Tuesday, 31 December 2013

VIDEO - Passion for Post Cards!

Hello Everyone

Wishing you happy New Year celebrations!

For today's video I am bringing you a video of a project inspired by one of my lovely downline Leigh-Anne.

Hope you liked todays video - and don't forget to visit  Leigh-Anne at her blog. 

Love Elizabeth X

Friday, 27 December 2013

Thank you SO much

Hello Everyone

I feel so loved being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. Just look at all these beautiful cards and packaging my lovely ladies and team gave me at Christmas - a whole dresser full of gorgeousness.

Thank you so much to each and every one of you who took the time out of your busy lives to make these goodies for me. I really appreciate it.

Happy New Year everyone - looking forward to seeing you all soon.

Love Elizabeth X

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Happy Christmas Everyone

Hello Everyone

Wishing all my blog readers a very Merry Christmas.

No video today - but a thank you card, to say thank you for visiting me throughout the year. I will be back on new years eve with another video tutorial.
Have lots of festive fun over the holidays.

Love Elizabeth X

Friday, 20 December 2013

Last Minute Gifts?

Hello Everyone

Any last minute gifts to buy? Why not get a gift card and make some cute wrapping for it?

Today's project is a sweet little gift card holder. You could make it in festive DSP - but I love the sophisticated black and white of Modern Medley.

This is just a piece 8" X 4" folded in half at 4". Adhere down the sides adding a handle if wished.

I decorated with a bow made with the Bigz Gift Bow Die and finished with a Faceted button and white Bakers Twine.

Hope you like today's project

Love Elizabeth X

Monday, 16 December 2013

VIDEO - Bleach Techniques

Hello Everyone

Today's video features stamping with bleach - and some of the effects you can achieve….

Hope you liked today's video. I will be posting over Christmas, and will be back with more videos after the holidays. Have a wonderful festive celebration!

Love Elizabeth X

Friday, 13 December 2013

Northern Flurry Tall Card

Hello Everyone

Today I am sharing a tall card made with the Northern Flurry Embossing folder. I used the Wishing You stamp set on the outside and the inside. That little gift image is part of the set - punched out with a circle punch.

 Love the luxury of the Cherry Cobbler ribbon. Inside I did a panel of Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla to stamp the greeting and gifts upon.

I hope you like today's project. 

Love Elizabeth X

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

VIDEO Vintage look tags

Hello Everyone

Another tag video today - we haven't got time for a big project at this time of year have we? Hope you enjoy…

Love Elizabeth X

Friday, 6 December 2013

Who is coming to town?

Hello Everyone

Well it is December - so time for a Ho Ho Ho from a certain person! This stamp set is called Santa's List and I love the greeting - I sing along every time I see it...

My lovely upline Amanda designed this card - we made it at a recent team training...

On the front and inside I used the Pretty Print textured embossing folder. People have asked me what it says - but it doesn't say anything...it is just the look of text. So useful all year round!

 Love Elizabeth X

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

VIDEO Christmas Pudding Tag

Hello Everyone

Today's video is a re-make of a tag I taught in class several years ago...I hope you enjoy it.

Only a few weeks to go - is all your Christmas crafting underway? (I can hear you laughing!)

Love Elizabeth X

Friday, 29 November 2013

Box in a flash...

Hello Everyone

Just a quick project today. This is an easy gift box, you can stamp on the outside, (as I did with the stars), add a bow and greeting and your box is ready to go.

I stamped the bow with the Festive Flurry stamp set in Smoky Slate and finished with a matching brad made using a Candy Dot.

Something I can fill with treats and give as a quick Christmas gift I think!

Love Elizabeth X

Tuesday, 26 November 2013


Hello Everyone

Well I am just back from an AMAZING European Stampin' Up! Convention. My team is called the Dazzling Dreamers and 10 of us went along and had a ton of fun and learned loads of fabulous things to share with you. In the photo you can see Sara, Nichola, Nina A, Tracey W, Naomi, Tracy L, Me, Carolyn, Leigh-Anne and Nina C.

Now the MOST exciting thing for our team at convention is that we WON THE CONVENTION VIDEO COMPETITION! We are so excited about it - so today I have two videos to share. Scroll down to see a cute Santa project - and click right below to watch our very hammed-up contest winning video!  (BTW, for my non-European blog visitors, 2007-8 was the very first catalogue released in Europe when the market opened here).

Did you spot some of my lovely girls from the photo above - and of course my fabulous upline Amanda Fowler?

I hope the video made you laugh and smile - and maybe it made you think about your journey with Stampin' Up!?  I am beyond grateful to Amanda and my team and everyone at Stampin' Up! for enabling me to share all that I love with my friends, customers, blog readers and YOU!

