Friday 30 September 2011

Oh Christmas tree

Yay we made it to Friday!  hope you've enjoyed the week long sneak peeks from the brand new Stampin' Up! Idea book & catalogue which launches tomorrow.  I think it's the best catty yet and  I may not say it often enough but I LOVE being a demonstrator! and feel so happy to be able to create with their fabulous goodies.

I have my paper crafting class today with the mother of all after show party  to celebrate the new Stampin' Up! season.  Then I am going to have a lie down in a dark room for a few days lol!

Take care and please give me a shout if you would like to place an order :D

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Pennant parade, ink: whisper white craft and poppy parade.  Card stock: early espresso, whisper white and poppy parade.  Accessories: just add cake designer series paper, pear pizazz seam binding and linen thread.  Tools used: lace ribbon border punch, jewelry tag punch and pennant punch.

Thursday 29 September 2011

Sold out of flagpoles

Hee hee can you believe that is a song title (it's sung by Johnny Cash).  Anyway welcome back to my Stampin Up! countdown and sneak peak week here and today we have more pennant parade loveliness and a new designer series paper called just add cake.

Come back tomorrow  - pleeeeeeease lol!

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Pennant parade and curly cute.  Ink: early espresso and tea stain ink from distressing essentials kit.  Card stock: whisper white and poppy parade, accessories: real red taffeta ribbon.  Paper: just add cake designer series paper.  Tools: pennant punch and square lattice embossing folder.

Wednesday 28 September 2011

I'm so excited

Welcome back everyone hope you are enjoying all the festivities happening here in the UK, France and Germany where many European Stampin' Up! demonstrators are showcasing the exciting new products exclusive to Stampin' Up! that will be available to order from this Saturday.

Catch you tomorrow x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: forever young and pennant parade.  Ink: island indigo and tea stained from distressing essentials kit.  Card stock: calypso coral, crumb cake, and whisper white.  Tools: lace ribbon border punch, piercing tool and mat pack.

Tuesday 27 September 2011

Don't stop me now!

Woot woot!  can you spot the cheeky new 'in-colours' on my card today -they are super lush.  Today I have been mostly using pool party (Kate you will love me forever to get your hands on this one lol!) which is the most perfect aqua, lucky limeade (a zingy green) and calypso coral ( a real pop of coral unlike any colour I've seen before).  Together with (wait for it) pennant parade stamps and co-ordinating punch, I promise you these are THE BEST and I'm already using it everyday.

Come back again tomorrow - go on you know you want to :D

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: pennant parade, ink: calypso coral, lucky limeade, pool party, tea stained and charcoal from distressing essentials kit.  Card stock: calypso coral, lucky limeade, pool party and crumb cake.  Paper: just add cake.  Accessories: linen thread.  Tools used: pennant punch, piercing tool and mat pack.

Monday 26 September 2011

It's the final countdown

Yes, insert a Michael Mcintyre skip and a Vic Reeves rubbing of thighs to celebrate the new idea book and catalogue from Stampin' Up! launching on the 1st of October.  This week for your delectation I will have some sneak peaks of new stuff - fwoarrrrr.

Come back tomorrow for more paper crafting titillation LOL!

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: forever young and pennant parade. Ink: basic grey and tea stain from distressing essentials. Card stock: whisper white, pool party and cajun craze. Accessories: metallic brad, linen thread. Tools: lace ribbon border punch and crimper.

Sunday 25 September 2011

Closed on Sunday!

Yooohoooo, well if it isn't a Sunday!  and yes I would usually be closed for business so to speak but NEXT WEEK is a special crazy Stampin' Up! countdown week here on 'Devotion to the Dream' (that's got to be spoken in your best 70's radio DJ voice lol!). 

A little tag love for you today especially for the gals over at a passion for papertrey and if I was really clever I would have a smiley happy jumpy waving blinkie for you now but alas I don't have the time to investigate ha!

Come back and see me for a special countdown week tomorrow :)

Supplies:  Paperteyink signature Christmas stamps, peace be still die, tag sale #3 die, banner borders die, vineyard iimpression plate, scarlet jewel felt, scarlet jewel bitty dot satin ribbon, tea dye ink duo, scarlet jewel button and kraft card stock.  Stampin' Up! old olive, bravo burgundy and whisper white card stock, charcoal distressing ink from the essentials kit.  Other: jewel and card blank from stash.

Tuesday 20 September 2011

Autumn almanac

Forgive me but I have tried to get into the autumnal swing of things but I just can't seam to get into that particular groove at the mo.  So another festive offering for you and I had such fun in trying to 'create' holly leaves with my Stampin' Up! punches.  I found that they could be achieved by using the oval punch first and then using a trusty post it note to grab the end of the oval, take a circle scallop punch and bite the edges of the ovals with two of the scallops to make the pointy bits.

