Monday, 23 February 2015

NEWS FLASH !!!! New Sale-A-Bration Products COMING SOON.......

New products are coming to Sale-A-Bration!

 Watch the video about these exclusive Sale-A-Bration products, or click here for a quick look at them!

 This is the first time Stampin'Up! have added items to boost the last month of Sale-A-Bration,These new items go live on 1 March.

Take a look at Sale-A-Bration products!

Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper #138635:
This paper is so much more than meets the eye! The glossy designs look great alone or they will “resist” ink, making them really fun for techniques. Try it with spritzers, brayers, sponges and more. You’ll find that this paper can be used with any style, from bold and bright to elegant and subtle. Try a technique class with your friends where everyone can play with this paper and fall in love with it like we have! With unlimited crafty possibilities, this paper is simply a must-have for everyone’s paper stash.

 Lotus Blossom Stamp Set #139143:
This gorgeous stamp set makes anyone feel like an artist in three quick steps. It creates a beautiful flower that looks painted, but it is amazingly easy. The individual stamps have a tab at the top to help you align them, and the tabs are numbered so you will know which part of the flower to stamp first, second, and third. Try playing around using one ink pad with the stamping off technique, or multiple different ink pads to create many different looks.

Best Day Ever Stamp Set (Item 139091 [w])/Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper #138633:
The Best Day Ever Stamp Set can be used to build your own unique patterns and backgrounds. Combine it with chalk ink, Blendabilities, or watercolours  to create a truly one-of-a-kind design that reflects your creative sensibilities. When paired with the deliciously trendy patterns in our Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper, you’re sure to make your Best. Card. Ever.

Big Day Stamp Set (Item 139109) and Stampin' Blendabilities Markers
Make a big birthday splash with the Big Day Stamp Set. Create professional-looking cards for special birthday recipients through the magic of a stamp and our easy-to-use Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers. For an especially trendy look, use the Big Day Stamp Set with some Chalkboard Paper and chalk ink. The possibilities are endless!

Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers make coloring and blending easy—you won’t spend hours, but it’ll look like you did! Each alcohol ink assortment includes three markers: a light, medium, and dark shade for perfect blending and shading. With 12 assortments to choose from, the only hard part about Stampin’ Blendabilities is choosing which ones to use!
Artwork by Lynsay Mahon and Janet Wakeland

 A Happy Thing Stamp Set (Item 139131)
Earning the A Happy Thing Stamp Set during Sale-A-Bration is the most happy thing! This decidedly cheerful stamp set uses line art imagery that’s perfect for colouring—pull out your Blendabilities or your Aqua Painters and let your inner artist go to work! The result? Gorgeous artwork that is deceptively easy.

 You Brighten My Day Stamp Set (Item 139103 [w])Think about how many days you can brighten with the You Brighten My Day Stamp Set! No need to spend precious time cutting out all the adorable images; this set coordinates with three different punches: the Banner and What’s Up Punches, and the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. Plus, the triple star and triple heart images fit right on the little house, making it ever so easy to customise your creation. And with four different sentiments, this stamp set works for just about any occasion.

 Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (Item 138634)Combine the You Brighten My Day Stamp Set with our Best Year Ever Accessory Pack and you’ve got yourself one darn-cute creation! The Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, and Coastal Cabana ribbon and buttons in this accessory pack are bright, fun, and ready to embellish cards, gifts, scrapbook pages, and more.

Artwork by Mary Polcin and Brian King

 Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack (Item 138639) Sheer perfection is spelled v-e-l-l-u-m. This 15.2 x 15.2 cm stack of translucent vellum paper, in 12 different designs (2 sheets per design), is perfectly sized for cards—no measuring or cutting needed! And since many of the designs are line art or brush stroke, it’s also perfect for showing off a pop of colour underneath. The gorgeous designs coordinate with Nature’s Perfection Stamp Set (Item 139097 [w])—another bonus Sale-A-Bration product only available through 31 March!

