Tuesday, 28 January 2014


Hello Everyone

Welcome to the most wonderful time of the Stampin' Up! year - it is time for Sale A Bration 2014. This is the time when you get to choose free goodies with every order of £45 - and there are some beautiful things for you to choose this year.

We have designer paper, a punch, a card kit, gorgeous accessories, a cute embossing folder, gift wrapping, MDS downloads, a banner kit and of course lots of stamps. I make it 13 choices - so what will you choose?

Today's video features two of those items, the Designer Paper and a stamp set called Petal Parade. If you want to see all the options, click on my SHOP NOW button and you can see them now.

With all the goodies in our new Spring/Summer catalogue to choose - earning free Sale A Bration goodies is going to be a breeze - why not book a Sale A Bration party and I will come and share some great projects with you.

Love Elizabeth X

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Team Gifts - in a Muslin Bag.

Hello Everyone

I was just about to post and noticed this photo. I realised I meant to share these goodies with you when I returned from Stampin' Up! Convention in November - but somehow they got missed. So just ahead of Sale A Bration 2014 - which starts next Tuesday, I thought I would sneak them in.

These are the team gifts I made for my team who came with me to convention. We are called the Dazzling Dreamers - so everyone has to have something dazzling, and this year it was a sparkly flower pin. It went in the tissue paper and washi tape bag, which is stamped with the Lovely Romance stamp set.

I made bag tags from wood mount blocks. I had de-mounted a couple of stamp sets this year so just had enough to go around. My FIL drilled holes for the metal rings and I made name labels on MDS.

All those goodies went inside the Muslin bag which was stamped using the Travel Journal wheel and Creative elements flourish. I used Natural Trim ribbon around the bag and the label comes from Chalk Talk. The glow sticks were one of my swaps.

I hope you like them :)

Love Elizabeth X

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

VIDEO Quick Wetlands Thank You Card

Hello Everyone

Today I have a very quick card and video to share with you.

This time next week our favourite time of year starts - it's Sale A Bration 2014! Come back for a video using some great goodies from Sale A Bration and the Spring/Summer Catalogue.

Love Elizabeth X

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Tape It in Wisteria Wonder

Hello Everyone

Today I am sharing a special card I made for my downline Sara. She was very poorly - but I am delighted to say is fine now!

Her favourite colour is Wisteria Wonder so of course there was no question what the colour of the card should be. I stamped the panels using the Tape It stamp set to create the washi tape in wisteria look. :)

The panel was embossed Silver Foil - I used the Fancy Fan embossing folder.

I also used 3 frosted finished - which impressed Sara immensely! LOL

The flip mechanism and the little pop up label was made using the Label Card Thinlets die and the greeting comes from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

I hope you like it as much as Sara did :)

Love Elizabeth X

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

VIDEO Crackers - not just for Christmas!

Hello Everyone

So did you think that crackers are just for Christmas - not with these beautiful Cracker Boxes made with the Envelope Punch Board from Stampin' Up!

Aren't they beautiful? Don't wait for next Christmas - why not make a Cracker today?

 Love Elizabeth X

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Betsy's Blossom Thank You

Hello Everyone

Today I am sharing a little thank you card. I make a batch of these to say thank you to everyone who places an order with me. Recently I asked if people would prefer different sentiments as I always put a post it note inside so they can use the card again.

They said they would prefer other greetings, but these and the next batch were already done as thank yous!

I used the Betsy's Blossoms stamp set here. I chose Midnight Muse ink, to match the cardstock and Gumball Green for the leaves.

And here is another batch…this time in Primrose Petals and Gumball Green.

Back on Tuesday with another tutorial video.

Love Elizabeth X

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

VIDEO - Fun with masking

Hello Everyone

I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year and got to spend time with your nearest and dearest.

Today I thought I would do a video to cover a couple of different ways of using masking on a project. Why not watch and then make a masked project from your own supplies?

Hope you enjoyed today's video and feel inspired to get masking!

Love Elizabeth X

Friday, 3 January 2014

A Whole lot of Love

Hello Everyone

Today I am sharing a few projects made with kits available during the 'A Whole Lot of Love' promotion.  This promotion offers a selection of cute stamps, kits and treat holders suitable not just for Valentines, but for lots of other occasions too.  Click here to see them all. (There are two pages - make sure you click page 2 to see the cards).

These goodies are only available until 27th January - so get them while you can!

The first picture shows the Sweet Sayings cards and envelopes. These are partially decorated cards - the border and pattern along the bottom are done for you. You can just add stamping, Washi tape or embellishments to give them your own twist. They are just £5.50 for 12 cards and envelopes.

I used the Regarding Dahlias stamp set for the first one and the greeting on the last one. Isn't that big flower pretty?

This picture also show the cute little gift packaging called 'Sweetheard Treat Bags'. You receive 12 kits that include bakers twine and tags for £4.50. Here the only thing I added was a punched heart. I scored down the sides, folding inwards and snipped off the bottom of the bottom of the bag to create a bag that stands up, (thank you Amanda for the idea), but however you use them, these bags are really sweet. 

If you like these you can order them online here before 27th January.

Love Elizabeth X