Pootler’s Blog Hop, Dashing Deer card

Yay, it’s time for another Pootler’s Blog Hop! We hop each time there is a new catalogue launch. So – this hop is for the new Autumn/Winter catalogue and each project on the hop uses items from it. We’d love it if you could take time to hop around every blog. Yes, I know there’s a lot of them, but I promise that the projects will be awesome!

My card uses the wonderful Dashing Deer bundle:

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer

I’ve kind of CASED the catalogue but changed a few things too. All the gold elements are from the bundle – I heat embossed the gold sentiment and floral wreath design and die cut the deer. I also added some gold embossing around the edge of the mat in the background.

The circle that the deer is sitting on I embossed using the Swirls and Curls embossing folder – love it, and it’s not just for Christmas!

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer

And last but certainly not least, the checkered background is the Buffalo Check background stamp. I used Soft Sea Foam ink, not immediately Christmassy, but it’s a colour I love and had to use.

Here’s one last close up look:

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer card

This is a beautiful bundle, and one I plan to use a lot this year so look out for more cards and projects using it from me.

Here are the other Pootlers who are hopping:


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Stampin’ Up! Rooted in Nature card

Stampin' Up! Rooted in Nature card

Today’s card is a little bit different for me, and one I CASE’d from Wendie Young Waldman. Mine is a little different to hers, but the idea is the same – to cut up squares from one of the stamps in the Rooted In Nature stamp set.

If you like Lovely As A Tree you’ll love this. Plus, this one has not only a bigger stamp set, but dies too. Buy them both as a bundle and you get a 10% discount. Some of the leaf dies emboss too, it really is a great bundle.

Stampin' Up! Rooted in Nature card

I used new ink pads for this card – Grey Granite for the tree trunks, and Granny Apple Green for the leaves. Those leaves are beautiful aren’t they? Such a lot of detail in them. And I love that tree slice too.

I used the smallest of the Stitched Framelit squares to cut up the slices – I first stamped them onto a piece of card then die cut them afterwards.

Stampin' Up! Rooted in Nature card

The Happy Birthday sentiment comes from the Hand Delivered hostess stamp set.

I used this for a 60th birthday card for a man who I know will love it.

Stampin’ Up! have a video showing the whole bundle, stamps and dies, and ideas for how to use them.

Here’s what I used to make the card:


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Pootler’s Blog Hop, Stampin’ Up! Painted Glass card

If it’s a new catagloue, then it must be time for another Pootles Blog Hop. This post is one of many on this hop, all featuring products from the new catalogue. Please hop around as many blogs as you can and leave a comment, it means a lot to us all.

My card uses the Painted Glass bundle. I’ve used one of the stamps to make a background, and the butterfly stamp and die to add some interest. The stamp set and dies are available as a bundle at a 10% discount.

Stampin' Up! Painted Glass card


I coloured the butterflies using the blender pens and then die cut them out. The stamp set also has a rose and a bird that I could also have used.

There is also some beautiful patterned vellum which goes with this suite – I’m waiting for it to arrive so I haven’t used it here. You should take a look though, it is beautiful.

See that embossed background at the top and bottom of the card? That is a die that I used the new embossing pads on to make an impression rather than a a die cut. Effective isn’t it?

Stampin' Up! Painted Glass card


You can use any dies with the embossing mats and your Big Shot to emboss with dies, so you can make even better use of them.

The card base is Whisper White and the embossed card is the lovely returning Mint Macaron. Here’s a close up of that embossing.

Stampin' Up! Painted Glass card


I used some Wink of Stella on the butterflies but it doesn’t show up in the photos. I chose the A Reason to Celebrate sentiment because I thought it could be used for a number of things. Hope you like it!

Here are the other people on the blog hop for you to hop around:



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Stampin’ Up! Pattern Party decorative mask meets Flower Shop

Well, today is my last card as a Daring Cardmakers guest designer. The past few weeks have flown by, and the challenges have certainly streteched me.

This week’s challenge was no exception – to use a stencil and green! That’s very specific isn’t it. Here’s my card:

Stampin' Up! Pattern Party mask

I’ve used one of the masks from the Pattern Party Decorative masks set – there are four very different designs in it, and they are at a very good price point.

For the stencil I combined Emerald Envy and Tranquil Tide inks. Then I punched out some tiny flowers from the Tree Builder punch.

Stampin' Up! Pattern Party mask

I thought the card still needed something else so I pulled out the Flower Shop stamp set and punch – I love this set but because of all the new stuff it’s been a bit neglected of late.

I haven’t added a sentiment and I think the card could probably do with one just to finish it off so I may add one later. It is definitely green and stencilled though!

Stampin' Up! Pattern Party mask

A big thank you to the Daring Cardmakers for inviting me to be a guest designer, and for stretching me!

Here’s what I used to make this card:

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Stampin’ Up! Sweet Cupcake birthday card

This week’s challenge over at the Daring Cardmakers is to make a card using coffee, tea, cake or biscuits. I had to choose cake of course!

Stampin' Up! Sweet Cupcake

I’ve always liked the Sweet Cupcake stamp set. It’s a layering set, with three stamps to make the bottom and top which gives it so much dimension. I popped the top up on dimensionals to make it stand out even more, and added some Wink of Stella too.

I also did something that I don’t find easy at all on this card – put in something wonky! I find that very hard to do but wanted a pop of colour that wasn’t pink so chose Lemon Lime Twist to go behind the main panel, on a slight slant.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Cupcake

The stripey background behind the cake is a large background stamp – Brushtrokes. This is a new stamp to me and I think I’ll be using it a lot. Although I love DSP I also like making my own backgrounds.

