Bye Bye to Retiring items

The 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue and the 2020 Spring/Summer Catalogue will both end on the 2nd June, with many items retiring to make way for some lovely new goodies coming in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue (more on that later!).  There are some terrific bargains to be had on the Retiring list, with some items up to 60% off!  Below you'll find a link to the list, which I've tidied up to remove all items in French/German/Dutch. You'll notice some items in red - these items are retiring and already sold out, therefore no longer available new from Stampin' Up! HOWEVER I [...]

By |2020-05-01T18:15:58+01:00May 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Case challenge 18 – Winter sketch 2

Welcome to week 18 on the CASE challenge!  We're using another winter sketch as inspiration, this time from the wonderfully creative Windy Ellard, more info here.  While I just love her original card, I don't actually have the stamp set she used.  But CASEing isn't just copying, it's letting yourself be inspired by someone's creation so you can make something with your own stash.  So, still very much in Christmas mode, I thought I'd fall back on an oldie but goodie. I started with a thick Whisper White card base, then a Night of Navy cardstock layer and then [...]

By |2018-12-09T23:35:20+00:00December 10th, 2018|CASE Challenge, Christmas|1 Comment

Case challenge 17 – using up scraps

Week 17 on the CASE challenge is this lovely card by Carolyn King, more info here. This is the sort of card that can be made all year round, but I'm still in a Christmassy mood, so I decided to use up some scraps of Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper (or DSP) from the Autumn/Winter catalogue.  [EDIT: since making the card for this challenge, sadly this DSP is now sold out.  If you're still thinking of placing an order from the Autumn/Winter book, don't wait any longer as items are "while stocks last" and some items are now gone [...]

By |2018-12-03T10:00:25+00:00December 3rd, 2018|CASE Challenge, Christmas|0 Comments

Case challenge 16 – embossed sampler

Week 16 of the CASE challenge already!  Today's card is a beautifully elegant card from Catherine Proctor, more info here. Her original card was so lovely, I really didn't want to change much about the design at all, just a slight tweak to the colours and folders used. I decided to go with cream and gold rather than white, so I started with a square card base in Thick Very Vanilla, measuring 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".  I cut a layer of Crumb Cake at 5 1/4" x 5 1/4", then cut my squares in standard Very Vanilla, measuring 1 [...]

By |2018-11-26T13:14:15+00:00November 26th, 2018|CASE Challenge|1 Comment