Thursday, 11 December 2014

All about glue

All about glue

 What glue should I use?
 What glue is a must have I'm my crafting room?
 What three glue essentials would you recommend? 

That’s a sticky question – pun intended! Ha! Okay, seriously, there are a lot of adhesives, but that is good news because it means that you can get the perfect one for your project! Here are the details to help you make the choice that will stick best!   - See more at:
That’s a sticky question – pun intended! Ha! Okay, seriously, there are a lot of adhesives, but that is good news because it means that you can get the perfect one for your project! Here are the details to help you make the choice that will stick best!   - See more at:
That’s a sticky question – pun intended! Ha! Okay, seriously, there are a lot of adhesives, but that is good news because it means that you can get the perfect one for your project! Here are the details to help you make the choice that will stick best!   - See more at:

 Stampinup has a wide range of glues/adhesives available and today I'm going to try and explain what they are all for a why.

That’s a sticky question – pun intended! Ha! Okay, seriously, there are a lot of adhesives, but that is good news because it means that you can get the perfect one for your project! Here are the details to help you make the choice that will stick best

Red liner tape :  104294 6,95 € | £5.50
this is a extra strong double sided tape best used for projects such as boxes or 3d projects, mini albums and interactive cards where they will get a lot of handling.
 Hold 3-D projects together, or adhere heavy
accessories and glitter. Extra-tacky doublesided
strip. 9.1 m. Acid free. 6.4 mm wide.

  Snail adhesive tape runner:  SNAIL » 104332 6,95 € | £5.50
 Refill » 104331 4,95 € | £3.75
 Great for layering cards and dsp, quick and easy when batch making cards or running workshops,great bond for thinner cardstock and paper.
 Double-sided, permanent adhesive.
Dispensed continuously with 12 m of
adhesive. Easy to apply and refill. Instant bond.
Acid free. Remove with Adhesive Remover.

Fast fuse : 129026 Price: £8.95
A relatively new addition to the Stampin'Up catalogues and a great one, ideal for boxes and 3d projects as a quick and easy alternative to red liner tape. 

 Tombow multi purpose liquid glue : 110755 Price: £3.25

The Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive has a dual tip for placing adhesive exactly where you want it. Place an exact small amount using the small tip, or spread the adhesive over a larger area using the wide tip. Latex rubber acrylic resin adhesive is acid free.

■ Adhesive can be both permanent or temporary depending on how it is applied
■ Works great for adhering card stock or Designer Series paper to chipboard
■ Excellent for adhering Stampin’ Glitter to surfaces
■ dual-tipped applicator

This is a great liquid glue,fast drying and ideal for using when you need a bit wiggle room to get things on straight! I use it for everything cards,3d projects, scrapbooking, home decor 

Great for adding embossed card stock layers without crushing the embossing, and is a fast and economical choice for putting together cards. Plus, this adhesive is permanent when used to adhere while it’s wet, or let it dry and it is a strong temporary adhesive like a super-sticky note. - See more at:

 Glue stick:130654 Price: £3.75

 Add glue anywhere with new diamond-shaped glue stick—great for reaching those tight corners! Dries quickly. 2 sticks: ea. 0.7 oz.; acid free.

 Crystal Effects101055 Price: £5.25

 Embellish any image without embossing using Crystal Effects. It gives a high-gloss finish to any image.

■ Creates amazing 3-D effects
■ Applicator tip gives great control
■ Distributed exclusively by Stampin’ Up!
■ Water based for quick and easy cleanup
■ Dries completely within an hour depending on how thick it is applied
■ 2 oz. bottle

 2-Way Glue Pen : 100425 Price: £3.95

2-Way Glue is versatile and provides a permanent or temporary bond. It's perfect for masking or working with stencils! The chisel tip makes it easy to get just the right amount of glue for adding glitter. Let the glue dry after you’ve applied it (it will become clear), and it will work just like a sticky note.


 Transfer Adhesive Sheets :133722 Price: £6.25

 Extremely strong adhesive. Use with die-cut shapes, paper accents, photos, ribbon, buttons, embellishments, etc. Sized especially for This and That. Permanent. 12 sheets: 5-3/4" x 7-3/4". Acid free.

