My Indicards Blog

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Some more ive been meaning to post!

Here are a few more from the party i did at the begining of last month, hadnt got round to posting them as ive been so busy with one thing and another recently, hence the lack of posts... which i am sorry about, but hopefully when things settle down, there will be lots to show you all.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Some more cards...

These are some more that i made as samples for my first Stampin' Up! party recently. Made two cards using the same theme, but 2 different layouts!

Both use the SU Spot On roller wheel stamp and real red ink and cardstock, also used SU brads gold and silver and the oval all and scallop oval punches from SU. The above one used some SU real red ribbon.

I love this stamp set purely for this image, its the Mr & Mrs set, and this image is just so sweet! I used Kraft Card, and Kraft coloured designer series paper for the background pattern, Brilliant blue card and ink and close to cocoa ink and some gems i had in stash. Also some ribbon i had in stash that matched perfectly!

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

On a roll now!

I had my first Stampin' Up! party the begining of September and had to make some samples to show, and here are a few of the samples that i made... managed to photograph them all at last!

Stamps set:SU soft Summer and fast flowers wheel stamp.
Card stock: whisper white, old olive
certainly celery ribbon, old olive and so safron ink pads.

Love this set, but its now on the last chance list! its Office accoutrement, and i used certainly celery and real red in ink, card and ribbon. Also used totally tabs stamps and punch for the side tabs. Finished off the flowers with little diamante stones.

This is also on my list of fav stamp sets, just love the funkiness of the set! theyre such neat flowers! Using More mustard card, white card and real red, certainly celery, close to cocoa, brocade blue ink, real red button and some thread, and the greeting is from Occasional greetings set. Also used some of the patterned paper from the designer series papers, more mustard.
If your interested in purchasing any of these products, please feel free to email me and id be more than happy to place an order for you!

Monday, 21 September 2009

Been so busy... but here are a few!

I finally got round to photographing some of the creations ive been making, but not got round to posting due to the hectic problems ive been encountering lately, so should have some posts ready for you!
I love this stamp set, its so cute! Its called Garden Whimsy by Stampin' Up!, and the products i used were, Whisper White card stock along with Real red and Basic black card. All other products used to create it (except for the diamonte's) are Stampin' Up! products, Ink pads used are Real Red, basic black, Old olive and pixie pink. Punches used are Scallop Oval, large oval and the scalloped border punch.

From the Mr & Mrs Stampin' Up! set, i used this flower as the theme for the set and Lavendar Lace for the colour. I used Forever Flowers stampin wheel to add stamped image to the candles, so that it all matched. Inside the set are set of cards and envelopes. (bottom picture)

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Stampin' Up! last chance list... hurry before it's sold out!!!

Stampin' UP! have released their last chance list, so we sadly we have to say goodbye to some of the gorgeous Stampin’ Up!’s Stamp Sets and Designer Series Papers that we have been able to order, but that is only to make way for something New!
Why not have a look now at whats on the Last Chance List, then let me know what you would like to order. You can get up to 50% off some of the products! ... now that in itself is a brilliant offer! And dont forget, the Last Chance List is only available whilst stocks last, so if there is anything that you would like before its retired, don’t wait for it to hopefully be available some time later because it wont be available to buy anymore, if you want it, order it, before it’s all gone!
Hope to hear from you soon, if you want to place an order, contact me as soon as possible, so i can put your order in before stocks go!
You can click on the image to take you to the Last Chance list.

Monday, 31 August 2009

Stampin’ Up! Summer Design Challenge

(this post will remain at the top until competition closes 31.08.09)

*NEWSFLASH From Stampin' Up!*

Recognition for Summer Design Challenge

Stampin' Up! have announced some exciting news about the Summer Design Challenge where you have the chance to win £150 in stamp sets. Stampin' Up! will be posting the name and project of the winners on the Stampin' Up! website in October, so come on ladies, what are you waiting for?

How would you like to be in with a chance of winning

£150 worth of Stampin' Up! stamp sets?

