Saturday, 25 July 2009


Its been a busy week for me. I have been working on London (and having to drive - through the city centre!!!). Just about recovered enough to post on my blog.

I have been nominated for an award recently by my upline and Guru, Sara. As I havent been blogging very long I had to ask or instructions (again!) but was so pleased to get it - thank you again, Sara.
Ladies if you're willing (and have the time!) to play along then you post the award on your own blog, let people know who nominated you and nominate 5 new beautiful bloggers (linking to us all).

And I nominate...

I look through these blogs regularly to get ideas for designs and colours. Thank you for the inspiration ladies!
Jan X

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Stampin' Up! Summer Design Challenge.

Create a summer inspired project using Stampin’ Up! products from the current Idea Book & catalogue 2008-2009 and submit before 31 August 2009 for your chance to win SU stamp sets.

The first prize is £150 worth of SU stamp sets (there are two runner up prizes of £50 worth of SU stamp sets).

Winners will also have their names and projects posted on Stampin’ Up!’s web site in October!!! (There's also a separate single prize for Demonstrator's so we won't be competing against you).

Summer Design Challenge Rules
Projects must be created using only Stampin' Up! products.
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, 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.
For the official contest rules and details of where to send your entry, please click here.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Peek-a-boo Box

I saw a tutorial for a really cute little Peek-a-boo Box on the Split Coast Stampers website the other day and just HAD to have a go. Although the finished box is a little small, it is a perfect gift box for a pair of ear rings and looks so sweet!

Cardstock - Bashful Blue
DSP - Sweet Always
Stamp set - A Rose is a Rose
Ink - Regal Rose, Rose Red
Accessories - Whipser White teffeta ribbon, circle punch
Non SU - Acetate

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Here is another box I made recently (having caught the box & bag making bug! - Thanks Sara!).

I made a mistake when glueing the DSP to the box and put the glue on the wrong side!! so I felt that it needed a bold design to brighten it up.

The bow didn't look right on its own so I decided to have a try at using punches to make a flower.

To make the flower focal point, I used the scallop circle and punched 5 circles and folded them following the instructions in the Stampin Techniques sheet in the May 2009 Impressions leaflet.

Once I had glued them into position, I used the 5 petal flower and a gem to finish it off. I was impressed with the result and love the colours.

Please email me for more info.


Cardstock - Always Artichoke
DSP - Rose Red, Tea and Crumpet
Accessories - Scallop circle and five petal punches, Rose Red ribbon

After attending a brilliant box and bag making class last week with Sara Stamper (my upline) I was inspired to carry on.

Here is one of the boxes I made (being adventurous and designed my own template!). I used two A4 sheets of card and just over half a sheet of DSP. If you would like photos of the steps please email me.

Stamp set - Rose is a Rose
Cardstock - Bashful Blue
Designer Series Paper - Chocolate Chip
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Certainly Celery and Garden Green
Accessories - 1 3/8 circle punch, Scallop edge punch, Chocolate Chip ribbon, mini glue dots.
Non SU - Petite Oval Nesties