Month: July 2014

Perfect Peacock Stamp

I knew when I saw this gorgeous stamp that it would fulfill my need for colouring ( lovin Blendabilities!) and I was hoping I would be able to combine my designs with another love of mine…..paper tole!

Well tonight I FINALLY got around to finishing my creation, after quite a bit of colouring and cutting of little pieces and purchasing some fresh silicone! 
It’s hard to get a really good pic that highlights how good it looks framed, but hopefully you get the idea 🙂
I hope you like my paper tole Perfect Peacock Framed Paper Tole creation as much as I do! Leave a comment and Let me know what you think!

Eureka Stampers Blog Hop

Welcome to our Awesome Team ‘Eureka Stampers’ Blog Hop! I hope you have enjoyed the items show cased so far and you have got some fantastic inspiration from everybody’s projects! 

If you began from the start then you should have arrived from Jessica Williams fabulous blog ‘The Paper Caper’.

Well, with all of our new amazing products we have in our new catalogue, let me tell you, it was so hard to decide what to showcase on this hop! There are just soooooo many choices! But, I had to choose – so here goes –

One of my absolute must have’s in this catalogue is the ‘Something for Baby’ bundle. All those cute baby stamps with matching Framelits…what’s not to like! It makes it so easy to make cards and gift tags for someone’s special arrival, but I wanted to show you something different.

This is a ‘Block Card’ that are currently very popular and this one which I saw on Pinterest I just had to CASE it!  I changed the measurements so it’s smaller and folds flat into a regular sized envelope (I find that so much easier!) You can find the original here.

My other project I thought may help you get the most use out of the new Project Life stamp sets –
 ‘Point & Click’ and ‘Remember This’. I am loving the photopolymer range! I have tried lots of other photopolymer stamps and have never been truly satisfied with the quality of the image you get . .. but as usual Stampin’ Up! have done their research and have found a fantastic polymer product!
So here is my take on this handy little journal / mini album that you could put photos in or extra journaling! It could be given as a gift or even slipped into a PL project pocket.

Thanks for joining me.

If you’re interested in purchasing any of these products or attending classes, then feel free to contact me using the tab at the top of the page 🙂

To continue on your blog hop journey – jump on over to the next blog with Fiona D’Elboux at ‘Stamping with Banjo and Me’ or follow the entire list of links below! 

Happy Creating Everyone!

Simone Bartrum
Carly Middleton
Mel Pagano –  – YOU ARE HERE
Fiona D’
Rose Packer
Heather McCarthy –
Tracy Penn
Maureen Crameri –
Lorinda de Regt-Penn
Linda Whalley
Janine Rawlins –

Happy New Year!

What? happy New Year?

Well it is in the Stampin’ Up! Community! July 1st saw the release of the new annual catalogue, as well as some gorgeous new in colours!
You can check out the catalogue in the right hand side bar. It’s jam packed with new goodies – my wish list is already HUGE!
But I have had some fun with it already! I had my launch night on June 30th that was loads of fun! We had a lolly bar where everyone could make some cute little lolly cups and take them home in the premade trays.
Blendabilities were available for a play, and all could check out some of the new Project Life kits and accessories that are available now! I’m turning into a BIG PL fan. The pages come together so very quickly!
We played with our new in colours and created a coule of simple projects which I will post later.
The new in colours are Tangelo Twist, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow and Blackberry Bliss. All very lovely, but so far my favorites are Lost Lagoon and Blackberry bliss!
Everyone who attended received a new catalogue, some new goodies to play with, an in colour chart and a wish list book that I made for each guest.
I hope you have fun perusing the new catalogue and your creativity gets a good boost!
You also need to check back on the 19th of July for our Eureka Team Blog Hop. It will be loads of fun where you will be able to see lots of creations with current products to help give you an extra creative boost.