I will be happily entering this over at fab 'n' funky (bingo - flower, ribbon & stamped image option) and totally papercrafts (clean and simple).  Have a great day everyone and see you soon.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: welcome Christmas.  Ink: real red, tea stain and garden green.  Card stock: garden green, real red, crumb cake and very vanilla.  Accessories: real red designer button, old olive taffeta ribbon.  Tools: large oval punch, scallop circle extra large, top note die and swirl scribbles die.

Friday 16 September 2011

I like Java

Yikes! it's Friday and how the week has flown.  Lucky for me my weekend starts today and I have LOTS to do.  Happier still as I type this my loving hubby delivers me a large cup of sweet tea with a couple of the biggest shortbread chocolate cookies I have ever seen!  I am working extra hard at the mo and take comfort in the fact that I earned this special attention ;D.

I promise to take pics of all my hard work and post in a couple of weeks after my Stampin' Up! idea book and catalogue launch party.  I will be happily entering my offering over at cute card Thursday (anything goes).  Have a great weekend everyone x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: not quite navy and whisper white craft.  Card stock: crumb cake, whisper white and night of navy.  Accessories: night of navy taffeta.  Other: papertreyink basic backgrounds heart and warm happiness too stamps.

Wednesday 14 September 2011

Mistletoe and wine

Don't shout - I know another Christmas card!  I had a little spell a couple of weeks back and got out my Christmas stash for a play.  I love to make mini cards for Christmas and the square ones look extra cute I think.

Have a great day everyone and not to worry that's the last for a bit of my festive offerings.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Welcome Christmas and contempo Christmas.  Ink: wild wasabi, tea stained and charcoal from the distressing essentials kit.  Card stock: wild wasabi and crumb cake.  Accessories: basic pearls.  Tools: two-step bird punch, mat pack and piercing tool.

Monday 12 September 2011

Let the wind blow high

Good morning and hope you had a good weekend.  I had a busy craft fair which was good and some seriously gusty weather down this way!  More Christmas cards for you today, this one I made a few of and got all the cutting out done in one go (don't know if I have ever mentioned that I don't usually do cutting out if I can help it - just lazy I'm afraid lol!).

I will be happily entering this over at Crafty Catz (ribbons) and Let's Craft and Create (blast from the past -It's Christmas).  Have a great day and see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Sparkly & bright and welcome Christmas.  Ink: basic grey, tea stain from distressing essentials and whisper white craft.  Card stock: crumb cake, Baja breeze and whisper white.  accessories: basic rhinestones and Baja breeze seam binding.

Friday 9 September 2011


Mmmm look at that chunky glitter - yummy.  That's about as much as I can bare to use lol!  you know me nothing too flashy.  Still super busy at the mo but I have had a little chance to make a few Christmas cards.  I will be happily entering this over at Charisma cards (inspired by a song whic is of course gold by Spandau Ballet - class!), Papertake weekly (anything goes) and Sweet Stampin (anything but birthday).

Have a great weekend everyone!

p.s sorry about the super pants pic - getting so gloomy in the mornings :(

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Welcome Christmas and contempo Christmas.  Ink: cherry cobbler, tea stained and charcoal distressing inks.  Card stock: crumb cake and naturals ivory.  Accessories: gold thread and champagne glass glitter.  paper: jolly holiday paper.

Wednesday 7 September 2011

Bye bye baby

Oh gawd! I am so snowed under, Ive taken way too much on as usual (love the thrill of it really).  What with a 2 day craft last weekend and another this weekend in the Ostreme centre in the Mumbles and THE most amazing pre-order goodies off Stampin' Up! that arrived yesterday. Not to mention waving so-long to some real stonkers when, as we must make room for more fabulousness and grab ourselves a bargain before they are gone forever! (click below to see the full list).

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Also I am planning the mother of all new catalogue launch parties( one day early too) on the 30th September after my monthly paper crafting class.  I only have ONE PLACE LEFT so please drop me a line if you are interested in coming along for lots of fun and creativity (can't promise I won't be giddly like a school girl and gushing like a loon over new papers and stamps lol!).

Have a great day & see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: curly cute, ink: whisper white craft.  Card stock: blushing bride, vellum and soft stone.  Accessories: basic rhinestones.  Tools: Manhattan flower embossing folder.

Monday 5 September 2011

If we took a holiday

Yes if we took a holiday I would another holiday to recover LOL!  Goodness, what with all the days out, trips, train travelling and Niece escapades I am ready to go back to work tomorrow for a rest ha!  Well this is from my recent class where we were vintaging (not sure that's a real word?).

I had the fabulous box guide from this video and the ladies absolutely LOVED their final projects.  Hope you all had a nice weekend - see you soon x

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: En Francais background and tiny tags.  Ink: distressing essentials kit, crumb cake, early espresso and blushing bride.  Card stock: early espresso, very vanilla and blushing bride.  Accessories: pear pizazz seam binding, crumb cake big designer buttons and early espresso designer series paper from the neutrals pack.  Tools: Top note bigz die, fun flowers bigz L die, medium jewelry tag punch, cutter kit and crimper.