If you are a Stampin' Up! customer and you think it is time to start your journey as a demonstrator - why not join the Dazzling Dreamers? You could be in next year's team photo from Stampin' Up! Convention which is going to be in Brussels. Contact me and we can have a chat about your crafting business hopes and dreams.

So - after that excitement - down to business! Today's video was inspired by a project by France Martin - thank you Frenchie for the fabby idea. Enjoy the video.

 Did you like it? Such a cute festive project.

Love Elizabeth X

Friday, 22 November 2013

Feeling the Winter Frost!

Hello Everyone

Today I am sharing a project using the Festive Flurry stamp set and matching framelit dies. I first adhered a strip of Winter Frost DSP to a piece of Naturals White cardstock. The card was just a little smaller than base card I was using. I then cut out a snowflake shape.

I stamped and cut two smaller snowflakes and layered them up using dimensionals. The greeting stamp comes from the Wishing You stamp set. I finished the outside with a rhinestone.

I didn't waste that snowflake I cut from the card front... I stamped the greeting from the same stamp set and it became the inside of the card.

Hope you enjoyed today's project.

Love Elizabeth X

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

VIDEO Festive Flurry Ornament

Hello Everyone

Have you see the Festive Flurry ornaments in the Autumn/Winter catalogue. I loved them, but didn't know how they had been put together. I had a play and came up with this video to show you how I made mine.

A close up for you...

So - are you off to make your own decorations now? :)

Love Elizabeth X

Friday, 15 November 2013

Festive Tea Light

Hello Everyone

I promised last week to show you how we didn't waste the middle of a mat made of Silver Foil sheet. Here is the project.

This little tea light decoration was made by using Coaster Board to cut the base using the Festive Flurry Framelit dies. Did you know our new Coaster Board can be cut with framelits?

The middle of that Silver Foil mat was cut using the next snowflake size down in the framelit set.

If you want to see how to stamp the top of the tea light - check my videos. There is one showing stamped tealights in a Window Gift box.

Hope you like this project.

Love Elizabeth X

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

VIDEO Fir Cone Card

Hello Everyone

Today's video shows how to make a perfect fir cone card.

Hope you enjoyed today's video - do give me some feedback if you liked it! :)

Love Elizabeth X

Friday, 8 November 2013

Wonderful Wreath Embossed

Hello Everyone

Today I am sharing another of my special Christmas card projects. More silver embossing and a fancy fold on this one.

We used the Wonderful Wreath stamp set which is set of beautifully agains the Bermuda Bay background. We layered up on the fabby silver foil sheet from the Autumn/Winter catalogue, (and we didn't waste the middle bit that you can't see - check back next week and I will show you where we used it).

You can see the fancy fold element better on this picture. We used the Winter Frost DSP for the panels which gives lots of silvery shine. The greeting comes from Teeny Tiny Wishes. 

Hope you like!

Love Elizabeth X

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Envelope Punch Board VIDEO

Hello Everyone

So excited to be sharing this video with you today! It is the new Envelope Punch Board from Stampin' Up! You are going to love this new product which is only £17.95!

As well as making envelopes it makes boxes, file folder cards and tabs and so much more. Just wait until you see with the videos and classes I have coming up.

But for now - this is how it is meant to be used.

I hope you enjoyed today's video. If you would like to order a new Envelope Punch Board, please contact me and I will be delighted to help.

Love Elizabeth X

Friday, 1 November 2013

Fabulous Festive Flurry

Hello Everyone

Today's project is one of the cards we made at my recent special classes. It features the lovely Festive Flurry stamp set.

We made a large card using an A4 sheet of Smoky Slate cardstock and cut the Window Frames layers to reflect the colours used in the stamping, (Island Indigo and Coastal Cabana).

We went to down on this one with Silver Embossing, Iridescent Ice Embossing, Silver Glimmer paper, Silver Ribbon and the beautiful Winter Frost DSP.

I hope you like this project.

Love Elizabeth X

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

VIDEO Inspired by an Angel

Hello Everyone

Today's video is inspired by a project I was given by one of my lovely downline. (Thank you Tracey!) I have been sharing this at some recent workshops and everyone just lovely this little sweetie!

So will you be bringing angels into your life today?

Love Elizabeth X

Friday, 25 October 2013

Crackers for these crackers!

Hello Everyone

Today I am sharing a project I learned how to make from a lovely fellow demo called Hazel Benn.  I just loved the cute little crackers - and they were SO easy to create.

I couldn't wait to teach my lovely class ladies. They are made from Whisper White cardstock decorated with Seasons of Style DSP.

I finished them with the Christmas greeting from 'That's the Ticket' and the fabulous Silver ribbon from the Autumn/Winter catalogue.

