Three For Thursday : Succulents, Balloon Rides & Happy Days!


Hello moonbeams! Welcome to Three for Thursday! Each Thursday I will be sharing with you some of my favourite products from the Stampin’ Up! range! This week, Spring is finally in the air and I am all about sunshine and bright colours! That has definitely influenced my choice this week as you are about to find out!

3 – Succulent Garden Suite


In at number 3 this week is the entire Succulent Garden Suite! I am kind of in love with this collection right now! Just look at how well all of the products go together! Start off with the designer series paper, but you are soon going to want the matching ribbon, cardstock, dies and stamps!


2 – Lift Me Up Bundle


How stunning is this bundle set? I am loving Hot Air Balloons at the moment and I am really into this great stamp and die set. When you purchase them as a bundle in the Lift Me Up set you save 10% on the price when purchased separately too – how cool is that? Now, as an added bonus.. If you buy this bundle and throw in another small item such as an ink pad, you would hit the £45 mark which up until March 31st is going to qualify you for a free item – why not select the coordinating ‘Carried Away’ papers that are only available in this promotion! Contact me today and I can make sure you get your order in before the cut off!


1 – Oh Happy Day All Inclusive Set


Number one on my wish list is the Oh Happy Day Card Kit. I think this is a fantastic product for those who are new to Stampin’ Up!, but want to try it out since it gives you a great chance to try lots of different products. The kit includes everything you need to create 20 cards and a gift box. It includes, Set of 13 photopolymer stamps, 20 card bases and coordinating envelopes, Giftable kraft box, Die-cut glittered chipboard shapes, Embossed sheets, Printed die-cut images, Die-cut gold foil sheet, Die-cut white sheets, Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Spot, Printed color doilies, Baker’s Twine, Glittered dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and  and Acrylic stamp block. All you need to add is adhesive!

If you are interested in trying out the Stampin’ Up! products featured here or any other products for yourself then take a look at my online shop – the hostess code for this week is W23URX36. Don’t forget that it is currently Sale-a-Bration until March 31st, so for every £45 you spend you get to choose a free product from the Sale-A-Bration catalogues.

Happy Stampin’


Easy Cards Using a Sketch #TeamieTuesdays


This week, our Teamie Tuesdays challenge is to take the sketch chosen by Michelle and create a card of our choosing using any Stampin’ Up! products. Sketches are a really great way to get your  creative juices flowing as it can inspire you to create a really pretty card. If you find yourself lacking in inspiration, then I highly recommend heading to Pinterest and searching ‘Card Sketches’. I’ve pinned a load onto a board on my own account too. You can check that out here.

Anyway, I love the sketch that Michelle picked out for this week. It is lots of simple geometric shapes and it is a great way to use up some scraps of paper too! The Triple Banner Punch is an excellent tool for making the banner on the bottom layer and if you struggle to cut your own circles, then I would suggest the 2 inch Circle Punch. I am waiting on mine arriving, so I just drew around a roll of packing tape and fussy cut it.


As I said, this particular card is really great if you want to use up some of your scrap paper. I had some off cuts of Dapper Denim designer series paper and envelope paper left over from other projects, so I decided on a blue theme. I am using a half sheet of Whisper White A4 folded in half to create the base of my card.

You can see all of the pieces below that are required for this card – I added the bow just for a little bit of 3D effect on the finished card. It is also made from scraps.


Below you can see the step by step process of layering up the pieces of the card, starting with the banner, adding the piece with the angled edge, then the strip and finally the circle. I started off by laying out the pieces where I wanted them and then putting a little pencil mark on the edge where they sit so that I knew where to add them.


I had originally made the bow to decorate the parcel that was going along with the card, but I decided to add it to the card instead just as a little additional interest point and a little more dimension. I also added some hand lettering in the bottom corner using a gold gel pen.


The finished card went perfectly with one of the envelopes that I made for last week’s Teamie Tuesday post! I am really pleased with the end result. It is a really versatile card. You could use it for any occasion and using any colours. All you would need to do is add an appropriate sentiment!


