Something Different…..

So having been in a bit of a Mojo drain I chatted with my pal Susan Moffatt who suggested I take part in a challenge. She sent me to her blog to check out her blog challenge links…..My goodness what an amazing array of potential  challenges…..and it is only Tuesday!

Here goes….My first card is for the Simply Stamping challenge – So here there this a challenge which asks you to follow a sketch. Just what I needed to kick start my Mojo!


I really wanted to see what Pool Party and So Saffron was going to look like together an to be honest I think this looked better in my head than it does IRL. But that’s what it is like when your Mojo not working…..

This second one features some not quite yet available products from the new Annual Catalogue from Stampin Up.  I am fortunate to have these products and I love them totally! So two pics here and this one is to be entered on the Sweet Stampin Challenge where we have to do some thing Christmassy in July (only just made it!). 



And finally – my Mojo beginning to make an appearance now – is my favourite of the session. This one is for submitting to the Craft your Passion challenge and is another sketch challenge. I confess to using very little Stampin Up. But sometimes that is the way things roll isn’t it?


In this one I used my marker pens, daubing and some rather funky felt flowers! I am rather pleased with this card as it took  me outside what has been my comfort zone for a while. I also like the bright colours – very HOT AUGUST!

Okay – hope you like these as I actually enjoyed doing them. So that is me sorted for today – heading over to Susan’s again to see what challenges are listed for the rest of the week….You can see what she has by clicking here.

Until next time remember to stamp your place int he world! xxxx










Blog Candy winner!!!!!

I am thrilled and delighted to announce the winner of the Stampin Up Blog Candy to celebrate 10,000 viewings of my Blog.

This is a pic of my Beloved in my craft room picking the winning name out of my Mini Skip desk bin….and the Winner is…….





Please email me your address Annie and I will get the Blog Candy out to you in the post!  Well Done.

Thank you to everyone who took part…. I am so pleased that so many people emailed me as well as posting on the blog.  THANK YOU!

Right off to look at how team GB are doing in the Olympics…

Till next time, remember to stamp your place in the world! xxxx

WOW! WOW! WOW! I am Soooooo HAPPY!

I cannot believe that since I started this blog – not THAT long ago – I have had almost 10,000 people visit and read!  That is a huge amount of people who have taken the time to come on in and read about my life and my crafting! A HUGE THANK YOU to each and every one of you!

And to celebrate this momentous event I would like to GIVE AWAY some stuff – fabulous STUFF – BLOG CANDY!!

Here is a pic of what I have to give away to some lucky, lucky, person…..


PHEW!  What a load of BLOG CANDY! There is a 12×12 Pack of Designer Paper, a Sentiments stamp set, 2 Stamp Pad (coordinates beautifully with the paper), a roll of ribbon (also coordinates), Tub of brads, A Tombow glue, and a pack of Paper Daisies! EVERYTHING you need to make some fabulous projects! The Draw will take place next Sunday night (29th July 2012) and the winner will be notified by email and on my blog!

And what do you have to do to get this BLOG CANDY – because lets face it there is no such thing as a FREE LUNCH! 

ALL I am asking is for you to do the following:

1. Leave me a message on my blog (maybe let me know what you think and whether I could make some improvements?)

2. Tell all your friends, and

3. Get them to leave me a message which includes YOUR name!     that way you get two shots at those fabulous goodies!

OH and it gets better…



I am also going to take 15% off the total of your STAMPIN’ UP shopping!


WOWSER! Not sure what to buy? Well let me tell you the items in the Mini stop being available at the end of August so not long now  and you can download and view your very own copy of the Summer Mini by clicking the link up there on the right!

When you have made your choice simply email me with your shopping list – EASY AS PIE! – you can pay by cash, cheque, credit card or PayPal – I will forward all the details you will need. If your order  totals £45 or more then you will receive a FREE Ribbon and Brad collection which Perfectly matches the Papers, ink and ribbon in my GIVE AWAY! SO MUCH to GIVE AWAY!!!!

