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My world of stamping has now taken on a big change, and has become 'My world of Crafting'. Hopefully I can get back to the routine of more regular blogging.

Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas everyone!

Just a quick post to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! It's been a while since I last showed you any cards so here is a simple layout using Just Believe stamp set which is so, so versatile. You may see more cards from me using this set as it has so many uses. And it may even help me to post more often - perhaps it should be a New Year's resolution.

So have a good one and see you all soon!
Thanks for looking
Tricia -x-

Monday, 1 November 2010

Fabulous November offers from Stampin'Up

Have you started your Christmas cards yet?
Well here's a super money saving offer to get you on your way. FREE ribbons, (not available to purchase separately), with every bundle offer. And there is no limit to the number of bundles you buy!!!

Description Wood-Mount Item Wood-Mount Price Clear-Mount Item Clear-Mount Price
Gifted Bundle
Gifted Set and Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper
124051 £35.70 124052 £30.70
Welcome Christmas Bundle
Welcome Christmas Set and Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper
124063 £36.90 124064 £31.90
Season of Joy Bundle
Season of Joy Set and So Swirly Stampin’ Around Wheel
124055 £36.45 --- ---
Delightful Decorations Bundle
Delightful Decorations Set and Ornament Punch
124058 £37.45 --- ---

*Bundles and ribbons available while supplies last

Choose from these ribbons:

Description Item Retail Value

Mistletoe Ribbon Originals

116792 £11.50

Sleigh Bells Ribbon

116795 £8.50

Riding Hood Red 1-1/4” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

113099 £10.25

Real Red 3/4” Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon

115608 £10.25

If you would like to take up one or more of these offers, just let me know.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

STAMPERS '6' ----3 SPACES LEFT..........

And here it is!
The brand new Idea Book and Catalogue for 2010 - 2011 from Stampin'Up. It is absolutely full to the brim with fantastic new products ranging from new stamp sets and new colours to beautiful new ribbons and buttons. And loads more in between, far too many to mention in one post! So all you need to do, is click on the catalogue in the sidebar and see for your self.
Alternatively, if you prefer to feel the luscious pages, please contact me for your own copy, for just £5.95 inclusive of postage, which will be refunded on your first order of £40 or more. And your individual order , whatever the size, can be delivered to your house for just £4.95.

If you would like to build up your Stampin'Up collection over a period of time. I have just 3 spaces left in my Stampers 6 which will begin on 10th October. This entails spending just £25 or more per month for 6 months. And as a 'virtual hostess' for one of these months, you will receive a free hostess stamp set + £15 of products from the new catalogue, of your choice.

Call me now to reserve your space
01933 353695
~ Tricia ~

Sunday, 12 September 2010


**-- STAMPERS '6' --**
starts October 1st

With the imminent release of the new Idea Book & Catalogue from Stampin' Up, I am running a Stampers '6' which lasts for 6 months, beginning October and ending March 2011.
If you have never joined a group before, here are the benefits of joining now:
** FREE catalogue - worth £5.95
** FREE hostess stamp set - in your hostess month
** FREE £15 of items of your choice from the IB&BC - in your hostess month

All that you commit to, is:
** To spend a minimum of £25 each month for just 6 months

As a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I am lucky to have already received my copy of the new
2010 - 2011 Idea Book and Catalogue and I can honestly say that this one is the BIGGEST and BEST so far. I am certain that you will agree with me when you have a copy in your hands. I would also say that (finances permitting!) I could spend £25 per month for the whole year, and still be NEEDING more!!

This is a flexible way of building up your Stampin' Up stash without breaking the bank each month.
So if you are interested, please let me know by email or phone:
Tricia on 01933 353695
Spaces are filling fast so don't delay, call me today!!

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Christmas in July! PART 4

And the wonderful Dasher makes an appearance!
A little bit of masking and sponging, a little fancy punching and a dash of Dazzling diamonds sets the scene!
Must get my mojo in gear now to be ready for the next episode of
Christmas in August!
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Christmas in July! Part 3

Real red and Old olive - a favourite colour combo of mine!
Stamp sets used were Tree trimmings and Hung up on Holidays with Real red grosgrain ribbon and gold elastic. The greeting and flourish (branches) were from Season of Joy.
Another simple but effective card.
Thanks for looking!
Just one more Christmas card to go until the end of August when I am holding
another workshop to bring you some more Chtistmas card ideas!
If you would like to attend, or hold a workshop in your own home with a few friend,
please email me