Stampin' Up! are holding a Summer Design Challenge Competition.

This summer both Demonstrators and Customers can win free stamp sets when you participate in the Summer Design Challenge. Simply create a summer-inspired project using Stampin' Up! products from the current UK Idea Book & Catalogue 2008-2009, and submit it no later than 31 August, 2009 for your chance to win!

The Summer Design Challenge is more than just a chance to show your crafting skills, it is also a perfect opportunity to create something based on a summer theme from all your Stampin' Up! goodies

Demonstrator First Place: £150 worth of stamps sets.


  • Customer First Place: £150 worth of stamps sets.
  • Customer Second and Third Place: £50 worth of stamps sets.

Summer Design Challenge Rules

  • Projects must be created using only Stampin' Up! products from the current UK Idea Book & Catalogue 2008-2009.
  • Only one project per participant will be accepted.
  • Projects can be cards, home decor, scrapbook pages, or 3D items.
  • All projects must be summer-themed.
  • Projects must be unique, and created for the Summer Design Challenge. Do not just recycle your old projects.
  • A list of products used must be included with the project submission.
  • Full contact information, including your full name, demonstrator ID (if you are a demonstrator), address, phone number, and e-mail address must be included with the project submission.
  • Projects will not be returned as they may be displayed at future Stampin' Up! events or on the Stampin' Up! web site.
If this is something you'd like to take part in, please feel free to enter the competition.
For customers of myself, that are interested in entering, or are going to enter, i'd love to see what you create, so please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, or if you would like to purchase some Stampin' Up products to enter.

Good Luck everyone!

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Been busy making lots of cards!!!!

I have just bought and used Stamp a-ma-jig, and WOW, the best tool on the planet! seriously dont know how i managed without it! It is amazing!
This is the first card i made using the Stamp a-ma-jig as i had to do 2 step stamping with the roses stamps from 'A Rose is a Rose stamp set'. Used some of the FREE ribbon bundle that you get if you order £45 or more in August
(email me for details if you would like to place an order to get yours!)

Using the 'Happiness Always' Level 3 hostess stamp set, i made this card, again using the brilliant Stamp a-ma-jig, as the stamps are 2 step stamps, love this set, its so pretty!

I saw a card on a blog somewhere (sorry i cant remember which?) and loved this colour combo with Petal Pizzazz stamps, and had to do my own version of this, i just love these colours, they are so vibrant and bright, i love them!

I love this stamp, its the 'Fresh Cuts' stamp, i just love the image, its gorgeous, used the other stamps in the set to make the flowers and stamp a background for the sentiment.

Using the Fresh Cuts stamp again! i made this 5x5 card, i also used some of the FREE ribbon bundle! so you get not one... but TWO bundles of ribbon!

I used the fresh cuts flower stamp for the background on this and Petal Pizzazz for the flower, some more of that gorgeous FREE ribbon too!

... Yep! its another one made using Fresh cuts, there are so many possibilites for this stamp, its absolutely gorgeous!

This is a fridge magnet calendar i made using the 'A rose is a rose' stamp set and stuck it onto swiss dots embossed card and added a little calendar! was really chuffed with how it came out, and of course... you guessed... some of that FREE ribbon again!

Remember... if you would like to place an order to get your own gorgeous Stampin' Up! products and your FREE ribbon bundle on orders over £45,
please contact me so i can place your order for you!
If you would like to join my Stampin' Up! 10 club too, then please email me for details
as i still have a couple of places left!

Saturday, 1 August 2009

August offer from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! August Promotion


From 1-31 August, Stampin’ Up!® is giving you a FREE ribbon bundle when you

  • Spend £45 on any Stampin’ Up! products.


  • Host a £300 workshop.

To show appreciation to all our customers and hostesses, we’re offering an exclusive ribbon bundle FREE with a qualifying purchase or workshop! Ribbon Bundle.

Bundle includes:

  • 9.1 metres each Certainly Celery 5/8” poly-twill ribbon
  • So Saffron 5/8” grosgrain ribbon.