REMEMBER – for the 15% off orders must be in by 11.00pm Friday 27th July 2012.

So Don’t Delay – SHOP and BLOG TODAY and you could be a winner!


Here is a project I have done in preparation for the new stamp set coming next month – Reason to Smile ! I love this stamp set already…






This stamp set will be FREE from 1st August – 31st August ONLY for orders over £65, alternatively you will be able to buy it in your favourite format – wood mount (£18.95) or clear mount (14.95). I can tell you it is delightful!  Pre Order yours now and have it as quickly as possible!

And finally…..I have space for one person on each of my Stamp Clubs – My Stampers 10 and my Stampers 6. How do they work Lorraine? Well, I am glad you asked…Join my Stamp Clubs and you will get £25 of free goodies from the current Catalogues or mini’s. How it works is simple…you buy £15 or £25 of Stampin Up goodness every month and on the month that you are ‘Hostess’ YOU GET ALL THE HOSTESS BENEFITS ! that’s £25 to spend how you wish on what ever you want! drop me an email now cos’ these places do NOT stay empty long!

PHEW! such a lot to say! hope it is all clear by you know you can email me if it is not!  Right…off to bed for me… Until next time…remember to stamp your place in the world! xxx

Reason to Smile….There’s more than one!

Oh my goodness but I am loving the Reason to Smile stamp set!  Not just because FROM 1ST AUGUST to 31ST AUGUST inclusive, you can get it FREE or if you prefer BUY it in your favourite stamping format either wood mount or clear mount….but because it has to be one of the most versatile stamp sets I have ever had!   I have used it loads already and thought I would share some of the projects we made at our Stamp a Stack last week using just this stamp set….

This first one is a CASE but sadly I cannot remember where from (if it’s yours please drop me an email so I can give you your due respect please!) and is made with Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait and Melon Mambo (haven’t used that colour for a while!!!!) with Melon Mambo polka dot ribbon and the delightful Adorning Accents embossing folder in the background. 

I was so pleased with how this one turned out – I love cards that are made with a simple colour scheme and they don’t come much more simple than this – Whisper White and Elegant Eggplant ink pad and water colour pencil. Simple!   

This delightful card was CASEd from Kelly Aichison – she makes some lovely cards and is so into the Reason to Smile stamp set just like me.  This one features Vellum, Whisper White, Basic Grey (don’t think I have EVER used this colour before) and Pretty in Pink. I was so pleased with the colour combination here, I was pretty afraid of the Basic Grey but actually it’s growing on me….

And finally, this lovely combination of Daffodil Delight and Concorde Crush – heavenly! There is also Whisper White and Crumb Cake to complete the combination. The key element in all these cards is the wonderful and versatile Reason to Smile stamp set – You can have it for FREE – just place an order with me for £60 between  1ST AUGUST to 31ST AUGUST inclusive,and it is YOURS!  

Alternatively, RIGHT NOW if your order totals £45 or more you will automatically receive the delightful Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad set absolutely FREE!  which adds up to even more FREEBIE goodness!

Talking of Stamp a Stack – we have a Technique Tornado Day coming up on the 28th – You could be taking part as there are still three places left on this class. Due to popular demand – that means the regulars telling me what they want to make!- we are making a basket and filling it with lovely summer flowers – I love this project and cannot wait to get making with the girls! There will be paper roses everywhere! we will also be making a matching gift card to go with it just in case you are wanting to give it away….To book your place simply use the PayPal button up there on the right hand side where it says Technique Tornado Day and we will see you on the Day – 28th July, Table Table, Pheonix Park, Linwood, 10.00 am! see you there

Now I know the last couple of posts haven’t had much in the way of chat in them. This doesn’t mean that nothing much has been going on in my life…OH NO! what it means is that there has been so much going on, and not all of it good that I really don’t know where to start! Maybe when I get to seeing the funny side of some of the ‘rich tapestry’ that life has been handing to me and my family recently, then I will share it with you, but for the moment, suffice to say, we are having more than our fair share of challenging times. I do keep reminding myself that we still have a lovely home, food in our cupboards and are all relatively healthy (Okay, Youngest still having leg trouble and my Dad is still conveniently deaf as a post, Oldest boy still partying too much and MB keeps going on that he thinks he is ‘coming down with a cold’, but relatively speaking…..) and under those circumstances you have to be thankful and be clear that someone else is almost certainly having a worse time than we are. I wish them well and send them my love….

