Flurry of Wishes

Flurry of Wishes is a lovely Christmas Stamp Set – I can’t understand why it took me so long to use it! I wanted to keep this card simple and pretty. I decided on a smoky slate, sweet sugarplum and soft sky colour way. I love this smoky slate gingham ribbon – it is so elegant and yet easy to use, and the silver sequin trim makes for a fun accent. The sentiment comes from the same stamp set and I used the Everyday Label Punch to Punch it out which means you can create a batch of Christmas cards like this very quickly! I used the softly falling embossing folder to achieve the ‘snowy’ background on my card front and it works perfectly with this stamp set.

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Cookie Cutter Christmas

Cookie Cutter Christmas is such a fun Christmas stamp set and the matching Cookie Cutter Builder Punch makes this card a doddle! I paired my reindeer with the beautiful Wood Textures DSP stack. How Christmassy are these logs??! I gold heat embossed the sentiment from Hearts Come Home, and finished off with some jute twine and cherry cobbler double stitched ribbon, with a few scattered gold faceted gems to complete this cute Christmas look.

Wise Men From Afar Meets Eastern Palace

I must admit that I almost overlooked this stamp set in the Autumn/Winter catalogue. It’s probably because I would choose contemporary Christmas design over traditional every time.  However on closer inspection the Wise Men from Afar Stamp Set is both classic and elegant and is perfect for my favourite technique of all time – heat embossing.

I chose copper as my metallic and when I was trying to figure out how to style these cards, I realized that the beautiful rich tones in the Eastern Palace Speciality DSP would work perfectly.


The beautiful copper star in the first card was die cut using copper foil sheets and the Starlight Thinlits Dies.


In the second card, I used the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies to create the stunning intricate copper embellishment behind the wise men.  Just love the way the Eastern Palace Suite works so well with this  timeless stamp set, hope you do too xx

Colourful Year of Cheer

The Year of Cheer Speciality Designer Series Paper is sooo beautiful and Christmassy but did you know how versatile it is as well?  I love the foil prints for the festive period but I also love how easy it is to add some colour for a completely different look.

For this project I added two colour ways to the DSP for each card for a more contemporary feel.  From top left and going clockwise the colours I used were rich razzleberry and wisteria wonder, daffodil delight and bermuda bay, soft sky and sweet sugarplum, wisteria wonder and tranquil tide and finally lemon lime twist and berry burst.  I applied the colour using a sponge brayer, and the way the foiled gold and silver snowflakes shine through is beautiful, though this is hard to convey in the photos.


The sentiment was silver heat embossed onto vellum cardstock and comes from the Christmas Quilt stamp set and finished with a metallic enamel gold star and silver ribbon for some added sparkle.  My Christmas tree comes from the now retired Festival of Trees stamp set but I really think any christmassy image would work perfectly in this format as long as it wasn’t too large – bells, a reindeer – the choice is yours!  My fresh take on a colourful Chistmas and I love it!

Pretty Pine Thinlits Dies & Year of Cheer DSP

I just love Christmas and this year, the winter Stampin’ Up! catalogue features the most stunning Christmas papers – namely the Year of Cheer Speciality DSP.  I just can’t stop using it!

There are 4 designs to the Year of Cheer paper and this gold foil and white checked design is by far the boldest. The pinecones were cut using the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies and the label sentiment was stamped from the Labels to Love stamp set and gold heat embossed. The label was then punched out with the brand new Everyday Label Punch and the card assembled with some Cherry Cobbler stitched Ribbon. I love the fact that this DSP does all the hard work for me and can’t wait to design more projects using this stunning paper.

Merry Patterns 


I am so in love with the Merry Patterns limited edition stamp set. This is a one off Christmas stamp reward set which is only available with purchases from Stampin’ Up! totalling £250 or more until the end of October. With only two days to go, I just had to post my latest make with this set. The images in the whole set are gorgeous but I’m particularly fond of this Christmas jumper reindeer stamp.

I kept this card really simple with just a pretty washi tape background and a crumbcake reindeer stamped onto crumbcake cardstock and cut out with the Lots of Labels dies.  A couple of metallic gold enamel shapes and some wink of Stella on my beautiful reindeer, and you’ve got yourself an easy to replicate, pretty Christmas card.  Don’t miss out – make sure you place your order by the 31st to receive this complimentary stunning set ❤️

Hearts Come Home – sneak peek


Hearts Come Home is one of the many beautiful new stamp sets in the Autumn/Winter catty which goes live on Friday! As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to do the Bokeh technique. 

