Friday, 2 November 2012

Vintage Christmas

Good Evening Y'All,

Came back from a lovely trip to London with my hubby. It was just FAB and well deserved too!! We visited lots of wonderful places like The British Museum and The National Gallery, the lively and picturesque Apple Market in the vicinity of the famous Covent Garden...
As much as I like where we live now ( and I do, I really do!), I must admit I left London with a big, BIG sigh!

Now back to my craft room, I have a little bunch of cards I would like to share  with you.
First a very simple Christmas card, yet effective and elegant, with a vintage feel added to it.

Here are the Stampin' Up! products I have used for this project:

                     * Very Vanilla card stock (106549/ 124301)
                     * Cherry Cobbler card stock ( A4 121681 and 12"x 12" 124272)
                     * Early Espresso card stock ( A4 121686 and 12"x 12" 124276)
                     * Baja Breeze cardstock ( 116207)
                     * Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler and Baja breeze Classic Stampin' Pad (126974,  126966 and 126960)
                     * Ornament Keepsakes( wood mount 128048 or clear mount 128051)
                     * Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies ( 127816)
OR, you can buy the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle ( wood mount bundle 129949 or clear mount bundle 129950) that includes 2 sets of stamps and the framelits for a 15% discount. Isn't this just  GREAT???

I must confess that I'm totally in love with them, I can't use them enough! Such a FANTASTIC quality, so versatile and wonderful!
                     * Lacy Brocade embossing folder ( 127819)

This is another Christmas card I finished.

For this one I used:
                      * Whisper White, Early Espresso and Baja Breeze card stock ( 106550/124302, 121686/124276 and 116207)
                      * Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy Classic Stampin' Pad ( 126960, 126974 and 126971)
                      * Whisper White Craft Pad (101731)
                      * Heat & Stick Powder (100625)
This powder is AWESOME!!! Simply a must have! ( Aren't they ALL a must have for us???LOL) You can add glitter nowto the most intricate designs with ease and get PERFECT, crisp results!
                      *  Decorative Label Punch (120907)
                      * Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003) and the Gorgeous
                      * Open Sleigh Stamp Set ( wood mount 126460 and clear mount 126462).

And now, because very soon will be my sister-in-law's Birthday ( Breda, don't read this! :)), I made a Birthday card with matching envelope for her.
Here you can see more details. Hope you like them.

If you see anything you like and MUST have (LOL), please don't hesitate to contact me  at to place your order. And, with the Christmas only next month (where this time flies, I wonder?) don't forget about my Gift Voucher and Wish List Services.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great weekend,
Lots of love and Happy Stampin' !

Sanda xoxo

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Saturday, 20 October 2012

WOW Christmas ornament and Stampin' Up Gift Vouchers

Hi there,

After so much rain and cold, today was a glorious autumn day, sunny, bright and cheerful. Just perfect for a walk in the beautiful Welsh countryside where I live.

Ok, coming back to my craft room now, I would love to share with you the cutest and coolest Christmas ornament. Credit goes to Tami White, where I first saw this .
So, here it is:
Nothing spectacular about this, right? Heehee, but when you slide the button and it opens... VOILA!!!

Now tell me, isn't this just flippin cool or what? I absolutely love it!!!
Here are the Stampin' Up! products I have used for this project:

               * Very Vanilla card stock (106549)
               * Cherry Cobbler ink pad - Regals Collection (126966)
               * Certainly Celery ink pad - Subtles Collection (126958)
               * Snowflake Soiree stamp set ( Wood-mount 127922, Clear-mount 127925)
               * Snowflake Party wheel stamp (127870)

Hope you like it as much as me and if you do and you want to make yours, just click here and grab your goodies!!!

I am also very happy to announce that from now on I offer Stampin' Up Gift Vouchers and Wish List services ( see more details here ).
So, if you need the PERFECT present for your favorite crafter, don't worry any longer, I can help you!!!
The Gift Vouchers come in various denominations (£10, £25, £30, £40, £50, £75, £100 and £150) and in a beautiful handmade gift card holder that can be personalised to suit the occasion. 
You can see few examples here:

More details :

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Thanks for stopping by!
Have a lovely Sunday,
Lots of love and Happy Stampin' !

Sanda xoxo

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Sunday, 14 October 2012

Mojo Monday And Stampin' Up! in Austria, Netherlands, France, Germany and UK

Hi there,

I simply LOOOVE the Mojo Monday sketch this week, so I thought I'll give it a try and this is what I came up with. A Christmas card with a matching envelope. Enjoy!

