Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Brayer techniques

I had a play with my Stampin' Up! brayer and versamark inks tonight using a video tutorial from thepinkstamper

I stamped elements from the One of a Kind stamp set in versamark ink on glossy card then brayered various colours over the top and used the scalloped edge on the bottom

I made some matching gloss card using the brayer with plain gloss card and with versamark stamped background stamp and then punched scallop circle and layered tags from these, stamping the one of a kind sentiment on the smaller tag.

The dragonfly from Organic Grace set was stamped on whisper white, coloured in with distress ink and pixie pink then punched out with 1 3/8 circle and layered on the pink scalloped circle.

The White grosgrain ribbon was coloured with pixie pink ink again to match and the the green glitter card was an off cut from my scraps bin. All adhered to a pixie pink base card.

Inks used - Stampin' Up! Green Galore, Brilliant Blue, Pixie Pink, and a spiced marmalade orange distress ink from Tim Holtz.

Stamp sets used - One of a kind, Organic Grace.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the Stampin' Up! items used to make this card or would like more information on Stampin' Up! contact me at

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Stampin’ Up! Summer Design Challenge

This summer both you and me can win free stamp sets when you participate in the Summer Design Challenge. Simply create a summer-inspired project using Stampin' Up! products from the current UK Idea Book & Catalogue 2008-2009, and submit it no later than 30 August 2009 for your chance to win!

The Summer Design Challenge is more than just a chance to show your crafting skills, it is also a perfect opportunity to inspire others to use their Stampin' Up! products.


Four prizes will be awarded to demonstrators and customers:

Demonstrator First Place: £150 worth of stamps sets

Customer First Place: £150 worth of stamps sets
Customer Second and Third Place: £50 worth of stamps sets

Summer Design Challenge Rules

- Projects must be created using only Stampin' Up! products from the current UK Idea Book & Catalogue 2008-2009.

- Only one project per participant will be accepted.

- Projects can be cards, home decor, scrapbook pages, or 3D items.

- All projects must be summer-themed.

- Projects must be unique, and created for the Summer Design Challenge. Do not just recycle your old projects.

- A list of products used must be included with the project submission.

- Full contact information, including your full name, demonstrator ID (if you are a demonstrator), address, phone number, and e-mail address must be included with the project submission.

- Projects will not be returned as they may be displayed at future Stampin' Up! events or on the Stampin' Up! web site.

Download a printable version of the Summer Design Challenge Rules.
If you want anyfurther information on this or any other Stampin' Up! products let me know.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Just for you

Had a play with the soft summer double stamping set from the mini catalogue today to make a birthday card for a lady at church. I used old olive and rose red inks, garden green, pumkin pie and close to cocoa card stock, rose red design paper and the oval punches and matching stamps.

I didnt have any pumpkin pie ribbon so coloured some white ribbon with the pumpkin pie stamin spot.

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Spread the Cost!

Well, so much for once a week :) where did June go . I must try harder as my school reports used to say!

For July I'm launching a couple of new clubs that both include ways to build up your stamp and tools collection with out breaking the bank.

Firstly the Marker Share

The Marker share is a great way to get all 48 Stampin' Write Markers from Stampin' Up! and the storage caddy but split the cost into affordable payments over 4 months - £26.20 each per month (including postage)

The Stampin Write markers come in a fabulous range of 48 colours covering all 4 colour families in the Stampin' Up! range.
  • They contain the same inks as the ink pads.
  • They can be refilled with the reinkers.
  • They match the cardstock and designer paper perfectly to help co-ordination
  • They have a broad tip for inking and a fine tip for journalling.
I need four people to run the Marker share at a cost of £26.20 each per month (including postage) Contact me for more details please put marker share in the title of your email.

Secondly the Stampers 6

The Stampers 6 is a really good way to build up your collection of Stampin' Up! goodies with out actually having a workshop.

All you need to do is agree to place an order of £25 or more per month for six months. During these six months you will become a virtual hostess for one month. You will then earn hostess benefits starting at £150 in sales. So when each of the six perople place their order for £25 or more you will not only get to choose a hostess gift set but also £15 in FREE merchandise. The amount of free merchandise goes up if the total virtual workshop amount goes up.

Just think... you can earn hostess benefits just by spending £25 a month. That's approximately £6.25 per week.

I need six people to run the Stampers 6 at a cost of £25 each per month. Contact me for more details please put stampers 6 in the title of your email.