Friday, 5 July 2013

Another special Birthday

This week my lovely Stampin' Up! "mum" celebrated a "special" birthday - NEW Coastal Cabana & Bermuda Bay colours from Stampin' Up! were a perfect choice for Julie's card.  I used Mosaic Madness stamp set & punch again for this card and of course the Memorable Moments stamp set - perfect for special celebrations!!

  • Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
  • Memorable Moments and Mosaic Madness stamp stets
  • Labels framelits
  • Mosaic punch, Itty Bitty punches
  • Hearts embossing folder
  • Vintage Glass Button, Basic Rhinestones, White Bakers Twine

Tonight Julie will be partying with her family and friends as the Birthday celebrations continue - unfortunately I can't be with her as I am looking forward to picking up a very tired and no doubt dirty Lucy after a school trip this week to the Lake District for an activity holiday, I've really missed her and I know Philip has too!!

Angela x

Tuesday, 2 July 2013


The new catalogue is now available on-line to view CLICK HERE

If you would prefer a "paper" copy contact me - £5.00 posted directly to you.

One of my favourite sets from the NEW catalogue is Mosaic Madness which has a matching punch and embossing folder!!!!!! 

I LOVE the NEW Baked Brown Sugar colour and now you can buy Core d'inations card stock in EVERY Stampin' Up! colour!!!! 
Baked Brown Sugar, Primrose Petals and Raspberry Ripple.

There are so many gorgeous NEW products in the catalogue, the new colour up-date is fabulous, so many gorgeous new pastel shades.

LOVE Pistachio Pudding & Crisp Cantaloupe from the In Colour collection.

Soft Sky with Strawberry Slush and Midnight Muse.

Perfect for making boarders for scrapbook pages.
Pink Pirouette, Strawberry Slush and Raspberry Ripple.

I know you will see a lot more projects made using this set as it is so quick and easy to use and perfect for all occasions too!!

If you would like to place an order from the new catalogue delivery is just £4.95 direct to your door.

Angela x

Monday, 1 July 2013

Best of Butterflies

Released today a NEW stamp set Best of Butterflies £13.95
Available to order in clear mount only.

Angela x

Friday, 28 June 2013

A Week to Celebrate

It has been another very busy week for me as my Mum celebrated her 70th Birthday yesterday, a birthday tea with family and friends with of course lots of presents and a lovely cake!!

This is the special card I made for my Mum, the Memorable Moments stamp set is a "must have" as it is perfect for special birthdays and anniversaries. I made some bunting to match this card but I didn't manage to take a photo yesterday - I will try & take one over the weekend when I'm there. I used the Pistachio Pudding re-inker to dye some Very Vanilla seam binding ribbon to match my project.

I have used some of the gorgeous NEW Stampin' Up! colours, Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe, not long to wait until the new Stampin' Up! catalogue launches on 2nd July!!!!!!!!

Another celebration this week was for my lovely Lucy - I nominated her for an award through The Children's Foundation and we took her to Newcastle on Wednesday to collect her award.  Lucy is always very patient and helpful with Philip and she always plays with him, even when I know she would rather do something else. I never wanted Lucy to have so much responsibility for Philip but the sad fact of life is that she does and she does a great job of taking care of him.

Lucy also came home today from school with a "Star of the Week" award for "being a wonderful and caring member of her class".  I'm really proud of her, she is growing up so fast and will soon be leaving primary school.  
We had a letter to inform us that her new school has been chosen to be filmed for a documentary for CBBC following the transition from primary to secondary school - when she visited Conyers yesterday the children were  interviewed & had their photographs taken. This is a long term project filming over several months with fixed cameras around school and it will be shown next summer to help children to feel more confident about moving schools.

  • Stippled Blossom stamp set
  • Memorable Moments stamp set
  • Pistachio Pudding Crisp Cantaloupe Whisper White
  • Labels Framelits
  • Polka Dots embossing folder
  • Seam Binding ribbon
I'm having a "crafty" afternoon tomorrow and a catch up with friends, sharing a project each in a shoebox style swap. I will share the card I have made soon.

