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Bright Blooms & Wishes, Why Not!

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles – Bright Blooms & Wishes, Why Not! I love the Blooms & Wishes stamp set and matching designer series paper, but it’s all too easy to stick to the colours that Stampin’ Up! put on the paper and in the samples. Today though, I’ve got a bright and sunny card instead. It’s […]

Happy Happenings and Touches of Texture

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles – Happy Happenings and Touches of Texture Ah, the simplicity of a little bit of stamping and a spot of embellishing. That’s the kind of card making that makes me very happy. I have to confess, I was a little unsure of the Touches of Texture stamp set when I first got […]

Long Thin Easter Egg Box Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles – Long Thin Easter Egg Box Tutorial Squeeeeeaaaaaakkkk!!! Easter is nearly upon us! Well it’s not, it’s still more than 2 weeks away, but if my children are anything to go by, you’d think it was the day after tomorrow! I don’t usually use my blog as a platform to air my […]

Manly Thank You Card Idea

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles – Manly Thank You Card Idea One of the hardest cards to make is one for a chap. And making a Thank You card is pretty much one of the hardest. Aside from the fact that mostly we only give cards to guys on their birthdays or for Christmas, making a Thank […]

You’re Sublime Set of 3 x 3 Cards

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles – You’re Sublime Set of 3 x 3 Cards When I bought this stamp set, I immediately thought of my 4 little boys. I think there are cards that are hard to make, and those are cards for boys who aren’t babies and aren’t yet men… and of course, the name, You’re […]

Around the World Challenge #11

Stampin’ Up! UK Around the World Challenge Feb 15 Well you know what happens each month, I begin to get myself challenged by the Around the World Stampin’ Up Challenge Blog and the fact that as I am on the Design Team, I need to create something unusual and inspiring. This month, I’ve seen the […]

Around the World Stampin Up Challenge AW09

Stampin’ Up! UK Around the World Stampin Up Challenge AW09   I am loving this sketch! This is the first time I’ve actually worked with a designated sketch, and it’s kind of exciting! Mostly I tend to just do my own thing when making cards, but to have to ‘stick’ to a design was pretty […]

Pootles’ Brights Week Polka Dot Parade 6 bags from one sheet DSP

Stampin’ Up! UK Polka Dot Parade 6 bags from one sheet DSP   Don’t you just love it when you can take one piece of paper or cardstock and get maximum usage out of it? 6 mini treat bags, perfect for valentine’s day, from one sheet of Designer Series Paper! Love. It!!!     And […]

Pootles’ 12 Deals of Christmas + Brights Week – Multi Coloured Punch Showcase

Stampin’ Up! UK Brights Week – Multi Coloured Punch Showcase   12 Deals of Christmas – details down at the bottom!!!   Hmm. Brights Week? What’s that? (I heard you back there…!) Brights Week is a self appointed week dedicated to showcasing our gorgeous Brights Collection of colours. We have ribbons, trims, buttons, bags, papers, […]

My Sons, I Love YOU More!

Stampin’ Up! UK My Sons, I Love YOU More!     Merry Christmas! There isn’t going to be a blog post tomorrow as by this time, I’ll probably be knee deep in wrapping paper, brioche and hopefully a glass of orange juice, but I wanted to share a little something I made for my 4 […]