Wednesday, 29 June 2016


I am sharing another 'Z' Fold Card from a YouTube Tutorial by

 Dawn's Stamping Thoughts

This style of card is easy to make and I love the way it stands up.

I used Night of Navy Card Stock and the gorgeous Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper for the main card.

I hope you like this and would love to receive comments from you.

Thanks for popping by today.

Christine  xx


Tuesday, 28 June 2016


I have exciting news to share today.
I have signed up my first recruit with Stampin' Up!

I hope she gets to love being part of the SU Demonstrators.

Christine xxx

Friday, 24 June 2016

'Z' Fold Card

I have been watching a fantastic YouTube tutorial this afternoon by Dawn of Dawn's Stamping Thoughts.

This is my version of a 'Z' Fold Card after watching her tutorial.

I have used the gorgeous DSP called Birthday Bouquet from SU and added flowers with Blushing Bride Cardstock.

It was hard 'cutting' into this DSP as I love it so much. So pleased I got two packs.

I had fun making this and it is a style of card I will continue to use

Hope you like it and leave me comments as to what you think.

Christine xx

Sunday, 19 June 2016

SassySketcharinos Challenge SS#011

Over at
We are now going monthly so you will have a whole month to take part in our challenges.
This month's challenge will end on Tuesday July 19th and the next challenge will commence Sunday July 24th
This is our Sketch for you to work with this month

 Don't forget: you can flipit,rotate it or change the shapes BUT we must be able to see the sketch in your finished projects.
Here is my DT Contribution for this challenge

I have been making several A6 Cards recently, using coloured card from Stampin' Up! along with various papers, stamps, framelits and embossing folders.
I hope you like my take on the sketch.
We hope you will join in with us and I look forward to seeing your entries and leaving coments.
The next challenge is scheduled for Sunday July 24th.

Monday, 13 June 2016


The weather has been awful here today, so much rain and I am beginning to wonder if this is the sign of our Summer (after all, it is June!!)

I decided to have a little play and make a few small cards for my collection.

I recently bought the Detailed Thinlit Dies and also the Precison Base Plate so thought I would see how they worked. Really pleased with the results, hope you think so to.

I chose some of my favourite colours to work with and some old and new stamps and punches.

Perfect Plum with Detailed Thinlits Die plus stamp from Floral Phrases set.

 Pool Party with older Scalloped Edger Punch, along with Grateful Bunch  stamp set, Itty Bitty Punch for the flowers and sentiment of Happy Birthday from the retired set - Gifts of Kindness

My sentiment isn't quite clear on the Pool Party Card, (note to self - use the MISTI - then I could have re-stamped over the sentiment)

Marina Mist using Botanical Blooms Framelits, Butterfly Basics stamp set, Blossoms Punch and Birthday Blossoms stamp set for the sentiment

Blushing Bride edged with the Confetti Hearts Border Punch, Bloomin Love stamp set, Itty Bitty punch for the hearts.

I hope you like the cards and would love you to leave me a comment as to which is your favourite.

The majority of the above items are available through me from Stampin' Up!. If you would like to place an order with me you can contact me using the 'Contact' button at the top of the page, or maybe find out more of what Stampin' Up1 has to offer you as a Demonstrator.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Christine  xxx

Product List

Friday, 10 June 2016


My favourite delivery man called today (Mr Brown) and delivered all these amazing goodies.

I don't know where to start first.

Beautiful Stamp Sets, Delightful Embossing Folders, Super Framelits, and the most gorgeous DSP plus Washi Tape and Grid Paper. I could be gone for some time!!

Hands up if you would love goodies like these, well you can if you join me as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Plus from now until the end of June you get to choose 2 Additional Stamp Sets for FREE. It costs £99 to join, however you get to choose £130 worth of products when you sign up. 

It has never been a better time to join Stampin' Up! and I would love you to join me and my team.

These are the pictures of my lovely goodies

You can contact me by using the 'Contact' Button located at the top of my blog for more information or if you wish to join Stampin' Up!


Friday, 3 June 2016


Today I am sharing my design for a Card Swap Challenge I am part of on Facebook

The remit was to use all the lovely elements we were given by our challenge host and use our Creativity to make a design.

We could choose any style of card, any colour but we had to use all the elements given.

These were, Butterflies, Dragonflies, Flourish Die Cuts, Small and Tiny Punched Flowers, Gauze, Cotton Thread and Diamond Gems
All the above were white and we could use any medium to colour them.

Right up my street using Butterflies, Dragonflies and Flowers.

This is my design.

Side Stepper Card cut out using Beige Pearl Card
Using some DSP from Stampin' Up! in a matching colour, I cut out the matts for the base, sides, bottom and back.
All my elements were coloured using Ink Pads with Daubers in various shades.
One piece of the lovely Gauze has been attached to the front of the card before using the elements to embellish.
I also used the remaining piece of Gauze for the back before adding 3 Butterflies using my Bitty Butterfly Punch and a lovely flower from the Flower Shop Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! and the matching Punch.

My swap partner has received my card so I know it is safe to show on my blog. 
I hope you like my interpretation and it was a super challenge to be part of.
I would love you to leave comments.

Christine xx

Wednesday, 1 June 2016


This is the PDF Download link for the new Stampin' Up! Catalogue which has gone live today.

JUNE 2016/MAY 2017

By using the link above you can browse the Catalogue at your leisure.

Should you wish to order anything from it, you can shop via me using the Hostess Code on my Blog or contacting me via email using the 'CONTACT ME' button on the blog

Any questions, please contact me and I promise to reply.

Christine  xx