Angela x

Sunday, 23 June 2013

New Product Sneak Peak

I'm here with a sneak peak from the new up-coming catalogue from Stampin' Up! that will be released on 2nd July!!!  New catalogues are available next week £5 including p&p!!!   I am holding a new catalogue launch party & new catalogues are included for those attending - 13th July  1- 4pm £15 including everything you will need to make 3 projects using NEW products and colours, contact me to book your place.

I have used the fabulous new Mosaic Madness stamp set with the matching embossing folder and punch and the gorgeous new Artisan label punch that is designed to fit the Label Love stamp set - all products will be available to order 2nd July.

  • Mosaic Madness, Label Love stamp sets
  • Mosaic Embossing Folder
  • Mosaic, Artisan Label Punches
  • Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, Summer Starfruit, Crushed Curry, Whisper White

I have been missing again as I'm now trying to finish a mini album and candy buffet decorations for an 18th Birthday in a "Tiffany" theme and make some samples for my new catalogue launch party on 13th July - the new colours Stampin' Up! have produced are beautiful, I know I'm going to enjoy working with them!!

Angela x

Saturday, 1 June 2013

The Best of 25 Years

Today is the launch of the new Best of 25 Years monthly stamp set collection.
Each month until October their will be a new collection released containing a selection of  favourite stamps from different stamp sets from the past 25 years. 

June is the Best of Flowers 

Each set will also contain a "never before seen" image - this month it is the daisy image that fits the 1 1/4" scallop circle punch.

The Best of Stamps are only available in "clear" mount £13.95

Angela x

NEW Single Stamps Available

NEW single stamps are available while stocks last or until 31st August!!!
Instead of buying a full stamp set you can now choose from a selection of single image stamps available in "clear" mount only.

Single stamps do not come in a stamp case but they are available to buy from the catalogue.

Angela x

Thursday, 30 May 2013

End of Year Retired list is HERE

It's time to share the retired stamps and accessories list from Stampin' Up!

Click HERE for stamp sets

Click HERE for accessories

Delivery direct to your door is just £4.95 no matter how much you order!!!   All products are only available while stocks last, so place your order without delay to avoid disappointment.

 Angela x 

Friday, 24 May 2013

Razzleberry Splash Workshop

Last weekend I held an all day Stampin' Up! workshop for a lovely group of ladies, it was lovely to welcome Edina and Emma to their first workshop. We made several projects throughout the day using the Razzleberry Splash Simply Scrappin' kit this lovely A5 tin filled with cards was the favourite project of the day.

The ladies had their own goody bags containing everything needed to make the projects and more!

These are some of the cards from my tin, I added sentiments to my cards as I wanted to complete my set but most of the ladies made up a selection of of sentiments that could be added to their cards when needed.

We used the exclusive Stampin' Up! Sizzix envelope die to make the mini envelope with vellum card, this contains an assortment of sentiments.

The morning soon whizzed by as we enjoyed delicious home baked cookies and cake while crafting - "what a perfect day"!!  Of course we had to stop for lunch and probably another coffee break or two. If you would like to join the next workshop contact me for more details.  

I'm sure this tin filled with cards will make a lovely gift although I think I will be holding on to mine!! It is always lovely to see how different everyone's projects turn out and next time I will take a few pictures to share before the end of the workshop.   I will share the remaining projects from the workshop next time.

  • Razzleberry Splash Simply Scrappin' kit
  • Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
  • Mixed Blossoms stamp set & matching punch
  • Stitiched Gosgrain Ribbon
  • Basic Rhinestones

Angela x

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Stampin' Up Papillon Potpourri

I have been busy working my way through a a long list of cards I have orders for, in the hope I will finish them early so I can make a good start on my teacher gifts, organised?! I hope to be!!

This is a pretty card using the lovely Papillion Potpourri stamp set with the co-ordinating punches, I used my Stampin' Up! markers to colour the butterflies, adding some tiny pearls at the top of the wings. I love the flower trim in the Spring & Summer catalogue, it's perfect for adding a little colour to with the marker pens - I hope we will see this in the new catalogue in July, if not I know I will need to add an extra pack to my order. The sentiment was created on my computer.

  • Papillon Potpourri 
  • Butterfly punches
  • Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
  • Basic pearls
  • Subtles designer series paper stack

Angela x

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Card Keeper

This is a project I first saw on Pinterest and in an effort to be more organised this year I decided to make one to keep the many cards I make in one place ready to send.