 Stampin' Dimensionals : 104430 Price: £3.25

 Stampin’ Dimensionals are the easiest way to give your projects an instant 3-D look. Just stamp an image, trim around it, and then use a Stampin’ Dimensional to attach it to your project. They are also great for making greetings stand out and attaching 3-D objects such as tags and bows.

■ 300 1/16" double-sided, self-adhesive foam mounts
■ Use multiple Stampin’ Dimensionals for multilevel projects or added height
■ Great for layering

 Shaker Frames : 124155 Price: £4.50

 Double-sided adhesive foam circles let you make any card a shaker card! Use with Window Sheets and your favorite filler, like Stampin’ Glitter. Five of the foam circles are sized to coordinate with a variety of our Circle Punches. 36 total circles: 6 of ea. size. (Packaged as six sets of nested circles). Foam is approx. 1/8" high. Inside of circles measure: 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1-1/4", 1-1/2", and 1-3/4".

 Mini Glue Dots : 103683 Price: £3.95

 Our Mini Glue Dots are super sticky, double-sided adhesive dots for use on 3-D accents for cards, scrapbook pages, and other projects. This fast, clean adhesive is safe for kids, too. No fumes, no mess, and no drying time required!

■ 300 per roll; each dot measures approximately 3/16" in diameter
■ Great for attaching embellishments; adheres to paper, fabric, wood, foam, plastic, and more

to order any of these products please click on the shop now button 

happy stamping

Lucie x

Last delivery dates before christmas

if you want to place and order for deliver before christmas , Then Monday 15th of december is the time to get your order in by.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

End of Year SALE - Now on

End of Year SALE - Now on - Grab up to 80% discounts NOW ! Remember - these sell out quick, so please your orders as soon as possible to avoid disappointment !

Tuesday, 25 November 2014



Launching today we have an amazing offer for those of you who have been considering joining Stampin Up.
 From 25th November until 2nd December you can join my team,  for only £74.25 (usually £99 so a 25% saving). 
This could be an early Christmas present for you!
 You get to choose £130 of products from ANY of our catalogues and it ships to you for FREE for your £74.25.
Click on the photo below to join up!
What’s even more exciting is that as well as the reduction in cost you also get a chance to earn an extra 5% back in December.
 So as well as earning your usual 20% commission (after VAT) you will also get 5% cash back on any orders in December. 
During December we have our pre-order for the Spring/Summer Catalogue so there will be new products to choose from!
I am looking forward to welcoming new people to our team, its an exciting time to join as from January our catalogues will launch at exactly the same time as the USA, meaning we get our hands on products at the same time!

If you have any questions just ask

hugs lucie x

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Wishing you a fan(tache)stic Christmas

I just love the moustache framelit , great for a whole host of occasions .
This time it's Christmas,simple but effective, I just think they are so cute.... These are going to be my Christmas cards this year.

I just love how they turned out, ideal for batch making cards.
Just the  base card, then I embossed the sentiment with versamark and White embossing powder.
I used my white uniglo gel pen and a ruler to create a frame. Then using the moustache framelit and White glimmer card I created the "tache"! Which I put on the card using the Dimensionals to create some depth.

Sentiments came from the santas stache stampset and good greeting hostess set ( no longer available )

If you would like purchase any of the products used in this project, please click on the shop now button to shop safely 24/7

Happy stamping

Lucie x 

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Spinning santas stache !

Hi stampers, 

  Today's project is really cut and inspired by a you tube video by deb Valder 

I just love this stamp set and am determined to use it as much as possible for my Christmas cards, gift tags, gift cards etc and when I saw debs video I just knew I had to give it a go.

I think these cards will bring a smile to the recipients face, don't you? 

If you would like to purchase any of the products used in these projects,please click on the shop now button to shop safely 24/7

Happy Stamping 

Lucie x 

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Stampin' Blendabilities

Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers are exclusive, alcohol-based marker sets that come in a 3-pack of light, medium and dark shades (of the same colour), and provide your projects a more saturated look with blended colours. We recommend using Stampin' Up! Whisper White Cardstock with your Stampin' Up! Blendabilities, but choosing any one of our cardstocks will add a unique look to your project. We also recommend that you only use them with ink pads from our list of compatible pads. And because traditional alcohol markers require a bit of training, we've developed a few videos to ensure that Blendabilities are easy-to-use for everyone! 