If you are local to Hampshire and want to join me for a class, why not contact me? I would love to hear from you.

Love Elizabeth X

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Flip Cards made EASY! VIDEO

Hello Everyone

STOP PRESS.......25 stamp sets at a 25% discount. 7 days only - order before 28th October or miss out. Click shop now to browse the list. There are some great ones there....if they are on your wish list order quickly either online or contact me.

I am so excited to be sharing a video about a brand new tool from Stampin' Up! It is called the Label Card Thinlet die - but I am calling it the fantastic flip card set!

As you will see in the video - it makes flip cards, but with all the accessories you can make so much more. Contact me today if you want to order yours. (It could make a great Christmas gift for a crafty friend - or for you!!!)

I hope you enjoyed today's video. If you are coming to my upcoming classes and workshops you will see this for real very soon!

love Elizabeth

Friday, 18 October 2013

More Mini Muslin Bags

Hello Everyone

As promised - here are some close up pics of the other Mini Muslin Bags I showed on my video on Tuesday. (If you missed it, scroll down to see it!)

Here is the Christmassy one using the Wishing You stamp set. The embossed one uses Gorgeous Grunge and the letter is from the Broadsheet Alphabet set.

I think my favourite is the festive one - I adore the Cherry Cobbler grossgrain ribbon.

Hope you like!

Love Elizabeth X

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

VIDEO Mini Muslin Bags

Hello Everyone

Today's video features the Mini Muslin Bags that are on page 36 of the Autumn/Winter catalogue from Stampin' Up!

Hope you liked today's video. Pop back on Friday for some close up pics of the other two bags I showed.

Love Elizabeth X

Monday, 14 October 2013

Stationery Trunks by my lovely ladies

Hello Everyone

My lovely customer and friend Clare sent this picture over after she and her friends and family spent an evening making Stationery Trunks made with my tutorial.

I just had to share - don't they look fabulous?!

They also did some stamped candles that we did in our special Christmas class.

Love Elizabeth X

Friday, 11 October 2013

Little Gift Card Holder

Hello Everyone

Today's project is a little gift card holder. I have used lots of goodies from the Autumn/Winter catalogue from Stampin' Up!

The greeting and inside stamping are done with the stamp set Wishing You. The little bows are pre-tied on to the clips, making the closure really simple.

When you open the holder you find a space for a gift card - or in my case you find a Disney room key card...couldn't find a gift card for the picture. LOL

You can see how the simple fold works in the photo below.

I hope you like this quick and easy gift card holder.

Love Elizabeth X

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

VIDEO Grungy card from scratch....

Hello Everyone

Today I am sharing a video of a card I made up as I went along. This is really the way I create...changing my mind as I go. Like many of us, a mistake becomes a happy accident, or an embellishment opportunity!

When you have watched the video, scroll down to the bottom of this post and see the mess I was working in...then you will understand why I kept losing things! LOL

Oh dear - a bit of a mess to clear up! :)

Love Elizabeth X

Friday, 4 October 2013

Perfect Packaging

Hello Everyone

Today I am sharing two ideas for using the Tag a Bag gift Bags from Stampin' Up! As you may know I LOVE the gift boxes, (also on page 158 of the big catalogue), but I had some questions about how to use the bags - and here is what I came up with...

The first idea is actually to snip off the bottom of the bag, snip up in four corners, fold in and create a bag that stands up. I have decorated with the lovely Chalk Talk stamp set cut with the matching framelits.

My second project is my favourite. By simply placing the paper bag inside one of our large cello bags, you get a luxury look! Again I finished with a Chalk Talk label, Natural Trim Ribbon and Linen Thread.

There are lots of other ways of using these cute bags - will you be adding them to your wish list? :)

Love Elizabeth X

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

VIDEO Coaster Board Bag Tag

Hello Everyone

Today's video is about making a cute bag tag. Enjoy!

 I hope you liked today's video - have I inspired you to make a Coaster Board tag?

Love Elizabeth X

Friday, 27 September 2013

Hexagon Gift Box

Hello Everyone

I had some giveaway projects on display for my team recently including a Hexagon Gift Box that I made some time ago. My lovely downline Sara picked up the box and was trying to figure out how to make it. You can see the box below on the left.

So I thought it was time to do a festive re-design and share it at my September classes. This box is made using the Mini Milk Carton Bigz die from Stampin' Up!

For the festive one I used the Season of Style DSP and Merry Minis Punch Pack, (in case you can't see this in your catalogue, these and other festive goodies are carried over from last year - ask me or your demo for details).

I also used the Christmas greeting from That's the Ticket and finished with the truly gorgeous Silver Ribbon from the new Autumn/Winter catalogue.

Love Elizabeth X