this tag or host a workshop so I can demo it for you, then please contact me:

Dont forget the time is marching on for Sale-a-bration, so book a workshop date and grabs those freebies...


PS Next Craft Group - Thursday 1st March - Don't forget to reserve your space.

Monday, 30 January 2012

Stampin Up Birthday Card

It was my friends birthday this week, this is the card I created for her.

I started off making a square card base with Concord Crush, and stamped the flourish from the Creative Elements stamp set in versamark and covered with clear embossing powder and heat set.

I then cut a smaller square in Whisper white and stamped and embossed the Sweet Floral stamp again with clear powder, and the same with the greeting which is from the hostess set Happiest Birthday Wishes. I daubed Wisteria Wonder ink on the remainder of the white card which gave colour to the background. I then punched a small border to go on the right hand edge of the white/purple panel with the scallop edge border punch and attached underneath.

I wrapped a length of the Organza ribbon around the panel before attaching it with dimensionals onto the front of the card. I tied a bow and attached with glue dots.

If you would like to purchase any of the items to make this card or book a workshop to see it demonstrated please contact me: With Saleabration on at the moment its a perfect time to purchase those items on your wishlist and for every £45 you spend you get to choose a stamp set or paper pack.

Don't forget the next Cardmaking Group nite in Marldon is Thursday 2nd February at 7pm, please contact me to reserve your space. £5 to make 2 cards and £1 for a raffle.

Thanks for looking


Monday, 23 January 2012

Saleabration is nearly here.........

Saleabration is an excellent time to discover Stampin' Up. With a current catalogue and a new mini catalogue bursting with brilliant products inspiring you to make gorgeous cards and projects it can't get much better.......... but from 24th January through to 31st March 2012 for every £45 you spend you can choose a stamp set or paper pack.

The benefits of hosting in a workshop in your home already include free products if your sales reach £150, but if your sales reach £300 during saleabration not only do you get free products and a half price item but you also get to choose a saleabration stamp set or paper pack too!!!

What are you waiting for - contact me to book a workshop now, enjoy a great evening with friends and start earning those freebies.

PS check out the information on the craft page, for the monthly craft group.

Hope to hear from you soon...........

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Bloghop for the New Mini Catalogue

Hi ya, and a warm welcome to my blog. If you're following the ILWS blog hop then you will have come from the lovely Beckie , and here is my project;

I felt that the flower stamp in the Marry Me set had an art deco style to it, which gave the inspiration for the card. I coloured the stamp in with markers and used to decorate the white panel using first and second generation stamping to give dimension. The black background was stamped with versamark using the tops of the flowers and embossed with clear powder and I daubed around the white panel with rich razzleberry ink to soften the edges. I used a torn strip (still find it so hard to tear such lovely new paper!!) to accent the side of the card.

Cardstock - basic black, rich razzleberry and whisper white

Ink - basic black and versamark

Markers - Rich razzleberry and always artichoke

DSP - Pocket full of posies

Stamp sets - Marry me and Create a cupcake

Accessories - Sponge daubers, snail, grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals and clear embossing powder.

I hope you enjoyed my project (apologies for the rubbish photo!) and the blog hop continues with the lovely Julie

The blog hop started with the lovely just incase you get a bit lost (I usually do lol).

I'm off now to check out the inspiration :-)

Now updated with better daylight! photo, but the original one shows the embossing better arrrgh!! lol

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