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Watercolor Wishes Card Kit:

Annual15_p080_a watercolor wishes

Just when I thought I’d found my favourite Stampin’ Up! card kit, another gorgeous one comes along!!!

I’ve had such fun with this kit. It makes 20 beautiful cards, covering a range of occasions and the best bit is, each card is different. No two cards are the same. Absolutely everything you will require to make your gorgeous card collection is supplied in a beautiful gift box. You could happily present this set as a gift to friends and family, even if they aren’t crafters, as the stamp set, block, ink spots and embellishments are all supplied. AND!!! the stamps are included in the price! It’s an absolute bargain. Or, make up the cards and present them as a gift set. I have to say the stamp sentiments are really lovely and in such beautiful fonts. There is everything to LOVE about this kit. Now ….. the only warning I would give is …… if you are planning to gift this kit, you will definitely need to buy one for yourself, otherwise you won’t be able to part with it. Yes, it’s that gorgeous!!! Stampin’ Up! have done us proud with this years’ kits, without a doubt.

Below are some quick pics of the kit as I’ve made it up for my Craic & Crafting Classmates this week. I should point out that I’ve added a couple of bits and pieces to some of the cards simply to illustrate that you could use some of your existing Stampin’ Up! craft stash to compliment the kit …. however …. this is not strictly necessary, as the kit in itself is gorgeously complete. I’ve added a link directly to Craft Shopping Heaven for you to make it easier for you to get your hands on this ‘must have’ kit.

Oh and here are some quick pics of some of the Thank You gifts I’m making for this project class. 🙂 They are tiny little fridge magnets. Aren’t they cute!!! And each one will have the recipients initial tied with Natural Thread.

Enjoy x


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Craft Shopping Heaven!!!





Celebrate today: – seeing double bunnies :)

More fun with this little Bunny stamp.

Whilst the stamp is sold specifically as an Easter stamp it is easily adapted for many other occasions and I’ve enjoyed having a little play around with it. I hope you enjoy it too.

Drop me a quick comment to let me know what you think. I would love to hear from you.

Use the mirror image technique to create two bunnies

Use the mirror image technique to create two bunnies



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  • Basic Black card stock (124267) – 21cm x 14.8cm card base (Score and fold 10.5cm) or 10.5cm x 29.6cm (Score and fold 14.8cm)
  • Whisper White card stock (106549) – 9.5cm x 13.8cm. Plus card for 2 balloons
  • Pistachio Pudding card stock (131177)
  • Daffodil Delight card stock (121680)


  • Itty Bitty Accents (133787)


  • Balloon Framelits Dies (137362) – Bundle with the Celebrate today stamp set and save 15% (enter code 138869)

 Stamp Sets

  • Stamp Sets: – Happy Easter Bunny (137152) – Celebrate Today (137138) – Sheltering Tree (137163) – Hello Life (137136)


  • Basic Rhinestone Jewel – 1 (119246)

 Inking and Colouring Tools

  • Heat Gun (129054) UK Plug code
  • Embossing Buddy (103083)
  • Embossing Powder – Smoky Slate (129396)

Inking and Colouring

  • Stampin’ Write Markers – Blushing Bride (131263) – Pool Party (131263) – Melon Mambo (131259) – Night of Navy (100069) – Smoky Slate (131261) – Basic Gray (131261)
  • White Gel Pen (105021)
  • Ink Pads – So Saffron – (126957) Wild Wasabi – (126959) Memento Black Ink Pad – (132708)

Basics: (see Basics page)

  • Multipurpose liquid glue  – Clear Blocks – Stampin’ Scrub – Stampin’ Mist

Vivid Vases (Shelf)

 vivid vases heidi baks



Good Afternoon All,

What a time I’ve had of it today. Technology (in particular my laptop and all matters connected to it) is conspiring to drive me insane!  Hopefully I will get it all resolved in the next few days and I will be able to post more regularly without constant technical issues.

The gorgeous little Vivid Vases Stamp is surprisingly versatile. I’ve only recently started using it and featured it at a recent Project Class and this was a hit with my class members.

The project featured today is a little card that I had noticed on Pinterest so credit for this clever little design goes to Heidi Baks.

I hope you like it. Do leave me some feedback or questions.

I’ve attached a quick brief for reference.

