Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Something different!

At last week's workshop, Rita brought this 
lovely card she had made, for us to see.


Monday, 29 July 2013

Another card from Saturday

This is the third and last card we made on Saturday. It was a very pleasant way to spend a Saturday.

Thanks again to Sue and Jo.  Mandy x

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Another card

Another card from yesterday, another experiment (for me) using the coloured wax. As you can see I got a bit carried away with the green/blue.  What I did find was that once you put it on, it doesn't come off!  A little at a time would seem to be the answer!

Strange thinking about Christmas in July!

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Craft and Chat

Spent a great day at the Craft and Chat group in Lincoln very ably run by Sue Pulford. Today Sue had invited Jo Shannon to run a workshop and we made three very interesting cards.  First time I had come across the coloured wax!!!

Thanks Sue and Jo for a lovely day.  Mandy.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

A very simple card

This card is similar to one we made a few weeks ago but without the matting and layering.  We used the beautiful Stampin'Up "Papillon Potpourri" stamp set to great effect.

Thanks for looking.  Mandy x

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

A very warm workshop!

Today we got together, after postponing last week as it was so hot,  and made cards (it was still hot!!)
Here are three....different colours, different ideas, but the same basic card.  We used the Stampin'Up "Mixed Bunch" stamps and the Stampin'Up "Blossom" punch.

Have a good day tomorrow.  Mandy x

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Thank you!

I had a lot of 'thank you' cards to make this weekend so I got to work!  

Here are a few, made with Very Vanilla card stock, Midnight Muse ink, retired DSP and two fabulous stamp sets.  
I used the bloom from 'Blooming with Kindness'...what a super stamp that is, and a sentiment from 'Sassy Salutations'...just bought this set at a 25% discount!!!  

It is still available for only £12.71, along with Sweet Essentials for £10.46 and  Petite Pairs for £15.71.

This offer is on until the end of this month.  Please email me if you want to take advantage of the discount price.

Have a great week.  Happy crafting.  Mx

Friday, 19 July 2013

Home again!

Well, I am back from Harlaxton having spent a few days with friends making cards and learning to fold paper!
 We always put on a display of some of the things we have made for all the other students to "marvel" at! Here are a couple of the displays........

          Paper folding takes a lot of time!                                                                    
We made a lot of boxes....never quite sure what to do with them!

While we were away Zoe our team leader, was obviously flying the flag for us in Utah at the American Stampin'Up Convention.


Tuesday, 9 July 2013

What a super day!

Good morning everyone, isn't it a "great to be alive" day? It makes everyone feel so much better when the sun shines!
Here is my second card from Zoe's afternoon. We used some of the new Stampin'Up colours, Baked Brown Sugar,Crisp Cantaloupe and Blushing Bride card stock and the lovely new Happy Day stamp appropriate.

Going to be a very busy weekend...I am off to Harlaxton Summer School, Ginny is off to Doncaster Craft Show and Zoe is off to Stampin'Up headquarters in Utah, USA having won a very prestigious incentive award.  I hope everyone has a great weekend and enjoys whatever they have planned.  Happy crafting.  Mandy x

Sunday, 7 July 2013

An afternoon crafting.

Yesterday we had a very enjoyable afternoon at Zoe's. A few of her team gathered to spend the afternoon creating new designs with the new Stampin'Up in-colours.  The first card will make an excellent "make and take" using the new Best of Butterflies stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by!   Mandy.

Friday, 5 July 2013

No card today!

Just two photos taken in my garden this morning.  
The weigela shrub always reminds me of two very good friends who gave it to me as a small plant many years ago!  

Don't you just love the summer?

Enjoy a wonderful weekend.  I am off to training at Zoe's (my upline) tomorrow.  Will hopefully have made another card by Sunday!  Mandy x

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Kites continued....

Here are photos of the "exploding" part of yesterday's exploding kite cards.

Trust you have looked on line at the new annual Stampin'Up catalogue...there are lots of exciting new products as well as old favourites. If you would like to buy one from me for £3 plus postage just send an email. (

There is also a new Best of  25 Years stamp set out...........
.....why not contact me to buy one now for only £13.95


Wednesday, 3 July 2013


At yesterday's workshop we made LindaBauwin's exploding kite card.  We had a lot of laughs in the process, however, they worked out in the end!!

Unfortunately we ran out of time so the actual card still needs some refinement!

Have a super day...the summer is coming!


  • Tuesday, 2 July 2013


    I saw a version of this card on Pinterest and so we had a go at today's workshop. It is a great way to use up scraps of designer paper and has possibilities for special occasions by using different shapes or different papers.

    We used Stampin'Up Paper Piercing Pack - Essentials to highlight the circles.

    Have a good day and try and find some time to make a card for a friend.


    Monday, 1 July 2013


    I cased this super card from 'Stamps to die for' on You Tube.  We will be making it at our workshop this week.

    Hope you are all ready for the launch of the Annual Stampin'Up catalogue tomorrow.  They are available from me for £3 plus postage.

    Have a good day.  Mandyx