Holly Jolly Santa Card

Who doesn’t love Santa on a Christmas card? I do anyway and what better one than this one from the Holly Jolly Christmas bundle. Such a lovable character which was a delight to colour.

Holly Jolly Santa close up

Not the neatest colouring I’ll admit to but I still love him, next time he’ll be coloured beautifully!

A little background paper from the Wrapped in the Plaid makes a great background and the gold stripes in it are brought out with the stamped greeting in Golden Glitz Delicata ink.

Holly Jolly santa card flat.jpg

A few gold stars from the Most Wonderful Time Medley finish the card off.

The Holly Jolly Christmas bundle is part of the Night Before Christmas Suite, a very versatile suite featuring all kinds of Christmas images including: trees, presents, cocoa, reindeers, candy canes, baubles and of course Santa himself!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x




Buy 3 Get 1 Free DSP Sale!

During the month of Septmeber Stampin’ Up! are running their popular Buy 3 Get 1 Free on packs of DSP paper from the Annual catalogue. So if you bought any packs or like me and your ready for some more now is a good time to buy.

The packs included are shown below:



Happy Shopping

Joanne x

New Autumn/Winter Catalogue goes Live!

It’s that time of year again when the Autmn/Winter catalogue goes live, this year I really think stampin’ Up! has excelled themselves as I actually do want everything in the catalogue. It’s full of gorgeous papers, metallic inks, snowglobes, snowmen, googley eyes and puffy snow which are just some of my favourites.  If you haven’t got a copy yourself and would like one the just drop me an email to dibbystamps@gmail.com with your name and address and I’ll pop one in the post.

If you can’t wait that long then here’s a look at the cover, which if you click on will take you too a PDF version of the catalogue, so enjoy.




Get ready for your Cgristmas Crafting with this gorgeous catalogue.

Happy Shopping

Joanne x

Be Strong Be Happy Be You Card

The idea for this card has brewing in my head quite a while so when I saw the colours in the Mosaic Mood Speciality DSP I knew it was time to let it come to life. I’m not a huge orange fan so when Terracotta Tile was introduced as on of the new In-Colours I was honestly a bit disappointed, but seeing it mixed with Mint Macaron and Crushed Curry makes me happy so we’re going with it.

I used my Stamparatus to line up the ladies with their inner dress stamps, which I still found tricky as I don’t tend to put the labels on the back of my stamps as wasn’t a fan of the old clear-mount labels. In this instance I have labeled the outline stamp and I’m quite happy with the results. I used a blender pen and some ink off the inkpads to colour in each ladies hat. I then cut them out of the second smallest of the fatter Stitched Rectangle dies.

Be strong be happy be you card flat

To finish the card I stamped the greeting from the Rooted in Nature stamp set and then fussy cut it so I had one line for each lady. A beautiful card all ready to give to a beautiful lady.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Basic Measurements:

Card Base: A4 sheet of cardstock cut in half to measure 14.9cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm

DSP Layer: 14.9cm x 9.5cm



Floral Friday: Inspiring Iris

For today’s card I’ve used Inspiring Iris again, I just love this stamp set, it reminds me of one of my old favourites Blooms & Wishes with the watercoloured flower effect. The end card today looked nothing like how it started in my head and my desk looks like a bomb has exploded as I’ve fussy cut flowers and die cuts strewn all over. but after considerably time stamping and cutting the end result is quite simple and I love it.

Floral Friday - Inspiring Iris close up

A couple of the stamped rose type flowers and a greeting and you have a gorgeous card. I’ve added a few Gold Metallic Pearls to the flowers centres just to add a little bling.

Rococo Rose I think is my new favourite colour (yes this does change on a weekly basis) but I loving how perfect it pairs up with Mint Macaron and Crumb two of my other favourites!

Floral Friday- Inspiring Iris flat

Have a lovely day yourselves.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Basic Measurements:

Card base: Half sheet A4 cardstock measuring 14.9cm x 21cm, scored in the middle at 10.5cm

Crumb Cake Layer: 14.4cm x 10cm

DSP Layer: 13.9cm x 9.5cm



Extra Extra..Bonus Days Are Back…

This month sees the return of the Bonus Days promotion which has been popular in previous years.  For every £45.00 (€60.00 in Europe) spent on products in July you will recieve a voucher for £4.50 (€6.00 in Europe) to redeem in August.

An email address will be required to participate in the promtion as all vouchers are emailed straight to the customer after orders are placed.


Alongside the Bonus days promotion Stampin’ Up! are also running the Extra Extra Recruiting Promotion when you become a demonstator.

During July and August spend the normal £99 on a starter kit (€129.00 in Europe) and recieve £155.00 of goodies thats an extra £25.00 of products (€32.00 in Europe) on top of the £31.00 you already recieve and thats not all, the following month you’ll recieve another £8.00 to redeem on anything you want.

And remember being a demonstrator doesn’t mean you have to run a business, you can simply enjoy your favourite hobby with a discount of 20% off all orders. So whatever’s on your wishlist now is the time to take advantage of one of these great promotions.

If you want to join Stampin’ Up! I’d love to have you as part of my team, simply sign up here.

Happy Shopping

Joanne x

Pootlers Team New Catalogue Blog Hop

This week has seen the launch of the new 2019- 2020 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue which means its time for the Pootles team to hop again and share our favourtie products from the new catalogue with you.

For me one of the stand out stamp sets was A Good Man, which is a lovely mix of images and sentiments which focus on the special men in our live, if your a fan of Beautiful You or Wonderful Moments then your sure to love this set.

pootlers new catalogue blog hop - sneak peak

For the base of my card I chose to use one of the new In-Colours Pretty Peacock which is a lovely blue colour which for me is the perfect mix of Tranquil Tide and Island Indigo. I paired this with the Mint Macaron pattern in the Garden Lane DSP.  This paper is a mix of diffrent pattern in five of our green shades: Garden Green, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow and Soft Sea Foam, I love all of the patterns and think this is a great idea for a paper collection, I’d love to see these patterns in other colour combinations, Stampin’ Up! if your reading this please bring us a purple version!

Pootlers blog hop 2019 catalogue

Here’s the finished card, I used the Stitched Nested Dies to create the two matts, one in Pretty in Peacock and one which has the water-coloured image stamped on it which was coloured with Pretty Peacock, Mint Macaron and Seaside Spray.  I love this image, its perfect for Father’s Day next week.

pootlers blog hop 2019 inside

Here’s how I decorated the inside, I love that heart stamp and can see myself using it alot over the next year.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this quick look at the A Good Man stamp set, if you want to take a look at some of the favourite products of my team mates than click on the link below and enjoy some great projects

Happy Hopping

Joanne x

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