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