Okay, off to make some more lovelies for you and thanking whomever is keeping an eye on us for the fact that we are still all together. So till next time, remember to stamp your place in the world! xxx

So Much Happening….where to Start…..

Ok so there is loads to say….lets get right on with it…..First off….we have a fabulous stamp set…. And you can get it for FREE….

Get the Reason to Smile Set FREE when you spend £60 on any Stampin’ Up! products. Or purchase it at the regular retail price.

This is a delightful stamp set and I will have some lovely samples to show you later in the week.

Next up we have the return of a favourite from earlier in the year – the Everyday Enchantment Paper is available to Purchase for £9.99 and get the Everyday Ribbon & Brad Pack FREE when you spend £45 on any Stampin’ Up! products in July…..

These are the most delightful accessories and I can’t wait to be bringing you some lovely samples this week.

And we are still pampering  our lovely Hostesses through to 31st July ….

June & July Hostess Promotion

Until 31 July 2012, hostesses can get £80 in FREE products for hosting a £325 party! With the new Hostess program introduced last October, we’ve seen many hostesses take advantage of the £300 party amount; receiving £50 in hostess pounds plus 50 percent off a full-priced item when the party totals £300 or more.
During June and July we want to pamper hostesses even more!
For just bumping that £300 workshop up £25, hostesses will earn an extra £30 in hostess pounds plus 50 percent off a full-priced item!
Would you like £80 worth of FREE product plus a 50% OFF item?? I know I would.
Maybe you’ve been wanting the Big Shot? Or one of the Ink Caddys to hold your inkpads?
Book a home party and you could have both of those and more as part of your Hostess Party Benefits.
To book your party, email
(daytime and evening appointments available – whichever suits you)
Wow! so much for you all to take advantage of and to top it all off with I have a place on my Stamp Club….So if you are loving the Stampin Up products and offers but want to spread the cost of increasing your collection then this will be just for you!  I have a place in my Stamping 10  club…what does that mean? Well, simply put it means that you commit to spending £15 a month for ten months, and during that time you will get to be the Club hostess and benefit from £25 of FREE products. Now this doesn’t mean the other members of the club and I are going to pile round to your place – fun as that might be – what it does mean is that you get to be the Hostess AS IF  we were all round at your place. £25 of FREE products.  Want to join?  Fantastic  – you will also receive a copy of the New Idea’s book and Catalogue when they are released and also any additional catalogues when they become available. All you need to do now is send me your first order and a contact telephone number on, I will then send your products out to you. Simple!  

The next Stamp a Stack class will be Saturday 14th July at Table Table, Phoenix Park – we will be making 6 cards and a 3d project – cost will be £15 and everyone who places an order for £45 or more will their class FOR FREE !!!! So not only is the class for free but you also get the FANTASTIC FREE GIFTS from the EVERYDAY ENCHANTMENT offer too! To book your place use the PAY PAL button on my blog at or  drop me an email at

The next Technique Tornado Day will be Saturday 28th July at Table Table, Phoenix Park – We will be making this gorgeous basket which will be filled with flowers and a lovely gift card to go with it.  

We will make all the flowers for both the inside and the outside of this delightful Summer Flower Basket set! To book your place use the PAY PAL button on my blog at or drop me an  email at

Okay…..need to get back to making my samples now…I will be back later in the week to post my samples for the lovely Reason to Smile stamp set and the delightful Everyday Enchantment Papers, brads and ribbons!
Until next times, remember to stamp your place in the world! xxx
PS Forgot to mention ….We have our Crop on tuesday – 7.00 pm Table Table, Phoenix Park, Linwood…..Look forward to seeing you there….