Monday 7 October 2013


Stampin' Up! have a great special offer 

    To celebrate 25 years of crafting and stamping goodness the company are offering everyone the chance to join Stampin' Up! for a very special price!!

For the next 2 weeks you can Join this great company for just £25!!!!!!

Yeap thats right for £25 you become an independant Stampin' Up! demonstrator and enjoy all the fun and perks for just £25!!!!!

So what are you waiting for?????

Hurry this great offer is only available from today the 7th of October until 21st of October

Want to know more?  message us !!!!

Have fun

Cary xxx

Monday 2 September 2013

September Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Stampin' Stars Autumn Winter Blog Hop.
Hopefully you have just come from Joanne Penney's Blog. 
If you've missed it please click on the Button or copy and paste the link below.

Here is the card that I've made. This is a simple card using Spots Embossing Folder, 
Deco Labels Collection Framelits, Gift Bow Bigx L Die with Season of Style DSP, 
Christmas Messages and finally finished off with Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and Rhinestones. 

As Cary and I work together as 2 Big Girls Crafting please look at both of our entries.

To go to the next blog, 
please click on the Button or copy and paste the link to Cayleigh May's blog below.

Have fun! Gill xxx

Sunday 1 September 2013

Wedding Cards

Wedding Cards are very important throughout the whole year
 and my son has asked me to make several for him. 
These next 2 images are the first.
The bride has chosen Burnt Orange as the colour theme. He said it wasn't big enough! 
So I reconstructed it (picture 2) using the ribbon that was on the wedding invitation (not Stampin' Up!) although it was close to Pumpkin Pie. 
I made wedding rings using 2 small punches and tied them together using Pumpkin Pie 3.2mm Taffeta ribbon. The background was made using Creative Elements and Pumpkin Pie.
 Love and Laughter for the worded Wedding Cake. Backed by Champagne Glimmer Paper and Pumpkin Pie. Finished off with Rhinestones.


The next 3 are 3 Very Vanilla card bases with White Embossed elements.
Swallowtail, Mr & Mrs were the 2 stamp sets I used and I made the wedding rings and wine glasses using Silver Glimmer Paper and coloured in using Daffodil Delight marker pen for the champagne. 
Apothecary Accents Framelits for the middle card, Whisper White Organza Ribbon and Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Rhinestones and Pearls finish these off. 
The lighting wasn't as good as I'd like as they look much better in real light. 


The next one is Whisper White card stock, Embossing Powder and Organza Ribbon, Mr & Mrs stamp, Silver Glimmer Paper, Apothecary Accents and finished off  with Pearls.


This last one is made using Brushed Silver and Whisper White cardstock with Organza Ribbon, Love and Laughter and Sweet Essentials stamp sets.

I hope you like them, enjoy, Gill

Saturday 6 July 2013

Floral Frames Framelits

Floral Frames Framelits and Blossom Punch

This was made using the amazing Blossom Punch and Floral Frames Framelits.
 There is 5 different sized frames in this set and this isn't the largest! 
The largest measures 14.5cm !

Real Red and Island Indigo cardstock, Daffodil Delight and Real Red Ink Pads. 
The Happy Birthday is from Bring on the Cake Stamp set.

Have fun,

Friday 5 July 2013

Butterfly Punches

Butterfly Punches

I've used the 2 different sized Butterfly Punches and 
Bring On The Cake Stamp Set for this one. 
I love this phrase!

Have fun,

Thursday 4 July 2013


Westie Card

I found a template for a cute little Westie and thought I'd have a little play with him. Friend of mine have Westies and they are just adorable. 
So this is for Snowy and Tinker.
A little Baker's Twine for the lead and 
Bring on the Cake Stamp Set 

Have fun,

Wednesday 3 July 2013

Owl Punch and Bird Punches


This card was made using the Owl Builder and Bird Builder Punches, 
Cloudy Day Embossing Folder and 
Bring on the Cake Stamp Set.  
I don't know about you but I think he's cute!

Have fun,

Tuesday 2 July 2013

2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue

2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue
Stampin' Up! New catalogue has arrived.


To view it copy and paste the link below or contact Cary or Gill 


Simply Pressed Clay

Blog Hop 

Stampin' Up! Simply Pressed Clay

I've had the most amazing time playing with the Simply Pressed Clay and Moulds.
A must buy, It's brilliant, fantastic value and sooo versatile! 

This card was made using the flower from Papaya Collage and the words are from Perfectly Penned. 2 brilliant stamp sets that have been so popular.
I've used Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White cardstock. The Scallop Trim Border Punch and even managed the corners!

These are the 2 sheets that I've made to show some of the possible ways that the Simply Pressed Clay can be used. The only limit is your own imagination.



I have now made 2 different sets of these sheets and the pack has still loads more left!


 What perfect value!
Have fun,

Both Cary and I have completed items for the Blog so please look in at both.
Thanks for stopping by so please now click the links mentioned below by Cary 
to follow the next blog . Thank you

Stampin' Stars Annual Catalogue Blog Hop

Well it finally arrived....... the much anticipated annual catalgue from Stampi' Up!

Boy it is a goody filled with the most lush and inspiring products and of course what Stampin' Up! is renowned the world over for fantastic stamps!!!!