Please click on picture for more details.

Who wants Candy?

This post will remain at the top till August 22nd

Finally i hear you all cry! lol i have some candy up for grabs! am having the most major clear out of my craft room and putting it all on ebay (link on side bar!) but thought to celebrate my 4200 hits ive had so far, and the fact that you all take the time to come and see me, im offering up for candy these stamp sets, unopened, unused... like most of the stuff i have!
So if you wanna be in it to win it.... you know the score, add picture/link to your blog, dont forget to SPREAD THE WORD! leave a comment below and if you would like to follow my blog, that would be lovely, and i will randomly generate a winner in August, about the 22nd, hows that sounds?
Take care all,

Monday, 27 July 2009

Happy Birthday

My best mate's birthday today, so happy birthday Sharon, have a good one mate.
This is her card, so can finally put it on here.... she would have peeked otherwise! lol
Using Delight in Life SU stamps for the flowers on the left, cuttlebug folder for the embossed pink and simply said for the smaller ones, with oval all stamps for the phrase.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Same card - 2 looks!

Using SU True Friend stamp set, i made the following 2 cards, both the same, but so different with colour and the monochromatic look. They both have the same insert, which i used Martha Stewart punch for the edging and stamped the image and sentiment inside to match.

Using SU gable green card stock, i inked the edges in SU Old Olive ink pad, stamped the images using SU certainly Celery and Lavender Lace and mounted onto co-ordinating cardstock, glittered the points on the flowers and added some SU Old olive ribbon.

Same card, but inked up in SU Basic Black ink and mounted onto SU Basic Black card stock and some pearlised card i had in stash. I used some black ribbon from stash and used silver glitter glue to add to the flowers

Insert, same in both cards.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Stampin Up 10

(This post will stay at the top till 18th July)
*NEWSFLASH* only 2 spaces left!
Places are going fast, so come on ladies, secure your place now!
Do you want to join my 'First' Stampin Up 10 group?
  • What is a stampin up 10 group: A Stampin Up 10 group is a way to get all your Stampin Up goodies, from the latest catalogues each month in an affordable way, and... you may even be entitle to free Stampin Up goodies too!
  • What do you have to do to join the Stampin Up 10 group? All you need to do is e-mail with your interestand to secure your place, then each month all you need to do is place your order of £15 or more, simple as that! There is no fee to join, the only money you will spend will be on Stampin Up products that you wish to purchase, what more could you want?
  • How does the Stampin Up 10 group work? All i need is 10 lovely ladies and gentlemen welcome too! to join me for 10 months (longer if you wish to continue to get your Stampin Up goodies!) As there will be 10 ladies in a group, you will all order your goodies each month, so a total gauranteed total of £150 or more, and as you will each take it in turn to be the Hostess, you will be legible for the hostess gift which will be yours entirely FREE! you may even qualify for additional FREE products too, depending on the total cost of the order that month!
  • How and when will i get my order? Once you have placed your SU10 order, i will email you the total amount owed, including P&P and details of how to pay. Once i have all your orders and payments in, i can then place the order with Stampin' Up! the order usually comes quickly from then, i then post the order off to yourself once it arrives, You will get your FREE Ideas and catalogue along with the latest mini catalogue to help you with your future orders.
  • Would i have to attend any meetings or host any parties? Definitly not, you are under no obligation to host anything (except as the 'virtual hostess' for the month) Of course, if you wanted to host a party in the comfort of your own home with your family and friends, please contact me for details about this.
  • Are there any other benefits? If the FREE Exlusive Hostess Stamp Sets and the Fantastic Stampin Up products aren't enough for you, there are other SU10 club benefits too, " FREE catalogues with yor first order. Once the new catalogues become available, they will be sent with your next order.
  • Interested? If all of this has tempted you to join our Stampin Up 10 group, the please email me to secure your place, alternatively, if you are interested in purely purchasing Stampin Up products or even becoming a Demonstrator yourself, hosting a get together, or any Stampin Up question, please feel free to email me.
Look forward to hearing from you soon
Take care

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Simply said...