If you are interested in trying out the Stampin’ Up! products used in this project or any other products for yourself then take a look at my online shop – the hostess code for this week is W23URX36. Don’t forget that it is currently Sale-a-Bration for just a few more days, so for every £45 you spend you get to choose a free product from the Sale-A-Bration catalogues.


Michelle @ Ugly Bug Plans

Kelley @ The Crafty Bat

Louise @ Slow Cooking Crafty Girl

Sending Love Happy Mail Workshop – Registration Open

Do you love sending and receiving Happy Mail? Maybe you have seen people exchanging fancy letters and card and want to get in on the action, but just do not know how to start? If so, then my Sending Love Happy Mail Workshop may be just what you need! I will be hosting an online workshop on 28th of April 2017 which includes a complete pack of supplies containing everything you need to create 4 adorable happy mail projects with plenty of extras left over!


The theme is ‘Sending Love’ and we will be using products from the Sending Love product suite from Stampin’ Up. Don’t worry, the mail art that you create will not be valentine themed, I just love that Real Red and Whisper White colour combo! I will be providing pre-cut cards, stamped images, embellishments and coordinating papers and more in order for you to create your own fun mail art. This is a great way to sample Stampin’ Up before buying a full set of products!  The workshop will include Video demonstrations, inspirations and some fun challenges with prizes! What more could you ask for!

Please note that workshop kits are available within the UK only and is priced £17. Please note that the supplies will not include ink, stamps or dies. If you wish to purchase the coordinating items separately for yourself the please do get in touch.

Kits will be mailed out on April 21st in order to arrive in time for the workshop. You will be added to a private group on Facebook which is where the fun will take place! Last sign up is April 14th. Spaces are limited, so do try to register asap to ensure that you are not disappointed.

In order to sign up, please complete the following form to register your interest.

Happy Stampin’


Pretty Envelopes – Stampin’ Up! #TeamieTuesdays


133774GHi! Welcome to a new little series here on my blog called Teamie Tuesdays! Basically, all of the Stampin’ Up! demonstrators that are a part of Team Ugly Bug under our upline Michelle will be showcasing a small project that they have made using their kit. We will usually be having a bit of a theme, but since a few of us have only just signed up and are light on kit at the moment, this week we just though we would start with any project!

One of the items that I selected for my demonstrator’s kit was the Envelope Punch Board. I have been wanting one of these for ages. Not only does it allow you to make perfect envelopes every singe time in a range of sizes, but it can also be used to make other projects too! However, today I am just sticking with the basics and doing the envelopes. I also got the In Colour Envelope Paper with my kit. The paper is not as thick as cardstock, but is stronger than standard paper so it’s ideal for envelopes.

I was eager to get started and I had cut my paper down to size and read the instructions – or so I thought. My first 2 were a disaster! It was then I realised I had not paid close enough attention to the steps! So if you do decide to purchase the punch board, my top tip is READ steps 4 to 6 carefully! Once  figured it out I trimmed off the mistakes and just turned those two into smaller envelopes instead! That is my other top tip for today! Don’t throw away mistakes, you can salvage them 9 out of 10 times, even if it is just to use scraps for a Gift tag or a Project Life card!





As you can see it is fairly easy once you get the hang of it and there is even a little reverse punch to round off the corners! Now, here is a look at my finished envelopes.


If you are interested in trying out the Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board or any other products for yourself then take a look at my online shop – the hostess code for this month is DXFX66Q9. Don’t forget that it is currently Sale-a-Bration, so for every £45 you spend you get to choose a free product from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

Now, don’t forget to see what the rest of the girls on Team Ugly Bug are doing!

