Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Happy Hallowe'en everyone

Morning everyone,

Today is Hallowe'en, but to some of us Pagans it's actually known as Samhain, and is not the commercial, bright, spooky festival celebrated widely by the US and increasingly by the UK - but instead is a serious, beautiful, emotional time to remember our ancestors and those who have gone before us. It marks the end of the Celtic calendar, something which a few of us out there still follow!

That's not to say that we don't dress up and have fun, but it is not the Hallowe'en that most others would know or assume it to be!

Tonight my family will be sitting down to a feast,  and to raise a toast to those who have gone before, thanking them for everything they have given to us.

I decided I would make today's card using some scraps as I accumulate them so quickly! The long straight bits are the leftovers you get from trimming cards down to size; I made the ribbon-like ends by using a square punch.

I used Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black and Basic Gray plus some First Edition DSP scraps (this paper is just like old encyclopedia pages, it's brilliant). I added some lovely Pumpkin Pie glittery brads and some taffeta ribbon.

I then used the bat from the Googly Ghouls stamp set along with the "Happy hallowe'en" from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments set, punched out with the Decorative Label Punch, all available from Stampin' Up!

Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you would like to order some Stampin' Up! goodies, or if you would like a catalogue - please note that I am actually away from tomorrow onwards (until Sunday) at the Stampin' Up! convention in Mainz, Germany, so please be aware that any enquiries over the next few days will take a little longer for me to reply to than normal!! Normal service will resume on Monday morning.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Thank you so, so much

This design is based on one from the Main Catalogue, I have changed the colours and the layout a little. I used three great colours - Pool Party, Real Red and Daffodil Delight. They really compliment each other.

The "Thank you so, so much" sentiment is from the Delightful Dozen set, this is a really brilliant stamp set consisting of 12 sentiments for just about every occasion. The flowers were made using the Boho Blossoms punch. I also used a scallop-edged punch for the edge of the card.

The complete list for making this card is as follows:

Stamps: Delightful Dozen
Ink: Soft Suede
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Pool Party
Punches: Boho Blossoms, Scallop Edge Border
Embellishments: Silver Mini Brads, Staples
Ribbon: Daffodil Delight stitched Grosgrain, Linen Thread
Other: Paper Trimmer, SNAIL adhesive, Dimensionals foam pads

Please drop me a line if you would like to order Stammpin' Up! supplies, you can order from anywhere in the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands or Austria. I would be happy to help!

Monday, 29 October 2012

For You

I'm getting ready for Convention later this week so a super quick post from me today. This card features three vibrant colours from Stampin' Up! ~ Whisper White, Soft Suede and Pacific Point. I think you'll agree that they go really well together and make the card really pop.

Here are the accessories needed to make this card:

Stamps: Creative Elements, Itty Bitty Banners
Ink: Soft Suede, Pacific Point
Paper: International Bazaar DSP
Cardstock: Whisper White, Soft Suede
Dies: Framelits Labels Collection, Bitty Banners
Embossing Folder: Perfect Polka Dots Folder
Other: Adhesive Pearls, SNAIL adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals foam pads, Big Shot

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you would like to order these goodies, you can place an order through me from wherever you are in the UK - or from France, Germany, the Netherlands, or Austria. You can also become a Demonstrator through me if you would like to do what I do. Just drop me a line for further details.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Merry Christmas Robin

Unfortunately the picture for this one isn't great (my camera is playing silly-wotsits today) but you get the general idea!

This is a sweet little card that we made in our latest Creative Card Making class. It's super-quick and easy to make, the ribbon embellishment just tops off the card nicely - I used the Real Red stitched Grosgrain available from Stampin' Up!

I used the Four Frames stamp set (and matching punch) and also the sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set. The paper was from the Twitterpated suite DSP

The belly of the robin was coloured in using a Real Red Stampin' Write Marker and a Blender Pen - you are effectively watercolouring with pens, which is just so effective and very, very clever.

Really simple design, really quick to put together.

