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I am an Independent Demonstrator for Stampin’ Up! and I love all things crafty! I also enjoy sharing my hobby with like minded people, through classes and workshops. If you would like to find out more about joining one of my classes, or even hosting your own party, contact me at

Friday, 27 June 2014

My First Attempt at Project Life...

The full range of Product Life products is not available until the launch of the new catalogue (not long to go now - you can start ordering from 1st July!), but I couldn't wait, and ordered some of the initial launch which included products from the Everyday Adventure Collection.   I ordered the Everyday Adventure Card Collection, plus an Accessory Pack and a pack of Photo Pocket Pages.  I rushed in to Boots to get some reprints of photos from our holiday earlier this year, and set about planning some pages.  Normally, I would spend hours thinking about layouts, working out what papers and embellishments to use and which photos looked the best.  Well, what a different ball game Project Life is!!  I managed to complete three pages in about an hour!!!  Actually, they're not quite finished because now that I've realised how much I like it, I need the stamps to go with it so that I can add dates etc to the photos!

This page was from the Donkey Sanctuary near Sidmouth - the little black donkey has got a wonkey ear and they've called him 'Wonkey Donkey'!!! For any Ant and Dec fans out there, that should put a smile on your face! 

This next page was taken on the little private beach at our campsite - Ladram Bay.  If you are ever visiting this part of the country, it is a fantastic place to stay!

My final offering for tonight is this great fun page of Madeline and Ollie having a water fight!  They didn't bother with pistols, they went straight for the bucket, and very politely took it in turns to soak each other.  At least Madeline thought to put her wellies on!!!

As you can see, it really is a quick and easy way to document those special moments.  I can't wait to order the other kits once the new products become available.  Roll on next week!!  Don't forget to let me know if you are interested in joining a Project Life class and I'll get some provisional dates organised.

I'm off to sort through some more photos!!


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Thursday, 26 June 2014

Project Life Meets Stampin' Up!

If you're anything like me, and, although you love papercrafting and cardmaking, you find scrapbooking quite a daunting task, Project Life could be the solution for you.  Project Life was originally introduced in America by Rebecca Higgins, as a quick and easy way to document and capture special moments and occasions.  Rebecca has been working with Stampin' Up! and earlier this month SU launched their very own exclusive Project Life collection.  It combines the great style of SU with the fantastic idea of Project Life, offering us a great opportunity to dig out the old photos and have a go at making our own memories!

If you are interested in having a go, let me know as I'm looking at running some Project Life classes where you can come along to my house with your own PL kit and your photos, and you can share my stamps and inks etc to decorate your pages.  Let me know if you'd like to join in!!
Here is a short video that introduces the new Project Life collection - watch it and see what you think! It really is as easy as they say it is!


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Saturday, 21 June 2014

Zoo Babies...And Finally...

This is the Zoo Baby that is my absolute favourite - meet Gerry (short for Gerrard!) the Giraffe.  Giraffes are very popular in our house (Ollie's favourite cuddly from when he was a baby), and his Giraffe is called Mr G. Not very imaginative you might think, but we are a Liverpool household so it's short for Stevie Gerrard and Giraffe, so it kinda came naturally!

Gerry was stamped in So Saffron, and layered with So Saffron Cardstock.

Here are all the Zoo Babies lined up together!  I used Pistachio Pudding for the last colour combo, as not everyone wants to give traditional pink and blue cards for babies these days. 

 I hope you like them all.  Drop me a comment and let me know which is your favourite!

Be back soon!


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Thursday, 19 June 2014

This Weeks Weekly Deals...

..see the product list below for this weeks Weekly Deals.  Click on the product image for more information or to order from my online shop.


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Zoo Babies - Ronnie the Rhino...

Isn't he just handsome!  Step forward Ronnie, the second of our Zoo Babies!!  Coloured in Soft Sky, this is a great card for a bouncing baby boy!!!

This stamp set really is a pleasure to create with, and it's quite nice to get my scissors out again and do some 'fussy cutting' - haven't done much of this recently.

Check back soon to meet Nellie and Ronnies 'playmates'!!


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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Adorable Zoo Babies - Nellie the Elephant!

I ordered the Zoo Babies stamp set last month for July's card club, and have totally fallen in love with it!! I have teamed it with another favourite stamp of mine, the Hardwood background stamp.  The background card is Very Vanilla, and has been stamped in Sahara Sand.  Because I wanted the woodgrain to be quite feint, I stamped it onto scrap paper first.

The elephant was stamped on to Whisper White card, as I tried it on Very Vanilla but it made the pink too yellowy (I think that makes sense!!)

I stamped the elephant twice and cut out it's ear so that I could give it a bit of a 3D look.
These great cards have been CASED from the fab German demonstrator Heike over at born2stamp.
Look out for more colour combinations over the next few days!


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