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Thursday, 8 September 2016

#Throwback Thursday...

This feature is designed to help you use your Stampin' Up! catalogue to its full potential. Along with showing you all the lovely products available to buy, the catalogue is filled with great ideas showcasing the stamps along with new techniques and colour combinations. In an effort to give you more inspiration on altering projects to fit the products you already own and to show you just how versatile your stamps really are, CASE the Catalogue is here...


If you are interested in what CASE the Catalogue is all about or if you are wondering what a CASE even is, please check out my previous post here.

Today I am showing you a CASE from a catalogue which you might not actually have... It's the Spring summer catalogue which was available between January and May. While you may no longer be able to purchase from this catalogue I always advise my customers to keep hold of past catalogues, because they can still provide serious inspiration! The 2016 Spring/Summer catalogue was no exception and there were so many great ideas that I didn't actually get a chance to try them all! Luckily a load of the stamp sets are still available so I can still try them now.

Today's CASE comes from page 13 of the catalogue and uses the very popular and amazingly versatile stamp set "Balloon Celebration". I say versatile because this project didn't use the stamp set in a way you might expect. No balloons at all...


Now I have to admit I am a bit of a sucker for dandelions, when I was small I used to love blowing them into the sky and making wishes! I really wanted to stay close to this project for my CASE today and decided to keep the dandelion and watercolour paper but change the colours a little.


I thought I would go a little stormy with the colours. I used a combination of blue shades with a aqua painter to make the background and finished it off with some white craft ink and a dauber to give it a bokeh effect.

I used Versamark and White embossing powder to make the dandelion. I will admit this is a bit of a fiddle as its hard to see where you have stamped with the Versamark to line up the next dandelion stem, but I think the overall effect is lovely and worth the effort. I actually think the imperfection makes it better!



I found the perfect sentiment for the card in the "Weather Together" stamp set. I didn't want the sentiment to take away from the design and felt that this really finished the card off. I really love this sentiment and am so glad I found a card to use it on.

If you like the above card and would like to make it or something similar yourself at home with a group of friends for free, then please read my party page here and check out my Facebook page for a great offer and competition which is running for the whole of September and October!

Don't forget that  today marks the start of a new Week of special offers with products at up to 25% off! Click the link below to find out more and see which products are available this week!


Below are some of the supplies I used to create my card. If you wish to purchase any of the items, just click on the images below to go straight to my online shop where you can place your order or get in touch. Remember if your order is less then £150 to enter the monthly hostess code to receive a special thank you from me.

Amy x



Don't Forget to download the new Christmas Catalogue by clicking the picture below!


Thursday, 1 September 2016

Christmas CASE


This feature is designed to help you use your Stampin' Up! catalogue to its full potential. Along with showing you all the lovely products available to buy, the catalogue is filled with great ideas showcasing the stamps along with new techniques and colour combinations. In an effort to give you more inspiration on altering projects to fit the products you already own and to show you just how versatile your stamps really are, CASE the Catalogue is here...


Here I am, back again...Twice in a week is practically unheard of right? Well, today is a very special day, the new Christmas catalogue launches! Considering my new feature is all based around the great catalogues we have available from Stampin' Up! I couldn't really ignore a brand new one on its first day! 

If you are interested in what CASE the Catalogue is all about or if you are wondering what a CASE even is, please check out my previous post here.

There are so many great products in the catalogue it was really difficult to pick something to CASE. But inspiration struck when I saw the below card. It's a quick and easy card to make and perfect for parties with friends! This inspiration comes from page 23 of the Christmas catalogue and uses the "Christmas Magic" stamp set.


While I really liked the colour combinations for a bit of a non-traditional Christmas card I wanted a little bit more Christmas in my card. This is where the new "Cookie-Cutter Christmas" bundle comes in. I cannot tell you how much I am in love with this bundle. It combines a photopolymer stamp set with a punch and it's the punch that has me excited. The stamps have just adorable characters but what makes me so happy is that the punch is designed to cut out all of them so you can get a Santa as you can see below or turn the punch upside down and you get a super sweet reindeer! That's made my engineer brain very happy. Efficiency and creativity all rolled into one!


I still cant quite decide which is my favourite stamp in the set but I think they are all going to be very well used by the time January rolls around!


If you like the above card and would like to make it or something similar yourself at home with a group of friends for free, then please read my party page here and check out my Facebook page for a great offer and competition which is running for the whole of September and October!

As I said earlier today is the launch day of the new catalogue, so please click the image below to download a digital version. If you are already on my catalogue list you will be receiving your paper copy very soon but if you aren't and would like to get one please just give me a nudge here!


And if a new catalogue, party offers and a competition weren't enough. Today also marks the start of a really exciting special offer period! For the next 3 weeks there will be a group of weekly offers at up to 25% off! Click the link below to find out more and see which products are available this week!


Below are some of the supplies I used to create my card. If you wish to purchase any of the items, just click on the images below to go straight to my online shop where you can place your order or get in touch. Remember if your order is less then £150 to enter the monthly hostess code to receive a special thank you from me.

Amy x







Wednesday, 31 August 2016

CASE The Catalogue

This is a new feature I hope to bring you every week for the next few months in an effort to give you more inspiration on how ideas can be altered to fit the products you already own and just how versatile your stamps really are!


In this feature I want to help you use your catalogue to its full potential. Did you realise along with showing you all the lovely products available to buy, the Stampin' Up! catalogue is a wonderful source of inspiration too? The catalogue is full of product samples showcasing the stamps, along with new techniques and great colour ideas. I know only too well how easy it is to miss things, so I have combed through them and found some great ideas in the catalogue to share with you. What's even better is that I have used these projects as inspiration for my own projects so you get double the inspiration. I hope that this will help you to see how you can alter other catalogue ideas to make something new yourself.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Flourishing Thank You


The new Annual catalogue is now a month old and I have fallen in love with so many of the products, this week I am focusing on some of the dies which might have passed you by.

Flourishing Thank You Stampin' up! card www.amyfraser.co.uk

The Flourish Thinlits Dies are a real favourite of mine but I wasn't a fan of the coordinating stamp set. A few people have asked if it's "ok" to just by one of a bundle item and I always answer of course! you can find loads of great things to do with just the dies or just the stamps! 

There are a number of ways you can use the dies which is sometimes easily forgotten! By turning the Thinlit the wrong way on the card I was able to give an embossed effect, the release dots on the die give a great decoration on the flower in these dies. I also cut out a flower in the usual way to add some depth to the card.

Flourishing Thank You Stampin' up! card www.amyfraser.co.uk

I am still really in love with Mint Macaron and am using in all the time! I even think this card could be a "Christmas in July" card as the flower looks a little like a poinsettia don't you think?

Below are the items I used to create this card, if you would like to place an order for the Stampin' Up supplies, simply click any of the images below to go direct to my shop and don’t forget to use the hostess code if your order is less than £150 to receive a thank you from me!

Amy x






Saturday, 26 March 2016

Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge



Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge! We’re so excited to be sharing this hop with you.  The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!® Catalogues*.  Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge


Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge! We’re so excited to be sharing this hop with you.  The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!® Catalogues*.  Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge


Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge! We’re so excited to be sharing this hop with you.  The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!® Catalogues*.  Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge


Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge! We’re so excited to be sharing this hop with you.  The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!® Catalogues*.  Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!
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