Monday, 31 March 2014

Last Few Hours of Sale-a-bration

and all the 'Best of ....' sets too.
If you haven't already done so now is the time to place your qualifying orders for the FREE Sale-a-bration goodies. Make sure your order is £45 or more before p+p and then e-mail me the details - or go to my online shop.
You will never see these stamps again - just look at what you could be missing out on


Place your order now on deezinesart@icloud.com.


For the Boys

Oh yes - it's Monday again and time for another Make My Monday challenge - this week it's all about the boys - we want to see your masculine creations please.
I have reverted to my favourite card layout and gone for my squares - take a look


I have taken the images from The Open Sea and stamped them off each of the squares and then sponged the edges to give it a slightly vintage feel.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: The Open Sea
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake
Card Stock: crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@icloud.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar along with the NEW SPRING/SUMMER MINI. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

I can't wait to visit your blogs to see what you make of this challenge - don't forget to visit the members of the DT too - b ye for now xx


Saturday, 29 March 2014

Pick a Previous........

We are Picking a Previous..... today at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and the theme is a Previous Colour. I didn't delve too far back but went for this traditional colour palette from back in July


I decided to have fun with this and dug out a couple of retired sets - take a look


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Bells and Boughs, Pines and Poinsettias (Both retired)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Floral Frames
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@icloud.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar along with the NEW SPRING/SUMMER MINI. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Have a great weekend xx

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Sketch Time

Don't you just love a gorgeous sketch to get your teeth into on a Thursday morning? You do? Well just take a look at Louise's last sketch of the month


It's for CAS - Colours & Sketches and this is what I made from it


Mmmmm yummy cupcakes!

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Create a Cup Cake, Oh Goodie
Ink: Real Red, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Cup Cake Builder Punch, Dimensionals
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@icloud.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar along with the NEW SPRING/SUMMER MINI. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.


Monday, 24 March 2014

For Mums

It's Monday again - comes around quick doesn't it?! But never fear 'cos today over on Make My Monday we are thinking ahead to Mother's Day - take a look at the card I have made for my Mum


And just in case you can't see the gold embossing clearly - here is a close up


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Daydream Medallions, Stippled Blossoms, Delightful Dozen
Ink: Versamark, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Accessories: Gold EP, Dimensionals
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@icloud.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar along with the NEW SPRING/SUMMER MINI. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.



Saturday, 22 March 2014

Paper Flowers

Good morning - it's time for another Christmas Card challenge over on the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and this week is our Stash Challenge and the theme is Paper Flowers


And here is my card


I used the Petite Petals stamps for this and the matching punch to create some poinsettia flowers to adorn my green wreath. They were all shaped with an embossing tool on a squishy mat before attaching to the card with a glue pen.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Petite Petals, Petite Pairs, Daydream Medallions
Ink: Old Olive, Real Red
Card Stock: Whisper White
Accessories: Rhinestones
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@icloud.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar along with the NEW SPRING/SUMMER MINI. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget that if your orders total £45 or more you can choose FREE SALE-A-BRATION goodies - email me for more details
deezinesart@icloud.com

Hope everyone has a great weekend xx

Friday, 21 March 2014

Time is running out!

That's right folks don't let it pass you by - grab your FREE Sale-a-bration goodies now. Spend £45 or more before March 31st and choose your FREE items from the flyer HERE.
There are some beautiful stamp sets to choose from - I particularly like the Petal Parade set and I took it along to to show the ladies at Hilary's Stampin' Up party last night.
Now although I love the set and 'I had to have it' as soon as I saw it but I had a bit of a last minute mental block as to what to do last night - eek!
Luckily I had seen this beautiful card HERE on Vicky's blog and decided to steal borrow the idea. (I did ask permission before hand!). I changed the colours and rotated the design and this is how they turned out:


See that little pouch in the background? We made it to store our cards in. It's the Retro Fresh DSP and the colours on the cards match perfectly because that's what Stampin' Up does.
(I was lucky enough to meet with a lady who had never heard of SU before and it was wonderful seeing her face as we all explained how EVERYTHING matches!)
So - back to the pouch, I pre-cut and scored the paper so that there was no cutting or measuring to do and the great thing about this is - no sticking either. We joined them together with white Bakers Twine and a Very Vintage Designer Button.


I love this especially as it squashes up fairly flat for posting - it would make a great gift.