Just for some extra pinkness I used the Powder Pink DSP from the Fresh Florals DSP stack too. Well, if you’re going to make something pink, you may as well go the whole hog.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Cupcake

Once the card was finished I thought it lacked something so I added some sequins to finish it off.

Hope you like it!

Here’s what I used to make the card:


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Stampin’ Up! Petal Palette card

Stampin' Up! Petal Palette

I almost missed this fabulous bundle when the new catalogue came out. I was so in love with the Sweet Soirée bundle that Petal Palette nearly passed me by.

But then I started to see other demonstrators showing what they had made with it, and now I’m hooked. One of the things I love is that there are dies that are extra and don’t match any of the stamps. That gold filigree type element on this card is one, as is the branch, and the label for the sentiment.

Stampin' Up! Petal Palette

So, for this card I also added a stitched framelits circle for the little bird to sit on. I also snipped the branch into two and put one piece behind the circle at the top.

The background DSP is from the Naturally Eclectic pack, and I used one of  the new Petal Pair embossing folders for the strip down the middle. There are two narrow embossing folders in the pack and I have used both a lot already.

Stampin' Up! Petal Palette

Don’t forget that the stamp set and dies are available as a bundle with a 10% discount. Plus you’d have spent enough to get a free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure.

Here’s what I used to make this card. Click on the images to go to the item in my shop – you can order 24/7 from me if you live in France, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany or Austria.


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Stampin’ Up! Amazing You

Stampin' Up! Amazing You

I promised you another monochrome card and here it is. Like Saturday’s card, this too features a stamp set from the Sale-a-bration brochure, where everything is free. This time it has a die cut word with it which is also free!

When I say free, I don’t mean completely free of course! For every €60/£45 you spend in either the annual or spring/summer catalogue you can choose something free from the sale-a-bration brochure. This year Stampin’ Up! have changed things slightly and there are a couple of things that you need to spend €120/£90 to earn, and the dies are one of them.

Stampin' Up! Amazing You

Here I simply used the flower stamp to make a background, then used a couple of the words and teamed them up with the die cut Amazing word.

I sat it on a black mat and a Whisper White card base. Simple but effective I think. These flowers would look stunning coloured in too.

Stampin' Up! Amazing You

So there you are, just  a few supplies to make a lovely card.

If you live in France, the UK, the Netherlands, Austria or Germandy and want to know more about Sale-a-bration or anything else Stampin’ Up! please contact me.

See you soon with some masking!


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Pootler’s blog hop – Heartfelt Blooms Sale-a-bration card

It’s another Pootler’s blog hop! This one is celebrating Sale-a-bration – your chance to get free goodies when you spend. All the projects in today’s hop were made using the free products from the Sale-a-bration brochure.

If you have time please hop around the other blogs to see the wonderful creations.

My card is made using beautiful Heartfelt Blooms stamp – the first one in the brochure. The card is very simple as you can see, but I love it just the same.

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Blooms

I’ve only used one colour – Dapper Denim, and paired it with Whisper White. This stamp is beautiful – it is made to give the illusion of depth by using shading and different depths of cut to the stamp, and it doesn’t disappoint.

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Blooms

For the background Dapper Denim strip behind the flower I used one of the new embossing folders – Petal Pair. It’s one of a pair of narrow embossing folders that worked out just right for this card.

You could use this card for many different things – sympathy, thinking of you etc, and there are two other sentiments in the set too.

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Blooms

Hope you like it! I have another monochrome card to come next. Simplicity, I like it! You can get this stamp FREE by spending €60/£45 in my online shop.

Don’t forget to have a look at the other blogs-


Here’s what I used to make the card


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Stampin’ Up! Celebrate You Sale-a-bration card

It’s time for another card for the Daring Cardmakers  – this week’s challenge was to make a card using some masking.

Here’s what I came up with:

Stampin' Up! Celebrate You

I’ve used the flower from the Amazing You stamp set, and the sentiment is from the co-ordinating Celebrate You dies. Both of these sets are in the Sale-a-bration brochure.

I’ve use two lots of masking here. First I masked of the blank strip in the middle using some post it strip. Then I cut out a mask of the flower and used it to stamp the flowers so that the one in the middle looks like it’s in front of the others.

Stampin' Up! Celebrate You

Then I got out my Blends pens to colour in the flowers. I used both the light and dark shade of each colour.

Because there was a little bleeding of the colour I added two black lines to help make the middle look better. I added some foam to the back of the die cut to add some dimension to it.

Stampin' Up! Celebrate You

I did think about adding some sequins or other bling but decided against it, although I may just add some later!

Don’t forget to go to the Daring Cardmakers blog to see what the others have made.

Tomorrow is the Pootler’s Sale-a-bration blog hop, and it’s a big one! Be sure to come back for that one.


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Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration Panda card

It’s the second week of my time as guest designer for the Daring Cardmakers, and this week’s challenge was Black and White with a pop of colour.

So, of course that meant pandas:

This wonderful set is part of Sale-a-bration – you can’t buy the set, you can only get it free! How great is that. Spend €60/£45 and this set could be yours.

It’s a simple card as you can see. I used Memento Tuxedo Black for the pandas, and orange balloon, hat and tiny heart on the envelope I used Pumpkin Pie blends pens – both light and dark.

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration Panda card

You can do so much with this stamp set – look our for more cards from me using it.

If you have any questions about Sale-a-bration and how to get this set free please contact me.

Don’t forget to go to the Daring Cardmakers to see what the others have made!



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