Was going to do a sneaky peak on my Indicards blog to this, but thought id post on both instead!
I made this as a thank you to my childminder, without who, i would have been stuffed over the last few years! So a huge thank you to her.

Materials used:
SU Whisper White card
SU Real Red card
SU Read Red stamp pad
SU green galore stamp pad
SU simply said stamp set
SU oval all stamp set
SU oval and scallop punches
SU bold brights brad
Cuttlebug swiss dots folder
green ribbon from stash

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Oval All....

Here are 2 cards i made over the last couple of days, using the Oval All stamp set and punches.
I used cuttlebug and nesties for the embossed details and some ribbon from stash.
Card stock Chocolate chip from stampin up.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Pretty in Pink!

Must be in a pink mood recently? all the stuff i am creating is in Pink!
Products used:
Stampin Up Whisper white card stock (and some remnants of white i had in stash)
Stampin Up Pink Passion card
bit of pink ribbon i had in my stash!
Oval All Stamp Set,
Oval Punch,
Scallop Punch
Martha Stewat punch,
Floral stamp from Stampin Up Simply Said set.
All products available to purchase from myself if you wish?

Monday, 6 July 2009

Seeing spots

Materials used:
Seeing Spots Roller stamp

Seeing Spots set of 6 stamps

Chocolate Chip ink pad

Tempting Turquioise Stampin' write marker

(all products used are available to purchase from myself if you wish too)

Using sheet of white card, i used the stampin spots roller stamp to roll down the side of the card, then randomly stamped images onto the side with the set of spots stamps.
I created a topper using the same stamps to create a random pattern and matt and layered onto a piece of brown card which has been embossed using cuttlebug embossing folder. I stamped individual flowers, punched them out and using the blue, i coloured in some of the centres of the circles and the flowers, also used some blue glitter glue which was a perfect match!
I finished off the inside with one of the stamps from the stampin ovals (thank you stamp), and thats about it!
Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you soon
Take care

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Garden Whimsy Stamp set

Using Stampin Up Garden Whimsy stamps, i made this card. I inked up the flowers using 2 different inks and stamped them in a row, stamped and cut out the butterfly and used the verse as a border down the side. Used nesties for the matt n layer parts and SU punches for the verse topper parts, the oval and the scallop - these punches are just fab! such a lovely size for a verse to be stamped on.
Hopefully get some more cards done soon, have been busy with all sorts lately and havent really had enough time to play with all my goodies!
take care and see you back here soon

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Using the Hostess Stamp - From the Garden

Using the Stampin Up hostess stamp ' From the Garden' (which is massive!) i stamped onto textured canvas and watercoloured the image (which i must admit is absolutely beautiful image), then rounded the corners, inked around the edges, layered onto some green card and then layered onto some more card which i used Cuttlebug swiss dots to emboss. For the sentiment, 'Delight in Life' Stampin up stamp and made some flowers (which look blue - but are actually purple!) added some diamondy things to the centres and along the side and Voila! 1 card...

This is actually the insert to the above card (might have been able to get away with saying it was another card id made? what ya reckon? .... nah thought not! lol)
anyhow... nestability petals and some more flowers, glittered the middle with glitter glue and added matching sentiment as the front.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Still a couple of places left!

Hi ladies, there are still a few places left on the Stampin Up 10 group, click here for details.
So hurry and secure your place to join our first Stampin Up10 group, we're just waiting for a few more of you to join us so come on ladies ... what are you waiting for, email me for details and join our Exclusive group of 10.
Speak to you soon.
Take care

Monday, 15 June 2009

Free Background Stamp June/July offer

(please click image for larger version)

If you host a workshop during the month of June or July with sales of £250 or more you'll receive a free background stamp of your choice worth £14.95! How fab is that?
If you live in the South Essex area and would like to get a few of your friends together for a crafty session so that you could be in with a chance of getting your Free Stamp please get in touch with me for more details!
Look forward to hearing from you soon!