Please ask away if you have any questions or would like to order any of these products from me, you don't have to be local to me to order

Saturday, 27 October 2012


Good morning all.
Here's the card I made this morning; it's my favourite theme - trees!
I used a few different techniques in this card, you can't really see from this photo (but you can the one further down the page) that the background is actually stamped with the Woodgrain stamp available from Stampin' Up! to give it a lovely wood-grained background.


I stamped the pine tree from the Lovely as a Tree set. I did this first in Garden Green; I then used the Stamp-a-majig tool to (carefully) re-stamp over the top ~ but a little to the side ~ in Basic Black. I then used some Sahara Sand to stamp with the Woodgrain over the top. Next, I used the Woodgrain stamp to pattern the other bit of Whisper White cardstock and the card blank.
I cut the box quite small and ran the edges of the cardstock through my ink pad to give it a blackened edge. I added a silver brad. It was then mounted on the larger bit of card which had also been blackened and had been mounted (very thinly) on some Garden Green cardstock. I then mounted it (again) onto the card base. 

I decided against adding a sentiment, feeling that the tree spoke for itself!! But there is plenty of room of the card if you wanted to do so. A perfect card for a man, or for any nature lover.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Stampin' Up! Convention 2012

This time next week I will be at the Stampin' Up! convention with the lovely Cate (of Blue Angel Crafts fame) in Mainz, Germany. The convention is for Stampin' Up! demonstrators (one of the many great reasons to join) and is a great chance to meet other demonstrators from around Europe. There will be classes, talks, inspiration and ideas, shopping opportunites and freebies!
I thought I would give you a little sneak peak at one of my swaps that I'm going to take with me to trade with the other Demos who are also participating in "swaps":


And the side view:

I have made about 60 of these little beauties!! They are filled with jellybeans and the one pictured above was made using the International Bazaar DSP, but as you can see from the picture below I made lots of them using various papers available from Stampin' Up! I also used some matching cardstock and stamped and punched out a sentiment "For You" using the Apothecary Art set. They were stuck on using some Dimensionals (sticky foam pads).
These favours are super-easy to make and could be adapted to suit a wedding or christmas table ~ and they could be filled with absolutely anything. They don't take much paper to make, either. 

I'll be posting up pics of what we get up to at Convention, so you'll have stay tuned!!
If you would like to make these favours, to buy Stampin' Up!, request a catalogue or anything else please don't hesitate to get in touch, I'd only be too happy to help. 

Thursday, 25 October 2012

For my wonderful mother

Good morning all!!

I needed to make a card for someone's mum, so I set myself the challenge of using yellow, grey and white -

I used Basic Grey cardstock from Stampin' Up!, and then used the Labels Collection Framelits with the Big Shot to cut out the yellow and white paper (from the International Bazaar suite) to layer on top.

The sentiment is stamped in Basic Grey and is from the Delightful Dozen set which I actually received as part of two free stamps sets I chose for hitting certain targets in my first 3 months (Stampin' Start scheme- please ask me for more details). I added a Paper Daisy (£5.75 for 40) and a button from the Subtles range - and I used more Basic Grey cardstock to make the ribbon effect and also to punch out a grey flower (behind the button) using the Boho Blossoms punch. Extras were the Whisper White cardstock to stamp the sentiment on, and also the Linen Thread (£3.95) to tie the button and finish it all off.

I used the SNAIL adhesive (truly the best one out there on the market) and I also used some Sticky Strip (£5.50) to attach the flower well to the card - definitely an item worth investing in.

Please contact me for more details if you would like to order Stampin' Up! goodies, or if you would like a catalogue.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Pretty Peacock Congratulations!

Stampin' Up! World Treasures Peacock, Embossing

Again, here is another card made with World Treasures stamps - it's so versatile. I used Night of Navy and Baja Breeze together again, which makes for a wonderful combination. I also used some silver embossing powder to emboss accents of the peacock's feathers. I used the congratulations out of the Delightful Dozen stamp set for the sentiment.

Quick, easy, perfect!!

If you would like to order Stampin' Up! goodies then please get in touch; you don't need to be local! Contact me at for more details or with any questions you have.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Faithful Friend

"One who finds a faithful friend finds a treasure"...

I really adore this sentiment stamp from the set World Treasures. It's just beautiful.