Blog project Vivid Vases (shelf)

Lilian xxxx

Don’t miss out on this fab offer. FREE photopolymer (clear) stamps

Don’t miss out on this fab offer. FREE photopolymer (clear) stamps



I’m really excited about this new promotion. New to Stampin’ Up! is the

new photopolymer (clear) stamp sets.

They offer a more versatile alternative to the traditional wood or clear mount stamp options.

Purchase only £60 worth of products and choose one of the fab new clear stamp sets

totally FREE.

Supplies are limited as demand is anticipated to be high so don’t miss out on this fab offer.

Just ordered mine. So excited!!

Lilian       🙂

Storybook friends – Little Bunny


Storybook Friends – Gift Set Notelets:

This is one of my favourite  Stampin’ Up!  Stamp Sets. I don’t think I will ever part with it.

Little girls (and not so little girls) will love it.

Use for Easter, Birthdays, Get Well, Thank You and on and on and on 🙂

Check out my online shop for more detail on products


Using Whisper White cardstock 30.5 cm x 30.5 cm,

you will get 6 mini cards per sheet

and 4 mini envelopes per sheet.

You will need additional card trimmed to 22.1 cm x 22.1 cm for the gift box

and watercolour card to fit oval punch (2″ x 1 and 3/8″) to cut 7 little ovals for the bunny stamps



The little cards are cut to measure 15 cm x 10 cm (score and fold 7.5 cm)

and stamped and coloured using Stampin’ Write Markers and Ink Pads. (full details below).




The envelopes are made from cardstock measuring 14.7 cm x 14.7 cm.

Using the Envelope Punch Board, (the best envelope/envelobox making tool I’ve ever used),

score and punch at 6.4 cm and follow as per normal envelope making instruction for this tool.



Using your 22.1 cm x 22.1 cm card, punch and score at 6.8 cm and 13.9 cm using the Envelope Punch Board, for the gift box.

Complete with a lovely subtle little bow of 1 cm Taffeta Ribbon (approx.  50 cm)


Stamp Sets:

Storybook Friends – 126737

Hopeful Thoughts – 129582


Rose Red and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers from the Brights Collection – 131259

Chocolate Chip Stampin Write Marker from the Neutrals Collection – 131261

Smoky Slate ink pad – 131179

Blushing Bride ink pad – 131172

Stayzon (Black) ink pad – 101406


Watercolour Paper – 122959

Whisper White Cardstock – 124302


Aqua Painter – 103954

Dauber – 102892

Oval Punch – 119855

Envelope Punch Board – 133774

Taffeta Ribbon – 122981

I would LOVE to hear from you so please feel free to leave some feedback or questions.


Lilian x







Banner Blast Stamp Set

PicMonkey Collage banner blast

Banner Blast Stamp Set

Bright and cheerful little card. Novice card makers will easily be able to make this and feel justifiably proud of their efforts. I’ve listed this as ‘medium’ skill simply because I’ve heat embossed the little heart.

NB: – For reference; I’ve listed every single Stampin Up item used to make this card however most card makers will already have the basic tools etc required for making this.





Banner Blast – 133552/133551 (FREE in promotion Sale-A-Bration 28 jan-31 mar 2014)

Language of Love – 133074/133077



Card Stock – Calypso Coral – Subtles Collection – 124392

Card Stock – Whisper White – Neutrals Collection – 106549



Calypso Coral  – Subtles Collection – 126983

Versamark – 102283

Stampin embossing powder – Tangerine Tango – 123106

Stampin Up Accessories

Whisper White Bakers Twine – 124262 (I stained this with Calypso Coral Ink to co-ordinate)

Stampin Up Basics

Multipurpose Liquid Glue – 110755

Stampin Dimensionals – 104430

Snail Adhesive – 104332

Stampin Scrub – 126200

Stampin Mist – 102394

Sponge Daubers – 102892

Embossing Buddy – 103083

Die Cutting – Trimming – Punching – Embossing

Banner Punch – 133519 (FREE in promotion Sale-A-Bration 28 jan-31 mar 2014)

Decorative Dots – 133520 (FREE in promotion Sale-A-Bration 28 jan-31 mar 2014)

Stampin Trimmer – 129722

Big Shot Die Cutting Machine  – 113439

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