I changed the measurements to fit the Stampin' Up! envelopes I used and I decided on a worn vintage look to the card keeper by using Crumb Cake & Soft Suede ink to distress the edges of the paper.

The dividers were made using many different stamp sets, colouring the word I wanted for my title with a marker pen.

A close up of the felt flower, with some linen thread & a Vintage Brad for the centre.

  • First Edition Speciality designer papers
  • Cumb Cake
  • Vintage Brads, Linen Thread, Seam Binding, Crochet Trim
  • Small Oval & Four Frames punch
Angela x

Friday, 3 May 2013


THIS AND THAT is a brand new journal book with matching accessories to enhance your pages, ideas and memorabilia.  During May only Stampin' Up! have a SPECIAL OFFER if you buy the THIS AND THAT bundle of products you save 15% on future catalogue prices.

They make great gifts for teenagers and children too, a great opportunity to keep memories of special days, events and holidays in one place.

Click on the picture above to find out more.

Angela x

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Pleasant Poppies

A quick and simple card today!!  

Another image coloured with Watercolour Wonder crayons  * only available while stock lasts*

  • Pleasant Poppies stamp
  • Rose Red Whisper White
  • Seam Binding Watercolour Wonder crayons
I'm almost finished making the Christening cards and gifts I was commissioned to design, I will try and get a  photo of them before they are collected so I can share them here.  I have an order due today with all of the Stampin' Up! products for my next full day workshop, so I'm planning to make up some projects this week.

Angela x

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Delightful Dozen

I don't make a lot of cards for men, but this was a really quick & simple card to make and without embellishments. The designer papers I have used are fantastic value £6.25 for 40 sheets available in the Spring & Summer catalogue.

  • Delightful Dozen stamp set
  • Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit
  • Poetry Prints desinger paper
  • Vintage Trinkets
  • Window Framelits
I must catch up with taking photographs of the projects I have made recently, I never seem to get a spare minute & when I do my desk is usually piled up high?!

Angela x

Friday, 19 April 2013

Hearts A Flutter

This is another project I made earlier in the year but not got around to sharing, I fuound this set of drawers for £4 in Sainsburys - bargain & they were perfect for altering.  I painted them cream & lightly sanded the edges to give a worn finish, then I rubbed some crumb cake ink along the edge to accentuate the worn finish.

This is the top of the drawers, decorated with the gorgeous Artisan Embellishment kit.

Lucy has now claimed ownership of the drawers!!
  • Hearts a Flutter stamp set & matching Framelits
  • Amour Amour designer paper
  • Artisan Embellishment Kit
Angela x

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Pleasant Poppies

A quick post today from me a card using part of the extra large Pleasant Poppies stamp.  I used the Watercolour Wonder crayons to colour the image, they give a really intense colour and blend beautifully but if you want to try them you will have to be quick as they are only available while stocks last!!

  • Pleasant Poppies stamp set
  • Just Believe stamp set
  • Tempting turquoise Whisper White
  • Watercolour Wonder crayons  

Stampin' Up! have a new promotion for all qualifying orders over £250 (excluding p&p) hostess's will earn an extra £25 commission to spend in the catalogue!!!

The promotion runs until 30th May - I have a few dates available if you would like to book a workshop, contact me for more information.

If you join my team during the promotion you can get an extra £25 worth of products in your starter kit - that's  £155 worth of Stampin' Up! products of your choice for £99 and a business supplies kit worth £45 is also included this includes catalogues and paperwork to get your business off to a flying start?!

Angela x

Friday, 12 April 2013

Memorable Moments

This is one of the many cards I have made to order recently, a special 30th Birthday card. Memorable Moments stamp set is perfect for special birthday or anniversary cards.

  • Memorable Moments stamp set
  • Labels Framelits
  • Patio Party designer papers
  • Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, Whisper White
  • Small Butterfly punch, 
  • Basic Rhinestones, In Colour stitched ribbon
The school holidays are almost over, although we haven't been away due to the weather being so cold, we have had a few nice days out and completed some of the decorating we had planned for this year. I know Philip is looking forward to going back to school and I know I will enjoy a bit of peace and quiet too!!!   
I'm now starting to get my upcoming classes and workshops prepared for the next few months, places are limited, if you would like more information please contact me.  I'm hoping that when we eventually get some nice warm weather I can spend it outside sorting out the garden- we have a few "grand" plans for it this year?!!  