Materials - Stampin' Up (Pre-scored cards and envelopes - my own)
Stamps: Petals Parade, Happy Day
Ink: So Saffron, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, Tangerine Tango
Paper: Retro Fresh DSP
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@icloud.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar along with the NEW SPRING/SUMMER MINI. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget that if your orders total £45 or more you can choose FREE SALE-A-BRATION goodies - email me for more details
deezinesart@icloud.com








Thursday, 20 March 2014

Under the Sea

It's Thursday and time for another challenge at CAS - Colours & Sketches.
Today it's a colour theme - take a look


A beautiful collection don't you think, chosen for us by the lovely Louise. They are very Spring like too however, I went down another road and went under the sea - take a look


I embossed with white embossing powder before sponging my ink over the top to create my sea. My Calypso Coral shell was also embossed and ink was sponged over the top before it was cut out and attached using dimensionals. The white heat embossed powder resists the ink and makes the images stand out beautifully - a sentiment was all that was needed to finish it off.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: By the Tide, Loving Thoughts
Ink: Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Pool Party
Card Stock: Very Vanilla
Accessories: White EP, Dimensionals
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@icloud.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar along with the NEW SPRING/SUMMER MINI. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget that if your orders total £45 or more you can choose FREE SALE-A-BRATION goodies - email me for more details
deezinesart@icloud.com


Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Vintage

This theme used to fill me with horror - I used to dislike vintage so much but with The Open Sea from Stampin' Up it's easy, and just right for this week's new challenge over in The Male Room.

There is a gorgeous sailing galleon that is just begging to be made vintage and teamed with the old style World Map looks great - take a look


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: The Open Sea, World Map, Loving Thoughts
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar, Chocolate Chip
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@icloud.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar along with the NEW SPRING/SUMMER MINI. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget that if your orders total £45 or more you can choose FREE SALE-A-BRATION goodies - email me for more details
deezinesart@icloud.com

Monday, 17 March 2014

Beautiful Butterflies

There is a new challenge today at Make My Monday and in case you hadn't guessed the theme is 'Beautiful Butterflies'
Here is my card


I was very pleased how this card turned out - I nearly binned it half way through! I was colouring it and until I added the glitter I didn't like it all. It really does sparkle in real life especially with the rhinestones down the side too. The border was created by stamping the small butterfly and then cutting around the edges - I drew a faint pencil line to guide me too.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Swallowtail, Papillon Potpourri
Ink: Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Midnight Muse
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Midnight Muse
Accessories: Bitty Butterfly Punch, Basic Rhinestones
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar along with the NEW SPRING/SUMMER MINI. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget that if your orders total £45 or more you can choose FREE SALE-A-BRATION goodies - email me for more details
deezinesart@icloud.com


oooops

OK who stole my weekend? It was right there I blinked and then it was gone - and all my good intentions with it!
So here at long last is my card for the challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - the theme is STARS


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Banner Blast, Special Season
Ink: Smoky Slate, Versamark
Card Stock: Whisper White, Garden Green, Real Red, Silver Glitter
Accessories: Big Shot, Mosaic EF, Mosaic Punch, Scallop Trim Punch, Dimentionals
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar along with the NEW SPRING/SUMMER MINI. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget that if your orders total £45 or more you can choose FREE SALE-A-BRATION goodies - email me for more details
deezinesart@icloud.com

So one of the most annoying things I had to sort out was my email account - nightmare. Suffice it to say my old one is no more and I have a new one at deezinesart@icloud.com. If you need to contact me please do so on that address - thanks xx



Thursday, 13 March 2014

A CAS Sketch

I am so late with this - I've been catching up with my commenting! Today is a new challenge over on CAS - Colours and Sketches - it's a sketch take a look


And here is my card


I love how this turned out, it only took minutes but my desk was covered in stamps and stamp boxes - I used 3 different sets!

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Papaya Collage, Summer Silhouettes, Loving Thoughts
Ink: Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Pool Party
Card Stock: Kraft (not Stampin' Up), Whisper White
Accessories: Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar along with the NEW SPRING/SUMMER MINI. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget that if your orders total £45 or more you can choose FREE SALE-A-BRATION goodies - email me for more details
deezinesart@gmail.com


Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Hello Again and Sale-a-bration News

Hi all - I'm back home again after over 3 weeks away. In case you didn't know my dad was having some pretty intensive chemotherapy treatment and I was staying with my mum till he came out of hospital. And he did - after nearly 3 weeks. The journeys to and from Birmingham have been quite exhausting and mum and I have felt very stressed and stained especially on the days when he had a very bad reaction to his treatment.
But that is behind us now and we now have the task of building his strength back up and keeping him positive.
As you know I am on the design team of 4 challenge blogs and while I have been away my fellow teamies have kept everything running so smoothly and efficiently and I would like to thank them all - it's a privilege to work alongside you all.
Thank you too to all my lovely followers who have stayed with me and left me such lovely comments -and hi to all my new followers I promise my posts will get better from now on!
Right then talking of posts I had better get on with this one hadn't I?!