Any way before I get completely carried away and my bank account suffers any more take a look at what we've been up to using our sneak peek products to create for today's Stampin' Stars blog hop.

If you've just arrived from the lovely Nicky's blog over at then welcome and if you haven't be sure to pop over and see her inspiring project :)

Well here is my project.
The card is a fun 3d frame card made using whisper white card stock and a mat of melon mambo card stock to highlight the stamped and embossed image.

Made using the lovely Wildflower Meadow single stamp and co-ordinating texture embossing folder  

The card also uses the scallop trim border punch

and the gorgeous bitty butterfly and elegant butterfly punches.

 The colours used are melon mambo, daffodil delight and pear pizzaz. The colour combo was inspired by the paper in the background of the photo. This beautiful paper is from the gingham garden designer series paper.

well if you'd like to leave a comment it would be great but please do pop over to the next person in this great blog hop Natasha over at and make sure you follow all the way through and see the wonderful inspiration that there is on offer.

Have fun
Cary xxx

Sunday 2 June 2013

Wow how time passes!!!!
If you're here for the Stampin' Up! retired blog then you must have seen the beautiful cards on Queen Pip's blog. If you haven't then pop back and have a look you won't be disappointed

Well today's cards are made by Gill who sadly isn't posting herself as she has been poorly and has't had time to post but has had time fortunately to create some lovely cards using the sadly retiring stamp set Circle Circus.
So here they are

Isn't is great that one stamp set can be used to make so many different styles????

Any way the next blog on this blog hop is over at Kim. to see her creations go to 
Have fun xxxx

Friday 29 March 2013

Happy Easter to you all.

Yesterday Gill and I went along to a local dementia care home and helped the residents make an Easter card.

Fun was had by us all Here is a picture of the card we designed for them to make up.
The flower is from the mixed bunch stamp set and the embossing folder is the oh so versatile honeycomb one from the latest Spring Summer mini catalogue from Stampin' Up!

Well have a lovely bank holiday weekend everyone and here's hoping the Easter bunny arrives at mine on Sunday :)

Have fun
Cary xx

Saturday 16 March 2013

Scallop Trim Border and Corner Punches

I played with left over pieces of cardstock to make these cards.
My Special Day, Forever Young, Curly Cute and Delightful Dozen stamp sets. Obviously, I used the 2 Scallop Trim punches as well as the Modern Label and Corner punches. 


The following card I used both the Scallop and Hearts from the Adorning Accents Folders, Stitched Satin Ribbon, discontinued satin ribbon and Rhinestones to complete.


Thursday 14 March 2013

The Lattice Bigz Die

I love this die just like all the others and played around with different ideas. 
Using the whole image on it's own and sticking 2 together I've got two different effects. For the first 3 I used stamps from; Bring on  the Cake, For My Family, My Friend and Papaya Collage. Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Stripes Embossing Folder, a piece of Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Rhinestones and Pearls finish these off. The flower on the bird card is made from the pieces that came out of the lattice die.

The next 4 cards were made by cutting into the Lattice.
The stamps used for them were; Perfect Postage, Petite Pairs, Creative Elements, Curly Cute and Delightful Dozen. Chevron Embossing Folder, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits as well as Scallop Square, Modern Label, Itty Bitty Shapes, Postage Stamp and 1" Square punches. Crochet Trim, Stitched Satin and Striped Organdy Ribbons topped off with Rhinestones and Pearls.


Tuesday 12 March 2013

The Large Scallop Circle Edgelits Die

I started playing with my new die and found that putting 2 die cuts together I've made the following cards.
I used the Decorative label punch, Delightful Dozen, Pleasant Poppies, For My Family, Create A Cupcake and Creative Elements stamp sets, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Rhinestones, Pearls and a touch of ribbon finish these off.


Here is how I did it

After cutting one scallop I laid the die on the cardstock to match with the previous one. Post it notes are brilliant for holding the dies in place.

Doing this several times the scallops all matched and I chopped off the edges and have 4 separate scallops. 

By overlapping and gently twisting the pieces over each other I got this lovely border. You can twist each scallop or every other one to get a slightly different effect.

I think that mixing different colours looks really effective too. 

I hope this inspires you to play too!

Monday 11 March 2013

Well i do hope all you mum's out there had a lovely Mothering Sunday ;)

I for one was treated and had a great day with my mum and my children :) Big thanks to them all for a fun day.

Here's the card I made for mothers day in 2 colour ways using the absolutely gorgeous Swallowtail large single stamp from Stampin' Up! spring summer mini catalogue

The colour schemes are both simple monochromatic ones in rich razzleberry and pacific point.

 The layers are created but cutting your white layers and carefully placing one on top of the other and stamping over the layers then matting each layer on a mat that is 1/2 or 1 cm wider than the white mat then each layer is mounted on top of one and other and onto a card blank.

I finished the cards with the word Mum from the for my family stamp set and the small butterfly is from papillion potpourri punched out using the bitty butterfly punch.

Well We are having a snow day here and I am about to go and design the make make and take project for our up coming craft fare in Warnham village hall on saturday the 23rd of March from 11 am till 3pm.
So if you'd like to come and have a play then please come along and say hi to Gill and I coz we'll be there!!!!!

Have fun
Cary xxx