 You can visit to view them.

What Sets Them Apart:
  • The Stampin' Up! rectangular barrel keeps your markers from rolling away!
  • Flat storage helps to maintain the life of each marker.
  • Each marker comes with a tip on each end: brush and fine.
  • Marker tips are made of nylon, which is superior to polyester which can fray.
  • Colour coded caps.
  • Stampin' Up! markers coordinate wonderfully with our cardstock, and can be used with transparent sheets
Stampin’ Blendabilities are designed to work with our Memento Ink Pad. The markers also work well with several of our Classic Stampin’ Pads, noted below. Keep in mind that colours not listed are prone to smearing and aren’t recommended for use with Stampin’ Blendabilities. Also, remember that you’ll get the best blending results using Whisper White Cardstock, and when the stamped image is completely dry.

Classic Stampin’ Pads:
Always Artichoke
Baked Brown Sugar
Blushing Bride
Calypso Coral
Coastal Cabana
Crisp Cantaloupe
Crumb Cake
Crushed Curry
Daffodil Delight
Garden Green
Hello Honey
Marina Mist
Melon Mambo
Lost Lagoon
Old Olive
Pear Pizzazz
Pink Pirouette
Pistachio Pudding
Pool Party
Pumpkin Pie
Sahara Sand
Smoky Slate
So Saffron
Soft Sky
Tangelo Twist
Tangerine Tango
Tempting Turquoise
Wild Wasabi
Wisteria Wonder

If you would like to buy any of the products featured in this blog post , then click on the shop now button and shop online safely 24/7

Happy Stamping
Lucie x

Friday, 31 October 2014

Product Spotlight - Everyday Occassions Cardmaking Kit

Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit 134797
Price: £26.95

Quickly create 20 beautiful cards for almost any occasion. Includes cardstock and envelopes for 20 cards; twine; buttons & clips; precut paper embellishments; Stampin Spots ; 7-piece Occasions Stamp Set & clear stamp block; full-color Tips & Tricks brochure for making the cards; a cool, storable, giftable box. Also available in Spanish & French.

click here


I had the BEST day ever yesterday!!
  I spent the afternoon creating all 20 cards from the Everyday Occasions Card Making Kit.  Most of you have probably never seen this kit and I am excited to share it with you.  
This kit contains all the cards, envelopes, stamps and embellishments to make 20 cards and these are not “boring” cards at all!
The kit contains:

  • Everyday Occasions stamp set (7 stamps)
  • Clear Block
  • Cut and scored cardstock to make 20 cards
  • (7) sheets of Die cut embellishments
  • Buttons, cute clips, and Bakers Twine
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • (2) Stampin’ Spots (mini ink pads)
  • Color brochure showing detail on how to create all 20 cards
The kit has EVERYTHING you need except basic adhesive and scissors.  We figure everyone has that and check this out….All of this for only £26.95 
 So, let’s think about this….20 cards PLUS the stamp set, clear block, and the mini ink pads.  This is an AWESOME deal

Some Examples:

if you would like to purchase this great kit, just click on the shop now button and you will find it in the autumn/winter supplement section.

Happy Crafting

Lucie x

Monday, 27 October 2014

Six sided sampler part 2

Hi, I hope you all had a great weekend.

This is a quick card I made on Friday, I wanted to do something that incorporated the 2013-2014 in - colours.
I love how it turned out, I hope you do too...


Whisper white cardstock 
Crumb cake cardstock 

Coastal cabana inkpad
Pistachio pudding inkpad 
Baked brown sugar inkpad 
Crisp cantaloupe inkpad 
Momento black inkpad 

Coastal cabana ribbon
Whisper White ribbon

Hexagon punch
Tombow liquid glue
Glue dots
Stampin'Up! Trimmer

If you would like to buy any of the products used in this card project, just click on the shop now button to the right , where you can shop 24/7

Happy crafting 

Lucie x 

Thursday, 23 October 2014


Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit

Price: £23.95

Make your own 3D stars this season in a variety of sizes and patterns. Use them for ornaments,

home d├ęcor, place cards, and more. The largest star can take the place of honor on your front door or on your mantel.