World Treasures stamp set

I used it for this card that I sent to a friend.

I patterned the front of this card by stamping with the flower out of this set in two different colours (Night of Navy and Baja Breeze); I then embossed the middle of flowers chosen at random with some silver embossing powder. This costs £3.95 from Stampin' Up! and lasts forever!!

I then stamped and cut out the lovely phrase and adhered it using some Stampin' Dimensionals foam pads, which come in packs of 300 and only cost £3.25. I find you often get more than that out of a pack becuase I cut a lot of them to size, especially when I am doing smaller, more fiddly projects.

There you have it, simple yet really effective stamping.

Please drop me a line if you have any questions or would like to order some of Stampin' Ups! fabulous products, you can order from wherever you are in the UK, you don't have to be local.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Kindness Matters

Good evening everyone!!

Well after a wet, rainy Sunday I decided it was time for some crafting.

I decided I wanted to make a simple card for those times when you want to say thanks to someone who's been especially kind.

I ordered this stamp set as it's really sweet and enchanting.

Kindness Matters

Stamp sets used: Kindness Matters
Cardstock: Whisper White, Island Indigo
Inks: Island Indigo, Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder
Accessories: Stmapin' Write Markers, Pearls, Colour Spritzer Tool

And the ONLY glue I'll ever use - SNAIL adhesive - without doubt the best glue on the market!! It's a permanent, double-sided adhesive which is really easy to apply. You get 12m which is more than any of the snail-type adhesives that are out there. At £3.75 for a refil it is brilliant and I highly recommend it to all crafters.

Please get in touch if you would like to order Stampin' Up! products, or if you would like me to send a catalogue, the address can be found at the top of the page.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Happy Birthday Peacock

At last I've got round to using the peacock stamp from out of the World Treasures set.

Stampin' Up! World Treasures

Anyone who has peeked at the Stampin' Up! main catalogue will see that I've had a go at making their design, except I have changed the colour layout a little bit.

I love this stamp!! I stamped four times and cut and layered parts of the peacock to get a multi-coloured bird - you could also use the Stampin' Write markers to colour him differently and stamp in one go - if you look closely at his back feathers you'll be able to see I used pens to achieve the varying orange and green colour.

I used the as-always-amazing Big Shot to emboss the background cardstock.

I then decorated him with some Rhinestones to make him a bit sparkly! I then added a Happy Birthday Sentiment and there you are - a fabulously bright birthday card for someone special.

Stamp sets: World Treasures, Itty Bitty Banners
Ink pads: Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight
Cardstock: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake
Embossing Folder: Fancy Fan Folder
Dies: Bitty Banters Framelits
Accesories: Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals foam pads, SNAIL adhesive

Stampin' Up! World Treasures

Friday, 19 October 2012

Happy Birthday - You're how old??

I love this birthday stamp from the Delightful Dozen stamp set (£29.95 for a wooden set of 12 festive sentiments). I decided to use my Stampin' Write Markers to colour each birthday greeting on the stamp with a different colour. I also added a blue flower from the World Treasures stamp set to finish it off and balance out the gap that was left.

I then rounded the corners with my corner punch and added it to the International Bazaar DSP that is just gorgeous. The card itself is made from Rich Razzleberry cardstock. A really quick, simple and effective card, for male or female birthday person!

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Island Indigo Thanks

Stampin' Up! Four Frames, Island Indigo

So here I am with the First Edition paper out again, I love this stuff!! I actually wanted to make a card using Island Indigo (as I have done so with the ink and cardstock) but found the First Edition paper made an appearance again. I'm so glad Stampin' Up! kept this paper! It's just like old encyclopedia paper. Except you can cut it and stick it!

I used Four Frames to stamp a frame, used the matching punch to cut it out ~ and the "Thanks" and the butterfly both come from the "Kindness Matters" set. I love this set, and such a steal at £10.95 for the wooden set.

The strip of paper imn the middle is actually from the Festival of Prints paper stack (£6.25 for 48 double sided sheets), which although is from the Seasonal Catalogue is still non-descript enough to be used for either Christmas or other projects - very clever indeed!!

