Friday, 27 January 2012

Everyday Enchantment

Hello Everyone

Another post featuring a Sale-a-Bration option. You can recieve 12 sheets of this beautiful Designer Series Paper free with a £45 order during this promotion. It is called Everyday Enchantment and has a vintage/distressed look that is very attractive.

This is a little box of mini cards or tags. The box itself is made using the Scallop Square die and we were taught how to make it at Convention by Shelli, (the CEO of Stampin' Up!)



I added on of the antique brads and some ribbon - you can see in the photo how diddy and sweet this little box is...



Inside are lots of little cards which I made using the same Everyday Enchantment DSP and a stamp set called You're a Gem - which I just love.



I think this stamp set would be wonderful with some of the Simply Adorned charms - can you imagine the Queen for a Day stamp with one of the little crowns from the mini catalogue?



Hope you like today's project. What do you think of the Everyday Enchantment DSP?

Love Elizabeth X

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

It's Time to SALE-A-BRATE!

Hello Everyone

Yay! Sale-a-bration starts today! If you are wondering what I am talking about, Sale-a-bration is a fabulous Stampin' Up! promotion that allows us all to recieve FREE stamps - what could be better?


For those of you who know all about the wonders of Sale-a-Bration, you may notice that we are starting a couple of weeks later this year - but that is great because the promotion runs from today all the way until the end of March! WOO HOO!

Also, for the first time, we have FIVE choices of freebies - 4 stamp sets and 1 set of beautiful Designer Series Paper. Want to see?



The online pictures really don't do these stamp sets or especially the papers justice - so if you haven't already, why not book a workshop and see how fabby they are...three more stamp sets coming up...


I've been playing with Sprinkled Expressions and the DSP so far - here are the cards I made using Spinkled Expressions featuring the stunning red Glimmer Paper which is in the Mini Catalogue.



Back soon with more Sale-a-bration 2012 projects - hope to see you at a workshop soon!

Love Elizabeth X

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Cupcake Bag

Hello Everyone

Well you know from my last post I just love the new Create a Cupcake stamp set with the matching Cupcake punch.

This project is a sample I made to show my lovely ladies so of the cupcake designs you could create.



I love cake stands, (I own a couple), so thought it would be a great design. I used the Lace Ribbon Border punch with a strip of matching cardstock over the top half to create the stand. Instead of punching the elements and leaving the white border that the punch creates, for this project, I daubed with the matching colour of ink so I had no border, and created shading on both the frosting and the cupcake cases.


I created a tag using the new large Scallop Circle punch and one of the circles from the Circle #2 die.

But this stamp set and punch is NOT only for cupcakes...on the reverse of the bag I showed another way of using a couple of the elements...



How cute is that?? The clouds are the cupcake frosting and the baskets are the cupcake cases. Two of the baskets I popped through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Embossing folder - the other is one of the Create a Cupcake stamps. The balloons are made from the Large Oval and the 1 3/4" Circle punches - and if you are loving that designer paper - more about that soon....



I hope like my decorated bag - it was my DH's favourite project of all those I made over Christmas. :) 

Love Elizabeth X

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Cupcakes Class Project

Hello Everyone

I am so excited about this fabulous stamp set and matching punch that we used in January classes this month.
The thing in the mini catalogue that made me whoop the loudest when I saw it was the Create a Cupcake stamp set and matching punch and I couldn't wait to start using it in my classes.



Don't you love those little cupcakes? The mini pizza-box opens to reveal more cupcakes inside...



As well as the little tag we are making three little cards with matching envelopes...



What I love about the punch and stamps is that you can decorate your cupcake with sprinkles, chocolate chips, cherries, bows and flowers. Aren't they fabby?

Love Elizabeth X

Friday, 13 January 2012

Charming Boxes

Hello Everyone

I promised some boxes to match the card on my previous post and here they are...


These little boxes are made using the oh-so-versatile Petal Cone die. There are two different closure options I have used, but both are decorated using the Charming stamp set.



You can see two sizes of scallop circle there - the largest comes as part of the Petal Cone die and the smaller one used to layer is our fabulous NEW 2 3/8" (6cm) Scallop Circle punch. You are going to see quite a lot of this on my upcoming projects and I am delighted it is in our new catalogue.



I finished the box on the left with the stunning Wisteria Wonder ruffled ribbon, and stamped some tissue paper to go on the inside of the box. Wouldn't that make great packaging for a piece of Simply Adorned Jewellery or a Simply Adorned charm - did you see the crowns and keys in the mini catalogue? If you haven't click on the Our Catalogues link at the top to have a peek.

Back soon with more new goodies to tempt you with... :)

Love Elizabeth X

Monday, 9 January 2012

More from the Mini....

Hello Everyone

More projects from the mini catalogue today....

I mentioned on my last post a stamp set called Charming, which is especially designed to go with the Simply Adorned lockets - but it is not just for jewellery!

I have really enjoyed using these delicate stamps on all sorts of projects. Do you see a new punch used too? The Postage Stamp Punch layers beautifully over our Large Square punch and I love how it works with these stamps.



The Wisteria Wonder card is made using the Scallop Square die and I am really pleased with the colour combination of Wisteria with Pink Pirouette and Sahara Sand.

Back soon with some boxes to co-ordinate with this card.....
Love Elizabeth X

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Spring Mini Catalogue!

Hello Everyone

I am so delighted to be able to share our new Mini Catalogue which launches today. The new Stampin' Up! goodies inside are just stunning - I have been playing with lots of them over Christmas and can't wait to share some of my projects.

I know lots of you have workshops booked, but if you haven't got one - now is the time to get a date in your diary  and mine!

One new and exciting offering is our Simply Adorned Jewellery and charms. You can stamp images and use fabric, ribbon and charms to create your own unique and ever-changing braclets and necklaces. And for special cards and projects, the charms are going to help you make stunning creations.

I have been playing with a bracelet design...



Here are some closer peeks...

I have used Spice Cake fabric, Victoria Crochet Trim, and ribbon to decorate the bracelet.



There are four options for double sided lockets available, here I have used the smallest square one. I have stamped the flower image from the stamp set called Charmed, which is especially designed to work with our jewellery lockets.



On the other side I used a sentiment from the stamp set called You're a Gem, the background once again comes from Charmed.


What I love the best is that when I want different colours or designs, I can simply stamp some different images and add different ribbons and fabric, or just use charms if I prefer. It is a new piece of jewellery every day - and each piece is unique.

If you want to see more, click on the Our Catalogues tab at the top of the screen and you can look online to see the new mini catalogue, or contact me to get hold of your own paper copy.

Back soon with lots more from our mini catalogue.

Love Elizabeth X

Monday, 2 January 2012

So Many Thanks....card parade!

Hello Everyone

Happy New Year to each and every one of you!

We have loads of very exciting news coming from Stampin' Up! over the next few days and weeks, but today I am going to close the holiday season by sharing all the BEAUTIFUL hand made cards I have recieved from my lovely ladies, fellow demos and family.

You are all SO talented, I had to share them all.....









Aren't they all beautiful? Thank you again - I love them all!

Love Elizabeth X