Friday, 22 March 2019

Stampin' For All Sketch Challenge cards


Hi there,

Thanks for for popping in to see what I'be been up to. Today I am bringing you projects which were made for the Stampin' For All Facebook Group Design Team Challenge. It was my turn to set the challenge last Wednesday and it was a sketch challenge. I have to admit I was quite proud of myself for creating this sketch from scratch - maybe you teach an old dog new tricks!!


Card sketch Stampin Up

I said before that I thought this sketch was going to be a simple one to use - until I started to make my card. Then I realised - not so easy after all! Anyway this is what I came up with.


Detailed With Love Stampin Up

I'm pleased to say that we had lots of entries into the challenge - obviously others found the sketch easier than me. So without further ado here are the entries. Prepare to be inspired.

First off is this lovely card in Spring colours by Pam Campbell.


Great coordination of colours going on here and so fresh and vibrant!

Next was this lovely card by Carol Ann Pendleton. I love how Carol has used three different, but linked images in her diamonds - and again, great colour choices.


Next is a card by my good friend Gez Carpenter (aka Nigezza).


Butterfly Duet Botanical Stampin Up
 Gez is not a lover of Lemon Lime Twist but has forced herself to use it. I, on the other hand, love it and will really miss it when it retires in June.

Karen Tilley made this pretty card which uses another of my favourite colours - Highland Heather!



And she decorated the inside too - love that. Makes a handmade card really special!

Next are two entries by Michaela Pickering. Firstly a great card for any coffee lover!

And then this card, featuring hot air balloons. Such a great design for a male card - we all know how tricky those can be!

Lift Me Up Stampin Up

This next card is made by Sylvia Hamilton (who, incidentally is Gez's sister!). Sylvia has not been card making very long but you would never know by looking at her card. She was the only entrant who decided to play around with the sketch a bit by rotating it and turning the diamonds into squares - and with such a great result! Who says you can't make Christmas cards in March?


The last entry is from Verity Pursglove, who blogs at Inky Butterfly. I love Verity's clean and simple card (lots of white space is always a winner for me). She has used a colour and a stamp, neither of which have been on my wish list. But having seen this card, I may have to change my mind!

Rooted in Nature Stampin Up

So I hope you've enjoyed this showcase. There are a lot of very creative and talented crafters out there. 

I'll be back tomorrow with a 3D project - a rare occurrence for me so don't miss it!



All the products I have used to make this project are all available from my online shop. Simply click "Shop Now" button on the top of this page or click any of the images below to go direct to that item in my online Stampin’ Up! shop. If you order from my online shop please use my monthly shopping code (below) to receive a free thank you gift from me as I really appreciate your business. (If your order is £150 or more then please do not use my code as you will earn Stampin' Rewards in your own right and can choose your own freebies!) 



If you would prefer a more personal service, have any questions or need help with your order, please either send me an email or give me a ring. I'll be more than happy to help. You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube - links on the left of this page.


Product List

Thursday, 21 March 2019

The Project Share Project - Week 12



Hi everyone,

Hello there and thank you for joining me again today for our next instalment of the Project Share Project, when I get the chance to showcase the amazing work of some of my fellow Stampin' Up! demos.

First up today is this lovely card from Helzie at SlimmandStylish. Helzie has made this fun shaker birthday card using the Birthday Cheer stamp set. She has also recorded a video and made a bit of an error which she has left in - have a watch and a giggle with her at around the 8 min mark!

Birthday Cheer Stampin Up


Read more about this card and watch Helzie's video tutorial over on her blog HERE.

Next today is Verity of InkyButterfly, who has made these lovely gift tags using the Daisy Delight stamp set and a couple of punches.

Daisy Delight Stampin Up


 So simple but effective. I love them! Pop over to Verity's blog HERE to read more.


Last today is Heather, who blogs at Stamp with Nellie, with this gorgeous litle box to house a scented Yankee candle. 

Garden Impressions Stampin Up

I love the colours that Heather has used here - So Saffron and Night of Navy. 

Do pop over to her blog and read more HERE

And that's another Project Share Project done and dusted. 

And if any of those projects have inspired you to do some crafty shopping, don't forget that now is a great time to do so - spend £45 and choose from a whole load of products absolutely FREE - see them all on my post HERE.  



All the products I have used to make this project are all available from my online shop. Simply click "Shop Now" button on the top of this page or click any of the images below to go direct to that item in my online Stampin’ Up! shop. If you order from my online shop please use my monthly shopping code (below) to receive a free thank you gift from me as I really appreciate your business. (If your order is £150 or more then please do not use my code as you will earn Stampin' Rewards in your own right and can choose your own freebies!) 


If you would prefer a more personal service, have any questions or need help with your order, please either send me an email or give me a ring. I'll be more than happy to help. You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube - links on the left of this page.


Product List

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Jill and Gez Go Crafting - 20th March 2019

Jill and Gez Go Crafting


Thank you for joining me today for my regular Jill and Gez Go Crafting post, where I showcase three great projects made by my crafty friend Gez Carpenter aka Nigezza. 
Just in case you are new to my blog let me introduce Gez. 



She has an amazing blog on which she publishes new projects several times a week, with really detailed written instructions and video tutorials. I am sure you will want to check it. This is the link to her YouTube channel where she posts fab tutorials much more regularly than me! 

Once again, Gez has been very busy over the past two weeks and today I have three of her amazing projects. Gez has been entering a few challenges just recently and my first two chosen projects are cards she has made for the Global Design Project challenges. 


How Sweet It Is Stampin Up
First off is this lovely card which Gez made for a Challenge Blog, which had the theme of Sweeyer Than Candy. Gez has used the "How Sweet It Is" patterned papers to make her card - very appropriate! 

Read all about it on Gez's blog HERE.



Floral Romance Stampin Up!
This card was made for another Global Design Project Challenge and this time the theme was "CASE the Designer". Gez has used the very lovely printed vellum which is in the "Floral Romance" pack. So pretty! And has used several dies from three different die sets to produce this very elegant card. Read more about it HERE

Bloom by Bloom Stampin Up

Last for today is this oh so cute little handbag. If you've been following my Jill and Gez posts in the past, you will know that Gez makes a lot of 3D projects and this is one of my favourites. 

Read all about it on Gez's blog HERE.


I hope you enjoyed the 3 projects I have chosen today and I hope you will go and check out Gez's Blog - you won't be sorry. She also has a grwat YouTube channel and is hoping to get to 2000 subscribers by April 12th - could you help? 



Happy Crafting :-)


All the products I have used to make this project are all available from my online shop. Simply click "Shop Now" button on the top of this page or click any of the images below to go direct to that item in my online Stampin’ Up! shop. If you order from my online shop please use my monthly shopping code (below) to receive a free thank you gift from me as I really appreciate your business. (If your order is £150 or more then please do not use my code as you will earn Stampin' Rewards in your own right and can choose your own freebies!) 



If you would prefer a more personal service, have any questions or need help with your order, please either send me an email or give me a ring. I'll be more than happy to help. You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube - links on the left of this page.


Product List