To top it all off I used some of the fabulous Victoria Crochet Trim - another one of my faves.

Please get in touch if you would like to order Stampin' Up! or if you would like me to send you a catalogue. You can contact me at the address at the top of the page, or pick up the phone, I'd be happy to take your call.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Friend to friend

Hi all,

This card was a bit of an accident. I was cutting out shapes from the International Bazaar DSP only to realise I had the perfect front for a card.

It is mounted on some Old Olive cardstock and features a slither of First Edition Speciality DSP. I used the Word Window Punch to punch out a "friend to friend" sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set (stamped in Old Olive), which I then mounted on Dimensionals foam pads. I think it's really effective! 

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Christmas Deer number 2!

Christmas Deer Stampin' Up!

I actually used some of the paper from the Twitterpated suite, which for those of you who haven't seen it, is a mainly floral set of papers from Stampin' Up! This just shows you that if you use a bit of imagination you can use all sorts of things in untraditional ways! I think the flowery red goes really well. It is a bold, bright card - just like the stag.

I embossed the deer in gold embossing powder again, and used little pearls to adorn his antlers, which I think worked really well. I softened the corners of the cream cardstock he is on, and mounted it all on an Early Espresso card. The Christmas sentiment is from the set "More Merry Messages" which is perfect for Christmas card making.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Christmas Deer

I was really excited and pleased once the new Stampin' Up! catalogue came out because it had a deer stamp (which is simply gorgeous) for making those holiday-season cards.

I love all wildlife, especially British wildlife, and deer are really special to me (they are considered sacred to people of Pagan persuasion). Deer are strong, proud and regal. The deer carries the message of purity and of walking in the light.
So you can imagine my joy when I opened up the catalogue to find such a wonderful stamp set - and priced at only £13.95 for seven stamps.

 Here is the first of the two cards I've made recently with the beautiful stamp set:

Christmas Deer Stampin' Up!

I wanted to go for something less traditional, so I didn't use any shade of red for this card at all! Although there is a tiny bit in the paper. I've embossed the deer in gold and I have used the tiny bauble stamps that come with the deer - it is a simply stunning stamp set and I'm so glad I invested in it! I can see me having hours of fun with it.

The cardstock looks white in this picture but it is actually cream coloured.

I used the Designer Series Paper from the International Bazaar suite - which I am completely in love with. Not traditional Christmas/Yule paper at all but I think it works really well for something a bit different. It has a really folk-y feel to it, I'm really pleased with it.

If you would like to make this card (or one similar!) you will need:

Stamp sets: Christmas Deer, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink: Pacific Point
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Punches: Corner Punch, Word Window Punch
Paper: International Bazaar DSP
Other: Versamark Ink, Gold Embossing powder, heatgun, Stampin' Dimensionals Foam Pads

Please drop me a line if you would like a catalogue, would like to come to one of my classes, would like to order some products or for anything else! I am always happy to help :)

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Upgrading simple cards

Morning everyone!

Today I thought I'd show you how you can "pimp" up a simple card to make it even better!! You can do this with extra stamping or with ribbon and accessories like buttons and brads.

As you can see I've done it here with extra stamping (in some extra colours) and with a sentiment that stands out on little sticky foam pads (Stampin' Dimensionals):

It has turned a simple card into a more-involved card, both are just as nice as each other but the first one better as a notecard and the second one is perhaps helpful when you want to say something in particular - like "thanks" or "happy birthday".

I really like layering the stamps on top of each other, when I first tried this I thought it would look messy but as you can see it works really well.

Stamp sets used: En Francais, French Foliage, Nature Walk, Kindness Matters
Inks: Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Night of Navy, Always Artichoke
Punches: Extra Large Oval
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you would like a catalogue sent to you, to order something you've seen,  or if you would just like to know more about Stampin' Up! and their products.

I'm friendly and approachable and absolutely adore crafting and will help you where I possibly can! Contact Lauren at

Friday, 12 October 2012


Well it has been a super-busy week again! How can it be Friday already??!

