Monday, January 24

The best shop in Surrey!

I am thrilled to be working at Crafts U Love in Charlwood.  A fantastic craft shop filled to bursting with amazing crafty goodies.  Stamps, papers, punches, dies, die cutters, flowers, inks and more!

Opening Hours 
Monday - Friday 9 - 5.30
Saturday 9-4
and the last Sunday of the month 10-4

Westcoats Farm, Stanhill
Charlwood, Surrey RH6 0ES
01293 863 576

Demonstration event Saturday 26th March - click to view more info and book on a class

Sunday, January 23

Owl always love you

Made this card, could well be Darren's valentines card.  Continuing the owl theme.  I love that little guy :)

Sale-a-bration blog hop

Welcome to the In Love with Stamping blog hop.  Here lots of talented demonstrators will show you some amazing creations they have made with the Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration promotion stamps.

Simply spend £45 and you can choose from 4 sets for FREE - contact your demonstrator to arrange your order.

Here I have showcased my favourite set, Punch Bunch and used the owl from this set.  If you look back on my blog you will see this is much loved and used :)

So you will start at Sara's and then hop through to the end a Lauralou's.  

For this card I have used Punch Bunch and Sweet Summer, actually I used three set as the wording is from the So Happy for you set too!

Here I have made a box and used the largest Stampin Up! circle punch to create
a large hole in which the owl can sit.  The owls wings are created by stamping the owl twice and cutting the side parts out to create the wings.  By adding the wings it really adds character to these adorable bird.  He is firmly my favourite.

The branches are from the Two step bird punch
Also used some of the beautiful buttons from the Brights buttons pack and the Newsprint
Designer paper.

Coming in April the owl punch that matches this stamp design.

I hope you enjoy the hop, dont forget Sara's the first and last at Lauralou's (links above)

here are the 4 hops in completion, unfortunately one person from group one has had to drop
out as she isnt well so I have removed her link.  LinziM doesnt appear to be working right now
either in group one I know people are having issues with blogger right now

Group One...

Alison P
Carolyn uk
Val Moody

Group 2


Group 3 

Sassy Stamper
IOW Sarah-
Hayley G

Group 4

Jo D
Donna Keene
Langara (aka Helen Ding)

Saturday, January 22

Its a hop

A blog hop!  Come back Sunday for a SALE-A-BRATION blog hop.   have stamped some cards using my favourite stamps from the SALE-A-BRATION promotion :)  can you guess what it is yet??


Thursday, January 20

Hey Monkey!

Been making these cheeky little monkeys for a couple of friends to cheer them up ;)

They are made out of all SU punches

I will be working on a tutorial for these.  What would you prefer written or video??


Monday, January 17

Cards for sale

I have lots of cards just sitting here and I wanted to see if anyone wanted to buy any.

£10 for these 5 unique and one of a kind cards.All come with envelopes so they are ready to send


And the year started so well didnt it?  since though back to reality of working, school, after school stuff and housework and its getting hard to find time to create or blog.... here are a few things though

here is a little wooden hanging heart - decorated with Penny Black images and Stampin Up! hearts (the white ones)

Harvey's homework this week was to make a Roman shield.  Here is what we came up with.  It was very
much a group effort with both of us doing stuff on it.

Two cards made using Digi Stamp Boutique images.  These are for Caiden's friends Leyton and 
Adam who had a joint party.

Another Penny Black card, picture taken last night and light is terrible but I have a busy day
today and doubt I have time to re-take.

Another Penny Black card, she is tooooo cute!

Here is Caiden dressed up as Indiana Jones for a party last week
he looked very cute and very happy to be Indi... he loves all the old films
Indiana Jones, Star Wars and not so old Harry Potter.  The boys
both love them.

Sunday, January 9

Todays creation

Playing with another stamp from the Punch Bunch set.  YES this is a fab set and YES you need it!!

Quiet a boyish card.  I need a card for one of Caiden's Friends so I might just stamp me up a monster and stick that on here and it will be perfect for a 5 year old boy!

I have made the HB block look like a chocolate cake.  Talking chocolate cake, made our first muffins today.  They looked lovely but I was disappointed with the taste :(  Oh well, not that I need to eat cake!