And here you can see some details:

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The wonderful bauble is from the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set ( w-128048/c-128051 for w-£30.95 / c-£24.95) and is designed to be cut out with a coordinating die from Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies ( 127816 for £20.95). Buy the stamp set and dies as a bundle and SAVE 15%!
The image was stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock from the Neutrals Collection in Cherry Cobbler ink from the Regals Collection. The front panel is a piece of Very Vanilla scored to form the diamons and then inked in Gumball Green from the NEW (2012-2014) In Color Collection. I added one of the wonderful ( I can't use them enough! LOL) NEW Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons ( 127555 - you get 24 yummylicious buttons for ONLY £5.50 !!!).

You can see the FABULOUS NEW CATALOGUE in the sidebar and you can purchase your copy here, for only £5 delivered to your door and if you place an order of £ 30 or more, I will redeem it's value against your first order.
And even MORE GREAT NEWS from Stampin' Up this month!

As well as the fantastic promotion of FREE packs of Designer Papers for 6 months when you purchase the Starter Kit (see how to JOIN here ) Stampin' Up! has now extended to  Austria and the Netherlands ( a warm WELCOME to you all to the wonderful Stampin' Up! family!!!), AND if you'd like to purchase any products or become a Demonstrator and you live in France, Germany, Austria, Netherlands or UK, we can now accept across border sales and team members too!
The FREE Paper Promotion applies to everyone during October and November whichever country you are in.
For purchases the shipping is a flat £4.95/5,95 euros but if you'd prefer to buy the Starter Kit (which is shipped FREE) and receive all the benefits of being a Demonstrator, it's just £99/129 Euros for £175/235 Euros worth of product!!!
If you'd like to know more about the Opportunity of becoming a Demonstrator with Stampin' Up! or you'd just like a discount on all your purchases, please contact me at and I'll be happy to help you!
Have a great week,
Lots of love
Sanda xoxo
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Friday, 12 October 2012

New Website and Stampin' Up News

Hi everyone,

Long time no see! Too long!
I missed you all sooo much, but it was a hectic year for me, with us finally moving to the UK.

Hope everyone is well and doing fine out there!

I have so many things to share with you that I don't know where to start!LOL
I have a New Website for all my artwork so please do pop in and see my latest creations. I hope you'll enjoy your visit.

And now..... the BIG NEWS!!! I just joined Stampin' Up! family and I am now a demonstrator, so this means I am open for business!!! YIPPEE!!!! For me this is really a dream come true, as I waited for soooooo long this moment.

The new Idea 2012-2013 catalogue is truly and utterly  AMAZING! I mean it!!! It has EVERYTHING you need to fulfil ALL your crafty needs!!! :)) It has over 200 pages full to the brim with ALL that your crafty heart desires and is no longer different from the one in the US! Now tell me, isn't that just FANTASTIC??? No, seriously and if you don't believe me, you can get YOUR COPY now for only £ 5 and see what I mean! And if you place an order of £ 30 or more, I will be happy to redeem it's value against your first order. But if your wish list is anything near as big as mine ( lolol), then you really should seriously think of  becoming a demostrator and getting everything cheaper! If you want to know more about it, please go to my Become a Demonstrator page and you have it all explained there and then you can click on the JOIN NOW button and get started. If you need any help, or you just want to know more details please don't hesitate to contact me by email at or by phone 01686 640113. I will be very happy to help you!

And now I would like to share with you one of the projects I made with my new goodies from Stampin' Up! I was just dying to try and make the beautiful  Christmas ornament featured on the New Autumn/Winter Catalogue, so here it is, I did it! YAY!! Hope you'll like it!
Sooo elegant and chic, I just love it!
And here you can see some details:


Christmas ornament - slideshow with music

I used the stamps from the Ornament Keepsakes set and the matching Holiday Ornaments Framelits dies from the Autum/Winter Catalogue - these are simply fabulous quality, really fun to play with and a dream to work with, I must tell you! You can purchase them separately or as a bundle at a SUPER 15% discount!!! The images were stamped in Cherry Cobbler from the Regals Collection and Old Olive from the Brights Collection, on Very Vanilla cardstock. I also used the matching Scalloped Tulle Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler ( soooo YUM!! LOL) and the New Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons. Aren't they just AWESOME??

This is only a tease ( wink :)) - more projects to come, so stay tuned!

Thank you for stopping by!

Lots of love,

Sanda xoxo


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