Artwork by Mary Ellen Byler and Lynsay Mahon

 Simply Wonderful Stamp Set (Item 139125)
Sometimes it’s easier to show someone how wonderful they are versus just telling them. The sentiments in the Simply Wonderful Stamp Set—phrases like “Thanks so very much” and “You’re the best”—offer many opportunities to show your appreciation, love, admiration, and general regard for anyone in your life. Added bonus: the stamp set coordinates with the Decorative Label and Extra-Large Oval Punches, just to name a few!

Artwork by Mary Fish and Stampin' Up!

 I hope you  enjoy getting inspiration and ideas from theses lovely projects created using the saleabration products.

If you would like to get any of the wonderful sale a Bration products highlighted in this blog post you need to spend a minimum of £45 for one free product. To purchase please click on the shop now button. 

Please be aware the products featured today are not available till March 1st, but there are plenty others available if you just can't wait!

Happy stamping 

Lucie x 

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Shabby chic cards made using postage due Stampset

Hi stampers,

sorry for the lull in blog posts but family life has taken priority and I've not been doing much less crafting of late.

I'm hopefully starting a new job soon ,My crafting and blogging will have to take a back seat but I will post as often as I can.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my lovely blog readers and customers for your continued support, I really do appreciate it.

If you are one of my lovely followers on my Facebook page -

You will be glad to know that I now have a shop now button on there which will take you straight to my Stampin'Up! Online shop, for much quicker easier shopping. Of course you will still be able to order via this blog securely 24/7...

Today's blog is all about the fantabulous Postage due stamp set 

Postage Due Clear-Mount Stamp Set126397

We love the vintage look! Don't you? This classic four-piece set will add a touch of class to cards, scrapbook pages, and papercrafting projects of all kinds. Coordinates with the Postage Stamp Punch and the fabulous Fan Fair suite.
Set Quantity: 4

I decided to go all girly, kinda shabby chic style. Using crumb cake ,blushing bride and very vanilla and also chocolate chip.
Here are the results 🔻

For the card above I used the envelope punch board to create the ticket look to the card. Firstly cut you card base to the size you want and the using the EPB take you card corner at the point and put into the punch hole of the EPB and by eye make sure you have it central and punch, do this on all four sides. 
To get all the layers equal you must take them down 1/4 of a inch not 1/8 of a inch as it just doesn't line up properly for some reason.
I also used the gorgeous new butterfly framelits to cut the butterfly using blushing bride cardstock and I inked the edges in blushing bride too. To finish I used the blushing bride cotton ribbon and attached it used the Stampin'Up! Mini stapler.

For the card above, I used very vanilla as my base card and layered with crumb cake and blushing bride cardstock. I stamped the main image in crumb cake  and stamped the postage Stamp in blushing bride which I punched out with postage stamp punch, I then put in on the card using dimensionals to give it some lift. If finished it of with the lovely blushing bride cotton ribbon and a few tiny pearls for some bling! I love how it turned out.

Finally the card above was made using very vanilla cardstock , layered with blushing bride cardstock. I stamped the main image on very vanilla cardstock in blushing bride and cut out using the oval framelits. I also created a frame using chocolate chip cardstock, also using the oval framelits. I stamped the small stamp images in chocolate chip and punched out using the postage stamp punch and finished it of with the crochet trim and some tiny pearls.

Products used: 


Blushing bride
Very vanilla 
Chocolate chip
Crumb cake


Blushing bride
Chocolate chip 
Crumb cake

Dies and punches

Butterfly framelits
Postage stamp punch 
Envelope punch board (EPB)


Blushing bride cotton ribbon


Mini stapler
Stampin' Trimmer
Paper snips
Sponge daubers
Tombow liquid glue

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and check out my blog and I hope you like what I've made  and I hope I may inspire you to have a go and try one of these cards yourself.

If you would like to purchase any of the products I have used in this cards, then please click on the shop now button at the top right of this blog for a direct link to my online shop. Alternatively you can email me as I am always on hand to answer question or queries.

Happy stamping and come back soon

Lucie x