Turtle Friends Birthday Card

How cute is this little turtle? Turtle Friends is definitley one of the first sets that caught my eye in the new catatlogue and the best thing about this stamp set, the matching punch so you can go turtle mad.

For this card I’ve stuck to just turtle stamped in our new Evening Evergreen onto Soft Succulent cardstock. I’m not usually a green person but I do love these two new colours, especially the Evening Evergreen which I’m hoping features heavily in the up and coming mini catalogue in July, it’s never too early to think about Christmas!

Anyway back to this card, the card base and background are both Fresh Freesia. The background layer I ran through the Hammered Metal 3D embossing folder as I think it works perfectly with the pattern on the turtles shell.

I’ve added a few diecut balloons from the Hippo & Friends Dies and some of the new Loose Flower Flourishes in Pale Papaya, we need these in every colour I LOVE them!!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x


The Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! launches today!!

You may have noticed in the new catalogue that our kits are going to be sold a little differently, online only. This is so you can see instantly what kits are available and will no longer be disappointed by backordered products. Another huge benefit to selling kits this way is the prdocut line can be updated much easier and more frequently, meaning more creative options for everybody.

Today is launch day for these kits and you can find all the current ones available by clicking here and selecting Kits Collection.

Another exciting thing in the new Kits Collection is non-stamping kits so if you’re brand new to crafting and not ready to take the stamping plunge simply try a kit with gorgeous Stampin’ Up! artwork already created for you, my personal favourite of these is the Notes of Cheer Kit with the delicate butterfly diecuts.

Hope you get chance to take a look and maybe try one out yourself.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

New Catalogue Launch Day & New Promotions!

Yes the day is finally here when I can share this gorgeous catalogue with you. There’s so much to love in this catlogue, new in-colours, gorgeous new suites, some great new dies and a new colouring medium. So if you want a look right now then just click on the cover below:

If your wish list was as big as mine then why don’t you consider joining Stampin’ Up! Now is a great time to join as between 4th May and 31st May as you will get an additional £24 worth of products, meaning you will recieve £154 of products for just £99 and there is no commitment to carry-on if you dont want to. Click here to join my team, I’d love to share Stampin’ Up! with you.

If joining’s not for you then you can also take advantage of our Connect, Craft & Collect promotion, simply place an order over £200 and get an extra £20 in Hostess Rewards. If your wish list is not that big then why not gather orders from friends and then share the rewards.

You can also place your order under my monthly hostess code, which is h9KWGS64 for the month of May and then receive some suprise goodies next month as a reward for shopping with me.

However you celebrate, May the Craft be With You

Joanne x

A Cut Above Birthday Card

How happy does this man look realaxing in his hammock? I’d love to be hime right now, sadly it’s still a little too cold for sunbathing here in Yorkshire.

This image comes from the A Cut Above stamp set which is a great one for the men in your lives, the other image in the set with the lawnmower reminds me of both my husband and my dad.

The image was stamped on a die from the Hippo & Friends die set, its funny but I’ve had these almost a year and I think this is the first time I’ve used them but its a great set for frames and other little elements.

The background paper comes from the Ice Cream Corner Designer Paper pack and really adds to the bright relaxing card I was hoping to make.

Fingers crossed this will be me relaxing in my garden soon.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x