You get enough to create a 15" | 38 cm star and 25 smaller stars, 5 each of 5 sizes:

• Printed, die-cut star pieces

• Printed, self-adhesive die-cut side pieces

• Wooden snowflakes

• 7 sheets die-cut tags, banners, greetings, and accents
want to get one? then pop over to my online shop  and buy it know!!!

happy crafting
Lucie x 

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Well I'm back ! This week is the six sided sampler stampset

Hi everyone,
Sorry it's been a while  but I've had a nasty cold/bug and it's been hanging around for weeks and as a result I lost my crafting mojo for a while ...
But I've been back in the craft room today and I think it's slowly coming back !

As you may have noticed last weekend was the Stampin'Up! Convention in Brussels and it looked like everyone had an amazing time, why not pop over to the Stampin'Up! UK Facebook page and have a look at all the fab photos and amazing projects  and get lots of crafty inspiration.

Anyway, enough of me waffling! Onto to today's cards.

Products :

Whisper white cardstock, basic black cardstock and back to black dsp 
White gel pen, Momento black ink, daffodil delight ribbon, whisper white craft ink 


Interested in buying some of the products used in these projects? 

Then why not click on the shop now button and take a look at my online shop, where you can order online 24/7 and have it delivered to your door!

Why not check out this weeks weekly deals too, there are some great bargain to be found and it changes on a weekly basis! 

Happy Stampin 

Lucie x 

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

October Special Offers from SU! (and there's a few!)

Good morning to you today,

Stampin' up! have started the new month with a bang again! They have a couple of fab offers so I'll start with the time sensitive one first for you.

*selected ink pads, card, envelopes and stamps too
Visit my SHOP today to see what's on offer as this one is only running 'till the 6th October :-)

Pick a Paper Pack!

Join SU! as a demo today and get a pack of regular DSP (not speciality or stacks) FREE every month for 6 months. 
That could be your classes for your first 6 months sorted for you if you want to be a career demo or a whole heap of cards ready to go if you are joining as a hobby demo. Either way it's a winner!
 There's no better time to share what you love than the month of October! For a limited time, you can enjoy six months of FREE Designer Series Paper when you sign someone up to be a demonstrator.
You heard that correctly.
You'll receive one FREE package of Designer Series Paper, every month for the next six months, when you sign someone up to be a demonstrator.
Paper will be limited to non specialty paper only; Specialty Designer Series Paper and Designer Series Paper Stacks not included. 
so thats £60 pounds worth of free Designer series paper,and £130 worth of product for only £99 and free P&P !!!
Its a great time to join
 This offer runs 'till the 24th October 2014. 

Good Greetings is still available 'till the 31st October.
Host a party and reach at least £200 in sales and you will get this fab stamp set and get this stamp set in Wood or Clear mount for FREE!! I'm loving it and using it tons in my Christmas Class which I will be showcasing here in the next couple of weeks.
 Contact me to arrange a date for me to come and share SU! with you and your friends and family. I cover Corby and surrounding areas, can do day times or evenings.
You can of course also spend £200 in my shop; all on your own or with a few friends, it's entirely up to you, I won't judge ;-)
*This Offer ends 31st October*

And finally don't forget that the Weekly Deals are also still running HERE too! 
As the title suggests they are changed weekly so you need to check regularly and complete your order before Tuesday night at 11pm (GMT) or Midnight (CET)

Happy Stamping 
Lucie x

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Christmas is coming........

Today's technique is using blendbilities, I find if you use the lightest first, then the medium and then the dark it gives the best end result. 
In today's project I used the santas stache Stampset and endless wishes photopolymer stamp set

I know Christmas is a long way off, but is just couldn't resist having a play.

Happy stamping


Products used : 


Whisper white card stock
Real red cardstock 
Night of navy cardstock
Smokey slate cardstock 
Hello honey cardstock 
Trim the tree paper stack 


Momento black 
Real red
Crumb cake
White stazon
Soft sky
Night of navy


Daffodil delight
Night of navy
Cherry cobbler
Smoky slate
Crumb cake
Melon mambo
Old olive


Moustache die 
Modern label punch
Word window punch
1 1/4 circle punch
Circle framelits
Square framelits
Decorative label punch


Silver 1/8 ribbon
Basic rhinestones
Soft Sky 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
Neutral Candy dots


Tombow multipurpose liquid glue
Snail adhesive
Stampin Dimensionals 
Paper snips
Stampin trimmer