I started off by randomly daubering my colours (as pictured – crushed curry, cherry cobbler, pumpkin pie, pacific point & berry burst) onto my base cardstock until I had a rainbow effect on my card.  Cherry Cobbler is such a great Christmas colour, I knew that had to be incorporated somehow! 

Next I cut a selection of different sized circles out of a piece of window sheet, using the Layering Circles Dies to create a template. I then used a sponge dauber to apply white stazon ink  to the template until I was left with different sized white circles over the rainbow background. The effect is more beautiful if the intensity of the white changes from circle to circle. The finished card pictured shows the beautiful result of the ‘bokeh’ technique.


My black images were stamped in black stazon ink. When stamping black over the white, it can be a bit tricky to achieve a sharp image so it’s best to let your cardstock dry overnight before you stamp over it.

Remember this gorgeous new stamp set will be available to purchase from the new Autumn/Winter catalogue from Friday 1st September and you can purchase it here at my online shop! 

Frosted Medallions & Wonderful Year – part 1

I loved both of these stamp sets when I spotted them in the Autumn Winter catalogue so I was delighted to see how well they worked together! This is the first of two cards I made using Frosted Medallions together with Wonderful Year.

I stamped my large medallion image in sweet sugarplum, pool party and elegant eggplant and silver heat embossed a couple of smaller medallions for a metallic accent. I then wrapped a piece of sweet sugarplum glitter ribbon around the card front.

To create the central label, I heat embossed the sentiment from Wonderful Year using white embossing powder on vellum cardstock. Using the Lots of Labels Framelits Dies, I cut the sentiment out and also a backing piece of crumb cake cardstock before adhering them together and popping the label up on dimensionals.

To finish, I placed my card front on a crumb cake mat and adhered this to a whisper white card base, and placed some rhinestones on the label.  Love this as a contemporary Christmas card.

Star of Light

The brand new Star of Light stamp set is absolutely stunning.  I love stars, so the moment I saw it, I knew it was top of my wish list.  This colour combo is very unusual for me being more muted, but I like to keep things fresh, so went for a mint macaron and night of navy colourway with blushing bride glimmer paper for a lift. I silver heat embossed some of the stars to make them really pop on the card front and finished with some basic rhinestones for a little starry sparkle 😊

The blushing bride star was cut using the new Starlight Thinlits Dies and is so beautifully detailed.  The stamp set and dies will be available as a bundle at a 10% discount in the new Autumn/Winter Catty from 1st September (only a few days away woo hoo!!!) – love love love it.

Happy Ornament – Sneak Peek

The moment I spotted the gorgeous Happy Ornament stamp in the brand new Autumn-Winter catalogue I fell slightly in love.

I just adore Christmas and can’t wait to put my tree up every year. In the UK, we call ornaments baubles, and mine very much resemble the colours in the one pictured above which is where my inspiration came from.

I began by running my card front through the Big Shot, using the brand new Pine Bough embossing folder which is absolutely gorgeous.  I thought it would make the perfect backdrop for my bauble to hang from.

Next, I silver heat embossed my ornament stamp on shimmery white cardstock.  I watercoloured my bauble using wisteria wonder, perfect plum & rich razzleberry ink using my empty wink of Stella pen filled with water as my painting brush, to give a beautiful high shimmer all over the bauble.  Then I coloured in the clasp of the bauble with a silver ink gel pen, and coloured the bow in using a rich razzleberry stampin’ write marker.


Finally, I fussy cut the bauble out, placed it over one of the tree boughs to make it appear as if hanging and adhered it with dimensionals for some depth.  I placed my card front on a fine bordered rich razzleberry mat, and then on a whisper white card base before scattering a few basic rhinestones.  Love how simple yet beautiful this card turned out to be and can’t say enough good things about this gorgeous stamp!  I also love the way the stamp incorporates the lovely Christmas sentiment as well.

Be sure to check out the brand new Stampin’ Up! catalogue released on 1st Steptember to be able to see and purchase these and many more stunning new Christmas goodies ❤️❤️❤️