Monday, 2 August 2010

Christmas in July! Part 2

Thanks for coming back for more!
Have you tried heat embossing on vellum? Well here are my efforts! And I was so pleased with the results. Having tried this technique some years ago, I have never tried again until now as the end result was so disappointing - scorch marks and a wavy piece of vellum!
I have come to the conclusion that if you use quality vellum cardstock from Stampin'Up and a quality embossing powder from Stampin'Up, you will always be successful! And were the ladies impressed with their own results?
And just to highlight the silver embossed snowflakes (Serene snowflakes stamp set) I did some subtle sponging around the edges with Night of Navy, on the reverse side of the vellum.
The main image is from the Silent night stamp set, mounted on some silver card.
Vellum is the way to go!
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Christmas in July!

No! I am not organised for Christmas but I do know a lot of ladies who like to start their preparations early as they make a lot of special cards for Christmas. So the idea of Christmas in July seems a good idea!
Here's the first of 4 cards we made at a workshop over the weekend. A quite simple one to start with , using the soft holly wheel in Always artichoke and the berries were coloured with the Real red SU marker. The wreath in the centre was made using a stamp from Mr & Mrs inked with Always artichoke, and cut out. The same stamp was inked with Real red and the centre spotted circle, punched out using the 1 3/8" SU circle punch. And the greeting came from Loads of Love, punched using the SU large oval. So straightforward and simple! Just what we need when making a lot of cards.
Thank you for dropping by , and if you want to see more cards we made,
there will be more to see over the next few days!

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Brayering - Lovely as a Tree

So here's my last brayered card for the moment. Bashful blue and old olive form a great staple base for a landscape card using the Lovely as a Tree stamp set. To get the distinction between grass and sky which is not a straight line, you just need to make a mask for the sky, before brayering the grass, by stamping the trees image on a separate piece of paper, and cut away the area below the'hills' line. Simple but effective!
Pop back to see what inspiration (if any!), I have for tomorrow.
Thanks for looking

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Brayering with sympathy

Now this one, I didn't particularly like when I had completed it but the more I see it , the more I warm to it! The sentiment comes from Close as a Memory but the floral silhouette is from a US set called Upsy Daisy. I am so hoping that it makes the new SU catalogue in October. I am sure that you will all want the set as it is beautiful.
Barely banana, pale plum, not quite navy and a hint of night of navy gives the colour combination here. The image and sentiment were stamped in Night of navy.
The moon was made with the masking technique and I also masked when adding the pale plum layer to get the effect of curved skies/ mountains at this point.
Just one more to go if you pop back tomorrow.
See you then and thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Brayering for Christmas

Another colourway, ideal for an early start on your Christmas cards. This time , a combination of bashful blue, tempting turquoise and not quite navy/ night of navy. And the lovely little deer from Winter Post. And the trees were from Lovely as a Tree.
Always a hint of dazzling diamonds to set the snowy scene!
I've edged the Night of Navy cardstock with Frost White shimmer paint from Stampin'Up with a sponge dauber which gives a lovely fine, even line around the edge.
Thanks for popping back.
See you tomorrow!

Monday, 26 July 2010

Brayering Workshop

I held a brayering workshop for some lovely ladies on Saturday, and this is the first of 4 cards we made. The idea was to concentrate on the technique using the brayer rather than the shape/layout of the card. Now I have to admit that I am NOT Barbara Gray! I admire her greatly as she is truly the goddess of the brayer!
However, practice can make perfect but I am not quite there yet!
So just a combination of colours - barely banana, so saffron, pumpkin pie and rose red from Stampin'Up with two beautifully useful stamps from Autumn Days, stamped in close to cocoa.
Please pop back to visit my blog for the other 3 cards over the coming days.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Can you resist this..........................................


I have only 3 of these limited edition Stampin' Up bags which I shall be giving the first three people to place an order of £100 or more (+ £5.00 P&P) , during July.
In addition, you will also receive:
Darling Dots stamp set
AND £15 of Stampin' Up products of your choice

So, if you find this offer too hard to resist, and would like to own one of these 'Circle Circus' design bags, just have a look in the main or mini catalogues, and email me to place your order:
REMEMBER - 'once they're gone, they're gone!'