Yesterday I had a long day attending a shoot for one of the artists that I model for; yesterdays theme for the exhibition was Contemporary Pin-Up, so today I have made a card with a slight vintage feel to it - that has actually been part-designed by someone else, their inspiration buying me a little bit of time today!

So here it is, I absolutely adore it. It is based on a card made by Stephanie-Emma Baker of Stampinboots, so credit for both the inspiration and the design must go to her.

Her design features a crown at the top of her card, a smaller rhinestone, different ribbon and a different shade of ink for the spotty frame, so I think I can say that this version is nearly my own.

What do you think?? I really love the layering and the colour combination, I think it works really well and has produced a very elegant card:

It was made using Stampin' Up! products and shows just what lovely cards can be made - so much better than the ones you buy in the shops!! I fancy having a go at this card with either a flower at the top; or using shades of blue. That is on my agenda for this week. I may even share one of the photos that were taken yesterday, so you can see what other types of creating I get up to. Big thanks for the inspiration today Stephanie-Emma!
If you would like to make this card you will need:   
Stamps: Four Frames, Creative Elements
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Inks: Sahara Sand, Early Espresso
Punches: Decorative Label Punch
Ribbon: Victoria Crochet Trim
Accessories: Versamark ink, Rhinestone, Clear Embossing Powder, Gold Embossing powder

Or, you can use any combination of any colour, or change the sentiment in the frame in the middle.
Please contact me if you would like a Stampin' Up! catalogue sent to you, you would like to order any of these products, or just know more about Stampin' Up!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Upcoming classes

Good morning everyone!!

I'm still feeling rubbish after two lots of the lurgy, but I am just starting to feel like I may be getting some energy back at last - hurrah!!

This morning I'd like to let you all know about my up and coming classes for the month; the first one will be on Monday 15th October, followed by a second sitting of this class on Thursday 18th October. This will be the regular Creative Card Making Class that I hold each month, covering all sorts of cards.

On the following Monday and Thursday (22nd and 25th respectively) I will be holding a Christmas Card Making night where will be making seasonal cards only, as we start to approach holiday season.

All classes are £10 which covers materials, refreshments and inspiration!! You get to take home 4 projects (sometimes more) and I will guide you through making the cards. The classes are held in my home (GU12) and start at 7.30pm and finish time is 9.30pm ~ although sometimes we run a little late. It is all very informal and fun!!

If you would like to come along then please contact me to book your place as I limit the spaces so that we are not overcrowded and have plenty of room to craft. If you would like to know more details then please get in touch!

I am really friendly and approachable, and the classes are lots of fun and are just as much a sociable event as anything else, so please do come along and give them a try.

Lauren at

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

New In Colours for 2012-2014

With the arrival of the new Annual Catalogue we see the new In Colours for the next two years:

I can't wait to make something with these! I really adore the "Gumball Green", and I think the "Summer Starfruit" is a wonderful shade of yellow. Primrose Petal reminds me of a summer berry sorbet pudding!

Don't forget that you can order all 5 of these colours with matching cardstock - the "Card Stock and Pad Kit" (129503) - through me for only £27.95.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Christmas is a coming!!

Yes it is!!

Not that long to go now, really. Time to get organised for those Christmas cards. Take a look at the one I made recently at Blue Angel Cate's house (her design):

Christmas Card
This was such a simple card to make.
All we did was take a white card, add a coloured background (in this case it was some paper from the Seasonal Catalogue, Designer Series Paper "Snow Festival") and cut a Christmas Tree shape into another piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Holiday Collection Framelits Dies. We then stamped Merry Christmas using the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set (which has sentiments for every occasion), punched this out using the Modern Label punch and there you have it. Lastly, we topped the tree off using the star from the Holiday Collection Framelits Dies cutting into the gorgeous red Glimmer Paper available once again from Stampin' Up! Simple and elegant. Thanks for the inspiration Cate!!
If you would like to order some supplies for Christmas Card making or for any other project you may have then please get in touch!
I am running a Christmas Card Class this month and most likely next month too, in time for the holiday season.

Sunday, 7 October 2012


One of the many benefits to being a Demonstrator for Stampin' Up! is the social side of things; invariably you end up getting to know other Demonstrators in your upline and downline (those who recruited before and after you), which often leads to get-togethers - and cake!