Angela x

Sunday, 7 April 2013

A Fitting Occasion

Today's card uses a stamp set that I wanted in my collection the first time I saw it, although like many it hasn't been used nearly enough!! This stamp set is very similar to my very first Stampin' Up! stamp set Circle of Friends which is now retired.

  • A Fitting Occassion stamp set
  • Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
  • Madison Avenue designer paper (retired)
  • Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Curly Label & Scallop Circle Punch
  • Basic Rhinestones,Taffeta Ribbon
It's been a much warmer weekend, so lovely to open the windows and hang washing on the line again!!  We have been busy decorating over the past couple of weekends, so far the progress has been good but as Darran is off this week the office/craft room is next on the decorating list - Ooops, now he will see just how much Stampin' Up! stash is actually crammed in there?!

Angela x

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Stampin' Up! Colour Refresh!!

Stampin;' Up! have announced some changes to their colour palette by discontinuing some colours and replacing them with 4 brand new colours and a few old favourites will return to complete the existing colour families.

The discontinued colours are only available while stocks last - so if there are any of your favourites that you can't live without you will need to be quick to stock up while you can!!  All coordinating products in these colours will also be discontinued, including ribbons, buttons and brads, designer papers ect.

The new colours will be available to purchase on 1st July when the new annual catalogue will be launched.

Angela x

Sunday, 24 March 2013


I'm not keeping up with my blogging right now but there has still been a lot of crafting here, most of it has been baby related projects that have been ordered for Christenings and Birthdays.  

I have a wedding card & box to complete for tomorrow & several more baby orders that need to be finished this week too, so if the light is good I will take a few photos of the Wedding card later this afternoon.

Another of my scrapbook layouts for you today, this is now the front page of Philip's album. 

Another very simple layout with the title heat embossed in white, the heart pins are from a free gift in a magazine I bought recently.

  • Marina Mist, Whisper White
  • Polka Dot Parade designer paper
  • Baby Prints stamp set
  • Heart Embosslit
  • Whisper White ribbon
I think we have been extremely lucky with the weather this week here - not a flake has settled!! So I hope that all of my readers are keeping safe & warm. Spring should be here soon???

Thanks for stopping by today,

Angela x

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Stippled Blossoms

Today I have a card for you using the lovely Stippled Blossoms stamp set and the gorgeous Print Poetry designer papers stack - 48 sheets for just £6.25 perfect for card making and the designs are suitable for so many different occasions too!!

  • Stippled Blossoms stamp set
  • Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
  • Designer Frames embossing folder
  • Pearls, Crochet Trim, Seam Binding
Angela x

Friday, 22 February 2013


Another scrapbook layout of Lucy, she was around 15 months old when this photo was taken and she had just started to walk confidently - I remember it was a mild January day and I left her buggy in the car to go to the local shops. She was a "tiny tot" wearing 6-9 months clothes - now she is almost as tall as me at 11?!

  • Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red, Tangerine Tango, 
  • Floral District Designer Paper
  • Framelits, Bitty Punches, Gems

Angela x

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Candy Treats

Today I have some sweet gifts I made for all of the ladies at my workshop on Saturday. I used the exclusive Stampin' Up! Candy Wrapper die so they were fairly quick and easy to make.

I love the new flower trim from the Spring and Summer catalogue.

I filled the boxes with some Hershey Kisses adding a punched circle of paper on the base.

  • Hearts a Flutter Stamp set and matching Framelits
  • More Amore designer paper
  • Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Primrose Petals
  • Lacy Brocade embossing folder, Candy Wrapper die, flower trim.
It was a lovely end to the first half term of the new year at school last week - Philip got his new wheelchair!!!  There was a lot of excitement around the school and the local paper came along to take some photos, at least Philip was happy about this but I prefer to stay in the background?!  

Angela x

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Stampin' Up! Papillon Potpourri Workshop

Sorry of the lack of posts this last week but I have been busy preparing  projects and kits for my first Stampin' Up! workshop of 2013.  Everyone made this gorgeous gift bag and a set of matching cards, this is a project that was shared by my upline Julie. You can see Julie;s projects here.