Michelle @ Ugly Bug Plans

Kelley @ The Crafty Bat

Louise @ Slow Cooking Crafty Girl


Torn Apart Paper Addicts Workshop [March 2017]

This past weekend, my Stampin’ Up! upline Michelle, and another of our teamies, Louise hosted a fantastic online workshop using some of the products from the In Colour Collection 2016-2018 range! If you haven’t seen the range yet then I totally recommend checking it out! You can purchase cardstock, inks, designer papers, embellishment, trim, pens and more all in the 5 co-ordinating colours :

  • Emerald Envy
  • Dapper Denim
  • Peek-a-boo Peach
  • Sweet Sugar Plum
  • Flirty Flamingo


The workshop included a little sampler kit of the products including a selection of products from the In Colour Collection. We all got slightly different kits (a different ink or pen, maybe different papers), but they were all in the collection so everything matches. This is what I got in my kit.

Workshop Kit

Scrap Lift Challenge

The first (practical) challenge, was to Scrap Lift an image that Louise shared. I’m not going to share the original as I’m not sure of the source and I wouldn’t want to invade their privacy on a public post (the workshop group is closed). However, if you have never done a Scrap Lift challenge before, then you basically look at a completed page layout and left various elements from it to put your own spin. I stuck fairly close to the original layout but with bold colours instead of the soft ones they had used. I also kept mine fairly clean as opposed to their kind of shabby look.  I chose a photo from Pamper, Plan & Create of Susie, Me, Michelle and Hailey and used only the Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim products from the kit. i did add a little Whisper White cardstock too! This is actually my first scrapbook layout in a very long time – at least on paper. I’ve been doing digital for a while, but it certainly has me hooked again!


Mini Album & Gift Box + Vellum Challenge


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One of my favourite projects of the weekend was definitely the mini album and matching box. I ended up making a lovely mother’s day card out of mine to give to my mum. I also incorporated the Vellum challenge by making a tag for the box!

Scrap Sketch Challenge

Louise shared two scrap sketches, one was part of the vellum challenge and the other was part of a stand alone sketch challenge. These are the two pages that I came up with based on the sketches. One is 12 x 12 and the other is 8 x 8.

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Project Life


The next challenge was to make some project life cards. I initially made two in a Sweet Sugarplum and Flirty Flamingo colour palette, but later on I went back as part of the ‘Kill Your Kit’ challenge to use up scraps and turned it into a set of 10 using all of the 5 colours from the In Colour Collection! I love how they turned out! They will be getting posted off to someone in a craft swap group that I belong to!

Pocket Letter

I don’t think the pocket letter was on the schedule, it may have been instead of the planned quick cards? I have made pocket letters before so I was going to just skip this one as I had a shortage of time, but then I remembered I have a swap coming up with a ‘In Loving Memory’ theme. I decided that my person was going to be , who wrote the ultimate tear jerker – Watership Down and I hit on an idea with the vellum. I printed on it and used it as overlays. I really love how it has come out!


TN Folder

Michelle share a wonderful tutorial for making a wallet insert for a TN and I of course used Emerald Envy to match with Severus, mu regular size Uglydori. It looks so complicated, but it was really easy and quick to make!



Kill Your Kit

As noted above, I went back and extended the number of project life/journal cards that I made by using up some of the scraps of paper and cardstock that was left over. Even after making these and all the other projects I still had a fair bit left over!


I am really pleased with how my makes turned out and I think this shows just how versatile Stampin’ Up! products actually are, especially the In Colour Collection. Remember, these were made with a sampler of the products only, so imagine how much would be possible with complete packs! If you are interested in trying out Stampin’ Up! for yourself then take a look at my online shop – the hostess code for this month is DXFX66Q9. Don’t forget that it is currently Sale-a-Bration, so for every £45 you spend you get to choose a free product from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

Also, Louise and Michelle are running another workshop next month themed around the ‘Pop of Pink’ collection, so be sure to check out their sites for details.

Happy Stampin’


Spring Madness – 50% Off Sale on Etsy!

I am currently in the process of setting up my new website, so please do pardon my dust. In the coming weeks you will be able to see product demos, tutorials and lots of other cool stuff relating to planning and crafting! I am also going to be launching a subscription box really soon and I will have some workshops available to sign up to as well!

However, for now, I just thought I would let you know that for the duration of March I will be having a Spring Madness sale on my Etsy shop and everything is 50% off! Just enter the coupon code SPRING50 at checkout!