We all met up last week; I had only met one or two other Demos before, so it was good to get to know some of the others; and we ran through ideas for projects.

We all made some swaps - "swaps" are card fronts that you have designed and you make as many as there will be people. In return you receive the same amount back in different designs; meaning you have oodles of new ideas and inspiration!

This is what I made:

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree
I call this my "Magical Tree" card ....!!! You can't tell from the picture but the tree actually sparkles, I acheived this by using the 2-way Glue Pen and some Dazzling Diamonds.

Cardstock: Pool Party, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink: Early Espresso
Other accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, 2-way Glue Pen, Corner Punch, Circle Punch (1/2"), Word Window Punch, Scissors
Thank you to Cate for organising such a wonderful evening, and also to Fiona for hosting in her lovely home and making us all feel very welcome.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Using the Stamp-a-majig

I thought that today I would show you how to use the simple but impressive bit of kit that is the Stamp-a-majig (£10.95) available from Stampin' Up!

The Stamp-a-majig is made up of an imaging sheet and a black handle and allows you to reposition stamps exactly where you want them, without the need for guesswork. This stamp is particularly useful for stamping on small bits of card; or when you have an image that you need to stamp within  another (for example a person sitting in a car).

Here is the step-by-step guide using the Stamp-a-majig and the gorgeous oak tree stamp from the set Lovely As A Tree.

1. Place the Imaging Sheet into the corner of the black handle:

Stampin' Up! Stamp-a-majig

2. Stamp directly onto the Imaging Sheet

Stampin' Up! Stamp-a-majig

3. Position the image stamped on to the Imaging Sheet directly where you want it on your card/picture:
Stampin' Up! Stamp-a-majig

5. Align the Stamp-a-majig handle into the corner of the Imaging Sheet

Stampin' Up! Stamp-a-majig
6. Remove the Imaging Sheet and stamp your image onto your project:

Stampin' Up! Stamp-a-majig

And Voila! You now have your image exactly where you want it. In this instance I wanted to make sure the tree was in the upper middle section of my cardstock.

Stampin' Up! Stamp-a-majig

If you would like a catalogue, to order the Stamp-a-majig, or any other Stampin' Up! products the please drop me a line or email me, I'd be very glad to help. 07896 314573 or

Alternatively, come to one of my classes and have a go using these products and using other techniques, too.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Non-paper crafts

As most of you know my blog is mainly centred around Papercrafting and my love of Stampin' Up! but I like to do other crafts as well.

So today I thought I would post up something else I made this week - a pair of Lapis Lazuli leaf earrings that I made for a friend.

They are really simple and effective.
I think with a more red or orange tone of crystal they would be a bit more seasonal, but as my friend loves Lapis Lazuli so much that's what we went with!

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

FREE paper!!

Stampin' Up! are offering FREE Designer Series Paper every month for six months if you join Stampin' Up! as a Demonstrator in either October or November.
All you need to do is join my team signing up through me, choosing £130 worth of goodies for only £99!! Come on, be a Crafty Hippy!
You will also receive a free business pack worth £45, and shipping will be free - so that's over £170 worth of kit for only £99. There is no further obligation if you decide it is not for you, or if you change your mind. And you get to keep the products you have paid for. Simple as that!
Please see my "Join Me" page for more information, or contact me with any questions you have - I am happy to call you back if you email me your telephone number and a preferred time.

Monday, 1 October 2012

It's here!!!


What we've all been waiting for!!

The NEW spangly Annual Catalogue is finally here, and it's absolutely beautiful!! There are over 200 pages of goodies; the stamps are even better value for money and there are more embossing and die-cutting options this year. There are loads of close-ups and even mini-tutorials in the catalogue giving you even more inspiration.

Stampin' Up! have introduced Suites (co-ordinating products) to take out the guess work and provide even more co-ordination and ideas.

If you would like a copy then please contact me and I will gladly send you one, alternatively you can view the catalogue online here:

To order you can either phone or email me your order, it's as simple as that! As always if you have any questions then don't hesitate to drop me a line at