Sale-a-bration is in full swing and you still have until the 31st of this month to take advantage of the FREE items up for grabs. Just spend £45 pounds or more with me or through my on-line shop and you can choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration leaflet. These items are exclusive and you may not see any of them again when the promotion ends - so you had better get a move on!

Having trouble deciding what to buy? Well here is an idea for you. This month at my Thursday evening workshop we will be making this box card



This fab card is so easy to post too - just lift all the flaps, press flat and slip inside a standard C6 envelope.
Most of the products used to make this card can be bought as a bundle so that you can receive the stamp set for FREE, you will then have lots left over for other card making projects.

Here is what you need
Gumball Green Card Stock £6.25
Watercolour Wonder DSP (New Spring/Summer Mini) £9.95
Bitty Butterfly Punch £14.25
Crushed Curry Ink Pad £4.95
Island Indigo Ink Pad £4.95
Smoky Slate Ink Pad £4.95
Gold Foil Card (New Spring/Summer Mini) £3.75
Total £49.05
FREE - Petal Parade Stamp Set

Please do drop me an email if you would like to order anything from Stampin' Up - all orders will be charged £4.95 p+p but can be delivered direct to you door anywhere in the UK - deezinesart@gmail.com

If you have got this far - thanks for reading, have a lovely day and I shall be back soon xx

Monday, 10 March 2014

Spring at MMM

Today at Make My Monday we are celebrating SPRING - here is my card


A short post today as I am moving myself back home after my 3 week stay at mum's - no doubt when I get home I will have 3 week's cleaning to catch up too!!!

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Peaceful Petals
Ink: Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Pear Pizazz
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar along with the NEW SPRING/SUMMER MINI. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget that if your orders total £45 or more you can choose FREE SALE-A-BRATION goodies - email me for more details
deezinesart@gmail.com


Saturday, 8 March 2014

Christmas Colour Challenge

It's Saturday and that means another Christmas challenge over at the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown. You can choose from these colours to make your cards


I have chosen the Kraft, dark blue and paler blue to make mine - take a look


I love making shaped cards and this is a shaped easel card using the Floral Frames Collection. Here's what it looks like folded up for posting


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Daydream Medallions, Petite Pairs
Ink: Versamark
Card Stock: Kraft (not SU) Pool Party, Island Indigo
Accessories: Big Shot, Floral Frames, White EP, Vintage Faceted Buttons, Dimensionals
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar along with the NEW SPRING/SUMMER MINI. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget that if your orders total £45 or more you can choose FREE SALE-A-BRATION goodies - email me for more details
deezinesart@gmail.com



Thursday, 6 March 2014

CAS - Colours

Hello - it's time for another challenge over at CAS - Colours & Sketches - take a look


And here is my card


This a sentiment from the Delightful Dozen set with a few added candles - I've used markers to ink the stamp so that I could chose which words to do in purple and which to do in yellow.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Delightful Dozen, Create a Cupcake
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Crushed Curry
Card Stock: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Scallop Trim Punch, Bitty Blossoms Punch
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar along with the NEW SPRING/SUMMER MINI. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget that if your orders total £45 or more you can choose FREE SALE-A-BRATION goodies - email me for more details
deezinesart@gmail.com

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Colour Challenge in The Male Room

I have a brief day off from hospital visiting today so I can actually (I hope) write a decent post! Today's challenge in The Male Room is a colour challenge -

                  BLUEGREEN and BROWN

Here is my card - don't forget it has to be male


Gorgeous Grunge is great for male cards and doesn't need much else with it. I don't do messy stamping if I can help it so this set is perfect for me to add a bit of grungy distressing!

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Morning Meadow
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar along with the NEW SPRING/SUMMER MINI. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget that if your orders total £45 or more you can choose FREE SALE-A-BRATION goodies - email me for more details
deezinesart@gmail.com


Monday, 3 March 2014

Hello Baby

New challenge today at Make My Monday

"HELLO BABY"

Here is my card


You can shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget that if your orders total £45 or more you can choose FREE SALE-A-BRATION goodies - email me for more details
deezinesart@gmail.com

Saturday, 1 March 2014

52{C}CT

New challenge at the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown

Patricia has a sketch for us


My card


You can shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget that if your orders total £45 or more you can choose FREE SALE-A-BRATION goodies - email me for more details
deezinesart@gmail.com