Thu 17 Sep 2015

This is a great card for this time of year! As I write this, we have gorgeous autumn sunshine streaming in, but yesterday it poured with rain (and I mean POURED!) all day. The leaves are definitely starting to turn, and our neighbours' sunflowers are beginning to bow their heads now. I love September!

Plus - I have a brand new washing machine, after three weeks without one (don't ask!), so all's well with the world. But that's a different story...

The stamp set I've used on this card is from the new Autumn / Winter Catalogue. It's called "Lighthearted Leaves", and it's just lovely. I haven't tried it yet, but I think the images would be perfect if you're into Zentangle. For my part, I wanted to focus on the form of the leaf, and on the colours that are so characteristic of this time of year. I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

I used a technique that I haven't used in a while, but which is always really effective. Here's how I got the variegated colouring: I inked up both stamps in the same way, starting with an all-over overing of Tip Top Taupe, then using daubers to sponge randomly onto the stamp with Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso. Quick and easy!  After a quick "huff" to reactivate the inks, I stamped them onto Whisper White cardstock. Finally, I dragged some of the colour into the leaf image from the stamped lines, using a Blender Pen. I kept the effect subtle, but it's just enough to wake the leaf up a little. What do you think?

Two of the corners are punched using my new Curvy Corner Trio Punch, and then I layered up onto Cajun Craze cardstock (embossed using the Lovely Lace folder), on top of a Crushed Curry card base. Two Crushed Curry Candy Dots at the corners echo the base cardstock and just give a lift to the whole thing.

If you haven't seen the new Stampin' Up! 2015 Autumn / Winter Catalogue yet, you can have a flick through an online copy here. Or, if you'd prefer your own copy, just comment on this post or click on the contact link above, and I'll get one sent out to you (so long as you're in the UK or any of the European countries that Stampin' Up! serves) with my compliments. There are loads of gorgeous things in it to see you right through until the new year - you'll love it!

If you fancy recreating this card, you can get hold of everything you need in my Online Shop. I'll pop all the details below.

Have a great day!

Becki xx

P.S. If you're wondering where I've been for the past couple of months or so, I've had an M.E. flare up and have been sleeping LOTS. Onwards and upwards.... Thanks for staying around! xx


Click on the images below for more details of the items used:


Wed 3 Jun 2015

Ooh, you're lucky this week!

A brand, spanking new catalogue to feast your eyes on yesterday, and today you've got some brilliant Weekly Deals (it being Wednesday, and all...). Framelits? Yup! Punches? Yup! Buttons? Yup! Even our luscious Sequin Trim is on offer this week!

CLICK HERE to check out this week's Weekly Deals. You'll love them.

Do you like today's card? 

Pretty simple, but so pretty in its simplicity, don't you think? The colours are the brand new 2015-2016 In Colors (yes, I know - I've succumbed to the American spelling. *shakes head*) and I think they look AMAZING together! From top, you've got: Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Delightful Dijon, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush. I LOVE them; expect to see lots of In Color projects coming up... 
(No, I can't cut banners that neatly, either. I used a fabby new punch from the new Stampin' Up! catalogue. It makes it SO easy!)
You can shop for everything used in this project over in my Online Shop, and have it delivered direct to your door. Click on the links at the end of this post for more information.

I promised to tell you why NOW is absolutely the perfect time to join my team.

Here are a few reasons:

  • It's FUN
  • You meet the BEST people
  • You get amazing discounts on your Stampin' Up! goodies
  • You can build an incredible home-based business, if that's your thing (I love it!)
  • You'll get all the help and support you need (or none, if you prefer to go it alone..)
Okay.... Those are ALWAYS good reasons to join my team. So why NOW, particularly? Here's why:


Yes - that's right! And that means that you could be getting up to £223 worth of amazing Stampin' Up! crafting products for just £99!
Fancy finding out more? CLICK HERE for more info about what it means to be part of my team. Or, if you'd just fancy a chat, CONTACT ME and let's talk.
Thanks for dropping in!

Becki xx

In the meantime, here's the list of products used in the card shown above. Click on any of the thumbnails for more information.
Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl 

Tue 2 Jun 2015

So much loveliness! 

I don't know how else to describe Stampin' Up!'s latest Annual Catalogue, which is launched today - it's just SO beautiful! 

Don't just take my word for it, though. Have a look for yourself. (Hint: You'll want to have a cup of tea with you.... And a piece of paper and pen.... :-) )


When you've decided what you want, you can order from my Online Shop (CLICK HERE). No matter how many lorry-loads you choose (hee hee!), it'll cost you just £4.95 for delivery direct to your door - so convenient!

If you'd prefer, and you're close enough to come and collect from me in Kesgrave (near Ipswich) then you can call or email your order through to me. CLICK HERE to contact me.


What's that? You want ALL of it?!

Then you might want to think about joining my team, so you can get your Stampin' Up! goodies at a discount. There's a special offer on if you sign up during June. CLICK HERE for more details.

Thanks for dropping in! Have a fabulous day..

Becki xx