Simple Stamping: Halloween Trio Card

For today’s project I’m sharing a very quick Halloween card which you can create in less than two minutes using the Festive Post stamp set and the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch and if Halloween’s not your thing then you can change it up for Valentine’s Day or Christmas using the same set.

I simply stamped each image on Gorgeous gRape, Granny Apple Green and Pumpkin Pie and then punched out. A few dimensionals on the back to adhere to the card and your done. Quick and simple!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Pootlers New Catalogue Blog Hop – August – December 2020

Today the Pootlers Team are hopping again and sharing our favourite products from the new August-December Mini Catalogue. My favourite products were the whole of the Snowflake Splendor Suite and the cutest stamp set in the catalogue the Gnome for the Holidays. So here’s my card:

The main focus is the cute little gnome which I coloured with Pool Party Stampin’ Blends and the sentiment which are both from the Gnome From the Holidays. The little snowflakes are from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set, which is another favourite of mine. I added one of the Blue Adhesive Backed Gems over the bell at the end of his hat, I love how it fits perfectly and adds a little bling to the card.

The card background comes from the Snowflake Splendor DSP which is a truely gorgeous paper pack, I love the combination of snowflakes and watercolour washes I also added some of the Snowflake Splendor Ribbon for some more sparkle, because its Christmas and you can never have enough sparkle and bling!

I’d love you to follow our hop and see all the wonderful projects my talented teamates have made, so please click the blue box below to see the other projects.

Happy Hopping

Joanne x

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Simple Stamping: Life Is Beautiful

I love the stamp set Life Is Beautiful as soon as I saw that lovely tree stamp. It reminds me of an more seasonal version Twinkle Trees which we had a few years ago. I love how there are different options for the leaves so you can turn this tree in to one from any season.

Today I’ve made a simple Thinking of You card and used only the top half of the tree stamp with the dots as leaves.

The background paper is from the Gilded Autumn Speciality DSP and I think it adds the perfect touch to make this card suitable for males or females. I also used a strip of the new Mint Macaron Basketweave Ribbon, this is so much prettier in real life with its inter wove strands, it completes this card perfectly.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


Three Card Thursday: A Whale of a Time

Today I’m sharing three ways to use the Whale Builder Punch with the coordinating products from the Whale of A Time Suite. I love the punch can be used on its own, with the stamp set and aslo with the designer paper.

This first card focuses on using just the punch to create the Whale. The main Whale is punched out with Pretty Peacock with higlhights of black, white and designer paper for the little spout of water.

This second card uses the punch with the designer paper. I love how cute the Whale looks among the reeds.

This third card uses the stamp to create the Whale image.

All sentiments come from the Whale Done stamp set and are stamped on labels from the Tasteful Labels die set. I’ve embellished the cards with the Whale of a Time Sequins, the Pool Party Sheer Ribbon and the Pretty in Peacock/Old Olive Reversible Ribbon.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


September Updates

First update is the Clearance Rack has been updated so click here to see what bargins are available, but be quick!!

After months of waiting the new Stampin’ Up! Cut & Emboss is now available to customers. Demonstrators have been able to order and use the machine for the last month and I can honestly say I love it. It’s easy to figure out the plate sandwiches as each different one is numbered, making crafting with this machine as easy as 1-2-3!

You can order the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and its accessories here. Please we’re still waiting for the Mini Cut and Emboss Machine to launch.

September also sees a joining promotion the Get & Go promotion aimed to give new demonstrators all the need to plan their first workshop. Obviously in person events are on hold at the moment, but you can still connect online or via good old snail mail.

As well as being avaible to chose £130 of products for just £99 new deomonstrators will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set.

Granny Apple Green card pack contents

8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Granny Apple Green Cardstock
3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
3/4″x 4″ (1.9 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

Coastal Cabana card pack contents
2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (5.7 x 8.9 cm) Whisper White Cardstock
2-3/4″ x 4″ (7 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

If you’d like to join Stampin’ Up! and are in the UK, France, Germany, Austria or The Netherlands then I’d love to have you join my team. Any questions just drop my an email at or if you’re ready to join just click here and follow the steps.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x