** edited to add --- change of plan, here is what I did with the card

Friday, January 7

For you

Here is another stamp from the Punch Bunch SAB set - this time I have left Mr Owl alone and gone for the beautiful flower stamp.  I used my piercing tool to create lines, how come they are so straight and well spaced? that was thanks to the nifty mat pack!

For £45 you can earn this stamp set for FREE!

For example BUY
Piercing Tool £3.50
Mat Pack - featuring Mini Cutting Mat, Paper Piercing Template and Mat £8.50
One pack of 12 x 12 Designer Prints papers (choose colour scheme) £15.50
Basic Pearls pack (150 pearls, various sizes) £4.50
Basic Rhinestones (150 Rhinestones, various sizes) £4.50
20 Sheets of A4 smooth cardstock (choose colour scheme) £8.75

total £45.25 and get the stamp set FREE  the stamps can be wood mounted or unmounted to use on your clear blocks you choose which.

This is just an example, there are no restrictions on what you can buy.  You choose your £45 of goodies.  This is for Jan & Feb ONLY.

Had my first day at home today since Caiden has started full time.  He is LOVING it full time and I had a really productive day today too.


Spring cleaning....

Anyone interested in crafty bargains email me

Having a clear out.

Thursday, January 6

Sweet Flowers

Here is a quick card I made using the Sweet Summer Sale-a-bration set.  This set is FREE with an order of £45

It has some beautiful flowers, a tiny bee, butterfly and bird and looks beautiful coloured in all sorts of colours.  Me with my liking for red/orange decided to use these colours for a fun happy and sunshiney card.  Just what we can do in this weather eh?

I have coloured the images in with Ink Pads and the Aqua Painter. Added a few Rhinestones and mounted onto a piece of Sweet & Sour Speciality paper.  The words are from another SAB set called "So Happy for You".  I did originally have some ribbon on here, but it didnt look right so I took it off.

Righto, off to bed, I was up at 3;30am due to not being able to sleep.  Husband woke me at 1.30 by shouting in his sleep (he does that sometimes) and after that I just couldn't drop off again, so ended up downstairs at 3.30 and on facebook at 4am!  Funny there weren't many people about that time :)


Monday, January 3

Drum Roll please......

Its take me a while but I hope you like my cute little project that I have made with YET AGAIN "Mr Owl".

The triangles were bits I had pre cut from my cricut machine.
Mr Owl of course is from the Punch Bunch SAB set - FREE with a £45 order!
The buttons are the brights set from SU!
The hearts along the top are from the Love you Much set from SU
Dotty Papers from the Subtle's Designer Prints Pack
I have stamped in white the flowers from Sweet Summer SAB set but it is hard to see
I have used some Bakers Twine to tie together.

Each Owl has a different face, wings or heart formation on it.  it was great fun thinking of the different poses.  My favourite has to be the one holding the string of hearts.

At present its hanging in front of the desk I am working on now.  It's too cute to hide away!!


Sunday, January 2

nearly Owl time again...

Oh no I hear you cry, sorry! this stamp has me all excited and in a stamping mood.  However what I am creating is taking longer than a card and I don't want to rush it.  maybe I will get it finished tomorrow.

Wanted to add you asked for more tutorials and plenty have downloaded but not one comment!! did you like? hate?  what?


Saturday, January 1

FREE tutorial on my website

I have been busy today making a little tutorial for you and I have uploaded it to my Stampin' Up! website.  It is in PDF format and you can go there to the FREE DOWNLOADS page and download it for yourself.

So even though its a simple little project I know some of you like walk through's.  I hope you like it.


Blog Candy Winner

I asked Harvey to call out a number between one and eight, he chose 5 and the winner is!

Blogger little amanda 7609 said...

some more ideas to use with stamp pads. I'm not the world's expert stamper and I stick rigidly to the same colours but I really could do with some ideas as to what to do with ink pads.just to jazz up my card making
30 December 2010 19:18

Amanda, Congratulations, you have won the ink pads, please email me on with your address.

Happy New Year!

Here is a card I just made tonight, fitting for a New Years card I thought. (or any celebration)  I have used the cute owl in the SAB set and the point off the star punch to make their cute paty hats.  I used the Confetti stamp set to make it look like party confetti.

Hope you have had a great New Year evening.

We have just been watching the fireworks and Chinese Lanterns that are floating past.

Off to bed shortly.



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