Friday, 9 April 2010


A bit late in posting, but here's my Easter card!  I managed to find time (just) to make two... although I had hoped to make a few more.  The ribbon and bow on this one was re-tied and neatened up a bit after the event, although I don't have a photo.  The card was completely inspired by this one on Andrea Walford's blog - cute!  I enjoyed cutting out those little chicks and colouring them with watercolour crayons.  There's dazzling diamonds glitter on each of the eggs, although you can't really see it in the photo.

Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

everything comes...

... to those who wait!  Yes... Stampin' Up! demonstrators have been told today that there will be NEW COLOURS in the new annual catalogue which will be released on 1st October! This means that not only will we be getting any new/future "In Colours" which are launched in America or elsewhere (the aim being that all markets will have identical colours), but we'll also be getting some of the In Colours which were previously made available in other markets over the last few years - and those colours will become part of new colour families.  Very exciting!  It has been a long wait (for me, at least), but it's brilliant news all the same!  Each year there will be five new "In Colours" which will last for two years before being discontinued.  This means that there will be 40 standard colours from 1st October 2010 (rather than 48, as we have at the moment) plus 5 In Colours (... and, after the first year, there will be 40 standard colours plus 10 In Colours).

The new colour groupings are shown above and there will be four collections... Brights, Neutrals, Subtles and Regals.  The existing Earth Elements group will disappear (and the other three groups have been re-named). 

The 15 brand new colours available from 1st October will be as follows:-

Melon Mambo
Rich Razzleberry
Pacific Point
Daffodil Delight
Tangerine Tango
River Rock
Soft Suede
Early Espresso 
Cajun Craze
Riding Hood Red
Cherry Cobbler
Pink Pirouette
Marina Mist
Baja Breeze
Wild Wasabi

Kraft will also be re-named as Crumb Cake.

The retiring colours are shown on this image:-

If you love any of the retiring colours, now is the time to stock up (whether on ink pads, cardstock or any of the other co-ordinating items)! 

Thursday, 1 April 2010

new mini catalogue!

Well... today's the day!  The new mini catalogue has launched, effective from 1st April - 30th September 2010.  Click here to view a copy online or drop me an email (by clicking here) if you would like me to post a copy to you. 

There are so many great things in the new catalogue, although I think I love the vintage stuff most of all, the sweet pea stamp set, wheel, papers and felt... and, of course, the bird punch... I've used it to create yet another card.  I've also used the new tag punch and matching Tiny Tags stamp set, plus the heart from the new Framed With Love stamp set.  I'm getting so much use from the bird punch... a bargain at £13.50 and it's a big punch!  I like the new design of the punches (which is the same as the new EK Success design)... easier to store, as they clip flat for storage and take up less space.

Thanks for reading... and have a great Easter!