For orders of £50 or more, I will give you a further £10 of Stampin' Up products of your choice.
PLUS - one lucky person will receive a level 1 hostess stamp set
(this will be drawn out of a hat when all 6 spaces are taken)

Spaces are limited, so if you are interested in either of these offers,
just let me know.
01933 353695


Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Handbag card

Oh how I just love the Greenhouse Garden stamp set! The picture in the Stampin Up catalogue just does it no justice whatsoever. But once you have used the stamps, you just can't leave them alone.
Now it is a two-step stamping set which usually means you need to use the Stamp-a-ma-Jig for accurate placement but on this occasion it is so easy to place one image on top of the other for a very effective image.
Here's the inside, where I've made a small greeting card. I've punched a 1 3/4" circle for a mask and then random stamped around the edges in the same way as I've stamped the main card.
I've used Pretty in Pink with Regal Rose, then So Saffron overstamped with Pumpkin Pie and filled the gaps with Always Artichoke. The colours work so well and one of my favourite, easy combinations within my 'comfort zone'!!
Thanks for looking today - if you have the time, please leave a comment!
Tricia -x-

Friday, 28 May 2010

All-in-one Card and Gift

So........ I haven't updated my blog for over 2 months - I'm sorry! But it doesn't mean that I haven't been making cards or crafting in one way or another. And here's my latest creation as I needed a holder for a candle which I had embellished with stamping, for a workshop I amholding tomorrow. Last minute, that's me! Or you could say disorganised, but it always works out in the end!
I just had to use some of the brand new clours from Stampin' Up which they have released during the month of May, before it is listed in the new catalogue in October. This is Melon Mambo, and isn't it fab? And the new Polka Dot ribbon to match?

And here's the 'all-in-one-card-and-gift' using another new colour - Rich Razzleberry - and the co-ordinating Polka Dot ribbon - so lush! And designer paper from the Country Wall collection, only available while stocks last. I made this card design having been inspired whilst blog-hopping and can't remember where. So whoever designed it, it's fab - and thank you for inspiring me to make my version.
Sorry, same picture!!!

Friday, 19 March 2010

Sneak peek at the new Mini catalogue.....

If you would love to see more of what Stampin' Up has to offer you in the new Mini catalogue, I would love to see you at my
Open House
Mini sneak peek in conjunction with Haiti Disaster fund raiser
Saturday 27th March
2pm till 4pm
near Rushden Northants
Please email me for more details
There will be refreshments, cake stall , tombola , retired craft items ,
Make and Take, and Door Prize

It will be your last opportunity to take advantage of the March offer detailed in the post below.

As a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I have been priveledged to be able to get hold of some of the new catalogue items before the launch. So if this appeals to you, or you would like to be able to get craft goodies whenever you would like to without leaving the comfort of your own home, or even make money from your hobby by running your own SU business, please ask me for more details about becoming a Stampin' Up demonstrator - nothing to lose, and everything to gain!!
I look forward to seeing you on the 27th March.
Tricia -x-

These crafting goodies are not available to order until 1st April but can be ordered right through till 30th September when the new 2010/11 Main Catalogue will launch. Some of the mini items may be in the main catalogue, but many will not.

Monday, 1 March 2010


From 1st March to 31st March , Stampin' Up have brought us another amazing deal - 20% on punches when you buy the co-ordinating stamp set. PLUS a brand new Full Heart punch!
The details are below:



Stamp Set


Coordinating Punch*


Discount Price



Flight of the Butterfly


Butterfly punch





In the Stars


Large Star punch





Say It with Scallops


Scallop Square punch





Oval All


Scallop Oval punch





Simply Said


Full Heart punch**



If you would like to know more, please let me know by contacting Tricia

For more pictures, just click on the Stampin@up catalogue on the left of the screen.

Sunday, 28 February 2010


Please scroll down for new posts.

It's that time of year again - Sale-A-Bration - when you can choose a FREE stamp set with every £45 you spend from the Stampin' Up catalogue. There are 4 lovely sets to choose from or maybe collect them all!!
The picture above, shows the Whimsical words set which I've chosen to jazz up so that I have some ready made toppers for a quick card or two.
So the sets available are:
Whimsical Words - set of 6 stamps
Happy Moments - set of 7 stamps
Vintage Labels - set of 6 stamps
Good Neighbours - set of 10 stamps
SO, as a customer, you can choose one of these sets with every £45 you spend in the current catalogue.
OR, as a hostess, with sales of £300 or more, you can also choose one of these sets, absolutely FREE.
AND there's more........if you would like to join my team by becoming a demonstrator during the Sale-A-Bration period- 30th December to 28th February - not only do you get a fabulous Starter Kit containing more than £240 of Stampin' Up goods for just £139 , but also an additional stamp set of your choice, up to £38.95 in value.
For more details about becoming a Demonstrator, or to place an order, or arrange a demonstration in your home, please email me
give me a call on
01933 353695


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