Everyone had their own goodie bag filled with enough Stampin' Up! products to make more than one of these sets. 

The Natural Composition papers were loved by all of the ladies and they were delighted to find they are actually more like card than papers, so a perfect choice to use for making gift bags or boxes!!

  • Papillon Potpourri stamp set,
  • Natural Composition designer papers
  • Primrose Petals, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
  • Blossom punch, large butterfly punch, small butterfly punch
  • Vintage Faceted Buttons
I will be emailing the remaining workshop dates for 2013 later this week - places are limited and fill up quickly so contact me to secure your place.

I am placing another Stampin' Up! order this week, if you would like to add anything, let me know - FREE postage if you can collect from me!!  Don't forget for every £45 you spend you can get a FREE sale-a-bration product.

Angela x

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Hearts a Flutter

Have you made your Valentines cards yet??  Of course I haven't - it will be last minute as usual!!

This is a card I wanted to share using more NEW products from the Stampin' Up! Spring and Summer seasonal catalogue and of course I have used the Core d'inations card again!!!  When I first saw the ticket stamps I knew they would be in my first order!!

  • Primrose Petals, Basic Grey, Very Vanilla, Real Red
  • Hearts a Flutter stamps and framelits
  • That's the Ticket and Ticket "builder" punch
  • Ciao Baby stamp set
  • Basic Grey grosgrain ribbon, basic rhinestones
Angela x

Friday, 8 February 2013


Another scrapbook layout from out trip to London - there are so many photo's I want to make layouts with. I need another scrapbook album for this trip and the linen ring binder albums from Stampin' Up! are beautiful, they are so easy to move your layouts around as you add more.

This page shows Lucy's hot chocolate and cake she had at the Garden Cafe after our trip to  Buckingham Palace. The glittered crown is a "pull tab" for the hidden journalling - Lucy got the very last chocolate cake that afternoon.

  • Pool Party, Island Indigo, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
  • Letter It stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip ribbon, Paper Flowers, Basic Pearls, Re-inker
Angela x

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Hearts a Flutter

I love the Vine Street embossing folder - did you know you can get this FREE with a £45 order during Sal-a-bration along with the Madison Avenue stamp set I have used on this card.

  • Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Basic Grey, Very Vanilla
  • Core d'inations Primsore Petals card, sanding block
  • Hearts a Flutter stamp set and framelits
  • Cherry Cobbler bakers twine, basic pearls
  • Vine Street embossing Folder and Madison Avenue stamp set - One FREE with an order of £45 or more
I have a busy week ahead with some planning and preparation for a new venture I am setting up and I will be spending Thursday at the Tynemouth Sealife Centre with Philip and his class.

Angela x

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Jems Blog Hop

Welcome to the Jems blog hop today we are sharing NEW products for the gorgeous NEW Spring and Summer seasonal catalogue from Stampin' Up!

If you have arrived from the lovely Rebekha's blog then I'm sure you will have seen some beautiful projects there!!

I have a decorated frame to share today using products from the NEW Spring and Summer catalogue. I have painted, sanded and inked the frame to take away the "bright white" it used to be and of course I added tome sparkle too!!

I LOVE the new Primrose Petals core d'inations card, it looks lovely embossed and sanded, many of the pretty embelishments are from the fabulous Artisan Kit, it has so many  beautiful bits and pieces, just enough for a special project. Have I told you yet I LOVE the Honeycomb embossing folder too!!

Here you can see more depth to the frame, the glitter frame was silver and I coloured it with a Satmpin' Write marker pen in Primrose Petals, the lovely banner is cut using the new framelits and of course the bunting punch.

The little pin wheel is going to be seen on a lot of my projects another must have from the new Spring and Summer catalogue.

I think my frame was a bit of a bargain at £1.99 and looks much better with a Stampin' Up! make over!!

  • Primrose Petals, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
  • More Amore designer paper, red and silver glimmer paper
  • Hearts a Flutter satmps and Framelits
  • Honeycomb embossing folder
  • Artisan Embelishments Kit, Crumb Cake seam binding

Now its time to hop on to the next blog to see the beautiful creations from Nicky.

Click the button below to go back to Rebekha's blog.

A complete list of everyone taking part is below.

Emma Williams -

Angela x